I can’t help but love my hometown, but the place has seen much better days. Especially the older parts of town. It’s a damn shame that such once-beautiful houses and beach bungalows are literally rotting, and that almost every other business is shuttered. I do not have much hope for the future of Corpus Christi, a place dubbed the “Sparkling City by the Sea,” a motto that most people laugh at. Sure, there are lovely parts of the city, but each time I come back, I see fewer of them.