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Creating Community in Isolation: the History of Corpus Christi’s Molina Addition, 1954-1970

Description: “Creating Community in Isolation: The History of Corpus Christi’s Molina Addition, 1954-1970” examines the history of the Molina Addition in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, and its serving district, the West Oso Independent School District, from 1954 to 1970. Specifically, this essay begins with an analysis of the elite-driven campaign to annex the blighted Molina Addition in September and October 1954. The city intended to raze the neighborhood and develop middle-class homes in place of the newly annexed neighborhood. Following the annexation of the Molina Addition, African American and ethnic Mexican residents initiated protracted struggles to desegregate and integrate schools that served their area, the West Oso Independent School District, as detailed in the chapter, “The West Oso School Board Revolution.” The chapter examines the electoral “revolution” in which Anglo rural elites were unseated from their positions on the school board and replaced by African American and ethnic Mexican Molina Addition residents. The third chapter, “Building Mo-Town, Texas,” focuses on residents’ struggle to install indoor plumbing, eliminate pit privies, construct paved roads, and introduce War on Poverty grants to rehabilitate the neighborhood. This chapter also offers a glimpse into the social life of Molina youth during the 1960s.
Date: December 2015
Creator: Gurrola, Moisés A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Source Apportionment Analysis of Measured Volatile Organic Compounds in Corpus Christi, Texas

Description: Corpus Christi among of the largest industrialized coastal urban areas in Texas. The strategic location of the city along the Gulf of Mexico allows for many important industries and an international business to be located. The cluster of industries and businesses in the region contribute to the air pollution from emissions that are harmful to the environment and to the people living in and visiting the area. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) constitute an important class of pollutants measured in the area. The automated gas chromatography (Auto GC) data was collected from Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and source apportionment analysis was conducted on this data to identify key sources of VOC affecting this study region. EPA PMF 3.0 was employed in this sources apportionment study of measured VOC concentration during 2005 - 2012 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The study identified nine optimal factors (Source) that could explain the concentration of VOC at two urbane monitoring sites in the study region. Natural gas was found to be the largest contributor of VOC in the area, followed by gasoline and vehicular exhaust. Diesel was the third highest contributor with emissions from manufacturing and combustion processes. Refineries gases and evaporative fugitive emissions were other major contributors in the area; Flaring operations, solvents, and petrochemicals also impacted the measured VOC in the urban area. It was noted that he measured VOC concentrations were significantly influenced by the economic downturn in the region and this was highlighted in the annual trends of the apportioned VOC.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Abood, Ahmed T.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Estimation of Aircraft Emissions for the Corpus Christi International Airport, Corpus Christi, Texas

Description: Commercial aviation is a vital part of the United States economy. It generates over $1 trillion annually, which is more than 5% of the U.S. GDP, and produces approximately 10 million jobs. Every year there is an increase in commercial air traffic. This is attributed to expanding trade between states and other countries, which requires larger amounts of cargo aircraft in operation, and also catering to the growing number of middle and upper class passengers who travel for business and pleasure purposes. A rise in commercial aviation leads to the use of more aviation fuel on a monthly and annual basis. This in turn leads to escalated levels of combustion by-products from jet and turbofan engines into the atmosphere. The negative effects of these by-products range from producing poor air quality and consequent health hazards to contributing to global warming. This study is aimed at assessing the impacts of aircraft emissions on the local air quality in Corpus Christi using the Emissions and Dispersion Modeling System. Flight data for the study was obtained from the Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration. Analyses of the emissions were compared on monthly, annual, engine type and airline provider bases. Climatic, economic and anthropogenic factors were identified in the analyses.
Date: May 2013
Creator: Thomas, Gregson Johann
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from Nancy Reynolds to Linda Eshom, August 9, 1993]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Nancy Reynolds, Project Coordinator of North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, to Linda Eshom, Art Consultant for Corpus Christi ISD. In regards to Eshom's assistance during the four day seminar. Reynolds writes that they have reserved the days of June 28 - July 1 and July 5 - 8, 1994 for Corpus Christi to discuss future seminars and the ways to best serve the teachers. Reynolds continues that Dr. William Otten is interested in bringing NTIEVA to speak at the Art Museum of South Texas, and that possibly Eshom can reach out to him to coordinate efforts. Enclosed with the letter are information Reynolds believes will be useful for Eshom. The attachments are, Fees for the Institute Presentations, Human Commonalities list, copy of NTIEVA's consortium members, and their list of goals.
Date: August 9, 1993
Creator: Reynolds, Nancy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A Critical Analysis of the Educational Program of the Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School and the Northside Junior High School of Corpus Christi, Texas, to Determine whether Industrial Arts is Needed and Wanted

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine, by means of a survey, the desires and needs of Latin-American children in connection with an educational program in the elementary school and at the junior-high-school level. It was recognized at the outset of this investigation that these pupils may be influenced materially both by the lower standard of education of their parents and the higher standard of education of their teachers. Language difficulties, living conditions at home, and loyalty to native teachings, customs, and traditions act as opposing forces in the effective educational training of these pupils in the schools of Texas.
Date: 1951
Creator: Lopez, Lawrence
Partner: UNT Libraries

Equipment for Junior-High-School Art Rooms in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Schools

Description: This study considers the equipment needed for the art rooms of the three junior high schools of Corpus Christi, Texas. It discusses the special problems encountered by the teacher-committee that had to determine the minimum list of tools and other equipment necessary to carry out a well-rounded art program.
Date: 1951
Creator: Kerr, Lou Brock
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from Jack Davis, Bill McCarter and Nancy Reynolds to Linda Eshom, December 20, 1993]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Jack Davis, Bill McCarter and Nancy Reynolds, North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, to Linda Eshom, School Services Consultant of Corpus Christi ISD. In regards to having read over the proposal CCISD wants to make to the Texas Commission of the Arts and have sent back letters of support to help weigh the scales in CCISD's favor. However, in CCISD's proposals they use "Getty Center for the Visual Arts" as part of the description in partnership which is not accurate as the partnership is between NTIEVA and CCISD. They much correct their mistake as NTIEVA does not wish to get into hot water with the Getty over similar mistakes.
Date: December 20, 1993
Creator: Davis, Donald Jack; McCarter, William & Reynolds, Nancy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Jack Davis, Bill McCarter and Nancy Reynolds to Rosaena Garza, January 14, 1994]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Jack Davis, Bill McCarter and Nancy Reynolds, North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, to Rosaena Garza, Director of Academic Programs, Corpus Christi ISD. In regards to Wynn Seale Fine Arts Magnet School applying for an innovative education grant from the Texas Education Agency and that North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts endorses the proposal. They write that NTIEVA has had a collaborative relationship with Corpus Christi ISD since the summer of 1993 and that they will work with CCISD to provide staff development workshops, on-going training for CCISD personnel and serve as network with other art educators across the state. At the request of their major funders, NTIEVA are expanding to include districts outside of the DFW / North Texas locations and are going to consult with CCISD for collaborative opportunities.
Date: January 14, 1994
Creator: Davis, Donald Jack; McCarter, William & Reynolds, Nancy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Memorandum: Validation of Data for Base Realignment and Closure 2005, Corpus Christi Army Depot. Texas (Project Code A-2003-IMT-0440.049). Audit Report: A-2005-00 10-ALT - DTD 5 October 2004

Description: DISREGARD RESTRICTION HEADER AND FOOTER - Memorandum: Validation of Data for Base Realignment and Closure 2005, Corpus Christi Army Depot. Texas (Project Code A-2003-IMT-0440.049). Audit Report: A-2005-00 10-ALT - DTD 5 October 2004
Date: September 14, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dept of the Army Auditing Docs, Report "Validation of Data for Base Realignment and Closure 2005, Corpus Christi Army Depot, Audit Report" (30 Jun 04)

Description: The Director, The Army Basing Study Group asked SAAG-IMT to validate data that the Study Group and six Joint Cross-Service Groups will use for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 analyses. This memorandum summarizes the results of their validation efforts at Corpus Christi Army Depot.
Date: September 5, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from Nancy Reynolds to William Otton, September 13, 1993]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Nancy Reynolds, Project Coordinator of North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, to Dr. William Otton, Art Museum of South Texas. In regards to the seminar NTIEVA presented at the museum in August and how they will be meeting with Linda Eshom and Ola Underhill to discuss continuous collaboration. Reynolds writes that they have reserved the days of June 28 - July 1 and July 5 - 8, 1994 for Corpus Christi to discuss future seminars and the ways to best serve the teachers. Enclosed with the letter is an attached NTIEVA newsletter, which includes an article about the Corpus seminars.
Date: September 13, 1993
Creator: Reynolds, Nancy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sandra Lanier-Lerma to Nancy Reynolds, November 1993]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Sandra Lanier-Lerma, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Operations for Corpus Christi ISD to Nancy Reynolds, Project Coordinator of North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts. In regards to an invitation sent by NTIEVA to Corpus Christi ISD to form a partnership. CCISD's initial plan includes the formation of a partnership with the Art Museum of South Texas to develop a Satellite Consortium in South Texas and to write a five-year plan to providing quality art education programs in South Texas. CCISD district looks forward to the opportunities with North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts might provide for the students.
Date: November 4, 1993
Creator: Lanier-Lerma, Sandra
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections