Accidental Fire That Scorched 10,000 Acres Of Texas Landscape Nearly Contained

Accidental Fire That Scorched 10,000 Acres Of Texas Landscape Nearly Contained

The Texas A&M Forest Service has battled a wildfire that has burned 10,000 acres in San Saba and McCullough counties for about a week. The Forest Service called the blaze the Mays Fire. It reports the fire, located five miles southeast of Rochelle, Texas, is about 85% contained. “There are currently 75 personnel assigned to this fire, and that also includes two aviation resources, including a Type 1 helicopter and a Type 3 helicopter,” said…

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RGV COVID-19: 125 Fallecimientos Reportados hasta Ahora en Agosto en Condado de Cameron

RGV COVID-19: 125 Fallecimientos Reportados hasta Ahora en Agosto en Condado de Cameron

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Jueves 6 de agosto Más de 37,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. El número de fallecimientos relacionados con el COVID-19 confirmados en…

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Privately Built Border Wall In Texas Faces Erosion Worsened By Hurricane Hanna

Privately Built Border Wall In Texas Faces Erosion Worsened By Hurricane Hanna

Hector Guajardo is a land surveyor tasked with inspecting a 3-mile long private border wall in Mission, Texas. He and others recently spotted significant, visible holes underneath the concrete where the border wall stands and other signs of erosion in the ground. “This longer damage area is 52 feet,” said Guajardo while pointing to other areas where there’s more damage. This border wall was built by Tommy Fisher, President of North Dakota based Fisher Industries….

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August Hurricane Forecast Calls for Explosive Peak of Season

August Hurricane Forecast Calls for Explosive Peak of Season

As if 2020 weren’t already cruel enough, the widely respected hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University released their updated hurricane season forecast on Wednesday, and it is a doozy. According to the report, a combination of near historically warm sea surface temperatures combined with low to non-existent wind shear and the potential for La Niña conditions by September across the Atlantic Basin is expected to create one of the busiest seasons on record, rivaling 2005’s…

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RGV COVID-19: Condado de Hidalgo Extiende Orden De Quédese En Casa Por Dos Semanas Más

RGV COVID-19: Condado de Hidalgo Extiende Orden De Quédese En Casa Por Dos Semanas Más

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Miércoles 5 de agosto Más de 37,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. El número de fallecimientos relacionados con el COVID-19 confirmados en…

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Many RGV Residents Feel Ignored By National Hurricane Relief Response – So They Created Their Own

Many RGV Residents Feel Ignored By National Hurricane Relief Response – So They Created Their Own

Before Hurricane Hanna made landfall last week, President Donald Trump approved an emergency disaster declaration for the Rio Grande Valley. It makes it easier for the region to get funding if needed. But some in the RGV aren’t betting that aid will arrive soon. As Victoria Guerrero, creator of RGV Mutual Aid Fund told the Texas standard, people in the region often believes it is neglected and ignored by the rest of the nation. “A…

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RGV COVID-19: Con Reporte de 45 Fallecimientos Más Tanto en Condados de Hidalgo y Cameron

RGV COVID-19: Con Reporte de 45 Fallecimientos Más Tanto en Condados de Hidalgo y Cameron

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Martes 4 de agosto Más de 36,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. El número de fallecimientos relacionados con el COVID-19 confirmados en…

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RGV COVID: Tercer Día con Más de 1,000 Nuevos Casos, Llegando a Casi 15,000, en Condado de Cameron

RGV COVID: Tercer Día con Más de 1,000 Nuevos Casos, Llegando a Casi 15,000, en Condado de Cameron

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Lunes 3 de agosto Más de 35,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. Este domingo, el Condado de Hidalgo reportó 347 nuevos casos…

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CBP Announces Second Contract For Laredo Border Wall For More Than $289 Million

CBP Announces Second Contract For Laredo Border Wall For More Than $289 Million

Customs and Border Protection announced a $289,500,000 contract for 17 more miles of border wall construction in the Laredo area on Monday. It was awarded to the North Dakota-based Fisher Sand and Gravel Company for construction along the Rio Grande in Webb County. The company, whose trade name is Fisher Industries, built a privately-funded border wall in Mission, Texas.  “We look forward to working with DHS,” CEO Tommy Fisher told TPR but said he couldn’t…

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What The Energy Industry Could Face In A Busy Hurricane Season

What The Energy Industry Could Face In A Busy Hurricane Season

This year’s hurricane season is shaping up to be a busy one, with nine named storms already. That will likely have an impact on the global energy industry, says Matt Smith of ClipperData. In Texas, Hurricane Hanna hit the southern part of the state just over a week ago. Smith told Texas Standard host David Brown on Monday that the storm didn’t affect energy production or oil exporting even though it made landfall near Corpus…

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RGV COVID-19: Sexto Día de Récord de Nuevos Casos en un Solo Día en Condado de Cameron

RGV COVID-19: Sexto Día de Récord de Nuevos Casos en un Solo Día en Condado de Cameron

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Domingo 2 de agosto Más de 33,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. Este domingo, el Condado de Hidalgo reportó 347 nuevos casos…

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Various groups hold beach cleanups across the Coastal Bend area in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Various groups hold beach cleanups across the Coastal Bend area in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

After Hurricane Hanna took a beating on our coastal environment, many members of the community have stepped up to help restore the area. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Dozens of people showed up to Mustang Island State Park on Saturday morning for a beach cleanup organized by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Volunteers began at 9 a.m on August 1 and met in the parking lot to receive their gloves and bags for the trash they would…

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NASA, SpaceX keeping close eye on Hurricane Isaias ahead of bringing astronauts back to Earth

NASA, SpaceX keeping close eye on Hurricane Isaias ahead of bringing astronauts back to Earth

As of the latest advisory, there are hurricane warnings along the east coast of Florida. This could impact where the astronauts could splashdown. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two history-making astronauts are gearing up to return to Earth this weekend. But NASA and SpaceX are keeping a close eye on weather developments around Florida, specifically regarding Hurricane Isaias, which strengthened Thursday night. While there is still much uncertainty with this storm, the forecast cone does take…

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Houston forecast: Heavy rain, lightening on slow trek; tracking Hurricane Isaias

Houston forecast: Heavy rain, lightening on slow trek; tracking Hurricane Isaias

Enjoy the rain if you get it, because that’s the only way afternoon temperatures won’t get into the mid-90s for the next few days. HOUSTON — Hotter temperatures have returned to Southeast Texas as high temps in the mid-90s are expected for the next several afternoons. There is, however, a scattered rain chance, especially on Friday and Saturday. GET ALERTS ON YOUR PHONE: Download the KHOU 11 app TRACK THE STORMS: Interactive radar By Saturday, a weak…

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Two disasters in Nueces County as pandemic, hurricane response continue

Two disasters in Nueces County as pandemic, hurricane response continue

CLOSE Waves near Bob Hall Pier as Hurricane Hanna nears landfall Corpus Christi Caller Times Buy Photo Debris fought among boats in the heavily damaged Harbor Del Sol Marina the morning after Hurricane Hanna on Sunday, July 26, 2020.  (Photo: Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times) Nueces County is, indefinitely, under two declarations of disaster – responding to COVID-19 spread, as well as Hurricane Hanna’s tear through landscape. Friday, county commissioners re-upped its disaster declaration for Hanna-related mitigation, first approved last week….

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RGV COVID-19: Más de 30,000 Casos Reportados en el Valle del Río Grande

RGV COVID-19: Más de 30,000 Casos Reportados en el Valle del Río Grande

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Viernes 31 de julio Hasta el 31 de julio, más de 30,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. Este jueves, el Condado de…

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Houston forecast: Scattered rain, hot temps this weekend; tracking Hurricane Isaias

Houston forecast: Scattered rain, hot temps this weekend; tracking Hurricane Isaias

Enjoy the rain if you get it, because that’s the only way afternoon temperatures won’t get into the mid-90s for the next few days. HOUSTON — Hotter temperatures have returned to Southeast Texas as high temps in the mid-90s are expected for the next several afternoons. There is, however, a scattered rain chance, especially on Friday and Saturday. GET ALERTS ON YOUR PHONE: Download the KHOU 11 app TRACK THE STORMS: Interactive radar By Saturday, a weak…

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Hurricane Isaias strengthens in the Caribbean

Hurricane Isaias strengthens in the Caribbean

HOUSTON — Tropical Depression Nine strengthened to become Tropical Storm Isaias on Wednesday night. And then, on Thursday, the same system grew into Hurricane Isaias. Hurricane Isaias’ path is taking it by Haiti, then the Dominican Republic. It could pose a threat to Florida by the weekend. The storm has sustained max winds of 80 miles per hour and is moving to the northwest at 18 miles per hour. There are hurricane warnings in place…

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RGV COVID-19: Mayor Aumento en un Solo Día, 731 Nuevos Casos en Condado de Cameron

RGV COVID-19: Mayor Aumento en un Solo Día, 731 Nuevos Casos en Condado de Cameron

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Jueves 30 de julio Hasta el 30 de julio, más de 29,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. Una región del Sur de…

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Port of Corpus Christi awards $10K in hurricane relief to disaster recovery group

Port of Corpus Christi awards $10K in hurricane relief to disaster recovery group

CLOSE Port Mansfield Police urged residents to evacuate the area ahead of Hurricane Hanna’s arrival and expected to be without power for a while. Corpus Christi Caller Times The Port of Corpus Christi has awarded $10,000 to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group, which is working to help those affected by a hurricane that struck the area just days ago. Effects of the storm still are being calculated, but port officials said in a statement Thursday it is…

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3 Months Of Hell: U.S. Economy's Worst Quarter Ever

3 Months Of Hell: U.S. Economy's Worst Quarter Ever

The devastating economic cost of the coronavirus pandemic will be crystallized in a single number Thursday. The GDP report from the Commerce Department is expected to show the sharpest contraction in modern American history in the three months between April and June. “It’s going to be horrific,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Markit. “We’ve never seen anything quite like it.” The report is expected to show that the economy shrank at an annual…

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RGV COVID-19: 200 Fallecimientos Relacionados con el Virus, Casi 10,000 Casos en Condado de Cameron

RGV COVID-19: 200 Fallecimientos Relacionados con el Virus, Casi 10,000 Casos en Condado de Cameron

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Miércoles 29 de julio Hasta el 29 de julio, más de 28,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. Una región del Sur de…

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Tropical Storm Isaias forms in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Isaias forms in Caribbean

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Isaias has formed in the Caribbean. The system became organized enough to be named at 10 p.m. Wednesday. The storm’s path appears to be headed toward Haiti,then the Dominican Republic and should affect Florida.  There are tropical storm watches and warnings in place. The system could pose a threat to Florida by the weekend.

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Irregularities in COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raises New Questions

Irregularities in COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raises New Questions

An NPR investigation has found irregularities in the process by which the Trump administration awarded a multi-million dollar contract to a Pittsburgh company to collect key data about Covid-19 from the country’s hospitals. The contract is at the center of a controversy over the Administration’s decision to move that data reporting function from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — which has tracked infection information for a range of illnesses for years — to…

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Tropical storm may delay 1st SpaceX crew's return to Earth

Tropical storm may delay 1st SpaceX crew's return to Earth

Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer Updated 5:22 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 This July 1, 2020 photo made available by NASA shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon, right, docked to the International Space station, during a spacewalk conducted by astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy. On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, SpaceX and NASA cleared the Dragon crew capsule to depart the International Space Station and head home after a two-month flight. (NASA via AP) less This…

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City of Corpus Christi to conduct Brush & Debris collection Post Hurricane Hanna

City of Corpus Christi to conduct Brush & Debris collection Post Hurricane Hanna

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – As part of the city’s Hurricane Hanna Response Plan, the City of Corpus Christi’s Solid Waste Department requests residents begin placing their brush and debris curb-side. There will be no citations or fines assessed during this Hurricane response period.  The city-wide removal of debris will begin Monday, August 3, and continue until complete which is estimated to be no more than three weeks. Residents should separate their brush and debris into…

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Local paramedics who volunteered to help fight COVID-19 in Rio Grande Valley didn't expect to be hit by Hurricane Hanna

Local paramedics who volunteered to help fight COVID-19 in Rio Grande Valley didn't expect to be hit by Hurricane Hanna

Atascocita Fire Department paramedics volunteered to help fight COVID-19 in South Texas but were blindsided when they were hit by a hurricane while they were there. ATASCOCITA, Texas — Paramedics with the Atascosita Fire Department returned home after volunteering for duty in the Rio Grande Valley, a coronavirus hot spot. But while they knew they’d be dealing with risks, they were not counting on Hurricane Hanna to hit while they were there. “The amount of…

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This private border wall was already at risk of falling down if not fixed. A hurricane made things worse.

This private border wall was already at risk of falling down if not fixed. A hurricane made things worse.

This article is co-published with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Also, sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Intense rain over the weekend from Hurricane Hanna left gaping holes and waist-deep cracks on the banks of…

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Facing Lawsuit, Trump Administration Says It Will Not Expel Migrant Children Held In Hotels

Facing Lawsuit, Trump Administration Says It Will Not Expel Migrant Children Held In Hotels

The Trump administration announced this week that it will not expel migrant children and parents who were being held at the Hampton Inn Hotel and Suites in McAllen. Lawyers, on behalf of the federal government, said in court filings on Monday that “the unnamed single minors who were at the identified hotel on July 23, 2020 and still in the United States when the TRO (temporary restraining order) was filed are being processed or will…

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What happens when a hurricane meets coronavirus? South Texas cities found out the hard way

What happens when a hurricane meets coronavirus? South Texas cities found out the hard way

Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Published 11:30 a.m. CT July 29, 2020 Before Hurricane Hanna dumped at least 15 inches of rain on the South Texas city of Mission, the City Council there approved taking out a $5 million bank loan to ensure the city’s stockpile of equipment to protect against the new coronavirus was sufficient. Having enough face masks, sanitizers, gloves and other personal protective equipment is key to preparing for storms during the coronavirus…

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What happens when a hurricane hits a coronavirus hot spot? South Texas cities found out the hard way.

What happens when a hurricane hits a coronavirus hot spot? South Texas cities found out the hard way.

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Before Hurricane Hanna dumped at least 15 inches of rain on the South Texas city of Mission, the City Council there approved taking out a $5 million bank loan to ensure the city’s stockpile of equipment to protect against the new coronavirus was sufficient. Having enough face masks, sanitizers, gloves and other personal protective equipment…

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RGV COVID-19: 64 Fallecimientos en un Solo Día y Supera los 16,000 Casos Condado de Hidalgo

RGV COVID-19: 64 Fallecimientos en un Solo Día y Supera los 16,000 Casos Condado de Hidalgo

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Martes 28 de julio Hasta el 28 de julio, más de 27,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. Una región del Sur de…

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Texas Gov. Abbott Tours Communities Damaged By Hurricane Hanna

Texas Gov. Abbott Tours Communities Damaged By Hurricane Hanna

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised first responders and local residents in Corpus Christi for their actions during the passage of Hurricane Hanna. Abbott toured the Gulf Coast city on Tuesday and viewed the damage following the Category 1 storm, which struck Saturday evening. There were no reports of fatalities or serious injuries. He singled out for praise Texas Task Force One for their high water rescue operations. The task force included members from some of…

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After Hurricane Hanna: Here's what to know about access to Corpus Christi area beaches

After Hurricane Hanna: Here's what to know about access to Corpus Christi area beaches

CLOSE Gilbert Landin has owned sailboats in the Corpus Christi downtown marina since 1980. His boat was safe from Hurricane #Hanna despite Lawrence St. T-head flooding. Corpus Christi Caller Times Due to damage and cleanup efforts following Hurricane Hanna, Nueces County and Corpus Christi will continue to restrict vehicular access to Bay and Gulf Beaches until Saturday, August 1 at 6 a.m. Vehicular restrictions include golf carts and all-terrain vehicles. Buy Photo A barricade blocks…

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Beach area near Bob Hall Pier closed to clean up debris from Hurricane Hanna

Beach area near Bob Hall Pier closed to clean up debris from Hurricane Hanna

CLOSE Here’s a shot from the beach of the damage. Corpus Christi Caller Times A portion of the beach near the Hurricane Hanna-damaged Bob Hall Pier will be closed long-term to clean up debris.  Scott Cross, director of coastal parks, said the area surrounding the parking lot near Bob Hall Pier will be closed immediately. That area is between Access Roads 4 and 6, he said.  Hurricane Hanna made landfall Saturday at 5 p.m on Padre Island. The storm made…

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Mayor McComb and City Officials to Meet with Governor Greg Abbott Regarding Hurricane Hanna Recovery Efforts

Mayor McComb and City Officials to Meet with Governor Greg Abbott Regarding Hurricane Hanna Recovery Efforts

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Later this morning, Mayor Joe McComb will meet with Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief, Nim Kidd. The Governor is in Corpus Christi to survey storm damage left by Hurricane Hanna. The group will discuss the storm damage, response options, and long-term recovery for the Corpus Christi community. After the briefing, Governor Abbott will hold a press conference at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi at 12 noon.

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VERIFY: Video claiming Texas-Mexico border wall collapsed during Hurricane Hanna is from last month

VERIFY: Video claiming Texas-Mexico border wall collapsed during Hurricane Hanna is from last month

The video was posted to social media with a caption claiming that it was taken during the recent hurricane, but it’s really from a high-wind event in June. HOUSTON — You may have seen a video pop up in your Facebook or Twitter feeds appearing to show a section of the border wall collapsing during a storm. The video has been viewed millions of times in the past 24 hours. The reporter who posted the…

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RGV COVID-19: Casi 1,000 nuevos casos reportados en Condados de Cameron e Hidalgo

RGV COVID-19: Casi 1,000 nuevos casos reportados en Condados de Cameron e Hidalgo

Click here to read the latest updates in English. Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19″ aquí. Lunes 27 de julio Hasta el 27 de julio, más de 26,000 casos de COVID-19 fueron confirmados en los cuatro condados del Valle del Río Grande. Una región del Sur de…

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Deaths And Missing People Reported From Tropical Depression Hanna In Mexico

Deaths And Missing People Reported From Tropical Depression Hanna In Mexico

As Hurricane Hanna barreled through the Atlantic Ocean this weekend, Texas and Mexico both braced for calamity, but it was Mexico that saw death. According to Mexican newspaper accounts, the bodies of a 7-year-old girl and her mother were found Monday in Saltillo, near Monterrey in northeastern Mexico, after the van they were in ran out of gas and was dragged down an overflowing tributary. They were swept away by the current. Some family members…

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County and City Access to Beaches After Hurricane Hanna

County and City Access to Beaches After Hurricane Hanna

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Due to Hurricane Hanna damage and cleanup efforts, along with the closure of vehicular access to Gulf Beaches which was ordered on July 15, 2020, Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi will continue to temporarily restrict vehicular access to Bay and Gulf Beaches within Nueces County through Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 6:00 AM. The vehicular restrictions include golf carts and all-terrain vehicles. BAY BEACHES: North Beach and McGee…

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City official: Just two families arrive in SA after evacuating from Hurricane Hanna

City official: Just two families arrive in SA after evacuating from Hurricane Hanna

Freeman Coliseum was designated a reception site for evacuees from the coast. One San Antonio woman shared her experience in the storm while in Corpus Christi. SAN ANTONIO — A warm breeze and crashing waves were what Jessica Vidaurri was looking forward to during her relaxing weekend on the coast; and a warm breeze and crashing waves are unfortunately what she and her husband got. “We didn’t really know it was going to become this…

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Thousands of Texans remain without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Thousands of Texans remain without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Two days after Hurricane Hanna touched down in South Texas, thousands remained without power and communities were grappling with how to deal with the damage caused by flooding and strong winds. The storm, which made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane Saturday evening at Padre Island, packed sustained winds as high as 90 mph before weakening into a tropical storm early Sunday and moving into northern Mexico. It was the first hurricane of the 2020…

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Despite Viral Video, Hurricane Hanna Probably Didn't Blow Down Trump's Border Wall

Despite Viral Video, Hurricane Hanna Probably Didn't Blow Down Trump's Border Wall

click to enlarge Shutterstock Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, folks. A video making the social media rounds Sunday that purported to show Hurricane Hanna flattening a section of Trump’s border wall is likely weeks old and not from the Texas coast, according to federal officials. Section of Donald Trump’s ‘indestructible’ border wall COLLAPSES https://t.co/qGco2V2DRv — Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 27, 2020 While we’re sure plenty of folks were cheering at what…

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Small tornado damaged trees, power lines east of San Antonio this weekend, National Weather Service confirms

Small tornado damaged trees, power lines east of San Antonio this weekend, National Weather Service confirms

The EF0 tornado touched down around 5:10 a.m. Sunday along Hwy 87. LA VERNIA, Texas — A small EF0 tornado touched down south of La Vernia early Sunday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed Monday.  According to preliminary damage survey results, the tornado touched down around 5:10 a.m. along Hwy 87, two miles north of Sutherland Springs. The National Weather Service estimates peak wind gusts reached 70 miles per hour. The storm had a max width…

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A breakdown of Hurricane Hanna damage reports, aftermath

A breakdown of Hurricane Hanna damage reports, aftermath

While Hurricane Hanna’s landfall was many miles from Corpus Christi, the storm’s winds and surge were still strong enough to cause what will likely be in the millions of dollars in damage. Depending on location, gusts reached as high as 70 mph, and the sea rose by several feet.  It was enough to cause power outages for tens of thousands of people and take down a portion of the iconic Bob Hall Pier, one of the…

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