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  • Local businesses concerned about China trade war

    Local businesses concerned about China trade war

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:06:06 GMT

    Mike Claypool sells about 2,000 blankets a year from his roadside stand in Driscoll to people from all over. “I get people from Canada, New York, Iowa, Kansas,” said Claypool.

    Mike Claypool sells about 2,000 blankets a year from his roadside stand in Driscoll to people from all over. “I get people from Canada, New York, Iowa, Kansas,” said Claypool.

  • New city app keeping residents updated on Corpus Christi activity

    New city app keeping residents updated on Corpus Christi activity

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:41:30 GMT

    Technology is constantly growing and advancing. The Sparkling City by the Sea is keeping up, with one helpful tool.  All with the help of the City of Corpus Christi My City App.

    Technology is constantly growing and advancing. The Sparkling City by the Sea is keeping up, with one helpful tool.  All with the help of the City of Corpus Christi My City App.

  • Crews removing pieces of neighborhood eyesore

    Crews removing pieces of neighborhood eyesore

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:19:11 GMT
    Crews are dismantling the vacant two-story home on Third Street and Buford Street.Crews are dismantling the vacant two-story home on Third Street and Buford Street.

    Crews are finally dismantling an eyesore that has been attracting transients for years.

    Crews are finally dismantling an eyesore that has been attracting transients for years.

  • Police looking for missing-16-year-old girl and her infant son

    Police looking for missing-16-year-old girl and her infant son

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:35:35 GMT
    Courtesy: CCPDCourtesy: CCPD

    The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for help in locating a 16-year-old Hispanic female named  Amy Gisselle Andrade-Guillen.

    The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for help in locating a 16-year-old Hispanic female named  Amy Gisselle Andrade-Guillen.

  • Driscoll Children's Hospital Child Life Specialists decrease stress and anxiety for patients

    Driscoll Children's Hospital Child Life Specialists decrease stress and anxiety for patients

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:11:14 GMT

    If you've ever had to stay in a hospital, you know first hand the experience can be overwhelming. Imagine what that's like for a child.

    If you've ever had to stay in a hospital, you know first hand the experience can be overwhelming. Imagine what that's like for a child.

  • Texas jobless rate for June at 4 percent, same as US figure

    Texas jobless rate for June at 4 percent, same as US figure

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:07:34 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate improved to 4 percent during June to mirror the nationwide jobless figure, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate improved to 4 percent during June to mirror the nationwide jobless figure, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

  • CCFD responding to storage unit fire

    CCFD responding to storage unit fire

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:13:22 GMT

    Several units of a self-storage facility are destroyed after a fire. Firefighters were called to the Crosstown Mini-Storage on Port Avenue around 10:00 am Friday morning after smoke was seen coming from one of the units.

    Several units of a self-storage facility are destroyed after a fire. Firefighters were called to the Crosstown Mini-Storage on Port Avenue around 10:00 am Friday morning after smoke was seen coming from one of the units.

  • Corpus Christi Rehabilitation¬†Hospital celebrates five years of service

    Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital celebrates five years of service

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:49:27 GMT

    One local rehabilitation hospital says it has hit a major milestone. The Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital is celebrating 5-years of service to the community. 

    One local rehabilitation hospital says it has hit a major milestone. The Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital is celebrating 5-years of service to the community. 

  • Weekly road closures from July 21-27

    Weekly road closures from July 21-27

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:32:24 GMT
    Photo: File picture of street construction along CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline. (PHOTO DATE: 05/04/2018)Photo: File picture of street construction along CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline. (PHOTO DATE: 05/04/2018)
    Photo: File picture of street construction along CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline. (PHOTO DATE: 05/04/2018)Photo: File picture of street construction along CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline. (PHOTO DATE: 05/04/2018)

    The City of Corpus Christi has announced there will be several road closures across the city due to street construction.

    The City of Corpus Christi has announced there will be several road closures across the city due to street construction.

  • Local businesses benefit from the 2018 Youth World Sailing Competition

    Local businesses benefit from the 2018 Youth World Sailing Competition

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:07:03 GMT

    The Youth World Sailing Championship has brought in people from all over the world, staying in the Corpus Christi area for the last week. As you can imagine this is great news for our local economy.  The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship has made big waves here in Corpus Christi.  Members with the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau say this competition can pump up to more than $900,000 into our local economy.  With 66 countries in the area these competito...

    The Youth World Sailing Championship has brought in people from all over the world, staying in the Corpus Christi area for the last week. As you can imagine this is great news for our local economy.  The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship has made big waves here in Corpus Christi.  Members with the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau say this competition can pump up to more than $900,000 into our local economy.  With 66 countries in the area these competito...

  • $10,000 wedding package up for grabs at Wedding Fair

    $10,000 wedding package up for grabs at Wedding Fair

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:07:59 GMT
    Marriage-minded people will be gathering at the American Bank Center (1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.) Sunday for the return of The Wedding Fair! This largest bridal show in South Texas showcases everything from fashion and photography, to food, flowers and music. Couples can also enjoy the latest offerings from local caterers and bakers. It is truly a one-stop shopping experience for both the bride and groom and their families. In addition to a wide selection of items in categories that in...
    Marriage-minded people will be gathering at the American Bank Center (1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.) Sunday for the return of The Wedding Fair! This largest bridal show in South Texas showcases everything from fashion and photography, to food, flowers and music. Couples can also enjoy the latest offerings from local caterers and bakers. It is truly a one-stop shopping experience for both the bride and groom and their families. In addition to a wide selection of items in categories that in...
  • Mandela Day to be celebrated Saturday

    Mandela Day to be celebrated Saturday

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:01:40 GMT
    Mandela Day Corpus Christi is happening at Heritage Park Saturday, July 21st from 5 to 11 PM.Mandela Day Corpus Christi is happening at Heritage Park Saturday, July 21st from 5 to 11 PM.

    Heritage Park will once again be the site of the annual Mandela Day Corpus Christi.  Now in its fourth year, this one-day multicultural event is designed to honor Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela, who passed away in 2013. It will also highlight the diversity in the Coastal Bend under the theme, "Education and Literacy, Volunteerism and Participation."  In addition to diverse cultural performances, this celebration will feature educational and civic orga...

    Heritage Park will once again be the site of the annual Mandela Day Corpus Christi.  Now in its fourth year, this one-day multicultural event is designed to honor Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela, who passed away in 2013. It will also highlight the diversity in the Coastal Bend under the theme, "Education and Literacy, Volunteerism and Participation."  In addition to diverse cultural performances, this celebration will feature educational and civic orga...

  • City needs volunteers for evacuation exercise

    City needs volunteers for evacuation exercise

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:49:38 GMT
    Representatives from the City of Corpus Christi and local agencies will take part in an emergency evacuation training exercise. The focus of the drill is to see how participants put their training skills to use during a mock setting, such as a hurricane.  People with pets are encouraged to participate. Pets must be on a leash or in a crate or kennel.  Volunteers and their animals will act as evacuees during an emergency situation. If you are interested, join the emergency ...
    Representatives from the City of Corpus Christi and local agencies will take part in an emergency evacuation training exercise. The focus of the drill is to see how participants put their training skills to use during a mock setting, such as a hurricane.  People with pets are encouraged to participate. Pets must be on a leash or in a crate or kennel.  Volunteers and their animals will act as evacuees during an emergency situation. If you are interested, join the emergency ...
  • Nueces Co. adds two new life-saving tools

    Nueces Co. adds two new life-saving tools

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:43:53 GMT

    Nueces County first responders added two new tools to their lifesaving kits. Nueces County Emergency Service District #4 got two new AutoPulse machines. The machine is basically an automatic CPR device, giving compressions electronically.

    County Emergency Services typically send two paramedics on a call. Paramedic, Jeannene Marcheschi, says in a situation where a patient needs CPR, one paramedic is driving.

    Nueces County first responders added two new tools to their lifesaving kits. Nueces County Emergency Service District #4 got two new AutoPulse machines. The machine is basically an automatic CPR device, giving compressions electronically.

    County Emergency Services typically send two paramedics on a call. Paramedic, Jeannene Marcheschi, says in a situation where a patient needs CPR, one paramedic is driving.

  • Physical therapy could diminish the need for opioids

    Physical therapy could diminish the need for opioids

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:46:18 GMT

    Many people addicted to opioids are first exposed through a medical prescription for pain. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of opioids decreases after time, requiring higher doses of the drug for the same effects.  Research is showing that physical therapy could diminish the need for opioids, and lower the risk of addiction.  Part of the proposed solution to the opioid crisis is to limit new opioid exposures, and physical therapists are an important part of this process

    Many people addicted to opioids are first exposed through a medical prescription for pain. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of opioids decreases after time, requiring higher doses of the drug for the same effects.  Research is showing that physical therapy could diminish the need for opioids, and lower the risk of addiction.  Part of the proposed solution to the opioid crisis is to limit new opioid exposures, and physical therapists are an important part of this process

  • 6 Investigates: Overgrown

    6 Investigates: Overgrown

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:08 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:08:32 GMT

    Tall weeds, overgrown lots, dilapidated homes - 6 Investigates takes a trip over the bridge to the tiny town of Taft, where residents accuse city leaders of being lax on code enforcement problems. If you live in Taft and would like to report a code enforcement problem, call: 361-528-3512

    Tall weeds, overgrown lots, dilapidated homes - 6 Investigates takes a trip over the bridge to the tiny town of Taft, where residents accuse city leaders of being lax on code enforcement problems. If you live in Taft and would like to report a code enforcement problem, call: 361-528-3512

  • 6 Investigates: By-Passed

    6 Investigates: By-Passed

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-07-20 04:14:46 GMT

    The Interstate 69 project now working its way across Texas is expected to be an economic shot-in-the-arm for many communities, but 6 Investigates finds the project carries a significant downside, for one community, in particular.

    The Interstate 69 project now working its way across Texas is expected to be an economic shot-in-the-arm for many communities, but 6 Investigates finds the project carries a significant downside, for one community, in particular.

  • Youth sailor wins gold, one year after type one diabetes diagnosis

    Youth sailor wins gold, one year after type one diabetes diagnosis

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-07-20 03:22:07 GMT
    Geronimo Nores, an 18-year-old sailor from Miami Beach, secured a gold for Team USA during the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships. (KRIS)Geronimo Nores, an 18-year-old sailor from Miami Beach, secured a gold for Team USA during the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships. (KRIS)

    Team USA is making an impressive showing at the Youth Sailing World Championships happening along the Bayfront. One of its top athletes is rising above a major medical challenge as he aces the competition.   

    Team USA is making an impressive showing at the Youth Sailing World Championships happening along the Bayfront. One of its top athletes is rising above a major medical challenge as he aces the competition.   

  • 'Porch Pirate' sentenced to three years in federal prison

    'Porch Pirate' sentenced to three years in federal prison

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:44:19 GMT

     A 38-year-old Corpus Christi man was sentenced to serve three years in federal prison following his conviction of possessing stolen mail.

     A 38-year-old Corpus Christi man was sentenced to serve three years in federal prison following his conviction of possessing stolen mail.

  • Assistant band director ordered to prison for distributing child pornography

    Assistant band director ordered to prison for distributing child pornography

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:43:07 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 29-year-old Corpus Christi man has been sentenced to federal prison following his conviction of distribution of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 29-year-old Corpus Christi man has been sentenced to federal prison following his conviction of distribution of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

  • TAMUCC researchers look for links between Saharan Dust, Red Tide

    TAMUCC researchers look for links between Saharan Dust, Red Tide

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:38:15 GMT

    Saharan Dust and Red Tide; two things the Coastal Bend could do without. Texas A&M Corpus Christi marine biologist Dr. Michael Wetz believes the two go hand in hand. “There is a pretty solid link between Red Tide and dust,” said Wetz.  “In the eastern Gulf of Mexico, they've pretty well shown that linkage between the dust and Red Tide.” 

    Saharan Dust and Red Tide; two things the Coastal Bend could do without. Texas A&M Corpus Christi marine biologist Dr. Michael Wetz believes the two go hand in hand. “There is a pretty solid link between Red Tide and dust,” said Wetz.  “In the eastern Gulf of Mexico, they've pretty well shown that linkage between the dust and Red Tide.” 

  • Clearly the void

    Clearly the void

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:32:12 GMT

    If you've recently renewed your vehicle registration tags, you may have noticed you're actually issued two stickers. One is the sticker we're all familiar with. You peel it off and put it on your windshield. But there's another sticker on the sheet that says "Void, do not use."

    If you've recently renewed your vehicle registration tags, you may have noticed you're actually issued two stickers. One is the sticker we're all familiar with. You peel it off and put it on your windshield. But there's another sticker on the sheet that says "Void, do not use."

  • Fourteen-year-old boy shot at home near Premont

    Fourteen-year-old boy shot at home near Premont

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:22:47 GMT
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    When Trevor Martinez heard noise outside his home and went to see what was going on, he was shot in the leg.

    When Trevor Martinez heard noise outside his home and went to see what was going on, he was shot in the leg.

  • Widow pleads for return of late husband's stolen military dog tags and wedding band

    Widow pleads for return of late husband's stolen military dog tags and wedding band

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:10:10 GMT
    Megan Davis Mackey embraces her daughter, Peyton, while speaking with KRIS 6 News.Megan Davis Mackey embraces her daughter, Peyton, while speaking with KRIS 6 News.

    A military widow is reliving the loss of her husband after a recent auto burglary. On July 7, Megan Davis Mackey briefly stepped away from her truck parked outside her Corpus Christi home. She returned five minutes later to find her truck burglarized and her purse missing. Unfortunately, her late husband's military dog tags and wedding band were inside that stolen purse. "Now that that's gone, it's like, it just feels like there's a hole there," said Mackey. Megan met He...

    A military widow is reliving the loss of her husband after a recent auto burglary. On July 7, Megan Davis Mackey briefly stepped away from her truck parked outside her Corpus Christi home. She returned five minutes later to find her truck burglarized and her purse missing. Unfortunately, her late husband's military dog tags and wedding band were inside that stolen purse. "Now that that's gone, it's like, it just feels like there's a hole there," said Mackey. Megan met He...

  • Tuloso-Midway choirs invited to sing national anthem at Astros game

    Tuloso-Midway choirs invited to sing national anthem at Astros game

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:13:05 GMT

    The Tuloso-Midway High schools and Middle school choirs have been invited to sing the national anthem by the Houston Astros.

    The Tuloso-Midway High schools and Middle school choirs have been invited to sing the national anthem by the Houston Astros.

  • Solving the mystery of the missing animals at the Museum of Science and History

    Solving the mystery of the missing animals at the Museum of Science and History

    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:55:32 GMT

    Solving the Mystery of the Missing Animals at the Museum of Science and History It's a case for CSI. Or even for our KRIS 6 Investigative team. 

    Solving the Mystery of the Missing Animals at the Museum of Science and History It's a case for CSI. Or even for our KRIS 6 Investigative team. 

  • Local business owner receives award for hurricane relief efforts

    Local business owner receives award for hurricane relief efforts

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:41:42 GMT
    On Tuesday night, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International presented local businessman Zarron Gonzalez with the Paul Harris Fellow award.On Tuesday night, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International presented local businessman Zarron Gonzalez with the Paul Harris Fellow award.

    A local business owner has been recognized for helping some of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.       Rotary International presented Zarron Gonzalez with the Paul Harris Fellow award The award is for his humanitarian work last year. After the hurricane, the disc jockey drove to several towns ravaged by the hurricane and asked victims what they needed. Days later, he borrowed a warehouse from fellow Rotarian Stan Molina and then turned to social medi...

    A local business owner has been recognized for helping some of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.       Rotary International presented Zarron Gonzalez with the Paul Harris Fellow award The award is for his humanitarian work last year. After the hurricane, the disc jockey drove to several towns ravaged by the hurricane and asked victims what they needed. Days later, he borrowed a warehouse from fellow Rotarian Stan Molina and then turned to social medi...

  • CCPD and Nueces County Sheriff's Office catch escaped prisoner

    CCPD and Nueces County Sheriff's Office catch escaped prisoner

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:35:16 GMT

    A man is facing felony charges after police say he escaped from deputies with the Nueces County Sheriff's Office.

    A man is facing felony charges after police say he escaped from deputies with the Nueces County Sheriff's Office.

  • Future Islanders invited to College 101 conference

    Future Islanders invited to College 101 conference

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:33:26 GMT

    Students who are about to be High School Seniors are invited to the first-ever Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College 101: Future Islander Conference.  During the daylong conference, prospective freshman will learn about the next steps toward becoming an Islander!   Activities will include campus tours, application workshops, dual credit transfer information, tips on picking the best major for you and more.   The goal of the event is to help rising seniors a...

    Students who are about to be High School Seniors are invited to the first-ever Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College 101: Future Islander Conference.  During the daylong conference, prospective freshman will learn about the next steps toward becoming an Islander!   Activities will include campus tours, application workshops, dual credit transfer information, tips on picking the best major for you and more.   The goal of the event is to help rising seniors a...

  • Texas House Bill ensures Texans are not paying twice for vehicle registrations

    Texas House Bill ensures Texans are not paying twice for vehicle registrations

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:53:42 GMT

    Last year our very own Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector Kevin Kieschnick helped write a House Bill that was passed by the Texas legislature.  Texas House Bill 2663 ensures Texans are not paying twice for vehicle registrations.  The no-fee replacement sticker House Bill, that was filed during the 85th Texas Legislature session, went into effect September 1 of 2017.    "It allows us to issue that sticker without having to charge you the $6.75 replacem...

    Last year our very own Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector Kevin Kieschnick helped write a House Bill that was passed by the Texas legislature.  Texas House Bill 2663 ensures Texans are not paying twice for vehicle registrations.  The no-fee replacement sticker House Bill, that was filed during the 85th Texas Legislature session, went into effect September 1 of 2017.    "It allows us to issue that sticker without having to charge you the $6.75 replacem...

  • Man gets 50 years for role in gun store owner's murder

    Man gets 50 years for role in gun store owner's murder

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:42 AM EDT2018-07-19 10:42:09 GMT
    One of the men accused in a fatal shooting at a local gun store will spend a significant time in prison after pleading guilty to murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  Darien Marshall was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in the armed robbery that left Shooters Depot owner George Koumbis dead and an employee severely injured on September 1, 2016.   Marshall was one of four people arrested for the crime after being on the run for more than a wee...
    One of the men accused in a fatal shooting at a local gun store will spend a significant time in prison after pleading guilty to murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  Darien Marshall was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in the armed robbery that left Shooters Depot owner George Koumbis dead and an employee severely injured on September 1, 2016.   Marshall was one of four people arrested for the crime after being on the run for more than a wee...
  • Leader of Good Samaritan talks about possible new home for shelter

    Leader of Good Samaritan talks about possible new home for shelter

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:21 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:21:34 GMT
    Carole Murphrey, executive director of Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, shares architectural plans for the possible new location of the shelter. (KRIS)Carole Murphrey, executive director of Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, shares architectural plans for the possible new location of the shelter. (KRIS)
    Carole Murphrey, executive director of Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, shares architectural plans for the possible new location of the shelter. (KRIS)Carole Murphrey, executive director of Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, shares architectural plans for the possible new location of the shelter. (KRIS)

    Good Samaritan Rescue Mission is going public about the plans to convert a former elementary school into a new home for the homeless shelter. KRIS 6 News first reported on Tuesday that the Ed Rachal Foundation recently purchased the former Lamar Elementary School, with the intent of re-purposing it as a new facility for Good Sam. 

    Good Samaritan Rescue Mission is going public about the plans to convert a former elementary school into a new home for the homeless shelter. KRIS 6 News first reported on Tuesday that the Ed Rachal Foundation recently purchased the former Lamar Elementary School, with the intent of re-purposing it as a new facility for Good Sam. 

  • These sailors love their new laser sailboats

    These sailors love their new laser sailboats

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:10:23 GMT

    Day three of Youth World Sailing Championships produced outstanding conditions Wednesday. The competitors love their laser sailboats and they are very special. They were shipped in from England just for this event.  The sailors must also maintain and clean their own lasers. They don't seem to mind, they tell me they love their new boats.  (check the video for complete interview) 

    Day three of Youth World Sailing Championships produced outstanding conditions Wednesday. The competitors love their laser sailboats and they are very special. They were shipped in from England just for this event.  The sailors must also maintain and clean their own lasers. They don't seem to mind, they tell me they love their new boats.  (check the video for complete interview) 

  • Neighbors unhappy with Aransas Pass official's water hookup

    Neighbors unhappy with Aransas Pass official's water hookup

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 01:39:16 GMT

    Many Aransas Pass residents are frustrated they can't get city water. “It would be nice to have city water to drink instead of the well water we have out here,” said Jeff Haine. Haine has lived on West Young Ave. for five years.  He says he looked into getting city water when he moved in, but the price was just too high.

    Many Aransas Pass residents are frustrated they can't get city water. “It would be nice to have city water to drink instead of the well water we have out here,” said Jeff Haine. Haine has lived on West Young Ave. for five years.  He says he looked into getting city water when he moved in, but the price was just too high.

  • CCAD Commander takes final flight before retirement

    CCAD Commander takes final flight before retirement

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:55:10 GMT
    The CCAD commander took his final flight in an Army helicopter before retiring.The CCAD commander took his final flight in an Army helicopter before retiring.

    Colonel Allan Lanceta was honored with his last flight in an Army helicopter before his retirement and the change of command at CCAD. 

    Colonel Allan Lanceta was honored with his last flight in an Army helicopter before his retirement and the change of command at CCAD. 

  • H-E-B issues recall due to broken metal found in ice cream processing equipment

    H-E-B issues recall due to broken metal found in ice cream processing equipment

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:47:37 GMT

    H-E-B is issuing a recall for two variety packs of ice cream sold Texas. The grocery chain says they are voluntarily recalling two variety packs of Cream Creations ice cream and sherbets in 3-ounce cups due to broken metal found in processing equipment. 

    H-E-B is issuing a recall for two variety packs of ice cream sold Texas. The grocery chain says they are voluntarily recalling two variety packs of Cream Creations ice cream and sherbets in 3-ounce cups due to broken metal found in processing equipment. 

  • City council to vote on improvements for south side park

    City council to vote on improvements for south side park

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:40:57 GMT

    Some big improvements could be coming to Corpus Christi's Bill Witt Park. If City Council gives the go-ahead, construction of about $570,000 in improvements is expected to begin in August.

    The park is widely used by different sports leagues and visitors in Corpus Christi. Juan Salazar, the president of Padre Little League says the league uses the park several times a week. Salazar also says when it rains, there are drainage problems...

    Some big improvements could be coming to Corpus Christi's Bill Witt Park. If City Council gives the go-ahead, construction of about $570,000 in improvements is expected to begin in August.

    The park is widely used by different sports leagues and visitors in Corpus Christi. Juan Salazar, the president of Padre Little League says the league uses the park several times a week. Salazar also says when it rains, there are drainage problems...

  • When construction impacts business, barbecue joint cooks up recipe for success

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:37:32 GMT
    Salty Oak BBQ started making deliveries to customers after construction made it difficult for people to get to the restaurant.Salty Oak BBQ started making deliveries to customers after construction made it difficult for people to get to the restaurant.

    When construction on Corona Drive made it difficult for customers to reach Salty Oak BBQ, the owner started bringing barbecue to them. 

    When construction on Corona Drive made it difficult for customers to reach Salty Oak BBQ, the owner started bringing barbecue to them. 

  • 6 Investigates: Nurse Anesthetists back Spohn, EmergencHealth

    6 Investigates: Nurse Anesthetists back Spohn, EmergencHealth

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:36:02 GMT

    An internal leaked by several sources to 6 Investigates seeks to reassure Spohn associates that the system's chosen anesthesia services provider - "EmergencHealth" - is staffed by "highly qualified and experienced" team. The memo, from Christus Spohn President Justin Doss, also criticizes our on-going reporting into the system's decision to contract with EmergencHealth. Read Doss's full memo, here: And yet, neither Doss, nor EmergencHeal...

    An internal leaked by several sources to 6 Investigates seeks to reassure Spohn associates that the system's chosen anesthesia services provider - "EmergencHealth" - is staffed by "highly qualified and experienced" team. The memo, from Christus Spohn President Justin Doss, also criticizes our on-going reporting into the system's decision to contract with EmergencHealth. Read Doss's full memo, here: And yet, neither Doss, nor EmergencHeal...

  • Port of Corpus Christi seeing record breaking numbers with tonnage

    Port of Corpus Christi seeing record breaking numbers with tonnage

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:05:01 GMT

    Members with the Port of Corpus Christi say the biggest portion of the product is the liquid product, 85% of what is coming in and out of the port is petroleum and crude oil. Over in China, the Trump administration, slapping China with billions of dollars in tariffs with the trade. Could this tax affect our port? Members of the port not seeing this take place because of the fact that the main imports and exports are in a liquid product. Leaders share they have seen an increase in p...

    Members with the Port of Corpus Christi say the biggest portion of the product is the liquid product, 85% of what is coming in and out of the port is petroleum and crude oil. Over in China, the Trump administration, slapping China with billions of dollars in tariffs with the trade. Could this tax affect our port? Members of the port not seeing this take place because of the fact that the main imports and exports are in a liquid product. Leaders share they have seen an increase in p...

  • Road work to bring changes to Alameda traffic

    Partial Alameda Street traffic changes begin Friday

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:40:17 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –  Expect some traffic changes along a small section of Alameda Street beginning this Friday, July 20th.  The City is starting the work outlined in the Bond 2012 Alameda Street Improvement project. 

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –  Expect some traffic changes along a small section of Alameda Street beginning this Friday, July 20th.  The City is starting the work outlined in the Bond 2012 Alameda Street Improvement project. 

  • Congressman Michael Cloud opens office in Corpus Christi

    Congressman Michael Cloud opens office in Corpus Christi

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:15:43 GMT
    Congressman Michael Cloud opens office at 101 North Shoreline, Suite 133.Congressman Michael Cloud opens office at 101 North Shoreline, Suite 133.

    Newly elected District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud now has an office in Corpus Christi. It's at 101 North Shoreline Boulevard. That's where former Congressman Blake Farenthold's old office used to be. Cloud won an emergency special election to serve out the remainder of Farenthold's term. He's also on the November ballot hoping to win his own full two year term. By the way, Congressman Cloud's office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointments are nece...

    Newly elected District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud now has an office in Corpus Christi. It's at 101 North Shoreline Boulevard. That's where former Congressman Blake Farenthold's old office used to be. Cloud won an emergency special election to serve out the remainder of Farenthold's term. He's also on the November ballot hoping to win his own full two year term. By the way, Congressman Cloud's office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointments are nece...

  • Mexican-American Studies Summer Seminar to feature music, art and literature

    Mexican-American Studies Summer Seminar to feature music, art and literature

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:15:06 GMT

    This summer marks the fifth year for Del Mar College’s Mexican-American Studies Program to offer their free two-day Summer Seminar. Everyone is invited to participate, and those who do can earn Continuing Education Units through the DMC Career and Community Education Department.

    This summer marks the fifth year for Del Mar College’s Mexican-American Studies Program to offer their free two-day Summer Seminar. Everyone is invited to participate, and those who do can earn Continuing Education Units through the DMC Career and Community Education Department.

  • Pet of the Week: Aristotle

    Pet of the Week: Aristotle

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:14:18 GMT
    POTW AristotlePOTW Aristotle

    Can you say 'Cat Attack'? Aristotle is one of the many pets available for adoption from Corpus Christi Animal Care Services, and our Pet of the Week happens to be aptly named! This friendly feline likes to talk. 

    Can you say 'Cat Attack'? Aristotle is one of the many pets available for adoption from Corpus Christi Animal Care Services, and our Pet of the Week happens to be aptly named! This friendly feline likes to talk. 

  • Old Bayview Cemetery on the path to revitalization

    Old Bayview Cemetery on the path to revitalization

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:33:05 GMT
    The Old Bayview Cemetery first became a cemetery back in 1845 when General Zachary Taylor had the first funeral for seven soldiers that were killed from a boiler burst near what is now, Ingleside. 173 years later, the Friends of Old Bayview Cemetery Association are on their way to restoring the cemetery to a historical destination in Corpus Christi. This week, the cemetery brought out a cemetery restoration company, Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC and an archaeologist, Chester W...
    The Old Bayview Cemetery first became a cemetery back in 1845 when General Zachary Taylor had the first funeral for seven soldiers that were killed from a boiler burst near what is now, Ingleside. 173 years later, the Friends of Old Bayview Cemetery Association are on their way to restoring the cemetery to a historical destination in Corpus Christi. This week, the cemetery brought out a cemetery restoration company, Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC and an archaeologist, Chester W...
  • Area youth get free career training during summer camps

    Area youth get free career training during summer camps

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:12:29 GMT

    For most of the summer the Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend has been offering free career youth camps.  Campers have been able to get hands-on experience in a few programs.  These camps are crucial in order to get middle school students interested and involved in the trade industry.  This is the 7th year the middle school camp has been offered at the Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend.  "In the summer, we work with 6th, 7th and 8th grad...

    For most of the summer the Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend has been offering free career youth camps.  Campers have been able to get hands-on experience in a few programs.  These camps are crucial in order to get middle school students interested and involved in the trade industry.  This is the 7th year the middle school camp has been offered at the Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend.  "In the summer, we work with 6th, 7th and 8th grad...

  • Residents outraged over June utility charges

    Residents outraged over June utility charges

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-07-18 11:38:55 GMT

    Public neighborhood forums like Nextdoor are flooded with posts about sky-high utility charges.

    Public neighborhood forums like Nextdoor are flooded with posts about sky-high utility charges.

  • Attorney of doctor sentenced for prescription crimes speaks

    Attorney of doctor sentenced for prescription crimes speaks

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-07-18 03:16:58 GMT
    Dr. Michael Pendleton was sentenced to 5 years probation after pleading guilty to keeping false prescription records. (KRIS)Dr. Michael Pendleton was sentenced to 5 years probation after pleading guilty to keeping false prescription records. (KRIS)

    A local doctor who pleaded guilty to a felony charge avoids time in prison. A few months back, Dr. Michael Pendleton admitted to keeping false prescription records. He was sentenced to five years probation in federal court on Tuesday. Pendleton faced up to four years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

    A local doctor who pleaded guilty to a felony charge avoids time in prison. A few months back, Dr. Michael Pendleton admitted to keeping false prescription records. He was sentenced to five years probation in federal court on Tuesday. Pendleton faced up to four years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

  • 'Women at Work': new referral-based program helps Harvey-impacted women

    'Women at Work': new referral-based program helps Harvey-impacted women

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-07-18 00:11:59 GMT

    There is a new program in the Coastal Bend designed to help women who were impacted or displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The program is called, 'Women at Work,' and helps women get back into the workforce.

    Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is partnering with several local organizations for the newly-launched program. The program aims to provide resources for women to help them with the job search. Resources include counseling, interview...

    There is a new program in the Coastal Bend designed to help women who were impacted or displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The program is called, 'Women at Work,' and helps women get back into the workforce.

    Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is partnering with several local organizations for the newly-launched program. The program aims to provide resources for women to help them with the job search. Resources include counseling, interview...

  • Kids in foster care tour TAMU-CC, learn about new pilot program

    Kids in foster care tour TAMU-CC, learn about new pilot program

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:55:00 GMT
    Four students from foster care that will attend classes at TAMU-CC this fall will also get free room and board thanks to a new pilot program.Four students from foster care that will attend classes at TAMU-CC this fall will also get free room and board thanks to a new pilot program.

    The state program allows kids accepted to the university to get free room and board. Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Kingsville are the first universities in the state to launch it. 

    The state program allows kids accepted to the university to get free room and board. Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Kingsville are the first universities in the state to launch it. 

  • Finance reports raise questions about Farenthold's use of campaign funds

    Finance reports raise questions about Farenthold's use of campaign funds

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:52:38 GMT
    Months after U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold resigned, he used campaign funds to pay for legal bills and a large tab at a cocktail party. (KRIS 6 News)Months after U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold resigned, he used campaign funds to pay for legal bills and a large tab at a cocktail party. (KRIS 6 News)

    Months after U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold resigned, he used campaign funds to pay for legal bills and a large tab at a cocktail party. A recent campaign filing with the Federal Election Commission detailed those expenses for the former congressman who quit April 6th during the fallout of a sexual harassment claim. The campaign expenses included an $860 bill on June 22 at a political cocktail event in a Washington D.C. suburb. Also, the day Farenthold resigned, campaign finance...

    Months after U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold resigned, he used campaign funds to pay for legal bills and a large tab at a cocktail party. A recent campaign filing with the Federal Election Commission detailed those expenses for the former congressman who quit April 6th during the fallout of a sexual harassment claim. The campaign expenses included an $860 bill on June 22 at a political cocktail event in a Washington D.C. suburb. Also, the day Farenthold resigned, campaign finance...

  • Non-profit sees new purpose for Lamar Elementary

    Non-profit sees new purpose for Lamar Elementary

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:48:45 GMT

    There may be new life for Lamar Elementary School. Lamar last housed students in 2010.  Since then, the  Corpus Christi Independent School District used the building as office space; but it's been empty since earlier this year.

    There may be new life for Lamar Elementary School. Lamar last housed students in 2010.  Since then, the  Corpus Christi Independent School District used the building as office space; but it's been empty since earlier this year.

  • Corpus Christi Opoly: A fun game celebrating the Sparkling City by the Sea

    Corpus Christi Opoly: A fun game celebrating the Sparkling City by the Sea

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:30:54 GMT

    It’s like the game Monopoly but with a touch of Corpus Christi. To begin, each player picks up their piece and are handed money from the bank. This game invented from the makers of Late for The Sky themed with Corpus Christi.

    It’s like the game Monopoly but with a touch of Corpus Christi. To begin, each player picks up their piece and are handed money from the bank. This game invented from the makers of Late for The Sky themed with Corpus Christi.

  • Tuloso-Midway ISD starts new school year

    Tuloso-Midway ISD starts new school year

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:48:08 GMT

    Summer vacation is over for some Coastal Bend kids. Today was the first day of school for students who attend Tuloso-Midway Independent School District.

    Summer vacation is over for some Coastal Bend kids. Today was the first day of school for students who attend Tuloso-Midway Independent School District.

  • Ground penetrating radar used to find lost graves at local cemetery

    Ground penetrating radar used to find lost graves at local cemetery

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:47:08 GMT

    Some high-tech equipment has been brought in to help find lost graves in the Old Bayview Cemetery. Ground penetrating radar is being used to find unmarked graves in the cemetery. A restoration project is currently planned for the cemetery, but before work can start, any lost our forgotten graves need to be located. 

    Some high-tech equipment has been brought in to help find lost graves in the Old Bayview Cemetery. Ground penetrating radar is being used to find unmarked graves in the cemetery. A restoration project is currently planned for the cemetery, but before work can start, any lost our forgotten graves need to be located. 

  • West Guth Park pool reopens with renovations

    West Guth Park pool reopens with renovations

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:46:21 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – West Guth Pool is opening back up on Wednesday, July 18th at 1 p.m.

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – West Guth Pool is opening back up on Wednesday, July 18th at 1 p.m.

  • Local doctor sentenced for prescription drug crimes

    Local doctor sentenced for prescription drug crimes

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:43:05 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo

    A Corpus Christi doctor who pleaded guilty in April to keeping false prescription records has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine. Dr. Michael Jerome Pendleton today was ordered to serve 5 years probation and fined $5,000. 

    A Corpus Christi doctor who pleaded guilty in April to keeping false prescription records has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine. Dr. Michael Jerome Pendleton today was ordered to serve 5 years probation and fined $5,000. 

  • Celebrity social media scams leaving some empty-handed

    Celebrity social media scams leaving some empty-handed

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:28:27 GMT

    Have Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey really been giving stuff away on Facebook?  Many people think so, and some have ended up worse off because of it.  In reality, scammers are likely behind the social media posts purporting to be from celebrities with a deal "too good to be true." And according to the Better Business Bureau, the offers are often so alluring that it is hard not to bite.  In one incident, the BBB says police report that a woman lost $20,000 in...

    Have Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey really been giving stuff away on Facebook?  Many people think so, and some have ended up worse off because of it.  In reality, scammers are likely behind the social media posts purporting to be from celebrities with a deal "too good to be true." And according to the Better Business Bureau, the offers are often so alluring that it is hard not to bite.  In one incident, the BBB says police report that a woman lost $20,000 in...

  • Driscoll Children's Hospital to hold Cystic Fibrosis Family Day

    Driscoll Children's Hospital to hold Cystic Fibrosis Family Day

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-07-17 14:50:50 GMT
    Those who live with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) can tell you how important the support of friends and family can be in dealing with the disease.  CF affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).   A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that not only clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, but also obstructs the pancreas and stops n...
    Those who live with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) can tell you how important the support of friends and family can be in dealing with the disease.  CF affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).   A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that not only clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, but also obstructs the pancreas and stops n...
  • Corpus Christi Monopoly-style game sold at Walmart

    Corpus Christi Monopoly-style game sold at Walmart

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:12:03 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Late for the Sky.Photo courtesy of Late for the Sky.

    If you're an avid Monopoly player looking for a home-town challenge - check this out.

    If you're an avid Monopoly player looking for a home-town challenge - check this out.

  • CCPD unit keeping predators away from your children

    CCPD unit keeping predators away from your children

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:08 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:08:30 GMT

    The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been a part of the Corpus Christi Police Department for the last two decades. One of 61 units across the United States that "are continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the I?nternet," states the Internet Crimes Against Children government website.  The task force in Corpus Christi work diligently around the c...

    The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been a part of the Corpus Christi Police Department for the last two decades. One of 61 units across the United States that "are continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the I?nternet," states the Internet Crimes Against Children government website.  The task force in Corpus Christi work diligently around the c...

  • Pet acupuncture gaining popularity

    Pet acupuncture gaining popularity

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:39 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:39:20 GMT

    With the growing popularity of alternative medicine, many pet owners are turning to acupuncture needles to relieve their animals' pain.

    With the growing popularity of alternative medicine, many pet owners are turning to acupuncture needles to relieve their animals' pain.

  • Pocket dial 911? What should you do?

    Pocket dial 911? What should you do?

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:34 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:34:07 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Metrocom emergency line receives hundreds of calls a day, but how many of those calls are unintentional? 

    CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Metrocom emergency line receives hundreds of calls a day, but how many of those calls are unintentional? 

  • Coast Guard investigation into deadly barge explosion begins

    Coast Guard investigation into deadly barge explosion begins

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:45:39 GMT
    The Coast Guard requested an investigation into the Bouchard tanker barge explosion that took place off the coast of Port Aransas in October of 2017.The Coast Guard requested an investigation into the Bouchard tanker barge explosion that took place off the coast of Port Aransas in October of 2017.

    The barge explosion off the coast of Port Aransas killed two crew members in October of 2017. 

    The barge explosion off the coast of Port Aransas killed two crew members in October of 2017. 

  • Fisherman catches massive 14-foot hammerhead shark

    Fisherman catches massive 14-foot hammerhead shark

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:35:11 GMT
    Ray "Poco" Cedillo and fellow fishermen reeled in this 14-foot great hammerhead shark. (Facebook)Ray "Poco" Cedillo and fellow fishermen reeled in this 14-foot great hammerhead shark. (Facebook)

    After shark fishing for more than 20 years, Ray "Poco" Cedillo says he got the catch of a lifetime  this past weekend. In his words, he was picked by a shark "that most people dream of." It was a great hammerhead that measured at 14 feet long. 

    After shark fishing for more than 20 years, Ray "Poco" Cedillo says he got the catch of a lifetime  this past weekend. In his words, he was picked by a shark "that most people dream of." It was a great hammerhead that measured at 14 feet long. 

  • CCPD: Dog saves man's life after his owner was stabbed several times

    CCPD: Dog saves man's life after his owner was stabbed several times

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:26:27 GMT
    Photo: 31-year-old Tomas Rosales (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)Photo: 31-year-old Tomas Rosales (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)

    Corpus Christi police say a dog attacked a knife-wielding suspect who was stabbing the dog's owner. The incident happened around 6:00 pm Sunday night in the 800 block of 18th Street near Coleman Avenue.

    Corpus Christi police say a dog attacked a knife-wielding suspect who was stabbing the dog's owner. The incident happened around 6:00 pm Sunday night in the 800 block of 18th Street near Coleman Avenue.

  • Going green at the Youth World Sailing Championships

    Going green at the Youth World Sailing Championships

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:59:17 GMT

    There's something different about the 2018 Youth World Sailing Championships. It's the first competition with a focus on sustainability and ocean conservation.

    Sailors, like U.S. youth sailor Carmen Cowles, who are out on the water everyday, see firsthand the impact pollution has in our waters and on our beaches.

    "Just sailing you can see so much of that trash collecting up and yea, we definitely have to make a change...

    There's something different about the 2018 Youth World Sailing Championships. It's the first competition with a focus on sustainability and ocean conservation.

    Sailors, like U.S. youth sailor Carmen Cowles, who are out on the water everyday, see firsthand the impact pollution has in our waters and on our beaches.

    "Just sailing you can see so much of that trash collecting up and yea, we definitely have to make a change...

  • Man accused of setting fire to South Texas mosque found guilty

    Man guilty of setting South Texas mosque on fire out of hate for Muslims

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:46:34 GMT

    VICTORIA, Texas – The man who was charged for setting a mosque in Victoria, Texas has been found guilty today.  After five days of trial, jurors returned this afternoon with guilty verdicts on all counts charged against Marq Vincent Perez. The jury found Marq Vincent Perez, 26, of Victoria, was responsible for a hate crime in the burning of the Victoria Islamic Center Jan. 28, 2017, and for use of a fire to commit a felony. In addition, they found he possessed an unre...

    VICTORIA, Texas – The man who was charged for setting a mosque in Victoria, Texas has been found guilty today.  After five days of trial, jurors returned this afternoon with guilty verdicts on all counts charged against Marq Vincent Perez. The jury found Marq Vincent Perez, 26, of Victoria, was responsible for a hate crime in the burning of the Victoria Islamic Center Jan. 28, 2017, and for use of a fire to commit a felony. In addition, they found he possessed an unre...

  • 6 Investigates follows-up: CHRISTUS-Spohn pushes for silence in anesthesia services debate

    6 Investigates follows-up: CHRISTUS-Spohn pushes for silence in anesthesia services debate

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:32:10 GMT

    CHRISTUS-Spohn hospital is asking the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA) to cease and desist interviews and statements to the media concerning the ongoing controversy into its anesthesia services model, an official with the TSA confirmed on Monday.

    CHRISTUS-Spohn hospital is asking the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA) to cease and desist interviews and statements to the media concerning the ongoing controversy into its anesthesia services model, an official with the TSA confirmed on Monday.

  • 6 Investigates: References don't check out for city sports complex developer

    6 Investigates: References don't check out for city sports complex developer

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:17:29 GMT
    A list of references for the developer SQH Sports did not check out. The company has plans to build a $25 million regional sports complex on the edge of the city limits. (KRIS 6 News)A list of references for the developer SQH Sports did not check out. The company has plans to build a $25 million regional sports complex on the edge of the city limits. (KRIS 6 News)

    Back in May, KRIS 6 News told you about a deal with the City of Corpus Christi and SQH Sports. The City Council was close to leasing additional valuable city land to the group for just a $1 per year. And at the time, SQH claimed to have extensive experience in San Antonio. It’s experience the company says it will use  to build a $25 million dollar sports complex, off the Crosstown Expressway. KRIS 6 Investigates obtained a copy of an internal memo that listed SQH Sports&

    Back in May, KRIS 6 News told you about a deal with the City of Corpus Christi and SQH Sports. The City Council was close to leasing additional valuable city land to the group for just a $1 per year. And at the time, SQH claimed to have extensive experience in San Antonio. It’s experience the company says it will use  to build a $25 million dollar sports complex, off the Crosstown Expressway. KRIS 6 Investigates obtained a copy of an internal memo that listed SQH Sports&

  • CCPD officer to receive ticket for weekend accident

    CCPD officer to receive ticket for weekend accident

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:51:02 GMT
    Photo: Eric Garcia/FacebookPhoto: Eric Garcia/Facebook

    A Corpus Christi Police Department Officer is expected to be ticketed for possibly causing a car accident over the weekend. Several witnesses posted video of the aftermath of Saturday night's accident on Facebook. Witnesses say the officer pulled out of the Vick's Famous Burgers parking lot on the 4900 block Ayers Street at a high rate of speed. They say his emergency lights were not on when he ran through a red light at the intersection of South Padre Island Drive and Ayers Str...

    A Corpus Christi Police Department Officer is expected to be ticketed for possibly causing a car accident over the weekend. Several witnesses posted video of the aftermath of Saturday night's accident on Facebook. Witnesses say the officer pulled out of the Vick's Famous Burgers parking lot on the 4900 block Ayers Street at a high rate of speed. They say his emergency lights were not on when he ran through a red light at the intersection of South Padre Island Drive and Ayers Str...

  • Agreement between ICE, sheriff at center of debate

    Agreement between ICE, sheriff at center of debate

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:49:45 GMT

    Members of the Corpus Christi Immigration Coalition say Nueces County Sheriffs shouldn't be enforcing federal immigration law. “We did not elect our sheriff to do the job of the federal government,” said Dr. Claudia Rueda, Co-Coordinator of the CCIC.  “He works for us, and that wasn't the job we elected him to do.”

    Members of the Corpus Christi Immigration Coalition say Nueces County Sheriffs shouldn't be enforcing federal immigration law. “We did not elect our sheriff to do the job of the federal government,” said Dr. Claudia Rueda, Co-Coordinator of the CCIC.  “He works for us, and that wasn't the job we elected him to do.”

  • Man convicted of killing disabled veteran sentenced to 15 years

    Man convicted of killing disabled veteran sentenced to 15 years

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:48:29 GMT

    The man recently convicted in the killing of a local, disabled veteran was sentenced to 15 year in prison today. Aldo Naranjo was found guilty of manslaughter on Friday for the shooting death of Joel Cunha. 

    The man recently convicted in the killing of a local, disabled veteran was sentenced to 15 year in prison today. Aldo Naranjo was found guilty of manslaughter on Friday for the shooting death of Joel Cunha. 

  • Texas shrimp industry crippled by immigrant visa cap

    Texas shrimp industry crippled by immigrant visa cap

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:22:16 GMT
    Predictions say that this year and next years' catch will be 30% less than the previous seasons.Predictions say that this year and next years' catch will be 30% less than the previous seasons.

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Texas shrimp industry is facing a worker shortage as a result of the federal cap on U.S. visas for immigrant seasonal workers. 

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Texas shrimp industry is facing a worker shortage as a result of the federal cap on U.S. visas for immigrant seasonal workers. 

  • Man faces several charges after running over group of people, fleeing from police

    Man faces several charges after running over group of people, fleeing from police

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:29:08 GMT
    Photo: Alex Garza (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)Photo: Alex Garza (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)
    Photo: Alex Garza (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)Photo: Alex Garza (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)

    A Corpus Christi man is facing several serious charges after he allegedly ran over a group of people and led police on a chase.

    A Corpus Christi man is facing several serious charges after he allegedly ran over a group of people and led police on a chase.

  • Border Patrol seizes cocaine, meth and heroin in Kingsville bust

    Border Patrol seizes cocaine, meth and heroin in Kingsville bust

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:59:39 GMT

    Border Patrol Agents in Kingsville seized nearly $700,000 worth of Narcotics on Friday. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Agents in Kingsville referred a semi truck to additional inspection after a K-9 alerted agents to the cargo area of the big rig. 

    Border Patrol Agents in Kingsville seized nearly $700,000 worth of Narcotics on Friday. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Agents in Kingsville referred a semi truck to additional inspection after a K-9 alerted agents to the cargo area of the big rig. 

  • 2018 C.A.R.E. t-shirts now available

    2018 C.A.R.E. t-shirts now available

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:12:19 GMT

    They are some of the hottest t-shirts in town!  The Annual Corpus Christi Firefighters C.A.R.E. (Cancer Awareness Relief Effort) Campaign is underway for its 10th year. In order to raise money, the group is once again selling the newest version of their popular C.A.R.E. T-shirt.  Since 2009, this group has donated over $500,000 locally to help fight cancer.  In addition to a fund being set up for area firefighters who are battling cancer, the American Cancer Society,...

    They are some of the hottest t-shirts in town!  The Annual Corpus Christi Firefighters C.A.R.E. (Cancer Awareness Relief Effort) Campaign is underway for its 10th year. In order to raise money, the group is once again selling the newest version of their popular C.A.R.E. T-shirt.  Since 2009, this group has donated over $500,000 locally to help fight cancer.  In addition to a fund being set up for area firefighters who are battling cancer, the American Cancer Society,...

  • Youth Sailing World Championship kicks off with ceremony

    Youth Sailing World Championship kicks off with ceremony

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:02:22 GMT

    Young sailors from around the world are testing their skills on Corpus Christi Bay this week.

    Young sailors from around the world are testing their skills on Corpus Christi Bay this week.

  • District 27 offices officially reopened with new representative

    District 27 offices officially reopened with new representative

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-07-16 13:24:16 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of the Office of the SpeakerPhoto Courtesy of the Office of the Speaker

    The offices of the 27th Congressional District are now reopened, with a new congressman to represent the people of the district.  Congressman Michael Cloud opened in offices in Victoria this morning. They had been closed since the July 30 special election that send Rep. Cloud to Congress during the past week.  Rep. Cloud says it is his priority to hear from the residents of the district.  "I've been in Washington this past week working for our district's interes...

    The offices of the 27th Congressional District are now reopened, with a new congressman to represent the people of the district.  Congressman Michael Cloud opened in offices in Victoria this morning. They had been closed since the July 30 special election that send Rep. Cloud to Congress during the past week.  Rep. Cloud says it is his priority to hear from the residents of the district.  "I've been in Washington this past week working for our district's interes...

  • Texas health officials warn about Cyclospora

    Texas health officials warn about Cyclospora

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:37 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:37:29 GMT

    During the past five summers, a large number of cyclosporiasis cases have occurred in Texas. 

    During the past five summers, a large number of cyclosporiasis cases have occurred in Texas. 

  • Hot playgrounds can burn your child

    Hot playgrounds can burn your child

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-07-16 10:55:27 GMT

    We all know how hot it can get in South Texas. But are we aware how hot it can get at the playgrounds that we bring our children to? Captain Marco Vasquez, of the Corpus Christi Fire Department says, "normal day hours they can get up to 100-110F, if you were to check it out usually around 110F that's a little uncomfortable to the touch, but when it starts getting to the 120-130F,  that's when thermal burns or contact burns become an issue." Although, those hard metal ...

    We all know how hot it can get in South Texas. But are we aware how hot it can get at the playgrounds that we bring our children to? Captain Marco Vasquez, of the Corpus Christi Fire Department says, "normal day hours they can get up to 100-110F, if you were to check it out usually around 110F that's a little uncomfortable to the touch, but when it starts getting to the 120-130F,  that's when thermal burns or contact burns become an issue." Although, those hard metal ...

  • Sailors encouraged to leave their mark on Corpus Christi Bayfront

    Sailors encouraged to leave their mark on Corpus Christi Bayfront

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:43 AM EDT2018-07-16 10:43:52 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI - Nearly 400 sailors from more than 60 countries around the world are competing in the Youth Sailing World Championships right here in Corpus Christi.

    CORPUS CHRISTI - Nearly 400 sailors from more than 60 countries around the world are competing in the Youth Sailing World Championships right here in Corpus Christi.

  • Saharan dust returns to South Texas

    Saharan dust returns to South Texas

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:35 AM EDT2018-07-16 06:35:42 GMT

    Dust from the Sahara Desert is riding the trade winds across the Atlantic, settling in the skies over South Texas.

    Dust from the Sahara Desert is riding the trade winds across the Atlantic, settling in the skies over South Texas.

  • Car slams into Flour Bluff apartment building

    Car slams into Flour Bluff apartment building

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:17 AM EDT2018-07-16 06:17:12 GMT

    An apartment building is damaged after a car smashed into it. The crash happened around 1:45 pm Sunday afternoon at an apartment building near Waldron Road and the Knickerbocker Street intersection.

    An apartment building is damaged after a car smashed into it. The crash happened around 1:45 pm Sunday afternoon at an apartment building near Waldron Road and the Knickerbocker Street intersection.

  • Mother, son separated at border reunited in CC

    Mother, son separated at border reunited in CC

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-07-16 06:10:29 GMT

    A woman separated from her young son at the border has been reunited with him right here in Corpus Christi.

    A woman separated from her young son at the border has been reunited with him right here in Corpus Christi.

  • Man accused of robbing downtown bank

    Man accused of robbing downtown bank

    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:38:01 GMT
    Photo: William McClennen, who is accused of robbing a Downtown Corpus Christi bank. (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)Photo: William McClennen, who is accused of robbing a Downtown Corpus Christi bank. (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)
    Photo: William McClennen, who is accused of robbing a Downtown Corpus Christi bank. (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)Photo: William McClennen, who is accused of robbing a Downtown Corpus Christi bank. (Courtesy: Nueces County Jail)

    A bank robbery suspect is scheduled to appear before a Nueces County Judge after he allegedly robbed a downtown bank.

    A bank robbery suspect is scheduled to appear before a Nueces County Judge after he allegedly robbed a downtown bank.

  • John "Wes" Tunnell loses battle with cancer

    John "Wes" Tunnell loses battle with cancer

    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:01:36 GMT
    Wes Tunnell photo:Harte Research Institute FacebookWes Tunnell photo:Harte Research Institute Facebook

    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi professor in Marine ecology and biology, John "Wes" Tunnell has passed away.  

    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi professor in Marine ecology and biology, John "Wes" Tunnell has passed away.  

  • White Rattlesnake spotted in El Paso state park

    White Rattlesnake spotted in El Paso state park

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:40:32 GMT
    Courtesy: Wyler Aerial Tramway - Texas Parks & WildlifeCourtesy: Wyler Aerial Tramway - Texas Parks & Wildlife

    A picture posted on a Texas Parks & Wildlife Facebook page is starting to go viral in Texas because it shows a white rock rattlesnake.

    A picture posted on a Texas Parks & Wildlife Facebook page is starting to go viral in Texas because it shows a white rock rattlesnake.

  • Sand Castle Run went off without a hitch this morning

    Sand Castle Run went off without a hitch this morning

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:36:28 GMT
    Sand Castle RunSand Castle Run
    Sand Castle RunSand Castle Run

    This morning hundreds of people packed the Island in the heat and humidity for the Sand Castle 5-k run. 

    This morning hundreds of people packed the Island in the heat and humidity for the Sand Castle 5-k run. 

  • Parks and Recreation Festival held at Oso Recreation

    Parks and Recreation Festival held at Oso Recreation

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:27:09 GMT

    There was some dancing, and working out, swimming, kids activities, live music and free food over at the Oso Recreation center this morning. 

    There was some dancing, and working out, swimming, kids activities, live music and free food over at the Oso Recreation center this morning. 

  • City to receive economic boost, global attention from sailing championships

    City to receive economic boost, global attention from sailing championships

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:26:26 GMT
    Boats are lined up for the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships along the Bayfront. (KRIS)Boats are lined up for the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships along the Bayfront. (KRIS)

    Sailors from around the globe are taking over Corpus Christi Bay. The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships start up this weekend and the competition is expected to have a tremendous impact on our city. 

    Sailors from around the globe are taking over Corpus Christi Bay. The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships start up this weekend and the competition is expected to have a tremendous impact on our city. 

  • Day one of Port Aransas Deep Sea Roundup produces great catches & weather

    Day one of Port Aransas Deep Sea Roundup produces great catches & weather

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:09:19 GMT

    A huge weekend of fishing in Port Aransas with the 83rd Deep Sea Roundup. Friday produced great weather and some great catches during the first of two days of fishing. Several sharks were brought to the dock along with some good size barracuda.. 

    A huge weekend of fishing in Port Aransas with the 83rd Deep Sea Roundup. Friday produced great weather and some great catches during the first of two days of fishing. Several sharks were brought to the dock along with some good size barracuda.. 

  • Parker Pool gets upgrades with help from a county commissioner and volunteers

    Parker Pool gets upgrades with help from a county commissioner and volunteers

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:36:49 GMT

    Parker Pool located in Flour Bluff is in need of repairs. 

    Parker Pool located in Flour Bluff is in need of repairs. 

  • Courthouse developer still hasn't paid county

    Courthouse developer still hasn't paid county

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:57:36 GMT

    The deal for the old County Courthouse was signed two months ago.  So why hasn't worked started? 

    The deal for the old County Courthouse was signed two months ago.  So why hasn't worked started? 

  • Man accused of killing disabled veteran found guilty

    Man accused of killing disabled veteran found guilty

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:29:45 GMT
    Aldo Naranjo was found guilty of manslaughter with a deadly weapon Friday afternoonAldo Naranjo was found guilty of manslaughter with a deadly weapon Friday afternoon
    Aldo Naranjo was found guilty of manslaughter with a deadly weapon Friday afternoonAldo Naranjo was found guilty of manslaughter with a deadly weapon Friday afternoon

    A man who is accused of shooting and killing a disabled veteran was found guilty of manslaughter with a deadly weapon.

    A man who is accused of shooting and killing a disabled veteran was found guilty of manslaughter with a deadly weapon.

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Physicians call for State Medical Board investigation into Spohn's anesthesia program

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Physicians call for State Medical Board investigation into Spohn's anesthesia program

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:13:14 GMT
    Christus Spohn Shoreline hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.Christus Spohn Shoreline hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    One of Texas' largest medical societies is calling on the Texas Medical Board to launch an investigation of CHRISTUS-Spohn hospital's decision to hire "EmergencHealth" as its primary anesthesia services provider. 

    One of Texas' largest medical societies is calling on the Texas Medical Board to launch an investigation of CHRISTUS-Spohn hospital's decision to hire "EmergencHealth" as its primary anesthesia services provider. 

  • City accused of seeking money from fallen firefighters

    City accused of seeking money from fallen firefighters

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:22:26 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for the families of a group of firefighters who died after battling a 2013 Houston hotel fire says the city is "heartless" for allegedly trying to recoup medical costs and other expenses from the families by filing liens against them.

    HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for the families of a group of firefighters who died after battling a 2013 Houston hotel fire says the city is "heartless" for allegedly trying to recoup medical costs and other expenses from the families by filing liens against them.

  • Habitat for Humanity receives grant to paint local homes

    Habitat for Humanity receives grant to paint local homes

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:41:03 GMT

    One group who helps get Corpus Christi families into their first homes will now be able to help needy families paint theirs.

    One group who helps get Corpus Christi families into their first homes will now be able to help needy families paint theirs.

  • Parents of child allegedly sold by mother appear in court

    Parents of child allegedly sold by mother appear in court

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:10:40 GMT
    Esmeralda Garza (left) is accused of selling her son to settle a drug debt. The boy's father (right) is jailed on an unrelated charge.Esmeralda Garza (left) is accused of selling her son to settle a drug debt. The boy's father (right) is jailed on an unrelated charge.

    The mother accused of selling her son to settle a drug debt appeared in court today to respond to a lawsuit that calls for the termination of parental rights.  Esmeralda Garza appeared in Judge Timothy McCoy's courtroom and requested a full adversary hearing related to the custody of the children.  Garza has three children, two daughters and a son. Fathers of the children were also in court.  The father of the boy who was allegedly sold, Roland Olivarez, is currently...

    The mother accused of selling her son to settle a drug debt appeared in court today to respond to a lawsuit that calls for the termination of parental rights.  Esmeralda Garza appeared in Judge Timothy McCoy's courtroom and requested a full adversary hearing related to the custody of the children.  Garza has three children, two daughters and a son. Fathers of the children were also in court.  The father of the boy who was allegedly sold, Roland Olivarez, is currently...

  • CCPD responding to possible bank robbery

    CCPD responding to possible bank robbery

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:01:12 GMT
    Corpus Christi Police DepartmentCorpus Christi Police Department

    Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department are responding to possible bank robbery.

    Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department are responding to possible bank robbery.

  • Good Samaritan rescues people on stranded boat

    Good Samaritan rescues people on stranded boat

    Friday, July 13 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-07-13 19:59:54 GMT
    A good Samaritan comes to the aid of another boater, after a vessel breaks down near jetties.A good Samaritan comes to the aid of another boater, after a vessel breaks down near jetties.
    A good Samaritan comes to the aid of another boater, after a vessel breaks down near jetties.A good Samaritan comes to the aid of another boater, after a vessel breaks down near jetties.

    A good Samaritan comes to the aid of another boater after a vessel breaks down near jetties. 

    A good Samaritan comes to the aid of another boater after a vessel breaks down near jetties. 

  • Weekly road closures July 14-20

    Weekly road closures July 14-20

    Friday, July 13 2018 2:32 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:32:54 GMT

    The city of Corpus Christi has announced road closures for the week of July 14-20. 

    The city of Corpus Christi has announced road closures for the week of July 14-20. 

  • 6 Investigates: Aransas County DA blocks media access to Domestic Violence meeting

    6 Investigates: Aransas County DA blocks media access to Domestic Violence meeting

    Friday, July 13 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:19:15 GMT
    (R) Linda Phan (Texas Council on Family Violence), (L) Barnebey, Aransas County District Attorney(R) Linda Phan (Texas Council on Family Violence), (L) Barnebey, Aransas County District Attorney

    Yesterday, the Aransas County District Attorney tried to have a KRIS 6 photographer removed from an event at the Aransas County Courthouse.  

    Yesterday, the Aransas County District Attorney tried to have a KRIS 6 photographer removed from an event at the Aransas County Courthouse.  

  • Harte Research Institute to host Shark Week Live screening

    Harte Research Institute to host Shark Week Live screening

    Friday, July 13 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:02:44 GMT

    Television's longest-running must-see summer event is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the Island University is once again getting in on all of the excitement! The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies is inviting the community to be a part of Discovery Channel’s 2018 Shark Week by attending a gathering on Tuesday, July 24th at Brewster Street Ice House (1724 N. TancahuaSt.). During the evening, those who show up will learn how to identify different s...

    Television's longest-running must-see summer event is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the Island University is once again getting in on all of the excitement! The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies is inviting the community to be a part of Discovery Channel’s 2018 Shark Week by attending a gathering on Tuesday, July 24th at Brewster Street Ice House (1724 N. TancahuaSt.). During the evening, those who show up will learn how to identify different s...

  • Former Aransas County teacher arrested on child sex offense

    Former Aransas County teacher arrested on child sex offense

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:35:05 GMT
    Kelsey Paige FitzpatrickKelsey Paige Fitzpatrick

    A former Aransas County Independent School District teacher has been arrested on sexual performance by a child. Aransas County Sheriff Bill Mills confirmed the Aransas County Sheriff's Department arrested Kelsey Paige Fitzpatrick,27, Thursday afternoon. Sheriff Mills said he could not release the name or age of the alleged victim due to the nature of the offense and because this is an open investigation. He asked KRIS 6 News to submit an open records request for additi...

    A former Aransas County Independent School District teacher has been arrested on sexual performance by a child. Aransas County Sheriff Bill Mills confirmed the Aransas County Sheriff's Department arrested Kelsey Paige Fitzpatrick,27, Thursday afternoon. Sheriff Mills said he could not release the name or age of the alleged victim due to the nature of the offense and because this is an open investigation. He asked KRIS 6 News to submit an open records request for additi...

  • Alameda at Robert shut down for repairs

    Alameda at Robert shut down for repairs

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:09:30 GMT
    Photo: July 12Photo: July 12

    A portion of Alameda is closed this morning while crews continue to make repairs to a water main break, according to city officials.  Michael Olivarez, water superintendent with the city, said a 16 inch transmission line broke around 3 a.m. Thursday. The cause of the break in unknown, but Olivarez said it is possibly caused by the dry, hot conditions. Crews have worked around-the-clock to repair the line.  There is no updated time on when the repairs may be finished a...

    A portion of Alameda is closed this morning while crews continue to make repairs to a water main break, according to city officials.  Michael Olivarez, water superintendent with the city, said a 16 inch transmission line broke around 3 a.m. Thursday. The cause of the break in unknown, but Olivarez said it is possibly caused by the dry, hot conditions. Crews have worked around-the-clock to repair the line.  There is no updated time on when the repairs may be finished a...

  • Corpus Christi hosts 2018 international Youth Sailing Championship

    Corpus Christi hosts 2018 international Youth Sailing Championship

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-07-13 14:38:47 GMT

    Corpus Christi will be hosting the 48th Annual 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, the top youth sailing event in the world. There will be 382 of the world's finest young sailors will be competing between July 14-21.  The last time this championship was held in the United States was in 1996.   Sailors from 66 countries have been traveling to the Sparkling City days before the competition, Rob Holden, Training Deliver Manager of World Sailing says, "these kids they...

    Corpus Christi will be hosting the 48th Annual 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, the top youth sailing event in the world. There will be 382 of the world's finest young sailors will be competing between July 14-21.  The last time this championship was held in the United States was in 1996.   Sailors from 66 countries have been traveling to the Sparkling City days before the competition, Rob Holden, Training Deliver Manager of World Sailing says, "these kids they...

  • Port of Corpus Christi breaks tonnage record for first half of 2018

    Port of Corpus Christi breaks tonnage record for first half of 2018

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:47 AM EDT2018-07-13 12:47:49 GMT

    The Port of Corpus Christi has had a record breaking first half of the year. Officials report moving 52.5 million tons of products through the Port between January 1 and June 30 of this year.  Officials with the Port are attributing the growth, in part, to a nine percent growth in crude oil and a two percent increase in all other petroleum products compared to the same time period in 2017.  "In 2017, the Port recorded its second highest year ever in tonnage, at 102.4 ...

    The Port of Corpus Christi has had a record breaking first half of the year. Officials report moving 52.5 million tons of products through the Port between January 1 and June 30 of this year.  Officials with the Port are attributing the growth, in part, to a nine percent growth in crude oil and a two percent increase in all other petroleum products compared to the same time period in 2017.  "In 2017, the Port recorded its second highest year ever in tonnage, at 102.4 ...

  • PAAC holds responsible pet ownership class

    PAAC holds responsible pet ownership class

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:21:09 GMT

    Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food and shelter for your pet.  If you are considering bringing a dog or cat into your life, remember that pet ownership entails a commitment.  People Assisting Animal Control, or P.A.A.C, will be holding a FREE class this Saturday.  The Responsible Pet Ownership class will be for pet owners and non-pet owners to get a chance to learn from experts on the best way to care for their pet

    Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food and shelter for your pet.  If you are considering bringing a dog or cat into your life, remember that pet ownership entails a commitment.  People Assisting Animal Control, or P.A.A.C, will be holding a FREE class this Saturday.  The Responsible Pet Ownership class will be for pet owners and non-pet owners to get a chance to learn from experts on the best way to care for their pet

  • Local business owner's photos used in "catfish" scams

    Local business owner's photos used in "catfish" scams

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-07-13 03:36:17 GMT
    Scott Humpal says online scammers have used his photos for years to bilk money out of unsuspecting victims. (KRIS)Scott Humpal says online scammers have used his photos for years to bilk money out of unsuspecting victims. (KRIS)

    You've probably heard of the term "catfish." It refers to a scammer who pretends to be someone else on the internet. It can happen anywhere from social media to dating sites. One local man knows all too well how anyone can become an unsuspecting victim. 

    You've probably heard of the term "catfish." It refers to a scammer who pretends to be someone else on the internet. It can happen anywhere from social media to dating sites. One local man knows all too well how anyone can become an unsuspecting victim. 

  • Diocese schools protected by new safety plan

    Diocese schools protected by new safety plan

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:32:41 GMT

    Dr. Rosemary Henry remembers watching footage of mass shootings and realizing she had to do something. “Shooting sprees happening in our schools, happening in our churches, happening in public places,” said Henry.  It really escalated our conscious awareness of safety for students.” 

    Dr. Rosemary Henry remembers watching footage of mass shootings and realizing she had to do something. “Shooting sprees happening in our schools, happening in our churches, happening in public places,” said Henry.  It really escalated our conscious awareness of safety for students.” 

  • Prosecution rests in trial of man accused of killing Army veteran

    Prosecution rests in trial of man accused of killing Army veteran

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:08:22 GMT

    The prosecution rested today in the murder trial of Aldo Naranjo. Naranjo is accused of shooting 38-year-old Army Veteran Joel Cunha in January. Investigators say the shooting was a result of an incident that took place at a local Stripes store, where Naranjo is seen on surveillance video allegedly confronting Cunha’s daughter. Prosecutors say Naranjo then shot and killed Cunha on Mistletoe Drive. Cunha’s 14-year-old daughter, who witnessed the shooting, was the final ...

    The prosecution rested today in the murder trial of Aldo Naranjo. Naranjo is accused of shooting 38-year-old Army Veteran Joel Cunha in January. Investigators say the shooting was a result of an incident that took place at a local Stripes store, where Naranjo is seen on surveillance video allegedly confronting Cunha’s daughter. Prosecutors say Naranjo then shot and killed Cunha on Mistletoe Drive. Cunha’s 14-year-old daughter, who witnessed the shooting, was the final ...

  • Texas flags to fly at half staff in honor of judge's passing

    Texas flags to fly at half staff in honor of judge's passing

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-07-13 00:10:49 GMT

    Governor Greg Abbott authorized Texas Flags in Nueces County to be flown at half staff in honor of the life and service of Judge Robert "Bobby" Balderas.  Balderas passed away yesterday after battling liver cancer.  The governor mad the announcement today after a request from Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal.  According to the governor's office, flags should return to full staff on the day after Balderas' funeral service on July 19 . 

    Governor Greg Abbott authorized Texas Flags in Nueces County to be flown at half staff in honor of the life and service of Judge Robert "Bobby" Balderas.  Balderas passed away yesterday after battling liver cancer.  The governor mad the announcement today after a request from Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal.  According to the governor's office, flags should return to full staff on the day after Balderas' funeral service on July 19 . 

  • Doctors concerned, children taking too many dietary supplements

    Doctors concerned, children taking too many dietary supplements

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:51:47 GMT

    A national family survey revealed that 1/3 of children and teenagers take vitamins and dietary supplements. However pediatricians and doctors say it's not necessary, and could even be harmful when taken in excessive amounts.

    Dr. James Mobley, the medical director of the San Patricio County Department of Public Health, says children who have a well-balanced diet do not need to take vitamins or supplements to stay healthy. Plus, medications that are safe...

    A national family survey revealed that 1/3 of children and teenagers take vitamins and dietary supplements. However pediatricians and doctors say it's not necessary, and could even be harmful when taken in excessive amounts.

    Dr. James Mobley, the medical director of the San Patricio County Department of Public Health, says children who have a well-balanced diet do not need to take vitamins or supplements to stay healthy. Plus, medications that are safe...

  • Vick's Famous Hamburgers moves location

    Vick's Famous Hamburgers moves location

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:19:18 GMT

    The well known Vic's Famous Hamburgers on Port near Leopard has moved its location! The new location is 626 North Port, which is next to the old location, but there's a big difference. The family owned business held a grand opening today to celebrate the move. They spent 42 years in a 560 square foot drive through burger joint, but now, they moved to a 2,400 square foot restaurant that can seat 80 people. The new location has indoor seating and a patio with music that can fit its m...

    The well known Vic's Famous Hamburgers on Port near Leopard has moved its location! The new location is 626 North Port, which is next to the old location, but there's a big difference. The family owned business held a grand opening today to celebrate the move. They spent 42 years in a 560 square foot drive through burger joint, but now, they moved to a 2,400 square foot restaurant that can seat 80 people. The new location has indoor seating and a patio with music that can fit its m...

  • Port Aransas Police identify woman found dead in the surf

    Port Aransas Police identify woman found dead in the surf

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:02:58 GMT
    Port Aransas Police Department (file photo)Port Aransas Police Department (file photo)

    Port Aransas Police are trying to figure out how a local woman drowned. According to police, someone found 38-year old Jennifer Greene's body Wednesday afternoon in the surf near the jetties. When paramedics arrived, they administered C.P.R. several times but she was unresponsive. Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs said Greene owned a taxi cab company in Port Aransas and was well known in the community.

    Port Aransas Police are trying to figure out how a local woman drowned. According to police, someone found 38-year old Jennifer Greene's body Wednesday afternoon in the surf near the jetties. When paramedics arrived, they administered C.P.R. several times but she was unresponsive. Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs said Greene owned a taxi cab company in Port Aransas and was well known in the community.

  • Chief of Naval Air Training changes command

    Chief of Naval Air Training changes command

    Thursday, July 12 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-07-12 21:08:49 GMT
    Rear Admiral Gregory Harris, incoming Chief of Naval Air Training, salutes during the arrival of the official party at a change of ocmmand ceremony at the USS Lexington.Rear Admiral Gregory Harris, incoming Chief of Naval Air Training, salutes during the arrival of the official party at a change of ocmmand ceremony at the USS Lexington.
    Rear Admiral Gregory Harris, incoming Chief of Naval Air Training, salutes during the arrival of the official party at a change of ocmmand ceremony at the USS Lexington.Rear Admiral Gregory Harris, incoming Chief of Naval Air Training, salutes during the arrival of the official party at a change of ocmmand ceremony at the USS Lexington.

    Leadership of the Naval Air Training Command changed hands today in a ceremony aboard USS Lexington. Rear Adm. Gregory “Hyfi” Harris relieved Rear Adm. James “Spock” Bynum as the Chief of Naval Air Training.

    Leadership of the Naval Air Training Command changed hands today in a ceremony aboard USS Lexington. Rear Adm. Gregory “Hyfi” Harris relieved Rear Adm. James “Spock” Bynum as the Chief of Naval Air Training.

  • Sea turtle hatchling release schedule for Friday at PINS

    Sea turtle hatchling release schedule for Friday at PINS

    Thursday, July 12 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-07-12 19:55:39 GMT

    The Padre Island National Seashore is inviting the public to come out for this year’s 12th Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchling release. The free event is scheduled for Friday, July 13 at 6:45 a.m. in front of the Malaquite Beach Visitor Center.

    The Padre Island National Seashore is inviting the public to come out for this year’s 12th Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchling release. The free event is scheduled for Friday, July 13 at 6:45 a.m. in front of the Malaquite Beach Visitor Center.

  • Build-A-Bear closes all Pay Your Age Day lines due to safety concerns

    Build-A-Bear closes all Pay Your Age Day lines due to safety concerns

    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:23:02 GMT

    Build-A-Bear got more than it could handle with their Pay Your Age Day event and is now closing lines at all stores due to safety concerns.  Photos on social media show lines so long at the local store that security officers were moving people outside of the building.  Build-A-Bear's website has an alert banner saying all lines for the Pay Your Age Day event are closed.  Please be aware: Based on the unprecedented response to our Pay Your Age Day event in our early ...

    Build-A-Bear got more than it could handle with their Pay Your Age Day event and is now closing lines at all stores due to safety concerns.  Photos on social media show lines so long at the local store that security officers were moving people outside of the building.  Build-A-Bear's website has an alert banner saying all lines for the Pay Your Age Day event are closed.  Please be aware: Based on the unprecedented response to our Pay Your Age Day event in our early ...

  • Experience A Night in Vegas for Charlie's Place

    Experience A Night in Vegas for Charlie's Place

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:23:35 GMT

    Elvis has left the building…and he's headed for the American Bank Center! On Saturday, August 18th at 6:00 PM, the ABC will play host to Las Vegas-style performances, a silent auction, casino games and dinner for A Night in Vegas, a fundraiser to benefit Charlie’s Place Recovery Center. KRIS 6 is joining the fun as the media sponsor for this event. In addition to The King, Aerial Horizons, a company of aerial acrobats and dancers will be performing, and new for th...

    Elvis has left the building…and he's headed for the American Bank Center! On Saturday, August 18th at 6:00 PM, the ABC will play host to Las Vegas-style performances, a silent auction, casino games and dinner for A Night in Vegas, a fundraiser to benefit Charlie’s Place Recovery Center. KRIS 6 is joining the fun as the media sponsor for this event. In addition to The King, Aerial Horizons, a company of aerial acrobats and dancers will be performing, and new for th...

  • City red tape delays coffee shop opening

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:44:20 GMT

    Many businesses were destroyed after Hurricane Harvey, this putting a financial strain on owners when it comes to rebuilding. A brand new coffee shop in Rockport is ready to open their doors to residents and tourists who make their stop in the heritage district.  However, the owner of this coffee shop is being told no.    Tammie Brown is ready to open her coffee shop in Rockport called “The Addiction.”     But she's facing some obstacles and her...

    Many businesses were destroyed after Hurricane Harvey, this putting a financial strain on owners when it comes to rebuilding. A brand new coffee shop in Rockport is ready to open their doors to residents and tourists who make their stop in the heritage district.  However, the owner of this coffee shop is being told no.    Tammie Brown is ready to open her coffee shop in Rockport called “The Addiction.”     But she's facing some obstacles and her...

  • Water main break shuts down portions of Alameda

    Water main break shuts down portions of Alameda

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:37:00 GMT

    A water main break has closed down parts of Alameda this morning.  Crews are on the 4500 block of Alameda due to a major water main break near Robert and Eldon Drive.  One lane in each direction is shut down due to flooding in the street.  For real time traffic updates, check out our traffic map here. We will update this story with more information as soon as it is available. 

    A water main break has closed down parts of Alameda this morning.  Crews are on the 4500 block of Alameda due to a major water main break near Robert and Eldon Drive.  One lane in each direction is shut down due to flooding in the street.  For real time traffic updates, check out our traffic map here. We will update this story with more information as soon as it is available. 

  • Heroes On the Water, helping veterans through fishing

    Heroes On the Water, helping veterans through fishing

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:07 AM EDT2018-07-12 12:07:23 GMT
    Heroes on the Water helps military veterans and their families during the transition to civilian life. (KRIS)Heroes on the Water helps military veterans and their families during the transition to civilian life. (KRIS)

    Heroes on the Water is a world-wide organization helping veterans relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. The Coastal Bend chapter helps veterans during these kayak fishing events every month.  Many veterans speak of Heroes on the Water as a way of therapy. Army Veteran Joshua Meyer, began Heroes on the Water during a hard time in his life. It wasn't until he met with this organization that he realized what he had been missing.  "Yo...

    Heroes on the Water is a world-wide organization helping veterans relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. The Coastal Bend chapter helps veterans during these kayak fishing events every month.  Many veterans speak of Heroes on the Water as a way of therapy. Army Veteran Joshua Meyer, began Heroes on the Water during a hard time in his life. It wasn't until he met with this organization that he realized what he had been missing.  "Yo...

  • Cheniere ramps up outreach with LNG plant startup underway

    Cheniere ramps up outreach with LNG plant startup underway

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-07-12 03:28:34 GMT
    The startup for Cheniere's LNG plant is underway. It's set to go fully operational in 2019.The startup for Cheniere's LNG plant is underway. It's set to go fully operational in 2019.

    After years of construction and planning, one of the Coastal Bend's biggest industrial investments is officially gearing up to start operations. Cheniere's $14 billion liquefied natural gas terminal in San Patricio County is now in the startup and commissioning process. Now, the company is letting surrounding communities know what to expect since it's moving from construction to actual production.

    After years of construction and planning, one of the Coastal Bend's biggest industrial investments is officially gearing up to start operations. Cheniere's $14 billion liquefied natural gas terminal in San Patricio County is now in the startup and commissioning process. Now, the company is letting surrounding communities know what to expect since it's moving from construction to actual production.

  • Rep Cloud's vote helps pass bill that modernizes fishery management

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-07-12 02:13:56 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of the Office of the SpeakerPhoto Courtesy of the Office of the Speaker
    Photo Courtesy of the Office of the SpeakerPhoto Courtesy of the Office of the Speaker

    Congressman Michael Cloud voted today in favor of H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill which includes the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” and passed by a margin of 222-193. 

    Congressman Michael Cloud voted today in favor of H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill which includes the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” and passed by a margin of 222-193. 

  • KRIS Communications to broadcast Alice at Tuloso-Midway

    KRIS Communications to broadcast Alice at Tuloso-Midway

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-07-12 01:55:00 GMT

    We are less than four weeks away from the start of high school football two a day workouts and once again KRIS Communications will broadcast football games on select Thursday nights. KRIS 6 is beginning to roll out its 2018 telecast schedule. Two games have been announced so far. Thursday August 30 GP vs. Carroll at Buc Stadium 7pm Thursday September 27 Alice at TM 7pm Check back for more updates in regards to other games being broadcast live on KRIS Communications.. 

    We are less than four weeks away from the start of high school football two a day workouts and once again KRIS Communications will broadcast football games on select Thursday nights. KRIS 6 is beginning to roll out its 2018 telecast schedule. Two games have been announced so far. Thursday August 30 GP vs. Carroll at Buc Stadium 7pm Thursday September 27 Alice at TM 7pm Check back for more updates in regards to other games being broadcast live on KRIS Communications.. 

  • Judge Guy Williams' suspension lifted, felony charge dismissed

    Judge Guy Williams' suspension lifted, felony charge dismissed

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:51:00 GMT
    Judge Guy Williams will not face retrial for a felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (File)Judge Guy Williams will not face retrial for a felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (File)

    Williams' second count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon has been dismissed. 

    Williams' second count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon has been dismissed. 

  • Hungry fans camp out for chance at a year of free Chick-fil-A

    Hungry fans camp out for chance at a year of free Chick-fil-A

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:22:04 GMT

    Close to a hundred people are camped out at the city’s newest Chick-fil-A. The new restaurant doesn’t open until 6:30 tomorrow morning, but as part of their grand opening celebration, they are offering a one year supply of Chick-fil-A meals to the first 100 customers. 

    Close to a hundred people are camped out at the city’s newest Chick-fil-A. The new restaurant doesn’t open until 6:30 tomorrow morning, but as part of their grand opening celebration, they are offering a one year supply of Chick-fil-A meals to the first 100 customers. 

  • Purple Door collecting school supplies for violence victims

    Purple Door collecting school supplies for violence victims

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:18:40 GMT

    The Purple Door is working to get kids in the Coastal Bend ready for the coming school year, but they need the public’s help to make their vision a reality. The non-profit, formerly known as the Women’s Shelter of South Texas, is accepting donations of backpacks and school supplies like notebooks, pencils and markers.

    The Purple Door is working to get kids in the Coastal Bend ready for the coming school year, but they need the public’s help to make their vision a reality. The non-profit, formerly known as the Women’s Shelter of South Texas, is accepting donations of backpacks and school supplies like notebooks, pencils and markers.

  • DOJ Domestic Violence head learns how area shelters coped with Hurricane Harvey

    DOJ Domestic Violence head learns how area shelters coped with Hurricane Harvey

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:13:36 GMT

    The head of the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women was in Rockport today to meet with leaders from area shelters.  Katherine Sullivan, the office’s acting director, was at the Aransas County Courthouse to learn more about how area shelters worked through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and how the storm impacted day-to-day operations. Many area shelters had to evacuate their clients as Harvey made its way toward the Texas coast. “One of the mo...

    The head of the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women was in Rockport today to meet with leaders from area shelters.  Katherine Sullivan, the office’s acting director, was at the Aransas County Courthouse to learn more about how area shelters worked through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and how the storm impacted day-to-day operations. Many area shelters had to evacuate their clients as Harvey made its way toward the Texas coast. “One of the mo...

  • Juvenile Justice Center head says low pay cause of staff shortage

    Juvenile Justice Center head says low pay cause of staff shortage

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:12:06 GMT

    The Head of the Juvenile Justice Center says his staff needs a pay raise. The current pay for supervision officers is $14.63 an hour. Nueces County Commissioners are being asked to raise that to $15.34 an hour. The Chief Juvenile Probation Officer at the center says he's losing staff to higher paying jobs. When a teenager gets arrested in Nueces County they go to the Detention Center. It's a short term facility where kids stay for ten to 12 days. The long-term facility is the Robe...

    The Head of the Juvenile Justice Center says his staff needs a pay raise. The current pay for supervision officers is $14.63 an hour. Nueces County Commissioners are being asked to raise that to $15.34 an hour. The Chief Juvenile Probation Officer at the center says he's losing staff to higher paying jobs. When a teenager gets arrested in Nueces County they go to the Detention Center. It's a short term facility where kids stay for ten to 12 days. The long-term facility is the Robe...

  • Judge Robert "Bobby" Balderas passes away

    Judge Robert "Bobby" Balderas passes away

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:55:27 GMT

    Judge Robert "Bobby" Balderas passed away today after a battle with liver cancer.  Balderas' administrative secretary confirmed the judge's passing with KRIS 6 News.  In 2003, Judge Balderas was elected to office as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 Place 3. While in office he was appointed Presiding Judge for the term of 2005-2007. Since taking office he has been involved in various organizations. This is a developing story. Stay with KRIS 6 News for updates....

    Judge Robert "Bobby" Balderas passed away today after a battle with liver cancer.  Balderas' administrative secretary confirmed the judge's passing with KRIS 6 News.  In 2003, Judge Balderas was elected to office as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 Place 3. While in office he was appointed Presiding Judge for the term of 2005-2007. Since taking office he has been involved in various organizations. This is a developing story. Stay with KRIS 6 News for updates....

  • Pet of the Week: Ruff

    Pet of the Week: Ruff

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:33:16 GMT
    Pet of the Week: RuffPet of the Week: Ruff

    Every day, families make the decision to bring a pet into their home. For many, that decision involves Corpus Christi Animal Care Services, where they have a number of animals in need of being adopted.  Our featured Pet of the Week is one of those animals who is immediately available to go to a new home -- no waiting!   Ruff is a 6-month-old Boxer mix who recently ended up back with CCACS after his previous owner decided that the fit just wasn't right. He is big and playfu...

    Every day, families make the decision to bring a pet into their home. For many, that decision involves Corpus Christi Animal Care Services, where they have a number of animals in need of being adopted.  Our featured Pet of the Week is one of those animals who is immediately available to go to a new home -- no waiting!   Ruff is a 6-month-old Boxer mix who recently ended up back with CCACS after his previous owner decided that the fit just wasn't right. He is big and playfu...

  • Community group working to empower local teen girls in new leadership program

    Community group working to empower local teen girls in new leadership program

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:18:13 GMT

    They're the first group of girls to take part in a new leadership program for young girls called VANTAGE. VANTAGE stands for vocational awareness and team based girls empowerment. It's a community based empowerment program for teenage girls that hopes to increase engagement in success-oriented activities that will help them learn how to set goals and how to reach those goals. Our Katia Uriarte was the first mentor they met with this week. Katia gave the girls a tour of the KRIS 6 b...

    They're the first group of girls to take part in a new leadership program for young girls called VANTAGE. VANTAGE is a community based empowerment program for teenage girls that hopes to increase engagement in success-oriented activities that will help them learn how to set goals and how to reach those goals. Our Katia Uriarte was the first mentor they met with this week. 

  • Portion of Alameda closed due to water main break

    Portion of Alameda closed due to water main break

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:37:53 GMT
    A section of Alameda is closed due to a major water main break.  The 4500 block of Alameda, between Pennington and Monette, is completely closed while workers try to fix the break.  This is a developing story. Stay with KRIS 6 News for updates. 
    A section of Alameda is closed due to a major water main break.  The 4500 block of Alameda, between Pennington and Monette, is completely closed while workers try to fix the break.  This is a developing story. Stay with KRIS 6 News for updates. 
  • Utility line repairs bring closure to Alameda Street

    Utility line repairs bring closure to Alameda Street

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-07-11 15:50:00 GMT

    The city of Corpus Christi is advising drivers that a portion of Alameda Street will be closed while repairs are made to a utility line. According to the city, Alameda, between Atlantic and Naples Streets will be completely closed while crews work to repair the damaged line.

    The city of Corpus Christi is advising drivers that a portion of Alameda Street will be closed while repairs are made to a utility line. According to the city, Alameda, between Atlantic and Naples Streets will be completely closed while crews work to repair the damaged line.

  • Art exhibit draws attention to plastic pollution issue

    Art exhibit draws attention to plastic pollution issue

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:41 AM EDT2018-07-11 12:41:13 GMT

    In recent weeks, many franchises like Starbucks have taken steps to be more environmentally friendly.  It's a goal some businesses here in town have been working toward for years. The call to action is now highlighted by an exhibit at the Art Center of Corpus Christi.  Shelia Rogers created the "Oceans of Plastic" exhibit solely with trash she found on area beaches. Plastic bottles, lighters, straws and bottle caps are a harsh reminder of the harmful toll litteri...

    In recent weeks, many franchises like Starbucks have taken steps to be more environmentally friendly.  It's a goal some businesses here in town have been working toward for years. The call to action is now highlighted by an exhibit at the Art Center of Corpus Christi.  Shelia Rogers created the "Oceans of Plastic" exhibit solely with trash she found on area beaches. Plastic bottles, lighters, straws and bottle caps are a harsh reminder of the harmful toll litteri...

  • GROW Local STX hoping to gain membership

    GROW Local STX hoping to gain membership

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-07-11 12:30:24 GMT
    GROW Local South Texas seeks more locally grown produce for the Downtown Farmers' Market.GROW Local South Texas seeks more locally grown produce for the Downtown Farmers' Market.

    GROW Local South Texas is doing what they can to expand the knowledge of growing your own food. From the beginning, the group's mission has been to grow a healthy, local community by improving access to, education about and advocacy for affordable, nutrient-dense foods. They have not only tried to encourage the number of points where consumers can get locally grown fresh produce, but have also encouraged restaurants to use local ingredients grown in local gardens. Funding comes...

    GROW Local South Texas is doing what they can to expand the knowledge of growing your own food. From the beginning, the group's mission has been to grow a healthy, local community by improving access to, education about and advocacy for affordable, nutrient-dense foods. They have not only tried to encourage the number of points where consumers can get locally grown fresh produce, but have also encouraged restaurants to use local ingredients grown in local gardens. Funding comes...

  • Paint it Forward: Nominate local family for colorful act of kindness

    Paint it Forward: Nominate local family for colorful act of kindness

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:57 AM EDT2018-07-11 10:57:35 GMT

    To many people out there, paying it forward isn't just a nice gesture, but second nature.   For the good folks at ABC Painting and Drywall, helping other people is in their DNA. They just "Paint it Forward."  Do you know a person or group who deserves a random act of kindness? The ABC Painting and Drywall want to hear from you.  In 2005 a nationwide "Paint-It-Forward" program started in California to encourage communities to help nominate local fa...

    To many people out there, paying it forward isn't just a nice gesture, but second nature.   For the good folks at ABC Painting and Drywall, helping other people is in their DNA. They just "Paint it Forward."  Do you know a person or group who deserves a random act of kindness? The ABC Painting and Drywall want to hear from you.  In 2005 a nationwide "Paint-It-Forward" program started in California to encourage communities to help nominate local fa...

  • U.S. Geological Survey reveals Hurricane Harvey flood data

    U.S. Geological Survey reveals Hurricane Harvey flood data

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:09 AM EDT2018-07-11 08:09:24 GMT
    Rainfall totals in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana from August 25 through September 1, 2017, resulting from Hurricane Harvey.Rainfall totals in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana from August 25 through September 1, 2017, resulting from Hurricane Harvey.

    Nineteen inundation maps and detailed flood information from Hurricane Harvey are now available from the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Nineteen inundation maps and detailed flood information from Hurricane Harvey are now available from the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • Festival celebrates City Parks and Rec

    Festival celebrates City Parks and Rec

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 3:22 AM EDT2018-07-11 07:22:07 GMT
    Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation logo.Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation logo.
    Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation logo.Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation logo.

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Are you ready to discover everything Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation has to offer?

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Are you ready to discover everything Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation has to offer?

  • Cloud sworn in as newest member of House

    Cloud sworn in as newest member of House

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:44 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:44:37 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of the Office of the SpeakerPhoto Courtesy of the Office of the Speaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Michael Cloud of Texas has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress, succeeding Blake Farenthold, who resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment and an ethics probe.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Michael Cloud of Texas has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress, succeeding Blake Farenthold, who resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment and an ethics probe.

  • Free Group Swim Lessons Offered at T.C. Ayers Pool

    Free Group Swim Lessons Offered at T.C. Ayers Pool

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:30:04 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – It’s hard to believe that we are half way through summer vacation. It is the perfect time to learn how to swim as you stay cool in the pool.

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – It’s hard to believe that we are half way through summer vacation. It is the perfect time to learn how to swim as you stay cool in the pool.

  • Islander Athletic Fund Casino Night returns for a sixth year

    Islander Athletic Fund Casino Night returns for a sixth year

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-07-11 05:56:58 GMT

    A taste of Vegas is coming to the Island University. The 6th Annual Islander Athletic Fund Casino Night is happening Saturday, August 4th on campus inside the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Anchor Ballroom. Games at the event will include poker, blackjack, craps and roulette, along with slot machines. Casino Night also includes a dinner, a cash bar and lots of music. This year's silent auction will include a wide variety of items on which to bid. There w...

    A taste of Vegas is coming to the Island University. The 6th Annual Islander Athletic Fund Casino Night is happening Saturday, August 4th on campus inside the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Anchor Ballroom. Games at the event will include poker, blackjack, craps and roulette, along with slot machines. Casino Night also includes a dinner, a cash bar and lots of music. This year's silent auction will include a wide variety of items on which to bid. There w...

  • Construction on newly designed golf course underway at Palmilla Beach

    Construction on newly designed golf course underway at Palmilla Beach

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:39:26 GMT

    Nearly a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated Port Aransas, many places in that community have rebuilt and reopened. However, one of its major attractions remains closed. The golf course at the Palmilla Beach Golf & Resort Community is still shut down. It turns out the damage from the storm pointed the future of the facility in a new direction.

    Nearly a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated Port Aransas, many places in that community have rebuilt and reopened. However, one of its major attractions remains closed. The golf course at the Palmilla Beach Golf & Resort Community is still shut down. It turns out the damage from the storm pointed the future of the facility in a new direction.

  • X-Ray On Wheels helping patients with home visits

    X-Ray On Wheels helping patients with home visits

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-07-10 23:49:35 GMT

    It can be quite the challenge for the elderly and disabled to seek medical attention, especially without transportation.  However, there is a solution,  that is not only benefiting patients but care providers as well. X-Ray On Wheels       The techs drive in what may look like an ordinary van but it is what's inside that has been helping the elderly, disabled, and those that are homebound. The company has been servicing the Coastal Bend for the past 30 years...

    It can be quite the challenge for the elderly and disabled to seek medical attention, especially without transportation.  However, there is a solution,  that is not only benefiting patients but care providers as well. X-Ray On Wheels       The techs drive in what may look like an ordinary van but it is what's inside that has been helping the elderly, disabled, and those that are homebound. The company has been servicing the Coastal Bend for the past 30 years...

  • 6 Investigates: Buyer Beware

    6 Investigates: Buyer Beware

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-07-09 23:33:22 GMT

    Thinking of buying a home? In a region chock-full of heavy industry, 6 Investigates finds that when it comes to what a home-seller must disclose to a home-buyer, the industrial site across isn't necessarily one of them. And it can turn the dream of home ownership into a nightmare.  Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill has the story:

    Thinking of buying a home? In a region chock-full of heavy industry, 6 Investigates finds that when it comes to what a home-seller must disclose to a home-buyer, the industrial site across isn't necessarily one of them. And it can turn the dream of home ownership into a nightmare.  Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill has the story:

  • Grow Local STX looking to expand its membership

    Grow Local STX looking to expand its membership

    Monday, July 9 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-07-09 17:44:05 GMT

    Since 2013, GROW Local South Texas has been the leader in the local food movement in Corpus Christi and the surrounding Coastal Bend area, and they are once again looking to grow their number.

    Since 2013, GROW Local South Texas has been the leader in the local food movement in Corpus Christi and the surrounding Coastal Bend area, and they are once again looking to grow their number.

  • Seven homeowners denied by FEMA get roof repairs thanks to large donation

    Seven homeowners denied by FEMA get roof repairs thanks to large donation

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-07-09 16:00:50 GMT
    Petra Conseulo Rodriguez's roof is being repaired, thanks to a donation from the United Way of the Coastal Bend to Habitat for Humanity.Petra Conseulo Rodriguez's roof is being repaired, thanks to a donation from the United Way of the Coastal Bend to Habitat for Humanity.
    Petra Conseulo Rodriguez's roof is being repaired, thanks to a donation from the United Way of the Coastal Bend to Habitat for Humanity.Petra Conseulo Rodriguez's roof is being repaired, thanks to a donation from the United Way of the Coastal Bend to Habitat for Humanity.
    Long-recovery efforts due to Hurricane Harvey are still underway. For some, that has meant sleeping under leaky roofs. Today, the United Way of the Coastal Bend presented Habitat for Humanity a check for $40,000 to cover the cost of seven roof repairs. Homeowners of the seven houses did not have insurance when the storm hit and were all denied help by FEMA.   One home belonged to 75-year-old Petra Conseulo Rodriguez. The $40,000 check was presented to Habitat for Humanit...
    Long-recovery efforts due to Hurricane Harvey are still underway. For some, that has meant sleeping under leaky roofs. Today, the United Way of the Coastal Bend presented Habitat for Humanity a check for $40,000 to cover the cost of seven roof repairs. Homeowners of the seven houses did not have insurance when the storm hit and were all denied help by FEMA.   One home belonged to 75-year-old Petra Conseulo Rodriguez. The $40,000 check was presented to Habitat for Humanit...
  • Abscess: What to watch out for

    Abscess: What to watch out for

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:38 AM EDT2018-07-09 10:38:23 GMT

    Every year between four and five million Americans suffer from chronic non-healing wounds, many caused by diabetes, poor circulation, pressure ulcers or other conditions. Proper wound care is necessary to prevent infection and make sure there are no other associated injuries to the skin.  It is difficult to prevent an abscess inside the body as it usually happens in people who are ill with other problems.  "Abscess is very common just in the general community, and th...

    Every year between four and five million Americans suffer from chronic non-healing wounds, many caused by diabetes, poor circulation, pressure ulcers or other conditions. Proper wound care is necessary to prevent infection and make sure there are no other associated injuries to the skin.  It is difficult to prevent an abscess inside the body as it usually happens in people who are ill with other problems.  "Abscess is very common just in the general community, and th...

  • Rockport recovery continues with annual Art Festival

    Rockport recovery continues with annual Art Festival

    Friday, July 6 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-07-06 17:30:37 GMT
    "Pat's Splendor" by artist Debbie Stevens."Pat's Splendor" by artist Debbie Stevens.

    Since 1969, the Rockport Art Festival has been the place to be in July.  The event, hosted by the Rockport Center for the Arts (106 S. Austin Street), typically draws more than 10,000 people each year and features the work of more than 120 artists and craftsmen from here in Texas, as well as from across the nation.  As those who have attended the festival in the past will tell you, it is the quality of paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, glasswork, metal sculptures and...

    Since 1969, the Rockport Art Festival has been the place to be in July.  The event, hosted by the Rockport Center for the Arts (106 S. Austin Street), typically draws more than 10,000 people each year and features the work of more than 120 artists and craftsmen from here in Texas, as well as from across the nation.  As those who have attended the festival in the past will tell you, it is the quality of paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, glasswork, metal sculptures and...

  • Singer-Songwriters in concert at the Rialto Theater

    Singer-Songwriters in concert at the Rialto Theater

    Thursday, July 5 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-07-05 17:27:12 GMT
    Tony RameyTony Ramey

    Those who like to include a little live music in their summer fun should note what is happening over at the Rialto Theater in Aransas Pass (327 S. Commercial Street).  On Saturday, July 7th, Tony Ramey will make a return appearance, giving Coastal Bend residents another opportunity the experience the talent of this award-winning songwriter.  Tony's credits include Gold record songs written for country stars John Michael Montgomery and George Strait.  He has also contr...

    Those who like to include a little live music in their summer fun should note what is happening over at the Rialto Theater in Aransas Pass (327 S. Commercial Street).  On Saturday, July 7th, Tony Ramey will make a return appearance, giving Coastal Bend residents another opportunity the experience the talent of this award-winning songwriter.  Tony's credits include Gold record songs written for country stars John Michael Montgomery and George Strait.  He has also contr...

  • Raspas weekend at Whataburger Field

    Raspas weekend at Whataburger Field

    Thursday, July 5 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-07-05 11:24:39 GMT
    Corpus Christi Hooks become the Corpus Christi Raspas tonight!Corpus Christi Hooks become the Corpus Christi Raspas tonight!

    In March the Corpus Christi Hooks announced that they will be changing their name once again.  This time around they will be named the Corpus Christi Raspas for three home games in July at Whataburger Field.   The Hooks will honor this local Hispanic sweet treat from July 5-7, as the team transforms into the Corpus Christi Raspas.  Whataburger Field will be the headquarters to the "unofficial" raspas capital of the world, as Corpus Christi is the forme...

    In March the Corpus Christi Hooks announced that they will be changing their name once again.  This time around they will be named the Corpus Christi Raspas for three home games in July at Whataburger Field.   The Hooks will honor this local Hispanic sweet treat from July 5-7, as the team transforms into the Corpus Christi Raspas.  Whataburger Field will be the headquarters to the "unofficial" raspas capital of the world, as Corpus Christi is the forme...

  • 6 Investigates: Fuel pump complaints go unchecked

    6 Investigates: Fuel pump complaints go unchecked

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-02 23:29:28 GMT
    Since a new law took effect last year, complaints about people being cheated at the gas pump are going unchecked. (KRIS 6 News)Since a new law took effect last year, complaints about people being cheated at the gas pump are going unchecked. (KRIS 6 News)

    Since a new law took effect last year, complaints about people being cheated at the gas pump are going unchecked. In one local case, four people complained about the pumps malfunctioning at a Circle K - Shell gas station on Weber Road, near Holly Road. 

    Since a new law took effect last year, complaints about people being cheated at the gas pump are going unchecked. In one local case, four people complained about the pumps malfunctioning at a Circle K - Shell gas station on Weber Road, near Holly Road. 

  • Spurs' Danny Green hosts youth basketball skills camp

    Spurs' Danny Green hosts youth basketball skills camp

    Saturday, June 30 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-07-01 03:39:37 GMT
    Coastal Bend youth got a chance to learn some basketball skills from a pro on Saturday. San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green made his way to Corpus Christi for his annual basketball skills camp. The two-day camp aimed to teach local kids a few drills, skills and techniques. About 70 girls and boys aged 8-15 gathered at Incarnate Word Academy for day one of the two-day camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "They're learning to dribble," Green said, as participants practiced behin...
    Coastal Bend youth got a chance to learn some basketball skills from a pro on Saturday. San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green made his way to Corpus Christi for his annual basketball skills camp. The two-day camp aimed to teach local kids a few drills, skills and techniques. About 70 girls and boys aged 8-15 gathered at Incarnate Word Academy for day one of the two-day camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "They're learning to dribble," Green said, as participants practiced behin...
  • Crowds gather alongside city leaders for "City Hall in the Mall"

    Crowds gather alongside city leaders for "City Hall in the Mall"

    Saturday, June 30 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-07-01 03:29:56 GMT

    La Palmera mall regularly offers a variety of food, and the latest styles; but on Saturday, visitors could also meet with City leaders and get the latest info on city services...

    La Palmera mall regularly offers a variety of food, and the latest styles; but on Saturday, visitors could also meet with City leaders and get the latest info on city services...

  • 2nd annual "Red White and Blues" festival coming to Schlitterbahn

    2nd annual "Red White and Blues" festival coming to Schlitterbahn

    Saturday, June 30 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-07-01 01:33:54 GMT
    After being sold to new owners, the water park will remain a "licensed" Schlitterbahn Riverpark and Resort.After being sold to new owners, the water park will remain a "licensed" Schlitterbahn Riverpark and Resort.

    This Fourth of July, Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi will host its second annual "Red White and Blues" festival, inviting visitors to stop by for live music and festivities...

    This Fourth of July, Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi will host its second annual "Red White and Blues" festival, inviting visitors to stop by for live music and festivities...

  • Mandela Day Corpus Christi set for July

    Mandela Day Corpus Christi set for July

    Friday, June 29 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-06-29 18:15:29 GMT
    Mandela Day Corpus Christi is happening at Heritage Park Saturday, July 21st from 5 to 11 PM.Mandela Day Corpus Christi is happening at Heritage Park Saturday, July 21st from 5 to 11 PM.

    The 4th Annual Mandela Day Corpus Christi celebration is coming to Heritage Park!

    The 4th Annual Mandela Day Corpus Christi celebration is coming to Heritage Park!

  • How healthy are eggs?

    How healthy are eggs?

    Friday, June 29 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-06-29 12:16:09 GMT

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the consumption of eggs in the United States is on the rise over the last 18 years. This year the U.S. consumption is estimated at 278 eggs per person.   That leads us to this question…are eggs healthy? That is not a simple question; it all depends on who you ask. The Food & Drug Administration does not consider eggs to be ‘healthy’ because of their fat content. “The FDA has a very specific defini...

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the consumption of eggs in the United States is on the rise over the last 18 years. This year the U.S. consumption is estimated at 278 eggs per person.   That leads us to this question…are eggs healthy? That is not a simple question; it all depends on who you ask. The Food & Drug Administration does not consider eggs to be ‘healthy’ because of their fat content. “The FDA has a very specific defini...

  • 6 Investigates: High and Dry

    6 Investigates: High and Dry

    Thursday, June 28 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-28 23:20:27 GMT

    Hurricane Harvey washed group of barges washed into the dunes on San Jose Island. Almost 11 months later, they haven't budged...

    Hurricane Harvey washed group of barges washed into the dunes on San Jose Island. Almost 11 months later, they haven't budged...

  • Del Mar College offers extra help to veterans

    Del Mar College offers extra help to veterans

    Thursday, June 28 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-06-28 18:16:43 GMT

    Thanks to a $1.3 million grant recently awarded to Del Mar College (DMC) by the U.S. Department of Education, military veterans in the Coastal Bend are able to pursue a college education. In fact, more than 39,000 veterans in Aransas, Kleberg, Nueces and San Patricio counties may be eligible for the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program.  Through the VUB program, eligible veterans can receive free assistance with: Preparedness and funding for college admission tests, such as th...

    Thanks to a $1.3 million grant recently awarded to Del Mar College (DMC) by the U.S. Department of Education, military veterans in the Coastal Bend are able to pursue a college education. In fact, more than 39,000 veterans in Aransas, Kleberg, Nueces and San Patricio counties may be eligible for the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program.  Through the VUB program, eligible veterans can receive free assistance with: Preparedness and funding for college admission tests, such as th...

  • Pet of the Week: Kira

    Pet of the Week: Kira

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-06-27 18:29:46 GMT
    KiraKira

    Spend time with our Corpus Christi Animal Care Services Pet of the Week and you are guaranteed to smile! Kira is a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix who has been with CCACS for nearly a month and is just waiting to be adopted.  She is as friendly a dog as they come, and is familiar with basic commands (like sitting before getting a snack, for example). Whether on a leash or being held, Kira is very cooperative and easy to handle -- quite an accomplishment for a dog with so much energy! ...

    Spend time with our Corpus Christi Animal Care Services Pet of the Week and you are guaranteed to smile! Kira is a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix who has been with CCACS for nearly a month and is just waiting to be adopted.  She is as friendly a dog as they come, and is familiar with basic commands (like sitting before getting a snack, for example). Whether on a leash or being held, Kira is very cooperative and easy to handle -- quite an accomplishment for a dog with so much energy! ...

  • Magic Camp: Cure summer boredom, become a magician

    Magic Camp: Cure summer boredom, become a magician

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-06-27 10:49:26 GMT
    Photo: Val Dino/FacebookPhoto: Val Dino/Facebook
    Photo: Val Dino/FacebookPhoto: Val Dino/Facebook
    Consider this your official acceptance letter into the world of magic, kids. Cure that summer boredom and step into an arena of illusions with a camp that will leave area youth spellbound.  The Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department is offering South Texas Magic Camp this year. Magic Camp will teach kids ages 8-12 the tricks of the trade, in true magician style. Val Dino, illusionist and magician with 18 years of experience, will share his insight into the world of ...
    Consider this your official acceptance letter into the world of magic, kids. Cure that summer boredom and step into an arena of illusions with a camp that will leave area youth spellbound.  The Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department is offering South Texas Magic Camp this year. Magic Camp will teach kids ages 8-12 the tricks of the trade, in true magician style. Val Dino, illusionist and magician with 18 years of experience, will share his insight into the world of ...
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas celebrating the summer season

    Six Flags Fiesta Texas celebrating the summer season

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-06-26 15:31:09 GMT

    It has been called The Thrill Capital of South Texas and this summer, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is living up to that billing with new shows and seasonal events which are sure to excite the entire family. The Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster continues to thrill guests as the world’s first-of-its-kind single rail coaster and the first to be named after Wonder Woman herself.  This cutting-edge marvel features a first-of-its-kind single I-beam rail with riders seated single fil...

    It has been called The Thrill Capital of South Texas and this summer, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is living up to that billing with new shows and seasonal events which are sure to excite the entire family. The Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster continues to thrill guests as the world’s first-of-its-kind single rail coaster and the first to be named after Wonder Woman herself.  This cutting-edge marvel features a first-of-its-kind single I-beam rail with riders seated single fil...

  • City Hall comes to all at the mall

    City Hall comes to all at the mall

    Monday, June 25 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-06-25 17:33:27 GMT

    Do you have questions about city departments and the services they provide? Then plan to be at La Palmera Mall (5488 S. Padre Island Drive) on Saturday, June 30th.

    Do you have questions about city departments and the services they provide? Then plan to be at La Palmera Mall (5488 S. Padre Island Drive) on Saturday, June 30th.

  • Hooks players host batting practice aboard USS Lexington

    Hooks players host batting practice aboard USS Lexington

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:58:04 GMT

    In lieu of their normal routine, the Hooks held batting practice off-field on Saturday, atop the flight deck of the Blue Ghost...

    In lieu of their normal routine, the Hooks held batting practice off-field on Saturday, atop the flight deck of the Blue Ghost...

  • First-ever VegFest highlights vegan living in Corpus Christi

    First-ever VegFest highlights vegan living in Corpus Christi

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:28:47 GMT

    A first-of-its-kind festival for Corpus Christi got underway on Saturday, highlighting veganism and the vegan lifestyle...

    A first-of-its-kind festival for Corpus Christi got underway on Saturday, highlighting veganism and the vegan lifestyle...

  • 6 Investigates: Packery Channel has a history of failures

    6 Investigates: Packery Channel has a history of failures

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:20:00 GMT
    The collapsed walls of the Packery Channel are part of a pattern of re-occurring problems that trace back to its construction. (KRIS 6 News)The collapsed walls of the Packery Channel are part of a pattern of re-occurring problems that trace back to its construction. (KRIS 6 News)

    The collapsed walls of the Packery Channel are part of a pattern of problems that trace back to its construction. While the most recent damage was caused by Hurricane Harvey, city leaders are asking what can be done to prevent it from happening again. And that includes criticism of the design. "We know it doesn't work,” said Greg Smith, Corpus Christi City Councilman in District 4. “I think it's in the design. This is not a typical design for a gulf jetty that...

    The collapsed walls of the Packery Channel are part of a pattern of problems that trace back to its construction. While the most recent damage was caused by Hurricane Harvey, city leaders are asking what can be done to prevent it from happening again. And that includes criticism of the design. "We know it doesn't work,” said Greg Smith, Corpus Christi City Councilman in District 4. “I think it's in the design. This is not a typical design for a gulf jetty that...

  • 6 Investigates: Scamming the scammers

    6 Investigates: Scamming the scammers

    Monday, June 11 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-06-11 23:26:38 GMT

    Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill turned the table on a phone scam targeting South Texans, intended to make victims believe they owe the IRS money. Here's what happened, and what you can learn about how these scammers operate. But, beware: the language gets pretty rough.

    Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill turned the table on a phone scam targeting South Texans, intended to make victims believe they owe the IRS money. Here's what happened, and what you can learn about how these scammers operate. But, beware: the language gets pretty rough.

  • Centennial Museum dedicates historical marker

    Centennial Museum dedicates historical marker

    Friday, June 8 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-06-08 17:44:23 GMT

    History allows people to understand where they came from, and the Centennial Museum on Park Avenue in South Bluff Park is a prime example. Today, the museum unveiled a new historical marker on their grounds.

    History allows people to understand where they came from, and the Centennial Museum on Park Avenue in South Bluff Park is a prime example. Today, the museum unveiled a new historical marker on their grounds.

  • 6 Investigates: What's not working with windstorm insurance

    6 Investigates: What's not working with windstorm insurance

    Friday, June 8 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-06-08 16:09:06 GMT

    An insurance system created to help the Texas coast rebuild after a hurricane has become the ire of many coastal leaders and one state lawmaker is calling for reform. This is Part 2 of a story about the windstorm insurance system’s response to Hurricane Harvey. Click here to read Part 1. A clock in the Port Aransas mayor's office isn't for keeping time. It's a reminder. "Here is when the eyewall of Harvey roared ashore on Saint Joe,” said Charles Bujan, Port Ar...

    An insurance system created to help the Texas coast rebuild after a hurricane has become the ire of many coastal leaders and one state lawmaker is calling for reform. This is Part 2 of a story about the windstorm insurance system’s response to Hurricane Harvey. Click here to read Part 1. A clock in the Port Aransas mayor's office isn't for keeping time. It's a reminder. "Here is when the eyewall of Harvey roared ashore on Saint Joe,” said Charles Bujan, Port Ar...

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Despite the need, FEMA Trailers remain out of reach for many

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Despite the need, FEMA Trailers remain out of reach for many

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-06-07 23:16:07 GMT

    The FEMA trailer farm growing in Beeville has grown since we checked on it a few months ago. And, as before, the sheriff of the county next door says that if FEMA isn't going to use them, he sure could. Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill follows-up:

    The FEMA trailer farm growing in Beeville has grown since we checked on it a few months ago. And, as before, the sheriff of the county next door says that if FEMA isn't going to use them, he sure could. Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill follows-up:

  • 70th Annual Shrimporee kicks off this Friday

    70th Annual Shrimporee kicks off this Friday

    Thursday, June 7 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-06-07 22:27:32 GMT

    70 years ago. Just 4 years after WWII ended, a new tradition started in Aransas Pass. It was called the blessing of the fleet. Now known as Shrimporee. It started in 1948 when Aransas Pass was the Shrimping Capital and the city wanted to bless the start of the shrimping season. And the tradition continues. Shrimporree will kick off this Friday despite Hurricane Harvey and the destruction it left behind. Rosemary Vega, Organizer of Shrimporee and C.E.O of the Aransas Pass Chambe...

    70 years ago. Just 4 years after WWII ended, a new tradition started in Aransas Pass. It was called the blessing of the fleet. Now known as Shrimporee. It started in 1948 when Aransas Pass was the Shrimping Capital and the city wanted to bless the start of the shrimping season. And the tradition continues. Shrimporree will kick off this Friday despite Hurricane Harvey and the destruction it left behind. Rosemary Vega, Organizer of Shrimporee and C.E.O of the Aransas Pass Chambe...

  • Holiday weekend brings increased demand at Coastal Bend Blood Center

    Holiday weekend brings increased demand at Coastal Bend Blood Center

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 11:24 AM EDT2018-06-05 15:24:23 GMT

    Anytime a holiday weekend approaches the need for blood donations increases. Such is the case right now. With Memorial Day weekend upon us, blood donations are in need. 

    Anytime a holiday weekend approaches the need for blood donations increases. Such is the case right now. With Memorial Day weekend upon us, blood donations are in need. 

  • 15 contestants vying for a chance to become Freer Rattler royalty

    15 contestants vying for a chance to become Freer Rattler royalty

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-06-05 15:22:16 GMT

    Over in Freer, Texas, the ever popular rattlesnake round-up is only a few weeks away, and Sunday night, the town crowned a new king and queen in the 53rd annual Freer Rattler Royalty Pageant.

    Over in Freer, Texas, the ever popular rattlesnake round-up is only a few weeks away, and Sunday night, the town crowned a new king and queen in the 53rd annual Freer Rattler Royalty Pageant.

  • 'Angels' help foster youth lead normal lives

    'Angels' help foster youth lead normal lives

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-05 15:21:32 GMT
    Christina Tyler in the prom dress Foster Angels helped her get.Christina Tyler in the prom dress Foster Angels helped her get.
    Christina Tyler in the prom dress Foster Angels helped her get.Christina Tyler in the prom dress Foster Angels helped her get.

    2,500 kids in South Texas are in foster care. These children are often put in difficult situations when it comes to getting the things they need or want to lead normal lives. It can be even more difficult when a child ages out of the foster system and doesn't have a support system. That's where the Foster Angels of South Texas come in.  "Through no fault of their own, these children are placed in situations no adult or child should live with," Leslie McClanahan, P...

    2,500 kids in South Texas are in foster care. These children are often put in difficult situations when it comes to getting the things they need or want to lead normal lives. It can be even more difficult when a child ages out of the foster system and doesn't have a support system. That's where the Foster Angels of South Texas come in.  "Through no fault of their own, these children are placed in situations no adult or child should live with," Leslie McClanahan, P...

  • 6 Investigates: "Who's in charge in Aransas County?"

    6 Investigates: "Who's in charge?"

    Monday, June 4 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-05 00:50:38 GMT

    A Rockport Police Officer says his professional reputation is a casualty of the war between his department and the Aransas County District Attorney's office. 

    A Rockport Police Officer says his professional reputation is a casualty of the war between his department and the Aransas County District Attorney's office. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up on the HEB Tennis Center

    6 Investigates Follows-Up on the HEB Tennis Center

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:27:58 GMT
    City audit reveals "loose controls" at the HEB Tennis CenterCity audit reveals "loose controls" at the HEB Tennis Center

    City auditors released their deep-dive into the HEB Tennis Center's finances and what they found worries city leaders, including Audit Committee Chairman and City Councilman Greg Smith. ""The city can - should - do better.," Smith tells 6 Investigates. "What we saw (in the audit) is unacceptable in contract management, in my opinion."? Read the audit report, below: The audit came in response to 6 Investigate's reporting earlier this year, when we found th...

    City auditors released their deep-dive into the HEB Tennis Center's finances and what they found worries city leaders, including Audit Committee Chairman and City Councilman Greg Smith. ""The city can - should - do better.," Smith tells 6 Investigates. "What we saw (in the audit) is unacceptable in contract management, in my opinion."? Read the audit report, below: The audit came in response to 6 Investigate's reporting earlier this year, when we found th...

  • 6 Investigates: "Bulletproof" Backpacks

    6 Investigates: "Bulletproof" Backpacks

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:25:01 GMT

    As hard is it is to contemplate a world in which they're necessary, people are turning to so-called "bulletproof" backpacks to give their kids a fighting chance if ever there's an active shooter on-campus. 6 Investigates put one of these Kevlar-lined packs to the test and discovered that, while it was able to stop some bullets, it couldn't stop them all. Take a look:

    As hard is it is to contemplate a world in which they're necessary, people are turning to so-called "bulletproof" backpacks to give their kids a fighting chance if ever there's an active shooter on-campus. 6 Investigates put one of these Kevlar-lined packs to the test and discovered that, while it was able to stop some bullets, it couldn't stop them all. Take a look:

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  • 6 Investigates: Overgrown

    6 Investigates: Overgrown

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:08 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:08:32 GMT

    Tall weeds, overgrown lots, dilapidated homes - 6 Investigates takes a trip over the bridge to the tiny town of Taft, where residents accuse city leaders of being lax on code enforcement problems. If you live in Taft and would like to report a code enforcement problem, call: 361-528-3512

    Tall weeds, overgrown lots, dilapidated homes - 6 Investigates takes a trip over the bridge to the tiny town of Taft, where residents accuse city leaders of being lax on code enforcement problems. If you live in Taft and would like to report a code enforcement problem, call: 361-528-3512

  • 6 Investigates: By-Passed

    6 Investigates: By-Passed

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-07-20 04:14:46 GMT

    The Interstate 69 project now working its way across Texas is expected to be an economic shot-in-the-arm for many communities, but 6 Investigates finds the project carries a significant downside, for one community, in particular.

    The Interstate 69 project now working its way across Texas is expected to be an economic shot-in-the-arm for many communities, but 6 Investigates finds the project carries a significant downside, for one community, in particular.

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  • Maddie Garlough has Olympic surfing dreams

    Maddie Garlough has Olympic surfing dreams

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:24:56 GMT

    Maddie Garlough of Port Aransas has been surfing since she can remember. And she is really good, ranked number 8 in North America, the 16 year old has olympic dreams.

    Maddie Garlough of Port Aransas has been surfing since she can remember. And she is really good, ranked number 8 in North America, the 16 year old has olympic dreams.

  • These sailors love their new laser sailboats

    These sailors love their new laser sailboats

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:10:23 GMT

    Day three of Youth World Sailing Championships produced outstanding conditions Wednesday. The competitors love their laser sailboats and they are very special. They were shipped in from England just for this event.  The sailors must also maintain and clean their own lasers. They don't seem to mind, they tell me they love their new boats.  (check the video for complete interview) 

    Day three of Youth World Sailing Championships produced outstanding conditions Wednesday. The competitors love their laser sailboats and they are very special. They were shipped in from England just for this event.  The sailors must also maintain and clean their own lasers. They don't seem to mind, they tell me they love their new boats.  (check the video for complete interview) 

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