Is Corpus Christi, El Paso on the water?
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Since: Jun 08

El Paso

#21 Feb 9, 2009
Tmac, I agree with you, but there are some truths there as well. The Malls in town do need some serious help.. there are many strip malls that are empty and look really bad. Many grew up there and remember better days in the past.. I know I look at EL Paso with the same glasses as its not what it used to be... so I cant blame people for looking at what is and comparing it to what was. But I also see some projects about Corpus that make me think its a rising star, I like the idea of it being less a tourist trap and more of a community.. but that seems to be changing some. Good or bad I dont know. But thanks for being a positive voice in a sea of negative.

Edinburg, TX

#22 Feb 9, 2009
The shopping scene is about to change drastically. Padre Staples Mall (now La Palmera)is currently undergoing a complete overhaul. It probably won't be recognizable to people that haven't been here in a while. It already looks better and renovations just started.

I agree there are some things that need work but we are better off today than we were 10 years ago. The new downtown arena, the new baseball stadium on the waterfront, the redevelopment of Shoreline Drive into a large greenbelt. These are all positive things that took vision and progressive thinking to get done. Vision I don't think this city had 10 years ago. There is so much to do on any given day. People just ahve to look for it. Corpus Christi is going to be even more awesome in the next 10 years. I think people will be amazed at the transformation.

People from out of state appreciate it. It seems that Texans give it a bad rap, perhaps because it isn't a carbon copy of the rest of the state. It's in a world of it's own with it's own culture and attitude and I think that makes Texans uncomfortable for some odd reason.

“Go back the way you came”

Since: Oct 08


#23 Feb 10, 2009
Muhnay wrote:
invader, Yes I have. I consider the whole region there.. from Rockport to Callallen to Flour Bluff and everything between. As long as I can be close to the Gulf of Mexico and the beaches and water.. im good. Yes I want my kids to have a good education, and for them to be safe as well. So if any place in that region offers that, then it is considered.
Sorry if I misled you, but I don't live in the Callallen/Annaville area, but have friends who do. They chose that area since it is less congested than the south side of Corpus Christi, yet still close to the water. Also, they seem to think it's a little safer in the event of a direct hit from a hurricane. Anyone who remembers hurricane Celia from 1970 knows what a "real" hurricane feels like. Corpus has not had a direct hit since then and many of the newer generation don't have a clue of what that's all about.

Woodway, TX

#24 Feb 11, 2009
Thats true,, I did Celia when my family lived in Port Aransas.... I just laugh at all this development ,,, you are right ,, they cant imagine

Woodway, TX

#25 Feb 11, 2009
NOT in Killeen,, another hotel intenet ,, I dont think we are ever going to get an apartment ...

Since: Jun 08

El Paso

#26 Feb 11, 2009
invader, living in Gulfport Mississippi, working in a Casino as a security officer, and sitting in a stairwell on the 8th floor as Katrina hit, not much anyone can tell me about Hurricanes now. Everyone keeps harping on New Orleans, but Gulfport, Biloxi, Waveland, Bay Saint Louis got really hit the worst.. But the area is ouncing back quickly... and it makes me proud to know and to have lived there. Hurricanes dont scare me as much as Earth Quakes, Tornadoes do. Hurricanes tend to give you fair warning.. Earth Quakes do in a way too with minor quakes, but nothing like the Earth opening up and swallowing you.

But I digress.. I am a Texan. Born in Texas, and this state holds my Heart. I wish Texas would open Casinos on our Coast and draw people here to gamble and shop... instead of Texans heading out of state to do theirs. Or what we need is our Version of BRANSON, But that is a whole other topic huh.

Dutchess, Development is not a bad thing.. we should not live in fear of the next big Hurricane. As I said I sat in a stairwell during Katrina and the hotel is still there, and after some work is better than before.

Dutchess, How are you doing where ever you ended up?

Woodway, TX

#27 Feb 11, 2009
Oh I am OK.... First ,, you know,,, they sent us to Oklahoma City,, we moved EVERYTHING to Oklahoma City and after 3 days of orientation,, they sent my husband home early because they finished everything they had .. this was not good and we werent used to this at NAS ,, so he got an offer friday from L-3 but in Waco( yuck) so we went Monday ,, the car finally started and we left ,, got here Monday ,, we are completely exhausted , our stuff still in Oklahoma City,, but he has a great job here and we got an apartment today ,,,, thank goodness ,, I miss Port A terribly, and one of my siamese escaped out the car window ,, but we are OK..

I wish they would do no more development between Port a and Padre,, they need to leave it... I know they wont ,,, but it should be that way

Since: Jun 08

El Paso

#28 Feb 12, 2009
So now your in WACO? Hey your back in Texas, YEEHAW! Port A is a lot closer for them long weekends if you ever want to come visit. Glad you all got a place to stay, and your husband got a good job, sorry to hear about the kitty, did you get it back? You are going to get your stuff from Okalahoma right? Well glad everything worked out for you... take care.

Yeah, would be nice to have some undeveloped coastline to enjoy. I hear ya.
Mexicus Crappy

Toledo, OH

#29 Feb 15, 2009
My job sent me there and I enjoyed all of the Mexican gang-bangers that tried to steal my stuff on a daily basis. It was dirty and smelled like chemicals. What a dump full of fat Mexicans. I enjoy living up north where everyone has a job, is not obese, and speaks English.

Since: Jun 08

El Paso

#30 Feb 15, 2009
You think they are bad in Corpus, try living in El Paso TX.. Trust me a move outta here to Corpus or the area, like Portland or Aransas Pass is a step up. And with the murders and constant crime across the stream in Mexico, its even worse here.

I have postponed my move out there because everyone is greedy for cash when it comes to pet deposits... and I am not getting rid of my animals because everyone down there hates animals. On average the deposit is $400 per pet, and most, half of that is non-refundable.

So I may have to consider some place else.

“Just Dutchess”

Since: May 08

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#31 Feb 16, 2009
Hi Muhnay,
My husband said the same as you about animals in Corpus,, ours were hidden for three years since we came back from my husbands hometown in the Netherlands ,, he couldnt BELIEVE the pet deposits and really neither could I... I lived in Rockport ,AP,Ingleside,, born and raised in Pprt A and lived out on Padre when you "met" me ,, the economy is horrendous and they still want ,first ,last and deposit then add on 400 per pet ,, you are quickly looking at 5000.00 to move into a rent house and nothing to write home about ... sheesh ,, it wasnt always like this .

Yes after a couple paychecks we are going to fly to Oklahoma City and pack the storeroom up and drive it one way with u-haul ,,,,

I strongly dislike Waco but we are in a very pretty 2 bed apartment overlooking the lake for 575 a month 250 deposit and they let me have both cats with no problem , so that ,, if any is the bright side,, meanwhile my ancient mercedes is BACK in the shop and I am on foot ,, I took a taxi today lol.

Since: Jun 08

El Paso

#32 Feb 17, 2009
Hello Dutchess,

Exactly. Rent at $850 a month for most if your lucky and can find something like that. Heck I find rents in Seattle WA in the same range, the only advantage of Seattle though is they have a much higher minimum wage bracket, with most jobs paying in the 10-12 dollar range for entry level, would you like fries with that employment... where Texas is still way behind in that area. Heck waitress up there make 8.09 an hour plus tips, where Texas is only 2.13 an hour plus tips.. thats crap! Sorry I stepped on that soap box rather quickly, huh? Any ways...

Im sorry you dislike Waco.. but glad you got a nice pad over looking some form of water... should help make the transition a bit easier. Sorry about the car too.. your batting a 1000, arnt ya.?=)

Stay safe, and good luck in WACO.

I'll let you know where we end up in a year.

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