Tag: Corpus Christi

Fox Exclusive: Valley resident speaks out whose wife was detained during immigration inspection

We spoke to a valley resident who says his wife was detained during an immigration inspection on Friday morning and spent the weekend in federal custody, despite having no criminal history. Jason and his wife were traveling to Corpus Christi for his job. Once at La Sarita checkpoint, the woman– a DACA recipient– was detained for ‘accuracy and verification status’. Sahadi Law Firm, is representing the DACA recipient. They tell me she has a prior ‘brief, casual and innocent absence’ in her records but by no means disqualifies her from having DACA. Jason’s wife spent the weekend in federal...

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Southern Careers Institute Offers Help to Corpus Christi Students and Alumni after Hurricane Harvey

With the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the coastal shores of Texas, Southern Careers Institute campuses in Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley are offering help to those in Corpus Christi needing assistance. “We know that there may be many students, staff and alumni who may still be in Corpus Christi without food or clean water,” said Jacob Mayhew, CEO of Southern Careers Institute. “We want to do whatever we can to assist them.” Students, alumni and the public who are in close proximity to a Southern Careers Institute campus in Austin, Brownsville, Harlingen, Pharr, or San...

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Over 200 refugees in Mission until conditions are better to return home

Over 200 refugees will be stationed in Mission until conditions are better to return to their homes. Some from Corpus Christi area and Houston, and city administrators along with connections with Christ Church, are offering free breakfast and lunch to anyone who was affected by Harvey. Lunch and breakfast served daily at Mission Pantry located at 115 Mayberry St, for more information you may call 956-358-5516. Meals will be served up until...

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Twelve rescued near Port Mansfield

The Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 3:40 a.m. Thursday morning of the commercial diving vessel gulf justice taking on water with 12 people aboard. Watchstanders directed the launch of two coast guard helicopters at 12:40 P.M. after a tug was unable to assist. The aircrews hoisted seven people from the Gulf Justice and transferred them.The aircrews returned to hoist the remaining five people. All 12 people were reported in stable condition with no...

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State of Emergency declared by Texas Governor Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a state of emergency for 30 counties ahead of Harvey’s landfall. This is to expedite providing state resources to the affected areas. “We urge all Texans to heed the warnings from your local officials, and I also urge that you immediately follow evacuation orders for all affected counties, particularly those in Corpus Christi and Houston areas where the storm surges and flooding from hurricane Harvey are most likely.” No counties in the Valley are on the list, but that is subject to change depending on the severity of the storm. In addition to...

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