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Friday, June 05, 2020
Read the original article here.   Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group hosts its 100th home dedication ceremonyOrganizers say 1,006 days later, the Moss family feels a sense of relief to finally return to the place they call home. Author: KIII StaffPublished: 6:23 PM CDT May 31, 2020Updated: 6:29 PM CDT May 31, 2020 PORTLAND, Texas — The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (CBDRG) welcomed ...read more
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Thursday, June 04, 2020
View the original webpage here.  Open Texas Checklists: Phase III – June 3, 2020 The Governor filed Executive Order GA-26 this afternoon.  This executive order no longer singles out types of businesses that may operate, and instead generally authorizes all businesses to operate at a 50% indoor occupancy level.  Some entities are excluded from the 50% limitation and one has a delayed start ...read more
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Monday, June 01, 2020
Read the original news article here. House passes bill to ease small business emergency loan rulesBy ZACHARY WARMBRODT05/28/2020 01:36 PM EDTUpdated: 05/28/2020 03:17 PM EDT The House on Thursday passed legislation in a nearly unanimous vote that would relax restrictions on emergency government-backed loans designed to avoid mass layoffs at small businesses, a major restructuring of the popular ...read more
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Monday, June 01, 2020
vIEW ORIGINAL INFORMATION HERE. REOPENING FACILITIES & SERVICES   The City of Portland staff are working diligently to reopen our facilities and services for our residents. Many of our buildings are opening in phases to help ensure safety for our staff and residents. Please see the information below for our anticipated reopening dates, health safety protocols, rules, etc. Please review the ...read more
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Read the original Press Release here.   Office Of The Governor, George Strait Release COVID-19 PSA: “Write This Down, Take A Little Note”  May 28, 2020 | Austin, Texas    The Office of the Governor and the King of Country, George Strait, today released a new public service announcement (PSA), "Write This Down, Take A Little Note." In the PSA, the King of Country encourages all Texans to ...read more
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Read the original Press Release here.    San Patricio County’s COVID-19 Situation Report The County’s active case count remains at nine (9) as Public Health Preparedness Manager Clara Rieder reported No New Cases today. The County’s COVID-19 total case count is 29 as our completed tests count moves up to 423. The immediate risk of transmission in the County is minimal. The County has yet to ...read more
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Read the original Press release here.  View Checklists here. Governor Abbott Announces Additional Services And Activities That Can Open Under Phase II May 26, 2020 | Austin, Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open. With this proclamation, water parks, ...read more
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Read the original news article here.  CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Local hospitals are receiving 1,200 gallons of medical-grade hand sanitizer from ExxonMobil. The donation is being coordinated by Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, a world-scale petrochemical plant under construction near Gregory as a joint venture between ExxonMobil and SABIC. The group says local government officials will also receive ...read more
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Dear Friends: My staff and I prioritize responding timely and thoroughly to every letter and email we receive, assisting SD 21 residents with state-related issues, monitoring newspapers from throughout the district to remain informed about local issues, and developing legislation requested by my constituents.   COVID-19 has not only complicated this work, but also intensified ...read more
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Monday, May 18, 2020
View the original webpage here.  The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.Open Texas ChecklistsNew, In Effect May 31, 2020Day Youth Camp OperatorsDay Youth Camp FamiliesOvernight Youth Camp OperatorsOvernight Youth Camp FamiliesProfessional Sports Without In-Person ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Read the original article here.SABIC donates $1.5M to support COVID-19 Americas response efforts SABIC, a diversified chemical company headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has earmarked about $1.5 million in donations to assist those most impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas region. Houston is home to SABIC’s Americas region headquarters. The donations consist of approximately ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Read original Press Release here. Governor Abbott Declares May 15, May 10-16, Respectively, Peace Officers Memorial Day And WeekThe men and women who dedicate their lives and careers to law enforcement strengthen the safety and security of all who call Texas home.  These honorable officers enforce our laws and respond to their neighbors who are in need.  When met with dangerous and uncertain ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Port of Corpus Christi partners with LiftFund to offer Covid-19 relief loans to small businesses CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – (May 15, 2020) – The Port of Corpus Christi has allocated a $200,000 grant to LiftFund, a nonprofit community lender, to provide COVID-19 relief loans to eligible small businesses in Nueces and San Patricio counties.   The funds will be used to administer the small business ...read more
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Read the original Press Release here. San Patricio County’s COVID-19 Situation Report Today Public Health Preparedness Manager Clara Rieder reported four (4) new cases that are all under investigation bringing the County’s COVID-19 total case count to 22. Our completed tests count jumped to 244. One individual with an active COVID-19 case required hospitalization. The County has received tests ...read more
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Read the original news article here.  Portland chamber CEO accepts seat on Texas executives board   PORTLAND – For years Portland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Shelly Stuart has let it be known that she wanted a seat on the Board of Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE). When President and CEO of the Victoria Chamber Randy Vivian decided to move to Austin, that left a seat on ...read more
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Read the original Press Release here.  Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13 and extended on April 12, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  "As ...read more
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Friday, May 08, 2020
 Dear Friends: My Capitol and district office staff members and I continue to work remotely, with office calls forwarded to cell phones, and to prioritize disseminating timely and useful information. We are doing our best to reach as many persons as possible, including via emails like this and social media, particularly my Facebook page. Some of my updates are gathered below for your ...read more
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Friday, May 08, 2020
Minimum Standard Health Protocols - Open Texas (Parks / Beaches / Bodies of Water ) While parks, beaches, rivers, and lakes may be open, effective May 8, 2020, indoor swimming pools may operate up to 25% of the total listed occupancy of the swimming pool facility and outdoor swimming pools may operate up to 25% of the normal operating limits as determined by the swimming pool operator. Local ...read more
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Read the original Proclamation here. Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order To Expand Openings Of Certain Businesses and Activities WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on March 13, 2020, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in the State of ...read more
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
View TEA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance page here. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) continues to work with the Office of the Governor, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to coordinate and plan the state’s response to COVID-19. TEA’s role in these efforts is to help coordinate the flow of information from the state ...read more
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Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Judge Krebs has released San Patricio County Executive Order DK-03 The County Commissioners Court approved Judge Krebs’ new Executive Order that extends the Stay Home Work Safe measures until midnight May 26, 2020.Read Executive Order here.
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