In fact, the citys organizational goal is to be a national leader of excellence in public service” (City of Corpus Christi: History, 1). In this regard, the population, totaling 287,438 as of July 2009 (City-Data, 1), reveal diverse interests and concerns, in their pursuit to be a national leader of excellence through social responsibility and servant leadership. The local residents’ concerns and issues are divulged through one of the news websites in the city, the Caller Times.
A search at the official website of Caller Times disclose interesting local news articles where some articles generate an extraordinarily large amount of comments. Politics remain to preoccupy the local residents’ affairs as they recently focused on the clamor for recount by Republican and Democratic Party officials. One article, written by Rick Spruill entitled Ortiz requests $13,000 in donations for recount generated, posted on November 8, generated a staggering 61 comments, to date. Spruill indicated in the report that “U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz on Monday asked supporters for $13,000 for the recount. He said in an e-mailed statement to supporters the money must be raised by midnight” (par. 2). This enraged most citizens indicating their frustration and rage for Ortiz’s solicitation for the money despite being a millionaire.
Aside from politics, the weather has been a perennial issue due to the strategic location of Corpus Christi. Citizens are concerned on hurricanes, cold fronts (where a discussion actually ensued regarding the exact nature), and other possible calamities and weather disturbances brought about by the climate change, in general. Weather is a crucial issue as local residents’ schedules for various activities would highly depend on weather forecasts.
A more extensive search in the news would bring to light the genuine enthusiasm for