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Hold the guacamole: Avocado prices soar

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The wholesale price of avocados is up more than 100% since the beginning of the year.  It's simple economics: a reduced number of avocados and an increased demand means prices will rise.  Thanks to a reduced yield, a drought in California, and a growers' strike in Mexico last year, then you throw in a hurricane, the fruit known for its beneficial healthy fats and is believed to help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, has been hard to come by and comes at a high c...

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The humidity is back

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Gulf air has rolled back in and that will give us warmer temperatures with even a few afternoon showers possible. The Gulf air will be with us through the weekend until Sunday when a cold front moves with a few thundershowers. The front will clear the region by Sunday night and Monday will give us more Fall weather. By Tuesday another front moves in the keep the fall weather going for most of next week. Today: Partly cloudy with a few afternoon showers. High 85. Friday: Partly cloud...

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Valero to donate $600,000 to local children's charities

Valero Bill Greehey Refineries will present $600,000 to local children's charities today. Valero Bill Greehey Refineries will present $600,000 to local children's charities today.
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28 local children's charities are getting a big boost this morning. $600,000 will be presented to those charities this morning by representatives from the Valero Bill Greehey Refineries. That amount is $30,000 more than was donated last year. The funds were raised at the annual Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Tournament. The tournament raised a record breaking $11 million this year for charities across the nation. The donations will be presented to the local chariti...

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US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president.    THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid by 9,500 to 248,250, lowest since late August.    The overall number of Americans collecting unemployment checks dropped to 1.89 million, lowest s... More>>

Help fight breast cancer, win new Camaro

2017 'Making Strides' Chevy Camaro will be raffled off at Saturday's 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk/ 2017 'Making Strides' Chevy Camaro will be raffled off at Saturday's 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk/
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Fighting breast cancer... one step at a time. Join KRIS 6 News at the American Cancer Society's (ACS) 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk this Saturday. The annual fundraiser helps the ACS provide free services to local women and men diagnosed with breast cancer. Funds raised are also used for continued research to find a cure for the disease. More than 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year, according the the American Cancer Society. More than 63,000 new cases or...

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'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

PHOTO: Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holster to Conceal Carry Firearms PHOTO: Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holster to Conceal Carry Firearms
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ATLANTA (AP) - The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later.    Some are calling it "murder insurance," and say that rather than promoting personal responsibility and protection, it encourages gun owners to take action and not worry about the consequences. And,... More>>

CVB encouraging people to go to local attractions

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Residents of the Coastal Bend have had to take some time out of their busy lives to fix any damage produced by Hurricane Harvey. To ease the minds of families during this time, the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau have decided on a promotion until the end of October.  This is an effort to help bring more tourism and business to the city. Many local attractions mentioned that they had very little business after Harvey's hit.   Public Affairs officer o... More>>

Robbers with hunting knives demand $1 from store, then flee

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BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Two young men made an unusually small request as they robbed a store in Massachusetts by demanding a single dollar in their robbery.    Police say two men entered the Brockton Market and Deli around lunchtime Tuesday while brandishing large hunting-style knives and demanded a single dollar. The men then fled.    The Enterprise reports the two young men were described as Hispanic and possibly between the ages of 15 and 18. One was wearing a ... More>>

US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

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Chris Allen’s phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana’s Hotel Capri. Allen’s friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before. The tourist from South Carolina had cut short his trip to Cuba two years earlier after numbness spread through all four of his limbs within minutes of climbing into bed at the same hotel where the American government worker...

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Stadium sound system fails, soccer teams sing national anthem a cappella

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With all the attention given to sports and the national anthem, two Massachusetts soccer teams are gaining national attention for how they handled the patriotic song. East Bridgewater and Rockland High Schools were standing for the Star Spangled Banner when the stadium's sound system went out. Instead of abandoning the song, the lady soccer players stepped in and sang it a capella.

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Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion.    After a brief hearing that included a testy exchange with government lawyers, Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the government to move "promptly and without delay" to transport the teenager or allow her to be transported by others to the nearest abortion provider.    ... More>>

Boy sends President Trump cash to help with living expenses

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(WBIR) A 9-year-old boy from East Tennessee wrote to President Trump in January to send him $3. Now he has a letter from the President. Eli'sha Davies from Crossville wrote to the President after hearing his parents talk about Trump's campaign promise to only accept a salary of $1. He wanted to make sure the President had enough to pay the bills at the White House.  "I thought how is he going to eat or drink," Eli'sha said. "Or you know pay, if he needs to pa... More>>

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

PHOTO: President Trump signs an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Photo Date: 10/12/2017 PHOTO: President Trump signs an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Photo Date: 10/12/2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) - If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.    The unexpected assessment comes from consultants, policy experts, and state officials trying to discern the potential fallout from a Washington health care debate that's becoming harder to follow.   Wh... More>>

Texas man’s execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

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A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area’s “Tourniquet Killer” so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Anthony Allen Shore was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday evening, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant at prosecutors’ request just hours before Shore was set to die...

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Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial

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A white former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter late Wednesday in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t decide whether to find him guilty of murder. Jurors deliberated about six hours before finding ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, 57, guilty of the lesser charge in the August 2014 killing of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, who had just started dati...

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Recovery, reconstruction go slowly after Mexico earthquake

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Wearing a hardhat, Rodrigo Diaz Mejia steps onto the hood of a crushed car and then gingerly into an apartment cracked open by the Sept. 19 earthquake. Inside he spots a photo of two young boys hanging on a wall spider-webbed with deep cracks. He puts it under his arm to carry it out for the family. For weeks, the mechanic by trade has been climbing through broken walls and over buckled floors in the increasingly unstable buildings of the Tokio 517 apartment ...

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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier’s grieving family

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President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. “I have proof,” he insisted. The controversy over how Trump has conducted one of the most sacred of presidential tasks generated new turmoil in the White House. After one slain soldier’s father a...

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Committee calls for action on city's homeless issues

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A committee tasked with finding possible solutions to help get homeless people off the streets of Corpus Christi is calling for action.

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Mayor wants changes to mandated water releases

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Mayor Joe McComb believes it's time to revisit state mandated releases from the city's water supply.

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Fact Check: Is Corpus Christi required to release reservoir water?

Water flows down the Nueces River near Labonte Park, downstream of Wesley Seale Dam. Water flows down the Nueces River near Labonte Park, downstream of Wesley Seale Dam.
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On Wednesday, officials announced that only two floodgates remained open at Wesley Seale Dam, meaning floodwater downstream along the Nueces River would, at last, begin to recede.

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A return to normalcy as Port Aransas' only grocery store reopens

IGA, the only grocery store in Port Aransas, has reopened over a month after Hurricane Harvey. IGA, the only grocery store in Port Aransas, has reopened over a month after Hurricane Harvey.
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For the only grocery store in Port Aransas, the path to rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey has been slow going; but now, over a month after the storm, IGA's doors are open again.

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Port Aransas Whataburger shows signs of progress

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It's been weeks since Port Aransas residents have seen an open sign in front of the only Whataburger in town. "I was driving down the street and I actually slammed on the brakes to get in here," said one customer in the drive through. This South Texas staple opened it's doors for the first time since the storm hit.  It didn't take long for word to get around town. "Finally! Some real food!" said Marcos Viento. "It feels like the island is getting clea...

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FNF Marquee Matchup; Calallen vs. Ray

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Fourth ranked Calallen takes on Ray in our Friday Night Fever Marquee Matchup Thursday night at Cabaniss Field. The Wildcats are 2-0, and Ray is 1-1 in north zone play of district 30-5A. QB Brad Breckenridge returned to action last week to lead the Texans to a 34 to nothing win over Tuloso-Midway. Calallen has outscored opponents 230 to 28 in the last four games. 

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Bashed in the Bronx, Astros happy to head home

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Houston Astros will be happy to get home after a three-day bashing in the Bronx that left Jose Altuve flinging his bat and Josh Reddick slamming his helmet.      Not even Dallas Keuchel could prevent New York from sweeping three games at Yankee Stadium and returning to Texas with a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. Game 6 is Friday night.      Houston's pair of 2-1 wins at the Juice Box last weekend were distant memories after th... More>>

Oyster reefs bounce back after Harvey, students learn

TAMUCC students and researchers took to local waterways to check on oyster reefs in the path of Hurricane Harvey. TAMUCC students and researchers took to local waterways to check on oyster reefs in the path of Hurricane Harvey.
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Hurricane Harvey caused a lot of devastation in nearby towns. But those studying at Texas A&M Corpus Christi have been provided with a great learning opportunity.

Two weeks prior to Hurricane Harvey, the University's newest habitat restoration project called the St. Charles Bay Oyster Reef was finished.

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Plumbers Local Union 68 hosts job fair

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There's a particular type of frustration felt by thousands of South Texans; that's the agony of looking for work. However, there are lots of openings in one field in our area-- plumbing. On Wednesday, more than 100 people went to the local plumbers' union hall on Leopard St hoping for an opportunity. "It's hard finding a job," said Albert Hernandez. Hernandez, 25, has spent the last three months in Corpus Christi looking for work. "I went to a bunch of fast food p...

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Storm victims approved for Red Cross financial aid still waiting for money

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Many people who have been approved to receive $400 for storm relief from the Red Cross are still facing delays and having trouble claiming the financial assistance. 

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Muggy weather makes a comeback

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We had another night of chilly temperatures this morning as overnight lows fell, once again, into the upper 40s for parts of our inland areas.  Officially out at the airport, we bottomed out at 53 degrees.  Our winds have taken more of an easterly shift and that is bringing the humid air back in a way big way. Tonight, look for increasing clouds and some patchy fog to drop visibilities down to a mile or 2 by daybreak.  Lows will be noticeably warmer as we only dip into...

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Warrant issued for woman accused of beating up student at Miller

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A warrant has been issued for the woman who is suspected of beating up a student at Miller High School on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. A person who saw the assault recorded the incident on her cell phone and shared it on social media. Police Chief Kirby Warnke said the accused, Mary Ali... 

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Lake Corpus Christi water releases reduced, flooding expected to recede

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Water releases that had led to downstream flooding from Wesley Seale Dam were reduced as of Wednesday, according to officials.

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Execution for 'Tourniquet Killer' in Texas halted for now

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By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press      HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A judge on Wednesday halted the scheduled execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" hours before it was to be carried out.      Anthony Allen Shore was to be put to death Wednesday evening for the killings of four female victims, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant just hours before Shore was set to die. The judge was responding to request from pr... More>>

Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting

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EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.    A manhunt was underway for 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince, who was considered armed and dangerous.   SEARCH for SUSPECT: RADEE LABEEB PRINCE 11/5/79 2008 Black Chevy Acadia DE Tag PC064273 Call 911 if you see the suspect. pic.twitter.com/v8y18FOEUi — Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sh...

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Ford recalling about 1.3M vehicles for possible door issue

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DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling about 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America because of potential door problems.      The company said Wednesday that in some vehicles a frozen door latch or bent or kinked actuation cable may cause a door to not open or close. If consumers are able to open and close such doors, the door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage, increasing the risk for a possible injury.      F... More>>

Pet of the Week: Myra

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Myra is an 8-year-old female American Staffordshire Terrier whose friendly nature and seemingly limitless energy potentially make her an ideal part of any active family.

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RV destroyed in fire near Annaville

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Smoke from a recreational vehicle fire near Annaville could be seen from Crosstown Expressway this morning, according to officials. The owner of the RV told the Annaville Fire Department that he heard a popping noise, went outside, and saw the RV fully engulfed.  The Annaville Fire Department quickly extinguished the flames upon arrival. No one was inside the RV at the time, officials on scene say, and no injuries were reported.  We are told this fire is the source o...

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Port Aransas Whataburger drive through open today

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Whataburger in Port Aransas is serving customers today for the first time since Hurricane Harvey. According to a release from the company, the Port Aransas Whataburger will be open for drive through customers today from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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First lady encourages donations for hurricane relief

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Melania Trump is urging the public to continue to donate to help the victims of recent hurricanes.      The first lady says in a new public service announcement that "your help is still needed." She directs viewers to an online list of organizations 

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Howard E. Butt Jr. family makes $1M donation to aid hurricane recovery

L to R: Rob Hall, H-E-B; Margie Gonzales, CBDRG; Rev. Beth Tatum, CBDRG; Winell Herron, H-E-B; Janna Shoe, CBDRG; Donna Rosson, CBDRG; and Regina Garcia, H-E-B. L to R: Rob Hall, H-E-B; Margie Gonzales, CBDRG; Rev. Beth Tatum, CBDRG; Winell Herron, H-E-B; Janna Shoe, CBDRG; Donna Rosson, CBDRG; and Regina Garcia, H-E-B.
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Representatives from H-E-B  presented a $1 million donation yesterday to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts along the Gulf Coast. Barbara Dan Butt, and her three children, Howard Butt III, Stephen Butt and Deborah Dan Butt Rogers joined together in a personal contribution to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group Fund in honor of their husband and father, Howard E. Butt Jr., who passed away last year. “We know no better way to honor our father, Howard E. Butt Jr. a... More>>

School bus rear ended near Crosstown

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Corpus Christi Police responded to an accident involving a school bus at the Comanche Street overpass of the Crosstown Expressway this morning. The bus, carrying 15 students , was on the way to Coles High School was rear ended by a sedan. No one was hurt in the accident. The driver of the sedan was ticketed for failure to control speed.  

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Local activists working to create opportunities for homeless

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"There is no reason to reinvent the wheel. If something is working somewhere, let's use it. Let's run with it and adapt it to our community and our needs," Granberry said.

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Injured Mandalay Bay security guard opens up on 'Ellen'

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The Mandalay Bay security guard who garnered national attention for declining interviews from all major news outlets after the Las Vegas shooting will appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this afternoon. Jesus Campos has been accused of "disappearing" after the shooting. He released a statement through the MGM Resorts spokesperson saying he "wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing."  Campos chose 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' as th...

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Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

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SILSBEE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home.    Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis says the fire was reported at around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday near Silsbee, which is about 80 miles northeast of Houston.    He says the family's home, which he described as an apartment, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. He told KFDM-TV that the home is right behind the children's grandparents'... More>>

Trump again blasts NFL over players kneeling during anthem

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.    Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the "NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem."    He adds: "Total disrespect for our great country!"    The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespec... More>>

'Ag in the Classroom' teaches students importance of agriculture

Area experts teach students the importance of agriculture. Area experts teach students the importance of agriculture.
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Agriculture in the Classroom has been around for years. It's a multifaceted program that brings the world of agriculture to students.  It helps them see in the world where their food is grown and how farmers and ranchers are a part of their daily lives.  The San Patricio County Farm Bureau, along with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, held its annual Ag in the Classroom event, at the San Patricio County Fair Grounds in Sinton, Texas. Grade school children from...

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Families of the fallen, and their presidents

Battle cross memorial ceremony at Forward Operating Base Delaram I Afghanistan July 7 2010. Battle cross memorial ceremony at Forward Operating Base Delaram I Afghanistan July 7 2010.
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The Associated Press spoke Tuesday with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asked them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time - George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump.    Here's a sampling of their stories:    SPEAK NO ILL    Jodie Missildine's 20-year-old stepson, Alex Missildine, was killed Oct. 1 when an IED exploded near his vehicle in Ninawa Province, Iraq.    Missildine... More>>

Humidity Returns

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South winds return to the Coastal Bend ushering in higher humidity and warmer temperatures. By Thursday a few showers will be possible along the coast moving inland through Saturday.  On Sunday a cold front move through the region with a line of thundershowers possible. Fair, fall weather for early next week. Today: Sunny and a bit warmer. High 84. Thursday: Partly cloudy with a few showers. High 86. Friday: Partly cloudy with a few showers. High 87. 

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Hot cops for hurricane relief: SAPD selling calendars for Refugio County schools

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The San Antonio Police Department's (SAPD) finest are on display in a new calendar for hurricane relief and the department is challenging other departments to follow their lead. Extra, Extra, Read all about it!!!https://t.co/IjiqIWd61U#HotCopsCalendar #SAPD #SAPDCalendar #Gainesville#GainesvillePoliceDepartment pic.twitter.com/ArUICoh9tg — SA Police Dept (@SATXPolice) October 17, 2017 All funds raised through the calendar sales will go to three schools in Refugio County th... More>>

Californians head back home to altered lives, communities

PHOTO: A Northern California neighborhood after a wildfire swept through, Photo Date: 10/11/17 PHOTO: A Northern California neighborhood after a wildfire swept through, Photo Date: 10/11/17
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PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences. Others have lost their homes and a lifetime of possessions.    A week after fleeing raging wildfires, tens of thousands of emotionally ravaged Californians have drifted back home to find their lives and their communities dramatically altered.    At a Red Cross shelter in Petaluma on Tuesday, 69-year-old Sue Wortman recalled the words that raced through her mind when she ... More>>

City council agrees to fund one more year for crossing guards for CCISD & FBISD

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In a unanimous vote , Corpus Christi City Council agreed to fund CCISD and Flour Bluff ISD crossing guards for one more year and no more than that. Until now, both districts' crossing guards have been paid for by the money from the red light camera program funds. The program is gone but a little more than $300,000 remains in its budget.  

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Driscoll Children's Hospital hosts early Halloween party for patients

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Some kiddos at Driscoll Children's Hospital had an early Halloween celebration Tuesday afternoon. Pediatric patients and their families were the guests of honor at a Halloween party.

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Port A Police arrest man with explosives

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A quick thinking Port Aransas resident may have prevented an explosive situation late Monday night.

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More upgrades underway at CCISD Cabaniss Field venues

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Artificial turf is being installed at both the Cabaniss Field baseball & softball venues. Grass has been dug up at both fields. New scoreboards, outfield fences and many other upgrades are currently underway thanks to the passage of a recent bond issue.  "Oh gosh, you can;t imagine how excited we are," said CCISD Athletic Director Brenda Marshall. "The turf is not like what you are going to see at a football field. They are specialized just for baseball and so...

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Loose calf corralled on streets of Brooklyn

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(NBC) - A steer has been corralled on the streets of Brooklyn. The animal was spotted late this Tuesday morning and ended up on some athletic fields where police tried to nab the beefy culprit.

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Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS at 2

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NEW YORK (AP) - With a soaring shot headed for Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on track for another memorable October.      Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the unflappable New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 Tuesday night and tie the AL Championship Series 2-2.      The Baby Bombers trailed 4-0 against starter Lance McCullers Jr. until Judge homered ... More>>

Elliott gets another reprieve, will play Sunday

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NEW YORK (AP) - Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.      A New York federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the league's suspension, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco.      U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty's ruling came five days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas co... More>>

Cowboys' Elliott gets another reprieve, will play vs 49ers

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NEW YORK (AP) - Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.

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Caught on camera: Parent accused of beating a high school student on campus

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C.C.I.S.D. Police are looking for a woman who is accused of beating a teen on campus property. Chief Kirby Warnke, with the CCISD Police, says they are looking for a woman after a video surfaced on Facebook of an alleged assault.

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Fact Check: Downed Fences

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Hurricane Harvey also damaged fences all across the city. And our fact check team asked the city, can you be cited if you have a downed fence as a result of the storm. We talked to city code enforcement and found that is indeed...

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Pleasant Wednesday before humidity returns Thursday

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This morning we had excellent radiational cooling occur out at Corpus Christi International Airport as we achieved an overnight low of 51 degrees!  Talk about a nice and chilly start to the day!  This was the coolest morning low we’ve observed at the airport since April 6th of this year.  Inland areas were even cooler with lows in the upper 40s out in George West, Orange Grove, Hebbronville, and Beeville. By this afternoon, we were under blue skies with plenty of...

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Need a job? Local plumbers union wants to hire workers

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One thing is obvious when you drive around Corpus Christi: there's an abundance of construction projects. However, there's also a shortage of workers, especially plumbers. That's one of the reasons the Plumbers Local Union 68 is holding an event Wednesday from noon through seven p.m. 

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DPS School Bus Safety Week

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The Department of Public Safety is stepping up it's patrols near school bus stops this week in an effort to make sure everyone makes it to school safe and sound. School Bus Safety Week is DPS's newest campaign. And that means DPS troopers will be on the look out for people who fail to stop for school buses. The program was designed to give parents the peace of mind knowing their kids are safe.   They also hope this campaign clears up any gray area for driv...

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NFL players, owners hold 'constructive' talks on issues

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer      NEW YORK (AP) - NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive."      A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met at the league's headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players' platforms for speaking out on social issues.      "We heard what they had to say and they heard u...

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123 have accepted Hillcrest buyout offer

Hillcrest residents are faced with a tough reality with the Harbor Bridge buyout (KRIS 6 News) Hillcrest residents are faced with a tough reality with the Harbor Bridge buyout (KRIS 6 News)
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Items stacked on the curb and spray painted symbols on home exteriors indicate Port Corpus Christi's buyout of the Hillcrest neighborhood homes is underway. According to officials, the relocation effort is actually ahead of schedule. Here's a breakdown: - 550 households are eligible for relocation - 291 are interested in selling - 123 have accepted buyout offer - 75 have closed on home Despite interest, there's still a big challenge ahead - finding affordable housing to move into.&...

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Nueces river flooding continues

Homeowners near the Nueces River are dealing with the fifth day of flooding as water is released from the Wesley Seale Dam. Homeowners near the Nueces River are dealing with the fifth day of flooding as water is released from the Wesley Seale Dam.
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Assistant city manager Mark Van Vleck told the Corpus Christi city council that we can expect 4 to 5 more days of flooding along the Nueces river. That flooding began last week because of releases from Wesley Seale dam. Van Vleck says 2 flood gates remain open and they're expected to remain that way for a couple more days. With Lake Corpus Christi at capacity, anymore water flowing into that reservoir would have to be released immediately. Van Vleck says that could lead to worse f...

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Hundreds of boats displaced or submerged during Hurricane Harvey

The Coast Guard and ESF-10 remove a boat from waters off Key Allegro in Rockport. (October 17, 2017). The Coast Guard and ESF-10 remove a boat from waters off Key Allegro in Rockport. (October 17, 2017).
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Not all of the damage done by Hurricane Harvey can be seen with the naked eye. On land, the impacts of the storm sit in plain sight. But beneath the water's surface lies another problem - sunken vessels. Hurricane Harvey moved thousands of gallons of water ashore as it churned through the gulf before sitting on top of Rockport, putting the small city - and its big money marina - on spin cycle.

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Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi establishes new emergency phone numbers

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Starting Wednesday, Coast Guard emergency services in Corpus Christi will have new phone numbers. After moving to a new facility at the Corpus Christi International Airport, Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi has established new emergency phone numbers. Direct line for search and rescue emergencies: 361 289 8291 All other maritime emergencies: 361 939 0450 “Despite our move to a new building at the Corpus Christi Airport, we will not have any service interruptions... More>>

Night work to impact Louisiana Avenue traffic

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The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering office advises residents beginning Wednesday, October 18, 2017, contractors will work at night on the Alameda Street Improvement Project, between Staples Street and Louisiana Avenue.  During this period, Alameda Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction and with flaggers stationed at Clifford Street, Palmero Street, Naples Street, Atlantic Street, and Del Mar Boulevard intersections. Traffic control devices wi... More>>

Passenger says Delta crew stopped her from singing anthem

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By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia physician said her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing the U.S. national anthem aboard a Delta Air Lines plane carrying the soldier's casket was stopped by a flight attendant who told her it would violate company policy.      Dr. Pamela Gaudry of Savannah said she and fellow passengers were told "to stay quietly in our seats" as an honor guard escorted the casket from the plane Saturday at Ha... More>>

'Cite and release' in some marijuana cases passed for Dallas

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DALLAS (AP) - Dallas County commissioners have approved a "cite and release" program that allows police in Dallas to issue a court summons to those found possessing less than 4 ounces of marijuana instead of taking them to jail.      The Dallas Morning News reports commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to allow the program. The measure had been passed by the Dallas City Council but required county approval for implementation. Officials say the program will start Dec... More>>

Mid-day crash kills 60-year-old year old man

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A fatal crash claims the life of a 60-year-old man. The collision happened at the intersection of Padre Street & North Tancahua Street just before 12:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

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Judge set to rule on another bid to stop Elliott suspension

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Attorneys for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott are asking for an emergency hearing in federal court in New York on the belief that the running back's six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations would be in place for at least a week without further legal intervention by Tuesday.      Elliott's legal team and NFL lawyers were set for a hearing Tuesday afternoon in the Southern District of New York, about two hours before what Elliott's attorneys believed was...

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Mayor: Much of Rockport will not be rebuilt following Harvey

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VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - The mayor of the Gulf Coast community of Rockport says Hurricane Harvey destroyed about a third of the town and that 30 to 35 percent of it will probably never be rebuilt.      Mayor Charles "C.J." Wax said during a panel discussion Tuesday in Victoria that only about 300 businesses out of the 1,300 in Rockport have reopened since Harvey came ashore in August.      Wax says people know Rockport as the city of trees but mos... More>>

San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts

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NEW YORK (AP) - Las Vegas is getting a WNBA franchise.      The San Antonio Stars are moving to the gambling mecca after being bought by MGM Resorts International, the league said Tuesday.      "Las Vegas has been on our radar screen for some time," WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a phone interview. "We've had conversations with the MGM family, executive team. They are bringing live sports to Las Vegas."      The tea... More>>

Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

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By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press      NEW YORK (AP) - Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet."      That was Sunday night. By Monday night, more than 53,000 people had left ...

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Texas poker clubs hoping that state law won't make them fold

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By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH The Dallas Morning News      DALLAS (AP) - Jody Wheeler is betting on a business model he bills as a legal and safe place to play poker.      He opened FTN Poker a month ago in a former shoe store off Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. He hired lawyers to ensure that his private social club operated within the law. And he's been up front with city officials about what he's doing.      "I'm trying to bring poker from... More>>

BBB: Contractor practices can help speed up storm cleanup

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According to the Better Business Bureau, there are a few simple ways honest workers can distinguish themselves from scammers during the storm recovery.

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Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation earns national accreditation

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The City of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department recently earned accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and recreation Agencies and the National recreation and Park Association. CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. The distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related ... More>>

TAMUK student symposium features gender discussion

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KINGSVILLE  — The Women and Gender Studies program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a Student Symposium at noon Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall. The keynote speaker will be Dr. S. Ayse Kadayifei-Orellana, associate director and assistant professor of the practice at Georgetown University’s MA program in conflict resolution. She will talk about Peacebuilding in a Complex World: Experience from Muslin Women. All disciplines ... More>>

Houston-area "Tourniquet Killer" set to die

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A stick was used to tightly twist a cord from a window blind around the neck of a 21-year-old woman found strangled and dumped in the drive-thru lane of a Houston Dairy Queen in 1992.    Maria del Carmen Estrada's slaying went unsolved for more than a decade until a tiny particle collected from beneath her fingernail matched the DNA of convicted sex offender Anthony Allen Shore.    Shore, 55, whose signature killing method prompted him to... More>>

10 million cubic feet of storm debris removed

Hurricane Harvey left behind enough debris in Port Aransas to fill the U.S. Capitol rotunda ten times. Hurricane Harvey left behind enough debris in Port Aransas to fill the U.S. Capitol rotunda ten times.
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AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Transportation has collected more than 10 million cubic feet of debris - or the equivalent of about 186 football fields - in the four districts most impacted by Hurricane Harvey since landfall August 25.  From Corpus Christi to Houston and numerous towns in between, TxDOT crews have worked tirelessly to help clear roadways and help citizens in their ongoing recovery efforts. "We continue to deliver much needed service to those communities s...

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Driver who caused small pile up cited, will foot clean up cost

This truck caused a four-car pile up Tuesday morning. (October 17, 2017). This truck caused a four-car pile up Tuesday morning. (October 17, 2017).
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Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning following an accident involving four vehicles.  The collision occurred around 8 a.m. on the northbound Crosstown Express Way access road, between Saratoga and Holly.   According to first responders, a heavy duty silver pick up truck rear-ended one of the other vehicles, which created a chain reaction.  The at fault driver, who was not taken to the hospital, will be cited for failure to control speed and will be r...

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'Take a break' after Hurricane Harvey with 50% off local attractions

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As the Coastal Bend continues to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) wants to help residents relax a little. The CVB and other major attractions around the Bend want to invite everyone to take a break from the hard work and reconnect with the beautiful things to love about Corpus Christi and the Texas Coastal Bend.   From now until October 31, 2017, residents can enjoy 50% off general admission with a wristband... More>>

Local P.F. Chang's restaurant will offer free sushi next week

PHOTO: P.F. Chang's restaurant sign, Photo Date: June 2012 (Cropped Photo: Flickr / Mike Kalasnik / CC BY 2.0 ) PHOTO: P.F. Chang's restaurant sign, Photo Date: June 2012 (Cropped Photo: Flickr / Mike Kalasnik / CC BY 2.0 )
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If you love the words free and sushi, then your going to love this story. The local P.F. Chang's Restaurant is going to take part in a nationwide event for the food chain and will offer free sushi for anyone that plans to eat inside the eatery.

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Flu season: Public places with the most germs

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(WTHR) - Studies show baby boomers are skipping flu shots more than any other generation even though they have one of the biggest risks of getting the virus.  According to the CDC, one-third of people between ages 65 and 74 skipped the flu shot in 2016. This doesn't bode well when weaker immune systems already make seniors more susceptible to the flu. The CDC found 90 percent of flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 and olde... More>>

Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job.    Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2017 Trump's announcement Tuesday on Twitter follows reports that Republican Rep. Tom Marino played a key role in pa... More>>

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  • 6 Investigates: Roof damage in new subdivision concerns homeowners

    6 Investigates: Roof damage in new subdivision concerns homeowners

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:27:26 GMT
    Peeled roof shingles are just some of the damage that concerns homeowners in two new Southside subdivisions. (KRIS 6 News)Peeled roof shingles are just some of the damage that concerns homeowners in two new Southside subdivisions. (KRIS 6 News)

    Several homeowners who live in two newly-built subdivisions on the city’s far Southside are puzzled by the amount of roof damage from Hurricane Harvey. 

    Several homeowners who live in two newly-built subdivisions on the city’s far Southside are puzzled by the amount of roof damage from Hurricane Harvey. 

  • 6 Investigates: Transparency concerns with mascot change

    6 Investigates: Transparency concerns with mascot change

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:41:36 GMT
    6I: Transparency concerns in mascot change6I: Transparency concerns in mascot change

    Two emailed complaints. That's what CCISD School Board member Catherine Susser tells 6 Investigates prompted district officials to begin the process of changing the Hamlin Middle School logo - and mascot - to something other than the "Rebel." 

    Two emailed complaints. That's what CCISD School Board member Catherine Susser tells 6 Investigates prompted district officials to begin the process of changing the Hamlin Middle School logo - and mascot - to something other than the "Rebel." 

  • SportsMore>>

  • FNF Marquee Matchup; Calallen vs. Ray

    FNF Marquee Matchup; Calallen vs. Ray

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:45:12 GMT

    Fourth ranked Calallen takes on Ray in our Friday Night Fever Marquee Matchup Thursday night at Cabaniss Field. The Wildcats are 2-0, and Ray is 1-1 in north zone play of district 30-5A. QB Brad Breckenridge returned to action last week to lead the Texans to a 34 to nothing win over Tuloso-Midway. Calallen has outscored opponents 230 to 28 in the last four games. 

    Fourth ranked Calallen takes on Ray in our Friday Night Fever Marquee Matchup Thursday night at Cabaniss Field. The Wildcats are 2-0, and Ray is 1-1 in north zone play of district 30-5A. QB Brad Breckenridge returned to action last week to lead the Texans to a 34 to nothing win over Tuloso-Midway. Calallen has outscored opponents 230 to 28 in the last four games. 

  • Bashed in the Bronx, Astros happy to head home

    Bashed in the Bronx, Astros happy to head home

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:36:01 GMT
    Houston Astros LogoHouston Astros Logo
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Houston Astros will be happy to get home after a three-day bashing in the Bronx that left Jose Altuve flinging his bat and Josh Reddick slamming his helmet.      Not even Dallas Keuchel could prevent New York from sweeping three games at Yankee Stadium and returning to Texas with a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. Game 6 is Friday night.      Houston's pair of 2-1 wins at the Juice Box last weekend were distant memories after th...
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Houston Astros will be happy to get home after a three-day bashing in the Bronx that left Jose Altuve flinging his bat and Josh Reddick slamming his helmet.      Not even Dallas Keuchel could prevent New York from sweeping three games at Yankee Stadium and returning to Texas with a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. Game 6 is Friday night.      Houston's pair of 2-1 wins at the Juice Box last weekend were distant memories after th...
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