That's good that HD is coming to CC locals. However, it still depends on the local channels and DirectTV to come to an agreement to air them in HD. Sometimes these broadcaster get pretty greedy and D* might not be able to transmit the HD signal. They've always been able to work it out here in San Antonio, but since they have never provided the HD signal to Corpus before, don't be surprised if not all the channels get on HD. A few years ago Time Warner did not have Fox on HD. It kinda sucked watching the Cowboys in SD. I was glad when Fox HD and Time Warner worked it out.
Here in S.A., we get ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW, and PBS in HD with Direct. Time warner transmits those and a few others including the spanish stations. Anyway, I hope that D* works it out for you guys with the local stations in HD. Who knows, I could wind up going back to CC one of these days.