KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com Community Community en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:11:25 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway on Saturday http://www.kristv.com/news/thomas-j-henry-turkey-giveaway-on-saturday/ http://www.kristv.com/news/thomas-j-henry-turkey-giveaway-on-saturday/ Community Fri, 21 Nov 2014 7:41:44 PM Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway on Saturday

CORPUS CHRISTI - Churches and organizations get an early start to thanksgiving thanks to a prominent local attorney.

Big semis loaded with thousands of frozen turkeys made the delivery to the offices of Thomas J. Henry for his annual turkey giveaway.

Hundreds of veterans and charity groups were on hand to get the birds ready for distribution.

"It's a great way of giving and I really enjoy stepping out here and meeting everyone. Helping them with Thanksgiving, you know, in Corpus Christi, we have a petting zoo, a lot of other activities for children. Its really enjoyable, it really makes me feel good to be able to give back, to help people at this time of the year who need help," says Thomas J. Henry.

There are 10,000 turkeys to giveaway, but you better come early.

The big giveaway is Saturday, November 22nd.

CORPUS CHRISTI: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, The Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry, 521 Starr Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

ALICE: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, V.F.W., 2300 North Texas Blvd, Alice, TX 78332

FREER: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Freer HS Football Field, 615 S Norton Ave, Freer, TX 78357

 


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Flour Bluff Volunteer Firefighters Preparing Candy Bags for Holidays http://www.kristv.com/news/flour-bluff-volunteer-firefighters-preparing-candy-bags-for-holidays/ http://www.kristv.com/news/flour-bluff-volunteer-firefighters-preparing-candy-bags-for-holidays/ Community Fri, 21 Nov 2014 5:10:32 PM Flour Bluff Volunteer Firefighters Preparing Candy Bags for Holidays

CORPUS CHRISTI- Some Flour Bluff Volunteer Firefighters had a pretty sweet assignment Friday, they spent the day stuffing more than 8-thousand bags full of candy.

Beginning December 8th, they'll load up the bags on fire trucks and hand them out to kids in the area. They'll do it for eight consecutive days. The Flour Bluff Volunteer Fire Department has been doing this for over 50 years.


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Kingsville Heritage Rodeo and Pitmaster Cook-off http://www.kristv.com/news/kingsville-heritage-rodeo-and-pitmaster-cook-off/ http://www.kristv.com/news/kingsville-heritage-rodeo-and-pitmaster-cook-off/ Community Fri, 21 Nov 2014 8:53:37 AM Candace Torrez Kingsville Heritage Rodeo and Pitmaster Cook-off

CORPUS CHRISTI - Pitmasters from all across the state are headed to Kingsville for the South Texas Pitmaster Cook-off.

The Kingsville Chamber of Commerce and South Texas Pitmasters are hosting the Kingsville Heritage Rodeo and Cook-off November 21st - 22nd at the J.K. Northway Coliseum.

The Kingsville Heritage Rodeo is a Cowboy Professional Rodeo Association event which will include roping, Bronc riding, barrel racing, Bull riding, and performances by the All American Cowgirl chicks.

Cook-off Pitmasters will compete in BBQ Brisket, Pork Ribs, and Chicken categories. The BBQ Cook-off challenge will be judged by the public.

Pitmaster television personalities will be present including Ernest Servantes from Food Network's Chopped Grilled.

This event will be the largest cook-off in size and payout south of San Antonio.

Proceeds from this event are to benefit the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

For more information visit kingsville.org.


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University Begins the Holidays with Islander Lights Celebration http://www.kristv.com/news/university-begins-the-holidays-with-islander-lights-celebration/ http://www.kristv.com/news/university-begins-the-holidays-with-islander-lights-celebration/ Community Fri, 21 Nov 2014 8:06:42 AM Mike Gillaspia University Begins the Holidays with Islander Lights Celebration

CORPUS CHRISTI - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its annual "Islander Lights" celebration tonight (Friday, Nov. 21st) inside the Island Hall Gym.

The holiday festivities kick off at 5:00 PM with the Holiday Bash. Everyone is invited to bring the family and come out to enjoy games, crafts, inflatables, and dancing.

The entry fee is one new unwrapped toy per participant.

The Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" toy drive will be held until 6:30 PM, then, the switch will be thrown to illuminate the campus along Ocean Drive in Islander blue, green, and white lights.

The evening will also include a visit from Santa.

For more information, contact Amy Kotulski at amy.kotulski@tamucc.edu or call (361) 825-2231.


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Ziegfest Returns to the Coastal Bend http://www.kristv.com/news/ziegfest-returns-to-the-coastal-bend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ziegfest-returns-to-the-coastal-bend/ Community Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:55:21 PM Mike Gillaspia Ziegfest Returns to the Coastal Bend

CORPUS CHRISTI - A huge Texas-themed music festival is happening at the Concrete Street Amphitheater on Friday, November 21st.

Ziegfest, presented by ZiegenBock, has become a tradition here in the Coastal Bend, and this year's lineup looks to be one of the best yet. Two stages will host performances by Eli Young Band, Josh Abbott Band, and Corpus Christi's own Pat Green. Other performers include Josh Grider, John Slaughter, and Bri Bagwell.

Tickets are $25 (plus service charges) if purchased before the day of the event. Gates open at 5:00 PM and showtime is an hour later.

To see a complete lineup and get ticket information, go to www.concretestreet.net.

 


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Get 'Red Cross' Ready for the Winter http://www.kristv.com/news/get-red-cross-ready-for-the-winter/ http://www.kristv.com/news/get-red-cross-ready-for-the-winter/ Community Thu, 20 Nov 2014 7:23:43 AM Candace Torrez Get 'Red Cross' Ready for the Winter

CORPUS CHRISTI - The American Red Cross Coastal Bend chapter wants you to stay Red Cross ready this Winter season.

The local Red Cross chapter is celebrating its 95th year of providing services to residents of the Coastal Bend.

Core services offered by the Red Cross are disaster relief and preparedness, community training and safety, and military communications.

During the Winter months the Red Cross urges you to be aware of fire safety. With heating devices at frequent use in the home it's important to have a preparedness plan. For a fire safety checklist visit the redcross.org/prepared.

The Red Cross Coastal Bend Chapter is always recruiting volunteers. As a volunteer you have the chance to network with others, stregthen your community, gain valuable experience, and hold the gratification of helping others.


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Pet of the Week: Larry http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-larry/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-larry/ Community Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:45:48 PM Mike Gillaspia Pet of the Week: Larry

CORPUS CHRISTI - Our Pet of the Week is hoping there's someone out there looking for a dog who loves to run, jump and play. Maybe you?

Larry is a year-old Fox Terrier Smooth mix who was surrendered by his previous owner. He is very curious about his surroundings, and would be a great partner for anyone looking to play a game of "fetch."

Larry is now ready to be adopted through Corpus Christi Animal Care Services.

In November, any animal at least 5 years of age may be adopted from the CCACS facility for only $5. This covers vaccinations, microchipping and spaying/neutering.

To fill out an application or to find out more about any of the animals offered, drop by 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: www.facebook.com/corpuschristianimalcareservices.


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Hunting for Donors Blood Drive http://www.kristv.com/news/hunting-for-donors-blood-drive/ http://www.kristv.com/news/hunting-for-donors-blood-drive/ Community Wed, 19 Nov 2014 7:20:45 AM Candace Torrez Hunting for Donors Blood Drive

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Coastal Bend Blood Center and Corpus Christi Ducks Unlimited have joined forces for the Hunting for Donors Blood Drive.

The 2nd annual Hunting for Donors Blood Drive is taking place Saturday, November 22nd at Sam's Club from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Every donor will be registered to win great prizes from Corpus Christi Ducks Unlimited including a firearm, yeti products, automotive window tint, a $100 VISA gift card, and various concert tickets.

For more information visit coastalbendbloodcenter.org.


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A Taste of Cowboy Life at Ranch Hand Breakfast http://www.kristv.com/news/a-taste-of-cowboy-life-at-ranch-hand-breakfast/ http://www.kristv.com/news/a-taste-of-cowboy-life-at-ranch-hand-breakfast/ Community Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:15:24 AM Mike Gillaspia A Taste of Cowboy Life at Ranch Hand Breakfast

KINGSVILLE - The annual Ranch Hand Breakfast is typically attended by thousands of visitors who want to experience an authentic cowboy breakfast served outdoors on the historic King Ranch. This will mark the 24th consecutive year the breakfast has been held at the ranch.

Proceeds from the event benefit the "La Posada de Kingsville" Christmas celebration. Volunteers cook and serve the authentic cowboy breakfast consisting of eggs, biscuits ‘n gravy, tortillas, sausage, refried beans, juice and gallons of hot coffee. Attendees may eat at hand-made standup tables or sit on hay bales.

In addition to cowboy storytellers, guests will also enjoy musical entertainment, ranging from Country to Mariachi. King Ranch cowboys will stage team roping demonstrations and there will be old-time cow camp and traditional cow camp cooking demonstrations.

Founded in 1853, the King Ranch today totals approximately 825,000 acres and is one of the largest privately owned ranches in the world. The ranch has long been recognized as the birthplace of the American ranching industry.

The main entrance to King Ranch, and the site of the breakfast, is on the west side of Kingsville on Highway 141. Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 22nd.

Cost for the event is $6 per person and children under 3 eat free.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from the King Ranch Saddle Shop, Kingsville Visitor Center or the King Ranch Visitors Center. Tickets may also be purchased at the event.

Need more information? Call (800) 333-5032 or (361) 592-6411.


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YWCA Accepting Nominations for Y Women in Careers Award http://www.kristv.com/news/ywca-accepting-nominations-for-y-women-in-careers-award-390399/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ywca-accepting-nominations-for-y-women-in-careers-award-390399/ Community Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:48:26 PM Mike Gillaspia YWCA Accepting Nominations for Y Women in Careers Award

CORPUS CHRISTI - According to those who lead the local YWCA, recognition is an important acknowledgement of professional success. That's why the organization wants to recognize professional, successful women who make a significant impact in their career field with the Y Women in Careers Award.

An ideal nominee holds high level responsibilities in her current position; has a minimum 10 years professional experience; is in business or employed for pay; makes contributions beyond basic job duties; has achieved professional recognitions; and has accomplished above and beyond what others do in the same field. She personifies professionalism.

Honorees will be recognized at the 35th Awards Banquet Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the YWCA of Corpus Christi (4601 Corona Drive). Recipients will join 245 amazing women as they are inducted into the Y Women in Careers Hall of Fame.

To nominate a professional, successful woman, submit a completed nomination form along with any information that describes why she stands out amongst her colleagues. The YWCA is accepting nominations for the award through Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Nomination forms are available at www.ywca.org/corpuschristi and may be submitted by mail, fax, email, or in person.

For more information, call (361) 857-5661 ext. 13 or email ywcacc@ywcacc.org.


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Bubble Soccer Tournament http://www.kristv.com/news/bubble-soccer-tournament/ http://www.kristv.com/news/bubble-soccer-tournament/ Community Mon, 17 Nov 2014 7:25:58 AM Candace Torrez Bubble Soccer Tournament

CORPUS CHRISTI - The coolest new sports craze "Bubble Soccer" is headed to the Coastal Bend.

The first ever Bubble Soccer Tournament is coming to Corpus Christi, November 22nd - 23rd on the Bayfront right where the old Memorial Coliseum was located.

This is a 64 team tournament with two 10 minute halves each game. Team registration is a minimum of 5 players for $100.  

Bubble Soccer is great for all ages but the prefered age for participants in the tournament is 16 and up. CC Bubble Soccer is accepting reservations to rent the bubbles for special events.

To register visit www.ccbubblesoccer.com or call 361-425-3001.


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Mud and Glory Obstacle Run to Benefit CASA http://www.kristv.com/news/mud-and-glory-obstacle-run-to-benefit-casa/ http://www.kristv.com/news/mud-and-glory-obstacle-run-to-benefit-casa/ Community Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:40:29 PM Mike Gillaspia Mud and Glory Obstacle Run to Benefit CASA

CORPUS CHRISTI - Looking for an excuse to get outside and get muddy? Then join participants in Saturday's Mud and Glory 5K Obstacle Run.

The chip-timed event will be held at Play Extreme Sports (2110 State Highway 286) on November 15th at 8:00 AM. Adults may register the day of the race for $45. Those 18 and under may register for $30. Those who pre-registered are encouraged to pick up their packets the day before at Fleet Feet Sports (514 Everhart Rd.) from Noon - 5:00 PM.

In addition to Age Group awards, there will also be Cash wards for overall winners.

A portion of the proceeds from this run will benefit CASA of the Coastal Bend, whose mission is to speak up for and find permanent homes for foster children in crisis throughout Nueces, San Patricio, and Aransas Counties.

For additional information, contact CASA at 779-3664 or visit www.coastalbendcasa.wordpress.com.


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Grand Opening of New Stripes Location http://www.kristv.com/news/grand-opening-of-new-stripes-location/ http://www.kristv.com/news/grand-opening-of-new-stripes-location/ Community Fri, 14 Nov 2014 7:49:12 AM Candace Torrez Grand Opening of New Stripes Location

CORPUS CHRISTI - Stripes Convenient Store is celebrating the grand opening of the new location on Rodd Field Rd.

You can sample fresh Mexican food from the Laredo Taco Company at the grand opening event taking place November, 14th at noon. Other activities taking place at the opening include giveaways, an official NASCAR showcar appearance, and the chance to meet former Cowboy Dallas Player, Kevin Smith.

A $1,000 check will be presented to the Mary Grett School Transition Center, and Mayor Nelda Martinez will cut the ribbon to kick of the new location.

Stripes on Rodd Field Rd. will be welcoming the first Sunoco fuel site in Corpus Christi.

For more information visit facebook.com/stripestore.


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CITGO Seeks Volunteers for Environmental Clean-up http://www.kristv.com/news/citgo-seeks-volunteers-for-environmental-clean-up/ http://www.kristv.com/news/citgo-seeks-volunteers-for-environmental-clean-up/ Community Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:39:58 PM Mike Gillaspia CITGO Seeks Volunteers for Environmental Clean-up

CORPUS CHRISTI - The CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery has partnered with the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP) to host a major clean-up effort in the Nueces Delta Preserve, a unique mosaic of highly productive wetlands, open water, prairie, and river and bay shorelines.

On Saturday, November 15th at 9:00 AM, hundreds of volunteers from local schools and organizations will join CITGO employees at the Nueces Delta Preserve (3410 U.S. 77 in Odem). Their mission is to restore and enhance habitats within the Preserve, scattering native grass and wildflower seeds, and planting a wetland area. These efforts will go a long way in helping to breathe new life into degraded habitats, ultimately promoting both wildlife protection and coastal conservation.

The Coastal Bend restoration project marks the fourth event in the CITGO Caring for Our Coast program, a yearlong initiative focused on celebrating the resilience and furthering the recovery of the Gulf Coast region in the almost 10 years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

For more information about the CITGO Caring for Our Coast program or the November 15th event, please contact Rosie Collin at (361) 844-5243.

To find out about volunteering for this event, please visit www.citgocaringforourcoast.com/corpuschristi.


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CC Optimist Club Honors 16 Students http://www.kristv.com/news/cc-optimist-club-honors-16-students/ http://www.kristv.com/news/cc-optimist-club-honors-16-students/ Community Wed, 12 Nov 2014 5:39:08 PM Kirsten Schaffer CC Optimist Club Honors 16 Students

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Optimist Club honored 16 students for their exceptional volunteer work Wednesday.

A luncheon was held for the students at Del Mar College, which also provided the food.

Students from all across the city were honored for their completion of numerous volunteer projects. 

The students represent some of the brightest and most philanthropic future leaders in Corpus Christi.

 


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Holiday Party and Light Spectacular at La Palmera http://www.kristv.com/news/holiday-party-and-light-spectacular-at-la-palmera/ http://www.kristv.com/news/holiday-party-and-light-spectacular-at-la-palmera/ Community Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:45:33 PM Mike Gillaspia Holiday Party and Light Spectacular at La Palmera

CORPUS CHRISTI - La Palmera Mall and The Shops at La Palmera are ready to celebrate the holidays!

The annual holiday party is set for this Thursday, November 13th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and will include arts and crafts, cookies and storytelling with Mrs. Claus, and live entertainment. There will also be promotions and giveaways from La Palmera merchants to kick off the holiday shopping season.

This year's event will also feature the premiere of Holiday Light Spectacular. This is a one-of-a-kind light show produced by Los Angeles-based PaintScaping and director Philippe Bergeron, which will magically transform La Palmera's Center Court into a winter wonderland. Holiday Light Spectacular incorporates 3D projection mapping, merging real and virtual worlds by using walls instead of screens for a canvas and aligning dazzling light and animation with architectural features.

Santa Claus will be in Center Court to kick off the first show at 6:00 PM. Approximately 5 minutes in length, Holiday Light Spectacular will run three times nightly (6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 PM) through December 12th.

For more information on the annual holiday party or visits with Santa Claus, go to www.lapalmera.com or call (361) 991-5718.

 


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Pet of the Week: Hercules http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-hercules/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-hercules/ Community Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:43:44 PM Mike Gillaspia Pet of the Week: Hercules

CORPUS CHRISTI - Looking for a big, loveable dog with lots of energy? Then our Pet of the Week may be a perfect match for you!

Hercules is two-and-a-half years of age. He is a Labrador who was surrendered by his previous owner because of his boundless energy. With his new family, Hercules will need to be allowed to run outdoors and be given plenty of time and attention.

Hercules is now ready to be adopted through Corpus Christi Animal Care Services.

In November, any animal at least 5-years-old may be adopted from the CCACS facility for only $5. This covers vaccinations, microchipping and spaying/neutering.

To fill out an application or to find out more about any of the animals offered, drop by 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: www.facebook.com/corpuschristianimalcareservices.

 


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Aransas Pass "Pathways Day" http://www.kristv.com/news/aransas-pass-pathways-day-/ http://www.kristv.com/news/aransas-pass-pathways-day-/ Community Wed, 12 Nov 2014 8:30:11 AM Candace Torrez Aransas Pass

ROCKPORT - The Aransas Pass Pathways project is ready to debut the all new Pavilion and Bridge in Rockport.

The grand opening of the project will be November 12th at 10 AM. The ribbon cutting event will take place at Tule Creek (next to the Walmart in Rockport).

The Aransas Pathways Steering Commitee, and other volunteers have worked hard on this project, and it is now open to citizens and visitors.

The pavilion will serve as the "Pathways Center" housing informational kiosks with signage explaining each Aransas Pass Pathways project.

The purpose of the Pathways project is to attract more tourists and give people in the community more activities to enjoy.

For more information visit www.aransaspathways.com


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Job Fair Aims to Help Veterans, Others http://www.kristv.com/news/job-fair-aims-to-help-veterans-others/ http://www.kristv.com/news/job-fair-aims-to-help-veterans-others/ Community Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:53:22 PM Mike Gillaspia Job Fair Aims to Help Veterans, Others

CORPUS CHRISTI - Hiring Red, White & You! That's the theme of the third annual Job Fair for veterans, presented by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Veterans Commission.

The statewide initiative is specifically targeted at helping our country's veterans and their families receive the services and support they need to transition from military to civilian life. However, everyone is welcome to attend and make a connection with employers. More than 100 companies are expected to be represented at this year's event, bringing with them more than 1,000 jobs.

Those who come are encouraged to dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to interview on the spot. A winning attitude is also helpful!

The job Fair is happening Thursday, November 13th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Career Center at Sunrise Mall (5858 S.P.I.D.).

Visit www.workforcesolutionscb.org or call (361) 813-3160 for more information.


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A Salute to Veterans Aboard the USS Lexington http://www.kristv.com/news/a-salute-to-veterans-aboard-the-uss-lexington/ http://www.kristv.com/news/a-salute-to-veterans-aboard-the-uss-lexington/ Community Tue, 11 Nov 2014 7:38:03 AM Candace Torrez A Salute to Veterans Aboard the USS Lexington

CORPUS CHRISTI - The USS Lexington will hold a ceremony to salute our nation's veterans.

In appreciation of their service, the USS Lexington is offering veterans and active duty members free admission to the Museum on Veterans Day.

The Salute to Veterans Ceremony will take place on the ship at 2 p.m. The ceremony will include a tribute to our military and a wreath-laying. The Veterans Band of Corpus Christi will perform and present the colors. Congressman Blake Farenthold will be the guest speaker.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information call 361-888-4873.


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