Pictures from the July 4th parade in Corpus Christi, Texas
Big Frank's daughter Leighann graduates Kindergarten. Perfect attendance the whole year and grand champion of the spelling bee. Yeah, I'm a proud daddy!!
Sinkhole at CCAD
Who: Palmer Drug Abuse Program
What: Benefit Car Wash
When: February 22, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: 3104 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi
On January 21st, 2013 the home of Kingsville Specialized Crimes & Narcotics Task Force Officer, Ken Starrs was engulfed in flames. Assistant Commander Ken Starrs and his wife, Karen Starrs, survived the fire however Mrs. Starrs was severely burned and airlifted to San Antonio for intense treatment.
On February 22nd, the Palmer Drug Abuse Program will be holding a day long car wash to benefit Officer Starrs and his wife. Asst. Commander Starrs is a former member of the Corpus Christi Police Department and has a long history of public service. Group members of PDAP consider it an honor to give back to a family that has given so much to our community through their service. As an officer of the law, Mr. Starrs has put his life on the line and should not have to struggle to meet daily needs and mounting medical bills.
We invite the public to come by and have their car washed or make a donation at our offices. Car wash is free and donations are accepted. One hundred percent of ALL donations go to Assistant Commander Ken Starrs and Wife, Karen Starrs.
Five One-Day Programs
Registration runs now through March 11
Registration online today!
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a “Spring Break Fishing Day” program for youth ages 8-13 at Lindale Recreation Center. There will be five one-day programs held during Spring Break, March 11–15, 2013 from 9am–3pm. The program is designed to teach participants the basics of fishing and all that it entails. Participants will learn about our local marine life, fish anatomy and adaptations, the safety rules of fishing, how to bait and cast, arts and crafts projects, and take a local fishing trip to put their skills to the test. Space is limited—only 15-participant slots are available each day. Participants may only register for one day of this program so that more youth can participate in this learning opportunity. The cost is $15 per day per child with a lunch and snack included!
REGISTRATION: Online Registration will be offered now through March 7, 2013 at www.ccparkandrec.com . On-site Registration will be offered now through March 11, 2013 from 3pm–7pm, Monday–Thursday, at Lindale Recreation Center (3133 Swantner Drive). A copy of a birth certificate is required at the time of registration to show proof of eligibility for this program.
For more information, call 361-855-0392 during operating hours from 3pm–7pm, Monday–Thursday.
For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department, visit www.ccparkandrec.com. We invite you to Live. Learn. Play!
Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to take steps to secure their mobile devices in order to protect themselves from identity theft and malware.
According to a survey released by The Pew Research Center in January, almost half of all American adults now own smartphones. The same survey found that 17 percent of all consumers use their mobile device as their primary means of accessing the internet.
Smartphones can be a treasure trove for hackers. Through apps and mobile browsers, people store personal information like passwords, bank account information and credit card numbers in addition to their contacts and other information.
However, a survey conducted in part by the National Cyber Security Alliance, found that more than one quarter of cell phone users are not aware of common security threats to smartphones and more than half do not know enough about mobile phone security to decide whether or not they need it.
BBB urges consumers to remember that a smart phone is no different than a desktop or laptop computer, in that it is vulnerable to the same hackers, malware, spyware and viruses.
Here are a few practical tips from BBB to secure your mobile devices:
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation wants you to celebrate your Easter holiday outdoors with us at Labonte Park. Reservations for campsites are now open for the week of March 25 – 31, 2013.
Labonte Park which is located along Nueces River has long been a popular camping destination on special holiday weekends, most notably during Easter. We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience, so we ask visitors to take pride in our City park and to please keep it clean.
The new Camping Fee of $25 will be required for up to three days of camping at the park. A second $25 camping permit may also be purchased allowing for up to three additional days of camping. RV campsites are $50 for the first three days of camping and $50 for three additional days. Each campsite will include parking permits for two vehicles. Each additional vehicle will need a $2.00 per day per vehicle permit to enter the park. Overnight camping is allowed by City ordinance for a maximum of six consecutive days. A day use permit for an individual campsite will also be $25. Camping Fees will offset the cost of trash pick-up and site clean-up required as a result of the holiday camping.
Now through March 28, 2013, campsites may be reserved and paid for in advance either in person at City Hall (1201 Leopard St.), 3rd Floor, Parks & Recreation Department, or online at https://register.ccparkandrec.com/. Reservation deadline is noon on Thursday, March 28, 2013 – any vacant campsites would then be reserved on a first come, first serve basis at Labonte Park beginning Friday, March 29, 2013.
Plan now to reserve your campsite for a fun-filled time with your family and friends!
For more information, please call the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department at 361-826-3460 or visit www.ccparkandrec.com . Interested food vendors can call 361-826-3469. We invite you to Live. Learn. Play!
Yes I want to try this. I'll go to the gym twice a day if need be but this sounds awesome. It's a 100% CHEESE Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
According to DudeFoods.com:
"I started off by heating up some oil in a pan and cutting the block of bread cheese in half. I added a couple slices of American cheese to the middle of my sandwich and sautéed it for a couple minutes on each side. It turned out way better than I even expected. The bread cheese softened up a bit, but completely kept its shape, while the American cheese melted perfectly in the middle. Long story short, the sandwich was delicious!"