New Je’Sani Smith Beach Safety Alert Features Electronic Message Boards

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Earlier today, the City of Corpus Christi joined forces with Nueces County and the Texas Department of Transportation to unveil the first ever beach safety alert. The “Je’Sani Smith Beach Safety Alert” aims to increase beach safety awareness in Nueces County using electronic message boards.

“Public safety has always been my number one priority and beach safety is extremely important in our coastal community,” said Paulette M. Guajardo, City of Corpus Christi Council Member At-Large. “Most importantly, what we are doing today is monumental for the safety of our kids. And for the many guests who visit our beautiful beaches.”

"A digital marquee message board has been donated by Tressa and Dr. Chris Majka with the Texas Eye Care Network along with $10,000 in funding from the Port of Corpus Christi. We have never in the history of our City or County had this type of Beach Safety Alert." 

"The Je’Sani Smith Beach Safety Alert will forever be the single most public safety mechanism we have to alert our residents and guest about the importance of beach safety,” added Guajardo.

Ms. Kiwana Denson created the Beach Safety Task Force to raise awareness about beach safety after losing her son Je’Sani Smith to a rip current in 2019. Her efforts have garnered the support of state, county, and local officials who continue to work together in her son’s memory.

Media inquiries, please contact Paulette M. Guajardo, City Council Member At-Large at 361-834-4125 or by email at