Envisioning Education & Culture | 1961-2010
From the 1960s to today, Corpus Christi has experienced massive growth. The Sixties were marked by the opening of the JFK Causeway, the Airport, the Army Depot and the Bayfront Arts & Sciences Park. Led by Hurricane Celia, the Seventies saw continued rebuilding and recovery efforts, the oil boom and the opening of the Corpus Christi State School. The Eighties and Nineties defined themselves as the city pulled itself out of the doldrums of a poor economy, expanding arts and education. The Texas State Aquarium and the Mary Rhodes Memorial Pipeline opened and the first bond package was passed. From 2000 to today, the city has experienced recognition as an All American City, the opening of Whataburger Field, wireless technology, the opening of the Packery Channel and the redevelopment of Naval Station Ingleside.