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  • Sixth suspect arrested in connection to home invasion double murder

    Sixth suspect arrested in connection to home invasion double murder

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:09:53 GMT
    The Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion on Balchuck Lane that left a 39-year-old Arturo Lopez and his wife Miriam Lopez dead.The Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion on Balchuck Lane that left a 39-year-old Arturo Lopez and his wife Miriam Lopez dead.

    A sixth suspect wanted in connection to a deadly home invasion that left a couple dead earlier this month.

    A sixth suspect wanted in connection to a deadly home invasion that left a couple dead earlier this month.

  • City leaders discuss solutions to projected $20 million budget shortfall

    City leaders discuss solutions to projected $20 million budget shortfall

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:23:53 GMT
    City leaders discussed solutions to the city's budget shortfall during a workshop Thursday.City leaders discussed solutions to the city's budget shortfall during a workshop Thursday.

    but first...  the city of corpus christi could be facing a 20-million dollar budget shortfall. that estimated *20 million dollar shortfall is a *worst case scenario.  there are still factors that can sway it, and right now city leaders aren't quite certain *where next year's budget will land.  but one thing they do know -- is that they need to find some solutions.     city leaders got the grim news... at a workshop last month...     and during...

    but first...  the city of corpus christi could be facing a 20-million dollar budget shortfall. that estimated *20 million dollar shortfall is a *worst case scenario.  there are still factors that can sway it, and right now city leaders aren't quite certain *where next year's budget will land.  but one thing they do know -- is that they need to find some solutions.     city leaders got the grim news... at a workshop last month...     and during...

  • Truant students trade classroom for courtroom

    Truant students trade classroom for courtroom

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:23:32 GMT

    Children who log ten unexcused absences, you could find themselves in truancy court. This morning, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 Judge Joe Benavides' cases included a second grader and a kindergartner, both have missed more than 15 days of school. One parent said their child was being bullied, the other blamed illness. 

    Children who log ten unexcused absences, you could find themselves in truancy court. This morning, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 Judge Joe Benavides' cases included a second grader and a kindergartner, both have missed more than 15 days of school. One parent said their child was being bullied, the other blamed illness. 

  • Construction on new Harbor Bridge beginning to take shape

    Construction on new Harbor Bridge beginning to take shape

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:23:16 GMT

    Construction of the new harbor bridge is in full swing, so far, crews have made a lot of progress. Construction crews have been working on the new Harbor Bridge for about a year-and-a-half, but it wasn't until the beginning of this year that that people could begin to see visible signs of progress from Highway 181. Crews have started construction on the columns that will be the support system for the approach bridges. A total of 88 columns will be built; four of them are already vi...

    Construction of the new harbor bridge is in full swing, so far, crews have made a lot of progress. Construction crews have been working on the new Harbor Bridge for about a year-and-a-half, but it wasn't until the beginning of this year that that people could begin to see visible signs of progress from Highway 181. Crews have started construction on the columns that will be the support system for the approach bridges. A total of 88 columns will be built; four of them are already vi...

  • Local gas station targeted by credit card skimmers

    Local gas station targeted by credit card skimmers

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:22:58 GMT

    A Corpus Christi gas station has been the target of credit card skimming, police advised. A Valero gas station in the 13000 block of Leopard, near Five Points reported that a credit card skimmer was found on one of its gas pumps. According to officials, an employee at the store was doing maintenance work on the pumps Wednesday afternoon when he discovered wires attached to the pump leading to an apparent card skimmer. Corpus Christi police said there was no surveillance at the stor...

    A Corpus Christi gas station has been the target of credit card skimming, police advised. A Valero gas station in the 13000 block of Leopard, near Five Points reported that a credit card skimmer was found on one of its gas pumps. According to officials, an employee at the store was doing maintenance work on the pumps Wednesday afternoon when he discovered wires attached to the pump leading to an apparent card skimmer. Corpus Christi police said there was no surveillance at the stor...

  • GLO to host 32nd Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup

    GLO to host 32nd Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:10:15 GMT

    The Texas General Land Office is looking for volunteers this Saturday for the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup. The 2018 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Coast-wide Spring Cleanup takes place at 25* of Texas' most popular tourist beaches. 

    The Texas General Land Office is looking for volunteers this Saturday for the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup. The 2018 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Coast-wide Spring Cleanup takes place at 25* of Texas' most popular tourist beaches. 

  • City Code Enforcement to hold Vessel Turn-In Program

    City Code Enforcement to hold Vessel Turn-In Program

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:01:36 GMT

    City of Corpus Christi Code Enforcement, Solid Waste Services, the Texas General Land Office and Texas Parks and Wildlife have announced the kickoff of the 2018 Vessel Turn-In Program. According to the city, this free event is an opportunity for the public to safely and legally dispose of unwanted or inoperable boats. The program runs April 24 through April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laguna Madre Wastewater Treatment Plant, 201 Jester Street in Flour Bl...

    City of Corpus Christi Code Enforcement, Solid Waste Services, the Texas General Land Office and Texas Parks and Wildlife have announced the kickoff of the 2018 Vessel Turn-In Program. According to the city, this free event is an opportunity for the public to safely and legally dispose of unwanted or inoperable boats. The program runs April 24 through April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laguna Madre Wastewater Treatment Plant, 201 Jester Street in Flour Bl...

  • Fifth person wanted in Balchuck Ln. murders appears in court

    Fifth person wanted in Balchuck Ln. murders appears in court

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:55:52 GMT
    Jordan Deion GossonJordan Deion Gosson

    One of the six suspects in the Balchuck lane double murder was in court this morning. A brief hearing was held at the Nueces County Jail for 26-year-old Jordan Gosson. Gosson has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of Arturo and Miriam Lopez. The Lopez’ were shot during a home invasion on Balchuck Lane on April 2. During today's hearing, Gosson was told of the charge he's facing, and his bond was $1 million. Gosson told the judge he's hired an attorney to represe...

    One of the six suspects in the Balchuck lane double murder was in court this morning. A brief hearing was held at the Nueces County Jail for 26-year-old Jordan Gosson. Gosson has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of Arturo and Miriam Lopez. The Lopez’ were shot during a home invasion on Balchuck Lane on April 2. During today's hearing, Gosson was told of the charge he's facing, and his bond was $1 million. Gosson told the judge he's hired an attorney to represe...

  • A tale of betrayal, the supernatural at Selena Auditorium

    A tale of betrayal, the supernatural at Selena Auditorium

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:55:26 GMT
    Giselle will be performed by the Corpus Christi Ballet April 21 and 22.Giselle will be performed by the Corpus Christi Ballet April 21 and 22.

    As one of the oldest continually performed ballets, Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse and forgiveness. 

    As one of the oldest continually performed ballets, Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse and forgiveness. 

  • Border Patrol Agents stop $4.5M in narcotic smuggling attempts

    Border Patrol Agents stop $4.5M in narcotic smuggling attempts

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:37:38 GMT

    Two separate busts yesterday led to Border Patrol agents in Falfurrias seizing more than 135 pound of narcotics. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on April 18, agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a Chrysler Town and Country passenger car, occupied by two U.S. citizens, to the secondary inspection area. Inside the vehicle, agents discovered eight bundles of methamphetamine weighing over 45 pounds and worth an estimated $1.5 million. Both the drugs ...

    Two separate busts yesterday led to Border Patrol agents in Falfurrias seizing more than 135 pound of narcotics. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on April 18, agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a Chrysler Town and Country passenger car, occupied by two U.S. citizens, to the secondary inspection area. Inside the vehicle, agents discovered eight bundles of methamphetamine weighing over 45 pounds and worth an estimated $1.5 million. Both the drugs ...

  • Statewide gas price average climbs above $2.50

    Statewide gas price average climbs above $2.50

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:49:40 GMT
    (AAA) - The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.52 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  That price is seven cents more than last week and is 25 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.72 while drivers in Sherman and Denison are paying the least at $2.37 per gallon. The national average price for a gal...
    (AAA) - The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.52 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  That price is seven cents more than last week and is 25 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.72 while drivers in Sherman and Denison are paying the least at $2.37 per gallon. The national average price for a gal...
  • Local artist to be recognized by state senator

    Local artist to be recognized by state senator

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:49:41 GMT

    A local artist is getting big recognition from a state senator later today. Local mural artist Jeremey Flores will be recognized by State Senator "Chuy" Hinojosa at the county commissioners court meeting. Hinojosa will issue a proclamation recognizing Jeremey's outstanding artistic contributions to Corpus Christi. As we've reported, Jeremey has painted a number of murals throughout the community on everything from electrical boxes in the downtown area, to giant-sized...

    A local artist is getting big recognition from a state senator later today. Local mural artist Jeremey Flores will be recognized by State Senator "Chuy" Hinojosa at the county commissioners court meeting. Hinojosa will issue a proclamation recognizing Jeremey's outstanding artistic contributions to Corpus Christi. As we've reported, Jeremey has painted a number of murals throughout the community on everything from electrical boxes in the downtown area, to giant-sized...

  • Woman falls asleep at wheel, causes head-on collision

    Woman falls asleep at wheel, causes head-on collision

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:18:58 GMT

    Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident at a major intersection. Two cars collided head-on at the Weber and Holly Roads intersection. The condition of the persons involved is unknown at the time of writing. Avoid the area if possible while crews clean up the wreckage. 

    Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident at a major intersection. Two cars collided head-on at the Weber and Holly Roads intersection. The condition of the persons involved is unknown at the time of writing. Avoid the area if possible while crews clean up the wreckage. 

  • Saving your eyes from digital device damage

    Saving your eyes from digital device damage

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:19 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:19:50 GMT

    In early March it was National Unplugging Day. This was a day for people to give themselves a digital detox - putting away computers, tablets and yes, even their smartphones, for a full 24 hours.  But 24 hours may not be enough time to save your vision.  Whether it's a smartphone, tablet, computer or television - spending too much time looking at a screen can damage your eyesight.  "Everyone can get eye strain, eye fatigue or what they call digital eye syndrome,...

    In early March it was National Unplugging Day. This was a day for people to give themselves a digital detox - putting away computers, tablets and yes, even their smartphones, for a full 24 hours.  But 24 hours may not be enough time to save your vision.  Whether it's a smartphone, tablet, computer or television - spending too much time looking at a screen can damage your eyesight.  "Everyone can get eye strain, eye fatigue or what they call digital eye syndrome,...

  • Water's Edge Park officially open

    Water's Edge Park officially open

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:29:54 GMT

    Nearly a decade after voters approved more than $5 million dollars in funding as part of Bond 2008, Water's Edge Park officially opened Wednesday.

    Nearly a decade after voters approved more than $5 million dollars in funding as part of Bond 2008, Water's Edge Park officially opened Wednesday.

  • Man wanted in connection to Corpus Christi murders arrested in San Antonio

    Man wanted in connection to Corpus Christi murders arrested in San Antonio

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:29:29 GMT
    Ismael CastilloIsmael Castillo

    A man wanted for the murders of three people in Corpus Christi was arrested earlier today in San Antonio.  Ismael Castillo, was wanted in connection to a double homicide on Balchuck Lane on April 2 that left Arturo and Miriam Lopez dead. He was also wanted in connection to a shooting last month on Coleman Street last month that killed 19-year-old Deandre Mathis.  Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Supervisor Carlos Alvarado says his team acted on a lead from the Gulf Coast...

    A man wanted for the murders of three people in Corpus Christi was arrested earlier today in San Antonio.  Ismael Castillo, was wanted in connection to a double homicide on Balchuck Lane on April 2 that left Arturo and Miriam Lopez dead. He was also wanted in connection to a shooting last month on Coleman Street last month that killed 19-year-old Deandre Mathis.  Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Supervisor Carlos Alvarado says his team acted on a lead from the Gulf Coast...

  • Three more suspects wanted in connection to double homicide

    Three more suspects wanted in connection to double homicide

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:18:13 GMT
    Arturo and Miriam Lopez were killed during a home invasion robbery on April 2.Arturo and Miriam Lopez were killed during a home invasion robbery on April 2.

    Three more people have been charged in connection to a double homicide on Balchuck Lane. According to the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department, the three additional suspects are Ismael Castillo, Angel Lopez Jr. and Jordan Deion Gosson Castillo is also suspected in the murder of 19-year-old Deandre Mathis during a home invasion last month on Coleman Street.

    Three more people have been charged in connection to a double homicide on Balchuck Lane. According to the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department, the three additional suspects are Ismael Castillo, Angel Lopez Jr. and Jordan Deion Gosson Castillo is also suspected in the murder of 19-year-old Deandre Mathis during a home invasion last month on Coleman Street.

  • Locals gather to remember Barbara Bush

    Locals gather to remember Barbara Bush

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:17:33 GMT

    Dozens of local attorneys packed into the 347th District Court Wednesday afternoon.

    Dozens of local attorneys packed into the 347th District Court Wednesday afternoon.

  • Seven Corpus Christi residents on Southwest flight during engine explosion

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:17:15 GMT
    At least seven people from Corpus Christi survived an in-flight emergency on plane traveling from New York City to Dallas.At least seven people from Corpus Christi survived an in-flight emergency on plane traveling from New York City to Dallas.

    Some of those passengers found the flight so terrifying they are now making a nearly 30 hour drive from Philadelphia to Corpus Christi.

    Some of those passengers found the flight so terrifying they are now making a nearly 30 hour drive from Philadelphia to Corpus Christi.

  • Port Aransas ferry to close temporarily

    Port Aransas ferry to close temporarily

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:01:46 GMT

    The Port Aransas ferry will be closed for up to two hours tomorrow, due to a dredging project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    The Port Aransas ferry will be closed for up to two hours tomorrow, due to a dredging project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Reach for the Stars with Corpus Christi's Jeremy Jordan at Pops in the Park

    Reach for the Stars with Corpus Christi's Jeremy Jordan at Pops in the Park

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:43:01 GMT
    Tony and Grammy nominated Carroll HS graduate Jeremy JordanTony and Grammy nominated Carroll HS graduate Jeremy Jordan

    When it comes to family entertainment, nothing beats the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra's annual Pops in the Park.

    When it comes to family entertainment, nothing beats the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra's annual Pops in the Park.

  • Pet of the Week: Babbit

    Pet of the Week: Babbit

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:41:35 GMT
    BabbitBabbit

    Our Corpus Christi Animal Care Services Pet of the Week is a 9-month-old white rabbit.

    Our Corpus Christi Animal Care Services Pet of the Week is a 9-month-old white rabbit.

  • Photos from Corpus Christi ball found in Barbara Bush's personal scrapbook

    Photos from Corpus Christi ball found in Barbara Bush's personal scrapbook

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:38:34 GMT
    Photo: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.Photo: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

    A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92. Mrs. Bush married George H.W. Bush in January of 1945. In 1943, Mr. Bush earned his wings at Naval Air Station- Corpus Christi, and the couple has an extensive history here. Below is a photo of President George H.W. Bush with his aviation cadet class in Corpus Christi, 1943. Mrs. Bush loved taking photographs...

    A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92. Mrs. Bush married George H.W. Bush in January of 1945. In 1943, Mr. Bush earned his wings at Naval Air Station- Corpus Christi, and the couple has an extensive history here. Below is a photo of President George H.W. Bush with his aviation cadet class in Corpus Christi, 1943. Mrs. Bush loved taking photographs...

  • CCPD Narcotics Division busts suspected Flour Bluff pot dealers

    CCPD Narcotics Division busts suspected Flour Bluff pot dealers

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-04-18 16:46:52 GMT
    Eli Copeland, Leslie Garcia, Amanda McKenzieEli Copeland, Leslie Garcia, Amanda McKenzie

    Corpus Christi Police have wrapped up a month’s long investigation into drug dealing in the Flour Bluff area. According to CCPD, Narcotics and Vice Division officers served a search warrant at a home on the 1200 block of Baywood Lane in Flour Bluff yesterday.  

    Corpus Christi Police have wrapped up a month’s long investigation into drug dealing in the Flour Bluff area. According to CCPD, Narcotics and Vice Division officers served a search warrant at a home on the 1200 block of Baywood Lane in Flour Bluff yesterday.  

  • Texas State Aquarium ensuring safety of animals three years after massive fish kill

    Texas State Aquarium ensuring safety of animals three years after massive fish kill

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-04-18 13:12:02 GMT

    It's been a few years since a massive fish kill at the Texas State Aquarium that stunned the Coastal Bend.

    It's been a few years since a massive fish kill at the Texas State Aquarium that stunned the Coastal Bend.

  • Celebrate Buc Days, win Whataburger for a year at customer appreciation event

    Celebrate Buc Days, win Whataburger for a year at customer appreciation event

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:05 AM EDT2018-04-18 12:05:37 GMT
    Photo: Whataburger.comPhoto: Whataburger.com
    Photo: Whataburger.comPhoto: Whataburger.com
    Want to win free Whataburger for a year? Tonight, you will have your chance. Whataburger loves their customers, and they are looking to prove that with a customer appreciation event this evening. The restaurant has teamed up with 97.5 KFTX to host a customer appreciation day, all to welcome the Corpus Christi Buc Days Festival to the downtown neighborhood!  Customers can pick up a free Whataburger with the purchase of a medium fries and drink at the Shoreline location. Atte...
    Want to win free Whataburger for a year? Tonight, you will have your chance. Whataburger loves their customers, and they are looking to prove that with a customer appreciation event this evening. The restaurant has teamed up with 97.5 KFTX to host a customer appreciation day, all to welcome the Corpus Christi Buc Days Festival to the downtown neighborhood!  Customers can pick up a free Whataburger with the purchase of a medium fries and drink at the Shoreline location. Atte...
  • The secret to a good night's sleep

    The secret to a good night's sleep

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:52 AM EDT2018-04-18 10:52:03 GMT

    It has been over a month since the daylight savings time changed and people are still trying to get adjusted. Maybe it is not the time change.

    It has been over a month since the daylight savings time changed and people are still trying to get adjusted. Maybe it is not the time change.

  • Bealls holds 30 Days of Giving benefiting breast cancer research

    Bealls holds 30 Days of Giving benefiting breast cancer research

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:37 AM EDT2018-04-18 10:37:11 GMT
    2017 Making Strides walk is another one for the record books.2017 Making Strides walk is another one for the record books.

    This year, over 250,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an organization that helps fund cancer research, helps with early detection and provide support services for those effected by breast cancer. One retailer here on the Coastal Bend is asking for the community’s involvement in raising funds for Making Strides.  Bealls selects an organization every year for their 30 Days of Giving Campaign in April. This year Bealls chose ...

    This year, over 250,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an organization that helps fund cancer research, helps with early detection and provide support services for those effected by breast cancer. One retailer here on the Coastal Bend is asking for the community’s involvement in raising funds for Making Strides.  Bealls selects an organization every year for their 30 Days of Giving Campaign in April. This year Bealls chose ...

  • Local Businessman Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud and ID Theft

    Local Businessman Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud and ID Theft

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-04-18 07:11:29 GMT
    Antonio Arteaga was arrested by Corpus Christi police officers back on August 18th.Antonio Arteaga was arrested by Corpus Christi police officers back on August 18th.
    Antonio Arteaga was arrested by Corpus Christi police officers back on August 18th.Antonio Arteaga was arrested by Corpus Christi police officers back on August 18th.

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The owner of American Auto Pros in Corpus Christi has been ordered to federal prison after admitting he used numerous credit card accounts belonging to others in order to obtain things of value without authorization, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The owner of American Auto Pros in Corpus Christi has been ordered to federal prison after admitting he used numerous credit card accounts belonging to others in order to obtain things of value without authorization, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

  • Meth trafficker handed significant sentence

    Meth trafficker handed significant sentence

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-04-18 06:10:40 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 44-year-old Richardson man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 44-year-old Richardson man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

  • Mother and her son talk to KRIS 6 News after their prom story goes viral

    Mother and her son talk to KRIS 6 News after their prom story goes viral

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:01:23 GMT

    A mother and her son talk to KRIS 6 News about their prom experience and their unforgettable night together. Joe Angel, a senior at Collegiate High School, knew he wanted to take his mom to prom since middle school.

    A mother and her son talk to KRIS 6 News about their prom experience and their unforgettable night together. Joe Angel, a senior at Collegiate High School, knew he wanted to take his mom to prom since middle school.

  • Internet falls in love with local teen who took his mother to prom

    Internet falls in love with local teen who took his mother to prom

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-18 04:40:59 GMT

    The internet has fallen in love with a local son who took his mother to his prom.  Joe Angel, a senior at Collegiate High School, posted photos with his mother at his prom on Twitter, and the photos have since been shared over 25,000 times and "liked" hundreds of thousands of times.  My mom had me at the age of 17 she dropped out of high school to focus on giving me her all. Last night I gave her the prom night she never had. pic.twitter.com/obsGzYxX8K — ...

    The internet has fallen in love with a local son who took his mother to his prom.  Joe Angel, a senior at Collegiate High School, posted photos with his mother at his prom on Twitter, and the photos have since been shared over 25,000 times and "liked" hundreds of thousands of times.  My mom had me at the age of 17 she dropped out of high school to focus on giving me her all. Last night I gave her the prom night she never had. pic.twitter.com/obsGzYxX8K — ...

  • More arrests made in London Estates double murder

    More arrests made in London Estates double murder

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:41:30 GMT
    Balchuck Murder Suspects (left to right): Trebor  Campbell Wheeler, Ausencio Acosta Jr.,and Adrian Olivarez.Balchuck Murder Suspects (left to right): Trebor Campbell Wheeler, Ausencio Acosta Jr.,and Adrian Olivarez.

    Nueces County Sheriffs have two more people in custody in connection with the London Estates double murder.

    Nueces County Sheriffs have two more people in custody in connection with the London Estates double murder.

  • Corpus Christi residents among 149 passengers on Southwest 1380

    Corpus Christi residents among 149 passengers on Southwest 1380

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:40 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:40:52 GMT

    Alfred Tumlinson and his wife were headed back to Corpus Christi after a week in New York City, but about 20 minutes into their flight from Laguardia to Dallas, the plane blew an engine at 32,000 feet.

    Alfred Tumlinson and his wife were headed back to Corpus Christi after a week in New York City, but about 20 minutes into their flight from Laguardia to Dallas, the plane blew an engine at 32,000 feet.

  • KRIS Communications will continue to televise high school football games next fall

    KRIS Communications will continue to televise high school football games next fall

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:27:06 GMT

    KRIS Communications announced Tuesday they would again televise select high school football games next fall. It all starts with the "KRIS 6 Kickoff Classic" August 30th when Carroll plays host to Gregory-Portland at Buc Stadium. "We are really excited to have this game on TV," said GP head coach Rick Rhoades. "I know our kids will be pumped and it should be a great game." Stay tuned for further announcements for more games on the upcoming tv schedu...

    KRIS Communications announced Tuesday they would again televise select high school football games next fall. It all starts with the "KRIS 6 Kickoff Classic" August 30th when Carroll plays host to Gregory-Portland at Buc Stadium. "We are really excited to have this game on TV," said GP head coach Rick Rhoades. "I know our kids will be pumped and it should be a great game." Stay tuned for further announcements for more games on the upcoming tv schedu...

  • Group asks city to take over Science and History Museum management

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:58:52 GMT

    The former executive director of the museum wants to replace the current management team. 

    The former executive director of the museum wants to replace the current management team. 

  • Port Aransas faces hiring challenges

    Port Aransas faces hiring challenges

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:57:29 GMT

    In Port Aransas, great progress has been made during the recovery after Harvey, but the city is facing challenges rebuilding the town's workforce. Many businesses are dealing with a shortage of people filling vacant jobs.

    One business feeling the low workforce impact is Islander Souvenirs. Pam Luebke who is a general manager at the souvenir shop, says they are encouraging any and all qualified candidates to apply.

    In Port Aransas, great progress has been made during the recovery after Harvey, but the city is facing challenges rebuilding the town's workforce. Many businesses are dealing with a shortage of people filling vacant jobs.

    One business feeling the low workforce impact is Islander Souvenirs. Pam Luebke who is a general manager at the souvenir shop, says they are encouraging any and all qualified candidates to apply.

  • Plans underway for new downtown apartment complexes

    Plans underway for new downtown apartment complexes

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:56:35 GMT

    The city is hoping a new apartment complex in downtown Corpus Christi will become popular, attracting many future residents. It's called Studio 44, and it's a micro-apartment building.

    The city is hoping a new apartment complex in downtown Corpus Christi will become popular, attracting many future residents. It's called Studio 44, and it's a micro-apartment building.

  • Nueces County Prosecutors help take down a global prostitution website

    Nueces County Prosecutors help take down a global prostitution website

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:58:57 GMT
    Nueces County District Attorney Mark GonzalezNueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez

    Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer had already pleaded guilty to several charges in Arizona and California. Ferrer stood in front of Judge Bobby Galvan in the 94th District Court last week, this time to plead guilty to money laundering and human trafficking. 

    Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer had already pleaded guilty to several charges in Arizona and California. Ferrer stood in front of Judge Bobby Galvan in the 94th District Court last week, this time to plead guilty to money laundering and human trafficking. 

  • Local couple survives in-flight emergency on Dallas bound plane

    Local couple survives in-flight emergency on Dallas bound plane

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:18:59 GMT
    (Courtesy: Diana McBride Self)(Courtesy: Diana McBride Self)

    A local couple is letting their family and friends know they are okay after the engine on the plane there were flying on blew up. The Associated Press says a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon.

    A local couple is letting their family and friends know they are okay after the engine on the plane there were flying on blew up. The Associated Press says a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings to host Community Day 2018

    Buffalo Wild Wings to host Community Day 2018

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:06:33 GMT
    Buffalo Wild Wings in Corpus Christi will team up with the community tomorrow for Community Day 2018, an annual celebration to raise funds for local kids. As part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids mission, the restaurant says they will donate 10 percent of tomorrow’s total sales and 100 percent of guest donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend. Community Day 2018 will take place at the Corpus Christi Buffalo Wild Wings located at 2001 South Padre Is...
    Buffalo Wild Wings in Corpus Christi will team up with the community tomorrow for Community Day 2018, an annual celebration to raise funds for local kids. As part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids mission, the restaurant says they will donate 10 percent of tomorrow’s total sales and 100 percent of guest donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend. Community Day 2018 will take place at the Corpus Christi Buffalo Wild Wings located at 2001 South Padre Is...
  • Port Aransas couple denied several times by insurance companies, for renters insurance

    Port Aransas couple denied several times by insurance companies, for renters insurance

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-04-17 19:48:37 GMT

    They lost everything except the clothes they had packed during Hurricane Harvey but now, one Port Aransas family finds themselves in another catastrophe.  Sidney and B.J. Grimes evacuated before the storm and came back to a home with everything inside, completely damaged and as the family prepares for this upcoming hurricane season they can't find an insurance company, to provide them with renters insurance.  

    They lost everything except the clothes they had packed during Hurricane Harvey but now, one Port Aransas family finds themselves in another catastrophe.  Sidney and B.J. Grimes evacuated before the storm and came back to a home with everything inside, completely damaged and as the family prepares for this upcoming hurricane season they can't find an insurance company, to provide them with renters insurance.  

  • BBB: Spring cleaning should include digital devices

    BBB: Spring cleaning should include digital devices

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:01:05 GMT

    Each spring, many turn to the task of cleaning. And while that likely includes closets and kitchens, the Better Business Bureau says it should also include cleaning up your digital life.

    Each spring, many turn to the task of cleaning. And while that likely includes closets and kitchens, the Better Business Bureau says it should also include cleaning up your digital life.

  • Youth Odyssey celebrates with Summer Fiesta

    Youth Odyssey celebrates with Summer Fiesta

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:58:35 GMT

    For more than two decades, Youth Odyssey has been bringing significant life changing experiences to those who are 10 to 17 years of age.

    For more than two decades, Youth Odyssey has been bringing significant life changing experiences to those who are 10 to 17 years of age.

  • Local's List 2018 voting underway

    Local's List 2018 voting underway

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:52:06 GMT

    The Bend Magazine is asking YOU to vote for the best of the best in the Coastal Bend.

    The Bend Magazine is asking YOU to vote for the best of the best in the Coastal Bend.

  • #BringBackTheBees with TAMU-CC

    #BringBackTheBees with TAMU-CC

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:26:03 GMT

    Have you looked at a box of Cheerios lately? Something is missing - and that would be Buzz the Bee.

    Have you looked at a box of Cheerios lately? Something is missing - and that would be Buzz the Bee.

  • TPWD projects extended red snapper season in federal waters

    TPWD projects extended red snapper season in federal waters

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:23:25 GMT

    Texas fishermen will see a 40-day increase in this year’s red snapper season. Beginning June 1, under an agreement between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the National Marine Fisheries Service, private recreational anglers fishing in federal waters off the Texas coast will see a projected 82-day red snapper season. 

    Texas fishermen will see a 40-day increase in this year’s red snapper season. Beginning June 1, under an agreement between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the National Marine Fisheries Service, private recreational anglers fishing in federal waters off the Texas coast will see a projected 82-day red snapper season. 

  • New attractions expected at Buc Days 2018

    New attractions expected at Buc Days 2018

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:30:29 GMT
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    CORPUS CHRISTI - The 81st celebration of Buc Days is just around the corner.

    CORPUS CHRISTI - The 81st celebration of Buc Days is just around the corner.

  • Islanders hold 5K to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Islanders hold 5K to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:56 AM EDT2018-04-17 10:56:18 GMT

    College students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are teaming up to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The University is hosting several educational and engaging activities for students, faculty, staff, and the community at large throughout the month of April. It's 2018, women still shouldn't have to live with the fear of being sexually assaulted in their work place, their home, and even while trying to earn an education.  Colleges across the nation are trying t...

    College students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are teaming up to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The University is hosting several educational and engaging activities for students, faculty, staff, and the community at large throughout the month of April. It's 2018, women still shouldn't have to live with the fear of being sexually assaulted in their work place, their home, and even while trying to earn an education.  Colleges across the nation are trying t...

  • StormGeo shares hurricane safety tips at Texas State Aquarium

    StormGeo shares hurricane safety tips at Texas State Aquarium

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:58 AM EDT2018-04-17 06:58:48 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - On Tuesday, April 17 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., weather service provider StormGeo will hold a Hurricane Roadshow in the CITGO Skyline Venue at the Texas State Aquarium

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - On Tuesday, April 17 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., weather service provider StormGeo will hold a Hurricane Roadshow in the CITGO Skyline Venue at the Texas State Aquarium

  • Bond set at $640,000 for man accused of trying to hit police with a vehicle

    Bond set at $640,000 for man accused of trying to hit police with a vehicle

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:15:52 GMT

    A man is facing several serious charges after police say he led them on a chase and tried to hit police officers with his vehicle.

    A man is facing several serious charges after police say he led them on a chase and tried to hit police officers with his vehicle.

  • New details about Brewster Street Ice house Southside restaurant

    New details about Brewster Street Ice house Southside restaurant

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-04-17 03:59:16 GMT

    There are new details about a Brewster Street Ice House restaurant planned to be built on the city’s south side. KRIS 6 News reported on the developments of the new restaurant Monday afternoon.

    There are new details about a Brewster Street Ice House restaurant planned to be built on the city’s south side. KRIS 6 News reported on the developments of the new restaurant Monday afternoon.

  • Hooks welcome World Series Championship Trophy & receive championship rings

    Hooks welcome World Series Championship Trophy & receive championship rings

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:56:06 GMT

    Astros President Reid Ryan made a couple of very special deliveries to Whataburger Field Monday night. First off, he delivered the Astros World Series championship trophy so fans could take pictures with the next two nights.  He followed that up with World Series championship rings for all Hooks employees and coaches. The exact same rings the players received for winning the World Series. It was a very special moment never seen before at Whataburger Field. 

    Astros President Reid Ryan made a couple of very special deliveries to Whataburger Field Monday night. First off, he delivered the Astros World Series championship trophy so fans could take pictures with the next two nights.  He followed that up with World Series championship rings for all Hooks employees and coaches. The exact same rings the players received for winning the World Series. It was a very special moment never seen before at Whataburger Field. 

  • 6 investigates: Mortgage company withholds Hurricane Harvey insurance money

    6 investigates: Mortgage company withholds Hurricane Harvey insurance money

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:43:24 GMT
    Jimmy Kendrick, of Fulton, describes problem after problem with accessing his insurance money to repair his home badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. (KRIS 6 News)Jimmy Kendrick, of Fulton, describes problem after problem with accessing his insurance money to repair his home badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. (KRIS 6 News)

    Rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey has become long and especially frustrating for many in South Texas whose homes and businesses were badly damaged. But for Jimmy Kendrick, that frustration is not for a lack of money. Kendrick received an insurance check to rebuild his home, but seven months later he's run into an unlikely stumbling block: his mortgage company. “It’s like a mafia out there that wants to shut you down and keep you from being successful,” Kendrick sa...

    Rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey has become long and especially frustrating for many in South Texas whose homes and businesses were badly damaged. But for Jimmy Kendrick, that frustration is not for a lack of money. Kendrick received an insurance check to rebuild his home, but seven months later he's run into an unlikely stumbling block: his mortgage company. “It’s like a mafia out there that wants to shut you down and keep you from being successful,” Kendrick sa...

  • Reckless drivers prompt concerns for Packery Channel safety

    Reckless drivers prompt concerns for Packery Channel safety

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-04-16 23:49:13 GMT

    The Packery Channel is usually packed with families and fisherman, but unfortunately, there are also reckless drivers. 

    For the second time in a month, the Corpus Christi dive team recovered a vehicle over the weekend that was driven into the Packery Channel. 

    James Powell, is an out-of-town fisherman, and says it's a surprise to hear about the number of reckless drivers there are. 

    The Packery Channel is usually packed with families and fisherman, but unfortunately, there are also reckless drivers. 

    For the second time in a month, the Corpus Christi dive team recovered a vehicle over the weekend that was driven into the Packery Channel. 

    James Powell, is an out-of-town fisherman, and says it's a surprise to hear about the number of reckless drivers there are. 

  • DMC Board of Regents accepts Guy Watts resignation

    DMC Board of Regents accepts Guy Watts resignation

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-04-16 23:47:33 GMT

    The Del Mar Board of Regents has accepted the resignation of Guy Watts. It happened late Monday afternoon during a special Board of Regents meeting.

    The Del Mar Board of Regents has accepted the resignation of Guy Watts. It happened late Monday afternoon during a special Board of Regents meeting.

  • Rare bird spotted at South Texas Botanical Garden

    Rare bird spotted at South Texas Botanical Garden

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-04-16 23:45:26 GMT
    Photo: The Northern Jacana spotted at the South Texas Botanical Garden. (Cropped photo courtesy: Will Purhyear II)Photo: The Northern Jacana spotted at the South Texas Botanical Garden. (Cropped photo courtesy: Will Purhyear II)

    The South Texas Botanical Garden has made some birding history. A rare bird was spotted there Saturday morning. It's known as the Northern Jacana; the last documented Texas sighting was in Hidalgo County in October 2016.

    The South Texas Botanical Garden has made some birding history. A rare bird was spotted there Saturday morning. It's known as the Northern Jacana; the last documented Texas sighting was in Hidalgo County in October 2016.

  • Ellen, Lowes surprise Rockport-Fulton High School with $1 million donation

    Ellen, Lowes surprise Rockport-Fulton High School with $1 million donation

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-16 21:58:30 GMT
    Volleyball players role in confetti after Ellen tells them they will have a new gym thanks to a $1 million donation from Lowes.Volleyball players role in confetti after Ellen tells them they will have a new gym thanks to a $1 million donation from Lowes.

    DeGeneres says it is the biggest gift the show has given away in 15 seasons. 

    DeGeneres says it is the biggest gift the show has given away in 15 seasons. 

  • New restaurant coming to Corpus Christi Southside

    New restaurant coming to Corpus Christi Southside

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:58:42 GMT

    A new dining and entertainment venue is coming to the city’s south side. The owners of Brewster Street Icehouse have submitted plans to build another location at the corner of Staples Street and Holly Road. As previously reported by KRIS 6, Brewster’s Street owners say the new venue, Brewster Street Southside, will be a more family friendly, restaurant based location.

    A new dining and entertainment venue is coming to the city’s south side. The owners of Brewster Street Icehouse have submitted plans to build another location at the corner of Staples Street and Holly Road. As previously reported by KRIS 6, Brewster’s Street owners say the new venue, Brewster Street Southside, will be a more family friendly, restaurant based location.

  • Two Corpus Christi Police Officers placed back on duty

    Two Corpus Christi Police Officers placed back on duty

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:42:47 GMT

    Two Corpus Christi Police Officers are back on duty after being placed on administrative leave two weeks ago. Both officers were placed on paid administrative leave after a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting at the scene of a home invasion robbery back on April 4, 2018.

    Two Corpus Christi Police Officers are back on duty after being placed on administrative leave two weeks ago. Both officers were placed on paid administrative leave after a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting at the scene of a home invasion robbery back on April 4, 2018.

  • TAMUK President to retire in December

    TAMUK President to retire in December

    Monday, April 16 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-04-16 18:46:30 GMT

    Texas A&M University-Kingsville President Dr. Steven H. Tallant has announced that he will retire at the end of December 2018. “Steve Tallant is one of a kind. He has been an incredible asset to the Texas A&M System and to Texas A&M-Kingsville,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “Finding another Steve Tallant will be a real needle-in-the-haystack challenge. We will all miss him greatly and wish him and his wife well in their ret...

    Texas A&M University-Kingsville President Dr. Steven H. Tallant has announced that he will retire at the end of December 2018. “Steve Tallant is one of a kind. He has been an incredible asset to the Texas A&M System and to Texas A&M-Kingsville,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “Finding another Steve Tallant will be a real needle-in-the-haystack challenge. We will all miss him greatly and wish him and his wife well in their ret...

  • Two events highlight TAMU-CC sexual assault awareness efforts

    Two events highlight TAMU-CC sexual assault awareness efforts

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:55:57 GMT

    During the remainder of April, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting activities that bring awareness to the seriousness of sexual assault.

    During the remainder of April, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting activities that bring awareness to the seriousness of sexual assault.

  • George Strait's Harvey relief donation: A breakdown of its impact on the Coastal Bend

    George Strait's Harvey relief donation: A breakdown of its impact on the Coastal Bend

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-04-16 15:04:44 GMT

    Money Strait and other performers raised at a Harvey relief benefit concert last September is being distributed by The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

    Money Strait and other performers raised at a Harvey relief benefit concert last September is being distributed by The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

  • World Series Trophy on display at Hooks games

    World Series Trophy on display at Hooks games

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:37:37 GMT
    The Houston Astros made franchise history with their first World Series championship title in 2017. The win came just months after Hurricane Harvey devastated South Texas, bringing life and hope to a community struggling to rebuild.  The win and the Commissioner's Trophy became a signal of strength to the Houston community and beyond. The trophy has made a quick tour through the Coastal Bend area, but not all local fans were able to see it. Today and tomorrow at the Hooks game ...
    The Houston Astros made franchise history with their first World Series championship title in 2017. The win came just months after Hurricane Harvey devastated South Texas, bringing life and hope to a community struggling to rebuild.  The win and the Commissioner's Trophy became a signal of strength to the Houston community and beyond. The trophy has made a quick tour through the Coastal Bend area, but not all local fans were able to see it. Today and tomorrow at the Hooks game ...
  • Driver takes CCPD on early morning chase, hits police unit

    Driver takes CCPD on early morning chase, hits police unit

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:11 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:11:09 GMT

    An attempted traffic stop turned into a police chase early this morning, after the driver attempted to hit officers with their car.

    An attempted traffic stop turned into a police chase early this morning, after the driver attempted to hit officers with their car.

  • Emergency room visits for concussions in kids are up

    Emergency room visits for concussions in kids are up

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:05:51 GMT

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has reported that emergency room visits for concussions in kids ages 8 to 13 years old have doubled, and concussions have risen 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19 in the last decade.  But experts say that's a good thing. The rise in visits is likely due to parents and coaches being more careful about treating head injuries.  Corpus Christi Medical Center Emergency Director Dr. Juan Ramirez says while awareness has increased, many paren...

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has reported that emergency room visits for concussions in kids ages 8 to 13 years old have doubled, and concussions have risen 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19 in the last decade.  But experts say that's a good thing. The rise in visits is likely due to parents and coaches being more careful about treating head injuries.  Corpus Christi Medical Center Emergency Director Dr. Juan Ramirez says while awareness has increased, many paren...

  • 5K to benefit Rockport hurricane recovery

    5K to benefit Rockport hurricane recovery

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-04-16 10:54:20 GMT

    It’s been 8 months since Harvey hit the Coastal Bend. Right away an organization called All Hands and Hearts Smart Response sent out volunteers to the Coastal Bend area to help with the relief and rebuild efforts.

    It’s been 8 months since Harvey hit the Coastal Bend. Right away an organization called All Hands and Hearts Smart Response sent out volunteers to the Coastal Bend area to help with the relief and rebuild efforts.

  • Ellen, Lowe's surprise Rockport-Fulton HS with massive donation

    Ellen, Lowe's surprise Rockport-Fulton HS with massive donation

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-16 09:55:35 GMT
    Photo courtesy of The Ellen Show.Photo courtesy of The Ellen Show.

    The students at Rockport-Fulton High School are getting a huge gift from none other than Ellen DeGeneres herself. 

    The students at Rockport-Fulton High School are getting a huge gift from none other than Ellen DeGeneres herself. 

  • Secrets of the chef

    Secrets of the chef

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-04-16 04:07:13 GMT
    Chef "Izzy" Villanueva teaches cooking class at Del MarChef "Izzy" Villanueva teaches cooking class at Del Mar

    If you'd like to be a better cook but you don't know the difference between a bechemal or a veloute' sauce. much less how to make one, the "Secrets of the Chef" --- a 6-week cooking class at Del Mar College ---  was designed just for you.

    If you'd like to be a better cook but you don't know the difference between a bechemal or a veloute' sauce. much less how to make one, the "Secrets of the Chef" --- a 6-week cooking class at Del Mar College ---  was designed just for you.

  • CCPD Dive team pulls truck out of Packery Channel

    CCPD Dive team pulls truck out of Packery Channel

    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-04-16 03:57:29 GMT

    It was a busy day for the Corpus Christi Dive Team as they recovered their second vehicle from the Packery Channel in less than a month.

    It was a busy day for the Corpus Christi Dive Team as they recovered their second vehicle from the Packery Channel in less than a month.

  • CCFD battles grass fire along the Crosstown Expressway

    CCFD battles grass fire along the Crosstown Expressway

    Sunday, April 15 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-04-15 18:38:03 GMT

    Several people called 911 after seeing a grass fire spreading along the Crosstown Expressway. Firefighters were called around 12:45 pm Sunday morning. According to firefighters...

    Several people called 911 after seeing a grass fire spreading along the Crosstown Expressway. Firefighters were called around 12:45 pm Sunday morning. According to firefighters...

  • 2 bodies found inside burned truck in Houston

    2 bodies found inside burned truck in Houston

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-04-15 13:44:27 GMT
    Photo courtesy of KPRC.Photo courtesy of KPRC.
    Photo courtesy of KPRC.Photo courtesy of KPRC.

    HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police are investigating the discovery of two bodies found inside a burning pickup truck.

    HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police are investigating the discovery of two bodies found inside a burning pickup truck.

  • Gulf Coast Humane Society hosts free pet clinic

    Gulf Coast Humane Society hosts free pet clinic

    Sunday, April 15 2018 7:13 AM EDT2018-04-15 11:13:36 GMT

    One local shelter is hosting a free pet clinic today.

    One local shelter is hosting a free pet clinic today.

  • Local activists proclaim, 'Bullying Ends Now'

    Local activists proclaim, 'Bullying Ends Now'

    Saturday, April 14 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-04-15 02:50:32 GMT

    Bullying can drastically impact a child's life and can have dangerous outcomes but local activists want to put a stop to that.

    Bullying can drastically impact a child's life and can have dangerous outcomes but local activists want to put a stop to that.

  • Athletes compete at South Texas Special Olympics tennis competition

    Athletes compete at South Texas Special Olympics tennis competition

    Saturday, April 14 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-04-15 02:40:33 GMT

    Dozens of athletes hit the courts on Saturday in Corpus Christi for Special Olympics South Texas' tennis competition.

    Dozens of athletes hit the courts on Saturday in Corpus Christi for Special Olympics South Texas' tennis competition.

  • Over 1,000 volunteers take part in 'Big Event'

    Over 1,000 volunteers take part in 'Big Event'

    Saturday, April 14 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-04-15 00:15:16 GMT

    Over 1,000 volunteers from the Coastal Bend took part in the annual "Big Event" in Corpus Christi.

    Over 1,000 volunteers from the Coastal Bend took part in the annual "Big Event" in Corpus Christi.

  • Thousands of fans wait for World Series replica rings

    Thousands of fans wait for World Series replica rings

    Saturday, April 14 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-04-15 00:14:53 GMT

    Long lines formed outside Whataburger Field to get their hands on a 2017 World Series replica ring. Two thousand rings were given away Saturday afternoon.

    Long lines formed outside Whataburger Field to get their hands on a 2017 World Series replica ring. Two thousand rings were given away Saturday afternoon.

  • CCFD: Vacant house catches fire

    CCFD: Vacant house catches fire

    Saturday, April 14 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-04-14 23:58:05 GMT

    Corpus Christi fire investigators are trying to determine what started a fire inside a vacant home in Annaville.

    Corpus Christi fire investigators are trying to determine what started a fire inside a vacant home in Annaville.

  • Non-profit mentors local fatherless children

    Non-profit mentors local fatherless children

    Saturday, April 14 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-04-14 23:35:29 GMT

    One local non-profit is partnering with a Flour Bluff church to give guidance and support to children without fathers at home.

    One local non-profit is partnering with a Flour Bluff church to give guidance and support to children without fathers at home.

  • 45th annual Portland Windfest 2018

    45th annual Portland Windfest 2018

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-04-14 21:35:16 GMT

    Lots of families are expected to head over to Portland for the 45th Annual Windfest.

    Lots of families are expected to head over to Portland for the 45th Annual Windfest.

  • CCPD responds to large accident along S.P.I.D.

    CCPD responds to large accident along S.P.I.D.

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:35:10 GMT

    Corpus Christi first responders are investigating a large accident that happened along S.P.I.D. The crash happened just before 12:50 pm Saturday afternoon. 

    Corpus Christi first responders are investigating a large accident that happened along S.P.I.D. The crash happened just before 12:50 pm Saturday afternoon. 

  • Mariachis try to break Guinness World Record

    Mariachis try to break Guinness World Record

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:02:04 GMT

    More than eight hundred Mariachi players gathered together to try to break a Guinness World Record. They gathered over at the Robstown High School Gym Saturday afternoon and attempted to break the record between noon through 1:00 pm.

    More than eight hundred Mariachi players gathered together to try to break a Guinness World Record. They gathered over at the Robstown High School Gym Saturday afternoon and attempted to break the record between noon through 1:00 pm.

  • Weather affects Fiesta de la Flor 2018 Saturday opening

    Weather affects Fiesta de la Flor 2018 Saturday opening

    Saturday, April 14 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-04-14 17:02:12 GMT
    Courtesy: Scott DawsonCourtesy: Scott Dawson

    According to the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau, Saturday's Fiesta de la Flor event will open at 1:30 p.m. due to weather. The severe weather rolled through early Saturday morning and caused damage to the entrance of the three-day festival.

    According to the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau, Saturday's Fiesta de la Flor event will open at 1:30 p.m. due to weather. The severe weather rolled through early Saturday morning and caused damage to the entrance of the three-day festival.

  • Pedestrian killed in fatal accident on SPID

    Pedestrian killed in fatal accident on SPID

    Saturday, April 14 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-04-14 12:30:38 GMT
    A female pedestrian was killed in a fatal accident on SPID.A female pedestrian was killed in a fatal accident on SPID.

    A pedestrian was pronounced dead after a major traffic accident on S. Padre Island Dr. Friday night. The incident happened on the highway's westbound side near Waldron Road in Flour Bluff, prompting police to shut down the roadway as far back as Aquarius Rd. on Padre Island. Corpus Christi Police Department said... An investigation was ongoing at time of writing. Further details were not immediately available. This is a developing story, we'll provide further updates here as soon ...

    A pedestrian was pronounced dead after a major traffic accident on S. Padre Island Dr. Friday night. The incident happened on the highway's westbound side near Waldron Road in Flour Bluff, prompting police to shut down the roadway as far back as Aquarius Rd. on Padre Island. Corpus Christi Police Department said... An investigation was ongoing at time of writing. Further details were not immediately available. This is a developing story, we'll provide further updates here as soon ...

  • Gas prices up, may continue to rise

    Gas prices up, may continue to rise

    Saturday, April 14 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-04-14 10:03:45 GMT
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    In Corpus Christi, we're paying 21 cents more in the month of April than we did in March.

    In Corpus Christi, we're paying 21 cents more in the month of April than we did in March.

  • Give a pint, get a pint

    Give a pint, get a pint

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-04-14 09:58:43 GMT

    ?CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS. April 14, 2018 - The Coastal Bend Blood Center would like to welcome the community to its 2nd Annual "Battle of the Breweries: A Pint for a Pint" blood drive series occurs on Saturday, April 14th at various breweries across Corpus Christi area and Port Aransas.

    ?CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS. April 14, 2018 - The Coastal Bend Blood Center would like to welcome the community to its 2nd Annual "Battle of the Breweries: A Pint for a Pint" blood drive series occurs on Saturday, April 14th at various breweries across Corpus Christi area and Port Aransas.

  • More than 1,000 Islanders volunteer for Big Event

    More than 1,000 Islanders volunteer for Big Event

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:52 AM EDT2018-04-14 09:52:42 GMT
    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders logo.Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders logo.
    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders logo.Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders logo.

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting its 10th annual Big Event volunteer day on Saturday, April 14.

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting its 10th annual Big Event volunteer day on Saturday, April 14.

  • Fiesta de la Flor kicks off in Corpus Christi

    Fiesta de la Flor kicks off in Corpus Christi

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:28:06 GMT

    Thousands of Selena fans stood in line waiting for the gates to open to Fiesta de la Flor at 5:30 pm on Friday.

    Thousands of Selena fans stood in line waiting for the gates to open to Fiesta de la Flor at 5:30 pm on Friday.

  • US Marshals searching for murder suspect believed to be in Corpus Christi area

    US Marshals searching for murder suspect believed to be in Corpus Christi area

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-04-13 23:35:04 GMT
    Lois RiessLois Riess

    (AP) Riess is believed to be driving a white Acura TL with Florida license plate Y37TAA. The car has been seen in Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas.

    (AP) Riess is believed to be driving a white Acura TL with Florida license plate Y37TAA. The car has been seen in Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • Former NASCC CO, USS Lexington museum director loses battle with cancer

    Former NASCC CO, USS Lexington museum director loses battle with cancer

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-13 23:34:29 GMT

    It is a sad day for the local Navy community and USS Lexington museum. Retired Navy Captain Rocco Montesano passed away early this morning, after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. 

    It is a sad day for the local Navy community and USS Lexington museum. Retired Navy Captain Rocco Montesano passed away early this morning, after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. 

  • New Jersey family makes trip to go to Fiesta de la Flor

    New Jersey family makes trip to go to Fiesta de la Flor

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-04-13 23:27:55 GMT

    Thousands of visitors from around the country and even the world travel to Corpus Christi around this time of year to honor the Tejano star, Selena. One family who arrived on Thursday, traveled from New Jersey, to take part in some of the fun at Fiesta de la Flor.

    Cristina Rosado and her family made the trip of more than 1,500 miles to go to this weekend's event. She said her family listened to Selena songs during the trip down.

    Thousands of visitors from around the country and even the world travel to Corpus Christi around this time of year to honor the Tejano star, Selena. One family who arrived on Thursday, traveled from New Jersey, to take part in some of the fun at Fiesta de la Flor.

    Cristina Rosado and her family made the trip of more than 1,500 miles to go to this weekend's event. She said her family listened to Selena songs during the trip down.

  • TxDOT announces SPID frontage road closures

    TxDOT announces SPID frontage road closures

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:42:57 GMT
    The Texas Department of Public Safety says motorists should continue to expect nightly closures next week at the Staples Street intersection with South Padre Island Drive, as well as the eastbound frontage road just east of Kostoryz Road. Various eastbound and westbound lanes of SH 358 will also close nightly from Everhart Road to Staples Street and at the Staples Street bridge. At least one lane of SH 358 will remain open in each direction. These closures are scheduled Sunday, Apri...
    The Texas Department of Public Safety says motorists should continue to expect nightly closures next week at the Staples Street intersection with South Padre Island Drive, as well as the eastbound frontage road just east of Kostoryz Road. Various eastbound and westbound lanes of SH 358 will also close nightly from Everhart Road to Staples Street and at the Staples Street bridge. At least one lane of SH 358 will remain open in each direction. These closures are scheduled Sunday, Apri...
  • Weekly Road Closures April 14-20

    Weekly Road Closures April 14-20

    Friday, April 13 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:50:09 GMT

    The city of Corpus Christi has announced road closures for the week of April 14 through April 20.  

    The city of Corpus Christi has announced road closures for the week of April 14 through April 20.  

  • King Ranch bike ride among upcoming events in Kingsville

    King Ranch bike ride among upcoming events in Kingsville

    Friday, April 13 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:36:32 GMT
    Saturday, April 28th at 8:00 AMSaturday, April 28th at 8:00 AM

    Head to Kingsville this month and you will find a variety of family friendly fun events!

    Head to Kingsville this month and you will find a variety of family friendly fun events!

  • Schlitterbahn slide designer freed on bond in boy's death

    Schlitterbahn slide designer freed on bond in boy's death

    Friday, April 13 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-04-13 18:06:31 GMT
    World’s tallest water slide "The Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, KansasWorld’s tallest water slide "The Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas
    World’s tallest water slide "The Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, KansasWorld’s tallest water slide "The Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The designer of a waterslide where a 10-year-old Kansas boy was decapitated bonded out of the Kansas jail where he had been held for nearly a week.  

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The designer of a waterslide where a 10-year-old Kansas boy was decapitated bonded out of the Kansas jail where he had been held for nearly a week.  

  • London Estates murder suspect appears before local judge

    London Estates murder suspect appears before local judge

    Friday, April 13 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-04-13 13:52:20 GMT
    Trebor WheelerTrebor Wheeler
    Trebor WheelerTrebor Wheeler
    The man accused of murdering a couple during a home invasion appeared before a local judge this morning. 18-year-old Trebor Campbell Wheeler was arrested Wednesday, April 11 in Kileen. He was released to Nueces County Sheriff's deputies Thursday morning.  A magistrate judge read Wheeler's charges to him this morning at the Nueces County Jail. Wheeler is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and capital murder involving multiple persons. The judge set Wheeler's ...
    The man accused of murdering a couple during a home invasion appeared before a local judge this morning. 18-year-old Trebor Campbell Wheeler was arrested Wednesday, April 11 in Kileen. He was released to Nueces County Sheriff's deputies Thursday morning.  A magistrate judge read Wheeler's charges to him this morning at the Nueces County Jail. Wheeler is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and capital murder involving multiple persons. The judge set Wheeler's ...
  • Hooks take home opener, set to give away World Series replica rings

    Hooks take home opener, set to give away World Series replica rings

    Friday, April 13 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-04-13 13:26:47 GMT

    The Corpus Christi Hooks brought the win home against Northwest Arkansas Thursday night, 5-2, in front of a sell out crowd of 6,213 fans at Whataburger Field! Alex De Goti went 3-for-4 with two runs, two doubles and an RBI.  The Hooks continue their homestand tonight against Northwest Arkansas at 7:05 p.m.  Many fans are patiently waiting until Saturday's game at Whataburger Field where the first 2,000 fans will get an Astros World Series Replica Ring! Tickets are still a...

    The Corpus Christi Hooks brought the win home against Northwest Arkansas Thursday night, 5-2, in front of a sell out crowd of 6,213 fans at Whataburger Field! Alex De Goti went 3-for-4 with two runs, two doubles and an RBI.  The Hooks continue their homestand tonight against Northwest Arkansas at 7:05 p.m.  Many fans are patiently waiting until Saturday's game at Whataburger Field where the first 2,000 fans will get an Astros World Series Replica Ring! Tickets are still a...

  • TxDoT, AT&T bring distracted driving virtual reality experience to Fiesta de la Flor

    TxDoT, AT&T bring distracted driving virtual reality experience to Fiesta de la Flor

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-04-13 12:27:36 GMT
    Photo: TxDoTPhoto: TxDoT
    Photo: TxDoTPhoto: TxDoT
    It can wait. That's the message that the Texas Department of Transportation wants everyone to hear, loud and clear, about the dangers of distracted driving.  Tonight at Fiesta de la Flor, TxDoT's "Heads Up, Texas" initiative, along with AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, will set-up a distracted driving virtual reality experience on site to demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving.  TxDoT hopes to change distracted-driving behaviors that last year ...
    It can wait. That's the message that the Texas Department of Transportation wants everyone to hear, loud and clear, about the dangers of distracted driving.  Tonight at Fiesta de la Flor, TxDoT's "Heads Up, Texas" initiative, along with AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, will set-up a distracted driving virtual reality experience on site to demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving.  TxDoT hopes to change distracted-driving behaviors that last year ...
  • Local high school mariachi group hopes to set world record

    Local high school mariachi group hopes to set world record

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-04-13 11:49:14 GMT

    Mariachi music is a Mexican cultural tradition that has been celebrated for hundreds of years.  This weekend Robstown High School will be hosting their 3rd annual El Cotton Picker Mariachi Festival, and they will try to break a record at the same time.  Records are meant to be broken, and this weekend, the Robstown High School mariachis group will join others in full attire, to attempt to set a new world record for the largest amount of mariachis performing together. ...

    Mariachi music is a Mexican cultural tradition that has been celebrated for hundreds of years.  This weekend Robstown High School will be hosting their 3rd annual El Cotton Picker Mariachi Festival, and they will try to break a record at the same time.  Records are meant to be broken, and this weekend, the Robstown High School mariachis group will join others in full attire, to attempt to set a new world record for the largest amount of mariachis performing together. ...

  • Arrest made in Balchuck Home Invasion

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-04-13 11:09:25 GMT
    18-year old Trebor Campbell Wheeler was arrested yesterday in connection with the April 2nd murder of Arturo and Miriam Lopez.18-year old Trebor Campbell Wheeler was arrested yesterday in connection with the April 2nd murder of Arturo and Miriam Lopez.
    Trebor Campbell WheelerTrebor Campbell Wheeler

    An 18-year-old Flour Bluff man has been arrested in connection with last week's home invasion. Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin tells KRIS 6 News that 18-year old Trebor Campbell Wheeler was arrested yesterday in connection with the April 2nd murder of Arturo and Miriam Lopez. Wheeler was arrested in Killeen Wednesday and taken to the Bell County Jail. He was charged with capital murder and aggravated robbery. He was released to Nueces County Sheriff's deputies Thursday morning. The...

    An 18-year-old Flour Bluff man has been arrested in connection with last week's home invasion. Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin tells KRIS 6 News that 18-year old Trebor Campbell Wheeler was arrested yesterday in connection with the April 2nd murder of Arturo and Miriam Lopez. Wheeler was arrested in Killeen Wednesday and taken to the Bell County Jail. He was charged with capital murder and aggravated robbery. He was released to Nueces County Sheriff's deputies Thursday morning. The...

  • Selena fans to gather downtown for Fiesta de la Flor

    Selena fans to gather downtown for Fiesta de la Flor

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:48 AM EDT2018-04-13 10:48:16 GMT

    The 4th Annual Fiesta De La Flor begins Friday night, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. The city of Corpus Christi expect to have 50,000 Selena fans throughout the weekend to celebrate the life of slain Tejano star Selena Quintanilla-Perez. A few things to expect this year: Friday, April 13, 5:30 p.m. - midnight Saturday, April 14, noon - midnight  - There will be metal detectors and bag checks, as well as enforced CCPD throughout the grounds, for more info you can find that here. - To ...

    The 4th Annual Fiesta De La Flor begins Friday night, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. The city of Corpus Christi expect to have 50,000 Selena fans throughout the weekend to celebrate the life of slain Tejano star Selena Quintanilla-Perez. A few things to expect this year: Friday, April 13, 5:30 p.m. - midnight Saturday, April 14, noon - midnight  - There will be metal detectors and bag checks, as well as enforced CCPD throughout the grounds, for more info you can find that here. - To ...

  • Over 1,000 lbs of illegally caught fish recovered from 'lancha' crew

    Over 1,000 lbs of illegally caught fish recovered from 'lancha' crew

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:22:04 GMT
    US Coast Guard crews interdicted a lancha crew off South Texas' coastline, seizing over 1,000 pounds of illegally caught fish. Photo: Dvids / US Coast Guard.US Coast Guard crews interdicted a lancha crew off South Texas' coastline, seizing over 1,000 pounds of illegally caught fish. Photo: Dvids / US Coast Guard.
    US Coast Guard crews interdicted a lancha crew off South Texas' coastline, seizing over 1,000 pounds of illegally caught fish. Photo: Dvids / US Coast Guard.US Coast Guard crews interdicted a lancha crew off South Texas' coastline, seizing over 1,000 pounds of illegally caught fish. Photo: Dvids / US Coast Guard.

    Coast Guard (USCG) crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat off the South Texas coast on Wednesday morning, recovering over 1,000 pounds of illegally caught fish.

    Coast Guard (USCG) crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat off the South Texas coast on Wednesday morning, recovering over 1,000 pounds of illegally caught fish.

  • Final preparations underway for Fiesta de la Flor

    Final preparations underway for Fiesta de la Flor

    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-13 00:55:58 GMT

    Crews are finalizing everything for the fourth annual Fiesta de la Flor, set to be one of Corpus Christi's largest festivals yet again.

    Crews are finalizing everything for the fourth annual Fiesta de la Flor, set to be one of Corpus Christi's largest festivals yet again.

  • Guy Watts submits letter of resignation from Del Mar College Board of Regents

    Guy Watts submits letter of resignation from Del Mar College Board of Regents

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:31:19 GMT
    Guy Watts censured by the Del Mar College Board of Regents at their April 12th meeting. (KRIS)Guy Watts censured by the Del Mar College Board of Regents at their April 12th meeting. (KRIS)

    District Four Regent Guy Watts has submitted a letter of resignation from Del Mar College's Board of Regents.

    District Four Regent Guy Watts has submitted a letter of resignation from Del Mar College's Board of Regents.

  • Multi-million dollar sports complex heading to council vote

    Multi-million dollar sports complex heading to council vote

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:31:17 GMT
    Artist rendition of the sports complex.Artist rendition of the sports complex.

    Corpus Christi is one step closer to getting a sports complex on the city's southside. The multi-sports complex is set to be built along the Crosstown Extension near Church Unlimited. The developer of the project, Bert Quintanilla tells KRIS 6 News the city council will vote on providing utilities to the project. Once they approve work for the utilities, they can move forward with building the complex. That 25-million dollar facility will include a field house, baseball, ...

    Corpus Christi is one step closer to getting a sports complex on the city's southside. The multi-sports complex is set to be built along the Crosstown Extension near Church Unlimited. The developer of the project, Bert Quintanilla tells KRIS 6 News the city council will vote on providing utilities to the project. Once they approve work for the utilities, they can move forward with building the complex. That 25-million dollar facility will include a field house, baseball, ...

  • Port Aransas invests in repairs to tourist attractions

    Port Aransas invests in repairs to tourist attractions

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:30:03 GMT
    Port Aransas is investing $6.2 million bond dollars in the marina, and seeking grants to rebuild other tourist attracts like the Nature Preserve and piers.Port Aransas is investing $6.2 million bond dollars in the marina, and seeking grants to rebuild other tourist attracts like the Nature Preserve and piers.

    The city hopes a booming tourism industry will be the key to rebuilding a booming economy. 

    The city hopes a booming tourism industry will be the key to rebuilding a booming economy. 

  • H-E-B Selena bags to be part of Fiesta de la Flor giveaway

    H-E-B Selena bags to be part of Fiesta de la Flor giveaway

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:08:33 GMT

    If you’re still looking to score one of the Selena-themed H-E-B bags, but don’t feel like scouring the depths of the internet or paying a crazy amount of money, a trip to this weekend’s Fiesta de la Flor might be in order. 

    If you’re still looking to score one of the Selena-themed H-E-B bags, but don’t feel like scouring the depths of the internet or paying a crazy amount of money, a trip to this weekend’s Fiesta de la Flor might be in order. 

  • Robstown Police looking for wanted man

    Robstown Police looking for wanted man

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:26:43 GMT
    Quentin Refugio RiosQuentin Refugio Rios

    The Robstown Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted man. According to RPD, 35-year-old Quentin Refugio Rios has outstanding warrants for burglary from Nueces County. Rios is also wanted by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Anyone with information regarding Rios’ whereabouts should contact Robstown Police at 361-387-3531 or 361-387-TIPS (8477).

    The Robstown Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted man. According to RPD, 35-year-old Quentin Refugio Rios has outstanding warrants for burglary from Nueces County. Rios is also wanted by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Anyone with information regarding Rios’ whereabouts should contact Robstown Police at 361-387-3531 or 361-387-TIPS (8477).

  • USPS: No extended hours for tax filing deadline

    USPS: No extended hours for tax filing deadline

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:52:07 GMT
    The U.S. Postal Service says they will not extend hours in southern and western parts of Texas on tax deadline day according to a press release. IRS tax filing deadline is midnight on Tuesday, April 17 and according to the press release the main post office in Corpus Christi not extend hours like years before. Area management says there's not enough demand to require the extended hours because of electronic filing. "With more people filing income tax returns ele...
    The U.S. Postal Service says they will not extend hours in southern and western parts of Texas on tax deadline day according to a press release. IRS tax filing deadline is midnight on Tuesday, April 17 and according to the press release the main post office in Corpus Christi not extend hours like years before. Area management says there's not enough demand to require the extended hours because of electronic filing. "With more people filing income tax returns ele...
  • 2 Texas deputies charged for assaulting inmate

    2 Texas deputies charged for assaulting inmate

    Thursday, April 12 2018 2:58 PM EDT2018-04-12 18:58:42 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Two deputies have been indicted on accusations of assaulting an inmate while responding to a disturbance at a south central Texas jail.     

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Two deputies have been indicted on accusations of assaulting an inmate while responding to a disturbance at a south central Texas jail.     

  • Homeownership help at free event

    Homeownership help at free event

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:40:50 GMT
    615 Oliver Ct.615 Oliver Ct.

    Homeownership Fair seeks to simplify the process of owning a home.

    Homeownership Fair seeks to simplify the process of owning a home.

  • State to hold Sales Tax Holiday for emergency supplies

    State to hold Sales Tax Holiday for emergency supplies

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:06:06 GMT

    As many Texans continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey and prepare for potential severe weather in the coming storm season, the Texas comptroller has announced a Sales Tax Holiday for emergency preparation supplies.

    As many Texans continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey and prepare for potential severe weather in the coming storm season, the Texas comptroller has announced a Sales Tax Holiday for emergency preparation supplies.

  • Hearing in fatal hit and run lawsuit postponed

    Hearing in fatal hit and run lawsuit postponed

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:55:30 GMT

    A hearing scheduled in the lawsuit filed against the driver accused of hitting two King High School students has been reset. On April 2nd, the mother of the two girls filed a lawsuit against Elton Wayne Holmes, Jr. He's accused of hitting 16-year old Rai-ane Garza and 15-year-old Madicyn Knott while on a crosswalk on Staples Street and Mustang Trail. Both girls were walking home from school. Garza died at the scene and Knott continues to recover from her injuries. Police say Holmes...

    A hearing scheduled in the lawsuit filed against the driver accused of hitting two King High School students has been reset. On April 2nd, the mother of the two girls filed a lawsuit against Elton Wayne Holmes, Jr. He's accused of hitting 16-year old Rai-ane Garza and 15-year-old Madicyn Knott while on a crosswalk on Staples Street and Mustang Trail. Both girls were walking home from school. Garza died at the scene and Knott continues to recover from her injuries. Police say Holmes...

  • Get in-person help with TWIA claims

    Get in-person help with TWIA claims

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:08:42 GMT

    Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is hosting monthly Claims Assistance Workshops to provide in-person claims assistance to policyholders on the coast. Attendees can get in-person help with claims by speaking directly to claims managers and other TWIA leadership about claim timelines and payments, coverages and endorsements, increase of cost of construction, and more. The workshops will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the following locations: Wednesday, April 11th 4...

    Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is hosting monthly Claims Assistance Workshops to provide in-person claims assistance to policyholders on the coast. Attendees can get in-person help with claims by speaking directly to claims managers and other TWIA leadership about claim timelines and payments, coverages and endorsements, increase of cost of construction, and more. The workshops will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the following locations: Wednesday, April 11th 4...

  • Volunteers build oyster reef in South Texas following Harvey

    Volunteers build oyster reef in South Texas following Harvey

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:02:57 GMT

    ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - With the temperature dropping quickly on the coast, they started before the designated start time of 8:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday.      

    ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - With the temperature dropping quickly on the coast, they started before the designated start time of 8:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday.      

  • Hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate being retired

    Hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate being retired

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-04-12 14:52:07 GMT

    (AP) - The names of four deadly hurricanes that slammed parts of the United States, Central America and the Caribbean last year are being retired.      The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate will be replaced with Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel. 

    (AP) - The names of four deadly hurricanes that slammed parts of the United States, Central America and the Caribbean last year are being retired.      The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate will be replaced with Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel. 

  • AAA Texas: Strong Demand and Rising Oil Prices Send Gas Prices Up

    AAA Texas: Strong Demand and Rising Oil Prices Send Gas Prices Up

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:45:04 GMT
    The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.45 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  That price is two cents more than last week and is 20 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.69 while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.32 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular u...
    The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.45 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  That price is two cents more than last week and is 20 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.69 while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.32 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular u...
  • Corpus Christi Hooks opening homestand giveaways

    Corpus Christi Hooks opening homestand giveaways

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:13:48 GMT

    The Hooks begin the 2018 home season at Whataburger Field with an exciting 6-game homestand from Thursday, April 12 through Tuesday, April 17 as they take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Arkansas Travelers. Giveaways include an Opening Day T-Shirt presented by Mike Shaw Automotive and Astros World Series Replica Ring presented by Whataburger on April 13. Other promotions include Astros World Series Trophy Night presented by Mike Shaw Automotive on April 16 and April 17. Check ...

    The Hooks begin the 2018 home season at Whataburger Field with an exciting 6-game homestand from Thursday, April 12 through Tuesday, April 17 as they take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Arkansas Travelers. Giveaways include an Opening Day T-Shirt presented by Mike Shaw Automotive and Astros World Series Replica Ring presented by Whataburger on April 13. Other promotions include Astros World Series Trophy Night presented by Mike Shaw Automotive on April 16 and April 17. Check ...

  • Youngest candidate applies for city council seat

    Youngest candidate applies for city council seat

    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-04-12 12:43:48 GMT

    Since Carolyn Vaughn left her District 1 City Council member seat, there have been five applicants that hope to carry out the rest of her term. One of those candidates, is 18 year-old Gilbert Trevino, senior at Miller H.S. An advocate for community and public service, he feels helping people is his calling. A student leader within his school, being a part of numerous clubs and organizations like holding the presidency for Student Council, Senior Council and was even appointed by a ...

    Since Carolyn Vaughn left her District 1 City Council member seat, there have been five applicants that hope to carry out the rest of her term. One of those candidates, is 18 year-old Gilbert Trevino, senior at Miller H.S. An advocate for community and public service, he feels helping people is his calling. A student leader within his school, being a part of numerous clubs and organizations like holding the presidency for Student Council, Senior Council and was even appointed by a ...

  • Coast Guard to rebuild Port Aransas station

    Coast Guard to rebuild Port Aransas station

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:21 PM EDT2018-04-12 03:21:21 GMT

    U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Aransas looks okay now, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey the station was a mess.

    U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Aransas looks okay now, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey the station was a mess.

  • Harvey damage lowers property values, tax revenue in Port Aransas

    Harvey damage lowers property values, tax revenue in Port Aransas

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-04-12 03:09:58 GMT

    The Port Aransas Mayor estimates the decreased property values will translate into a $1 million loss in property tax revenue for the city. 

    The Port Aransas Mayor estimates the decreased property values will translate into a $1 million loss in property tax revenue for the city. 

  • Emergency crews get ready for big crowds at Fiesta de la Flor

    Emergency crews get ready for big crowds at Fiesta de la Flor

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:08:04 GMT
    The site of Fiesta de la Flor is already being prepared for the festival.The site of Fiesta de la Flor is already being prepared for the festival.

    Among the thousands of fans at Fiesta de la Flor this weekend, you'll also see paramedics on bikes and motorized vehicles.

    Among the thousands of fans at Fiesta de la Flor this weekend, you'll also see paramedics on bikes and motorized vehicles.

  • CCISD to offer tuition-based pre-K for $520 a month

    CCISD to offer tuition-based pre-K for $520 a month

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:31:22 GMT

    Learning opportunities at the pre-K level have just gotten bigger for CCISD. Starting in the fall, students in the district can enroll in a tuition-based pre-K program at select schools.

    CCISD says the tuition-based pre-K will be offered at several south side elementary schools for about $520 a month. The district says there is a demand for the program there, plus campuses have the room to accommodate more kids.

    Learning opportunities at the pre-K level have just gotten bigger for CCISD. Starting in the fall, students in the district can enroll in a tuition-based pre-K program at select schools.

    CCISD says the tuition-based pre-K will be offered at several south side elementary schools for about $520 a month. The district says there is a demand for the program there, plus campuses have the room to accommodate more kids.

  • Lawsuit filed in connection with fatal hit and run accident

    Lawsuit filed in connection with fatal hit and run accident

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:02:25 GMT
    The mothers of the victims of the March 27th hit and run behind King High School are suing Elton Holmes.The mothers of the victims of the March 27th hit and run behind King High School are suing Elton Holmes.
    The mothers of the victims of the March 27th hit and run behind King High School are suing Elton Holmes.The mothers of the victims of the March 27th hit and run behind King High School are suing Elton Holmes.

    The mothers of the two King High School students who were walking home from school when they were struck by a car are suing the man who was behind the wheel. On March 27th, police say Elton Wayne Holmes, Jr. was driving down Staples Street when he hit 16-year-old Rai-ane Garza and 15-year-old Madicyn Knott. He then fled the scene and was later arrested on felony charges of an accident causing injury/death. Both girls were on the crosswalk on Staples Street and Mustang Trail. Gar...

    The mothers of the two King High School students who were walking home from school when they were struck by a car are suing the man who was behind the wheel. On March 27th, police say Elton Wayne Holmes, Jr. was driving down Staples Street when he hit 16-year-old Rai-ane Garza and 15-year-old Madicyn Knott. He then fled the scene and was later arrested on felony charges of an accident causing injury/death. Both girls were on the crosswalk on Staples Street and Mustang Trail. Gar...

  • Victim identified, two arrested in Moon Plaza shooting

    Victim identified, two arrested in Moon Plaza shooting

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-04-11 20:30:58 GMT
    Crystal Mata has been charged with Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.Crystal Mata has been charged with Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

    An arrest has been made in a shooting that left one woman dead last night. Corpus Christi Police arrested 33-year-old Crystal Leann Mata in connection to the killing of 41-year-old Greta Moya.  Mata has been charged with Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. 

    An arrest has been made in a shooting that left one woman dead last night. Corpus Christi Police arrested 33-year-old Crystal Leann Mata in connection to the killing of 41-year-old Greta Moya.  Mata has been charged with Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. 

  • Funeral services to be held for unaccompanied Vietnam Veteran

    Funeral services to be held for unaccompanied Vietnam Veteran

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:24:36 GMT

    The Texas Veterans Land Board is inviting the public to honor the service of a Vietnam War era veteran on Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

    The Texas Veterans Land Board is inviting the public to honor the service of a Vietnam War era veteran on Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

  • Local man gets more than 30 years for online solicitation of minors

    Local man gets more than 30 years for online solicitation of minors

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:58 PM EDT2018-04-11 18:58:00 GMT

    A Pettus man is going to federal prison after admitting that he attempted to meet two underage boys for the purpose of sex. According to U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, 55-year-old Darrell Freeze pleaded guilty in October to one count of online solicitation of a minor. At a hearing late yesterday, Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack sentenced Freeze to 380 months in prison. Additional information was also presented, including testimony from a federal agent that an individ...

    A Pettus man is going to federal prison after admitting that he attempted to meet two underage boys for the purpose of sex. According to U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, 55-year-old Darrell Freeze pleaded guilty in October to one count of online solicitation of a minor. At a hearing late yesterday, Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack sentenced Freeze to 380 months in prison. Additional information was also presented, including testimony from a federal agent that an individ...

  • TPWD closing oyster harvest in areas of Copano Bay

    TPWD closing oyster harvest in areas of Copano Bay

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-04-11 18:35:04 GMT
    Beginning Saturday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be closing an area of Copano Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest. According to TPWD the closing, in an area known as TX 32, is based on recently collected samples showing low abundance of legal-sized oysters. TPWD says Chapter 76, Parks and Wildlife Code, and the Oyster Management Proclamation, Section 58.21(c)(1), allows for the emergency closure of an area to oyster harvest when it can be shown that the...
    Beginning Saturday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be closing an area of Copano Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest. According to TPWD the closing, in an area known as TX 32, is based on recently collected samples showing low abundance of legal-sized oysters. TPWD says Chapter 76, Parks and Wildlife Code, and the Oyster Management Proclamation, Section 58.21(c)(1), allows for the emergency closure of an area to oyster harvest when it can be shown that the...
  • Pet of the Week: Bella

    Pet of the Week: Bella

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-04-11 18:16:38 GMT
    BellaBella

    Bella is an affectionate 1-year-old Lab mix with an "energetic" personality!

    Bella is an affectionate 1-year-old Lab mix with an "energetic" personality!

  • Laredo Border Patrol Agents rescue 33 illegal aliens in tractor trailer

    Laredo Border Patrol Agents rescue 33 illegal aliens in tractor trailer

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-04-11 15:47:54 GMT

    Border Patrol Agents at the Interstate 35 checkpoint near Laredo  encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lane yesterday, and sent the driver to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle.  According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents discovered 33 illegal aliens inside the trailer.

    Border Patrol Agents at the Interstate 35 checkpoint near Laredo  encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lane yesterday, and sent the driver to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle.  According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents discovered 33 illegal aliens inside the trailer.

  • Winter Texans help rebuild after Hurricane Harvey

    Winter Texans help rebuild after Hurricane Harvey

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-04-11 15:40:17 GMT

    When you look at areas that are still struggling months after Hurricane Harvey it's easy to feel disillusioned. But before you go down that path, we want you to meet a group of stand-up people, who make you feel good about this community.

    When you look at areas that are still struggling months after Hurricane Harvey it's easy to feel disillusioned. But before you go down that path, we want you to meet a group of stand-up people, who make you feel good about this community.

  • Shooting victim dies, police searching for person responsible

    Shooting victim dies, police searching for person responsible

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:54:00 GMT

    Police are searching for the person responsible for the shooting of a woman overnight.

    Police are searching for the person responsible for the shooting of a woman overnight.

  • Ellen surprises students, staff of Rockport-Fulton High School

    Ellen surprises students, staff of Rockport-Fulton High School

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-04-11 11:26:27 GMT
    Ellen DeGeneres crew in Rockport-Fulton High School.Ellen DeGeneres crew in Rockport-Fulton High School.
    Ellen DeGeneres crew in Rockport-Fulton High School.Ellen DeGeneres crew in Rockport-Fulton High School.
    On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey ripped through the town of Rockport, leaving a majority of the town to deal with the damage left behind. Rockport's only high school was severely damaged, and their gym was destroyed. Enter Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen surprised the students and staff of Rockport-Fulton High School with a gift that will make a difference in the community via a live shot on Tuesday, and we got to be on scene for the excitement. The surprise was one of the bigg...
    On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey ripped through the town of Rockport, leaving a majority of the town to deal with the damage left behind. Rockport's only high school was severely damaged, and their gym was destroyed. Enter Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen surprised the students and staff of Rockport-Fulton High School with a gift that will make a difference in the community via a live shot on Tuesday, and we got to be on scene for the excitement. The surprise was one of the bigg...
  • Change a life, become a Make-A-Wish volunteer

    Change a life, become a Make-A-Wish volunteer

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:53 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:53:12 GMT

    You can change your life and someone else's forever, simply by volunteering.

    You can change your life and someone else's forever, simply by volunteering.

  • Island University solves a case of ‘who done it’ during live crime scene demonstration

    Island University solves a case of ‘who done it’ during live crime scene demonstration

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:38 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:38:34 GMT

    This demonstration will give Islander students an opportunity to analyze a crime scene and speak with local professionals while gaining insight into the process.

    This demonstration will give Islander students an opportunity to analyze a crime scene and speak with local professionals while gaining insight into the process.

  • Del Mar College Spanish Program presents "World Languages Tour"

    Del Mar College Spanish Program presents "World Languages Tour"

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:54 AM EDT2018-04-11 07:54:14 GMT
    (file)(file)
    (file)(file)

    Want to learn how to say a few words or phrases in different languages, including Korean, French, Japanese, Spanish and others?

    Want to learn how to say a few words or phrases in different languages, including Korean, French, Japanese, Spanish and others?

  • Surfrider Foundation introduces "Ocean Friendly Restaurants" movement to Coastal Bend

    Surfrider Foundation introduces "Ocean Friendly Restaurants" movement to Coastal Bend

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:39:27 GMT

    A national movement to reduce our plastic footprint has recently found it's way to the Corpus Christi area and it's geared to the places we love the most, our local restaurants.

    A national movement to reduce our plastic footprint has recently found it's way to the Corpus Christi area and it's geared to the places we love the most, our local restaurants.

  • Historic homes on Ocean Drive to be demolished for new development

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:38:48 GMT

    The Ed Rachal Foundation has purchased two homes and plans to tear them down to build about 20 high-end town houses or patio homes.

    The Ed Rachal Foundation has purchased two homes and plans to tear them down to build about 20 high-end town houses or patio homes.

  • County commissioners to consider Caldwell Pier inspections

    County commissioners to consider Caldwell Pier inspections

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:38:09 GMT

    Seven and a half months after Hurricane Harvey, the Horace Caldwell Pier sits vacant.

    Seven and a half months after Hurricane Harvey, the Horace Caldwell Pier sits vacant.

  • Three CCISD schools under construction on track to open next fall

    Three CCISD schools under construction on track to open next fall

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:33:05 GMT

    Cunningham and South Park Middle Schools are being consolidated into one school. The construction site, next to South Park Middle School on McArdle near Kostoryz, is taking shape and the framework of classrooms can be seen from the road. 

    Cunningham and South Park Middle Schools are being consolidated into one school. The construction site, next to South Park Middle School on McArdle near Kostoryz, is taking shape and the framework of classrooms can be seen from the road. 

  • Building toward recovery, Port Aransas gearing up for 2018 Texas SandFest

    Building toward recovery, Port Aransas gearing up for 2018 Texas SandFest

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:22:38 GMT

    Many hotels and condos in Port Aransas are still closed after Hurricane Harvey. However, in less than three weeks, thousands of visitors will gather on Port Aransas beaches to enjoy the annual Texas SandFest. 2018 marks more than two decades of SandFest in Port Aransas. After Harvey, it was up in the air if the event would even go on, but event coordinator Lisa Shelton and other festival organizers knew the tradition had to continue. "Our very first meeting, we all kind of...

    Many hotels and condos in Port Aransas are still closed after Hurricane Harvey. However, in less than three weeks, thousands of visitors will gather on Port Aransas beaches to enjoy the annual Texas SandFest. 2018 marks more than two decades of SandFest in Port Aransas. After Harvey, it was up in the air if the event would even go on, but event coordinator Lisa Shelton and other festival organizers knew the tradition had to continue. "Our very first meeting, we all kind of...

  • Truck driver sentenced for alien smuggling resulting in death

    Truck driver sentenced for alien smuggling resulting in death

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:48:40 GMT
    A Weslaco man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of human smuggling which resulted in the death of an undocumented alien trapped inside a toolbox, According to  U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, 45-year-old Juan Enrique Escobedo-Moreno pleaded guilty Jan. 5, admitting he smuggled the victim in his tractor trailer. The victim died after being trapped in a toolbox measuring only 30 inches long, 26 inches wide and 16 inches deep. Today, U.S. District Judge J...
    A Weslaco man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of human smuggling which resulted in the death of an undocumented alien trapped inside a toolbox, According to  U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, 45-year-old Juan Enrique Escobedo-Moreno pleaded guilty Jan. 5, admitting he smuggled the victim in his tractor trailer. The victim died after being trapped in a toolbox measuring only 30 inches long, 26 inches wide and 16 inches deep. Today, U.S. District Judge J...
  • Man involved in industrial plant incident out of ICU

    Man involved in industrial plant incident out of ICU

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:33:49 GMT
    (File photo)(File photo)
    (File photo)(File photo)

    Sheriff Leroy Moody says the San Patricio County Sheriff's Department responded to an emergency call at the Voestalpine plant Sunday evening. The call was for a man who fell into a conveyor belt around 6:00 pm.

    Sheriff Leroy Moody says the San Patricio County Sheriff's Department responded to an emergency call at the Voestalpine plant Sunday evening. The call was for a man who fell into a conveyor belt around 6:00 pm.

  • FEMA disaster recovery center set to close

    FEMA disaster recovery center set to close

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:18:59 GMT

    According to a news release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Corpus Christi will close this Friday.

    According to a news release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Corpus Christi will close this Friday.

  • Computer issues causing problems for STAAR Test takers

    Computer issues causing problems for STAAR Test takers

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:09:57 GMT

    A computer glitch has caused issues for several students trying to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test, also known as the STAAR test today. Corpus Christi Independent School District Public Information Officer Leanne Libby confirmed that there was a technical issue late Tuesday morning.  Libby said, "Students took a lunch break and then computers were restarted." KRIS 6 News has received calls from viewers from surrounding sch...

    A computer glitch has caused issues for several students trying to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test, also known as the STAAR test today. Corpus Christi Independent School District Public Information Officer Leanne Libby confirmed that there was a technical issue late Tuesday morning.  Libby said, "Students took a lunch break and then computers were restarted." KRIS 6 News has received calls from viewers from surrounding sch...

  • Homeless man rescued after getting trapped in restroom

    Homeless man rescued after getting trapped in restroom

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:48 PM EDT2018-04-10 18:48:20 GMT

    A homeless man who got locked in a restroom ended up getting arrested. Around 10am Tuesday morning, the police and the fire department were called to the old Johnny's Good Eats restaurant at 5614 McArdle near Staples Street. When they arrived, they found a 38-year old homeless man locked himself in the bathroom. The fire department had to bust through the door to get him out. Now, the business owners who are renovating the building are not happy. They're going to have to pay to repa...

    A homeless man who got locked in a restroom ended up getting arrested. Around 10am Tuesday morning, the police and the fire department were called to the old Johnny's Good Eats restaurant at 5614 McArdle near Staples Street. When they arrived, they found a 38-year old homeless man locked himself in the bathroom. The fire department had to bust through the door to get him out. Now, the business owners who are renovating the building are not happy. They're going to have to pay to repa...

  • Accident sends vehicles into school bus filled with kids

    Accident sends vehicles into school bus filled with kids

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-04-10 17:49:28 GMT
    Two SUVs collided and hit a Calallen ISD school bus parked at a stop sign.Two SUVs collided and hit a Calallen ISD school bus parked at a stop sign.

    A school bus filled with kids was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just before 8am Tuesday morning, two SUVs collided on the 4500 block Violet Road and Birdwood Lane. The impact of the collision sent the two SUVs into a school bus parked at the stop sign. That bus was full of Calallen I.S.D. students. Luckily, they were all okay and went to school to take their STAAR Test. Meanwhile, one driver's hand was injured when her SUVs airbag was activated.

    A school bus filled with kids was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just before 8am Tuesday morning, two SUVs collided on the 4500 block Violet Road and Birdwood Lane. The impact of the collision sent the two SUVs into a school bus parked at the stop sign. That bus was full of Calallen I.S.D. students. Luckily, they were all okay and went to school to take their STAAR Test. Meanwhile, one driver's hand was injured when her SUVs airbag was activated.

  • BBB: Think before you click

    BBB: Think before you click

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-04-10 17:37:32 GMT

    The Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that what is shared online could be used for illegal or unethical reasons.

    The Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that what is shared online could be used for illegal or unethical reasons.

  • CCPD cracks down on bad drivers on Corona Drive

    CCPD cracks down on bad drivers on Corona Drive

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-04-10 17:00:17 GMT

    Some drivers taking shortcuts through office parking lots are now having to pay a fine. City crews have been working on Corona Drive between Flynn Parkway and Everhart Road. Since they turned it into a one way road, employees who work in the two office buildings on Flynn Parkway have been complaining about drivers taking shortcuts through their parking lots. Someone sent the Corpus Christi Police Department's Safe Roads Program an email letting them know about the problem. One ...

    Some drivers taking shortcuts through office parking lots are now having to pay a fine. City crews have been working on Corona Drive between Flynn Parkway and Everhart Road. Since they turned it into a one way road, employees who work in the two office buildings on Flynn Parkway have been complaining about drivers taking shortcuts through their parking lots. Someone sent the Corpus Christi Police Department's Safe Roads Program an email letting them know about the problem. One ...

  • Trump nominates David Morales to fill federal judge vacancy in South Texas

    Trump nominates David Morales to fill federal judge vacancy in South Texas

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-04-10 16:43:41 GMT
    Federal Courthouse (File Picture)Federal Courthouse (File Picture)
    Federal Courthouse (File Picture)Federal Courthouse (File Picture)
    President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate David Morales to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi. Morales is currently a partner at Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, focusing on complex litigation, administrative law, as well as public and higher education law. Morales has previously served as Deputy General Counsel to the University of Texas System Board of Regents, and as General Counsel to the Gove...
    President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate David Morales to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi. Morales is currently a partner at Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, focusing on complex litigation, administrative law, as well as public and higher education law. Morales has previously served as Deputy General Counsel to the University of Texas System Board of Regents, and as General Counsel to the Gove...
  • 6 Investigates: Financial records show Fiesta de la Flor barely broke even in 2015

    6 Investigates: Financial records show Fiesta de la Flor barely broke even in 2015

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-04-10 12:11:30 GMT
    Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin.  (KRIS 6 News)Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin.  (KRIS 6 News)

    Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin. 

    Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin. 

  • Dolphin Docks continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey

    Dolphin Docks continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-04-10 12:04:05 GMT

    August is supposed to be the month that families can relax and fish while enjoying the paradise town of Port Aransas. But all of that changed on August 25, 2017. 

    August is supposed to be the month that families can relax and fish while enjoying the paradise town of Port Aransas. But all of that changed on August 25, 2017. 

  • Del Mar College Program offers grant for former military to become truck drivers

    Del Mar College Program offers grant for former military to become truck drivers

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-04-10 11:48:10 GMT

    With driver shortages across the country, training to become a trucker can be a good bet for employment. 

    With driver shortages across the country, training to become a trucker can be a good bet for employment. 

  • Aransas Pass one step closer to normalcy after Harvey

    Aransas Pass one step closer to normalcy after Harvey

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-04-10 11:36:23 GMT

    ARANSAS PASS - City leaders in Aransas Pass are encouraging business owners and residents to mark their calendars to celebrate new beginnings. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August of 2017, the permanent Chamber of Commerce has been out of working order. "We lost part of our roof so obviously we got a lot of water damage on the inside. We had about two inches of water when we came in Monday morning, and had no power for days. We had mold everywhere and had to do a comp...

    ARANSAS PASS - City leaders in Aransas Pass are encouraging business owners and residents to mark their calendars to celebrate new beginnings. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August of 2017, the permanent Chamber of Commerce has been out of working order. "We lost part of our roof so obviously we got a lot of water damage on the inside. We had about two inches of water when we came in Monday morning, and had no power for days. We had mold everywhere and had to do a comp...

  • Houston, Corpus Christi cemeteries host rebuilding workshops after Harvey topples headstones

    Houston, Corpus Christi cemeteries host rebuilding workshops after Harvey topples headstones

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 4:08 AM EDT2018-04-10 08:08:27 GMT
    Photo courtesy of FEMA Facebook.Photo courtesy of FEMA Facebook.
    Photo courtesy of FEMA Facebook.Photo courtesy of FEMA Facebook.

    AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey damaged more than just homes, roads and bridges in 2017 – the storm impacted historic and cultural resources as well, including many hundreds of cemeteries and gravestones across Texas.

    AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey damaged more than just homes, roads and bridges in 2017 – the storm impacted historic and cultural resources as well, including many hundreds of cemeteries and gravestones across Texas.

  • Multiple job fairs this week at Del Mar College

    Multiple job fairs this week at Del Mar College

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-04-10 06:09:15 GMT
    (file)(file)

    Looking for a job or a career change?

    Looking for a job or a career change?

  • Check your vehicle emissions today for free

    Check your vehicle emissions today for free

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:46 AM EDT2018-04-10 05:46:58 GMT
    Get your cars emissions checked.Get your cars emissions checked.
    Get your cars emissions checked.Get your cars emissions checked.

    Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi is once again hosting emissions testing for the community.

    Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi is once again hosting emissions testing for the community.

  • Police shut down downtown streets ahead of Fiesta de la Flor this weekend

    Police shut down downtown streets ahead of Fiesta de la Flor this weekend

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:12:19 GMT

    The closures and detours are all downtown and mostly near the American Bank Center. “We plan the best we can to get as much traffic through there safely as we can but anyone driving through that area should expect some delays and not be in a hurry,” says Captain Russell Sherman of the Police Department’s Traffic Division.

    The closures and detours are all downtown and mostly near the American Bank Center. “We plan the best we can to get as much traffic through there safely as we can but anyone driving through that area should expect some delays and not be in a hurry,” says Captain Russell Sherman of the Police Department’s Traffic Division.

  • Farenthold resignation leaves 27th District without representation

    Farenthold resignation leaves 27th District without representation

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:11:54 GMT

    Blake Farenthold already wasn't running for re-election, but his decision to resign last week confused the process of picking the 27th Texas Congressional District's next representative.

    Blake Farenthold already wasn't running for re-election, but his decision to resign last week confused the process of picking the 27th Texas Congressional District's next representative.

  • 6 Investigates Follows Up: Bauxite rust remains a problem for those downwind of Sherwin-Alumina

    6 Investigates Follows Up: Bauxite rust remains a problem for those downwind of Sherwin-Alumina

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:02:41 GMT

    Bauxite, a by-product of the Sherwin-Alumina process, is a fine, red, caustic powder that blows from the sludge pit and sticks to anything it hits.

    Bauxite, a by-product of the Sherwin-Alumina process, is a fine, red, caustic powder that blows from the sludge pit and sticks to anything it hits.

  • Buc Days brings a new stage to the Bayfront for 2018

    Buc Days brings a new stage to the Bayfront for 2018

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-04-09 14:05:54 GMT
    Roger Creager will be performing at the Carnival May 12th.Roger Creager will be performing at the Carnival May 12th.

    It is nearly time for the annual Buc Days celebration to begin and this year, a new and improved stage will be featured alongside the Carnival.

    It is nearly time for the annual Buc Days celebration to begin and this year, a new and improved stage will be featured alongside the Carnival.

  • Breast cancer in men: Rare, but possible

    Breast cancer in men: Rare, but possible

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-04-09 10:47:58 GMT

    Breast cancer is the second-most diagnosed cancer in women, but it is the least-diagnosed cancer in men. Of all the breast cancer cases known, only about 1% impact men. It's not talked about often, but it is a fact of life. Men can get breast cancer. Breast cancer is often thought of as something that only affects women, but, in rare cases, men can get it too. An estimated 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. In comparison, 250,000 women are diagnosed annually. &...

    Breast cancer is the second-most diagnosed cancer in women, but it is the least-diagnosed cancer in men. Of all the breast cancer cases known, only about 1% impact men. It's not talked about often, but it is a fact of life. Men can get breast cancer. Breast cancer is often thought of as something that only affects women, but, in rare cases, men can get it too. An estimated 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. In comparison, 250,000 women are diagnosed annually. &...

  • Third annual Food Truck Festival returns Saturday in Corpus Christi

    Third annual Food Truck Festival returns Saturday in Corpus Christi

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:54:09 GMT

    An armada of food trucks will make its way back to downtown Corpus Christi this Saturday for the third annual Food Truck Festival.

    An armada of food trucks will make its way back to downtown Corpus Christi this Saturday for the third annual Food Truck Festival.

  • Superheroes needed for CASA children

    Superheroes needed for CASA children

    Friday, April 6 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-04-06 17:45:56 GMT

    Show your support for CASA of the Coastal Bend by dressing as a superhero and participating in the 13th Annual CASA Superhero 5K Run/Walk, sponsored in part by KRIS 6 News.

    Show your support for CASA of the Coastal Bend by dressing as a superhero and participating in the 13th Annual CASA Superhero 5K Run/Walk, sponsored in part by KRIS 6 News.

  • 6 InvestigatesMore>>

  • 6 investigates: Mortgage company withholds Hurricane Harvey insurance money

    6 investigates: Mortgage company withholds Hurricane Harvey insurance money

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:43:24 GMT
    Jimmy Kendrick, of Fulton, describes problem after problem with accessing his insurance money to repair his home badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. (KRIS 6 News)Jimmy Kendrick, of Fulton, describes problem after problem with accessing his insurance money to repair his home badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. (KRIS 6 News)

    Rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey has become long and especially frustrating for many in South Texas whose homes and businesses were badly damaged. But for Jimmy Kendrick, that frustration is not for a lack of money. Kendrick received an insurance check to rebuild his home, but seven months later he's run into an unlikely stumbling block: his mortgage company. “It’s like a mafia out there that wants to shut you down and keep you from being successful,” Kendrick sa...

    Rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey has become long and especially frustrating for many in South Texas whose homes and businesses were badly damaged. But for Jimmy Kendrick, that frustration is not for a lack of money. Kendrick received an insurance check to rebuild his home, but seven months later he's run into an unlikely stumbling block: his mortgage company. “It’s like a mafia out there that wants to shut you down and keep you from being successful,” Kendrick sa...

  • 6 Investigates: Financial records show Fiesta de la Flor barely broke even in 2015

    6 Investigates: Financial records show Fiesta de la Flor barely broke even in 2015

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-04-10 12:11:30 GMT
    Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin.  (KRIS 6 News)Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin.  (KRIS 6 News)

    Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin. 

    Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin. 

  • SportsMore>>

  • UIL adds instant replay to High School Football State Championships

    UIL adds instant replay to High School Football State Championships

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:24:28 GMT

    The University Interscholastic League will use instant replay at all UIL Football State Championship games beginning in 2018.  According to the UIL, Texas High School Football follows NCAA rules, and each year the UIL reviews exceptions to NCAA football rules through the UIL Football Rules Committee. The UIL says they will begin using the NCAA rules for instant replay with two exceptions: There will be no coaches’ challenges. All reviews will be initiated by the replay...

    The University Interscholastic League will use instant replay at all UIL Football State Championship games beginning in 2018.  According to the UIL, Texas High School Football follows NCAA rules, and each year the UIL reviews exceptions to NCAA football rules through the UIL Football Rules Committee.

  • KRIS Communications will continue to televise high school football games next fall

    KRIS Communications will continue to televise high school football games next fall

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:27:06 GMT

    KRIS Communications announced Tuesday they would again televise select high school football games next fall. It all starts with the "KRIS 6 Kickoff Classic" August 30th when Carroll plays host to Gregory-Portland at Buc Stadium. "We are really excited to have this game on TV," said GP head coach Rick Rhoades. "I know our kids will be pumped and it should be a great game." Stay tuned for further announcements for more games on the upcoming tv schedu...

    KRIS Communications announced Tuesday they would again televise select high school football games next fall. It all starts with the "KRIS 6 Kickoff Classic" August 30th when Carroll plays host to Gregory-Portland at Buc Stadium. "We are really excited to have this game on TV," said GP head coach Rick Rhoades. "I know our kids will be pumped and it should be a great game." Stay tuned for further announcements for more games on the upcoming tv schedu...

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