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Encyclopedia > Corpus Christi, Texas
City of Corpus Christi
Flag of City of Corpus Christi
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Official seal of City of Corpus Christi
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Nickname: Sparkling City by the Sea
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 27°44′34″N 97°24′7″W / 27.74278, -97.40194
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Nueces, San Patricio
Government
 - Mayor Henry Garrett
Area
 - City 460.2 sq mi (1,192.0 km²)
 - Land 154.6 sq mi (400.5 km²)
 - Water 305.6 sq mi (791.5 km²)
Elevation ft (2 m)
Population (2004)
 - City 281,196
 - Density 1,794.2/sq mi (692.7/km²)
 - Metro 409,741
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-17000GR2
GNIS feature ID 1333380GR3
Website: [5]

Corpus Christi is a coastal city and the county seat of Nueces CountyGR6 in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the region known as South Texas. In 2000, its population was 277,454; a 2004 estimate placed the population at 281,196, making it the eighth-largest city in the state. It is the principal city of the three-county Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger Corpus Christi-Kingsville Combined Statistical Area. The translation from Latin of the city's name is Body of Christ, given to the settlement by the Spanish, in honor of the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharist). The city has been nicknamed The Sparkling City by the Sea, particularly in literature promoting tourism. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x602, 115 KB) Summary Image of downtown Corpus Christi, notably One Shoreline Plaza and the Omni Hotel. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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The city is home to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, and is served by the Corpus Christi International Airport. Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is a United States Navy base in Corpus Christi, Texas. ... Corpus Christi International Airport (IATA: CRP, ICAO: KCRP, FAA LID: CRP) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) west of the central business district (CBD) of Corpus Christi, a city in Nueces County, Texas, USA. The airport covers 2,457 acres and has two runways. ...

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Geography

Corpus Christi is located at 27°44′34″N, 97°24′7″W (27.742857, -97.401927).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 460.2 square miles (1,192.0 km²), of which 154.6 square miles (400.5 km²) of it is land and 305.6 square miles (791.5 km²) of it (66.40%) is water. Drinking water for the city is supplied by two reservoirs, Lake Corpus Christi and the Choke Canyon Reservoir. Through an effective regional partnership with the Nueces River Authority and the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, a 101-mile pipeline was built which transports water from Lake Texana to the city's O.N. Steven's Water Treatment Plant. It was named the Mary Rhodes Pipeline, named after the late Mayor Mary Rhodes. All reservoirs are outside the city limits, but are managed directly by public utility of the City of Corpus Christi. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Lake Corpus Christi is a reservoir in coastal southern Texas, USA. The lake was created in by the impounding of Wesley E. Seale Dam. ... Map of the Choke Canyon Reservoir area Choke Canyon Reservoir is a reservoir in southern Texas, USA. The lake and the dam that creates it are managed by the City of Corpus Christi. ... Map of the Nueces River and associated watershed The Nueces River is a river in the U.S. state of Texas, approximately 315 mi (507 km) long. ... Lake Texana is a reservoir on the Navidad River, 8 miles (13 km) east of Edna, in Jackson County, Texas, USA. The reservoir is formed by the construction of Palmetto Bend Dam, begun in 1968 and completed in 1979. ...


Climate

Corpus Christi has a subtropical climate, enjoying similar temperatures to those of other Gulf Coast regions, but lower precipitation as it is located in a semiarid region. Average high temperatures in the summer months exceed 90°F (32°C), while average nighttime winter lows in January, the coldest month, are a little less than 50°F (10°C). The city's largest recorded snowstorm was 4.4 inches (11 cm) in December 2004. The city's record high temperature is 109°F (43°C), on September 5, 2000, while its record low is 13°F (-12°C). Corpus Christi is also incredibly windy, and is quite possibly the windiest city in America. Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ... The steppe of Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, steppe (from Slavic step) is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally reckoned as being dominated by tall grasses, while short grasses are said... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 91 98 102 102 103 106 104 104 109 98 98 91
Norm High °F 66 69.7 75.8 80.7 85.6 90.2 93.2 93.4 89.9 83.6 74.9 68
Norm Low °F 46.2 49.3 56.2 62.3 69.5 73.5 74.4 74.5 71.6 64 55.4 48.1
Rec Low °F 14 18 24 33 47 58 64 64 50 28 28 13
Precip (in) 1.62 1.84 1.74 2.05 3.48 3.53 2 3.54 5.03 3.94 1.74 1.75
Source: USTravelWeather.com [6]

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 277,454 people, 98,791 households, and 70,437 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,794.2 people per square mile (692.7/km²). There were 107,831 housing units at an average density of 697.3 per square mile (269.2/km²). Estimated population in July 2005: 283,474 (+2.2% change). In 2000, the racial makeup of the city was 71.62% White, 4.67% African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 18.58% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.33% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 98,791 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.27. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,414, and the median income for a family was $41,672. Males had a median income of $31,863 versus $22,616 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,419. About 14.1% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Culture

Various sections of Corpus Christi maintain distinct senses of identity and community from the city proper, especially the Calallen and Flour Bluff areas, and, less prominently, Clarkwood and Annaville. These areas are sometimes mistakenly believed to be separate municipalities.


Tourism

One Shoreline Plaza in Downtown Corpus Christi
One Shoreline Plaza in Downtown Corpus Christi

The city is home to a number of popular destinations for both tourists and residents. In the southeast part of the city, near the Pharaoh Valley subdivision, is the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge, on the western shore of Oso Bay. The nearby Pharaohs golf course also serves as a haven for coastal and migratory birds. Some of the most visited attractions are on North Beach, where the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay are located. The USS Lexington was also part of the set for the 2000 film Pearl Harbor. Nearby is Corpus Christi's museum district. Located there are the Museum of Asian Cultures, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, the South Texas Institute for the Arts, and the Harbor Playhouse theatre, one of the oldest continually operating community theatres in the State. Heritage Park is also in the museum district, where a number of older restored houses can be found. The downtown area, of which the museum district is a part, is home to skyscrapers, companies, various shops, a very popular center of marinas, and Mirador de la Flor. Downtown also is home of the Texas Surf Museum, which explores the history of surfing and focuses on surf culture along Texas' 367-mile coast. Also in the city is the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center which hosts gardening programs from time to time. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (960 × 1,280 pixels, file size: 514 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (960 × 1,280 pixels, file size: 514 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Brown Pelican The Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge is located in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the southeast part of the city, near the Pharaoh Valley subdivision. ... The Texas State Aquarium is a nonprofit aquarium located in Corpus Christi, Texas Texas State Aquarium has 4 dolphins, Shadow, Cobie, DJ and Kai. ... USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT-16), known as The Blue Ghost, was an Essex-class aircraft carrier, the fifth United States Naval ship named in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington. ... Pearl Harbor is an Oscar-winning war film released in the summer of 2001 by Touchstone Pictures. ... Mirador de la Flor by William Sutherland -- Given to the public domain for free, unlimited use. ... The Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center (180 acres) are nonprofit botanical gardens and a nature center located at 8545 South Staples, Corpus Christi, Texas. ...


Directly east of Corpus Christi are Padre Island and Mustang Island, home to various municipal, state, and national parks, most notably Padre Island National Seashore. The city is also near King Ranch, one of the world's largest ranches, upon which the movie Giant was based. Padre Island sand dunes. ... A map of Mustang Island. ... Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, next to Corpus Christi, Texas. ... King Ranch logo - the running W brand King Ranch, located in south Texas between Corpus Christi, Texas and Brownsville, Texas, is one of the worlds largest ranches (larger than Rhode Island). ... Giant is a 1956 film which tells the story of rival ranchers and oilmen in West Texas in the middle years of the 20th century. ...


Yearly the city also celebrates the Buccaneer Days Carnival, which is typically held downtown. South Padre Island Drive (locally abbreviated as "S.P.I.D.", with the letters pronounced individually), is the city's main retail corridor, with two shopping malls, Sunrise Mall, Padre Staples Mall, and the soon to come Crosstown Commons, which will be the largest of them all and is expected to have many more major retailers and attendance. Also, a number of other large shopping centers, small strip centers, and restaurants can be found throughout the city. Sunrise Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Corpus Christi, Texas. ... Padre Staples Mall is a shopping mall located along the shopping corridor of South Padre Island Drive at Staples St. ... Cosstown Commons, a proposed outdoor mall on the west side of Corpus Christi, TX would bring in new stores and attract out-of-town shoppers to Corpus Christi in a 227-acre retail center. ...


The city is accessed by two major bridges, the Harbor Bridge and the John F. Kennedy Causeway. Both bridges are maintained by the Texas Department of Highways and Transportation.


Economy

The Corpus Christi economy is vibrant and diversified with good growth potential[1] With the majority of the population employed in the Services, Wholesale and Retail Trade, and Government sectors, Corpus Christi enjoys a low unemployment rate of 4.0% (May 2007)[2]. The Port of Corpus Christi, which is the sixth largest US port and deepest inshore port on the Gulf of Mexico, handles mostly oil and agricultural products. Much of the local economy is driven by tourism and the oil & petrochemicals industry.


Corpus Christi is home to two installations of the United States military, the Corpus Christi Army Depot and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. Combined, these installations provide 6,200 civilian jobs to the local economy, making them the single largest employer in the city. Corpus Christi Army Depot, located on NAS Corpus Christi, is the largest helicopter repair facility in the world. [3] The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is a United States Navy base in Corpus Christi, Texas. ...


Corpus Christi is the headquarters of Whataburger, a fast food restaurant operator and franchisor with 650 stores in ten states and Mexico. Other large employers include the Corpus Christi Independent School District with 5,355 local employees, Spohn Health System at 4,500, and the H.E.B. Grocery Company at 2,200.[4] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Corpus Christi became the first major city to offer city wide free Wi-Fi, in order to allow remote meter reading after a meter reader was attacked by a dog. In 2007 the network was purchased by Earthlink for $5.5 million, and stopped being a free service on May 31, 2007.[5] Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi (pronounced wye-fye, IPA: ) is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ...


Sports

The city is home to the Corpus Christi Rayz of the Central Hockey League, Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League who are the defending champions of the Texas League, and the Double A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The Hooks hosted the 2007 Texas League All Star Game. Current Houston Astro Hunter Pence played for the Hooks in 2006 and is now a top contender for Rookie Of The Year honors in the National League. The city also supports the Corpus Christi Sharks of arenafootball2. The Corpus Christi metropolitan area is also home of the Corpus Christi Hammerheads of the Intense Football League. Current state 4A baseball champions are the Trojans of Foy H. Moody High School. As one of Corpus' best held secrets, sailing races are held weekly off of downtown's T-heads every Wednesday, where spectators can watch beautiful vessels flying their spinnakers during sunset. The Corpus Christi Rayz are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Corpus Christi, Texas affiliated with the Central Hockey League. ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... The Corpus Christi Hooks are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Texas League as the Class AA affiliate of the Houston Astros. ... The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. ... Hunter Andrew Pence (born April 13, 1983, in Fort Worth, Texas) is a major league outfielder with the Houston Astros. ... The Corpus Christi Sharks are a 2007 expansion member of the af2. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Corpus Christi HammerHeads are a professional arena football team. ... The Intense Football League is an indoor football league founded by Chad Dittman in 2004. ...


Education

Colleges and universities

Corpus Christi is home to several institutions of higher learning: Del Mar College [7], Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (formerly known by the following four names: Corpus Christi State University (CCSU), Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi, and University of Corpus Christi, but now a component of the Texas A&M University System), Our Lady of Corpus Christi, a private, Roman Catholic university, a branch of the Coastal Bend College education program, and numerous vocational schools including Southern Careers Institute, Career Centers of Texas- Corpus Christi, and Vogue Cosmetology School. Del Mar College is a community college in Corpus Christi, Texas. ... Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, often Texas A&M–CC, is one of the states fastest growing four-year universities and the only university in America located on its very own island. ... The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Del Mar College is a local community college begun in the 1940s at a location behind Wynn Seale Jr. H. S. The main campus began with the administration building which was constructed after World War II on Del Mar. The college grew to encompass a good portion of a residential addition called Southmoreland built from the Bohemian farm lands in the late 1930s. Del Mar now includes a West campus located in area of Corpus Christi that once was Cliff Maus Airport. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Schools

Five school districts provide primary and secondary education for area residents: Corpus Christi Independent School District, Calallen ISD, Flour Bluff ISD, Tuloso-Midway ISD, and West Oso ISD. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi provides the primary and secondary education for Catholic schools. Corpus Christi Independent School District is a school district based in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. ... Calallen Independent School District is a school district located on the outskirts of Corpus Christi, Texas in northern Nueces County. ... ... Tuloso-Midway Independent School District is a public school district in Nueces County, Texas. ... West Oso Independent School District is a public school district in Nueces County, Texas. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi (Latin: Dioecesis Corporis Christi) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ...


Recreation

Fishing

With it being next to Corpus Christi Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and Laguna Madre, it has turned into a booming economy for fishing guides, bait merchants, fishing supply retailers, watercraft retailers, and even research of marine biology. Shark attacks are typically limited to the South Padre Island area. A map of Corpus Christi Bay and the surrounding bays, gulf, and counties The Corpus Christi Bay is located in the southern Texas Coastal Bend, in a semi-arid region. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Laguna Madre is a long, shallow bay along the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the United States and Mexico. ... Various species of reef fish in the Hawaiian Islands. ...


Kayak Fishing

In the past few years kayak fishing has become popular alternative to fishing from motor boats.[citation needed]


Hunting

Because of the abundance of fish, waterfowl hunting has become popular in the region. Duck, geese, coot, and teal are just some of the many birds hunted for on the water. There is also a huge interest in white-winged dove and mourning dove in these areas, but most of the birds are hunted on private leases. Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ... Other uses: Goose (disambiguation) Genera Anser Branta Chen Cereopsis † see also: Swan, Duck Anatidae Goose (plural geese) is the general English name for a considerable number of birds, belonging to the family Anatidae. ... Species Fulica cristata Fulica atra Fulica alai Fulica americana Fulica caribaea Fulica leucoptera Fulica ardesiaca Fulica armillata Fulica rufifrons Fulica gigantea Fulica cornuta Fulica newtoni Fulica chathamensis The coots are medium-sized water birds which are members of the rail family. ... Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. ... Binomial name Zenaida asiatica The White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) is a dove whose native range extends from the south-western USA through Mexico and the Caribbean. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Winter only (blue), summer only (light green), and year-round (dark green) range Subspecies See text The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family Columbidae. ...


Wind sports

The city has one of the highest average wind speeds of coastal cities in North America [6] Combined with the Bay Front area along Ocean Drive, this makes Corpus Christi one of the premiere destinations for wind sports such as kite boarding, wind surfing, and kite flying. The city is also well known for having one of the best bays in the country for sailing. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kiteboarders use inflatable kites tethered to harnesses to glide through water and air. ... Windsurfing in Essex, England Windsurfing (also called boardsailing) is a sport involving travel over water on a small 2-4. ... For other uses, see Kite (disambiguation). ...


Skateboarding

The Corpus Christi Skatepark is the highly anticipated attraction which opened on February 17, 2007. It is located in Cole Park on the shoreline of the Corpus Christi Bay near downtown. It is free and open to the public from dawn until 10PM. The 12,000 square foot concrete park includes a skating bowl, and a street course with stairs, railings and flat surfaces.


Famous People from Corpus Christi

Farrah Fawcett - Actress
Selena Quintanilla-Perez - Late Tejano Superstar
Eva Longoria - Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives
Bobby Labonte - NASCAR Nextel Cup driver and 2000 champion
Terry Labonte - NASCAR Nextel Cup driver and 1984 + 1996 champion
Lou Diamond Phillips - Actor
Lori Singer - Actress
Priscilla Iden - Actress
Marc Singer - Actor
Dabney Coleman - Actor
Terrence McNally - Playwright
Paula DeAnda - Musician
Larry Norman - Musician, songwriter
Brooks Kieschnick - Baseball player
Amy Acuff - Athlete (High jump)
Pepe Serna - Actor
Freddy Fender - Musician
Barbara Barrie - Actress
Johnny Canales - Musician
Burt Hooton - Baseball Player
Allen Ludden - Game Show Host
Todd Oldham - Fashion Designer and Host
Raymond Berry - NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver
Brian Leetch - NHL Defenseman
Roger Creager - Country music singer and songwriter
Johnny Roland - NFL Player / Coach
Helen Donath - opera singer Ferrah Leni Fawcett (born February 2, 1947) is an American actress. ... Selena Quintanilla Pérez (born Selena Quintanilla, April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was a Mexican-American singer of Tejano music whose skyrocketing career ended abruptly. ... For the baseball player with a similar name, see Evan Longoria. ... Gabrielle Solis (née Marquez, currently Lang) (born February 11, 1976) is a fictional character on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ... Robert Alan Labonte (born May 8, 1964) is an American race car driver and drives the #43 Cheerios Dodge Charger for the Petty Enterprises NASCAR Racing Team in the Nextel Cup Series and the #77 Dollar General Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Kevin Harvick Incorporated in the Busch Series. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Terrance Lee Labonte (born November 16, 1956, in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a former NASCAR driver. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Lou Diamond Phillips (born February 17, 1962) is an American film and television actor. ... Lori Jacqueline Singer (born on November 6, 1957) is an American actress. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For the filmmaker of the same name, see Marc Singer (documentarian). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Dabney Wharton Coleman (born January 3, 1932) is an American actor. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Terrence McNally (born November 3, 1939), is an American playwright. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Paula Dacia DeAnda (born November 3, 1989) is an American R&B/pop singer and actress born in San Angelo, Texas. ... Larry David Norman (born April 8, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter considered the forefather of Contemporary Christian Music, an attribution which he denies. ... Michael Brooks Kieschnick (born June 6, 1972 in Robstown, Texas) is a relief pitcher and left-handed pinch hitter who currently plays for the Round Rock Express. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... Categories: Olympic stubs | People stubs | 1975 births | American track and field athletes | Competitors at the 2004 Summer Olympics ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... This article is about the athletic event. ... Pepe Serna (born July 23, 1944- ) is an American film actor and artist. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Freddy Fender Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006), born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, Texas, USA, was a Mexican-American Tejano, country, and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Barbara Barrie (born Barbara Ann Berman on May 23, 1931 to a Jewish family in Chicago, but raised in Texas) is an American actress and author of childrens books. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Johnny Canales is a former Tejano musician, and was host of the popular show titled The Johnny Canales Show which showcased up-and-coming bands from Mexico and the United States, including La Mafia, Selena, Mazz, Intocable, and Jennifer Pena. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Burt Carlton Hooton (born February 7, 1950 in Greenville, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Chicago Cubs (1971_75), Los Angeles Dodgers (1975-84) and Texas Rangers (1985). ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... Allen Ludden (October 5, 1918 – June 9, 1981) was an American television presenter and game show host. ... Todd Oldham is an American fashion designer. ... Raymond Emmett Berry (born February 27, 1933 in Corpus Christi, Texas) was an American football wide receiver. ... Brian Leetch (born March 3, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, though he is currently an unsigned unrestricted free agent. ... Roger Creager (1971- ) is an award-winning Texas country music singer and songwriter. ... Johnny Roland (born May 21, 1943 in Corpus Christi, Texas) was a National Football League running back from 1966 through 1973. ... Helen Donath (born July 10, 1940) is an American soprano. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ...


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Media

Magazines
  • cbBeat Magazine
  • FYI
Newspapers
Broadcast television
Radio

KIII is an ABC affiliate broadcasting on analog channel 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... KRIS-TV is a television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, broadcasting locally on VHF channel 6 as an NBC affiliate. ... This article is about the television network. ... KZTV, Channel 10, is the CBS affiliate for Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend of South Texas. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... KEDT is a full-service television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, broadcasting locally in analog on UHF channel 16 and in digital on UHF channel 23 as a PBS member station. ... PBS redirects here. ... KTOV-LP, channel 21, is a low-power television station licensed to Corpus Christi, Texas. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... KORO is a Spanish-language television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, broadcasting locally on channel 28 as an affiliate of Univisión. ... For the similar-sounding film format, see Univisium. ... KCRP-CA is a low-power Class A television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, broadcasting locally in analog on UHF channel 41 as an affiliate of Telefutura. ... TeleFutura is a U.S. Spanish-language broadcast television network owned by Univision with headquarters in Miami, Florida. ... KDF redirects here. ... FOX redirects here. ... K54JS-LP is a low-powered television station affiliated with the Mexico-based Multimedios Television, owned and operated by Mintz Broadcasting. ... Multimedios Television is a system of two Spanish language television stations in Monterrey,Mexico. ... K68DJ, known unofficially as KAJA-TV, is a low-power television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, broadcasting locally on channel 68 as an affiliate of the Spanish-language Telemundo network. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ...

Internet Radio

  • "Hoss the Boss.com-internet radio live from Corpus Christi,Tx-the internet's new hometown"

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See also

Texas Portal
  • Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge
  • "Corpus Christi Hooks-AA minor league team of the Astros"
  • "Corpus Christi Sharks/AFL2 football"
  • "Corpus Christi Hammerheads /IFL Arena Football"
  • "Coastal Bend Aviators/ minor league baseball"

Image File history File links This image, including all photography and graphics used in it, was taken and created by myself, Shem Daimwood. ... Brown Pelican The Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge is located in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the southeast part of the city, near the Pharaoh Valley subdivision. ...

References

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  5. ^ EarthLink Dedicates Wi-Fi Network In Corpus Christi
  6. ^ Wind Average Data: University of Utah: http://www.met.utah.edu/jhorel/html/wx/climate/windavg.html

External links

  • City of Corpus Christi
  • Official Tourism website of the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Corpus Christi Area Parks
  • National Weather Service Corpus Christi office
  • Corpus Christi Public Library Digital Archive, features local history photographs and materials
  • A Corpus Christi Wiki
  • Corpus Christi Online Trip Planner
  • Corpus Christi, Texas is at coordinates 27°44′34″N 97°24′07″W / 27.742857, -97.401927Coordinates: 27°44′34″N 97°24′07″W / 27.742857, -97.401927

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