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. () () Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:12:42 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 T G Allen Elementary School Hosts Santa http://www.kristv.com/news/t-g-allen-elementary-school-hosts-santa/ http://www.kristv.com/news/t-g-allen-elementary-school-hosts-santa/ Community Fri, 19 Dec 2014 7:10:38 PM Kirsten Schaffer T G Allen Elementary School Hosts Santa

CORPUS CHRISTI - Santa's sleigh stopped by T G Allen Elementary School Friday.

He delivered presents to 387 students at the school.

It was all made possible by Volkswagen of Corpus Christi.

The principal of the school said it was all about teaching the children a lesson.

"We promote it through the character traits that we follow," said Irma Sandate. "Being thorough, being determined, having compassion for one another."

It's the second year this event has taken place.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Los Encinos Elementary School Treated To Nutcracker Performance http://www.kristv.com/news/los-encinos-elementary-school-treated-to-nutcracker-performance/ http://www.kristv.com/news/los-encinos-elementary-school-treated-to-nutcracker-performance/ Community Fri, 19 Dec 2014 7:06:19 PM Kirsten Schaffer Los Encinos Elementary School Treated To Nutcracker Performance

CORPUS CHRISTI - Students at Los Encinos Elementary school were treated to a special holiday performance Friday.

The school's annual Sing-A-Long kicked off with members of the Corpus Christi Ballet performing selections from their annual production of "The Nutcracker."

The principal of the school said the kids absolutely loved it.

"That was super exciting for them, you could tell by the looks in their faces," said Christine Sierra, the principal of the school.

The artistic director of the Corpus Christi Ballet agreed.

"I think if the children have a taste of what the dances are like, they'll be absolutely enthralled if they can see the whole production," said Cristina Munro. "You know, with the snow scene, at the battle between the rats and the mice, and the soldiers.

For more information on how to get a ticket to see the Nutcracker, click here.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
CVA Helps Veteran Families With Christmas Gifts For Children http://www.kristv.com/news/cva-helps-veteran-families-with-christmas-gifts-for-children/ http://www.kristv.com/news/cva-helps-veteran-families-with-christmas-gifts-for-children/ Community Fri, 19 Dec 2014 6:58:57 PM Kirsten Schaffr CVA Helps Veteran Families With Christmas Gifts For Children

CORPUS CHRISTI - A local veterans lended a hand to veterans in need this holiday season.

Members of the Coastal Bend Chapter of the Combat Veterans Association gave out Christmas presents Friday to families dealing with financial difficulties.

They raised money, then asked families what their kids wanted for Christmas and then went shopping.

"So what we do is try to meet them halfway," said Ramiro Lizcano, the treasurer of the organization. "So we give them the gifts and they can go home, we get them wrapping paper, bows and everything all they have to do is put the paper present in the package, wrap it up, give it to the kids, and the parents are heroes."

Holly Sanchez, who was picking up gifts for her children, said it's something her family really appreciates.

"My husband served two tours in Iraq and he's a disabled veteran and he's given a lot for his country and we really appreciate them giving back to us," said Sanchez.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
CC Museum of Science and History Hosts Special Needs Night http://www.kristv.com/news/cc-museum-of-science-and-history-hosts-special-needs-night/ http://www.kristv.com/news/cc-museum-of-science-and-history-hosts-special-needs-night/ Community Fri, 19 Dec 2014 8:02:55 AM Dr. Brad Hoffman CC Museum of Science and History Hosts Special Needs Night

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History will host an evening for special needs kids.

Holiday Sensory Evening is designed for kids with special needs that otherwise may be intimidated with the normal brights lights, music, and sounds of the normal museum operations.

The event is Friday night and runs from 5:30 - 9:00 pm.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Salvation Army Red Kettles making a difference in the community http://www.kristv.com/news/salvation-army-red-kettles-making-a-difference-in-the-community/ http://www.kristv.com/news/salvation-army-red-kettles-making-a-difference-in-the-community/ Community Fri, 19 Dec 2014 7:40:54 AM Candace Torrez Salvation Army Red Kettles making a difference in the community

CORPUS CHRISTI - You know it's the holiday season when you start to see those traditional Salvation Army Red Kettles around town.

There is a total of 31 red kettles around the community, and all of the money donated stays in Corpus Christi to benefit our local Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is a faith based charitable organization that has been supporting those in need for 130 years in the U.S.

The Salvation Army offers a variety of services such as providing food and shelter for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and opprotunities for the homeless and underpriviledged children.

For more information on the Salvation Army visit the www.salvationarmytexas/corpuschristi.org


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Toys For Tots Donates Bikes to Head Start Kids http://www.kristv.com/news/toys-for-tots-donates-bikes-to-head-start-kids/ http://www.kristv.com/news/toys-for-tots-donates-bikes-to-head-start-kids/ Community Tue, 16 Dec 2014 5:41:03 PM Kirsten Schaffer Toys For Tots Donates Bikes to Head Start Kids

CORPUS CHRISTI - Toys for Tots donated 32 bikes to kids at La Miramar Head Start.

It's one of 40 local campaigns Toys for Tots has put on.

The kids' teacher told KRIS 6 the kids were totally surprised.

"Oh, they're super excited as soon as they got the Toys for Tots, they got super excited," said Karina Rodriguez.

Rodriguez said for many of the kids, it may be the only gift they receive for Christmas.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Toys For Tots Campaign Collects Thousands of Toys http://www.kristv.com/news/toys-for-tots-campaign-collects-thousands-of-toys/ http://www.kristv.com/news/toys-for-tots-campaign-collects-thousands-of-toys/ Community Wed, 17 Dec 2014 5:50:30 PM Kirsten Schaffer CORPUS CHRISTI - Corpus Christi's local Marine contingent was busy Wednesday getting ready for its biggest mission of the holiday season.

Since Thanksgiving they've collected 62 boxes of toys and 32 bicycles for the "Toys For Tots" campaign.

In the middle of that effort, the Marines were also busy with another project.

On Monday, they wrapped up a food bank drive, that netted 4000 pounds of canned goods, for the Food Bank of Corpus Christi.

 


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Special Hearts Prom Held At Moody High School http://www.kristv.com/news/special-hearts-prom-held-at-moody-high-school/ http://www.kristv.com/news/special-hearts-prom-held-at-moody-high-school/ Community Wed, 17 Dec 2014 6:42:41 PM Kirsten Schaffer Special Hearts Prom Held At Moody High School

CORPUS CHRISTI - An event Wednesday really warmed some hearts.

The "Special Hearts" Prom was held at Moody High School, bringing together students with special needs and pairing them with escorts from the high school.

Kelsey Canales, a student, said it's something she looks forward to every year. 

"It's just an amazing feeling to be able to make their day special," said Canales.

Her friend Erin Jimenez agreed.

"Today is just for them so they get to feel like everyone else does," said Jimenez. "They deserve it just as everyone else does, too."

The students wore beautiful gowns and tuxedos and danced to a DJ. There was also the crowning of the Prom King and Queen.

Students from the Aveda Institute were on hand to do the girls' hair, makeup and nails, meanwhile barbers with The Chop Shop gave the guys haircuts and shaves. 


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Border Patrol Agents Donate Toys To Kids At Driscoll Children's Hospital http://www.kristv.com/news/border-patrol-agents-donate-toys-to-kids-at-driscoll-children-s-hospital/ http://www.kristv.com/news/border-patrol-agents-donate-toys-to-kids-at-driscoll-children-s-hospital/ Community Thu, 18 Dec 2014 1:25:24 PM Kirsten Schaffer Border Patrol Agents Donate Toys To Kids At Driscoll Children's Hospital

CORPUS CHRISTI - Border Patrol agents with the Kingsville station visited Driscoll Children's Hospital Thursday, bringing toys and Santa Claus along with them.

Robert Hess with Border Patrol said it's an annual tradition they look forward to every year.

Hess said many of their agents have had kids stay at the hospital and always want to give back.

Agents delivered two vehicle loads of toys for kids staying at the hospital and their siblings.

Madelynn De La Rosa, 12, said she was grateful for the bow and arrow toy she received.

"I was excited to see [them] come and I thanked [Santa] for my gift," she smiled. "I really like Christmas!"

 


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department Receives Big Toy Donation http://www.kristv.com/news/jim-wells-county-sheriff-s-department-receives-big-toy-donation/ http://www.kristv.com/news/jim-wells-county-sheriff-s-department-receives-big-toy-donation/ Community Thu, 18 Dec 2014 1:26:04 PM Anayeli Ruiz Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department Receives Big Toy Donation

ALICE- The Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office received a big toy donation Thursday.

Halliburton in Alice brought in a 16 foot trailer that was filled with toys for kids of all ages.

The toys will be distributed through out the week to various families who need the extra help during the holidays.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
The Nutcracker Celebrates 40 Years http://www.kristv.com/news/the-nutcracker-celebrates-40-years/ http://www.kristv.com/news/the-nutcracker-celebrates-40-years/ Community Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:45:03 PM Mike Gillaspia The Nutcracker Celebrates 40 Years

CORPUS CHRISTI - This month, the Corpus Christi Ballet is celebrating 40 years of continuous presentations of the well-loved holiday classic, "The Nutcracker."

This year's production takes place at the Selena Auditorium, and features a cast of over 150 dancers and actors, lavish scenery and costumes, some new choreography, exciting guest artists and a wealth of local talent.

The curtain opens on Clara's family living room where a holiday celebration is taking place. At the party, Clara receives a magical Nutcracker as a gift from her Godfather, the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer.

After midnight the enchantment begins. The life-sized Nutcracker wages a fierce battle with the Rat King, huge rats, scurrying mice and troops of toy soldiers. Clara helps the Nutcracker to victory, and as a reward she is taken on a magical journey through the land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Here she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince and is entertained by colorful characters from many lands.

This weekend will feature a Saturday evening performance (December 20th) at 7:30 PM, and a Sunday matinee (December 21st) at 3:00 PM. Ticket prices range from $11.50 to $31.50 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets and from the box office at the American Bank Center.

As an added bonus, the Corpus Christi Ballet Orchestra will accompany the weekend performances, playing Tchaikovsky's beautiful music led by guest conductor Dr.William Reber.

For more information visit www.CorpusChristiBallet.com or call the CC Ballet Office at (361) 882-4588.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Crazy Christmas Sweater Run http://www.kristv.com/news/crazy-christmas-sweater-run/ http://www.kristv.com/news/crazy-christmas-sweater-run/ Community Thu, 18 Dec 2014 7:22:49 AM Candace Torrez Crazy Christmas Sweater Run

CORPUS CHRISTI - You can show off your creative skills and athletic ability at the 3rd annual Crazy Christmas Sweater Run.

The Crazy Christmas Sweater Run is taking place Friday, December 19th 6 pm at Cole Park.

Create your craziest sweater, wear it during the event and you could win the grand prize contest.

The post event for the Sweater Run includes live music, a free professional photo booth, and muffins from My Favorite Muffin.

After the race you can head over to Talons Sports Bar & Grill for the official after party. Talons Sports Bar & Grill is located at 5506 Saratoga Blvd.

Part of the proceeds from this event will go to children selected by Big Brothers Big Sisters. These children are in need and your participation in this event will help them have a brighter Christmas.

There are two portions of this event. A 2 mile run and a 2 mile walk. You can register at Cole Park on Race Day for $30.

For more information contact David Galan at (361) 658-6476.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Pets of the Week: Dr. Nafario & Miracle http://www.kristv.com/news/pets-of-the-week-dr-nafario-and-miracle/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pets-of-the-week-dr-nafario-and-miracle/ Community Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:36:21 PM Mike Gillaspia Pets of the Week: Dr. Nafario & Miracle

CORPUS CHRISTI - Those who may be thinking about adopting either a smaller, indoor dog or an eager outdoor dog will want to check out our Pets of the Week. Either of these two would be a welcome addition to any family!

Dr. Nafario (named for the movie character in "Despicable Me") is a 3-year-old male Shih Tzu. He seems to do well with other animals (both dogs and cats), and even with small children. Miracle, on the other hand, is a 2-year-old Border Collie/German Shepherd mix with plenty of playful energy. She is cautious at first, but quickly warms to most people.

You may now adopt either through Corpus Christi Animal Care Services. As always, the $25 adoption fee includes vaccinations and microchipping.

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.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Toys for Tots Charity Flag Football Game http://www.kristv.com/news/toys-for-tots-charity-flag-football-game/ http://www.kristv.com/news/toys-for-tots-charity-flag-football-game/ Community Wed, 17 Dec 2014 7:23:59 AM Candace Torrez Toys for Tots Charity Flag Football Game

CORPUS CHRISTI - It's the Dallas Cowboys fans Vs. Houston Texans fans for the 3rd annual Toys for Tots Charity Flag Football Game.

This event will take place at the Manuel Q. Salinas Park, December 20th at 3 PM. Manuel Q. Salinas Park is located at 1354 Airport Road.

Activities at the flag football game include a Car Show by South Coast Family, free BBQ, Moon jumps for kids, a DJ, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Admission for the game is an unwrapped new toy or $5 donation to benefit Toys for Tots.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Pet Night with Santa at La Palmera http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-night-with-santa-at-la-palmera-395124/ http://www.kristv.com/news/pet-night-with-santa-at-la-palmera-395124/ Community Tue, 16 Dec 2014 7:29:04 AM Candace Torrez Pet Night with Santa at La Palmera

CORPUS CHRISTI - Pet lovers can bring their favorite canine or kitty for "Pet Night with Santa" at La Pamera Mall. 

Pet Night with Santa takes place December 16th at La Pamera Center Court from 5 PM to 8 PM. This will be the third and final Pet Night with Santa event for the year.

A portion of the photo proceeds will benefit Paws Up, a non-profit organization that provides animal assisted activities and therapy.  

Only dogs and cats are permitted and all animals must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times.

Although it is Pet Night there will still be a line for kids and families as well. 

For more information visit www.lapalmera.com. 


Permalink| Comments


]]>
TAMU-CC Islanders to Host KRIS 6 Night http://www.kristv.com/news/tamu-cc-islanders-to-host-kris-6-night/ http://www.kristv.com/news/tamu-cc-islanders-to-host-kris-6-night/ Community Mon, 15 Dec 2014 1:00:41 PM Mike Gillaspia TAMU-CC Islanders to Host KRIS 6 Night

CORPUS CHRISTI - After an eight-day break for exams, the Texas A&M -- Corpus Christi men's basketball team is ready to return to the hardwood. They will do so tonight, Monday, December 15th, with a matchup against UTSA for KRIS 6 Night.

It's the 20th meeting for the two teams, with the hometown Islanders holding an advantage of 10 games to 9 all-time. However, the Roadrunners have won the last three games.

During his tenure, Coach Willis Wilson led TAMU-CC to a 1-point victory during their first matchup with the Roadrunners. But UTSA has emerged victorious in each game since, including a lopsided win and an overtime victory against the Islanders at the American Bank Center.

Each team currently boasts a record of 3-4.

Tonight's game begins at 7:30 PM, immediately following the Women's Basketball game at 5:00 PM against Tennessee State.

The first 350 fans to arrive will receive a foam KRIS 6 thumbs up, and the Islanders Mascot, Izzy, will turn into Santa Izzy to take pictures with the kids. During half-time, an audience member will be chosen to shoot a basket for a chance at winning $10,000. Additionally, those who bring an item for Toys for Tots may purchase an admission ticket for $5.

For ticket information, call 825-BALL (2255) or visit www.goislanders.com.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
KRIS 6 Night with Islander Basketball http://www.kristv.com/news/kris-6-night-with-islander-basketball/ http://www.kristv.com/news/kris-6-night-with-islander-basketball/ Community Mon, 15 Dec 2014 7:24:23 AM Candace Torrez KRIS 6 Night with Islander Basketball

CORPUS CHRISTI - It's KRIS 6 night for Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Islanders Basketball.

The Islanders men's basketball team will face off the UTSA Roadrunners at the American Bank Center Monday, December 15th at 7:30 PM.

The Islanders Women's basketball team will matchup against Tennessee St. the same night starting at 5 PM.

The first 350 fans to arrive will receive a foam KRIS 6 thumbs up, and the Islanders Mascot, Izzy will turn into Santa Izzy for the night to take pictures with the kids.

During half time a lucky audience member will have the chance to shoot a basket for $10,000.

Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and you can get admission for $5.

For more information visit www.goislanders.com or call .  


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Holiday Celebrations Continue at La Palmera Mall http://www.kristv.com/news/holiday-celebrations-continue-at-la-palmera-mall/ http://www.kristv.com/news/holiday-celebrations-continue-at-la-palmera-mall/ Community Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:57:40 PM Mike Gillaspia Holiday Celebrations Continue at La Palmera Mall

CORPUS CHRISTI - Looking to add a little fun to your holiday shopping? Then drop by La Palmera Mall, where they continue to celebrate the season.

Tonight (Friday, December 12th) is the final night for the Holiday Light Spectacular, a one-of-a-kind 3D light show. It will run three times - at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 PM - at Center Court near Santa Clause, who is also available for photos during mall hours through Christmas Eve.

Shoppers still have the chance to help a few local charities this holiday. Charity Gift Wrapping is happening weekends in December and the three days leading up to Christmas, with local organizations wrapping gifts for donations from Noon - 6:00 PM. The remaining groups include The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi (Dec. 12th - 14th), CASA of the Coastal Bend (Dec. 19th - 21st), and Dress for Success (Dec. 22nd - 24th).

Also, there is one remaining Pet Night with Santa. Pet lovers may bring their dog or cat for a picture with the Jolly Old Elf on December 16th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. A portion of photo proceeds will go to the local animal organization "Paws Up."

La Palmera Mall will be closed Christmas Day, December 25th.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
STX Cowboy Christmas http://www.kristv.com/news/stx-cowboy-christmas/ http://www.kristv.com/news/stx-cowboy-christmas/ Community Fri, 12 Dec 2014 8:42:47 AM Candace Torrez STX Cowboy Christmas

SINTON - The San Patricio Fairgrounds will host 3 days full of family fun for everyone.

The STX Cowboy Christmas will include a Pro CPRA Rodeo, BBQ Cook-off, Country Craft Shopping, and Car Show.

The Pro Rodeo kicks off Friday, December 12th and runs till Saturday, December 13th. Cowboys from all over Texas will compete in various challenges such as the calf scramble, team roping, barrel racing, and of course Bull riding.

Saturday morning will kick off with Breakfast with Santa from 8 AM - 10 AM at the San Patricio Fairground Event Center. Participants are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item that will benefit Toys for Tots and the Corpus Christi Food Bank.

Tickets can be bought at Billy Bobs in Callallen, Cavendars in Corpus Christi, and online at www.stxcowboychristmas.com.


Permalink| Comments


]]>
Jingle Bell Run to Help Secure Bikes for Kids http://www.kristv.com/news/jingle-bell-run-to-help-secure-bikes-for-kids/ http://www.kristv.com/news/jingle-bell-run-to-help-secure-bikes-for-kids/ Community Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:37:10 PM Mike Gillaspia Jingle Bell Run to Help Secure Bikes for Kids

CORPUS CHRISTI - The 3rd Annual "Jingle Bell Run" will wind its way through downtown Corpus Christi this Saturday, December 11th at 8:00 AM. The 5K walk/run/jog also features a 2 Mile Walk and for children, a Fun 1K. Families are encouraged to attend, and everyone is asked to wear their favorite Christmas accessories.

Following the event, a party will be held at the House of Rock (511 Starr Street). There will be free food and live music by JonMikael Mrez.

The money raised will benefit "Bikes for Kids," a partnership with Bay Area Bicycles to give away new bikes and helmets to children in need during the holiday season.

For additional information, go to www.jinglebellcorpus.com.


Permalink| Comments


]]>