• October 2007

    We had a great kick off Bar-B-Q, good crowd, food and bar! Thanks to John Bockelman and his volunteers for doing a great job putting the event together. John worked the front desk and could not even join us in the dinning room. Thank you, Kendall Thomas and Amy Bufford for your help. I would […]

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  • September 2007

    Welcome to the 2007-2008 CCGS year. I look forward to all the camaraderie, and who knows, maybe we might learn something from the highly talented luncheon speakers! We have a great preliminary line up of guest speakers, climaxing with Mr. Red McCombs at the final luncheon on May 21, 2008. Thanks to Juan Cabasos, the […]

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  • May 2007

    I am very excited that the 11th annual Family Fossil Hunt is again scheduled this year at the Wright Brothers’ Gravel Pit and Quarry. This is a tremendous opportunity for students, parents and geologists to find bones of a diverse number of extinct Pleistocene mammals in our own county. The species diversity of fauna compares […]

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  • Article from Rotary Club President Jim Mailhes

    Owen Hopkins, current president of the local Geological Society, gave a presentation on the “History of Oil and Gas in Corpus Christi”. Did you know that the first oil well in Corpus Christi was drilled right down Leopard Street where the “Old Mexico” Restaurant stands today? Hundreds of wells were drilled in the area along […]

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  • April 2007

    Phase I – Fifty-one USGS Time and Terrain Geologic Maps of the US are on the walls of local schools thanks to the efforts and donations from many members of our society. The goal of getting 100 of them placed by the end of this school year is on track. Phase II – Safari it […]

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  • March 2007

    The Phase I—Maps in School Project 2006-2007 to place the USGS Time and Terrain Geologic Map of the US in 100 schools in the Coastal Bend before the end of this school year is on track. The Phase II—Safari in South Texas Texas A&M University Kingsville (TAMU-K) has collected bones from more than 20 species […]

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  • February 2007

    The Phase I–Maps in School Project 2006-2007 is progressing well— nine CCGS members will have placed or scheduled to place the USGS Time and Terrain Geologic Map of the US in 41 local schools by the end of January. The map is also hanging in the office of Acting CCISD Superintendent, Scott Elliff. “The object […]

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  • January 2007

    Dennis Moore, your Past President of the CCGS, suggested in his term that we take our educational activities to a higher level. He suggested we start informing the community of what the Corpus Christi Geological Society has been doing in our schools for many years and to raise the awareness of care and concern the […]

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  • December 2006

    The Maps in School Project 2006-2007 is well underway with 20 schools receiving the maps— see pictures in this bulletin of the students at some schools in Corpus Christi and also in Palacios, Texas. I traveled with Bill and Marjorie Walraven to San Antonio last week to attend the South Texas Geological Society luncheon and […]

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  • November 2006

    What a great response to my The Maps in Schools Project 2006-2007 –we sent out invoices to everyone who signed up to sponsor a map for a school at the KickOff BBQ and almost immediately started receiving the funds to kick start our mapping project. Zdansky’s map store has laminated, dry mounted and framed 25 […]

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