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Special Report: The Buc Starts Here Video included

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Considered one of the best festivals in all of Texas, it started out as just an old fashioned seaside celebration to signify the beginning of the summer season. It's grown over the years into an 11-day major tourist event.Take a look back at why over a quarter of a million people each year celebrate our pirate beginnings in a 3News Special Report: The Buc Starts Here. More>>

Buccaneer Days Carnival Opens its Gates Video included

Buc Days is back, and the carnival gates are set to be opened up for everyone. Kiii Chief Meteorologist Bill Vessey went Live from the carnival Thursday where the fun is about to begin. More>>

Free Admission to Museum of Science and History Saturday Video included

If you are looking for something to do with the family this weekend, you can't beat "free." That's the deal the Museum of Science and History is offering Saturday."We'll be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., completely free, so you can bring the whole family," said Jordan Greer of the Museum of Science and History.There will be plenty of hands-on activities featuring the wonderful world of science.Also, the museum will be having an after-hours event on Monday for those suffering from autism. It's all ... More>>

PRCA Buc Days Rodeo Kicks Off Thursday Night Video included

For many, one of the highlights of Buc Days is the PRCA Buc Days Rodeo, and this year is no exception. It kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.Kiii Meteorologist Alan Holt went Live from the rodeo arena with the details of the night's event. He even talked to an award winning rodeo clown and bull fighter. More>>

Female Named Firefighter of the Year for the First Time in Beeville Video included

A female firefighter in Beeville made history Thursday. She was the first woman in Beeville ever to receive the honor of being named Firefighter of the Year."She's breaking new ground. I've been a firefighter for 65 years," Beeville Fire Chief Donald Morris said. "In fact, I got my 65-year pen this year, and in the past, we didn't have any female firefighters."Morris said 30-year old Lindsay Morgan answered 234 calls last year. That placed her among the top 10 firefighters in that department,... More>>

CCPD Senior Officer Wright Names Police Officer of the Year Video included

One of the Corpus Christi Police Department's best was honored Thursday for all of his hard work -- Senior Officer Karl Wright.Wright was recognized as Police Officer of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Corpus Christi. He's been with the department for 16 years.Kiii-TV would like to send a big congratulations to Senior Officer Wright. More>>

City Considers Handing Crossing Guard Program to Private Company Video included

Police Chief Floyd Simpson is looking at making some big changes to the school crossing guard program. It's an idea to save money and keep police officers focused on fighting crime.The idea is to turn over the crossing guard program to a private company out of Houston."The company that we're going to contract with will assume all of those employees," Chief Simpson said. "Their lives won't change. Everything is going to remain the same within. They'll just have better management."Simpson said ... More>>

Dunking of the Mayor to Kick Off 77th Annual Buc Days Video included

It's the 77th year for one of Corpus Christi's biggest celebrations, Buc Days, and one of the ceremonial highlights to kick off the event took place Thursday -- the dunking of the mayor.Kiii Chief Meteorologist Bill Vessey went Live from the Lawrence Street T-Head as the dunking of Mayor Nelda Martinez took place. More>>

John Paul II High School Students Arrive in Rome Video included

Students from John Paul II High School, along with about 70 other Coastal Bend residents, arrived in Rome Thursday to take part in the canonization of their school's namesake.On Sunday, Pope John Paul II and Pope John the 23rd will become saints at a massive canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square, and the students will be there to witness that piece of history being made.A total of nine students and 10 faculty members from John Paul II High School went on the pilgrimage. For some, it was... More>>

Council Considers $1.4 Million Grant for Del Mar College Video included

City Council is set on deciding whether or not to approve giving Del Mar College a $1.4 million grant to expand its process and instrumentation technology.The money will be used to build a fully operational and functioning processing unit like you would find at one of the refineries. No oil products will be made, and instead, water will be used. The idea is to be able to get more students through the program.Del Mar College has about 50 students a year graduate, but with this processing unit ... More>>

City Breaks Ground for Major Improvements to McArdle Road Video included

The City broke ground at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for a construction project aimed at improving the stretch of McArdle Road between Whitaker Drive and Ennis Joslin by August of 2016.The project, funded by the 2012 Bond, will include a three-lane roadway, bike lanes, five-foot sidewalks and upgraded utilities.Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez and members of City Council were joined by Mary Encinia, whose daughter Kimberly was killed by a hit and run driver while walking downing McArdle between Rod... More>>

Aransas Pass Police Seek Man Suspected of Assaulting Woman at Walmart Video included

Aransas Pass police are looking to identify a man who allegedly assaulted a female inside of the local Walmart at around 11 a.m. Sunday, April 20.According to police, the female victim noticed the man was following her in the store before he assaulted her and then fled. The suspect could be seen in surveillance footage leaving the store. Police say he got inside of a blue four-door vehicle and left the parking lot toward Demory Lane.The suspect is described as a short Hispanic male with a buz... More>>

Judge Reduces Bond for 26-Year Old Bank Robbery Suspect Video included

Seanette Villarreal, the 26-year old woman accused of robbing the Value Bank in the 3700 block of Staples almost two weeks ago, appeared before a judge Thursday morning.Villarreal asked that 148th District Court Judge Guy Williams reduce her bond from $100,000 to $20,000. Her attorney said she is not a flight risk, as she is a single mother with custody of three children and she has a job.The prosecutor, however, said Villarreal allegedly robbed a bank, and that is a serious crime.Ultimately,... More>>

Man and Woman Plea Guilty to 2012 Murder of an Elderly Man Video included

A man and woman accused of beating a 67-year old man to death during a home burglary back in August of 2012 plead guilty in the 148th District Court Thursday morning.Antonio Arredondo and Esmeralda Benavidez were both arrested for the murder of 67-year old Felipe Martinez at his home in the 1900 block of Violeta Court. Martinez' family members said he knew his attackers.In court Thursday, Arredondo plead guilty to murder and was sentenced to 30 years in a Texas Department of Corrections facil... More>>

Buc Days Pro Rodeo Kicks Off Thursday At American Bank Center Video included

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If you are looking for bull riding, team roping and mutton bustin, it can all be found at the Buc Days Pro Rodeo at the American Bank Center Thursday-Sunday. More>>

Mostafa Remembered Video included

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The beloved owner of the Tim's Market on Ayers and Brownlee, 59-year-old Ben Mostafa, was remembered at a memorial service Wednesday evening. Mostafa was shot and killed in his store during a robbery back on April 14th. More>>

Services Held for Well-Known Businessman Benjamin Mustafa Video included

Family, friends and community members came together Wednesday evening to remember 59-year old Benjamin Mustafa, the victim of this city's latest homicide.A memorial was held for the beloved and well-known businessman, who was fatally shot last week at the Tim's Market on Ayers Street. Services took place at the Bay Area Fellowship on Rodd Field Road.Kiii News Reporter Bill Churchwell went Live from the memorial services with more information.To many, he was simply known as Ben, or Benjamin, a... More>>

  • Two Coastal Bend Victims Identified in Washington Mudslide

    Two Coastal Bend Victims Identified in Washington Mudslide

    A local family received news they were dreading Tuesday, and unfortunately were prepared for it -- two of their relatives were identified as victims of the mudslide that devastated a small town in Washington state on March 22.The bodies of Theresa and Steve Harris were recovered Tuesday. Theresa's brother, Mark Christoph, owns an insurance business here in town. Both victims were from the Coastal Bend.More >>
    A local family received news they were dreading Tuesday, and unfortunately were prepared for it -- two of their relatives were identified as victims of the mudslide that devastated a small town in Washington state on March 22.The bodies of Theresa and Steve Harris were recovered Tuesday. Theresa's brother, Mark Christoph, owns an insurance business here in town. Both victims were from the Coastal Bend.More >>
  • Buc Days Junior Parade Kicks Off On Shoreline Saturday

    Buc Days Junior Parade Kicks Off On Shoreline Saturday

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:07:32 GMT
    The IBC Bank Buc Days Junior Parade will be at 11 a.m. Saturday starting on Shoreline Blvd. and Taylor Street and end near the American Bank Center.More >>
    The IBC Bank Buc Days Junior Parade will be at 11 a.m. Saturday starting on Shoreline Blvd. and Taylor Street and end near the American Bank Center. More >>
  • The City Attorney's Office Gets Performance Review

    The City Attorney's Office Gets Performance Review

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:16:28 GMT
    The City of Corpus Christi has received the results of a formal review of their Attorney's Office. Our Bill Churchwell has a look at the highlights from the report.More >>
    The City of Corpus Christi has received the results of a formal review of their Attorney's Office. Our Bill Churchwell has a look at the highlights from the report.More >>
  • Local Residents Dealing With Hunger Problem

    Local Residents Dealing With Hunger Problem

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:11:24 GMT
    According to a new study here in Texas, the Corpus Christi area is above average when it comes to people living with food insecurity. Food insecurity is when you don't know where your next meal is coming from. If you would like to donate to the Food Bank Of Corpus Christi call this number: (361) 887-6291If you would like to donate to Senior Services call this number: (361)-826-3150More >>
    According to a new study here in Texas, the Corpus Christi area is above average when it comes to people living with food insecurity. Food insecurity is when you don't know where your next meal is coming from. If you would like to donate to the Food Bank Of Corpus Christi call this number: (361) 887-6291If you would like to donate to Senior Services call this number: (361)-826-3150More >>
  • Local Cheerleaders Head To National Competition

    Local Cheerleaders Head To National Competition

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:06:21 GMT
    A group of local young cheerleaders are getting ready to head to a national competition in Orlando, Florida. They are hosting a couple of fundraisers on Saturday. More >>
    A group of local young cheerleaders are getting ready to head to a national competition in Orlando, Florida. They are hosting a couple of fundraisers on Saturday. 
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  • Getting Ready for the 77th Annual Buccaneer Days Festival

    Getting Ready for the 77th Annual Buccaneer Days Festival

    It's the 77th year that Buccaneer Days will take place in Corpus Christi, and the festivities kick off later this week, with opening ceremonies scheduled for Thursday.Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Live from the site of the Buc Days Carnival with more details on what you can expect from this year's festivities.More >>
    It's the 77th year that Buccaneer Days will take place in Corpus Christi, and the festivities kick off later this week, with opening ceremonies scheduled for Thursday.Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Live from the site of the Buc Days Carnival with more details on what you can expect from this year's festivities.More >>
  • The 2014 Caller-Times Healthcare Heroes Awards Banquet

    The 2014 Caller-Times Healthcare Heroes Awards Banquet

    A special awards ceremony was held Tuesday at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center to honor local healthcare professionals.It was the 2014 Caller-Times Healthcare Heroes awards banquet. It's the second year the event was held, and it was put together by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Christus Spohn Hospital South.In all, seven awards were handed out on Tuesday.More >>
    A special awards ceremony was held Tuesday at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center to honor local healthcare professionals.It was the 2014 Caller-Times Healthcare Heroes awards banquet. It's the second year the event was held, and it was put together by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Christus Spohn Hospital South.In all, seven awards were handed out on Tuesday.More >>
  • Funeral Procession Follows Fallen Firefighter Maurice "Marty" Martinez

    Funeral Procession Follows Fallen Firefighter Maurice "Marty" Martinez

    Fire and public safety officials gathered Tuesday to remember one of their own with strong ties to South Texas, as the late Maurice "Marty" Martinez was laid to rest."It's a very hard impact for us to take. He was a, relatively speaking, he was very young, to pass like this, and we'll miss him, well, we'll miss him a lot," Ingleside Fire Chief R.J. Thomas said. "The biggest thing we'll miss is the training that he conducted. He was a constant trainer and a mentor to many, many firefighters ac...More >>
    Fire and public safety officials gathered Tuesday to remember one of their own with strong ties to South Texas, as the late Maurice "Marty" Martinez was laid to rest."It's a very hard impact for us to take. He was a, relatively speaking, he was very young, to pass like this, and we'll miss him, well, we'll miss him a lot," Ingleside Fire Chief R.J. Thomas said. "The biggest thing we'll miss is the training that he conducted. He was a constant trainer and a mentor to many, many firefighters ac...More >>
  • Convicted Businessman Mauricio Celis in Court Tuesday

    Convicted Businessman Mauricio Celis in Court Tuesday

    Local businessman Mauricio Celis was back in court Tuesday. He was convicted of falsely holding himself out as a lawyer back in 2010, and of identifying himself as a police officer.On Tuesday, Celis officially began his 10-year probated sentence, and while he will have to abide by the standard conditions of probation, District Judge Guy Williams did allow Celis to travel throughout the country and even to Mexico. Celis' attorney said he has most of his business dealings there.The judge could ...More >>
    Local businessman Mauricio Celis was back in court Tuesday. He was convicted of falsely holding himself out as a lawyer back in 2010, and of identifying himself as a police officer.On Tuesday, Celis officially began his 10-year probated sentence, and while he will have to abide by the standard conditions of probation, District Judge Guy Williams did allow Celis to travel throughout the country and even to Mexico. Celis' attorney said he has most of his business dealings there.The judge could ...More >>
  • Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Visiting Corpus Christi

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Visiting Corpus Christi

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is in Corpus Christi to speak at Tuesday night's sold out Christus Spohn South Texas Lyceum.Earlier in the day, Fox met with a small group of media to go over various topics, including his thoughts on the war on drugs. He said legalizing marijuana in the United States would go a long way toward ending the violence caused by the drug wars in Mexico."Back 100 years ago in Chicago, until the prohibition of alcohol was banned and crime ended, and the padranos ...More >>
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is in Corpus Christi to speak at Tuesday night's sold out Christus Spohn South Texas Lyceum.Earlier in the day, Fox met with a small group of media to go over various topics, including his thoughts on the war on drugs. He said legalizing marijuana in the United States would go a long way toward ending the violence caused by the drug wars in Mexico."Back 100 years ago in Chicago, until the prohibition of alcohol was banned and crime ended, and the padranos ...More >>
  • City Council Approves Study to Develop Desalination Test Plant

    City Council Approves Study to Develop Desalination Test Plant

    At Tuesday's City Council meeting, members officially accepted a federal grant and approved spending over $1 million in city funds for a desalination plant pilot study.The study will help determine how and where would be best for building a test plant and also to search for state and federal grants to assist with such construction. It will also help determine the most efficient way to process saltwater, what to do with the leftover brine water and how to store, possibly underground, drinkable...More >>
    At Tuesday's City Council meeting, members officially accepted a federal grant and approved spending over $1 million in city funds for a desalination plant pilot study.The study will help determine how and where would be best for building a test plant and also to search for state and federal grants to assist with such construction. It will also help determine the most efficient way to process saltwater, what to do with the leftover brine water and how to store, possibly underground, drinkable...More >>
  • Warmer Weather Brings Out More Coastal Bend Snakes

    Warmer Weather Brings Out More Coastal Bend Snakes

    As temperatures begin to warm up, some experts are sending out a warning -- beware of snakes.It was just this past weekend when a family celebrating Easter came across a diamondback rattlesnake in their yard as the kids were hunting for Easter eggs. It happened in the 6300 block of Alexis Drive, in the Cimarron and Yorktown area.Luckily, no one was bitten.Kiii News Reporter Bill Churchwell went Live with a look at what you should do if you come across a venomous snake.You might be surprised, ...More >>
    As temperatures begin to warm up, some experts are sending out a warning -- beware of snakes.It was just this past weekend when a family celebrating Easter came across a diamondback rattlesnake in their yard as the kids were hunting for Easter eggs. It happened in the 6300 block of Alexis Drive, in the Cimarron and Yorktown area.Luckily, no one was bitten.Kiii News Reporter Bill Churchwell went Live with a look at what you should do if you come across a venomous snake.You might be surprised, ...More >>
  • Job Seekers Come Out to Kiii-TV Studios for a Job Fair

    Job Seekers Come Out to Kiii-TV Studios for a Job Fair

    It was a packed house here at the Kiii-TV studios Tuesday as those looking for work showed up to participate in our job fair.Some employers said they were shocked at the number of folks that came out. A total of 18 companies looking to hire participated in the fair, and many of them conducted interviews on the spot.Kiii-TV is in the process of planning our next job fair. Once those plans are finalized, we'll let you know the date and time.More >>
    It was a packed house here at the Kiii-TV studios Tuesday as those looking for work showed up to participate in our job fair.Some employers said they were shocked at the number of folks that came out. A total of 18 companies looking to hire participated in the fair, and many of them conducted interviews on the spot.Kiii-TV is in the process of planning our next job fair. Once those plans are finalized, we'll let you know the date and time.More >>
  • Hot Jobs: April 22, 2014

    Hot Jobs: April 22, 2014

    This week's Hot Jobs report is courtesy of Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend.Location Alice, Texas Job Number 6296363 Title Assistant Manager Salary Starts at $28,340.00 Year, Depending on Experience +Benefits Qualifications One (1) year prior experience in retail management and a High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. Basic computer skills required. Candidate must be able to provide excellent customer service and supervision to clients and employees. Must ...More >>
    This week's Hot Jobs report is courtesy of Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend.Location Alice, Texas Job Number 6296363 Title Assistant Manager Salary Starts at $28,340.00 Year, Depending on Experience +Benefits Qualifications One (1) year prior experience in retail management and a High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. Basic computer skills required. Candidate must be able to provide excellent customer service and supervision to clients and employees. Must ...More >>
  • Head Start Kids Learn About the Environment on Earth Day

    Head Start Kids Learn About the Environment on Earth Day

    Kids from our local Head Start schools were taught the importance of conservation and recycling to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday.It's celebrated every April 22, and kids were made aware of environmental problems from Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez and Toby Globy.The three most important things the kids learned were reduce, reuse and recycle. The folks at Head Start hope the kids will tell their moms and dads why it is important to help Mother Earth.More >>
    Kids from our local Head Start schools were taught the importance of conservation and recycling to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday.It's celebrated every April 22, and kids were made aware of environmental problems from Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez and Toby Globy.The three most important things the kids learned were reduce, reuse and recycle. The folks at Head Start hope the kids will tell their moms and dads why it is important to help Mother Earth.More >>
  • Four Vehicle Accident in Construction Zone on JFK Causeway

    Four Vehicle Accident in Construction Zone on JFK Causeway

    Traffic on the westbound side of the JFK Causeway was brought to a standstill just after 11 a.m. Tuesday after four vehicles collided while driving in a construction zone. Two people were injured in the accident and were transported to area hospitals.According to police, a silver Chevy truck hit an ATT work truck at a high rate of speed, causing the work truck to strike two other vehicles. Traffic was already down to a single lane because of that construction zone."Everybody needs to be aware...More >>
    Traffic on the westbound side of the JFK Causeway was brought to a standstill just after 11 a.m. Tuesday after four vehicles collided while driving in a construction zone. Two people were injured in the accident and were transported to area hospitals.According to police, a silver Chevy truck hit an ATT work truck at a high rate of speed, causing the work truck to strike two other vehicles. Traffic was already down to a single lane because of that construction zone."Everybody needs to be aware...More >>
  • Work Crews Setting Up for Buc Days Rodeo Events

    Work Crews Setting Up for Buc Days Rodeo Events

    Work crews were busy at the American Bank Center Tuesday setting up the arena to host the upcoming Buc Days rodeo events.It's the 24th year that the PRCA Rodeo has been put on during Buc Days. On Monday, crews brought in the dirt, and Tuesday was "iron day" as volunteers set up the side panels and chutes.Once all of that is set up, crews say they can bring in the animals, and then the cowboys."The rodeo starts on Thursday night and the first performance is at 7:30 p.m. It's Military Appreciat...More >>
    Work crews were busy at the American Bank Center Tuesday setting up the arena to host the upcoming Buc Days rodeo events.It's the 24th year that the PRCA Rodeo has been put on during Buc Days. On Monday, crews brought in the dirt, and Tuesday was "iron day" as volunteers set up the side panels and chutes.Once all of that is set up, crews say they can bring in the animals, and then the cowboys."The rodeo starts on Thursday night and the first performance is at 7:30 p.m. It's Military Appreciat...More >>
  • The Right Way to Mark Your Spot for the Buc Days Parade

    The Right Way to Mark Your Spot for the Buc Days Parade

    The Buc Days Illuminated Night Parade is less than two weeks away, and people are already marking their spots for the parade using chalk, and in some cases, graffiti. However, you might not want to do that just yet. Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Live to tell us why.Two or three weeks ago, residents began marking their spots for the Buc Days parade, but some decided to use spray paint to mark up a sidewalk, prompting the Corpus Christi Police Department's graffiti removal truck to come ...More >>
    The Buc Days Illuminated Night Parade is less than two weeks away, and people are already marking their spots for the parade using chalk, and in some cases, graffiti. However, you might not want to do that just yet. Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Live to tell us why.Two or three weeks ago, residents began marking their spots for the Buc Days parade, but some decided to use spray paint to mark up a sidewalk, prompting the Corpus Christi Police Department's graffiti removal truck to come ...More >>
  • CCPD Lieutenant Rescues Toddlers Locked in Vehicle

    CCPD Lieutenant Rescues Toddlers Locked in Vehicle

    Two small children were accidentally locked inside of a sport utility vehicle at around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Walmart in the 4100 block of Staples Street.The mother of the children was with them the whole time, but was locked out while loading groceries into her vehicle. While waiting on Pop-a-Lock, Corpus Christi Police Lt. Sergio Delgado decided it was best to go ahead and get the children out. He busted out a window and pull the two toddlers to safety.The toddlers were c...More >>
    Two small children were accidentally locked inside of a sport utility vehicle at around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Walmart in the 4100 block of Staples Street.The mother of the children was with them the whole time, but was locked out while loading groceries into her vehicle. While waiting on Pop-a-Lock, Corpus Christi Police Lt. Sergio Delgado decided it was best to go ahead and get the children out. He busted out a window and pull the two toddlers to safety.The toddlers were c...More >>
  • GM: New Changes Could Have Prevented Deadly Recall Crisis

    GM: New Changes Could Have Prevented Deadly Recall Crisis

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - General Motors on Tuesday restructured its engineering and quality departments, saying the changes could have prevented its current recall crisis. The new changes "could have really helped us prevent this in the past," said Mark Reuss, an executive vice president at the automaker, referring to the flawed ignition switch. The automaker has acknowledged that some GM engineers knew of flaws with the part ten years ago, but because of internal miscues, it took years for it ...More >>
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - General Motors on Tuesday restructured its engineering and quality departments, saying the changes could have prevented its current recall crisis. The new changes "could have really helped us prevent this in the past," said Mark Reuss, an executive vice president at the automaker, referring to the flawed ignition switch. The automaker has acknowledged that some GM engineers knew of flaws with the part ten years ago, but because of internal miscues, it took years for it ...More >>
  • Woman Who Allegedly Robbed Value Bank Behind Bars

    Woman Who Allegedly Robbed Value Bank Behind Bars

    A woman wanted for robbing a bank last week is in Corpus Christi Police custody this morning. 26-year-old Seanette Villarreal faces a charge of robbery. Investigators say this surveillance video shows Villareal robbing the Value Bank in the 3700 block of Staples on April 12. Police say the 26-year-old left the bank that day with an undetermined amount of cash after handing the teller a note demanding money.More >>
    A woman wanted for robbing a bank last week is in Corpus Christi Police custody this morning. 26-year-old Seanette Villarreal faces a charge of robbery. Investigators say this surveillance video shows Villareal robbing the Value Bank in the 3700 block of Staples on April 12. Police say the 26-year-old left the bank that day with an undetermined amount of cash after handing the teller a note demanding money.More >>
  • Funeral for Benjamin Mustafa Tomorrow

    Funeral for Benjamin Mustafa Tomorrow

    Funeral arrangements for the the 59-year-old convenience store owner gunned down in a robbery attempt are in place. A memorial service will be held for Benjamin Mustafa tomorrow at the Bay Area Fellowship Campus on Rodd Field Road at 5:30 p.m. The visitation will be held before the service at 5 p.m. The three suspects arrested in connection with the shooting remain in jail. Del Victoria Cavazos, Arturo Navarro, and Daniel Garcia are all charged with capital murder.More >>
    Funeral arrangements for the the 59-year-old convenience store owner gunned down in a robbery attempt are in place. A memorial service will be held for Benjamin Mustafa tomorrow at the Bay Area Fellowship Campus on Rodd Field Road at 5:30 p.m. The visitation will be held before the service at 5 p.m. The three suspects arrested in connection with the shooting remain in jail. Del Victoria Cavazos, Arturo Navarro, and Daniel Garcia are all charged with capital murder.More >>
  • TAMUCC Experts Give Tips On How To Observe Earth Day Today

    TAMUCC Experts Give Tips On How To Observe Earth Day Today

    People across the globe will observe Earth Day today, whether that is by planting trees or car pulling.More >>
    People across the globe will observe Earth Day today, whether that is by planting trees or car pulling.More >>
  • Young Girls Surprised By Father At Hooks Game

    Young Girls Surprised By Father At Hooks Game

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:14:29 GMT
    It was a big surprise for two little girls, 6-year-old Bella and her 4-year-old sister Maddy who threw out the first pitch at Monday night's Hooks game at Whataburger Field. What they didn't know was that the catcher, who they were throwing the ball to, was actually their dad, Lieutenant Jeremy Taylor, a Navy pilot who has been deployed overseas since last year serving aboard the USS Boxer.Lt. Taylor told 3 News its something he's been waiting a long time for. Lt. Taylor said, "I'm so lucky I...More >>
    It was a big surprise for two little girls, 6-year-old Bella and her 4-year-old sister Maddy who threw out the first pitch at Monday night's Hooks game at Whataburger Field. What they didn't know was that the catcher, who they were throwing the ball to, was actually their dad, Lieutenant Jeremy Taylor, a Navy pilot who has been deployed overseas since last year serving aboard the USS Boxer.Lt. Taylor told 3 News its something he's been waiting a long time for. Lt. Taylor said, "I'm so lucky I...More >>
  • District Attorney Considering Death Penalty for Tim's Market Shooters

    District Attorney Considering Death Penalty for Tim's Market Shooters

    District Attorney Mark Skurka is considering whether or not to seek the death penalty against the suspects in last week's fatal convenience store shooting.That shooting happened last Monday at the Tim's Market on Ayers and Brownlee. The three suspects -- Del Victoria Cavazos, Arturo Navarro and Daniel Garcia, all 26 years old -- have been charged with capital murder for killing 59-year old Moustafa Binghamiam, known to most as Ben Mustafa.The process of decided whether to seek the death penal...More >>
    District Attorney Mark Skurka is considering whether or not to seek the death penalty against the suspects in last week's fatal convenience store shooting.That shooting happened last Monday at the Tim's Market on Ayers and Brownlee. The three suspects -- Del Victoria Cavazos, Arturo Navarro and Daniel Garcia, all 26 years old -- have been charged with capital murder for killing 59-year old Moustafa Binghamiam, known to most as Ben Mustafa.The process of decided whether to seek the death penal...More >>
  • Sheriff Gives Warning to Gamerooms in Nueces County

    Sheriff Gives Warning to Gamerooms in Nueces County

    Gamerooms operating in Nueces County have been put on warning by the Nueces County Sheriff's Department -- shut down, or be prepared for a raid.It was just this past Friday when two gamerooms in the Banquete area were raided by Sheriff's deputies. It's part of a new crackdown on all 8-liner businesses in the county.At a news conference Monday, Sheriff Jim Kaelin had a warning for those gamerooms still operating, and the people who keep them in business.Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Liv...More >>
    Gamerooms operating in Nueces County have been put on warning by the Nueces County Sheriff's Department -- shut down, or be prepared for a raid.It was just this past Friday when two gamerooms in the Banquete area were raided by Sheriff's deputies. It's part of a new crackdown on all 8-liner businesses in the county.At a news conference Monday, Sheriff Jim Kaelin had a warning for those gamerooms still operating, and the people who keep them in business.Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Liv...More >>
  • Girl Scouts Clean Up Lakeside Park at Rodd Field and Holly

    Girl Scouts Clean Up Lakeside Park at Rodd Field and Holly

    Plenty of families spend time at our city parks over the Easter holiday, but all too often, that means trash and debris that someone has to clean up.Fortunately for the popular Lakeside Park at Rodd Field Road and Holly, on the city's southside, a group of girl scouts were willing to do that job. In fact, for them it has become a post-Easter tradition.Kiii News Reporter Brian Burns went Live from that park with the details.More >>
    Plenty of families spend time at our city parks over the Easter holiday, but all too often, that means trash and debris that someone has to clean up.Fortunately for the popular Lakeside Park at Rodd Field Road and Holly, on the city's southside, a group of girl scouts were willing to do that job. In fact, for them it has become a post-Easter tradition.Kiii News Reporter Brian Burns went Live from that park with the details.More >>
  • Local Singer Clarissa Serna Speaks to Students at TAMUCC

    Local Singer Clarissa Serna Speaks to Students at TAMUCC

    Students at Texas AM University-Corpus Christi received a visit from local singing sensation Clarissa Serna on Monday.Serna spoke to the students and children at the campus' Early Childhood Development Center about the importance of education and following your dreams. She graduated from TAMUCC in 2008 with a bachelors degree of arts in media communication.More >>
    Students at Texas AM University-Corpus Christi received a visit from local singing sensation Clarissa Serna on Monday.Serna spoke to the students and children at the campus' Early Childhood Development Center about the importance of education and following your dreams. She graduated from TAMUCC in 2008 with a bachelors degree of arts in media communication.More >>
  • Orange Grove Runner Takes Part in 2014 Boston Marathon

    Orange Grove Runner Takes Part in 2014 Boston Marathon

    In Boston Monday, it was an enormous step forward in the healing process following the devastating bombings at last year's marathon.That run took place again Monday, with thousands of runners from around the world there. Thousands more watched as the event went off without a hitch. Among those taking part in the run was Jake Perez from Orange Grove.Perez ran last year, and said Monday's run was something he could not miss.More >>
    In Boston Monday, it was an enormous step forward in the healing process following the devastating bombings at last year's marathon.That run took place again Monday, with thousands of runners from around the world there. Thousands more watched as the event went off without a hitch. Among those taking part in the run was Jake Perez from Orange Grove.Perez ran last year, and said Monday's run was something he could not miss.More >>
  • Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held as Portland Schools Expand

    Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held as Portland Schools Expand

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday morning outside of Gregory-Portland High School, where a new all-sports complex is going up.The complex will feature a new weight room and some additional classrooms.Ground was also broken at Stephen F. Austin Elementary, where they are also expanding the facilities. Both projects should be complete in about a year.More >>
    A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday morning outside of Gregory-Portland High School, where a new all-sports complex is going up.The complex will feature a new weight room and some additional classrooms.Ground was also broken at Stephen F. Austin Elementary, where they are also expanding the facilities. Both projects should be complete in about a year.More >>
  • Ceremony Held as Eight Firefighters Retire from CCFD

    Ceremony Held as Eight Firefighters Retire from CCFD

    They have a combined total of 234 years of experience, and on Monday, they were honored by the Corpus Christi Fire Department as they prepare for retirement.Eight members of the CCFD are retiring, all at different ranks. The ceremony took place at the Firefighters Association Hall on Ayers.Among those honored were S.A. Benavides, who started as a firefighter at the age of 19, he's now 66.Kiii-TV would like to congratulate all of the firefighters and wish them and their families the best.More >>
    They have a combined total of 234 years of experience, and on Monday, they were honored by the Corpus Christi Fire Department as they prepare for retirement.Eight members of the CCFD are retiring, all at different ranks. The ceremony took place at the Firefighters Association Hall on Ayers.Among those honored were S.A. Benavides, who started as a firefighter at the age of 19, he's now 66.Kiii-TV would like to congratulate all of the firefighters and wish them and their families the best.More >>
  • Padre Island Schlitterbahn Now Accepting Job Applications

    Padre Island Schlitterbahn Now Accepting Job Applications

    It is another sign that the Schlitterbahn water park on Padre Island is getting closer to being finished. On Monday, they began accepting job applications for the park.They are looking for everything from lifeguards to greeters, restaurant staff and even people wanting hospitality type jobs. You can apply online by clicking here.More >>
    It is another sign that the Schlitterbahn water park on Padre Island is getting closer to being finished. On Monday, they began accepting job applications for the park.They are looking for everything from lifeguards to greeters, restaurant staff and even people wanting hospitality type jobs. You can apply online by clicking here.More >>
  • RTA Making Progress on Staples Street Center Construction

    RTA Making Progress on Staples Street Center Construction

    Monday was a pivotal point in the construction of the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority's future Staples Street Center as they began drilling concrete piers for the structure.Depths of the piers will range from 70 feet for exterior walls, to 35 feet for interior support, and six feet for the utility pad. Each pier is 18 inches in diameter. The RTA is proud of the fact that recycled materials are being used in the construction project.The budget for the project is $22.9 million,...More >>
    Monday was a pivotal point in the construction of the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority's future Staples Street Center as they began drilling concrete piers for the structure.Depths of the piers will range from 70 feet for exterior walls, to 35 feet for interior support, and six feet for the utility pad. Each pier is 18 inches in diameter. The RTA is proud of the fact that recycled materials are being used in the construction project.The budget for the project is $22.9 million,...More >>
  • Local USO Gathering at Freebirds to Help Those in Fort Hood

    Local USO Gathering at Freebirds to Help Those in Fort Hood

    The local chapter of the USO will be in front of the Freebirds in the 5400 block of SPID Monday handing out information and telling people how they can help the USO in Fort Hood.A table will be set up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.More >>
    The local chapter of the USO will be in front of the Freebirds in the 5400 block of SPID Monday handing out information and telling people how they can help the USO in Fort Hood.A table will be set up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.More >>
  • Someone to Know: Baker Middle School Sixth Grader John Chapa

    Someone to Know: Baker Middle School Sixth Grader John Chapa

    Most children his age enjoy receiving goodies during the Easter holiday, but Baker Middle School sixth grader John Chapa, would rather give back -- while dressed as a panda.John raised money from his allowance, birthdays and chores, to give out dozens of stuffed animals to deserving children at Gloria Hicks Elementary School before the Easter holiday, all while wearing a panda suit."He wanted to buy a mascot outfit because he wanted to help anonymously," said Vicky Chapa, John's mother. "He w...More >>
    Most children his age enjoy receiving goodies during the Easter holiday, but Baker Middle School sixth grader John Chapa, would rather give back -- while dressed as a panda.John raised money from his allowance, birthdays and chores, to give out dozens of stuffed animals to deserving children at Gloria Hicks Elementary School before the Easter holiday, all while wearing a panda suit."He wanted to buy a mascot outfit because he wanted to help anonymously," said Vicky Chapa, John's mother. "He w...More >>
  • City Announces Buccaneer Days Street Closures

    City Announces Buccaneer Days Street Closures

    The Corpus Christi Traffic Department says various street closures will be implemented for the Buccaneer Days festival and carnival.Traffic control set up started at 8 a.m. Monday, and will remain in effect until May 5. During that time, the following will be implemented:- Northbound Shoreline Boulevard will remain open to traffic.- The median between northbound and southbound Shoreline Boulevard, located between Park Avenue and Kinney Street, will be used as the carnival grounds.- Park Avenu...More >>
    The Corpus Christi Traffic Department says various street closures will be implemented for the Buccaneer Days festival and carnival.Traffic control set up started at 8 a.m. Monday, and will remain in effect until May 5. During that time, the following will be implemented:- Northbound Shoreline Boulevard will remain open to traffic.- The median between northbound and southbound Shoreline Boulevard, located between Park Avenue and Kinney Street, will be used as the carnival grounds.- Park Avenu...More >>
  • Buc Days Gospel Fest Raising Money for Music Scholarships

    Buc Days Gospel Fest Raising Money for Music Scholarships

    Buc Days not only raises scholarship money through its rodeo, parade and carnival, but the fairly new Buc Days Gospel Fest will also be giving back to the community.The free event will be held from noon-6 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church downtown. Musicians and groups will be coming from across Texas to play in the lineup, performing anything from southern gospel to contemporary Christian music."And not only music, but its going to be uplifting, and people are really going to be...More >>
    Buc Days not only raises scholarship money through its rodeo, parade and carnival, but the fairly new Buc Days Gospel Fest will also be giving back to the community.The free event will be held from noon-6 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church downtown. Musicians and groups will be coming from across Texas to play in the lineup, performing anything from southern gospel to contemporary Christian music."And not only music, but its going to be uplifting, and people are really going to be...More >>
  • City Advising to Help Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites

    City Advising to Help Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites

    It's that time of the year again -- the City's Animal Care Services and Vector Control are preparing for mosquitoes to start breeding again, bringing with them the threat of West Nile virus.Mosquitoes only breed in standing water, so in order to keep the areas where people work and play safe, the City is asking that Coastal Bend residents be sure to drain all sources of standing water in and around your property. Also, be sure to keep insect repellents handy, and wear protective clothing when...More >>
    It's that time of the year again -- the City's Animal Care Services and Vector Control are preparing for mosquitoes to start breeding again, bringing with them the threat of West Nile virus.Mosquitoes only breed in standing water, so in order to keep the areas where people work and play safe, the City is asking that Coastal Bend residents be sure to drain all sources of standing water in and around your property. Also, be sure to keep insect repellents handy, and wear protective clothing when...More >>
  • Investigators Looking Into Cause of Overnight Warehouse Fire

    Investigators Looking Into Cause of Overnight Warehouse Fire

    The Corpus Christi Fire Department continues to investigate a commercial building fire that broke out just after 10 p.m. Sunday a the Jet Specialty warehouse on Leopard Street.Fire crews arrived at the scene to find flames and significant fire damage inside of the building. CCFD Captain James Brown said that, because of the structure's design, firefighters were forced to battle the fire from outside of the building."We have a metal building. That metal building will contain the heat," Brown s...More >>
    The Corpus Christi Fire Department continues to investigate a commercial building fire that broke out just after 10 p.m. Sunday a the Jet Specialty warehouse on Leopard Street.Fire crews arrived at the scene to find flames and significant fire damage inside of the building. CCFD Captain James Brown said that, because of the structure's design, firefighters were forced to battle the fire from outside of the building."We have a metal building. That metal building will contain the heat," Brown s...More >>
  • Rollover on Highway 181 South Shuts Down Traffic for a Short Time

    Rollover on Highway 181 South Shuts Down Traffic for a Short Time

    Southbound Highway 181 in Portland was shut down to one lane for a little over an hour after a tow truck hauling a Ford pickup rolled over on its side just after 1 p.m. Monday.According to police, the tow truck's axle broke, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and roll over. Part of the axle that broke off came loose and struck another vehicle, but there were no injuries from the accident.After a little over an hour, crews were able to clear the scene and southbound Highway 181 ...More >>
    Southbound Highway 181 in Portland was shut down to one lane for a little over an hour after a tow truck hauling a Ford pickup rolled over on its side just after 1 p.m. Monday.According to police, the tow truck's axle broke, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and roll over. Part of the axle that broke off came loose and struck another vehicle, but there were no injuries from the accident.After a little over an hour, crews were able to clear the scene and southbound Highway 181 ...More >>
  • Woman Found Dead in Trash Compactor Identified

    Woman Found Dead in Trash Compactor Identified

    The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office released Monday morning the identity of the woman who was found dead in the trash compactor of a dump truck on April 15 at the Republic Waste Services facility on Agnes.The woman was identified as 41-year old Nancy Lea Bailey. Authorities are ruling her death an accident. Bailey died from multiple blunt force injuries, likely caused by the trash compactor.Upon finding Bailey's body, officers began investigating her death, suspecting that she may hav...More >>
    The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office released Monday morning the identity of the woman who was found dead in the trash compactor of a dump truck on April 15 at the Republic Waste Services facility on Agnes.The woman was identified as 41-year old Nancy Lea Bailey. Authorities are ruling her death an accident. Bailey died from multiple blunt force injuries, likely caused by the trash compactor.Upon finding Bailey's body, officers began investigating her death, suspecting that she may hav...More >>
  • Padre Island National Seashore Free Admission

    Padre Island National Seashore Free Admission

    If you are looking for something to do this Easter weekend you may want to head out to the Padre Island National Seashore.That's because this Easter weekend admission to the park is free. The offer not only coincides with Easter weekend but it also marks the beginning of National Park Week which began Saturday and lasts till the 27th of April.More >>
    If you are looking for something to do this Easter weekend you may want to head out to the Padre Island National Seashore.That's because this Easter weekend admission to the park is free. The offer not only coincides with Easter weekend but it also marks the beginning of National Park Week which began Saturday and lasts till the 27th of April.More >>
  • Control Burn Gets Out of Control

    Control Burn Gets Out of Control

    A control burn. got out of control due to high wind. This happened Saturday at around 3 in the afternoon it started on Jacoby lane in Aransas Pass. According to fire officials, the blaze was about 4 to 5 acres and was said to have jumped Highway 35. Fire crews from Rockport, and several others surrounding agencies battled the fire for about an hour and a half. One shed did burn due to the fire.More >>
    A control burn. got out of control due to high wind. This happened Saturday at around 3 in the afternoon it started on Jacoby lane in Aransas Pass. According to fire officials, the blaze was about 4 to 5 acres and was said to have jumped Highway 35. Fire crews from Rockport, and several others surrounding agencies battled the fire for about an hour and a half. One shed did burn due to the fire. More >>
  • Easter Celebrations Around World

    Easter Celebrations Around World

    (CNN) -- Christians celebrated Easter around the world Sunday, but with reminders of violence and politics.In his second Easter message since becoming pontiff, Pope Francis prayed for an end to conflicts in Iraq, Israel, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, South Sudan, Venezuela and Ukraine.He delivered his speech from the central balcony of Saint Peter's Basilica. "We pray in a particular way for Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive needed humanitarian a...More >>
    (CNN) -- Christians celebrated Easter around the world Sunday, but with reminders of violence and politics.In his second Easter message since becoming pontiff, Pope Francis prayed for an end to conflicts in Iraq, Israel, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, South Sudan, Venezuela and Ukraine.He delivered his speech from the central balcony of Saint Peter's Basilica. "We pray in a particular way for Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive needed humanitarian a...More >>
  • Power Outage in Annaville

    Power Outage in Annaville

    Many of your neighbors were without power for more than two hours over in Annaville. The power went out just after ten last night, the outage affected more than 11-hundred homes. Thankfully the power was restored more than two hours later. Police believe the cause of power going out is due to a car hitting a telephone pole in that area.More >>
    Many of your neighbors were without power for more than two hours over in Annaville. The power went out just after ten last night, the outage affected more than 11-hundred homes. Thankfully the power was restored more than two hours later. Police believe the cause of power going out is due to a car hitting a telephone pole in that area.More >>
  • Man Arrested For Punching Officer

    Man Arrested For Punching Officer

    A huge fight breaks out at a popular Southside bar. Police say it involved at least 15 people. It happened just after 1:30 Saturday morning at the 5700 Blk of Staples. According to police, the fight started inside Whiskey River then moved outside. When officers tried to break up the fight 22-year-old Brian Stewart punched one of the officers. Stewart was arrested and now faces charges of assaulting a police officer.More >>
    A huge fight breaks out at a popular Southside bar. Police say it involved at least 15 people. It happened just after 1:30 Saturday morning at the 5700 Blk of Staples. According to police, the fight started inside Whiskey River then moved outside. When officers tried to break up the fight 22-year-old Brian Stewart punched one of the officers. Stewart was arrested and now faces charges of assaulting a police officer.More >>
  • With Sales Now Legal, Cannabis Lovers Take Denver's 420 Weekend To New Highs

    With Sales Now Legal, Cannabis Lovers Take Denver's 420 Weekend To New Highs

    DENVER, Colorado (CNN) -- Coming to the Mile High City this weekend was the perfect 65th birthday present for Karen Stevenson. She and her husband drove out of the Bible Belt to experience, for the first time, what it's like to buy and smoke weed legally. She wore a T-shirt featuring an image of María Sabina, a late-Mexican shaman, puffing on a joint -- a shirt that, until this day, she never dared to wear outside her Cape Girardeau, Missouri, home. "It's kind of like being a part of history...More >>
    DENVER, Colorado (CNN) -- Coming to the Mile High City this weekend was the perfect 65th birthday present for Karen Stevenson. She and her husband drove out of the Bible Belt to experience, for the first time, what it's like to buy and smoke weed legally. She wore a T-shirt featuring an image of María Sabina, a late-Mexican shaman, puffing on a joint -- a shirt that, until this day, she never dared to wear outside her Cape Girardeau, Missouri, home. "It's kind of like being a part of history...More >>
  • Man Who Shot Cop in Fredericksburg In Jail After Chase

    Man Who Shot Cop in Fredericksburg In Jail After Chase

    A suspect accused of shooting a Fredericksburg police officer is in custody in San Antonio after leading police on a chase spanning several counties.It started in Fredericksburg around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.According to the Fredericksburg Police Department, an officer was making a routine traffic stop when the 31-year-old Robert Adrian Rendon fired several shots at him from inside the car.The officer was hit twice, once in the stomach and once in the neck.He was able to radio for help and was ta...More >>
    A suspect accused of shooting a Fredericksburg police officer is in custody in San Antonio after leading police on a chase spanning several counties.It started in Fredericksburg around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.According to the Fredericksburg Police Department, an officer was making a routine traffic stop when the 31-year-old Robert Adrian Rendon fired several shots at him from inside the car.The officer was hit twice, once in the stomach and once in the neck.He was able to radio for help and was ta...More >>
  • Passion Play Draws Hundreds of Spectators to Cole Park

    Passion Play Draws Hundreds of Spectators to Cole Park

    Many of you started the day watching the 72nd annual Passion Play at the Cole Park. Whether it's a family tradition, or your first time, the production tells the story of the meaning of Easter. The crowd got to witness a beautiful sunrise Sunday morning. The Passion Play depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dozens of actors, along with music, and costumes helped create an over powering experience for those in attendance. John Siotos who attended the Passion Play told 3...More >>
    Many of you started the day watching the 72nd annual Passion Play at the Cole Park. Whether it's a family tradition, or your first time, the production tells the story of the meaning of Easter. The crowd got to witness a beautiful sunrise Sunday morning. The Passion Play depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dozens of actors, along with music, and costumes helped create an over powering experience for those in attendance. John Siotos who attended the Passion Play told 3...More >>
  • Labonte Park was a Popular Place for Campers on Easter Sunday

    Labonte Park was a Popular Place for Campers on Easter Sunday

    We headed out to Labonte Park, one of the most popular camp sites on this Easter Sunday to see how families there were enjoying the day! The park located just off I-37 was filled with families camping out. People have been camping out all week just to make sure they got a good spot! The weather was definitely in their favor. It seems no one was safe from the cascarones, as some of the campers organized an attack on our very own kiii camera man, Jay Pena.More >>
    We headed out to Labonte Park, one of the most popular camp sites on this Easter Sunday to see how families there were enjoying the day! The park located just off I-37 was filled with families camping out. People have been camping out all week just to make sure they got a good spot! The weather was definitely in their favor. It seems no one was safe from the cascarones, as some of the campers organized an attack on our very own kiii camera man, Jay Pena.More >>
  • Recognizing the Behind the Scene Heroes of Emergency Response Calls

    Recognizing the Behind the Scene Heroes of Emergency Response Calls

    All week long, we have been celebrating the heroes who are behind the scenes when it comes to emergency response. We're talking about all of the 9-1-1 dispatchers. Today we caught up with the DPS dispatchers who are spending their Easter weekend answering your emergency calls. The DPS operators are on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week and get this, they serve 18 counties in the South Texas area. Not only do they help dispatch State Troopers for DPS, but they also help Texas Parks and Wil...More >>
    All week long, we have been celebrating the heroes who are behind the scenes when it comes to emergency response. We're talking about all of the 9-1-1 dispatchers. Today we caught up with the DPS dispatchers who are spending their Easter weekend answering your emergency calls. The DPS operators are on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week and get this, they serve 18 counties in the South Texas area. Not only do they help dispatch State Troopers for DPS, but they also help Texas Parks and Wil...More >>
  • 20,000 Eggs Rain Down from the Sky During Egg Hunt

    20,000 Eggs Rain Down from the Sky During Egg Hunt

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:53:15 GMT
    Now here's one unique way to hunt for Easter eggs! 20,000 eggs were dropped from a helicopter Sunday by one special visitor. The Easter Bunny making that special delivery today from a helicopter up above. All of the fun happening at the Church of Hope in Calallen Sunday morning. There was fun for the whole family and it was a great turnout, with more than 300 people on hand. This was the first year the church has used a helicopter to drop all of the eggs. Along with the Easter egg hunt, the...More >>
    Now here's one unique way to hunt for Easter eggs! 20,000 eggs were dropped from a helicopter Sunday by one special visitor. The Easter Bunny making that special delivery today from a helicopter up above. All of the fun happening at the Church of Hope in Calallen Sunday morning. There was fun for the whole family and it was a great turnout, with more than 300 people on hand. This was the first year the church has used a helicopter to drop all of the eggs. Along with the Easter egg hunt, the...More >>
  • Military Matters: Fleet and Family Support Services

    Military Matters: Fleet and Family Support Services

    It's a program designed to help support our military members and their families on a variety of areas of their lives. It's called the Fleet and Family Support Center, and it can be found at both NAS Corpus Christi and NAS Kingsville. From making dollars and sense of their finances, to working through PTSD and stress management, Fleet and Family Services is there to help with a variety of topics, and not just for active duty military but also their families, and even veterans. The services a...More >>
    It's a program designed to help support our military members and their families on a variety of areas of their lives. It's called the Fleet and Family Support Center, and it can be found at both NAS Corpus Christi and NAS Kingsville. From making dollars and sense of their finances, to working through PTSD and stress management, Fleet and Family Services is there to help with a variety of topics, and not just for active duty military but also their families, and even veterans. The services a...More >>
  • Firefighters Spend Hours Battling Warehouse Fire

    Firefighters Spend Hours Battling Warehouse Fire

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:47:11 GMT
    The Corpus Christi Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out Sunday night at a local business.Crews arrived to Jet Specialty on Leopard near Southern Minerals around 10:15 p.m., Sunday. The company supplies oil and gas equipment. Captain James Brown says the structure design forced firefighters to battle the blaze from outside the building. First responders were on scene until around 2 a.m. putting out hot spots. One firefighter suffered a minor leg injury.CCFD will be back on sc...More >>
    The Corpus Christi Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out Sunday night at a local business.Crews arrived to Jet Specialty on Leopard near Southern Minerals around 10:15 p.m., Sunday. The company supplies oil and gas equipment. Captain James Brown says the structure design forced firefighters to battle the blaze from outside the building. First responders were on scene until around 2 a.m. putting out hot spots. One firefighter suffered a minor leg injury.CCFD will be back on sc...More >>
  • Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Walk to End Alzheimer's

    The Walk to End Alzheimer's is scheduled for September 13th at Heritage Park. Get a team together and register at www.alz.org. Eliseo Chavez also explains an upcoming symposium at TAMUK.More >>
    The Walk to End Alzheimer's is scheduled for September 13th at Heritage Park. Get a team together and register at www.alz.org. Eliseo Chavez also explains an upcoming symposium at TAMUK.More >>
  • New Line of "Young Professionals" Courses at the Island University

    New Line of "Young Professionals" Courses at the Island University

    Texas A M University Corpus Christi is launching a new line of courses aimed at helping young professionals or people changing careers. The classes cover self publishing, personal finance, and business writing. For information on registration, visit www.tamucc.edu.More >>
    Texas A M University Corpus Christi is launching a new line of courses aimed at helping young professionals or people changing careers. The classes cover self publishing, personal finance, and business writing. For information on registration, visit www.tamucc.edu.More >>
  • Early Morning Foot Pursuit For CCPD

    Early Morning Foot Pursuit For CCPD

    A Corpus Christi man is facing some serious charges after leading Corpus Christi police officers on a foot chase Sunday morning. The chase started at 1:15 Sunday morning at the 2000 block of Treyway, near Airline and Holly. Police say while the suspect fled from police, he allegedly tried to get rid of a gun and what is believed to be crack cocaine. Investigators were able to recover a handgun and the controlled substance. The man was then taken to the Corpus Christi Detention Center and...More >>
    A Corpus Christi man is facing some serious charges after leading Corpus Christi police officers on a foot chase Sunday morning. The chase started at 1:15 Sunday morning at the 2000 block of Treyway, near Airline and Holly. Police say while the suspect fled from police, he allegedly tried to get rid of a gun and what is believed to be crack cocaine. Investigators were able to recover a handgun and the controlled substance. The man was then taken to the Corpus Christi Detention Center and...More >>
  • Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary

    Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:33:19 GMT
    Saturday marked the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. The victims of that attack were remembered in a ceremony at the site.More >>
    Saturday marked the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. The victims of that attack were remembered in a ceremony at the site.More >>
  • Asian Culture On Display In The Upcoming Children's Day Festival

    Asian Culture On Display In The Upcoming Children's Day Festival

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:07:21 GMT
    There's a cool and colorful event coming up at the Museum of Asian Cultures. It's called Children's Day Festival and on Saturday Morning's First Edition 3 News Anchor Michael Gibson spoke with a volunteer with the event about why families are going to want to show up.More >>
    There's a cool and colorful event coming up at the Museum of Asian Cultures. It's called Children's Day Festival and on Saturday Morning's First Edition 3 News Anchor Michael Gibson spoke with a volunteer with the event about why families are going to want to show up.More >>
  • Crosstown Rollover Sends One Man To The Hospital And He Gets A Ticket To Boot

    Crosstown Rollover Sends One Man To The Hospital And He Gets A Ticket To Boot

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:41:10 GMT
    Sounds of a wild rollover crash could be heard for blocks over on the Westside of the City. The accident happened just after 12:30 on Sunday morning on the Crosstown freeway near Gollihar. According to police the driver was traveling southbound on the expressway and tried to avoid another vehicle on the road. Investigators say he swerved into another lane and lost control. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He will also be given ticket for not staying in his own ...More >>
    Sounds of a wild rollover crash could be heard for blocks over on the Westside of the City. The accident happened just after 12:30 on Sunday morning on the Crosstown freeway near Gollihar. According to police the driver was traveling southbound on the expressway and tried to avoid another vehicle on the road. Investigators say he swerved into another lane and lost control. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He will also be given ticket for not staying in his own ...More >>
  • Update: 5 Workers Arrested During Banquete Game Room Bust

    Update: 5 Workers Arrested During Banquete Game Room Bust

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:00:15 GMT
    Another game room bust, this one happening in Banquete late Friday night. The Nueces County Sheriff's Office raided two game rooms and both of them were packed with players. The sheriff's office had under cover officers look into two game rooms, one in Banquete and the other just south of Robstown. Not only is it alleged that the game room paying out money, but the game room in Banquete was also a fire trap since there was only one way in and one way out. The Banquete game room had been ...More >>
    Another game room bust, this one happening in Banquete late Friday night. The Nueces County Sheriff's Office raided two game rooms and both of them were packed with players. The sheriff's office had under cover officers look into two game rooms, one in Banquete and the other just south of Robstown. Not only is it alleged that the game room paying out money, but the game room in Banquete was also a fire trap since there was only one way in and one way out. The Banquete game room had been ...More >>
  • Residents Startled by Gun Fire

    Residents Startled by Gun Fire

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:45:09 GMT
    Residents woke up to the sound of gun shots in one westside neighborhood Saturday morning. The incident happened just before 2:30 Saturday morning at a home near the intersection of Cortez and Baldwin Boulevard. Police later told 3 News that one man was arrested, but only for public intoxication. Police say the man put up a struggle with officers.More >>
    Residents woke up to the sound of gun shots in one westside neighborhood Saturday morning. The incident happened just before 2:30 Saturday morning at a home near the intersection of Cortez and Baldwin Boulevard. Police later told 3 News that one man was arrested, but only for public intoxication. Police say the man put up a struggle with officers.More >>
  • Car Crashes and Catches Fire

    Car Crashes and Catches Fire

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:30:09 GMT
    A driver loses control and crashes in between two barriers under the freeway. It happened at the Greenwood turn around and SPID earlier Saturday afternoon. CCPD says that the driver was speeding when he made the turn and lost control, getting stuck between the two barriers. Police say the impact caused the car to catch fire. The driver was not injured. He was given a ticket and the car will be impounded, that's because the driver did not have insurance.More >>
    A driver loses control and crashes in between two barriers under the freeway. It happened at the Greenwood turn around and SPID earlier Saturday afternoon. CCPD says that the driver was speeding when he made the turn and lost control, getting stuck between the two barriers. Police say the impact caused the car to catch fire. The driver was not injured. He was given a ticket and the car will be impounded, that's because the driver did not have insurance.More >>
  • Kids Saddled up and Held on Tight for Buc Days Mutton Busting

    Kids Saddled up and Held on Tight for Buc Days Mutton Busting

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:06:54 GMT
    It was quite the scene along the bay front as pint sized cowboys and cowgirls were seeing who could hold on for the full 8 seconds. Saturday, kids saddled up and held on tight, all part of the annual Buc Days Mutton Bustin' event. The crowd was cheering on as little cowboys and cowgirls grabbed onto the wool for the ride of their life! This is just one of the many events happening at Buc Days 2014. For more information on any of the Buc Days festivities, visit their website at www.bucdays.comMore >>
    It was quite the scene along the bay front as pint sized cowboys and cowgirls were seeing who could hold on for the full 8 seconds. Saturday, kids saddled up and held on tight, all part of the annual Buc Days Mutton Bustin' event. The crowd was cheering on as little cowboys and cowgirls grabbed onto the wool for the ride of their life! This is just one of the many events happening at Buc Days 2014. For more information on any of the Buc Days festivities, visit their website at www.bucdays.comMore >>
  • Earth Day Celebrated at Texas State Aquarium

    Earth Day Celebrated at Texas State Aquarium

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:06:19 GMT
    Several families spent the day Saturday at the Texas State Aquarium celebrating Earth Day. Kids and even parents joined in on the fun all while learning about ways to be eco-friendly and help mother earth.. all while having a good time. Nishy George who was visiting the Aquarium Saturday with her family told 3 News, "it was a little bit of obstacle courses and they were talking about recycling. We listened to a little bit of that, watched a couple of shows, and then had fun at the splash p...More >>
    Several families spent the day Saturday at the Texas State Aquarium celebrating Earth Day. Kids and even parents joined in on the fun all while learning about ways to be eco-friendly and help mother earth.. all while having a good time. Nishy George who was visiting the Aquarium Saturday with her family told 3 News, "it was a little bit of obstacle courses and they were talking about recycling. We listened to a little bit of that, watched a couple of shows, and then had fun at the splash p...More >>
  • 14th Annual Easter Festival Draws Hundreds of Families

    14th Annual Easter Festival Draws Hundreds of Families

    Kids went wild as they went after all of the Easter eggs that dotted a field over at the Fellowship of Oso Creek Church Saturday afternoon. The church is located on Yorktown near Rodd Field. It was apart of the church's 14th annual Easter Festival. Organizers say close to 35 hundred people came out to take part in the fun.More >>
    Kids went wild as they went after all of the Easter eggs that dotted a field over at the Fellowship of Oso Creek Church Saturday afternoon. The church is located on Yorktown near Rodd Field. It was apart of the church's 14th annual Easter Festival. Organizers say close to 35 hundred people came out to take part in the fun.More >>
  • Jewish Center Shootings, KKK Rebranding

    Jewish Center Shootings, KKK Rebranding

    (CNN) -- Pointy hats, white robes, crosses burning, bodies hanging from trees. The images of the Ku Klux Klan are reminders of the nation's ugliest moments from the Civil War through the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.Last Sunday, the world was confronted with another image of the Klan: 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross, a white supremacist and avowed anti-Semite, in the back of a police car, spitting, "Heil Hitler!"When his alleged rampage at two Jewish institutions in suburban Ka...More >>
    (CNN) -- Pointy hats, white robes, crosses burning, bodies hanging from trees. The images of the Ku Klux Klan are reminders of the nation's ugliest moments from the Civil War through the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.Last Sunday, the world was confronted with another image of the Klan: 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross, a white supremacist and avowed anti-Semite, in the back of a police car, spitting, "Heil Hitler!"When his alleged rampage at two Jewish institutions in suburban Ka...More >>
  • Last Day For Easter Bunny at La Palmera Mall

    Last Day For Easter Bunny at La Palmera Mall

    Today is the last day for you to take your kids to see the Easter Bunny at La Palmera Mall. The mall closes at 9 p.m.More >>
    Today is the last day for you to take your kids to see the Easter Bunny at La Palmera Mall. The mall closes at 9 p.m.More >>
  • San Antonio Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase in Jim Wells County

    San Antonio Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase in Jim Wells County

    A San Antonio man is arrested after he takes officers on a high speed chase in Jim Wells County. Pictures of the arrest were sent to 3 News by a viewer. It happened Saturday morning around 8 am outside of Alice along Highway 281. This all started after a DPS trooper tried to pull over a pickup truck. Speeds hit 95 miles per hour. The truck eventually approached George West and Live Oak County deputies were forced to shoot out the tires on the truck. The driver eventually pulled over, and ...More >>
    A San Antonio man is arrested after he takes officers on a high speed chase in Jim Wells County. Pictures of the arrest were sent to 3 News by a viewer. It happened Saturday morning around 8 am outside of Alice along Highway 281. This all started after a DPS trooper tried to pull over a pickup truck. Speeds hit 95 miles per hour. The truck eventually approached George West and Live Oak County deputies were forced to shoot out the tires on the truck. The driver eventually pulled over, and ...More >>
  • Official: Search intensifies, should be completed in a week

    Official: Search intensifies, should be completed in a week

    (CNN) -- The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should be completed with its task within the next week as the search for the plane intensifies for the next few day, a government official said Saturday."Today and tomorrow, it's imperative that we focus because the experts have narrowed down the search area. Whatever the outcome for the next few days, we need to regroup and reconsider," said Hishammuddin Hussein, the Malaysian acting transport minister.The de...More >>
    (CNN) -- The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should be completed with its task within the next week as the search for the plane intensifies for the next few day, a government official said Saturday."Today and tomorrow, it's imperative that we focus because the experts have narrowed down the search area. Whatever the outcome for the next few days, we need to regroup and reconsider," said Hishammuddin Hussein, the Malaysian acting transport minister.The de...More >>
  • Police Respond to Shots Fired Call on City's Westside

    Police Respond to Shots Fired Call on City's Westside

    Police rush to one Westside neighborhood after someone reported shots being fired off. The incident happened just before 2:30 this morning at a home near the intersection of Cortez and Baldwin Boulevard. Police later told us that one man was arrested surrounding this incident but only for public intoxication. Police say the male suspect put up a struggle with officers. We are told he was taken to the city's detention center.More >>
    Police rush to one Westside neighborhood after someone reported shots being fired off. The incident happened just before 2:30 this morning at a home near the intersection of Cortez and Baldwin Boulevard. Police later told us that one man was arrested surrounding this incident but only for public intoxication. Police say the male suspect put up a struggle with officers. We are told he was taken to the city's detention center.More >>
  • SpaceX's Dragon on way to International Space Station

    SpaceX's Dragon on way to International Space Station

    (CNN) -- Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday afternoon on a resupply mission to the International Space Station."I'm feeling pretty excited. This is a happy day," said SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk on NASA's space blog after the craft roared into space atop a Falcon 9 rocket.The Dragon is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station Sunday morning. The station's robotic arm will capture...More >>
    (CNN) -- Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday afternoon on a resupply mission to the International Space Station."I'm feeling pretty excited. This is a happy day," said SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk on NASA's space blog after the craft roared into space atop a Falcon 9 rocket.The Dragon is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station Sunday morning. The station's robotic arm will capture...More >>
  • Robstown Stations of the Cross

    Robstown Stations of the Cross

    A Good Friday tradition taking place in Robstown. The ceremony began at St. Mary's Catholic Church and concluded at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The event meant to symbolize Christ carrying the cross to his crucifixion.More >>
    A Good Friday tradition taking place in Robstown. The ceremony began at St. Mary's Catholic Church and concluded at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The event meant to symbolize Christ carrying the cross to his crucifixion.More >>
  • Border Patrol Bust

    Border Patrol Bust

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:15:58 GMT
    At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.They were found in an undeveloped patch of scrub near an abandoned tennis club in McAllen. They were camped under tents and huts camouflaged with mesquite branches and cacti. Some told authorities they had been there sleeping on pieces of cardboard with little food or water for at least a week.It was unclear whether any of those arrested Thursday afternoon w...More >>
    At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.They were found in an undeveloped patch of scrub near an abandoned tennis club in McAllen. They were camped under tents and huts camouflaged with mesquite branches and cacti. Some told authorities they had been there sleeping on pieces of cardboard with little food or water for at least a week.It was unclear whether any of those arrested Thursday afternoon w...More >>
  • National Energy Boom Blurs Political Battle Lines

    National Energy Boom Blurs Political Battle Lines

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:07:05 GMT
    The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.Some deeply conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking, the drilling technique that's largely responsible for the boom.The divide is most visible among Democrats in the nation's capital, where 11 Democratic senators wrote President Barack Ob...More >>
    The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.Some deeply conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking, the drilling technique that's largely responsible for the boom.The divide is most visible among Democrats in the nation's capital, where 11 Democratic senators wrote President Barack Ob...More >>
  • K-9 Coach On Saturday Morning Show

    K-9 Coach Discusses How Easter Could Prove To Be Fatal To Your Dog

    K-9 Coach Discusses How Easter Could Prove To Be Fatal To Your Dog

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:52:05 GMT
    The K-9 Coach joined 3 News Anchor Michael Gibson on Saturday morning to talk about those hidden Easter dangers.  He gave us a rundown of what you need to do to keep you dog healthy and safe over this weekend holiday.More >>
    The K-9 Coach joined 3 News Anchor Michael Gibson on Saturday morning to talk about those hidden Easter dangers.  He gave us a rundown of what you need to do to keep you dog healthy and safe over this weekend holiday.More >>
  • Arrests Made

    Whiskey River Bar Fight

    Whiskey River Bar Fight

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:26:31 GMT
    Police say fists were flying as a huge bar fight breaks out at a popular south side bar.The fight broke out around 2:15 on Saturday morning at the Whiskey River bar which is in the 5700 block of South Staples. According to police, the fight started inside the bar then it moved outside. One police officer was struck in the brawl. Several men and women who were involved in the melee were taken to jail.More >>
    Police say fists were flying as a huge bar fight breaks out at a popular south side bar.The fight broke out around 2:15 on Saturday morning at the Whiskey River bar which is in the 5700 block of South Staples. According to police, the fight started inside the bar then it moved outside. One police officer was struck in the brawl. Several men and women who were involved in the melee were taken to jail.More >>
  • Nueces County Deputies Raid Banquete 8-Liners

    Nueces County Deputies Raid Banquete 8-Liners

    In an effort to shutdown 8-Liners in Banquete, Nueces County Sheriff's Deputies raided two 8-Liner establishments. Sheriff Jim Kaelin spoke about the raids with 3news.More >>
    In an effort to shutdown 8-Liners in Banquete, Nueces County Sheriff's Deputies raided two 8-Liner establishments. Sheriff Jim Kaelin spoke about the raids with 3news.More >>
  • Easter Crowds Expected to Gather at Labonte Park

    Easter Crowds Expected to Gather at Labonte Park

    As Easter weekend begins, many Coastal Bend residents are getting ready to fire up the grill and spend time with their families, and Labonte Park will be a popular destination for just that.More >>
    As Easter weekend begins, many Coastal Bend residents are getting ready to fire up the grill and spend time with their families, and Labonte Park will be a popular destination for just that.More >>
  • First United Methodist Church of Taft Broken Into, Looted

    First United Methodist Church of Taft Broken Into, Looted

    A 100-year old church in Taft was dealing with more than its share of misfortune Friday after a thieves broke into the church sometime in the last 24 hours.More >>
    A 100-year old church in Taft was dealing with more than its share of misfortune Friday after a thieves broke into the church sometime in the last 24 hours.More >>
  • TAMUCC Students Display Innovation Using Google Glass

    TAMUCC Students Display Innovation Using Google Glass

    There's a group of students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi who have been working on some really cool technology involving Google Glass.More >>
    There's a group of students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi who have been working on some really cool technology involving Google Glass.More >>
  • Local Spiritual Reader Gives Out Easter Baskets at Marina

    Local Spiritual Reader Gives Out Easter Baskets at Marina

    A lot of underprivileged kids are going to have a great Easter this year thanks to one generous lady who was out at the Corpus Christi Marina Friday, giving out Easter baskets.More >>
    A lot of underprivileged kids are going to have a great Easter this year thanks to one generous lady who was out at the Corpus Christi Marina Friday, giving out Easter baskets.More >>
  • Service Dogs Spread Cheer at Local Nursing Home

    Service Dogs Spread Cheer at Local Nursing Home

    A group of service dogs were taken to a local nursing home Friday to help spread cheer to the residents there.More >>
    A group of service dogs were taken to a local nursing home Friday to help spread cheer to the residents there.More >>
  • Alice Apartments Lose Water for Second Time in Two Weeks

    Alice Apartments Lose Water for Second Time in Two Weeks

    It was a frustrating morning for residents of an apartment complex for the elderly in Alice. For the second time in as many weeks, they woke up Friday to find their water shut off.More >>
    It was a frustrating morning for residents of an apartment complex for the elderly in Alice. For the second time in as many weeks, they woke up Friday to find their water shut off.More >>
  • City Finishes First Phase of Street Preventative Maintenance

    City Finishes First Phase of Street Preventative Maintenance

    The City of Corpus Christi has just completed the first batch of work for its Street Preventative Maintenance Program this week.More >>
    The City of Corpus Christi has just completed the first batch of work for its Street Preventative Maintenance Program this week.More >>
  • Families Taking Pictures with Easter Bunny at La Palmera Mall

    Families Taking Pictures with Easter Bunny at La Palmera Mall

    La Palmera Mall was the place to be on Friday if you wanted to see the Easter Bunny. Dozens of families lined up to meet the carrot-crunching character.More >>
    La Palmera Mall was the place to be on Friday if you wanted to see the Easter Bunny. Dozens of families lined up to meet the carrot-crunching character.More >>
  • Midday Service at First United Methodist Church for Good Friday

    Midday Service at First United Methodist Church for Good Friday

    Christians around the world observed on of the holiest days of the year -- Good Friday. At First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, the faithful gathered for a midday service.More >>
    Christians around the world observed on of the holiest days of the year -- Good Friday. At First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, the faithful gathered for a midday service.More >>
  • Portland Officials Warning of Venomous Brown Widow Spiders

    Portland Officials Warning of Venomous Brown Widow Spiders

    Spider experts want to warn the public about a new venomous critter that is being found all over the Portland area, especially since lots of people are expected to be out and about this Easter weekend.More >>
    Spider experts want to warn the public about a new venomous critter that is being found all over the Portland area, especially since lots of people are expected to be out and about this Easter weekend.More >>
  • Alice Police Arrest Man in Possession of Crystal Meth

    Alice Police Arrest Man in Possession of Crystal Meth

    After receiving a tip that an Alice man was in possession of methamphetamine, Alice police were able to locate him and arrested him Thursday on Olmito Street in Alice.More >>
    After receiving a tip that an Alice man was in possession of methamphetamine, Alice police were able to locate him and arrested him Thursday on Olmito Street in Alice.More >>
  • Two Children, One Pregnant Woman Ejected During Rollover Accident

    Two Children, One Pregnant Woman Ejected During Rollover Accident

    A sport utility vehicle with seven people inside lost control on Highway 77, just outside of Robstown, and flipped several times just after 10 a.m. Friday.More >>
    A sport utility vehicle with seven people inside lost control on Highway 77, just outside of Robstown, and flipped several times just after 10 a.m. Friday.More >>
  • Police Seek Female Bank Robbery Suspect Identified by Public

    Police Seek Female Bank Robbery Suspect Identified by Public

    Thanks to help from the public, police have identified the woman suspected in the April 12 robbery at the Value Bank in the 3700 block of Staples Street as 26-year old Seanette Alice Villarreal.More >>
    Thanks to help from the public, police have identified the woman suspected in the April 12 robbery at the Value Bank in the 3700 block of Staples Street as 26-year old Seanette Alice Villarreal.More >>
  • Officers Arrest Wanted Man Hiding in Closet on Waxwing Street

    Officers Arrest Wanted Man Hiding in Closet on Waxwing Street

    Corpus Christi police and warrant officers with the Nueces County Sheriff's Office were searching a Flour Bluff neighborhood Friday for a man wanted on a number of charges, including aggravated robbery.More >>
    Corpus Christi police and warrant officers with the Nueces County Sheriff's Office were searching a Flour Bluff neighborhood Friday for a man wanted on a number of charges, including aggravated robbery.More >>
  • Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico

    Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico

    (CNN) - A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico's Guerrero state Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.More >>
    (CNN) - It met the definition of a major one, but the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Friday in southern Mexico's Guerrero state doesn't appear to have left much of a mark, and the region emerged relatively unscathed.More >>
  • Girl Scout Spreads Flower Seeds Along Highway Leading to Benavides

    Girl Scout Spreads Flower Seeds Along Highway Leading to Benavides

    16-year old Alis Louviere, a Girl Scout with Troop 1097, was out spreading wild Cosmos seeds along Highway 359 east of Benavides Friday morning.More >>
    16-year old Alis Louviere, a Girl Scout with Troop 1097, was out spreading wild Cosmos seeds along Highway 359 east of Benavides Friday morning.More >>
  • Suspect Uses Welding Equipment to Break Into Coin Machines

    Suspect Uses Welding Equipment to Break Into Coin Machines

    Corpus Christi police are looking to identify a man who allegedly broke into dispensing machines at the Ocean in Motion Laser Car Wash in the 14000 block of Northwest Boulevard just after midnight Sunday, March 9.More >>
    Corpus Christi police are looking to identify a man who allegedly broke into dispensing machines at the Ocean in Motion Laser Car Wash in the 14000 block of Northwest Boulevard just after midnight Sunday, March 9.More >>
  • Craft Makers Sell Easter Items in Front of Moon Plaza Flea Market

    Craft Makers Sell Easter Items in Front of Moon Plaza Flea Market

    The Easter Bunny isn't here yet, but it sure looked like he had arrived Thursday along a stretch of Ayers Street.More >>
    The Easter Bunny isn't here yet, but it sure looked like he had arrived Thursday along a stretch of Ayers Street.More >>
  • Driver Slams Into Bar

    Driver Slams Into Bar

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:02:19 GMT
    One local woman faces charges of DWI and criminal mischief after driving through the front of a bar Friday morning.More >>
    One local woman faces charges of DWI and criminal mischief after driving through the front of a bar Friday morning.More >>
  • Safety Changes Coming To McArdle Road

    Safety Changes Coming To McArdle Road

    About 40 residents gathered at the Oso Recreation Center to hear details on how the 27 month project to rebuild a section of McArdle Road will affect them and area businesses.More >>
    About 40 residents gathered at the Oso Recreation Center to hear details on how the 27 month project to rebuild a section of McArdle Road will affect them and area businesses.More >>
  • Signs Point To Pothole Problems

    Signs Point To Pothole Problems

    In Kingsville, motorists tired of driving down on one street covered with potholes came up with a unique way to point out the problem.
    More >>
    In Kingsville, motorists tired of driving down on one street covered with potholes came up with a unique way to point out the problem. 
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  • CCISD Teachers Honored At Banquet

    CCISD Teachers Honored At Banquet

    The Corpus Christi Independent School District held their annual Teacher Of The Year Banquet at the American Bank Center Thursday Evening.More >>
    The Corpus Christi Independent School District held their annual Teacher Of The Year Banquet at the American Bank Center Thursday Evening.More >>
  • One Dead, Six Hospitalized After Two Vans Collide at Highway 44 Intersection

    One Dead, Six Hospitalized After Two Vans Collide at Highway 44 Intersection

    Seven people were transported to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital after two vans collided around noon Thursday at the intersection of Highway 44 and FM 3386. One driver has been confirmed dead.More >>
    Seven people were transported to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital after two vans collided around noon Thursday at the intersection of Highway 44 and FM 3386. One driver has been confirmed dead.More >>
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies at 87

    (CNN) - Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.More >>
    (CNN) - Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.More >>
  • Alice Officials Seek Grant to Build Transportation Facility

    Alice Officials Seek Grant to Build Transportation Facility

    There are plans underway in Alice to build a transportation facility to handle the increased transportation needs in that region.More >>
    There are plans underway in Alice to build a transportation facility to handle the increased transportation needs in that region.More >>
  • CCPD Honors Young Hero Who Spoke to 911 to Save His Mom

    CCPD Honors Young Hero Who Spoke to 911 to Save His Mom

    The Corpus Christi Police Department and Metrocom honored a five-year old boy and his sister at their downtown headquarters Thursday morning for communicating with 911 operators to save their mother's life.More >>
    The Corpus Christi Police Department and Metrocom honored a five-year old boy and his sister at their downtown headquarters Thursday morning for communicating with 911 operators to save their mother's life.More >>
  • Priscilla Leal Going to Houston Physical Therapy Hospital

    Priscilla Leal Going to Houston Physical Therapy Hospital

    It was announced Thursday that the District 3 Councilwoman Priscilla Leal will be traveling to Houston on Friday to be admitted at TIRR Memorial Hermann, a world-renowned physical therapy hospital.More >>
    It was announced Thursday that the District 3 Councilwoman Priscilla Leal will be traveling to Houston on Friday to be admitted at TIRR Memorial Hermann, a world-renowned physical therapy hospital.More >>
  • Suspect Pleads Guilty to Killing Two Rockport Men in October

    Suspect Pleads Guilty to Killing Two Rockport Men in October

    The man accused of killing two Rockport men in October of 2013 has pled guilty to the charges, meaning 32-year old David White will serve 50 years in prison.More >>
    The man accused of killing two Rockport men in October of 2013 has pled guilty to the charges, meaning 32-year old David White will serve 50 years in prison.More >>
  • Police Seek Suspects of Attempted Robbery at Retail Store

    Police Seek Suspects of Attempted Robbery at Retail Store

    Detectives need your help catching two men who tried to burglarize a trailer parked outside of a clothing retail store in the 5400 block of McArdle Road.More >>
    Detectives need your help catching two men who tried to burglarize a trailer parked outside of a clothing retail store in the 5400 block of McArdle Road.More >>
  • Federal Judge Denies Request to Park Recalled GM Cars

    Federal Judge Denies Request to Park Recalled GM Cars

    At the federal courthouse Thursday, District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos delivered a legal victory to General Motors in connection with an ongoing recall of small GM cars.More >>
    At the federal courthouse Thursday, District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos delivered a legal victory to General Motors in connection with an ongoing recall of small GM cars.More >>
  • Police Respond to Reports of Shots Fired in Residential Neighborhood

    Police Respond to Reports of Shots Fired in Residential Neighborhood

    Police were called into action Thursday morning after residents reported hearing several gunshots ring out in the 4400 block of Sequoia Street, near Gollihar and Weber.More >>
    Police were called into action Thursday morning after residents reported hearing several gunshots ring out in the 4400 block of Sequoia Street, near Gollihar and Weber.More >>
  • No Arrests in Shooting at Gas Station on Nueces Bay Boulevard

    No Arrests in Shooting at Gas Station on Nueces Bay Boulevard

    Corpus Christi police say no arrests have been made in relation to a dispute over a fuel pump Wednesday night that resulted in gunfire.More >>
    Corpus Christi police say no arrests have been made in relation to a dispute over a fuel pump Wednesday night that resulted in gunfire.More >>
  • Ceremony Held in Honor of 19-Year Old Accident Victim

    Ceremony Held in Honor of 19-Year Old Accident Victim

    An organ donation ceremony was held Thursday for a young woman who was hit by a vehicle and gravely injured in Port Aransas over he weekend.More >>
    An organ donation ceremony was held Thursday for a young woman who was hit by a vehicle and gravely injured in Port Aransas over he weekend.More >>
  • Port Aransas Officials Discuss Banning Plastic Bags

    Port Aransas Officials Discuss Banning Plastic Bags

    Many cities have tried and failed, but that has not stopped Port Aransas from stepping up to the plate to try and rid their city of plastic bags.More >>
    Many cities have tried and failed, but that has not stopped Port Aransas from stepping up to the plate to try and rid their city of plastic bags.More >>
  • Kingsville Residents Puts Up Signs to Get City to Fix Potholes

    Kingsville Residents Puts Up Signs to Get City to Fix Potholes

    Kingsville residents who has to drive on the 1600 block of North Young at Corral took action when their street became unbearable because of potholes.More >>
    Kingsville residents who has to drive on the 1600 block of North Young at Corral took action when their street became unbearable because of potholes.More >>
  • Coastal Compass Offers Free Education & Work Resources

    Coastal Compass Offers Free Education & Work Resources

    The Coastal Compass Education and Work Resource Center at La Palmera mall helps guide people on the right path for their future.More >>
    The Coastal Compass Education and Work Resource Center at La Palmera mall helps guide people on the right path for their future.More >>
  • Dispute Over Gas Pump Leads To Shooting

    Dispute Over Gas Pump Leads To Shooting

    A fight broke out at a gas station in the 1000 Block of Nueces Bay Boulevard Wednesday evening. One man was shot in the altercation. He is expected to recover from his injuries.More >>
    A fight broke out at a gas station in the 1000 Block of Nueces Bay Boulevard Wednesday evening. One man was shot in the altercation. He is expected to recover from his injuries.More >>
  • Community Comes Out To Remember Murder Victim

    Community Comes Out To Remember Murder Victim

    A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday evening to remember 59-year-old  Benjamin Mustafa. He was gunned down at his convenience store Monday afternoon in a robbery attempt.More >>
    A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday evening to remember 59-year-old  Benjamin Mustafa. He was gunned down at his convenience store Monday afternoon in a robbery attempt.More >>
  • Ronald McDonald House Receives Big Donation

    Ronald McDonald House Receives Big Donation

    The folks with Grunt's Texas Cantina in Sandia donated over $53,000 to the Ronald McDonald House. The money was raised through a barbecue fundraiser.More >>
    The folks with Grunt's Texas Cantina in Sandia donated over $53,000 to the Ronald McDonald House. The money was raised through a barbecue fundraiser.More >>
  • Convicted Killer Villegas Executed

    Convicted Killer Villegas Executed

    Jose Villegas, a 38-year old convicted killer, was executed just after 7pm Wednesday evening in Huntsville. He was convicted for a brutal triple murder back in 2001 here in Corpus Christi.More >>
    Jose Villegas, a 38-year old convicted killer, was executed just after 7pm Wednesday evening in Huntsville. He was convicted for a brutal triple murder back in 2001 here in Corpus Christi.More >>
  • Free Admission This Weekend at Padre Island National Seashore

    Free Admission This Weekend at Padre Island National Seashore

    If you are looking for something to do this Easter weekend, you may want to head out to the Padre Island National Seashore.More >>
    If you are looking for something to do this Easter weekend, you may want to head out to the Padre Island National Seashore.More >>
  • Stripes Gives Scholarships to Six Local High Schoolers

    Stripes Gives Scholarships to Six Local High Schoolers

    Some local high school students received big help on Wednesday in their pursuit of a college education.More >>
    Some local high school students received big help on Wednesday in their pursuit of a college education.More >>
  • Fans Pay Respects on Selena Quintanilla-Perez' 43rd Birthday

    Fans Pay Respects on Selena Quintanilla-Perez' 43rd Birthday

    She was the reigning queen of Tejano music when she was gunned down in 1995, but had she lived, Selena Quintanilla-Perez would have been 43 years old on Wednesday.More >>
    She was the reigning queen of Tejano music when she was gunned down in 1995, but had she lived, Selena Quintanilla-Perez would have been 43 years old on Wednesday.More >>
  • AT&T Retirees Picket Over Rising Health Care Premiums

    AT&T Retirees Picket Over Rising Health Care Premiums

    Employees formed a picket line outside the downtown offices of AT&T in Corpus Christi, saying that since last year, their healthcare premiums have gone up some 300-percent.More >>
    Employees formed a picket line outside the downtown offices of AT&T in Corpus Christi, saying that since last year, their healthcare premiums have gone up some 300-percent.More >>
  • Local Vendors Display Services as TPCO America Supplier Fair

    Local Vendors Display Services as TPCO America Supplier Fair

    A supplier fair for companies hoping to land business contracts with TPCO America was held Wednesday evening at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.More >>
    A supplier fair for companies hoping to land business contracts with TPCO America was held Wednesday evening at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.More >>
  • Firefighters Called Out to Fire at Duplex on Robinson Street

    Firefighters Called Out to Fire at Duplex on Robinson Street

    Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon at a duplex in the 600 block of Robinson Street, near Ray High School.More >>
    Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon at a duplex in the 600 block of Robinson Street, near Ray High School.More >>
  • Execution Date Arrives for Convicted Killer Out of Corpus Christi

    Execution Date Arrives for Convicted Killer Out of Corpus Christi

    Jose Villegas, a 38-year old convicted killer, was scheduled to be put to death Wednesday evening in Huntsville for a brutal triple murder back in 2001 here in Corpus Christi.More >>
    Jose Villegas, a 38-year old convicted killer, was scheduled to be put to death Wednesday evening in Huntsville for a brutal triple murder back in 2001 here in Corpus Christi.More >>
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