Jan 10, 2014 6:12 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Nueces County Junior Livestock Show has gotten underway at the fairgrounds in Robstown.
Welding students from area schools took part today in the livestock show's welding contest.
Because there are so many students competing this year they were divided into groups.
Organizers say they're proud of these students who are going into a trade that will open major doors for them.
"A lot of these kids are from blighted and impoverished areas and it gives them opportunities. I have students that have been through our program who are making more than the superintendents at the school districts now and they've only been in the field 3 and 4 years," says Ellery Francisco, the director of the welding contest.
Meanwhile, the livestock show will continue through next week. A team roping competition will be held at 8 a.m. tomorrow, an alumni barbecue cook-off at 9 a.m., followed by a parade through downtown Robstown at 10:30 p.m.
1 day ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more