Corpus Christi, Texas

"TJ Rides" takes place primarily in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Bob Hall Pier

Hurricane Carla was one of two Category 5 tropical cyclones during the 1961 Atlantic hurricane season. It struck the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, becoming one of the most powerful storms to ever strike the United States and the second most intense storm to ever strike the Texas coast. Due to the evacuation of over 500,000 residents, the death toll was only 43.

Images of Hurricane Carla, 1961, from Caller.com, the newspaper of Corpus Christi


Corpus Christi Beach

Hurricane Celia was the third named tropical cyclone, the second hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 1970 Atlantic hurricane season. As Celia moved toward the Texas coastline, it began to rapidly intensify. The storm reached its peak as it made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, as a strong Category Three hurricane late on August 3. The storm caused 15 fatalities in Texas before dissipating inland the next day. Damages in Texas totaled to $930 million, making Celia the costliest disaster in Texas history at the time. To date, Celia is last major hurricane to strike the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, directly.

Images of Hurricane Celia, 1970, from Caller.com, the newspaper of Corpus Christi