A youth football league in northwest Corpus Christi no longer has a field to play on after Nueces County Commissioners informed the league's founder and president it was terminating the league's lease for breach of contract.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Pusley said last week the owners of the Warcat Youth Football League had violated the terms of their agreement in January by placing a trailer on the field used by the league, Equistar Field, without the county's or City of Corpus Christi's permission. The contract stipulates the league must seek prior approval from both the city and county before placing any trailers or making any improvements to the field.
Commissioners unanimously voted May 12 to terminate the league's contract, which the city had already done . A letter was sent May 13 to the league's founders, Freddy and Rita Olivarez, of the decision, as well.
"We received your response dated Jan. 18, 2010 that you would be moving the trailer as soon as the weather permits," wrote City Manager Angel Escobar. "To date, however, the trailer has not been removed from the Premises. Therefore, the purpose of this letter is to terminate the lease for cause for non-removal of the trailer. The lease is terminated for cause effective immediately."
The league services hundreds of youth from western Nueces County and had been at the site for the past five years, commissioners said. However, the poor condition of the trailer, which was not properly stabilized, posed a safety risk for the kids, Pusley said.
Freddy and Rita Olivarez did not return calls seeking comment for this story as of press time.