Resident Draws Attention to Trash Buildup in Oso Creek - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Resident Draws Attention to Trash Buildup in Oso Creek

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A family who lives less than a mile from part of Oso Creek under a new section of Ennis Joslin have voiced concern over trash collecting in the area.

Don Hand and his wife have been visiting the area for several years. They said they have seen a bobcat lunge from the cattails to catch a duck, and other wildlife along the creek; but now, they are worried because of the amount of trash they have seen collecting along its banks.

"We've noticed in the last year or so, we're accumulating more trash," Hand said. "Especially styrofoam cups and plastic bags, etc. And it goes out into the Oso."

While Hand noticed that the trash has been building, he fears nothing can be done about it. However, the City said they need citizens like Hand to point out problems.

"If the citizen observes excessive trash in any of our drainage infrastructure, please call the City's call center, which is 826-CITY, which is 2489. Let us know," said Danielle Converse of the City's Storm Water Department. "The citizens will be our eyes out in the community. They can call it in and we can go address it in a timely manner."

While trash is a common problem, City officials said they want to see it cleaned up.

Hand said that he saw a natural gas cylinder floating down the creek this past weekend, but worries that it may already be in the bay.

  • Power Outage in Annaville

    Power Outage in Annaville

    Many of your neighbors were without power for more than two hours over in Annaville. The power went out just after ten last night, the outage affected more than 11-hundred homes. Thankfully the power was restored more than two hours later. Police believe the cause of power going out is due to a car hitting a telephone pole in that area.More >>
    Many of your neighbors were without power for more than two hours over in Annaville. The power went out just after ten last night, the outage affected more than 11-hundred homes. Thankfully the power was restored more than two hours later. Police believe the cause of power going out is due to a car hitting a telephone pole in that area.More >>
  • Easter Celebrations Around World

    Easter Celebrations Around World

    (CNN) -- Christians celebrated Easter around the world Sunday, but with reminders of violence and politics.In his second Easter message since becoming pontiff, Pope Francis prayed for an end to conflicts in Iraq, Israel, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, South Sudan, Venezuela and Ukraine.He delivered his speech from the central balcony of Saint Peter's Basilica. "We pray in a particular way for Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive needed humanitarian a...More >>
    (CNN) -- Christians celebrated Easter around the world Sunday, but with reminders of violence and politics.In his second Easter message since becoming pontiff, Pope Francis prayed for an end to conflicts in Iraq, Israel, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, South Sudan, Venezuela and Ukraine.He delivered his speech from the central balcony of Saint Peter's Basilica. "We pray in a particular way for Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive needed humanitarian a...More >>
  • Control Burn Gets Out of Control

    Control Burn Gets Out of Control

    A control burn. got out of control due to high wind. This happened Saturday at around 3 in the afternoon it started on Jacoby lane in Aransas Pass. According to fire officials, the blaze was about 4 to 5 acres and was said to have jumped Highway 35. Fire crews from Rockport, and several others surrounding agencies battled the fire for about an hour and a half. One shed did burn due to the fire.More >>
    A control burn. got out of control due to high wind. This happened Saturday at around 3 in the afternoon it started on Jacoby lane in Aransas Pass. According to fire officials, the blaze was about 4 to 5 acres and was said to have jumped Highway 35. Fire crews from Rockport, and several others surrounding agencies battled the fire for about an hour and a half. One shed did burn due to the fire. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KIII. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.