Tag: Corpus Christi

Half of Corpus Christi Still Without Safe Water

Corpus Christi (KFXV) — At least half of the Corpus Christi population still without safe water services — after a dangerous chemical leaked into the city’s water system.The substance has been identified as an asphalt emulsifier. The incident forced the closure of schools. Several business owners have placed bottled water in restrooms to avoid contamination Meanwhile, distribution sites formed throughout the city to alleviate residents. But while the sale of bottled water rises, local businesses are already seeing a negative impact. Attorney Bob Hilliard, is representing close to 100 businesses in a lawsuit filed this Wednesday, against private company,...

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RGV Sends Water to Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi (KFXV) — Officials in Corpus Christi are warning residents not to use their tap water after a possible contamination. The city says the cause of the possible contamination is a, quote, “recent backflow incident in the industrial district” involving an unnamed refinery. They’ve been able to confirm the presence of one chemical. The city is instructing residents to only use bottled water for all food preparation, drinking, washing and bathing needs until further notice. Officials says residents should not try to boil the water. Local schools have canceled classes and many local stores have sold out of...

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Special Mission Dive Team Trains for Recovery and Flood Rescues

There more than a dozen men specialized in underwater dive recovery and flood rescues. They make up a special operations team within the Mission Fire Department. Today–the team took part in a recovery training with border patrol’s Borstar Dive Team. The Mission Fire Department Special Operations Team has been in practically every body of water south of Corpus Christi to aid other agencies during emergencies. In total 16 men make up the special ops dive team. With 10 years of diving experience, Alvarez says one of the biggest challenges is debris. Each month the team takes part in a...

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Fmr. Cameron County Deputy Constable Pleads Guilty to Human Trafficking

A former Cameron County Deputy Constable pleads guilty to charges of human trafficking. 45-year-old Luis Enrique Guevara entered his plea after his arrest last April. Guevara was caught in Corpus Christi, transporting three undocumented immigrants. According to official records, Guevara transported undocumented immigrants on several different occasions. He’ll now have to pay $2,500 for each person he was transporting. He has since been fired from his...

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4-Month-Old Dies ‘Hot Car Death’ in Corpus Christi

Despite the numerous awareness campaigns that talk and warn about the dangers of leaving a child locked inside a vehicle, it continues to be a reoccurring event. Today, a family in Corpus Christi mourns the loss of their 4-month-old. This tragedy sums up five child deaths in the state of Texas after being left unattended inside vehicles. An emergency call drove Corpus Christi police officers to a home located at 2600 Oresa Street, where a 4-month-old baby was found unattended inside a vehicle, in critical condition. “When we arrived at the scene, the parents were performing CPR to the...

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