A Texas A&M Kingsville Professor Dressed As a Cockroach at a Corpus Christi City Council Meeting to Protest Palm Trees

Corpus Christi CockroachPatricia Polastri may have a PhD in technology management from Indiana State University, but the Texas A&M Kingsville professor also has a tendency towards theater. The Corpus Christi resident, who has displayed a tendency to make her objections to city policy known in dramatic ways, outdid herself on Tuesday night by dressing as a cockroach to protest the city’s planting of palm trees along a stretch of Ocean Drive. According to Polastri, the city has overplanted the trees near the city’s bayfront Cole Park and failed to maintain them, which can lead to pest contamination—from rats, mice, and (of course) cockroaches. As the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports, Polastri has followed the issue for some time—at the city council meeting in June, she brought a plastic bag of dead…View Original Post

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