We are looking at a bunch of rain this weekend. That won’t stop us from having fun! Some events will be going down rain or shine. We recommend checking with the event pages before heading out to your local event of choice and keep up with the weather right here at kristv.com/weather.
The threat of storms has forced the Buccaneer Commission to delay the start of tomorrow’s IBC Bank Junior Parade.
The Buc Days Junior Parade was scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. along Shoreline Boulevard. According to a press release from the Buccaneer Commission, they have decided to hold the parade tomorrow at 5 p.m.
Bucaraders will arrive at their headquarters at 2 p.m. Parade participants will have to check-in at 2:30pm. The judging will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Junior Parade will begin at 5 p.m.
The Buc Days and Stripes Carnival is set to open tonight at 5pm and at noon tomorrow.
Dozens of local schools and groups will be participating but rain is in the forecast for the next few days.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its spring 2019 commencement ceremonies this Saturday, May 11, at the American Bank Center.
This commencement is a special one; TAMUCC will graduate more than 1,160 students, making it the largest Islander commencement ceremony to date.
The commencement is split up into two ceremonies at different times. The first one is at 10 a.m and will include students from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Engineering, and University College. The second one will be held at 2 p.m for students graduating from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, and College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony, and for those who cannot attend the ceremony will be live streamed at tamucc.edu.
Any extra information about the commencement ceremonies can be found at commencement.tamucc.edu.
BBQ Benefit for South Texas trooper who was shot – officially rain or shine
“He’s a brother,” Sergeant Nathan Brandley told KZTV
‘A family’ is how Brandley describes Texas troopers, near and far.
“Just another brother that wears the tan and we would do this just for any officer if it was in our area,” said Brandley.
Back in April Trooper Moises Sanchez was shot in the line of duty in Edinburg.
“Responding to a two-vehicle crash where one of the drivers from the crash scene had fled on foot when trooper Sanchez went to find him he then was confronted by him and shot in the shoulder and the head,” said Brandley.
He says Sanchez has been recovering, being upgraded from critical to stable condition now.
“Progressing very slowly but taking progression one day at a time and he’s been able to open his eyes and have some movement in his face,” said Brandley.
This Saturday, Brandley and DPS officers are hosting a chicken and sausage BBQ benefit to help Sanchez and his family financially.
“Anything and everything that they could use it for medical expenses and the family,” said Brandley.
Along with food, Brandley says there will be a silent auction provided by several businesses and sports affiliations across Texas.
“A lot of community businesses and organizations came together to help us out with the silent auction,” said Brandley.
Several fundraisers have taken place in the valley already; Brandley says this is just a way for people to show their support for law enforcement officers, from hundreds of miles away.
The benefit will be held this May 11, 2019, from 11 AM until 4 PM at the DPS office parking lot at 1922 SPID near Greenwood. We’re told the location may change depending on the weather, but the event is on, rain or shine.
Party in a toga and help Triumph Over Kids Cancer (TOKC) – officially rain or shine
The 13th annual Triumph Over Kid Cancer Toga Party is this Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.at 4126 Ocean Drive. Due to the weather this year’s James A Ragan, Triumph Scramble has been canceled due to the rain, but the rest of the event is officially rain or shine.
This year features a live band, a night of dancing, scrumptious finger food from Venetian Hot Plate, silent and live auctions and seeing prominent people in your community in togas & cowboy boots.
Tickets are $150 per person. Proceeds from both events fund research into pediatric cancer and support kids with cancer.
The Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation, or TOKC for short, is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer by raising their spirits, raising the public’s awareness, and funding research to improve the treatment and survivability of pediatric cancers.
James Ragan, founder of TOKC, started the Toga party 13 years ago.
James was about to celebrate his 14th birthday, while undergoing cancer treatment for Osteosarcoma, and said he couldn’t think of anything he wanted, so he threw a Toga party. Instead of gifts, James asked friends to donate $50.00. He raised $40,000.
The money was split between Driscoll Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson, and TOKC’s Toga Party was born.
Those who remain at the toga party as Saturday night seeps into Sunday morning are rewarded with Whataburger breakfast burritos and Gates donuts. No one leaves at 11:30.
TOKC’s Toga Party is one of two signature fundraisers for the non-profit, which raises money that goes directly to fund pediatric cancer research.
So wear your best toga, cowboy/cowgirl boots and come celebrate while helping a great cause.
What: 13th Annual TOKC’s Toga Party
When: This Saturday, May 11th from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where: 4126 Ocean Drive
For tickets, visit https://one.bidpal.net/tokctoga/welcome
A huge thank you from TOKC to the following sponsors:
Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey, STL & The Diocese of Corpus Christi
Ashley & Will Cocke
Hugh & Anne Dobson Family
Affiliated Bank/ Corpus Christi Athletic Club
Port Of Corpus Christi Authority
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB HIT & RUN COMPETITION – possible reschedule for Tuesday
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend is planning to host a FREE Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ Competition this Saturday, but the rain might move it to Tuesday.
If all goes as planned, the event will last from 10am-2pm at the Greenwood Unit Outdoor Sports Complex behind the main building. The address is 3902 Greenwood Drive, 78416. However, if the rain proves formidable, the event will be moved to Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
Pitch Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition that the Major League Baseball® uses. The program is designed to provide young athletes an opportunity to compete, for free FREE, in a competition involving key baseball and softball skills.
Pitch Hit & Run is open to boys and girls from the ages of 7-14 years old. Participants will be divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and will have opportunities to advance in big ways. There will be four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals during the 2019 MLB™ All-Star Week®.
Question about the event can be directed to Valerie Burciaga at email@example.com or 361-853-2586
Due to inclement weather, Lemonade Day has been rescheduled for next Saturday in the Coastal Bend.
This will be the 7th year that the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation will present Lemonade Day! Lemonade Day is a fun and refreshing way for families to get involved in the community while gaining knowledge and skills in operating a small business.
Children who want to get involved will start, own and operate their own lemonade stand.
Don’t forget to register online to prepare for Lemonade Day. In preparation, interested youth will learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors and provide customer service.
These skills are incredibly important to the youth of tomorrow and this event seeks to educate our young ones to be the future leaders of tomorrow.
Contact Ceci DuPree at 361-881-1800 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this awesome event.
Check with the event pages before heading out to your local event of choice, and keep up with the weather right here at kristv.com/weather.
Other Saturday Events (depending on weather)