Natalia Contreras is a multimedia journalist in Corpus Christi, Texas.
After about two years of writing about crime and cops in the city, she now writes about people, culture, arts and entertainment for the Caller-Times — part of the USA Today Network.
Her career at the small South Texas newspap...
Six days after reporting domestic violence, Noemi Villarreal was dead
Corpus Christi is getting a festival for the best things that come wrapped in foil this year and organizers said: "It will be a signature event for Corpus Christi." Que Bueno Taco Fest is set for Sept. 15, one day before Dia de la Independencia in Mexico. Organizers hope for the location to be in the heart of downtown Corpus Christi. The festival will feature, of course, all the tacos, food trucks, taco tasting, taco song, taco poetry slam, and taco art competitions.
Texas and the Coastal Bend spent millions on booze and consumed just as much in 2017. According to a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission report, in August 2017, Texans consumed 44 million gallons of beer, 3 million gallons of liquor and 5 million gallons of wine. More: Alcohol abuse: The drunkest city in every stateThat consumption leads to big revenue for the state, thanks to alcohol-related taxes consumers pay.
Two years ago, Sandra Gonzalez found out she was selected to paint a mural in downtown Corpus Christi. The mural, on the 64-by-36-foot Caller-Times building wall facing Taylor Street, would be a colorful ode to the Sparkling City by the Sea. Last Friday Gonzalez got engaged in front of what she called her biggest accomplishment, the colorful mural, "Endless Sunset: The Colors of Our City."
📢PSA: From the folks at @PadreIslandNPS — Park rangers wont be there due to the government shutdown but you can still call the Sea Turtle division if you find a cold stunned turtle. https://t.co/2wiDwgMqTh
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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