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Appeals court momentarily halts local port from taking action on Harbor Island project

Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 18:58:56-04


An appeals court has stopped momentarily the Port of Corpus Christi from taking action on a potential multi-billion dollar project on Harbor Island.

Port officials were supposed to vote yesterday on a 50-year lease with Lone Star Ports LLC. The company has plans to build for a marine storage terminal on Harbor Island capable of loading very large crude carriers.

However, the 13th Court of Appeals has cited with former Port Commissioner Kenneth Berry, who was seeking a stay to prevent a vote from taking place.

Berry says the port has violated the Open Meetings Act in the way it’s negotiated the deal.

Port officials say they will appeal.