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. () () Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:04:25 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Buc Days Etiquette and Parade Route Changes http://www.kristv.com/news/buc-days-etiquette-and-parade-route-changes/ http://www.kristv.com/news/buc-days-etiquette-and-parade-route-changes/ Community Wed, 23 Apr 2014 5:47:57 PM Buc Days Etiquette and Parade Route Changes

CORPUS CHRISTI - Buc Days officially begins Thursday. The beloved illuminated night parade is set for Saturday, May 3rd. Many are already claiming their spots along the parade route.

It's okay to mark your spot, but Corpus Christi police want to remind everyone that even if you do, it doesn't mean it actually belongs to you .

"That does not guarantee your spot. If someone shows up even if you marked it ahead of time that does not mean they are going to have to leave," says CCPD's Kirk Stowers.

Every year officers are called to spots along the parade route where families get in arguments over who can and cannot be at a particular spot. They aren't getting into the business of telling people to move off of a public sidewalk.

If you do mark your spot, don't block pedestrian walk ways, or use ink, paint, or spray paint on the pavement. That will earn you a ticket.

Due to construction there are some changes to be aware of for this weekend's Buc Days Junior Parade. The parade will start on Shoreline Boulevard just north of Mann Street. Then the route takes a left on Taylor Street back around to Shoreline before ending near the American Bank Center.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

 


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Superheroes Needed for CASA 5K Run/Walk http://www.kristv.com/news/superheroes-needed-for-casa-5k-run-walk-359424/ http://www.kristv.com/news/superheroes-needed-for-casa-5k-run-walk-359424/ Community Mon, 21 Apr 2014 1:17:34 PM Mike Gillaspia Superheroes Needed for CASA 5K Run/Walk

CORPUS CHRISTI - Every child needs a hero, but an abused child needs a superhero.

That's the message of CASA of the Coastal Bend. As one of the largest volunteer organizations in the country, the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children offers training to volunteers, who then advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system - essentially, becoming the voice of a child in court. Their desire is to find permanent homes for foster children in crisis throughout Nueces, San Patricio, and Aransas Counties.

In order to raise funds for the work they do, as well as highlight the need for additional volunteers, CASA is organizing a 5K Run/Walk to be held at Heritage Park on Saturday, May 3rd at 8 AM. Runners of all ages are invited to wear a cape, a mask, or their favorite superhero t-shirt and let their super powers shine in support of CASA.

For more information on CASA, including how to register for the event, visit www.casaofthecoastalbend.com or call (361) 884-2272.

 


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Sunrise Passion Play at Cole Park http://www.kristv.com/news/sunrise-passion-play-at-cole-park/ http://www.kristv.com/news/sunrise-passion-play-at-cole-park/ Community Fri, 18 Apr 2014 4:42:20 PM Sunrise Passion Play at Cole Park

CORPUS CHRISTI - It has been an Easter tradition in Corpus Christi for more than seven decades, and this year's Sunrise Passion Play promises to be one of the best ever.

Begun in 1942, the presentation is a re-enactment of the life of Jesus. Those who gather early on Easter morning at Cole Park will witness a play that encompasses the whole story, beginning with the birth of Christ, moving to His teachings and miracles, and ending with the account of His death and resurrection.

It takes well over 100 people to put this production together. Those who participate say it is all about telling a special story. Many have been involved for several years now, some - for decades. The play presents many locals a chance to use their talents to help tell the story.

The final rehearsal is Saturday, April 19th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Passion Play will take place at the Cole Park Amphitheater Sunday, April 20th at 7:00 a.m.

 


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Fellowship of Oso Creek to Host Easter Festival http://www.kristv.com/news/fellowship-of-oso-creek-to-host-easter-festival/ http://www.kristv.com/news/fellowship-of-oso-creek-to-host-easter-festival/ Community Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:42:46 PM Mike Gillaspia Fellowship of Oso Creek to Host Easter Festival

CORPUS CHRISTI - Everyone is invited to attend the 14th Annual Easter Festival this Saturday, April 19th at The Fellowship of Oso Creek. The church is hosting the event from 10 AM to 1 PM on their campus at 7402 Yorktown Blvd.

In addition to games, face painting and a petting zoo, there will be plenty of food and live music. An added feature this year will be the presence of Corpus Christi SWAT members, who will be on-hand - along with Firefighters and a fire truck - to give children an up-close look at some of the equipment they use. There will also be an Easter Egg hunt, divided into age groups, so that each child will have an opportunity to fill their Easter basket.

The "Admission Fee" is a non-perishable food item, which will in turn be given to Mission Corpus Christi.

Visit www.osocreek.org for more information on this fun family event.

 


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Fun Forecast April 11 http://www.kristv.com/news/fun-forecast-april-11/ http://www.kristv.com/news/fun-forecast-april-11/ Community Fri, 11 Apr 2014 7:26:58 AM Fun Forecast April 11

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Hooks continue their series home opener this weekend. They're hosting the Tulsa Drillers.

First pitch tonight and tomorrow is at 7:10 PM. Then, the Hooks start another three-game series, hosting the Springfield Cardinals, starting Sunday afternoon. Game and ticket information is available at cchooks.com

Tomorrow is the annual Earth Day Bay Day celebration.

The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation will be hosting the event out at Heritage Park. There's plenty of things for adults and kiddos to enjoy, including a new children's fishing tank. And our own Maclovio Perez will be the emcee. The Earth Day Bay Day celebration runs from 10 AM to 5 PM tomorrow. It is a free event.

You can check out some unique masterpieces in Port Aransas this weekend at Texas Sandfest.

Master sand sculptors will show off their works of art along the beach. This will be the festival's 19th year. The three-day event kicks off today and runs through Sunday evening. You can log on to texassandfest.com for more details.

 


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C.C. Under 40 Donates to Children's Advocacy Center http://www.kristv.com/news/c-c-under-40-donates-to-children-s-advocacy-center/ http://www.kristv.com/news/c-c-under-40-donates-to-children-s-advocacy-center/ Community Thu, 10 Apr 2014 3:51:17 PM C.C. Under 40 Donates to Children's Advocacy Center

CORPUS CHRISTI - Members of the Corpus Christi Under 40 group donated $6,000 to the Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend.

The center helps abused children in this area who are called to testify in court.

Along with the funds, Corpus Christi Under 40 donated lots of coloring books, markers, and paper.

Last year the center assisted 1,900 children in the Coastal Bend.

 


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Volunteers Needed for Nueces River Cleanup http://www.kristv.com/news/volunteers-needed-for-nueces-river-cleanup/ http://www.kristv.com/news/volunteers-needed-for-nueces-river-cleanup/ Community Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:01:50 PM Volunteers Needed for Nueces River Cleanup

The Nueces River Preservation Association is in need of volunteers to help with an annual cleanup effort this Saturday. Volunteers are needed who can offer their time, boats, and/or kayaks.

It all happens Saturday, April 12th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at Hazel Bazemore Park. Stick around after the cleanup for some barbecue.

For more information, and to volunteer, call Tim McWha 779-1693 or Dan Brodhag 765-7843.

 


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CC Chamber of Commerce Lemonade Day is May 10th http://www.kristv.com/news/cc-chamber-of-commerce-lemonade-day-is-may-10th/ http://www.kristv.com/news/cc-chamber-of-commerce-lemonade-day-is-may-10th/ Community Fri, 28 Mar 2014 7:02:53 PM CC Chamber of Commerce Lemonade Day is May 10th

The Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce will take part in the 2nd annual Lemonade Day, a nationwide initiative to teach kids the joys of running a business.

Registration is now open for volunteers, sponsors, youth organizations and schools looking to get involved in the May 10th event.

For more information, visit http://corpuschristi.lemonadeday.org/

 


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Skidmore Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser http://www.kristv.com/news/skidmore-volunteer-fire-department-fundraiser/ http://www.kristv.com/news/skidmore-volunteer-fire-department-fundraiser/ Community Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:43:05 PM Skidmore Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser

SKIDMORE - Volunteer firefighters in Skidmore need help buying more safety equipment, so they're hosting a turkey and dressing lunch fundraiser.

On Sunday, April 6th, swing by the fire station at 421 E. Refugio Street in Skidmore for lunch with all the trimmings, drink and dessert.

The event takes place from 11am to 2pm. If you're in a hurry - carry out is an option.

All of the proceeds benefit the volunteer fire department.

 


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CCPD's Coffee with a Cop http://www.kristv.com/news/ccpd-s-coffee-with-a-cop/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ccpd-s-coffee-with-a-cop/ Community Mon, 24 Mar 2014 1:48:29 PM CCPD's Coffee with a Cop

CORPUS CHRISTI - Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity for the public to meet with the Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson and other Officers in a comfortable environment.

The discussion can include anything from crime trends to neighborhood nuisance issues. You bring the questions and McDonald's will provide the free coffee.

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services will also take part in the event with several animals looking for good homes.

Location: McDonalds, 11202 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi

Date/Time: Saturday, March 29th, 7am-9am

 


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JROTC Teams Meet Saturday for the Islander Challenge http://www.kristv.com/news/jrotc-teams-meet-saturday-for-the-islander-challenge/ http://www.kristv.com/news/jrotc-teams-meet-saturday-for-the-islander-challenge/ Community Fri, 21 Mar 2014 1:04:05 PM JROTC Teams Meet Saturday for the Islander Challenge

CORPUS CHRISTI - Teams from seventeen high school Junior ROTC programs will test their abilities at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi's 'Islander Challenge' this weekend.

The co-ed competition features three teamwork and physical fitness challenges.

The Presidential fitness test is exactly what you would expect: curl-ups, shuttle run, pull-ups, and distance running.

The Teneo Challenge includes orienteering, a ruck march, an equipment carry, pushing a military vehicle, crossing a rope bridge, and a log carry.

The Sand Scramble Obstacle Course is the final test of teamwork and endurance. The event takes place on University Beach from 4-5:30 p.m.

Competing schools are not only striving for individual citations for their fitness, but unit awards which allow them to hold onto bragging rights until next year's competition comes around.

All of the events are open and free to the public. Ceremonies start at 8 a.m. In the Dr. Jack Dugan Soccer and Track Stadium on Nile Drive. The closing ceremony is at 6 p.m.

Check out KRIS 6 News video of the 2013 event - http://bit.ly/OI6GBg

Competing schools include:

  • Alamo Heights High School
  • Aransas Pass High School
  • Canyon Lake High School
  • Carroll High School, 
  • Clear Falls High School
  • Flour Bluff High School
  • Grulla High School
  • Martin High School
  • Moody High School
  • Progresso High School
  • Ray High School
  • Rockport Fulton High School
  • Seagoville High School
  • Somerset High School
  • Tuloso-Midway High School
  • West Oso High School
  • Winston Churchill High School

 

(All photos courtesy Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi on Flickr - http://bit.ly/1oG6uPO)


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Grande Communications Donates to H.E.L.P. http://www.kristv.com/news/grande-communications-donates-to-h-e-l-p-/ http://www.kristv.com/news/grande-communications-donates-to-h-e-l-p-/ Community Wed, 19 Mar 2014 5:17:46 PM Grande Communications Donates to H.E.L.P.

CORPUS CHRISTI - Students will have more opportunities to look into what they'd like to be when they grow up thanks to a donation by Grande Communications.

The company donated a $2,100 check to Hammons Education Leadership Programs (H.E.L.P.).

The money will help fund the "Windows of the World Program" which provides touchscreen computers in schools where the program has established career clubs.

This is the 3rd time grande has helped.

 


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Mulch Madness at the Citizens Collection Center http://www.kristv.com/news/mulch-madness-at-the-citizens-collection-center/ http://www.kristv.com/news/mulch-madness-at-the-citizens-collection-center/ Community Fri, 14 Mar 2014 8:00:33 AM Mulch Madness at the Citizens Collection Center

CORPUS CHRISTI - The City of Corpus Christi is sponsoring Mulch Madness on Saturday, March 15, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Citizens Collection Center, JC Elliott Transfer Station, 7001 Ayers Street.

The public is invited to pick up free mulch to use in their home landscaping. Staff will be handing out information on how mulch improves landscaping while conserving water. Bring your own shovel to fill up containers, trucks or trailers. Open bed vehicles must be covered with a tarp after loading.

Drop-offs of household hazardous waste and recyclables are also welcome.

For those not able to attend, Gill Landscape Nurseries and Turner’s Gardenland will be offering discounts on bagged mulch during the weekend. The event is a joint effort of Environmental & Strategic Initiatives and the Department of Solid Waste.


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Casino Night Benefiting Halo Flight http://www.kristv.com/news/casino-night-benefiting-halo-flight/ http://www.kristv.com/news/casino-night-benefiting-halo-flight/ Community Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:54:37 PM Casino Night Benefiting Halo Flight

CORPUS CHRISTI - This Saturday evening the American Bank Center will host Casino Night benefiting Halo Flight.

Halo Flight's Executive Director Tom Klassen stopped into the KRIS 6 News studios to talk with us about the event.

Online: http://www.haloflight.org/

Facebook: Halo Flight - http://on.fb.me/1fQr9j7


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CCPD: 2014 Spring Break Safety Plan http://www.kristv.com/news/ccpd-2014-spring-break-safety-plan/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ccpd-2014-spring-break-safety-plan/ Community Thu, 6 Mar 2014 1:25:29 PM Corpus Christi Police Department CCPD: 2014 Spring Break Safety Plan

The City of Corpus Christi wants everyone visiting our Sparkling City by the Bay during Spring Break 2014 to enjoy a safe and relaxing vacation. For months, the Police, Fire, and Parks and Recreation Departments have been conducting planning sessions and making preparations to accomplish that goal.

Spring Break Beach Patrols begin on March 7th and continue through March 18th. The first shift will begin patrolling each day at 11 AM and continue until 9 PM. A second shift will begin at 4 PM and patrol the beach until 2 AM. Contingencies are in place for additional officers to respond to the beach if needed.

The Fire Department will have an additional ambulance available at Station 16 over the weekend of March 15 & 16. Lifeguards will be patrolling the beach from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm to respond to minor incidents and beach rescues. Packery Patrol will be operational from 11:30am-2pm and 4pm-6:30pm. CCFD will also have a jet ski stationed at the Packery Boat ramp and Windward Parking lot.

The CCPD will have a mobile police substation at the corner of SH361 and Park Road 22 located in the American Bank parking lot from March 8th to the 18th. Operating hours will be from 11 am until dark each night. The substation will be staffed by CCPD volunteers. Citizens will be able to get general tourist information and file minor police reports. Units with the Crime Prevention, Auto Theft and Family Violence division will have presentations scheduled throughout the Spring Break period. The CCPD Mounted Patrol will be operational during Spring Break.

On most days, beach goers will be directed to enter the beach at Access Road 3 and exit at Zahn Road. Beach traffic will be one way from Access Road 3 to Zahn Road. Traffic officers will control traffic with a portable signal at Zahn Road and SH 361. Please be on the lookout for Officers and safety personnel.

Beach goers are encouraged to leave early and expect delays due to heavy traffic on the Island. The Texas Department of Transportation project on Park Road 22 and SH 361 will be suspended, between March 7th through the 23rd, so not to interfere with the beach traffic.

While the City of Corpus Christi encourages everyone to have a good time and enjoy the beach, officers will be on the lookout for alcohol related crimes such as DWI, public intoxication and underage drinking. All vehicles will be required to have a "beach parking permit".
Beach goers are reminded that the following are prohibited at the beach by city ordinance:

•No glass containers (City Ord 10-65)
•No littering (City Ord 10-57)
•Dogs are prohibited on the beach from Access Road 3 to Zahn Road (during Spring Break by Special Order of the City Manager City Ord 10-59)

Due to safety concerns, the City of Corpus Christi strongly requests pallets not be taken to the beach. Burning of pallets is prohibited as the nails leave dangerous litter. Fires on the beach also have to comply with City Ordinance 10-67. Most importantly open fires in a fire pit or on the ground cannot be any larger than three (3) feet in any dimension.

For a more information on the City Ordinances please click on the link: MUNICODE

 


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The Peddler Show Returns to the Coastal Bend http://www.kristv.com/news/the-peddler-show-returns-to-the-coastal-bend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/the-peddler-show-returns-to-the-coastal-bend/ Community Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:33:36 PM Mike Gillaspia The Peddler Show Returns to the Coastal Bend

ROBSTOWN - Now in its 37th year, The Peddler Show offers Texas shoppers a truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind experience.

This year, dozens of vendors will be participating in the event. Shoppers will find a vast selection of exclusive items including personalized designs, home decor, hand-crafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, gourmet treats, and creative gifts.

The Spring show will once again be held at the Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, beginning at noon and running through 7 PM this Friday, February 21st. Doors will be open again Saturday from 9 AM to 6PM, with the final day of the show happening Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for children (ages 5-11) and Seniors (65 and over). Children under 5 years of age will be admitted free. One admission ticket may be used for the entire weekend, and parking is free.

For more information, visit www.peddlershow.com.

 


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Surf and Skate Art Exhibit to Open this Weekend http://www.kristv.com/news/surf-and-skate-art-exhibit-to-open-this-weekend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/surf-and-skate-art-exhibit-to-open-this-weekend/ Community Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:47:55 AM Morgan Frances - MFrances@kristv.com Surf and Skate Art Exhibit to Open this Weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Art Center is hosting a very Corpus Christi-themed art exhibit this weekend. The Surf and Skate Exhibit features local artists who created masterpieces based on this exhibit's theme. With everything from carved surfboards, to paintings to still photography, each piece is unique. Some of the art arrived to the Art Center on Tuesday. The pieces will be available for public viewing on Friday, February 21 until Saturday, March 29.


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CCPD Chief Simpson to Suffer Fake Heart Attack for Public Awareness Campaign http://www.kristv.com/news/ccpd-chief-simpson-to-suffer-fake-heart-attack-for-public-awareness-campaign/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ccpd-chief-simpson-to-suffer-fake-heart-attack-for-public-awareness-campaign/ Community Wed, 12 Feb 2014 1:05:52 PM CCPD Chief Simpson to Suffer Fake Heart Attack for Public Awareness Campaign

CORPUS CHRISTI - Christus Spohn Health Systems is teaming up with Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson to demonstrate life saving techniques in the event of a heart attack.

On Thursday, Chief Simpson will take part in the mock drill that has him suffer a fake heart attack inside the H-E-B store near Texan Trail.

A crew from the Corpus Christi Fire Department will take Simpson to Christus Spohn Shoreline for treatment at the Chest Pain Center.

The event is part of the hospital's community education efforts for American Heart Month.

For more information, visit Christus Spohn's Cardiac Care website - http://www.christusspohn.org/HeartCare

 


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'Rise and Shine' Walk Fundraiser for The Rise School http://www.kristv.com/news/rise-and-shine-walk-fundraiser-for-the-rise-school/ http://www.kristv.com/news/rise-and-shine-walk-fundraiser-for-the-rise-school/ Community Thu, 6 Feb 2014 1:35:46 PM 'Rise and Shine' Walk Fundraiser for The Rise School

CORPUS CHRISTI - The 5K "Rise and Shine" run/walk is the biggest fundraiser for Rise School in Corpus Christi.

The Rise School teaches early development to special needs and non-disabled students. The school currently has 18 students, but is looking to expand.

The walk/run will take place on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 8:00 am at Whataburger Field. Participants can choose between a 1k or 5k walk & a 5k run.

For more information, visit the school's website by clicking here.


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'Rise and Shine' Walk in Need of Participants http://www.kristv.com/news/rise-and-shine-walk-in-need-of-participants/ http://www.kristv.com/news/rise-and-shine-walk-in-need-of-participants/ Community Wed, 5 Feb 2014 9:56:16 AM Morgan Frances - MFrances@kristv.com 'Rise and Shine' Walk in Need of Participants

CORPUS CHRISTI - The 5K "Rise and Shine" run/walk is the biggest fundraiser for Rise School in Corpus Christi.

The Rise School teaches early development to special needs and non-disabled students. The school currently has 18 students, but is looking to expand.

The walk/run will take place on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 8:00 am at Whataburger Field. Participants can choose between a 1k or 5k walk & a 5k run.

For more information, visit the school's website by clicking here.


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