The City of Corpus Christi is spending more than 140 thousand dollars to help preserve and protect old documents dating back to the 1850's when the city was founded.
City Secretary Rebecca Huerta says it is the law that these documents be maintained because they are considered to be permanent records by the state.
Huerta also says that the highly acidic pages are in very poor condition and handling the documents has to be done carefully.
The city has contracted a company out of the DFW metroplex to restore 52 old documentation books in the next four years. Huerta says that the books will last an additional two to three hundred years after they are preserved.