There was a time when Abel Palacious found himself homeless. Now, he lives across the street from the old Lamar Elementary School.
The school, at the corner of Morris and 19th streets, could be converted into the largest homeless shelter in Corpus Christi. It would house 308 beds as the new location for the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission.
The organization served Palacious when he was homeless.
Even so, he said he can’t support the shelter’s proposed location because registered sex offenders are allowed to stay at the Good Samaritan. He has four kids aged 11, 14, 15 and 20, and numerous grandchildren.