- City Road Closures for the Week of September 27 – October 3, 2014
Shoreline Boulevard Realignment
Saturday – Friday
Southbound Shoreline Boulevard will be closed from Schatzell Street to Furman Avenue and motorists will be detoured to westbound Schatzell Street, then southbound Water Street to Shoreline Boulevard. Lawrence Street will become two-way traffic from Water Street to northbound Shoreline Boulevard. Water Street, between Furman Avenue to Buford Street, will become a one-way street. Westbound Buford Street, from southbound Shoreline Boulevard, will be open to church traffic only. Drivers are encouraged to turn onto Water Street from IH-37 instead of driving to Shoreline Boulevard and using the detour.
- Vector Control Crews to Spray for Mosquitos
Tonight, beginning at 6:45 p.m., Vector Control crews will be spraying on the city’s Southside. The areas include:
· Everhart Road east to Rodd Field Road
· Saratoga Boulevard south to along the Oso Creek
All other areas of the city will continue to be monitored. This is the second time Vector Control employees have sprayed for mosquitos. Last Thursday, they focused efforts on an area near the Port of Corpus Christi.
- Fall Planting Party
Help us plant fruit trees this Saturday!
September 20, from 9am–12pm at the EDGE Community Garden at Lindale Park, 3135 Swantner Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78404 (next to Lindale Senior Center)
Community members and gardeners will plant eight fruit trees and 32 garden beds for the fall season.
- Vector Control Crews to Spray for Mosquitos brought on by Recent Rains
More than 50 mosquitos have been collected in traps near the Port of Corpus Christi causing Vector Control crews to gear up at 6:45 p.m. tonight and begin spraying. The areas include:
· Rand Morgan Road to Violet Road from northbound Leopard Street to the Nueces River.
· Lantana Road to Port Avenue from northbound Leopard Street to the Ship Channel.
· Port Avenue to Shoreline Boulevard from northbound Leopard Street including all of North Beach.
All other areas of the city will continue to be monitored but so far have not warranted spraying.
- City Announces Partnership with Local Partners Pledging to Fight Litter
The time is here for citizens, business owners, schools and churches to join the City and take the pledge to “Leave it Better than You Found It” and clean up Corpus Christi!
Earlier today, Mayor Nelda Martinez announced details of the local anti-litter pledge and introduced the partners who are supporting the community driven program during a joint news conference. Some of the partners include; Stripes, La Palmera Mall, Del Mar College, the Regional Transit Authority and the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce. The partners and their employees began the process by taking the “Leave It Better” pledge. In order to help maintain their pledge commitment, these companies will post signs, posters and banners throughout the work place as constant reminders of how they are helping to make Corpus Christi the cleanest city on the Texas Gulf Coast.
- City Announces Support from Community Partners Pledging to Fight Litter
When: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 18th
Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 1201 Leopard Street
Who: Mayor Nelda Martinez, Solid Waste Operations Director Lawrence Mikolajczyk and Community Partners
Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez will kick off the second phase of the City’s litter education efforts called, “Leave it Better than you Found it.” The event encourages citywide support from citizens, business owners, schools and churches, to take the pledge and clean up Corpus Christi. Signing the anti-litter pledge and playing the virtual scavenger hunt also makes everyone eligible to win prizes.
- Fire Chief to Present Lifesaving Awards
This Thursday, Fire Chief Robert Rocha will recognize several firefighters and a civilian for their efforts in saving the life of a local citizen.
On July 6, 2014, a 60 year old man experienced a sudden cardiac emergency at a gym while working out. Two off duty firefighters and a nurse were nearby and witnessed the man in distress. They began performing CPR and used an on-scene defibrillator to restore the victims’ normal heart rhythm. By the time medics arrived, the man was alert and conscious thanks to the group’s quick emergency action in rendering aid.
- City to Host Fall Miriam and Bob Racusin Youth Tennis League
Registration 2 pm - Saturday, September 21 – HEB Tennis Center
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Corpus Christi Tennis Association, will offer Fall Miriam & Bob Racusin Youth Tennis League. It will be hosted at the H-E-B Tennis Center.
This is a fun competition for youths (10 & under), (14 & under), and (18 & under) with beginner and intermediate divisions. The league is a team-based program with six players randomly drafted on each team in the age categories listed and playing abilities. Play will not be gender specific as boys and girls could be competing against one another. A Skills Test will be given on Sunday, September 21st, to place players in levels for the team drafts.
- Glass Recycling Event Set for this Weekend
This weekend, the City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Operations and the Clean City Committee are offering glass recycling. The event will take place Saturday, September 13, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Whitecap Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 13409 Whitecap Boulevard. Crews will set up in the parking lot.
- Roll Up Your Sleeves for Oso Creek Park
Be part of this nature trail development
September 20, 2014, 8–11am
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department and the Adopt-a-Park group for Oso Creek Park – Section 2 invite everyone to join them for a volunteer event on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8am–11am at Oso Creek Park. Come meet the group at the trailhead located at the west end of Salsa Circle. Remember to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, gloves and sunscreen along with a hat. The tools will be provided.
- CC Parks & Recreation Arts & Cultural Commission Announces 2015 Arts Grant Program
Beginning September 10, 2014, the application for the 2015 Arts Grants Program will be available on the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation website www.ccparkandrec.com (click ‘Arts & Culture’).
The Arts Grants Program is available to 501c3 non-profit corporations and tax-exempt community-oriented organizations providing arts programs and activities within the City of Corpus Christi. The funding source for the Arts Grants Program is the Hotel Occupancy Tax, so all programs and activities submitted must meet State requirements to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry before being considered for an award.
- DADS Presents Corpus Christi with 2014 Aging Texas Well Award
(Austin) The Department of Aging and Disability Service’s “Aging Texas Well” initiative encourages community action to create more age-friendly communities across Texas through the Aging Texas Well Community Assessment Toolkit.
Corpus Christi has recently completed the toolkit process, and will be recognized by the Commissioner at the DADS Vision Awards ceremony on Tuesday, September 9th. Several of the members of the Corpus Christi’s Mayor’s Council on Aging will accept the award on behalf of the city.
- City Invites Everyone to its "Walk to Be Well"
Dr. Rigonan Will Talk About Sleep and Health
Monthly Walk - It’s free, easy and fun
Mark your calendar for 9am on September 13th to join Dr. Alma Rigonan at Salinas Park for her brief five-minute presentation on Sleep and Health. She will then join attendees to walk the park trail. If you have questions about this topic and how it can help you, then you don’t want to miss this walk and session of the of the ‘Walk to Be Well’ program. It’s free! Dr. Alma Rigonan is a Pediatrician at the Morgan Pediatric Center.
- Fall 2014 Youth Basketball Showcase Tournament Series
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is offering its Fall 2014 Youth Basketball Showcase Tournament Series at the Corpus Christi Gym (3202 Cabaniss Parkway) and Ben Garza Gym (1815 Howard Street). These tournaments are for boys and girls grade divisions (3-4); (5-6); (7-8); (9-10); and (11-12).
- Council Member Update
The family of District 3 Corpus Christi Council member Priscilla Leal said she has suffered another stroke. The Leal family notified Mayor Nelda Martinez about her condition saying it was discovered subsequent to a doctor’s visit, but is less severe than the first stroke she suffered in January. Leal’s relatives said they anticipate she will be hospitalized later today.
- City Offers Another Round of Free Water Conservation Kits
If you’re looking for ways to conserve water around the house, the City of Corpus Christi can help. Residential Water Saver Kits are available free to the public.
The free supplies include aerators for both the kitchen and bath, much like the ones the City is currently installing in 65 of its facilities, which reduce flow from showers and faucets. The kit also comes with Teflon tape and a dye tab toilet leak detector packet. More than 300 free water saving shower heads are also available separately.
- New Hours for Corpus Christi Public Libraries
After receiving public requests for more convenient hours, the Corpus Christi Public Libraries has extended operating hours at most branches:
- Packery Channel Boaters Encouraged to Use Caution near South Jetty
The City of Corpus Christi advises boaters of possible shoaling, an underwater mound of sand, near the Packery Channel South Jetty.
The majority of the shallow area is at the South Jetty, but boaters need to exercise caution when entering and exiting the last 600 feet of the channel because the conditions change daily. The shallowest area was -4.5 ft. (NAVD88) and we are estimating water depth of -3.0 and -5.0 ft. (NAVD88). The average sea level measured at Bob Hall Pier is estimated at +0.48 ft. (NAVD88). There is a chance the shoal could be shallower than what was measured.
- City Awarded $7 Million in Highway Safety Improvement Grants
The Texas Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Corpus Christi $7 million in grants aimed at highway safety improvements.
The funds will provide construction and operational improvements on and off the state highway system. City traffic engineering staff identified highway safety projects to interconnect and improve traffic signals on arterial streets. The project will include Agnes Street, Ayers Street, Greenwood Drive, Kostoryz Road and Port Avenue. Street selection is based on accidents reported over the past three years and will include improvements to more than 60 traffic signals.
- Picky Pete Clean-Up Program Kick Off
The Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Community Pride, Dusty Durrill, Whataburger and Corpus Christi Solid Waste Operations have teamed up to roll out the Picky Pete Clean-Up program for the 2014-2015 school year. A news conference showcasing the program and those involved will take place Wednesday, August 27th at 10:00 a.m. at Windsor Park Elementary, 4525 S. Alameda Street.