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8TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust9welcomeCorpusChristiwww.visitcorpuschristitx.orgwww.caller.comPortAransaswww.portaransas.orgwww.portasouthjetty.comRockport-Fultonwww.rockport-fulton.orgwww.rockportpilot.comwww.portlandtx.orgwww.aransaspass.orgwww.inglesidetxchamber.orgCorpusChristiwithapopula-tionoabout300000isthemetropolitancenterotheCoastalBendandishometotheth-busiestportintheU.S.aprosperousandgrow-ingpetrochemicalindustryNavalAirSta-tionC.C.andtheC.C.ArmyDepotandtheever-expandingTexasAMUniversityC.C.DowntownCorpusChristiislocatedinthenortheastendothecityalongCorpusChristiBayandiswhereyoullndnumer-oushotelstheseawalltheAmericanBankCenterarenaandconventioncenterandthecitysmuseumsincludingScienceandHistoryAsianCulturesandtheArtMuse-umoSouthTexas.TheHarborBridgeextendsoverthePortoCorpusChristitoNorthBeachandontoPortlandandtheNorthBayArea.NorthBeachiswhereyoundtheU.S.S.LexingtonaircratcarrierMuseumandtheTexasStateAquariumalongwithaull-ser-vicehotelandnumerousmotelsandcondo-miniumsplusamile-longstretchopedes-trianriendlybeachonCorpusChristiBay.OnthesouthernendoCorpusChristitheSouthPadreIslandDriveSPIDree-waytakesyoutoNorthPadreIslandTheIslandandtoourGuloMexicobeaches.TheLagunaMadreisthelonglargebodyowaterthatrunsbetweenPadreIslandandthemainlandFlourBlu.BafnBayislocatedarthersouthalongLagunaMadreandisaccessiblebylandatRivieraBeachaewmilessouthoKingsville.PadreIslesonNorthPadreIslandisthelargestwaterrontcommunityoutsidethestateoFloridaandTheIslandoersmilesobeautiulbeachesrestaurantsshoppingandthePadreIslandNationalSeashore.PackeryChannelseparatesNorthPadreandMustangIslandsandprovidesdirectboatingaccesstotheGuloMexico.MustangIslandishometonumerousbeachrontcondominiumsandprivatehomesandleadsnorthwardtoPortAransasPortAaastgrowingshingvillagethatattractsafuentvacationersandsecondhomeownerssportshingandnatureenthu-siastsgolersandbeachgoersromacrossTexasandtheUS.AransasPassandConnBrownHarborarenorthoPortAacrosstheshipchan-nelviaa24-hourvehicleerryandishometoarevitalizeddowntownareaandex-cellentmarinaacilities.NorthwardisRockportknownoritsantasticbayshingartsydowntownareagreatschoolsandtheveryupscaleKeyAllegroresidentialandmarinadevelopment.Just212hourssouthofSanAntonioandeastofLaredo312hourssouthofAustinandHoustonandaboutadaysouthofDFWbycar.KnowingyourwayaroundtheCoastalBendSanPatricioCountywww.sanpatricioedc.comwww.sintontexas.org 10TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustKnowingyourwayaround...DowntownCorpusChrisandNorthBeachformerlyCorpusChrisBeachinfoonlinewww.visitcorpuschristitx.orgwww.usslexington.comwww.texasstateaquarium.comwww.ccmuseum.comwww.artmuseumofsouthtexas.orgwww.americanbankcenter.comwww.cchooks.comwww.concretestreet.netwww.artcentercc.orgwww.hurricanealleycc.comwww.cctexas.comwww.ortizcenter.comdtowncc TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust11TheharborPlayhouseisthelongestcontinuallyrunningcommunitytheaterinTexasandwillpresentLsMisrablsJul19ththruhAuust25thwww.harbrplahus.cmdtownccdowntownnorthbeachattractionsTheTexASSTATeAqUARIUMisoneotheCoastalBendstopvisitorattractionbecauseitdeliverstheultimateGuloMexicoexperiencebringingtheunder-seaworldtoyouupcloseandinpersonThearticialreeexhibitinthe125000gallonmaintankishometodozensospeciesoshincludingraysandsharksaswellascountlessshellshandotherin-vertebrates.2710N.ShrlinBlvd.nNrthBach800477-GULFtasstatauarium.rTheLadyLexsetmorecombatrecordsthananycarrierinU.S.NavalhistoryandtodayrestsinCorpusChristiBayastheU.S.S.LexINgToNMUSeUMoNTHeBAyatributeandmemorialtothosewhoserveddeendingAmerica.Thesightsandsoundsaresorealandsointenseyoube-comeapartothestorythesecondyoustepootaboardthisWorldWarIIeraair-cratcarrier.2914N.ShrlinBlvd.nNrthBach361888-4873www.usslintn.cmTheARTMUSeUMoFSoUTHTexAShasorover40yearsbeenconsideredoneotheleadingmuseumsoneartinthestateoTexasandinsomerespectstheentireU.S.PermanentexhibitsincludeworkromSouthTexasSouthwesternandLatinAmericanartistsinnearlyallmediaandtravelingexhibitsrotateregularlyliketheContemporaryStudioGlasscollectiononloanromtheMobileMuseumoArt.1902N.ShrlinBlvd.Dwntwn361825-3500artmusumsuthtas.rTheMUSeUMoFSCIeNCeANDHIS-ToRychroniclesover500yearsoSouthTexashistoryaswellasthearcheologicalandgeologicalproleothearea.Themu-seumisperhapsbestknownasthehomeothelie-sizedreplicasotheColumbusFleetwhichwerechristenedin1992bytheSpanishgovernmenttocommemo-ratethe500thanniversaryoChristopherColumbusdiscoveryoAmerica.1900N.ShrlinBlvd.Dwntwn361826-4650www.ccmuseum.comdowntownfunnottomisshurrICaNealleyWaTerParKkicksoitssecondseasonastheCoastalBendsnewestoutdoorattraction.Theparkea-turesvewaterslidesincludingtheepicCat5whichtowers65eetabovethecomplexandspiralstwo-persontubesthroughathrillingseriesoturns.Theswim-upbarisabighitwithgrown-ups.HurricaneAlleyisdirectlyadjacenttoWhataburrFildwheretheCrpusChristiHksplayoeringtheperectaternoonpackageowaterparkunplusaprobaseballgameinoneothemostbeautiulsettingsinTexas.702e.PrtAv.nttWhataburrFild361883-WAVEhurricanealleycc.comamerICaNbaNKCeNTeristheCoastalBendslargestullserviceeventsvenueandincludestheABCArenaConventionCenterandSelenaAuditorium.SaturdaJul20thNPCBattlthBasisastate-widebodybuildingguretnessandphysiquecontestorganizedbyIFBBProBerna-detteGalvan.SatJul20thSunJul21stAdvancAutPartsMnstrJamreturnstoCorpusChristiwithitscollectionofyingcrushingmonstertrucks.WdnsdaJul24thWWePrsntsSmackdwnTVlmsinCorpusChristithismonthwithstarheadliners.FridaAuust2ndRnWhitALittlUnprssinalYoucantxstupidcomedianonnationaltour.SaturdaAuust24thThLatinCmdJambringssomeothecountrystopcomicstogetherononestage.TicketsforpostponedMayshowwillbehonored.1901N.ShrlinBlvd.www.amricanbankcntr.cmProgressIveTexasCoasTalboaTINgsalTWaTerexPomarksthereturnotheboatshowtotheCorpusChristiBayrontandtakesplaceFridaJul12thSundaJul14thontheLawrenceStreetT-Head.On-waterdemonstrationsgreatoodlivemusicandover200newsaltwaterpowerboats.OfcialExpoProgramstartsonpage36.ComICslIveComedyClubeaturingtheAwsmShwwithJaLaFaarandFrindstakesplaceFridaJul12thatgatrs4610S.PadrIslandDr.agreatchancetolaughwithlocalcomedians.CorPusChrIsTIFIrsTDowntownbustleswithactivitytherstweekeachmonthwithFarmrsMarktonrstWednesdayandMarinaMarktDasandFamilArtoutinrstSaturday.www.crpuschristifrst.cm 12TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustcorpuschristiPlicanLun14330SPIDN.PadreIsland361949-8222Scuttlbutts14254SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-6769NightclubsHipHopPopDanceAriaLtTrrac326N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-8801www.ariacc.comBurbnStrtBargrill313N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-2082xSUltraLunCC4244SPIDSouthSide361852-2977ClubTic5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555couNtryWesterNtejaNoWhiskyRivr5702S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361992-4445Rprs4653EverhartRd.SouthSide361855-6462ThTan3625S.StaplesSt.Midtown361854-1571ClubCil3102BaldwinBlvd.WestSide361904-0334TjanVill5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555elDradNihtclub4424SPIDSouthSide361442-2622sportsbarsbilliardsParadisBilliards5141OakhurstDr.ofSPIDSouthSide361992-4445www.clicksparadise.comIzzysBarPati4535SPIDSouthSide361334-5030CorPusChrIsTINIghTlIFeliveMusicpubstaverNsRockReggaeBluesDr.RckitsBlusBar1709N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7634www.drrockitsbluesbar.comHusRck511StarrSt.MesquiteDowntownC.C.361882-7625www.texashouseofrock.comThecutivSurClub309N.WaterSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7873www.executivesurfclub.com.comBrwstrStrtIcHus1724N.TancahuaSt.Down-townC.C.361884-2739www.brewsterstreet.netCassidysIrishPub601N.WaterSt.361879-0534MulliansPub621N.ChaparralSt.361884-8190Vrnns10303rdSt.Uptown361882-0030gatrs4610SPIDSouthSide361225-4300KRm4739S.AlamedaSt.361992-5966RcssBargrill5710S.Alameda361452-0223MacawsPub6410WeberRd.SouthSide361854-4434Murdcks2033AirlineRd.SouthSide361991-9606DwysBrgardn2302RoddFieldRd.361334-5747BartnSt.Pub10618SPIDFlourBlu361937-3167Farahs14305SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-0127BualWildWins2001SPIDGreenwood361814-9464Htrs4551SPIDSouthSide361854-9464ThsBilliards5815WeberRd.SouthSide361334-6135Rascals5959WilliamsDr.SouthSide361991-1414louNgespiaNoMartiNibarsRpublicTas900N.ShorelineBlvd.inOmniHotelDowntown361880-6738www.omnihotels.comHavanaClub500N.WaterSt.Downtown361882-5552Katz21StakSpirits5702SpohnDr.SouthSide361884-1221www.katz21.comDLun6418S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361986-8783ofcLun26646S.StaplesSt.361906-2249glbtThHiddnDrThLt802S.StaplesSt.Uptown361882-5002www.thehiddendoorcc.comClub7512S.StaplesSt.UptownvisitonFacebookgeNtleMeNseNtertaiNMeNtThPalacMnsClub5850EverhartRd.SouthSide361985-1100www.thepalacemensclub.comClubChtah6425SPIDSouthSide361985-8822OLDCONCRETESTREETAMPHITHEATERisoneothemostappealingoutdoorconcertsettingsinTexassetundertheilluminatedHarborBridgeandthecityskyline.WdnsdayJuly10thSummrland2013TureaturingEverclearLiveFilterandSponge.SundayJuly14thgiantureaturingMegadethandBlackLabelSocietywithDeviceHellyeahNewst3dandDeathDivision.FridayAuust16thThBiNihtoutTureaturingFuelHoobastankLitandAlienAntFarm.TusdayAuust27thC-101presentsSthr.700CncrtSt.N.Tancahua361884-8085www.cncrtstrt.ntDowntownLiveMusicVenuesDr.RckitsBlusBarPopularbluesbareatureslocalandtour-ingactsatleastournightsperweek.709N.ChaparralSt.361884-7634www.drrckitsblusbar.cmBrwstrStrtIchusRes-taurantbarandconcertvenueisvis-itedregularlybyTheSpazmaticsandBartCrowbothtoperorminJuly.1724N.Tancahua361884-2739www.rwstrstrt.ntHusRckThisull-fedgedRockandReggaevenueeaturesGirlinaComaJuly13andotheractsnightly.511StarrSt.361882-7625www.tashusrck.cmCorPusChrIsTIlIvemusICsCeNeaTFullThroTTleThIssummer 14TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustLaPalmera-SouthSideLamarParkCenter-MidtownExcitingadditionscomingthisyearConstructionhasstartedonaPINKstorenewtoLaPalmeraaswellasanewVictoriasSecret.ThetwostoreswillbelocatedadjacenttoBenjaminsnearCenterCourt.PlanscallorVictoriasSecrettomoveromitscurrentlocationintothespaceadjacenttoPINKcreatinga12677square-ootdividedretailareawithseparateentrancesorthetwostores.Oferingunderwearloungeandsleepwearbeautyproductsandaccessoriespopularwiththecol-lege-agecrowdPINKandthenewVictoriasSecretarescheduledtoopeninJune.ConstructionisalsounderwayonLongHornSteak-houselocatedattherontoLaPalmerabetweenUltaandtheoodcourtentrance.AnnouncedinNovember2012andscheduledtoopenthisallthe6500-square-ootrestaurantistherstCoastalBendlocationorLongHornthepopularsteakhouseknownoritsreshandexpertlypreparedsteakschickenandseaoodwilleaturepatiodining.S.PadreIslandDr.betweenS.StaplesSt.EverhartRd.www.lapalmera.comLamarParkCenterhasbeenaprimedestinationontheCorpusChristi-areashoppingmapsince1955.InactovertheyearsthecenterhasbecomeknownthroughoutSouthTexasastheregionsbestad-dressorqualityclothingjewelryurnishingsgitsandmid-daydining.3850S.AlamedaSt.atDoddridgeDr.www.lamarpark.comC.C.ArtConnectionsoppinginhigstyleinCorpuCriti 16TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustPadreIslandisthelongestbarrierislandintheworldandthesecondlarg-estislandintheUStoLongIslandNY.PadreIslesisthelargestwaterrontde-velopmentintheUSoutsidethestateoFloridawithsome4000singleandmulti-amilyhomeslocatedonthecommunitysextensivenetworkonavigablecanals.AlthoughthevastmajorityohomesinPadreIslesincludeboatdocksandorlitsandmanyresidentsownocean-worthyrec-reationalvesselsuntil2006theclosestpas-sageintotheGuloMexicowasthroughthePortAransasShipChannelmorethan20milesandoveranhournorth.drivingonthebeachwithdignityDOStopbeforeenteringsofthighsandandplanyourrouteUsealowgearProceedatabrisksteadyspeedUseatboardsorevenseaweedunderyourtiresfortractionifyougetstuckRockyourvehicleoutofsandifyougetstuckDONTAssumeyourallwheeldrivevehicleperformslikea4-wheeldriveStopinhighsandlikeyouwouldinsnowGunyouracceleratorinanangryattempttogetunstuckCussCryMorebeachesgreaterbeachaccessthananydesnaonontheEntreU.S.GulfCoastCOLLEGEYOUNGADULTZONEFAMILY-FRIENDLYBEACHZONETheofcialopeningoPackeryChannelinOctober2006wastheculmi-nationodecadesoeortbyhundredsoTexansatalllevelsogovernment.Notonlydoesthechannelprovidedirectac-cesstothegulinlessthanvenauticalmilesomosthomesbutcontrarytoen-vironmentalistswarningsaboutnegativeecologicalconsequenceswaterqualityinLagunaMadreandinNorthPadrescanalsystemwassignicantlyimprovedaswastheshingwiththeopeningoPackeryChannel.TheresnoquestionthattheCoastalBendsgulfbeachesarethenumberoneattractionforvisitorsanytimeofyearandwhocanblameemAsspringmakesitswayintosummerweatherintheCoastalBendislesspredictablethannormalandthatainttoopredictablejustaskourlocalTVweathermen.Humidhotandcloudywith20mphwindsoutothesouthcanturnintodry60degreesandnortherlygustsinanhourinAprilorMaybutthenetresultisthatweenjoyalatespringtimeclimatethatisgenerallyhospitabletomostoutdooractivitiesromshingtoadayatthecarnivaltoanaternoonamilypartyonthebeach.ThathotsummerSouthTexassuniswaitinginthewingssomakethemostocoolerweatherwhileitlasts.AndthisAprilandMaytheCoastalBendoersmorethaneverislands 18TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustadayaTThebeaChonPadreandMustangIslandsisalargelyuniqueexperienceasouris-landsoferthemostbeachaccessorvehicles.Parkingisallowdprmitrquirdinmostaraswithin50eetothewatersedgeandsmartbeachgoersonSpringBreakwillarriveearlyandprepared.Ashadecanopyisagoodideaasareabonreandbarbecuepit.Workwiththewindandnotagainstit.Glasscontainersanddriv-inginthedunesareprohibitedandallroadrulesapplytobeachdrivingincludingseatbeltandDWIlaws.PetsmustbetetheredoronaleashandaboveallwatchyourkidsChoosINgTherIghTbeaChoryouruninthesuncanbethebiggestdecisionyoumakeoryourSpringBreakintheCoastalBend.J.PLubySurfParkjustnorthoPackeryChannelbetweenZahnRd.andNew-portPassRd.iswhereyoullndthepartypeoplecol-legeyoungadultcrowd.OnthesouthsideoPackeryChannelalongtheMichalJ.ellisSawallandsouthtothePadrBalliParkandBobHallPirareaamilieswithyoungkidsndthemosthospitablebeachsetting.Far-thersouthonPadreIslandyouwillndtheleastregulat-edandmaintainedareaothebeachwhichextends12milessouthtothenorthernedgeothePadrIslandNa-tionalSashor.Iyouaretakingalargegroupthatpre-ersgreaterprivacythismaythebeachzoneoryoubutweadvisetravelingintrucksSUVspreer-ablywith4-wheeldrivebutdenitelywithhighergroundclearanceandtakingallthesuppliesyoullneedortheday. 20TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustLandrysSeafoodThisfoatingbargerestaurantoerstheupscalechainsdiversemenuoseaoodandsteaksinaperectsettingmooredtothePeoplesStreetT-HeadintheCorpusChristiMarina.Therestaurantseleganttwo-leveldiningroomandnauticalthemedbareaturewrap-aroundwindowsthatprovideawonderulviewothebayandcityskylineromeveryseatinthehouse.Landryslargeoutdoordeckandbarprovidealessormalsettingandtheperectvenueorpartiesandothergroupevents.Enjoyeverythingromcrawshandshrimptosalmonandmahimahiallpreparedtoyourliking.600NShorelineBlvd.PeoplesStreetT-Head361882-6666www.landrysseafood.comFajitavilleThisbrightandcolorulthree-storydin-ingandentertainmentcomplexonCorpusChristiBeachisthenewestandgrandestad-ditiontotheCoastalBenddiningsceneandatestamenttowhatcanbedonebythosedeterminedtoulllavision.Fajitavilleasonewouldinerisallaboutthosealready-legendaryajitasespeciallytheAkaushibeeajitasthatcomeromacovetedherdoJapanesecattlethatareraisedonaranchnearHarwoodTexasjusteastoLuling.OnegoodlookatFajitavillesunbelievablemenuhowevercouldmakeyoudarestrayromtheajitasonyourrstvisitorbetteryetwillhavingyouplanyournextvisitveryverysoonliketomorrow.SavoryoeringsrangeromcevicheandshtacostogrilledAhitunaandlobsterandPortabellaenchiladastoa12oz.ribeyeandCaribbeanjerkchicken.221S.HotelPlaceNorthBeach361888-5554www.fajitaville.comJoesLighthouseAeaturedrestaurantintheJoesCrabshackchainJoesLighthouseontheLawrenceStreetT-HeadisaCorpusChristiiconthatoersindoorandbalconydiningwiththeverybestviewsintownbarnone.DinersgazeatsailboatsmakingtheirwayinandoutothemarinaolksenjoyingtheseawallandparksonShorelineBlvd.aswellasthedowntownsitesliketheilluminatedHarborBridge.Joespopularmenuoreshcrabwholelobstershrimpandcoldbeergivesgreattastetoagreatview.444N.ShorelineBlvd.LawrenceSt.T-Head361904-0227www.joescrabshack.comAkaJapaneseRestaurantFormanyatraveledoodsnobtherstactorandperhapsonlyactorinchoosingasushibaristhepresenceorealAsianspreerablyspeakinginaoreigntonguewithwhichyouarenotamiliar.IndowntownCorpusChristithatchoiceisAkaSushiwhosenativeKoreanproprietorhasaknackorndingsomeothebestsushiandAsianchesinthecountrywhoexpertlypreparepopularanduniquecreationsinsheelshrimpandcrab.Thissmallestablishmentllsupquicklyonweekendssobepatientasthewaitwillbeworthit.ChatwithMrs.KimandperusetheextensiveselectionosushisashimistirrytempuraandmanyotherAsianspecialties.415N.WaterSt.361882-8885corpuschristiLookingforgreatshrimpintheCoastalBendTryHarrisonsLandingLagunaReefSnoopysPierThePelicanCluborWaterStreetMarket.Typicalmealwbeverageunder1010-2020-3030coastalfood 22TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustHarrisonsLandingThecasualatmospherethatcomeswithlieonthewa-teriswhatyoullndatHarrisonsLandingwhichisactuallyayachtingcenterandmarinaboutiqueandbarandrestaurantallinoneEnjoycoldgulshrimpandarostymargaritawhiletakinginthebreathtakingsunsetoverCorpusChristismarinaandBay-rontallwhiletoe-tappingtothesoundsoapopularlocalbeachband.Harrisonsoersadeli-cacyorjustaboutanytasteshtacoswithavocadoandcilantrotoppedwithaspe-cialMexicansaucemakesoraperectlunchcolos-salshrimpservedgrilledorriedinavarietyospecialbattersorenjoyaperectlygrilledreshshlet.YoumightloveHarrisonsLandingsomuchthatyoullndyourselbackthenexteveningorayachtrideorsun-setcruise.108PeoplesStreetT-Head361881-8503www.harrisonslanding.netWaterStreetMarketForalmostthreedecadesWaterStreetMarkethasbeenhometothreeothecitysavoriterestaurants.TheWaterStreetOysterBarandWaterStreetSeaoodCompanyeatureawideselectionoreshGulseaoodpreparedgrilledblackenedorriedincludinganumberorecipesthatcarryaclearCajuninuence.TrulyoriginalitemsincludetheShrimpHarpoonsmesquitegrilledskewerswithAndouillesausagetheShrimpEnchiladasandtheever-popularCrawshStuedChicken.TheOysterBaropenedasushibarinrecentyearsthathasbecomeverypopularamongdowntownvisitorsespeciallyduringhappyhour.TheExecutiveSurClubisknownoritsvastbeerselectionunoutdoorlivemusicvenueanditsterricmenuogourmethamburgerschickenburgersquesadillasandmore.309N.WaterSt.361881-9448361882-8683www.waterstreetrestaurants.com361884-SURFwww.executivesurfclub.comLagunaReefLocalsdiscoveredthisFlourBluseaoodhouseshortlyateritopenedaewyearsagobutitsremotelocationhaskeptitsomethingoahiddengemormostvisitorstotheCoastalBendexceptorshermenheadingintothewatersoUpperLagunaMadreandBafnBay.LagunaReeislocatedatBlusLandingMarinaonthearsouthernendoLagunaShoresRoadandhasearnedareputationasahomeoculinarycreativityandskillwiththetenderbountyothesea.Forthisoodsnobcrabcakesarearealtestorseaoodcookingbecausethecheisdealingwith TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust23aproductthatullytakesonthespicesandfavorstowhichitisexposednottomentionthecomplexcleaningandpreparationworkinvolvedwithcrab.LagunaReeservesgreatcrabcakesandtheirhighqualitypermeatestotheotherrecipesonthemenuwhichincludesjustabouteveryimaginableincarnationogrilledbroiledandriedseaoodmanywithaCajuntouch.EnjoythebreathtakingsunsetoverLagunaMadreonthediningdeckullbarLagunaReewillcookyourreshlycaughtandcleanedshlets.4242LagunaShoresRd.inFlourBlu361937-2600P.F.ChangsThepurchaserenovationandupgradestoLaPalmeraMallinrecentyearsalongwithathrivinglocaleconomyhaveledtotheintroductiononumeroushigh-endbrandstoCorpusChristiamongthemandinthediningcategoryratherthanretailisP.F.ChangsthecountrysmostsuccessulchainogourmetAsianrestaurants.TheoriginalP.F.ChangsopenedinScottsdaleArizonain1993andwasbasedonaMandarinChinesethemethatexploresallreachesothetrueAsiandiet.IyouarelookingortheeedingtroughomostlyriedandgreasyChineseoodthatyoundatabuetcompletewiththecharmingbonusopizzaandicecreamthenthisisnottheplaceoryou.IyourexplorationintotheworldoChinesecuisineislimitedtothosebuetsthenP.F.Changsistheperectplacetodis-coverthebroaderworldooodromtheworldsmostancientcivilization.Goinhungryandexpressyourlibertytoexploresomethingnewanddelicious.Forthosewhoenjoythiscel-ebratedchaininyourownhometownyoumayindulgeinyourP.F.ChangsavoritesrightinthecenteroCorpusChristi.LaPalmeraMallS.PadreIslandDr.atS.StaplesSt.361991-0078www.pfchangs.comSnoopysPierFewestablishmentscanclaimtruelegendstatusbutintheworldoTexascoastalseaoodSnoopysistherealdeal.StoriesoSteveMartinLauraBushandothercelebritiesstoppingingiveswaytotheactthatyearateryeartheverybestshoystersshrimpandocoursehushpuppiesareservedupinthiswaterrontshhousewhichoersoneothebestviewsinTexasthatothebeautiulLagunaMadre.WhileriedseaoodmadeSnoopysamousovertheyearstheirmenuhasexpandedtoincludedeviledcrabshtacosandtheever-popularSnoopyburger.LocatedontheIntracoastalWaterwayintheshadowotheJFKCausewaySnoopysoersreeboatdockingorcustomersandwhateveryoudodontorgettohitScoopysnextdoortheon-sitedessertandicecreamshop.13113S.PadreIslandDr.NorthPadreIslanddirectlysouthofJFKCauseway361949-8815www.snoopyspier.comIslandItalianPadreIslandnativesharborasotplaceintheirheartsorthisbelovedlocalinstitution.TherestaurantslateounderTagTagliaerrowasoryearsoneotheislandsmostnotableandpopularbusinessownersandwhetheryoustoppedinoryourweeklylasagnaoryouorderedvepizzasatatimeorthekidspoolpartyIslandItalianwasalwaysthego-toplaceorgreatoodservedhotandresh.ThesedaysTagssonTonycarriesonthetraditionotreatingcustomersasamilyandservingupwonderullypreparedItalianstandardsromraviolitomostaccioliarangeodeliciouscreationsinchickenshrimpscallopsandclamssteaksandvealandstoned-bakedpizzasthatareoislandlegend.PizzadeliverieslimitedtoNorthPadreIsland15370S.PadreIslandDr.ParkRd.22NorthPadreIslandpastWhitecaponbeachsideofhighway361949-7737www.islanditalian.compadreisland 24TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustPadreIslandBurgerCompanyCheJasonJohnsontookthecompletetourothehigh-endhospitalityindustrybeoreulllinghisambitiontobringgourmetcookingtohishometown.JohnsonsburgercreationstakeingredientsonceunconsideredonaburgerandsynchronizestheminculinaryharmonytheRockeelleristoppedwithspinachartichokebaconandparmesancheesetheCorpusColdFrontcombinescreamcheeseroastedredpepperstomatoandcucumberandthiseditorsavoritetheMr.BeckhambringstogetherbaconwildmushroomscaramelizedonionsavocadoandAmericancheese.14414StateHwy361ParkRd.22SPID361949-3490www.padreislandburgercompany.comDragonfyCuracaoBluesThisFrench-ownedandoperatedislandbistroishometothemostinternationalmenuintheCoastalBendwithullyauthenticdishesromEuropeandLatinAmerica.DragonfysWorldTourbyLandsideotheirmenuincludesFrench-styleletmignonintarragonsaucelambmeatloaandhealthyMediterraneanchickenplusawonderulItalianbeelasagna.TheWorldTourbySeasideoersdeliciousAmericancrabcakesaFrench-inspiredcrustedshandgrilledshrimpplateseaood-stuedcannelloniromItalyshtacosromHawaiiandasavorygrilledshrimpskewerwithcoconutsambalsaucealaMalaysia.CuracaoBluesnextdooristheislandsrsttapasbarwhichoersalaid-backplacetorelaxandenjoySpanish-styledelicaciesandwonderulwinesandcocktailsliketheirsignatureblackberrymojitohomemadewatermelonmartinisandisland-avoritesangria.14701SPID361949-2224www.dragonfycuracao.comDocsSeaoodSteaksTheLagunaMadrewaterrontisthesettingorthispopularislandeaterybarandeventvenue.DocsmenuisinspiredbytheavoritesthatmakeCoastalBendseaoodamoustheworld-overincludingreshbayfounderservedblackenedFlorentinewithawhitewinesaucecrab-stuedandevensautedfounder.FreshGulshrimpareeaturedthroughouttheDocsmenuincludinggrilledwrappedinbaconandstuedonskewersinappetizersandsaladsandocoursebreadedandried--theavoriteokidsoallages.Beeeaterswillenjoythegrilled12oz.ribeyethesurandturandchickenriedsteak.DocsislocatedonNorthPadreIslandnexttotheJFKCausewayandoersoneotheareasmostpicturesquewaterrontdiningexperiencesincludingunbelievablesunsetsoverLagunaMadre.Outdooreventsacilityavailableorreunionsweddingsshingtournamentsandmore. TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust25Livemusiconweekendsandboaterscandockanddine.13309S.PadreIslandDr.361949-6744www.docsseafoodandsteaks.comBlackSheepBistroTheadditionoBlackSheepBistrototheNorthPadrediningscenehaspleasedlocalsandvacationersalikewithadiversemenuoverywell-preparedlargelyItalian-infuencedculinarycreations.Theshortbutsweetappetizermenuincludescrabnachossautedmusselsgrilledjumboshrimpandjumbolumpcrabcakes.Thebistroexcelswithbeeoeringsowhichincludea14oz.bone-inribeyea12oz.peppercornNewYorkstripatender8oz.flettoppedwithcaramelizedonionsandGorgonzolabutterandevenanultra-primeAkaushibeeburgertoppedwithmozzarella.HighoctanecreativityshowsthroughatBlackSheepBistrowithitsgrilledmahimahipairedwithablood-orangeburblancsauceJamaicanstylejerkshrimpplusavarietyouniquepastaselections.Werecommendaddingsautedlumpcrabdemiglacemushroomsauceoroneoavarietyosideitemstoyourentree.15201SPID361949-4819www.blacksheepbistro.comLaBaratariaCheownerLezlieKeeblerrecentlycelebratedhersec-ondyeardelightingguestswithanelegantusionoAmericancuisinewithFrenchandCajuninfuences.LaBaratariasContinentalmenuthatincludesescargotchopsandprimesteaksandavarietyoseaoodinclud-ingmahimahisashimigradeAhitunaandimpecca-blypreparedcrabcakesandequallydeliciouslobster-cakes.Enjoyanextensivewinelist.ChampagneBrunchnowoeredSundaystartingatnoon.AndthebigbonusGreatservice.3500IslandMooringsPkwy.361749-2212www.labaratariarestaurantwine-bar.comThePelicanClubTheormerBuelahshasbeentoutedasoneothenestrestaurantintheCoastalBendoeringtraditionalseaoodandprimesteaksplusthecreationsoamastersushiche.Startowithacoupleooystershootersandacupocornandcrabbisque.Seaoodmenusvarybyseasonandevendailybasedonlocalseaoodavailabil-ity.Gourmetdessertsarenottobemissedespeciallytherenchsilkpie.914TarponSt.361749-0580www.thepelicanclubporta.comPortAransasBrewingCompanyHavingearneditsspotonthegourmandslistortheirawesomehamburgersTexasMonthlyTop50ListPortABrewingCo.continuestobuilditsbaseoansogreathomemadeoodandmicrobrewedbeer.Trytheantas-ticwingsandendlessvarietiesogourmetpizzawingsandshandshrimppoboys.429N.AlisterStreet361749-2739www.porta-brewing.comLisabellasBistroJavaBarOneoPortAsmostpopulareateriesreopenedlastyearintheCinnamonShoresubdivisionsouthotownatervacatingtheiroriginallocationatCotterandStation.LisabellasmadeitsmarkonthePortAdiningscenemorethanveyearsagobyintroducinganewstyleoeclecticcookingtotheisland.Wehopetheybringbackthesearedtunanachos5009Hwy361165SocialCircle361749-4222www.lisabellas.comcoastalfood 26TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustinfoonlinewww.portaransas.orgwww.portasouthjetty.comwww.utmsi.utexas.eduwww.portaransasmuseum.orgportaransasEverythingyouloveaboutTexasSummerPortAransasPortAtothelocalsisbecomingthetopsummertimedestinationorolksromSanAntonioandAustinbecausehereyoundevery-thingaboutuninthesunandsurandonthewaterthatmakessummersummer.TheCityofPortAransastakesthequalityotheirbeachesseriouslysojustabouteverymorningyoucanseeworkersmanicuringthebeachwithheavyequipmentsoguestshaveeasyaccessbycartruckgolcartorontheirowntwoeet.PortAsgulbeachstretchesover10milessouthtotheMustanIslandStateParkandareallaccessiblebyvehicle.ThesouthjettyonthenorthendoPortAransasBeachalongtheshipchannelextendsoveramileintotheGuloMexicoandispopularwithshermensnorkelersbirdandboatwatch-ersandjustabouteverynaturelover.ThetownnorthoAvenuegisatrueoceanrontvillagebustlingwithlaughterandunactivitiesromgreatdiningtoshoppinganartcenterandgalleriesandevenhands-onexperienceslikepotteryormodelmakingandpainting.YoucanlearnaboutPortAsrichandstoriedhistoryatthePortAran-sasMuseumonN.AlisterSt.andyoucangetacloselookattheworldooceanresearchattheUniversityofTexasMarineScienceInstitutesvisitorcenter.BoatingandshingcentersalongCotterAvenueoferjustabouteverywater-goingadventureyoucanthinkoromofshoreandbayshingtosun-setanddolphincruisestoparasailingandjetskirentalsandevenmockpi-ratecruises.Visitorscancharterasailingyachtorrentakayakorshinginthecountrysrstprotectedtrailsystemorkayaksandcanoes.Withalltodointhisislandparadiseoneweektwoweeksormoremayjustnotbelongenoughthisyear 28TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustNovacationtotheCoastalBendiscompletewithoutget-tingyourtimeonthewateranduniqueadventuresareaboundincludepiratesdolphinsjetskisandevensail-ingyachts.WoodysSportsCenterlocatedonthePortAransasMarinaishometoavarietyowaterborneadventuresinadditiontoshingthemostpopularowhichareitsDolphinWatchNatureTours.ThewatersotheCoastalBendarehometothousandsobottlenosedolphinsthatseemtondgreatuntravelinginthewakesoboatsandships.DolphinWatchtakesyouupclosetothesemagnicentanimalsintheirnaturalenvironment.136W.CotterAve.361749-5252www.woodysonline.com.Especiallyduringthespringandsummermonthsdolphinexcursionshavebeenknowntocomeundermockattackbywatergun-wieldingpiratesaboardasec-aroundportamustangislandafundventureonthewterwillmkeyourvisittoPortaonetorememberondboat.Luckilythesearetraditionaltheatricalpiratesandnotthosethathavemadesomuchnewsinrecentyears.Thissuper-unadventureisidealorgroupsoallagesParadiseJetSkiRentalsoperatesduringthespringandsummermonthsatWoodyssevendaysaweekrom900a.m.toduskandofersthree-seater1200hpYa-mahaJetSkis.361749-6904.StrayCatSailingAdventuresofersbayandgulyacht-ingexcursionsonthe32StrayCatsailingcatamaran.Petriendly.361416-0054straycatsailingadventures.comOneothemostpopularsaltwateradventuresportsisavailableduringthespringandsummerinPortAransasPortAParasail361749-4600www.portaparasail.comportaransas TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust29ThePorTaraNsasmuseumisaworthytes-tamenttooneothemosthistoricallysignicantcom-munitiesontheTexasGulCoastwhichwasestablishedasacattleandsheepranch-ingsettlementinthe1850s.Duringthesameperiodsteamshipservicewascom-missionedbetweenSandPointasthetownwasthencalledandNewOrleansne-cessitatingtheconstructionotheAransasPassLight-houseonSt.JosephsIsland.TheTarponInnopeneditsdoorsinthe1880sandbecamethecenterolo-calsportshingactivity.TheInnandPortAwelcomeditsmostamousanglerin1937whenPresidentFrank-linD.RooseveltcaughttarponromaFarleyboatpicturedabovealthoughitissaidheactuallystayedonthepresidentialyachtandnotattheTarponInn.Themuseumishometolo-calartiactsandover12000historicalphotostellingtherichhistoryoPortAransas.361749-3800N.AlisterBrundrettSt.portaransasmuseum.orgportaransasattractionsNeWPorTduNesgolFCourseisamongtheveryewtrulyauthenticScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheUnitedStates.Thenaturalcoastalterrainwhichea-turesanoceanbeachandsanddunesollowedbynativeislandvegetationonwhichthecourseisbuiltarerequiredeaturesothelinkscourseandarealloundonMus-tangIsland.TheArnoldPalmerSignatureDesigncourseisthegolnglegendsveryrstocean-sidedesignandoneinwhichPalmerplacedspecialattentionandover-sight.Theresultisachallengingchampionshipexperiencetherequiresplayerstone-gotiatenarrowrollingairwaysimposinggreensandstackedsetsobunkersinthelinkstradition.Fivesetsoteesareoeredoravarietyoskilllevels.361749-4653265PalmIslandDr.www.newportdunesgolf.comFitCbiinFciitiinPtaThePortAransasNaturePreserveencompasses1217acresoundevelopedlandinanareaormerlyknownasCharliesPasture.Locatedbetweentheshipchan-nelthecommunityparkStateHighway361andPiperChannel.ThePortAransasWetlandParklocatedonSH361acrossromthepostofceisajointprojectotheCityoPortAransasTXDOTandTPWD.Theboardwalkandobservationplatormoverlooksawetlandbasinthatmaybethickwithavarietyowaterowlandshore-birdsduringrainyperiods.ThemostpopularplacetoviewwadersandshorebirdsisattheSouthJettylo-catedatthenortherntipoI.B.MageeBeachPark.ThejettyextendsseveralhundredyardsintotheGulandurnishesanexcellentvantagepointromwhichtolookoravarietyoopenwaterspecies. 30TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustportaransasaroundportamustangislandTerrifichorefihinginPortaWhilePortAisknownacrossthecountryoritsbountiuloshoregameshingonshoreshingisamongthebestontheTexascoastaswell.Surshingisocourseaccessibleromalmostany-whereonthebeachbutismorepracticalintheearlymorningsbeorethebeachcrowdsarriveduringabusyperiodlikeSpringBreak.HoraceCaldwellPierislocatedonthePortAransasbeachattheI.B.MageeNuecesCountyParkandextends1200eetintogulwaters.Thepieracilityincludesacaeandbaitshopandisaspopularwithsurersasitiswithshermenwhopullinredshdrumsharkandavarietyoothernativespecies.ThePortAransasJettiesormtheunderwaterstructurethatcreatestheshipchannelwhichrunsbe-tweenthem.Thesouthjettyislo-catedinPortAatthenorthendothebeach.Thenorthjettyislocat-edonSt.JosephIslandSt.Joswhichisaccessibleviatheprivate-ly-runJettyBoatoperatingromFishermansWharf.Bothjettieso-erreeaccesstotheuniquerockyunderwaterhabitatthatishometoauniquevarietyosh.TheuniverityofTexmrinescienceIntitteUTMSIistheoldestandmostsignicantmarineresearchacilityontheGulCoastestablishedinabeachsidecabinin1941.Theacilityhasexcelledovertheyearsincountlessma-rineresearchprojectsthathaveimpactedindustriesincludingoilandgasexplorationshippingandmaricultureandhaveinfuencedU.S.andinternationalmarinepollu-tionandconservationlaws.UTMSIwelcomesvisitorsdailywhereselguidedtoursandeducationalmoviesareamongtheattractionsoeredinthevisitorscenter.SevenaquaticdisplaysdepictTexascoastalhabitatsandtheorganismsthatliveinthemincludingSpartinablackmangrovemarshoysterreeopenbaybottomrockjettyandoshorearti-cialrees.Otherdisplaysinthemainbuildinghighlightcurrentandpastresearchprojectsandeaturerepresentativespecimensorpho-tographsolocalplantsandanimals.630E.CotterAve.www.utmsi.utexas.edu TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust31The78thAnnualDeepSeaRundupisthelongestrun-ningshingtournamentontheTexasGulCoast.On-siteregistrationbeginsThursdayJuly11rom2to10p.m.atthePrtAransasCivicCenter.LateregistrationisFridayat6a.m.atWoodysSportsCenter.Divisionshingtimesvary.www.deepsearundup.cmoutbardFishingTurnamentJuly20-21benetingourlocalPrtAransasVlunteerFirefghters.Earlyregistra-tionendsThursdayJuly182013.On-siteregistrationisFridayrom6to10p.m.atthePrtAransasCivicCenter.LateregistrationisSaturday600to700a.m.SaturdayJuly21attheCityHarborOfce.FishingisSaturdayandSundayfrom7a.m.to330p.m.Weighinyourshby5p.m.SaturdayandSundayattheDennisDryerMunicipalHarboratRobertsPointParkPavilion.The16thAnnualBlueWaveownersTurnamentJuly27RegistrationisFridayJuly262013from4-8p.m.attheDennisDryerMunicipalHarboratRobertsPointParkPavilion.FishingbeginsSaturdaymorningat1201a.m.Weigh-inisrom1-4p.m.www.bluewavebats.cmTexasLegendsBillfshTurnamentAug9-10AnnualbillshtournamentheldinPortAransas.Earlyregistra-tioncontinuesuntilJuly152013.FinalentrydeadlineisAugust8atthecaptainspartyfrom100to700p.m.atVirginiasontheBay.Weighstationopenrom200p.m.to600p.m.onAugust10attheDennisDryerMunicipalHarboratRobertsPointParkPavilion.www.stingerhooksystems.comlegends.htmMajekBatownersTurnamentPortAransasishometothepopularMajekboatownersshingtour-namenteachyear.EarlyregistrationopensJune12013andendsAugust1orreducedregiatrationees.Weigh-inisrom200to400p.m.onSaturdayattheDennisDryerMunicipalHarboratRobertsPointParkPavilion.www.majekwnersturnament.cmFishingTourneysWeeklyOvertheSummerinPortA 32TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustPadreIslaNdNaTIoNalseashoreisthenativeislandexperienceinitsraw-estormincludingthebestshoreshinginthecountryaboldstatementtobesurebutconsiderthatoneotheworldsstrongestoceancurrentsthegulfofMexicoLoopCurrententersthegulatMexicosYucatanPeninsulaandexitsattheFloridaStraitsandmakesitssharpestturnalongtheNationalSeashore.Theresultisthatthegutordrop-obetweensandbarscanbeupto15eetdeepbetweentheshorelineandrstsandbaramongthedeepestintheworld.Inthosedeepestnear-shoregutsbigshareedonbyevenbiggershwhichmakesBiShellandLittleShellexceedinglypopularwithsharkhuntersandotherbiggamesher-men.Theparkboaststhatsome380speciesofbirdshalfofallthoseidentiedintheUnitedStateshavebeenspottedattheNationalSeashore.TheKempsRidleySeaTurtlehasmadeanamazingcomebackatPINSamajorU.S.nestinggroundthankstotheeortsoparkstaandvolunteers.www.nps.govpais361949-8068InbcPkfffit-ninifnctcytctinPadreIslandistheworldslongestbarrierislandstretching113milesalongthecoastoSouthTexasromCorpusChristitothecityoSouthPadreIslandneartheMexicanborder.ThetermCoastalBendreerstothesouth-to-northeasterlycurvethattheTex-ascoastlinetakescreatingthenorthwesterncornerotheGuloMexico.ThesharpestcornerotheTexasCoastalBendissituatedalongPadreIslandwherethecomplexecosystemisinfuencedbystronggulcurrentsandsoutheasterlywindsandthein-teractionbetweengulmarinelieandthatotheLagunaMadreamongmanyactors.musTaNgIslaNdsTaTeParKencompassesalmost4000acresthatstretchacrossMustangIslandbetweenNorthPadreIslandandPortAransasandincludesshorelineonboththeGuloMexicoandCorpusChristiBay.Theacilitiesareaotheparklo-catedwithinthemaingateincludesRVspacesandcampsitesrestroomsandrangerstation.Parkbeachestendtobelesscrowdedwithewervehiclesandtworockjettiesextendintothegul.Onthebacksideotheislandanetworkofatsandmarshzonesprovidesantasticshingandbirdwatchingalongwithanextensivepaddlingtrail.GoogleMustangIslandStateParkportaransasnationalseashorestatepark 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34TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustAverycoolridebutonetoavoidSadlyeveryyearintheCoastalBendapreciousewoourmillionsobeachgoingvisitorsallvictimtotheverynaturalelementsthatgiveusthewonderulbeautyandenjoymentwefndonourgulbeaches.ButwhileHollywoodflmsandsuburbanlegendswouldleadonetobelievethatthegreatestdangersyoumightencounteratthebeacharesharksocoursestingraysjellyfsherrantsurboardsbirdsopreyoranynumberoperilousunknownsotheseaitisinacttheripcurrentthatpresentsthegreatestdangertobathersandsurersoallagessizesandathleticprowess.Pleasetakeaewminutestounderstandthedangeroripcurrentshowtoidentiythemandhowtoavoidandescapethem.CourtesyoTheWeatherChannelandwww.weather.com.Aripcurrentisanarrowzonetypically3to20yardswideoast-owingwater1-3mphsometimesastermovingromshoretojustbeyondthebreaker-zone.Ripcurrentsarealwayspresentwhenwavesbreakonabeach.Waveheightwaveperiodthetimeintervalbetweensuc-cessivewavesbreakerangletothebeachman-madeob-staclespiersandjettiesandlocaldeeperchannelsinthesurzoneallcontributetoripcurrents.Ripcurrentsarestrongerandextendtodeeperwaterasbreakingwaveheightsincrease.Butorweakswim-mersorthosewhocannotswimwaveshighenoughtobreakinwaterovertheirheadsapproximately6eetordeeperaresucienttocauseaperson6eetorshortertodrown.Thatwaveheightcanbeaslowas4eetRipcurrentsbeginatthesand-waterlineandextendthroughthesurzonetheycancapturepeopleinveryshal-lowwateranddragthemtodeeperwater.Fortunatelymostpeopleareabletowalkoutoaripcurrentwhenwateriskneedeeporshallower.Butwaistdeeporhigherwatercanpreventapersonromwalkingaway.IfyougetcaughtinaripcurrentRemaincalmtoconserveenergyandthinkclearly.Neverghtthecurrent.Thinkoitlikeatreadmillthatcannotbeturnedofowhichyouneedtosteptotheside.Swimoutothecurrentinadirec-tionollowingtheshoreline.Whenoutothecurrentswimatanangleawayromthecurrenttowardshore.Iyouareunabletoswimoutotheripcurrentoatorcalmlytreadwater.Whenoutothecurrentswimtowardsshore.Iyouarestillunabletoreachshoredrawattentiontoyourselbywavingyourarmandyellingorhelp. TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust35portaransasaroundportamustangislandgolfcrtsthebithininPortaThepopularityogolcartsinPortAledtotheofciallegalizationothemoncitystreets.Butorthe50peryearregistrationeeyoucanownanddriveoneotheseunopenairlittlevehi-clesalthoughyouaremorelikelytorentoneromoneothemanygolcartbusi-nessesintown.AllroadrulesapplytotheoperationogolcartsinPortAincludingDWIandopencontainerlaws.Theymaybedrivenonthebeachandoncitystreetswithspeedlimitsunder35mphwhichprettymuchcoverstheentiretown.CartsmaynotbedrivenonSouthAlisterTX-361southoAvenueGanddriversmustpulltothesidewhensaetoallowastervehiclestopass.InallthecartsareagreatwaytoenjoyPortANturlbeutyndstroneconomymenbusinessboominPortaPortAransashasbeensomethingoahiddengemorsportshermenandbeachgoerssincethe1930swhenPresidentFranklinD.Rooseveltmadenationalnewsbysailingthepresidentialyachtheretoshortarpon.InthedecadessincebeachhomesandcondominiumshavebeenconstructedandoccupiedinthetownaswellasalongMustangIslands20-milebeachront.TodayPortAisyear-roundhometoabout4000residentsplushundredsoolkswhocalltheislandhomeseveralmonthsoutotheyear.PortAandMustangIslandspopulationsoarstotensothou-sandsduringthespringandsummerseasons.PortAhasseensomethingoaboomincommercialgrowthinparticularinthelastyearwithnumerousnewbusinessesopeningtoservetheincreasedvolumeotouristscomingromSanAntonioandAustin.SalesoexistinghomeshasbumpedupashasnewresidentialcontructiongoodsignsforPortAPortapubsndtvernshoppinyer-roundItsbeensaidbeorebylocalsandregu-lartouriststhatPortAransasisadrink-ingtownwithashinghabit.SpringBreaklikesomanyreveredweeksotheyearisreasontocelebrateinPortAandthetownswateringholeswillbeullyimmersedintheestivities.Sharkeys2600StateHwy361PortACoastClub1007StateHwy361BerniesBeachHouse730TroutSt.BackPorchBar132W.CotterThegaf323BeachSt. 36TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustWelcomeThe2013ProgressiveTexasCoastalBoatingSaltwaterExpowelcomesyoutothisrstannualcelebrationoeverythingweloveaboutboatingshingandthesaltwaterliestyle.NolocationontheTexasGulCoastisbettersuitedthantheCorpusChristiBayronttoshowothenewestsaltwaterpowerboatspersonalwatercratshingandboatinggearandTexassummerstyle.MuchmorethanaboatshowtheExpoeatureslivemusicgreatoodamazingon-waterdemonstrationsincludingjet-propelledyersCoastGuardandTexasAMCorpusChristiresearchvesseltoursnewFordvehicleskidsunandthatsjustorstartersForourout-o-townvisitorsWelcometotheCoastalBendAndthanksormakingtheExpopartoyourvisit.WhatyouseeinCorpusChristithesedaysisacityonthemoveandgrowingatanhistoricpace.OurgoalisortheExpotoshowotheverybestotheCoastalBendandtheTexasGulCoastromthebeautyoournaturalsurroundingstothehospitalityoourresidents.TheExposBoatDealershipandManuacturerexhibitorstogetherrepresentalmost40boatandmotorbrandsandsomeourdozenvendorsandotherexhibitorscomeromtheCoastalBendacrossTexasandromthroughouttheUnitedStates.AtthisyearsExpowehopeyouwillenjoyourselectionoyummyooditemsrangingromDominosPizzatogourmetseaoodandbarbecueintheNorthandSouthFoodBeverageTents.WearehonoredtowelcomeCorpusChristiMayorNeldaMartineztoofciallyopentheExpoonVIPDayThursdayat600p.m.andourmediapartnerswhowillbebroadcastingliveromtheExpoKIII-TV3ClassicRock104.5FMandKFTx97.5FMRealCountryradio.ThanksforjoiningusandhaveagreattimeattheExpoExpoScheduleThurdayJuly113-8pmVIPDay20orbyInvitaonPrivatedealershowingsFoodbyWhiteStripCatering6pmOpeningCeremonyLiveMusiconBudweiserStageExpoOpentothePublicFridayJuly1212-8pmSaturdayJuly1310am-8pmSundayJuly1412-7pmAdultAdmission7Children6-123Children5UnderFreeAdultWeekendPass15 40TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustSitePlan 44TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustGettingHereThe2013ProgressiveTexasCoastalBoatingSaltwaterExpotakesplaceontheLawrenceStreetT-HeadthemiddlelandmasstheextendsintoCorpusChristiBayalongShorelineBlvd.Amplereeparkingisavailablealongtheseawallandatthelargepavedparkinglotlocatedabout12milessouthothesite.YourpartymaybedeliveredtotheentrygatebyturningontotheLawrenceStreetT-HeadstemromShorelineBlvd.andproceedingtothedrop-ofpoint.ExpoparkingisnotprovidedontheT-HeadsodriversshouldreturntoShorelineBlvd.topark.JulymeanshotsunnyanddryweatherintheCoastalBendbutthewaterrontExpositeiscoolerthismonththanalmostanyspotinTexas.Shadedtent-coveredareasareprovidedthroughouttheExpositeandassistanceisavailableundertheExpoFirstAidTentneartheentrancegate. 46TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust 48TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustSilverSandsRealtyA-02ChickenboyLuresA-03CutcoA-04SilverleafResortsA-05Vibe-Fit.comA-08TowBoatUSPortAransasNorthPadreIs.A-09CabelasA-10CapitolWellnessConnectionA-12IslandMooringsMarinaA-16CoastalBendSafeFloorA-18GrindTerminalTackleA-19NeptuneFishingProductsA-23RoyalPrestigeCutleryA-27A-28FireHoseToysA-29KoolCatScootersUSAA-30HaasesAntiquesTreasuresA-6A-7WildBillsSodaCompanyATTRACTIOCreativeWoodbeeATTRACTIOSamesFordAUTOSPONSShayneSauceFoodsLLCB-01MissKittysFishingGetawaysB-02CamsQuartersB-03B-04BlueStreakFabricationB-05HomefieldCorpusChristiB-08EXGirlsFishTooB-09FishingEyes.comB-11AransasPassChamberofCommerceB-17PopsJerkyStoreB-18BobsConnectionBBQGrillMatB-19EXSitMeansSitCorpusChristiB-22EXPorta-BoteB-23EXWaypointMarineDZ-2PZ-2Roster TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust49RosterMediaPartners 50TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustRileyFountainwmonsterBlackDrum.NicecatchSubmitYourCatchPhotoswww.TexasFishingTips.com 52TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustAboveCollectionBigSpeckledTroutcaughtinLagunaMadreandBanBayoutoBlusLandingMarinaBelowManuelUguesw36RedfshwCapt.FredCardonaNicecatchSubmitYourCatchPhotoswww.TexasFishingTips.com 54TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustBfByTxRockreefsprovideuniquehabitatTheinamousrockreesoBafnBayareknownashometothebig-gestSpeckledTroutontheGulCoast.Thereescanalsoposeseriousnavi-gationalhazardsthathavetornuptheirshareomotorsandpropsespe-ciallythoseovisitinganglerswhoventureintothebaytogoaterbigtroutwithoutknowingaboutthetroublethatthereescancause.Althoughthereesarewidelysaidtohavebeenormedbyprehistoricwormsthatsreallyonlypart-true.TheamilyoSerpulidwormsowhichthereareabout300speciesisstillquitecommonthroughouttheearthsma-rineenvironmentsjustnotinBafnBayatleastnotanymore.Theircalcareoustubesormedthisnetworkoreesstartingabout3000yearsagoupuntilabout300yearsagowhenconsistentriverowtothebaystopped.ThebestwaytostartshingBa-nBayeveniyouhaveyourownboatistohireaguideandlearntheterritoryandtheprocessosuccess-ullyshingsomeothebesttroutproducingwatersintheUnitedStatesDestination TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust55Rockport-FultonfshingallaboutmonsterredfshWithoutadoubtthemostpopularinshoreofshoremarinegameshinthesepartsistheRedfshakaRedDrumandwhetheryouhuntthisshstrictlyorsportorbecauseitmakesatastymealewsaltwaterpreydeliversomuchhappinesstosomany.Theast-growingRedshwillreachalmostaootinlengthandapoundinweightinitsrstyearwilldoubleinlengthandmorethantripleinweightinitssecondyearandbythetimemostRedshturnouritwillmeasureupto24inchesandweighuptoeightpounds 56TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustTheCoastalBendofersanidealhabitatorRedshwhichlivetherstthreeyearsothetheirlivesinshallowbaysandnear-shoresurzonesespeciallyclosetopassesandchannelstothegul.Redsharenotknowntobemigratoryandtendtolivewithinathreetovemilesradiustheirentirelives.YoungRedseedonsmallcrabsshrimpandmarinewormsandmaturetoeedonlargercrabsandshincludingtheAtlanticCroakerandshrimp.AlthoughtheytendtobebottomeedersRedshareknowntotrav-elthewatercolumnwheneedingopportuni-tiesarise.Sometimestheshwilleedalongthebottomintwoeetorlessowaterdrag-gingitstailnacrossthesuraceasitgoesapracticeknownastailing.TheactthatRedshwillhitonalmostanybaitaddstoitspopularityasagamesh.Theex-tensivesys-temsooysterreesandmarshyseagrasszonesinAransasandCo-panoBaysproducesomeothebiggestandmostabundantRedshcatchesinthestateoTexas.Inthespringwhenthewatertempera-tureisrisingfromthe60sintothe70sitcanbeclearenoughtosightcastinthereeandmarshzoneswhichyoushouldchoosebasedonrelativetemperature.Obviouslyyourboatneedstobeequippedwithaseawatertemperaturegaugeasimpleonewilldueandmostad-vancedelectronicdepthndersoferitasanoption.LastspringthebacklakesoCopanoBayproducedsomegreatRedshtheseincludeSt.CharlesBayMissionBayandPortBaybeingcaughtongoldspoonsandbaitrang-ingromdeadshrimptoNortonSandEels.ThisiswhereyouwanttobeorspringRedshintheNorthBaysoRockport-Fulton.Goodluckandgoodshin TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust57ThenonprotSeaTowFoundationorboatingsaetyandSeaTowServicesInterna-tionalInc.oerboatersthese6tipsorSaeBoating1.PFDsforyouandMeWhilechildrenundertheageo13arerequiredtowearliejacketswhileboatingeveryoneisbetterprotectedwhenwearingone.Newoptionssuchasinfatablebeltpacksandlightweightvestsarecoolerandmorecomortablethanliejacketsothepast.LiejacketssavelivesbutonlyiyouwearthemsaysSeaTowFoundationExecutiveDirectorGailR.Kulp.2.WhatsyourFrequencAlthoughmanyboatersrelyoncellphonestodaycover-agecanbespottyornonexistentonthewater.AVHFradioallowsboaterstobroad-castacallorhelptotheCoastGuardandanyoneelseintheareamonitoringChan-nel16.BeoretakingyourboatoutperormaradiochecktomakesureyourVHFisoperationalKulprecommended.InmanyboatingareasyoucandothisviathereeSeaTowAutomatedRadioCheckservice.Visitwww.seatow.comboating-saetyau-tomated-radio-checkstondtheAutomatedRadioCheckVHFrequencynearyoualongwitheasyinstructionsonhowtousetheservice.3.BeaClassAct.BoaterEducationclassesoersomethingoreveryoneevenex-periencedboaters.Withboatingsaetyrequirementschangingrequentlythesecoursescanhelpensureyouareuptodate.Plusboaterswhocompleteaboatingsaetyclassmaybeeligibleoradiscountontheirboatownersinsurance.Alistoapprovedboatingsaetycoursesoerednationwidecanbeoundatwww.nasbla.netcourseListing.php4.TimeforaCheckupTheU.S.CoastGuardAuxiliaryandtheU.S.PowerSquadronsoerreeVesselSaetyCheckstohelpgetboatersreadyortheseason.Theyprovideachecklistoeverythingyouneedtohaveonboardromananchortoareextin-guishertobesaeandlegalonthewater.5.DesignateaSoberSkipperBoatoperatorsneedtobeclear-headedandabletomakequickdecisionswhenoperatingavessel.Drinkingalcoholortakingdrugsevensomeprescriptionandover-the-countermedicinesdecreasesreactiontime6SafetyTipsforBoaters 58TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustandtheabilitytothinkclearly.Besmartandalwaysdes-ignateasoberskippersaidKulp.6.BeSmartandyellowRenewyourSeaTowMember-shiporthecomingboatingseason.WithU.S.CoastGuard-licensedSeaTowCaptainsstandingatthereadyintheiryellowboats247365youwillhavethepeaceomindoknowingproessionalhelpisonthewayany-timeyoucalloraidonthewater.KulpalsoremindsboatersthatanumberospecialeventsareplannedduringandprecedingNationalSaeBoatingWeekincludingWearyourLifeJackettoWorkDaonMay17andReadSetWearItonMay18.FormoreinormationpleasevisittheNationalSaeBoatingCouncilwebsiteatwww.safeboatingcampaign.comAbouttheSeaTowFoundationIn2007SeaTowFounderandCEOCapt.JoeFrohnhoefercreatedtheSeaTowFoundationa501c3nonprotorganizationtopromotesaeboatingpractices.TheFoundationsgoalistore-duceaccidentsatalitiesandpropertydam-agerelatedtorecreationalboating.Formoreinorma-tionpleasevisitboating-saety.com.AboutSeaTowNowcelebrat-ingits30thanniversaryyearSeaTowServicesInter-nationalInc.isthenationsleadingon-wa-terassistanceprovider.Estab-lishedin1983byFounderCEOCapt.JoeFrohnhoeerSeaTownowservesmembersinmorethan100locationsthroughouttheUnitedStatesEuropeU.S.VirginIslandsandPuertoRico.Foraulllistomembershipbenetshowtobe-comeaSeaTowmemberortoinquireaboutbecomingaSeaTowranchiseownerpleasevisitwww.seatow.comInadditiontoprovidingpeaceomindonthewater247toSeaTowmembersandotherboatersSeaTowalsoofersinnovativereeboatingsaetyandinorma-tionservicestothepublicincludingtheSeaTowApporsmartphonesSeaTowsAutomatedRadioCheckServiceandthenonprotSeaTowFoundationsLifeJacketLoanerStationprogram.Formoreinormationvisitwww.seatow.comandwww.boatingsafet.com TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugust59infoonlineInglesideChamberofCommercewww.inglesidetxchamber.rgCoasTalCommuNITIesInglesidesspecialplaceonthecoastInglesideTexaswithayear-roundpopulationofjustover9000restsinauniquepositionnearthegeographiccenteroftheCoastalBendbutisabedroomcommunityoftheCorpusChristimetropolitanareajust30min-utesfromdowntown.InglesidesetsonthenorthernsideofCrpusChristiBayalongtheshipchannelthatrunsfromPortAransastothePrtCr-pusChristi.ThisproximitytothechannelisessentialtomajorlocalemployerslikeKiewitofshreServic-esbuildersoftheworldslargestdeepwaterdrillingplatformsandindustrialplantsoperatedbyoxyChemandSherwinAlumina.Until2010NavalStatinInglesidewashome-porttoaU.S.Navyminesweepertrainingbasewhichwasinoperationforjust15yearsbeforebeingclosedbythefederalBaseRealignmentandClosureBRACCommission.Thestate-of-the-artdockingfacilitywasrecentlypurchasedbyOxyChemfor82million.Apartfromcommercialandindustrialdevelop-mentitsnaturalbeautyandimmediateproximitytocoastalbaysandtheGulfofMexicothataremakingInglesideanincreasinglypopularretirementdestina-tion.InfactInglesidewasranked4inTmCrleysnewlypublishedbookTop100CheapestPlacestoRetireintheU.S.in2012whichsitesthecommunitysproximitytocoastlinesmedicalfacilitieslowtaxratesandlowhousingcosts.AboveallwhatvisitorstakeawayfromtheirtimeinInglesideisthewonderfulexperienceoffeelingwel-comedandathomeinthismostfriendlyTexasCoastalBendcommunity. 60TexasCoastalBend2013.03JulyAugustCoastaBendMostPopuarSpeciesRedSnapperFoundin30-200owateroshoreespeciallaroundnaturalandartifcialreeslikeshipwrecksandoildrillinplatormsReachesmaturitat2-5earsoaecanliveuptoae50andweihupto50lb.Texasstatewaterswithin9milesoshoreistheonlgulCoastjurisdictionwhereRedSnappercanbefshedoutsidethe48-daederalseasonSpeckledTroutakaSpottedSeaTroutLivesinshallowestuariesalontheWesternAtlanticcoastlinetotheguloMexicoromMassachusettstotheyucatanPeninsulainMexicoMostlarespecksareemalesupto9-10earsoldPreersshallowsearassandosterbedsinsprinandsummerandwillshelterromcoldwaterindeeperchannelsandreeormationsinwinterRedfshakaRedDrumFastrowinreachin22-24and6-8lb.in3earsPreersshallowwaters1-4alonedesobaswithsubmeredveetationandshorelinebreakssuchascovesjettiesandutsbetweensandbarsBlackspotontailoolspredatorsintoattackintailTexasrecordis59.5lb.US94lb.inNorthCarolinafishingKeepingitLegalTexasBagSizelimits-SatwaterfishImportantrulesanddetailsdenotedwithshouldbeconsultedforcompleteandaccurateinforma-tionthatappliestocertainspecies.ThiscanbefoundontheTPWDwebsitewww.tpwd.state.tx.usSourceTexasParksWildlifeDepartmentSpeciesDailyBagLengthinInchesMin-Max