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Corpus Christi driver dies after crashing into Welcome to Flour Bluff sign

A 23-year-old man has died after crashing into the Welcome to Flour Fluff sign early Thursday morning. Senior Officer Travis Pace, a spokesman for the Corpus Christi Police Department, said officers received a call to respond to a crash at 5:33 a.m. Pace said the driver was traveling eastbound on St

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER - 2018-03-22 15:45:03

Decade old secret lands man behind bars

A 10-year old secret led to the arrest of 48-year-old Enrique Ortiz for indecency sexual assault by contact. The victim and her mother were engaged in a heated argument when the victim relieved that for approximately one year Ortiz had violated her, according to police. When the father of the vict

ALICETX.COM - 2018-03-21 22:34:22

Robstown man indicted with sexual assault of a child

SINTON - San Patricio County grand jurors indicted several locals for felonies Feb. 27, including a Robstown man who was indicted on a sexual abuse charge. Matthew Scott Rodriguez was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child with a victim under 14. Rod

MYSOUTEX.COM - 2018-03-21 18:52:00

San Diego police chief Richard Nava fired during city council meeting

The City of San Diego decided to fire its police chief and appoint an interim chief during the same city council meeting Wednesday. In a video posted on the Alice Echo-News Journal's Facebook page, four city council members voted to fire Police Chief Richard Nava. One council member abstained from

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER - 2018-03-22 18:42:29

Woman suspected of robbing dollar store caught exiting elevator of Corpus Christi medical building

A man and woman set out for a shopping spree. But that turned out to be illegal. The two tried to escape the focus of Corpus Christi police's radar by hiding in a nearby medical tower, police said. That plan went downhill slowly - literally. Lt. Chris Hooper said officers responded to a call about

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER - 2018-03-22 18:51:37

Police seek woman of interest in Coleman Avenue murder

Corpus Christi police investigators want to speak with an additional person of interest in the city's latest homicide. Police on Wednesday released images of the woman they are seeking, who appears to have pink hair, according to a news release. Anyone with information about the murder, or the ide

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER - 2018-03-21 20:45:01

TV station fires employee after airing vulgar 'lick it, smell it' audio clip

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A Texas TV station employee was fired and another suspended after vulgar audio interrupted a live newscast Monday night. KRIS Communications News Director Paul Alexander issued a statement to apologize for the inadvertent broadcast of an audio clip with disturbing language du

USA TODAY - 2018-03-22 14:50:13

Mathis store donates downtown area bench

MATHIS - The Mathis Economic Development Corporation recently got a gift that will also help brighten up downtown ahead of the revitalization project. Robert and Chris Divin, who own and operate All Cross Texas, a store in Mathis that specializes in Christian items, homemade Crosses and refurbished

MYSOUTEX.COM - 2018-03-21 18:48:00

Corpus Christi man in custody on suspicion of distributing child pornography

A 26-year-old man was taken into custody on allegations he distributed child pornography. Clinton Ray Stephens of Corpus Christi was arrested Wednesday morning, according to a news release from the U.S. District Attorney's office. According to the charges, an electronic chat room company notified th

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER - 2018-03-21 16:51:28

Man arrested in connection with Kleberg County money laundering

The South Texas Specialized Crimes & Narcotics Task Force announced Wednesday an arrest in a money laundering case out in Kleberg County. Texas Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security agents from Corpus Christi assisted in the arrest of Michael Banda in San Antonio. Task Force officials sa

KIII TV3 - 2018-03-22 00:01:00

AISD participate at NHD Regional Competition

KINGSVILLE - Students from Alice Independent School District recently participated in the National History Day Regional Competition hosted at Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Several students from the district are headed to state competition in April. Students results: Dubose Intermediate Juan

ALICETX.COM - 2018-03-21 19:41:39

Reward offered to catch Texas gang member on most wanted list

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A wanted sex offender affiliated with the Surenos Trece gang has just been added to Texas' Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list with a reward up to $2,000 for his capture. Eric Rene Ruiz, 28, failed to register as a sex offender and has been wanted in Texas since October 201


The all new boys in blue

MATHIS - Mathis Police Chief Pete Saenz said recently that the department would have a completely different look, and that appears to be coming to fruition. Since taking the position of police chief, Saenz has dealt with numerous issues from the public, the city and even within the police department


Corpus Christi man behind bars after infant found unconscious on his chest in bathtub dies

A 21-year-old man is behind bars for suspicion of criminally negligent homicide after he fell asleep in a bathtub with a baby on his chest. Corpus Christi police officers found the man and the unconscious baby when they were called to the 2000 block of Jasmin Court at 6:44 p.m. Friday, according to


Whiskey & coke: $3.25M cocktail

FREER - A Beeville man is charged with possession of $3.25 million worth of cocaine earlier this month. This federal charge against Jose Ramirez, who was released Friday on a $50,000 bond, was issued last week following a March 5 traffic stop. It occurred when Border Patrol agents Carlos Lopez and R


Man with ties to Corpus Christi on Texas DPS most wanted list

A man who has ties to Corpus Christi is on one of the nation's popular lists. But it's not a good thing. Eric Rene Ruiz, 28, has landed on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders lists, and a cash reward for information leading to his capture was announced, according to a news release from the Texas


Medical examiner: 2 drowned during Spring Break

Rip currents kill an estimated 100 beachgoers annually in the United States. But escaping these swift ocean currents is easy if you follow these guidelines. David Sikes/Caller-Times Two people who were reported missing in the water during Spring Break have died, according to the Nueces County Medic


Spring Break! - The Kingsville Record and Bishop News: News

With area schools out for Spring Break last week, the City of Kingsville's Parks and Recreation Department offered students activities to keep them from spending all of their vacation indoors. "When (students) are out of school, I think that it's important for us to provide activities for them to do


Kingsville man gets six years in prison for high speed chase

On March 8, a DeWitt County jury sentenced 31-year-old Orry Arthur to six years in prison for evading arrest with a vehicle after a four day trial, according to a press release from the DeWitt County District Attorney's Office. Evidence presented during trial included the defendant's high speed, rec


Update: Police confirm man killed in early morning accident was from Corpus Christi

Port Aransas Police continue to investigate an accident on the Highway 361 that left one man dead Saturday morning. Officials confirmed the 22-year-old man was from Corpus Christi. According to police the man was walking down the highway near Seaway Drive around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday when he was hit