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  • 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,...

  • Texas Attorney General opens voter fraud investigation into Robstown election

    Texas Attorney General opens voter fraud investigation into Robstown election

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:53:35 GMT
    The Texas Attorney General's Office is investigating voter fraud allegations in Robstown. This comes after 6 Investigates aired a story in March about a utility board candidate talking to voters waiting in line and helping some cast their ballots.The Texas Attorney General's Office is investigating voter fraud allegations in Robstown. This comes after 6 Investigates aired a story in March about a utility board candidate talking to voters waiting in line and helping some cast their ballots.

    The Texas Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into allegations of voter fraud in Robstown. This comes after a 6 Investigates report in March showed an election candidate on surveillance video loitering inside the polls and assisting voters at the voting booth. 

    The Texas Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into allegations of voter fraud in Robstown. This comes after a 6 Investigates report in March showed an election candidate on surveillance video loitering inside the polls and assisting voters at the voting booth. 

  • 6 Investigates: TC Ayers Pool Project Raises Questions

    6 Investigates: TC Ayers Pool Project Raises Questions

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:54:17 GMT
    The city spent almost $590,000 to reopen TC Ayers pool. 6 Investigates questions the costs.The city spent almost $590,000 to reopen TC Ayers pool. 6 Investigates questions the costs.

    The city paid top-dollar to get the old TC Ayers Pool reopen by Memorial Day weekend, but a 6 Investigates analysis finds money paid for work not done.

    The city paid top-dollar to get the old TC Ayers Pool reopen by Memorial Day weekend, but a 6 Investigates analysis finds money paid for work not done.

  • 6 Investigates: Dangerous Waters

    6 Investigates: Dangerous Waters

    Thursday, August 10 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-08-10 22:45:11 GMT
    6 Investigates: What gives with the Ski Basin?6 Investigates: What gives with the Ski Basin?

    A Corpus Christi woman named Rebecca Chambers lost a leg in an accident at near the ski basin entrance, when the boat she was riding hit a wave, sending her overboard and into the propeller. Chambers declined an interview for this story. But, Warden Robinson worked that accident, too. 

    A Corpus Christi woman named Rebecca Chambers lost a leg in an accident at near the ski basin entrance, when the boat she was riding hit a wave, sending her overboard and into the propeller. Chambers declined an interview for this story. But, Warden Robinson worked that accident, too. 

  • 6 Investigates: Surveillance video shows public official hitting another man

    6 Investigates: Surveillance video shows public official hitting another man

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-08-08 22:52:45 GMT
    Surveillance video obtained by 6 Investigates shows what appears to be a former City Councilman and member of the city’s Crime Control Board hitting another man after he was told to leave the business. (KRIS 6 News)Surveillance video obtained by 6 Investigates shows what appears to be a former City Councilman and member of the city’s Crime Control Board hitting another man after he was told to leave the business. (KRIS 6 News)

    Surveillance video obtained by 6 Investigates shows what appears to be a former City Councilman and member of the city’s Crime Control Board hitting another man after he was told to leave the business. 

    Surveillance video obtained by 6 Investigates shows what appears to be a former City Councilman and member of the city’s Crime Control Board hitting another man after he was told to leave the business. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: City ramps up push to improve residential street conditions

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: City ramps up push to improve residential street conditions

    Monday, August 7 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-08-07 23:12:38 GMT

    City Council members on Tuesday will vote on a pair of contracts aimed at kick-starting the city's $11 million residential street maintenance program. The move can't come quickly enough for residents along Ralston Street in the Lindale subdivision nestled between Alameda and Staples, where potholes and broken sidewalks are the norm and homeowners bristle under rising property tax values. 

    City Council members on Tuesday will vote on a pair of contracts aimed at kick-starting the city's $11 million residential street maintenance program. The move can't come quickly enough for residents along Ralston Street in the Lindale subdivision nestled between Alameda and Staples, where potholes and broken sidewalks are the norm and homeowners bristle under rising property tax values. 

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    6 Investigates: It's a parasite. It's hard to kill. And sometimes, it's in our water.

    6 Investigates: It's a parasite. It's hard to kill. And sometimes, it's in our water.

    Thursday, August 3 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-08-03 23:54:06 GMT

    Wes Tunnell doesn't know how he caught "Cryptosporidiosis." All he knows is, it nearly killed him.  And now, he's wondering how to protect himself. Cryptosporidiosis, or, "Crypto," is picked up from exposure to a parasite identified as "Cryptosporidum," and, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls it a "credible public health threat." 

    Wes Tunnell doesn't know how he caught "Cryptosporidiosis." All he knows is, it nearly killed him.  And now, he's wondering how to protect himself. Cryptosporidiosis, or, "Crypto," is picked up from exposure to a parasite identified as "Cryptosporidum," and, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls it a "credible public health threat." 

  • 6 Investigates: Audio recordings describe city employees under attack by council members

    6 Investigates: Audio recordings describe city employees under attack by council members

    Monday, July 31 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-07-31 20:30:19 GMT
    City employees described their jobs as under attack by former Corpus Christi City Council members, according to newly released audio recordings.City employees described their jobs as under attack by former Corpus Christi City Council members, according to newly released audio recordings.

    City employees described their jobs as “under attack” by former Corpus Christi City Council members, according to newly released audio recordings.   "Why do they want my head on a plate? Why do they want me fired?” 

    City employees described their jobs as “under attack” by former Corpus Christi City Council members, according to newly released audio recordings.   "Why do they want my head on a plate? Why do they want me fired?” 

  • 6 Investigates Follow-Up: VA to allow more nursing home options for veterans

    6 Investigates Follow-Up: VA to allow more nursing home options for veterans

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:24:55 GMT
    The VA has reopened its contract process to allow for more nursing home options in Corpus Christi. That comes after a KRIS 6 Investigation exposed the neglectful conditions at some local nursing homes under contract with the VA. (KRIS 6 News)The VA has reopened its contract process to allow for more nursing home options in Corpus Christi. That comes after a KRIS 6 Investigation exposed the neglectful conditions at some local nursing homes under contract with the VA. (KRIS 6 News)

    Veterans could soon have more local nursing home options following a KRIS 6 investigation that exposed neglectful conditions at some facilities under contract with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. The investigation also uncovered the fact that veterans in the Corpus Christi area only have two choices for nursing homes, and both are poorly rated by a federal agency. On Friday, the VA officially re-opened its nursing home contract process in Nueces County. That process now inc...

    Veterans could soon have more local nursing home options following a KRIS 6 investigation that exposed neglectful conditions at some facilities under contract with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. The investigation also uncovered the fact that veterans in the Corpus Christi area only have two choices for nursing homes, and both are poorly rated by a federal agency. On Friday, the VA officially re-opened its nursing home contract process in Nueces County. That process now inc...

  • 6 Investigates: Port A developer says city 'turning blind eye' to fire code

    6 Investigates: Port A developer says city 'turning blind eye' to fire code

    Monday, July 3 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-07-03 21:25:11 GMT
    Several new subdivisions don't have adequate fire access, per code (KRIS 6 News)Several new subdivisions don't have adequate fire access, per code (KRIS 6 News)

    The city limits line for Port Aransas used to be evident by the welcome sign along State Highway 361. Now – all one has to look for is an army of earth movers making room for another high-end beachfront community. It’s one of several dozen new subdivisions recently built or under construction. But that rapid development has led to inconsistencies with enforcement of fire code regulations, said developer Julie Shodrok. 6 Investigates found several new subdivisions that d...

    The city limits line for Port Aransas used to be evident by the welcome sign along State Highway 361. Now – all one has to look for is an army of earth movers making room for another high-end beachfront community. It’s one of several dozen new subdivisions recently built or under construction. But that rapid development has led to inconsistencies with enforcement of fire code regulations, said developer Julie Shodrok. 6 Investigates found several new subdivisions that d...

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft residents sound off on City Hall, Police

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft residents sound off on City Hall, Police

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-06-28 01:52:55 GMT
    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on duty.Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on duty.

    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on the job. Not everyone in town is happy about it. Several residents and business people tell 6 Investigates that Mansion, who recently came off paid leave following an official oppression indictment, isn't fit to hold such a position of authority over them. Mansion has been the subject of several KRIS 6 News Investigations in recent months involving allegations of abuse of office, but, appears to have unwavering support from key community m...

    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on the job. Not everyone in town is happy about it. Several residents and business people tell 6 Investigates that Mansion, who recently came off paid leave following an official oppression indictment, isn't fit to hold such a position of authority over them. Mansion has been the subject of several KRIS 6 News Investigations in recent months involving allegations of abuse of office, but, appears to have unwavering support from key community m...

  • 6 Investigates: Questions raised about judge's past cases

    6 Investigates: Questions raised about judge's past cases

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:24:35 GMT
    Judge Young Min Burkett signed several arrest warrants involving felony cases. When her status as a judge in question, the DA's office asked how that could affect those cases. (KRIS 6 News)Judge Young Min Burkett signed several arrest warrants involving felony cases. When her status as a judge in question, the DA's office asked how that could affect those cases. (KRIS 6 News)

    A municipal court judge temporarily off the bench because she's not a U.S. citizen has some asking what that means for the people she's sent to jail.

    A municipal court judge temporarily off the bench because she's not a U.S. citizen has some asking what that means for the people she's sent to jail.

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft City Council Reinstates Police Chief

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft City Council Reinstates Police Chief

    Friday, June 23 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-06-23 21:07:02 GMT
    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on duty.Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is back on duty.

    The Taft Police Chief once charged with official oppression has been returned to duty in a special called meeting of the Taft City Council, today. 

    The Taft Police Chief once charged with official oppression has been returned to duty in a special called meeting of the Taft City Council, today. 

  • 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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