IPCB’s Summer of Giving: Free HEB Gift Cards and LUSH Gift Bags Await at Dan’s Barber Shop – while supplies last

Indigenous People of the Coastal Bend (IPCB) are making a heartfelt contribution to their community this summer. On June 22 at 10 am, IPCB will be donating HEB gift cards, water, and luxurious gift bags from LUSH to the first 100 people at Dan’s Barber Shop, located at 714 19th-Street. Local sponsors and supporters have rallied together to make this giveaway possible, aiming to provide essential resources to those in need. Love Sanchez, co-founder of IPCB, expressed her personal connection to the neighborhood, “I grew up in this neighborhood. It feels really good to give back, especially during this summer.”…

The Unresolved Case in the Pre-trial Hearing for Amethyst Sistine Silva

In a pre-trial hearing on June 5th, Judge David Klein presided over the State of Texas vs. Jacob Joseph Leal, a case that has left the Silva family yearning for closure. The proceedings, held in the shadow of tragedy, mark a crucial step in their quest for justice. As 2023 New Year approached, the Silva family gathered to capture the moment in a photograph. Little did they know, this innocent act would forever alter the fabric of their lives. As 11-year-old Amethyst Silva stood alongside her father, a stray bullet cruelly cut short her aspirations and dreams. Every New Year…

Running Turtle Salazar’s Speech Sparks Community Engagement

On May 09, Larry Running Turtle Salazar, a prominent figure in the Indigenous rights movement, delivered a stirring speech at the YWCA in Corpus Christi. With a focus on his own background and the often-overlooked history of the city’s original inhabitants, the Karankawa people, Running Turtle mesmerize the audience with his sincere advocacy. Salazar, who’s name his people received in 1836 during the Indian Removal Act, began by sharing personal anecdotes, detailing his upbringing. “My first indication that there was a problem with who I am was in the first grade when the teachers cut my hair and took my…

Corpus Christi neighborhood under attack

“We don’t allow other people to speak to who we are. We speak, we define who we are, and we are a neighborhood.” Longtime Hillcrest resident Henry Williams Hillcrest, a historically African American neighborhood first established in the Jim Crow-era, is no stranger to the industrialization of Corpus Christi, with refineries prominently located in their backyards.   It’s an ongoing issue, accounting for the dwindling number of residents in the neighborhood over the years, and one the remaining residents figured had been settled when the federal government stepped in and offered a housing buyout back in 2015, after a Title VI…