Continuous News Continuous News en-us Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:08:16 GMT Synapse CMS 10 144 25 Corpus Christi Native to be Selected to Key ICE Post Continuous News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:50:39 PM Corpus Christi Native to be Selected to Key ICE Post

CORPUS CHRISTI-A Corpus Christi native is in line to become the first Latina in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

President Barack Obama announced he was nominating Sarah Saldaña, currently a U.S. District Attorney, to be assistant secretary of ICE or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The division of the Department of Homeland Security has had the increasingly tough task of responding to the immigration crisis currently affecting the U.S.-Mexico border.

Her nomination still needs Senate approval.



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Kingsville Bank Robbed Continuous News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:05:02 AM Kingsville Bank Robbed

KINGSVILLE - Kingsville police need your help identifying a bank robber.

The guy walked into the bank around 5:00 this afternoon.

He pointed a gun at employees and demanded money, it's unclear if he got away with anything.

It happened at the IBC bank on Santa Gertrudis.

Kingsville crime stoppers will pay a $1,000 for the ID of the guy.

If you know anything call police.


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Scattered Thundershowers For The First Half Of The Holiday Weekend Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 8:42:45 PM Chief Meteorologist Dale Nelson Scattered Thundershowers For The First Half Of The Holiday Weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI- Rich tropical moisture in place over South Texas will result in more but scattered thundershowers Saturday and Sunday. The highest concentration of rain will be near the coast and in the offshore waters (where nobody lives.) The rain lifts north and out of the area for Monday Labor Day which will be the hottest and driest day of the weekend.

Saturday we will have scattered thundershowers near the coast in the morning gradually spreading inland during the afternoon sticky and still hot with a high of 92.

Saturday night will be warm seasonal and stuffy with showers re-developing near the coast after midnight and a low of 75.

Sunday we will have scattered thundershowers mainly in the morning ending during the afternoon breezy with more sun and hotter with a high of 94.

Labor Day we will have lots of sunshine humid and hotter with a high of 97.

Enjoy your holiday weekend.

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Corpus Christi Woman Shot Five Times, Forgives Suspect Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 7:32:48 PM Jennifer Lira - Corpus Christi Woman Shot Five Times, Forgives Suspect

CORPUS CHRISTI - A woman who was allegedly shot by her boyfriend last week spoke with KRIS 6 News about the night that almost ended her life.

On August 19, Leticia Perales was nearly killed. She was shot five times during an argument with her boyfriend, Jacob Salazar.

Perales spoke with KRIS 6 News from her hospital room. She is in bad shape and must wear a breathing mask. She didn't want her face and wounds to be shown on camera as she talked about her troubled relationship with the suspect.

"My kids hate him," she said, "but I can't hate him. I can't hate him. I just want him to get help."

Perales, 44, said she and Salazar started out in a happy relationship, but admits things have been bad for a while. She described their relationship as chaotic and, at times, "violent, it was not all the time, but when it got violent.. it got violent," she said.

That violence escalated last week when Salazar, 32, accused Perales of cheating and told her to leave his house. She says he then sent her several text messages asking her to come back to him.

Perales said she had a bad feeling and asked him why he wanted to see her. "On one text I said, 'No. Why? Why do you want me, cause you want to kill me?', because he had already mentioned that he would kill me."

Perales gave in. She went to pick up Salazar at his friend's house. She said he immediately started yelling at her, so she told him to get out of her truck.

"And as the door opened, I don't remember what we were saying, I just remember when I picked my head up , I just heard the boom, boom, boom."

She was shot five times and left for dead.

"I forgive him for what he did to me but I hate him for what he's put me through. I know it's wrong, but I still do love Jacob."

Salazar remains behind bars in the Nueces County Jail.


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Recording Device Found in Laundromat Restroom Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 6:10:54 PM Recording Device Found in Laundromat Restroom

CORPUS CHRISTI - A Kwik Wash Laundry employee found a recording device in the laundromat's restroom. Around 7:30pm Thursday, an employee called police after she found a cell phone hidden in the restroom at Kwik Wash Laundry on Leopard near Violet.

She told police that right before using the restroom, she noticed a bundle of brown paper towels wedged under the sink against the drainage pipe. She said she thought the drain was leaking water, so she removed the towels and found the black flip phone facing the toilet.

The phone had a light on indicating it was recording. She called police who removed the phone and began an investigation.

In July a cell phone was found recording in the ladies restroom at the Starbucks on Staples and earlier this month a hidden camera was found at the Stripes on Kostoryz. Police say they don't know if the incidents are related. There have been no arrests in any of these cases.


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Friday Night Fever Scoreboard Week 1 Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 5:23:28 PM Friday Night Fever Scoreboard Week 1

Keep up to date with the latest high school football scores from the KRIS6 Friday Night Fever. Follow us at @krissports or on Facebook -


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Carroll Carroll Tigers35
Miller Miller Buccaneers10
 Listen LIVE: 1150 AM (KCCT) & TSRN

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Monte Alto Monte Alto Blue Devils6
London London Pirates26


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Laredo Alexander Laredo Alexander Bulldogs22
Alice Alice Coyotes31

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El Campo El Campo Ricebirds41
Gregory-Portland Gregory-Portland Wildcats19
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Flour Bluff Flour Bluff Hornets31
King King Mustangs13
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Calallen Calallen Wildcats28
Mercedes Mercedes Tigers0
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Laredo Martin Laredo-Martin Tigers0
Ray Ray Texans35

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Rockport-Fulton Rockport-Fulton Pirates41
Aransas Pass Aransas Pass Panthers20

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Kingsville Kingsville Brahmas21
Beeville Beeville Trojans24

Runge Runge Yellowjackets6
Ben Bolt Ben Bolt Badgers59



Three Rivers Three Rivers Bulldogs33
Bishop Bishop Badgers6

Odem Odem Owls30
Edna Edna Cowboys26

Freer Freer Buckaroos20
Falfurrias Falfurrias Bulls33

San Diego San Diego Vaqueros21
George West George West Longhorns0

Refugio Refugio Bobcats56
Hebbronville Hebbronville Longhorns0

Rio Grande City Rio Grande City Rattlers14
Ingleside Ingleside Mustangs41

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Skidmore-Tynan Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats41
John Paul II John Paul II Centurions0

Benavides Benavides Eagles32
Lasara Lasara Lions0

Banquete Banquete Bulldogs21
Mathis Mathis Pirates34

Woodsboro Woodsboro Eagles7
Nixon-Smiley Nixon-Smiley Mustangs28

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Robstown Robstown Cotton Pickers6
Orange Grove Orange Grove Bulldogs42

Agua Dulce Agua Dulce Longhorns8
Riviera Riviera Seahawks32

Pettus Pettus War Eagles0
Santa Gertrudis Santa Gertrudis Academy Pride53

Stockdale Stockdale Brahmas6
Taft Taft Greyhounds19

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Sinton Sinton Pirates39
Tuloso-Midway Tuloso-Midway Warriors19

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Moody Moody Trojans41
West Oso West Oso Bears34

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Robles Given Maximum 20 Year Sentence for Sex Assault Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 5:02:53 PM Robles Given Maximum 20 Year Sentence for Sex Assault

CORPUS CHRISTI - The man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, right after she left a park, is headed to prison for twenty years. The jury recommended the maximum sentence for Orlando Robles this morning.

The victim told police and the jury that she was headed home from an evening at a park along Ocean Drive when Robles got her attention by claiming something was wrong with her Jeep.

When she got out, she says she was assaulted. Eventually, she was able to fight back by stabbing the man with her keys.

Robles was arrested as Corpus Christi Police were looking for a man accused of assaulting women in two different occasions.

Robles still faces trial on charges he arranged to meet a woman for a book sale and allegedly assaulted her.


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Run Amuck Mud Run Returns for a 4th Year Continuous News 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

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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Man Nearly Beaten to Death, Left Behind Downtown Church Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:34:25 PM Sara Donchey Man Nearly Beaten to Death, Left Behind Downtown Church

CORPUS CHRISTI - Father John Hayden Haby set out for an early morning; it was a day of religious celebration at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

But when medics knocked on Haby's door to tell him there was an emergency, what he found behind the building was anything but pious.

"(I saw) a gentlemen who looked like he was bloody all over," Haby said. "It looked like he had been in a fight or assaulted or something."

Corpus Christi Fire Department medics were already there treating him, Haby said.

The gruesome discovery stemmed from a 911 call police received around 7:30 am. It was from a passerby who saw a man lying in a pool of his own blood.

He appeared to have been beaten, nearly to death, and left behind the church on South Chaparral Street, according to police.

Police said the victim appeared to be in his 40s, but could not immediately identify him.

He was rushed to Spohn Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Church goers were shocked to be met with crime tape and police cars.

"I was just really concerned making sure everybody at the church was okay," said Anastasia Strates.

Strates, who owns the nearby Tango Tea Room Restaurant, said she was surprised to see the crime scene tape and police cars.

Another challenge for crime scene investigators was rain; it was washing away evidence, namely, blood on the ground.

Haby conceded that he often sees people passing near his building late at night, but said he didn't recognize the victim.

Police said that upon last check he was still in critical condition, but was making slight improvements.

They still don't have a suspect in the case, but if that person is found, they could face charges of aggravated assault.


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Benefit Golf Tournament Continuous News 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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New Details On Murder of 6-Year-Old Boy Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 5:54:50 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV New Details On Murder of 6-Year-Old Boy

CORPUS CHRISTI - We have the latest on the death of a 6-year old boy who police believe was killed by his mother's boyfriend.

According to police documents, officers found the boy, Xadrian Martinez, on the floor and unresponsive.

The boy's step-father, Albert Villarreal, told police that Xadrian had a seizure and fell, hitting his head. The boy's mother, Nancy Rae Martinez, agreed.

However, the boy's 8-year old sister told a much different story. The girl said Villarreal hit Xadrian after he soiled his clothing. She said Villarreal grabbed Xadrian by the neck and held him until he passed out, then slammed him against a refrigerator to try and revive him.

Martinez and Villarreal are in jail, both charged with capital murder.

Adding to the shock of this story, it turns out Child Protective Services was already familiar with this family.

6-year-old Xadrian's grandmother told KRIS 6 news that she knew the boy was suffering abuse and even asked for custody, but the boy's mom wouldn't agree. When the cps investigations closed, she said CPS sent little Xadrian back home.

"They took him away the first time," said Grandma Elena Saenz. "Why give her another chance? And the second time they took him away, why did they give her a second chance? Didn't they see he was getting hurt?"

As they prepare to say a final goodbye to the boy they loved so much, the family said they can't even have an open casket, because Xadrian's face is so badly bruised.

No details yet on when that funeral will take place.

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More Storms Today Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 4:44:58 AM Meteorologist Maclovio Perez More Storms Today

The weather system in the Gulf will give us more showers today. The system is weakening and is drifting to the South. Slow moving storm may drop significant rain. High 90. Tonight, a few showers overnight. Low 78. Saturday will see more sun and fewer showers. High 92. Sunday and Monday should be partly cloudy and much warmer. Highs upper 90's. Another tropical system is expected to develop in the Gulf and brings us more rain by middle of next week.

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Ferguson, St. Louis County Police Face $40M Lawsuit Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 4:41:16 AM Ferguson, St. Louis County Police Face $40M Lawsuit

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal lawsuit alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The five plaintiffs in the suit filed Thursday include a clinical social worker who says she and her 17-year-old son were roughed up and arrested after not evacuating a McDonald's quickly enough. A 23-year-old man says he was shot multiple times with rubber bullets and called racial slurs while walking through the protest zone to his mother's home. And one man says he was arrested for filming the disturbances.

The lawsuit seeks $40 million in damages. Attorney Malik Shabazz said it could be broadened to include additional plaintiffs.

Officials in Ferguson and Clayton declined comment.


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Judge: Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional Continuous News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 4:38:33 AM Judge: Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge has again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 decision despite $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer.

State District Judge John Dietz's written opinion Thursday followed his verbal ruling last year that public school funding was inadequate.

He also said the "Robin Hood" system doesn't share funding fairly between school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

The Legislature cut $5.4 billion from public education in 2011, prompting more than 600 school districts statewide to sue.

Dietz's initial ruling followed a 3-plus month trial. But he reopened the case in January and heard new evidence, after lawmakers restored $3.4 billion to schools in 2013.

The written ruling can now be appealed to the state Supreme Court.

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Some More Rain Expected And Not As Hot Continuous News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:23:00 PM Chief Meteorologist Dale Nelson Some More Rain Expected And Not As Hot

CORPUS CHRISTI- Abundant tropical moisture over South Texas will result in more needed rain for the area over the next couple of days. The rich tropical moisture lifts northward and that will leave us with more stifling heat and humidity and lots of sunshine for the latter half of the Holiday weekend.

Friday expect scattered showers and thundershowers with a few producing locally heavy rain otherwise more clouds and not as hot with a high of 93.

Friday night the rain will come to an end so hopefully most of the football games will get in without a weather problem the showers re-develop near the coast after midnight with a warm steam low of 79.

Saturday expect variable cloudiness hot and humid in and around scattered thundershowers and a high of 94.

Sunday even less rain more sun breezy and hotter.

Enjoy your holiday weekend.


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Xadrian Martinez Is Second Case Of Alleged Abuse In Two Weeks Continuous News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 9:44:10 PM Bart Bedsole - Xadrian Martinez Is Second Case Of Alleged Abuse In Two Weeks

CORPUS CHRISTI - If it's proven to be a case of child abuse, the death of Xadrian Martinez would be the second fatal case in about two weeks.

Two month old Layla Garcia died earlier this month in Fulton after her father allegedly beat her because she wouldn't stop crying.

Experts say preventing tragedies like these starts with having a support system in place, long before the frustration from a crisis sets in.

"Now's the time to start thinking about what can I do to make that support system," explains John Lennan, spokesman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

"It can be friends, it can be family, just someone that can watch the child while you de-stress or a caregiver."

The idea is that at the height of a crisis, a parent can call a family member or a friend to take over, allowing the parent to take a break from the situation.

And while most parents think they could never do what the parents of Layla and Xadrian are accused of doing to their children, those parents probably didn't they could ever do it either.

"This is something that everybody should think about," says Lennan, "so that if you do come into a situation like that, you do have that plan in place, you do have that person that you can call on, to come and help you at that moment."

The website offers an abundance of tips and information for parents, as well as testimonials from real parents who have overcome their own abusive behaviors.



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Friday Night Fever Season Preview Continuous News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 6:08:16 PM Friday Night Fever Season Preview

The wait is over as it is time for high school football. KRIS6 kicks off the Friday Night Fever season with a preview show live from Buccaneer Stadium where the Carroll Tigers face off against the Miller Buccaneers.

Alan Harwell, Drew Collins, and Michelle Margaux break down what's sure to be an exciting year of football as teams face off in newly realigned UIL districts with new opponents.

Be sure to catch the Friday Night Fever at 10:15pm on KRIS 6 News, then stick around for a more in-depth look at the weeks games on the CW South Texas at 11pm.


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Father: Murdered 6-Year-Old Boy Was Abused Before Continuous News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 5:27:02 PM Janine Reyes Father: Murdered 6-Year-Old Boy Was Abused Before

CORPUS CHRISTI -- A mother and her boyfriend are facing capital murder charges tonight in the death of her 6-year-old son, Xadrian Martinez.

Child Protective Services removed the boy's siblings from the home. Xadrian's grandma says even though the agency intervened before, they allowed him to go back to the home where he died. CPS officials would not comment on specifics of this case, but did say custody decisions are up to a court, not their agency.

"He loved music, I do music so I mean he loved it," said Ruben Saenz, Xadrian's family.

We were there as they watched a video of a spunky little boy they loved so much dancing to a music video.

"This is him at 11 months, when CPS placed him with us," grandma Elena Saenz said holding up a picture of the boy.

Saenz says that's the first time she met the little boy who looked just like his dad, her son Ruben.

"He's smart for his age, very smart it took not even a day to teach him how to fish," Ruben told us.

They say Xadrian went back and forth through the years, sometimes during a CPS investigation, other times just because.

"One day out of the blue she called and said 'can you all come pick him up, I can't handle him no more,'" Elena said.

She never hesitated, even asking for custody. But mom wouldn't agree. When Xadrian went back to the home, though, Elena says he suffered abuse.

"They took him away the first time why give her another chance," she asked, "and the second time they took him away why did they give her a second chance, didn't they see he was getting hurt," she cried.

She told us Xadrian's other grandmother called her this morning, and is also distraught.

Now, those hurting the most are the family who loved him.

"I love you and I miss you and I'm so sorry, I'm sorry I couldn't save you, I'm sorry I couldn't stop them from beating you" Ruben said to his only son, crying.

They tell us Xadrian can't have an open casket because his little face is badly bruised.

"That's a monster, a mother who abuses her kids, that's a monster," Elena said.


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Gravedigger Pleads Guilty to Disability Fraud Continuous News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 5:11:16 PM Gravedigger Pleads Guilty to Disability Fraud

ALICE - A man who claimed he couldn't work because of back problems is facing prison time for working as a grave digger while collecting disability checks.

Prosecutors say 59-year old Guatemozin Garcia plead guilty to fraud for receiving $148,043 in benefits from 2008 to 2013.

The case was handled in federal court as Garcia was receiving funds from the Social Security Administration.

Investigators found he was paid by several people to prepare gravesites and graveside funeral arrangements, but concealed all of that income as required by law. His work included using a tractor and shovel to dig graves, set up and take down of tents and chairs, plus laying out artificial grass for services.

Garcia faces up to five years in federal prison when sentenced in December.



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Obama Weighs Options for Targeting Islamic State Assets Continuous News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 3:28:15 PM Associated Press Obama Weighs Options for Targeting Islamic State Assets

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says degrading Islamic State militants is going to require a "regional strategy" and assistance from partners in the Middle East.

Obama is speaking shortly before meeting with his national security advisers to discuss options for going after the militant group. The president says he has asked the Pentagon to prepare a range of options for confronting the militants.

The U.S. is already going after militant targets inside Iraq and officials say Obama is considering taking similar action in Syria.

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