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. () () Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:09:09 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Stand Up 2 Finish The Fight Viewing Party at Brewster Street http://www.kristv.com/news/stand-up-2-finish-the-fight-viewing-party-at-brewster-street/ http://www.kristv.com/news/stand-up-2-finish-the-fight-viewing-party-at-brewster-street/ Community Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:46:05 PM Mike Gillaspia Stand Up 2 Finish The Fight Viewing Party at Brewster Street

CORPUS CHRISTI - The American Cancer Society, in partnership with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), is kicking off the next Relay For Life season by bringing people together at hundreds of viewing parties across the country. These parties will raise awareness and funds for life-saving cancer research, and Corpus Christi has been chosen to host a Stand Up 2 Finish The Fight VIP Viewing Party.

The viewing party will revolve around the star-studded SU2C fundraising special which will air simultaneously on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC on Friday, September 5th.

Here locally, Brewster Street Icehouse (1724 N. Tancahua St.) will host the event from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Registration is $15 and includes appetizers and drinks, as well as an auction and the chance to win raffle items. To register, simply go to www.standup2finishthefight.org.

Following the party, everyone is invited to stay at Brewster Street and enjoy a concert by the Spazmatics. Concert tickets are $10 and may be purchased at www.brewsterstreet.net.

 


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City of Corpus Christi presents the annual Doggy Dips http://www.kristv.com/news/city-of-corpus-christi-presents-the-annual-doggy-dips-377872/ http://www.kristv.com/news/city-of-corpus-christi-presents-the-annual-doggy-dips-377872/ Community Mon, 1 Sep 2014 8:16:37 AM Candace Torrez City of Corpus Christi presents the annual Doggy Dips

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Aquatics is bringing back Doggy Dips over the entire month of September.

The City of Corpus Christi welcomes animal lovers and their pooch to this off-leash experience where your dog can have a splashin time while socializing with other dogs.

The weekly Doggy Dips take place every Saturday in September from 10 AM to 12 PM at the H-E-B Pool.

The H-E-B Pool is located at 1201 Shely St. across the street from Del Mar College.

Costs per dog with one swimming owner is $4. Additional swimmers will be charged $3 per adult, and $1 per child.

Dogs swim at their own risk and owners must provide proof of Distemper, Parva, and Rabies shots before entering the pool facility.

For more information visit ccparkandrec.com or facebook.com/corpuschristiaquatics 


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Labor Day Picnic http://www.kristv.com/news/labor-day-picnic/ http://www.kristv.com/news/labor-day-picnic/ Community Mon, 1 Sep 2014 3:50:10 AM Labor Day Picnic

CORPUS CHRISTI - There will be an event today honoring some of the city's hardest workers.

A Labor Day picnic will start later this morning at 11.

Several heroes of our community will be recognized during the event.

It will held at South Shore Plaza at the corner of Alameda and Airline.

The picnic is free and open to the public.

Corpus Christi's Police Officers and Professional Firefighters Associations, along with the Corpus Christi Association of United School employees, are sponsoring today's event.

 


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Run Amuck Mud Run Returns for a 4th Year http://www.kristv.com/news/run-amuck-mud-run-returns-for-a-4th-year/ http://www.kristv.com/news/run-amuck-mud-run-returns-for-a-4th-year/ Community Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:42:04 PM Mike Gillaspia Run Amuck Mud Run Returns for a 4th Year

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Junior League of Corpus Christi (JLCC) is gearing up for one of its largest fundraisers for the year, the Run Amuck 5K Fun Mud Run for adults and the 1K mud run for kids.

JLCC started this event in 2011 with somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 runners taking part in the fundraiser. This year, event organizers have set a goal for 2,500 adult and youth runners to participate.

This family-friendly event is set to happen Saturday, September 27th. Registration will take place on Saturday, August 30th and then again on Saturday, September 6th from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM outside of Forever 21 at La Palmera Mall. Those who wish to participate may also register online at www.jlcc.org.

The Junior League of Corpus Christi is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

More information may be found by calling (361) 884-3000.

 


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Benefit Golf Tournament http://www.kristv.com/news/benefit-golf-tournament-377420/ http://www.kristv.com/news/benefit-golf-tournament-377420/ Community Fri, 29 Aug 2014 7:53:17 AM Candace Torrez Benefit Golf Tournament

CORPUS CHRISTI - A benefit golf tournament is being held to assist Councilwoman, Priscilla Leal and Dino Rios with occuring medical costs.

The tournament is a four men team blind draw taking place at the Lozano Golf Center, August 29th at 7:30 AM.

The community has joined forces to organize fundraisers for Councilwoman, Priscilla Leal who currently suffered from a major stroke.

Proceeds from this event will also assist with funeral costs for Dino Rios who past away several weeks ago at the early age of 44 from heart congestive failure. Dino Rios is the son Coach, Kino Rios.

Friends and family are holding several events to raise funds, and donations are greatly appreciated.

Raffel tickets can be purchased for your chance to win a pair of Spurs home game tickets, and a luxury ice chest.

For information on raffle tickets or to make a donation contact R.G. Garcia at 361-232-8948.


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Islander Athletic Fund Announces Luncheon Series http://www.kristv.com/news/islander-athletic-fund-announces-luncheon-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/islander-athletic-fund-announces-luncheon-series/ Community Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:53:10 PM Mike Gillaspia Islander Athletic Fund Announces Luncheon Series

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Islander Athletic Fund is gearing up for its luncheon series. Fans are invited to join representatives from the Athletic Department for each month, in order to get to know the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi coaching staff and get insider information about the teams.

Luncheons will be held the first Tuesday of every month, and will continue on a rotating basis at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina, the Emerald Beach Hotel and the Bar-B-Q man.

The first luncheon will be held on Sept. 2nd at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. It will feature soccer coach Shanna Caldwell (whose team is set to play the University of Texas on Friday, September 5th) and Director of Tennis Steve Moore.

Tickets for the luncheons will be available for $15 per person (covering the cost of the provided meal) and may be purchased by calling (361) 825-BALL (2255). Those wishing to attend the monthly luncheons may also pay at the door, but are asked to RSVP at www.goislanders.com in advance due to the limited number of available seats.

 


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Explore the new Estuary Explorium exhibit in Port Aransas http://www.kristv.com/news/explore-the-new-estuary-explorium-exhibit-in-port-aransas/ http://www.kristv.com/news/explore-the-new-estuary-explorium-exhibit-in-port-aransas/ Community Thu, 28 Aug 2014 8:11:36 AM Candace Torrez Explore the new Estuary Explorium exhibit in Port Aransas

PORT ARANSAS - There is now an educational attraction that provides visitors a unique opprotunity to learn about our local estuaries.

The all new "Estuary Explorium" exhibit is located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas.

The Estuary Explorium houses engaging exhibits which are designed to increase public awareness of the value and transitional nature of the estuarine environment.

You can experience a self-guided exploration of estuaries through the use of an interactive exhibit that you can feel, move, and hear.

The Explorium just opened to the public July 30th, so you can now explore the state-of-the-art education venue.

These new exhibits are free and open to the public Monday through Friday  8 AM - 5 PM. Labor day weekend will be the last Saturday and Sunday open 11 AM - 3 PM during summer.

 


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Pet of the Week: Paisley http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-paisley/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-paisley/ Community Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:42:52 PM Mike Gillaspia Pet of the Week: Paisley

CORPUS CHRISTI - "Paisley" is a 9-month-old male mixed-breed now available for adoption from Corpus Christi Animal Care Services. She was originally adopted out, but was returned to ACS in a state of neglect. She is once again looking for a family to call her own.

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.

Tonight (August 27th), Cactus & Vine at 2115 Ayers Street will host "Canines & Cappuccinos" from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. All dogs available at the event are sponsored and free to approved homes. The first 25 people will receive FREE microchips (one pet per household.) Bring your pet, and bring your friends!

Be sure to visit the CCACS Facebook page: www.facebook.com/corpuschristianimalcareservices.

 


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Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers' Market set for new location. http://www.kristv.com/news/corpus-christi-downtown-farmers-market-set-for-new-location-/ http://www.kristv.com/news/corpus-christi-downtown-farmers-market-set-for-new-location-/ Community Wed, 27 Aug 2014 7:34:32 AM Candace Torrez Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers' Market set for new location.

CORPUS CHRISTI - Grow Local South Texas is making some changes for the better when it comes to the Downtown Farmers' Market.

The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers' Market is moving to La Retama Park beginning Wednesday, September 3rd.

La Retama Park is located at 500 Mesquite St.

The grand opening event will include vendors, cooking demos, and live music.  

Downtown Farmers' Market will still be held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5-7 PM.

This new market space is an open area covered with trees, and this will allow for more space to grow the number of vendors and customers.

If you are interested in vending at the Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers' Market visit www.ccdowntownfm.com or call (855)-GROW-STX ext. 3


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MEND Helps Families Set Healthy Goals http://www.kristv.com/news/mend-helps-families-set-healthy-goals/ http://www.kristv.com/news/mend-helps-families-set-healthy-goals/ Community Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:41:40 PM Mike Gillaspia MEND Helps Families Set Healthy Goals

CORPUS CHRISTI - Taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle is a goal many people set for themselves. But knowing where to start in accomplishing that goal is sometimes more difficult. The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District is hoping to help, as the group announces its new Childhood Healthy Weight Program.

MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, and Do it) classes will begin soon and are free to those who wish to participate. The program consists of two comprehensive, community education courses focusing on helping children and their families live healthier lives. The 10-week program is for children ages 2-6 and ages 6-13, and participants must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Children ages 6-13 must meet the 85% BMI (body mass index) requirement. Children ages 2-6 have no weight requirement. Also, applicants must be under-insured (Medicaid or Chip eligible).

For more information, call the Childhood Healthy Weight Program Hotline at (361) 826-MEND (6363).

 


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1st Annual CASACon Walk http://www.kristv.com/news/1st-annual-casacon-walk/ http://www.kristv.com/news/1st-annual-casacon-walk/ Community Tue, 26 Aug 2014 7:29:06 AM Candace Torrez 1st Annual CASACon Walk

CORPUS CHRISTI - CASA of the Coastal Bend is holding their first CASACon walk to fight against child abuse.

CASA of the Coastal Bend is teaming up with RealmsCon to put on this event. Realmscon is an annual three day convention that will be held October 3rd - 5th at the American Bank Center.

The CasaCon Walk will take place October 4th at the American Bank Center barge area. "A walk in the Realms" will be a family oriented event where you can dress as your favorite anime character from Harry Potter to Star Wars.

The fight against child abuse is an ongoing issue, and CASA of the Coastal Bend is asking the community to show support for the children in foster care by participating in the "Walk in the Realms."

For more information visit coastalbendcasa.wordpress.com or realmscon.com


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Tickets Now on Sale for TAMU-CC Distinguished Speaker Series http://www.kristv.com/news/tickets-now-on-sale-for-tamu-cc-distinguished-speaker-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/tickets-now-on-sale-for-tamu-cc-distinguished-speaker-series/ Community Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:44:40 PM Mike Gillaspia Tickets Now on Sale for TAMU-CC Distinguished Speaker Series

CORPUS CHRISTI - Tickets are now on sale for those wanting to attend an evening with Daymond John, Founder and CEO of FUBU and TV Personality on "Shark Tank." He is the next speaker in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series.

John, an entrepreneur, an industry pioneer, and a highly-regarded marketing expert, will discuss how to get into the goal-setting mindset on Wednesday, October 8th at 8 PM in the Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices range from $28-$48.

The successful fashion icon created the brand FUBU ("For Us By Us"), and laid the groundwork for other companies to compete in the untapped market of urban apparel. FUBU has recorded annual sales of $350 million.

In 2009, John joined the "Shark Tank" cast. He and four other executives listen to business pitches from everyday people hoping to launch their company or product to new heights. John invests his own money in every project and partners with the entrepreneurs, helping turn their dreams into a reality.

John has written two books and has received prestigious awards including Brandweek Marketer of the Year Award and Ernst & Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

A free Student Forum will precede the Distinguished Speaker Series event on October 8th. John will address high school and college students during the event.

A portion of net proceeds from the Distinguished Speaker Series go toward scholarships for students attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

To learn more about the Distinguished Speaker Series, go to www.tamucc.edu.

 


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CCISD Transportation Prepares for First Day of School http://www.kristv.com/news/ccisd-transportation-prepares-for-first-day-of-school/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ccisd-transportation-prepares-for-first-day-of-school/ Community Mon, 25 Aug 2014 7:45:46 AM Candace Torrez CCISD Transportation Prepares for First Day of School

CORPUS CHRISTI - School is officially in session for kids all around the Coastal Bend.

CCISD Transportation is hard at work to get your kids to school safely every morning.

Currently CCISD is in need of more bus drivers, and they are urging the public to take caution on the roads when it comes to school zones.

Transportation picks-up around 12,000 students for school everyday. Parents are advised to have their student waiting at the bus stop at least 5 minutes prior to the departure times posted on the CCISD website.

For more information on how you can apply for a bus driver position, or to view CCISD bus routes visit echalkweb.ccisd.us .


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Warbirds on Display at Corpus Christi International Airport http://www.kristv.com/news/warbirds-on-display-at-corpus-christi-international-airport/ http://www.kristv.com/news/warbirds-on-display-at-corpus-christi-international-airport/ Community Fri, 22 Aug 2014 6:48:45 PM Warbirds on Display at Corpus Christi International Airport

CORPUS CHRISTI - If you're a history or aviation buff check out the Corpus Christi International Airport this weekend.

The Commemorative Air Force flew in a squadron of vintage warbirds today that will be on public display through Sunday.

One of the aircraft is a B-25 Mitchell named the Yellow Rose. It was built in 1943 and is now flown by wing commander Tim Black.

He puts lots of his time and money into these old warbirds because he loves flying them and telling the story they played in american history.

"Everybody's a volunteer everything we do goes towards keeping these airplanes flying so you buy a golf ball you buy a t-shirt. you buy a ride on an airplane.. everything goes into keeping these airplanes flying," says Commemorative Air Force Commander Tim Black.

If you want to check out the vintage aircraft they're on display through Sunday at the Signature Flight Support hanger at the airport.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tours are free for military veterans and active duty military.

 


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Borchard Fairgrounds to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Event http://www.kristv.com/news/borchard-fairgrounds-to-host-breast-cancer-awareness-event/ http://www.kristv.com/news/borchard-fairgrounds-to-host-breast-cancer-awareness-event/ Community Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:41:34 PM Mike Gillaspia Borchard Fairgrounds to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Event

ROBSTOWN - Breast Cancer is a disease that, unfortunately, attacks many women in the Coastal Bend and beyond. That includes Tammy Cavazos, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer just one year ago. As a benefit to her, the 3rd Annual Buckin' for Boobs Bull Riding and Bar-B-Q Cook-off will take place this weekend.

In addition to the Bar-B-Q Cook-off (which guarantees over $7,000 in cash and prizes), some of the biggest names in the business will be riding for a cure at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds. This is a family friendly event, which includes live music, plenty of food, a silent auction, Mutt N Bustin for the younger cowboys and cowgirls and, of course, a bull riding competition.

The event runs from Noon on Friday, August 22nd through 11:00 PM Saturday, August 23rd. Adult tickets are $20 and admission for children under 12 is $10.

For additional information, go to www.buckinforboobs.com or call (361) 450-0158.

 


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Texas Construction Career Academy http://www.kristv.com/news/texas-construction-career-academy/ http://www.kristv.com/news/texas-construction-career-academy/ Community Fri, 22 Aug 2014 7:38:20 AM Candace Torrez Texas Construction Career Academy

CORPUS CHRISTI - You can get valuable experience in the construction work force by applying to the Texas Construction Career Academy.

This academy brings job opprotunities to Corpus Christi. The free program returns to the Coastal Bend  for the second year hosted by Del Mar College.

The Texas Construction Career Academy is a Texas Department of Transportation course that provides job training and certifications, as well as a private job fair with potential construction companies.

This program is completely free and will take place September 8th - 19th at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development.

Applications must be submitted by August 25th. To download an application visit www.uta.edu  and search "TCCA".

The academy offers a two-week job training with OSHA Certification, Forklift Certification, and CPR Certification. Participants will learn about the highway construction industry and gain training in flagging, rigger and crane signaling, and interview techniques.

To be eligible for this program, applicants must be over 18 years of age and drug free with their own transportation.

For more information call 866-906-9190.

 

 


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Experts Encourage Readiness at the Height of Hurricane Season http://www.kristv.com/news/experts-encourage-readiness-at-the-height-of-hurricane-season/ http://www.kristv.com/news/experts-encourage-readiness-at-the-height-of-hurricane-season/ Community Thu, 21 Aug 2014 1:18:20 PM Mike Gillaspia Experts Encourage Readiness at the Height of Hurricane Season

CORPUS CHRISTI - Although it officially began June 1, the height of the hurricane season in Texas is actually late August and September. That's why the insurance industry wants Texas coastal residents to continue thinking about hurricane preparedness, even this late in the summer.

According to Mark Hanna with the Insurance Council of Texas, and John Metz with the National Weather Service, now is not the time to become complacent when it comes to hurricane preparedness.

"We tell people that it's not the storms coming up from the coast of Africa, the ones you can watch on the news for weeks at a time, that people need to worry about, " says Hanna. "It's the ones that can form in less than 24 hours out in the gulf and that show up with almost no warning."

Hurricane Ike was the last hurricane to strike the Texas coast, and the 2008 storm was also the most costly to ever hit the state, with $12 billion in insured losses.

Hanna reminds Texas residents that once a named storm enters the Gulf of Mexico, it is too late to update or change an insurance policy. He encourages homeowners to speak with their insurance agent now, in order to review their policies and make sure they are ready in the event of a storm.

"Our message will always revolve around preparing for a hurricane, because one never knows when or where a hurricane will make landfall," says Hanna. "But looking back at past hurricanes, having full insurance coverage and an evacuation plan is the best preparation one can have."


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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick Off Breakfast http://www.kristv.com/news/making-strides-against-breast-cancer-kick-off-breakfast/ http://www.kristv.com/news/making-strides-against-breast-cancer-kick-off-breakfast/ Community Thu, 21 Aug 2014 6:08:19 AM Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick Off Breakfast

CORPUS CHRISTI - Every year, thousands of people in the Coastal Bend support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

The annual walk raises funds and awareness to help fight the disease.

KRIS Communications is a proud sponsor of this event, which comes up in October.

But today is the kickoff for the yearly campaign.

Our General Manager Greg McAlister was on the USS Lexington this morning with all the details.

 


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KRIS 6 PM Team Takes Ice Bucket Challenge http://www.kristv.com/news/kris-6-pm-team-takes-ice-bucket-challenge/ http://www.kristv.com/news/kris-6-pm-team-takes-ice-bucket-challenge/ Community Wed, 20 Aug 2014 5:36:05 PM Stephania Jimenez - sjimenez@kristv.com KRIS 6 PM Team Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

CORPUS CHRISTI -Your KRIS 6 evening news team couldn't resist; on Tuesday night, Bart Bedsole, Jennifer Lira, Lee Sausley, Alan Harwell, Dale Nelson and Stephania Jimenez took the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The team did it to raise awareness for the ALS Association, which helps fight Lou Gherig's disease. They invite the community to take the challenge, donate money to the ALS Association, or both!


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Pet of the Week: Buckee http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-buckee/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-of-the-week-buckee/ Community Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:52:26 AM Mike Gillaspia Pet of the Week: Buckee

CORPUS CHRISTI - An amazing 3-year-old Labrador mix named "Buckee" is now available for adoption from Corpus Christi Animal Care Services.

"Buckee" has the energy of a puppy, and loves to run and jump. He has been neutered and microchipped, is up-to-date on all of his vaccines, and has city tags.

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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