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Traffic: Accident Causing Delays On SPID
An accident involving two pickup trucks is causing major delays this afternoon along South Padre Island Drive Eastbound between Weber and Everhart. Two pickups are blocking the center lanes of SPUD just before the Everhart exit.
Corpus Christi Fire Department and CCPD are both on scene.
Traffic is currently backed up to Crosstown. Drivers should expect significant delays in the area.
Brady Chandler The Southside Light Bradychandlernews@yahoo.com When newspaper editor Matt Briscoe had a headache that just wouldn’t end he didn’t think much of it. But hours later on a Sunday evening in early July, he quickly realized that something was wrong when he felt a numbness in his left arm and was missing all control on his left side. It was then when realized that it was time to do something and headed with his wife to the nearest hospital less than half a mile away. What happened to Briscoe next was a sort of nightmare and luckily, he lived to tell the story. Briscoe stumbled into the nearly empty emergency room just after 10:00 pm. “I was actually thankful that the ER was relatively empty,” Briscoe says. “But, I was so concerned that I was not really taking notes at the time.” After checking in Briscoe waited about 10 minutes before being seen in triage where they worked him up for a quick preliminary diagnosis. Moments later, Briscoe was whisked into a nearby room where a …
Ahead of meeting last week of the Actuarial and Underwriting Committee of the embattled Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), a number of state level lawmakers sent a letter asking that no recommendation to the Board of Directors be made for a rate increase for policyholders. Even one of the committee's own members sent out a 7 page rebuttal on how he believed that a recommendation for a rate increase was outside the bounds of state law and pointed towards what he and others believed was flawed modeling that was being used to justify such a recommendation. The committee ended up passing the recommendation measure by a vote of 5-2 and committee chair Debbie King is expected to present the recommendation to the Board of Directors on December 10, in Corpus Christi. But what is evident is that TWIA is in possibly in panic mode and that is for perfectly good reasons. One thing that TWIA does not want to have happen is for the association to come und…
Bealls confirmed on Thursday that the retailer is closing its Flour Bluff location as part of their corporate restructuring. The department store chain, part of Houston-based Stage Stores, announced massive discounts to shoppers as the final quarter of the year kicks off. The Flour Bluff store is part of eight nationwide that have been closed nationwide this month, a Stage Stores spokeswoman said. “Stage Stores is planning to close stores as we take steps to further strengthen our company and better serve our customers and communities,” the chain said in a written statement. “This allows us to focus our investments and operations to deliver productivity and growth.” Closures are also expected for the Ayers and Five Points locations, as well. Nationwide, Stage Stores has more than 800 stores operating under several different names.
Updated: 10/11/2019 05:13 a.m.
In a secondary statement late Thursday evening the parent company of Bealls, Speciality R…