Island Waves

Photo courtesy of Jeffree Star - Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson pose for a selfie at the opening of an Morphe event

Shane Dawson’s thoughts into the Beauty World

October 13, 2019

Shane Dawson started making YouTube videos in 2007 and he now has a whopping 20 million subscribers. Since then his fame has sparked over the years of...

Photo courtesy of Exo Roast Coffee - Starts with Liudvik Cutiño Cruz on the left, followed by Arnulfo Velásquez, Alfredo Quiahuitl Villegas, and Beatrice Velázquez.

Fiesta concert gives songs without borders

October 8, 2019

Arnulfo Velásquez and his piano accompaniment, Liudvik Cutiño held a concert for Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 6 in the Performing Arts Center. Mexican...

Photo courtesy of NPR- President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Friday, Oct. 4.

With the inquiry underway, what does impeachment actually mean?

October 8, 2019

When Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., formally announced the launch of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump...

Photos courtesy of Matthew Tamez/ISLANDWAVES- Ballet Folklorico de Mexico put on two performances during the festival.

Texas State Aquarium hosts their first Hispanic Heritage Festival

October 2, 2019

On Sept. 28, the Texas State Aquarium partnered with the Islander Cultural Alliance to host a Hispanic Heritage Festival. Individuals who bought a ticket...

Photography courtesy of Raul Alonzo Jr./ISLAND WAVES - Juan Gomez-Rodriguez, attorney with the Corpus Christi office of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), speaks of his challenging experiences representing clients caught up in the immigration system.

Speakers discuss humanitarian and legal plights of migrants

September 25, 2019

The first time Cat Yuracka visited McAllen’s Ursula Detention Center in the summer of 2018, she had to fight every instinct she had as a grandmother...

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Video of officer-involved shooting in Corpus Christi draws controversy

September 18, 2019

An officer-involved shooting on the morning of Sept. 10 drew some controversy following the circulation of a video of the incident. According to KIII...

Attendees shop artists’ booths.

Arts Alive Photo Spread

September 5, 2019


Jalyn Casarez talks with a festival goer as she works on a fabric art piece at the Arts Alive Festival.

Attendees see and learn about creative process at Arts Alive

September 2, 2019

For two days, the world of art across multiple mediums was on full display as the fourth installment of Arts Alive Festival that kicked off Labor Day weekend. The...

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Community leaders gather for the Global Leadership Summit, where influential speakers are broadcasted to sites around the world.

There is leadership in everyone

August 16, 2019

On Aug. 8 and 9 the Global Leadership Summit was broadcast to over 500 sites in the USA, including one here in Corpus Christi at the American Bank Center....

All photos credited to Raul Alonzo Jr./ISLAND WAVES/ Criselda Lugo (center) observes a moment of reflection for the victims of the Aug. 3 shootings in El Paso and Dayton on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Dozens gathered at La Retama Park for the event, meant to remember those lost but also to call for action against hate and white supremacy.

Vigil remembers El Paso shooting victims and calls for action

August 9, 2019

As dusk fell on La Retama Park in downtown Corpus Christi, a bell rang twice, piercing the still silence surrounding dozes as they congregated on Aug....

All photos Raul Alonzo Jr./ISLAND WAVES;  Olivia Lopez holds up her sign to traffic during the Close the Camps Rally Saturday, June 13. Lopez was one of several speakers that spoke to rally attendees at the conclusion of the event.

Rally calls for closing of detention camps

August 2, 2019

Dozens of protestors gathered in Cole Park Saturday, July 13, to demonstrate against the ongoing detention of migrants and the poor conditions in facilities...

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UT-Austin removes confederate statues from campus during the night with police on guard.

Dr. Walter L. Buenger discussed taking down confederate statues

April 29, 2019

On Tuesday, April 22, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi along with the Historical Forum hosted Dr. Walter L. Buenger who gave a presentation titled ...

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