- City Library Offers Coloring for Adults
Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, you may be surprised to hear many adults are picking up the pastime as a therapeutic way to reduce anxiety.
If you’re in need of a calm, stress-free atmosphere, head on over to La Retama Central Library, 805 Comanche Street, on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Materials will be provided and the creative session is free.
- REMINDER: Help Us Develop the Program Master Plan for the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department
You are invited to take an online survey to let us know what you want. This will help develop a Program Master Plan for the Department that meets the needs and expectations of its residents.
Online Survey will close February 19, 2016. Share your thoughts today!
- RSVP y SCP Llevan a cabo Feria de Salud para mayores de 55 años
Febrero es el mes de salud del Corazón. La Ciudad de Corpus Christi y los programas Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) y Senior Companion Program (SCP), van a llevar a cabo una Feria de Salud gratuita para residentes mayores de 55 años. La Feria es el 17 de Febrero del 2016 de las 9 a.m. a las 12 p.m. en el Centro American Bank ubicado en el 1901 N Shoreline, Corpus Christi, TX 78401.
- RSVP and SCP to Host a FREE 55+ Health Fair on February 17, 2016
February is Heart Health Month. The City of Corpus Christi’s Senior Corp Programs, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Senior Companion Program (SCP), will host a FREE 55+ Health Fair on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 9am to 12pm at the American Bank Center (1901 N Shoreline, Corpus Christi, TX 78401).
- City Reminds Residents about Free Soil Testing
Help minimize excessive nutrients from flowing through storm water systems and into rivers, bays and estuaries. Excess fertilizer and nutrients can pollute storm water runoff. As part of the effort to reduce the introduction of fertilizers and other nutrients into local receiving bodies of water, the City’s Storm Water Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center are co-sponsoring free soil testing now through March 6, 2016.
- Parks & Recreation Offers “Hooked on Fishing Day Camp” during Spring Break
Register Online Today!
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department will be offering its “Hooked On Fishing Day Camp” for youth ages 6-12 at Lindale Recreation Center, March 14–18, 2016, from 9am–3pm.
This is a one-day program held each day throughout Spring Break week. It is designed to give participants a chance to learn about the basics of fishing and conservation. Participants will also enjoying learning about our local marine life, fish anatomy and adaptations, the safety rules of fishing, how to bait and cast, arts and crafts projects, and go on a local fishing trip to put their skills to the test. Early registration is encouraged since space is limited—only 13 participants are allowed per day. The fee is $25 a day per child, with lunch and snack included.
- City Road Closures for the Week of February 13 – 19, 2016
New – Staples Street (Comanche St)
Monday - Friday
Beginning Wednesday, February 10 and until completion; Comanche Street will be closed at the Staples Street intersection. Northbound Staples traffic can detour west onto Caldwell Street, north onto South Alameda Street, onto Lipan Street to Staples Street. Motorists can also detour east onto Blucher Street, north on Waco Street to Comanche.
- Brand New Airplanes Arriving at CC Int’l Airport
American Airlines customers at Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) will soon have the opportunity to travel on brand new airplanes. Starting on February 11th, half of the flights currently offered by American at CCIA will be the new E-175. The new airplanes come complete with a “new car” smell, 12 First Class seats, 20 Main Cabin Extra seats and Economy seating for 44. Customers will also notice larger overhead bins in the E-175.
- Spring Break Youth Basketball Camp at Corpus Christi Gym
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a Spring Break Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 8-17 March 14–16, 2015 from 9am–1pm at the Corpus Christi Gym, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway.
Professional instruction for this camp will be provided by local High School Basketball Coach Roy DeLaPena. Participants will obtain training of fundamentals through a variety of skills and drills, along with frequent basketball games against fellow campers. This program offers a positive and safe environment for youth.
- Spring Break Adventure Week at the NEW Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center
Daily Activities for all ages March 14–18, 2016 ¡ Most are FREE!
Come explore the new Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center during Spring Break Adventure Week March 14–18, 2016.
Join us for Day Camps, Guided Nature Walks, Yoga, Animal Feedings, an Eco-Expert Lecture, Toddler Story Time, Nature Trading Post, Star Dome, or a Night Hike. Activities will highlight all of the fun and interesting things the Oso Preserve has to offer.
- Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center Seeking Volunteers
The staff of the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center needs your help! The Preserve is seeking volunteers to assist in carrying out daily activities on our trails and in the Learning Center. Persons interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities are invited to attend the Volunteer Recruitment Session on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 9 am – 12 pm at the Oso Preserve located at 2446 N. Oso Parkway, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414.
- City Begins Broadcast of Planning Commission Meetings
The City of Corpus Christi will begin live broadcast and internet stream of Planning Commission meetings beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. The meetings can also be viewed on the City website at www.cctexas.com via live internet stream.
- City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies for February 2016
The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:
Building Standards Board – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 3-3-19 representing the following categories: 1 - At-Large and 1 – Member chosen from: realtor, architect, engineer, general contractor, home builder or building materials dealer. The board hears appeals under the Building Standards and Housing Code, which shall be construed to secure the beneficial interest and purposes of safety, health and general welfare, through structural strength, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards incident to the construction, alteration, repair removal, demolition, use and occupancy of building or structure.
- "VACATION STATION YOUTH CAMP" to be Offered During Spring Break
Registration March 8–10
Camps offered March 14–18, 2016
Wondering what to plan for your child during the Spring Break? Send your child to our camp for an exciting time full of activities and fun!
"Vacation Station" Camp will be offered Monday–Friday, March 14–18, 2016 for youth ages 5 to 13 from 7:30am–6pm at CCISD’s Galván Elementary, 3126 Masterson Drive.
Registration will only be offered at Galván Elementary school during March 8–10 from 4pm–6pm.
- Arts & Cultural Commission Announces Recipients of the 2016 ARTS GRANT PROGRAM
The Arts & Cultural Commission will be recognizing the 2016 Arts Grant awardees prior to the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1201 Leopard St., 1st floor.
The Arts Grant Program is funded through the City of Corpus Christi’s Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund. The projects and organizations selected to receive grants will aid in promoting tourism and support the local hotel and convention industry.
- City Road Closures for the Week of February 6 – 11, 2016
New – Beach Avenue (North Beach)
Monday - Friday
Beginning on Monday, February 8 through February 12, weather permitting; Beach Avenue will be closed to traffic between Seagull Boulevard and Timon Boulevard. Westbound Beach Avenue traffic can use Gulfspray Avenue to exit on the access road. Eastbound Beach Avenue motorists can detour onto E. Causeway Boulevard to Timon Boulevard or W. Causeway Boulevard, onto Burelson Street to Timon Boulevard.
- City Welcomes Family in Reconstructed Bertram St. Home
February 2, 2016 - On Tuesday, City staff welcomed a Corpus Christi couple into their newly reconstructed home. The Bertram Street home was rebuilt through the city’s demolition and reconstruction loan program.
The renovated home is 840 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath and updated kitchen and living area. As part of the program, homeowners are able to pick from various types of flooring, cabinets, counter tops and paint colors.
- Spring 2016 Adult Softball Leagues
Four Divisions, Register Online now through March 14th
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department will be offering its Spring 2016 Adult Softball Leagues which is comprised of four divisions at the Greenwood Softball Complex, 4501 Greenwood Drive. Each league will feature an eight-game season that will begin the week of March 21, 2016.
- Acampe en el Parque Labonte durante Pascua
Reservaciones en línea disponibles del 1 de Febrero al 24 de Marzo del 2016
El Departamento de Parques y Recreo de Corpus Christi quiere celebrar con usted al aire libre en el Parque Labonte durante esta Pascua. Las reservaciones para el parque estarán disponibles la semana del 22 al 27 de Marzo del 2016.
- City’s Demolition and Replacement Program Reveals Rebuilt Home
When: 3:00 p.m. February 2, 2016
Where: 3730 Bertram Street
Who: City of Corpus Christi Housing and Community Development
What: Open House