Corpus Christi 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. The MSA population in 2008 was 416,376.
The majority of the population employed in the Services, Wholesale and Retail Trade, and Government sectors, however Corpus Christi does enjoy a low unemployment rate of 4.0% (May 2007). The Port of Corpus Christi, which is the sixth 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 & petrochemicals industry. In 2005 it was ranked as the 47th largest in the world by cargo tonnage.
The city has a subtropical climate, with long hot summers and very short mild winters The city's record high temperature is 109 °F, on September 5, 2000. Average nighttime winter lows in January, the coldest month, are a little less than 50 °F and its record low is 11 °F. In December 2004, the city experienced snowfall on Christmas Eve, the city's largest recorded snowstorm at 4.4 inches. The snow stayed until Christmas Day and melted the day after.
Corpus Christi is annually very windy ,wind gust often reach 40+ mph. It is not unusual to see upper 70°F degree to lower 80°F degree temps and even the occasional 85+°F in December.
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KLUX 89.5 FM Robstown, TX Easy Listening
KZFM 95.5 FM Corpus Christi, TX Top-40
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KNDA 102.9 FM Alice, TX Hip Hop
KSIX 1230 AM Corpus Christi, TX Sports
KKTX 1360 AM Corpus Christi, TX News/Talk
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Beauty Secrets - Category: Black Hair Salons - Stylist: Erica Griffin (aka Annointed) - 2507 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78414 (361) 993-8284
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Brooks Chapel Ame Church - Category: Services - A licensed daycare provider - 1517 Winnebago Corpus Christi, TX (361) 884-8861
Del Mar College/ Center for Economic Development - Category: Services - 3209 South Staples Street Rm.165 Corpus Christi, TX (361) 698-2116 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Macs Barbecue - Category: Barbecue - 4354 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361) 993-2233
Miz Claricez Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 4712 Angela Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78416 (361) 944-2020
Portis Kountry Kitchen - Category: Comfort Foods - 525 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 (361) 887-8524
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More than 150 higher education faculty and staff members as well as students attended this year's Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education Conference, which was recently held in Corpus Christi.
Greater Shiloh Church of God - 1901 Cliff Maus Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78416-2537
Lab Corp Ame - 1521 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3150
Providence Church Of God In Christ - 2913 Rogers St
Corpus Christi, TX 78405 (361) 884-8941
Rising Star Baptist Church - Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Bible Study: Wednesday 12pm and 6pm 3502 Holly Rd. Corpus Christi, Texas
St. John Baptist Church - The St. John Church exists to equip the body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commandment and Great Commission by ministering to all people through the "Hands", "Heart", and "Hands" of Jesus Christ. 5445 Greenwood Dr. Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 855-9351 - (visit website)
Saint Matthew Missionary Baptist Church - 1101 Waco St., Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 884-4121 - (visit website)
St Marks Ame Church - 2701 Lawton Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78405-2950
Doctor Rockit's Blues Bar - Category: Entertainment - 709 N. Chaparral, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 - (visit website)
Joker's Wild Comedy - Category: Comedy Club - 2033 Airline Rd Ste G-3
Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361) 906-9453
Sparkling CT Comedy Club - Category: Comedy Club - 5858 S Padre Island Dr Ste 22 Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361) 906-0545
Yellow Rose Convention Center - Category: Entertainment Venue - 2001 Saratoga, Corpus Christi, TX 78417 (361) 814-1030 - Country, Rap/Hip Hop, Tejano - Venue capacity: 3,500
Black History Month Celebration (February) Celebration at A&M-Corpus Christi (361) 334-4029
The Black History Celebration Banquet is free and open to the public.
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