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8TexasCoastalBendFall2014 10TexasCoastalBendFall2014CorpusChristiwithapopulationoabout300000isthemetropolitancenterotheCoastalBendandishometotheth-busiestportintheU.S.aprosperousandgrowingpetrochemicalindustryNavalAirStationC.C.andtheC.C.ArmyDepotandtheever-expand-ingTexasAMUniversityC.C.DowntownCorpusChristiislocatedinthenortheastendothecityalongCor-pusChristiBayandiswhereyoullndnumeroushotelstheseawalltheAmeri-canBankCenterarenaandconventioncenterandthecitysmuseumsincludingScienceandHistoryAsianCulturesandtheArtMuseumoSouthTexas.TheHarborBridgeextendsoverthePortoCorpusChristitoNorthBeachandontoPortlandandtheNorthBayArea.NorthBeachiswhereyoundtheU.S.S.LexingtonaircratcarrierMuseumandtheTexasStateAquariumalongwithaull-servicehotelandnu-merousmotelsandcondominiumsplusamile-longstretchopedestrianriendlybeachonCorpusChristiBay.OntheSouthSideoCorpusChristibesuretovisittheSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenteronS.StaplesSt.pastYorktownBlvd.TheSouthPadreIslandDriveSPIDreewaytakesyoutoNorthPadreIslandTheIslandandtoourGuloMexicobeaches.TheLagunaMadreisthelonglargebodyowaterthatrunsbetweenPadreIslandandthemainlandFlourBlu.BafnBayislo-catedarthersouthalongLagunaMadreandisaccessiblebylandatRivieraBeachaewmilessouthoKingsville.PadreIslesonNorthPadreIslandisthelargestwaterrontcommunityoutsidethestateoFloridaandTheIslando-ersmilesobeautiulbeachesrestau-rantsshoppingandthePadreIslandNationalSeashore.PackeryChannelseparatesNorthPadreandMustangIslandsandprovidesdirectboatingaccesstotheGuloMexico.MustangIslandishometonumerousbeachrontcondominiumsandprivatehomesandKnowingYourWayAroundtheCoastalBendWelcomeleadsnorthwardtoPortAransasPortAaastgrowingshingvillagethatattractsafuentvacationersandsecondhomeownerssportshingandnatureenthusiastsgolersandbeachgoersromacrossTexasandtheUS.AransasPassandConnBrownHarborarenorthoPortAacrosstheshipchannelviaa24-hourvehicleerryandishometoarevitalizeddowntownareaandexcellentmarinaacilities.Just212hourssouthofSanAntonioandeastofLaredo312hourssouthofAustinandHoustonandaboutadaysouthofDFWbycar.FreeOnlineVersionsofeveryTCBMissueatwww.thecoastalbend.com 12TexasCoastalBendFall2014DowntownNorthBeachTheLadyLexsetmorecombatrecordsthananycarrierinU.S.NavalhistoryandtodayrestsinCor-pusChristiBayastheU.S.S.LexingtonMuseumontheBayatributeandmemorialtothosewhoserveddeendingAmerica.ThesightsandsoundsaresorealandsointenseyoubecomeapartothestorythesecondyoustepootaboardthisWorldWarIIeraaircratcarrier.2914N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach361888-4873www.usslexington.comTheTexasStateAquariumisoneotheCoastalBendstopvisitorattractionsbecauseitdeliverstheultimateGuloMexicoexperiencebring-ingtheunderseaworldtoyouupcloseandinpersonTheartifcialreeexhibitinthe125000gallonmaintankishometodozensospeciesofshincludingraysandsharksaswellascountlessshellfshandotherinvertebrates.2710N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach800477-GULFtexasstateaquarium.orgCorpusChristi TexasCoastalBendFall201413ArtMuseumofSouthTexashasorover40yearsbeenconsideredoneotheleadingmuseumsoneartinthestateoTexasandinsomerespectstheentireU.S.PermanentexhibitsincludeworkromSouthTexasSouthwesternandLatinAmericanart-istsinnearlyallmediaandtravelingexhibitsrotateregularlyliketheContemporaryStudioGlasscollec-tiononloanromtheMobileMuseumoArt.1902N.ShorelineBlvd.Downtown361825-3500artmuseumofsouthtexas.orgCorpusChristiMuseumofScienceHistorychroniclesover500yearsoSouthTexashistoryaswellasthearcheologicalandgeologicalproleothearea.Themuseumhasrecentlyopenedanumberonewexhibitsprogramsandguestamenitiesincludingthenewlyconstructedchildrensplay-groundaMarsImagingProjectorlocalhighschoolstudentsaswellasaworldToleranceexhibit.1900N.ShorelineBlvd.Downtown361826-4650www.ccmuseum.comDowntownFunActivitiesSegWayToursOneothecoolestwaystoseedowntownisonaguidedSegWaytourdowntheseawallandtothesites.segcity.com361563-4050BayCruisesDiningonCorpusChristiBayTourthebaybymotorboatorsailingyachtthenenjoysomeothebestseaoodintownonaoatingrestau-rant.harrisonslanding.net361881-8503GettingClosetoNatureSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenterisdenitielynotyourgrandmothersbotanicalgardenShowcasinga2600sq.t.screenedButteryHouseAndersonBromeliadConserva-torylandmarkOrchidHousemajesticRoseGardenandseasonalPlumeriaGarden.AdmireSensoryGardenartscapeanddiversityoquaintHummingbirdanddesertAridGardens.MeetthenewResidentReptilesandcolorulexoticparrots.Explorenativehabi-tatontheshadedBrenneckeNatureTrailwithitsbirdingtowerandbronzewildliebyworld-renownedsculptorKentUllberg.FromtherusticPalapaGrandeenjoysereneviewsoGatorLakeandtakeaneducationalstrollthroughvastnaturalwetlands.8545S.StaplesSt.onSouthSideofCorpusChristiOpenDaily96361852-2100stxbot.orgTexasStateMuseumofAsianCulturesishometoanimpressivecollec-tionoartandartiactsromallcornersoAsia.LearnaboutancientAsiancustomsgazeattheart-istryoJapanesekimonosporcelainsandevenarick-shawArtiactsromIndiaSriLankaJapanHmongThailandThePhilippinesKoreaTaiwanLaosandMyanmer.1809N.ChaparralSt.asianculturesmuseum.orgExploretheLoreofTexasSurfTheTexasSurfMuseumchroniclesthe50yearhistoryosurngontheTexasGulCoastwithexhibitsthatincludevintagesurboardsphotographsnsnewspaperarticlesandevenarealFordWoody.InteractiveexhibitstakevisitorsthroughthehistoryoTexassurandvintagesurlmsareshowninthemuseumsmovietheater.SeeootageandphotosohurricanesurngontheTexascoastincludingsurersbeingarrestedThemuseumislocatedinWaterStreetMarkethometotheExecutiveSurClubaTexassur-themedrestaurantandtavern.309N.WaterSt.DowntownCorpusChristi361888-7873infoonlinevisitcorpuschristitx.orgusslexington.comtexasstateaquarium.comccmuseum.comartmuseumofsouthtexas.orgamericanbankcenter.comcchooks.comconcretestreet.netartcentercc.orghurricanealleycc.comcctexas.comcaller.comcctexas.comortizcenter.comthecoastalbend.comDowntownPubCrawlAtouropubsandtavernsinDowntownCorpusChristiwilltakeyoutoamyriadounsscenesandcoolcrowds.HouseofBluesStarrMesquiteeaturesrockandreggaenightlyandnowservesood.CheersStarrSt.isad-townavoritewithunlocalcrowd.Dr.RockitsBluesBarChaparralStarrishometoawesomebartendersandgreatmusicalmost-nightlyjustsouthisMulligansPubpopularsportsbar.CassidysIrishPubWaterPeoplesofersaunscenewithlivemusiconweekends.AriaSkyLoungeChapparalLawrenceisachicdanceclubwithrootopterracebareaturedDJsonweekends.SushiBarLawrenceWaterconveysasmoothurbanvibetoppedofwithgreatdrinksandsushi.HavanaClubSchatzelWaterisabeautiulclubeaturingliveLatinmusiconweekendsandtheRepublicofTexasBarOmniHotelisaclassicpianobarwithamazingview. 14TexasCoastalBendFall201454thexasJazzFestivalFriday-SaturdayOctober17-19Thispopularannualmusicestivalwillbringtogetherdozensothestatesmostpopularjazzactsandensembleswithover20000musicloversoroneotheregionsmostanticipatedannualevents.HeritageParkinDowntownCorpusChristiistheperectvenueorthethree-dayestivalwhichalsoeatureslocalartcratsandoodvendors.ThisyearsperormersincludetheU.S.AirForceBandotheWestClarissaSernaClaudiaMeltonromDallasandKyleTurnerromHouston.Freetothepublic.texasjazz-fest.orgLiveonStageFall2014CorpusChristiCherDressedtoKillourTursdayNovember13TheagelesstimelessiconomusicandlmCherwillperormliveattheAmericanBankCenterArenaonNovember13asshereturnstoCorpusChristionherDressedtoKillworldtour.Atage68andmorethantenyearsaterherFarewellTourCherextendsher50-yearcareerinshowbusinesswithanelaborateandenergeticliveshowthateaturesherearlyclassicslikeGypsiesTrampsandThievesandIGotYouBabe.TouraudienceshavebeenthrilledwithChersoutrageousandelaboratecostumesalongwiththeshowsdazzlingdisplayolightingandspecialefects.AnOscar-winningactresswhoshostednumerouscomedyandvarietytelevisionshowsChertakestimetointeractwithheraudienceswhilecrackingone-linersandsel-deprecatingjokes.Chers2014tourdubbedD2Korshortisthesingerseightworldtourinsupportoher25thstudioalbumClosertotheTruth.americanbankcenter.comMikeysonUndisputedruthSaturdayNov22IronMikeTysonwastheyoungestheavyweightboxingworldchampioninthehistoryothesportandthemostdominantandearedghterothepast50years.DespitehisearlysuccessitsTysonsailuresbothinandoutsidetheringthatmakehimtheascinatingandcontroversialgurethatheistheknock-outlosstoBusterDouglastheear-bitingdisqualicationlosstoEvanderHolyeldaccusationsoabusebythen-wieRobinGivinsthesexualassaultconvictionandstintinprison.DirectedbySpikeLeeMikeTysonUndisputedTruthistheboxersprovocativeandpowerulonemanshowthattookBroadwaybystorm.americanbankcenter.comSpiritFestSaturdayNovember22ThemostanticipatedandhighlyattendedChristianmusicestivalsotheyearcomestoConcreteStreetAmphitheaterandwilleatureChrisTomlinJamieGraceBuilding429GungorandMercyMe.PerormanceswillalternatebetweentheMainStageandtheLocalStagewhichwillgiveSouthTexas-basedbandsahugevenueortheirmusictobeheard.TexasnativeChrisTomlinhaswrittenandrecordedsomeoChristianContemporaryMusicsbiggesthitsandhassoldover30millionalbums.JamieGracewasdiscoveredin2010aterherYouTubechannelgainedpopularityworldwideenamoringanswithhermixosingingandrapandlandinga2012GrammyNominationintheChristianMusiccategory.concretestreet.net TexasCoastalBendFall201415OldConcreteStreetAmphitheaterOneofthemostappealingoutdoorconcertvenuesinTexas.SaturdaOctobr11thRoarbytheShoreFest2014partofannualBikeFestheadlinerJohnKaySteppenwolfwithFoghatJohnCortezBandandothersFridaOctobr17thRocktheBaypresentedbyC-101featuringDrowningPoolwithSalivaButcherBabiesmoreFridaOctobr21stSpecialHalloweenConcertstarringNewsboyswithFamilyForce5and7eleventhTimeDownSundaNovmbr2ndJudasPriestontheirRedeemerofSoulsTourwithSteelPantherWdnsdaNovmbr19thAttilawithspecialguestsCrowntheEmpireLikeMothstoFlamesandSwornInFridaNovmbr21stZiegfest2014starringEliYoungBandJoshAbbottBandPatGreenandmoreSaturdaNovmbr22ndSpiritFestfeaturingnationalandlocalChristianMusicactsseestoryoppositepage700ConcreteSt.361884-8085concretestreet.netJOHNKAyANDSTePPeNWOLFDROWNINGPOOLeLIyOUNGBANDNeWSBOySJUDASPRIeSTATTILAHouseofRockRockReggaeandspecialeventsvenuefeaturingSundaOctobr5thFlyleafLullwaterRyanWhiteFridaOctobr17thButcherBabiesAnti-MortemNumbtotheBlowFridaOctobr21stZombyPromThursdaNovmbr6th7SecondsfeaturingTheBriefsAvenueRockersMondaNovmbr11thFoxyShazamMaskedIntruderSycamourSundaNovmbr16thRedDragonCartel.511StarrSt.361882-7625texashouseofrock.comBrewsterStreetIceHouseBarrestaurantandconcertvenuewithfamily-friendlykidszone.FridaOctobr10thTheVanHagarProjectSaturdaOctobr11thSaturdaySing-AlongPianoShowThursdaOctobr16thStoneyLaRuewRichOTooleFridaOctobr17th1964BeatlesTributeSaturdaOctobr18thMetalShopFridaOctobr24thSeanMcConnellwSamRiggsSaturdaOctobr25thWithorWithoutU2ThursdaOctobr30thMaxStallingThursdaNovmbr6thCoryMorrowwRayJohnstonBand.1724NorthTancahua361884-2739brwstrstrt.ntDr.RockitsBluesBarFeatureslocalandnationallytouringactsatleastfournightsaweek.709N.ChaparralSt.361884-7634drrockitsbluesbar.comExecutiveSurfClubPopularWaterStreetMarketrestaurantandtavernfeatureslocalandTexasbandsmostnightsoftheweek.309N.WaterStreet361884-7873executivesurfclub.comSTONeyLARUeSeANMCCONNeLLMAxSTALLINGSCORyMORROW 16TexasCoastalBendFall2014ArtMuseumofSouthexasDeepintheArtofTexasSelectionsfromtheTorchEnergyCollectionSeptember26January42015ApanoramicviewotheArtoTexasbeginningwithsuchearlyartistsasTheodoreGentilzandRobertJenkinsOnderdonkandendswithexamplesosuch20thcenturyartistsasNancyBushandMarkKohler.Thepaintingscover100yearsrom1850-1950andincludesworksbyRobertandJulianOnderdonkFrankReaughJoseArpaOtisDozierTomLeaEverettSpruceandmanyotherluminariesoEarlyTexasArt.TexascroonerLyleLovettwillperormatthemuseumsNovember13thgalaincelebrationotheexhibition.WillVogtsRockandRollCollectionSeptember26January42015Exhibitionoover40photographsromthepersonalcollectionolocalmusicacionadoWillVogtromphotographersBerryWeitzellElliotLandyJimMarshallandAstridKircherrincludesoriginalimagesoBobDylanKrisKristophersonEricClamptonandtheBeatlesamongothers.1902N.ShorelineBlvd.artmusumofsouthtas.orgDowntownArtEventsCorpusChristiTeHarborPlayhouseLittleShopofHorrorsOctober10thNovember9thTheavoritecomedyrockmusicalplaybasedonahaplessoralshopworkerwhobreedsamaneatingplant.Theplaysamedmusicalscoreincludingan-avoriteSuddenlySeymouriscomposedina1960smedleyorocknrolldoo-wopandMotown.AsmashingsuccessonBroadwayandmadeintothe1986hitlmbyFrankOzoMuppetsameandstarringRickMoranisandSteveMartin.OliverNovember21stDecember14th1960BritishmusicalbasedonCharlesDickensOliverTwisttellsthestoryoapoororphanboyinLondonwholeadsagangorambunctiouspickpockets.Themusicalopenswiththeamedsceneinsidethedininghalloworkhouseororphanedboys.AterOliverstartsaoodrevoltamonghispeerstheevilandgreedyworkhouseownerssellhimtoapprenticeoranundertakerromwhomheescapestoLondonwherehemeetshisnewriendsthepickpocketgang.1BayfrontParkharborplahous.comAuroraArtsTeatreTheRockyHorrorShowOctober2ndNovember1stOnthewaytovisitanoldcollegeproessortwocleancutyoungpeopleBradMajorsandhisanceJanetWeissrunintotroubleandseekhelpatthereakyFrankensteinmansion.LittledidtheyknowthatthemansionisinhabitedbyalientranssexualsromtheplanetTransylvaniaandDr.FrankN.Furterisinthemidstooneohismaniacalexperiments.5635EverhartRd.auroraartstheatre.comCorpusChristiSymphonyOneothemostacclaimedsymphonyorchestrasinthestateoTexasisledbyMaestroJohnGiardanoormerdirectorotheFortWorthSymphonywhohasworkedwithmanyoClassicalMusicsmodernmasters.PicturesatanExhibitionSaturdayOctober11thatTexasAMPerformingArtsCenterGlinkaOverturetoRussianandLudmillaBeethovenViolinConcertoNo.1inDmajorop.61MussorgskyRavelPicturesatanExhibitioneaturingviolinistElisabethAdkins.PopRocksGetDownwithMotownThursdayOctober23rdatAmericanBankCenterSelenaAuditoriumOrchestraperormswithMotownlegendsTheContourswhosehitsincludeDoYouLoveMe.MozartandFriendsSaturdayNovember8thatTexasAMPerformingArtsCenterShubertOverturetoDieFreundevonSalmankaD.326MozartSinoniaConcertanteinE-atmajorK.364HadynSymphonyNo.104inDmajorLondoneaturingviolinistsJoseFloresandMelissaMelendez.361883-6683ccsmphon.orgLITTLeSHOPOFHORRORSOLIveRROCKyHORRORSHOWCORPUSCHRISTISyMPHONyDeePINTHeARTOFTexASLyLeLOveTTKSpaceContemporaryGalleryDiadelosMuertosExhibitionFablesandFolktalesofSouthTexasOctober3November21Annualexhi-bitionoSouthTexasartiststhisyearinconjunctionwiththegallerysover-whelminglypopularDiadelosMuertosFestivalNovember1seestorypage19FablesFolktalesoSouthTexascelebratestheculturemythologyandurbanlegendsoSouthTexasandMexicanculture.RegionalartistsworkinterpretspopularstoriessuchasLaLloronaLaLechuzaDancewiththeDevilaswellaspersonalstoriesandex-periences.ParticipatingartistsincludeTonyArmadilloAnaCortesBelindadelaGarzaCelestedeLunaSarahFedekNormaGafordDwayenKraatzGeraldLopezandothers.Mostotheworkonexhibitwillbeavailableorsaleandmanyartistswillbeonhandtomeetguestsanddiscusstheirwork.vOGTROCKNROLLCOLLeCTIONDIADeLOSMUeRTOSexHIBITION TexasCoastalBendFall201417FriOct10SunOct12CorpusChristiBikefestRoarbytheShoreBiggestmotorcycleestivalontheTexasCoasteaturingdozensoeventsandperormanc-es.VIPExperienceavailable.ThroughoutABCSaturdayOctober18thRocksMMAFightNight10AmateurandproessionalMMA.ABCExhibitHallThursdayOctober23rdPopRocksGetDownwithMotownCorpusChristiSymphonyeaturingMotownlegendsTheCoutours.ABCSelenaAuditoriumSaturdayNovember1stSlipknotwithspecialguestsKornandKing810HardRockiconsonstageinoneamazingconcert.ABCArenaThursdayNovember13thCherDressedtoKillTourThelivinglegendoAmericanentertainmentreturnstoCorpusChristi.ABCArenaFridayNovember14thChrisTuckerPaybackTourActorandcomedianbestknownorRushHourflmsandasSmokeyintheFridaymovies.SelenaAuditoriumSaturdayNovember22ndMikeTysonUndisputedTruthControversialormerheavyweightchampioninhishitonemanshow.SelenaAuditoriumFriNov28SatNov29CorpusChristiCoastalClas-sicNCAADivisionIcollegebasketballtournamentoverThanksgivingWeekend.ABCArenaInformationandTicketsamericanbankcenter.comAmericanBankCenterEventsAmericanBankCenteristheCoastalBendsregionalmajoreventsandconventionacilityeaturingthe10000capacityAmericanBankCenterArenathetheater-styleSelenaAuditoriumplushundredsothou-sandsosquareeetoconventionspace.americanbankcenter.comKORN 18TexasCoastalBendFall2014Farahs14305SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-0127PlicanLoung14330SPIDN.PadreIsland361949-8222Scuttlbutts14254SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-6769NightclubsHipHopPopDanceAriaLotTrrac326N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-8801www.ariacc.comBourbonStrtBarGrill313N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-2082xSUltraLoungCC4244SPIDSouthSide361852-2977ClubToic5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555couNtryWesterNtejaNoWhiskyRir5702S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361992-4445Roprs4653EverhartRd.SouthSide361855-6462ThTan3625S.StaplesSt.Midtown361854-1571ClubCilo3102BaldwinBlvd.WestSide361904-0334Tjanovill5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555elDoradoNightclub4424SPIDSouthSide361442-2622sportsbarsbilliardsParadisBilliards5141OakhurstDr.ofSPIDSouthSide361992-4445www.clicksparadise.comCorpusChristiNightlifeliveMusicpubstaverNsRockReggaeBluesDr.RockitsBlusBar1709N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7634www.drrockitsbluesbar.comHousoRock511StarrSt.MesquiteDowntownC.C.361882-7625www.texashouseofrock.comThecutiSurClub309N.WaterSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7873www.executivesurfclub.com.comBrwstrStrtIcHous1724N.TancahuaSt.DowntownC.C.361884-2739www.brewsterstreet.netCassidysIrishPub601N.WaterSt.361879-0534MulligansPub621N.ChaparralSt.361884-8190vrnons10303rdSt.Uptown361882-0030Gators4610SPIDSouthSide361225-4300KgRoom4739S.AlamedaSt.361992-5966RcssBarGrill5710S.Alameda361452-0223MacawsPub6410WeberRd.SouthSide361854-4434Murdocks2033AirlineRd.SouthSide361991-9606DwysBrGardn2302RoddFieldRd.361334-5747BartonSt.Pub10618SPIDFlourBlu361937-3167IzzysBarPatio4535SPIDSouthSide361334-5030BualoWildWings2001SPIDGreenwood361814-9464Hootrs4551SPIDSouthSide361854-9464ThosBilliards5815WeberRd.SouthSide361334-6135Rascals5959WilliamsDr.SouthSide361991-1414louNgespiaNoMartiNibarsRpublicoTas900N.ShorelineBlvd.inOmniHotelDowntown361880-6738www.omnihotels.comHaanaClub500N.WaterSt.Downtown361882-5552Katz21StakSpirits5702SpohnDr.SouthSide361884-1221www.katz21.comDLoung6418S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361986-8783OfcLoung26646S.StaplesSt.361906-2249glbtThHiddnDoorThLot802S.StaplesSt.Uptown361882-5002www.thehiddendoorcc.comCirquC.C.5831WeberRd.SouthSide361356-6107geNtleMeNseNtertaiNMeNtThPalacMnsClub5850EverhartRd.SouthSide361985-1100www.thepalacemensclub.comClubChtah6425SPIDSouthSide361985-8822CorpusChristi TexasCoastalBendFall201419PublicTennisFacilitiesH.E.B.TennisCenterhashostedmajortenniseventsoveritsstoried50-yearhistoryandisthetennishomeforthousandsofCorpusChristians.1520ShlySt.361888-5681prmirtnnisacadmy.comAlKruseTennisCenterisnamedinhonorofalocalteachinglegendandisconvenientlylocatedneardowntownandthebayfront.502KingSt.361883-6942HighSchoolFacilitiesatCCISDsKingandCarrollHighSchoolsarefreeandopentothepubliconweekendsandwhenschoolisnotinsessionandwhenthecourtsnotinusebyschoolteamsortheirplayers.KingHighSchool5225GolliharRd.CarrollHighSchool5301WbrRd.GolfTennisOsoBeachMunicipalGolfCourseisoneoftwoCityofCorpusChristipublicfacilitieslocatedonthesouthsideoftownnearOsoBay.5601S.AlamedaSt.361826-8010ososbeachgolf.comGabeLozanoGolfCenteristhesecondcitycourselocatedonthecityswestsideandincludesan18-holeregulationcoursea9-holeexecutivecourseandalighteddrivingrange.4401OldBrownsvilleRd.361826-8016lozanogolfcenter.comSchlitterbahnGolfClubonNorthPadreIslandislo-catedadjacenttothenewwaterparkandfeaturesninechampionshipholesavailablefordailyplay.14353CommodoresDr.361949-8006schlitterbahn.comNorthShoreCountryClubnorthofCorpusChristiinPortlandisoneofthemostpicturesquecoursesinTex-as.AvailablefordailyplayMon-Thursandeverydayviareciprocalcountryclubmembership.801e.BroadwayAve.Portland361643-1546northshoretx.comPalmillaBeachGolfClubinPortAransasisoneofthefewtrueScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheU.S.andisthenewestcourseintheCoastalBend.265PalmIslandDr.PortAransas361749-4653palmillabeach.com 20TexasCoastalBendFall2014DiadelosMuertosFestivalinDowntownCorpusChristiSaturdayNovember1stThiscelebrationoMexicanculturestartedasaundraiserortheKSpaceContemporaryArtGalleryandhasgrownintooneothebiggestone-dayestivalsinSouthTexaslastyearwelcomingover35000visitors.EnjoysightsandsoundsothismostsacreddayinthereligioustraditionsoMexicowhenthosewhohavepassedarerememberedandcelebrated.Seeuniquecostumesandacepaintingperuseamazingartandnoveltiesoferedbyvendorsandlivemusicontwostagesandourhopeisthethe2014estivalwillincludeanexpandedselectionooodvendors.DowntownCorpusChristiblocksnearStarrMesquite.FallFestvals51stAnnualGreekFestFridayNovember7thSundayNovember9thEnjoygreatoodtraditionalmusicanddancingandthewonderulwarmGreekcultureatoneothecommunitysmostpopularannualevents.SaintNicholasGreekOrthodoxChurch502S.ChaparralSt.DowntownCorpusChristi361883-9843 TexasCoastalBendFall20142126thAnnualGeorgeWestStoryfestSaturdayNovember1stSince1989peoplehavecomeromnearandaronthefrstSaturdayinNovembertocelebratetheartandtraditionostorytellingaroundtheLiveOakCountyCourthouseSquareindowntownGeorgeWesttheStorytellingCapitaloTexas.PeoplewhoattendStoryestnotonlyenjoythestoriestoldbythetraditionalstorytellersbutalsothestoriestoldthroughmusichistoryanddance.TheStoryeststagehostslivemusicromavarietyogenresCountryGospelBluesandTejanotonameaewaswellascloggersandotherdancegroupsalternatingwiththestorytellersonthreeoutdoorstages.Livinghistorygroupswilldemonstratevariousskillsromdaysgonebyonthecourthouselawnandsharethestoriesotheparticulartimeperiod.StoriescanbeheardandcreatedattheClassicCarShowintheChildrensAreaandaroundtheoodandartsandcratsbooths.OcoursethetalesspunduringtheTexasStateLiarsContestgenerateuproariouslaughterromtheaudience.LiveOakCountyCourthouseSquareinGeorgeWestgeorgeweststoryfest.orgCorpusChristiBikeFestRoarbytheShoreThursdayOctober9thSundayOctober12thTensothousandsomotorcyclistsromacrossTexaswilldescenduponCorpusChristitoenjoyourcoastalbeautywonderulallweatherbikerallieslivedemonstrationsandapowerhouseconcertlineup.BikeFesteventswilltakeplaceinsideandoutsidetheAmericanBankCenterwhereTimMcGrawwillperormattheSTARSconcertonThursdaythe9th.FridaynightaZZTopTributebandplaystheoutsidemainstageatABC.SaturdaynightsconcertatConcreteStreeteaturesSteppenwolFoghatandJohnCortezBand.corpuschristibikefest.com 22TexasCoastalBendFall2014CorpusChristiRobstownCottonFestOct.18thSaturdayOctober18thRobstowncultureandhistoryincottonarmingwillbecelebratedthisallattheRichardR.BorchardFairgrounds.Anall-starlineupoTejanostarswillbeonhandtoentertainthecrowdsincludingJimmyGonzalezyGrupoMazzDJKaneMarcosG.yExtremoAlbertFloresyLaJuventudandLosArias.FestivalgoerswillenjoygreatMexicanoodoallvarietiesgamescarnivalridesacarshowturtleracescontestsandmuchmore.Obstaclecoursesandmoonwalkswillbesetuporthekiddos.1213TerryShamsieBlvd.inRobstownwestofCorpusChristi361387-9000FreeAdmissionSailingChampionshipSundayOctober19thFridayOctober24thChampionshipsailorsromacrossthecountrywilldescendupontheCorpusChristiMarinaorthe2014U.S.Formula18F18CatamaranNationalChampionshipRegatta.HostedbyCorpusChristiYachtClubprivateBestviewingfromMarinaTHeadsSeawallIslandArtWalkSundayNovember2ndNoon4p.m.NorthPadreIslandsBillishParkwillbethesiteothethirdannualIslandArtWalkwherevisitorswillfndadiverseselectionocreationsromlocalartistsandcratsmen.OrganizedbythePadreIslandPropertyAssociationtheArtWalkgivesthepublicachancetodiscoverthesurprisinglybroadartistscommunitywhocallstheCoastalBendhome.BillishParkonNorthPadreIslandfromSPIDturnrightwestonWhitecapBlvd.thenleftonGypsySt.parkwillbeontheright TexasCoastalBendFall201423VinoMioSocialClubCorpusChristihasnotseenatrueloungesceneinquitesomeyearssowhenVinoMioopenedthisyearinMidtownhipsterswinesippersandjazzloversbegantoconverge.ToutingthecitysveryrstwineryVinoMioofersdozensovarietiespro-ducedon-sitebytheirowner-winemakersandyoucanevenmakeyourownwineTheRatPackatmosphereconveysthecoolestvibeintownwherelivemusicispresentedalmost-nightly.Fri1010RubenVBandSat1011RenoTheGroovegettersSat1018SunshineCollectiveFri1024CarolynWonderlandSat1122GrantEwingBandSat1129HenryTheInvisibles.4102S.StaplesSt.361728-6445KitchenOpenMidtownSceneSweetTunesattheCitysFirstWineryPortlandTexasforAdventurePortlandofersaperectcoexistencebetweenresidentsandnatureasthisbayronttowncontinuestogrowintoanupscaleidylliccommunityconvenientlysituatedbetweentheneighboringcitiesoCorpusChristiandPortAransas.Portlandisasought-aterlocationorkiteboardersandwindsurerswhocomeortheconsistentwindsothebaysandcomortablespotstorigtheirgear.SunsetLakeisa333-acrepublicparkwithpristinewetlandsalongasaltwaterlakeoutlinedbyatwo-milehikeandbiketrail.Theareaisahappeningplaceornature-loversandisidealorbirdingshingkayakingandsailing.FishingisgreatatIndianPointPierwhichisattheendoSunsetLakePark.FredJonesSanctuaryandvioletAndrewsParkarealsobothecologicallyrichprotectedareas.PortlandislocatednorthofCorpusChristiHwy.181 24TexasCoastalBendFall2014CorpusChristiSPIDCommercialZoneMap TexasCoastalBendFall201425SPIDFreewayWebertoGreenwoodMapSPIDZoneNottoMissMolATastofCntralMxicoThosewhohavetraveledinMexicoanddiscovereditsnativecuisinewillloveMole6042SPIDAirlinRd.TakniwaAsianBistroFantasticsushiandunlivecookingshowathibachitables.5216SPIDnarLaPalmraSangsImprialCafAlocalavoriteorantasticsushiandtheauthenticcuisineoSoutheastAsia.Lookorspecialsonline.4650CoronaDr.361880-8881myimperial.comBnjaminsForover40yearstheCoastalBendsavoritesurandskateshopandwhereyoufndthelatestinswimbeachandcasualwear.1233AirlinRd.McArdlLaPalmraMallTAKeNIWA 26TexasCoastalBendFall2014FlourBlufMapCorpusChristissouthernmostmainlandcommunityisthegatewaytoPadreandMustangIslandsandishometoriendlydown-to-eartholksandexceptionalpublicschools.FlourBlufisalsowhereNavalAirStationCorpusChristiislocatedwhichhasinstilledastrongmilitarytraditioninthecommunity.SPIDFreewayFarSouthSideMapCorpusChristi TexasCoastalBendFall201427TourismNewsSchlitterbahnontracktoopenorSpringBreakBythemiddleothesummeranxiousanticipationassociatedwiththepossibilityothenewSchlittrbahnWatrparkRsortonNorthPadreIslandullyopeningin2014cametoanabruptandormanywelcomedendwhendeveloperJeHenryannouncedthattheparkwouldbecompletedintimeorSpringBreak2015.Whilesomeislandbusinessownersweredisappointedtonotseetheparkimpactthe2014summertourismseasonormanythedelaywasseenasareprieveanopportunitytoexpandhireandprepareortheadditionalcrowdsthatSchlitterbahnwillbring.ItwasreportedinlocalnewsmediathatthisyearsFouthoJulyWeekendsawa100sell-outoCorpusChristihotelroomswithanestimated2500roomsneededtoulllexistingdemand.ConsideringthatSchlitterbahnsagshipwaterparkinNewBraunelsattractssomeonemillionguestsperyearevenitheCorpusChristipropertybringsinjustaractionthatnumberonequestionmustbebeggedWherearetheyallgoingtostayForacommunitythatthrivesontourismthisisagreatproblemtohaveNextyearaterallthetalkateralltheanticipationSchlitterbahnWaterparkResortCorpusChristiUpperPadrewillopenandthousandsonewvisitorstotheCoastalBendromacrosstheUnitedStatesandaroundtheworldyestheworldwillbeaddingtoouralreadyprosperingandexpandingvisitormarket.Forthoseouswhohavebeenwaitingorthatgame-changingdevelopmentorCoastalBendtourismwetogetherwillshoutwithgleeItsabouttimeCandlewoodSuitesopensinFlourBlufThenewCandlewoodSuitesCorpusChristiSouthhotelopenedinAugustinFlourBlujustovertheOsoBayBridge.ThenewhotelistherstoitskindtoopeninFlourBluindecadesandoerssingleanddoublesuitesaswellasullone-bedroomsuiteswithaseparatelivingarea.Allsuitesareoutttedwithullyequippedkitchensandtheentirepropertystillcarriesthatnewhotelsmell.Asparklingswimmingpoolandbeautiullobbyaddtoaresortatmosphere.9225S.PadrIslandDr.361937-8888ReaderPollAssessingTourismInfrastructureWhatdooulolikordislikaboutisitingthTxasCoastalBndDoweoerthekindolodgingrestaurantsshoppingandrecreationalopportunitiesthatyourelookingorWhatwouldyouliketoseeherethatwedontalreadyoerWeareinterestedinyouropinionsyourideasandyoursuggestionsaboutvisitingtheCoastalBendespeciallywhatwouldbringyoubackmoreotenandorlongerstays.PleaseemailusWemaypublishyourcommentsandyoucanremainanonymous.txcoastalbendgmail.comLAzyRIveRATSCHLITTeRBAHNCORPUSCHRISTINewlocationorVisitorsCenterTheCorpusChristiVisitorInormationCenterrecentlyrelocatedto1400N.ShorlinBld.acrossfromthAmricanBankCntrandtourismofcialsreportanexponentialincreaseintrafc.ThenewcenterwhichisoperatedbytheCorpusChristiConventionVisitorsBureauislocatedinabeautiulmodernspacewherewindowserviceincludesmapscouponsorattractionsandocourseTexasCoastalBendMagazineNowopen7daysaweek. 28TexasCoastalBendFall2014PadreIslandisthelongestbarrierislandintheworldandthesecondlargestislandintheUStoLongIslandNY.PadreIslesisthelargestwaterrontdevelopmentintheUSoutsidethestateoFloridawithsome4000singleandmulti-amilyhomeslocatedonthecom-munitysextensivenetworkocanals.AlthoughthevastmajorityohomesinPadreIslesincludeboatdocksandorlitsandmanyresidentsownocean-worthyrec-reationalvesselsuntil2006theclosestpas-sageintotheGuloMexicowasthroughthePortAransasShipChannelmorethan20milesandoveranhournorth.MorebeachesgreaterbeachaccessthananydestinationontheEntireU.S.GulfCoastCoLLegeYoUngaDULtZoneFaMiLY-FRienDLYBeaCHZoneTheofcialopeningoPackeryChannelinOctober2006wastheculminationodecadesoeortbyhundredsoTexansatalllevelsogovernment.Notonlydoesthechannelprovidedirectaccesstothegulinlessthanvenauticalmilesomosthomesbutcontrarytoenvi-ronmentalistswarningsaboutnegativeecologicalconsequenceswaterqualityinLagunaMadreandinNorthPadrescanalsystemwassignicantlyimprovedaswastheshingwiththeopeningoPackeryChannel.Fallweatheristhoughtbymanytobethebestoftheyear.Temperaturesgodownalongwiththehumidityandsoutheasterlygustsarereplacedwithlightnorthandnortheasterlybreezes.FormanyFallvisitorstoNorthPadreandMustangIslandsthoseluckyenoughtogetawayortheweekendsorlongerthecombinationoantasticweatherlightwindsandmigratinggameshalongwithuncrowdedbeachesandlowseasonhotelratesmakethistheiravoritetimeoyear.MigratingbirdsmakingtheirwayromCanadaandnorthernreachesotheU.S.stopoveronourislandsorrestandatastymealortwobeorecontinuingontoMexicoandCentralAmerica.OctoberandNovemberseethegreatestvarietyothesemigratingbirdsthoughtheyrenothereorlong.NorthPadreMustangIslands 30TexasCoastalBendFall2014ForluckyCoastalBendresidentsitseasytotakeorgrantedtheactthatwearesurroundedquiteliterallybysaltwater.AsideromtheGuloMexicoourbaysandestuariesprovidesomeveryertileshingwaterssomeothebestinthestateoTexaswhicharevirtuallyallaccessibletothepublic.SomeothebestFallshingspotsarelocatedonandonthewaytoNorthPadreandMustangIslands.ForeasyreferenceseeUpperLagunaMadreFishingMaponpage72.JFKCausewayThisistheoverwaterhigh-wayrommainlandCorpusChristiFlourBluftoNorthPadreIsland.TakethelowroadexitbeorethecurveatHumbleChannelwhichisstraddledbyCos-WayandRedDotbaitstandsbothwithsh-ingpiersthatrunalongthechannelamajormigrationrouteorRedshSpeckledTroutandFlounder.ContinueonthelowsideothecausewaytowardtheislandoreasywadeshingaccesstoLagunaMadre.PackeryChannelFromPadreIslandturnnorthonHighway361towardPortAransas.YouwillseethePackeryChannelBridgeandeasyparkingareasonbothsidesothebridgethatprovidedirectaccesstothisverybusyrouteormigratingshbetweentheGuloMex-icoLagunaMadreandCorpusChristiBay.MustangIslandStateParkFar-thernorthonHighway361youwillseestateparkstructuresontheoceansidebutyouwillalsoseeunpavedaccessroadsonthewestsideothehigh-waywhichleadyoutoproductivewadeshingalongthebacksideotheislandinCorpusChristiBay.ShoreFishingonourislandsisplentiulandacces-sibleromdozensolocations.BobHallPierislocatedattheNuecesCountyPadreBalliParksouthothehotelsandcondosandisthesiteoseveralrecordcatches.ThePackeryChannelJettiesoferreedirectaccesstoahotzoneoshmigrationbetweentheGuloMexicoandLagunaMadre.HorsesontheBeachbringsvisitorsamostmemorableandexcitingexperiencehorsebackridingonthebeachCookoutshayridesandbeachpartiestoo361949-4944NorthPadreMustangIslandsMoreIslandFunJustpulloverandstafshin 32TexasCoastalBendFall2014NorthPadreMustangIslandsMustangIslandStateParkencompassesalmost4000acresthatstretchacrossMustangIslandbetweenNorthPadreIslandandPortAransasandincludesshorelineonboththeGuloMexicoandCorpusChristiBay.TheacilitiesareaotheparklocatedwithinthemaingateincludesRVspacesandcampsitesrestroomsandrangerstation.Parkbeachestendtobelesscrowdedwithewervehiclesandtworockjettiesextendintothegul.Onthebacksideotheislandanetworkoatsandmarshzonesprovidesantasticshingandbirdwatchingalongwithanextensivepaddlingtrail.GoogleMustangIslandStateParkPadreIslandNationalSeashoreisthenativeislandexperienceinitsrawestormincludingthebestshoreshinginthecountryaboldstatementtobesurebutconsiderthatoneotheworldsstrongestoceancurrentstheGulfofMexicoLoopCurrententersthegulatMexicosYucatanPeninsulaandexitsattheFloridaStraitsandmakesitssharpestturnalongtheNationalSeashore.Theresultisthatthegutordrop-ofbetweensandbarscanbeupto15eetdeepbetweentheshore-lineandrstsandbaramongthedeepestintheworld.Inthosedeepestnear-shoregutsbigshareedonbyevenbiggershwhichmakesBigShellandLittleShellexceedinglypopularwithsharkhuntersandotherbiggameshermen.Theparkboaststhatsome380speciesobirdshaloallthoseidentiedintheUnitedStateshavebeenspottedhereTheKempsRidleySeaTurtlehasmadeanamazingcomebackatPINSamajorU.S.nestinggroundthankstotheefortsoparkstafandvolunteers.ThroughtheseefortsPINShasbecomeoneothemoreimportantnestingsitesontheGulCoast.nps.govpais361949-8068BeachParksOferFirst-handMarineEducationDrivingontheBeachwithdignityDOStopbeforeenteringsofthighsandandplanyourrouteUsealowgearProceedatabrisksteadyspeedUseatboardsorevenseaweedunderyourtiresfortractionifyougetstuckRockyourvehicleoutofsandifyougetstuckDONTAssumeyourallwheeldrivevehicleperformslikea4-wheeldriveStopinhighsandlikeyouwouldinsnowGunyouracceleratorinanangryattempttogetunstuckCussCry TexasCoastalBendFall201433JBSGeRMANBAKeRyCAFeservesauthenticGermancuisineandantasticbakeddelicacieslikerealstrudelBavariancreampieandGermanbreadsandpastries.LocatedonacanalJBsofersawonderulwaterrontsettingandtheperectspottoenjoyagourmetcofeeanddeliciousbreak-astorlunch.15137S.PadreIslandDr.ParkRd.22northofWhitecapBlvd.SNOOPySPIeRislongestablishedasoneotheCoastalBendsmostamousandavoritediningestablishments.EnjoygreatGulseaoodhushpuppiesandhamburg-ersinaamilysettinginsideoronthelargewaterrontdeck.OutboatingDockatSnoopysgrabanawesomelunchanicecreamromScoopysnextdoorandheadbackoutonthewater.BreathtakingsunsetsoverLagunaMadre.OntheIntracoastalWaterwaysouthoftheJFKCausewayDOCSSeAFOODSTeAKSTheLagunaMadrewaterrontisthesettingorthispopularislandeaterybarandeventvenue.DocsmenuisinspiredbytheavoritesthatmakeCoastalBendseaoodamoustheworld-overincludingreshbayounderservedblackenedFlorentinewithawhitewinesaucecrab-stufedandevensautedounder.DocsislocatedonNorthPadreIslandnexttotheJFKCausewayandofersoneotheareasmostpicturesquewater-rontdiningexperiencesOntheIntracoastalWaterwaysouthoftheJFKCausewayBOATHOUSeBARGRILLoccupiestheiconiclighthousebuildingonLakePadreandeaturesacasualbardownstairsandsit-downwaterrontdiningupstairs.Thesunsetviewisantasticasistheood.Boathousechesoferawideselectionoreshseaooddishessteakswingsandslidersnachosquesadillasandtheyllevencookyourcatch15241LeewardDr.onthebeachsideofWhitecapBlvd.MIKeLMAySBeACHSIDeBARGRILLopenedlastsummeronBobHallPieratthePadreBalliParkonNorthPadreIsland.Thepublicpierisoneothemostpopularlocalspotsorshoreshingandsurnglastyearaworldrecordonshorecatchandreleasebullsharkwascaughtonthepieraddingtoitslegend.MikelMaysisaullbarwiththebestbeachviewpossiblealongwithawesomeslidersshrimpoystersaribeyesubandmore.AtBobHallPierNuecesCountyPadreBalliBeachParkWaterfrontDiningonNorthPadreIslandJBSGeRMANSNOOPySBOATHOUSeBOATHOUSeMIKeLMAyS 34TexasCoastalBendFall2014PortAransasFallbringsthebestweatherandthebestfshingotheyearPutsimplyyoureallycantdomuchbetterontheGulCoastthanPortAransasintheallmonths.NotonlydoyougetthecoolerdryerCaliornia-styleweatherbuthotelandcondominiumratesareattheirlowestotheyearthetownandbeachesareuncrowdedandbestoallallinPortAransasmeanstheRedfshandFlounderarerunningthroughourchannelsWiththefrstmajorcoldrontsotheseasoncomethousandsomaturegamefshmigratingromthebaysandestuariestotheGuloMexico.Likejustaboutallanimalspeciesintheautumnmonthssaltwaterfshareinthebusinessoatteninguporthewinterwhichresultsinmoreaggressiveeedingbehaviorandgreatfshing.InadditiontothedozensoprivatefshingguidesthroughouttheCoastalBendincludinginPortAallothefshingcentersalongthemarinacanhelpyoufndacharterorpartyboatthatwilltakeyouwherethefsharerunningandjustaboutallprovidegearandbaitaspartotheireewhichcanrangerom75or TexasCoastalBendFall201435soorahal-daypartyboattriptoover1000oraprivatecharterwithaproessionalguideonarstclassbayboat.ButyoucertainlydontneedtobeonaboattocatchshintheallinPortAandonMustangIsland.ThePortAransasjettiesorcourseprovideampleaccesstotheshipchannelthroughwhichtheshrun.AdditionallytheboatchannelalongthebacksideoMustangIslandinCorpusChristiBayispopularorwadeandshoreshingandthefatsarewhereFlounderGiggingcanreapgreatrewardsinlandingthistastyshthatishardertocatchonrodandreel.BecausemostaccommodationsonMustangIslandarecondosandbeachhouseswithullkitchensaamilyshryateryouranglingadventureisaper-ectplanandjustaboutallothenerestaurantsinPortAwillhappilyprepareandcookyourcatchPORTAFALLFISHINGPortAransasEventsThursdayOctober9thSundayOctober12thHarstMoonRgattaSome200sailingyachtsraceromtheLakewoodYachtClubnearHoustontoPortAransasbringingwiththemcelebrationsaplenty.SailorsdepartGalvestonThursdayaternoonandtheracenishesatthePortAMarinaSaturdayaternoonollowedbytheWelcomeSailorRumPartyBBQBanquetandAwardsCeremony.BoatswillheadbackhomeSundaymorning.AlleventswillbeheldatPortAransasMarinaPavilion.harstmoonrgatta.comSaturdayOctober11thPortAransasArtAboutThisannualtouroPortAartgal-leriesandretailersincludessome16shopsthroughouttownandgivesvisitorsachancetoexperiencethediversecollectionocreativitylocatedinPortA.361749-7334portaransasartcntr.orgSaturdayOctober18thPortAransasOldTownFstialComecelebratePortAs104thbirthdayatthisannualestivalthatsallaboutappreciationortheriendliesttownontheTexasCoast.Activi-tiesincludeaparadethroughOldTowntheExpressionSessionsurngconteststory-tellingatourothe8WondersoPortAran-sasaboatraelivemusicontheporchothePortAransasMuse-HARveSTMOONReGATTAFROMFeLDeRGALLeRyOLDTOWNFeSTIvAL 36TexasCoastalBendFall2014umandocoursePatFarleysWorldFamousGumboPortAransasMusum101e.BundrttAlistrportaransasmusum.orgFridayOctober17thSundayOctober19thPortAransasply-WoodnBoatFstialWorldamousFarleyBoatWorkswillhostthisfrstevereventincelebrationotraditionalwoodenboatmaking.DozensowoodenboatswillbeondisplayandactivitieswillincludeamilyboatbuildingkidsactivitiesacruisetothelighthouserowingintheharborlecturesbyexpertboatdesignerstoursoFarleyBoatWorksincludingalookatthehistoricScowSchoonerwhichisunderconstructionandapre-estivalboatbuildingclass.Noentryeeorwoodenboatcontest.SitsincludPortAMarinaFarlyBoatWorksandPortAransasMusumportaransasplywoodnboatstial.orgSaturdayOctober25thPortAransasSandCrab5K10KRuninTexaspres-entsthisuniquesetoracestakingplaceatnightonPortAransasBeach.StartsatTheDunesCondos1000LantanaDrive.runintxas.comportacrabSaturdayNovember1stFallbackFstialInwhatisalong-standingPortAransastraditionthelastnightoDaylightSavingsTimeiscelebratedeachyearwithgreatmusicwon-deruloodauctionsandotheractivities.BeneftingPortAransasCommunityTheater.TakingplaceatBlackMarlinBarGrillatPalmillaBeachGolfClubSaturdayNovember8thFallorthARKbnftingAnimalRhabilitationKpNatureloversandconservationalistsromacrossSouthTexaswilldescendonPortAorthisannualeventhonoringandbeneftingtheARK.Over30yearsagoworldrenownUniversityoTexasocean-ographerTonyAmosbeganrescuingandrehabilitatingmarinemam-malsseaturtlesbirdsandlandmammalsmostowhichwereinjuredthroughhumancontactinhissparetimeandathispersonalexpense.DecadeslaterhismuchcelebratedacilitylocatedattheUniversityoTexasMarineSci-enceInstitutehashousedandrehabilitatedthou-sandsoanimals.Thisannualundraisereatureslivemusicwonderuloodacocktailreceptionandsilentauction.PortAransasCivicCenter361332-6361rindsothark.orgWOODeNBOATFeSTIvALARKTURTLeReLeASe 38TexasCoastalBendFall2014TerrifcShoreFishingPortAransasWhilePortAisknownacrossthecountryoritsbountiulofshoregameshingonshoreshingisamongthebestontheTexascoastaswell.SurshingisocourseaccessibleromalmostanywhereonthebeachbutismorepracticalintheearlymorningsbeorethebeachcrowdsarriveduringabusyperiodlikeSpringBreak.HoraceCaldwellPierislocatedonthePortAransasbeachattheI.B.MageeNuecesCountyParkandextends1200eetintogulwaters.Thepieracilityincludesacaeandbaitshopandisaspopularwithsurersasitiswithshermenwhopullinredshdrumsharkandavarietyoothernativespecies.ThePortAransasJettiesormtheunderwaterstructurethatcreatestheshipchannelwhichrunsbetweenthem.ThesouthjettyislocatedinPortAatthenorthendothebeach.ThenorthjettyislocatedonSt.JosephIslandSt.Joswhichisaccessibleviatheprivately-runJettyBoatoperatingromFishermansWharf.Bothjettiesoferreeaccesstotheuniquerockyunderwaterhabitatthatishometoauniquevarietyosh.TheUniversityofTexasMarineScienceInstituteUTMSIistheoldestandmostsignicantmarineresearchacilityontheGulCoastestablishedinabeachsidecabinin1941.TheacilityhasexcelledovertheyearsincountlessmarineresearchprojectsthathaveimpactedindustriesincludingoilandgasexplorationshippingandmaricultureandhaveinuencedU.S.andinternationalmarinepollu-tionandconservationlaws.UTMSIwelcomesvisitorsdailywhereselguidedtoursandeducationalmoviesareamongtheattractionsoferedinthevisitorscenter.SevenaquaticdisplaysdepictTexascoastalhabitatsandtheorganismsthatliveinthemincludingSpartinablackmangrovemarshoysterreeopenbaybottomrockjettyandofshorearticialrees.Otherdisplaysinthemainbuildinghighlightcurrentandpastresearchprojectsandeaturerepresentativespecimensorphoto-graphsolocalplantsandanimals.630E.CotterAve.www.utmsi.utexas.eduMarineScienceInstitute 40TexasCoastalBendFall2014GolfcartsthebigthinginPortAransasYoucanownanddriveoneotheseunopenairlittlevehiclesonthestreetsoPortAransasalthoughyouaremorelikelytorentoneromoneothemanygolcartbusinessesintown.AllroadrulesapplytotheoperationogolcartsinPortAincludingDWIandopencontainerlaws.Theymaybedrivenonthebeachandoncitystreetswithspeedlimitsunder35mphwhichprettymuchcoverstheentiretown.CartsmaynotbedrivenonSouthAlisterTX-361southoAvenueGanddriversmustpulltothesidewhensaetoallowastervehiclestopass.InallthecartsareagreatwaytoenjoyPortAPortApubsandtavernshoppinthisFallItsbeensaidbeorebylocalsandregulartouriststhatPortAransasisadrinkingtownwithashinghabit.EveryseasonisareasontocelebrateinPortAandthetownswateringholesaretypicallyimmersedinestivitiesandmerrymaking.Sharkys2600StateHwy361PortACoastClub1007StateHwy361BrnisBachHous730TroutSt.BackPorchBar132W.CotterThGaf323BeachSt.CommunityTeaterTheverypopularPortAransasCommunityTheaterwillpresenttwoshortHalloweenplaysincombinedperormancesthisOctoberAlmosttheBrideoDraculaorWhytheCountRemainsaBachelorandWerewolat730eacheveningonThursdayOctobr16ththroughSaturdayOctobr18thplusa230matinonSundayth19th.FromOctobr23rdthroughth25ththePortAransasHighSchoolDramaDepartmentwillpresenttheirHalloweenperormance.TheCommunityTheaterwillpresentTheCharitythatBeganatHomea1906BritishcomedyaboutanupperclasswomanwhocomesunderthespelloarebelpreacherromNovmbr6th9thandNovmbr13th16th.portaransascommunitythatr.comFreeBirdingNatureoursPortAransasisconsideredoneobestbirdingsitesintheU.S.bytheNationalAudo-bonSocietyandmigratingfocksareespeciallydiverseintheallmonths.BirdingontheBoardwalkisareeweeklyguidedbirdingtouratLonabllTurnbullBird-ingCntronRossAve.southoCommunityParkeveryWednesdayat900a.m.FreetoursotheWtlandseducationCntrattheU.T.MarineScienceInstitutetakeplaceeveryTuesdayandThursdayat1000a.m.630E.CotterAve. 42TexasCoastalBendFall2014NogetawaytotheCoastalBendiscompletewithoutgettingyourtimeonthewateranduniqueadventuresareaboundincludepiratesdolphinsjetskisandevensailingyachts.WoodysSportsCenterlocatedonthePortAransasMarinaishometoavarietyowaterborneadventuresinadditiontoshingthemostpopularowhichareitsDolphinWatchNatureTours.ThewatersotheCoastalBendarehometothousandsobottlenosedolphinsthatseemtondgreatuntravelinginthewakesoboatsandships.DolphinWatchtakesyouupclosetothesemagnicentanimalsintheirnaturalenvironment.136W.CotterAve.361749-5252woodysonline.comEspeciallyduringthespringandsummermonthsdolphinexcursionshavebeenknowntocomeundermockattackbywatergun-wieldingpi-ratesaboardasecondboat.Luckilythesearetraditionaltheatricalpiratesandnotthosethathavemadesomuchnewsinrecentyears.Thissuper-unadventureisidealorgroupsoallagesDeepSeaHeadquartersrunsthenesteetontheGulCoasttwohighspeedrstclasspartyboatstheKingfsherandthePelican.Dailyshingtripandprivatecharters.440W.Cotter361749-6904FunontheWaterinPortAStrayCatSailingAdventuresofersbayandgulyachtingexcursionsonthe32StrayCatsailingcatamaran.Petriendly.361416-0054straycatsailingadventures.comRedDragonPirateCruisesembarksonitsrstyearinPortAransasandpromisestooferanewone-o-a-kindadventure.Thenewlyconstructedshipeaturesacrewopirateswholeadeagerguestsoncruisesinthechannelsandnearbybays.CruisesrundailyexceptTuesdayandsunsetcruisesandprivatechartersareavailable.Callortimesandreserva-tions.Snackbarbeerwineandcocktailsavailableonboard.361749-2469reddragonpiratecruises.comPortAransas TexasCoastalBendFall201443THEPORTARANSASMUSEUMisaworthytestamenttooneothemosthistoricallysignicantcommunitiesontheTexasGulCoastwhichwasestablishedasacattleandsheepranchingsettlementinthe1850s.DuringthesameperiodsteamshipservicewascommissionedbetweenSandPointasthetownwasthencalledandNewOrleansnecessitatingtheconstructionotheAransasPassLight-houseonSt.JosephsIsland.TheTarponInnopeneditsdoorsinthe1880sandbecamethecenterolocalsportshingactivity.TheInnandPortAwelcomeditsmostamousanglerin1937whenPresidentFranklinD.RooseveltcaughttarponromaFarleyboatpicturedabovealthoughitissaidheactuallystayedonthepresidentialyachtandnotattheTarponInn.Themuseumishometolocalartiactsandover12000historicalphotostellingtherichhistoryoPortAransas.361749-3800N.AlisterBrundrettSt.portaransasmuseum.orgPALMILLABEACHGOLFCLUBisamongtheveryewtrulyauthenticScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheUnitedStates.ThenaturalcoastalterrainwhicheaturesanoceanbeachandsanddunesollowedbynativeislandvegetationonwhichthecourseisbuiltarerequiredeaturesothelinkscourseandarealloundonMustangIsland.TheArnoldPalmerSignatureDesigncourseisthegolngleg-endsveryrstocean-sidedesignandoneinwhichPalmerplacedspecialattentionandoversight.Theresultisachallengingchampionshipexperiencetherequiresplayerstonegotiatenarrowrollingairwaysimposinggreensandstackedsetsobunkersinthelinkstradition.Fivesetsoteesareoferedoravarietyoskilllevels.361749-4653265PalmIslandDr.palmillabeach.comPortAransas 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TexasCoastalBendFall201445LocatedintheCentralFlywaytheislandboastshundredsonativeandmigratingspecies.EncounterswithCoastalBendnestingspeciessuchastheRoseateSpoonbillsLeastGrebesReddishEgretsBlack-BelliedWhistlingDucksBitternsandRailsbringbirdingenthu-siastsbacktothisislandsanctuarytimeandtimeagain.WithvesitesalongtheGreatTexasCoastalBirdingTrailWetlandsParkParadisePondtheBirdingCen-terMustangIslandStateParkandtheSouthJettyPortAhostsmanymust-seelookoutsoravidbirdersandwildliephotographers.Boardwalksandobserva-tiontowersarebuiltoverwetlandswithvegetationpocketsspeciallydesignedtoattractbirds.TheBirdingCenterWetlandsParkParadisePondandTheNaturePreserveweredesignedtogivebirderstheup-closeabilitytoobservehundredsospeciesintheirnaturalhabitats.Fromthenaturalwetlandsinletsand18milesonaturalbeachesanddunestotherockjettiespiersandmarinastheislandofersdozensoperectvantagepointstomarvelatthemagnicentmigratingbirdsthatconsiderPortAtheperectreststop.ThePortAransasNaturePreserveencompasses1217acresoundevelopedlandinanareaormerlyknownasCharliesPasturewhereearlyislandresidentsoncegrazedtheircattle.Locatedbetweentheshipchan-nelthecommunityparkStateHighway361andPiperChanneleaturesattheNaturePreserveincludeoverthreemilesohikeandbiketrailsapavilionboard-walksoveralgalatscrushedgranitetrailsontheuplandscoveredseatingsitesandtwotowersover-lookingwetlandareasaroundSaltIsland.Thenaturalareasextensivetidalatsprovideeed-ingareasandimportanthabitatorshorebirdsandendangeredandthreatenedspeciessuchasthepipingplover.TherearetwoentrancestothePreservetheendoPortStreetandofStateHighway361nearMustangBeachAirport.Tokeepthepreserveunspoiledcertainenvironmentalrulesapply.Year-roundBirdinginPortA 46TexasCoastalBendFall2014corpuschristiTeCoastalFoodListTypicalmealwbeverageundr1010-2020-3030AKASUSHIAkaJapaneseRestaurantFormanyatraveledoodsnobtherstactorandperhapsonlyactorinchoosingasushibaristhepresenceorealAsianspreerablyspeakinginaoreigntonguewithwhichyouarenotamiliar.IndowntownCorpusChristithatchoiceisAkaSushiwhosenativeKoreanproprietorhasaknackorndingsomeothebestsushiandAsianchesinthecountrywhoexpertlypreparepopularanduniquecreationsinsheelshrimpandcrab.Thissmallestablishmentllsupquicklyonweekendssobepatientasthewaitwillbeworthit.ChatwithMrs.KimandperusetheextensiveselectionosushisashimistirrytempuraandmanyotherAsianspecialties.415N.WaterSt.361882-8885HarrisonsLandingThecasualatmospherethatcomeswithlieonthewateriswhatyoullndatHarrisonsLandingwhichisactuallyayachtingcenterandmarinaboutiqueandbarandrestaurantallinoneEnjoycoldgulshrimpandarostymargaritawhiletakinginthebreathtakingsunsetoverCorpusChristismarinaandBayrontallwhiletoe-tappingtothesoundsoapopularlocalbeachband.HarrisonsoersadelicacyorjustaboutanytasteshtacoswithavocadoandcilantrotoppedwithaspecialMexicansaucemakesoraperectlunchcolossalshrimpservedgrilledorriedinavarietyospecialbattersorenjoyaperectlygrilledreshshlet.YoumightloveHarrisonsLandingsomuchthatyoullndyourselbackthenexteveningorayachtrideorsunsetcruise.Indoordininginthebeauti-ulMarinaRoomnowopen.DontmissSundayBrunch108PoplsStrtT-Had361881-8503harrisonslanding.netRailroadSeafoodStationWhenvisitingacoastaldestinationitisinevitablethatyouwillseekoutreshseaoodaspartoyourtrip.SouthTexasinparticularnotunlikeotherregionsotheSouthishometoaverydistinctstyleoseaoodthatwasormulatedalmost70yearsagoalongtheshoresoBafnBay.ThosespecialrecipesincludetheperectlyseasonedbatterusedorjumboriedshrimpandreshTexasoysterswhichareservedatRailroadSeaoodasdinnerplatesoramilystylethatistosaybythepound.Fishloverswillenjoythereshestsnappercatshdrumandounderpreparedriedbroiledorblackened.ThecheshereexpertlydabbleinmoredistantavorslikeCajunSnapperPontchartrainandPolynesianColossalCoconutShrimpwhichcouldbeoneotheverybestshrimpdishesintheCoastalBend.Youwillalsondoneothebesthamburgersintownhere.HomebrewedbeerintheadjacentHobrauBarwhichisbigenoughorprivateparties.1214N.ChaparralSt.361883-6200railroadseafood.comArasMidtownCafeCenturiesorenementtoagriculturebrewingermentationpreservationandcuringtechniquescoupledwithaveryhealthytraditionoculinarycompetitionbetweencultureshaveledtowhatEuropeistotheworldooodinthemodernagetheMotherland.AraBa-bosisastudentotheculinaryartsoEuropeaneducationthatstartedorherinthemostqualiedacademyhergrandmotherskitchen.TheTransylvanian-by-way-o-TorontoopenedArasMidtownCaeayearagowiththepurposeobringinggenuinehealthycuisineservedinacaesettingorweeklybreakastandlunch.InthemorningchooseromvevarietiesoEggsBenedictBelgianwaesantasticbagelandbiscuitsandwichesArassignatureorcustomomelettescowboybreakastsorlightruitandyogurt.LunchoeringsincludeaCreateYourOwnMasterpiecesandwichmenuwonderulsoupscreativesaladsandadeliciousarrayoItalianandtraditionalhotandcoldsandwichesromthetunamelttothePhillyCheeseSteak.Arasexcelsatprivateandcateredeventspartytraysaswellasscrump-tiousEuropeanpastries.1332S.StaplsSt.northofSixPoints361452-8145arasmidtowncaf.comHARRISONSLANDINGRAILROADSeAFOODCoastalFood 48TexasCoastalBendFall2014CoastalFoodYOPhillyCheeseSteaksWhilePhiladelphiastwomostamouscheesesteakshopshaveoughtorde-cadesoverwhosbesttheresnoquestionswhatsoeverwhereyouwillfndthebestmostauthenticPhillyCheeseSteaksandwichintheCoastalBendandthatisYOonNorthBeach.ThetruePhillysandwichstartswithaheapothincutsteaksautedwithonionsandmushroomsandtoppedwithmeltingProvolonecheese.YOisalsohometothemonstrousDiamondDave12LBburgeralongwithgreatsausagesandwichesrealItalianhoagiesandmore--madewithspecialtymeatsandcheesesromPhilly.YOalsoservesuphotdogsroastporkandbeeandter-rifcpizzas.3314SurfsideBlvd.onNorthBeach361452-8750HoegemeyersBBQBarnJustabouteveryonewithabackyardgrillthinkstheymakegreatbarbecuesomeotheseolksendupopeningcuerestaurantsbutonlyaewreallyknowwhattheyredoing.IndowntownCorpusChristitherecentlyopenedHoegemeyersBBQiswhereyouwanttogoastheseolksknowbarbecue.Everyitemonthemenuismadereshdailyandtheykeepservinguntiltheyrunoutintheater-noon.EnjoyallthetraditionalavoritesservedHillCountrystyleonplainbutcherpaperexceptocourseorthescrumptiouscobblerswhichyoumustsaveroomororatleasttakeahelpinghomeordessert.EatbythepoundorbytheplateandHoegemeyersistheperectplacetocalliyouneedtoeedahungrygroupobeachgoersorfshermenandwomen.LocatednextdoortoConcreteStreetAmphitheaterina1920sbuildingdinersandbeerdrinkersalsoenjoylivemusicandotherestiveeventsmostweekends.711ConcrtStrtDowntownCorpusChristi361884-4227hoegemeyers.comcorpuschristiTHeBeASTPHILLyCHeeSeSTeAKyOGReATBBqATHOeGeMeyeRS 50TexasCoastalBendFall2014MolATasteofCentralMexicoInacitywithover80taqueriasmuchothediningpublicmaycarrysomeconu-sionaboutwhatMexicanoodreallyisandiyouhavetraveledpasttheborderinMexicoyoumaybeexpectingsomethingmuchdiferentthanwhatyoundintheseestablishments.MolhasbroughttheauthenticcuisineoMexicototheCoastalBendprobablytheonlyestablishmenttodosoinwhichtheemphasisisonnaturalingredientsandcreatingeveryitemromscratch.IntheUSmolgenerallyreerstoapoblanosauceinMexicothetermreerstoawiderangeosaucesorigi-natinginSanPedroAtocpannearMexicoCity.BynocoincidencethisisthehomeoMolsownersandiswhereitsentiremenuwasborn.EnjoyaullbarandestiveatmosphereinadditiontothebestMexicanoodinCorpusChristi.6042S.PadrIslandDr.inGulfwayShoppingCenter361334-6081molerestaurant.comVietnamRestaurantCorpusChrististruenediningexperienceishometoclassicusioncuisineborninFrench-inuencedVietnameaturingrecipesserveddecadesagointheancestraleateryothisrestaurantsowners.AlthoughyouwillndantasticPhoatVietnamRestaurantdinersreturnagainandagaintoenjoythenestcreativecookingthatincludesChateaubriandChileanSeaBassinaWhiteTrueSauceHalvedandRoastedChickenandDuckGrilledEggplantinFishSauceandmemorableusioncreationslikeBlackPepperFriedJumboGulShrimpandaRedshinMushroomCreamSauce.VegetariansnddelectableoptionsatVietnamRestaurantincludingPepperFriedBroccoliCrispySweetandSourTouplustheexceedinglypopularVegetarianDelightplatter.EacheveningCheLamofersorthof-menueaturesthatareotenseasonalinnatureandwhichalwaysdazzledinerswithrichavorandspectacularpresentation.VietnamRestaurantsdessertmenuisequallyimpres-siveandtouchalltheclassicslikeCremeBruleehomemadecheesecakeChocolateMousseandsomuchmore.ExpectthenestserviceinCorpusChristideliveredbyaproessionalknowledgeablestaf.701N.WatrSt.DowntownCorpusChristi361852-2682vietnam-restaurant.comcorpuschristiMAHIMAHIMOLeFINeDININGvIeTNAM 52TexasCoastalBendFall2014Pier99SomeothebestseaoodsandwichesandhamburgersintheCoastalBendcanbeoundatPier99locatedonCorpusChristiBeachbetweentheU.S.S.LexingtonandTexasStateAquarium.ThisplaceisallaboutwaterrontdiningwiththebiggestdiningpatiobuiltoverwaterintheareaandtheuniqueviewsodowntownandthebayoferedromhistoricNorthBeach.Pier99eaturesahugediversemenuwithsomethingoreveryoneseaoodloverornotincludingawesomedessertslikeKeyLimepieandpeachcobbler.Livecountrymusicbeachrockandblueslivenupthescenemosteveningsandallweekendsoverthesummer.2822N.ShorlinBlvd.onNorthBeach361887-0764pier99restaurant.comWaterStreetMarketForalmostthreedecadesWaterStreetMarkethasbeenhometothreeothecitysavoriterestaurants.TheWaterStreetOysterBarandWaterStreetSeaoodCompanyeatureawideselectionoreshGulseaoodpreparedgrilledblackenedorriedincludinganumberorecipesthatcarryaclearCajuninuence.TrulyoriginalitemsincludetheShrimpHarpoonsmesquitegrilledskewerswithAndouillesausagetheShrimpEnchiladasandtheever-popularCrawshStufedChicken.TheOysterBaropenedasushibarinrecentyearsthathasbecomeverypopularamongdowntownvisitorsespeciallyduringhappyhour.TheExecutiveSurClubisknownoritsvastbeerselectionunoutdoorlivemusicvenueanditsterricmenuogourmethamburgerschickenburgersquesadillasandmore.309N.WaterSt.361881-9448361884-SURFexecutivesurfclub.comwaterstreetrestaurants.comLaFruteraIoneoyourgoalsoryouandyouramilyistoeathealthytoeatreshnotoutoaplasticwrapperthenLaFruteraisadeliciousplacetostart.HereyouwillndanextensiveselectionoruitanddesserttreatsinuencedbybothLatinandAsiancultures.Youwillndeverythingromthetraditionalreshruitcuptolargepartyplattersandpicnicpackagesperectoradayatthebeachorwaterpark.Enjoytra-ditionalavoriteslikechamoyapplesplusicecreamsmoothiesandothersavorytreats.2322AirlineRd.361991-77655865WeberRd.361723-0198corpuschristiFRIeDCOLOSSOLSHRIMPPIeR99LAFRUTeRA 54TexasCoastalBendFall2014WallbangersTheBurgerPlaceThisCorpusChristiinstitutionwasthersttospecializeingourmethamburgersandhasbeendelightingdevotedansyoungoldandin-betweenorsome30years.WallbangerscoineditsmethodocreatingtheperectburgerBurgerologywhichstartswithbunsmadereshdailywhiteandwheatvevarietiesothehighestqualitycheesesasaladandtoppingbarstockedwiththereshestvegetables--butogreatestimportanceisthebeeitsel.Youwillonlyndreshgroundchuckherenotgroundbeeandthereisahugediference.AtWallbangersyourburgerismaderomthesamepartothecowromwhichribeyesteaksandchuckroastarecutnottheunderbellywhereyougetgroundbee.EnjoyamasterpiecebaconcheddarormushroommozzarellaStufedBurgeraribeyesteaksandwichPhillycheesesteakturkeyburgermini-burgerthreechoicesogrilledchickensandwich-esortheginormousThree-PoundBangerBurgerwhicheedsuptosix.4102S.StaplesSt.361855-8007wallbangersburgers.comTownCountryCafeNottoomanyestablishmentscarrythedistinctionolocalinstitutionbuttheTCtrulyisinbusinessinthecityscentersincetheearly1950swhereeachotheirdaytimehoursseemstobelledwithanongoingstreamodevotedcustomersoldyoungandinbetween.Withyourrstvisitortwoyouwillundoubtedlylatchontooneotwomenuavoritesespeciallyiyourorderromthebreakastsidebutiyoutrysomethingnewoneveryvisityourlistoavoriteswillonlygrow.Longbeorethechainreewaydinersthisplacewasthego-tobreakastplaceservingthebestpancakesanunlimitedcombinationoomelettesufybiscuitsandMexicanavoriteslikehuevosrancheros.Whatyouwouldnotexpectiswhatmightbetheareasbestseaoodvalueinasingleplatetheantasticbroiledredshtoppedwithriedshrimp.4228S.AlamedaSt.inTownCountryCenter361992-0360corpuschristiTHReevARIeTIeSOFMINI-BURGeRSWALLBANGeRSTOWNCOUNTRyCAFe 56TexasCoastalBendFall2014corpuschristiCoastalFoodDrunknNoodleZThisMidtownhauteishometosomeothemostbeautiullypreparedselectionsoThai-inuencedAsianoodinCorpusChristiandhasremainedsomethingoalocalsecretuntilrecently.Thosewhoappreciatetrulygourmetcookingwillenjoytouch-riedsteakandchickendishesaswellasperectlypreparedsoupsincludingPhoandocoursethoseoriginalDrunknNoodles.Youllndwonderulseaoodo-eringscurrygaloreandoneotheCoastalBendsmostdiversesushimenus.4214S.AlamdaSt.inTownCountryCenter361992-1400dncorpus.comDRUNKNNOODLezSeawallFoodSpiritsTheCorpusChristiBayrontsoneandonlybeachronteateryandwateringholeishometosomeothebestseaoodintown.TrytheWhiteNachoswhicharemadewithbabyshrimpandcrabmeatandtoppedwithantastichomemadeguacamole.Seawallsjumboshrimparesoreshtheymightjumpoftheplatebutinsteadareperectlygrilledorriedorservedalongsideriedshandoysters.EnjoyawesomebeachoodlikehamburgersandhotdogswhiletakinginCorpusChristisiconicbay-rontview.Theullbarservesupperectmargaritasanddaiquiris.Livemusicontheweekends.520S.ShorelineBlvd.361726-3533SeAWALLFOODSPIRITS 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TexasCoastalBendFall201469GiggitysRestaurantBarGiggitysollowsinthetraditionothegreatmealintheagreatbarwhichiseasytondinjustaboutanycoastaltownintheeastorwestotheUnitedStatesbutisnotsomuchthecaseinTexas.Patronsarepleasantlysurprisedtondamenuthatgoeswellbeyondtheexpectationsobaroodthisissomeseriouscookinganditseasytoseetheeforttheownerandchehaveputintoit.EnjoyatrulygourmetMediterraneanSea-oodLinguinimadewithreshmusselsandjumboGulshrimp.Thosesameshrimpndtheirwayintoanumberomenuitemsmostnotablyalongsideasushi-gradeYellownTunasteakortheperectlypreparedUSDAPrimeTexasribeye.Howeverbaroodansshouldnotretasyoullndawesomechorizocheeseriesterrichamburgersinclud-ingaKobebeeburgerandmuchmoreonGiggitysmenu.Livemusiceverynightotheweek.722TarponSt.361749-3663StingraysTaphouseGrillOnthesuraceStingraysisarst-classopenairsportsbarcompletewithalmosttwodozenhigh-denitionTVspooltablesanddozensobeersontapandbottledbutwisepatronsaretheoneswhoshowuphungry.Beyondbeingagreatbaronethatisdog-riendlynonethelessStingraysiseasilyoneothebestdiningestablishmentsontheislandandintheentireCoastalBendorthatmat-ter.StartwiththebestpizzaweveoundonMustangIslandbakedinanauthenticbrickpizzaoventhekindooodyoudexpecttondinasportsbarplusgourmethamburgersincludingthehousesignatureMakersMarkBurger.StingraysmenutakesamoreseriousturnwhenyouseethehandcutribeyeandlettheperectlypreparedAhiTunaSteakandtheverypopularTequila-LimeShrimp.All-you-can-eat-RibsThursdaysstartSeptember4thwiththeNFLseasonopener.401BachSt.361749-2287stingraystaphouse.comTroutStreetBarGrillOneothemostpopularrestaurantsintheCoastalBendgotthatwaybynotonlyoferingthemostperectwaterrontsettingbutwithtrulyterricood.SeaoodcreationsherearetopnotchstartingwithsomeothebestCajungumboyouwillevereat.Freshsharrivesdailyandnothingstartsoutrozenincludingwild-caughtGulshrimpthatmakesorwon-derulsaladsandshrimpcocktailgrilledpreparedwithpastaandocourseasthemainattractionasriedjumboGulshrimp.Youwillalsoenjoyhandcutsteaksperectlypreparedalongwithterricburgersandsandwichesgrilledquailandevenchickenriedsteak.TroutStreetislocatedrightonthePortAransasMarinaanddiningbothindoorandontheoutsidedeckareavailable.104W.Cotter361749-7800tsbag.comportaransasBRICKPIzzAOveNSTINGRAySAHITUNATROUTSTReeTGreatCookingwithEveryonesFavoriteShellfshBarbecueShrimpTexasStyleWhatYouWillNeed2largeShallotspeeledandchopped12-inchpiecefreshGingerpeeledandchopped4clovesGarlicsmashed34cupSoySauce12cupfreshLimejuice2tablespoonsSugar14cupchoppedGreenOnions14cupPeanutOil14teaspooncoarselygroundBlackPepper2poundsJumboTexasGulfShrimpshellsandtailsonWhattoDoPlaceshallotsgingergarlicsoylimejuiceandsugarinablenderandblenduntilsmooth.Addthegreenonionandoilandblenduntilcombined.Seasonwithblackpeppertotaste.Placeshrimpinalargebowlpourthemarinadeoverandletmarinateatroomtempor20min.PreheatgrilltoHigh.Removeshrimprommarinadeassembleonskewersandgrillor2minperside.ServeonriceintacosinasaladorcreateKabobswithpepperspineappleandonions. 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72TexasCoastalBendFall2014UpperLagunaMadre1PadreIslandNationalSeashoreThelon-geststretchonaturalbeachintheU.S.oferslegendaryshingonboththeGuloMexicoandLagunaMadresidesotheisland.2PadreIslandBeachKlebergCountyLesswildthanPINSandeasiertoaccessthisstretchoislandbeachofersgreatsurshing.3BobHallPierFewpublicpiersaremorenotablehomeotheworldrecordonshorecatch-and-releasean800lb.BlacktipShark.4PackeryChannelOpenmigrationroutebetweentheGulandtheLagunaoferingnewjettiesampleparkingboatrampsandantasticcastandwadeshingonshore.5PadreIslesPublicBoatRampsCanal-rontcommunityprovidesatleastvereepublicboatrampsprovidingaccesstoUpperLagunaMadre.6Marker37Baitshopmarinastoragelaunchesethanol-reeuelandpieronLagunaMadretakerstexitonislandsideoJFKCauseway.7JFKCausewayLowRoadFromFlourBluftakecausewaytotheislandbutexittolowroadalongwaterorgreatwadeshing.8JFKCausewayIslandSideUnderneaththebridgendClemsMarinaandBillingsBaitoferinglaunchesstoreandpier.9PackeryChannelParkOnshorewadeshingalongchannelandatsprimemigra-tionrouteandeedingwaters.10KayakLaunchFreelaunchsitesituatedwithinproductiveatsshingzone.11CorpusChristiPassSomeothere-gionsbestwadeshingcanotenbeoundonthebacksideoMustangIslandandthissiteCoastalBendFishing TexasCoastalBendFall201473justnorthoBeachAccessRoad3oersan-tasticaccesstotheatseedingandbreedingzonetowardthenorthernendoLagunaMadre.All-vehicleaccessnearhighwaytruckscantraverseextensiveseriesotrails.12FishPassMustangIslandStateParkFishPasswasoncemanyyearsagoopentotheGuloMexicoromthenorthernendoLagunaMadre.AlthoughnowclosedjettiesremainextendedintotheGulseveralhundredeetandsomespeciesareknowntocongregateandeedinbetweenthejetties.BeachcanbeaccessedoraeeromtheparkentranceorreebyusingBeachAccessRoad2andworkingyourwaysouth.Excellentsurshingalongthetypically-uncrowdedroute.ThebacksideothepassmarkswhereLagunaMadrebecomesCorpusChristiBayandharborsnumerousspecieseedingjustaboutyearround.13NavalAirStationCorpusChristiThosewithmilitarycredentialscanaccesstheexcel-lentlaunchandshoreshingacilitiesontheNavybaselocatedataperectstrategicloca-tionatthenorthernendotheLaguna.14BoatHoleBasinThisisperhapsoneotheleast-knownbutmostuniqueshingsitesintheCoastalBend.Multiplechannelseedbayandgulwatersandtheshthatcomewiththemintothisheavyseagrasszone.15HumbleChannelThedammingeectotheJFKCausewaymeansthattheowowaterandshintheUpperLagunaMadreisunneledthroughlimitedpassageways.TherstocourseistheIntracoastalWaterwayunderthebridgetotheislandandtheotherisHumbleChannellocatedalittlemorethanahal-mileromthemainlandFlourBlu.InadditiontobeingapopularspotorshingboatstwootheareasbusiestshingpiersCos-WayandRedDotstraddlethechannelandprovidethebestaccesspossibletothemanyspeciesthattraversethechannelintheirmigrationthroughLagunaMadre.16LagunaShoresRoadRunsalongLagunaMadreinFlourBlunumerousboatlaunchesandsitesorshoreandwadeshing.17OsoBayWhilethissmallbaywhichisedreshwaterbyOsoCreekisknownmoreoroundergiggingwarmwaterreleasedromtheelectricalpowerplantissaidtoat-tractlargeRedsh.AccessatYorktownBlvd.18BlusLandingLocatedatthesouth-ernendoLagunaShoresRoadthisullservicemarinaacilityoersaboatlitstorageacilitylaunchesuellodgeandguidesorcharterinLagunaMadreandBafnBay.HometopopularLagunaReeRestaurant.19BafnBay20milessouthoFlourBlurestsoneothemostamousshingdestinationsintheUnitedStates.BafnBayisrenownorrecordSpeckledTroutwhichdwellintheextensivenetworkoSerpulidWormreesthatbeganormingover3000yearsago.Boatersshouldexerciseextremecautioninthisareaasthereespresentaboatinghazard.YouwillseedozensoprivateshingcabinssituatedalongLagunaMadreallowhichareprivatelyownedonplotsleasedbyTexasParksWildlie.ThemainlandistheprivatepropertyotheKingRanchsovisitorsarecautionedagainstunboardingattheselocationswithoutpermission.CatchPhotosClockwisefromTopLeftThomamilywTroutromLandCutCapt.DougStanordwMahiMahiKyleDarylandZacharywSwordfshCapt.FredCardonawRedfshWanttogoFishingTenFishwiththeBestCaptainFredCardonaCoastalBendGuidesCorporateOutingsGroupsBuddiesonVacation469867-5653www.captfredcardona.comFallFishingintheUpperLagunaMadreMyavoritetimeoyeariscoolertemperaturesandtheapproachotheallseason.TheUpperLagunaMadreromnowtillNovembershingorschoolsoredsandounderinaeedingrenzy.Lookortheseschoolsotailingredsroamingtheatseedingonmullet.Alsoduringallseasonbringsourrstcoldrontsandourounderstartpushingoutontheatsalongwithredsmakingtheirrunouttothegul.DritshthegrassatsintwotothreeeetromSouthotheJFKCausewayalongLagunaShorestosouthoBirdSpoilIslands.Useliveshrimpunderapoppingcorkorplasticalsoreelinecastusingliveshrimporlivepiggyperch.AlsoshtheKingRanchshorelinebetweenPitaIslandandEmmordsortheseschoolsotailingreds.Earlymorninguseaozgoldspoonortopwaterstickbaitsworkwelllaterthrowa18ozjigheadwithplasticpaddletailpumpkinseedcoloralsogulpshrimpworkwell.NorthoJFKattheBoatHoleandHumbleChannelslookorschoolsoredsandroamingounder.BasicrigoroundershingistheCarolinaRigwithlivemudminnowsorlivemullet.AlsodowntowardsthePackeryChannelshordrumredsandounderusingliveordeadshrimpshingonthebottom.UselivengermulletalsoorredsandounderonaCarolinaRig.FallshingintheUpperLagunaMadreduringallcanbeveryrewardingasastasthetemperaturescoolo.Capt.FredCardona469-867-5653www.captfredcardona.com 74TexasCoastalBendFall2014CoastalBendFishingFallFishingMeansFlounderTimeTherstcoolrontotheseasonwillbringtheFlounderscatteredontheatstoconcentrateinthepassesleadingtotheGuloMexicoastheyheadtheirwaytodeeperwatersortheirannualspawningmigration.Theseounderareeasilypickedofbygiggersinshallowwaterwithbrightlightsatnight.Sandyatsarethepreerredplacetogigembutiyouareintomoresport-ingwaystooolFloundertryrodandreelorevenyrod.Thebestplacestondthemisnearrocksbulkheadspiersoysterbedsgrassedgesnexttocutslogspipesandgasoroilwellriglegs.DoyouseeapatternTheylovestructurenearpasses.IgenerallyndFlounderthistimeoyearinsixinchestosixeetowater--mostlysixto24inchesintheearlymorningandourtosixeetowaterintheaternoon.Thelargeremalesareusuallyinthedeeperwater.Theyalmostalwaystakeashrimpreelinednexttoastructure.OthergoodbaitincludejigstippedwithBerkelyGulpstripbaitsolady-shmulletandpinperchortheoldavoritereelinedmudminnows.NormallyyoucannotseeFlounderastheyareverygoodatchangingtheircolortomatchtheirsurroundings.Ihavepersonallyseenthemchangecolortomatchthewavepatterninthesandbelowthem.SometimesyouwillonlyseethesilhouetteotheFlounderheadstickingoutothebottom--othertimesyoucanclearlyseethemmotionlessontopolargerocks.Justpitchyourbaitnexttothestructureandwaitaboutveminutes--inobitethenmovetothenextlikelyspot.Iyoudogetabiteitwillbeathumpnothingatallorjustmovingaway.Ithishappenscountto5or10andraiseyourrodtip.Ithereissome-thingheavyonitgoaheadandlightlysetthehook.Icomparethisshingtoippingorbassbutjustnotasviolent.WhenaFlounderishookedkeeptensiononthelineandtherodbent.DonotletanyslackinthelineasthiswillloseyourprizeFightthemlightlyandnetthemiyouwanttokeepthem.Thesesharenotoriousorspittingajigdeeplyswallowedwhileontheline.Keeponlywhatyouneedoramealortwoandreleasetherest.ThistimeoyearFlounderareveryeasilycaughtandgigged.ThatiswhytheStateoTexaswaswiseintheirdecisioninlimitingtotwoshperangleradaywithrodonlyandnogigginginthemonthoNovember.SincethislimitwasimposedIhaveseendramaticincreasesintheFloundercatches. TexasCoastalBendFall20147510TipsforParentsonBoatingSafelyWithKidsBoatingoersoneothebestwaysorparentstoescapethedistractionsoeverydaylieandsharetheirenjoy-mentonaturewiththeirkids.Howeveritsimportantorparentsespeciallythosenewtoboatingtoollowaewbasicsaetystepsthatwillhelpmaketheexperiencemoreenjoyableorthewholeamily.LifeJacketsSaveLivesBesureallkidsonboardarewearingaliejacketwhenevertheboatismoving.Thisisnotjustsoundadviceitsthelaw..MakeSureItFitsChildrensliejacketscomeindier-entsizesappropriatetoachildsbodyweight.Makesureyouhaveonethattseachchildonboardandthatthekidshaventoutgrowntheirliejacketsoverthewinter.NoExceptionsKidsotencomplainabouthavingtoweartheirliejacketsonboard.Gettheminvestedintheirsbylettingthempickitoutorthemselves..SafetyStartintheParkingLotGetthekidsinthehab-itoputtingonsunblockahatandtheirliejacketevenbeoreyouwalkdowntotheboat.KeepEverythingShipshapeOnboardbesuretherearenolooselinesmopsbucketsetc.ondeckthatsome-onemighttripover.Pre-CruiseCheckSetaewbasicrulesincludingNorunningorsittingonthesiderailsoredeckatsunpadorswimplatormwhentheboatisunderway.FirstMateKidswillgetabiggerkickoutoaboattripiyoumakethemyourFirstMate.Beoreyouleaveshowthemwhereyouregoingonachart.Whileunderwayhavethemkeepalookoutormarkerbuoys.RadioCheckBesureeveryoneknowshowtooperatetheboatsVHFradioincaseoanemergency.AgoodwaytopracticeistocallSeaTowsAutomatedRadioCheckservice.TowforTwoWhenyoutowkidsbehindtheboatoninatablewatertoyswaterskisorawakeboardbesuretodesignateanadultorteentobetheofcialwatcherkeep-inghisorhereyesonthetowedrideratalltimes.PlacesPleaseGivethekidsassignedseatsontheboatwhiledockingsothattheydontaccidentallyblockthedriversview.Makesuretheyknowtokeeptheirn-gersandtoesinsideduringthisprocess.BoaterSafetyColumnSponsoredby 76TexasCoastalBendFall2014CoastalBendMostPopularSpeciesRedSnapperFoundin30-200owateroshoreespeciallaroundnaturalandartifcialreeslikeshipwrecksandoildrillingplatormsReachesmaturitat2-5earsoagecanliveuptoage50andweighupto50lb.Texasstatewaterswithin9milesoshoreistheonlGulCoastjurisdictionwhereRedSnappercanbefshedoutsidethe48-daederalseasonSpeckledTroutakaSpottedSeaTroutLivesinshallowestuariesalongtheWesternAtlanticcoastlinetotheGuloMexicoromMassachusettstotheyucatanPeninsulainMexicoMostlargespecksareemalesupto9-10earsoldPreersshallowseagrassandosterbedsinspringandsummerandwillshelterromcoldwaterindeeperchannelsandreeormationsinwinterRedfshakaRedDrumFastgrowingreaching22-24and6-8lb.in3earsPreersshallowwaters1-4alongedgesobaswithsubmergedvegetationandshorelinebreakssuchascovesjettiesandgutsbetweensandbarsBlackspotontailoolspredatorsintoattackingtailTexasrecordis59.5lb.US94lb.inNorthCarolinaKeepingitLegalTexasBagSizelimits-SatwaterfishImportantrulesanddetailsdenotedwithshouldbeconsultedforcompleteandaccurateinforma-tionthatappliestocertainspecies.ThiscanbefoundontheTPWDwebsitewww.tpwd.state.tx.usSourceTexasParksWildlifeDepartmentSpeciesDailyBagLengthinInchesMin-Max