Corpus Christi Facts That You Didn’t Know Were True

Corpus Christi Facts

Corpus Christi has some awesome facts that a lot of people don’t know about. These facts range from famous people to historic occurrences. You won’t believe some of the things that happened right here in your hometown. Here are some of the most interesting Corpus Christi facts.

Famous Visit

Actress Eva Longoria is originally from Corpus Christi, and worked at Wendy’s. She returned at one point to work a day at Wendy’s and serve from behind the counter to reminisce her time in the town.


This popular chain opened its first location right here in our town of Corpus Christi. Back in 1950 when they opened they slowly gained popularity and began opening more and more around the U.S.

Fred Gibson

The writer of Old Yeller used to work for the Corpus Christi Caller Times as a journalist.

Visiting Rates

Of the 5 million people who visit Corpus Christi 74% of them are from Texas.

George Bush Sr.

One of our former presidents received a naval aviator wings at the naval air station in Corpus Christi.

The Oldest Church

One of our towns oldest churches, the Corpus Christi Cathedral has been around since the 1840s, but the congregation has been around since the 1840s.

The South Tower of One Shoreline Plaza

This building is the tallest one in Texas south of San Antonio.


Both Bobby and Terry Labonte are from Corpus Christi. They are highly esteemed NASCAR drivers.

The Best Corpus Christi Facts!

Corpus Christi has so much more history to it, but these are by far the best. It is always cool to learn about your hometown. Be sure to stop by Mike Shaw Toyota today for all your vehicle needs and concerns. Our professionals are happy to help and can have you back on the road in no time at all.

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