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  • 6 Investigates: City re-routes large gas line found under new home

    6 Investigates: City re-routes large gas line found under new home

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:38:46 GMT
    A high-pressure city gas line recently discovered underneath a new home has the city considering a change to its inspection process to avoid another dangerous situation. (KRIS 6 News)A high-pressure city gas line recently discovered underneath a new home has the city considering a change to its inspection process to avoid another dangerous situation. (KRIS 6 News)

    A high-pressure city gas line recently discovered underneath a new home has the city considering a change to its inspection process to avoid another dangerous situation.

    A high-pressure city gas line recently discovered underneath a new home has the city considering a change to its inspection process to avoid another dangerous situation.

  • 6 Investigates: Russia makes a play for CITGO

    6 Investigates: Russia makes a play for CITGO

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:48:15 GMT
    CITGO collateral on bail-out loan from Russia.CITGO collateral on bail-out loan from Russia.

    CITGO, the U.S. arm of Venezuela's state-run oil and gas operation, is collateral on a bail-out loan from Russia's state-run oil and gas company, a partnership that worries several congressional leaders who already are uncomfortable with Russia's penchant for meddling in U.S. affairs. 

    CITGO, the U.S. arm of Venezuela's state-run oil and gas operation, is collateral on a bail-out loan from Russia's state-run oil and gas company, a partnership that worries several congressional leaders who already are uncomfortable with Russia's penchant for meddling in U.S. affairs. 

  • 6 Investigates: City tax incentives in jeopardy with land near Schlitterbahn in foreclosure

    6 Investigates: City tax incentives in jeopardy with land near Schlitterbahn in foreclosure

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:46:02 GMT
    With nearly 270 acres around the Schlitterbahn water park in foreclosure, some wonder what could happen to the taxpayer incentives pledged for the project. (KRIS 6 News)With nearly 270 acres around the Schlitterbahn water park in foreclosure, some wonder what could happen to the taxpayer incentives pledged for the project. (KRIS 6 News)

    Millions of tax dollars could be at stake with a large chunk of land on Padre Island now in foreclosure.

    Millions of tax dollars could be at stake with a large chunk of land on Padre Island now in foreclosure.

  • 6 Investigates mayoral candidate's false information on campaign flyer

    6 Investigates mayoral candidate's false information on campaign flyer

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-04-19 22:54:15 GMT
    Mayoral candidate Margareta Fratila admits information on her flyer is false and blames the mistake on a printing error (KRIS 6 News).Mayoral candidate Margareta Fratila admits information on her flyer is false and blames the mistake on a printing error (KRIS 6 News).

    A campaign flyer by mayoral candidate Margareta Fratila, who owns a local florist shop, listed false information about where she earned a master's degree.

    A campaign flyer by mayoral candidate Margareta Fratila, who owns a local florist shop, listed false information about where she earned a master's degree.

  • 6 Investigates: Photos show Methane Seepage into Choke Canyon Reservoir

    6 Investigates: Photos show Methane Seepage into Choke Canyon Reservoir

    Monday, April 17 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-04-17 23:31:50 GMT

    Photos from an environmental group, taken by a City of Corpus Christi employee almost five years ago, show methane gas bubbling out of the city's second-largest source of freshwater. 

    Photos from an environmental group, taken by a City of Corpus Christi employee almost five years ago, show methane gas bubbling out of the city's second-largest source of freshwater. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows-up: Island bridge project hits another delay

    6 Investigates Follows-up: Island bridge project hits another delay

    Thursday, April 13 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-04-14 00:20:23 GMT
    The bridge project for Padre Island runs into yet another delay since it was approved 13 years ago (KRIS 6 News).The bridge project for Padre Island runs into yet another delay since it was approved 13 years ago (KRIS 6 News).

    A city project approved by voters 13 years ago has hit yet another delay.

    A city project approved by voters 13 years ago has hit yet another delay.

  • 6 Investigates: Courthouse developers past deals with other historic properties

    6 Investigates: Courthouse developers past deals with other historic properties

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-04-12 23:21:52 GMT
    Developers with plans for the 1914 Nueces County Courthouse first met during a Cleveland project that ended up in foreclosure (Courtesy of Marvin Fong/ Plain Dealer)Developers with plans for the 1914 Nueces County Courthouse first met during a Cleveland project that ended up in foreclosure (Courtesy of Marvin Fong/ Plain Dealer)

    The developers with plans to transform the vacant 1914 courthouse into a full-service hotel first met during a similar project that ended up in foreclosure. While that project in Cleveland didn’t work out, the group has pointed to a successful project in Canton, Ohio as an example of what has been done. 6 Investigates took a closer look at the developer’s past projects. The Historic Onesto is what many people describe as the group’s most successful project. Steve ...

    The developers with plans to transform the vacant 1914 courthouse into a full-service hotel first met during a similar project that ended up in foreclosure. While that project in Cleveland didn’t work out, the group has pointed to a successful project in Canton, Ohio as an example of what has been done. 6 Investigates took a closer look at the developer’s past projects. The Historic Onesto is what many people describe as the group’s most successful project. Steve ...

  • 6 Investigates: A Clerical Question Stalls Felony Cases

    6 Investigates: A Clerical Question Stalls Felony Cases

    Monday, April 10 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-04-10 22:59:46 GMT

    Aransas County Attorney Kristen Barneby's official Oath of Office reads "County District Attorney," and it is causing a little-discussed - but possibly crucial debate - in the Aransas County Court system.

    Aransas County Attorney Kristen Barneby's official Oath of Office reads "County District Attorney," and it is causing a little-discussed - but possibly crucial debate - in the Aransas County Court system.

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Is a HazMat Corridor needed?

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Is a HazMat Corridor needed?

    Thursday, April 6 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-04-07 00:09:33 GMT

    A tanker truck carrying petroleum product burned for more than two hours today on an overpass leading to the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, again raising questions of whether a Hazardous Cargo Corridor is a necessity. 6 Investigates first reported the lack of a Hazardous Cargo Corridor or "HC," in 2015.  

    A tanker truck carrying petroleum product burned for more than two hours today on an overpass leading to the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, again raising questions of whether a Hazardous Cargo Corridor is a necessity. 6 Investigates first reported the lack of a Hazardous Cargo Corridor or "HC," in 2015.  

  • 6 Investigates Digital Extra: Lawmaker Wants More Information on Bond Ballots

    6 Investigates Digital Extra: Lawmaker Wants More Information on Bond Ballots

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-04-05 21:29:44 GMT
    Lawmaker Wants The True Costs of All Those BondsLawmaker Wants The True Costs of All Those Bonds

    Political subdivisions like school districts, community colleges, counties and cities are required to write ballot language disclosing the amount they want to borrow through the bond and how they'll spend the money; they're even required to disclose that the bond will require them to "levy a tax." However, they are not required to publish how much that tax, will be.

    Political subdivisions like school districts, community colleges, counties and cities are required to write ballot language disclosing the amount they want to borrow through the bond and how they'll spend the money; they're even required to disclose that the bond will require them to "levy a tax." However, they are not required to publish how much that tax, will be.

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft Police Chief Indicted

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Taft Police Chief Indicted

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-04-04 16:15:09 GMT
    Taft Police DepartmentTaft Police Department

    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is under indictment for official oppression, according to the San Patricio County DA's office. 

    Taft Police Chief Klaus Mansion is under indictment for official oppression, according to the San Patricio County DA's office. 

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Latest Valero Tax Refund Concerns Officials

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Latest Valero Tax Refund Concerns Officials

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-03-29 00:43:30 GMT
    Valero refineryValero refinery

    The Corpus Christi Independent School District is set to refund Valero about $2.5 million after the refining giant and the Nueces County Appraisal District settled on a valuation.

    The Corpus Christi Independent School District is set to refund Valero about $2.5 million after the refining giant and the Nueces County Appraisal District settled on a valuation.

  • 6 Investigates Follow: New DA offers plea deals for several high-profile felony cases

    6 Investigates Follow: New DA offers plea deals for several high-profile felony cases

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-03-28 16:56:41 GMT
    A mother murdered in front of her children The man who did it avoids a trial with a plea deal. 6 investigates looks into recent plea deals for violent crimes. (KRIS 6 News)A mother murdered in front of her children The man who did it avoids a trial with a plea deal. 6 investigates looks into recent plea deals for violent crimes. (KRIS 6 News)

    A mother murdered in front of her children. The man who did it avoids a trial with a plea deal. 6 investigates looks into recent plea deals for violent crimes.

    A mother murdered in front of her children The man who did it avoids a trial with a plea deal. 6 investigates looks into recent plea deals for violent crimes.

  • 6 Investigates Follows up: Proposed election law makes candidate behavior at polls a felony

    6 Investigates Follows up: Proposed election law makes candidate behavior at polls a felony

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-03-24 14:38:42 GMT
    House Bill 4131 would make it a felony offense for an election candidate to help a voter at the polls (KRIS 6 News)House Bill 4131 would make it a felony offense for an election candidate to help a voter at the polls (KRIS 6 News)

    An election candidate who helps a voter cast a ballot would be breaking the law, under a proposed legal change to the Texas Election Code.

    An election candidate who helps a voter cast a ballot would be breaking the law, under a proposed legal change to the Texas Election Code.

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: Texas Lawmaker says Guardrail Safety a Growing Concern

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: Texas Lawmaker says Guardrail Safety a Growing Concern

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:59:13 GMT
    A Texas lawmaker questions TxDOT's guardrail maintenance, inspection routine.A Texas lawmaker questions TxDOT's guardrail maintenance, inspection routine.

    The guardrail systems lining our roads and bridges and are there for your safety. But, are you safer?

    The guardrail systems lining our roads and bridges and are there for your safety. But, are you safer?

  • 6 Investigates Folo: Selena Foundation's tax status remains unresolved

    6 Investigates Folo: Selena Foundation's tax status remains unresolved

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:35:29 GMT
    The Selena Foundation's tax exempt status with the IRS has been revoked since May 15th. Part of the revenues from the Fiesta de la Flor event go to the foundation. (KRIS 6 News)The Selena Foundation's tax exempt status with the IRS has been revoked since May 15th. Part of the revenues from the Fiesta de la Flor event go to the foundation. (KRIS 6 News)

    Fiesta de la Flor is in its third year, and all signs indicate it'll be another huge, profitable success. A portion of the money collected from the event benefits the Selena Foundation. 6 Investigates has reported the organizations problematic past with the IRS, and followed up today to see if the most recent issues have been resolved.  As of today, the foundation has not corrected its charity status, according to the Internal Revenue Service website. That means any mon...

    Fiesta de la Flor is in its third year, and all signs indicate it'll be another huge, profitable success. A portion of the money collected from the event benefits the Selena Foundation.

  • 6 Investigates Follows-Up: "'Taft' Means Stay the Hell Away."

    6 Investigates Follows-Up: "'Taft' Means Stay the Hell Away."

    Monday, March 20 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-03-20 23:02:38 GMT

    Secret video captured by a Taft employee gives credence to a California man's claims that police took him against his will and threatened him with jail, if he didn't get out of town. 

    Secret video captured by a Taft employee gives credence to a California man's claims that police took him against his will and threatened him with jail, if he didn't get out of town. 

  • 6 Investigates Folo: Texas AG says city must withhold plumbing records related to water crisis

    6 Investigates Folo: Texas AG says city must withhold plumbing records related to water crisis

    Friday, March 17 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-03-17 21:38:33 GMT
    Texas Attorney General says the city must withhold plumbing records linked to recent water crisis.Texas Attorney General says the city must withhold plumbing records linked to recent water crisis.

       6 investigates learned today why a request for the city's plumbing records can't be released to the public. 

       6 investigates learned today why a request for the city's plumbing records can't be released to the public. 

  • 6 Investigates: Video shows possible election violation in Robstown, extended version

    6 Investigates: Video shows possible election violation in Robstown, extended version

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 6:05 AM EST2017-03-07 11:05:15 GMT
    Yesterday, KRIS 6 Investigative reporter Jessica Savage informed our viewers about potentially illegal electioneering going on in Robstown. Well now, she tells us it's unclear whether or not the councilman is even a legal resident.  You can view the original story here.
    Yesterday, KRIS 6 Investigative reporter Jessica Savage informed our viewers about potentially illegal electioneering going on in Robstown. Well now, she tells us it's unclear whether or not the councilman is even a legal resident.  You can view the original story here.
  • 6 Investigates: Video shows possible election violation in Robstown

    6 Investigates: Video shows possible election violation in Robstown

    Monday, March 6 2017 6:29 PM EST2017-03-06 23:29:58 GMT
    Surveillance video obtained by 6 Investigates shows a possible election violation in Robstown (KRIS 6 News).Surveillance video obtained by 6 Investigates shows a possible election violation in Robstown (KRIS 6 News).

    A candidate seen talking to voters who are waiting in line to vote could be a violation of state election laws. Surveillance video obtained by 6 Investigates shows candidate Robert Gonzalez mingling with voters inside the polls on December 20th. That day Robstown voters had two choices on the ballot – incumbent Gonzalez or challenger Cezar Martinez. Gonzalez won the election by 70 votes. 6 Investigates reviewed hours of surveillance footage. Several times Gonzalez talked with...

    A candidate seen talking to voters who are waiting in line to vote could be a violation of state election laws. Surveillance video obtained by 6 Investigates shows candidate Robert Gonzalez mingling with voters inside the polls on December 20th. That day Robstown voters had two choices on the ballot – incumbent Gonzalez or challenger Cezar Martinez. Gonzalez won the election by 70 votes. 6 Investigates reviewed hours of surveillance footage. Several times Gonzalez talked with...

  • 6 Investigates: Carport Compliance is Going to Cost You

    6 Investigates: Carport Compliance is Going to Cost You

    Friday, March 3 2017 2:19 PM EST2017-03-03 19:19:17 GMT
    File Image: Corpus Christi City CouncilFile Image: Corpus Christi City Council

    The City of Corpus Christi's plan to take care of hundreds - if not thousands - of non-compliant carports around the city. But, Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill reports that the plan requires those carports to get windstorm certificates and that will come with a stiff price tag not addressed in Tuesday's presentation to city leaders. 

    The City of Corpus Christi's plan to take care of hundreds - if not thousands - of non-compliant carports around the city. But, Investigative Reporter Rick Spruill reports that the plan requires those carports to get windstorm certificates and that will come with a stiff price tag not addressed in Tuesday's presentation to city leaders. 

  • 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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