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CORPUS CHRISTI - From the files of "there must be a holiday for that," July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day!

Robert Morales with Buffalo Wings & Rings (5638 Saratoga Blvd.) dropped by the KRIS 6 studio with ideas on how to make this popular food taste even better.


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Corpus Christi Mermaids Getting Ready For First Home Game Community Tue, 29 Jul 2014 9:50:48 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahKRIS Corpus Christi Mermaids Getting Ready For First Home Game

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Mermaids are South Texas's "original" all-female football team. See them play their first home game at Evelyn Price Park this Saturday at 9 PM. You can buy tickets or find more details on their Facebook page. 

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Local Shop Has Largest 'Mantique' Collection In Texas Community Mon, 28 Jul 2014 9:42:21 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahKRIS Local Shop Has Largest 'Mantique' Collection In Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI - Mantiques & More is the largest collection of man cave memorabilia in the Coastal Bend.

Mantiques and More was started by Cesar Elizondo of Corpus Christi Texas.

After many years in the auto motive industry, Cesar's passion for collecting antiques and hard to find artifacts drove him to opening his own store to help him share the love of rare and hard to find items with the South Texas Area.

Their collection comes from all over the United States and beyond.

Find them on Facebook here.


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Games Help Take the Stress Out of Moving Community Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:49:48 PM Mike Gillaspia Games Help Take the Stress Out of Moving

CORPUS CHRISTI - The summer months are the most popular for folks looking to move. But whether it is down the street or across the country, moving can be a stressful time for any family. The process of getting all of the household belonging loaded and ready to go can often be somewhat less than enjoyable - particularly is small children are involved. But according to Drew Worthington with the "Two Men and a Truck" moving company, there are ways to transform packing into a series of engaging games, which could include:

I Spy
This verbal identification game is an effective method for taking stock of possessions. It is also an opportunity to hone communicative descriptions, and it allows kids to keep tabs on the evolving situation. Furthermore, it can be used to keep track of what has been packed and what hasn't, which is particularly useful for the next activity.

Scavenger Hunt
Distracted children can become diligent assistants in no time. Kids will benefit when their parents orchestrate a treasure hunt, and everything they collect strikes an item off the packing list. If played directly after I Spy, the child will have a memory of each item's location. Just remember to hide all hazardous objects before letting them roam around.

Hide and Seek
Turn excess clutter into a game. The entertainment aspect of hide and seek can provide much-needed quiet time to assess each stage of moving. Make sure only safe compartments are accessible, and then let the kids show off their ability to remain invisible. Remember to keep the game fun and exciting by not having them hide for long periods of time.

Non-perishable items can be quickly rounded up with a make-shift game of basketball. For example, a laundry basket can collect any clothing that might be lingering. In the same way, stuffed animals can also be swiftly thrown into a suitcase. This game can rapidly clear out a home, and it is a perfect way to prepare boxes to be put in an extra storage space unit.

2 Minute Race
Avoid a traumatic upheaval by packing a separate overnight bag with all of a child's sentimentally essential belongings. A child knows best what he or she needs, so devise a fast-paced game to encourage a quick collection of the child's favorite toys. Observing the selections can provide invaluable insight into the interests of your kids, and the task can efficiently maintain basic comforts while adjusting to the new home.

To contact "Two Men and a Truck," go to their website or call (361) 371-3999.


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Wedding Fair at American Bank Center this Sunday Community Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:38:32 PM Mike Gillaspia Wedding Fair at American Bank Center this Sunday

CORPUS CHRISTI - Are wedding bells in your future? Then you may want to attend the 2014 summer edition of the Corpus Christi Wedding Fair, which will be held this Sunday, July 27th, from Noon to 5:00 PM at the American Bank Center.

Many different vendors will be featured, offering help on everything from cakes to dresses to music, and more. The goal is to help engaged couples do some "one stop shopping" as they make their wedding plans.

This year's event also features a contest called "Last Couple Standing." Ten engaged couples will test their patience, logic and understanding when it comes to their significant other, through a series of extreme wedding challenges. In the end, one couple will win the ultimate wedding package, valued at over $10,000.

To enter for a chance to compete in the contest, go to

Admission to the Wedding Fair is $12 per person. There are also still spots available for vendors who might like to present their product. To inquire about space, call (888) 828-1314.

For additional information, visit

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Frozen Friday Community Fri, 25 Jul 2014 7:19:10 AM Candace Torrez Frozen Friday

CORPUS CHRISTI - Barnes and Noble Celebrates Pop Culture this Summer.

You can attend Frozen Friday and cool off with Olaf August 1st, 7 PM at Barnes and noble as part of their Get Pop Cultured Summer series.

The book store is celebrating Disney's Frozen, the highest grossing animated film of all time with a sing-along and storytime event.

Barnes and Noble Corpus Christi invite the public to join Olaf, everyones favorite summer loving snowman, to a sing-along of Olaf's "In Summer" song. There will also be a special storytime, crafts and activities, as well as face painting.

Activities include buidling a sandcastle, and making a snow cloud  with snowflakes so Olaf can go to the beach.

Frozen Friday is sure to be Barnes and Nobles biggest event of the year, and admission is free.

Along with Frozen Friday there are other family fun events coming soon such as Marvel Day August 2nd, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles August 4th.

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Operation Supply Our Students at Whataburger Field Tonight Community Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:43:36 AM Mike Gillaspia Operation Supply Our Students at Whataburger Field Tonight

CORPUS CHRISTI - KRIS Communications is proud to join United Way of the Coastal Bend, HEB and Goodwill Industries for the annual Operation SOS (Supply Our Students).

Join us for KRIS 6 night at Whataburger Field before the Corpus Christi Hooks game tonight (July 24th) to either drop off new school supplies or make a monetary donation. Items needed include: crayons, pencils, glue sticks, 12" rulers, wide/college ruled notebook paper, ballpoint pens, two-pocket folders and safety scissors. 100% of donations made to Operation S.O.S. are used to purchase school supplies.

The back-to-school supply drive is now in its 24th year and helps over 36 school districts. $10.00 provides one student with the basic supplies needed for school. Make a minimum $5.00 donation and receive a Hooks game voucher for two for any Sunday-Wednesday game in August.

You may donate online at


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55th Annual Feria De Las Flores Pageant Community Thu, 24 Jul 2014 7:50:57 AM Candace Torrez 55th Annual Feria De Las Flores Pageant

CORPUS CHRISTI - LULAC Council #1 presents the 55th Annual Feria De Las Flores.

The Feria De Las Flores Leadership Pageant is taking place Saturday July 26th, 6:30 PM - 9 PM at the Del Mar College Richardson Performance Hall.

The pageant is a tradition that dates back to 1959. Each contestant is put through a six month training program which focuses on leadership, communication skills, and cultural awareness.

During the pageant each contestant represents a different Mexican state showcasing their colorful dresses and folkorico dance routines. Finalists chosen are to answer an on stage question as they compete for the crown.

All participants recieve scholarship funds, and the newly crowned Feria De Las Flores Queen wins the top sholarship prize of 2,000 dollars.

You can watch the contestants perform live on Time Warner Cable and Grande Cable Channel 19.


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Local Cops Don Aprons to Benefit Special Olympics Community Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:47:01 PM Stephania Jimenez - Local Cops Don Aprons to Benefit Special Olympics

CORPUS CHRISTI - Corpus Christi tops are tough. That's why some of them traded in their handcuffs for aprons, Wednesday evening.

The officers served customers at Texas Roadhouse on SPID. They earned tips to benefit Special Olympics Texas.

"We try to raise money for Special Olympics athletes so they can participate in events-not only here in Corpus Christi, but in San Antonio...and Arlington," said Capt. Mike Alanis.

Local cops volunteer for Special Olympics fundraisers at least four times a year. The funds benefit more than 50,000 kids and adults with special needs who compete in the Special Olympics.


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Pet of the Week: Lana Community Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:39:41 PM Mike Gillaspia Pet of the Week: Lana

CORPUS CHRISTI - "Lana" is a 3-year-old female Lab-mix. In addition to being beautiful, she is super-friendly. "Lana" is also great with kids! She is now available for adoption from Corpus Christi Animal Care Services.

To fill out an application or to find out more about any of the animals offered, visit the CCACS facility at 2626 Holly Road between the hours of 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday. You may also give them a call at (361) 826-4630.

Be sure to visit the CCACS Facebook page:


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Battle On The Bay Community Wed, 23 Jul 2014 7:47:11 AM Candace Torrez Battle On The Bay

CORPUS CHRISTI - Pureline Nutrition Presents Battle On The Bay.

National Physique Committee (NPC) members will compete in Battle on the Bay, July 26th at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium.

Battle on the Bay will feature athletes posing and showing off in body building, fitness, figure, bikini, and physique categories.

For amateur athletes Battle on the Bay is a Regional qualifier, which means that overall winners qualify for a national show.

Prejudging begins at 9 AM and finals start at 6:30 PM.

This event is not only about showcasing talented athletes, but to also inform and motivate people to take fitness and health as a lifestyle.

For more information visit


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Portland Teacher Inspires Community While Battling Cancer Community Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:56:40 PM Mike Gillaspia Portland Teacher Inspires Community While Battling Cancer

PORTLAND - Most who knew her will tell you that Elke Smith was simply fun to be around. As a teacher, she inspired the kindergarten students she taught each year at East Cliff Elementary School in Portland. As a wife and mother who spent much of the last five years locked in a battle with cancer, she inspired a community.

Sadly, "Mrs. Smith" lost that battle earlier this month.

She once said, "I will be able to look back at my life's career path and feel like I have done something to make others feel valued and successful." Ask any of her students and they will enthusiastically tell you, she did just that.

The popular former Teacher of the Year will be remembered at a benefit held in her honor for her husband and two boys. It will be at Brewster Street Icehouse this Friday, July 25th from 5 PM to 10 PM. In addition to a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle, there will be various drawings and live music presented by Taylor Tumlinson and Five Card Draw, Smith's favorite band.

Everyone is invited to attend.


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Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month With "Out Is In" Community Tue, 22 Jul 2014 7:54:14 AM Candace Torrez Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month With

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation wants everyone to know that "Out Is In" this Summer.

July is Parks and Recreation month, and they want to send a message to the public that it is time to set aside the electronic devices and go outside for a variety of recreational activities.

The department offers a wide range of things to do for people of all ages and interests, from cooling off at a pool, playing ball, walking or biking on trails, picnicking at a favorite spot or playing at the park, there is something for everyone.

With so many activities to choose from there is no reason to be bored this summer while taking advantage of the fun Corpus Christi has to offer.

You can tweet photos of your family enjoying recreational activites by using the hastag "July Out Is In", and your photo can be featured on the National Parks and Recreation's page as photo of the day.

For more information on the "Out Is In" campaign visit

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Tim McGraw Returns to Corpus Christi for October Concert Community Mon, 21 Jul 2014 4:20:16 PM Tim McGraw Returns to Corpus Christi for October Concert

CORPUS CHRISTI-- One of the biggest country music artists ever will be returning to Corpus Christi in October.

The Stars Scholarship Fund announced Monday that Tim McGraw will perform at the American Bank Center on October 9th to highlight their annual extravaganza.

McGraw has sold more than 40 million records over a career that's spanned three decades.
He has 35 number one hits and three Grammy awards, making him one of the most successful artists ever.
Concert proceeds go towards the Stars Scholarship Fund.

Tony Lamantia, a fund organizer, says that support of Stars is crucial, and not only to students;
"It helps everyone, It helps the community, It's the single biggest factor in the success or failure of a community is the education of its citizens, so as far as I'm concerned, it helps everybody."

Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday.
The Stars Scholarship Fund expects to give out more than two and a half million dollars in scholarships next year.


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Celebrate Summer in San Antonio Community Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:35:04 PM Mike Gillaspia Celebrate Summer in San Antonio

CORPUS CHRISTI - Looking for one last summer hurrah? Then consider visiting our neighbor to the north, San Antonio. Whether you have been there one time or 100 times, there's something about the River City in the summer that makes it special.

In addition to the various museums and theme parks San Antonio is known for (including Seaworld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas), visitors will also find other attractions in August, including:

KIDCATION (August 8th-17th): The Alamo City turns into a citywide playground for kids and their families, with more than 80 kid-friendly events.

RESTAURANT WEEK (August 16th-23rd): A celebration of San Antonio's robust culinary scene, where more than 50 participating restaurants provide three-course lunch and dinner menus for an affordable price.

PEOPLE EN ESPANOL FESTIVAL (August 30th-31st): A two-day event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, where attendees can find free educational panels, dance and musical performances, including a night concert.

For details on these and other events, go to


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Meeting About Christus Spohn Expansion Tonight Community Mon, 21 Jul 2014 8:46:35 AM Meeting About Christus Spohn Expansion Tonight

CORPUS CHRISTI - Christus Spohn is holding another meeting about it's plans for expansion.

The 325 million dollar plan includes closing Spohn Memorial and turning it into a 40,000 square foot outpatient facility.

It would be called the Hector P. Garcia Health Center.

Most of Memorial's services would then be moved to an expanded Spohn Shoreline.

That has some westside residents concerned about access to health care and a potential economic impact in their neighborhoods.

Residents on the north side of town will now have a chance to hear more about Spohn's plan.

That meeting will be tonight at the Orval Williams Senior Center from 5:30-7:30pm.


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MAP of Texas Annual Shrimp Boil Community Mon, 21 Jul 2014 7:36:48 AM Candace Torrez MAP of Texas Annual Shrimp Boil

CORPUS CHRISTI - You can enjoy great food, beverages, and mariachi music while supporting MAP.

The Annual Shrimp Boil benefitting Map of Texas is taking place Thursday, July 24th 5 PM-7 PM at the Galvan House Courtyard in Heritage park.

Special guest speakers include Senator Wendy Davis of Forth Worth and Senator Leticia Van De Putte of San Antonio.

The Minority Advancement Project is a non-profit corporation located in Corpus Christi. This charitable organization benefits human services focusing specifically on ethnicities, immigrant centers, and service programs.

To purchase tickets call 361-883-5868 or visit


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Saturday's "Thumbs Up" Featuring Volunteer Group "From the Heart" Community Sun, 20 Jul 2014 5:48:03 PM Saturday's

CORPUS CHRISTI - Every night on KRIS 6 at 10-o-clock we celebrate the good works and accomplishments of people right here in our community.

Our "Thumbs Up" segment from Saturday features a group called, "From Our Hearts." It's a group of people who feed the homeless every Sunday on their own time with their own dime. Jennifer Diggs started the group on New Year's Eve. They now serve close to 200 people every week. Offering homemade meals, toiletry items, and friendship.

If you know someone who deserves a "thumbs up," let us know.


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Monster Jam Rolls Into Corpus Christi Community Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:38:55 PM Mike Gillaspia Monster Jam Rolls Into Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI - The rumbling and revving of engines will echo inside the American Bank Center this weekend, as Monster Jam roars into town.

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. They are capable of speeds of up to 100 mile per hour. Monster Trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars lines up side-by-side) while up to 35 feet in the air.

Included at the show will be trucks participating in both racing and freestyle events. Some of the more popular Monster Jam trucks include Mohawk Warrior, Monster Mutt, Grave Digger and El Diablo.

Monster Jam will happen this Saturday, July 19th at 7:00 PM. Before that, there will be a "Party in the Pits" from 4:30-6:00 PM. This gives fans the opportunity to view the trucks up close and meet some of the drivers. Another Monster Jam performance will take place on Sunday, July 20th at 2:00 PM.

To purchase tickets, visit


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Monster Jam at American Bank Center Community Fri, 18 Jul 2014 7:22:59 AM Candace Torrez Monster Jam at American Bank Center

CORPUS CHRISTI- Monster Jam is headed to the Corpus Christi Bayfront.

Bring your ear plugs and get ready to hear some roaring engines at Monster Jam July 19th - 20th at the American Bank Center.

At the show you will see Monster Jam trucks face off in at least two different forms of competition which include racing and freestyle.

Monster trucks are on an open dirt floor to show off their skills as they finesse the huge machines in a jaw dropping display of punishing stunts and amazing tricks.

The Monster Jam trucks are the stars of the show. Some of the world's most popular Monster Jam trucks include Mohawk Warrior, Monster Mutt, Grave Digger, El Diablo, and more.

Showtimes are July 19th at 7 PM, and July 20th at 2PM. You can also join the Pit Party before the show on Saturday where you can meet the drivers up close and personal starting at 4:30 PM.

For ticket information visit

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