WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL?

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Have you heard that question over and over again? I have. It is a valid question but also it is difficult to answer. As of the time I wrote this out of all the tests done in Nueces County about 3.1% of the tests done are positive and thankfully 96.9% of the tests done have been negative. Further our hospitalizations continue to trend down. Now that could change at any minute. As the Governor re-opens Texas we must all rejoice but be careful. Please keep social distancing. Might that be part of the new normal? Maybe. I do not know when or if there will be a vaccine but until that time so be careful and stay diligent.

SANDCASTLE RUN STILL ON FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2020

This is the fifth year for the Sandcastle Run on North Padre Island. The money stays here locally and helps children with Diabetes go to summer camp. While that camp will not happen this summer, it will happen next summer and this will really give us a head start on really offsetting those costs for next year. We will do our best to socially distance and on our beautiful and large beach socially distancing can be done. For information please call 361-888-0268.

IB MAGEE TO OPEN SOON

Please take a minute to go see the wonderful progress on IB Magee RV park in Port Aransas. By the time you read this, I am hopeful that it will be open and moving forward. The construction has really gone well and this will be a wonderful re-addition to Port Aransas. The IB Magee Park building is next. The new educational observation deck will start in the fall sometime and will be a great addition to Port Aransas as well.

PORT ARANSAS AND NUECES COUNTY WORKING TOGETHER ON CITY/COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER

Nueces County and the City of Port Aransas along with FEMA are working together to get the City/County law enforcement center rebuilt. It has taken a while but to no fault of anyone. Working to replace a multi-million-dollar facility is not an easy task especially when government funding is involved. I will keep you posted.

COVID TESTING SITES HAVE HUGE TURNOUTS IN PORT ARANSAS AND FLOUR BLUFF

Both Port Aransas and Flour Bluff had large turnouts for the Free COVID testing. The Texas National Guard did a wonderful job collecting and there are so many others to thank for their help. Nueces County has no say in how fast the results come back since they are sent to the Texas state testing lab. My hope is that the come back quickly and my prayer is that all tests come back negative. There were 126 tested in Port Aransas and 141 tested in Flour Bluff.

LONDON ROAD AND DRAINAGE PROJECTS PROGRESSING

With the continued anticipated growth in the London area of my precinct proactivity on roads and drainage is a must. We are improving both in London and will continue to look for opportunities to do so. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. Please call my office for any questions at 361-888-0268. Thank you and God Bless! ~Brent Chesney, Nueces County Commissioner