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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.
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
2019 beach parking permits go on sale Tuesday
Corpus Christi (KIII News) — Coastal Bend residents and visitors alike can enjoy the beaches all year in 2019 with a beach parking permit, and they go on sale Tuesday. The permits are valid from the date of purchase until Dec. 31, 2019. They're available at participating vendors including:
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
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.
'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.
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.
Official Wants Resignations After Texas County Scammed Out Of $525K
GALVESTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The top elected leader in Galveston County says two officials should resign for failing to protect the county from an electronic payment scam that totaled more than $525,000.
Crews dispatched to 18-wheeler rollover on Highway 181 entry ramp
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) — Emergency crews were called to a rollover accident involving an 18-wheeler Monday on the entry ramp to northbound Highway 181 at North Mesquite Street.
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.
Receive a furry friend this Christmas season!
CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) — From now until Christmas Eve, the organization is holding their Home For the Holidays Program. It allows you to adopt a dog or cat and for an additional $15 dollars your furry friend can be delivered to your home or someone else's doorstep on Christmas Eve or Christmas d
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
String of burglaries in east side neighborhood
CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) — Neighbors near Ray high school woke up to the sound of gunshots and police sirens Saturday morning. It was the result of an attempted burglary. Shots were fired at the back door of a home and when the suspects broke in they were met by the victim standing with a gun whic
Major accident stalls overnight traffic on the Harbor Bridge
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) — Emergency Crews are responding to a major traffic accident along the southbound side of the Harbor Bridge. It happened around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning at the top of the bridge.
Voestalpine donates $10,000 to Coastal Bend Food Bank
PORTLAND, Texas (Kiii News) — The City of Portland, which is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, got some major help Friday thanks to a donation from the nearby Voestalpine plant.
How Blue Santa delivered toys to the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Bend
More than 50 children ran outside and looked straight up at the sky. Some put their hands over their eyes to shield them from the sun. Others squinted until they saw a small orange dot in the sky.
Where to find the best Christmas lights in Corpus Christi 2018
It just wouldn't be Christmastime without twinkling lights to get us into the spirit of the season. So get the kids, the grandparents, the aunts and uncles and your furry friends together for a drive around the city.
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.
Saturday morning car crash leads to second accident
Corpus Christi (Kiii News) — Two accidents took place along the Crosstown Expressway overnight leading to lane closures for a short time. The first crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning when the driver of a sedan exiting onto Greenwood off of the Crosstown Expressway lost control and hit
New mural brings more waves to Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Two artists are bringing more waves to a South Texas city along the Gulf of Mexico in the form of a large new mural. Corpus Christi artists John Olvey and Kaleigh Glover re.