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8TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014 10TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014CorpusChristiwithapopulationoabout300000isthemetropolitancenterotheCoastalBendandishometotheth-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 12TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014infoonlinevisitcorpuschristitx.orgusslexington.comtexasstateaquarium.comccmuseum.comartmuseumofsouthtexas.orgamericanbankcenter.comcchooks.comconcretestreet.netartcentercc.orghurricanealleycc.comcctexas.comcaller.comcctexas.comortizcenter.comthecoastalbend.comDowntownNorthBeachTheLadyLexsetmorecombatrecordsthananycarrierinU.S.NavalhistoryandtodayrestsinCor-pusChristiBayastheU.S.S.LexingtonMuseumontheBayatributeandmemorialtothosewhoserveddeendingAmerica.ThesightsandsoundsaresorealandsointenseyoubecomeapartothestorythesecondyoustepootaboardthisWorldWarIIeraaircratcarrier.2914N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach361888-4873www.usslexington.comTheTexasStateAquariumisoneotheCoastalBendstopvisitorattractionsbecauseitdeliverstheultimateGuloMexicoexperiencebring-ingtheunderseaworldtoyouupcloseandinpersonTheartifcialreeexhibitinthe125000gallonmaintankishometodozensospeciesofshincludingraysandsharksaswellascountlessshellfshandotherinvertebrates.2710N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach800477-GULFtexasstateaquarium.orgCorpusChristi TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201413DowntownWaterparkHurricaneAlleyWaterparkeaturesvewaterslidesincludingtheepicCat5whichtowers65eetabovethecomplexandspiralstwo-persontubesthroughathrillingseriesoturns.Theswim-upbarisabighitwithgrown-ups.HurricaneAlleyisdirectlyadjacenttoWhataburgerFieldwheretheCorpusChristiHooksplayoeringtheperectaternoonpackageowaterparkunplusaprobaseballgameinoneothemostbeautiulsettingsinTexas.700EastPortAvenueNexttoWhataburgerFieldOpenDailythroughAugust24WeekendsthroughSept14hurricanealleycc.comArtMuseumofSouthTexashasorover40yearsbeenconsideredoneotheleadingmuseumsoneartinthestateoTexasandinsomerespectstheentireU.S.PermanentexhibitsincludeworkromSouthTexasSouthwesternandLatinAmericanart-istsinnearlyallmediaandtravelingexhibitsrotateregularlyliketheContemporaryStudioGlasscollec-tiononloanromtheMobileMuseumoArt.1902N.ShorelineBlvd.Downtown361825-3500artmuseumofsouthtexas.orgCorpusChristiMuseumofScienceHistorychroniclesover500yearsoSouthTexashistoryaswellasthearcheologicalandgeologicalproleothearea.Themuseumisperhapsbestknownasthehomeothelie-sizedreplicasotheColumbusFleetwhichwerechristenedin1992bytheSpanishgovernmenttocommemoratethe500thanniversaryoChristopherColumbusdiscoveryoAmerica.1900N.ShorelineBlvd.Downtown361826-4650www.ccmuseum.comDowntownFunActivitiesSegWayToursOneothecoolestwaystoseedowntownisonaguidedSegWaytourdowntheseawallandtothesites.segcity.com361563-4050JetSkiSurreyRentalsSpeedBoatRidesAttheCorpusChristiMarinayoullndjetskiandpaddle-boatrentalsplussurreyscyclecarsontheseawallaswellasthrillingspeedboatrides.funtimerental.tripod.com361443-0707BayCruisesDiningonCorpusChristiBayTourthebaybymotorboatorsailingyachtthenenjoysomeothebestseaoodintownonafoatingrestau-rant.harrisonslanding.net361881-8503GettingClosetoNatureSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenterisdenitielynotyourgrandmothersbotanicalgardenShowcasinga2600sq.t.screenedButterfyHouseAndersonBromeliadConserva-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.DowntownCorpusChristi361888-7873 14TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014OldConcreteStreetAmphitheaterOneothemostappealingoutdoorconcertvenuesinTexas.FridaAugust22ndRockRide2014MotorcycleFunRunConcerteaturingBackinBlackACDCtributebandRock-N-RollAllOverKisstributebandandtheJohnCortezBandSundaAugust31stJuicyJwithspecialguestsPaulWallDevintheDudeBriannaBrandiandmoreWdnsdaSptmbr3rdUproarFestival2014eaturingGodsmackSeetherSkilletBuckcherryPopEvilEscapetheFateRedlightKingThreeYearsHollowNewMedicineWithinReasonSonsoRevelryTheseRavenSkiesTatteredplusaberlesqueshowbytheSuicideGirlsoneothebiggestTexasrockeventsotheyear700ConcreteSt.361884-8085concretestreet.netLiveonStageHouseofRockRockReggaeandspecialeventsvenueeaturingThursdaAugust21stOceanoIDeclareWarTheLastTenSecondsoLieBarrierWdnsdaAusgust27thTribalSeedsNewKingstonTheExpandersFridaSptmbr5thFortunateYouthAshesoBabylonTheSteppasEaseUpFridaSptmbr18th77JefersonAudicEmpireFlatbrokeThursdaSptmbr25thPassareTheHipAbductionFridaSptmbr26thTheIndependentsTricountyTerrorAvenueRockersNQASaturdaOctobr11thTheToastersTheAttack.511StarrSt.361882-7625texashouseofrock.comDr.RockitsBluesBarFeatureslocalandnationallytouringactsatleastournightsaweek.709N.ChaparralSt.361884-7634drrockitsbluesbar.comExecutiveSurfClubPopularWaterStreetMarketrestaurantandtaverneatureslocalandTexasbandsmostnightsotheweek.309N.WaterStreet361884-7873executivesurfclub.comBrewsterStreetIceHouseBarrestaurantandconcertvenuewithamily-riendlykidszone.Livemusic3-4nightsaweekincludingFridaAugust15thPassingStangersSaturdaAugust16thMetalShopThursdaAugust21stAaronWatsonwCameranNelsonSaturdaAugust23rdPassingStangersThursdaAugust28thCodyCanadaTheDepartedwZaneWilliamsFridaAugust29thFiveCardDrawSaturdaAugust30thLeFreakFridaSptmbr5thTheSpazmaticsThursdaSptmbr25thGrangerSmithwEarlDibblesJr.TusdaSptmbr30thPalms.1724NorthTancahua361884-2739brwstrstrt.ntLateSummer2014CorpusChristijUICyjGODSMACKSeeTHeRBUCKCHeRRySPAzMATICSPASSINGSTRANGeRSFIveCARDDRAWAARONWATSONChucklesComedyClubMesquiteStreetPizzaCompanytranormsintoastand-upcomedyvenue.Frida-SaturdaAugust15th-16thSNLsChrisKattanFrida-SaturdaAugust22nd-23rdJonStringerFrida-SaturdaAugust29th-30thJessePangelinanFrida-SaturdaSptmbr5th-6thAlexKool-AidAnselFrida-SaturdaSptmbr12th-13thDarylFelsberg.615N.MesquiteSt.361434-4290chucklscorpuschristi.comCHRISKATTANAxeLANSeLjONSTRINGeR TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201415TeHarborPlayhouseToKillaMockingbirdSeptember4th28thStageplaybasedontheclassicnovelbyHarperLeeeaturingiconiccentralcharacterattorneyAtticusFinchplayedbyGregoryPeckinthe1962Oscar-winninglm.ThestorytakesplaceinactionalDepressioneratowninAlabamawhereAtticusamiddle-agedwidowedlawyerisappointedtodeendablackmanaccusedorapingawhitewoman.ThenovellmandplaydealwiththedifcultanddivisiveissuesosegregationandracismintheDeepSouth.1BayfrontParkharborplayhous.comAuroraArtsTeatreOvertheRiverandThroughtheWoodsAugust14thSeptember13thThis1998playwrittenbyJoeDiPietroisbasedonthecomedicandtouchinghappeningsoanItalian-AmericanamilyinNewJersey.LeadcharacterNickisayuppywhovisitshisgrandparentseverySundaybutwhodeliversdisappointingnewsthathewillbetakinghisdreamjobinSeattleandmovingaway.TheamilybeginsaseriesoschemestokeepNickinNewJerseyincludingbaitinghimwithromance.5635evrhartRd.auroraartsthatr.comCelebrityFundraiserAnEveningwithRegisPhilbinThursdaySeptember11thEntertainmenticonRegisPhilbinisthisyearsguestohonorattheCasadeAmorGalabenetingRonaldMcDonaldHouseCharitiesotheCoastalBend.PhilbinwillentertainguestswithhisownbrandowitandwillindulgehissingingtalentbackedupbytheRegisPhilbinOrchestra.361854-4073rmhcofcc.orgCulturalCelebrationHispanicHeritageMonthEntireMonthofSeptemberTexasAMUniversityCorpusChristiwillhostanextensivecalendaroeventscelebratingSeptemberasnationalHispanicHeritageMonth.Concertslecturesliveperormancesa5kFunRunandmorethroughoutthemonth.hispanichritagmonth.tamucc.du 16TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014ArtMuseumofSouthTexasSheilaRogersOceansofPlasticTheintentoSheilaRogerscaptivat-ingandcolorulartworkistoraiseawarenessooneothemostpressingconsumerandenvironmentalissuesthatweacetoday-plasticpollutionparticularlyinouroceans.The3-Dpiecesaremaderomdebrisshehascollectedalongourareawaterronts.ThroughSeptember14DeepintheArtofTexasSelectionsfromtheTorchEnergyCollectionApanoramicviewotheArtoTexasbeginningwithsuchearlyartistsasTheodoreGentilzandRobertJenkinsOnderdonkandendswithexamplesosuch20thcenturyartistsasNancyBushandMarkKohler.Thepaintingscover100yearsrom1850-1950andincludesworksbyRobertandJulianOnderdonkFrankReaughJoseArpaOtisDozierTomLeaEverettSpruceandmanyotherluminariesoEarlyTexasArt.TexascroonerLyleLovettwillperormatthemuseumsNovembergalaincelebrationotheexhibition.September26January420151902N.ShorlinBld.artmusumofsouthtas.orgDowntownArtEventsOCeANSOFPLASTICCorpusChristiSaturdayAugust30thH.A.R.D.FreedomBoutHurricaneAlleyRollerDerbybringsthisclassicastmov-ingandhard-hittingeventtodowntown.ConventionCenterExhibitHallSaturdaySeptember6thYoungHotFamousTourHipHoptoureaturesAdrianMarcelandB.Smyth.AmericanBankCenterSelenaAuditoriumSaturdaySeptember13thMirandaLambertPlatinumTourTheCountrysuperstarsoneTexasstoponhernewtourwillbeCorpusChristieatur-ingsongsromLambertsnewalbumaswellasromherpriorourplatinumsellingalbums.AmericanBankCenterArenaSaturdaySeptember13thMariachiVargasThenestandmostamousmariachigroupintheworldperormsaspartotheCorpusChristiMaria-chiMusicFestival.AmericanBankCenterSelenaAuditoriumFriday-SundayOctober3rd-5thRealmsConMulti-mediaconventionoransoanimegaminghorrorandcomics.ConventionCenterThursdayOctober9thSTARSpresentsTimMcGrawOneothebiggeststarsinCountrymusicreturnstoCorpusChristitoheadlinetheannualSTARSconcert.ABCArenaInformationandTicketsamericanbankcenter.comAmericanBankCenterEventsDeePINTHeARTOFTexASLyLeLOveTTC.C.FirstArtWalkFridaysSeptember5thOctober3rdPartodowntownsCorpusChristiFirstcel-ebrationtakingplacetherstweekendoeverymonththeexceedinglypopularArtWalkeventtakesplaceatLaRetamaParkonMesquiteSt.andextendsorblocks.artwalkcc.comKSpaceContemporaryThroughSeptember29th8thAnnualThirdCoastNationaljuriedexhibi-tionocontemporaryartromacrosstheU.S.eaturestheworko38artistsinvaryingmediaincludingphotographypaintingandsculpture.ThisyearsexhibitionisjuriedbyamedHous-tonsculptorMarkScrapdaddyBradord.415DStarrSt.kspacecontemporary.orgARTWALKCorpusChristisAmericanBankCenteristheCoastalBendsregionalmajoreventsandconventionacilityeaturingthe10000capacityAmericanBankCenterArenathetheater-styleSelenaAuditoriumplushundredsothousandsosquareeetofoorspaceortradeshowsconcertsmeet-ingsbanquetsandotherspecialevents.amricanbankcntr.comTHReeDOORSDOWNH.A.R.D.BOUTADRIANMARCeLMIRANDALAMBeRTTIMMCGRAWReALMSCON TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201417RememberingSelenaSelenaQuintanilla-PerezknowntotheworldsimplyasSelenaearnedthetitleQueenofTejanoMusicasthebestsellingandmostacclaimedLatinmusicstarothe1990sandwasoneoCorpusChristismostbe-lovedhometowngirls.HerstorycametoatragicendatthehandsothepresidentoheranclubwhoshotandkilledherataCorpusChristimotel.LatinmusicansromthroughouttheworldhavemadethepilgrimagetoCorpusChristitopayrespecttotheallenstarattheSelenaMemorialknownasMiradordelaFlorlocatedonShorelineBlvd.attheentrancetothePeoplesSt.T-Head.TheSelenaMuseumhonorsthestarsmemoryandmusicandisrunbytheQuintanillaamilyat5410LeopardSt.inCorpusChristi.AnnualCyclingEventConquertheCoastSaturdaySeptember20thOneothemostchallengingcyclingeventsinthestateoTexasisattendedbyridersromacrosstheU.S.whocometotakeonthischallengingroute65milesaroundCorpusChristiBay.StartingdowntownridersfrsttakeonthetallestbridgeinthestatetheHarborBridgethenthroughSanPatricioCountyandacrosstheerryromPortAransas.CyclistscruiseHighway361toPadreIslandbeorecrossingtheroutessecondsummitovertheJFKBridgeandCausewaybacktothemainland.ThehomestretchtakesridersdownbeautiulOceanDriveandShorelineBlvd.tothestartfnishlineatHurricaneAlleyWaterparkwherethepost-racepartytakesplace.conquerthecoast.org 18TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014Farahs14305SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-0127PlicanLoung14330SPIDN.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 TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201419PublicTennisFacilitiesH.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 20TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014MetalinMotionatBotanicalGardensSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenterwelcomestheintriguingworkoHoustonsculptorMarkScrapdaddyBradordwhoseworkinrecycledmaterialshasbeeneaturedinartandtelevisionshowsintheUnitedStatesSouthAmericaandEurope.ScrapdaddysMetalinMotion2exhibitattheBotanicalGardensconsistso30outdoor-scalesculpturesincludingtheamedBradordArtCarsandtheroboticcharacterMr.Green.ExhibitextendedthroughNovember1statSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenter8545S.StaplesSt.VendorMarketsIslandMoonMarketeaturesdozensouniquevendorsoferinggreatdealsonavarietyohomeproductsartandclothing.Every4thSaturdayofthemonth9a.m.to5p.m.atColeParkOceanDr.atAyersSt.DowntownFarmersMarketsupportscom-munityarmersandartisansinprovidingaweeklymarketvenue.EveryWednesdayEvening57p.m.atTangoTeaRoomCourtyard505S.WaterSt.SouthSideFarmersMarketbringstogetheroveradozenlocalgrowersoferingtheveryreshestorganicproduce.EverySaturdayMorning9a.m.to12noonatTheMarketonEverhart5800EverhartRd. TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201421VinoMioSocialClubCorpusChristihasnotseenatrueloungesceneinquitesomeyearssowhenVinoMioopenedthisyearinMidtownhipsterswinesippersandjazzloversbegantoconverge.ToutingthecitysveryrstwineryVinoMioofersdozensovarietiespro-ducedon-sitebytheirowner-winemakersandyoucanevenmakeyourownwineTheRatPackatmosphereconveysthecoolestvibeintownwherelivemusicispresentedalmost-nightly.Fri822ErnieGaribayCatsDontSleepFri829DukeE.BrownSat830SethWalkerBandSat96TheInvisiblesSat104CalliopeMusicalsSunSalutation.4102S.StaplesSt.361728-6445KitchenNowOpenMidtownSceneSweetTunesattheCitysFirstWinerySplendiferousperformsatVinoMioSocialClubPortlandTexasforAdventurePortlandofersaperectcoexistencebetweenresidentsandnatureasthisbayronttowncontinuestogrowintoanupscaleidylliccommunityconvenientlysituatedbetweentheneighboringcitiesoCorpusChristiandPortAransas.Portlandisasought-aterlocationorkiteboardersandwindsurerswhocomeortheconsistentwindsothebaysandcomortablespotstorigtheirgear.SunsetLakeisa333-acrepublicparkwithpristinewetlandsalongasaltwaterlakeoutlinedbyatwo-milehikeandbiketrail.Theareaisahappeningplaceornature-loversandisidealorbirdingshingkayakingandsailing.FishingisgreatatIndianPointPierwhichisattheendoSunsetLakePark.FredjonesSanctuaryandvioletAndrewsParkarealsobothecologicallyrichprotectedareas.PortlandislocatednorthofCorpusChristiHwy.181 22TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014FlourBlufMapCorpusChristissouthernmostmainlandcommunityisthegatewaytoPadreandMustangIslandsandishometoriendlydown-to-eartholksandexceptionalpublicschools.FlourBlufisalsowhereNavalAirStationCorpusChristiislocatedwhichhasinstilledastrongmilitarytraditioninthecommunity.CorpusChristiSPIDFreewayFarSouthSideMap TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201423CoastalBendMilitaryInstallationsCorpusChristiTheTexasCoastalBendishometoarichhistoryomilitaryserviceespeciallyinthefeldoaviationandiswherethousandsomilitarymembershavechosentoretire.NavalAirStationCorpusChristiislocatedinthesouthernmostareaoCorpusChristiknownasFlourBlufandishometotheChieoU.S.NavalAirTraining.NASCorpusChristiopenedattheonsetoWorldWarIIduringwhichthestationtrainedmoremilitarypilotsthananybaseintheworldincludingPresidentGeorgeH.W.Bush.CorpusChristiArmyDepotistheworldslargesthelicopterrepairacilityandthelargestcivilianemployerintheCoastalBend.CCADsworkorceoover5000repairsandoverhaulshelicoptersorallU.S.militarybranchesaswellasalliedoreignmilitaries.LocatedonNASCorpusChristi.NavalAirStationKingsvilleisapremierjetaviationtrainingacilitythatpreparesNavyandMarineCorpspilotsorthechallengesonavalaviation.TheNAShostsaspringairshoweaturingtheU.S.NavyBlueAngelswhichrotatesannuallywithNASCorpusChristi.UnitedStatesCoastGuardacilitiesarelocatedthroughouttheCoastalBendin-cludinganaviationwingatNASCorpusChristiacutterandsecuritystationatthePortoCorpusChristiaswellasta-tionatthePortAransasMarina.TexasAMUniversityCorpusChristiTheever-expandingIslandUniversitynowservesover10000studentsofers33undergraduatemajors25graduatepro-gramsandtwodoctoraldegreesthroughvecollegesstandoutprogramsincludenursingeducationandenvironmentalsci-ence.TAMUCCisanNCAADivisionIschoolcompetinginbasketballbaseballtennisandothersports.TAMUCCsworld-classPer-ormingArtsCenterhostsuniversitygroupstouringactsaswelltheCorpusChristiSymphonyOrchestra.6300OceanDr.CorpusChristiTx78412361825-5700www.tamucc.eduCorpusChristisIslandUniversity 24TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014CorpusChristiSPIDCommercialZoneMap TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201425SPIDFreewayWebertoGreenwoodMapSPIDZoneNottoMissMolATastofCntralMxicoThosewhohavetraveledinMexicoanddiscovereditsnativecuisinewillloveMole6042SPIDAirlinRd.TakniwaAsianBistroFantasticsushiandunlivecookingshowathibachitables.5216SPIDnarLaPalmraCornrBakryCafAwesomebreakastservedalldaygreatsandwichessoupsandpastacreations.4938S.StaplsSt.SPIDBnjaminsForover40yearstheCoastalBendsavoritesurandskateshopandwhereyoufndthelatestinswimbeachandcasualwear.1233AirlinRd.McArdlLaPalmraMallTAKeNIWA 26TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014PadreIslandisthelongestbarrierislandintheworldandthesecondlarg-estislandintheUStoLongIslandNY.PadreIslesisthelargestwaterrontde-velopmentintheUSoutsidethestateoFloridawithsome4000singleandmulti-amilyhomeslocatedonthecommunitysextensivenetworkonavigablecanals.AlthoughthevastmajorityohomesinPadreIslesincludeboatdocksandorlitsandmanyresidentsownocean-worthyrec-reationalvesselsuntil2006theclosestpas-sageintotheGuloMexicowasthroughthePortAransasShipChannelmorethan20milesandoveranhournorth.MorebeachesgreaterbeachaccessthananydestinationontheEntireU.S.GulfCoastCoLLegeYoUngaDULtZoneFaMiLY-FRienDLYBeaCHZoneTheofcialopeningoPackeryChannelinOctober2006wastheculmi-nationodecadesoeortbyhundredsoTexansatalllevelsogovernment.Notonlydoesthechannelprovidedirectac-cesstothegulinlessthanvenauticalmilesomosthomesbutcontrarytoen-vironmentalistswarningsaboutnegativeecologicalconsequenceswaterqualityinLagunaMadreandinNorthPadrescanalsystemwassignicantlyimprovedaswastheshingwiththeopeningoPackeryChannel.TheresnoquestionthattheCoastalBendsgulfbeachesarethenumberoneattractionforvisitorsanytimeofyearandwhocanblameemWhilesummerweatherintheCoastalBendandmostoTexasorthatmatterisanythingbutpredictableourislandstendtooerthemosthospitableclimateoranykindooutdooractivity.Highdaytimetemperaturesinmid-Junecanrangerom85Fonacoolerdayto95Funderhighpressureandsoutheasterlywinds.Sowhetheritscampresandpanchosorboardshortandbikinisourislandbeachesarewheretobethissummer.TheislandsoerthemostandthemostaccessiblebeachesinthestateoTexasorsurngshingsandcastlebuildingorjustchillinunderthesun.PadreandMustangIslandsbeckonyourvisitthisseasonNorthPadreMustangIslands 28TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014ShoreFishingonourislandsisplentiulandacces-sibleromdozensolocations.BobHallPirislocatedattheNucsCountyPadrBalliParksouthothehotelsandcondosandisthesiteoseveralrecordcatches.ThePackryChannljttisoferreedirectaccesstoahotzoneoshmigrationbetweentheGuloMexicoandLagunaMadre.PadreandMustangIslandsoferahighlyuniquebeachgo-ingexperienceasourislandsoferthemostbeachaccessorvehicles.Parkingisallowdprmitrquirdinmostaraswithin50eetothewatersedge.Ashadecanopyisagoodideaasareabonreandbarbecuepit.Workwiththewindandnotagainstit.GlasscontainersanddrivinginthedunesareprohibitedandallroadrulesapplytobeachdrivingincludingseatbeltandDWIlaws.PetsmustbetetheredoronaleashandaboveallwatchyourkidsChoosingtherightbeachoryouruninthesuncanbethebig-gestdecisionyoumakeoryoursummeroutingonPadreandMustangIslands.j.PLubySurfParkjustnorthoPackeryChan-nelbetweenZahnRd.andNewportPassRd.iswhereyoullndthepartypeoplecollegeyoungadultcrowd.OnthesouthsideoPackeryChannelalongtheMichalj.ellisSawallandsouthtothePadrBalliParkandBobHallPirareaamilieswithyoungkidsndthemosthospitablebeachsetting.FarthersouthonPadreIslandyouwillndtheleastregulatedandmaintainedareaothebeachwhichextends12milessouthtothenorthernedgeothePadrIslandNationalSashor.IyouaretakingalargegroupthatpreersgreaterprivacythismaythebeachzoneoryoubutweadvisetravelingintrucksSUVspreerablywith4-wheeldrivebutdenitelywithhighergroundclearanceandtakingallthesuppliesyoullneedortheday.HorsesontheBeachbringsvisitorsamostmemorableandexcitingexperiencehorsebackridingonthebeachCookoutshayridesandbeachpartiestoo361949-4944NorthPadreMustangIslandsADayattheBeachMoreIslandFun 30TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014DrivingontheBeachwithdignityDOStopbeforeenteringsofthighsandandplanyourrouteUsealowgearProceedatabrisksteadyspeedUseatboardsorevenseaweedunderyourtiresfortractionifyougetstuckRockyourvehicleoutofsandifyougetstuckDONTAssumeyourallwheeldrivevehicleperformslikea4-wheeldriveStopinhighsandlikeyouwouldinsnowGunyouracceleratorinanangryattempttogetunstuckCussCryTexasSealifeCenterEachyearintheCoastalBendhundredsofseaanimalsbecomeinjuredstrandedandotherwisesubjectedtoduressoftenduetohumanbehavior.Fordecadesbandsofecologicalvolunteershaveactedtorescueandrehabilitateinjuredwildlifebutwithlimitedresourcesandfacilities.TheTexasSealifeCenterwasestablishedin2012inthePackeryChannelParkbuild-ingonNorthPadreIslandafacilitydonatedbyNuecesCounty.Thenewcenterprovidesspaceforrescuedseaturtlesbirdsmammalsandothercreaturesandworkshand-in-handwithTonyAmosAnimalRehabilitationKeepARKinPortAransas.AnimportantelementofthesealiferescuemissioniseducatingthepublicaboutthedangersofgarbageandhumaninterferencewithseaanimalsacoremissionoftheTexasSealifeCenter.14225S.PadreIslandDr.onPadreIsland TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201431NorthPadreMustangIslandsLetsGetontheWaterOurislandsoferhundredsomilesowaterrontcoast-linebothontheshoresotheGuloMexicoandonthebanksoourbaysandtheLagunaMadreandtherearesomanywaystoexperiencethepowerserenityandmysteryoourmarineenvironment.Surfngthegulbeachesisthemostchallengingoouron-the-wateractivitiesandrsttimersshouldbeencouragedtobeguidedbysomeonewithexperience.ThehottestsurspotsontheislandsareBobHallPieronPadreIslandj.P.LubySurParkonMustangIslandandHoraceCaldwellPieronPortAransasBeach.BodyBoogieBoardingisagoodwaytolearnhowtocatchawaveandisagreatrststeptolearninghowtosur.BoardscanbepurchasedatBenaminsinCorpusChris-tiDocksideSurShopandWind-n-WaveWatersportsinFlourBlufandtheBoardHouseinPortAransasandsurlessonsareavailableatThirdCoastSurandthroughTexasSurCampsbothinPortAransas.Kayakingisoneotheeasiestandsaestwaystogetonthewaterandprovidesthemostupcloseandpersonalboatingandshingexperiences.Shallowwatersalongthebaysideoourislandsareperectorkayaking.AdedicatedkayaklaunchsiteissituatedonMustangIslandjustsouthothestateparkandthecountrysrstsystemokayakingtrailswasestablishedinRedshBaynearAransasPass.Wind-n-WaveWatersportsinFlourBlufisaull-servicekayakouttterandkayakscanberentedromBeachPartyRentalsonPadreIsland.Kiteboardinghasbecomethemodernwater-bornethrillrideandtheCoastalBendsconsistentwindsandplentiulshorelinesmakeortheperectkiteboardingdestination.Oneothecountrysbiggestkiteboard-ingsuppliersislocatedindowntownCorpusChristiat623N.ChaparralSt.kiteboarding.comandproes-sionallessonscanbeoundatkiteboardcorpsus.com361kite.comandthirdcoastkitesurfng.com. 32TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014NorthPadreMustangIslandsMustangIslandStateParkencompassesalmost4000acresthatstretchacrossMus-tangIslandbetweenNorthPadreIslandandPortAransasandincludesshorelineonboththeGuloMexicoandCorpusChristiBay.TheacilitiesareaotheparklocatedwithinthemaingateincludesRVspacesandcampsitesrestroomsandrangersta-tion.Parkbeachestendtobelesscrowdedwithewervehiclesandtworockjettiesextendintothegul.Onthebacksideotheislandanetworkofatsandmarshzonesprovidesantasticshingandbirdwatchingalongwithanextensivepaddlingtrail.GoogleMustangIslandStateParkPadreIslandNationalSeashoreisthenativeislandexperienceinitsrawestormincludingthebestshoreshinginthecountryaboldstatementtobesurebutconsiderthatoneotheworldsstrongestoceancurrentstheGulfofMexicoLoopCurrententersthegulatMexicosYucatanPeninsulaandexitsattheFloridaStraitsandmakesitssharpestturnalongtheNationalSeashore.Theresultisthatthegutordrop-obetweensandbarscanbeupto15eetdeepbetweentheshorelineandrstsandbaramongthedeepestintheworld.Inthosedeepestnear-shoregutsbigshareedonbyevenbiggershwhichmakesBigShellandLittleShellexceed-inglypopularwithsharkhuntersandotherbiggameshermen.Theparkboaststhatsome380speciesobirdshaloallthoseidentiedintheUnitedStateshavebeenspottedattheNationalSeashore.TheKempsRidleySeaTurtlehasmadeanamazingcomebackatPINSamajorU.S.nestinggroundthankstotheeortsoparkstaandvolunteers.ThroughtheseeortsPINShasbecomeoneothemoreimportantnest-ingsitesontheGulCoast.nps.govpais361949-8068BeachParksOferFirst-handEducationonMarineLieandCoastalEcosystems TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201433NorthPadreIslandisoneothemostuniquelybeautiulsemi-tropicalsettingsintheUnitedStatesonewhereyoucanen-joyboththesunriseandsunsetoverwatersomeromthesamelocationSNOOPySPIeRislongestablishedasoneotheCoastalBendsmostamousandavoritediningestablishments.EnjoygreatGulseaoodhushpuppiesandhamburg-ersinaamilysettinginsideoronthelargewaterrontdeck.OutboatingDockatSnoopysgrabanawesomelunchanicecreamromScoopysnextdoorandheadbackoutonthewater.BreathtakingsunsetsoverLagunaMadre.OntheIntracoastalWaterwaysouthoftheJFKCausewayDOCSSeAFOODSTeAKSTheLagunaMadrewaterrontisthesettingorthispopularislandeaterybarandeventvenue.DocsmenuisinspiredbytheavoritesthatmakeCoastalBendseaoodamoustheworld-overincludingreshbayfounderservedblackenedFlorentinewithawhitewinesaucecrab-stuedandevensautedfounder.DocsislocatedonNorthPadreIslandnexttotheJFKCausewayandoersoneotheareasmostpicturesquewater-rontdiningexperiencesOntheIntracoastalWaterwaysouthoftheJFKCausewayBOATHOUSeBARGRILLoccupiestheiconiclighthousebuildingonLakePadreandeaturesacasualbardownstairsandsit-downwaterrontdiningupstairs.Thesunsetviewisantasticasistheood.Boathousechesoerawideselectionoreshseaooddishessteakswingsandslidersnachosquesadillasandtheyllevencookyourcatch15241LeewardDr.onthebeachsideofWhitecapBlvd.MIKeLMAySBeACHSIDeBARGRILLopenedlastsummeronBobHallPieratthePadreBalliParkonNorthPadreIsland.Thepublicpierisoneothemostpopularlocalspotsorshoreshingandsurnglastyearaworldrecordonshorecatchandreleasebullsharkwascaughtonthepieraddingtoitslegend.MikelMaysisaullbarwiththebestbeachviewpossiblealongwithawesomeslidersshrimpoystersaribeyesubandmore.AtBobHallPierNuecesCountyPadreBalliBeachParkWaterfrontDiningonNorthPadreIslandNorthPadreMustangIslandsSNOOPySSNOOPySBOATHOUSeBOATHOUSeMIKeLMAyS 34TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014PortAransasAugustSeptemberinPortAMeanBlueWaterAwesomeFishingandBeautifulBeachesAnylocalislanderwilltellyouthatthebackendosummerisalwaysalittlebetterthantherontend.Windsaredowndeepgulcurrentsbringtheclearestbluestwaterotheyeartoourshoresandwithitbiggergamefshandlessseaweedandjellyfsh.Youcanevencountonanearlyseasoncoolronttobringdownthehumid-ityandcutintothesummerheat.Asschoolsheadbackintosessioncrowdsthinoutonthebeachesandinthevillagemakinggettingaroundjustalittleeasier.InshortitsagreattimetospendtimeinPortA. TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201435WhilehotelrateswillnotgodownuntilaterLaborDayyouwillhaveaneasiertimendingthehotelcondominiumorbeachhouserentalyouwantmostinAugustandSeptemberandlinesatthemostpopularrestaurantswillbemuchshorter.Latesummeroferssomeothebestshingandcalmestofshorewatersotheyearandbothpri-vatechartercaptainsandpartyboatoperatorswilltakeyoutothemostproductivespotsincludinginstateRedSnapperwaters.AlthoughbayshingisalwaysgoodnearPortAlatesummeristheverybesttimetoshtheGuloMexicoyourevirtu-allyguaranteedanicecatchandthosemostvul-nerabletoseasicknesswillhavetheeasiesttime.ForthosevulnerabletotheideaoavacationhomeorrelocationtotheislandthisisthetimeoyearthatjustmightpushyouovertheedgeasyouenjoytheverybestPortAhastoofer.PARTyBOATFISHINGPortAransasEventsWednesdayAugust13thSaturdayAugust16thPortAransasPavilionPark2014elitSrisOpnQualifrWildCardFishingTournamnt.RedshSeriestourneystartswiththecaptainsmeetingWednesdayat600p.m.daysoneandtwoshinglaunchesromtheParkPavilionwithdaythreelaunchingromAransasPass.321277-0868theredfshseries.comFridayAugust22ndSundayAugust24thPortAransasCivicCntrandMarinaTxasWomnAnglrsTournamnt.Popularannualeventkicksofwithon-siteregistra-tionandcaptainsmeetingFridayeveningattheCivicCenterwithshingalldaySaturdayandanawardsbrunchSunday.210827-6688gofshtx.comSundayAugust24th700p.m.PortAransasCommunitThatrUnitdStatsAirForcBandothWstprsntsMissionWindsClarintQuartt2327Hwy361361749-6036portaransascommunitytheatre.comFreeperformanceopentothepublicFridaySeptember5th600p.m.FishrmansWharPortAransasRotarClubAnnualChampagnSunstCruisandMiniTastoPortA361749-5448FridaySeptember5thandOctober3rd530p.m.PortAransasArtCntrFirstFridaArtRcption.Islandartistsartenthusiastsandvisitorsgathertoenjoylivemusicrereshmentsandlocalart.323N.AlisterSt.portaransasartcenter.orgFreeeventopentothepublicCOURTeSyFeLDeRGALLeRyWOMeNANGLeRS 36TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014FridaySeptember12th700p.m.RobrtsPointParkSunstSoundsOutdoorConcrtSrisprsntsRipTonsRock-n-RollConcertFreeperformanceopentothepublicFridaySaturdaySeptember26-27PortAransasBachandCiicCntrWingsOrPortAprsntdbyPortAParrotHadsClub.TwonighteventincludesbeachpartyandbonreFridayeveninganddinnerandauctionSaturdaynighteaturingmusicbytheBadMonkeysallbenetingtheAnimalRehabilitationKeepARKandHelpingHandsFoodPantry.PortAransasBeachCivicCenter710W.AvenueAportaransasparrotheads.comFriday-SundayOctober3rd-5thPortAransasBachOthrvnusMustangFst2014.OverathousandmodernandclassicFordMus-tangswillmaketheannualpilgrimagetoitstongue-in-cheekhomelandMustangIslandandPortAransasortheAnnualMustangFest.Theweekendoislandandbeachcruisingtailgatingandpartieswillculmi-natewithatraditionalcarsshowcompetitioninwhichtrophieswillbeawardedtothenestPonyCars.SaturdayOctober4th700a.m.PortAransasMustangIslandBach2ndAnnualIslandTacklDadlistCatchSurFishingTournamnt.AnnualshingtournamentbenetingAnimalFriendsoPortAransasInc.207W.AvenueGSaturdayOctober4th700a.m.SharkysBachClub14thAnnualSouthTxasMusicFstChiliBBQCookOf.Livemusicandawe-someoodatthisunamilyevent.Cook-ofincludeschilibrisketporkribshalchickenandjackpotpintobeanscategories.BenetsJodyMcCormickScholar-shipFund.2600Highway361361749-4254FridayOctober10th700p.m.RobrtsPointParkSunstSoundsOutdoorConcrtSrisprsntsThKrystals.CountryRockBluesandTejanoConcert.RobertsPointParkislocatedontheShipChannelneartheFerryLandingFreeperfor-manceopentothepublicMUSTANGFeSTCHILICOOK-OFF 38TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014WhilePortAisknownacrossthecountryoritsbounti-ulofshoregameshingonshoreshingisamongthebestontheTexascoastaswell.SurshingisocourseaccessibleromalmostanywhereonthebeachbutismorepracticalintheearlymorningsbeorethebeachcrowdsarriveduringabusyperiodlikeSpringBreak.HoraceCaldwellPierislocatedonthePortAransasbeachattheI.B.MageeNuecesCountyParkandextends1200eetintogulwaters.Thepieracilityincludesacaeandbaitshopandisaspopularwithsurersasitiswithshermenwhopullinredshdrumsharkandavarietyoothernativespecies.ThePortAransasjettiesormtheunderwaterstructurethatcreatestheshipchannelwhichrunsbetweenthem.ThesouthjettyislocatedinPortAatthenorthendothebeach.ThenorthjettyislocatedonSt.JosephIslandSt.Joswhichisaccessibleviatheprivately-runjettyBoatoperatingromFishermansWharf.Bothjettiesoferreeaccesstotheuniquerockyunderwaterhabitatthatishometoauniquevarietyosh.TerrifcShoreFishingPortAransas 40TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014NovacationtotheCoastalBendiscompletewithoutgettingyourtimeonthewateranduniqueadventuresareaboundincludepiratesdolphinsjetskisandevensailingyachts.WoodysSportsCenterlocatedonthePortAransasMarinaishometoavarietyowaterborneadventuresinadditiontoshingthemostpopularowhichareitsDolphinWatchNatureTours.ThewatersotheCoastalBendarehometothousandsobottlenosedolphinsthatseemtondgreatuntravelinginthewakesoboatsandships.DolphinWatchtakesyouupclosetothesemagnicentanimalsintheirnaturalenvironment.136W.CotterAve.361749-5252woodysonline.comEspeciallyduringthespringandsummermonthsdolphinexcursionshavebeenknowntocomeundermockattackbywatergun-wieldingpi-ratesaboardasecondboat.Luckilythesearetraditionaltheatricalpiratesandnotthosethathavemadesomuchnewsinrecentyears.Thissuper-unadventureisidealorgroupsoallagesParadiseJetSkiRentalsoperatesdur-ingthespringandsummermonthsatWoodyssevendaysaweekrom900a.m.toduskandofersthree-seater1200hpYamahaJetSkis.361749-6904.FunontheWaterinPortAStrayCatSailingAdventuresofersbayandgulyachtingexcursionsonthe32StrayCatsailingcatamaran.Petriendly.361416-0054straycatsailingadventures.comPortAParasailOneothemostpopularsaltwateradven-turesportsisavailableallsummer.361749-4600portaparasail.comRedDragonPirateCruisesembarksonitsrstyearinPortAransasandpromisestooferanewone-o-a-kindadventure.Thenewlyconstructedshipeaturesacrewopirateswholeadeagerguestsoncruisesinthechannelsandnearbybays.361749-2469reddragonpiratecruises.comPortAransas 42TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014TheUniversityofTexasMarineScienceInstituteUTMSIistheold-estandmostsignicantmarineresearchacilityontheGulCoastestablishedinabeachsidecabinin1941.TheacilityhasexcelledovertheyearsincountlessmarineresearchprojectsthathaveimpactedindustriesincludingoilandgasexplorationshippingandmaricultureandhaveinfuencedU.S.andinternationalmarinepollu-tionandconservationlaws.UTMSIwelcomesvisitorsdailywhereselguidedtoursandeducationalmoviesareamongtheattractionsoeredinthevisitorscenter.SevenaquaticdisplaysdepictTexascoastalhabitatsandtheorganismsthatliveinthemincludingSpartinablackman-grovemarshoysterreeopenbaybottomrockjet-tyandoshorearticialrees.Otherdisplaysinthemainbuildinghighlightcurrentandpastresearchprojectsandeaturerepresentativespecimensorphotographsolocalplantsandanimals.630E.CotterAve.utmsi.utexas.eduGolfcartsthebigthinginPortAransasYoucanownanddriveoneotheseunopenairlittlevehiclesonthestreetsoPortAransasalthoughyouaremorelikelytorentoneromoneothemanygolcartbusinessesintown.AllroadrulesapplytotheoperationogolcartsinPortAincludingDWIandopencontainerlaws.Theymaybedrivenonthebeachandoncitystreetswithspeedlimitsunder35mphwhichprettymuchcoverstheentiretown.CartsmaynotbedrivenonSouthAlisterTX-361southoAvenueGanddriversmustpulltothesidewhensaetoallowastervehiclestopass.InallthecartsareagreatwaytoenjoyPortAPortApubsandtavernshoppinthisSummerItsbeensaidbeorebylocalsandregulartouriststhatPortAransasisadrinkingtownwithashinghabit.ThekickoothesummerseasonisreasontocelebrateinPortAandthetownswateringholeswillbeullyimmersedinestivitiesandmerrymaking.Sharkeys2600StateHwy361PortACoastClub1007StateHwy361BerniesBeachHouse730TroutSt.BackPorchBar132W.CotterTheGaf323BeachSt.PortAransas 44TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014AverycoolridebutonetoavoidSadlyeveryyearintheCoastalBendapreciousewoourmillionsobeachgoingvisitorsallvictimtotheverynaturalelementsthatgiveusthewonderulbeautyandenjoymentwefndonourgulbeaches.ButwhileHollywoodflmsandsuburbanlegendswouldleadonetobelievethatthegreatestdangersyoumightencounteratthebeacharesharksocoursestingraysjellyfsherrantsurboardsbirdsopreyoranynumberoperilousunknownsotheseaitisinacttheripcurrentthatpresentsthegreatestdangertobathersandsurersoallagessizesandathleticprowess.Pleasetakeaewminutestounderstandthedangeroripcurrentshowtoidentiythemandhowtoavoidandescapethem.CourtesyoTheWeatherChannelandwww.weather.com.Aripcurrentisanarrowzonetypically3to20yardswideoast-owingwater1-3mphsometimesastermovingromshoretojustbeyondthebreaker-zone.Ripcurrentsarealwayspresentwhenwavesbreakonabeach.Waveheightwaveperiodthetimeintervalbetweensuccessivewavesbreakerangletothebeachman-madeobstaclespiersandjettiesandlocaldeeperchannelsinthesurzoneallcontributetoripcurrents.Ripcurrentsarestrongerandextendtodeeperwaterasbreakingwaveheightsincrease.Butorweakswimmersorthosewhocannotswimwaveshighenoughtobreakinwaterovertheirheadsapproximately6eetordeeperaresucienttocauseaperson6eetorshortertodrown.Thatwaveheightcanbeaslowas4eetRipcurrentsbeginatthesand-waterlineandextendthroughthesurzonetheycancapturepeopleinveryshallowwateranddragthemtodeeperwater.Fortunate-lymostpeopleareabletowalkoutoaripcurrentwhenwateriskneedeeporshallower.Butwaistdeeporhigherwatercanpreventapersonromwalkingaway.IfyougetcaughtinaripcurrentRemaincalmtocon-serveenergyandthinkclearly.Neverghtthecurrent.Thinkoitlikeatreadmillthatcannotbeturnedofowhichyouneedtosteptotheside.Swimoutothecur-rentinadirectionollowingtheshoreline.Whenoutothecurrentswimatanangleawayromthecurrenttowardshore.Iyouareunabletoswimoutotheripcurrentoatorcalmlytreadwater.Whenoutothecurrentswimtowardsshore.Iyouarestillunabletoreachshoredrawattentiontoyourselbywavingyourarmandyellingorhelp. TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201445THEPORTARANSASMUSEUMisaworthytestamenttooneothemosthistoricallysignicantcommunitiesontheTexasGulCoastwhichwasestablishedasacattleandsheepranchingsettlementinthe1850s.DuringthesameperiodsteamshipservicewascommissionedbetweenSandPointasthetownwasthencalledandNewOrleansnecessitatingtheconstructionotheAransasPassLight-houseonSt.JosephsIsland.TheTarponInnopeneditsdoorsinthe1880sandbecamethecenterolocalsportshingactivity.TheInnandPortAwelcomeditsmostamousanglerin1937whenPresidentFranklinD.RooseveltcaughttarponromaFarleyboatpicturedabovealthoughitissaidheactuallystayedonthepresidentialyachtandnotattheTarponInn.Themuseumishometolocalartiactsandover12000historicalphotostellingtherichhistoryoPortAransas.361749-3800N.AlisterBrundrettSt.portaransasmuseum.orgPALMILLABEACHGOLFCLUBisamongtheveryewtrulyauthenticScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheUnitedStates.ThenaturalcoastalterrainwhicheaturesanoceanbeachandsanddunesollowedbynativeislandvegetationonwhichthecourseisbuiltarerequiredeaturesothelinkscourseandarealloundonMustangIsland.TheArnoldPalmerSignatureDesigncourseisthegolngleg-endsveryrstocean-sidedesignandoneinwhichPalmerplacedspecialattentionandoversight.Theresultisachallengingchampionshipexperiencetherequiresplayerstonegotiatenarrowrollingairwaysimposinggreensandstackedsetsobunkersinthelinkstradition.Fivesetsoteesareoferedoravarietyoskilllevels.361749-4653265PalmIslandDr.palmillabeach.comPortAransas 46TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014LocatedintheCentralFlywaytheislandboastshundredsonativeandmigratingspecies.EncounterswithCoastalBendnestingspeciessuchastheRoseateSpoonbillsLeastGrebesReddishEgretsBlack-BelliedWhistlingDucksBitternsandRailsbringbirdingenthu-siastsbacktothisislandsanctuarytimeandtimeagain.WithvesitesalongtheGreatTexasCoastalBirdingTrailWetlandsParkParadisePondtheBirdingCen-terMustangIslandStateParkandtheSouthjettyPortAhostsmanymust-seelookoutsoravidbirdersandwildliephotographers.Boardwalksandobserva-tiontowersarebuiltoverwetlandswithvegetationpocketsspeciallydesignedtoattractbirds.TheBirdingCenterWetlandsParkParadisePondandTheNaturePreserveweredesignedtogivebirderstheup-closeabilitytoobservehundredsospeciesintheirnaturalhabitats.Fromthenaturalwetlandsinletsand18milesonaturalbeachesanddunestotherockjettiespiersandmarinastheislandoersdozensoperectvantagepointstomarvelatthemagnicentmigratingbirdsthatconsiderPortAtheperectreststop.ThePortAransasNaturePreserveencompasses1217acresoundevelopedlandinanareaormerlyknownasCharliesPasturewhereearlyislandresidentsoncegrazedtheircattle.Locatedbetweentheshipchan-nelthecommunityparkStateHighway361andPiperChanneleaturesattheNaturePreserveincludeoverthreemilesohikeandbiketrailsapavilionboard-walksoveralgalfatscrushedgranitetrailsontheuplandscoveredseatingsitesandtwotowersover-lookingwetlandareasaroundSaltIsland.Thenaturalareasextensivetidalfatsprovideeed-ingareasandimportanthabitatorshorebirdsandendangeredandthreatenedspeciessuchasthepipingplover.TherearetwoentrancestothePreservetheendoPortStreetandoStateHighway361nearMustangBeachAirport.Tokeepthepreserveunspoiledcertainenvironmentalrulesapply.Birdingyear-roundinPortA TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201447CoastalFood 48TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014corpuschristiAkaJapaneseRestaurantFormanyatraveledoodsnobtherstactorandperhapsonlyactorinchoosingasushibaristhepresenceorealAsianspreerablyspeakinginaoreigntonguewithwhichyouarenotamiliar.IndowntownCorpusChristithatchoiceisAkaSushiwhosenativeKoreanproprietorhasaknackorndingsomeothebestsushiandAsianchesinthecountrywhoexpertlypreparepopularanduniquecreationsinsheelshrimpandcrab.Thissmallestablishmentllsupquicklyonweekendssobepatientasthewaitwillbeworthit.ChatwithMrs.KimandperusetheextensiveselectionosushisashimistirrytempuraandmanyotherAsianspecialties.415N.WaterSt.361882-8885HarrisonsLandingThecasualatmospherethatcomeswithlieonthewateriswhatyoullndatHar-risonsLandingwhichisactuallyayachtingcenterandmarinaboutiqueandbarandrestaurantallinoneEnjoycoldgulshrimpandarostymargaritawhiletakinginthebreathtakingsunsetoverCorpusChristismarinaandBayrontallwhiletoe-tappingtothesoundsoapopularlocalbeachband.HarrisonsofersadelicacyorjustaboutanytasteshtacoswithavocadoandcilantrotoppedwithaspecialMexicansaucemakesoraperectlunchcolossalshrimpservedgrilledorriedTeCoastalFoodListTypicalmealwbeverageunder1010-2020-3030AkaSushiCoastalFood 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52TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014ArasMidtownCafeCenturiesorenementtoagriculturebrewingermentationpreservationandcuringtechniquescoupledwithaveryhealthytraditionoculinarycompetitionbetweencultureshaveledtowhatEuropeistotheworldooodinthemodernagetheMotherland.AraBabosisastudentotheculinaryartsoEuropeaneducationthatstartedorherinthemostqualiedacademyhergrandmotherskitchen.TheTransylvanian-by-way-o-TorontoopenedArasMidtownCaeayearagowiththepurposeobringinggenuinehealthycuisineservedinacaesettingorweeklybreakastandlunch.InthemorningchooseromvevarietiesoEggsBenedictBelgianwaesantasticbagelandbiscuitsandwichesArassignatureorcustomomelettescowboybreakastsorlightruitandyogurt.LunchoferingsincludeaCreateYourOwnMasterpiecesandwichmenuwonderulsoupscreativesaladsandadeliciousarrayoItalianandtraditionalhotandcoldsandwichesromthetunamelttothePhillyCheeseSteak.ArasexcelsatprivateandcateredeventspartytraysaswellasscrumptiousEuropeanpastries.1332S.StaplesSt.northofSixPoints361452-8145arasmidtowncafe.comYOPhillyCheeseSteaksWhilePhiladelphiastwomostamouscheesesteakshopshaveoughtordecadesoverwhosbesttheresnoquestionswhatsoeverwhereyouwillndthebestmostauthenticPhillyCheeseSteaksandwichintheCoastalBendandthatisYOonNorthBeach.ThetruePhillysandwichstartswithaheapothincutsteaksautedwithonionsandmushroomsandtoppedwithmeltingProvolonecheese.YOisalsohometothemonstrousDiamondDave12LBburgeralongwithgreatsausagesandwichesrealItalianhoagiesandmore--madewithspecialtymeatsandcheesesromPhilly.YOalsoservesuphotdogsroastporkandbeeandterricpizzas.3314SurfsideBlvd.onNorthBeach361452-8750corpuschristiHoriatikiSalataArasTheBeastPhillyCheeseSteakYO 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56TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014VietnamRestaurantCorpusChrististruenediningexperienceishometoclassicusioncuisineborninFrench-infuencedVietnameaturingrecipesserveddecadesagointheancestraleateryothisrestaurantsowners.AlthoughyouwillndantasticPhoatVietnamRestaurantdinersreturnagainandagaintoenjoythenestcreativecookingthatincludesChateaubriandChileanSeaBassinaWhiteTrueSauceHalvedandRoast-edChickenandDuckGrilledEggplantinFishSauceandmemorableusioncre-ationslikeBlackPepperFriedJumboGulShrimpandaRedshinMushroomCreamSauce.VegetariansnddelectableoptionsatVietnamRestaurantincludingPepperFriedBroccoliCrispySweetandSourTouplustheexceedinglypopularVegetarianDelightplatter.EacheveningCheLamoersortho-menueaturesthatareotenseasonalinnatureandwhichalwaysdazzledinerswithrichfavorandspectacularpresentation.VietnamRestaurantsdessertmenuisequallyimpressiveandtouchalltheclassicslikeCremeBruleehomemadecheesecakeChocolateMousseandsomuchmore.ExpectthenestserviceinCorpusChristideliveredbyaproessionalknowledgeablesta.701N.WaterSt.DowntownCorpusChristi361852-2682vietnam-restaurant.comPier99SomeothebestseaoodsandwichesandhamburgersintheCoastalBendcanbeoundatPier99locatedonCorpusChristiBeachbetweentheU.S.S.LexingtonandTexasStateAquarium.ThisplaceisallaboutwaterrontdiningwiththebiggestdiningpatiobuiltoverwaterintheareaandtheuniqueviewsodowntownandthebayoeredromhistoricNorthBeach.Pier99eaturesahugediversemenuwithsomethingoreveryoneseaoodloverornotincludingawesomedessertslikeKeyLimepieandpeachcobbler.Livecountrymusicbeachrockandblueslivenupthescenemosteveningsandallweekendsoverthesummer.2822N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach361887-0764pier99restaurant.comcorpuschristiJumboFriedShrimpPier99VietnamRestaurant 58TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014corpuschristiCoastalFoodWaterStreetMarketForalmostthreedecadesWaterStreetMarkethasbeenhometothreeothecitysavoriterestaurants.TheWaterStreetOysterBarandWaterStreetSeaoodCompanyeatureawideselectionoreshGulseaoodpreparedgrilledblackenedorriedincludinganumberorecipesthatcarryaclearCajuninfuence.TrulyoriginalitemsincludetheShrimpHarpoonsmesquitegrilledskewerswithAndouillesausagetheShrimpEnchiladasandtheever-popularCrawshStuedChicken.TheOysterBaropenedasushibarinrecentyearsthathasbecomeverypopularamongdowntownvisitorsespeciallyduringhappyhour.TheExecutiveSurClubisknownoritsvastbeerselectionunoutdoorlivemusicvenueanditsterricmenuogourmethamburgerschickenburgersquesadillasandmore.309N.WaterSt.361881-9448361884-SURFexecutivesurfclub.comwaterstreetrestaurants.comLaFruteraIoneoyourgoalsoryouandyouramilyistoeathealthytoeatreshnotoutoaplasticwrapperthenLaFruteraisadeliciousplacetostart.HereyouwillndanextensiveselectionoruitanddesserttreatsinfuencedbybothLatinandAsiancultures.Youwillndeverythingromthetraditionalreshruitcuptolargepartyplattersandpicnicpackagesperectoradayatthebeachorwaterpark.Enjoytraditionalavoriteslikechamoyapplesplusicecreamsmoothiesandothersavorytreats.2322AirlineRd.361991-77655865WeberRd.361723-0198TraditionalChamoyAppleLaFrutera 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76TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014IriesIslandFoodThewaveoche-ownedgourmetrestaurantsinPortAransasisquicklyestablishingtheislandvillageasoneothetopdiningdestinationsinthestateoTexasandtheadditionthisyearoIriesisarealstepinthatdirection.TransplantedAustinCheMartinFranneahasassembledawonderullunchmenuthateaturesthegarlicandgingerKahuka-styleshrimpchickenandbeeAsian-inspiredTreasureBeestriploinmarinatedinabrownsugarandchilesoysauceandyourchoiceoriedrice.IriestacoswilltwistyourdenitionodeliciouswithoveradozenvarietiesromsimplebeanandcheesetobeeshshrimpriedoysterTexasbeeandevenMainelobsterThatsrightAMainelobstertacoinPortABurgershotdogsandawesomedesserts.503N.AlisterSt.361749-2310iriesislandfood.comVenetianHotPlateMustangIslandersandvisitorsalikefocktothisPortAinstitutionorthebestgourmetItaliancuisineinclud-ingawidearrayoseaoodpastadishesantasticsteaksandterricsalads.AntipastiselectionherearetrueandauthentictothetastesoItalyandincludeMistoMareacombinationoshrimpscallopsmus-selsandclamsinawhitewinesauceandaantasticCrabCrostiniusingjumbolumpcrabmeatsautedinbrownbutterlemonandsage.TrythepannedsearedGulshrimportheantasticspinachstuedchickenbreast.Freshshandotherspecialtiesoerednightly.222BeachAve.361749-7617venetianhotplate.comKodysRestaurantBarTimeandtimeagainrecommendedbyhoteldeskclerksasoeringupsomeothebestcookinginPortA.Youllndgreatseaoodincludinghugejumboshrimpreshshanddailyspecialsrangingromchickenriedsteaktopotroast.Wednesdayall-you-caneatriedshrimp.2034StateHwyTx-361361749-8226JaysSeafoodSpaghettiWorksFor36yearsJayshasedlocalsandtouristsalikegooddown-homeItalianoodandreshislandseaoodamilyandbuet-styleataairpriceandinadomesettingyourkidswouldneverorget.AterIriesIslandFoodportaransas TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201477RealBrewinginDowntownC.C.ForyearsRailroadSeafoodStationinDowntownCorpusChristihasbeenpleasinghungrypatronswiththeheartyseaoodrecipesthatSouthTexanshaveenjoyedordecades.WhentheRailroadSeaoodoperatorstookovertheirlocationonNorthChaparralStreetthepropertyincludedawellknownCorpusChristilandmarktheHobrauBarwhichhassincebeenupdatedandconvertedintodowntownsoneandonlybrewpub.OwnerAlexHinojosaandhisstaobeermakershaveworkedtirelesslythepastewyearsstudyingexperimentingandnowperectingtheartocratbrewingandtheresultsareindeedimpressive.RailroadSeaoodStationBrewingCompanysmorepopularcreationsincludetheSandyaneasydrinkingblondealethatistheperectCoastalBendbeachbeer.FuzzyWheatisanAmericanstylewheatbrewwithsubtlenotesopeach.TheHobrauBockanhomagetothebarsormernamesakeisarobustdarkamberbrewwithalighthopbitterness.TheRiotRyePaleAleissimilartoanAmericanIPAwithadryerryetasteandtheWickedBlackIPAisanewlypopularstyleocratbeerthatcomesinpitchblackbutthatleavesyouwithagreenhappynose.TheCocoaStoutinanAmericanstoutbrewlavoredwith100unsweetenedHersheysCocoaPowder.WhenyoucombinesomeothebestseaoodintheentirestateoTexaswithoneormoreoRailroadSeaoodStationscratbeersyouwillindyourselknockingonthedooroculinaryheaven.KudostotheHinojosasandtheirstaornotjustbringingagreatCorpusChristibarbacktoliebutalsoorestablishingrealbeerbrewingindowntown.1214N.ChaparralSt.361883-6200Citysonly5bblbeerbrewingsystemproduces175barrelsyear.decadesohardworkanddevotiontothecommunitythenewSeaoodSpaghettiWorksopenedinacustom-constructionbrandnewbuildingjusthalaminutenorthoitsoldlocationatthecorneroAlisterStreetHwy361andAvenueG.Thebeautiulnewbuildingprovidesamagnicentsettingtoenjoyagreattimeandterricmeal--andlikesomanythousandsoJayspatronsyouwillbecomeloyalregularstothisdailyeatery.910TXHwy361361749-4422LaBaratariaCheownerLezlieKeeblerwillsooncelebrateherthirdyeardelightingguestswithanelegantusionoAmericancuisinewithFrenchandCajuninfuences.LaBaratariasContinentalmenuthatincludesescargotchopsandprimesteaksandavarietyoseaoodincludingmahimahisashimigradeAhitunaandimpeccablypreparedcrabcakesandequallydeliciouslobstercakes.Enjoyanextensivewinelist.ChampagneBrunchnowoeredSundaystartingatnoon.AndthebigbonusGreatservice.3500IslandMooringsPkwy.361749-2212labaratariarestaurantwinebar.comGiggitysRestaurantBarGiggitysollowsinthetraditionothegreatmealintheagreatbarwhichiseasytondinjustaboutanycoastaltownintheeastorwestotheUnitedStatesbutisnotsomuchthecaseinTexas.Patronsarepleas-antlysurprisedtondamenuthatgoeswellbeyondtheexpectationsobaroodthisissomeseriouscookinganditseasytoseetheeorttheownerandchehaveputintoit.EnjoyatrulygourmetMediter-raneanSeaoodLinguinimadewithreshmusselsandjumboGulshrimp.Thosesameshrimpndtheirwayintoanumberomenuitemsmostnotablyalongsideasushi-gradeYellownTunasteakortheperectlypreparedUSDAPrimeTexasribeye.HoweverbaroodansshouldnotretasyoullndawesomechorizocheeseriesterrichamburgersincludingaKobebeeburgerandmuchmoreonGiggitysmenu.Livemusiceverynightotheweek.722TarponSt.361749-3663StingraysTaphouseGrillOnthesuraceStingraysisarst-classopenairsportsbarcompletewithalmosttwodozenhigh-denitionTVspooltablesanddozensobeersontapandbottledbutwisepatronsaretheoneswhoshowuphungry.Beyondbeingagreatbaronethatisdog-riendlynonethelessStingraysiseasilyoneothebestdiningestablishmentsontheislandandintheentireCoastalBendorthatmatter.StartwiththebestpizzaweveoundonMustangIslandbakedinanauthenticbrickpizzaoventhekindooodyoudex-pecttondinasportsbarplusgourmethamburgersincludingthehousesignatureMakersMarkBurger.Stingraysmenutakesamoreseriousturnwhenyouseethehandcutribeyeandlettheperectlypre-paredAhiTunaSteakandtheverypopularTequila-LimeShrimp.All-you-can-eat-RibsThursdaysstartSeptember4thwiththeNFLseasonopener.401BeachSt.361749-2287stingraystaphouse.comportaransasTsBurgerPizzaStingraysTaphouseGrillRackofLambLaBarataria 78TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014PortAransasAransasPass1MustangIslandStatParkGreatsurshingnorthoFishPassJettiesuseBeachAccessRd.2northoentrance.2HoracCaldwllPirExtends1230eetintotheGulgoodyear-roundshing.3PortAransasShipChannlMainmigra-tionroutebetweenGulandbaysjettiesextendoveramileclearwaterinsummer.4PortAransasMarinaNumerouschar-tersalongwaterrontboatrampsatpark.5CharlisPasturParkandopenareawithpieralongshipchannel.6AransasPassWtlandsRegulatedno-propzoneinmarsheswithnetworkokayaktrailsproductivewadeshingalongcausewaytoAransasPass.7StdmanIslandMarinabaitshoppierandboatlaunchesonRedshBay.8AransasPassBoatlaunchesanddrydockatConnBrownHarbormarinabaitandlaunchesatSanPatricioCo.NavigationDist.9RdfshCovLittle-knownproductivespotalongboatchannel.10Inglsid-on-th-BayPublicboatlaunchesalongshipchannel.11eastFlatsBacksideoMustangIslandgoodkayakwadeandfatsshing.12IslandMooringsMarinaBoatlaunchesandshipsstore.13ShamrockIslandCrossroadsomigra-tionsrouteandeedingareaswadeshingandclearwaterinthesummer.CoastalFishing 80TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014UpperLagunaMadre1PadreIslandNationalSeashoreThelon-geststretchonaturalbeachintheU.S.oerslegendaryshingonboththeGuloMexicoandLagunaMadresidesotheisland.2PadreIslandBeachKlebergCountyLesswildthanPINSandeasiertoaccessthisstretchoislandbeachoersgreatsurshing.3BobHallPierFewpublicpiersaremorenotablehomeotheworldrecordonshorecatch-and-releasean800lb.BlacktipShark.4PackeryChannelOpenmigrationroutebetweentheGulandtheLagunaoeringnewjettiesampleparkingboatrampsandantasticcastandwadeshingonshore.5PadreIslesPublicBoatRampsCanal-rontcommunityprovidesatleastvereepublicboatrampsprovidingaccesstoUpperLagunaMadre.6Marker37Baitshopmarinastoragelaunchesethanol-reeuelandpieronLagunaMadretakerstexitonislandsideoJFKCauseway.7jFKCausewayLowRoadFromFlourBlutakecausewaytotheislandbutexittolowroadalongwaterorgreatwadeshing.8jFKCausewayIslandSideUnderneaththebridgendClemsMarinaandBillingsBaitoeringlaunchesstoreandpier.9PackeryChannelParkOnshorewadeshingalongchannelandfatsprimemigra-tionrouteandeedingwaters.10KayakLaunchFreelaunchsitesituatedwithinproductivefatsshingzone.11CorpusChristiPassSomeothere-gionsbestwadeshingcanotenbeoundonthebacksideoMustangIslandandthissiteCoastalFishing TexasCoastalBendLateSummer201481justnorthoBeachAccessRoad3oersan-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.CatchPhotosClockwiseromTopLetThomamilywTroutromLandCutCapt.DougStanordwMahiMahiKyleDarylandZacharywSwordfshCapt.FredCardonawRedfshDogDaysofSummerMeanBigCatchforTosewithPatienceWhilethehotlongandmuggydaysoawaningsummerseasonmakeortoughconditionsormostoutdooractivitiesshermenwithagoodstrategyenduranceandmostoallpatiencewilleastontheabundanceoeredinCoastalBendwatersinAugustandSeptember.Thetroutthistimeoyeararegenerallyeasytondandeveneasiertocatch.Ispendmostdaysbouncingromgrasslinetograsslineasthisiswhereyouwillndmostoyoursh.Youaregoingtondthemostamazingphenomenon1478troutthestateminimumsizeis15.Yesmyriendsyearateryearwendthesesizemaletrouthangingouteverywhereweturnandtheyneverseemtogrow.Isuspecttheollow-ingmonthstobelittletonochangeasIhaveoundthisphenomenontoholdtruethroughthelastewmonths.Whenyoundtheseschoolytroutdontbediscour-agedthinkoitasaorkintheroad.Thisisthepointwhereyouneedtomakeadeci-sionworkthroughthesmallonesandcatchagoodoneeveryewshormovetondthelargerones.MywordsoencouragementaretheseTheregenerallyarebiggertroutwiththesmallonesnotmuchbiggerbutaboveslotnonethelessbepatient.Iyouchoosethepathopatiencedothecommunityaavorandgoeasyonthesmallguysbeconscienceoyourreleasemethodstoensuretheystandachanceatgrowth.ForthoseoyoulookingtothrowlivebaitatthesetroutIsuggestcroakerorpiggyperchreelinedpossiblyusingaverysmallpinchweightorbeadsbasedonthecurrentmovement.AsIalwayssaytakeyourbaitsandseekoutgrasslinesandsandpockets.Troutwilltypicallyhideinthegrassandpounceonaneasypreyswimmingnearby.Thistimeoyearthereareseveralareaswhereyouwillndmeontheprowlorsh.PersonallyIamabiganotheBafnBayandLandCutareasotheUpperLagunaMadre.BafnBayisaworldrenownedshinglocationwitheveryormounderwa-WanttogoFishingTenFishwiththeBestCaptainFredCardonaCoastalBendGuidesCorporateOutingsGroupsBuddiesonVacation469867-5653www.captfredcardona.comLateSummerFishingTips 82TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014CoastalFishingterterrainyoucanimaginerompre-historicrocktosandandgrass.Thewindwillbeahugeactoronwhereandhowyoushthisarea.Generallythesemonthswilllendtowardlowerwindsandhighervisibilitiesbutwhenthewindkicksuportherainrun-ocomesinseekoutbetterwaterclaritywhichiswheretheshare.Rocks.Fishloveemlowerunitshateem.YoucanndmanymapsandmoderndayGPSswillhavethegridcoordinatesmarkedwithmanyNOTALLothebigrocksintheBafnBayarea.Theserockswillgenerallyholdgoodnumbersoredshandtroutonthemastheyareamagnetorbaitsh.Anchornearbyorgetoutandwadetothemthrowingyourbaitallaroundthestructure.PiggyPerchorsomereasonactasalawndartattherocksandwillmoreotenthannothangyouupbutshrimpandcroakerwillhangontheoutsideedgeslendingthemselvestoeasyprey.TheLandCutisaveryinterestingandnotoriouslocationorsouthernsaltwatershermen.Thisisa26milestretchoverynarrowchannelconnectingPortManseldtotheUpperLagunaMadre.Fishtravelingsouthtothenorthhavenochoicebuttocrossthroughhere.IsuggestyoulooktowardthewestbankoTheCutorbaitshworkingthegrassbank.Knowyourbirdsiyoundthebirdsworkingbaityouwillndthesh.Iliketouseabottomrigwithastrongprevailingcurrentandacorkwhenyouhitthoseslacktides.TheresnothingmorecaptivatingthanbeingonaboatscreamingthoughthewatersoakinginanearlymorningsaltySouthTexassunrisewithantici-pationandexcitementogettingthatrstmassiveblowupromaredsh.ThemonthsoAugustandSeptemberdemon-stratetobethenesttimeorgreatshing.ThereesoCopanoBaynearRockportproduceanabundanceotroutthroughoutthebays.JustaroundthecornerthewatersoPortBayareullotrophyRedsh.DritingacrosstheseatsusingtopwaterlureswillgiveyoutheadrenalinerushoalietimewhentheseRedshexplodethroughthesuraceothebaypreparedortheghtotheirlivesandyours.DontbesurprisedwhenthewaterbeneaththeboatsuddenlyturnscopperromschoolsoRedshlookingortheirnextmeal.Youcanalsoexpecttoseewaterboilingandswirl-inglikeahurricanewhileRedshareinaeedingrenzy.TheresnothingmoreunthansightcastingtailingRedseither.HeadnorthandSwansLakeproducesnumerousRedsandtroutaswell.RedfshinourNorthBaysgobiglatesummer TexasCoastalBendLateSummer20148310TipsforParentsonBoatingSafelyWithKidsBoatingoersoneothebestwaysorparentstoescapethedistractionsoeverydaylieandsharetheirenjoy-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 84TexasCoastalBendLateSummer2014CoastalBendMostPopularSpeciesRedSnapperFoundin30-200owateroshoreespeciallaroundnaturalandartifcialreeslikeshipwrecksandoildrillingplatormsReachesmaturitat2-5earsoagecanliveuptoage50andweighupto50lb.Texasstatewaterswithin9milesoshoreistheonlGulCoastjurisdictionwhereRedSnappercanbefshedoutsidethe48-daederalseasonSpeckledTroutakaSpottedSeaTroutLivesinshallowestuariesalongtheWesternAtlanticcoastlinetotheGuloMexicoromMassachusettstotheyucatanPeninsulainMexicoMostlargespecksareemalesupto9-10earsoldPreersshallowseagrassandosterbedsinspringandsummerandwillshelterromcoldwaterindeeperchannelsandreeormationsinwinterRedfshakaRedDrumFastgrowingreaching22-24and6-8lb.in3earsPreersshallowwaters1-4alongedgesobaswithsubmergedvegetationandshorelinebreakssuchascovesjettiesandgutsbetweensandbarsBlackspotontailoolspredatorsintoattackingtailTexasrecordis59.5lb.US94lb.inNorthCarolinaKeepingitLegalTexasBagSizelimits-SatwaterfishImportantrulesanddetailsdenotedwithshouldbeconsultedforcompleteandaccurateinforma-tionthatappliestocertainspecies.ThiscanbefoundontheTPWDwebsitewww.tpwd.state.tx.usSourceTexasParksWildlifeDepartmentSpeciesDailyBagLengthinInchesMinMax