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. () () Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:10:14 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Christus Spohn Offering Free Flu Shots this Weekend http://www.kristv.com/news/christus-spohn-offering-free-flu-shots-this-weekend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/christus-spohn-offering-free-flu-shots-this-weekend/ Community Fri, 31 Oct 2014 1:32:18 PM Veronica Flores CORPUS CHRISTI - This weekend, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System will offer 200 free flu shots to the community.

It's part of two free public flu clinics being offered by the health system's Community Outreach team in partnership with Mission of Mercy.

The first clinic will be held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 900 Shoreline Blvd.

A second free flu clinic will be held at Nov. 12, 2014 at the Police Officer's Association.

 

 

 


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Dia de los Muertos Street Festival This Weekend http://www.kristv.com/news/dia-de-los-muertos-street-festival-this-weekend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/dia-de-los-muertos-street-festival-this-weekend/ Community Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:42:16 AM Mike Gillaspia Dia de los Muertos Street Festival This Weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI - Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional holiday in Mexico when deceased friends and family members are remembered and celebrated. It is a poignant time, both solemn and joyous, in which death is recognized as a natural part of the cycle of life.

Since 2008, Coastal Bend residents have celebrated with the Dia de los Muertos Street Festival. It's an event that has grown each year, with nearly 35,000 in attendance the last time around, and more expected this Saturday, November 1st.

Several blocks of downtown will be closed, including parts of Starr and Mesquite Streets, from 3:00 PM until Midnight for this year's festival. In that space is contained 3 music stages: one for popular latin-influenced music, one for more traditional cultural performances and one for up-and-coming Texas bands. The Kids' Corner includes craft activities, games, and a rock-climbing wall. Plus, there will be the Hecho-a-Mano Art Expo featuring over 75 artists offering everything from jewelry to sculpture to all kinds of Dia de los Muertos related trinkets.

For a complete list of performers and other festival information, go to www.diadelosmuertoscc.com.

Dia de los Muertos Street Festival is coordinated by the Electra Art Axis Tattoo, K Space Contemporary, the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District and House of Rock.


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Fright Night Haunted House http://www.kristv.com/news/fright-night-haunted-house/ http://www.kristv.com/news/fright-night-haunted-house/ Community Fri, 31 Oct 2014 7:38:38 AM Candace Torrez Fright Night Haunted House

CORPUS CHRISTI - Enter if you dare to the Fright Night Haunted House.

You can experience over 14,000 Sq Ft of Terror at the Fright Night Haunted House.

The haunted house will be open Halloween day through November 2nd until 12 AM each day.

This year features two all new haunted houses under one roof called CarnEvil and Haunted Hotel.

On the last night of the haunted house Sunday, November 2nd Fright Night will hold a one night only pitch black night combining both haunts for the largest haunt in South Texas.

Fright Night Haunted house is located at 615 Mesquite St. (behind the House of Rock)

For more information visit imnotgoinginthere.com.  


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Moody Gardens: A Cool Holiday Destination http://www.kristv.com/news/moody-gardens-a-cool-holiday-destination/ http://www.kristv.com/news/moody-gardens-a-cool-holiday-destination/ Community Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:41:41 PM Mike Gillaspia Moody Gardens: A Cool Holiday Destination

GALVESTON - One of Galveston Island's premier attractions is Moody Gardens. Beginning November 15th, the park will transform into a premier holiday destination with the debut of ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants!

Recently, Moody Gardens welcomed the 31 master ice carvers from Harbin, China. They have been working to transform 900 tons of ice into towering and majestic works of art featuring the beloved underwater Nickelodeon characters, turning Galveston into a Winter Wonder Island.

As the only holiday ice exhibition on the Gulf Coast, this vast and amazing display of magnificent ice creations will add a frosty new addition to complement its Festival of Lights, holiday films, ice skating, Arctic Ice Slide, holiday dinner and shows.

And speaking of the holidays, Moody Garden's Festival of Lights has become a tradition for many. A mile-long trail includes 100 lighted scenes and more than one million lights, with spectacular views of the Galveston Bay. Guests may enjoy the outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The Festival of Lights will run through January 3rd, with Ice Land continuing through January 4th.

Moody Gardens is located at One Hope Boulevard in Galveston, Texas. For times and ticket prices, go to www.moodygardens.org or call (800) 582-4673.


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Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull to Perform at the American Bank Center http://www.kristv.com/news/enrique-iglesias-and-pitbull-to-perform-at-the-american-bank-center/ http://www.kristv.com/news/enrique-iglesias-and-pitbull-to-perform-at-the-american-bank-center/ Community Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:13:11 AM Veronica Flores Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull to Perform at the American Bank Center

CORPUS CHRISTI - Due to popular demand, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are adding a second U.S. arena tour leg. Corpus Christi has been included in the second set of concert dates for the "Don't Stop the Party" tour that begins on January 2015.

Tickets go on sale November 6th.


Here's a list of the scheduled tour dates:

Jan. 28 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center

Jan. 29 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center

Jan. 31 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Arena

Feb. 05 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center

Feb. 06 Lubbock, TX United Supermarkets Arena

Feb. 07 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

Feb. 12 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena

Feb. 13 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center

Feb. 14 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

Feb. 17 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

Feb. 19 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

Feb. 20 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena

 


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'Outcry in the Barrio' Conference Wraps Up http://www.kristv.com/news/outcry-in-the-barrio-conference-wraps-up/ http://www.kristv.com/news/outcry-in-the-barrio-conference-wraps-up/ Community Thu, 30 Oct 2014 5:46:23 AM Dr. Brad Hoffman 'Outcry in the Barrio' Conference Wraps Up

The annual "Outcry in the Barrio" conference wrapped up in Corpus Christi on Wednesday.

The event is sponsored by Victory Life Fellowship.

Hundreds of worshippers gathered to give thanks, many are recovering addicts.

The program is part of a world-wide effort to rescue troubled men and woman in hopes that they may find a better way of life.

Mike Wenzel, an alcoholic for 28 years, praised the program and said he has no intentions of returning to his former lifestyle, "not a chance, not a chance, I know where I came from, I know what God brought me out of and it's some place I never want to go back because it's a dark world."

 


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7th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival http://www.kristv.com/news/7th-annual-dia-de-los-muertos-festival/ http://www.kristv.com/news/7th-annual-dia-de-los-muertos-festival/ Community Thu, 30 Oct 2014 7:31:54 AM Candace Torrez 7th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival

CORPUS CHRISTI - Get your face paint ready for the 2014 Dia De Los Muertos Street Festival.

The Dia De Los Muertos Festival is taking place November 1st, 3 pm to midnight downtown on Starr, Mesquite, and Peoples Streets.

The Festival will feature 3 stages with live music and latin influenced entertainment. Over 80 vendors will be on hand with Dia De Los Muertos themed craft items, jewelry, and artworks.

Use the hashtag #DiaCC to share your festive celebration photos on social media.

For more information visit www.diadelosmuertoscc.com


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YWCA Now Accepting Nominations for Women in Careers Award http://www.kristv.com/news/ywca-now-accepting-nominations-for-women-in-careers-award/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ywca-now-accepting-nominations-for-women-in-careers-award/ Community Thu, 30 Oct 2014 7:17:00 AM YWCA Now Accepting Nominations for Women in Careers Award

CORPUS CHRISTI - Recognition is an important acknowledgement of professional success. That's why the YWCA wants to recognize professional, successful women who make a significant impact in their career field with the Y Women In Careers Award. The YWCA is accepting nominations for the award through Thursday, December 4, 2014.

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

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

To nominate a professional, successful woman, submit a completed nomination form along with any information that describes why she stands out amongst her colleagues; a maximum of 5 pages per nominee will be accepted. Convey why the nominee stands out in her field.

Nomination forms are available at ywca.org/corpuschristi and can be submitted by mail, fax, email, or in person. For more information, contact 857-5661 X 13 or ywcacc@ywcacc.org.

 


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Pets of the Week: Little Bubbles and Cotton http://www.kristv.com/news/pets-of-the-week-little-bubbles-and-cotton/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pets-of-the-week-little-bubbles-and-cotton/ Community Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:57:54 PM Mike Gillaspia Pets of the Week: Little Bubbles and Cotton

CORPUS CHRISTI - It was double-trouble for the KRIS 6 noon crew Wednesday, as a pair of tail-waggers visited the studio.

Little Bubbles - the older of the two - is a 5-year-old black Chihuahua mix. She was surrendered by her owner and although she enjoys jumping and playing, as an older dog, she will most likely do best if adopted into a home with calm surroundings.

Cotton is a 3-year-old white Chihuahua-Dachshund mix. He is full of energy and that may account for the fact that he has already been adopted - twice - and returned. He's hoping the third time with a loving, active family will be the charm.

Both dogs are now ready to be adopted through Corpus Christi Animal Care Services. In October, the adoption fee for all dogs and puppies 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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Storytelling Capital of Texas Hosts Annual Storyfest http://www.kristv.com/news/storytelling-capital-of-texas-hosts-annual-storyfest/ http://www.kristv.com/news/storytelling-capital-of-texas-hosts-annual-storyfest/ Community Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:49:30 PM Mike Gillaspia Storytelling Capital of Texas Hosts Annual Storyfest

GEORGE WEST - Since 1989, people have gathered around the Live Oak County courthouse square in George West to celebrate the art and tradition of storytelling. On Saturday, November 1st George West Storyfest will celebrate twenty-six consecutive years of presenting professional and local storytellers to appreciative audiences.

People who attend Storyfest not only experience traditional storytellers, but also discover the stories told through music, history, and dance. The Storyfest stage hosts live music from a variety of genres, including country, gospel, blues, and Tejano. Cloggers and other dance groups will alternate with the storytellers on three outdoor stages, while Living History groups will demonstrate various skills from days gone by on the courthouse lawn as the stories of the particular time period are shared.

Activities will also include the Texas State Liars Contest, a 5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk, the Little Red Wagon parade and a classic car show. Additionally, there will be a children's area filled with games and activities, along with various arts & crafts vendors.

Storyfest is free to the public.

For a complete schedule, go to www.georgeweststoryfest.org.


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Halloween with the Hooks http://www.kristv.com/news/halloween-with-the-hooks/ http://www.kristv.com/news/halloween-with-the-hooks/ Community Tue, 28 Oct 2014 7:28:44 AM Candace Torrez Halloween with the Hooks

CORPUS CHRISTI - You can break out the Halloween costume a little early this year by attending Halloween with the Hooks.

Halloween with the Hooks is a community event free and open to the public. The festival is taking place at Whataburger Field, October 28th 6-8 PM.

Kids can trick or treat from suite to suite and there will be many halloween activities to participate in including a costume contest.

A photo booth full of pumpkins and hay will be ready for photo opportunities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable Thanksgiving food items for donation to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi.

This is the first year Whataburger Field will be transformed into a fall-themed playground for the kids, and it will be a great chance to go trick or treating three days before the big night.

For more information visit the Corpus Christi Hooks on Facebook.


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Eagle Ford Shale Job Fair Comes to the Coastal Bend http://www.kristv.com/news/eagle-ford-shale-job-fair-comes-to-the-coastal-bend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/eagle-ford-shale-job-fair-comes-to-the-coastal-bend/ Community Mon, 27 Oct 2014 1:07:26 PM Mike Gillaspia Eagle Ford Shale Job Fair Comes to the Coastal Bend

CORPUS CHRISTI - Looking for a job or maybe just a better job? Then consider "Destination: Occupation," the Eagle Ford Shale Job Fair and Expo being held Wednesday, October 29th at the American Bank Center.

This job fair encompasses all facets of the oil and gas industry in finding effective labor solutions for both employers and employees. The Eagle Ford Shale Job Fair has partnered with Workforce Solutions and the Texas Veterans Commission, as well as F.I.R.S.T (First in Rescue, Safety and Training), who will be offering on the spot certifications for job seekers.

Candidates with varying degrees of experience are invited to bring their resumes along with their work-ready attitudes. Pre-screening will take place at the entrance. From there, you will be directed to the companies who may be a good fit for you.

The job fair runs from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. To pre-register, go to www.EagleFordShaleJobFairs.com.

You may also contact Texas Eagle Ford Shale Magazine at (361) 687-2850 for additional information.


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Last Chance For A Walk Through The Pumpkin Patch http://www.kristv.com/news/last-chance-for-a-walk-through-the-pumpkin-patch/ http://www.kristv.com/news/last-chance-for-a-walk-through-the-pumpkin-patch/ Community Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:14:57 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Last Chance For A Walk Through The Pumpkin Patch

CORPUS CHRISTI - Time for picking your perfect pumpkin is running out at St. John's Methodist Church. The Church will be selling pumpkings today through Thursday. The pumpkins range anywhere from $6 to $35, and all the proceeds go to the children's ministry. 


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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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