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Possible partnership could provide beneficial move for Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

Posted at 6:08 PM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 00:46:13-04

The Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery is seeking new management. Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales believes the Nueces County would be a perfect fit to run the cemetery.

Especially in a partnership with the City of Corpus Christi.

Nueces County Judge Canales and Mayor Joe McComb have spoken about this topic.

Mayor McComb says that the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery is a beautiful facility. These funds would be provided by the General Land Office Mayor McComb says those same funds are an addition and that makes all the difference.

Craig Wells lives in San Antonio and comes to the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery to place flowers and spend time with his uncle, aunt, and his mother who he says, she means the world to him.

To see that the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery is well maintained and operated keeps him at peace.

“It’s wonderful they, the place is always maintained very well,” says Wells.

Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales revealed at the last commissioner’s court meeting that the GLO wants a local entity, either the County or the City of Corpus Christi to maintain operations at the cemetery.

Judge Canales says the County would be a perfect fit.

“I don’t think that either one of us are willing to let that not be a continuing opportunity for veterans here to take advantage of the veterans cemetery at the time,” Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb.

Mayor McComb also says logically, Nueces County would be in the best position to handle the responsibility because the County already has a veterans office with a veterans county officer.

Judge Barbara Canales also says that she is looking forward to speaking with our new city manager about this same topic as well.

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