- Harbor Lights Christmas Tree Set Up Will Affect Shoreline Boulevard Traffic
The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering Office advises residents that contractors will put up the 75-foot Christmas tree made of colorful lights along the city’s bayfront from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013, weather permitting. During this time, northbound Shoreline Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes of traffic between Peoples and Schatzell Streets.
- Annual Rare Book Sale and Silent Action by AAUW Book Finders
WHEN: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Anita and W.T. Neyland Public Library, 1230 Carmel Pkwy.
The AAUW Book Finders will host their Annual Rare Book Sale and Silent Action starting Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Neyland Public Library. Featured categories will include: Texana, Americana, Christmas Holidays, signed copies and first editions. Many books will be from the Sue Stanford collection. Many quality books will be available to purchase in time for the gift-giving season.
- Health District to Observe World AIDS Day 2013
In observance of World AIDS Day, the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District STD/HIV Program will offer free HIV testing on Monday, December 2, 2013, at 1702 Horne Road, Room 134 from 8 a.m. -11am and 4 p.m.- 6pm. You will receive a 10-minute rapid test for same day results. When checking in, just tell the staff “I’m here for World AIDS Day” and the fee will be waived for that day only.
- City Looking for Area Choirs to Perform Holiday Music at City Hall
A long standing tradition will continue at Corpus Christi City Hall again this year, as area choirs take the stage in the atrium to fill City Hall with the sounds of the season. A variety of holiday traditions, including Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza will be represented, along with a number of school choirs from around the area, as music fills the air during the month of December.
- City Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
- City Executes Warrant on Eastwood Drive
Today, the City of Corpus Christi executed an Administrative Search Warrant at a home in the 10000 block of Eastwood Drive.
The action is based on probable cause for existing code violations which could result in potential health threats that could not be properly assessed from the street. The City of Corpus Christi is aware of what the property looks like from the street and the impact it has on the neighborhood.
- City Road Closures for November 23 – November 29, 2013
New - Williams Drive (Rodd Field to Nile)
Monday - Wednesday
On Monday, November 25 through Wednesday, November 27, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Nile Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic between South Padre Island Drive and Williams Drive. Flaggers will assist motorists through the work site.
- Mayor Nelda Martinez Joins GOVERNING Magazine For Live Webinar
Join Mayor Nelda Martinez and GOVERNING magazine in a special webinar where she will be a guest speaker. The webinar will highlight the strides the City of Corpus Christi has made to become flexible, more responsive, and more efficient. She will be sharing information on how the City of Corpus Christi reimagined ways to deliver services to citizens by utilizing the power of technology and data to make sustainable infrastructure improvements.
- Jobs Today. Jobs Tomorrow. Are You Ready?
Nueces County Judge S. Loyd Neal, Jr. and Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez Host Jobs Town Hall Meeting
The South Texas region continues to be a leader in economic development and growth in Texas. There is an increasing demand for a skilled workforce. In an effort to spur residents to prepare for the job opportunities, Nueces County Judge S. Loyd Neal, Jr. and Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez will host a FREE public jobs town hall meeting on Thursday, December 5 in Nueces County.
- ‘Tis Tamales Season at Heritage Park
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Services Division invites you to attend one of its Tamale Cooking Demonstrations to be held in the Galván House at Heritage Park.
- City’s Digital Technology Receives High Marks
The City of Corpus Christi is ranked 5th in the country for outstanding performance in technology among U.S. cities with populations of more than 250,000. The competition judged cities based on improved transparency with open government initiatives and access to city services via mobile apps.
- City Employees Make Contribution to 2013 United Way Campaign
The City of Corpus Christi is proud to announce more than $106,000 was raised during the 2013 United Way City Campaign.
- Corpus Christi Continues Energy Efficiency Achievements
On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Corpus Christi City Council and staff accepted a check for the $32,326 incentive that it earned through its 2013 participation in the AEP Texas CitySmart Program, which helps municipalities save energy and money by providing no-cost facility improvement recommendations. The program also offers financial incentives based on the total amount of energy the new improvements will save.
- Open Call to Visual Artists for Public Art Project
The City of Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission has issued an open call to artists. One artist will be selected to design, create, and install a work of art on the exterior of Fire Station #5, to be constructed at 3105 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78408.
- City Road Closures for November 16 – November 22, 2013
NEW - Ocean Drive (4800 block)
Monday – Friday
Beginning Monday, November 18th through Friday, November 22, 2013, the following traffic control plan will be implemented:
Monday and Tuesday: The northbound bicycle lane will be closed on this section of Ocean Drive.
Wednesday through Friday: Northbound Ocean Drive will be reduced to one lane of traffic.
- Utility Work to Affect Yorktown Boulevard Traffic
The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering Office advises residents on Friday, November 15, 2013 through Wednesday, November 20, 2013, weather permitting; contractors will be doing utility work on Yorktown Boulevard between the Bill Witt City Park entrance and Rodd Field Road. During this time, Yorktown Boulevard will be periodically reduced to one shared lane of traffic through the work area. Flaggers will guide motorists though the various work locations.
- McArdle Road Improvements Public Meeting
A public meeting will take place Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Oso Recreation Center, 1111 Bernice Drive, to present information on the design of the McArdle Road Improvements (Bond 2012) from Whitaker Drive to Ennis Joslin Road.
- City Returns to Stage 1 Drought Restriction Plan
The City will transition from Drought Restriction Stage 2 to Drought Restriction Stage 1 on Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
The decision comes after earlier this month Lake Corpus Christi filled to 100% capacity. The combined reservoir capacity reached 50.1% on October 28th and peaked at 53.3% on November 5th. On May 28, 2013, the City’s Drought Contingency Plan was adopted by the Mayor and Council and details Stage 2 restrictions “may be rescinded when the combined storage level increases above 50 percent for a period of 15 consecutive days.” When this occurs, Stage 1 of the Plan becomes operative.
- Boxers to Battle It Out at the “C.C. Bay Rumble”
Amateur Boxing Event - Saturday, November 23, 2013
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Joe Garza Boxing Club will host the “C.C. Bay Rumble” on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 12:30pm to 5pm at the Ben Garza Gym, 1815 Howard Street.
This is an amateur boxing ‘smoker’ event sanctioned by USA Boxing. Boxers ages 6 and older are eligible to participate in this event to showcase their skills in the sport. There is no cost for boxers to compete in this event.
- City Firefighter to Receive Commendation
On September 30, 2013, off duty Firefighter 2/Paramedic Jon Dodge was at a local convenience store when he witnessed an auto theft in progress. He intervened and detained a suspect until police officers arrived. It was later learned the suspect was wanted for robbery and the previous day had confessed to an aggravated robbery.