Congressional Health Care Update
Congressman Vela visit
Unite the City
14th Annual ARK Gala
The ARK is a non-profit organization that was founded 16 years ago to care for children and youth who are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) due to abuse or neglect by a parent or guardian. In 2002, the ARK opened a new facility in Corpus Christi and to-date is the only licensed facility within an 80-mile radius that is contracted by the state of Texas to provide assessment services and emergency shelter for victims up to the age of 17. On Thursday night Master of Ceremonies, Joe Gazin of KIII-TV 3, along with guest speaker Pamela E. Toohey will entertain guests. Toohey founded the Birth Parent Association in 2007 and has more than 24,000 hours of practice in counseling and case management. Using a real-life case presentation, Toohey will take guests on one familyís journey into the depths of drug abuse, prostitution, child neglect and child endangerment that offers a happy ending of success. The ARK Gala will also feature one of the largest silent auctions with over 200 items, including bicycles, toys, artwork, designer/name-brand jewelry, food and wine baskets, sporting accessories, tickets to a variety of sporting events- Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros, and an assortment of gift certificates to attractions state-wide, as well as fine dining and eateries. Sentimental items to the ARK will also be featured, including a tea set for two that was handmade by Sister Milagros, co-founder of the ARK. The tea set was created as a symbol of tradition from her heritage in Madrid, Spain. The evening will also feature a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, open bar and live auction that include four Southwest Airline tickets and a night at the Corpus Christi Hooks in the IBC Bank Suite. This year the ARK Gala will be dedicated to the memory of Rev. Msgr. Robert E. Freeman, P.A., one of the co-founders of the ARK organization. Some of Freemanís surviving family members will attend the ARK Gala as special guests. Sunday, September 16 will mark the 10th anniversary of Freemanís passing.
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Family Outdoor Expo
Join us for a FREE-family outdoor event! Enjoy pony rides, rock climbing, fishing, archery, remote-control cars & much more! This event is absolutely free & encourages kids to learn about the outdoors with their families!
Hispanic Heritage Festival & Car Show
Join us for a FREE Hispanic Heritage Celebration! Enjoy ethnic foods, shopping, a car show and much more! Kick back & watch the football game on the BIG Screen! Live entertainment featuring Los Palominos, Solido, AJ Castillo, Extremo, Albert Zamora Y Talento, Megan Y Velocidad, El Mariachi Mejicanismo, and Alcorta Compania De Danza Folklorico.
The Basics of SBA Loans to Help Start or EXpand your Small Business
The U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) will conduct a FREE seminar for startup or existing small businesses to explain SBA loan programs, plus information on Starting Your Business and fee technical assistance from SCORE Corpus Christi & Del Mar College Small Business Development Center
FREE dinner and a Movie night @6p.m. Showing "High School Musical" Meal includes Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and corn @ Cornerstone Baptist Church