- Reminder - City Accepting Applications for Beach and Park Vendors
Six-Month Operation Period is September 2015 to February 2016.
Application deadline is July 31, 2015.
(Corpus Christi, TX–July 7, 2015) The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) is accepting applications for vendors to sell food or goods at City gulf beaches and parks. These vendor services are designed to enhance the experience of our park and beach visitors.
Vending Permits will be issued for a six-month block period from September 2015 to February 2016. Current vendors approved through September will stay in effect.
- August Nature Walks at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve
Friday Mornings in August 2015, 8:30am–9:30am
Join us for our Nature Walks at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve that will be held every Friday morning in August 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 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 this amazing nature preserve and discover the natural world around you right here in Corpus Christi.
- Boil Water Advisory Lifted
The City of Corpus Christi has lifted the water boil advisory effective immediately. Water samples have tested negative for bacteria. City staff continues to closely monitor the situation with water samples taken throughout the City as part of the overall water quality program
Since the boil water advisory is lifted, citizens can begin to clean affected water systems to ensure safety.
Some suggestions include:
• Flush pipes and faucets
• Flush, clean and sanitize water dispensers
• Dispose of existing ice, flush and sanitize ice makers
• Replace filter cartridges
- Boil Water Advisory Update: City Seeing Favorable Results in Flour Bluff Area
The City of Corpus Christi continues to closely monitor the situation in the Flour Bluff area which resulted in a water boil advisory being implemented on Thursday. The work in the area included the addition of chlorine to eliminate bacteria as well as operations to find the on-going source of contamination.
The latest laboratory testing has resulted in the Amber Drive location having negative results for bacteria. The City is waiting on additional results from the Orleans site which should be available Saturday evening.
As a reminder residents closest to the previously positive bacteria sites may experience an increased smell or taste of chlorine due to the increased chlorine levels to disinfect the water lines.
- Bipartisan Group of 104 Mayors Calls on Congressional Leadership to Pass Multi-Year Transportation Bill that Significantly Increases Funding
Bipartisan Group of 104 Mayors Calls on Congressional Leadership to Pass Multi-Year Transportation Bill that Significantly Increases Funding
Mayors Call For Immediate Passage Of Robust Long-Term Funding Bill In Letter To U.S. Senate & House Leaders
Mayors Highlight Stark Economic Consequences Of Status Quo as Infrastructure Across Country Lags Behind
- Boil Water Advisory Continues
The City of Corpus Christi advises citizens the water boil remains in place until further notice. The situation continues to be monitored very closely with an increase in water samples taken throughout the City. An additional 23 samples were taken on Thursday, laboratory tested and results read today. The samples along the same area in Flour Bluff resulted in another set of positive readings. At this time no other positive readings have occurred throughout the City.
- Lenguaje Obligatorio para Notificaciones Publicas
ADVERTENCIA RESPECTO AL CONSUMO DE AGUA POTABLE
Coliformes Fecales (E.coli) están presentes en el Agua de Corpus Christi
HIERVA EL AGUA ANTES DE USARLA Y CONSUMIRLA
Bacterias Coliformes Fecales (E Coli) fueron encontradas en el suministro de agua el día 23 de Julio del 2015. Estas Bacterias pueden provocar enfermedades y son de especial importancia para personas con un sistema inmunológico débil.
- Notificación Emitida por la Ciudad de Corpus Christi para Hervir el Agua antes de Consumirla
La Ciudad de Corpus Christi está tomando medidas preventivas para asegurar la salud de los residentes a través de una notificación para hervir el agua antes de consumirla. La Ciudad ha estado monitoreando de cerca las condiciones y ha detectado en un área específica de Flour Bluff niveles elevados de bacterias (ver mapa adjunto). En un compromiso con la ciudadanía para re-establecer el subministro de agua a niveles normales lo antes posible, la Ciudad ha incrementado el drenado de agua a través de hidrantes y ha movilizado recursos adicionales.
- Mandatory Language for Public Notification - DRINKING WATER WARNING
Fecal coliforms are /E. coli is present in the Corpus Christi water
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING
Fecal coliform [or E. coli] bacteria were found in the water supply on July 23, 2015. These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems.
- Boil Water Notification Issued by the City of Corpus Christi
The City of Corpus Christi is taking a precautionary measures to help insure the safety of our citizens by issuing a boil water notice. The City has been closely monitoring conditions and has identified an area in Flour Bluff with elevated bacteria levels (map attached). The City is committed to bring the water supply back to normal levels and has increased hydrant flushing along with mobilizing additional resources in order to lift the advisory as soon as possible.
Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption.
- Emergency News Conference
When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015
Where: City Hall 6th Floor Conference Room, 1201 Leopard St.
Who: City Manager Ron Olson and Assistant City Manager Gus Gonzalez
- City of Corpus Christi’s Sister City Hosting High School Exchange Students
Ten students participating in Corpus Christi’s Sister City High School Cultural Exchange Program have recently arrived in our city and will be experiencing a mix of education and fun over the next two weeks.
A press conference will kick-off their visit and will be held Friday, July 24, 5:30pm at the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce located at 1823 N. Chaparral Street.
- Letter on Eligibility May Not Be Last Word on Disaster Assistance for Texans Affected by Storms, Floods
AUSTIN, Texas – A letter stating a household is ineligible for disaster assistance may not be the final word on a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) application.
The most common reasons for ineligibility are:
· Adequate insurance coverage.
· Insufficient storm-related damage.
· Missing documentation needed to complete the assistance evaluation process.
- City Manager to Host Second Public Discussion
“Let’s Talk Corpus Christi”
With a focus to strengthen community engagement, Corpus Christi City Manager Ron Olson invites citizens to participate in a public discussion with their City leadership.
The next installment of “Let’s Talk Corpus Christi” is scheduled to take place Wednesday, August 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Broadmoor Senior Center, 1651 Tarlton Street. The new initiative kicked off in April and is a chance for citizens to get information, bring ideas, and discuss issues about City operations.
- City Fire Department Partners with Mexico Firefighters for Advanced Training
Firefighters from Mexico are in Corpus Christi this week learning some new techniques from the City’s bravest. The Fire Department is conducting hands-on training with 15 firefighters from Monterrey, Veracruz and Playa del Carmen, which also are part of the Corpus Christi’s Sister City program.
- Parks & Recreation Offers Latchkey After School Program
First Opportunity to Register is August 4–6
The first opportunity to pre-register for the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Latchkey After School Program is August 4–6, 2015.
This program is the answer for working parents concerned about leaving their children in unsupervised environments. It operates during the school year in conjunction with the CCISD, CISD and FBISD schedules.
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR PARENTS: The Latchkey After School Program will not offer registration on the first day of school. So, it is very IMPORTANT that all children be registered prior to the first day of school, if parents want their children to participate on the first day of school.
- City Seeking Public Input for Program Development of the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center
The Learning Center Will Open in Fall 2015. Tell Us What You Want in a Quick Online Survey Today!
- City Road Closures for the Week of July 18 – 24, 2015
New – Leopard Street
Saturday – Friday
Beginning on Monday, July 20, and for the next six weeks, the eastbound Leopard Street lane between US 77 and Hearn Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic.
- New Parks and Recreation Director Hired
City Manager Ron Olson hired E. Jay Ellington of Butte, Montana, as the Parks and Recreation Director. He takes over for Michael Morris who left Corpus Christi to become the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Annapolis, Maryland.
- "Cool Corpus Christi" Annual Fan Drive
Community Partners Help Keep Seniors Cool with Donated Fans
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Senior Community Services Program in collaboration with WellMed, Grande Communications, KRIS Communications and the Lindale Senior Center Tuesday Night Dance Club will present the 6th Annual "Cool Corpus Christi" fan drive. The citywide fan collection will benefit senior citizens in need of a cooling system to provide relief from the summer heat.