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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Corpus Christi City Council has had its first discussion and vote on changing the storm water charge by separating it from your water bill. If it is separate, the charges will be incorporated into the Drainage Fund. The first vote was passed in city council on Tuesday, coming one step closer …

CASTROVILLE, Texas – A glimpse of sloping roofs, half-timbered buildings and flower boxes, Castroville looks a lot further 25 miles from San Antonio. Residents with deep roots want it to be. “Welcome to Castroville,” said Helen Lutz in Alsatian, the High German dialect of her ancestors. Lutz lived his 82 years in this city and …

Much of the recent information on climate-influenced building codes has come from California, where the California Energy Commission announced the adoption of revisions to its building energy efficiency standards, also known as California Energy. Code, likely to have an impact on new construction from 2023 if adopted. by the California Building Standards Commission. Despite the …

Calling the Sunday night outage unprecedented and unacceptable, New York Governor Kathy Hochul pledged to New York City subway riders to find out what caused the chain reaction of the events leading up to the shutdown of more than 80 trains for more than four hours. Speaking to reporters on Monday morning outside a subway …

The summer transfer window is in its final week for the big European leagues, which means the biggest clubs are looking to make a splash in the market while they still can. Check out the latest gossip below, and check out all the official offers here. TOP STORY: PSG cares about Jesus if Mbappe leaves …

Daniel Banyai talks to a group at Slate Ridge in Pawlet. Facebook photo A lawyer representing the owner of Slate Ridge has asked the Vermont Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision to shut down the unauthorized West Pawlet paramilitary training center. Cindy Hill, an attorney for Daniel Banyai based in Middlebury, filed the …

Newswise – How to design effective demonstration areas for urban carbon sequestration? In the latest guidance note, research groups from the University of Helsinki and Aalto University focus on the main principles of urban demonstration areas using biochars for carbon sequestration. In addition, the guidance note provides lessons learned from a process of co-creating one …

Ashley Anderson and Paul Hurst celebrate 10 years of success as Anderson Hurst Associates, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ award-winning real estate partnership in Montecito. Anderson and Hurst have been ranked in the top 1% of Berkshire Hathaway agents nationwide for eight years, and Paul is an associate director in the Berkshire Hathaway Montecito office. …

The Metropolitan Opera and his orchestra signed a new collective agreement on August 24 and plans to return to the stage in September with two free preseason performances. The orchestra musicians’ union, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, was the last of the Met’s three largest unions to reach a deal with the …

The announcement follows a four-year agreement ratified last month by Local One of the International Alliance of Theater Stage Employees (IATSE), which represents stagehands and ended a lockout that began on December 8. The Met entered into a four-year agreement in May with the American Guild of Musical Artists, which represents choirs and solo artists. …