Construction Worker Dies in Fall from Platform

Juan Carlos Reyes, a Texas construction worker, died in a fall during construction of a Marriott Hotel in Harlingen. The 35-year-old was on a platform, suspended on the fourth floor of the building. He was assisting with the transport of construction materials when the platform moved, and the construction worker fell to the ground. When […]

Bikers Ride for Safety in Corpus Christi

Motorcyclists by the hundreds came out on the streets of Corpus Christi, crowding the roads. The event, titled “Do You See Me Now?” started at Labonte Park, and proceeded around city roads. The riders were there to raise awareness of motorcycle safety on highways. Failure of automobile drivers to see motorcyclists are one of the […]

Gravel Truck Overturns on Harbor Bridge, Closing Road

A gravel truck overturned in Corpus Christi on Harbor Bridge, closing at least two southbound lanes to traffic. The truck was attempting to avoid a stalled vehicle on the bridge when the accident occurred. At around 9:15 on the morning of Tuesday, May 13th, the driver of a gravel truck approached a stalled vehicle from […]

Supreme Court Decision Finds Against Texas in Air Pollution Lawsuit

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled against Texas and other states challenging new air pollution rules developed by the EPA. The case involved pollution carried by winds from one state to neighboring areas. Soon after release of the Cross-State Pollution Rule in 2011, Texas joined several states and business groups fighting the regulation. […]

Parr Family Award $2.9 million in Fracking Lawsuit

The Parr family has been awarded 2.9 million dollars in a lawsuit that found a string of illnesses suffered by members was caused by oil fracking. This is the first award of its type in the world. The family lived on a 40-acre ranch in Decatur, Texas when they began to come down with a […]