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  • Are You a Mouse or A Man? A Homily for The Feast of Corpus Christi

    06/22/2014 3:06:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/21/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    This Sunday in many places features the (moved) Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Our Lord.While you may puzzle over my title, allow me to explain it later. On a Solemn feast like this many things occur that might be preached and taught. Allow three areas for reflection: The Reality of the Eucharist, The Requirement of the Eucharist, the Remembrance of the Eucharist. We will look at each in order.I. The Reality of the Eucharist - On this solemn feast we are called above all to faith in the fact, as revealed by the Lord himself,...
  • 6 Investigates Follow-up: Failed Housing Project Costs City Grant Money [Corpus Christi, Texas]

    06/18/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRIS ^ | 6/17/14 | Andrew Ellison
    CORPUS CHRISTI - The city of Corpus Christi on Tuesday announced it can not come up with all of the money needed to repay the federal government for a failed, public housing project. The news comes on the heels of a KRIS-6 Investigation into the League of United Latin American Citizens - Apartment of the Village project, a low-income housing unit for disabled veterans. But the project derailed and the money, disappeared. After years of delay, the city sued the league to recover the $400,000 block grant which city leaders approved, in 2008. That is because the city, not L.U.L.A.C.,...
  • Pope invites Romans, pilgrims to Eucharistic procession

    06/15/2014 4:12:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | June 15, 2014 | Kerri Lenartowick
    Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, May 21, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez / CNA. Vatican City, Jun 15, 2014 / 06:30 am (CNA).- During his Sunday Angelus remarks reflecting on divine love, Pope Francis invited all the Romans and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to join in a Eucharistic procession later this week. “Next Thursday, according to Roman tradition, we will celebrate holy Mass at St. John Lateran and then we will make a procession with the Blessed Sacrament. I invite Romans and pilgrims to participate in order to express our desire...
  • TX: Corpus Christie Police Destroyed 353 Guns Last Year

    05/06/2014 5:17:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Firearms Scheduled for destruction by Phoenix Police before the Arizona Law took effect. Many people would be surprised to learn that police departments in Texas routinely destroy valuable property for political purposes. That is the case in Corpus Christi, and in many other departments in Texas. From kztv10.com: The CCPD will continue their process of destroying guns that are no longer needed as evidence. A total of 353 guns were destroyed last year. Guns collected by police typically sell to dealers for about $100 each, so the CCPD destroyed $35,000 of assets for no legitimate reason. Police are...
  • No Charges for Caballero in Shooting of Burglar[South Texas}

    02/11/2014 8:02:06 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    KRIS ^ | Feb 10, 2014
    CORPUS CHRISTI - Nueces County District Attorney Mark Skurka says a grand jury took no action in the shooting case against business owner Dan Caballero. Back in December, Caballero was questioned by police when a suspected burglar was shot and killed at his home. Detectives were looking into whether he fired in self-defense when Dustin Tate entered his home. Skurka did not detail what charges, if any, his office was seeking against Caballero. The police report on the shooting stated Tate was shot twice before running through the backyard, hopping a fence and falling to the ground on the golf...
  • [South Texas:]6 Investigates: New City Attorney's Remarks Questioned

    01/29/2014 9:43:15 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    KRIS ^ | Jan. 28, 2014
    CORPUS CHRISTI - We continue our KRIS 6 News Investigation into the newly hired city attorney and an anonymous email claiming that she made inappropriate and intimidating remarks when she introduced herself to the city legal department. The email was sent to every city council member, the mayor, and the city manager. Tonight, we have details on exactly what the email says Roxann Cotroneo said to her staff. And as we've reported, two sources inside city hall, who were there in that meeting, confirm that the email and the comments it lists are accurate. In a speech to her staff,...
  • TX:Man Fires Gun During Home Invasion

    10/16/2013 6:05:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kristv.com ^ | 13 October, 2013 | NA
    The Sheriff did not return phone calls, so details are scarce. At this point, we know two burglars tried to break into a home Saturday just outside Rockport City limits. Sources say the homeowner shot at the burglars, but its not clear if they were hit.
  • Nueces County sheriff: 'Strong leads' on Judge Greenwell's suicide motive

    07/17/2013 11:38:28 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 28 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | July 17, 2013 at 12:50 p.m. (CDT) | Mark Collette
    CORPUS CHRISTI Nueces County investigators are working hard to determine whether Tom Greenwells position as judge of the 319th District Court had anything to do with his suicide, Sheriff Jim Kaelin said Wednesday morning. We have to overturn the big stones as well as the little stones ... so everybody in our community is very comfortable understanding why he did what he did, Kaelin said, adding his office is devoting all its resources to the case. Investigators have strong leads toward understanding Greenwells motive. Kaelin said the judge was driven to believe suicide was the only option he had....
  • BREAKING NEWS: Nueces County sheriff confirms judge found dead at courthouse

    07/15/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 105 replies
    caller,com ^ | 7/115/13 | Rhiannon Meyers, Katherine Rosenberg
    CORPUS CHRISTI State District Judge Tom Greenwell was found dead from a gunshot wound Monday night in his chambers, Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin confirmed. Corpus Christi police, medics and Nueces County Sheriff's Office deputies responded about 7 p.m. to the courthouse after a report that a man was found with a gunshot wound to the head.The courthouse closed at 5 p.m. It was unclear how a gun could have passed through security or been within the county building, equipped with security personnel and a metal detector. Attorneys, judges, and some media outlets who have courthouse identification badges typically...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Nueces County sheriff confirms judge found dead at courthouse

    07/16/2013 5:46:41 AM PDT · by kimtom · 17 replies
    www.caller.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Katherine Rosenberg
    CORPUS CHRISTI State District Judge Tom Greenwell was found dead from a gunshot wound Monday night in his chambers, Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin confirmed. Corpus Christi police, medics and Nueces County Sheriff's Office deputies responded about 7 p.m. to the courthouse after a report that a man was found with a gunshot wound to the head.The courthouse closed at 5 p.m. It was unclear how a gun could have passed through security or been within the county building, equipped with security personnel and a metal detector. Attorneys, judges, and some media outlets who have courthouse identification badges typically...
  • Restaurant Owner Faces $2,000 a Day City Finefor Washing Bird Poop Off the Sidewalk

    09/19/2012 5:12:44 PM PDT · by shadeaud · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/19/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A Texas restaurant owner is up in arms after Corpus Christi city officials informed him he can no longer wash the bird poop off the sidewalk in front of his business not unless he wants a $2,000 fine, KRIS-TV reported. John Webb, general manager of Crawdaddys in downtown Corpus Christi, told the station hes been hosing the sidewalk down for 18 years. That is, until city officials told him earlier this month he was breaking the law. The reason? A city storm water ordinance that bars anyone from washing pollutants, like bird poop, into the storm drain system that...
  • Texas fisherman prevails in epic battle with enormous alligator gar

    06/22/2012 6:31:48 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    GrindTV.com ^ | 06/21/12 | Pete Thomas
    Whether Brent Crawford has captured the world's largest alligator gar will never be known -- his scale bottomed out emphatically at 300 pounds and he filleted the prehistoric-looking fish after attempting to obtain its weight. But this much is clear: The gar Crawford landed while bow-fishing recently in Texas' Lake Corpus Christi is among the largest specimens ever captured -- and it was captured in a manner like no other gar captured beforehand.
  • Gar-gantuan Feat at Lake Corpus Christi ("Gar". Get it?)

    06/20/2012 11:25:59 AM PDT · by Chasaway · 15 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | June 16, 2012 | David Sikes
    I was looking for information about fishing on Lake Corpus Christi. I like to camp there for 2 or 3 days every month or so. Uhmmm...according to published reports, there's some big fish in this lake.
  • Pope says Vatican II did not reject Eucharistic adoration or processions [Catholic Caucus]

    06/07/2012 7:57:51 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 25 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 7, 2012 | David Kerr
    Pope Benedict leads Corpus Christi procession in Rome on June 7, 2012. Rome, Italy, Jun 7, 2012 / 05:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI says the Second Vatican Council did not reject Eucharistic adoration outside of Mass, including the Corpus Christi procession that he led this evening in Rome. One unilateral interpretation of the Second Vatican Council has penalized this dimension, restricting in practice the Eucharist to the moment of celebration, the Pope said during his homily for the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 7. In this case, the accentuation placed on the celebration of the Eucharist acted...
  • The Mystic, the Doubter, the Pope and the Dumb Ox: The Fascinating Origins of Corpus Christi

    06/07/2012 6:07:50 PM PDT · by DogwoodSouth · 5 replies
    Southern Fried Catholicism ^ | 6/7/2012 | Brad Noel
    Today, many throughout the Catholic Church celebrate a uniquely Catholic feast day: the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, better known by the Latin title "Corpus Christi." Though originally and traditionally celebrated on "the Thursday following Trinity Sunday," in parts of the Church where it is not kept as a Holy Day of Obligation (like here in the U.S.), the feast is transferred to the following Sunday. But in many parts of the world, Corpus Christi is celebrated today. In fact, in many European nations, today is a public holiday. Tonight, Pope Benedict will preside over the Corpus Christi...
  • Do You Believe in Eucharistic Miracles?

    08/02/2011 1:38:12 AM PDT · by GADEL · 101 replies
    HubBlogs with GADEL. ^ | Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Godwin Delali Adadzie
    The story of a Eucharistic Miracle that happened in Kumasi a city in Ghana in the 1990s. A Protestant man took the picture of the Monstrance during the Corpus Christi procession and after the image was processed, an image of Jesus Christ was the result. Find the article over here Eucharistic Miracle: Face of Jesus captured by a Skeptic
  • Local Mother Sentenced For Spanking

    06/15/2011 3:21:35 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 103 replies
    KRIS TV (NBC, Corpus Christi, TX) ^ | Jun 15, 2011 4:33 PM | Bart Bedsole - bbedsole@kristv.com
    CORPUS CHRISTI - Spanking your kids can send you to jail. This week, a local woman avoided jail time, but her case made it clear that local prosecutors and judges will not tolerate what used to be a much more accepted practice. Back in December, police arrested Rosalina Gonzales for Injury to a Child, related to the spanking of her daughter, who was nearly two years old at the time. It was her daughter's grandmother who noticed red marks on the child's rear end, and took her to Driscoll Children's Hospital to be checked out. Wednesday, Gonzales was in court...
  • Man falls on face, smashes into pole running from Corpus Christi police

    11/12/2010 2:52:06 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 14 replies
    The "Award Winning" Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | updated November 12, 2010 at 1:03 p.m. | Staff reports
    Man refused to give real name unless police dropped one possible charge CORPUS CHRISTI A man who ran from Corpus Christi police after they were called for a possible auto burglary fell after jumping two fences and ran into a pole in an attempt to avoid officers early Friday. Police said they were called to the 1000 block of Green Acres Drive at 2:49 a.m. Witnesses said they saw two men wearing all black looking at vehicles. Officers said they found one man lying down on the driveway in front of a van. When police attempted the speak...
  • Explosion sets off building fire near Texas State Aquarium (Corpus Christi)

    09/16/2010 4:09:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | September 16, 2010 | Steven Alford
    Corpus Christi Beach fire injures three; fire, police investigating CORPUS CHRISTI An explosion at an apartment complex Thursday near the Texas State Aquarium ignited the building and shot a large smoke plume into the sky that dwarfed the Harbor Bridge. Fire fighters responded about 11 a.m. to the Aquarium Inn and Suites in the 2800 block of North Shoreline Boulevard after reports of a fire. Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion as far away as office buildings on the other side of the Port of Corpus Christi ship entrance. George Major and his wife were inside their apartment...
  • Unmanned border patrol aircraft now at NAS Corpus Christi

    09/03/2010 4:14:36 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 14 replies
    Caller.com ^ | September 2, 2010
    Aircraft meant to monitor for drug and illegal alien traffic CORPUS CHRISTI On Wednesday morning, the first Customs and Border Protection Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) "Predator" landed at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, according to NAS Corpus Christi public information officer Bob Torres. The Predator will help in the effort to control drug and illegal alien entry into the US along a 1,200-mile piece of the Texas-Mexico border between El Paso and Brownsville, according to the Department of
  • Celis' law enforcement credentials scrutinized (Defendant accused of posing as public servant)

    07/28/2010 9:50:24 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The "Award Winning" Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | July 28, 2010 at 6:55 p.m. | Mary Ann Cavazos, Jessica Savage
    CORPUS CHRISTI Mauricio Celis expired reserve deputy credentials were part of the states efforts years before to clean its rosters of uncertified deputies, a state official testified Wednesday. Celis, 38, is being tried on a charge of impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and as much as a $10,000 fine. Prosecutors say he used a Duval County reserve deputy badge in 2007 after his law enforcement commission was suspended in 2003. Defense attorneys have said the badge was issued to Celis by former Duval County Sheriff Santiago Barrera and that...
  • Auto Burglary Suspects Arrested, Possibly Linked To Others (Video Link)

    05/08/2010 10:37:45 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 9 replies · 1,070+ views
    KRIS-TV ^ | Updated: May 8, 2010 7:27 PM | Staff
    CORPUS CHRISTI - Several people decided to break into a man's vehicle overnight, but they quickly realized they were messing with the wrong person. It happened at a home off of Vaky Street around 1 a.m. Two females and one male decided to break into Arthur Granado's vehicle. "I was asleep and the next thing I know, I have some sensors, and some cameras on my property and the alarms had gone off. I immediately turned on the T.V. to see what was going on and I saw somebody. I saw a couple of people actually, breaking in my guitar...
  • Controversial 'Corpus Christi' play with a gay Jesus is moving to Fort Worth from Stephenville, TX

    04/08/2010 8:47:20 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 192+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | April 08, 2010 | Mr. Rene Girard
    As of now there are 19 states led Florida suing the federal government challenging the Obamacare's mandate to purchase health care. Orly Taitz, one of the Chief Moonbats in the birther movement, has decided they need a dentist, HER. Earlier this week,Taitz filed a motion in federal court asking to be added to the Florida led Attorneys General Lawsuit essentially turning it into a combo birther/ Obamacare suit and discrediting the entire effort. According to TPM her motion included this bit of insanity: At the end it might be a stroke of providence that this unconstitutional bill was signed into...
  • Play depicting Jesus as gay returns on Easter

    03/31/2010 10:14:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies · 603+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | March 31, 2010 | ELYSSE JAMES
    NORTH TUSTIN A controversial play that drew protesters in November will return to the Church of the Foothills for an Easter Sunday performance. "Corpus Christi" depicts Jesus as a gay man living in 1950s Corpus Christi, Texas, playwright Terrence McNally's home town. The cast of 13 portray Jesus and the 12 Apostles. "It's a story of love and a story of passion, and the story of Christ, so actually it works out very well to have it on Easter," said Pastor Mike Holland of Church of the Foothills. Holland said the group chose to do the play on Easter...
  • 2 ex-Blackwater guards charged with murder

    01/07/2010 11:59:37 AM PST · by granite · 43 replies · 2,803+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/7/10 | LAT
    Both Cannon, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Drotleff, of Virginia Beach, Va., have said in recent interviews with the AP that they were justified when they opened fire on a threatening vehicle last year. Blackwater, now known as Xe, fired both men after the shooting for failing to comply with the terms of their contract.
  • Malm man sentenced for sex assault in Texas

    09/27/2009 8:37:07 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 27 replies · 2,282+ views
    http://www.thelocal.se/22304/20090926/ ^ | 09/26/2009 | TT/The Local
    A 33-year old man from Malm has been sentenced to ten years in prison by a US court for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old he met online. The man travelled to the city of Corpus Christi in Texas in October 2008 and was arrested ten days later by police in a hotel room. The girl, who had ran away from home, was found in the room partially clothed. Hotel personnel raised the alarm after recognising the girl from a missing persons poster. According to Texas law, the age of consent is 17 years old. The Swede pleaded guilty on eight counts...
  • Three men charged with killing deer, dumping them in the river[South Texas]

    08/30/2009 9:24:16 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 2,264+ views
    mySouTex.com ^ | August 27, 2009 | Rita Arns
    A capias has been issued for the arrest of Corpus Christi residents Raymond Ace Walker, Garratt W. Harris and Paul Isaac Bueno for allegedly killing nine deer on the Walker Ranch and dumping the deer in the Nueces River. The three men could have been charged with 27 Class A misdemeanors (3 counts times nine deer), but we decided not to throw the book at them because they confessed, said Clay Pipkin, Live Oak County game warden. Walker, Harris and Bueno were charged with waste of game and hunting at night, both Class A misdemeanors, for allegedly killing nine deer...
  • Local stimulus: $200M. Numer of new jobs: Hard to say.

    08/16/2009 8:51:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 349+ views
    caller.com ^ | 8/16/09 | Sara Foley
    CORPUS CHRISTI Corpus Christis cut of federal stimulus dollars will improve city roads, pay the rent for people living in housing projects, train math and science teachers and send more people to trade schools and college on government scholarships. Those projects, along with dozens of others, are part of about $200 million of federal stimulus projects coming to the area. The money should create close to 2,000 jobs, based on White House formulas. Those job creation numbers likely are severely inflated, said Jason Alaniz, the citys intergovernmental relations project manager in charge of stimulus projects.
  • Recess Rally (Corpus Christi, TX)

    08/15/2009 8:00:29 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 7 replies · 1,411+ views
    recessrally.com ^ | 8-15-2009 | Donna McClure
    Date: August 22, 2009 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Location: Representative Solomon P. Ortiz (D – 27) 3649 Leopard Street, Suite 510 Corpus Christi, TX 78408 Recess Rally! Join us on Saturday, August 22nd in a nationally coordinated rally to show our continued opposition to socialized health care! Our elected representative Solomon Ortiz (D-27) has shown every sign that he plans to vote yea on a government subsidized health care reform bill. Time is running out! Join us in front of his office on August 22.
  • Catholic Devotional: On Visiting Jesus Christ In the Blessed Sacrament

    06/14/2009 3:55:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 824+ views
    Catholictradition.org ^ | 1867 | Fr. Michael Mller, C.S.S.R.
    On Visiting Jesus Christ In the Blessed Sacrament "WHERE is the new-born King of the Jews?" inquired the three Magi of Herod, king of Jerusalem. "Where is He?" they repeat in their great desire to find Him. "We have seen His star in the East, and we have come to adore Him. Ah, tell us where He is; we desire so much to see Him; we have made so long a journey in order to become acquainted with Him!" What a joy must it not have been for these three holy kings to learn that the Saviour of the world...
  • Best Ever Homily on The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (

    06/13/2009 3:18:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 910+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | June 13, 2009 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Back in the 1970s, when there was a lot of liturgical innovation going on, Dorothy Day invited a young priest to celebrate mass at the Catholic Worker. He decided to do something that he thought was relevant and hip. He asked Dorothy if she had a coffee cup he could borrow. She found one in the kitchen and brought it to him. And, he took that cup and used it as the chalice to celebrate mass. When it was over, Dorothy picked up the cup, found a small gardening tool, and went to the backyard. She knelt down, dug a...
  • Focus on the Real Presence

    06/13/2009 6:54:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 377+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | June 13, 2009 | Fr. Paul Grankauskas
    There is a sign on the sacristy wall of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Basilica in Emmitsburg, Md., which reads, “Priest of God, celebrate this Mass as if it were your first Mass, your last Mass, your only Mass.” It is a potent reminder to the priest to pay attention to what he is doing. He is not to celebrate the sacred mysteries with a careless or cavalier attitude, but with the proper reverence and disposition. He is not at the altar to entertain or improvise, nor should he rush through the Mass as quickly as possible. He is a priest,...
  • Pope Warns Secularism Can Infest Church

    06/12/2009 2:37:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 613+ views
    Zenit ^ | 6/11/2009
    ROME, JUNE 11, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is warning of a "serpentine secularization" that penetrates the Church and is manifested in "formal and empty Eucharistic worship." The Pope celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi today in Rome, presiding over Mass in the Basilica of St. John Lateran and then processing with the Blessed Sacrament to the Basilica of St. Mary Major. In his homily, the Holy Father illustrated the importance of faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, telling the thousands of pilgrims that this faith "cannot be taken for granted." "Today there arises the risk of...
  • City looking to collect old fines (Some violations date back to the 1970s)

    06/11/2009 11:04:47 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 27 replies · 889+ views
    The "Award Winning" Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Updated 12:12 a.m., June 2, 2009 | Sara Foley
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Property owners who ignored a code violation fine 30 years ago will find those fees revisiting them with decades’ worth of interest. And if you’re the unlucky owner a house formerly occupied by someone who avoided paying fines, now you get the bill. The city will work with individual homeowners if they don’t believe they should pay the bill, interim finance director Constance Sanchez said. Last week, the city sent out more than 8,000 bills for code violations, such as high grass, dating back to the 1970s. The fines have accrued 10 percent interest each year and...
  • CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS TEA PARTY 4/15/2009 update

    04/16/2009 6:40:07 AM PDT · by patriot08 · 7 replies · 646+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | 4/15/09 | Patriot08
    Updated article; Newspaper admits estimated crowd at 500- 1000 ** New Pictures ** CORPUS CHRISTI As protesters threw burlap sacks into Corpus Christi Bay Wednesday, the crowd chanted Rev-o-lu-tion, rev-o-lu-tion during a Tax Day Tea Party to protest what participants call out-of-control federal spending. The event was patterned after the Boston Tea Party tax protest that was among the events leading to the colonies break from British rule, but had some modern-day concessions. Unlike their revolutionary-era counterparts, a small band who protested under cover of darkness and in disguise, todays protesters numbered between 500 and 1,000 locally and were...
  • Corpus Christi, Texas tea party

    04/15/2009 6:43:18 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 9 replies · 824+ views
    KIII TV ^ | 4/15/09 | Patriot09
    CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS TEA PARTY APRIL 15, 2009 TV Video: http://www.kiiitv.com/news/local/43062387.html Corpus Christi Caller Times April 15, 2009 CORPUS CHRISTI A growing crowd of more than 500 people gathered at the Lawrence Street T-Head Wednesday afternoon for a Tax Day Tea Party to protest what participants call out-of-control federal spending. Many people waved U.S. flags, wore shirts with Texas flags or carried signs with slogans including Your mortgage is not my problem. The protesters threw burlap sacks of tea into Corpus Christi Bay as a reference to the Boston Tea Party. The bags were on ropes so they could...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor dead; I-69 not

    01/07/2009 5:30:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 752+ views
    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | January 7, 2009 | Jaime Powell
    The Texas Department of Transportation made an announcement Tuesday that sounded like bad news for South Texas, but isnt its multibillion-dollar state infrastructure plan known as the Trans-Texas Corridor is dead. The key part of the plan for South Texas, known as I-69, is not. The states $180 billion plan, announced seven years ago, called for thousands of miles of 1,200-foot-wide traffic facilities to include toll roads for vehicles, rail for passengers and freight, and technology and power infrastructure such as fiber optic lines. Tuesdays announcement by Texas Department of Transportation executive director Amadeo Saenz was a reaction to...
  • County official presents wish list for U.S. 281 upgrades

    11/02/2008 5:40:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies · 465+ views
    The Monitor ^ | November 1, 2008 | Jared James
    U.S. Highway 281 Presentation >> Priority 1: Spend $75 million to build five overpasses in Falfurrias.>> Priority 2: A $13 million Ben Bolt overpass at Farm-to-Market Road 2508 is proposed to create a safer school zone and eliminate another traffic barrier.>> Priority 3: Dedicate anywhere from $40 million to $104 million to build tolled relief route around Premont or upgrade the existing route with tolled freeway lanes.>> Priority 4: A $50 million project in George West to build connectors to U.S. Highway 59 and Interstate 37.McALLEN -- Whether the route is eventually called Interstate 69 or the Trans-Texas Corridor, four...
  • NEW YORK TIMES OPINES ON BIGOTRY ('Corpus Christi': Christ had sex with His apostles)

    10/26/2008 4:19:41 PM PDT · by kellynla · 60 replies · 1,459+ views
    Catholic League ^ | October 23, 2008 | staff
    The Terrence McNally play, Corpus Christi, is currently being performed in Greenwich Village. The play depicts Jesus as an ordinary person who has sex with his apostles. In 1998, Catholic League president Bill Donohue led 2000 demonstrators in a protest against the play when it opened at the midtown Manhattan Theater. Because the play is not at a prominent location this time, the league has ignored it. However, Donohue is not ignoring what the New York Times has said about the play this past week: If only the New York Times thought of Catholics as if we were all gay,...
  • TxDOT seeking public input on project

    09/05/2008 6:13:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 375+ views
    The Nueces County Record Star ^ | September 4, 2008 | Staff Reports
    The Texas Department of Transportation is asking Nueces County residents to attend a public meeting in Driscoll to comment and provide input on proposed upgrades of US 77 to a controlled access facility that meets interstate standards. The purpose of the meetings is to review proposed options for upgrading US 77 and to present recommendations, TxDOT officials said. The first round public meetings were held in early March. This second round of public meetings is being held as part of TxDOT's continued effort to gain public input on issues related to proposed improvements and to provide an opportunity for public...
  • LETTER: TTC ordeal remains the same

    09/01/2008 9:29:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 234+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | August 30, 2008 | Gary L. Smith, Sr.
    In my recent letter to you concerning the TTC, I misquoted some information about the company known as Cintra. Mr. Patrick Rhodes of Cintra wrote in response to my mistake. Therefore, I stand corrected with the following: Fellow citizens, the company, Cintra, is not affiliated with ZAI-ACS. Cintra is partnered with Zachry on some TxDOT projects and ACS is partnered with Zachry on some other TxDOT projects. Therefore, I hope this clarifies the over-zealous statements in my letter. Cintra is a Spanish-owned company, and ACS is a larger Spanish-owned company. Zachry, a Texas company, is affiliated with each of them...
  • Eucharist taken from Cathedral tabernacle (Corpus Christi, Texas) (Catholic Caucus)

    07/15/2008 7:59:55 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 595+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | 7/15/2008 | Elvia Aguilar, Stuart Duncan
    The Eucharist was stolen Friday from the tabernacle at Corpus Christi Cathedral on the 500 block of North Upper Broadway, police said. Corpus Christi Police Lt. Raymond Lara said the Eucharist, the consecrated bread used in Catholic Mass, was taken after someone entered the church through an open door. The exact time of the theft has not been determined and there have been no arrests made in the case, Lara said. Corpus Christi Cathedral officials would not comment when reached Monday.
  • Commission picks developer for I-69 project

    06/27/2008 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 253+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 26, 2008 | Janet Elliott
    AUSTIN The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday selected San Antonio's Zachry Construction Corp. and a Spanish toll road developer to plan a superhighway from Texarkana to Brownsville. The $5 million contract calls for Zachry American Infrastructure and ACS Infrastructure to create a financial plan for the Interstate 69 segment of the Trans-Texas Corridor. "This team represents the best in the balance of local and global expertise necessary to complete a project of this scope," said David Zachry, chief operating officer of Zachry Construction Corp. The private developers' plan calls for seven new loops around Corpus Christi and other cities...
  • Catholic Caucus:Sunday Mass Readings, 05-25-08, Solemnity,Most Holy Body&Blood-Christ Corpus Christi

    05/24/2008 6:29:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies · 249+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-25-08 | New American Bible
    May 25, 2008 Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a Moses said to the people:"Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,has directed all your journeying in the desert,so as to test you by afflictionand find out whether or not it was your intentionto keep his commandments.He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger,and then fed you with manna,a food unknown to you and your fathers,in order to show you that not by bread alone does one...
  • Benedict XVI gives Communion only on the tongue to people kneeling (Catholic Caucus)

    05/22/2008 2:23:20 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 41 replies · 796+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 5/22/2008 | Fr. Z
    During the Holy Fathers Corpus Christi Mass, the Holy Father gave Communion only to people kneeling at a kneeler set up before him. This is a very interesting development. The Holy Father has been trying to provoke conversation and a rethinking of many practices, not very good innovations, that have become more or less standard.... In so many places it is simply accepted that Mass must be celebrated "facing the people", versus populum, instead of "facing God", ad orientem. So the Holy Father celebrated Holy Mass in the Sistine Chapel, when he was also going to do something very much...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor

    04/29/2008 5:29:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 459+ views
    Quarter Horse News ^ | April 29, 2008 | Sonny Williams
    Each day, I make the dreaded drive down Interstate 35 to go to work in Fort Worth. Each day, I slug through the snarl and sludge of ceaseless traffic, which intensifies my growing desire to commit hari-kari, or at least incites a vehement curse of the highway gods. Certainly, we in Texas need more lanes, more roads, more rails, more something to deal with the ever-expanding urban population and growing international commerce. Yet how do we solve our transportation needs without carving up the countryside like some congratulatory cake? Or should the construction of a superhighway-rail-utility corridor even concern us?...
  • Lufkin mayor supports I-69 — if it follows current U.S. 59

    04/13/2008 5:44:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies · 1,404+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | April 12, 2008 | Brittony Lund
    Despite the uproar over the state's proposal to build Trans-Texas Corridor 69 through East Texas, Lufkin's mayor says he supports the highway — as long as it follows the path of the current U.S. Highway 59. The Trans Texas Corridor/I-69 project is a statewide network of transportation routes in Texas that will incorporate existing and new highways, railways and utility right-of-ways. Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed road can go online to www.keeptexasmoving.com. TxDOT has expanded its public comment period for TTC-69 to Friday, April 18. Gov. Rick Perry appointed Gorden, along with 17 other Texans, to an I-69...
  • Three South Texas highways to be interstates

    03/23/2008 4:49:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies · 1,240+ views
    The Monitor ^ | March 22, 2008 | Jackie Leatherman
    South Texas is not only going to get its first interstate - it is also going to get a second and a third. State transportation officials knew one of three southern highways - U.S. Highway 281 in Hidalgo County, U.S. Highway 77 in Cameron County or U.S. Highway 59 in Webb County - would eventually become part of an interstate stretching from the Texas-Mexico border to Texarkana, in the northeast part of the state. Only Webb County is currently served by an interstate. The state's Trans-Texas Corridor plan calls for an Interstate 69 extension linking South Texas to points north,...
  • Spanish firm using loan from U.S. to build segments of Texas toll road

    03/14/2008 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 860+ views
    Land Line Magazine ^ | March 13, 2008 | David Tanner
    Officials with the Spanish toll road operator Cintra have announced that the company has secured $430 million in loans from the U.S. government to build and operate two segments of a toll road in central Texas. Cintra officials announced the companys financial plan for the $1.36 billion Highway 130 segments on Monday, March 10. OOIDA Senior Government Affairs Representative Mike Joyce told Land Line that the Association does raise red flags when federal dollars are used to subsidize private investors. Officials with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association are not, however, categorically opposed to a state using future toll revenue to...
  • I-69 public hearing draws large crowd

    03/03/2008 2:01:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 994+ views
    The Tribune ^ | March 3, 2008 | Bonnie McKeena
    Heated comments flew around the room as more than 175 citizens gathered to voice their opinions at the TxDOT open house and public hearing on the I-69/Trans-Texas Corridor held at the Humble Civic Center on Feb. 28, 2008. Congress designated I-69 as a high priority corridor in 1991 and again in 1998. In 2002, TxDOT unveiled the Trans-Texas Corridor project to accommodate Texas' future transportation needs. The TTC is a part of a 4,000-mile system of rail lines, truck and car lanes and concentrated utility routes to improve international and intrastate movement of goods and people from Canada to the...