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Teacher of the week: Bangs Kendra Newton learned she wanted to be a history teacher  Brownwood Bulletin

BANGS — You might think Kendra Newton always wanted to be a history teacher. After all, as a child growing up in the Corpus Christi area, Newton would ...

Band of the Week: Gregory-Portland

Football season continues in the Coastal Bend, and on Friday the Gregory-Portland High School band was awarded for becoming our Blitz Band of the Week!

After life-changing summer, Ochoa fitting in back home in Refugio  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Austin Ochoa had a life-changing summer that required him to move to Refugio. He is fitting in nicely for the state-ranked Bobcats.

No permit? No problem. Work is underway at Exxon/SABIC's proposed plant site in Gregory  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

The ExxonMobil/SABIC project in South Texas will be a magnet for those with jobs and those looking for them. Will their arrival fuel traffic concerns?

Ray Akins left his mark as Texas high school football coach

The Wildcats were 208-51-7 in 23 seasons under Akins, winning a state-record 12 consecutive district championships and advancing to the Class 3A state final ...

GPISD placed on brief lockdown after what sounded like gunshots

Schools in the Gregory-Portland Independent School District were placed on a brief lockdown Friday morning after reports of the sound of gunshots. An all-clear ...

Site work underway for ExxonMobil plant in Corpus Christi  Corpus Christi Business News

ExxonMobil has been busy on the site of its proposed new $10 billion plastics plant in San Patricio County. While waiting for air quality permits from the Texas ...

Plastics on Hurricane Alley

A few times during our phone call, chirping from a gaggle of winged visitors threatens to drown out Errol Summerlin's voice. He's on his porch in Portland, Texas, ...

South Texas teen aims to break Guinness World Record for his feet  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

One Gregory-Portland freshman is trying to get into the record books and he has some big shoes to fill\u00a0— really!

GPHS community mourns loss of volleyball coach  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Community mourns loss of GPHS volleyball coach. GPHS Principal Kyde Eddleman reflects on Head Volleyball Coach Vanessa Steele's impact on the ...

2018 Texas High School Softball: Breaking down Corpus Christi area Class 5A softball teams  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

A look at high school softball teams for Corpus Christi and surrounding area, including Carroll High School, Ray High School and King High School.

Everything is bigger in Texas, including one teen’s world record-breaking feet  Austin American-Statesman

One of the largest set of famous teenage feet from Texas belong to Shaquille O'Neal, who is a size 22 shoe today. Shaq played high school basketball in San ...

Nesloney to play soccer at TAMUCC - The Rockport Pilot: News  Rockport Pilot

Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) student-athlete Carson Nesloney signed her letter of intent to play soccer for Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi ...

Cameron Yoe football coach Rhoades headed to 5A Gregory-Portland  Waco Tribune-Herald

Cameron Yoe head football coach Rick Rhoades, who oversaw three state championships with the Yoemen, is leaving the program to become the head coach ...

Gregory-Portland community rallies behind state-bound Ladycats  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

This spring in Gregory-Portland, no one has talked about any team as much as the Ladycat softball team (31-3).

HS Track & Field: District meet brings 30-5As best in one meet  Alice Echo News-Journal

Track and field season has come down to this: two days to decide which athletes are finished for the year and which ones move on to the next round.The District ...

Portland residents remain concerned about ExxonMobil, SABIC plastics facility  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

A proposed plastics facility in San Patricio County\u00a0is still drawing concerns from residents in Portland about the possible environmental impact.

Track & Field: Alice boys first, girls second at Winter Relays  Alice Echo News-Journal

The Pharr San Juan-Alamo North Winter Relays lived up to its name Saturday. With temperatures in the 40's, it felt like the peak of winter.Still, it was a good day ...

School districts welcome students displaced by Harvey  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Several area school districts are welcoming families displaced by Harvey with open arms. Here is a roundup of the area districts leading the efforts.

Portland breaks ground on new sports complex  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Portland Mayor David Krebs can't wait to umpire Little League baseball in 2018.

ExxonMobil Corp.: World's largest ethylene cracker plant will be in South Texas  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

PORTLAND — Petrochemical giant Exxon Mobil Chemical Co. says it wants to build the world's largest ethylene cracker plant in San Patricio County. But it may ...

Portland man found mentally unfit to stand trial in father's killing  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

A Portland man accused in a case related to the murder of his father and setting fire to his family's home on April was found incompetent to stand trial.

Las Doñas presents Court of Magnificent Decorative Arts at Buc Days Coronation  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Las Doñas de la Corte presented The Court of Magnificent Decorative Arts\u00a0during the 65th annual Buc Days Coronation Pageant.

Saints QB Drew Brees offers tribute to late grandfather  Sporting News

They don't make men like Ray Akins anymore. That's what Saints quarterback Drew Brees said Wednesday of his grandfather, who died a day earlier at the age ...

Texas Towns Clash Over Exxon Plant  Houston Press

Two rural South Texas towns grapple with Exxon's desire to build the world's largest ethane steam cracker between them.

Longtime farming family near Portland feels land sale to Exxon is best option  San Antonio Express-News

The family's head said the land has been threatened by a possible rail line development and that selling the land for development of a massive petrochemical ...

Police ID man killed Tuesday after disturbance at Portland home  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Aspen Drive in Portland is described as a quiet street by those who have lived there for years.

Parents express concerns about G-PISD marching band program  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

The board heard the concerns of students and parents during the public comment portion of their regular board meeting. Most parents expressed that a major ...

Texas High School Football Hall of Famer Akins leaves behind legacy of success, caring  Bryan-College Station Eagle

Growing up with a stern high school football coach who knows how to win gives a household a kind of cutthroat sibling rivalry.

Texas countdown to football: 5 Longhorns from South Texas

The football season is approaching fast, and Texas fans are getting excited. Counting today, there are 17 days until the start of the football season. To help ...

Lawyer: Portland homicide suspect may have mental health issues  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

A man accused of killing his father and setting fire to the family's home may have mental health issues, his defense lawyer told a judge Friday.

ExxonMobil and SABIC Choose San Patricio County for $9.3 Billion Petrochemical Plant  Texas Monthly

On April 19, ExxonMobil and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announced that they had selected a 1,400-acre site in San Patricio County, just ...

HS Track & Field: Alices Hub City Relays meet is March 17  Alice Echo News-Journal

Alice's annual Hub City Relays is set for March 17 in Memorial Stadium. Before that, Alice's varsity squad is competing at G-P, Corpus Christi, Laredo and Flour ...

Las Doñas de la Corte announces 2018 duchesses  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Mrs. Michael Carrell, president of Las Doñas de la Corte, has announced that 22 duchesses will be presented at the 65th\u00a0annual Buccaneer Days ...

Drew Brees' greatest influence might be his grandfather, Ray Akins

Ray Akins is a legendary high school football coach in Texas.

Exxon officials meet with Port commissioners  KIII TV3

Port of Corpus Christi commissioners heard from Exxon officials Tuesday about their hopes of putting in a plastics manufacturing plant in Portland.

Updated: Texas cities, counties being evacuated for Hurricane Harvey

Texans are being forced to leave their homes along the Gulf Coast as Harvey, which is expected to be a Category 3 hurricane when it makes landfall, barrels ...

Team honors Carroll HS football player  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Friday's football game would have been Michael Ernie Garcia's first as a varsity player, his father said. The 16-year-old Carroll High School student took his life ...

Hurricane Harvey hit this high school hard, but its football team fights on  Los Angeles Times

Rockport High School football team lost everything, but decided to play its first game of the season and in the process lifted a town's spirits.

Calhoun High School academic team excels | Youth  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun High School's UIL academic teams competed Friday and Saturday, Jan 15, and 16, at a competition held at Gregory-Portland High School.

Cop's adorable baby announcement goes viral  KTRK-TV

Pasadena Police Officer Daniel Martinez's wife decided she wanted some unique photos when she found out that she was pregnant with her second, but ...

Companies skip busy Ship Channel for less crowded, lower-cost ports  Houston Chronicle

PORTLAND - Some of the nation's largest energy companies are bypassing the busy Houston Ship Channel and taking their multibillion-dollar expansion plans ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Danny Servance to be hired as Odessa High's next head football coach  Odessa American

Former Lubbock Estacado football coach Danny Servance was approved as the new Odessa High football coach by the Ector County Independent School ...

57th Feria De Las Flores scholarship contest held  KIII TV3

The League of United Latin American Citizens, otherwise known as LULAC, held their annual 57th Feria De Las Flores Scholarship Contest Saturday night at ...

Conroe ISD Campus Updates: November 13-19  Woodlands Online, LLC

Conroe Independent School District reports on campus updates for The Woodlands area schools from November 13-19.

QB Taylor Anderson leads Westlake football team into regional finals  Austin American-Statesman

The Westlake passing offense is finding the right time to peak in the playoffs, and quarterback Taylor Anderson showcased his talents in a 70-14 win over ...

Scholars tenacious, driven to succeed  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Thirty five Caller-Times/Citgo Distinguished Scholars were awarded with plaques Saturday at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center.

Fan requests place roadblock between Williams and retirement

If ever a performer made recording success look easy, it is a tall, lanky drink of water - around 6-feet-1 and 180 pounds - named Don Williams.He was born only ...

Connally powerlifter Nall places 2nd at state meet  Waco Tribune-Herald

Connally junior Alexandrea Nall has gone to the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association state meet every year she's been in high school. She was ...

Calhoun County youth busy in 2016 | Lifestyle  Port Lavaca Wave

January. JJ Cabrera, 20, of Port Lavaca, performed in the Electrical Light Parade at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., with the Baylor University Golden Wave Band ...

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