His appointment to a federal energy panel will test his pledge to protect minority communities from environmental hazards.
Six people were injured, officials said, including some who were taken to hospitals to be treated for burns.
Hurricane Hanna prompted officials and residents alike to rethink how and where to ride out a dangerous storm during a pandemic.
The storm is bearing down on coastal areas near Corpus Christi, where the virus has surged in recent weeks.
A month ago, Corpus Christi had hardly any cases of coronavirus and business was booming. Now it is struggling to contain one of the state’s fastest growing outbreaks. What happened?
The gunman was killed, and a member of the security force was injured in the attack at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, the authorities said.
Corpus Christi has become the largest energy exporter in the United States, but several expansion projects have been delayed or scuttled, threatening jobs and investments.