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Issue 18, Vol 2
September is Childhood
or Pediatric Cancer Aware-
ness Month. The color for
awareness is Gold. Dr. Nikol
Youngberg was the Elemen-
tary principal and varsity
football mom in 2012 when
she approached head foot-
ball coach Darrell Andrus
about the possibility of bring-
ing awareness for Pediatric
Cancer during a September
Football game and calling it
“The Gold Game.”
Dr. Youngberg had first
felt the impact childhood
cancer when, as an assistant
principal, she was devastat-
ed by the loss of 5th grade
student Alyssa Bouve from
City of Corpus Christi Proposed Bond 2018 Information Guide
Available at City Locations
Hornet s “Go Gold” in Recogni t ion of Chi ldhood Cancer
Awareness Month
The City of Corpus Christi
Proposed Bond 2018 Infor-
mation Guide is available to
the public online and at City
facilities. The guide is pub-
lished in both English and
Spanish and contains Propo-
sition information, proposed
project lists, anticipated as-
sociated tax increases, and
general information about
the City’s Bond program.
What is a Bond Program?
A bond is a form of debt
that provides local govern-
ment with funds to finance
large capital improvement
projects. A Bond Program in-
cludes both the authority to
issue bonds and a listing of
the purposes for which the
funds may be used. General
Obligation Bond Programs,
such as the City of Corpus
Christi’s 2018 Bond Program,
require voter approval.
Does the proposed 2018
Bond Program anticipate an
increase in the City proper-
ty tax rate?
Proposition A of
the 2018 Bond Program does
not require an increase in the
City’s property tax rate. How-
Neal –
continues on page 3
ever, the other Propositions
each require an increase in
property tax (see the box on
this page). If all Propositions
are approved, property taxes
are expected to increase a to-
tal of about 2 cents.
How does this Bond Pro-
gram impact my utility bill?
Utility bills will be impacted
by the two Street Proposi-
tions (A and B) because the
underlying utility work for
street projects is not included
in the Bond Program costs.
If Proposition A is approved,
it would increase an average
residential customer’s utility
bill by about $2 per month.
Proposition B would increase
an average residential cus-
tomer’s utility bill by about 82
cents per month if approved.
Why do you issue bonds to
pay for City projects rather
than pay for projects with
cash?
Bond financing funds
large-scale capital improve-
ment projects and allows the
City’s operating budget to
focus on annual and ongo-
ing costs such as personnel,
operations and public service
programs. By issuing bonds,
we can invest in those proj-
ects more quickly and avoid
deferred maintenance costs.
How are bond projects
selected?
The projects in the
2018 Bond Program were
vetted and approved by
City Council. With any bond
program, City staff initially
studies the City’s inventory
of infrastructure throughout
the community and develops
a list of potential projects.
These projects are present-
ed to Council for review and
discussion. A final list of pro-
posed projects is determined
based on these discussions.
What are you doing to
get projects done faster?
Six
(6) projects in Proposition A
were pre-designed to allow
construction to begin soon
after the 2018 Bond Program
is approved by voters.
For your convenience,
printed copies of the guide
are available at the following
locations:
• Animal Care Services,
2626 Holly Road
• City/County Health Dis-
cancer. Alyssa remained on
her mind and forever in her
memory as she named her
daughter born that same
year (2008), Shelby Alyssa.
In addition to the tragic loss
of Alyssa for our district, she
felt the impact further by the
experiences and awareness
of one of her teachers at the
Elementary school, Misty
Beckwith. Her daughter
Madison also fought Pediat-
ric Cancer. Madison is cur-
rently a 5th grade student at
Flour Bluff Intermediate. She
is completely in remission
and brings her own aware-
– by Mary Jane Crull,
Communications/Market-
ing Director South Texas
Botanical Gardens and
Nature Center
– by Dr. Nikol Youngberg
Flour Bluff Elementary
Principal
trict, 1702 Horne Road
• City Hall Information
Booth, 1201 Leopard Street
• Development Services,
2406 Leopard Street
Libraries:
• La Retama, 805 Coman-
che Street
• Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia, 5930
Brockhampton Street
• Ben F. McDonald, 4044
Greenwood Drive
• Janet F. Harte, 2629 Wal-
dron Road
• Anita & W.T. Neyland,
1230 Carmel Parkway
• Owen R. Hopkins, 3202
McKinzie Road
• Police Department, 321
John Sartain Street
Recreation Centers:
• Joe Garza, 3204 Highland
Avenue
• Lindale, 3133 Swantner
Drive
• Oak Park, 842 Erwin Drive
• Oso, 1111 Bernice Drive
Senior Centers
:
• Broadmoor, 1651 Tarlton
Street
• Ethel Eyerly, 654 Graham
Road
• Garden, 5325 Greely Drive
• Greenwood, 4040 Green
wood Drive
• Lindale, 3135 Swantne
Drive
• Northwest, 9725 Up Rive
Road
• Oveal Williams, 1414 Mar
tin Luther King Drive
• Zavala, 510 Osage Street
Water Department, 2726
Holly Road
For more information and
the online version, pleas
visit
com/bond2018
Courtesy of City of Corpus Christi
TwoBands Featuredat October 12Moonlight in theGardens,
Honoring Judge Loyd and Thetis Neal
tivities for children at Driscoll
that are going through the
same treatments she went
through.
In addition to Madison
and Alyssa’s stories, it soon
Cancer –
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became very clear that form
of childhood cancer signifi
cantly affect our district and
‘The Deadbeats’ will play
on the patio, and ‘Flashback’
will be on stage at MOON-
LIGHT in the GARDENS, hon-
oring Nueces County Judge
Loyd Neal and wife Thetis
Neal, beginning at 5:30 pm,
Friday, October 12, at the
Congressman Solomon P. Or-
tiz International Center, 402
Harbor Drive. The 12th an-
nual South Texas Botanical
Gardens & Nature Center sig-
nature fundraiser, presented
for the fifth year by CITGO,
benefits Botanical Gardens
environmental
education
and conservation programs.
Other major sponsors in-
clude AEP Texas, Ken and
Photo courtesy of Flour Bluff Sports
Amanda Kellar, Port Corpus
Christi and Texas Roadhouse;
Nelwyn Anderson, Aran-
sas-Corpus Christi Pilots,
Lura & Dr. Tom Dietze, John
& Ida Farias & Family, Jason’s
Deli, H-E-B, Hollon Safe Com-
pany, NavyArmy Community
Credit Union, Mike Pusley,
Spectra at the Ortiz Center
and Whataburger; American
Bank, Bowen Enterprises,
Ltd., Flint Hills Resources,
Physicians Premier and Ra-
balais I&E Constructors.
Judge Neal’s public ser-
vice life spans 30 years in the
Military, 40 in the business
world, Chair of South Texas
Military Task Force, three gu-
bernatorial
appointments,
four terms as Mayor of Cor-
pus Christi, three as Nueces
County Judge--plus numer-
ous civilian, Military and Tex-
as A&M University honors,
awards and board positions.
He steps down as County
Judge the end of this year.
The party, known for its
continuous entertainment,
keeps its casual format and
interplanetary travel theme,
featuring Vulcan Valet, Stel-
lar
Spirits,
Astronomical
Appetizers, three auctions,
Aphrodite’s Patio Party, Pic-
tures with Parrots, wine pull,
Best Steak on the Planet, Sat-
urn’s Sweets, pop and rock
Nep-tunes for dancing, and
Galactic Gifts in valeted vehi-
cles. Program emcee is State
Representative Todd Hunter.
Guests also may expect a few
“splashes” of maroon in the
decor! Event Chairs Dr. Mary
Jane Garza and Christina
Cisneros-Guzman have an-
nounced Auction Co-Chairs
are Barbie Baker, Melody
Cooper, Brenda Crawley and
Donna Gerard.
Sponsorships are availabl
from $1500 to $10,000. Indi
vidual seating goes on sale
Monday, September 10, a
$125 members, $150 others.
Reservations required. Fo
more information, visit www
stxbot.org, or call Develop
ment Director Scott Sim
monds, 361-852-2100.
Entertainment and Dining:
• Stellar Spirits Bars
• Astronomical Appetizers
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