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. () () Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:10:22 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Blind Golfers to Hit the Green for Charity http://www.kristv.com/news/blind-golfers-to-hit-the-green-for-charity/ http://www.kristv.com/news/blind-golfers-to-hit-the-green-for-charity/ Community Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:21:41 AM Mike Gillaspia Blind Golfers to Hit the Green for Charity

CORPUS CHRISTI - South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind is planning its fifth annual charity golf scramble, "Birdies for the Blind."

The event will be held Friday, November 7th at the Corpus Christi Country Club. Proceeds from the charity scramble will benefit programs and services offered to those who are blind or visually impaired.

Bruce Hooper, a seven time national blind golf champion - along with his wife and coach, Judy Hooper -- will also be at the tournament, offering advice to players.

In addition to several prizes, there will also be an opportunity to win a car in the Hole in One contest.

The cost is $150 per person ($600 per team) and lunch will be provided.

For more information about the tournament or to register, visit www.birdiesfortheblind.com or call (361) 693-6183.


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Harbor Playhouse presents "Little Shop of Horrors" http://www.kristv.com/news/harbor-playhouse-presents-little-shop-of-horrors-/ http://www.kristv.com/news/harbor-playhouse-presents-little-shop-of-horrors-/ Community Mon, 20 Oct 2014 7:18:19 AM Candace Torrez Harbor Playhouse presents

CORPUS CHRISTI - If your looking for a show to get you into the Halloween spirit, "Little Shop of Horrors" is the perfect fit.

Harbor Playhouse is presenting the musical production of the Little Shop of Horrors.

The Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror rock musical about a florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood.

The musical is based on the 1960 comedy film Little Shop of Horrors.

The show consits of 1960's rock, doo-wop, and early motown numbers.

The Little Shop of Horrors opened October 10th and runs through November 9th. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Matinee shows are Sundays at 2:00 pm.

For ticket information visit harborplayhouse.com or call 888-SHOW.


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Countdown to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk http://www.kristv.com/news/countdown-to-making-strides-against-breast-cancer-walk/ http://www.kristv.com/news/countdown-to-making-strides-against-breast-cancer-walk/ Community Fri, 17 Oct 2014 6:35:08 PM Jennifer Lira - jlira@kristv.com Countdown to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

CORPUS CHRISTI - It won't be long before Shoreline Boulevard is covered in pink.

The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk gets underway Saturday morning at the Corpus Christi Water Gardens.

Jennifer Lira will co-emcee the event along with CoCo from K99 Radio.

KRIS Communications is proud media sponsor of the walk and happily sponsored turning the Water Gardens pink along with the Harbor Bridge lights.

Here's what you need to know for the walk:

Activities begin at 7:30am.

The walk starts at 9am.

Be sure to check-in at the big tent to get your wristband for use at the official after party.

American Idol contestant Justin Fira will perform the National Anthem. There will be performances by ZLive Studio, ZuMama Fitness, the Miller Alumni Show Band, and more. You'll also have opportunities for face painting, group photos, and souvenir shopping.

KRIS 6 and K99 will have 'selfie stations' set up along the walk route. We invite you to stop by and take a couple selfies, then post them to social media using #KRIS6 and #MakingStridesCCTX.

A DJ will be set up at the turnaround.

The fun doesn't stop when the walk ends.

Join us for the official after party at Brewster Street IceHouse immediately after the walk from 10am-2pm for live entertainment, food, drinks, and a silent auction.

Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Click here for more information.

 


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Harbor Bridge Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness http://www.kristv.com/news/harbor-bridge-goes-pink-for-breast-cancer-awareness-385185/ http://www.kristv.com/news/harbor-bridge-goes-pink-for-breast-cancer-awareness-385185/ Community Thu, 16 Oct 2014 7:15:39 PM Jennifer Lira - jlira@kristv.com Harbor Bridge Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

CORPUS CHRISTI - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as a way to kick-off the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, KRIS Communications proudly sponsored the lighting of the Harbor Bridge in pink Thursday and Friday night.

Saturday morning, Shoreline Boulevard will be covered in pink as thousands of people come together to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer. KRIS Communications is proud media sponsor of the event since 2009.

Here's what you need to know:

The 5-K walk starts at 9am on Saturday, Oct.18 at the Corpus Christi Water Gardens. Activities begin at 7:30am.

The National Anthem will be performed by local American Idol contestant Justin Fira.

New this year, KRIS 6 and K-99 radio will have 'selfie stations' set up along the walk route. We invite you to stop by, take a couple selfies, and post them to social media using #KRIS6 and #makingstridescctx.

A DJ will be set up at the walk turnaround.

And there's more!

Immediately after the walk, head over to Brewster Street IceHouse for the official after party from 10am-2pm for live entertainment, food, drinks, and a silent auction.

The money raised benefits the local American Cancer Society.

The Harbor Bridge will be lit-up in pink again Friday evening. And KRIS Communications will turn the Corpus Christi Water Gardens pink Friday evening during KRIS 6 News at 5pm.

For more information on the walk, click here.

 


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Yuletide Market to Benefit YWCA Programs http://www.kristv.com/news/yuletide-market-to-benefit-ywca-programs/ http://www.kristv.com/news/yuletide-market-to-benefit-ywca-programs/ Community Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:33:35 PM Mike Gillaspia Yuletide Market to Benefit YWCA Programs

CORPUS CHRISTI - The YWCA Yuletide Market is typically one of the premier holiday events in South Texas. Held at the Watergarden Room of the American Bank Center, the shopping extravaganza showcases more than 60 of the most popular merchants in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. Each merchant sets up their goods in a beautifully decorated booth enticing all who attend to shop till they drop!

An admission fee of $5 gets you in the door ($4 for Seniors and Military) and shopping hours are Friday, October 24th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

On Friday at 11:30 AM, a $65 per person luncheon will feature the dynamic Caroline Boudreaux of the Miracle Network speaking on Abundance Sharing. Also on Friday, a "Shop & Sip Mixer" will begin at 5:00 PM, and will include a cash bar and entertainment by the Scarecrow People.

Yuletide Market is a major fundraiser for the YWCA. The proceeds from the booth fees, admission fees, luncheon fees and the silent auction (which features more than 90 donated items) go to maintaining and improving the many programs offered by the organization to the community. That includes the YWTeen Program, which serves area 5th & 6th grade girls on a weekly basis by enhancing their self-esteem, as well as instilling confidence, improving decision-making skills, handling peer pressure and helping them to develop personal goals.

Sponsorships, reservations and additional info available by calling Linda Breland at (361) 857-5661 x17 or visiting ywca.org/corpuschristi.


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Gloria Hicks Elementary heads to the State Capitol http://www.kristv.com/news/gloria-hicks-elementary-heads-to-the-state-capitol/ http://www.kristv.com/news/gloria-hicks-elementary-heads-to-the-state-capitol/ Community Thu, 16 Oct 2014 7:11:57 AM Candace Torrez Gloria Hicks Elementary heads to the State Capitol

CORPUS CHRISTI - Over one hundred 5th graders from Gloria Hicks Elementary School will join thousands of Texas students at the Red Ribbon Rally in Austin.

The Red Ribbon Rally takes place at the State Capitol Thursday, October 16th where students will hear speakers, and enjoy bands as they promote a drug free lifestyle.

The Gloria Hicks Elemetary 5th grade class has been studying Texas History in their curriculum with lesson plans emphasizing Texas government branches and the process of creating and passing legislation.

Students have written a law to help prevent drug use in Texas communities and they will be presenting the legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives during their visit to the State Capitol.

This is the 3rd year Gloria Hicks Elementary has made the trip to the State Capitol, and for many of the students this is their first time traveling to Austin.

Gloria Hicks Elementary School will be the only attendees from Corpus Christi at the Red Ribbon Rally.


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Pet of the Week: Itty Bitty http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-itty-bitty/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-itty-bitty/ Community Wed, 15 Oct 2014 1:03:01 PM Mike Gillaspia Pet of the Week: Itty Bitty

CORPUS CHRISTI - "Itty-Bitty" is just that - a tiny and extremely gentle Chihuahua mix who was discovered living on the streets of Corpus Christi. Given her calm temperament and small size, a loving home without small children would probably be best. She is about 3-years-old, and is now being offered for adoption to qualified applicants by Corpus Christi Animal Care Services. This month, the adoption fee is only $10 and with most animals, covers vaccinations, microchipping and spaying/neutering.

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: www.facebook.com/corpuschristianimalcareservices.


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Bark in the Park Brings Howl-O-Ween Fun http://www.kristv.com/news/bark-in-the-park-brings-howl-o-ween-fun/ http://www.kristv.com/news/bark-in-the-park-brings-howl-o-ween-fun/ Community Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:06:08 AM Mike Gillaspia Bark in the Park Brings Howl-O-Ween Fun

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Law Office of Thomas J. Henry is once again sponsoring the annual Bark in the Park Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest and Expo. This is a family-friendly community event benefiting local animal shelters.

Contestants are invited to enter their pooch in the contest for a chance to win prizes (1st Place - $1,500; 2nd Place - $1,000; 3rd Place - $750). Any dog may enter as long as they are in costume and on a leash. Owners may also dress up, but are not required to be in costume. A $7 entry fee is required of all pet costume contest entrants, and must be paid at the time of registration. This entry fee will be donated directly to a local no-kill animal shelter.

Don't have a dog? No worries. Everyone is invited to come to the Cole Park Amphitheater and enjoy the music, concessions, and fury canine entertainment on what should be a pleasant autumn Corpus Christi evening by the bay.

Bark in the Park will happen Saturday, October 18th from 2:00 - 7:00 PM.

For additional info, visit www.bark.tjlaw.com. Email Barkinthepark@tjlaw.com with questions.


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Gulf Coast Humane Society Pawfest http://www.kristv.com/news/gulf-coast-humane-society-pawfest/ http://www.kristv.com/news/gulf-coast-humane-society-pawfest/ Community Wed, 15 Oct 2014 7:41:32 AM Candace Torrez Gulf Coast Humane Society Pawfest

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Gulf Coast Humane Society is hosting their 4th annual Pawfest.

Pawfest is a fall themed festival taking place October 18th - 19th at the Gulf Coast Humane Society free of charge for the public.

Halloween costumes are encouraged to be worn at the festival.

Each day the first 100 people to arrive can participate in the the free microchip clinic. Supplies are limited so it will be a first come first serve basis.

Activities at the Pawfest include games, vendors, prizes, tricycle race, costume contests for humans, a spooky photobooth, and free Papa Murphy's Pizza.

The Pawfest is also a great opprotunity for you to adopt a four legged friend, and adoption applications will be on hand at the festival.

For more information visit www.gchscc.org.


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3rd Annual "Bravo" exhibit at CC Art Center. http://www.kristv.com/news/3rd-annual-bravo-exhibit-at-cc-art-center-/ http://www.kristv.com/news/3rd-annual-bravo-exhibit-at-cc-art-center-/ Community Tue, 14 Oct 2014 7:40:52 AM Candace Torrez 3rd Annual

CORPUS CHRISTI - It's bras for days at the Art Center of Corpus Christi's newest exhibit "Bravo" to raise breast cancer awareness.

The 3rd annual "Bravo" exhibit will be on display October 14th through 19th during regular CC Art Center business hours.

This is an outstanding exhibit of 53 specially designed bras, free of charge to the public.

On Sunday, October 19th a special reception from 5-8 p.m. will be held where all of the exhibit bras will be auctioned off. Admission to the reception is $20.

Proceeds from the auction will be used by First Friday to provide free mammograms for women in the Coastal Bend.

For more information visit www.firstfridaycc.org or www.artcentercc.org.


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Local Church Presents Judgement House Drama http://www.kristv.com/news/local-church-presents-judgement-house-drama/ http://www.kristv.com/news/local-church-presents-judgement-house-drama/ Community Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:39:08 PM Mike Gillaspia Local Church Presents Judgement House Drama

CORPUS CHRISTI - For the next few weekends, the Annaville Baptist Church is sponsoring "Judgement House: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire."

The free live performance is described as a walk-through drama that presents the truth of people's choices versus the consequences of those decisions, both in this life and the next. The presentation takes place throughout a series of rooms or scenes. With each room, a unique yet tragic story will unfold. Through each encounter, the participant is invited to contemplate their own spiritual life.

Performances will take place October 19th, 25th-26th, 31st and November 1st-2nd. While walk-in guests are welcome, reservations are recommended. The presentation is not appropriate for children under 10 years of age.

For more information or to register, go to www.annaville.com.

Annaville Baptist Church is located at 4025 Violet Road.


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Macaroni Grill Give Back Night http://www.kristv.com/news/macaroni-grill-give-back-night/ http://www.kristv.com/news/macaroni-grill-give-back-night/ Community Mon, 13 Oct 2014 7:42:27 AM Candace Torrez Macaroni Grill Give Back Night

CORPUS CHRISTI - Macaroni Grill is hosting a fundraiser night benefitting the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Every Thursday in October you can enjoy delicious Italian food and a portion of your check will go toward breast cancer awareness.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. Money raised goes toward the American Cancer Society to help fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

To donate with Macaroni Grill you must have the official fundraising night flyer and you can get one by calling the American Cancer Society Corpus Christi at 361-857-0136 or on facebook by searching Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Corpus Christi.

Romano's Macaroni Grill is located at 5133 S.P.I.D.


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Local Artists on Display in Port A this Weekend http://www.kristv.com/news/local-artists-on-display-in-port-a-this-weekend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/local-artists-on-display-in-port-a-this-weekend/ Community Fri, 10 Oct 2014 1:09:14 PM Mike Gillaspia Local Artists on Display in Port A this Weekend

PORT ARANSAS - The Coastal Bend is teeming with talented local artists, and many of them will be sharing their creativity Saturday (October 11th) at the "8th Annual Art About" in Port Aransas.

Galleries, studios and design shops in the city will be offering unique art and refreshments from 2:00 - 7:00 PM. At least 16 venues will be featured at this one day event, sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce.

It costs nothing to attend, and local business owners are encouraging everyone to come out and walk, bike or take a cart and discover more about the art culture in the community.

For additional information, call (361) 749-7334 or visit www.portaransasartcenter.org.


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Bike Fest hits the Coastal Bend http://www.kristv.com/news/bike-fest-hits-the-coastal-bend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/bike-fest-hits-the-coastal-bend/ Community Fri, 10 Oct 2014 7:43:57 AM Candace Torrez Bike Fest hits the Coastal Bend

CORPUS CHRISTI - One of the largest bike rallies in the state is making it's return to the Coastal Bend.

Bike Fest is a three day event taking place at the American Bank Center starting Friday, October 10th through Sunday, October 12th.

Bike Fest also known as "Roar by the Shore" will feature vendors, live music, contests, and stunt shows.

The Bikers and Badges Bike Fest Parade will take place Saturday starting at 6 pm. Riders will take a ride stretching from Highway 361 to Ocean Drive, Shoreline Boulevard and end at the American Bank Center.

Highlights of the festival include meet and greets with "Sons of Anarchy" actors Tommy Flanagan and Mark Boone. Also rock groups Foghat, John Kay and Steppenwolf, SA Lights, and a Journey Tribute band will perform.

Vendors from all over the country will sell not just motorcycle gear, but jewelry and clothes as well so even non-bikers can enjoy the festival.

For a complete schedule of events during Bike Fest visit corpuschristibikefest.com.


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Entrepreneur Night Offers Help for Small Businesses http://www.kristv.com/news/entrepreneur-night-offers-help-for-small-businesses/ http://www.kristv.com/news/entrepreneur-night-offers-help-for-small-businesses/ Community Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:49:23 AM Mike Gillaspia Entrepreneur Night Offers Help for Small Businesses

CORPUS CHRISTI - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center (CBBIC) and Del Mar College's Small Business Development Center will be hosting Entrepreneur Night 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM tonight (October 9th) at the Innovation Center (10201 S. Padre Island Drive).

This event is free and is open to the public, with an aim to inform small business owners and other entrepreneurs in the Coastal Bend area about opportunities and resources at their disposal. Representatives from area economic development entities that focus on small business will be in attendance, including the Small Business Administration, micro lender Accion, area chambers of commerce, and economic development corporations.

For additional details, visit www.innovation4texas.com.

 


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Dia De Los Muertos Workshops at K Space Contemporary http://www.kristv.com/news/dia-de-los-muertos-workshops-at-k-space-contemporary/ http://www.kristv.com/news/dia-de-los-muertos-workshops-at-k-space-contemporary/ Community Thu, 9 Oct 2014 7:56:29 AM Candace Torrez Dia De Los Muertos Workshops at K Space Contemporary

CORPUS CHRISTI - Dia De Los Muertos is November 1st and K Space Contemporary has a series of workshops to get you prepared for the holiday.

October 10th through 20th, workshops at K Space will be focused around the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos.

Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a traditional holiday in Mexico when deceased friends and family members are remembered and celebrated. Dia de los Muertos is a joyful remembrance in which death is recognized as a natural part of the cycle of life.

From painting with Tipsy Canvas to "Calavera" make-up sessions, K Space Contemporary will be offering plenty of classes to get you into the Day of the Dead spirit.

K Space Contemporary is holding the following workshops over the month of October:

  • It's A Party With The Tipsy Canvas
    Friday, October 10th 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • The Art of Calavera Catrina Face Painting
    Thursday, October 16th 6:30-9:30pm
  • Papier-Mâché Sugar Skull Maracas
    Saturday, October 18th & Saturday, October 25th 10:00am-11:30am
  • Sugar Skulls Workshop
    Monday, October 20th, 10:30pm-1:30pm

To register for a K Space Dia De Los Muertos workshop visit  kspacecontemporary.org.  

K Space Contemporary is located downtown at 415 D Starr Street.


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Pet of the Week and Microchip Clinic http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-and-microchip-clinic/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-and-microchip-clinic/ Community Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:39:47 PM Mike Gillaspia Pet of the Week and Microchip Clinic

CORPUS CHRISTI - A beautiful and extremely friendly 10-month-old dog Border Collie mix joined the KRIS 6 Noon crew today. She's been with Corpus Christi Animal Care Services for about a week, and is now being offered for adoption to qualified applicants. This month, the adoption fee is only $10 and with most animals, covers vaccinations, microchipping and spaying/neutering.

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: www.facebook.com/corpuschristianimalcareservices.

Also, the Corpus Christi Kennel Club will be hosting a low-cost microchip clinic for dogs at La Palmera Mall, Hallway E (between Ulta and Longhorn Steakhouse) on Sunday, October 12th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The cost is $30 and cash only will be accepted. Additionally, the filing fee with the AKC Reunite program has been prepaid for each dog participating in this event.

 


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54th Annual Texas Jazz Festival http://www.kristv.com/news/54th-annual-texas-jazz-festival/ http://www.kristv.com/news/54th-annual-texas-jazz-festival/ Community Wed, 8 Oct 2014 7:52:01 AM Candace Torrez 54th Annual Texas Jazz Festival

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas Jazz Festival is coming to town and they are currently seeking volunteers.

The Texas Jazz Festival is a free three-day event that takes place at Heritage Park, October 17th through 19th. Three stages of continuous music are the highlight of the festival.

The festival is made free through a volunteer a basis.

For the first time you can enjoy boutique wines at the "Wine Garden", which is a new component that will be featured at the 2014 Jazz Festival. You can volunteer to work the Wine Garden along with any other positions available throughout the festival.

If you are interested in volunteering Amy Felan, owner of Cactus and Vine Wine Bar will be training wine garden volunteers and previewing 6 boutique wines at Cactus and Vine one week before Jazz Fest.

For more information on the Texas Jazz Festival visit http://www.texasjazz-fest.org and to volunteer contact Betty Perez at 361-461-0300.


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College Expo 2014 http://www.kristv.com/news/college-expo-2014/ http://www.kristv.com/news/college-expo-2014/ Community Wed, 8 Oct 2014 7:23:41 AM Dr. Brad Hoffman College Expo 2014

About 50 colleges and universities showed up at the American Bank Center last night, so did hundreds of high school students aspiring to go to college. The kids all had the same thing in mind.

"Just trying to figure out what colleges I want to go to, just want to hang on the right path" said one potential student.

Figuring out what college to attend is one arduous task.... paying for it sometimes is not that simple. Gina Romera, an admissions counselor at baylor university opened her folder.... the tuition read 49 thousand dollars per year. that's about 200 grand for college-

Who is going to pay for it?

Well, our potential college bound scholars also shared the same thought..

"I'm planning to apply to as many scholarships as I can.

There is plenty of money available to help pay for school, Romero advises to apply early and often for as many scholarships as you can, but keep in mind,

"Definitely we are looking for students that are academically driven so having good test scores and great class rank and very involved in the community because we review the students from a holistic point of view so essential we want to see that you are well rounded."

So if you are planning to go to college, it may be a good idea to talk to your high school counselors, and if you have narrowed down your choices, it would not hurt to give the college admissions counselor a call.

 


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Marine Corps Ball to Celebrate 239 Years http://www.kristv.com/news/marine-corps-ball-to-celebrate-239-years/ http://www.kristv.com/news/marine-corps-ball-to-celebrate-239-years/ Community Tue, 7 Oct 2014 12:41:36 PM Mike Gillaspia Marine Corps Ball to Celebrate 239 Years

CORPUS CHRISTI - The United States Marine Corp is having its 239th birthday. As a way to celebrate, service members from all branches of the military are invited to attend the Marine Corps Ball.

This year's gathering will be held November 8th at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel & Convention Center (5549 Leopard Street).

Tickets are $60 per couple ($30 for the individual), and may be purchased by calling Gene Pasahow at (361) 852-8416.

 


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