Corpus Christi is a coastal city located in Texas. The name means "body of Christ" in Latin. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 277,454. It is the county seat of Nueces County.
The city is often referred to as "The Sparkling City by The Sea", particularly in literature promoting tourism.
Corpus Christi is home to the Days Inn where Tejano star Selena was shot to death. It is also where Marshall Applewhite, leader of the Heaven's Gate cult, grew up. Other notable personages who have either grown up or resided in Corpus Christi include the actors Lou Diamond Phillips, Farrah Fawcett, and Dabney Coleman, and the musician Freddy Fender.
The city is served by Corpus Christi International Airport, on the west side of the city.
Various sections of Corpus Christi maintain distinct senses of identity and community from the city proper, especially the Calallen and Flour Bluff areas, and, less often, Clarkwood and Annaville. These areas are sometimes mistakenly believed to be separate municipalities.
Web Sites and Links
Corpus Christi Texas Convention and Visitors BureauSearchable database for beach front hotel accommodations and convention centers.
Corpus Christi Dot ComFeaturing an extensive business directory.
Corpus Christi Bay Area ConnectionsIncludes information on travel, tourism, events and attractions.
Corpus Christi, TXIncludes entertainment, education, hotels and lodging, real estate, recreational activities, and weather.
Corpus QuestA Corpus Christi search directory.
CorpusBeach.comInformation on events, fishing, surfing, lodging, and restaurants. Also features pictures from North Padre and Mustang Island.
Handbook of Texas Online: Corpus Chrisit, TXCommunity history and information.
SailCam Corpus ChristiFeatures a webcam of the bay and a calendar of events.
The Corpus Christi Treasure ChestA directory for the city and southern Texas.
Your Town: Corpus ChristiLocal tools, links, and sports information.