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Corpus Christi Station

9149 State Highway 44
Corpus Christi, Texas 78406
Office: (361) 879-4300
Fax: (361) 879-4471

History

The station was established in August of 1988, as part of the McAllen Border Patrol Sector under Chief Silvestre Reyes. The station is a single story 5,000 square foot facility located in the Allen & Cameron Industrial Park. The building consists of offices, detention cells, a muster room, and a processing/booking area. A sally-port is adjoined to the rear entrance of the building.

Area of Responsibility

The Corpus Christi Station area of responsibility is comprised of 14 counties, 8,482 square miles (which is slightly more than half of the total Rio Grande Valley Sector area of responsibility), and a population of approximately 620,000 people. The station area of responsibility exceeds the combined square miles of the States of Rhode Island, Delaware, and Connecticut.

The counties bordering the station's area of responsibility along the Gulf of Mexico from south to north are Willacy, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Refugio, Victoria, and Calhoun. The Counties forming the northern boundary of the AOR are Jackson, and Lavaca. Dewitt, Goliad, and Bee Counties form the western boundary. To the east of the coastal counties is the Intracoastal Waterway, which starts at the Port of Brownsville, Texas and runs north along the Gulf of Mexico to Orange, Texas. Over 130 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway is within the station area of responsibility. Also, to the east of the Intracoastal Waterway are the barrier islands of Padre, Mustang, San Jose, and Matagorda. Statutory authority for Marine Enforcement patrols extends to 12 nautical miles offshore.

The Corpus Christi Station serves as a linewatch station for the Gulf Waters, Intracoastal Waterway, and Padre Island, and as a backup station for the Rio Grande Valley Sector Checkpoints at Sarita, Texas, and Falfurrias, Texas.