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  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Still waiting on FEMA

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Still waiting on FEMA

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:43 PM EST2017-12-12 00:43:27 GMT

    FEMA told Dwyane Porter the check was in the mail, more than a month ago. The money is to help him bounce back from repairs to his Corpus Christi home and property. He's still waiting.  Here's the follow-up:

    FEMA told Dwyane Porter the check was in the mail, more than a month ago. The money is to help him bounce back from repairs to his Corpus Christi home and property. He's still waiting.  Here's the follow-up:

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: CITGO arrests

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: CITGO arrests

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:36 AM EST2017-12-07 16:36:53 GMT
    Alirio Zambrano and five other Citgo executives were arrested for suspected embezzlement.Alirio Zambrano and five other Citgo executives were arrested for suspected embezzlement.

    The arrest of six CITGO executives, including one from Corpus Christi, raises questions on the company's future. That's because the refinery is part of the U.S. arm of Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Now, as a new regime in Caracas struggles asserts its control over the Venezuelan economy, we asked an oil and gas expert whether the arrests cast uncertainty on CITGO's future. Here's what she said:

    The arrest of six CITGO executives, including one from Corpus Christi, raises questions on the company's future. That's because the refinery is part of the U.S. arm of Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Now, as a new regime in Caracas struggles asserts its control over the Venezuelan economy, we asked an oil and gas expert whether the arrests cast uncertainty on CITGO's future. Here's what she said:

  • 6 Investigates: Unmapped Sex Offenders Raise Questions

    6 Investigates: Unmapped Sex Offenders Raise Questions

    Monday, December 4 2017 7:51 PM EST2017-12-05 00:51:35 GMT
    6 Investigates Texas DPS Sex Offender Maps6 Investigates Texas DPS Sex Offender Maps

    A KRIS-6 News investigation has the Texas Department of Public Safety adding a disclaimer to state sex offender maps as well as looking for a way to improve the software it uses to generate them. Here's Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill with the story.

    A KRIS-6 News investigation has the Texas Department of Public Safety adding a disclaimer to state sex offender maps as well as looking for a way to improve the software it uses to generate them. Here's Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill with the story.

  • 6 Investigates: Another TWIA claim, ignored.

    6 Investigates: Another TWIA claim, ignored.

    Sunday, November 19 2017 10:39 PM EST2017-11-20 03:39:04 GMT
    6 INVESTIGATES: Another TWIA Claim6 INVESTIGATES: Another TWIA Claim

    Donna Durham's brick home was fine when she bought it about a year ago. But after Hurricane Harvey, the mortar is weakening. Now, bricks are becoming to come loose. A big problem, and it's only getting worse.

    Donna Durham's brick home was fine when she bought it about a year ago. But after Hurricane Harvey, the mortar is weakening. Now, bricks are becoming to come loose. A big problem, and it's only getting worse.

  • 6 Investigates: TWIA process leaves Portland homeowner feeling shorted, slighted.

    6 Investigates: TWIA process leaves Portland homeowner feeling shorted, slighted.

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:41 AM EST2017-11-14 14:41:22 GMT
    6 Investigates: Low-balled.6 Investigates: Low-balled.

    Ann Thorn's Portland home suffered serious damage during Hurricane Harvey. The pool, the fence, the roof - all need repairs or replacement. But Thorn insists Harvey did more than just damage the exterior.  She says Harvey's winds were enough to shift the house on the foundation. 

    Ann Thorn's Portland home suffered serious damage during Hurricane Harvey. The pool, the fence, the roof - all need repairs or replacement. But Thorn insists Harvey did more than just damage the exterior.  She says Harvey's winds were enough to shift the house on the foundation. 

  • 6 Investigates: Wanna ride the RTA? Better take a book.

    6 Investigates: Wanna ride the RTA? Better take a book.

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 2:04 PM EST2017-11-08 19:04:11 GMT
    Wanna ride the RTA? Better take a good book.Wanna ride the RTA? Better take a good book.

    The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority runs on about $35 million a year. And yet, revenues from people actually riding buses barely tops $2 million a year.   The taxpayers make up the difference. As a result, increasing ridership is a big priority at the RTA.  But, as the RTA will tell you - they've pretty much the saturated the market for non-choice ("dependent") riders. That means they've got to look elsewhere to grow the numbers, and that me...

    The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority runs on about $35 million a year. And yet, revenues from people actually riding buses barely tops $2 million a year.   The taxpayers make up the difference. As a result, increasing ridership is a big priority at the RTA.  But, as the RTA will tell you - they've pretty much the saturated the market for non-choice ("dependent") riders. That means they've got to look elsewhere to grow the numbers, and that me...

  • 6 Investigates: 'Smart' children's toys vulnerable to hack by strangers

    6 Investigates: 'Smart' children's toys vulnerable to hack by strangers

    Monday, October 30 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-10-30 23:38:19 GMT
    Smart technology in toys is becoming more popular, but it could put your child's safety at risk. 6 Investigative Reporter Jessica Savage put one smart toy to the test and the results might surprise you. (KRIS 6 News)Smart technology in toys is becoming more popular, but it could put your child's safety at risk. 6 Investigative Reporter Jessica Savage put one smart toy to the test and the results might surprise you. (KRIS 6 News)

    Smart technology in toys is becoming more popular, but it could put your child's safety at risk. 6 Investigative Reporter Jessica Savage put one smart toy to the test and the results might surprise you. 

    Smart technology in toys is becoming more popular, but it could put your child's safety at risk. 6 Investigative Reporter Jessica Savage put one smart toy to the test and the results might surprise you. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: CCISD releases Hamlin mascot email

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: CCISD releases Hamlin mascot email

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:24 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:24:49 GMT
    A single email forced Hamlin Mascot change.A single email forced Hamlin Mascot change.

    A single email to the CCISD School Board prompted District officials to order a change to the Hamlin Rebel mascot, according to the district's response to 6 Investigates' request for information under state open records laws.

    A single email to the CCISD School Board prompted District officials to order a change to the Hamlin Rebel mascot, according to the district's response to 6 Investigates' request for information under state open records laws.

  • 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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