- Corpus Christi Mayor honored with Women of Distinction Award
Last Friday, Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez was honored by the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) at the 4th annual Women of Distinction Awards in Austin.
Mayor Martinez was one of 12 Latinas from across the state that was recognized for their professional accomplishments, community contributions, and leadership. "I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition from such a prestigious state organization as The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce. TAMACC has been instrumental in contributing to the Texas Miracle in their mission of promoting business and economic opportunities, community leadership, and legislative advocacy for our great State of Texas," said Martinez.
- City Road Closures for the Week of May 9 - May 15
New – McBride Lane
Monday - Tuesday
Beginning Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th, contractors will be doing road work in the 1000 block of McBride Lane near the Union Street intersection. During this time, the McBride Lane westbound roadway will be reduced to one lane through the work site.
New – Cimarron Boulevard
Monday - Friday
Beginning Monday, May 11th and for approximately 2 weeks, contractors will be doing construction work at the new Veterans Memorial High School at Cimarron Boulevard and Lipes Boulevard. During this period, the Lipes Boulevard will be reduced to one lane through the work site.
- Brush Crews Sweeping the City
During the recent storms that hit Corpus Christi, City Brush Crews became increasingly busy assisting with downed trees and excess brush. Storm clean-up continues on schedule but we would like to remind residents that regular collections continue as well.
Beginning today, May 4th, additional crews will pick-up brush only in Area 1A on Padre Island and will then continue onto Area 1B (Flour Bluff) with continuous movement into other remaining areas concluding sweep in Area 4 (from Airline to Weber and Saratoga).
- Citizen Opportunity to Honor Chief Simpson
In an effort to provide an opportunity for citizens and coworkers to express their condolences and support for Chief Simpson’s family, the City of Corpus Christi will host an opportunity to leave video messages beginning today until Wednesday.
Chief Simpson was a beloved member of the community and as such the City wants to document his legacy for his family of not only condolences, but special stories and words of encouragement for his family. Citizens, coworkers and colleagues can come anytime during the video hours with no appointments necessary. There will be a time limit of 3 minutes for each participant in order to allow as many people to participate as possible.
- Police Chief Floyd Simpson Fatally Injured
Port Aransas Police Department - The Port Aransas Police Department with assistance from the Texas Highway Patrol and the Corpus Christi Police Department are investigating a fatal accident that occurred in Port Aransas Texas on May 03, 2015.
The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 5:10 PM a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling NB in the 4900 block of Highway 361, south of the Beach Walk subdivision. The truck was being driven by a 16-year-old Port Aransas resident, his 13-year-old brother was a passenger in the front seat, there were no other occupants.
The truck crossed the center stripe and partially entered into the SB lane of the highway. A 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was SB on the highway. The operator of the motorcycle, Floyd Simpson, Chief of Police for the City of Corpus Christi, took evasive action by laying his motorcycle down. After laying the motorcycle down Chief Simpson was ejected from the motorcycle saddle and his helmet became dislodged. Chief Simpson struck his head on the highway and was seriously injured.
- REMINDER: Summer 2015 Sports Camps Online Registration Starts Today, May 1
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is offering a variety of Sports Camps with professional instruction for boys and girls ages 6-18 from June 8–August 6, 2015 at the Corpus Christi Gym (3202 Cabaniss Parkway), and Cabaniss Sports Complex. Sports offered will include Ninja, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, and Softball. The cost for each camp is $60 per camp per youth.
REGISTER ONLINE for 24-hour convenience starting May 1, 2015 until the first day of each camp at www.ccparkandrec.com (click ‘Register Online’).
- CC Parks & Recreation Wants You to Make City Pools Your Fun-Go-To-Place this Sizzling Summer!
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is offering some fun and exciting things to do to stay cool from the sizzling sun this summer. Mark your calendars for an endless summer of fun in our pools! We want you to party with us. City Pools will be open for summer May 23–August 9, 2015.
- Latchkey Summer 2015 Camps Program
First Opportunity to Register is on May 9 at Corpus Christi Gym
Finding a summer camp that is right for your child, your schedule, and your budget can be a challenge. Let the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation’s Latchkey Summer Camp be your answer. We offer a fun and enriching summer camp program featuring a variety of activities such as swimming, tennis, arts and crafts, guest speakers and field trips for children ages 5-13.
- General Swim and Lap Swim Summer 2015 Schedule
Nothing says summer better than swimming in a pool to cool off and hang-out with friends and family! The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation invites everyone to dive in during its Summer Swim Season, May 23–August 9, 2015.
- New City Fire Cadet Class Begins Monday
The Corpus Christi Fire Department will welcome it newest cadet class of 42 members on Monday, May 4th.
After a long entrance process of testing and interviews, these cadets will begin a nearly 15-month long journey to become fully trained Firefighter/Paramedics who help citizens stay safe.
- City Road Closures for the Week of May 2 – May 8
New – Tiger Lane
Monday - Friday
Beginning Monday, May 4th, and for two weeks, contractors will be doing road work on Tiger Lane between Weber Road and Flynn Parkway. During this period, the Tiger Lane westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane through the work site.
- City Glass Recycling Event Scheduled
The City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Operations and the Clean City Committee will offer glass recycling, Saturday, May 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Calallen Wal-Mart located at 3829 U.S. Highway 77. Participants can drop off glass to crews who will be set up in the store’s parking lot.
- City Offers Dos & Don’ts for Buccaneer Days Illuminated Night Parade Spectators
The culmination of the annual Buccaneer Days celebration takes place Saturday, May 2nd at 8:00 p.m. with the Illuminated Night Parade. The City of Corpus Christi is working to keep the event safe and enjoyable for everyone and reminds spectators along the parade route of measures they can take to ensure a good time.
- People are not permitted to camp along the route before 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 1st.
- Citizens can rent portable toilets and place them on City property along the parade route, as long as the toilets do not block the sidewalk, public right of way or other’s access to the parade route.
- Dive Into Summer With Swim Programs
Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Invites Everyone to Dive Into Summer With Our Swim Programs
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is offering a variety of swim programs this summer. Group swim lessons, adaptive aquatics, and youth swim camps are available at City swimming pools. All City Pools will be open May 23–August 9, 2015 for the summer season. For specific program schedules and requirements, visit www.ccparkandrec.com or call the Parks & Recreation Office at 361-826-PLAY(7529).
- Kick-off Your Summer with Splash Memorial Weekend!
Offered at All City Public Swimming Pools
What: "Splash Weekend" to celebrate Memorial Day and kick-off the summer!
When: Saturday–Monday, May 23–25, 2015, hours vary by pool (see below)
Where: All City Public Swimming Pools (see below for locations)
Cost: General Swim admission fee (FREE for Ages 2 and Younger; $1/day for Youth; $1.25/day for Seniors; and $3/day for Adults)*
- City Road Closures for the Week of April 25 – May 1
New - McArdle Road (Utility Work)
Saturday - Friday
Beginning, Friday, April 24th, and for the next six months, contractors will be working inside City utility manholes. As work progresses, crews will reduce eastbound McArdle Road to one lane. In addition, workers will shift the northbound Weber Road traffic to southbound lanes and reduce traffic to one lane in each direction. Work will begin at the Weber Road intersection and move westbound toward Carroll Lane.
- Buccaneer Days Celebration - Pirate Ship Offers Cruises
What: Red Dragon Pirate Ship Cruises
When: Friday, April 24 at 5pm and Saturday, April 25 at 12:30pm and 5pm
Where: Lawrence Street T-Head, Corpus Christi Marina
The Red Dragon Pirate Ship will be offering its pirate-themed, interactive entertainment cruises in full Pirate battle regalia with sword fighting, cannons and more this weekend in celebration of the annual Buc Days event.
- World of Water to hold 26th Annual Celebration
The City of Corpus Christi Utilities Department invites everyone to the 26th Annual World of Water event on Saturday, April 25, 9am-2pm, at the South Texas Botanical Gardens, 8545 S. Staples Street.
- City Manager Launches New Initiative, “Let’s Talk Corpus Christi”
What: Let’s Talk Corpus Christi
When: Tuesday, April 28th, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 1201 Leopard Street
Who: City Manager Ron Olson, Deputy City Manager Margie Rose, Assistant City Manager Gus Gonzalez, Assistant City Manager Susan Thorpe, Assistant City Manager Wes Pierson
- Buccaneer Days City Road Closures
Buccaneer Days Road City Closures
The City’s annual Buccaneer Days festival will take place Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, May 3rd. During this period, a temporary traffic control plan will be implemented as follows:
Road closures for Buc Days Carnival:
Monday, April 20th at 8:00 a.m.
Born St. and Broadway Ct. will be closed only at Shoreline Blvd. access to both streets will be from Water St.
N/B Shoreline Blvd. will be reduced to one lane starting at Buford Ave. to Coopers Alley.
S/B Shoreline Blvd. will be reduced to one lane starting at William St. to Park Ave.