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  • 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: Who is "EmergencHealth?"

    6 Investigates: Who is "EmergencHealth?"

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-05-18 05:11:31 GMT

    6 Investigates continues an exclusive look into a big change at Christus SPOHN involving anesthesia providers. Our initial reporting highlighted the hospital's use of two words: "national firm" to describe a company then known only as "Emergenc," in an internal memo we obtained from sources close to the situation. The memo announced Spohn's decision to switch from one anesthesia group named Gulf Shore Anesthesia Associates - a local group of about 45 doctors...

    6 Investigates continues an exclusive look into a big change at Christus SPOHN involving anesthesia providers. Our initial reporting highlighted the hospital's use of two words: "national firm" to describe a company then known only as "Emergenc," in an internal memo we obtained from sources close to the situation. The memo announced Spohn's decision to switch from one anesthesia group named Gulf Shore Anesthesia Associates - a local group of about 45 doctors...

  • 6 Investigates: FEMA's wholesale rejection of aid applications

    6 Investigates: FEMA's wholesale rejection of aid applications

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:23:01 GMT

    Numbers and data rarely make for good stories but, in this case, the numbers are the story. In this case, 6 Investigates used federal Freedom of Information laws to get information the agency does not normally release.

    Numbers and data rarely make for good stories but, in this case, the numbers are the story. In this case, 6 Investigates used federal Freedom of Information laws to get information the agency does not normally release.

  • 6 Investigates: New lease agreement brings new concerns for proposed sports complex

    6 Investigates: New lease agreement brings new concerns for proposed sports complex

    Monday, May 14 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-05-15 00:03:19 GMT

    A company leasing city land for $1 per year didn't have the financial backing needed back when the company was vetted by city leaders, according to a city councilwoman who has seen the city's file on the company. 

    A company leasing city land for $1 per year didn't have the financial backing needed back when the company was vetted by city leaders, according to a city councilwoman who has seen the city's file on the company. 

  • 6 Investigates: FEMA's bureaucracy - worse than you might think

    6 Investigates: FEMA's bureaucracy - worse than you might think

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-05-08 23:30:54 GMT

    It's as though it's designed to make you give up. That's the depth of FEMA's bureaucracy, according to a Harvey survivor whose odyssey through FEMA's process has taught her that, if there's ever another hurricane, it's best to drop the family heirlooms and grab the 'docs. 

    It's as though it's designed to make you give up. That's the depth of FEMA's bureaucracy, according to a Harvey survivor whose odyssey through FEMA's process has taught her that, if there's ever another hurricane, it's best to drop the family heirlooms and grab the 'docs. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows Up: Christus Spohn - 'Life and death, with a fiscal undertone'

    6 Investigates Follows Up: Christus Spohn - 'Life and death, with a fiscal undertone'

    Thursday, May 3 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-05-03 23:20:23 GMT
    Christus Spohn Shoreline hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.Christus Spohn Shoreline hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    The President of the 800-member Nueces County Medical Society on Thursday questioned not only the wisdom of Christus Spohn's decision to change anesthesia service providers, but also the system's unwillingness to be up-front with the community about it. Dr. Justin Hensley tells 6 Investigates he's been in contact with physicians all over the nation since 6 Investigates initial report on Wednesday night. He says none of them have ever heard of EmergencHealth, either. "They came ...

    The President of the 800-member Nueces County Medical Society on Thursday questioned not only the wisdom of Christus Spohn's decision to change anesthesia service providers, but also the system's unwillingness to be up-front with the community about it. Dr. Justin Hensley tells 6 Investigates he's been in contact with physicians all over the nation since 6 Investigates initial report on Wednesday night. He says none of them have ever heard of EmergencHealth, either. "They came ...

  • 6 Investigates: Spohn contract raises questions of transparency

    6 Investigates: Spohn contract raises questions of transparency

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-05-03 03:17:43 GMT

    While a couple of dozen local anesthesia professionals look for new jobs, we've had a hard time digging up any information about the "national firm" called "Emergenc" chosen by Christus-Spohn to replace them. And it's concerning some healthcare professionals who say anesthesia is one of the riskier facets of healthcare. "With the drugs we use, we could kill a healthy person within minutes," says Mary Dale Peterson, M.D.. Peterson is 1st Vice Chair ...

    While a couple of dozen local anesthesia professionals look for new jobs, we've had a hard time digging up any information about the "national firm" called "Emergenc" chosen by Christus-Spohn to replace them. And it's concerning some healthcare professionals who say anesthesia is one of the riskier facets of healthcare. "With the drugs we use, we could kill a healthy person within minutes," says Mary Dale Peterson, M.D.. Peterson is 1st Vice Chair ...

  • 6 Investigates: City land being leased for $1 to private developer

    6 Investigates: City land being leased for $1 to private developer

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-05-01 04:43:35 GMT

    At the edge of the city limits next to the recently extended Crosstown Expressway, Corpus Christi taxpayers own about 300 acres along the Oso Creek. The land is valued at $4.1 million, according to the most recent records on file with the Nueces County Appraisal District. And it’s not far from one of the area’s fastest growing school districts: London ISD. But for the past 18 months, the city has leased about 68 of those acres for $1 per year based on a promise by a San...

    At the edge of the city limits next to the recently extended Crosstown Expressway, Corpus Christi taxpayers own about 300 acres along the Oso Creek. The land is valued at $4.1 million, according to the most recent records on file with the Nueces County Appraisal District. And it’s not far from one of the area’s fastest growing school districts: London ISD. But for the past 18 months, the city has leased about 68 of those acres for $1 per year based on a promise by a San...

  • 6 Investigates: "No Child Goes Hungry Corpus Christi's" check-bouncing problem

    6 Investigates: "No Child Goes Hungry Corpus Christi's" check-bouncing problem

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:26:22 GMT

    6 Investigates a local group dedicated to putting an end to child hunger that is now facing questions over a string of bad checks. "No Child Goes Hungry - Corpus Christi" owes a local market more than a thousand dollars

    6 Investigates a local group dedicated to putting an end to child hunger that is now facing questions over a string of bad checks. "No Child Goes Hungry - Corpus Christi" owes a local market more than a thousand dollars

  • 6 investigates: Mortgage company withholds Hurricane Harvey insurance money

    6 investigates: Mortgage company withholds Hurricane Harvey insurance money

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:43:24 GMT
    Jimmy Kendrick, of Fulton, describes problem after problem with accessing his insurance money to repair his home badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. (KRIS 6 News)Jimmy Kendrick, of Fulton, describes problem after problem with accessing his insurance money to repair his home badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. (KRIS 6 News)

    Rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey has become long and especially frustrating for many in South Texas whose homes and businesses were badly damaged. But for Jimmy Kendrick, that frustration is not for a lack of money. Kendrick received an insurance check to rebuild his home, but seven months later he's run into an unlikely stumbling block: his mortgage company. “It’s like a mafia out there that wants to shut you down and keep you from being successful,” Kendrick sa...

    Rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey has become long and especially frustrating for many in South Texas whose homes and businesses were badly damaged. But for Jimmy Kendrick, that frustration is not for a lack of money. Kendrick received an insurance check to rebuild his home, but seven months later he's run into an unlikely stumbling block: his mortgage company. “It’s like a mafia out there that wants to shut you down and keep you from being successful,” Kendrick sa...

  • 6 Investigates: Financial records show Fiesta de la Flor barely broke even in 2015

    6 Investigates: Financial records show Fiesta de la Flor barely broke even in 2015

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-04-10 12:11:30 GMT
    Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin.  (KRIS 6 News)Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin.  (KRIS 6 News)

    Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin. 

    Fiesta de la Flor is the largest festival Corpus Christi has seen in years, but financial records show the expense to taxpayers is covered by a small margin. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows Up: Bauxite rust remains a problem for those downwind of Sherwin-Alumina

    6 Investigates Follows Up: Bauxite rust remains a problem for those downwind of Sherwin-Alumina

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:02:41 GMT

    Bauxite, a by-product of the Sherwin-Alumina process, is a fine, red, caustic powder that blows from the sludge pit and sticks to anything it hits.

    Bauxite, a by-product of the Sherwin-Alumina process, is a fine, red, caustic powder that blows from the sludge pit and sticks to anything it hits.

  • 6 Investigates: Details about bond set for man in deadly hit and run

    6 Investigates: Details about bond set for man in deadly hit and run

    Thursday, March 29 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-03-29 23:52:09 GMT
    A city judge set the $100,000 bond for Elton Wayne Holmes Jr. who is accused of running over two King High School students, killing one.A city judge set the $100,000 bond for Elton Wayne Holmes Jr. who is accused of running over two King High School students, killing one.
    The victims' mothers are suing Elton Holmes, Jr. for $1 million.The victims' mothers are suing Elton Holmes, Jr. for $1 million.

    KRIS 6 News looked into how the bond was set for a man accused of running over two King High School students, killing one and injuring the other. 

    KRIS 6 News looked into how the bond was set for a man accused of running over two King High School students, killing one and injuring the other. 

  • 6 Investigates: A DA's decision that has Rockport residents seeing red

    6 Investigates: A DA's decision that has Rockport residents seeing red

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-03-29 00:24:48 GMT

    If you could measure anger on a meter, some Rockport residents would peg the needle. They're fed up - the Aransas County District Attorney says she won't prosecute new cases brought by the Rockport Police Department and, for seven months, hasn't. 

    If you could measure anger on a meter, some Rockport residents would peg the needle. They're fed up - the Aransas County District Attorney says she won't prosecute new cases brought by the Rockport Police Department and, for seven months, hasn't. 

  • 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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