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  • 6 Investigates follows-up: CHRISTUS-Spohn pushes for silence in anesthesia services debate

    6 Investigates follows-up: CHRISTUS-Spohn pushes for silence in anesthesia services debate

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:32:10 GMT

    CHRISTUS-Spohn hospital is asking the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA) to cease and desist interviews and statements to the media concerning the ongoing controversy into its anesthesia services model, an official with the TSA confirmed on Monday.

    CHRISTUS-Spohn hospital is asking the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA) to cease and desist interviews and statements to the media concerning the ongoing controversy into its anesthesia services model, an official with the TSA confirmed on Monday.

  • 6 Investigates: References don't check out for city sports complex developer

    6 Investigates: References don't check out for city sports complex developer

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:17:29 GMT
    A list of references for the developer SQH Sports did not check out. The company has plans to build a $25 million regional sports complex on the edge of the city limits. (KRIS 6 News)A list of references for the developer SQH Sports did not check out. The company has plans to build a $25 million regional sports complex on the edge of the city limits. (KRIS 6 News)

    Back in May, KRIS 6 News told you about a deal with the City of Corpus Christi and SQH Sports. The City Council was close to leasing additional valuable city land to the group for just a $1 per year. And at the time, SQH claimed to have extensive experience in San Antonio. It’s experience the company says it will use  to build a $25 million dollar sports complex, off the Crosstown Expressway. KRIS 6 Investigates obtained a copy of an internal memo that listed SQH Sports&

    Back in May, KRIS 6 News told you about a deal with the City of Corpus Christi and SQH Sports. The City Council was close to leasing additional valuable city land to the group for just a $1 per year. And at the time, SQH claimed to have extensive experience in San Antonio. It’s experience the company says it will use  to build a $25 million dollar sports complex, off the Crosstown Expressway. KRIS 6 Investigates obtained a copy of an internal memo that listed SQH Sports&

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Physicians call for State Medical Board investigation into Spohn's anesthesia program

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Physicians call for State Medical Board investigation into Spohn's anesthesia program

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:13:14 GMT
    Christus Spohn Shoreline hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.Christus Spohn Shoreline hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    One of Texas' largest medical societies is calling on the Texas Medical Board to launch an investigation of CHRISTUS-Spohn hospital's decision to hire "EmergencHealth" as its primary anesthesia services provider. 

    One of Texas' largest medical societies is calling on the Texas Medical Board to launch an investigation of CHRISTUS-Spohn hospital's decision to hire "EmergencHealth" as its primary anesthesia services provider. 

  • 6 Investigates: Aransas County DA blocks media access to Domestic Violence meeting

    6 Investigates: Aransas County DA blocks media access to Domestic Violence meeting

    Friday, July 13 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:19:15 GMT
    (R) Linda Phan (Texas Council on Family Violence), (L) Barnebey, Aransas County District Attorney(R) Linda Phan (Texas Council on Family Violence), (L) Barnebey, Aransas County District Attorney

    Yesterday, the Aransas County District Attorney tried to have a KRIS 6 photographer removed from an event at the Aransas County Courthouse.  

    Yesterday, the Aransas County District Attorney tried to have a KRIS 6 photographer removed from an event at the Aransas County Courthouse.  

  • 6 Investigates: Buyer Beware

    6 Investigates: Buyer Beware

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-07-09 23:33:22 GMT

    Thinking of buying a home? In a region chock-full of heavy industry, 6 Investigates finds that when it comes to what a home-seller must disclose to a home-buyer, the industrial site across isn't necessarily one of them. And it can turn the dream of home ownership into a nightmare.  Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill has the story:

    Thinking of buying a home? In a region chock-full of heavy industry, 6 Investigates finds that when it comes to what a home-seller must disclose to a home-buyer, the industrial site across isn't necessarily one of them. And it can turn the dream of home ownership into a nightmare.  Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill has the story:

  • 6 Investigates: Fuel pump complaints go unchecked

    6 Investigates: Fuel pump complaints go unchecked

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-02 23:29:28 GMT
    Since a new law took effect last year, complaints about people being cheated at the gas pump are going unchecked. (KRIS 6 News)Since a new law took effect last year, complaints about people being cheated at the gas pump are going unchecked. (KRIS 6 News)

    Since a new law took effect last year, complaints about people being cheated at the gas pump are going unchecked. In one local case, four people complained about the pumps malfunctioning at a Circle K - Shell gas station on Weber Road, near Holly Road. 

    Since a new law took effect last year, complaints about people being cheated at the gas pump are going unchecked. In one local case, four people complained about the pumps malfunctioning at a Circle K - Shell gas station on Weber Road, near Holly Road. 

  • 6 Investigates: High and Dry

    6 Investigates: High and Dry

    Thursday, June 28 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-28 23:20:27 GMT

    Hurricane Harvey washed group of barges washed into the dunes on San Jose Island. Almost 11 months later, they haven't budged...

    Hurricane Harvey washed group of barges washed into the dunes on San Jose Island. Almost 11 months later, they haven't budged...

  • 6 Investigates: Packery Channel has a history of failures

    6 Investigates: Packery Channel has a history of failures

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:20:00 GMT
    The collapsed walls of the Packery Channel are part of a pattern of re-occurring problems that trace back to its construction. (KRIS 6 News)The collapsed walls of the Packery Channel are part of a pattern of re-occurring problems that trace back to its construction. (KRIS 6 News)

    The collapsed walls of the Packery Channel are part of a pattern of problems that trace back to its construction. While the most recent damage was caused by Hurricane Harvey, city leaders are asking what can be done to prevent it from happening again. And that includes criticism of the design. "We know it doesn't work,” said Greg Smith, Corpus Christi City Councilman in District 4. “I think it's in the design. This is not a typical design for a gulf jetty that...

    The collapsed walls of the Packery Channel are part of a pattern of problems that trace back to its construction. While the most recent damage was caused by Hurricane Harvey, city leaders are asking what can be done to prevent it from happening again. And that includes criticism of the design. "We know it doesn't work,” said Greg Smith, Corpus Christi City Councilman in District 4. “I think it's in the design. This is not a typical design for a gulf jetty that...

  • 6 Investigates: Scamming the scammers

    6 Investigates: Scamming the scammers

    Monday, June 11 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-06-11 23:26:38 GMT

    Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill turned the table on a phone scam targeting South Texans, intended to make victims believe they owe the IRS money. Here's what happened, and what you can learn about how these scammers operate. But, beware: the language gets pretty rough.

    Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill turned the table on a phone scam targeting South Texans, intended to make victims believe they owe the IRS money. Here's what happened, and what you can learn about how these scammers operate. But, beware: the language gets pretty rough.

  • 6 Investigates: What's not working with windstorm insurance

    6 Investigates: What's not working with windstorm insurance

    Friday, June 8 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-06-08 16:09:06 GMT

    An insurance system created to help the Texas coast rebuild after a hurricane has become the ire of many coastal leaders and one state lawmaker is calling for reform. This is Part 2 of a story about the windstorm insurance system’s response to Hurricane Harvey. Click here to read Part 1. A clock in the Port Aransas mayor's office isn't for keeping time. It's a reminder. "Here is when the eyewall of Harvey roared ashore on Saint Joe,” said Charles Bujan, Port Ar...

    An insurance system created to help the Texas coast rebuild after a hurricane has become the ire of many coastal leaders and one state lawmaker is calling for reform. This is Part 2 of a story about the windstorm insurance system’s response to Hurricane Harvey. Click here to read Part 1. A clock in the Port Aransas mayor's office isn't for keeping time. It's a reminder. "Here is when the eyewall of Harvey roared ashore on Saint Joe,” said Charles Bujan, Port Ar...

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Despite the need, FEMA Trailers remain out of reach for many

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Despite the need, FEMA Trailers remain out of reach for many

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-06-07 23:16:07 GMT

    The FEMA trailer farm growing in Beeville has grown since we checked on it a few months ago. And, as before, the sheriff of the county next door says that if FEMA isn't going to use them, he sure could. Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill follows-up:

    The FEMA trailer farm growing in Beeville has grown since we checked on it a few months ago. And, as before, the sheriff of the county next door says that if FEMA isn't going to use them, he sure could. Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill follows-up:

  • 6 Investigates: "Who's in charge in Aransas County?"

    6 Investigates: "Who's in charge?"

    Monday, June 4 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-05 00:50:38 GMT

    A Rockport Police Officer says his professional reputation is a casualty of the war between his department and the Aransas County District Attorney's office. 

    A Rockport Police Officer says his professional reputation is a casualty of the war between his department and the Aransas County District Attorney's office. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up on the HEB Tennis Center

    6 Investigates Follows-Up on the HEB Tennis Center

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:27:58 GMT
    City audit reveals "loose controls" at the HEB Tennis CenterCity audit reveals "loose controls" at the HEB Tennis Center

    City auditors released their deep-dive into the HEB Tennis Center's finances and what they found worries city leaders, including Audit Committee Chairman and City Councilman Greg Smith. ""The city can - should - do better.," Smith tells 6 Investigates. "What we saw (in the audit) is unacceptable in contract management, in my opinion."? Read the audit report, below: The audit came in response to 6 Investigate's reporting earlier this year, when we found th...

    City auditors released their deep-dive into the HEB Tennis Center's finances and what they found worries city leaders, including Audit Committee Chairman and City Councilman Greg Smith. ""The city can - should - do better.," Smith tells 6 Investigates. "What we saw (in the audit) is unacceptable in contract management, in my opinion."? Read the audit report, below: The audit came in response to 6 Investigate's reporting earlier this year, when we found th...

  • 6 Investigates: "Bulletproof" Backpacks

    6 Investigates: "Bulletproof" Backpacks

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:25:01 GMT

    As hard is it is to contemplate a world in which they're necessary, people are turning to so-called "bulletproof" backpacks to give their kids a fighting chance if ever there's an active shooter on-campus. 6 Investigates put one of these Kevlar-lined packs to the test and discovered that, while it was able to stop some bullets, it couldn't stop them all. Take a look:

    As hard is it is to contemplate a world in which they're necessary, people are turning to so-called "bulletproof" backpacks to give their kids a fighting chance if ever there's an active shooter on-campus. 6 Investigates put one of these Kevlar-lined packs to the test and discovered that, while it was able to stop some bullets, it couldn't stop them all. Take a look:

  • 6 Investigates: Windstorm insurers' response to Hurricane Harvey

    6 Investigates: Windstorm insurers' response to Hurricane Harvey

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:46:51 GMT
    While Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has paid more than $1 billion in claims for Hurricane Harvey, Jack Jameson who lives in one of the hardest hit areas is still waiting to settle his windstorm claim. (KRIS 6 News)While Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has paid more than $1 billion in claims for Hurricane Harvey, Jack Jameson who lives in one of the hardest hit areas is still waiting to settle his windstorm claim. (KRIS 6 News)

    Hurricane Harvey tested an insurance system designed by state lawmakers, and the response has been mixed. While many on the South Texas Coast have repaired or began to repair what was lost, some are still waiting for an answer. Like many people rebuilding from the hurricane, Port Aransas resident Jack Jameson had a deadline. But his deadline was deeply personal. “She was stylish,” Jameson said, pointing to a photograph of his wife Helen. They were married for 66 years,...

    Hurricane Harvey tested an insurance system designed by state lawmakers, and the response has been mixed. While many on the South Texas Coast have repaired or began to repair what was lost, some are still waiting for an answer. Like many people rebuilding from the hurricane, Port Aransas resident Jack Jameson had a deadline. But his deadline was deeply personal. “She was stylish,” Jameson said, pointing to a photograph of his wife Helen. They were married for 66 years,...

  • 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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