At press time, the Corpus Christi and Upper Padre Island beaches are reportedly unaffected by the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau stated that it might be months before its beaches were to feel impact from the oil spill, if impact were to occur.
“The oil slick remains at least 150 miles from Texas waters and is unlikely to spoil Texas beaches or wetlands,” said Texas land commissioner, Jerry Patterson, in a statement this week. “So far, we have not had any negative impact here in Texas, and we don’t really anticipate much.”
At this time, Texas has not been named as one of the states threatened by the oil spill, and the state’s beaches are open for business.
Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau