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Police chief presents action plan amid public scrutiny
MATHIS – At Monday’s Mathis City Council meeting, several residents and an ex-employee came forward during the public forum to give their thoughts on recent actions by the police department, seeking more than answers from the council, but from the chief of police and city manager as well.
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
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.
Nueces County Jail inmate dies after apparent fall
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) — A Nueces County Jail inmate died Saturday after what appeared to have been an accidental fall, according to Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper. 49-year-old David Johnson was pronounced dead at the main jail at around 4:15 p.m. Saturday.
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
Fire chief saves woman in fire
BEEVILLE – A Bee County woman is alive this week thanks to a fast-acting fire chief. Bill Burris, chief of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department, was the first firefighter on the scene Sunday evening when the department was notified of a house fire on County Road 412, just off Dickerson Road.
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.
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
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.
Corpus Christi's Habitat for Humanity to expand countywide
Corpus Christi (KIII News) — Corpus Christi's Habitat for Humanity announced Monday that their services are no longer bound to the city. They can now cover all of Nueces County.
KC runs out to early lead, beats Skidmore
KARNES CITY – The Skidmore-Tynan boys basketball team never recovered from its slow start in the first quarter Tuesday night. Karnes City outscored the Bobcats 18-5 in that opening period and cruised to a 54-32 win.
Donation gives S-T Elementary its own track
SKIDMORE – Robert Beck would have been just as happy to make his donation to Skidmore-Tynan Elementary without any fanfare. But that wasn’t going to be the case. Those at the school were too excited to have a track built at no cost — all thanks to his donation.
Jim Wells County sheriff: Man wanted in Orange Grove homicide kills himself
A suspect wanted in a homicide investigation in Orange Grove is dead after taking his own life, Jim Wells County Sheriff Daniel Bueno said. Sosten Ray Contreras, 33, was found dead at a home in the 700 block of Second Street in Alice on Saturday, according to a sheriff's office news release.
Speech pathologist sues school district, Texas AG for right to boycott Israel
A Round Rock speech pathologist is suing the school district she once worked with, saying a contract amendment that forced her resignation is unconstitutional. Bahia Amawi has contracted with Pflugerville ISD to provide bilingual language pathology services since 2009. In August, her contract renewa
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.
Million-dollar Nueces County Jail annex renovations nearly finished, despite setbacks
After a number of changes — and added costs — to the original project ordered in 2016, the Nueces County Jail's McKinzie Annex renovations are almost complete. The annex, on State Highway 358 near State Highway 44, has been in the process of a major makeover for the past year.
Community gathers for Christmas tradition
The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony holds a special place in the heart of County Judge Stephanie Moreno. “This year is especially significant for my husband and me,” she said standing on the steps of the courthouse Thursday night, Dec. 6.
Recruiting report card: Why Texas Tech's 2015 class has mostly been a disappointment
With the early signing period looming, we start a four-part series looking back at Texas Tech's past four recruiting classes. Here's a look back at the 2015 class:. Defensive lineman Broderick Washington: While his overall tackle number was slightly lower in 2018, it was still a breakout season for
Scott LemieuxObamacare was just ruled unconstitutional in Texas, but the case does Republicans no favors
A late Friday evening in mid-December — with the midterm elections safely in the rear-view mirror — is not when a public official releases something important that they want to receive a lot of public scrutiny. So it is almost certainly not a coincidence that Texas U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’C
Two of three lawmen wounded in Houston shootout had Beeville connections
BEEVILLE — Two of the law enforcement officers shot and wounded in a confrontation while serving a warrant in Houston Tuesday had Beeville connections. “He is our son,” Beeville resident Tommy Hensley said Friday when he was contacted.