- "VACATION STATION YOUTH CAMP" to be Offered During Spring Break
Registration March 8–10
Camps offered March 14–18, 2016
Wondering what to plan for your child during the Spring Break? Send your child to our camp for an exciting time full of activities and fun!
"Vacation Station" Camp will be offered Monday–Friday, March 14–18, 2016 for youth ages 5 to 13 from 7:30am–6pm at CCISD’s Galván Elementary, 3126 Masterson Drive.
Registration will only be offered at Galván Elementary school during March 8–10 from 4pm–6pm.
- Arts & Cultural Commission Announces Recipients of the 2016 ARTS GRANT PROGRAM
The Arts & Cultural Commission will be recognizing the 2016 Arts Grant awardees prior to the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1201 Leopard St., 1st floor.
The Arts Grant Program is funded through the City of Corpus Christi’s Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund. The projects and organizations selected to receive grants will aid in promoting tourism and support the local hotel and convention industry.
- City Road Closures for the Week of February 6 – 11, 2016
New – Beach Avenue (North Beach)
Monday - Friday
Beginning on Monday, February 8 through February 12, weather permitting; Beach Avenue will be closed to traffic between Seagull Boulevard and Timon Boulevard. Westbound Beach Avenue traffic can use Gulfspray Avenue to exit on the access road. Eastbound Beach Avenue motorists can detour onto E. Causeway Boulevard to Timon Boulevard or W. Causeway Boulevard, onto Burelson Street to Timon Boulevard.
- City Welcomes Family in Reconstructed Bertram St. Home
February 2, 2016 - On Tuesday, City staff welcomed a Corpus Christi couple into their newly reconstructed home. The Bertram Street home was rebuilt through the city’s demolition and reconstruction loan program.
The renovated home is 840 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath and updated kitchen and living area. As part of the program, homeowners are able to pick from various types of flooring, cabinets, counter tops and paint colors.
- Spring 2016 Adult Softball Leagues
Four Divisions, Register Online now through March 14th
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department will be offering its Spring 2016 Adult Softball Leagues which is comprised of four divisions at the Greenwood Softball Complex, 4501 Greenwood Drive. Each league will feature an eight-game season that will begin the week of March 21, 2016.
- Acampe en el Parque Labonte durante Pascua
Reservaciones en línea disponibles del 1 de Febrero al 24 de Marzo del 2016
El Departamento de Parques y Recreo de Corpus Christi quiere celebrar con usted al aire libre en el Parque Labonte durante esta Pascua. Las reservaciones para el parque estarán disponibles la semana del 22 al 27 de Marzo del 2016.
- City’s Demolition and Replacement Program Reveals Rebuilt Home
When: 3:00 p.m. February 2, 2016
Where: 3730 Bertram Street
Who: City of Corpus Christi Housing and Community Development
What: Open House
- City Glass Recycling Event Scheduled
The City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Operations and the Clean City Committee are offering glass recycling. The event will take place Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Walmart located at 6101 Saratoga Road. Crews will set up in the parking lot near Dunbarton Oak Drive.
- Agua Segura y de Calidad para los Consumidores de Corpus Christi Confirman Autoridades
La Ciudad de Corpus Christi ha recibido llamadas entorno a los problemas del agua que se experimenta en la Ciudad de Ingleside. Para poder disipar rumores o información incorrecta, autoridades de la Ciudad de Corpus Christi quieren asegurarle a los consumidores del agua que el problema es aislado y fuera del sistema de agua de Corpus Christi. La Ciudad de Corpus Christi toma muestras diarias y lleva a cabo pruebas de detección microbiológica y otros parámetros químicos entre estos la presencia de algas. El agua de Corpus Christi es segura para su consumo y los reportes de la calidad del agua están disponibles en www.corpuschristiwater.com.
- Deje que sus Números se vean
Cuando se acude a una emergencia cada minuto cuenta. Los Departamentos de Bomberos y de Policía exhortan a los residentes y dueños de negocios que tengan los números de sus domicilios apropiadamente visibles. Esta petición es parte de un programa denominado “Deje que sus números se vean.”
- Easter Camping at Labonte Park
Celebrate outdoors with us - Online Reservations available February 1 – March 24, 2016
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation wants you to celebrate your Easter holiday outdoors with us at Labonte Park. Reservations for campsites are available for the week of March 22–27, 2016.
- Corpus Christi Officials Confirm Safe Water Quality for Corpus Christi Water Customers
February 1, 2016 - The City of Corpus Christi has received several calls regarding the water issues currently being experienced in the City of Ingleside. In order to dispel any rumors or misinformation, Corpus Christi officials want to assure Corpus Christi water customers the issue is isolated outside the Corpus Christi water system. The City of Corpus Christi actively treats and tests water for microbiological and chemical parameters, including algae, on a daily basis. Corpus Christi water is safe for consumption and water quality results are readily available at www.corpuschristiwater.com.
- Visible Street Numbers Important for Emergency Response
When responding to an emergency, minutes matter. The Corpus Christi Fire and Police Departments are encouraging residents and business owners to properly display addresses. The request is part of a program called, “Let Your Numbers Show.”
“Timely response is crucial for emergency responders. Members of the public can help by making sure their residence and/or business is clearly marked with their address,” said Corpus Christi Fire Chief Robert Rocha. “Both the Fire Code and City Ordinance require addresses for new and existing residences and businesses. Having a clearly defined address will help fire, police, and EMS personnel with providing the best possible service,” Rocha said.
- City Road Closures for the Week of January 30 – February 5, 2016
New – Mesquite Street (Between Mann St and Twigg St)
Beginning Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5, Mesquite Street will be periodically reduced to one lane of traffic.
New – Comanche Street
Monday - Friday
Beginning Wednesday, February 3, weather permitting; Comanche Street will be closed at the Staples Street intersection. Northbound Staples traffic will detour west onto Caldwell Street, north onto South Alameda Street, onto Lipan Street to Staples Street. Motorists can also detour east onto Blutcher Street, north on Waco Street to Comanche Street.
- Grant Awarded to Corpus Christi Aquifer Project
A total of $433,388 was awarded to the Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and Recovery’s District (CCASRD) from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). The funding will assist with drilling aquifer storage test wells to evaluate feasibility of an alternative water supply project.
The CCASRD was formed in 2005 to facilitate aquifer storage and recovery projects, in partnership with the City of Corpus Christi’s Utilities Department, to enhance its water supply, treatment, and distribution operations for the benefit of its retail and wholesale customers.
- Xeriscape Symposium Features Insect, Disease and Weed Control
Choosing the right plant for your garden and keeping pests out of your flower bed are just some of the topics for this year’s symposium. Local Master Gardeners and professionals will share tips with residents on how to have the perfect garden, save water and learn about different types of soils.
This year’s symposium will be held at Del Mar Center for Economic Development at 3209 South Staples, Room 106, on Saturday, January 30, from 8:00 am to noon. The event is free to the public but pre-registration is encouraged. Contact the City of Corpus Christi Water Hotline at (361) 826-1600. On-site registration will also be available. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.
- Help Us Develop the Program Master Plan for the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department
You are invited to take an online survey to let us know what you want. This will help develop a Program Master Plan for the Department that meets the needs and expectations of its residents.
The City of Corpus Christi has contracted with Ballard*King & Associates, a recreation consulting firm, to conduct a Program Audit and subsequent Program Master Plan for the Parks & Recreation Department.
- Pruebas de la Calidad de la Tierra Gratuitas
Ayude a minimizar el exceso de nutrientes y que terminen en el sistema de drenaje, los rios, bahías y estuarios. El exceso en los fertilizantes y nutrientes pueden contaminar el agua de los desagües. En un esfuerzo para reducir la inserción de fertilizantes y otros nutrientes a ojos de agua locales, el Departamento de Servicios de la Ciudad de Corpus Christi, y el Centro de Agricultura de la Universidad Texas A&M están patrocinando la toma de pruebas gratuitas de tierra durante las fechas del primero de Febrero al 6 de Marzo del 2016.
- City Offers Citizens Free Soil Testing
Help minimize excessive nutrients from flowing through storm water systems and into rivers, bays and estuaries. Excess fertilizer and nutrients can pollute storm water runoff. As part of the effort to reduce the introduction of fertilizers and other nutrients into local receiving bodies of water, the City of Corpus Christi Utilities – Storm Water and the Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Center are co-sponsoring free soil testing during the months of February 1, through March 6, 2016.
- Mayor Nelda Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas Joins Building America’s Future
Washington, D.C. – Building America’s Future (BAF) and the City of Corpus Christi, Texas are pleased to announce that Mayor Nelda Martinez has joined BAF as a member. Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition of current and former elected officials, is co-chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R), and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D).