Corpus Christi, located over 100 miles southeast of San Antonio, is the county seat of Nueces County, Texas. Portions of the city also dip into the counties of Aransas, Kleberg and San Patricio. As of 2014, Corpus Christi’s population was just over 320,000, making it the eighth-largest city in the Lone Star State. The city’s name is the Latin translation of “Body of Christ.”
A History of Racism & Revolution
Originally established as a trading post to outfit a Mexican revolutionary militia with much-needed supplies, Corpus Christi was officially founded in 1839 by Henry Lawrence Kinney. The history of Corpus Christi is littered with examples of racism and civil unrest, not unlike many areas within Texas’ borders. The city opened the Port of Corpus Christi in 1926 and the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station in 1941.
A City of Neighborhoods
Corpus Christi is, in nearly every sense of the term, a city of neighborhoods. Prominent communities include Bayside, Gardendale, Flour Bluff, West Texas Lake, South Side, North Padre Island, Calallen, Mustang Island, Clarkwood, North Beach and Annaville. Suburbs include Bishop, Portland, Agua Dulce, Robstown, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Taft, Port Aransas, Mathis, Odem and Gregory.
Notable employers in Corpus Christi include the Port of Corpus Christi, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Army Depot, the United States Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Stripes Convenience Stores, AEP Texas and the Corpus Christi Independent School District.
The Texan Hollywood?
Films shot in and around Corpus Christ include The Open Road, Tilt, The King, The Legend of Billie Jean, Pearl Harbor, Target, Knight Rider 2000 and Selena. Famous faces include Barbara Barrie, Kevin Abstract, Johnny Canales, Paula DeAnda, Helen Donath, Farrah Fawcett, Joe Bertram Frantz, Clint Gresham, Stephanie Griest, Ernestine Jackson, Eva Longoria, Terrence McNally, Lori Singer and Justin Storms.
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