- Se Buscan Aspirantes para Posición Vacante en el Concilio de la Ciudad
El Concilio de la Ciudad busca solicitudes de individuos capacitados para que tomen el puesto que dejará la consejal Lillian Riojas quien recientemente aceptó una oferta de empleo en la Ciudad de San Antonio.
De acuerdo a la Constitución local, el resto de los consejales deberán designar a un miembro nuevo para llenar la vacante. El Concilio de la Ciudad estará aceptando solicitudes desde el 25 de Enero y hasta el 29 de Febrero del 2016 a las 5:00 p.m.
- Applicants Sought for Vacant City Council Position
The Corpus Christi City Council is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in filling the City Council position being vacated by At-Large Council Member Lillian Riojas, who recently accepted an employment offer in San Antonio, Texas.
According to the City Charter, the remaining council members must appoint a new council member to fill the vacant position. The City Council will be accepting applications from January 25, 2016 until February 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
- City Accepting Applications for Beach and Park Vendors
January 18, 2016 - Six-Month Operation Period is March to August 2016. Application deadline is January 29, 2016.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) is accepting applications for vendors to sell food or goods at City beaches and within the parks. These vendor services are designed to enhance the experience of our park and beach visitors.
- Senior Companion and Foster Grandparents Program Volunteers Deliver Donated Food to Benefit Homeless Veterans
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for devoting his life to equality, social justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all, volunteers across the nation will celebrate MLK National Day of Service.
On January 19, volunteers of the City of Corpus Christi’s Senior Companion Program (SCP), and the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities’ Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) will join together to deliver non-perishable food they have donated to the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program (HCHV) at Agnes Courts, 3115 Agnes Street.
- City Road Closures for the Week of January 16 - 22, 2016
New – Rodd Field Road
Monday - Wednesday
Beginning on Monday, January 18 through Wednesday, January 20, 2016, weather permitting; contractors will be doing field testing on Rodd Field Road. During this period, either northbound or southbound Rodd Field Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic through the work site.
- Collier Pool Will Remain Closed until the New Facility Is Completed
Alternative Lap Swim Options Available
January 15, 2016 - Due to continued mechanical difficulties at the Collier Pool, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department officials have decided that additional funds will not be spent on a facility that was slated for demolition in the very near future.
- 2016 Beach Parking Permits Are Available Now
Get your ticket to fun — a full year of recreation!
(Corpus Christi, TX–January 14, 2016) Did you know that our beaches are the top local attraction for visitors, as well as the reason some people choose to live, work and play here? It’s true.
Beachgoers are encouraged to purchase their beach parking permit in January for twelve months of beach access and enjoyment.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Members read to students at Zavala Elementary about the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15, 2015 from 9am to 10am.
Monday, January 18, 2016 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
What is the MLK Day of Service?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer the questions by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
- Junta Pública de FEMA sobre Zonas en Riesgo de Inundación
Se va a llevar a cabo una junta pública sobre las zonas de la ciudad en riesgo de inundación el próximo Jueves 14 de Enero en el Centro American Bank en el salón Henry Garret ubicado en el 1901 N. Shoreline.
Ahí se llevará a cabo un taller con agentes de seguro de las 10:00 am a las 12:00 pm, la junta pública será de las 2:00 pm a las 7:00 pm.
- FEMA Flood Risk Open House
A flood risk open house for Nueces County will take place Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the American Bank Center (Henry Garrett Ballroom), 1901 N. Shoreline Boulevard.
There will be an insurance agent workshop from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The open house for the general public will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
- Harbor Bridge Replacement Project Moves Forward
Project Partners Receive Record of Decision from Federal Highway Administration
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, January 8, 2016 - Earlier today, the Harbor Bridge replacement project cleared the last major hurdle in moving toward construction with a record of decision from the Federal Highway Administration. The Harbor Bridge replacement project brought multiple partners together for the common good of the region, including the Texas Department of Transportation, the Port of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Corpus Christi Housing Authority, the City of Corpus Christi and many elected officials on local, state and federal levels. Reaction to the good news includes the following comments:
Port Commission Chair, Port of Corpus Christi Judy Hawley – “This is a monumental decision for the Coastal Bend and the State of Texas. The Port Commission’s substantial financial commitment ensures that 60,000 vehicles a day will have a safe, structurally sound bridge. Having a world class 21st century bridge will support the state’s economic growth for decades to come. Congratulations to our city, state and federal colleagues who have been championing this new bridge for nearly two decades."
- City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies - January 2016
The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:
Committee for Persons with Disabilities – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 2-1-18. The committee provides a program to encourage, assist and enable persons with disabilities to participate in the social and economic life of the City; to achieve maximum personal independence; to become gainfully employed; and to enjoy fully and use all public and private facilities available within the community.
- City Road Closures for the Week of January 9 – 15, 2016
Updated January 8, 2016, 3pm - Work on Carancahua has been postponed and closures were added to Shoreline and Louisiana.
New – Yorktown Boulevard
Jan. 7 to Jan. 12
Beginning Thursday, January 7 through Tuesday, January 12, weather permitting; contractors will be performing field investigations and roadway testing on Yorktown Boulevard between Airline Road and Rodd Field Road. As this project is ongoing, either eastbound or westbound Yorktown traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work site.
- Senior Companion Volunteers and Foster Grandparents To Host Food Drive to Benefit Homeless Veterans in Corpus Christi
Volunteers across our nation will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his devoting his life to equality, social justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all.
On January 18, the City of Corpus Christi’s Senior Companion Program (SCP), and the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) will join thousands of other Senior Corps volunteers for the 2016 MLK Day of National Day Service. The Senior Companions and the Foster Grandparents will be collecting non-perishable foods that will be given to the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program (HCHV)—a program of the Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System. HCHV works with homeless veterans in order to find local services and permanent housing. The program is a way to get veterans back on their feet so they can become productive citizens of our community.
- Valentine’s Day 2000-Meter Swim at Collier Pool
Pre-register by January 29th
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department invites you to make a splash at its Annual Valentine’s Day 2000-Meter Swim on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive. Do something sweet for yourself and jump in for fun and fitness. Swimmers of all ages are invited to participate.
- Recordatorio de Seguridad por Juegos Pirotécnicos durante Celebración de Año Nuevo
El Departamento de Bomberos de la Ciudad de Corpus Christi quiere recordarle que es illegal prender juegos pirotécnicos adentro de los límites de la Ciudad de Corpus Christi, esto incluye las playas. La portación illegal de juegos pirotécnicos o su utilización conlleva a una multa de hasta $2,000 por paquete.
Los Departamentos de Policía y Bomberos estarán trabajando en conjunto para hacer cumplir la ordenanza local, solamente esta permitido transportar juegos pirotécnicos en la cajuela del vehiculo o en su defecto detrás del último asiento del auto si está adentro de los límites de la Ciudad.
- Mayor Nelda Martinez and the Mayor’s Fitness Council Join the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge
Mayor Nelda Martinez and the Mayor’s Fitness Council (MFC) encourage everyone to join their quest for Corpus Christi to be the fittest city in the State of Texas by entering the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge. Register today at www.ittcommunitychallenge.com and help us take on the biggest cities in the State!
The Community Challenge is the only statewide competition of its kind and is designed to provide an easy and fun way for communities to celebrate healthy living. Communities are grouped into categories according to population size. Using the IT’S TIME TEXAS website, communities earn points by participating in a variety of activities such as posting “healthy selfies,” taking healthy pledges and tracking physical activity. The Challenge runs from January 1 to March 31, 2016.
- City Road Closures for the Week of January 2 – January 8, 2016
New – Carancahua Street
On Saturday, January 2; weather permitting, Carancahua Street will be closed to traffic between Lipan Street and Leopard Street. Mestina Street will be closed between Upper Broadway and Carancahua Street. During the day, northbound Carancahua Street traffic will detour onto westbound Lipan Street, then onto Staples Street to Leopard Street.
- Firework Safety Reminder for New Year Celebrations
The Corpus Christi Fire Department wants to remind everyone that it is illegal to discharge fireworks inside the Corpus Christi city limits, which includes the beaches. If found illegally possessing or using fireworks, you could be fined up to $2,000 per package.
Fire and police departments will be working together to enforce the firework ordinance and fireworks can only be transported in the trunk or behind the last row of seats of a vehicle within city limits.
- CCIA to Host Boy Scout Winter Camp
Now that winter has arrived, it’s time for some local Boy Scouts to get down to basics. On Wednesday, December 30, from 9am to 4pm, about 30 scouts from the South Texas Council will head to the airport to pick up some of the life skills that make scouting so much fun and so rewarding.