- Cuarto Simposio annual de logros de la Música Tejana, La Música del Sur de Tejas.
Los amigos de las bibliotecas públicas y Humanities Texas lo invitan al cuarto simposio annual de logros y música Tejana el próximo Domingo 11 de Octubre de las 12:30 pm a las 3:30 pm en la biblioteca Ben F. Mc Donald.
Fundado en el 2012 gracias a Humanities Texas, La Música del Sur de Texas es una galleria de fotografías de los pioneros de la música Tejana. Los nuevos participantes de este año son Alberto Huerta y Ramiro Sánchez de Falfurrias y los Únicos, grupo que llegó a los primeros lugares en la década de los 70’s originarios del Valle de Rio Grande.
- Fourth Annual Symposium on Tejano Music and Achievement
La Música del Sur de Tejas/The Music of South Texas
The Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries and Humanities Texas invite you to the Fourth Annual Symposium on Tejano Music and Achievement, Sunday, October 11th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ben F. McDonald Public Library.
- Residentes de Corpus Christi se sorprendieron al ver sus recibos por los servicios de agua más altos de lo habitual.
La Ciudad de Corpus Christi ha recibido numerosas llamadas por parte de clientes debido a sus facturas de agua más altas de lo normal. Debido a las medidas que se tomaron durante dos años por la sequía, muchos residents se acostumbraron a los bajos costos debido a la conservación del agua. Muchas comunidades en Texas están experimentando la misma situación con facilidad por las restricciones durante la sequia, esto ha resultado en mayor consumo y por consiguiente más altos costos.
- Fall & Winter 2015 Youth Basketball Showcase Tournament Series
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is offering its Youth Basketball Showcase Tournament Series for boys and girls during Fall and Winter 2015 at the Corpus Christi Gym (3202 Cabaniss Parkway) and Ben Garza Gym (1815 Howard Street).
- Winter 2015–2016 Youth Basketball League
Online Registration Offered October 26–November 15
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department will be offering registration for its Winter 2015–2016 Youth Basketball League. Girls and boys ages 6 to 17 (as of December 31, 2015) are eligible to participate in this league. The eight-game season will run from January to mid-March 2016.
- Hoist Your Colors in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness
The Corpus Christi Marina is teaming up with its bayfront neighbors and hoisting more than 400 pink flags in honor and remembrance of those who have been touched by breast cancer.
The Marina, along with the Art Center of Corpus Christi, the Corpus Christi Yacht Club and several Shoreline Boulevard businesses, are teaming up and “Pinking” the bayfront. The 8th annual event was inspired by Corpus Christi sailor and geologist, Virginia Henderson, and her courageous struggle with breast cancer.
- Corpus Christi Utility Customers Surprised by Higher Water Bills
The City of Corpus Christi has received calls from numerous water customers regarding increased water bills. With drought measures being in place for over two years, many customers have grown accustomed to lower water costs with increased conservation. Many Texas communities are experiencing the same situation with an ease in drought restrictions resulting in higher consumption and subsequent billing.
- City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies for October 2015
The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:
Arts and Cultural Commission – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 9-1-17 and 9-1-18 representing the following categories: 1 – Youth/Education, 1 – Visual Arts, 1 – Marketing and 1 – Economic Development/Tourism. The Arts & Cultural Commission recommends the use, location, lease or purchase of works of art to be considered a part of the beautification or cultural development of the City; to advise owners of private property in relation to beautification of their properties; to prepare specifications for the maintenance of works of art and to inspect such work for the guidance of the City departments concerned; to advise with respect to the design of building, bridges or other structures on city property if submitted to the Commission; to study and evaluate the activities in and the uses made of the Bayfront Arts & Science Park, and to plan the Park's development for the future activities and uses.
- City Road Closures for the Week of October 3 – 9, 2015
New - Lipan Street
Monday - Friday
Beginning on Wednesday, September 30 through Friday, October 9, weather permitting; Lipan Street will be closed between N. Alameda Street and Staples Street. During this period, eastbound Lipan traffic will detour to Sam Rankin Street, onto Comanche Street then to Staples Street. Motorist can go straight on Comanche onto Waco Street to Lipan, or turn left on Staples to Lipan. Lipan will be closed to thru traffic only between Sam Rankin and Alameda. No left turns will be permitted onto southbound Staples from westbound Lipan Street.
- Arts & Cultural Commission Announces 2016 Arts Grant Program
The application for the Corpus Christi Arts Grant Program is available on the Parks & Recreation Department website, www.ccparkandrec.com (click ‘Arts & Culture’).
The Arts Grant 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 Grant 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.
- City Road Closures for the Week of September 26 – October 2, 2015
New - Everhart Street
Monday - Friday
Beginning on Thursday, September 24 through Thursday, October 1, weather permitting; Everhart Road will reduced to one lane of traffic between South Alameda Street and Estates Drive.
- Fundraising Event to Benefit RSVP and SCP
September 25, 2015 - Every life tells the story …“From the Pages to the Table”
Mayor Nelda Martinez will welcome guest to the first “From the Pages to the Table” luncheon event benefiting the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Senior Companion Program (SCP) on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Corpus Christi Gym, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway. The doors will open to the public at 11:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon.
- City Road Closures for the Week of September 19 – 25, 2015
New – Staples Street
Monday - Friday
Beginning on Monday, September 21, weather permitting; the southbound Staples Street lanes will be closed between Antelope Street and Lipan Street. Southbound traffic will detour east onto Antelope Street, south onto Waco Street and west onto Leopard Street to Staple Street. Waco Street will be reduced to one way traffic from Antelope to Leopard. No Parking will be permitted on either side of this section on Waco Street. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one in each direction.
- Celebrate Family Mealtime 2015: Making It Fun!
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department joins Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to host the ‘Family Meal Time: Making It Fun!’ event on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm at Joe Garza Recreation Center, 3204 Highland Ave.
The evening will include tips for making mealtime fun, a cooking demonstration, and dinner. Families will be taught how to create healthy, affordable and tasty meals that the whole family can prepare and enjoy together! Eating meals together promotes quality time for child and adult interaction, provides an opportunity to talk about good nutrition and health behaviors, and allows for sharing family stories and creating memories. Come LIVE. LEARN. PLAY (and EAT)!
- Se retira la orden de bullicion de agua en toda la Ciudad
La Ciudad de Corpus Christi cesa la orden de bullicion de agua de manera inmediata para el area de la calle Airline a la Universidad Texas A&M delimitada por Ocean Drive a la calle Alameda.
Las muestras de agua en todas las areas han excedido los requerimientos del nivel de cloro por mas de 48 horas y estan libres de bacteria. Todas las areas en la Ciudad estan ya libres de la orden de bullicion.
- Water Boil Advisory Lifted in All Areas
The City of Corpus Christi has lifted the water boil advisory effective immediately for the area of Airline Road to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi bounded by Ocean Drive to Alameda Street. Water samples for all areas have exceeded the chlorine level requirements for 48 hours and are free of bacteria. All areas of the City are now clear from the boil water advisory.
- City Council Approves Collective Bargaining Agreement with Corpus Christi Police Officers Association
The Corpus Christi City Council approved the collective bargaining agreement between the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association (CCPOA) and the City of Corpus Christi earlier today. Through the agreement both sides were able to come to terms on economic and non-economic issues.
“We were able to balance both the needs of police officers and the needs of the community,” said Corpus Christi Police Officers Association President R. Scott Leeton. “The agreement represents give and take among both parties, as well as a commitment to our citizens,” added Leeton.
- SE RETIRAN LAS ORDENES DE BULLICION DE AGUA EXCEPTO EN UN AREA
La Ciudad de Corpus Christi habia emitido avisos de bullicion de agua la semana pasada en ciertas areas como respuesta a los bajos niveles de cloro a traves del sistema de agua. Mediante las pruebas se confirmo que todas las areas afectadas excepto una han respondido al desinfectante alternativo. Todos los avisos se retiran excepto para el area entre la calle Airline a la universidad Texas A&M delimitada entre Ocean drive y Alameda, esta area continuara bajo orden de bullicion hasta proximo aviso.
- Water Boil Advisories Lifted for All But One Area
The City of Corpus Christi issued localized boil water advisories last week in response to low chlorine levels throughout the water system. Testing has confirmed all but one area has responded to the alternative disinfectant. The water boil advisories are lifted for all areas except for Airline to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi bounded by Ocean Drive to Alameda The remaining area should continue to follow the boil water advisory until further notice.
There is no timeline for releasing the last area remaining in the boil water advisory. Chlorine levels must be maintained and be free of bacteria for at least 48 hours prior to lifting a boil water advisory. City crews continue to work diligently in the area with increased hydrant flushing and sampling in an effort to stabilize the area as soon as possible.
- Chlorine Implemented Throughout City - Boil Water Advisories Continue as Precaution
The City of Corpus Christi implemented a change in water disinfectant on Monday in an effort to increase chlorine levels citywide. The chlorine has progressed throughout the week and has now been confirmed in the entire city. Laboratory testing must be completed and confirmed prior to lifting any of the boil water advisories.