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  • 6 Investigates: Roof damage in new subdivision concerns homeowners

    6 Investigates: Roof damage in new subdivision concerns homeowners

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

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

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

  • 6 Investigates: Transparency concerns with mascot change

    6 Investigates: Transparency concerns with mascot change

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

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

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

  • 6 Investigates: Rockport couple helps man denied by FEMA

    6 Investigates: Rockport couple helps man denied by FEMA

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-10-12 01:25:34 GMT
    Roger and Betty Horan assemble a donated handicap ramp outside Dwayne Porter's home while FEMA representatives take a second look at his denied claim. (KRIS 6 News)Roger and Betty Horan assemble a donated handicap ramp outside Dwayne Porter's home while FEMA representatives take a second look at his denied claim. (KRIS 6 News)

    A man whose claim was denied by FEMA finally received help today for a damaged handicap ramp outside his home. Dwayne Porter received a new ramp on Wednesday from a Rockport couple who saw Porter’s story on Monday and contacted 6 Investigates. “We had this one that someone had used at a rent house and they didn't need it anymore, and they said if you know someone who could use it - give it to them,” Betty Horan said. Betty Horan and her husband Roger arrived at P...

    A man whose claim was denied by FEMA finally received help today for a damaged handicap ramp outside his home. Dwayne Porter received a new ramp on Wednesday from a Rockport couple who saw Porter’s story on Monday and contacted 6 Investigates. “We had this one that someone had used at a rent house and they didn't need it anymore, and they said if you know someone who could use it - give it to them,” Betty Horan said. Betty Horan and her husband Roger arrived at P...

  • 6 Investigates: FEMA denies disaster assistance because home is 'habitable'

    6 Investigates: FEMA denies disaster assistance because home is 'habitable'

    Monday, October 9 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-10-09 23:45:59 GMT
    Every day since Hurricane Harvey has been a struggle for Dwayne Porter, who is legally blind. The handicap ramp outside his home was badly damaged. FEMA denied his claim because he was told it's considered livable. (KRIS 6 News)Every day since Hurricane Harvey has been a struggle for Dwayne Porter, who is legally blind. The handicap ramp outside his home was badly damaged. FEMA denied his claim because he was told it's considered livable. (KRIS 6 News)

    For Dwayne Porter, just getting out of his house is a struggle these days. Hurricane Harvey badly damaged the handicap ramp to his front door. That path is now unsafe for Porter, who is legally blind and doesn’t have home insurance to repair the damage. 

    For Dwayne Porter, just getting out of his house is a struggle these days. Hurricane Harvey badly damaged the handicap ramp to his front door. That path is now unsafe for Porter, who is legally blind and doesn’t have home insurance to repair the damage. 

  • 6 Investigates: "Bump Stocks" found in Vegas shooter's hotel room

    6 Investigates: "Bump Stocks" found in Vegas shooter's hotel room

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-10-04 23:54:15 GMT

    This week's mass shooting in Las Vegas shed new light on an issue that 6 Investigates looked into nearly three years ago. 

    This week's mass shooting in Las Vegas shed new light on an issue that 6 Investigates looked into nearly three years ago. 

  • 6 Investigates: One Reverse Alert as Harvey came ashore

    6 Investigates: One Reverse Alert as Harvey came ashore

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-10-03 16:01:18 GMT

    Reverse Alert is a free tool for anyone to use to stay in the know during emergencies.   And yet, a KRIS 6 News investigation finds the city issued just one Reverse Alert the day Hurricane Harvey made landfall, last month. And, when it went out, the alert contained critical information that was almost four hours old. So, if not Reverse Alert, how did the city communicate with residents as Harvey churned across the Gulf on its way to becoming a Category 4 hurricane? We asked.

    Reverse Alert is a free tool for anyone to use to stay in the know during emergencies.   And yet, a KRIS 6 News investigation finds the city issued just one Reverse Alert the day Hurricane Harvey made landfall, last month. And, when it went out, the alert contained critical information that was almost four hours old. So, if not Reverse Alert, how did the city communicate with residents as Harvey churned across the Gulf on its way to becoming a Category 4 hurricane? We asked.

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Third-World Street, First-World Taxes

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Third-World Street, First-World Taxes

    Thursday, September 28 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-28 23:49:14 GMT

    Ralston Avenue, nestled between Alameda Street and Staples Street in the Lindale Subdivision, is known for its potholes and busted sidewalks. Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill highlighted Ralston in a look at why property values continue rising in the face of deteriorating street conditions. We later reported the city had finally approved a contract to rebuild it. Now, work is underway.  Here's the update:

    Ralston Avenue, nestled between Alameda Street and Staples Street in the Lindale Subdivision, is known for its potholes and busted sidewalks. Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill highlighted Ralston in a look at why property values continue rising in the face of deteriorating street conditions. We later reported the city had finally approved a contract to rebuild it. Now, work is underway.  Here's the update:

  • 6 Investigates: Is the city's agreement with Schlitterbahn still valid?

    6 Investigates: Is the city's agreement with Schlitterbahn still valid?

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:37:31 GMT
    A lucrative city tax incentive with the owners could be invalid now that the owners are in bankruptcy proceedings. (KRIS 6 News)A lucrative city tax incentive with the owners could be invalid now that the owners are in bankruptcy proceedings. (KRIS 6 News)

    Now that the owners of North Padre Island’s largest development project are in bankruptcy – that could nullify a lucrative tax incentive with the city. Construction around the Schlitterbahn water park is at a stand-still, and it's been that way for months. Nothing new has been built since the hotel and park opened two years ago. But that hasn't stopped city tax money from flowing to the owners. So far this year, the city of Corpus Christi has transferred about $83...

    Now that the owners of North Padre Island’s largest development project are in bankruptcy – that could nullify a lucrative tax incentive with the city. Construction around the Schlitterbahn water park is at a stand-still, and it's been that way for months. Nothing new has been built since the hotel and park opened two years ago. But that hasn't stopped city tax money from flowing to the owners. So far this year, the city of Corpus Christi has transferred about $83...

  • 6 Investigates: Homeowner fights for insurance coverage after hurricane damage

    6 Investigates: Homeowner fights for insurance coverage after hurricane damage

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:30:16 GMT
    For one couple - the insurance process post-Hurricane Harvey has been a nightmare complicated by a battle with cancer and a bank that assured them they had windstorm insurance. (KRIS 6 News)For one couple - the insurance process post-Hurricane Harvey has been a nightmare complicated by a battle with cancer and a bank that assured them they had windstorm insurance. (KRIS 6 News)

        Thousands of people across South Texas are stressed about when and how they will pay for damage to their homes after Hurricane Harvey.
    For one couple - the insurance process has been a nightmare complicated by a battle with cancer and a bank that assured them they had windstorm insurance. 

        Thousands of people across South Texas are stressed about when and how they will pay for damage to their homes after Hurricane Harvey.
    For one couple - the insurance process has been a nightmare complicated by a battle with cancer and a bank that assured them they had windstorm insurance. 

  • 6 Investigates: Hurricane-proofing the Coast

    6 Investigates: Hurricane-proofing the Coast

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:33:47 GMT
    Texas Windstorm Insurance Association encourages policyholders to file a claim, no matter how large or small.Texas Windstorm Insurance Association encourages policyholders to file a claim, no matter how large or small.

    There's no such thing as a "hurricane-proof" home. But, clearly, some coastal homes come closer to the idea, than others. A group of blockhouses on 10th Street in Port Aransas survived 140 mph winds during Harvey without a scratch while other homes nearby, are now in shambles. But, building a bunker isn't necessarily the answer. 

    There's no such thing as a "hurricane-proof" home. But, clearly, some coastal homes come closer to the idea, than others. A group of blockhouses on 10th Street in Port Aransas survived 140 mph winds during Harvey without a scratch while other homes nearby, are now in shambles. But, building a bunker isn't necessarily the answer. 

  • 6 Investigates: Who owns the Robstown hotel being sued for price gouging?

    6 Investigates: Who owns the Robstown hotel being sued for price gouging?

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:38:29 GMT
    A group called Robstown Enterprises, Inc owns the hotel in Robstown being sued by the Texas Attorney General's office for price gouge allegations.  (KRIS 6 News)A group called Robstown Enterprises, Inc owns the hotel in Robstown being sued by the Texas Attorney General's office for price gouge allegations.  (KRIS 6 News)

    A group called Robstown Enterprises, Inc owns the hotel in Robstown being sued by the Texas Attorney General's office for price gouge allegations.  The owner and president of that company is a man named...

    A group called Robstown Enterprises, Inc owns the hotel in Robstown being sued by the Texas Attorney General's office for price gouge allegations.  The owner and president of that company is a man named...

  • 6 Investigates: Robstown Mayor helps write invoices, bids for city contractor

    6 Investigates: Robstown Mayor helps write invoices, bids for city contractor

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:44:26 GMT
    Controversy about a computer audit that shows Robstown Mayor Mandy Barrera helped write more than $145,000 in city invoices and bids for a city contractor. (KRIS 6 News)Controversy about a computer audit that shows Robstown Mayor Mandy Barrera helped write more than $145,000 in city invoices and bids for a city contractor. (KRIS 6 News)

    The Robstown mayor helped a city contractor write about $145,000 in city invoices and public bids, according to computer records obtained by 6 Investigates. 

    The Robstown mayor helped a city contractor write about $145,000 in city invoices and public bids, according to computer records obtained by 6 Investigates. 

  • 6 Investigates: Tuloso Midway I-S-D faces multimillion dollar payment in Flint Hills tax dispute

    6 Investigates: Tuloso Midway I-S-D faces multimillion dollar payment in Flint Hills tax dispute

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:19:49 GMT
    6 Investigates: Equity Lawsuits and how they cost individual taxpayers more money. (KRIS)6 Investigates: Equity Lawsuits and how they cost individual taxpayers more money. (KRIS)

    Tuloso Midway I.S.D. confirms they might owe up to $4.4 million in a dispute between the Nueces County Appraiser and the Flint Hills refinery. 

    Tuloso Midway I.S.D. confirms they might owe up to $4.4 million in a dispute between the Nueces County Appraiser and the Flint Hills refinery. 

  • Land around Schlitterbahn back on foreclosure list

    Land around Schlitterbahn back on foreclosure list

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:02:39 GMT
    More than 270 acres of land around the Corpus Christi Schlitterbahn Waterpark is back on the foreclosure list. (KRIS 6 News)More than 270 acres of land around the Corpus Christi Schlitterbahn Waterpark is back on the foreclosure list. (KRIS 6 News)

    More than 270 acres of land around the Schlitterbahn waterpark is back on the foreclosure list. This comes months after mounting legal troubles with Upper Padre Partners - the group who built the Corpus Christi waterpark with plans to transform 500 acres of island real estate into a waterfront attraction similar to the San Antonio Riverwalk. The partnership is made up of the Henry family, which owns Schlitterbahn, and real estate investor Paul Schexnailder. The lender Axys Capital,...

    More than 270 acres of land around the Schlitterbahn waterpark is back on the foreclosure list. This comes months after mounting legal troubles with Upper Padre Partners - the group who built the Corpus Christi waterpark with plans to transform 500 acres of island real estate into a waterfront attraction similar to the San Antonio Riverwalk. The partnership is made up of the Henry family, which owns Schlitterbahn, and real estate investor Paul Schexnailder. The lender Axys Capital,...

  • 6 investigates: Out-of-town money going to city council candidates

    6 investigates: Out-of-town money going to city council candidates

    Monday, February 8 2016 6:41 PM EST2016-02-08 23:41:02 GMT
    More out-of-town campaign contributions are going to City Council candidates. (KRIS 6 News)More out-of-town campaign contributions are going to City Council candidates. (KRIS 6 News)

    More out-of-town money than previous years is funding Corpus Christi city council elections. Six Investigates found all but one council member accepted money this past year from out-of-town campaign donors.

    More out-of-town money than previous years is funding Corpus Christi city council elections. Six Investigates found all but one council member accepted money this past year from out-of-town campaign donors.

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