Corpus Christi

Yesterday I spoke to the brother of Gail Minglana Martinez, who died due to injuries sustained during the terrorist attack in Brussels last week.
Corpus Christi will be the proud location of the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere. The cross will be located across from the Veteran’s Cemetery and will stand as a silent vigil over the soldiers who also sacrificed...
I met with the Nueces County Medical Society last week. We are in dire need of funding to expand residency programs in South Texas. More than a dozen doctors in Corpus Christi discussed the issues they face delivering...
Mark your calendars now so you don't miss my annual Veterans Summit August 12 at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Participating groups will include the Corpus Christi A&M Student Veterans Organization and the Concerned...
Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department and agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security raided five suspected illegal massage parlors last week. Arrests came after some neighboring businesses complained of...
Last week, I visited the VA Outpatient Clinics in Corpus Christi and Victoria to get the real story on wait times, quality of service, and other issues from local Veterans and VA staff.As you may have read, the Corpus...
Last Week, I hosted the Annual Coastal Bend Veterans Summit in Corpus Christi. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss veteran’s issues with a group a veterans that spanned 7 decades of service. It continues to be clear to...
Last Wednesday, I participated in a Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation roundtable policy discussion on “How to Best Utilize FAA UAS Test Range Data”. The purpose of this roundtable was to review how the FAA can best...
This week kicked off my District Work Period in Texas. The House goes back in session in the nation’s capital on January 7, 2014. Here's a quick look at how I spent the first week of this Constituent Work Period and some of...
St. Anthony of Padua on the Riverwalk Patron Saint of San AntonioAnti-Christian events in San Antonio are not new. The very perverted Corpus Christi Play at the San Antonio Playhouse opened in 2011 depicting Christ as a...
Being a coastal district, waterways are critical to the economy of the district I represent.
Last week, the House and Senate Conference Committee wrapped up negotiations and the House voted to approve a five-year transportation bill that returns more control back to states and consolidates several federal programs...
Congress passed a fully paid-for short-term highway extension last month to give the Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan, time to figure out how to maintain our highways without raising taxes or further...
It's exciting to witness the tremendous economic growth we're experiencing here in Texas. Our state continues to lead the nation in economic growth and opportunity.
This holiday season I am joining with local food banks in Victoria and Corpus Christi to help drive out hunger in the two South Texas communities. Through December 17, 2014 folks in both Corpus Christi and Victoria will be...
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently flagged the Corpus Christi VA clinic, and 7 other VA facilities in Texas, for further investigation. The investigators suspected willful misconduct at these clinics, but have not...
Without action, Coastal bend homeowners stood to suffer the epitome of a "double whammy" through skyrocketing rate increases to our flood and windstorm insurance. Im working hard to ensure this doesnt happen.
Earlier this week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its selection of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi as one of six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and...
I enjoyed visiting with the Incarnate Word Academy AP Government class this week in Corpus Christi for their "Congress in the Classroom" forum. I graduated from IWA, as did my daughter Morgan. The students had some great...
The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has approved Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Artificial Reef Plan to designate two reefing zones in the Gulf of Mexico. This allows for an easier...

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