Corpus Christi, United States
Hotels

Online hotels booking in Corpus Christi
Tickets

Cheapest tickets to Corpus Christi
Car Hire

Cheap and easy car hire in Corpus Christi
Info

Detailed description of Corpus Christi
Goods

Corpus Christi related books and other goods

Best prices on Corpus Christi hotel booking and tickets to Corpus Christi, United States

One of the newest offers is an unique opportunity to instantly find the lowest prices on Corpus Christi hotels and book a best hotel in Corpus Christi saving up to 80%! You can do it quickly and easily with HotelsCombined, a world's leading free hotel metasearch engine that allows to search and compare the rates of all major hotel chains, top travel sites, and leading hotel booking websites, including Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda.com, etc. The hotel price comparison service HotelsCombined means cheap Corpus Christi hotel booking, lowest prices on hotels in Corpus Christi and airline tickets to Corpus Christi, United States!

Corpus Christi Hotels Comparison & Online Booking

▪ Lowest prices on Corpus Christi hotels booking
▪ The discounts on Corpus Christi hotels up to 80%
▪ No booking fees on Corpus Christi hotels
▪ Detailed description & photos of Corpus Christi hotels
▪ Trusted ratings and reviews of Corpus Christi hotels
▪ Advanced Corpus Christi hotel search & comparison
▪ All Corpus Christi hotels on the map
▪ Interesting sights of Corpus Christi

What's important: you can compare and book not only Corpus Christi hotels and resorts, but also villas and holiday cottages, inns and B&Bs (bed and breakfast), condo hotels and apartments, timeshare properties, guest houses and pensions, campsites (campgrounds), motels and hostels in Corpus Christi. If you're going to Corpus Christi save your money and time, don't pay for the services of the greedy travel agencies. Instead, book the best hotel in Corpus Christi online, buy the cheapest airline tickets to Corpus Christi, and rent a car in Corpus Christi right now, paying the lowest price! Besides, here you can buy the Corpus Christi related books, guidebooks, souvenirs and other goods.

By the way, we would recommend you to combine your visit to Corpus Christi with other popular and interesting places of United States, for example: Buffalo, Toledo, Nebraska, Salt Lake City, Amarillo, Thousand Oaks, New Jersey, Santa Ana, New York, Aurora, Greensboro, Illinois, St. Augustine, Portland, Lexington, Colorado, Vermont, Fort Myers, Glendale, Tallahassee, Texas, Sacramento, Carlsbad, Minnesota, Maryland, Jackson Wyoming, Tulsa, Phoenix, Georgia, Saint Paul, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Delaware, Nevada, Los Angeles, Columbus, South Carolina, Zion, Madison, Yosemite, Arizona, Gilbert, Huntington Beach, Omaha, Kansas, Lincoln, Anchorage, Vail, Iowa, Orlando, Ocean City, Virginia Beach, Wisconsin, Colorado Springs, Long Beach, Anaheim, Birmingham, Monterey, Palm Springs, Jacksonville, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Norfolk, Pensacola, Galveston, Santa Barbara, Juneau, Mesa, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Jersey City, Yellowstone, Detroit, Newark, Des Moines, Idaho, Destin, Key Largo, New Orleans, Pasadena, Arlington, Santa Monica, Mississippi, Squaw Valley, Alabama, California, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, New York City, Fresno, Indiana, Lubbock, Florida, Great Smoky Mountains, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Billings, Atlanta, Sanibel, Tucson, Boise, Santa Fe, Lahaina, Hot Springs, Springfield, Savannah, San Diego, Scottsdale, Breckenridge, Manhattan, Miami, Laredo, Ohio, Mountain View, Connecticut, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Portland, New Hampshire, Memphis, Aspen, Boston, Hollywood, Naples, Grand Teton, Milwaukee, Wichita, Chandler, Myrtle Beach, Corpus Christi, Palm Coast, Richmond, Missouri, Irving, Oakland, North Dakota, Providence, Washington, Santa Cruz, Fort Wayne, Winston-Salem, Alaska, Houston, Cheyenne, Beaver Creek, North Carolina, Estes Park, Palm Desert, Durham, Montana, Fort Lauderdale, Baltimore, St. Louis, Steamboat Springs, Riverside, Telluride, Park City, Nashville, Bakersfield, South Dakota, Hialeah, Key West, Stockton, Oregon, Jackson Mississippi, Indianapolis, Sunny Isles Beach, Silicon Valley, Chula Vista, Grand Canyon, Philadelphia, Fargo, Plano, Louisville, Pennsylvania, Seattle, Miami Beach, West Virginia, Moab, Dallas, Brooklyn, Napa, Cleveland, Henderson, Newport, Charlotte, Death Valley, Maine, Honolulu, Marathon, Tampa, Massachusetts, Austin, St. Petersburg, El Paso, Panama City Beach, Fort Worth, Fort Walton Beach, Rocky Mountains, Sarasota, Las Vegas, Virginia, Kentucky, Raleigh, Tennessee, Hawaii, Louisiana, Kansas City, Lake Tahoe, Waikiki, Wyoming, Reno, Utah, Arkansas, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, San Antonio, etc.

How to Book a Hotel in Corpus Christi

In order to book an accommodation in Corpus Christi enter the proper dates and do the hotel search. If needed, sort the found Corpus Christi hotels by price, star rating, property type, guest rating, hotel features, hotel theme or hotel chain. Then take a look at the found hotels on Corpus Christi map to estimate the distance from the main Corpus Christi attractions and sights. You can also read the guest reviews of Corpus Christi hotels and see their ratings.

When a hotel search in Corpus Christi is done, please select the room type, the included meals and the suitable booking conditions (for example, "Deluxe double room, Breakfast included, Non-Refundable"). Press the "View Deal" ("Book Now") button. Make your booking on a hotel booking website and get the hotel reservation voucher by email. That's it, a perfect hotel in Corpus Christi is waiting for you!

Hotels of Corpus Christi

A hotel in Corpus Christi is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Corpus Christi hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Corpus Christi are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Corpus Christi hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Corpus Christi hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Corpus Christi have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Corpus Christi
An upscale full service hotel facility in Corpus Christi that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Corpus Christi hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Corpus Christi
Full service Corpus Christi hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Corpus Christi
Boutique hotels of Corpus Christi are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Corpus Christi boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Corpus Christi may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Corpus Christi
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Corpus Christi travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Corpus Christi focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Corpus Christi
Small to medium-sized Corpus Christi hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Corpus Christi traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Corpus Christi hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Corpus Christi
A bed and breakfast in Corpus Christi is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Corpus Christi bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Corpus Christi B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Corpus Christi hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Corpus Christi
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Corpus Christi hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Corpus Christi lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Corpus Christi often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Corpus Christi on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Corpus Christi
A Corpus Christi motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Corpus Christi for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Corpus Christi motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

Why HotelsCombined

HotelsCombined is the leading hotel metasearch engine founded in 2005, with headquarters in Sydney, Australia. It is widely recognized as the world's best hotel price comparison site and has won many of the most prestigious tourism industry awards. The site operates in over 40 languages, handles 120 different currencies and aggregates more than 2 million deals from hundreds of travel sites and hotel chains. The number of users counts more than 300,000 people a year with over $1,000,000,000 in estimated total cost of hotel reservations.

The main purpose of HotelsCombined hotel price comparison service is to help the travelers in finding a perfect accommodation option in Corpus Christi at the best price, eliminating the need to manually analyze hundreds of hotel booking sites and thousands of price offers. Through the partnership with the most popular hotel booking websites, online travel agencies and hotel chains, HotelsCombined allows its users to search for and compare the current rates on Corpus Christi hotels in a single search. It also provides an aggregated summary of hotel reviews and ratings from external sites.

The HotelsCombined's advanced technology allows to instantly find the available Corpus Christi hotels and process the offers of all leading travel websites, including Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda.com and many others (AccorHotels.com, AirAsiaGo.com, Amoma.com, AsiaTravel.com, BestWestern.com, Budgetplaces.com, EasyToBook.com, Elvoline.com, Expedia.com, Getaroom.com, Hilton.com, Homestay.com, Hotel.de, HotelClub.com, HotelsClick.com, HotelTravel.com, Housetrip.com, ihg.com, Interhome.com, Jovago.com, LateRooms.com, NH-Hotels.com, OnHotels.com, Otel.com, Prestigia.com, Skoosh.com, Splendia.com, Superbreak.com, Tiket.com, etc.). Due to the fast and easy-to-use search system you get the rates on available Corpus Christi hotels and book a preferable hotel on a website providing the lowest price.

All Corpus Christi Hotels & Hostels Online

HotelsCombined is particularly interesting for those interested in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, HotelsCombined, Trivago, sale on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, discount coupons on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, best rates on Corpus Christi hotels, low prices on Corpus Christi hotels, best hotel in Corpus Christi, best Corpus Christi hotel, discounted Corpus Christi hotel booking, online Corpus Christi hotel reservation, Corpus Christi hotels comparison, hotel booking in Corpus Christi, luxury and cheap accomodation in Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi inns, Corpus Christi B&Bs, bed and breakfast in Corpus Christi, condo hotels and apartments in Corpus Christi, bargain Corpus Christi rentals, cheap Corpus Christi vacation rentals,Corpus Christi pensions and guest houses, cheap hotels and hostels of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi motels, dormitories of Corpus Christi, dorms in Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi dormitory rooms, lowest rates on hotels in Corpus Christi, hotel prices comparison in Corpus Christi, travel to Corpus Christi, vacation in Corpus Christi, trip to Corpus Christi, trusted hotel reviews of Corpus Christi, sights and attractions of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi guidebook, Corpus Christi guide, etc.

Many people are also interested in the hotel booking in Corpus Christi, United States, tours to Corpus Christi, travel company in Corpus Christi, travel agency in Corpus Christi, excursions in Corpus Christi, tickets to Corpus Christi, airline tickets to Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi hotel booking, Corpus Christi hostels, dormitory of Corpus Christi, dorm in Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi dormitory, Corpus Christi airfares, Corpus Christi airline tickets, Corpus Christi tours, Corpus Christi travel, must-see places in Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Booking.com, Corpus Christi hotels Trivago, Corpus Christi Expedia, Corpus Christi Airbnb, Corpus Christi TripAdvisor, Hotels Combined Corpus Christi, HotelsCombined Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi hotels and hostels, US hotels and hostels, Black Friday on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, Cyber Monday on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, New Year's and Christmas sale HotelsCombined, hotelscombined.en, and so on.

While others are looking for the HotelsCombined.en, HotelsCombined.en, hotelscombined.com, コーパスクリスティ (テキサス州), คอร์ปัสคริสตี, Corpus Christi, कॉर्पस क्रिस्टी, Горад Корпус-Крысты, Corpus Christi (Teksaso), Corpus Christi, Teksas, Korpuskristi, Κόρπους Κρίστι (Τέξας), Корпъс Кристи, קורפוס כריסטי, 코퍼스크리스티, Корпус Кристи, Корпус-Крісті, Корпус-Кристи, Corpus Christi (Texas), Корпус-Крысьці, 科珀斯克里斯蒂 (得克萨斯州), کورپس کریستی, Corpus Christi (miasto), Corpus Christi (Teksas), Corpus Christi, Texas, کورپس کرسٹی, Corpus Christi (Texia), كوربوس كريستي, کارپس کرسٹی، ٹیکساس. A lot of people have already booked the hotels in Corpus Christi on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined. Don't miss this chance!

Travelling and vacation in Corpus Christi

.
Corpus Christi, Texas
City
City of Corpus Christi
Night photo of Downtown Corpus Christi from the Harbor Bridge
Night photo of Downtown Corpus Christi from the Harbor Bridge
Flag of Corpus Christi, Texas
Flag
Nickname(s): Sparkling City by the Sea, The Real Windy City
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Nueces CorpusChristi.svg
Corpus Christi, Texas is located in the US
Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas
Location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates:  / 27.74278; -97.40194  / 27.74278; -97.40194
Country United States of America
State Texas
Counties Nueces, Kleberg, San Patricio, Aransas
Named for Body of Christ
Government
• Type Council-Manager
• City Council Mayor vacant seat
Joe McComb
Michael Hunter
Paulette Guajardo
Carolyn Vaughn
Ben Molina
Lucy Rubio
Greg Smith
Rudy Garza, Jr.
• City Manager Margie C. Rose
Area
• City 503.6 sq mi (1,304 km)
• Land 174.6 sq mi (452 km)
• Water 329.0 sq mi (852 km)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
• City 305,215
• Estimate (2014) 320,434
• Rank US: 58th
• Density 610/sq mi (230/km)
• Metro 442,600 (114th U.S.)
• CSA 516,793 (87th)
Time zone CST (UTC–6)
• Summer (DST) CDT (UTC–5)
ZIP codes 78401, 78402, 78404, 78405, 78406, 78407, 78408, 78409, 78410, 78411, 78412, 78413, 78414, 78415, 78416, 78417, 78418
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-17000
GNIS feature ID 1333380
Website Corpus Christi Official Website

Corpus Christi (/ˌkɔːrpəs ˈkrɪsti/), colloquially Corpus, is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat of Nueces County, it also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio Counties. It is 130 miles southeast of San Antonio. Its political boundaries encompass Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. Its zoned boundaries include small land parcels or water inlets of three neighboring counties.

The city's population was estimated to be 320,434 in 2014, making it the eighth-most populous city in Texas. The Corpus Christi metropolitan area had an estimated population of 442,600. It is also the hub of the six-county Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice Combined Statistical Area, with a 2013 estimated population of 516,793. The Port of Corpus Christi is the fifth-largest in the United States. The region is served by the Corpus Christi International Airport.

The city's name means Body of Christ in Latin. The name was given to the settlement and surrounding bay by Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda in 1519, as he discovered the lush semitropical bay on the Catholic feast day of Corpus Christi. The city has been nicknamed "Texas Riviera" and "Sparkling City by the Sea", particularly featured in tourist literature.

Corpus Christi, Texas: History

Map of Corpus Christi in 1887
Main article: History of Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi was founded in 1839 by Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney and William P. Aubrey as Kinney's Trading Post, or Kinney's Ranch. It was a small trading post that sold supplies to a Mexican revolutionary army camped about 25 mi (40 km) west. In July 1845, U.S. troops commanded by General Zachary Taylor set up camp there in preparation for war with Mexico, where they remained until March 1846. About a year later, the settlement was named Corpus Christi and was incorporated on 9 September 1852.

The Battle of Corpus Christi was fought between August 12 and August 18, 1862, during the American Civil War. United States Navy forces blockading Texas fought a small land and sea engagement with Confederate forces in and around Corpus Christi Bay and bombarded the city. Union forces defeated Confederate States Navy ships operating in the area, but were repulsed when they landed on the coast.

Damaged restaurant after Hurricane Allen

The Port of Corpus Christi was opened in 1926, and the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station was commissioned in 1941.

The 1919 Storm devastated the city, killing hundreds on September 14. Only three structures survived the storm on North Beach. To protect the city, the seawall was built. The city also suffered damage from Hurricane Celia in 1970 and Hurricane Allen in 1980, but little damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Civil rights

  • In November 1873, seven Mexican shepherds were lynched by a mob near the city. The crime was never solved.
  • In February 1929, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) was founded in Corpus Christi. This organization was created to battle racial discrimination against Hispanic people in the United States. Since its founding, LULAC has grown and now has a national headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • In March 1949, the American GI Forum (AGIF) was founded in Corpus Christi. Currently, AGIF focuses on veteran's issues, education, and civil rights issues. This organization was founded after concerns over the segregation of Mexican-American veterans from other veterans groups and the denial of medical services based on race by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Cisneros v. Corpus Christi Independent School District (1970) was the first case to extend the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision (1954) to Mexican Americans. It recognized them as a minority group that could be and was frequently discriminated against. Such segregation and discrimination was ruled unconstitutional. Judge Woodrow Seals found that the school board consciously fostered a system that perpetuated traditional segregation. This included a system that bused Anglo students to schools out of their neighborhoods, renovated old schools in black and Mexican-American neighborhoods rather than building new ones, assigned black and Hispanic teachers to segregated schools, and limited hiring of such teachers at other schools; the school board also lacked a majority-to-minority busing system.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Geology

Corpus Christi is situated on fluvial deposits that are of Holocene – Pleistocene age. Although no solidified rock occurs naturally, the Deweyville Formation of sand, silt, clay, and gravel, is locally indurated with calcium carbonate (caliche) deposits.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Corpus Christi has a total area of 460.2 square miles (1,192.0 km), of which 154.6 mi (400.5 km, 33.60%) is land and 305.6 mi (791.5 km, 66.40%) is covered by water. Drinking water for the city is supplied by three reservoirs, Lake Corpus Christi, the Choke Canyon Reservoir, and Lake Texana. Through an effective regional partnership with the Nueces River Authority and the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, a 101 mi (163 km) pipeline was built which transports water from Lake Texana to the city's O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant. It was named the Mary Rhodes Pipeline, after the late mayor. A phase 2 of the pipeline is underway to draw water from the Colorado River. All reservoirs are outside the city limits, but Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon Reservoir are managed directly by the public utility of the City of Corpus Christi. To support future water needs, plans are being completed to build a desalinization plant.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Annexation

Since its founding, the city has annexed nearby lands and waters for growth and development purposes. The original area encompassed several city blocks in present-day downtown Corpus Christi with the majority of city expansion occurring in the 20th century.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Neighborhoods

Aerial view of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Bayside
  • Flour Bluff
  • South Side
  • Calallen
  • Clarkwood
  • Annaville
  • North Beach
  • Mustang Island
  • North Padre Island
  • West Texas Lake
  • Gardendale

Corpus Christi, Texas: Suburbs

  • Portland
  • Robstown
  • Aransas Pass
  • Port Aransas
  • Odem
  • Gregory
  • Mathis
  • Taft
  • Ingleside
  • Agua Dulce
  • Bishop

Corpus Christi, Texas: Climate

The city has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and very short, mild winters. In November through February, the weather is the coolest. A noticeable warming trend occurs in March through April. The warmest part of the year is June through September with August being the peak of summer. October in the city is very warm, but not as hot as the summer. Corpus Christi is very windy, with wind speeds often reaching to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h; 11 m/s) with gusts reaching more than 35 miles per hour (56 km/h; 16 m/s). The city’s record high temperature is 109 °F (42.8 °C), on September 5, 2000, and the hottest month August 2012 with an average of 88.3 °F or 31.3 °C. Average night-time winter lows in January, the coldest month, are a little less than 50 °F or 10 °C and its record low is 11 °F or −11.7 °C on February 12, 1899, and the coldest maximum 26 °F or −3.3 °C on five occasions, the most recent being on January 30, 1951. The coolest month on record has been February 1905, with a mean of 45.6 °F or 7.6 °C. In December 2004, the city experienced snowfall on Christmas Eve, the city’s largest recorded snowstorm at 4.4 inches (0.11 m). The snow melted the day after Christmas. Because of the uniqueness of the event, three separate books document the event, Snow, More Snow, and More Snow for Kids, all with the theme of the South Texas Christmas miracle.

Between 1981 and 2010, Corpus Christi averaged 31.73 inches or 805.9 millimetres of rainfall; however, long periods with very little rainfall are normal, and hurricanes can frequently produce daily falls of over 4 inches or 101.6 millimetres. The wettest day on record in July 2, 2007, with 9.86 inches or 250.4 millimetres, whilse the wettest month on record has been September 1967, with 20.33 inches or 516.4 millimetres, including four days with over 3 inches or 76.2 millimetres. Eight months with not even a trace of rainfall have happened, of which the most recent was May 1998, and 21 with merely a trace. The longest spell without measurable rainfall in Corpus Christi has been 55 days from June 23 to August 17 (inclusive) of 1895, and from June 1 to July 25 of 1915, whilse easily the driest calendar year has been 1917, with a mere 5.38 inches or 136.7 millimetres. The two wettest calendar years have been 1888 with 48.16 inches or 1,223.3 millimetres and 1991 with 48.07 inches or 1,221.0 millimetres, although from August 1967 to July 1968, 59.09 inches or 1,500.9 millimetres fell, and for the 12 months ending January 1918, only 5.22 inches or 132.6 millimetres.

Climate data for Corpus Christi, Texas (Corpus Christi Int'l), 1981–2010 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 91
(33)
97
(36)
102
(39)
102
(39)
103
(39)
107
(42)
105
(41)
107
(42)
109
(43)
101
(38)
98
(37)
91
(33)
109
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 66.9
(19.4)
70.4
(21.3)
75.9
(24.4)
81.7
(27.6)
86.6
(30.3)
90.9
(32.7)
93.1
(33.9)
94.4
(34.7)
90.1
(32.3)
84.4
(29.1)
76.0
(24.4)
68.4
(20.2)
81.6
(27.6)
Daily mean °F (°C) 57.1
(13.9)
60.5
(15.8)
66.1
(18.9)
72.4
(22.4)
78.3
(25.7)
82.4
(28)
83.9
(28.8)
84.7
(29.3)
81.1
(27.3)
74.5
(23.6)
66.1
(18.9)
58.5
(14.7)
72.1
(22.3)
Average low °F (°C) 47.2
(8.4)
50.5
(10.3)
56.3
(13.5)
63.0
(17.2)
70.0
(21.1)
73.9
(23.3)
74.8
(23.8)
75.0
(23.9)
72.0
(22.2)
64.8
(18.2)
56.2
(13.4)
48.6
(9.2)
62.7
(17.1)
Record low °F (°C) 14
(−10)
11
(−12)
24
(−4)
33
(1)
45
(7)
56
(13)
64
(18)
64
(18)
52
(11)
28
(−2)
27
(−3)
13
(−11)
11
(−12)
Average rainfall inches (mm) 1.54
(39.1)
1.92
(48.8)
1.89
(48)
1.84
(46.7)
3.07
(78)
3.36
(85.3)
2.79
(70.9)
2.92
(74.2)
4.97
(126.2)
3.64
(92.5)
1.97
(50)
1.82
(46.2)
31.73
(805.9)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.01 in) 7.1 6.5 5.3 5.3 6.0 6.8 5.7 6.5 8.8 6.3 6.0 6.4 76.7
Average relative humidity (%) 77.4 76.2 74.2 76.5 78.9 77.5 74.5 74.5 76.2 74.9 75.9 76.0 76.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 140.2 155.7 198.1 208.4 234.1 290.4 328.1 299.7 244.2 231.9 170.4 135.1 2,636.3
Percent possible sunshine 43 50 53 54 56 70 77 74 66 65 53 42 59
Source: NOAA (extremes 1887–present, relative humidity and sun 1961–1990)

Corpus Christi, Texas: Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 175 -
1870 2,140 1,122.9%
1880 3,257 52.2%
1890 4,387 34.7%
1900 4,703 7.2%
1910 8,222 74.8%
1920 10,522 28.0%
1930 27,741 163.6%
1940 57,301 106.6%
1950 108,287 89.0%
1960 167,690 54.9%
1970 204,525 22.0%
1980 231,999 13.4%
1990 257,453 11.0%
2000 277,454 7.8%
2010 305,215 10.0%
Est. 2015 324,074 6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

Corpus Christi, Texas: 2010 Census data

Map of racial distribution in Corpus Christi, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people: White, Black, Asian, Hispanic or Other (yellow)

At the 2010 Census, 305,215 people resided in Corpus Christi, a 10.0% increase since 2000.

In 2012, Corpus Christi was ranked as the second least literate city in the U.S. in a study by Central Connecticut State University.

According to the 2010 Census, 80.9% of Corpus Christi's population was White; 4.3% was African American; 1.8% Asian; 0.1% Pacific Islander; 10.4% of some other race; and 2.5% of two or more races. About 62.23% of Corpus Christi's population was of Hispanic or Latino origin, of any race.

Corpus Christi, Texas: 2000 Census data

At the census of 2000, 277,454 people, 98,791 households, and 70,437 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,794.2 people per square mile (692.7/km). The 107,831 housing units averaged 697.3 per square mile (269.2/km). 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. Hispanics of any race were 54.33% of the population.

Of the 98,791 households, 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 not families. About 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.

In the city, the population was distributed as 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 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 ages 65 or over.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Economy

The majority of the population is employed in the services, wholesale and retail trades, and government sectors. Corpus Christi has an unemployment rate of 5.6% as of November 2016.

The Port of Corpus Christi, which is the fifth-largest U.S. 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 and petrochemicals industry. In 2005, the port was ranked as the 47th-largest in the world by cargo tonnage.

Corpus Christi is home to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi providing 6,200 civilian jobs to the local economy, making it 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. Additionally located on NAS Corpus Christi is the United States Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi is the original home of the headquarters of Whataburger, a fast-food restaurant operator and franchiser with 650 stores in 10 states and Mexico; however, the company relocated its headquarters to San Antonio in 2009. Other large employers include CHRISTUS Spohn Health System at 5,400 local employees, the Corpus Christi Independent School District with 5,178, H-E-B at 5,000, and Bay Ltd. at 2,100. Other companies based in Corpus Christi include Stripes Convenience Stores and AEP Texas.

Corpus Christi became the first major city to offer citywide free wi-fi in April 2005 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.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Culture

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

The city has many demographic groups, ethnicities, and subcultures, each giving it a distinct flavor: the defense bases and the people who work there, the large Hispanic community, the oil-related professionals and workers, the cowboy culture, and the surfers.

In 2015, Men's Health magazine ranked Corpus Christi as the fattest city in the United States, renaming it "Corpulent Christi". Obesity and diabetes rank second and third in the nation, respectively, along with the fact that the city ranks extremely high in the lack of physical activity and the number of fast-food restaurants.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Attractions

The city is home to a number of popular destinations for both tourists and residents. The official visitor and tourism information organization is the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau. Some of the most visited attractions are located on North Beach, where the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay are located.

USS Lexington floating museum

The USS Lexington was also part of the set for the 2000 film Pearl Harbor. Corpus Christi's museum district is located near the USS Lexington. Some attractions located in the museum district are the Museum of Asian Cultures, the 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 Texas. 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 such as One Shoreline Plaza, company offices, various shops, a 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 (591 km) coast, as well as K Space Contemporary, a nonprofit art organization promoting and presenting local, regional, and national contemporary art.

Texas State Aquarium

The Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, also located in the city, hosts gardening programs from time to time. On Oso Bay near the Pharaoh Valley subdivision is the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge, known for seabird-watching. The nearby Pharaohs golf course also serves as a haven for coastal and migratory birds.

Directly east of Corpus Christi are Padre Island and Mustang Island, home to various municipal, state, and national parks, most notably the 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.

The city also celebrates the annual 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, La Palmera (formerly Padre Staples Mall), and Sunrise Mall. Also, a number of other large shopping centers, small strip centers, and restaurants can be found throughout the city.

Corpus Christi also is the home of Midget Ocean Racing Fleet, also known as MORF, which promotes sailing in the Coastal Bend. The Wednesday night races held by MORF are the longest-running weekly races in the United States.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Films made in Corpus Christi

Year Title Lead actor(s)
1979 Tilt Brooke Shields, Charles Durning
1985 The Legend of Billie Jean Christian Slater, Helen Slater
1985 Target Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon
1991 Knight Rider 2000 David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare
1997 Selena Jennifer Lopez
2001 Pearl Harbor Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett
2005 The King Gael Garcia Bernal
2009 The Open Road Justin Timberlake, Jeff Bridges

Corpus Christi, Texas: Sports

Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks

The city is home to the Corpus Christi IceRays of the North American Hockey League, the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League, and the Corpus Christi Rage of National Arena League. Sailing races are held weekly off downtown's T-heads every Wednesday, where spectators watch vessels competing during sunset. Corpus Christi is also home to the Corpus Christi Rugby Football Club, which is a member of the Texas Rugby Union, an affiliate of the Western Rugby Union and of the United States Rugby Football Union.

Club Sport League Venue Established Championships
Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball Texas League Whataburger Field 1968 (Relocated in 2005) 1 (2006)
Corpus Christi IceRays Ice hockey NAHL American Bank Center 2001 (Relocated in 2010) 0
Corpus Christi Rage Indoor football NAL American Bank Center 2017 0
Corpus Christi Crabs Rugby TRU Dewey's 1973 N/A

Corpus Christi, Texas: Parks and recreation

The city's location beside Corpus Christi Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and Laguna Madre provides opportunities for water sports and nature tourism. Waterfowl hunting is available in the region for duck, geese, coot, and teal. White-winged dove and mourning dove are also hunted on private leases. The brushland inland from Corpus Christi is also ideal for hunting feral hogs and white-tailed deer.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Fishing

Fishing is a popular recreational activity in Corpus Christi. Popular fishing activities include fishing from various piers around Corpus Christi Bay, wade fishing in Oso Bay, and fishing from the Gulf of Mexico at Packery Channel or at Bob Hall Pier.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Wind sports

The city has one of the highest average wind speeds of coastal cities in North America. Combined with the Bay Front area along Ocean Drive, making the city an important destination for wind sports such as kite boarding, wind surfing, kite flying, and sailing. In 1990, Corpus Christi hosted the Windsurfing World Championships.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Other

  • Skating

The Corpus Christi Skate Park opened on February 17, 2007. It is located in Cole Park on the shoreline of the Corpus Christi Bay near downtown. The 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m) concrete park includes a skating bowl and a street course with stairs, railings, and flat surfaces.

  • Birdwatching

Being a coastal city, Corpus Christi is a good spot for seabird watching. Popular spots include Blucher Park in downtown, the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge along Oso Bay, Hazel Bazemore County Park along the Nueces River in Calallen, and the South Texas Botanic Garden and Nature Center along the Oso Creek.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Government

Corpus Christi, Texas: Municipal government

In 1852, the City of Corpus Christi was incorporated. Texas' 31st Legislature chartered the city as a political and corporate municipal entity in 1909. By ordinance, the city possesses power to "fix, alter and extend its boundaries."

Corpus Christi is under a council-manager municipal government. The elected city council is the primary authority in municipal matters such as enacting local legislation, determining policies, and appointing the city manager. Together, the city council and city manager execute laws and administer the municipal government. Organized by governmental sectors of city council, city management, city secretary, and several city departments, Corpus Christi is seated in Nueces County. The city council currently consists of these elected members:

  • Mayor vacant seat (Dan McQueen resigned.)
  • Joe McComb At Large
  • Michael Hunter At Large
  • Paulette Guajardo At Large
  • Carolyn Vaughn District 1
  • Ben Molina District 2
  • Lucy Rubio District 3
  • Greg Smith District 4
  • Rudy Garza, Jr District 5

Corpus Christi City Manager Margie C. Rose was appointed in 2016, and works alongside Assistant City Manager Mark Van Vleck (public works and utilities) and Jay Ellington (Interim – safety, health, and neighborhoods).The city's Intergovernmental Relations department is under the direction of Tom Tagliabue. Appointed by the city council, Rebecca L. Huerta serves as the city secretary.

The Corpus Christi City Charter was adopted by public referendum in 1987, with amendments to the entire charter conducted January 19, 1991, and April 3, 1993. Further revisions to the charter were conducted on November 2, 2004, November 7, 2006, and November 8, 2016. The charter consists of 10 articles and 41 sections regarding stipulations of home rule government, city council and city manager procedures, administration, planning, boards and commissions, etc. The Code of Ordinances of Corpus Christi was codified through Ordinance No. 028493, and adopted Feb. 23, 2010.

From 2012 to 2016, Nelda Martinez was mayor of Corpus Christi, the first Hispanic woman to the hold the office.

On January 19, 2017, Corpus Christi Mayor Dan McQueen resigned from office after 37 days, an outgrowth of a comment by McQueen claiming that the city council members were only high school graduates and he was an engineer. He does not have an engineering degree and there are college graduates on the city council.

Corpus Christi, Texas: State and federal representation

The Texas 13th Court of Appeals is located in the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the Corpus Christi Parole Office in Corpus Christi.

The United States Postal Service operates the Corpus Christi Post Office, the city's main post office, and several station post offices.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Education

Corpus Christi, Texas: Colleges and universities

Corpus Christi is home to several institutions of higher learning: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Del Mar College, Saint Leo University-Corpus Christi and numerous vocational schools, including Southern Careers Institute, South Texas Vo-Tech, Career Centers of Texas-Corpus Christi, and Vogue Cosmetology School. The city is also home to the South Texas School of Christian Studies located on Ward Island alongside Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The school serves as an extension campus on the undergraduate level for Hardin Simmons University and on the graduate level for Logsdon Seminary of Hardin-Simmons.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a component of the Texas A&M University System. It was formerly known as Corpus Christi State University, Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi, and the University of Corpus Christi.

Saint Leo University-Corpus Christi Education Center is located at Corpus Christi's Naval Air Station.

Del Mar College is a local community college begun in the 1940s at a location behind Wynn Seale Jr. High School. 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 the area of Corpus Christi that once was Cliff Maus Airport.

Southern Careers Institute offers career training at two Corpus Christi locations, primarily in the medical, business, and cosmetology fields.

In 2015, WalletHub ranked Corpus Christi near the bottom, 138 out of 150 cities in America, for its low educational level and low income opportunities. In 2014, Time magazine ranked Corpus Christi the second least literate city in America. Time cited poor reading habits and literacy scores, low education attainment rates and the fact that less than one in five adults in Corpus Christi had at least a bachelor's degree in 2012, which was among the lowest ratios compared with other large cities.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Schools

Six school districts provide primary and secondary education for area residents: Corpus Christi Independent School District, Calallen ISD, Flour Bluff ISD, Tuloso-Midway ISD, West Oso ISD, and London ISD. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi provides the primary and secondary education for Catholic schools. Several Open Enrollment Charter Schools are in Corpus Christi. These public schools are: Accelerated Learning Center, Cesar E Chavez Academy, Corpus Christi College Preparatory HS, Corpus Christi Montessori School, Dr ML Garza-Gonzalez Charter School, GCCLR Institute of Technology, Premier HS of Corpus Christi, Richard Milburn Academy, School of Science and Technology, Seashore Learning Center, and Seashore Middle Academy.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Corpus Christi Independent School District

High Schools

  • Mary Carroll High School
  • Richard King High School
  • Roy Miller High School
  • Foy H. Moody High School Health Science Academy
  • W. B. Ray High School
  • Collegiate High School
  • Solomon Coles High School
  • Branch Academy for Career and Technical Education
  • Veterans Memorial High School

Middle Schools

  • Marvin P. Baker Middle School
  • Tom Browne Middle School
  • Cullen Place Middle School
  • Claude Cunningham Middle School
  • Robert Driscoll Middle School
  • Elliott Grant Middle School
  • Carl O. Hamlin Middle School
  • R. Haas Middle School
  • Harold Kaffie Middle School
  • Martin Middle School
  • South Park Middle School
  • Wynn Seale Academy of Fine Arts Magnet Middle School

Elementary Schools

  • Allen Elementary School
  • Barnes Elementary School
  • Berlanga Elementary School
  • Calk Elementary School
  • Club Estates Elementary School
  • Crockett Elementary School
  • Dawson Elementary School
  • Early Childhood Development Center
  • Evans Elementary School
  • Fannin Elementary School
  • Galvan Elementary School
  • Garcia Elementary School
  • Gibson Elementary School
  • Hicks Elementary School
  • Houston Elementary School
  • Jones Elementary School
  • Kolda Elementary School
  • Kostoryz Elementary School
  • Los Encinos SES Elementary School
  • Meadowbrook Elementary School
  • Menger Elementary School
  • Metropolitan Elementary School of Design
  • Mireles Elementary School
  • Montclair Elementary School
  • Moore Elementary School
  • Oak Park Elementary School
  • Sanders Elementary School
  • Schanen Estates Elementary School
  • Shaw Elementary School
  • Smith Elementary School
  • Travis Elementary School
  • Webb Elementary School
  • Wilson Elementary School
  • Windsor Park Elementary School
  • Woodlawn Elementary School
  • Yeager Elementary School
  • Zavala Elementary School

Alternative

  • Student Learning and Guidance Center
  • Mary Grett School

Corpus Christi, Texas: Flour Bluff Independent School District

  • Flour Bluff High School Grades 9–12
  • Flour Bluff Jr. High School Grades 7–8
  • Flour Bluff Intermediate School Grades 5–6
  • Flour Bluff Elementary School Grades 3–4
  • Flour Bluff Primary School Grades 1–2
  • Early Childhood Center Prekindergarten and kindergarten
  • Head Start Ages 1–4

Corpus Christi, Texas: West Oso Independent School District

  • West Oso High School Grades 9–12
  • West Oso Junior High School Grades 6–8
  • West Oso Elementary Grades 2–5
  • West Oso John F. Kennedy Elementary Grades Prekindergarten to 1

Corpus Christi, Texas: Tuloso-Midway Independent School District

  • Tuloso-Midway High School
  • Tuloso-Midway Middle School
  • Tuloso-Midway Intermediate School
  • Tuloso-Midway Primary School
  • Tuloso-Midway Academic Career Center

Corpus Christi, Texas: Calallen Independent School District

  • Calallen High School
  • Calallen Middle School
  • Magee Intermediate School (Grades prekindergarten and 4–5)
  • East Primary School (Grades kindergarten-3)
  • Wood River Primary School (Grades kindergarten-3)

Corpus Christi, Texas: London Independent School District

  • London High School
  • London Middle School
  • London Elementary School

Corpus Christi, Texas: Private/Charter/Other

  • John Paul II High School
  • St. James Episcopal (primary, K-8)
  • Corpus Christi Montessori School (grades 1–8)
  • Incarnate Word Academy (K-12)

Corpus Christi, Texas: Libraries

Libraries in the city include:

  • Garcia, 5930 Brockhampton
  • Ben F. McDonald, 4044 Greenwood
  • Janet F. Harte, 2629 Waldron
  • La Retama, 805 Comanche
  • Owen R.Hopkins, 3202 McKinzie
  • Neyland, 1230 Carmel Pkwy

TexShare card holders also have limited borrowing privileges at these area libraries:

  • Nueces County Public Library in Robstown, Texas
  • Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Del Mar College Libraries

Corpus Christi, Texas: Transportation

Corpus Christi is served by Corpus Christi International Airport and Interstate 37. Interstate 69E/U.S. Highway 77 connects the city to Brownsville and Victoria. Texas State Highway 44 is a main thoroughfare that connects Corpus Christi to Laredo and the western part of South Texas by way of Interstate 69W/U.S. Highway 59, Interstate 35, and U.S. Highway 83. The inner-city public transportation is provided by Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority with its 28 bus routes. Corpus Christi once had a streetcar system functioning from 1910 to 1931 and a railway station (passenger service ended in 1965). Despite the convenience of a large harbor, the city does not have a passenger port. Plans to bring a cruise service are pending.

The city is accessed by two major bridges, the Harbor Bridge (US 181) and the John F. Kennedy Causeway (PR 22). Both bridges are maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Freight service from San Antonio to Corpus Christi is provided by the Union Pacific Railroad, but the original line, both freight and passenger, was the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad, which operated to Corpus Christi from 1913 to 1956. Then the SAU&G, or "The Sausage", as it was commonly called, was merged into the Missouri Pacific Railroad. It was subsequently procured by the Union Pacific.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Major highways

  • I-37 (TX).svg Interstate 37
  • I-69E (TX).svg Interstate 69E; under construction & extension following US 77
  • US 77.svg U.S. Highway 77
  • US 181.svg U.S. Highway 181
  • Texas 44.svg Texas State Highway 44
  • Texas 286.svg Texas State Highway 286 (Crosstown Expressway)
  • Texas 358.svg Texas State Highway 358 (North and South Padre Island Drive, locally referred to as N.P.I.D. and S.P.I.D. respectively)
  • Texas 35.svg Texas State Highway 35
  • Texas 361.svg Texas State Highway 361
  • Texas 357.svg Texas State Highway 357

Corpus Christi, Texas: Notable people

  • Kevin Abstract, musician
  • Amy Acuff, five-time Olympic high jumper
  • Mike Adams, MLB pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies
  • Barbara Barrie, actress
  • Raymond Berry, NFL Hall of Famer
  • Justin Brantly, NFL punter
  • John A. Brieden, American Legion commander
  • Tammie Brown, drag queen and musician
  • Johnny Canales, TV host
  • Dabney Coleman, actor
  • Roger Creager, country music singer-songwriter
  • Dr. Roberto Cruz, founder of the National Hispanic University
  • Paula DeAnda, musician
  • Tom DeLay, U.S. Congressman and House Majority Leader
  • Carlos DeLuna, executed for murder, controversial conviction causing concerns about wrongful executions
  • Helen Donath, opera singer
  • Ramón H. Dovalina, college administrator and president
  • Farrah Fawcett, actress and artist
  • Blake Farenthold, current U.S. Congressman from Texas 27th District
  • Joe Bertram Frantz, historian
  • David Freese, MLB player for the Los Angeles Angels
  • Clint Gresham, Seattle Seahawks Long Snapper, Super Bowl Champion
  • Stephanie Griest, author
  • Jim Heath, musician known as the Reverend Horton Heat
  • Burt Hooton, baseball pitcher
  • Todd Ames Hunter, member of Texas House of Representatives, 1989–1997 and since January 2009
  • Ernestine Jackson, actress and singer
  • Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Corpus Christi: Stories
  • Jeremy Jordan, Broadway performer
  • Larry Kelm, NFL One of the original members the Texas A & M Wrecking Crew and a linebacker for the LA Rams & SF 49s.
  • Mifflin Kenedy, rancher and businessman
  • Ashley Kidd, world champion wakesurfer
  • Brooks Kieschnick, baseball player
  • Bobby Labonte, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and 2000 champion
  • Terry Labonte, NASCAR [Sprint Cup Series] driver and 1984 and 1996 champion
  • Colleen LaRose, indicted in 2010 for trying to recruit Islamic terrorists to wage jihad
  • Chris Layton, drummer for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
  • Brian Leetch, NHL defenseman, born in Corpus Christi but grew up in Connecticut
  • Danny Lohner, musician
  • Eva Longoria, actress
  • Allen Ludden, TV game show host
  • Ramsey Luna, Mexican American boxer
  • Terrence McNally, playwright
  • Irlene Mandrell, musician, actress, model, sister of Barbara & Louise Mandrell
  • Louise Mandrell, singer & entertainer, sister of Barbara & Irlene Mandrell
  • Nina Mercedez, pornographic actress
  • Victoria Moroles, actress
  • Mitch Morris, actor
  • Roger Narvaez, Mixed Martial Artist
  • Joe Nixon, state representative from Houston, reared in Corpus Christi
  • Larry Norman, musician and songwriter
  • Todd Oldham, fashion designer
  • Revilo P. Oliver, 20th century Fascist scholar, professor of Classics, Spanish, Italian at the University of Illinois. One of the founding Member of the John Birch Society, and the National Youth Alliance.
  • Solomon P. Ortiz, U.S. Congressman, represented Corpus Christi for 28 years
  • Jessie Pavelka, actor and model
  • Jennifer Peña, Latin Pop and Tejano singer and actress
  • Cliff Pennington, MLB player for the Oakland Athletics
  • Paul Peress, drummer, composer, producer
  • Lou Diamond Phillips, actor
  • Billy Powell, keyboardist
  • Selena Quintanilla, Mexican/American Tejano singer, La reina de la cumbia
  • A.B. Quintanilla, singer, songwriter with Kumbia All Starz, Selena's older brother
  • Suzette Quintanilla, drummer for Selena y Los Dinos, Selena's older sister
  • Dody Roach, professional poker player, two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner
  • Johnny Roland, NFL player and coach
  • Lester Roloff, radio evangelist
  • Leslie Sanchez, political pundit
  • Selena, Grammy-winning Tejano singer and songwriter
  • Pepe Serna, actor
  • Sid Sheinberg, ex-president of Universal Studios, helped make Jaws
  • Bart Shirley, MLB player for Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets
  • Robert Simpson, meteorologist and hurricane specialist
  • Lori Singer, actress
  • Marc Singer, actor
  • Justin Storms, artist, musician
  • Martha Tilton, singer and actress
  • Raul Torres, state representative from Nueces County
  • Carlos Truan, politician
  • George Conrad Westervelt, naval officer and engineer; cofounder of Boeing Corporation
  • Don Williams, country and western singer

Corpus Christi, Texas: Sister cities

Corpus Christi keeps a thriving and active relationship with these sister cities:

  • France Agen, France
  • Taiwan Keelung, Taiwan
  • Japan Yokosuka, Japan

Corpus Christi, Texas: See also

  • Mirador de la Flor
  • List of mayors of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Nueces Hotel
  • Old Bayview Cemetery
  • Parkdale Plaza
  • Texas State Aquarium
  • Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
  • Oso Creek (Texas)

Corpus Christi, Texas: References

  1. "US Census change list". Census.gov. 2009-01-07. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  2. Bogan, Ray. Corpus Christi mayor resigns after just 37 days, FOX News, January 19, 2017.
  3. "American FactFinder – Results". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "Corpus Christi, History, Historical, Interesting". Downtowncorpuschristi.com. Archived from the original on March 18, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  8. "Official web site for City of Corpus Christi, Texas". Cctexas.com. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  9. "MURPHY GIVENS: Storm of the century swept across North Beach".
  10. Carrigan, William D; Webb, Clive (20 February 2015). "When Americans Lynched Mexicans". The New York TImes.
  11. "CISNEROS V. CORPUS CHRISTI ISD". Texas State Historical Association. 12 June 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  12. texascoastgeology.com
  13. "Mary Rhodes Pipeline Phase 2 Project Fact Sheet" (PDF). Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  14. "CORPUS CHRISTI MOVING NEARER CONSTRUCTION OF DESALINATION PLANT". Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  15. "City Annexation Map" (PDF). City of Corpus Christi. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  16. "Snow: The South Texas Christmas Miracle 2004".
  17. "NowData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  18. "WMO Climate Normals for Corpus Christi/INTL, TX 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  19. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  20. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  21. "factfinder.census.gov". United States Census. United States Census Bureau.
  22. http://www.caller.com/news/corpus-christi-ranks-next-last-among-us-most-liter
  23. "Corpus Christi, TX Economy at a Glance". Bls.gov. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  24. http://aapa.files.cms-plus.com/Statistics/2008%20U%2ES%2E%20PORT%20RANKINGS%20BY%20CARGO%20TONNAGE.pdf
  25. "City of Corpus Christi CAFR" (PDF).
  26. Susser Holdings – About Us
  27. AEP Texas – Facts, Figures & Bios
  28. "Corpus Christi Texas Extends Free Wi-Fi".
  29. "EarthLink Dedicates Wi-Fi Network In Corpus Christi". Informationweek.com. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  30. "America's 10 Fattest (and Leanest) Cities". Men's Health. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  31. "Corpus Christi CVB Vacation Information". Visitcorpuschristitx.org. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  32. Wind Average Data: University of Utah: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-12-09. Retrieved 2007-01-10.
  33. "birding hot spots". Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  34. Citgo Online GrayBook, Corpus Christi.
  35. "[1]." City Government Website for the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Retrieved on Dec 9, 2015.
  36. "[2]." City Government Website for the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Retrieved on Jun 1, 2013.
  37. "Corpus Christi City Charter." City Charter, Official Website of Corpus Christi Retrieved on March 29, 2010.
  38. "Municipal Code." Code of Ordinances of Corpus Christi Retrieved on March 29, 2010.
  39. Woolbright, Matt. Mayor Nelda Martinez bids farewell to City Council dais, Corpus Christi Caller Times, November 15, 2016.
  40. "Contact Information." Thirteenth Eleventh Court of Appeals. Retrieved on March 10, 2010.
  41. "Parole Division Region IV." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 21, 2010.
  42. "Post Office Location – CORPUS CHRISTI." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 21, 2010.
  43. "2015's Most and Least Educated Cities". WalletHub. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  44. "The 5 Least Literate Cities in America". TIME.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  45. Corpus Christi Public Libraries
  46. TexShare Card Program – Patron Information Page. Accessed 7 April 2009.
  47. "Nancy Beck Young, "San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad Company"". Texas State Historical Association on-line. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  48. "Hugh Hemphill, "San Antonio Uvalde and Gulf Railroad"". txtransportationmuseum.org. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  49. "Sister Cities". Sister Cities Committee Of Corpus Christi. Retrieved 4 March 2014.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Notes

  1. The other cases of a 26 °F or −3.3 °C maximum have been December 20, 1924, February 12, 1899, January 25, 1897, and January 16, 1888.

Corpus Christi, Texas: Further reading

  • Lessoff, Alan. Where Texas Meets the Sea: Corpus Christi and Its History (University of Texas Press, 2015) 360 pp.
  • Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • City of Corpus Christi
  • Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
  • Corpus Christi Downtown Management District
  • Corpus Christi travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Corpus Christi Public Library Digital Archive, features local history photographs and materials
Source of information: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We're not responsible for the content of this article and your use of this information. Disclaimer
no
Alabama
Alaska
Albuquerque
Amarillo
Anaheim
Anchorage
Arizona
Arkansas
Arlington
Aspen
Atlanta
Aurora
Austin
Bakersfield
Baltimore
Beaver Creek
Billings
Birmingham
Boise
Boston
Breckenridge
Brooklyn
Buffalo
California
Carlsbad
Chandler
Charlotte
Cheyenne
Chicago
Chula Vista
Cincinnati
Clearwater
Cleveland
Colorado Springs
Colorado
Columbus
Connecticut
Corpus Christi
Dallas
Daytona Beach
Death Valley
Delaware
Denver
Des Moines
Destin
Detroit
Durham
El Paso
Estes Park
Fargo
Florida
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Fort Walton Beach
Fort Wayne
Fort Worth
Fresno
Galveston
Georgia
Gilbert
Glendale
Grand Canyon
Grand Teton
Great Smoky Mountains
Greensboro
Hawaii
Henderson
Hialeah
Hollywood
Honolulu
Hot Springs
Houston
Huntington Beach
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Indianapolis
Iowa
Irving
Jackson Mississippi
Jackson Wyoming
Jacksonville
Jersey City
Juneau
Kansas City
Kansas
Kentucky
Key Largo
Key West
Lahaina
Lake Tahoe
Laredo
Las Vegas
Lexington
Lincoln
Little Rock
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Louisiana
Louisville
Lubbock
Madison
Maine
Manhattan
Marathon
Maryland
Massachusetts
Memphis
Mesa
Miami Beach
Miami
Michigan
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Moab
Montana
Monterey
Mountain View
Myrtle Beach
Napa
Naples
Nashville
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New Orleans
New York City
New York
Newark
Newport
Norfolk
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oakland
Ocean City
Ohio
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
Omaha
Oregon
Orlando
Palm Coast
Palm Desert
Palm Springs
Panama City Beach
Park City
Pasadena
Pennsylvania
Pensacola
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Plano
Portland
Portland
Providence
Raleigh
Reno
Rhode Island
Richmond
Riverside
Rocky Mountains
Sacramento
Saint Paul
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
Sanibel
Santa Ana
Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz
Santa Fe
Santa Monica
Sarasota
Savannah
Scottsdale
Seattle
Silicon Valley
South Carolina
South Dakota
Springfield
Squaw Valley
St. Augustine
St. Louis
St. Petersburg
Steamboat Springs
Stockton
Sunny Isles Beach
Tallahassee
Tampa
Telluride
Tennessee
Texas
Thousand Oaks
Toledo
Tucson
Tulsa
Utah
Vail
Vermont
Virginia Beach
Virginia
Waikiki
Washington D.C.
Washington
West Virginia
Wichita
Winston-Salem
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Zion
+ Abkhazia
+ Afghanistan
+ Albania
+ Algeria
+ Andorra
+ Angola
+ Anguilla
+ Antigua And Barbuda
+ Argentina
+ Armenia
+ Aruba
+ Australia
+ Austria
+ Azerbaijan
+ Bahamas
+ Bahrain
+ Bangladesh
+ Barbados
+ Belarus
+ Belgium
+ Belize
+ Benin
+ Bermuda
+ Bhutan
+ Bolivia
+ Bosnia and Herzegovina
+ Botswana
+ Brazil
+ British Virgin Islands
+ Brunei
+ Bulgaria
+ Burkina Faso
+ Burundi
+ Cambodia
+ Cameroon
+ Canada
+ Cape Verde
+ Caribbean Netherlands
+ Cayman Islands
+ Chad
+ Chile
+ China
+ Colombia
+ Costa Rica
+ Croatia
+ Cuba
+ Curaçao
+ Cyprus
+ Czech Republic
+ Democratic Republic of the Congo
+ Denmark
+ Djibouti
+ Dominican Republic
+ Ecuador
+ Egypt
+ El Salvador
+ Equatorial Guinea
+ Eritrea
+ Estonia
+ Ethiopia
+ Faroe Islands
+ Fiji
+ Finland
+ France
+ French Guiana
+ French Polynesia
+ Gabon
+ Gambia
+ Georgia
+ Germany
+ Ghana
+ Gibraltar
+ Greece
+ Guadeloupe
+ Guam
+ Guatemala
+ Guinea
+ Guyana
+ Haiti
+ Honduras
+ Hong Kong
+ Hungary
+ Iceland
+ India
+ Indonesia
+ Iran
+ Iraq
+ Ireland
+ Isle of Man
+ Israel
+ Italy
+ Ivory Coast
+ Jamaica
+ Japan
+ Jordan
+ Kazakhstan
+ Kenya
+ Kiribati
+ Kongo
+ Kosovo
+ Kuwait
+ Kyrgyzstan
+ Laos
+ Latvia
+ Lebanon
+ Lesotho
+ Libya
+ Liechtenstein
+ Lithuania
+ Luxembourg
+ Macau
+ Macedonia
+ Madagascar
+ Malawi
+ Malaysia
+ Maldives
+ Mali
+ Malta
+ Martinique
+ Mauritania
+ Mauritius
+ Mexico
+ Moldova
+ Monaco
+ Mongolia
+ Montenegro
+ Morocco
+ Mozambique
+ Myanmar
+ Namibia
+ Nepal
+ Netherlands
+ New Zealand
+ Nicaragua
+ Nigeria
+ North Korea
+ Northern Mariana Islands
+ Norway
+ Oman
+ Pakistan
+ Palau
+ Palestine
+ Panama
+ Papua New Guinea
+ Paraguay
+ Peru
+ Philippines
+ Poland
+ Portugal
+ Puerto Rico
+ Qatar
+ Romania
+ Russia
+ Rwanda
+ Réunion
+ Saint Barthélemy
+ Saint Kitts and Nevis
+ Saint Lucia
+ Saint Martin
+ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
+ Samoa
+ San Marino
+ Saudi Arabia
+ Senegal
+ Serbia
+ Seychelles
+ Sierra Leone
+ Singapore
+ Sint Maarten
+ Slovakia
+ Slovenia
+ Solomon Islands
+ South Africa
+ South Korea
+ Spain
+ Sri Lanka
+ Sudan
+ Suriname
+ Swaziland
+ Sweden
+ Switzerland
+ Syria
+ Taiwan
+ Tajikistan
+ Tanzania
+ Thailand
+ Togo
+ Tonga
+ Trinidad and Tobago
+ Tunisia
+ Turkey
+ Turkmenistan
+ Turks and Caicos Islands
+ U.S. Virgin Islands
+ Uganda
+ Ukraine
+ United Arab Emirates
+ United Kingdom
+ United States
+ Uruguay
+ Uzbekistan
+ Vanuatu
+ Vatican City
+ Venezuela
+ Vietnam
+ Yemen
+ Zambia
+ Zimbabwe
Vacation: Popular Goods
Popular Goods
Clothing
Tops
Trousers & shorts
Skirts
Dresses
Suits
Uniforms
Outerwear
Underwear
Lingerie
Footwear
Headwear
Nightwear
Swimsuits
Accessories

Cosmetics
Perfumery
Skin care
Hygiene products

Jewellery
Watches
Gemstones

Home appliances
Interior design
Furniture
Bedding
Linens
Plumbing
Lamps
Hand tools
Gardening tools
Building materials

Culinary (Cooking)
Foods
Vegetables
Fruits
Beverages
Condiments
Food preparation appliances
Cooking appliances
Cooking utensils
Kitchenware
Crockery
Cookware & bakeware

Toys
Children's clothing

Electronics
Activity trackers
Audio electronics
Apple electronics
Batteries
BlackBerry
Computer hardware
Computer peripherals
Consumer electronics
Digital electronics
iPhone
GPS
Laptops (notebooks)
Mobile phones
Musical instruments
Optical devices
Photography equipment
PlayStation
Rechargeable batteries
Radio
Satellite navigation
Smartphones
Smartwatches
Tablet computers
Television
Video game consoles
Wearable computers
Wireless
Xbox

Sports
Sports equipment
Sports clothing

Travel
Tourism
Tourism by country
Capitals
Tourist attractions
Airlines
Low-cost airlines
Airports
Airliners
Hotels
Tourism companies
Travel websites
Cruise lines
Cruise ships
Travel gear
Luggage
Camping equipment
Hiking equipment
Fishing equipment

Automobiles
Auto accessories
Automotive electronics
Auto parts
Auto chemicals
Tires

Software
Windows software
Mac OS software
Linux software
Android software
IOS software
Access Control Software
Business Software
Communication Software
Computer Programming
Digital Typography Software
Educational Software
Entertainment Software
Genealogy Software
Government Software
Graphics Software
Health Software
Industrial Software
Knowledge Representation Software
Language Software
Legal Software
Library & Info Science Software
Multimedia Software
Music Software
Personal Info Managers
Religious Software
Scientific Software
Simulation Software
System Software
Transportation Software
Video games, PC games

Finance
Advertising
Accounting
Auditing
Business
Banking
Credit
Credit cards
Currency
Debt
E-commerce
Economics
Employment
Financial markets
Forex
Human resource management
Insurance
Investment
Labor
Law
Loans
Management
Marketing
Money
Mortgage
Payment systems
Pensions
Philanthropy
Property
Real estate
Securities
Stationery
Taxation
Universities & colleges

Books
Films
Music

Health
Dietary supplements
Diets
Medical equipment
Vitamins
Weight loss

All trademarks, service marks, trade names, product names, and logos appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners.
© 2011-2017 Maria-Online.com ▪ DesignHosting