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, 26 Oct 2014 07:10:26 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Hispanic Chamber to Host Annual Gala http://www.kristv.com/news/hispanic-chamber-to-host-annual-gala/ http://www.kristv.com/news/hispanic-chamber-to-host-annual-gala/ Community Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:38 AM Mike Gillaspia Hispanic Chamber to Host Annual Gala

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is once again making plans for its yearly gala.

The 76th annual event will take place Thursday, November 6th from 6:30 - 9:30 PM at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center (402 Harbor Drive).

Since 1938, the CCHCC has worked to serve the business community by developing positive changes through active participation in education, leadership and public affairs, as well as creating business opportunities for chamber members -- particularly small and minority owned businesses -- while increasing awareness of the Hispanic heritage.

For gala ticket information, call (361) 887-7408 or visit www.cchispanicchamber.org.


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Hoover Fest 2014 http://www.kristv.com/news/hoover-fest-2014/ http://www.kristv.com/news/hoover-fest-2014/ Community Fri, 24 Oct 2014 8:08:37 AM Candace Torrez Hoover Fest 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI - Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend Hoover Fest Boat and RV show.

Hoover Fest will be taking place October 23rd through 25th at Ron Hoover RV & Marine in Rockport.

Hoover Fest is free and open to the public. This event will feature free educational seminars hosted by experts in the industry and will be geared towards the first time RV or boat owner.

Seminar topics will include RV 101, how to maintain an RV, and boat safety.

Hoover Fest will also have family friendly activities for the kids. Halloween games, face painting, trick or treating, and costume contests will all take place at the boat and RV sale.

Halloween festivities will begin Saturday, October 25th at 10 AM.

Ron Hoover RV & Marine is located at 1510 W Market St.


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Local Celebrities Strut Their Stuff for Charity http://www.kristv.com/news/local-celebrities-strut-their-stuff-for-charity/ http://www.kristv.com/news/local-celebrities-strut-their-stuff-for-charity/ Community Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:39:04 AM Mike Gillaspia Local Celebrities Strut Their Stuff for Charity

CORPUS CHRISTI - If Ballroom Dancing is your thing, then be sure to check out this weekend's event, Dancing with the Corpus Christi Stars. The competition is organized as a fundraiser for the Wesley Community Center, and will feature local personalities (including KRIS 6 Anchor Stephania Jimenez) strutting their stuff before a panel of judges.

A non-profit organization, the Wesley Community Center has locations in both Corpus Christi and Robstown, and has been helping those in need for more than seven decades. Services include assisting over 200 homeless children each year. To learn more, visit wesleycommunitycenter.org.

Dancing with the Corpus Christi Stars is set for Saturday, October 25th from 6:00 - 10:00 PM in the ballroom of the Omni Hotel. Tickets may be reserved by calling (361) 880-8300.


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Dancing with the Corpus Christi Stars http://www.kristv.com/news/dancing-with-the-corpus-christi-stars/ http://www.kristv.com/news/dancing-with-the-corpus-christi-stars/ Community Thu, 23 Oct 2014 8:05:03 AM Candace Torrez Dancing with the Corpus Christi Stars

CORPUS CHRISTI - Dancing with the Corpus Christi Stars will feature local stars strutting their dance moves for a good cause.

Dancing with the Corpus Christi Stars is taking place October 25th from 6 PM to 10 PM at the Omni Hotel Bayfront Tower.

From Cha-Cha to the Jive A number of stars from our community will compete in ballroom dance routines in front of a judge panel.

This event is the inaugural fundraiser for the Wesley Community Center.

The Wesley Community Center is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to aiding those less fortunate. Both Corpus Christi and Robstown locations have provided food, children's day care, and clothing to those less fortunate for over 70 years. The WCC is the only permanent housing facility for homeless mothers with children in Nueces County.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at the show, and YouTube dance sensation Sione Maraschino will be featured as a special guest judge.

For tickets to Dancing with the Corpus Christi Stars call 880-8300 , and for more information on the Wesley Community Center visit wesleycommunitycenter.org.


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Pets of the Week: Odise and Hunter http://www.kristv.com/news/pets-of-the-week-odise-and-hunter/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pets-of-the-week-odise-and-hunter/ Community Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:42:27 PM Mike Gillaspia Pets of the Week: Odise and Hunter

CORPUS CHRISTI - A pair of loveable animals visited with the KRIS 6 noon crew Wednesday - Odise and Hunter.

Odise - the younger of the two - is a 4-month old Fox-Terrier mix. He is a playful puppy who recently left the foster program of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services and is now ready to be adopted. Also waiting for a new home is Hunter, who was recently surrendered by his owner. He is an 8-month-old Lab-Pointer mix with lots of energy.

In October, the adoption fee for most animals at the CCACS facility is only $10, which 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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Ghost and Goblins 5K http://www.kristv.com/news/ghost-and-goblins-5k/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ghost-and-goblins-5k/ Community Wed, 22 Oct 2014 7:30:25 AM Candace Torrez Ghost and Goblins 5K

CORPUS CHRISTI - Vfit Productions and Play Extreme Sports have teamed up to present the Halloween themed Ghost and Goblin 5K.

You can throw on your Halloween costume and head to Play Extreme Sports for the Ghost and Goblin 5K Race taking place Saturday, October 25th at 7:15 PM.

This 5K incorporates black lights, obstacles, mud pits, and scary costumes to get you into the Halloween spirit.

This family friendly event is great for all ages and participants have the option of skipping some of the more difficult obstacles.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Mission of Mercy. Mission of Mercy is a non-profit organization whos mission is to provide free healthcare,dental care and prescription medications to the uninsured, underinsured and those who "fall through the cracks" of our healthcare system.

To register for the Ghost and Goblins 5K Race visit vfitproductions.com


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Get Down With Motown at Selena Auditorium http://www.kristv.com/news/get-down-with-motown-at-selena-auditorium/ http://www.kristv.com/news/get-down-with-motown-at-selena-auditorium/ Community Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:41:28 AM Mike Gillaspia Get Down With Motown at Selena Auditorium

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra will "Get Down With Motown" as they take the stage at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium Thursday, October 23rd for an evening of memorable fun.

As part of the symphony's Pop Rocks series, this year's event features the vocal group The Contours. Their hit song "Do You Love Me" was featured in the Academy Award winning film Dirty Dancing. The show is packed with dazzling, high-energy choreography, impeccable harmonies and those timeless Motown grooves that everyone knows and loves. The lush orchestration perfectly complements some of the most enduring popular music of the 20th century, including hits like "My Girl" and "The Way You Do the Things You Do."

The concert begins at 7:30 PM and tickets are available at the American Bank Center Box Office (1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.) or through ticketmaster.com.

Visit ccsymphony.org for more information.

 


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Renaissance Vintage Fashion Show http://www.kristv.com/news/renaissance-vintage-fashion-show/ http://www.kristv.com/news/renaissance-vintage-fashion-show/ Community Tue, 21 Oct 2014 7:45:00 AM Candace Torrez Renaissance Vintage Fashion Show

CORPUS CHRISTI - Renaissance Antiques presents the 6th annual Vintage Fashion Show.

This years Vintage Fashion Show theme will be showcasing icons and legends of Hollywood's golden era.

The fashion show is taking place Saturday, October 25th. Festivities begin at 6 PM and the runway show starts at 7 PM.

This event is open to the public free of charge and you are encouraged to wear Hollywood era attire.

Proceeds from the Vintage Fashion Show will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Renaissance Antiques is located at 4317 South Alameda (on Antique Row).


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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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