Alice 'touch a truck' provides kids with hands on education
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A unique outdoor experience took place for kids over in Alice. Kids had a blast getting into all sorts of different work-trucks and equipment. Children were able to see inside of every day city trucks that they see around their streets. Those include the Alice Fire Rescue, EMS vans, tractors, border patrol and much more.
Sinton is home to the top high school baseball prospect in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas — Blake Mitchell has had a love for baseball about as far back as he can remember. Blake Mitchell is the top rated high school baseball prospect in Texas. “I started playing when I was 4 and loved it ever since,” Mitchell said. “My dad introduced me to the game and I fell in love with it. He played, and I said, why not give it a try? Been having a whole bunch of fun ever since.”
Alice receives permanent covid memorial bench
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Yellow ribbons hung on trees as the community of Alice came together for a covid memorial bench dedication. This is the second Yellow Heart Memorial in Texas and most importantly a permanent memorial. The bench was donated by Alice mayor, Cynthia Carrasco. This sacred space...
Sinton shuts out Beeville, McCoy homers and Brown pitches complete game
The Sinton Pirates shut out the Beeville Trojans on Friday. Braeden Brown pitched a complete game, going five innings and allowing 3 hits. Kaden McCoy added a 3-run homer.
Grand slam: Gabi Chapa's home run pushes Alice past Calallen to start 31-4A softball
Gabi Chapa was faced with the same scenario in the seventh inning she saw in the fifth against Calallen on Friday afternoon. Alice's first baseman had come to the plate after ace pitcher, and one of the Coyotes' top hitters, Ava Hernandez was intentionally walked to load the bases in the fifth after homering in the fourth. Unfortunately, Chapa struck out as Alice could not push any runs across with the bases full in that inning.
Teenager arrested after Refugio ISD receives threat on social media
A 14-year-old Nueces County resident was arrested on charges of terroristic threats impairing public/government service after Refugio ISD received a threat on a TikTok account on March 10. The offense is a third-degree felony. Read more about this story in the Refugio County Press.
Businesses moving after Water Street Village property owner won't renew leases
Business owners who rented the space in the plaza were notified on Feb. 16, that they must leave the premises by April 15.
Murder suspect back in Jim Wells County after cutting off ankle monitor, fleeing to San Antonio
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A man accused of killing his wife in Orange Grove in 2019 is back in Jim Wells County after being on the run and taken back into police custody. Eric Lopez Berber was later found and arrested in San Antonio last week. Berber was supposed...
Coastal Bend law enforcement has mixed feelings about proposed ankle monitor laws
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — State legislators are trying to strengthen penalties for offenders who cut off or remove their ankle monitors, but local law-enforcement agencies have mixed views on the potential move. Nueces County Adult Probation Director William Shull said that ankle monitors do help law officials keep track...
'We want the best person for the job': Corpus Christi fire union talk expectations for new CCFD Fire Chief
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi is getting close to hiring a new fire chief -- narrowing the search to just four candidates. The hiring comes as the Corpus Christi Fire Department tries to find a new way to absorb Nueces County Emergency Services District two.
Robstown's Anscombe voted Sames Caller-Times Athlete of the Week
Robstown girls track and field athlete Trinity Anscombe was voted the Sames Caller-Times Athlete of the Week. Anscombe received 12,041 of the 25,549 votes cast, which was 47.13% of all votes. Anscombe won four individual medals at the Coastal Bend Coaches Association Meet of Champions last week, capturing gold in the 100, 200...
Opinion: Texas GOP, far-right activists meddling in Nueces County affairs
Last month, Texas Republicans and far-right activists in Nueces County began putting together a power grab aimed at removing democratically elected county DA Mark Gonzalez from office. While the state of Texas allows its citizens to file petitions to remove elected officials from office, this is far from an organic...
Arrest made in Agnes Street shooting that left one man dead on city's West Side
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — One man is in Nueces County Jail Monday night after shooting and killing a 50-year-old man on the city's westside last week. 37-year-old Gerard Garcia was arrested in connection to that shooting. The incident happened just after 10 p.m. last Monday at the intersection of...
Jim Wells County escaped inmate captured
The inmate that escaped on Sunday from Jim Wells County Sheriff's Jail has been captured in Alice.
Robstown, San Diego girls capture back-to-back state powerlifting titles
The Robstown and San Diego girls powerlifting teams each captured back-to-back state championships after both squads claimed team titles on Friday at the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association state meet in Frisco. The Lady Pickers won the Class 4A small-school title with 40 points behind first-place performances by Jozannah Rodriguez (123); Olivia Morales...
TxDOT study looks at second causeway
The Texas Department of Transportation announced on March 10 it will conduct an environmental impact assessment of a proposed causeway linking Nueces County to North Padre Island. TxDOT will seek a consultant for the study within a few weeks. It has included the proposed causeway in its Statewide Long-Range Transportation and Texas Freight Mobility plans.
Trojan boys fight Somerset to the bitter end
Before boys basketball kicked into gear in October, nobody outside of Beeville was talking about the Beeville Trojans winning a district championship. So, the Trojans spent all year proving people wrong, winning a share of their first district crown in six years. At halftime of the regional quarterfinals Feb. 28,...
Structure fire during the weekend near CR 22
The Nueces County Constable Pct. 3 Deputies, Nueces County Sheriff's Office Deputies, ESD 3, and Annaville fire personnel were dispatched to a structure fire in the 3300 block of CR 22 on Sunday.
Out & About
Round Up Days Returns In Ingleside This month celebrates the 51st annual Round Up Days in Ingleside at N.O. Simmons Park, 2867 Ave. J., March 24-25, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., admission is free. The twoday festival includes food, a carnival midway, and lots of musical entertainment. Here is the music line up: Friday, March 24th: 5:00pm-6:30pm- Triple Bypass 7:00pm-8:30pm- Artie V 8:45pm-10:15pm- Seger System (Ultimate Bob Seger Trinute Band) 10:30-Midnight- Lone Star Skynyrd (#1 Trinute Band) Saturday, March 25th: 11:30am-12:30-Revalution 12:45-2:15pm-Los Potrillos de Tamaulipas 2:30pm-4:00pm-Artie V 4:15-5pm- Los Arias 5:15-6:45pm- South Texas...
Overnight Fire in Petronila
PETRONILA (News Release) - On March 12, 2023, at approximately 8:31 pm, Nueces County Constable Pct 3 Deputies, Nueces County Sheriff's Office Deputies, ESD 3 and Annaville fire department were dispatched to a structure fire in the 3300 block of CR 22. Upon arrival the residence was fully engulfed with...
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