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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

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

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

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


Corpus Christi man accused of assaulting mom at Leopard Street motel

A 22-year-old man was booked into jail after he called Corpus Christi police to tell them his mother was hurt. After an investigation, police believe he was the one to hurt the 50-year-old woman, Lt. Chris Hooper said. Officers arrived to a motel in the 5300 block of Leopard Street just after 2:40

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER - 2018-03-23 19:29:35

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


Corpus Christi attorneys ordered to pay penalty after wrongful death suit

Carolyn Vaughn became the first woman to serve on the Nueces County Commissioners Court in ten years as she was sworn into the court. She was appointed to Mike Pusley's seat, who is running for county judge. Rachel Denny Clow and Tim Acosta/Caller-Times Wrongful death lawsuits filed by a man's wife

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER - 2018-03-23 00:28:48

Bealls' launches annual 30 Days of Giving Campaign

The Bealls from Alice, Kingsville and Falfurrias will once again host the 30 Days of Giving as a way for customers to donate to the Women's Shelter of South Texas - The Purple Door. Beginning on Sunday, April 1 customers are encouraged to give to the organization through their purchases at the stor

ALICETX.COM - 2018-03-23 21:21:08

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


South Texas mall hosts prom for school in Harvey-damaged area

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Some South Texas teenagers whose school was heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey and not able to host prom have a new location with a flair for fancy clothes. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the Rockport-Fulton High School prom will be held April 28 in the food co

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-22 10:21:16

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


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


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


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


Skidmore man charged with sexual assault

GEORGE WEST - Officials with the Live Oak County Sheriff's Office continue their investigation into a sexual assault believed to have been perpetrated by a Skidmore man. Arrested Feb. 22 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated sexual assault was 49-year-old Thomas Roy


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


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


More than 200 arrested during spring break in Port Aransas

Port Aransas police officers spent the first day of spring break alongside beachgoers. Officers made their presence known and monitored crowds to keep everyone safe. Alexandria Rodriguez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times As students returned to school at the close of spring break, the Port Aransas Police


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


Former Corpus Christi Hooks player caught on camera assaulting a woman

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NBC) - A former Texas minor league baseball player was caught on video assaulting a woman. The Pennsylvania minor league team Lancaster Barnstormers released the video and announced on their Facebook Page that they have cut ties with Danry Vasquez. Video shows Vasquez and a wo