Corpus Christi official issues plea to tourists: Stay home, we’re in ‘free fall’
HOUSTON – Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales issued a plea Monday to tourists: Don’t come to Corpus Christi beaches and stay home. Canales, who spoke with the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, called the request “almost unthinkable” amid “freefall (COVID-19) conditions” believed to be linked to the sheer numbers of tourists drawn to the Gulf Coast. “For the next few weeks… the coast is just not clear to come home to right now,” Canales told the newspaper. “Please do everything you can to help us stabilize. We are not stable — we are in a free fall — and we need some help from Texas.”For more, go to the newspaper’s full report.
A photo published by a Texas newspaper was called ‘fake.' The paper’s editor clapped back showing it was indeed real.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx – The editor of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times clapped back at readers for calling a photo taken by one of her photographers “fake," when it later turned out to be something real. A photo of Bob Hall Pier, which was closed to the public due to coronavirus concerns, was taken by photographer Courtney Sacco. The clouds were positioned differently, and people who say they were at the pier say the conditions were drastically different compared to the photos. Sacco, a longtime Corpus Christi resident, was threatened via phone calls and social media messages. Corpus Christi Caller-Times, owned by USA Today, has an ethics policy which Cavazos briefly stated: “We don’t break the law to get information.