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    Pieces of SpaceX’s ambitious plans to expand its sizable foothold in Texas were on full display this week in three very different corners of the internet. CEO Elon Musk speculated on Twitter about a proposed city in Texas named Starbase, while new job descriptions on the company’s website hinted at an anticipated “state of the art” factory for mass-producing Starlink satellites. And the company made its latest move in a protracted legal fight for a methane-rich piece of land that will supply fuel for Starship. Here’s a breakdown of the latest details. Starbase, Texas Musk, who has said he’s moving to Texas and committed to more projects in the state last year to spite California’s pandemic restrictions, said on Tuesday he’s aiming to create a city called “Starbase” in Texas, teasing a new idea on Twitter as his space company expands its footprint elsewhere in the state. That...
    Elon Musk has his hands in the automotive industry, space market and solar panel business, but according to a recent tweet he may soon be adding city building to the list. The SpaceX CEO announced a new plan on Twitter that involves creating a 'the city of Starbase' in Texas. Twitter users jumped at the opportunity to learn more details about the billionaire's future metropolis, which revealed it would include the unincorporated community in which SpaceX's testing facility sits, combined with Boca Chica village. However, what may be more enticing is the fact that Starbase will be dog-friendly and the pets' leader will be 'Doge,' Musk shared as a nod to a medieval elected lord title of the same name and the cryptocurrency DOGE.  Scroll down for video  Elon Musk announced a new plan on Twitter that involves creating a 'the city of Starbase' in Texas Musk has long dreamed...
    SpaceX is building its own company town. CEO Elon Musk said he wants to create a new city called “Starbase” around the rocket-building company’s southeast Texas launch site. In a series of Twitter posts about his plans, the billionaire tech tycoon said the city would encompass an “area much larger than Boca Chica,” the unincorporated seaside village where SpaceX built its massive rocket facility. Officials in Texas’ Cameron County, which includes Boca Chica, confirmed SpaceX had approached them about incorporating Starbase as a city in the last few days. But the California-based company would have to follow a series of bureaucratic steps to bring the plans to fruition, officials said. “If SpaceX and Elon Musk would like to pursue down this path, they must abide by all state incorporation statutes,” Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, the county’s top official, said in a statement Tuesday. “Cameron County will process any...
    Dr. Oz helps save man who collapsed at airport San Francisco transit money, NY bridge scrapped from COVID-19 bill amid GOP complaints (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. revealed additional details about its plans to build a cutting-edge semiconductor facility in the U.S. in a filing with the Texas government, making the disclosure as the Biden administration vows to make the security of the U.S. chip supply a national priority. Load Error The South Korean company plans to invest about $17 billion in its Project Silicon Silver and create about 1,800 jobs over the first ten years, according to an economic impact study prepared by a local consultant. Some $5.1 billion would go into buildings and property improvements, while $9.9 billion would be spent on machinery and equipment. The filing with the Texas comptroller warned the chips project is “highly competitive.” Samsung is evaluating alternatives sites in Arizona and...
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    The contents of the Starlink Kit for customers, which includes the satellite antenna dish, a stand, its power supply, and a WiFi router.SpaceX SpaceX plans to build a new factory in Austin, Texas – adding another expansion to the region from one of Elon Musk's companies after the billionaire founder moved there last year. The plan for the facility was revealed in a company job posting, which seeks an engineer for its Starlink satellite internet division. "To keep up with global demand, SpaceX is breaking ground on a new, state of the art manufacturing facility in Austin, TX," the company said in the posting. SpaceX noted that the factory is designed for "high volume manufacturing," specifically to make "millions of consumer facing devices." For its satellite internet network, those devices are known as the Starlink Kit and include the antenna (or dish) that connects to the satellites, Wi-Fi routers and...
    The speedy re-opening of mothballed detention facilities and new construction projects along the border show the Biden administration knows exactly what is on the horizon. In a press conference on Monday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas clearly invites illegal border crossers to come to the United States, with one caveat — not now, but soon. “We are not saying don’t come, we are saying don’t come now because we will be able to deliver a safe and orderly process to them as quickly as possible,” Secretary Mayorkas stated when answering a question related to how long it might take to rebuild the United States’ immigration system. The re-opening of a facility in South Texas designed to accommodate an influx of unaccompanied migrant children and soft-sided detention facilities in the Texas Rio Grande Valley serve as telling signs of things to come. Primarily, that Secretary Mayorkas understands what...
    Law enforcement sources report huge increases in the apprehension of unaccompanied children (UAC) along the Texas border with Mexico. Despite the opening of a new facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, Border Patrol facilities continue to experience overcrowding not seen since the 2019 migrant crisis. Despite efforts by the Border Patrol to transfer the UAC’s into suitable Health and Human Services (HSS) shelters, the minors are not being accepted by HSS in a timely manner — running contrary to current legal requirements. Delays in the transfer of the migrant children in many cases exceed the legal limit of 72 hours. The reopening of a Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (HSS ORR) facility for UACs in Carrizo Springs, Texas, appears to have had little impact on the overcrowding at Border Patrol stations along the border. HHS ORR Shelter for unaccompanied alien children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart...
    The Biden administration is preparing to open another tent facility for migrants near the United States-Mexico border, as crossings surge in the first weeks of President Biden’s term in office. The Del Rio sector facility will be located in Eagle Pass, Texas, and adds to the growing number of detention facilities reopened or constructed by the Biden administration. "CBP is currently constructing a soft-sided facility in Eagle Pass, TX to help accommodate migrants in our custody. There have always been fluctuations in the number of individuals we encounter at the border, and we continue to adapt accordingly," Customs and Border Protection said in a statement to CNN. Customs and Border Protection announced in February that a 185,000-square-foot “soft-sided” facility would be constructed in Donna, Texas, in response to the growing number of illegal crossings. The administration has also reopened a facility at Carrizo Springs to house the...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden is opening ANOTHER camp in Texas to house migrants who have crossed into the United States to request asylum, according to reports. It comes as the government is expecting up to 500 migrants to cross the border this week alone. 6Biden is opening ANOTHER camp in Texas to house migrants who have crossed into the United States to request asylumCredit: Reuters The planning of the new facility, which is tipped to be built near Del Rio, Texas, was revealed by The Washington Post, who spoke to three Department of Homeland Security officials. Customs and Border Protection told DailyMail.com: “CBP is currently constructing a soft sided facility in Eagle Pass, TX to help accommodate migrants in our custody. “There have always been fluctuations in the number of individuals we encounter at the border, and we continue to adapt accordingly. “Since April 2020, CBP has seen an increase in...
    President Biden expects a Trump-era shelter for unaccompanied youth migrants that was reopened under his administration won’t be around for much longer. The facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, was reopened because of the surging volume of unaccompanied children trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States, Biden said Friday. “Right now, there's thousands of unaccompanied children coming across the border,” the president told Univision. His administration has already been able to place “a significant number” of the children into shelters throughout the country, he added. “Our hope and expectation is that won’t stay open very long and we’ll be able to provide for every kid that comes across the border safely to be housed in a facility that is licensed,” Biden said of the reopened facility. LEFT AND RIGHT FURIOUS OVER BIDEN BORDER HOLDING FACILITY FOR MINORS — HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED...
    President BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike Biden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot MORE on Friday pledged that a shelter for young migrants in Texas “won’t stay open very long” amid bipartisan criticism over his administration's decision to reopen the facility for migrants ages 13-17. Critics saw the opening of the facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, as similar to the hard-line immigration tactics of former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE’s administration, though Biden insisted his administration's approach was different. “Our hope and expectation is that won’t stay open very long, that we’ll be able to provide for every kid who comes across the border safely to be housed...
    The Biden administration is set to open a new tented immigration facility in Texas amid a surge of migrants coming to the border. Fast Facts CBP said it was building the facility to "help accommodate migrants in our custody"  The number of migrants reaching the U.S. border has increased since President Biden's inauguration The facility is being opened in Eagle Pass, Texas, in the Del Rio sector, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to Fox News. The soft-sided facility is being set up in addition to a similar 185,000-square-foot site in Donna, Texas, that was opened at the beginning of the month. Customs and Border Protection said it was building the facility to "help accommodate migrants in our custody."  The number of migrants reaching the U.S. border from Latin America has increased since President Biden's inauguration as some Trump administration border policies have been changed and eased.  Follow below for...
    The Biden administration is preparing to open a new tent facility in Texas to hold migrants crossing the border, as officials scramble to deal with the combination of a surge in numbers and the challenges of COVID-19. The facility is being opened in Eagle Pass, Texas, in the Del Rio sector, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News. The soft-sided facility is being set up in addition to a similar 185,000-square-foot site in Donna, Texas, that was opened at the beginning of the month. BIDEN'S 100-DAY DEPORTATION DEPORTATION MORATORIUM INDEFINITELY BANNED BY JUDGE The Washington Post first reported the new opening, and that officials are also looking into opening further facilities in Arizona, but plans are less advanced. The facilities, run by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), are different from a center in Carrizo Springs, which was reactivated to deal solely with unaccompanied children (UACs) and is run...
    (CNN)The Biden administration is planning to open another facility in Del Rio, Texas, to expand processing capacity for children and families arriving at the US-Mexico border, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to CNN. It's the latest move by the administration to address the growing number of migrant families and unaccompanied children at the US southern border. Earlier this month, US Customs and Border Protection also announced the opening of a "soft-sided" structure in Donna, Texas, to help with intake. In January, more than 5,800 unaccompanied children and nearly 7,500 families were taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection at the US-Mexico border, according to the agency's most recent monthly data. And numbers are expected to continue to rise.On Thursday, Brian Hastings, the Border Patrol sector chief in Rio Grande Valley, tweeted about the volume of migrants approaching the border. "In less than a 24 hour period, this...
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    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted the Biden administration Tuesday for reopening a temporary influx center for unaccompanied minors in Carrizo Springs, Texas.  'This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay - no matter the administration or party,' the New York Democrat tweeted.   The Washington Post reported Monday that the emergency facility was being reactivated to hold up to 700 children ages 13 through 17.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed the Biden administration for reopening a temporary migrant facility in Texas that will house kids who crossed the border by themselves   AOC shared a Washington Post article reporting the opening, which government officials explained was a temporary fix for dealing with overcrowding during the COVID-19 pandemic The Carrizo Springs, Texas facility will hold up to 700 children ages 13 through 17 to allow proper social distancing among the Health and Human Services accomodations...
    The child migrant facility at the center of protests and controversy over the summer of 2019 has become the first child-holding facility to open under the Biden administration. “It’s unnecessary, it’s costly, and it goes absolutely against everything [President] Biden promised he was going to do,” said Linda Brandmiller, a Texas immigration lawyer for unaccompanied children. “It’s a step backward, is what it is. It’s a huge step backward.” Dozens of migrant teenagers were bused to the facility Monday as permanent holding facilities struggled with lower capacity limits during the coronavirus pandemic and a wave of new cases of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the border. But while the Carrizo Springs temporary facility opened with little controversy this time, the same site was the stage for protests against former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies when it opened in the summer of 2019. CRUZ SLAMS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IMMIGRATION POLICIES AMID SURGE...
    The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has reopened a facility to house up to 700 migrant teens after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied by a parent, signaling growing concern about their treatment. they receive the minors in government custody. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported Monday that the first adolescents arrived at the facility located in Carrizo Springs, Texas, which two years ago was converted into a detention center during the Donald Trump administration. . The facility has been closed since July 2019. Two years ago, Carrizo Springs had a large tent that served as a dining room and assembly area, while the minors were housed in dormitories with bunk beds and tables. The reopening of the facility includes some changes implemented by the coronavirus pandemic. HHS operates long-term housing facilities for migrant children who are detained by the Border Patrol. Its...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – President Joe Biden’s administration has reopened a tent facility to house up to 700 immigrant teenagers after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied by a parent, a sign of growing worries about how children are treated in government custody. U.S. Health and Human Services said Monday, Feb. 22, that the first teens arrived at Carrizo Springs, Texas, which was converted two years ago into a holding facility under former President Donald Trump. READ MORE: More Than One-Third Of Dallas ISD Schools Damaged During Winter Storms The facility has been closed since July 2019. Two years ago, Carrizo Springs had a large tent serving as a dining hall and assembly area, with children housed in dormitories with bunk beds and tables. The facility is reopening with changes to account for the coronavirus pandemic. HHS operates long-term facilities for immigrant children apprehended by the Border Patrol. Its 7,100 beds...
    By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has reopened a tent facility to house up to 700 immigrant teenagers after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied by a parent, a sign of growing worries about how children are treated in government custody. U.S. Health and Human Services said Monday that the first teens arrived at Carrizo Springs, Texas, which was converted two years ago into a holding facility under former President Donald Trump. The facility has been closed since July 2019. Two years ago, Carrizo Springs had a large tent serving as a dining hall and assembly area, with children housed in dormitories with bunk beds and tables. The facility is reopening with changes to account for the coronavirus pandemic. HHS operates long-term facilities for immigrant children apprehended by the Border Patrol. Its 7,100 beds are almost entirely full, leading the agency to re-open Carrizo...
    HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has reopened a tent facility to house up to 700 immigrant teenagers after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied by a parent, a sign of growing worries about how children are treated in government custody. U.S. Health and Human Services said Monday that the first teens arrived at Carrizo Springs, Texas, which was converted two years ago into a holding facility under former President Donald Trump. The facility has been closed since July 2019. Two years ago, Carrizo Springs had a large tent serving as a dining hall and assembly area, with children housed in dormitories with bunk beds and tables. The facility is reopening with changes to account for the coronavirus pandemic. HHS operates long-term facilities for immigrant children apprehended by the Border Patrol. Its 7,100 beds are almost entirely full, leading the agency to re-open Carrizo Springs. Meanwhile, around 700...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a donation to a Texas women's shelter that was impacted by Winter Storm Uri.  Through the Archewell Foundation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex donated to the Genesis Women's Shelter & Support in Dallas.   The shelter's roof was damaged during back-to-back winter storms that hit the state earlier this month.   The amount of the donation has not been disclosed, but according to shelter representatives, the money will go towards helping them repair their facility.  Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a donation to the Genesis Women's Shelter & Support in Texas that was impacted by Winter Storm Uri earlier this month The shelter's roof (pictured) was damaged during back-to-back winter storms that hit the state earlier this month. The amount of the donation has not been disclosed, but according to shelter representatives, the money will go towards helping them repair their facility 'Today,...
    A locally-run juvenile justice center that holds 105 children in North Texas went three days without running water and heat this week. The Lynn W. Ross Juvenile Detention Center in Fort Worth is just one of many correctional facilities across the state that struggled with harsh conditions when a winter storm devastated the Lone Star State's power grid. The juvenile center lost power Sunday and fully regained heat and power by Thursday, a correctional officer said. At the height of the storm, the coldest room at the juvenile center had a temperature of 27 degrees Fahrenheit, the officer said. The children were unable to contact their families until Wednesday. One parent said she was also left in the dark. Officials at the justice center never notified her of the disruption, she said, and she only learned of the issues by speaking to her daughter over the phone Wednesday.  "If...
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    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- A Texas nonprofit rescued approximately 3,500 "cold-stunned" sea turtles from record-breaking temperatures that walloped the area and fought to keep the animals warm during a days-long power outage.Sea Turtle Inc. in South Padre Island started rescuing stunned turtles on Sunday and told locals to contact them if they see turtles in need.Sea turtles become "cold-stunned" when water temperatures go below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold-blooded animals become sluggish and lethargic when their body temperatures plunge, according to National Geographic.Temperatures on the state's southern coast dipped into the 20s this week, even though average highs for this time of year are in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service.The nonprofit issued an emergency alert via social media at 2 a.m. Monday when it lost power and could not sufficiently heat the turtles' tanks. By afternoon, it had hundreds of turtles in its facility and moved...
    The massive sprawl of winter storm Uri put COVID-19 vaccinations on hold in nearly half of US states this week.   At least 22 had to delay or cancel vaccination appointments, Oregon health officials are quietly shuttling doses from storage facility to another and Kentucky paired each COVID-19 vaccine storage site with a generator.  'The weather is having an impact...on the distribution and distribution companies...and delivery of vaccines' said White House Covid Response Team coordinator Jeff Zients on Wednesday.   'We're encouraging governors and others to extend their hours once they are back open,' he said, of states like Texas, where the storm has forced vaccination sites to close down altogether.  Houston ran into the nightmare scenario amid storm Uri: the power went out at a facility storing some 8,000 doses of Moderna's vaccine.  Doses had to be quickly redistributed to nearby hospitals, universities and a prison before they spoiled.  Most of the precious...
    Several mammals and birds died at a San Antonio wildlife sanctuary due to the freezing conditions and losses of electricity. The 70-acre Primarily Primates facility is home to hundreds of primates. Power failed at the Primary Primates facility in San Antonio at 6 a.m. on Monday as temperatures fell to single digits. Workers scrambled to find mobile generators, space heaters, propane tanks, and blankets in a valiant attempt to save their residents, according to ABC News. The 12-member staff pulled out animal carriers and began transporting several of the animals to the San Antonio Zoo and another facility in North Texas, Primarily Primates Executive Director Brooke Chavez told the San Antonio Express-News. As they worked to round up as many of the animals as they could, they began to find deceased primates and birds. “I never, ever thought my office would turn into a morgue, but it has,” Chavez told the...
    An adult cartel lieutenant broke out of a Tamaulipas juvenile detention facility where he was serving time for extortion. State authorities are tight-lipped about the escape and the probes into jailers who aided in the escape. The man belongs to a new Mexican border state organization going by the name “Cartel X.” Over the past weekend, 22-year-old Mario Otoniel Garza Mendez slipped out of a state juvenile detention center in Guemez, law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart Texas. The fugitive is a top leader within the newly formed Cartel X, which is fighting against the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel for control of the state capital, Ciudad Victoria. Even though he is now an adult, Garza Mendez was a minor at the time of his conviction. He must therefore serve his full sentence in his original facility. The Tamaulipas government has not released...
    The Biden administration plans to reopen a holding center for migrant children detained at the country’s Southwest border, the administration confirmed in a statement to Fox News on Wednesday. The Department of Health and Human Services plans to reactivate a temporary Influx Care Facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, for the potential care of unaccompanied alien children as necessary, the agency said. The facility will initially be able to accommodate about 700 migrant children, though capacity can be added if necessary. The government expects to begin housing unaccompanied alien children who have been cleared of COVID-19 quarantine in Carrizo Springs within 15 days. It will not house children under the age of 13. The site has been unoccupied since July 2019. DEM PROGRESSIVES RENEW ANTI-ICE PUSH, DESPITE BIDEN IMMIGRATION ORDER The DHS noted that Influx Care Facilities are one way to move migrant children out of U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities and...
    The Biden administration is re-opening in Carrizo Springs, Texas an overflow facility for unaccompanied migrant children caught at the Mexican border that can accommodate up to  700 minors and be expanded if necessary, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said in a statement, CNN reported on Wednesday. The move comes amid a rise in apprehensions of unaccompanied children on the border and as President Joe Biden unveils new executive orders to try and deal with the problem. Biden on Tuesday signed more executive orders as he attempts to undo the more hard-line immigration policies implemented by former President Donald Trump, Fox News reported. The facility in Carrizo Springs will be used for children who are at least 13 years old and do not need to quarantine for coronavirus, according to HHS, adding the placement of the children there should begin in about 15 days, according to CNN. A White House...
    A doctor killed another physician before turning the weapon on himself at the end of a six-hour-long hostage situation at a children’s medical facility in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday night, CBS Austin reported Wednesday. Dr. Bharat Kumar Narumanchi, 43, entered the Children’s Medical Group facility reportedly carrying what looked like a pistol, a shotgun and two duffle bags before taking hostages, according to CBS Austin. Narumanchi tied up five people and held them as hostages before law enforcement officials arrived. Only one, Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson, 43, was unable to escape. “Because we had a barricaded situation, a hostage inside, and a man with a gun, officers on scene followed policy and called our SWAT unit, who responded immediately,” Austin Police Department Lt. Jeff Greenwalt said, CBS Austin reported. “They were not able to make contact with anyone inside, were not able to establish communication, and were not able to...
    (CNN) — Sometimes, all you need is a hug. But for thousands of nursing home residents across the United States who’ve been quarantining for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, hugs are a luxury they can’t afford. Luckily for residents of Heartis Clear Lake, an assisted living facility in Webster, Texas (about 25 miles southeast of Houston), an employee’s idea came to life with the help of a teenage Boy Scout, who designed three “hug booths” that allow people to embrace without touching at all. “In March, when things shut down, one of my residents told me the only thing she missed was human touch,” Becky Hudson, the lifestyle director at the facility who came up with the idea, told CNN. “When she said that, I put my gloves on and held her hands and she was just crying. That’s when I started thinking of ways for our seniors to...
    Family and friends of a missing Texas woman are pleading for help with finding her after they say she traveled to Florida for work over the summer but has not been seen or heard from in nearly three months. Ashley Lucas, 34, left her home in Texas back in July and drove to the Florida panhandle, planning to stay there for two weeks caring for her a friend's elderly mother. But through a series of events involving Lucas' struggle with drug addiction and mental health issues, she ended up getting involuntarily committed by the authorities, before disappearing on September 24. Where is Ashley? Ashley Lucas, 34, has been missing since last September. She disappeared in Florida after leaving a mental health treatment facility  Lucas' roommate said she was last seen leaving a drug treatment facility on September 19, but her final sighting, according to the police, was...
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) – Two of the seven workers injured when a storage tank at a petroleum facility in Texas exploded after catching fire were released from the hospital, while the remaining five are hospitalized in stable condition, officials said Sunday. Corpus Christi Fire Department Deputy Chief Richie Quintero said Sunday that the cause of the explosion remains under investigation. The seven employees of Shelton Services Inc. were cleaning an aboveground storage tank at Magellan Midstream Partners’ Corpus Christi petroleum facility when the fire happened Saturday, Shelton Services said. Shelton Services said Sunday that two of the employees were released from a Corpus Christi hospital on Saturday while five others are in stable condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Quintero has said that a shelter in place order that was issued after the blast was lifted shortly before noon Saturday, and there were no other injuries...
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Two of the seven workers injured when a storage tank at a petroleum facility in Texas exploded after catching fire have been released from the hospital, while the remaining five are hospitalized in stable condition, officials said Sunday. Corpus Christi Fire Department Deputy Chief Richie Quintero said Sunday that the cause of the explosion remains under investigation. The seven employees of Shelton Services Inc. were cleaning an aboveground storage tank at Magellan Midstream Partners' Corpus Christi petroleum facility when the fire happened Saturday, Shelton Services said. Shelton Services said Sunday that two of the employees were released from a Corpus Christi hospital on Saturday while five others are in stable condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Quintero has said that a shelter in place order that was issued after the blast was lifted shortly before noon Saturday, and there were no other...
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Two of the seven workers injured when a storage tank at a petroleum facility in Texas exploded after catching fire have been released from the hospital, while the remaining five are hospitalized in stable condition, officials said Sunday. Corpus Christi Fire Department Deputy Chief Richie Quintero said Sunday that the cause of the explosion remains under investigation. The seven employees of Shelton Services Inc. were cleaning an aboveground storage tank at Magellan Midstream Partners’ Corpus Christi petroleum facility when the fire happened Saturday, Shelton Services said. Shelton Services said Sunday that two of the employees were released from a Corpus Christi hospital on Saturday while five others are in stable condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Quintero has said that a shelter in place order that was issued after the blast was lifted shortly before noon Saturday, and there were no other...
    The Texas warehouse that the U.S. Border Patrol used to detain immigrants, which came under fire for its use of chain-link cages, is temporarily closing for renovations, The Washington Post reports. The McAllen facility, which opened under President Barack Obama in 2014, was used to house detained immigrants who were found crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Under President Donald Trump, the facility was used to detain migrant families and separate parents from their children under the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The facility will reopen in 2022 with a reduced capacity after removing the chain-link partitions and redesigning the interior with “modern detention areas,” including a children’s recreation area, according to The Associated Press. The agency also noted that it “consistently revaluates future operational requirements to support the safe and legal processing” of immigrants. Related Stories: Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Holding Migrant Kids in Hotels First Lady Melania Trump Visits...
    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is temporarily closing a converted warehouse used to detain immigrants in South Texas for renovation. The McAllen facility garnered international attention when images emerged of children separated from their parents detained in chain-link cages inside. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that the facility, known as the central processing center, will reopen in 2022 with a smaller capacity and “modern detention areas.” It will also have a recreation area for children. The renovation was first reported by The Washington Post. Opened in 2014 during the administration of President Barack Obama, the facility was first used to hold immigrant children mostly from Central America who were crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone. The Trump administration used the facility to hold parents and children it separated during its 2018 enforcement of a “zero tolerance” policy on border crossings. Adults and children detained...
    JUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) –  Longmeadow Healthcare Center in Justin is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. A spokesperson confirmed Monday, Nov. 23 that 51 residents and 18 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at the 120-bed facility. Three of the residents are currently in a hospital and six were moved to Golden Years Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marlin. The other 42 remain at the facility. “We appreciate the continued support of the long-term care community, and the agencies and associations that support us in our efforts,” said Annaliese Impink, spokesperson for Longmeadow Healthcare Center. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been closely monitoring the situation at the center-level and throughout the community and have continued to review and deploy information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Healthcare Association, local health departments, and CMS.” MORE FROM CBSDFW Tarrant County DA...
    JUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) –  Longmeadow Healthcare Center in Justin is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. A spokesperson confirmed Monday, Nov. 23 that 51 residents and 18 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at the 120-bed facility. Three of the residents are currently in a hospital and six were moved to Golden Years Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marlin. The other 42 remain at the facility. “We appreciate the continued support of the long-term care community, and the agencies and associations that support us in our efforts,” said Annaliese Impink, spokesperson for Longmeadow Healthcare Center. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been closely monitoring the situation at the center-level and throughout the community and have continued to review and deploy information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Healthcare Association, local health departments, and CMS.” MORE FROM CBSDFW Tarrant County DA...
    TYLER, Texas (AP) — A company in eastern Texas that sells about 200,000 smoked turkeys every holiday season was forced to shut down after a fire and at least two explosions destroyed part of the facility. Greenberg Smoked Turkey Inc. in Tyler, Texas, will halt production for the rest of 2020 after a mechanical failure that started a fire caused a freezer holding 87,000 turkeys to explode, The Dallas Morning News reported. A team of 24 firefighters took two days to put out the blaze and its aftermath, according to Tyler Fire Marshal Paul Findley. No one was hurt in the explosion. The Greenberg family business launched in 1938. The spice mix that is rubbed on the bird before it smokes for at least 14 hours is a family secret. Owner Sam Greenberg, the grandson of the founder by the same name, says the company will be rebuild and will...
    TYLER, Texas (AP) — A company in eastern Texas that sells about 200,000 smoked turkeys every holiday season was forced to shut down after a fire and at least two explosions destroyed part of the facility. Greenberg Smoked Turkey Inc. in Tyler, Texas, will halt production for the rest of 2020 after a mechanical failure that started a fire caused a freezer holding 87,000 turkeys to explode, The Dallas Morning News reported. A team of 24 firefighters took two days to put out the blaze and its aftermath, according to Tyler Fire Marshal Paul Findley. No one was hurt in the explosion. The Greenberg family business launched in 1938. The spice mix that is rubbed on the bird before it smokes for at least 14 hours is a family secret. Owner Sam Greenberg, the grandson of the founder by the same name, says the company will be rebuild and will...
    TYLER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for thousands of people will have to change after a fire at the Greenberg Smoked Turkeys meat processing plant in Texas. It was on the evening of November 6 when emergency crews were called out to the shipping facility in Tyler, a city about 100 miles southeast of Dallas. When Tyler Fire Department firefighters got to the scene they found debris in the roadway, fire in several commercial buildings and smoke in the air. The area hardest hit was a building used largely for storage and according to first-responders contained a number of large freezer units. The blast and fire was so intense that the company has had to cease production. In a social media post Saturday the company said, “We have temporarily suspended customer orders due to a fire at our facility and we appreciate your patience as we continue evaluating...
    An immigration detention center in south Texas has been converted into a staging ground to hold migrant families with children who the Trump administration seeks to expel from the U.S. without a court hearing, asylum interview or consultation with lawyers. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) family detention center in Karnes City, Texas, is being used exclusively to hold migrant parents and children processed under an emergency pandemic-era policy that requires their swift expulsion from U.S. soil, the agency and outside lawyers told CBS News. An ICE spokesperson confirmed the Karnes facility is now only housing "Title 42 family units prior to their expulsion" through deportation flights. The term "Title 42" refers to the process the Trump administration has created to expel border-crossers under public health laws during the pandemic, rather than placing them in deportation proceedings or allowing them to request forms of U.S. humanitarian refuge, like asylum....
    SAN ANTONIO – A sharp increase of COVID-19 infections in El Paso may be the sign of another incoming surge, the UT Chief Medical Officer told staff in an email obtained by KSAT. Dr. Bob Leverence sent the email Monday morning, telling his staff that “San Antonio is now receiving COVID transfers from El Paso.” “We believe this is the beginning of our next surge,” Leverence wrote. Although the spread of COVID-19 has been tamped down across most of Texas following a summer surge, El Paso’s infection rate has caught the attention of state officials in recent weeks. Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 spiked from 259 to 786 within a few weeks and more than 10,000 cases have been recorded in the county in the same amount of time. Local officials have asked residents to stay home for two weeks to mitigate the spread. On Sunday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced...
    Citing declining COVID-19 hospitalizations, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that visitations can resume at nursing homes throughout most of the state under new guidance. Starting Sept. 24, the new guidance will take effect, provided that there is no active COVID-19 outbreak in the facility, Abbott said Thursday. Under the new rules, laid out on the state’s website, residents can designate up to two essential family caregivers who can visit the facility. Before visiting, the caregivers must be provided training on how to safely go inside the facility. In long-term care facilities, the caregivers must be trained on the proper use of personal protective equipment and other infection control measures. The caregivers must use the proper PPE at all times and must test negative for the novel coronavirus within 14 days prior to the visit. “Designated caregivers will not be required to maintain physical distancing, but only one caregiver can...
    (CNN) — A cloned colt born at a Texas veterinary facility could revive the endangered Przewalski’s horse. The colt is a clone of a male Przewalski’s horse and the first successful cloning of the species, San Diego Zoo officials said in a news release on Sept. 4. It was born Aug. 6 to a domestic surrogate mother. Przewalski’s horse are known as the last wild horse, according to the National Zoo. They were originally native to Europe and Asia, but the expansion of humans and environmental changes depleted their numbers. Scientists said that the horse was formally extinct in the wild, and has been surviving for the last 40 years primarily in zoos. Some herds have been found in Mongolia. “This birth expands the opportunity for genetic rescue of endangered wild species,” said Ryan Phelan, executive director of Revive & Restore, a wildlife conservation organization promoting biotechnologies that’s partnering with...
    TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas firefighter Diana Jones, who died while helping battle one of the wildfires raging in California, is making her final journey home. The casket containing her remains will arrive at the Cresson Airport, 25 miles southwest of Fort Worth on Wednesday. It will then be taken to the training facility where Jones will “lie in repose”until her public memorial service in Granbury  on Saturday. Jones was as an EMT and volunteer firefighter. She worked with the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department for more than five years. Jones and her son, Cresson VFD Capt. Ian Shelly, travel west and work for private contractors fighting fires during the fire season. They were working together on a fire northwest of Sacramento, California when she died in an accident while repositioning her truck during a firefight. The August Complex Fire — in Mendocino County — started as 37 separate lightning caused fires and...
    CROWLEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Families with loved ones at Anchor Way Senior Care in Crowley were able to see them face to face for the first time since March, but it didn’t happen without some creativity. “To stand in for these families, has meant so much to me,” said Shelita Woods, owner of Anchor Way Senior Care. Since the facility hasn’t had a single COVID-19 case, Woods said she wanted to find a unique way to reunite families with their loved ones, while still keeping them safe. “The state told us we can only do Plexiglass and I’m like ‘what does that look like?’” she said. So she and her team built a 6-foot, three-sided Plexiglass box for her senior residents to have visitors. Anchor Way Senior Care in Crowley (CBS 11) “The first couple of months, I’ll be honest, all I did was cry because I was used to...
    Dozens of nursing homes evacuated their residents as Hurricane Laura bore down Wednesday, but many others with a choice just stayed put, concluding the risk of breaking their coronavirus lockdowns could be more deadly than the storm. “It is always best if you can remain in an environment that is familiar,” said Charles Solomon, who runs The Resort at Texas City, a nursing home with 79 residents near the Galveston Bay shoreline. The facility suffered a COVID-19 outbreak that infected 55 residents, killing 17, but now is free of cases. Because it is outside the evacuation zone and has never flooded in the past, the staff decided it would be best to stay in place, particularly given fears of reintroducing the virus. “Since we are a COVID-free facility, it would be best to remain that way,” Solomon said. Shifting storm tracks and the trauma of transferring vulnerable residents can make...
    Getty: "Activists stand at the entry gate to the Krome Service Processing Center as they honor the life of Kuan Hui Lee on August 15, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Lee was 51 years old man from Taiwan who recently died while in the custody of the Immigration and Customs and Enforcement at the Krome Service Processing Center." El Paso Rep. Veronica Escobar is calling for answers from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) watchdog and top administration officials following a disturbing complaint last week alleging that officers at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Texas carried out a “pattern and practice of sexual harassment and sexual assault” against detained people. “Since the complaint was filed, three new reports have emerged of such sexual assault, including one from a victim who is currently detained, and another who has already been deported,” Escobar writes to DHS Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari, unlawfully appointed acting DHS...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The first state reports of COVID-19 cases connected to child care facilities show combined active cases across the largest counties in North Texas are in the single digits. Total cases in any one facility have been limited to 10 or less and cases among employees have been nearly double those among children. The daily reporting from Texas Health and Human Services comes as school districts continue to consider reopening plans and families debate education options. The data relies on child care facilities to self-report cases and does not provide information on total enrollment or employment numbers to determine the infection rate. In Tarrant Count though, Kara Waddell, the President and CEO of Child Care Associations, said she believes the data is accurate locally. Waddell said the organization, which has provided guidance to county officials on child care issues during the pandemic, has offered free cleaning services...
    A large fire is burning at an industrial park in Grand Prairie, west of Dallas. Firefighters are concerned about the chemicals burning, a nearby lumber yard catching fire and power lines coming down. The fire at the Poly-America facility near the President George Bush Turnpike just north of Pioneer Parkway started burning around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Flames and smoke could be seen from miles away and explosions could be heard in the distance. The plume of smoke was so large that the National Weather Service captured it on the radar. “It’s not something you see every day. And I was relatively close to it when it went off so it’s kind of like everything’s setting in for me now. Before, it was like, oh my gosh what’s going on. Now that I’m back over here and out of the way, I don’t have to be as hyper-cautious of my surroundings,” said...
    HILLSBORO, Texas – Some of us may be going a bit stir crazy as our coronavirus quarantine continues, but that hasn’t stopped some senior citizens from living it up and enjoying some drinks and temporary tattoos at a Hillsboro assisted living facility. Wesley House Assisted Living, located between Waco, Corsicana and Waxahachie counties, offered its residents an unconventional, fun way to pass the time during the current health crisis. This quarantine has got us going wild! Had a few drinks and got tattoos!Posted by Wesley House Assisted Living on Friday, August 14, 2020The facility said it houses around 30 residents, and so far, quarantine hasn’t been easy for them. “We have about 30 residents in our facility,” Wesley House officials said in a statement to KSAT. “Most of them are very independent, so having them on lockdown has really made a big change in their lives.” There are currently no active...
    Elon Musk is planning to build a resort near the SpaceX facility in Texas as part of his goal to turn the small Boca Chica hamlet into a '21st century Spaceport'.  The plans were revealed in a job ad posted online at the weekend for a Resort Development Manager whose role will be to 'oversee the development of SpaceX's first resort from inception to completion'.   The latest idea from the eccentric entrepreneur comes after he has repeatedly angered local residents in the area, with some likening the noise of rocket launches to being like living 'in a war zone' and others accusing SpaceX of trying to bully them out of their homes.   Elon Musk is planning to build a resort near the SpaceX facility in Texas as part of his goal to turn the small Boca Chica Village into a '21st century Spaceport' The successful candidate for the newly-created...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. A biotech production facility in College Station could begin manufacturing a COVID-19 vaccine as early as next year. As part of a $265 million contract with the federal government, the Texas A&M University System Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing — which is owned and operated by Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies — has been tapped to mass-manufacture a vaccine candidate that is still undergoing testing. That vaccine, which is being developed by the little-known Maryland company Novavax, is one of six candidates the federal government has put billions of dollars behind as part of its Operation Warp Speed, which is pursuing an aggressive timeline for mass-distributing a coronavirus vaccine. President Donald Trump, appearing Monday afternoon at a North Carolina Fujifilm facility where the...
    TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States has awarded a $265 million contract to a Texas facility of Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp to step up production of a coronavirus vaccine candidate, President Donald Trump said. Trump made the announcement on Monday, as he toured another Fujifilm facility in North Carolina. The order widens a pact between the Department of Health and Human Services, the Texas A&M university system and Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. The funds will speed by several months an expansion planned at the Texas facility in College Station, with completion now expected this fall, Fujifilm said in a news release. Last week, Fujifilm Diosynth, a drug ingredient subsidiary of the Japanese firm, said it would make bulk drug substances for Novavax Inc.'s virus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373. It added that it would spend $928 million to double capacity at a Denmark facility that is also involved in making virus treatments. The...
    Nurses at a Texas hospital have blown the whistle on what they say are abhorrent conditions in a make-shift COVID-19 unit where they claim corpses are left in non-air-conditioned rooms with ants crawling over them.  The unit was set up at at the Doctors Hospital Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas, earlier this year to treat COVID-19 patients.  Texas is currently experiencing its peak in the crisis. On Wednesday, the state recorded 194 deaths, a new record, and there were more than 9,000 new cases.  In Hidalgo County, where the hospital is based, bodies are now being stored in refrigerated trucks because morgues are so overwhelmed.  The DHR nurses say that the lockdown in March and April was able to stave off the initial crisis, but that reopening before many other states brought about the current spike.  This is among the photographs sent to the whistle-blower. It shows a patient who...
    Tesla has selected Texas as the location for its next U.S. factory. Development on its new Gigafactory facility began last weekend about 15 minutes from downtown Austin. Described as Tesla’s “Cybertruck Gigafactory,” the facility will be the main production plant that will build its upcoming all-electric Cybertruck and Model 3/Model Y vehicles. The Tesla Cybertruck will be made of advanced alloy, which has been described as “the most iconic ‘Green’ pickup truck.” “When most cars are taken to a junkyard today, they are crushed and shredded,” Tesmanian writer Eva Fox said. “That process contaminates high-quality steel with copper and other elements – which means it can only be reprocessed into lower-quality steels. From the Cybertruck, which is made of steel, you can remove the battery, disassemble the insides and send the shell back to the oven. Thus, most of the car could be recycled. Tesla can create relatively...
    Reality Leigh Winner, 28, who is being held at FMC Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, has tested positive for COVID-19 Former NSA contractor Reality Winner, who was convicted of leaking classified documents to a news website, has tested positive for the coronavirus at a federal medical prison in Texas where more than 500 other inmates have come down with COVID-19.  The number of confirmed cases at the Federal Medical Center-Carswell in Fort Worth jumped to 510 on Tuesday, only two days after the Bureau of Prisons reported that 200 women there had tested positive for the virus. Only the federal prison in Seagoville, also located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, had more infected inmates, with 1,156 cases as of Tuesday.    'We're like a whole bunch of hamsters in a cage chasing our own tails,' said Carswell inmate Holli Chapman. FMC-Carswell holds female inmates with medical and mental health issues. It...
    (CNN)Hundreds of incarcerated women in Texas, including NSA leaker Reality Winner, are at the center of one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks at a federal correctional facility in the country. At least 510 detainees and three staff at Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, have tested positive for Covid-19, data from the Bureau of Prisons shows. That's nearly 40% of the detainees.Increased testing at the facility started on July 1 and detainees are having their temperatures taken twice a day, the Bureau of Prisons told CNN in a statement.Winner, a former NSA contractor convicted of leaking confidential information to the media, is among the detaineed who have contracted the virus, her mother Billie Winner-Davis told CNN."This could happen to any one of us. Just because someone is an inmate in a prison doesn't mean that they are less than human. They are still loved," Winner-Davis said about her...
    LAKE WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Thursday morning paramedics and state contractors were busy evacuating some 30 patients from a North Texas nursing home a after a third of the residents there tested positive for COVID-19. A number of agencies are at the Lake Worth Nursing Home to put remaining residents in ambulances and take them to their new homes. Crews began moving patients out on Wednesday, but the massive operation is taking longer than expected. Officials with MedStar Mobile Healthcare say the state asked them to transport all of Lake Worth nursing home’s 63 residents to other facilities. Patients and staff at the facility were tested last week for the novel coronavirus and 25 of the residents turned up positive. MedStar is taking precautions — handling staff and patients as if they all have COVID-19. Each patient is being escorted to ambulances in full protective gear. Several hours of transporting moved...
    Electric powered car maker Tesla needs to start developing a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern US as early as the 3rd quarter of this year, the business told Texas officials in paperwork produced public this 7 days. But the business is even now pitting Texas and Oklahoma against just about every other in an effort and hard work to safe tax breaks, the documents display. The plant would develop Tesla’s electric pickup truck and Design Y SUV, in accordance to experiences. Tesla instructed officers in Travis County, Texas, the automaker desires to invest about $1 billion to construct a motor vehicle assembly plant that employs 5,000 people today on the grounds of what is now a cement operation in close proximity to Austin. But it needs tax breaks to make the web site competitive with an choice site in Oklahoma, in accordance to files submitted with Texas...
    By Ben Klayman and Brad Brooks | Reuters Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is negotiating possible incentives with a Texas county that could bring a new auto assembly plant to the area near Austin, the state capital, the Austin American-Statesman reported on Monday. Travis County Commissioners Court is scheduled to discuss terms of the deal on Tuesday, the paper reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation. A vote is expected in the coming weeks. The paper said it was unclear whether negotiations with Travis County show that Tesla has picked the Austin region as the site for the plant, which would build the company’s electric pickup truck and Model Y SUV and employ thousands of people, or if the company is also negotiating with officials in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tesla officials could not immediately be reached to comment. The company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, has tweeted previously about the possibility of...
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