CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Several Nueces County public buildings, community centers, and Nueces County Texas Public Libraries are open to the public during normal business hours allowing residents to cool down and access the public water fountains where available.
"Nueces Community Centers will now be open an additional hour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, during this Extreme Heat Advisory," stated officials.
The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) will also provide a free ride to the nearest cooling center. Riders should let the Bus Operator know that they'll be traveling to a cooling center. For more information, visit the CCRTA website here.
Temperatures have been in the triple digits throughout the region, so opening up Cooling Centers in the Coastal Bend for families without air conditioning is vital.
Here is a list of Nueces County Cooling Centers:
• Banquete Community Center
4359 4th Street, Highway 44, Banquete, TX
• Hilltop Community Center
11425 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78410
• David Berlanga Community Center
1513 2nd Street, Agua Dulce, TX 78330
• Driscoll Community Center
200 East 6th Street, Driscoll, TX 78351
• Bishop Community Center
102 West Joyce, Bishop, TX 78343
Nueces County Libraries will be open during normal business hours:
• Nueces County Texas Public Library-Keach Family Library
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd., Robstown, TX
(Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.)
(Friday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
• Nueces County Texas Public Library – Bishop Branch
115 S. Ash Ave., Bishop, TX
(Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
(Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
CLOSED FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY