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  • 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 Follows-Up: Four City Council finalists claim no business conflicts

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Four City Council finalists claim no business conflicts

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-06-20 17:30:22 GMT

    Given tomorrow's vote on who will fill Mayor Joe McComb's vacant at-large council seat, 6 Investigates took the opportunity to ask the four finalists whether their business interests will get in the way of their service to the community.

    Given tomorrow's vote on who will fill Mayor Joe McComb's vacant at-large council seat, 6 Investigates took the opportunity to ask the four finalists whether their business interests will get in the way of their service to the community.

  • 6 Investigates: Meet Christine, a firefighters best friend.

    6 Investigates: Meet Christine, a firefighters best friend.

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-06-14 22:16:03 GMT
    Firefighters used a drone to locate the source of the leak and shut off the valve where ammonia was coming from.Firefighters used a drone to locate the source of the leak and shut off the valve where ammonia was coming from.

    An ammonia cloud that forced an emergency shelter in place for some Corpus Christi residents reminded us of a story we've done before: Despite being surrounded by potentially deadly chemicals, the state of Texas says it's too risky for the city to tell us where those chemicals are located. 

    An ammonia cloud that forced an emergency shelter in place for some Corpus Christi residents reminded us of a story we've done before: Despite being surrounded by potentially deadly chemicals, the state of Texas says it's too risky for the city to tell us where those chemicals are located. 

  • 6 Investigates follows up: Local ambulance dispute leads to delayed response times

    6 Investigates follows up: Local ambulance dispute leads to delayed response times

    Monday, June 12 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:10:45 GMT
    A dispute playing out between local emergency providers has caused a delay in ambulance response times in at least two occasions, Councilwoman Carolyn Vaughn said.A dispute playing out between local emergency providers has caused a delay in ambulance response times in at least two occasions, Councilwoman Carolyn Vaughn said.

    A dispute playing out between local emergency providers caused a delayed response times in at least one area of the city. 

    A dispute playing out between local emergency providers caused a delayed response times in at least one area of the city. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft Police Chief Suspended

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft Police Chief Suspended

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-06-07 20:10:48 GMT
    Taft Police Department, Taft, TexasTaft Police Department, Taft, Texas

    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is suspended with pay pending the outcome of a criminal investigation into official oppression. Mansion is under indictment following a KRIS-6 News investigation earlier this year, when a California man claimed civil rights violations at the hands of the Taft Police Department. 

    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is suspended with pay pending the outcome of a criminal investigation into official oppression. Mansion is under indictment following a KRIS-6 News investigation earlier this year, when a California man claimed civil rights violations at the hands of the Taft Police Department. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Pride of Texas Casino Ship Refunds

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Pride of Texas Casino Ship Refunds

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-06-06 16:19:08 GMT

    The Pride of Texas Casino Ship  promises a luxury, offshore gaming experience.  And, $30 bought a ticket on the maiden voyage. But that was almost three years ago and, though the company behind the venture "Viva Texas Cruises, Inc.", claims 1,000 tickets were sold for the maiden voyage, the CEO now tells 6 Investigates he has "no updates" on when the ship will finally set sail. 

    The Pride of Texas Casino Ship  promises a luxury, offshore gaming experience.  And, $30 bought a ticket on the maiden voyage. But that was almost three years ago and, though the company behind the venture "Viva Texas Cruises, Inc.", claims 1,000 tickets were sold for the maiden voyage, the CEO now tells 6 Investigates he has "no updates" on when the ship will finally set sail. 

  • 6 Investigates: 'Granny' cam requests on the rise

    6 Investigates: 'Granny' cam requests on the rise

    Thursday, June 1 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-06-02 00:12:16 GMT
    While local veterans wait for more nursing home options, some are looking for ways to keep a watchful eye. (KRIS 6 News)While local veterans wait for more nursing home options, some are looking for ways to keep a watchful eye. (KRIS 6 News)

    While local veterans wait for more nursing home options, some are looking for ways to keep a watchful eye. 

    While local veterans wait for more nursing home options, some are looking for ways to keep a watchful eye. 

  • 6 Investigates Follow Up: Farenthold says veterans deserve better

    6 Investigates Follow Up: Farenthold says veterans deserve better

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:26:23 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold says he wants more nursing home options for local veterans after a 6 Investigates story exposed the problem. (KRIS 6 News)U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold says he wants more nursing home options for local veterans after a 6 Investigates story exposed the problem. (KRIS 6 News)

    Veterans deserve better care.  That's the reaction from U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) just days after a KRIS 6 Investigation uncovered a history of neglect at two local nursing homes where veterans are sent.

    Veterans deserve better care.  That's the reaction from U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) just days after a KRIS 6 Investigation uncovered a history of neglect at two local nursing homes where veterans are sent.

  • 6 Investigates Follow Up: A Mother on a Mission

    6 Investigates Follow Up: A Mother on a Mission

    Thursday, June 1 2017 8:52 AM EDT2017-06-01 12:52:40 GMT
    Allie Criddle (right) died from an alcohol overdose while at a party with friends.Allie Criddle (right) died from an alcohol overdose while at a party with friends.

    Sheri Coulter remembers her first moments with adopted daughter, Allison, or, "Allie" Criddle. "She was so tiny. We had to put her on a pillow and wrap a towel around and pin it down." Twenty-three years later, the memories are all that remain. 

    Sheri Coulter remembers her first moments with adopted daughter, Allison, or, "Allie" Criddle. "She was so tiny. We had to put her on a pillow and wrap a towel around and pin it down." Twenty-three years later, the memories are all that remain. 

  • 6 Investigates: City backs off on windstorm requirement for carports

    6 Investigates: City backs off on windstorm requirement for carports

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-05-31 20:31:24 GMT
    City Hall is Backing off on Carport ComplianceCity Hall is Backing off on Carport Compliance

    The city is backing off on a plan to force existing carport owners into compliance with windstorm requirements. But, make no mistake, the city continues working on an ordinance that will affect anyone who has a carport, or wants to build a new one. 

    The city is backing off on a plan to force existing carport owners into compliance with windstorm requirements. But, make no mistake, the city continues working on an ordinance that will affect anyone who has a carport, or wants to build a new one. 

  • 6 Investigates: Veterans sent to nursing home with history of neglect

    6 Investigates: Veterans sent to nursing home with history of neglect

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:04:46 GMT

    A local veteran who needed help during the final years of his life instead ended up in one of the city’s worst-rated nursing homes. A KRIS 6 News investigation has found the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place veterans in that nursing home despite being aware of its past problems with neglecting patients.

    A local veteran who needed help during the final years of his life instead ended up in one of the city’s worst-rated nursing homes. A KRIS 6 News investigation has found the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place veterans in that nursing home despite being aware of its past problems with neglecting patients.

  • 6 Investigates: City hires plumbing contractors to get scofflaws into compliance

    6 Investigates: City hires plumbing contractors to get scofflaws into compliance

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:40:18 GMT
    Anyone with a sprinkler system is required to have it tested per city regulations. The city has hired plumbing companies to force businesses and homeowners into compliance after the December water crisis. (KRIS 6 News)Anyone with a sprinkler system is required to have it tested per city regulations. The city has hired plumbing companies to force businesses and homeowners into compliance after the December water crisis. (KRIS 6 News)

    The city has hired eight local plumbing companies to door to door to convince local businesses to come into compliance with the city’s plumbing regulations.  This comes after a citywide water ban in December, in which environmental officials linked a faulty plumbing device to a possible chemical leak into the water supply. 

    The city has hired eight local plumbing companies to door to door to convince local businesses to come into compliance with the city’s plumbing regulations.  This comes after a citywide water ban in December, in which environmental officials linked a faulty plumbing device to a possible chemical leak into the water supply. 

  • 6 Investigates: CCISD Buses run with broken, inoperable safety cameras

    6 Investigates: CCISD Buses run with broken, inoperable safety cameras

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:42:16 GMT

    They play a key role in investigating complaints against school bus drivers and yet, a KRIS-6 News Investigation finds in more than 10 percent of complaints filed by concerned parents and motorists, on-board camera video was not available to investigators. 

    They play a key role in investigating complaints against school bus drivers and yet, a KRIS-6 News Investigation finds in more than 10 percent of complaints filed by concerned parents and motorists, on-board camera video was not available to investigators. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Feds look to plug oil wells beneath Choke Canyon

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Feds look to plug oil wells beneath Choke Canyon

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:33:22 GMT

    Despite claiming methane seepage from old wells in and around Choke Canyon are not a threat to the water supply, 6 Investigates has learned federal officials are now discussing how best to repair or install well plugs.

    Despite claiming methane seepage from old wells in and around Choke Canyon are not a threat to the water supply, 6 Investigates has learned federal officials are now discussing how best to repair or install well plugs.

  • 6 Investigates: Local Leaders Oppose Push for Transparency

    6 Investigates: Local Leaders Oppose Push for Transparency

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:42:07 GMT

    Kelley Shannon of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas explained why open government is worth the fight. "The whole basis of our democracy is the people's right to know," she told 6 Investigates on May 16. "And, keeping an eye on your government and participating in your government." ...

    Kelley Shannon of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas explained why open government is worth the fight. "The whole basis of our democracy is the people's right to know," she told 6 Investigates on May 16. "And, keeping an eye on your government and participating in your government." ...

  • 6 Investigates: City pays board trustee for street work

    6 Investigates: City pays board trustee for street work

    Monday, May 15 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-05-15 23:50:32 GMT
    A trail of city records show a Robstown board member made money of a city project he approved months earlier.  (KRIS 6 News)A trail of city records show a Robstown board member made money of a city project he approved months earlier.  (KRIS 6 News)

    A trail of city records show a Robstown board member made money of a city project he approved months earlier. 

    A trail of city records show a Robstown board member made money of a city project he approved months earlier. 

  • 6 Investigates: First-World Taxes, Third-World Streets?

    6 Investigates: First-World Taxes, Third-World Streets?

    Thursday, May 11 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-05-11 23:27:57 GMT

    Tom Nixon, from Ralston Street, wondered if this year's tax appraisal was a joke. "It was one of those 'Are you kidding me?' moments," he tells 6 Investigates. That's because Nixon's modest home has gone from $118,000 to $133,000 in valuation in the past year. He's made no changes, other than a couple of flower beds in the front yard. So he wonders where that extra $15,000 comes from, especially when he looks out his front window and sees the condition of his street and s...

    Tom Nixon, from Ralston Street, wondered if this year's tax appraisal was a joke. "It was one of those 'Are you kidding me?' moments," he tells 6 Investigates. That's because Nixon's modest home has gone from $118,000 to $133,000 in valuation in the past year. He's made no changes, other than a couple of flower beds in the front yard. So he wonders where that extra $15,000 comes from, especially when he looks out his front window and sees the condition of his street and s...

  • Development near Schlitterbahn lands in bankruptcy court

    Development near Schlitterbahn lands in bankruptcy court

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-05-03 21:39:23 GMT
    Properties now in bankruptcy are highlighted in red.Properties now in bankruptcy are highlighted in red.

    A big chunk of Padre Island’s largest development project is now in bankruptcy. Court records show the owners of more than 270 acres around Schlitterbahn water park have another legal hurdle to clear. With the project tied up in bankruptcy, that puts another snag in the island bridge project funded by taxpayers, and leaves an uncertain future for the developer’s plans to build a waterfront experience similar to the San Antonio Riverwalk. The legal troubl...

    A big chunk of Padre Island’s largest development project is now in bankruptcy. Court records show the owners of more than 270 acres around Schlitterbahn water park have another legal hurdle to clear. With the project tied up in bankruptcy, that puts another snag in the island bridge project funded by taxpayers, and leaves an uncertain future for the developer’s plans to build a waterfront experience similar to the San Antonio Riverwalk. The legal troubl...

  • 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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