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Unit 2 of the South Texas Project nuclear plant in Matagorda County began a scheduled outage Saturday for refueling and maintenance purposes, according to a news release from STP Nuclear Operating Co.

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One thousand five hundred doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are being administered at the Matagorda County fairgrounds on Friday. Anyone age 65 and older is eligible, according to a spokesman with the Texas Department of Emergency Management, which is operating the clinic.

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Both nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project in Matagorda County in Matagorda County are operating. One of the two was at 81% as of 1:30 p.m. Thursday and the other was at full capacity, said Victor Dricks, senior public affairs officer with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Due to the winter storm warning forecasted for Tuesday night, we have decided to print an early edition for Wednesday, Feb. 17th. We just received word that as of now, U.S. 77 and I-37 going into Corpus Christi, where we print the Victoria Advocate, has been reopened to traffic. Unless this …

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Operators of at a Bay City nuclear power station have restarted the Unit 1 reactor, which is currently at about 5% capacity as of Wednesday afternoon, said Victor Dricks, senior public affairs officer with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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On 45 acres where a distillery may have once stood, retired Col. Stephen Mitchell and his business partner Rick Elliott are opening Matagorda Bay Distillery between Bay City and the Texas coast.

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Many Crossroads cancellations and closures have been announced for Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Beta. To add your organization’s changes to the list, email deliverydesk@vicad.com.

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Seven Crossroads residents with COVID-19 have died in recent days as the respiratory disease continues to spread throughout the region. Also, the number of hospitalized patients continues to climb.

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Victoria County health officials reported another single-day record number of COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

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