🌱 A Mother’s Day Fundraiser For Diapers + A Federal Prison Sentence


Hello all. I’m back with your fresh copy of the Corpus Christi Patch newsletter. Let’s get this weekend started off right with a quick dive into the most important things happening these days in town, including updates on…

But first, your local weather:

  • Saturday: Showers and a heavier t-storm. High: 83 Low: 71.
  • Sunday: Heavy rain and a thunderstorm. High: 83 Low: 72.

Here are the top three stories in Corpus Christi today:

  1. A Houston-area man was sentenced to federal prison for smuggling unlawfully present noncitizens in the locked trailer of a shipping truck. The 33-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. During the court hearing, it was discovered that the smuggled individuals would not be able to exit the vehicle in the event of an accident, furthering his sentence. (ICE)
  2. Portis Kountry Kitchen closed its doors yet again for a plumbing issue that has become a constant issue. For several months whenever someone in their building uses the restroom or if it’s raining, the water backs up into the street, flooding the restaurant’s basement. The restaurant owners believe their building owners refuse to help them with their concerns. (KZTV 10 Corpus Christi)
  3. On Mother’s Day, the Coastal Bend Pregnancy Center is hosting a fundraiser for local families in need. The fundraiser will donate diapers and baby wipes to mothers in the Corpus Cristi area. Currently, the organization provides more than 22,000 diapers to families every month, but this year they hope to give more. (KRIS 6 News)

Today and tomorrow in Corpus Christi:

Saturday, May 13

  • Looking for a volunteer event in Corpus Cristi? The city’s next Litter Critter Community Clean Up event will occur on May 13 at the Veterans Memorial High School. (City of Corpus Christi)
  • A new art exhibit is taking over the South Texas Botanical Gardens: Art is for the Birds featuring more than 70 artsy birdhouses. The birdhouses are on display now through the end of September. (KIIITV)
  • According to the National Weather Service, expect heavy rain and flooding in Corpus Christi from now until Monday. The local area could see up to 3-4 inches of rainfall. (Caller Times)

Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Saturday. See you all soon for another update!

Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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