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Alice native, David Whitley named Secretary of State of Texas
Corpus Christi (KIII news) — Governor Greg Abbott has a new face joining his team, and he has roots here in South Texas. On Monday Abbott announced Alice native David Whitley as the new Secretary of State of Texas.
Manhunt over for suspect involved in murder of Orange Grove woman
CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) — The Jim Wells County Sheriff's office said 33-year-old Sosten Contreras was found shot and killed inside a home in Alice. According to the Alice Echo News Journal the sheriff's office believes after murdering 28-year-old Melissa Arredondo Contreras went to the house in d
Texas woman claims dog died after eating a sugar-free candy cane: ‘I feel like I failed her’
A young dog in Texas reportedly died after eating a sugar-free candy cane, which contains an ingredient called xylitol that is often deadly to canines if ingested. Groves resident Darla Martinez told 12 News her 7-month-old Chihuahua-mix, Harleigh, got into a package of sugar-free candy canes that s
Five killed in fire near Texas State University ruled homicide
SAN MARCOS, Texas — The deaths of five people killed in a large apartment fire near Texas State University have been ruled homicides. The fire broke out on July 20 at an apartment complex in San Marcos. The fire has been ruled an arson, though no arrests have been made and few details have been rele
Body of 28-year-old woman found in Orange Grove
ORANGE GROVE, Texas (Kiii News) — A motorist made a shocking discovery Friday in Orange Grove -- the body of a woman about three miles east of town, according to the Alice Echo News.
Half a million dollars found during traffic stop near Kingsville
Kingsville (KIII News) — A recent routine traffic stop just south of Kingsville ended up amounting to a significant bust. Authorities said a search of the vehicle turned up half a million dollars in a hidden compartment.
Attempted kidnapping at AISD elementary campus
Alice Independent School District authorities were notified Tuesday afternoon that an alleged kidnapping took place at Noonan Elementary. "A parent reported to school authorities that she was at Noonan Elementary School at dismissal time, and another woman allegedly attempted to take her daughter in
'Send a pic?' UT releases messages Texas senator allegedly sent college student
AUSTIN -- The University of Texas has released redacted messages allegedly sent by Georgetown State Sen. Charles Schwertner to a graduate student, almost three months after the Republican was first accused of engaging in the sexually explicit harassment.
Meet Jim Allison, Texas’ Newest Nobel Laureate (and Three-Time Cancer Survivor)
The Houston immunologist talks about growing up in small-town Texas, creationism in public schools and what it means to talk about a cure. Just a few years ago, Jim Allison was considered something of a “snake oil salesman” by other cancer researchers. The ruddy-faced, scraggly-haired scientist from
Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes
In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.
Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office: woman found dead on county road near Orange Grove
Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office officials are investigating the death of a 28-year-old woman near Orange Grove. After 8:40 a.m. Friday, law enforcement officers received a call from a passerby who saw a suspicious vehicle, a news release on the county's Facebook page stated.
Alice ISD parent says a woman tried to abduct her child in front of Noonan Elementary
An Alice ISD mother reported to Noonan Elementary School officials a woman attempted to take her daughter in front of the school on Tuesday, a letter to parents states. The mother said she was at Noonan at dismissal time when she saw another woman attempt to take her daughter, the letter states.
South Texas grandma raising four grandchildren needs help for holidays
ALICE — Even when life gets rough for Sally and her four grandkids, they'll always have family and tamales. In the past year, the kids had their lives uprooted when they were removed from their home by CPS and put in foster care.
Veteran advocate travels to Robstown to support Burn Pits 360
CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) — The Warrior Support Center in Robstown had a special guest Saturday. Rod Woodruff, the president and CEO of Sturgis Buffalo Chips came all the way from South Dakota.
Robstown student becomes first to graduate college before high school
A.J. Barrera became the first student in Del Mar College's history to graduate with a college degree before finishing high school. The Robstown Early College High School student walked the stage at Del Mar College's fall 2018 commencement ceremony alongside Flour Bluff University Prep High School se
Alice native doctor accepts Nobel Prize for cancer research
Dr. Jim Allison, a world-renowned cancer researcher from Alice who works at MD Anderson in Houston, accepted a Nobel Prize Monday at a ceremony in Sweden. Allison made national headlines when he was named a recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, an award that was jointly awarde
'Santa' shot at while driving on Texas freeway: report
One Texas man won’t appear on Santa Claus’ “Nice List” after opening fire Tuesday on another man dressed up as Santa. A man wearing a Santa costume, whose identity remains unknown but was identified by police as "Santa," and his wife – referred to by police as "Mrs. Claus" – were driving home when t
Here's what's at risk in the Texas Obamacare ruling
(CNN)Whether you know it or not, Obamacare has affected nearly every American. The Affordable Care Act does far more than allow millions of people to get health insurance through exchanges or Medicaid expansion.
Girls HS Hoops: Bluff uses height and offense to beat Alice
The Alice Lady Coyotes matched the Flour Bluff Lady Hornets Friday night — for a quarter anyway. Through the first seven minutes of the game, the Lady Coyotes kept the Lady Hornets at bay. They managed to get through Flour Bluff press and were able to handle the Lady Hornets’ height advantage.
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County