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Author:  St Veronica [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Corpus Christi, Texas

Don't we have people on the board who live there or near there?

If so, what is the cost of living like and how are the crime rates? What are the Churches like? How's the bishop?



SV

Author:  SA-Mom [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus is similar to SA in cost of living except the economy is more depressed there. If you already have a secure job it is a nice place to live but I wouldn't move there first and then try to find employment. Like many areas the churches are hit and miss. One very nice church is OLofCorpus Christi which is a SOLT church. It is right off I-37.
I don't know anything about the CC bishop.

Author:  St Veronica [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

The job would already be a done deal (DH thinking of re-locating so we are looking at 2 or 3 states actually) except for me and I can pretty much find a job doing whatever since I've got such a varied background ...and if I couldn't find a job for awhile that would be ok too.


SV

Author:  Bombadil [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

http://www.cityrating.com/citycrime.asp ... i&state=TX

I've always had a dim view of Corpus Christi myself. Coastal Texas cities aren't very nice.

Author:  St Veronica [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

DH has been there a number of times and he really likes the area ...I have not been there yet. We would not necessarily live within the city limits, I'm looking at more outside the city to the SW (DH would be working at the N.A.S.).


SV

Author:  sassenach [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

A friend of mine lives there, so I'll ask her. (And she's Catholic too, so hopefully will have an opinion of the bishop there.) She and her husband seem to like the place.

Author:  SarahGrace [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

As soon as I saw the thread title I thought, "A possible move."
:D
I have no first hand experience, so no advice; but you know you've got my prayers.

Any chance Dayton, Oh or Charleston WV (I'd be shocked if WV was) is on the list?

Author:  MamaE [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

http://www.city-data.com/forum/corpus-christi/


Was not a practicing Catholic when I lived there so I'm not much help.

Author:  MamaE [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

http://www.city-data.com/city/Corpus-Christi-Texas.html

This page has stats and a LOT Of data.

If you select a zip code in the lists it will give you a lot more specific information. Including cost of living percentages. That site has info on just about every city. Its awesome.

Author:  faithfulservant [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

the bishop there is rock solid from what i understand and from all indications

Author:  St Veronica [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

Sarah yep a possible move...but at this point he's talking TX or AL, nothing near Va. although that would be neat! It's going to be some months from now either way though.

Thanks for the link Rachel! FS that is good to know!


SV

Author:  SarahGrace [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

How exciting to be on the move again, just the two of you. A whole new adventure.

I tease dh that about the time he can finally be/live in one place, our kiddos will be grown and I'll be ready for moving around again.
There's so much to see and experience.

Author:  Bombadil [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

St Veronica wrote:
DH has been there a number of times and he really likes the area ...I have not been there yet. We would not necessarily live within the city limits, I'm looking at more outside the city to the SW (DH would be working at the N.A.S.).


SV

It is an easy town to get out of so you can live in the country nearby.

Author:  SA-Mom [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

and we're the available go-to DCF hurricane evacuation ctr :)

Author:  Quo Vadis [ Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Corpus Christi, Texas

I was in CC last week, my wife is from there and my parents met there while my dad was in the navy. CC is kind of a love it or hate it type place. Slower pace, no traffic jams, hot, humid, and windy most of the time, more catholic than a lot of Texas because of the Hispanic, Czech, and German Bavarian influence, cheaper cost of living than much of Texas and the nation, Fishing is great, the beach is nearby. It is not a glitzy or pretentious place like Dallas.

My nephew said this week as a tropical storm hit nearby; " ‎40 mph winds, sideways rain, 90% humidity, and 85F temp. = BBQ Time!!! You have to deal with tropical storms and hurricanes, but it only snows once every 15 or 20 years or so.

My in-laws all live in Flour Bluff near the NAS. It is not a bad place to be stationed, and it is Texas after all. And God's country, the Texas Hill Country is just a 3 hour drive. My wife wants to move back to Flour Bluff but there isn't much work for me there right now.

My experience with churches there is limited to:

When I was there visiting my grandparents my family went to http://www.mahpro.com/sscm.html/
It was pretty orthodox at the time and we have Czech ancestry which fits in with the church patrons.

Nowdays I go to http://www.stpaultheapostlecc.org/ because it is 2 blocks from my SiL. If I lived there I would probably not attend this one regularly.

There are a number of other Catholic churches in the area which I have never attended including a chapel at the NAS.

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