- City to Discuss Drinking Water Quality Report at Public Meeting
City Utilities officials will hold a public meeting on Monday, July 6 to review the annual Drinking Water Quality Report. The report will be mailed to customers in their May utility bills, distributed in June.
This is an annual water quality report required by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) for distribution to customers of the City of Corpus Christi water distribution system. Corpus Christi's water is treated at the O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant and tested by the Water Utilities Laboratory.
- Parade Participants and Volunteers Needed for Mayor’s Annual 4th of July Event
The Mayor’s “Big Bang” July 4th Celebration’s planning committee is looking for parade participants and volunteers for this year’s big patriotic party! The deadline for parade entries is being extended to Thursday, June 25th so there’s still time to get your applications in and be a part of the festivities.
- City Road Closures for the Week of June 20 – 26, 2015
New – Flour Bluff Drive
Monday - Wednesday
Weather permitting; beginning June 22 through June 24, contractors will be working in the 1600 block of Flour Bluff Drive. Northbound Flour Bluff will be reduced to one lane.
- City to Discuss Electrical Codes Changes on June 22
The City of Corpus Christi Development Services invites electricians, contractors, and members of the public to attend a free workshop with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations to review the 2014 National Electrical Code. The meeting will take place Monday, June 22 from 11am to 5pm on the third floor of the Frost Bank building, located at 2406 Leopard Street.
- City Recommends Citizens Set Out Brush during Scheduled Dates
Solid Waste Operations reminds residents to set out brush only during scheduled dates.
“We understand recent storms have caused more tree limbs to fall, but residents must stick to their area schedules,” Solid Waste Operations Director Lawrence Mikolajczyk said. “We ask that residents be patient as crews make their way through city neighborhoods.”
Increased brush volume and wet weather conditions have slowed down the overall operation. Currently, crews are picking up brush in Area 3A, section 7 and Area 2, section 6. Both areas are expected to be completed by Saturday, June 21. Collection for Area 3B will begin Monday, June 22. Brush set out dates are:
- Today's Bay Jammin' Concert Canceled Due to Bad Weather
BAY JAMMIN’ CONCERT SERIES 2015
Summer Live Entertainment at Cole Park Amphitheater
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Services regrets to announce that the Bay Jammin’ Concert at the Cole Park Amphitheater scheduled for today Thursday, June 18, has been canceled due to bad weather and soaked ground.
- City Emergency Operations Center Deactivated
The City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was deactivated at 1:21 p.m. The Emergency Management team will continue to monitor weather.
- City Activates Emergency Operations Center
The City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 11:20 a.m. in anticipation of heavy rains and possible flooding.
- Heavy Rains and Flooding Cause City to Activate Emergency Operations Center
The City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 1:19 p.m. to monitor a Flash Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service.
Heavy rains and flooding are occurring in the Flour Bluff area and on the City’s Southside. No roads have been closed but high water vehicles and barricades are on stand-by if needed.
- City of Corpus Christi Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community
241 communities exhibiting Playability to be recognized as part of 2015 Playful City USA Program
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (June 17, 2015) – The City of Corpus Christi is being honored with a 2015 Playful City USA designation for the second time. The City last received the designation in 2009. The national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. Corpus Christi is committed to making play accessible by creating hike and bike trails, programming at a variety of recreational facilities and after school programs to enrich the lives of all children in the community. The city has built partnerships with various organizations and businesses to expand this effort. The partnership with the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau is one example of how the City has enhanced sports play, community events and nature tourism in our city for residents and visitors alike.
- High Tides Force City to Closes Roads
The City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operation Center (EOC) was activated at 4:00 a.m. to monitor the expected heavy rains and high winds. Several beach roads have been closed because of high tides caused by Tropical Storm Bill, including:
· Access Road 3
· Whitecap Boulevard
· Newport Pass
· Zahn Road
- Reminder: Register Online for Summer 2015 Sports Camps
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is offering a variety of Sports Camps with professional instruction for boys and girls ages 6-18 from now through August 6, 2015 at the Corpus Christi Gym (3202 Cabaniss Parkway), and Cabaniss Sports Complex. The remaining sports offered include Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, and Softball. The cost for each camp is $60 per camp per youth.
- City Road Closures for the Week of June 13 – 19, 2015
New – Shoreline Boulevard
Weather permitting; On Saturday, June 13, 2015, contractors will be setting up a large crane on Shoreline Boulevard in order replace one of the windows on One Shoreline Office Building. During this period, Shoreline will be reduced to one lane through the worksite.
- Summertime Safety Tips
Summer vacation time is here and the Corpus Christi Fire Department wants everyone to be mindful of fire safety. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, summer is one of the most dangerous seasons for fire-related accidents.
Here’s some suggestions from the Corpus Christi Fire Department that can keep citizens safe:
· Have working smoke alarm installed in your home
· Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children
- 20th Annual Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant on June 14, 2015
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Senior Community Services will be hosting the 20th Annual Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive, at 3:00 p.m. Contestants will participate in four events: interview, evening gown, talent presentation, and present a statement that conveys her "philosophy of life."
- 2015 City Public Library Summer Reading Program
“Every Hero has a Story”
This summer, readers of all ages will explore all things heroic, as the Corpus Christi Public Libraries present, “Every Hero Has a Story.”
- City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies for June 2015
The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:
Building Code Board of Appeals – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 5-4-17 representing the following categories: 1 - General Contractor, 1 - Building Industry and 1 – Architect. The board shall have the power to hear individual appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official on rulings and alternate materials and methods of construction and, consider individual variances of the City Building Code, Existing Building Code, Residential Construction Code, Flood Hazard Prevention Code, and Energy Conservation Code. Furthermore, the BCBOA shall have the power, after having obtained public comment, to recommend to the City Council changes to the City Building Code, Existing Building Code, Residential Construction Code, Flood Hazard Prevention Code, and Energy Conservation Code.
- Internal Investigation of Former City Employees Results in Felony Indictments
Corpus Christi, Texas - City Manager Ron Olson announced an internal investigation resulted in two former employees being indicted Thursday on theft charges. The actions came after a tip revealed wrong doing in the beach operations division of the Parks & Recreation Department. An internal investigation was promptly conducted, which led to the termination of the two employees. Subsequent information was turned over to the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office.
- City Road Closures for the Week of June 6 – 12, 2015
New - Leopard Street (Utility Work)
Saturday - Friday
Beginning Monday, June 15 through Monday, June 22; weather permitting, contractors will work on westbound Leopard Street between Tuloso Road and Suntide Road. Westbound Leopard Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic.
New - Corn Product Road (Utility Work)
Saturday - Friday
Beginning Monday, June 3 through Monday, June 15; weather permitting, contractors will be doing utility pipeline work. Corn Products Road between Leopard Street and Hopkins Road will be reduce to one lane of traffic.
- Guided Bird Hike - Honoring National Trails Day at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve
In honor of National Trails Day, the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve will host a Guided Bird Hike on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 8:30am to 9:30am. Hikers will meet at the trail head of our entrance at the corner of Wooldridge Road and Oso Parkway. Hikers will be led by park staff for half a mile, highlighting the local birds, plants, reptiles, and other critters. This program is FREE of charge and open to individuals and families. Join us and learn about is this amazing nature preserve.
REGISTRATION will be held at the preserve on June 12, 2015 before the hike.