- City Encourages Residents to Properly Dispose of Grease
With the holidays upon us, lots of cooking will be taking place, meaning there will be leftover grease and oil. The City of Corpus Christi Utilities Department wants to remind citizens about the proper ways to dispose of fats, oils and grease (FOG).
Pouring grease down the kitchen sink can clog drains, causing sewer back-ups into homes, creating a health hazard and an unpleasant mess that can cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars in repairs.
- La Ciudad Exhorta a los Residentes de Desechar la Grasa de Manera Apropiada
Ya llegaron los días festivos y con estos, muchas personas se van a dedicar a cocinar, por lo que se creará exceso de grasas y aceite de cocina. El Departamento de Servicios (Utilities) quiere recordarle a los residentes de la manera apropiada de desechar las grasas, y aceites (FOG) por sus siglas en inglés.
Vertir aceite en el fregadero puede obstruir las tuberias causando que el agua negra se regrese hacia el interior de su residencia, crea un peligro a su salud, suciedad y puede resultar en reparaciones costosas de hasta miles de dólares.
- Candlelight Vigil in Remembrance of Loved Ones Lost to Alzheimer’s Disease
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Senior Community Services, in partnership with the Caregiver SOS Center and the Face to Face Caregiver Coalition, will be hosting a ‘Candlelight Vigil’ in memory of loved ones lost to Alzheimer’s Disease. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Lindale Senior Center, 3135 Swantner Drive.
- Local Elementary School Produces Fire Safety Video
As part of October’s Fire Prevention Month, the Corpus Christi Fire Department invited local elementary schools to produce a safety video. The class project focused on communicating this year’s national fire prevention theme regarding smoke alarms called, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep.”
This year’s winners are from Los Encinos Elementary and are members of Mrs. Mendez’ fourth grade class. For their efforts, the class will be treated to a pizza party by the Fire Department’s Prevention Division that will be delivered by firefighters on a fire truck.
- City Road Closures for the Week of November 14 – 20, 2015
New - Shoreline Boulevard
Monday - Tuesday
On Monday, November 16 and Tuesday November 17, 2015, City contractors will be doing road work on Shoreline Boulevard at the Park Avenue intersection.. As this work is ongoing, Shoreline northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane of traffic through the work site.
- “Operation Heat Help” Solicitudes Disponibles
El sur de Texas ya está experimentando temperaturas más bajas por lo que el invierno ya no está lejos. Muchos de nosotros vamos a comenzar a utilizar el calentador o la chimenea, pero no todos los residentes cuentan con los recursos para estar templados. El Departamento de Gas de la Ciudad de Corpus Christi, con la ayuda de los Servicios Humanos del Condado de Nueces y la oficina de servicios de la Ciudad, están ofreciendo asistencia a través del programa “Operation Heat Help.”
Para aquellas personas que califican, “Operation Heat Help” cubre hasta con $100 dólares por familia destinados al pago de la porción de gas en sus servicios desde el mes de Noviembre del 2015 hasta Febrero del 2016.
- “Operation Heat Help” Applications Now Available
South Texas is finally experiencing some cooler temperatures and that means winter isn’t too far away. Many of us will soon be turning on the heater or lighting the fireplace, but some residents don’t have the financial resources to stay warm. The City of Corpus Christi Gas Department, with assistance from the Nueces County Department of Social Services and the City’s Utility Business Office, is offering assistance through a program called “Operation Heat Help.”
For those who qualify, “Operation Heat Help” covers up to $100 per household of the gas portion of a customer’s utility bill from November 2015 to February 2016.
- Texas Nature Challenge’s Closing Ceremonies Hosted at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve on Saturday, November 14, 2015
The Coastal Bend region of the Texas Nature Challenge will be hosting Closing Ceremonies on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center. This is an opportunity for teams that completed the challenge to view others scrapbooks, enjoy activities from participating organizations, meet other teams and receive prizes for their work.
- ‘Tis Tamales Season at Heritage Park
Additional cooking demonstrations will be offered based on demand.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Services invites you to attend one of its very popular Tamale Cooking Demonstrations to be held in the Galván House at Heritage Park.
Two demonstrations will be offered as follows:
· Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 10:30am–noon
· Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 6:00pm–7:30pm
- City to Make Check Presentation to 2015 United Way Campaign
The City of Corpus Christi is proud to announce employee contributions made to the 2015 United Way City Campaign surpassed last year’s total contribution.
More than 1,100 City employees participated in donating a total of $106,474! The Police Department raised the most funds by collecting $24,818, while the Fire Department raised $17,471. Here’s a list of donation results from some other City departments:
- Public Health District Will Hold Annual Flu Vaccine Drive-Through Clinic
The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District has announced they will hold their annual Flu Vaccine Drive-Through Clinic at the 1702 Horne Road parking lot Friday, November 13, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a cost of $30 per vaccine (cash or check). Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. We recommend short sleeve attire for persons receiving the flu vaccine.
In addition, persons who are allergic to eggs are not eligible to receive the flu vaccine. Patients of the Drive-Through Clinic should enter from the Greenwood Drive entrance. All other Health District clinics will be closed during this event.
- Vacation Station Camp Will Be Offered for Youth during Thanksgiving Break
Registration is November 17–19, 2015. Camp offered November 23–25
Wondering what to plan for your child during the Thanksgiving Break? Send you child to our camp for an exciting time full of activities and fun!
- Winter 2015–2016 Youth Basketball League
Online Registration will close November 15. On-site Late Registration will be offered November 16–22*
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is 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.
- Fall & Winter 2015 Youth Basketball Showcase Tournament Series
November 9, 2015 - 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).
The last season tournament will be held on December 5, 2015. It will follow the 3-game guarantee. Fees are $150 per tournament per team for grade divisions (3-4), (5-6) and (7-8), and $175 per tournament per team for grade divisions (9-10); and (11-12).
- 3rd Annual Mayor’s Fitness Council’s Kites & Bikes Festival Is Canceled Due to Bad Weather
November 7, 2015 - The Mayor’s Fitness Council and the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department regrets to announce that the annual Mayor’s Fitness Council’s Kites & Bikes Festival at McCaughan Park scheduled for today Saturday, November 7, has been canceled due to bad weather.
- City Road Closures for the Week of November 7 – 13, 2015
New - Leopard Street
Monday - Friday
AT&T contractors have extended the utility work on Leopard Street, between Rose Street and Oliver Street, to November 13, 2015. As this work is ongoing, Leopard eastbound and westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction through the Buddy Lawrence intersection. In addition, Buddy Lawrence southbound and northbound traffic will be required to turn right onto Leopard Street. No left turns or thru traffic will be permitted.
- City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies for November 2015
The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:
Airport Board – One (1) vacancy with term to 4-4-17. The Airport Board advises the City Council concerning matters relating to the aviation interests of the City of Corpus Christi and the operation of the Corpus Christi International Airport facilities for the promotion of those interests.
- “From the Pages to the Table” Fundraising Event to Benefit RSVP and SCP
November 4, 2015 - Mayor Nelda Martinez will welcome guests 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.
- Come Fly a Kite - Free Event by the Mayor’s Fitness Council
November 4, 2015 - Sometimes getting fit starts with just getting outdoors, moving around and having fun…like flying a kite in the park! Join us at McCaughan Park on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 11 am to 5 pm for the annual Mayor’s Fitness Council’s Kites and Bikes Festival sponsored by the Corpus Christi Association of Realtors.
- Tree Advisory Committee Will Plant 15 Trees to Celebrate Texas Arbor Day at Salinas Park
November 4, 2015 - On November 6, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department and the Tree Advisory Committee will host a tree planting at Salinas Park starting at 10:00 am to celebrate Texas Arbor Day. Fifteen trees including Live Oaks and Chinese Pistache will be planted at the park. Volunteers are welcome. Planting supplies and tools will be provided. The Manuel Quintana Salinas Park is located at 1354 Airport Road, near the Corpus Christi State School.