- Animal Care Services Adopt-a-thon Major Success
Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (CCACS) would like to thank the community for its overwhelming support in the first ever “Fall in Love Valentine’s Day Adopt-a-thon.”
Last Friday, the shelter extended its hours and animals were offered at low cost or waived fees which resulted in 32 dog and cat adoptions between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. All of the adopted animals were also spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, had their first set of vaccinations and the dogs were tested for heartworms.
- Street Preventative Maintenance Program Construction Underway
The City of Corpus Christi started maintenance work this week as part of the Street Preventative Maintenance Program.
The project started on Baldwin Boulevard near Morgan Avenue with repairs to curb and gutter, driveways, and ADA ramps. After those are complete, maintenance of the street, via an asphalt overlay, will start. Repairs are done in this order to prevent cutting new asphalt to replace sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
- Have Plans to Head to the Beach for Spring Break? Don’t Forget Your 2014 Beach Parking Permit
Do you have spring break on your mind and daydream of heading to the beach?
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers residents a friendly reminder that the 2014 Beach Parking Permits are available for purchase.
- Easter Camping at Labonte Park
Celebrate outdoors with us! Online Reservations available now through April 17
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation wants you to celebrate your Easter holiday outdoors with us at Labonte Park. Reservations for campsites are now open for the week of April 15–20, 2014.
Labonte Park which is located along Nueces River has long been a popular camping destination on special holiday weekends, most notably during Easter. We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience, so we ask visitors to take pride in our City park and to please keep it clean.
- City Manager Appoints Assistant City Manager of Public Works & Utilities
Earlier today, City Manager Ron Olson announced the appointment of Mr. Gustavo (Gus) Gonzalez as the Assistant City Manager of Public Works and Utilities. Mr. Gonzalez assumed the Director of Utilities when an organizational realignment was announced by City Manager Ron Olson in late 2013. As Assistant City Manager, he will have oversight of the Public Works, Environmental & Strategic Initiatives and Utility departments.
- February 2014 City Board, Committee & Commission Vacancies
The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:
Cable Communications Commission – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 7-27-14. Members are encouraged to have access to local cable communications system programming. Applicants cannot have ownership interest in a cable communications franchise granted by the City. The commission advises the City Council on adherence to the provisions of any franchise agreement approved by the Council.
- City Road Closures for the Week of February 15 – February 21, 2014
Shoreline Boulevard Realignment
Saturday – Friday
Southbound Shoreline Boulevard will be closed from Schatzell Street to Furman Avenue and motorists will be detoured to westbound Schatzell Street, then southbound Water Street to Shoreline Boulevard. Lawrence Street will become two-way traffic from Water Street to northbound Shoreline Boulevard. Water Street, between Furman Avenue to Buford Street, will become a one-way street. Westbound Buford Street, from southbound Shoreline Boulevard, will be open to church traffic only. Drivers are encouraged to turn onto Water Street from IH-37 instead of driving to Shoreline Boulevard and using the detour.
- The Big Squeeze Accordian Contest Announces 2014 Search for Top Talent in South Texas
Talent Showcase to be held at McDonald Public Library in Corpus Christi on Sunday, February 9, sponsored by Hacienda Records, with a Special Performance by Chano Cadena.
Three Grand Prize Winners will perform at the 25th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival, June 7 at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre.
- Seeking Contestants for the 2014 Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant
Informational Session on February 1
Application Deadline is May 2
The Corpus Christi Park & Recreation Department’s Senior Community Services will be hosting the 19th Annual Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center at 3:00 p.m.
- Register Today for the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation’s Spring 2014 Adult Softball Leagues
Registration closes February 21
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department will be offering its Spring 2014 Adult Softball Leagues, which are comprised of four divisions, at the Greenwood Softball Complex, 4501 Greenwood Drive. Each league will feature a nine-game season that will begin the week of March 3, 2014.
- Making the Vision a Reality: Living Well in Corpus Christi
Mayor’s Fitness Council Launches Its "Wellness Event & Program Partnership"
An Initiative to Incorporate Healthy Choices in Community Activities
Are you planning a community event or program and going through your checklist? Venue, check. Permits, check. Staffing or volunteers, check. Registration, check. The Mayor’s Fitness Council wants you to add one more item to your list, the "‘MFC Wellness Partners."
- Businesses which Incorporate Wellness are Winners
Certify your company for the Mayor’s Fitness Council Sponsored
"Healthy Business Partners Program"
If your company encourages fitness, healthy eating and overall healthy living, it may already be reaping benefits for your operating budget. If so, the City salutes your efforts!
- Parks & Recreation Offers a Variety of Classes During Spring 2014
Martial Arts ▪ Fitness ▪ Cheer ▪ Music
Register online today! www.ccparkandrec.com
Stranger Ranger Classes are offered by the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department. These are anti-kidnapping and child-defense programs that are developed by incorporating proven life-saving techniques and different martial arts moves that are safe and effective for children. The “Stranger Ranger” curriculum is designed to teach children skills to help them avoid abduction, how to get away, and how to get help. It also teaches students good values and builds self-confidence, respect, honor, and discipline. These are on-going programs set-up on a martial arts belt advancing system. The curriculum also includes games, role playing, tests, and fun competitions. Professional instruction is provided by the Primetime-Kidsafe Company. Cost is $40 per month, plus a $10 seasonal registration fee. For more information, call 826-PLAY (7529). Register at www.ccparkandrec.com .
- Parks & Recreation to Offer Spring 2014 Micro-Soccer Co-ed Youth League
- City Invites Everyone to "Walk To Be Well"
It’s free, easy and fun.
The holidays likely got the better of most of us as we overindulged on tasty food and engaged in little to no exercise. Don’t beat yourself up over it. The new year is a perfect time to get back into the swing of things or start a new routine. Don’t know where or how to get started? The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department can help.
- City Manager Announces Reassignment of Code Enforcement
City Manager Ron Olson announced today reassignment of Code Enforcement to the Police Department. Under the reassignment a total of 28 code enforcement staff will be realigned including an administrator, two supervisors, 20 code officers and five clerical support staff. Budget and staffing levels will not change. “The reassignment will elevate the importance of code compliance throughout the City while generating stronger relationships with neighborhoods, reducing crime and providing improved service,” said City Manager Ron Olson.
- City Manager Announces Reorganization of Utility Departments
City Manager Ron Olson announced reorganization plans for the utilities departments effective today. The reorganization makes way for three departments compared to the current seven. The three departments will include Public Works, Office of Environmental and Strategic Initiatives, and Utilities. Each department will be grouped by similar function without the addition of personnel. “Budget and staffing levels will not change; what will change is the management of resources between departments, increasing efficiency and communication which will ultimately allow us to better serve the citizens of Corpus Christi,” said City Manager Ron Olson.
- Operation Heat Help Applications Now Being Accepted
It is the time of year to light the fireplace, turn on the heater and huddle under blankets to keep the cold away. Unfortunately, many people in our area do not have the resources to heat their homes. The City of Corpus Christi Gas Department, with assistance from the Nueces County Department of Human Services and the City of Corpus Christi Utility Business Office, is proud to be able to bring Operation Heat Help to the citizens of our City to assist those among us in need.
- Parks & Recreation Department Launches its Commemorative Tree and Bench Program
Looking for a Special Way to Honor Someone?
Have you ever known someone who meant so much to you and you wanted to do something really special for them—something that is lasting and honors their life in a meaningful way? Perhaps it was a loving parent, a teacher who guided and inspired you or many, or a community mentor who was an active soldier for a cause.
- 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.