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4TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring20144TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014 6TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014welcomeDowntownCorpusChristiPreferredLodgingOmniBayrontHotelHolidayInnCorpusChristiBayrontMarinaGrandHotelEmeraldBeachHotelWhattoKnowDowntownandtheCorpusChristiBay-rontishometonumerousrestaurantsnightclubsvisitorattractionsandconcertvenuesallwillbebustlingwithactivityduringSpringBreak.A20-ootconcreteseawallrontsCorpusChristiBayandyouwillndrestaurantsboatridesandreshseaoodatthemarina.BeachaccesshoweverislimitedtoMcGeeBeachneartheHolidayInnwhichissituatedonthebaynotontheGuloMexico.ChoosingWheretoStay...CityIslandorVillageNorthBeachCorpusChristiPreferredLodgingRadissonHotelComortSuitesVilladelSolCondominiumsWhattoKnowNorthBeachormerlyknownasCorpusChristiBeachislocatednorthodown-townacrosstheHarborBridgeandishometotwootheareasmostpopularvisitorattractionstheTexasStateAquar-iumandtheU.S.S.LexingtonMuseumontheBaytheaircratcarrier.WhileNorthBeachofersewerrestaurantsandvisitorattractionsthandowntownhotelratestendtobelowerandamile-longstretchocleanbeachrunsalongCorpusChristiBayandiseasilyaccessible.CorpusChristiSouthSidePreferredLodgingEmbassySuitesMarriottCourtyardResidenceInnbyMarriottHomewoodSuitesHiltonGardenInnHyattPlaceWhattoKnowThecitysmaincommercialzoneisnotlocatedonthewaterbutisroughlyequi-distantbetweendowntownattractionsandislandbeaches.Theareaisbustlingwithactivityincludingdozensorestau-rantsandnumerousshoppingcenterspartcularlyLaPalmeraMallhometoDillardsMacysandmostmajornationalretailers.TravelsouthonStaplesStreetpastYorktownBlvd.tovisitSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenter.NorthPadreIslandPreferredLodgingIslandHouseCondominiumsGulstreamCondominiumsHolidayInnBeachHotelComortSuitesElConstanteHamptonInnHawthornSuitesbyWyndhamCampingNuecesCountyPadreBalliParkPadreIslandNationalSeashoreWhattoKnowOneoTexasmostpopularislanddestinationsofersamplebeachaccessshingalongtheshoreonBobHallPierandatPackeryChanneljettiesaswellasnumerousreepublicboatlaunchesgreatlocalrestaurantsminiaturegolandsoon...SchlitterbahnBeachResortMUSEUMSCONCERTSFINEDININGBAYFRONTAQUARIUMHARBORFERRYAIRCRAFTCARRIERBAYBEACHCENTRALLAPALMERAFUNDININGBIGRETAILERSOCEANFRONTCAMPINGFINEDININGAMPLEFISHINGMarch7-162014 TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring20147PortAransasMustangIslandPreferredLodgingSandPiperCondominiumSandCastleCondominiumResortLaMirageMayanPrincessTheDunesChannelviewAransasPrincessPortAransasBeachHouseCompanyStarkeyRentalsCinnamonShoreVacationRentalsCampingMustangIslandStateParkNuecesCountyI.B.MageeBeachParkWhattoKnowFamiliescouplesandcollegestudentsromacrossTexasfocktoPortAransasandMustangIslandeachSpringBreakinwhathasbecomeagenerations-longtradition.TheCityoPortAransasmakesaspecialeorttoensureitsbeachesarecleansaeandaccessibleorvisitors.Vehiclesareallowedontheentirebeachandseveraldrive-reezonesclosetothewatersedgeareprovided.Condominiumsandvacationhomecommunitiesalongtheislandareconnectedtothebeachviaprivateboard-walkssomeowhichcanaccommodategolcartswhicharelegaltooperateinPortAransasandonthebeach.DozensogreatrestaurantsandshopssellingjustabouteverythingunderthesunlineAlisterStreetandtheHarborareaandthetownspubsandtavernswillbehoppingwithactivityoverSpringBreak.Accommodationsrangeromluxurybeachhomesthatsleep10-20orover1000anighttoshingcottagesandsmallmotelsinthe100range.Typicalmedium-rangecondominiumsthatsleep6-8willrentinthe150-300pernightrange.OCEANFRONTCAMPINGFINEDININGAMPLEFISHINGInfoforStudentsOtherYoungstersonSpringBreakAhhh...thejoysofyouthAndtheCoastalBendisoneofthemostfunandsafeplacesontheGulfCoasttoenjoyyourSpringBreak.Howeveryoushouldknowwhattoexpectandsoshouldyourparentswhenitcomestoplanningyourpart-ayweekAJustaboutallcondominiumsandmosthigh-endhotelsrentonlytopeopleage25whomustbestayingintheuniteachnightBMostofthemid-andlower-levelhotelsandmotelsaremuchmoreopentostudentsandwillrenttoage18or21butexpecttopayasizeabledepositforpotenaldamagesCDontactacom-pletefoolThepoliceknowyouretheretohavefunbutthe21year-olddrinkingageisacvelyenforcedaswellasfrontandbackseatbeltlawsandespeciallydrinkinganddrivinglawsDItsnotalwayswarmandsunnyinMarchsohaveacviesinmindthatarealternavestothebeachandEComeonvacaondontleaveonprobaon.CheersWhattoKnowJustnorthoCorpusChristiandwestoPortAransasaretheseasidecommuni-tiesoAransasPassandIngleside.IyourSpringBreakplansarecenteredonsh-ingkayakingandorbirdingandlessonbeach-goingorthebigpartythenthesetownsmayoerpracticalandeconomi-caloptions.Botharehometoriendlypeopleandterrichometowneateries.AransasPassIngleside 8TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014CorpusChristiwww.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-servicehotelandnumerousmotelsandcondominiumsplusamile-longstretchopedestrianriendlybeachonCorpusChristiBay.OnthesouthernendoCorpusChristitheSouthPadreIslandDriveSPIDree-waytakesyoutoNorthPadreIslandTheIslandandtoourGuloMexicobeaches.TheLagunaMadreisthelonglargebodyowaterthatrunsbetweenPadreIslandandthemainlandFlourBlu.BafnBayislocatedarthersouthalongLagunaMadreandisaccessiblebylandatRivieraBeachaewmilessouthoKingsville.PadreIslesonNorthPadreIslandisthelargestwaterrontcommunityoutsidethestateoFloridaandTheIslandoersmilesobeautiulbeachesrestaurantsshoppingandthePadreIslandNationalSeashore.PackeryChannelseparatesNorthPadreandMustangIslandsandprovidesdirectboatingaccesstotheGuloMexico.MustangIslandishometonumerousbeachrontcondominiumsandpri-vatehomesandleadsnorthwardtoPortAransasPortAaastgrowingshingvillagethatattractsafuentvacationersandsecondhomeownerssportshingandnatureenthusiastsgolersandbeachgoersromacrossTexasandtheUS.AransasPassandConnBrownHarborarenorthoPortAacrosstheshipchan-nelviaa24-hourvehicleerryandishometoarevitalizeddowntownareaandex-cellentmarinaacilities.NorthwardisRockportknownoritsantasticbayshingartsydowntownareagreatschoolsandtheveryupscaleKeyAllegroresidentialandmarinadevelopment.Just212hourssouthofSanAntonioandeastofLaredo312hourssouthofAustinandHoustonandaboutadaysouthofDFWbycar.KnowingyourwayaroundtheCoastalBendSanPatricioCountywww.sanpatricioedc.comwww.sintontexas.orgwelcome 10TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014Knowingyourwayaround...DowntownCorpusChrisandNorthBeachformerlyCorpusChrisBeachinfoonlinewww.visitcorpuschristitx.orgwww.usslexington.comwww.texasstateaquarium.comwww.ccmuseum.comwww.artmuseumofsouthtexas.orgwww.americanbankcenter.comwww.cchooks.comwww.concretestreet.netwww.artcentercc.orgwww.hurricanealleycc.comwww.cctexas.comwww.ortizcenter.comcorpuschristi TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201411corpuschristidowntownnorthbeachattractionsTheTExASSTATEAQUARIUMisoneotheCoastalBendstopvisitorattractionbecauseitdeliverstheultimateGuloMexicoexperiencebringingtheunder-seaworldtoyouupcloseandinpersonThearticialreeexhibitinthe125000gallonmaintankishometodozensospeciesoshincludingraysandsharksaswellascountlessshellshandotherin-vertebrates.2710N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach800477-GULFtexasstateaquarium.orgTheLadyLexsetmorecombatrecordsthananycarrierinU.S.NavalhistoryandtodayrestsinCorpusChristiBayastheU.S.S.LExINGTONMUSEUMONTHEBAYatributeandmemorialtothosewhoserveddeendingAmerica.Thesightsandsoundsaresorealandsointenseyoube-comeapartothestorythesecondyoustepootaboardthisWorldWarIIeraair-cratcarrier.2914N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach361888-4873www.usslexington.comTheARTMUSEUMOFSOUTHTExAShasorover40yearsbeenconsideredoneotheleadingmuseumsoneartinthestateoTexasandinsomerespectstheentireU.S.PermanentexhibitsincludeworkromSouthTexasSouthwesternandLatinAmericanartistsinnearlyallmediaandtravelingexhibitsrotateregularlyliketheContemporaryStudioGlasscollectiononloanromtheMobileMuseumoArt.1902N.ShorelineBlvd.Downtown361825-3500artmuseumofsouthtexas.orgTheMUSEUMOFSCIENCEANDHIS-TORYchroniclesover500yearsoSouthTexashistoryaswellasthearcheologicalandgeologicalproleothearea.Themu-seumisperhapsbestknownasthehomeothelie-sizedreplicasotheColumbusFleetwhichwerechristenedin1992bytheSpanishgovernmenttocommemo-ratethe500thanniversaryoChristopherColumbusdiscoveryoAmerica.1900N.ShorelineBlvd.Downtown361826-4650www.ccmuseum.comspringbreakfunnottomissConcreteStreetAmphitheater700ConcreteSt.concretestreet.netSaturdayMarch82ChainzLiveinConcertwithKirkoBangzandBunBOneothebiggestnamesinHipHopwilldeliverashowtoremem-berontherstSaturdayoSpringBreak.2Chainzburstontothescenein2007ontheurbanhitDufeBagBoywithLilWayne.HehassincecutrecordswithDrakeCiaraandPhar-rellWilliamsamongothers.SaturdayMarch15SpringBreakontheCoastThebiggestTexasCountryshowotheyeartakesplacethesecondSaturdayoSpringBreak.HeadlinerRandyRogersBandandKyleParkandeaturingtheCodyJohnsonBandandWilliamClarkGreen.SouthTeasRaceway6701OldBrownsvilleRd.SaturdayMarch8SouthTeasSpringBreakMudfestAnall-outdownanddirtySpringBreakestivalinthemud.Featuredeventswillincludeocoursemud-dinracesin4x4trucksATVsandmodiedo-roadvehiclesmudwrestlingbikinicontestandmorefacebook.comSouthTexasMudfestHurricaneAlleyWaterparkSatMarch8-SunMarch16Open11am-6pm700EastPortAvenueNexttoWhataburgerFieldhurricanealleycc.comThecitysnewestoutdoorattractionkicksoitsthirdseasonandeaturesvewaterslidesincludingtheepicCat5whichtowers65eetabovethecomplexandspiralstwo-persontubesthroughathrillingseriesoturns.Theswim-upbarisabighitwithgrown-ups.OpendailyduringSpringBreakweekendsinMayanddailystartingMemorialDayWeekend.SpringBreakBeachScenePadreMustangIslandsWithover50milesodriveableGuloMexicobeachesyoullndtherightsceneoralmostanygrouponSpringBreakyoungadultsamilieswithchildrencoupleschurchandcivicgroupsandmore.CheckoutourBeachesGuideMappage26.UppertoLower2ChainzRandyRogersMudfest 12TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014BrewsterStreetIceHouseBarrestaurantandconcertvenuewithamily-riendlykidszone.Livemusic3-4nightsaweekincludingFeb14LedZepellin2Feb18BoneThugs-n-HarmonyFeb20MaxStallingwFiveCardDrawFeb21AnotherLevelFeb22ReverendsDaughterFeb28Scare-crowPeopleMarch1JohnWolewJasonSuthernMarch7TheSpazmaticsMarch9FUELwCagetheGodsMarch11DMXMarch13SpringBreakBlockPartywTurnpikeTroubadoursMarch16AGreatBigWorldMarch19TakeActionTourt.TheDevilWearsPradaMarch21PatGreenMarch29MetalachiMarch30QueensrychestarringGeoTate.1724NorthTancahua361884-2739brewsterstreet.netHouseofRockRockReggaeandspecialeventsvenueeaturesFeb15corpuschristiPelicanLounge14330SPIDN.PadreIsland361949-8222Scuttlebutts14254SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-6769NightclubsHipHopPopDanceAriaLotTerrace326N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-8801www.ariacc.comBourbonStreetBarGrill313N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-2082XSUltraLoungeCC4244SPIDSouthSide361852-2977ClubToxic5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555couNtryWesterNtejaNoWhiskeyRiver5702S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361992-4445Ropers4653EverhartRd.SouthSide361855-6462TheTexan3625S.StaplesSt.Midtown361854-1571ClubCielo3102BaldwinBlvd.WestSide361904-0334TejanoVille5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555ElDoradoNightclub4424SPIDSouthSide361442-2622sportsbarsbilliardsParadiseBilliards5141OakhurstDr.oSPIDSouthSide361992-4445www.clicksparadise.comIzzysBarPatio4535SPIDSouthSide361334-5030CORPUSCHRISTINIGHTLIFEliveMusicpubstaverNsRockReggaeBluesDr.RockitsBluesBar1709N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7634www.drrockitsbluesbar.comHouseoRock511StarrSt.MesquiteDowntownC.C.361882-7625www.texashouseofrock.comTheExecutiveSurClub309N.WaterSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7873www.executivesurfclub.com.comBrewsterStreetIceHouse1724N.TancahuaSt.DowntownC.C.361884-2739www.brewsterstreet.netCassidysIrishPub601N.WaterSt.361879-0534MulligansPub621N.ChaparralSt.361884-8190Vernons10303rdSt.Uptown361882-0030Gators4610SPIDSouthSide361225-4300KegRoom4739S.AlamedaSt.361992-5966RecessBarGrill5710S.Alameda361452-0223MacawsPub6410WeberRd.SouthSide361854-4434Murdocks2033AirlineRd.SouthSide361991-9606DeweysBeerGarden2302RoddFieldRd.361334-5747BartonSt.Pub10618SPIDFlourBlu361937-3167Farahs14305SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-0127BualoWildWings2001SPIDGreenwood361814-9464Hooters4551SPIDSouthSide361854-9464TheosBilliards5815WeberRd.SouthSide361334-6135Rascals5959WilliamsDr.SouthSide361991-1414louNgespiaNoMartiNibarsRepublicoTexas900N.ShorelineBlvd.inOmniHotelDowntown361880-6738www.omnihotels.comHavanaClub500N.WaterSt.Downtown361882-5552Katz21SteakSpirits5702SpohnDr.SouthSide361884-1221www.katz21.comDLounge6418S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361986-8783OfceLounge26646S.StaplesSt.361906-2249glbtTheHiddenDoorTheLot802S.StaplesSt.Uptown361882-5002www.thehiddendoorcc.comCirqueC.C.5831WeberRd.SouthSide361356-6107geNtleMeNseNtertaiNMeNtThePalaceMensClub5850EverhartRd.SouthSide361985-1100www.thepalacemensclub.comClubCheetah6425SPIDSouthSide361985-8822LiveonStageTwistedTexasTourFeb21TheBrightLightSocialHourMarch6ReggaeactsTribalSeedsNewKingstonandInnaVision.511StarrSt.texashouseofrock.comDr.RockitsBluesBarFeatureslocalandnationallytouringactsatleastournightsaweek.709N.Chapar-ralSt.361884-7634drrockitsbluesbar.comBestLittleWhorehouseinTexasatAuroraArtsTheatreFebruary14-1621-225635EverhartRd.auroraart-stheatre.comBroadwayproductionbasedonLarryL.KingsbookabouttheChickenRanchinLaGrangeTexaslateraHollywoodmusicalstar-ringBurtReynoldsandDollyParton.TheMusicManatTheHarborPlayhouseFriSatFeb14-1521-22730p.m.SunFeb1623200p.m.1BayrontParkharborplayhouse.comMeredithWilsonproductionwasa1957BroadwayhitwinningUppertoLowerBoneThugs-n-HarmonyDMXandFUELallwillbeperforminginDowntownCorpusChristithisspringveTonyAwardsand1962musicallmacelebrationomusicalAmericana.CorpusChristiIdolandJuniorIdolCompetitionAuditionsFeb13-16JuniorFinalsFeb22CCIdolFinalsFeb23TexasAMCorpusChristiPerormingArtCentercla.tamucc.eduBepartothispoplularlocaltalentcompetitioninspiredbybutnotafli-atedwithAmericanIdol.MardiGrasCelebrationsTuesdayMarch4CorpusChristiNightlieJustabouteverynightclubandtavernlistedbelowwillhostaMardiGraspartySouthTexasstyleCorpusChristiFestivaloftheArtsMarch28-30CorpusChristiBayrontccestivalarts.orgArtcomesaliveontheBayrontthelastweekendinMarch.Activitiesorallagesandartisticinterests.UppertoLowerTheMusicManliveonstageCorpusChristiIdolMardiGraspartiersFestivaloftheArts 14TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014WingsOverSouthTexasAirShowTheamedU.S.NavyBlueAngelsdemonstrationairsquadronreturnstotheairshowtourin2014includingtheirmuchanticipatedstopatNASKingsville.AllbutthreemembersothisseasonspilotteamtrainedateitherNavalAirStationCorpusChristiorKingsvillekeepingthesquadronstraditionallyclosetiestotheCoastalBend.Alsoheadliningthetwo-dayairshowisnationalacrobaticfyingchampionRobHollandbelowplusdemosincludingaRus-sianMIG-17Fina300XLthecarbonberG202andtheShockwave375MPHjettruckinaracewithamilitaryjet.Sat-SunMarch29-30.wost2014.comcorpuschristiProCollegeAmateurSportsTexasAMUniversityIsland-ersBasketballDivisionINCAAMensWomensBas-ketball.HomeGamesFeb13MWvs.CentralArkansasFeb15MWvs.OralRobertsMarch6MWvs.McNeeseStateMarch8MWvs.Nicholls.goislanders.comCorpusChristiIceraysHockey17thseasonoorourhometownminorproessionalhockeyteam.goicerays.comKlebergBankCollegeBaseballClassicFeb20-23.TAMUCChostsTCUBYUandUTSAoraour-dayround-robinatWhata-burgerField.cchooks.comCityGolfCoursesOsoBeachandGabeLozanoMunicipalGolCoursesoerthebestgolngvalueinthestateoTexasosobeachgolf.comlozanogolfcenter.comArtMuseumofSouthTexasAnselAdamsWesternExposureConsideredAmer-icasmostcelebratedandinfuentialnaturephotogra-phersAnselAdamscapturedthebeautyotheWestinhisuniqueawe-invokingblack-and-whitestyle.Thiscollectionoover120photographscomesromAdamspersonalcollectionownedbyhisamily.TheexhibitionwillonlybeseenintwoAmericanmuseumsThroughMay41902N.ShorelineBlvd.PhotoAboveSandBarRioGrandeBigBend1947PhotographbyAnselAdamsCollectionCenterorCreativePhotography2013TheAnselAdamsPublishingRightsTrustAirShowthisMarchinKingsville 16TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014Feb15-16BlueManGroupTheatricalshowandconcertmadeamousbythousandsosoldoutshowsinLasVegas.ImpossibleormosttodescribetheBlueManGroupshowleavestheentireaudienceinabliss-ulstateoamazement.SelenaAuditoriumFeb21JimBrickmanTheLoveTourSongwritero27Top40singlesBrickmanhasworkedwithawiderangeoartistsromMartinaMcBridetoKennyLog-gins.Hisshowisaromanticmusicaljourney.SelenaAuditoriumFeb26AmyGrantThefrstChristianMusicartisttoearnaplatinumrecordAmyGranthasentertainedmillionsoverher30yearcareer.GrantmadehernameinmainstreamPopmusicwithherfrstBillboardNo.1HitTheNextTimeIFalladuetwithPeterCetera.Sheistouringinsupportoherfrstalbumin10yearsHowMercyLooksromHere.SelenaAuditoriumFeb28SoMoEvery-thingisBiggerinTexasTourAustinnativeandnewRBsingingsensationSoMowillperormlive.SoMogrewupollowinghisathersjazzrockbandDuckSoupinAustinsamedmusicscene.By2012SoMowasinthestudiomakinghisfrstrecordhisdynamicvoiceandsongwritingtalentshavingbeendiscovered.ConventionExhibitHallAmericanBankCenterEarlySpringEventsUppertoLowerTheBlueManGroupJimBrickmanChristianMusicStarAmyGrantSoMo TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201417Feb28LiverpoolLegendsTheCompleteBeatlesEx-perienceThemostauthenticBeatlesTributeacteveryassembledLiverpoolLegendseaturesmusicianshand-pickedbyGeorgeHarrisonswidowLouiseHarrison.ThismagicalconcertexperiencetakestheaudiencethroughallthephasesotheFabFourstransormationalmusicalcareer.SelenaAuditoriumMarch1LorettaLynninConcertAsree-fowingasaccoladesseemtobethesedaysewperormersinanygenrearegenuinelivinglegendsonthescaleoLorettaLynninCountryMusic.TheCoalMinersDaughterstartedhercareerinoallplacesTacomaWashingtonwhenshewonatelevisedtalentcontest.Bytheendothedecadeshewasoneothebiggeststarsinthecountrylovedmymillionstothisday.SelenaAuditoriumMarch16WWEPresentsSmackdownTVRoadtoWrestlemaniaHeroesandvillainsromtheworldoproessionalwrestlingconvergeonCorpusChristiorthistelevisedevent.AmericanBankCenterArenaMarch20GreenDaysAmericanIdiotThistheatri-calhitonBroadwayandinLondontellsthestoryothreelielongriendswhomustchoosebetweenchasingtheirdreamsandsaetyosuburbia.SelenaAuditoriumForInformationandTicketswww.americanbankcenter.com 18TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014corpuschristiWithoutadoubtitstheSouthSideoCorpusChristiandthesuburbanenclaveknownasFlourBlufthatareleadingthewaytooneothestrongestyearsinmanyyearsorCoastalBendrealestate.Newandexpandingsubdivisionslargeapartmentcomplexesnewschoolsandpublicparksretailandrestaurantdevelopmentsandmoreareunderconstructionorintheworks.OntheSouthSidethenewstate-o-the-art70millionCCISDhighschoolisbeingbuiltonCimarronBlvd.andDelMarCollegehasrecentlymadeasignicantlandpurchasenearRoddFieldRd.andYorktownBlvd.EducationhasbeenamajordriverogrowthinthesoutheastcornerothecitywithmajorapartmentcomplexeshavingbeenbuiltinrecentyearsonEnnisJoslinRd.wherethenewLaJollaBaycommunityiscur-rentlyunderconstruction.TherelativelyhighqualityoschoolsintheFlourBlufISDhasbeenamajoractorinthehistoricgrowthotheFlourBlufcommunity.Multiplenewsmallscalebuthigher-endsubdivisionshavepoppedupthereinrecentyearsandmoreareontheway.Largeparcelsobrush-coveredundevelopedlandarebeingturneddailytomakeroomornewhomeswhichtothispointhavebeenprimarilysingle-amily.AnewWalmartandotherretailersandrestaurantsareollowingtherushtollnewdemandthatiscomingwiththenewneighbors.HistoricBuildingBoomonCorpusChristisSouthSide TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201419corpuschristiLamarParkCenter-MidtownLamarParkCenterhasbeenaprimedestinationontheCorpusChristi-areashoppingmapsince1955.Infactovertheyearsthecenterhasbecomeknownthrough-outSouthTexasastheregionsbestaddressforqualityclothingjewelryfurnishingsgiftsandmid-daydining.3850S.AlamedaSt.atDoddridgeDr.www.lamarpark.comC.C.ArtConnection 20TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014PadreIslandisthelongestbarrierislandintheworldandthesecondlarg-estislandintheUStoLongIslandNY.PadreIslesisthelargestwaterrontde-velopmentintheUSoutsidethestateoFloridawithsome4000singleandmulti-amilyhomeslocatedonthecommunitysextensivenetworkonavigablecanals.AlthoughthevastmajorityohomesinPadreIslesincludeboatdocksandorlitsandmanyresidentsownocean-worthyrec-reationalvesselsuntil2006theclosestpas-sageintotheGuloMexicowasthroughthePortAransasShipChannelmorethan20milesandoveranhournorth.DrivingontheBeachwithdignityDOStopbeforeenteringsofthighsandandplanyourrouteUsealowgearProceedatabrisksteadyspeedUseatboardsorevenseaweedunderyourtiresfortractionifyougetstuckRockyourvehicleoutofsandifyougetstuckDONTAssumeyourallwheeldrivevehicleperformslikea4-wheeldriveStopinhighsandlikeyouwouldinsnowGunyouracceleratorinanangryattempttogetunstuckCussCryMorebeachesgreaterbeachaccessthananydesnaonontheEntreU.S.GulfCoastCoLLegeYoUngaDULtZoneFaMiLY-FRienDLYBeaCHZoneTheofcialopeningoPackeryChannelinOctober2006wastheculmi-nationodecadesoeortbyhundredsoTexansatalllevelsogovernment.Notonlydoesthechannelprovidedirectac-cesstothegulinlessthanvenauticalmilesomosthomesbutcontrarytoen-vironmentalistswarningsaboutnegativeecologicalconsequenceswaterqualityinLagunaMadreandinNorthPadrescanalsystemwassignicantlyimprovedaswastheshingwiththeopeningoPackeryChannel.islandsTheresnoquestionthattheCoastalBendsgulfbeachesarethenumberoneattractionforvisitorsanytimeofyearandwhocanblameemWhilespringweatherintheCoastalBendandmostoTexasorthatmatterisanythingbutpredictableourislandstendtooerthemosthospitableclimateoranykindooutdooractivity.Highdaytimetemperaturesinmid-Marchcanrangerom50Faterastrongcoldrontto85Funderhighpressureandsoutheasterlywinds.Sowhetheritscampresandpanchosorboardshortandbikinisourislandbeachesarewheretobethisspring.TheislandsoerthemostandthemostaccessiblebeachesinthestateoTexasorsurngshingsandcastlebuildingorjustchillinunderthesun.PadreandMustangIslandsbeckonyourvisitthisspring 22TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014islandsislandfunnottomissthisspringSHOREFISHINGonourislandsisplen-tiulandaccessibleromdozensolo-cations.BobHallPierislocatedattheNuecesCountyPadreBalliParksouthothehotelsandcondosandisthesiteoseveralrecordcatches.ThePackeryChannelJettiesoferreedirectaccesstoahotzoneoshmi-grationbetweentheGuloMexicoandLagunaMadre.ADAYATTHEBEACHonPadreandMustangIslandsisalarge-lyuniqueexperienceasourislandso-erthemostbeachaccessorvehicles.Parkingisallowedpermitrequiredinmostareaswithin50eetothewa-tersedgeandsmartbeachgoersonSpringBreakwillarriveearlyandpre-pared.Ashadecanopyisagoodideaasareabonreandbarbecuepit.Workwiththewindandnotagainstit.GlasscontainersanddrivinginthedunesareprohibitedandallroadrulesapplytobeachdrivingincludingseatbeltandDWIlaws.PetsmustbetetheredoronaleashandaboveallwatchyourkidsCHOOSINGTHERIGHTBEACHoryouruninthesuncanbethebiggestdecisionyoumakeoryourSpringBreakintheCoastalBend.J.PLubySurfParkjustnorthoPackeryChannelbetweenZahnRd.andNewportPassRd.iswhereyoullndthepartypeoplecollegeyoungadultcrowd.OnthesouthsideoPackeryChannelalongtheMichaelJ.EllisSeawallandsouthtothePadreBalliParkandBobHallPierareaamilieswithyoungkidsndthemosthospitablebeachsetting.FarthersouthonPadreIslandyouwillndtheleastregulatedandmaintainedareaothebeachwhichextends12milessouthtothenorthernedgeothePadreIslandNationalSeashore.IyouaretakingalargegroupthatpreersgreaterprivacythismaythebeachzoneoryoubutweadvisetravelingintrucksSUVspreerablywith4-wheeldrivebutde-nitelywithhighergroundclearanceandtakingallthesuppliesyoullneedortheday.PadreIslandsMichaelJ.EllisSeawallisthesiteothemonthlyISLANDMOONMARKETwhichbringsdozensoartisansanduniquevendorstogetherwithislandresidentsandvisitorsorwhathasbe-comeahighlypraisedvendormarket.4thSaturdayofthemonthFeb.throughDec.www.islandmoonmarket.comHORSESONTHEBEACHbringsvisitorsamostmemorableandexcitingexperi-encehorsebackridingonthebeachwww.horsesonthebeachcorpus.com 24TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014NorthPadreIslandisoneothemostuniquelybeautiulsemi-tropicalsettingsintheUnitedStatesonewhereyoucanenjoyboththesunriseandsunsetoverwatersomeromthesamelocationSNOOPySPIERislongestablishedasoneotheCoastalBendsmostamousanda-voritediningestablish-ments.EnjoygreatGulseaoodhushpuppiesandhamburgersinaamilyset-tinginsideoronthelargewaterrontdeck.Outboat-ingDockatSnoopysgrabanawesomelunchanicecreamromScoopysnextdoorandheadbackoutonthewater.BreathtakingsunsetsoverLagunaMadre.OntheIntracoastalWaterwaysouthotheJFKCauseway.BOATHOUSEBARGRILLoccupiestheiconiclight-housebuildingonLakePadreandeaturesacasualbardownstairsandsit-downwaterrontdiningupstairs.Thesunsetviewisantasticasistheood.Boathousechesoferawideselectionoreshseaooddishessteakswingsandslid-ersnachosquesadillasandtheyllevencookyourcatch15241Lee-wardDr.beachsideofWhitecap.MIKELMAySBEACHSIDEBARGRILLopenedlastsummeronBobHallPieratthePadreBalliParkonNorthPadreIsland.Thepublicpierisoneothemostpopu-larlocalspotsorshoreshingandsurnglastyearaworldrecordonshorecatchandreleasebullsharkwascaughtonthepieraddingtoitslegend.MikelMaysisaullbarwiththebestbeachviewpossiblealongwithawesomeslidersshrimpoystersaribeyesubandmore.Opendaily.WaterfrontDiningonNorthPadreIsland TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201425islandsMUSTANGISLANDSTATEPARKencompassesalmost4000acresthatstretchacrossMustangIslandbetweenNorthPadreIslandandPortAransasandincludesshore-lineonboththeGuloMexicoandCorpusChristiBay.TheacilitiesareaotheparklocatedwithinthemaingateincludesRVspacesandcampsitesrestroomsandrangerstation.Parkbeachestendtobelesscrowdedwithewervehiclesandtworockjettiesextendintothegul.Onthebacksideotheislandanetworkofatsandmarshzonesprovidesantasticshingandbirdwatch-ingalongwithanextensivepaddlingtrail.GoogleMustangIslandStateParknationalseashorestateparkBeachParksoerfrst-handeducationonmarinelieandcoastalecosystemsPADREISLANDNATIONALSEASHOREisthenativeislandexperienceinitsrawestormincludingthebestshoreshinginthecountryaboldstatementtobesurebutconsiderthatoneotheworldsstron-gestoceancurrentstheGulfofMexicoLoopCurrententersthegulatMexicosYucatanPeninsulaandexitsattheFloridaStraitsandmakesitssharpestturnalongtheNationalSeashore.Theresultisthatthegutordrop-obetweensandbarscanbeupto15eetdeepbetweentheshorelineandrstsandbaramongthedeepestintheworld.Inthosedeepestnear-shoregutsbigshareedonbyevenbiggershwhichmakesBigShellandLittleShellexceedinglypopularwithsharkhuntersandotherbiggameshermen.Theparkboaststhatsome380speciesobirdshaloallthoseidentiedintheUnitedStateshavebeenspottedattheNationalSeashore.TheKempsRidleySeaTurtlehasmadeanamazingcomebackatPINSamajorU.S.nestinggroundthankstotheeortsoparkstaandvolunteers.nps.govpais361949-8068 26TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014ResidentsoNorthPadreIslandandvisitorsalikenolongerrecognizewhatwasthePadreIslesCountryCluborover40yearsasthesiteisrapidlytransormedintothenewestmajordestinationinTexas.LessthanayearatergroundbreakingthewaterparkeaturesthatbuilttheSchlitterbahnbrandarebecomingincreasinglyapparent.WhatisalreadyobvioustothegreaterworldowaterparkenthusiastsisthatSchlitterbahnCorpusChristiisthemosthighly-anticipatednewwaterparktoopenin2014intheentireworldaccordingtoLosAngelesTimestravelwriterBradyMcDonald.TheCorpusChristiparkisnumberoneonMcDonaldslisto14scheduledtoopenthisyearollowedbySouthKoreasLotteWorldinsecondplaceandAtlantisunderconstructioninChinainthirdplace.ItisSchlitterbahnsreputationandspe-cicallythatoco-ownerandmastermindcreatorJeHenrythatisthesourceotheworldwideanticipationotheirlatestcre-ation.NotunliketheanticipationthatbuildsoranewQuentinTarantinolmorSte-phenKingnovelacionadosjustknowitwillbegreat.OnenoteworthydierenceSchlitterbahnhasneverproducedafop.LikehissiblingsSchlitterbahnwaterfowsthroughJeHenrysveinshavinggrownupintheamilybusinesswhichstartedwiththeoriginalparkbuiltonthebanksotheComalRiverin1979.Henryownsover60patentsandtrademarksorthrillridesandiscurrentlyinwhatwouldbeconsideredtheprimeohiscareerattheverytopotheworldswaterparkindustry.Henryhasbeencalledeccentricandree-spiritedandwithonelookathiminactionanditseasytoseethepassionandsheerjoyhegetsromthiswork.HeclearlyislandsWithlessthansixmonthsconstructionworkletonthefrstphaseoSchlitterbahnCorpusChristiexcitementmountsbeyondtheboundariesoSouthTexas.FromLeftOldclubhouseunderexpansionTidalWaveRiverwithShoottheChutesiteinmiddleformerclubpoolinexpansionmainbuilding TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201427islandsconsidersthisnewparkasdestinedtobehisnextmasterpiece.Com-paringCorpusChristitoSchlitterbahnsothercoastalparksinSouthPadreIslandandGalvestonHenrysaidinarecentinterviewwithTVanchorJoeGazinNoneothemareasgoodasthisone.Imgoingtoblowthosetwoaway.TheTorrentRiveristhesignatureSchlitterbahneaturethatrec-reatestheamedComalRiverinNewBraunelshomeotheorigi-nalpark.Thisfowingarticialriversystemallowsgueststotubearoundtheparkfoatingromridetoridewhileenjoyingswimupbarsandbeachesalongtheway.CorpusChristiwaveriderswillundoubtedlybeanxioustoshowotheirskillsonSchlitterbahnsBoogieBahnconsideredtheworldovertobethemostrealisticandadvancedarticialwaveride.Thisperectwaveiscre-atedbypumping50000gallonsowaterperminuteoverthewavestructure.Thefoorotherideispaddedtoprotectagainstinjuryinwipe-outs.ProessionalsurershavetakenonBoogieBahninNewBraunelsandlocalswhohavemasteredtheridehaveactuallygoneonthesurproessionallyYouwillneverorgetthersttimeyouridetheMasterBlasterUphillWaterCoaster.ConsideredthebestwaterrideintheU.S.yearateryeartheMasterBlasterisawaterpropelledrollercoasterthatstartsatthetopoBlastenhofTowerwhereridersboardatwo-passengerinfatableboatthatislauncheddownathree-storyplungebackupthreestoriesandthenthroughatwistingtunnel.Ateryetanotherdropthroughseveralgure-eightsandapretzel-shapeddownwardspiralthrilledbutrelievedriderssplashgentlyintothepoolbelow.Now...timetoclimbthetoweragainAtleastonecompletelynewwaterridewilldebutatSchlitterbahnCorpusChristiin2014ShoottheChutewhichisHenrysadaptationotheclassiclogboatdropbutonalevelandatanaltitudethatwillgrabguestsattentionbeoretheyevenenterthepark.SeveraleateriesarepartotheSchlitterbahnplanincludingahigh-endrestaurantonthetopfoorotheparksmainbuildingormerlytheclubhousewhichisbeingrenovatedandexpandedtoourstories.Thecountryclubistoremaininoperationthroughmember-shipusingsharedacilitieswiththewaterpark.Detailsregardingplayonthecountryclubsremainingnine-holegolcourseareyettobeannounced.Workontheparkisnowatanuriouspaceandwiththeimprovedweatherothespringseasonexpectmajoriconiccomponentstosoonbeinplace.WaterridesandstructuresarebeingproducedatSchlitter-bahnsabricationplantinNewBraunelsandwillstartarrivingsoon.InournexteditionlookoranotherbigpreviewinwhichwewillrevealmoreabouttheSchlitterbahnCorpusChristiexperienceandhowyourvacationtotheCoastalBendwilloermorethaneverbeoreLetBlastenhofTowerandMasterBlasterRightOntheTorrentRiverClockwiseBelowTorrentRiverunderconstructionrecycledshipsropestobeusedon-sitewoodromBastropFireinplaceatmainentranceretiredlieboatstobere-purposedatSchlitterbahnCorpusChristi 28TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014Overthecourseoadecaderomthemid-70stothemid-80sPortAransasbecameincreasinglyknownastheSouthTexaspartycapi-talorcollegestudentsandotheryoungadultsonSpringBreak.From1980orsoeachsuccessiveyearinPortAsawmorekidshalormoreromthelocalareapackingthebeachinlonglinesoparkedandmovingvehiclesandeachyearitseemedthescenebecamejustabitrowdierandteeteringontheedgeochaos.In1986thePortAransasSpringBreakpartyscenereacheditsboilingpointwhenaminorcaraccidentonthebeachescalatedintoaull-fedgedalcohol-ueledriotcompletewithburningcarsandbathroomstructureshundredsopoliceandevenaCoastGuardcutterpositionedcloseoshorepresumablyincasesomeonedecidedtoswimorit.AtertheGreatRioto86townleadersmadethedecisionthatPortAran-saswouldnolongerpromoteitselasaSpringBreakpartydestinationandthehotelsandcondominiumswouldenorcestricterrentalpoliciestodiscouragetheunder-25clientele.ThetownembarkeduponmarketingcampaignsdirectedtothesamekindsoamilieswhovisitedduringthesummermonthsandwhowerepurchasingvacationshomesandcondominiumsthelionsshareowhomlivedinSanAntonioandAustin.ThisturninstrategyendedupbeingoneothebestdecisionsevermadeonbehaloPortAwhichtooktheopportunitytobroadcastitscompetitiveadvantagescomparedtotheotherTexascoastaldestinationscloserthanSouthPadreandcleanerthanGalveston.SpringvisitorstoPortAransasenjoythesamegreatactivitiesthatareenjoyedinsummertimewithaewprosandcons.Temperaturesobviouslyarecoolerusuallyinthelowtomid-80sbutspringweathercanbeun-predictable.Oshoreshinginthespringtendstobeabitlesshospitablethaninshorefatsandbayshingwiththebonusoactivemigrationsofounderredshandothergamespeciesinthespring.WhatstrueduringSpringBreakiswhatyoundinPortAtherestotheyearbeautifulcleanbeachesgreatrestaurantsandattractionsawelcomingvillagesettingandthefriendliestpeopleontheTexasCoastportaransasPortAransasmorepopularthaneverwithfamiliesonSpringBreak 30TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014portaransasPhotosCourtesyWhoopingCraneFestivalWhoopingCraneFestivalFebruary20-23atPortAransasCivicCenterUniversityofTexasMarineScienceInstituteandBirdingSitesthroughoutPortAransasTheannualPortAransasWhoopingCraneFestivalisaoneoakindnaturerelatedeventocusesonthemostendangeredcraneintheworldthemajesticWhoopingCrane.Theestivaleaturesavarietyobirdingtripsbyboatbusandootthatappealtoalllevelobirdersromnovicetoexpert.ThisyearsestivalwillprovidearareopportunitytolearnaboutWhoopingCraneconservationefortsacrossNorthAmerica.ThePortAransasWhoopingCraneFesti-valistheonlyknownestivalwhererepresentativesromeveryconservationandrein-troductionprojectrelatedtothespecieswillbeinatten-dancewithwhomthepublicmayinteractandlearnaboutcurrentinitiatives.Theestivalskeynotepre-senterDr.GeorgeArchibaldisaworld-renownedorni-thologistandco-ounderotheInternationalCraneFoundation.HehasreceivednumerousconservationawardsincludingtheDanW.LukinPrizeorEnvironmentalLeadershipromTheAudubonSociety.ForthersttimeinestivalhistoryarepresentativeromWhoopingCranesnestinggroundsinWoodBufaloNationalParkCanadawillbeattendingtheestivalnamelyRobKentsuperintendentotheparkandguestlecturer.AdditionalspeakersromthecraneswinteringareainTexasandtheWhoopingCranereintroductionproj-ectsinLouisianaandtheWisconsinFloridaEasternMigratoryFlywaywillalsospeakatthisyearsestival.AllpresentationswillbeheldatTheUniversityoTexasMarineScienceInstituteorregisteredparticipants.Localandnationalbirdingexpertswillbeonhandtoassistvisitorsinidentiyingthemorethan140birdspeciesthataretraditionallyseenduringtheestival.AdditionalactivitiesincludetheBirdsNestTradeShoweaturingnaturalproductsandexhibitsphotographyworkshopsandeldtripsledbyworld-renownedphotographerLarryDittoartexhibitsatthePortAransasArtCenterandseveralreeactivitiesaroundPortAransas.ForInformationVisitwww.whoopingcranefestival.com 32TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014mastersandsculptorsalongwithover200amateurswillcompeteinourclassesocompetitionYouthAmateurSoloMasterandDuoMaster.ThemainattractionocourseisthecompetitionamongtheproessionalsintheMastersdivisions.Theirworkareasareropedoromspectatorsduringthesculptingprocessorwhich21hoursareallowedstartingat8a.m.Fridaymorning.TheYouthandAmateursculptingconteststakeplaceonSaturdaybutLessonMountainopensuponFridaythisiswhereeagersandsculptingbeginnerscanlearnromthebest.Expecta3gateeeoreveryoneaged12Sandestattractsover100000spectatorsandparticipantssoexpectbigcrowdsandlimitedaccesstothebeachbyvehicle.TheestivitiestakeplaceonthebeachsouthoHoraceCaldwellPierbe-tweenSandcastleDriveandBeachAc-cessRoad1Atrafcwillberestrictedtothesouthbounddirectionandiyouarriveearlyenoughtostakeoutapark-ingspotonthebeachbesuretohaveyourNuecesCountybeachparkingper-mitwhichisrequired12ayearavail-ableatanyStripesorHEBstore.UnlessyouarestayingwithinwalkingdistanceotheeventyourbestbetwillbetoparkandrideusingareeshuttlethatwillberunningromtheSharkeyspark-inglotonHighway361andromRob-ertsPointParkneartheerrylandingtothebeach.Iyourentagolcartinthevillagepreparetoollowthesameroadrulesanddelaysasautodrivers.portaransasForthe18thyearTexasSandfestwillbeheldonthebeautiulPortAransasBeachthethirdweekendoAprilthe20th22nd.TheeventisthelargestsandsculptingcontestintheentirecountryandistheofcialTexasStateSandSculptureFestivalasproclaimedbythestatelegislaturein2001.TwodozenTexasSandfestthisAprilApril11-13atPortAransasBeach-OneofthebiggestsandsculptingcontestsintheU.S.isqualifyiingroundforWorldChampionshipsPhotoCourtesyDeniseLaRue TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201433aroundportamustangislandTHEPORTARANSASMUSEUMisaworthytestamenttooneothemosthistoricallysignicantcommunitiesontheTexasGulCoastwhichwasestablishedasacattleandsheepranchingsettlementinthe1850s.DuringthesameperiodsteamshipservicewascommissionedbetweenSandPointasthetownwasthencalledandNewOrleansnecessitatingtheconstructionotheAransasPassLight-houseonSt.JosephsIsland.TheTarponInnopeneditsdoorsinthe1880sandbecamethecenterolocalsportshingactivity.TheInnandPortAwelcomeditsmostamousanglerin1937whenPresidentFranklinD.Rooseveltcaughttar-ponromaFarleyboatpicturedabovealthoughitissaidheactuallystayedonthepresidentialyachtandnotattheTarponInn.Themuseumishometolocalartiactsandover12000historicalphotostellingtherichhistoryoPortAransas.361749-3800N.AlisterBrundrettSt.portaransasmuseum.orgNEWPORTDUNESGOLFCOURSEisamongtheveryewtrulyauthenticScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheUnitedStates.ThenaturalcoastalterrainwhicheaturesanoceanbeachandsanddunesollowedbynativeislandvegetationonwhichthecourseisbuiltarerequiredeaturesothelinkscourseandarealloundonMustangIsland.TheArnoldPalmerSignatureDesigncourseisthegolngleg-endsveryrstocean-sidedesignandoneinwhichPalmerplacedspecialattentionandoversight.Theresultisachallengingchampionshipexperiencetherequiresplayerstonegotiatenarrowrollingairwaysimposinggreensandstackedsetsobunkersinthelinkstradition.Fivesetsoteesareoferedoravarietyoskilllevels.361749-4653265PalmIslandDr.www.newportdunesgolf.com 34TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014ThePortAransasNaturePreserveencompasses1217acresoundevelopedlandinanareaormerlyknownasCharliesPasture.LocatedbetweentheshipchannelthecommunityparkStateHighway361andPiperChannel.ThePortAransasWetlandParklo-catedonSH361acrossromthepostofceisajointprojectotheCityoPortAransasTXDOTandTPWD.Theboardwalkandobser-vationplatormoverlooksawetlandbasinthatmaybethickwithavarietyowater-owlandshorebirdsduringrainyperiods.ThemostpopularplacetoviewwadersandshorebirdsisattheSouthJettylocatedatthenortherntipoI.B.MageeBeachPark.ThejettyextendsseveralhundredyardsintotheGulandurnishesanexcellentvantagepointromwhichtolookoravarietyoopenwaterspecies.FirstClassBirdingSitesWhilePortAisknownacrossthecountryoritsbountiuloshoregameshingonshoreshingisamongthebestontheTexascoastaswell.Surshingisocourseaccessibleromalmostanywhereonthebeachbutismorepracticalintheearlymorn-ingsbeorethebeachcrowdsarriveduringabusyperiodlikeSpringBreak.HoraceCaldwellPierislocatedonthePortAransasbeachattheI.B.MageeNuecesCountyParkandextends1200eetintogulwaters.Thepieracilityincludesacaeandbaitshopandisaspopularwithsurersasitiswithshermenwhopullinredshdrumsharkandavarietyoothernativespecies.ThePortAransasJettiesormtheunderwaterstructurethatcreatestheshipchan-nelwhichrunsbetweenthem.ThesouthjettyislocatedinPortAatthenorthendothebeach.ThenorthjettyislocatedonSt.JosephIslandSt.Joswhichisacces-sibleviatheprivately-runJettyBoatoperatingromFishermansWharf.Bothjettiesoerreeaccesstotheuniquerockyunderwaterhabitatthatishometoauniquevarietyosh.TerrifcShoreFishing TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201435portaransasaroundportamustangislandTheUniversityofTexasMarineScienceInstituteUTMSIistheold-estandmostsignicantmarineresearchacilityontheGulCoastestablishedinabeachsidecabinin1941.TheacilityhasexcelledovertheyearsincountlessmarineresearchprojectsthathaveimpactedindustriesincludingoilandgasexplorationshippingandmaricultureandhaveinuencedU.S.andinternationalmarinepollu-tionandconservationlaws.UTMSIwelcomesvisitorsdailywhereselguidedtoursandeducationalmoviesareamongtheattractionsoeredinthevisitorscen-ter.SevenaquaticdisplaysdepictTexascoastalhabitatsandtheorganismsthatliveinthemincludingSpartinablackmangrovemarshoysterreeopenbaybottomrockjettyandoshorearti-cialrees.Otherdisplaysinthemainbuildinghighlightcurrentandpastre-searchprojectsandeaturerepresenta-tivespecimensorphotographsolocalplantsandanimals.630E.CotterAve.utmsi.utexas.eduGolfcartsthebigthinginPortAransasThepopularityogolcartsinPortAledtotheofciallegalizationothemoncitystreets.Butorthe50peryearregistrationeeyoucanownanddriveoneotheseunopenairlittlevehi-clesalthoughyouaremorelikelytorentoneromoneothemanygolcartbusi-nessesintown.AllroadrulesapplytotheoperationogolcartsinPortAincludingDWIandopencontainerlaws.Theymaybedrivenonthebeachandoncitystreetswithspeedlimitsunder35mphwhichprettymuchcoverstheentiretown.CartsmaynotbedrivenonSouthAlisterTX-361southoAvenueGanddriversmustpulltothesidewhensaetoallowastervehiclestopass.InallthecartsareagreatwaytoenjoyPortAPortApubsandtavernshoppinthisSpringItsbeensaidbeorebylocalsandregu-lartouriststhatPortAransasisadrink-ingtownwithashinghabit.SpringBreaklikesomanyreveredweeksotheyearisreasontocelebrateinPortAandthetownswateringholeswillbeullyimmersedintheestivities.Sharkeys2600StateHwy361PortACoastClub1007StateHwy361BerniesBeachHouse730TroutSt.BackPorchBar132W.CotterTheGaf323BeachSt. 36TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014portaransasNovacationtotheCoastalBendiscompletewithoutgettingyourtimeonthewateranduniqueadventuresareaboundincludepiratesdolphinsjetskisandevensailingyachts.WoodysSportsCenterlocatedonthePortAransasMarinaishometoavari-etyowaterborneadventuresinadditiontoshingthemostpopularowhichareitsDolphinWatchNatureTours.ThewatersotheCoastalBendarehometothousandsobottlenosedolphinsthatseemtondgreatuntravelinginthewakesoboatsandships.DolphinWatchtakesyouupclosetothesemagnicentanimalsintheirnatu-ralenvironment.136W.CotterAve.361749-5252www.woodysonline.com.Especiallyduringthespringandsummermonthsdolphinexcursionshavebeenknowntocomeun-dermockattackbywatergun-wieldingpiratesaboardasecondboat.Luckilythesearetraditionalthe-atricalpiratesandnotthosethathavemadesomuchnewsinrecentyears.Thissuper-unadventureisidealorgroupsoallagesAfunadventureonthewaterwillmakeyourvisittoPortAonetorememberParadiseJetSkiRentalsoperatesdur-ingthespringandsummermonthsatWoodyssevendaysaweekrom900a.m.toduskandofersthree-seater1200hpYamahaJetSkis.361749-6904.StrayCatSailingAdventuresofersbayandgulyachtingexcursionsonthe32StrayCatsailingcatamaran.Petriendly.361416-0054straycatsailingadventures.comOneothemostpopularsaltwateradventuresportsisavailableduringthespringandsummerinPortAransasPortAParasail361749-4600www.portaparasail.com TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201437CheckouttheseuniqueretailerstofndtheperectitemoryournewvacationdigsoramementooyourtimeinourLittleSliceoParadise.AManoisatrulyamazingndthatwouldstandoutinanymajorcityinthecountryoritsabundanceandhigh-qualityoartandurnitureimportsromMexico.ThestoresownertravelstoMexicoregularlyseekingthemostuniqueandwell-madeitemscreatedbylocalcratsmenandartisansandbringsthemtoPortAorherluckycustomers.1726StateHwy361361749-1828CitaResortInteriorsisPortAshomeordesignerislandurnitureandaccessoriesandofershundredsoitemsinallpricerangesthatwillmakeyourislandhaventhatmuchmoretropical.NewlyaddedlinesincludeTommyBahamaattireormenandwomen.129N.AlisterSt.361749-2711cierrainteriors.comFireItCeramicsofersatrulyhands-onexperiencethatsgreatunorthewholeamily.Hereyougettochooseaceramicsprojectshapeittoormpaintitandreitinthekilnadayortwolateryoupickupyourpiecewhichcanrangeromsimpletablewaretoelaboratesculptures.Perectorpartiesandgroups210N.AlisterSt.361749-7976freitceramics.comPortAGlassStudioArtGalleryhasbroughtthismostpopularcoastalartormtotheislandthankstoartistSheriHargrovewhopersonallycreatesglassartinthestudioandofersinstructiontoaspiringartists.600CutORoad7361749-6358portaglass.comChillasGitShopofersawideselectionohomegar-denandpatiodecorincludingTalaverapotteryomanysizesandstyles.YouwillalsondcandlesseasonalitemsjewelryandMinnetonkaootwear.2119Hwy361361749-2653chillasporta.comSilverKingJewelershasbecomesomethingoahid-dengemsotospeakinPortAorshopperslookingoruniquejewelrystylesthelatestdesignsrompopularsil-verartisanstheworld-overandevenengagementringsetseaturingbrilliantman-madediamonds.210N.Ali-ster361749-5464thesilverkingjewelry.comPortAhometouniqueshopsandgalleriesSilverKingJewelers 38TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014TheInshoreFishingAssociationIFAsponsorsoneothecountrysmostpopularproessionalfshingtourstheRedfshSeriespresentedbyCabelaswhichmakesitsannualstopinPortAransasonApril5th.Hundredsoanglerscompeteorthousandsinprizemoneyinclud-ingover30000orfrstplaceintheeleven-stoptour-namenttourthatincludeseventsinFloridaSouthCaro-linaLouisianaandTexas.TheIFARedfshTourisgearedtowardrecreationalanglersaswellasteamproswithen-tryeesojust250perboat.RegistrationandCaptainsMeetingFridayApril4FishingSaturdayApril5KayakEventSundayApril6.Inoiatours.comredfsh-tourRedfshSeriesTournamentOceanograhyLectureSeriesTheUniversityoTexasMarineScienceInstituteoneothemostprestigiousoceanographicinstitutesintheUnitedStateshostsapubliclectureseriesthatincludestwoeventsthisspring.OnThursdayMarch6whenDr.AndrewEsbaughoUTMSIpresentsthetopicOceanAcidifcationFishinaChangingWorld.Thefnalinstall-mentotheseriestakesplaceThursdayMarch20onthetopicInsightsromthePastTheOceanClimateinHis-toricalPerspectivepresentedbyDr.AlanWanamakeroIowaStateUniversity.Inoutmsi.utexas.edu TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201439portaransasNaturalbeautyandstrongeconomymeanbusinessboominPortAPortAransashasbeensomethingoahiddengemorsportfshermenandbeachgoerssincethe1930swhenPresidentFranklinD.Rooseveltmadenationalnewsbysailingthepresidentialyachtheretofshortarpon.InthedecadessincebeachhomesandcondominiumshavebeenconstructedandoccupiedinthetownaswellasalongMustangIslands20-milebeachront.TodayPortAisyear-roundhometoabout4000residentsplushundredsoolkswhocalltheislandhomeseveralmonthsoutotheyear.PortAandMustangIslandspopulationsoarstotensothousandsduringthespringandsummerseasons.PortAhasseensomethingoaboomincommercialgrowthinparticularinthelastyearwithnumerousnewbusinessesopeningtoservetheincreasedvolumeotouristscomingromSanAntonioandAustin.SalesoexistinghomeshasbumpedupashasnewresidentialcontructiongoodsignsforPortAaroundportamustangislandThePortAransasPreservationandHistoricalAssociationwillholditsannualdinnerandauctionundraiseronSaturdayMarch1statthePortAransasCommunityCen-terlocatedadjacenttothePortAransasMuseumchieprojectotheassociation.ThismuchanticipatedcommunityauctioneventwilleaturevaluableanduniqueitemsincludinganoriginaloilpaintingoaTexasScowSchoonerbyamedlocalart-istFlintReedpicturedabove.OriginalfneurniturewillbepartotheauctionincludingaChildsBoatRockerromthemasterwoodworkersoFarleyBoatWorks.YoucanalsopickuppremiumticketstoaSanAntonioSpursgameahamburgerpicnicor30lunchcruiseonasailingyachtaboatbuildingexperiecewithFarleyBoatBoatstheboatyouseeFDRfshinginromhis1937visitaReddishEgretphotobyTonyAmosandmuchmoreInformationwww.portaransasmuseum.orgCommunityFundraiserAuctionItemsincludeTexasScowSchoonerPaintingbyFlintReedlefReddishEgretphotobyTonyAmosbelow 40TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014AverycoolridebutonetoavoidSadlyeveryyearintheCoastalBendapreciousewoourmillionsobeachgoingvisitorsallvictimtotheverynaturalelementsthatgiveusthewonderulbeautyandenjoymentwefndonourgulbeaches.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. TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201441TheCityoInglesidewasincorporatedin1951andin1954theArmyCorpsoEngineersdredgedtheLaQuintaChannelthroughInglesidePointcreatedtheareaknownasIngleside-on-the-Bayonthesouthernendothecove.ThechemicalindustrycametoIngle-sidein1973withtheopeningotheDuPontplantol-lowedbyOxyChemandheavymarineconstructionar-rivedsubsequentlywithKiewitOfshoreServicesandGulMarineFabricators.AteralmostadecadeopoliticalmaneuveringledbylotydreamsoanaircratcarrierbattlegroupNavalStationInglesidewasawardedtoInglesidein1987asaminesweeperbaseandbecameoperationalin1992.WiththeNavycameaconstructionboomohundredsohomesandmultiplelargeapartmentcomplexestoaccommodateseveralthousandpersonnelandtheiramilies.Howeverin2005theederalBaseRealign-mentandClosureCommissionBRACvotedtocloseNSInglesidewiththelastmilitaryamilydepartingin2010.WhatwasconsideredadevastatingblowtothecommunityhasbeguntoturnaroundsparkedbythesuccessulefortothePortoCorpusChristitoselltheormernavalstationtonewdevelopersnamelyOcci-dentalPetroleumCorp.andFlintHillsResourcesandbythecontinuedboomintheSouthTexasoilandgasindustry.Inglesidesreputationasariendlysmallcoastaltownisattractingnewamiliesandbusinesseswhodiscovercleanstreetsandneighborhoodswonderulparksandpublicacilitiesandgoodschoolswherestu-dentsandamiliesaretoppriorities.northbayBigindustryandsmalltowncharminInglesidePortlandWindfestcelebratesspringthisAprilDespitethe2010closingoNavalStationInglesidethecityisexperiencingaresurgenceogrowthueledbyexpandinglocalenergyandchemicalindustriesandamilieslookingorgoodschools.infoonlineInglesideChamberofCommercewww.inglesidetxchamber.orgPortlandChamberofCommercewww.portlandtx.orgTheNewWindfestannualestivaltakesplaceinPortlandApril11-132014.Aamilyestivalwithend-lessunorguestsandparticipants.EventsincludetheLegoContestHotDogEatingContestKidsPirateCoveWindestMovieTheaterKiwanisWindest10K5K2MileRunOpenAirArtContestartscratsMarketDayskitedecorating.AlsoenjoytheBirdsoPreyShowandthepettingzooandbackbypopulardemandarethehorseshoewashertournamentsChiliRibBeanCook-ofthea-mousDachshundDashClassicCarShowoodCokeboothandocoursethecarnival.TheCityoPortlandFireDepartmentwillbeonsiteprovidingreeFamilyandFriendsCPRTraining.Bringachairbringyouramilyandbringyourriends.FindaseatundertheJoeBurkePavilionhavesomeooddrinkandlistentosomegreatmusicbylo-calbandsandenjoyheadlinerssuchasJRCastilloRexRobardsandJonWole.Thebeergardenwillbeserv-ingAndrewsDistributingproductsnoneedtodragacoolerwithyouleavethatathomewewillhavealltherereshmentsyouneed.TheNewWindestwillbeheldattheDanielP.MooreCommunityComplex2000BillyG.Webb.Formoreinormationandscheduleoeventscon-tactthePortlandChamberoCommerceat361-643-2475orvisitwww.portlandtx.org. 42TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014coastalfoodBacon-WrappedStuedShrimpPerectlypreparedservedoverricewwaterrontview.BoatHouseBarGrill15241LeewardDr.NorthPadreIslandSnapperPonchartrainTenderletsmotheredinCajunavorsservedoverdirtyrice.LaBarataria3500IslandMooringsParkwayinPortAransasColossalPecan-BreadedShrimpFiveothesesucculentprawnsplussweetpotatoriesisasatisyingmeal.HarrisonsLanding108PeoplesSt.T-HeadCorpusChristiMarinaDowntownBlackenedRedfshRedfshoranyreshDailyCatchblackenedinaperectblendospicesservedoverrice.Pier992822NorthShorelineBlvd.NorthBeachnexttoUSSLexingtonMuseumPeruvianFishTacosPerfectlycookedfreshshandavorscombinedinwaysneverbeoreexperiencedmakethesethekingofshtacos.CostaSurBarGrub15113S.PadreIslandDr.NorthPadreIslandGrilledYellowfnTunaFiletAtlessthan20thiscouldbeoneothebestvaluesinseaooddiningintheCoastalBend.Cookedtoorderhealthyanddelicious.LagunaReefRestaurant4242LagunaShoresRoadinFlourBlu 44TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014coastalfoodcorpuschristiAkaJapaneseRestaurantFormanyatraveledoodsnobtherstactorandperhapsonlyactorinchoosingasushibaristhepresenceorealAsianspreerablyspeakinginaoreigntonguewithwhichyouarenotamiliar.IndowntownCorpusChristithatchoiceisAkaSushiwhosenativeKoreanproprietorhasaknackorndingsomeothebestsushiandAsianchesinthecountrywhoexpertlypreparepopularanduniquecreationsinsheelshrimpandcrab.Thissmallestablishmentllsupquicklyonweekendssobepatientasthewaitwillbeworthit.ChatwithMrs.KimandperusetheextensiveselectionosushisashimistirrytempuraandmanyotherAsianspecialties.415N.WaterSt.361882-8885HarrisonsLandingThecasualatmospherethatcomeswithlieonthewa-teriswhatyoullndatHarrisonsLandingwhichisactuallyayachtingcenterandmarinaboutiqueandbarandrestaurantallinoneEnjoycoldgulshrimpandarostymargaritawhiletakinginthebreathtak-ingsunsetoverCorpusChristismarinaandBayrontallwhiletoe-tappingtothesoundsoapopularlo-calbeachband.HarrisonsoersadelicacyorjustaboutanytasteshtacoswithavocadoandcilantrotoppedwithaspecialMexicansaucemakesoraper-ectlunchcolossalshrimpservedgrilledorriedinavarietyospecialbattersorenjoyaperectlygrilledreshshlet.YoumightloveHarrisonsLandingsomuchthatyoullndyourselbackthenexteveningorayachtrideorsunsetcruise.IndoordininginthebeautiulMarinaRoomnowopen.DontmissSundayBrunch108PeoplesStreetT-Head361881-8503harrisonslanding.netRailroadSeafoodStationWhenvisitingacoastaldestinationitisinevitablethatyouwillseekoutreshseaoodaspartoyourtrip.SouthTexasinparticularnotunlikeotherregionsotheSouthishometoaverydistinctstyleoseaoodthatwasormulatedalmost70yearsagoalongtheshoresoBafnBay.ThosespecialrecipesincludetheperectlyseasonedbatterusedorjumboriedshrimpandreshTexasoysterswhichareservedatRailroadSeaoodasdinnerplatesoramilystylethatistosaybythepound.Fishloverswillenjoythereshestsnappercat-shdrumandounderpreparedriedbroiledorblack-ened.ThecheshereexpertlydabbleinmoredistantavorslikeCajunSnapperPontchartrainandPolyne-TeCoastalFoodListYourguidetothebest.Typicalmealwbeverageunder1010-2020-3030 46TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014corpuschristisianColossalCoconutShrimpwhichcouldbeoneotheverybestshrimpdishesintheCoastalBend.Youwillalsondoneothebesthamburgersintownhere.Home-brewedbeerintheadjacentHobrauBarwhichisbigenoughorprivateparties.1214N.ChaparralSt.361883-6200realroadseafood.comArasMidtownCafeCenturiesorenementtoagriculturebrewinger-mentationpreservationandcuringtechniquescoupledwithaveryhealthytraditionoculinarycompetitionbe-tweencultureshaveledtowhatEuropeistotheworldooodinthemodernagetheMotherland.AraBabosisastudentotheculinaryartsoEuropeaneducationthatstartedorherinthemostqualiedacademyhergrandmotherskitchen.TheTransylvanian-by-way-o-TorontoopenedArasMidtownCaeayearagowiththepurposeobringinggenuinehealthycuisineservedinacaesettingorweeklybreakastandlunch.InthemorningchooseromvevarietiesoEggsBenedictBelgianwafesantasticbagelandbiscuitsandwichesArassignatureorcustomomelettescowboybreakastsorlightruitandyogurt.Lunchoeringsin-cludeaCreateYourOwnMasterpiecesandwichmenuwonderulsoupscreativesal-adsandadeliciousarrayoItalianandtraditionalhotandcoldsandwichesromthetunamelttothePhillyCheeseSteak.ArasexcelsatprivateandcateredeventspartytraysaswellasscrumptiousEuropeanpastries.1332S.StaplesSt.northofSixPoints361452-8145arasmidtowncafe.comYOPhillyCheeseSteaksWhilePhiladelphiastwomosta-mouscheesesteakshopshaveoughtordecadesoverwhosbesttheresnoquestionswhatso-everwhereyouwillndthebestmostauthenticPhillyCheeseSteaksandwichintheCoastalBendandthatisYOonNorthBeach.ThetruePhillysandwichstartswithaheapothincutsteaksautedwithonionsandmushroomsandtoppedwithmeltingProvolonecheese.YOisalsohometothemonstrousDiamondDave12LBburgeralongwithgreatsausagesandwichesrealItalianhoagiesandmore--madewithspecialtymeatsandcheesesromPhilly.YOalsoservesuphotdogsroastporkandbeeandterricpizzas.3314SurfsideBlvd.onNorthBeach361452-8750Pier99SomeothebestseaoodsandwichesandhamburgersintheCoastalBendcanbeoundatPier99locatedonCorpusChristiBeachbetweentheU.S.S.LexingtonandTexasStateAquarium.Thisplaceisallaboutwaterrontdiningwiththebiggestdiningpatiobuiltoverwaterintheareaandtheuniqueviewsodowntownandthebayoeredromhis-toricNorthBeach.Pier99eaturesahugediversemenuwithsomethingoreveryoneseaoodloverornotincludingawesomedessertslikeKeyLimepieandpeachcobbler.Livecountrymusicbeachrockandblueslivenupthescenemosteveningsandallweekendsoverthesummer.2822N.ShorelineBlvd.NorthBeach361887-0764pier99restaurant.comHoriatikiSalataArasYOsFamousPhillyCheeseSteak 48TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014corpuschristiWaterStreetMarketForalmostthreedecadesWaterStreetMarkethasbeenhometothreeothecitysavoriterestaurants.TheWaterStreetOysterBarandWaterStreetSeaoodCompanyeatureawideselectionoreshGulseaoodpreparedgrilledblackenedorriedincludinganumberorecipesthatcarryaclearCajuninuence.TrulyoriginalitemsincludetheShrimpHarpoonsmesquitegrilledskewerswithAndouillesausagetheShrimpEnchiladasandtheever-popularCrawshStuedChicken.TheOysterBaropenedasushibarinrecentyearsthathasbecomeverypopularamongdowntownvisitorsespeciallyduringhappyhour.TheExecutiveSurClubisknownoritsvastbeerselectionunoutdoorlivemusicvenueanditsterricmenuogourmethamburgerschickenburgersquesadillasandmore.309N.WaterSt.361881-9448361884-SURFexecutivesurfclub.comwaterstreetrestaurants.comLagunaReefLocalsdiscoveredthisFlourBluseaoodhouseshortlyateritopenedaewyearsagobutitsremotelocationhaskeptitsomethingoahiddengemormostvisitorstotheCoastalBendexceptorshermenheadingintothewatersoUpperLagunaMadreandBafnBay.LagunaReeislocatedatBlusLandingMarinaonthearsouthernendoLagunaShoresRoadandhasearnedareputationasahomeoculinarycreativityandskillwiththetenderbountyothesea.Forthisoodsnobcrabcakesarearealtestorseaoodcookingbecausethecheisdealingwithaproductthatullytakesonthespicesandavorstowhichitisexposednottomentionthecomplexcleaningandpreparationworkinvolvedwithcrab.LagunaReeservesgreatcrabcakesandtheirhighqualitypermeatestotheotherrecipesonthemenuwhichincludesjustabouteveryimaginableincarnationogrilledbroiledandriedseaoodmanywithaCajuntouch.EnjoythebreathtakingsunsetoverLagunaMadreonthediningdeckullbarLagunaReewillcookyourreshlycaughtandcleanedshlets.4242LagunaShoresRd.inFlourBluf361937-2600Wallbangers-TheBurgerPlaceThisCorpusChristiinstitu-tionwasthersttospecial-izeingourmethamburgersandhasbeendelightingde-votedansyoungoldandin-betweenorsome30years.WallbangerscoineditsmethodocreatingtheperectburgerBurgerol-ogywhichstartswithbunsmadereshdailywhiteandwheatvevarietiesothehighestqualitycheesesasaladandtoppingbarstockedwiththereshestvegetables--butogreatestimportanceisthebeeitsel.Youwillonlyndreshgroundchuckherenotgroundbeeandthereisahugedierence.AtWallbangersyourburgerismaderomthesamepartothecowromwhichribeyesteaksandchuckroastarecutnottheunderbellywhereyougetgroundbee.EnjoyamasterpiecebaconcheddarormushroommozzarellaStuedBurgeraribeyesteaksandwichPhillycheesesteakturkeyburgermini-burgerthreechoicesogrilledchick-ensandwichesortheginormousThree-PoundBangerBurgerwhicheedsuptosix.4102S.StaplesSt.361855-8007wallbangersburgers.comGrilledYellowfnTunaLagunaReeCheddarStuedBurgerWallbangers 50TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014P.F.ChangsThepurchaserenovationandupgradestoLaPalmeraMallinrecentyearsalongwithathrivinglocalecon-omyhaveledtotheintroductiononumeroushigh-endbrandstoCorpusChristiamongthemandinthediningcategoryratherthanretailisP.F.ChangsthecountrysmostsuccessulchainogourmetAsianres-taurants.TheoriginalP.F.ChangsopenedinScottsdaleArizonain1993andwasbasedonaMandarinChinesethemethatexploresallreachesothetrueAsiandiet.IyouarelookingortheeedingtroughomostlyriedandgreasyChineseoodthatyoundatabu-etcompletewiththecharmingbonusopizzaandicecreamthenthisisnottheplaceoryou.Iyourexplora-tionintotheworldoChinesecuisineislimitedtothosebuetsthenP.F.Changsistheperectplacetodiscoverthebroaderworldooodromtheworldsmostan-cientcivilization.Goinhungryandexpressyourlib-ertytoexploresomethingnewanddelicious.Forthosewhoenjoythiscelebratedchaininyourownhome-townyoumayindulgeinyourP.F.ChangsavoritesrightinthecenteroCorpusChristi.LaPalmeraMallS.PadreIslandDr.atS.StaplesSt.361991-0078pfchangs.comDowntownGrillDowntownofceworkershavelineduporyearsoroneothebestbarbecuelunchesinthecityatHow-ardsBBQonAntelopeStreetandthisallitshardwork-ingproprietorshavebroughttheirmasteryothepittograteuldinersonthecityscoastalsouthside.NowopeninFlourBluthegatewaytotheislandsHowardsisdelight-ingcustomerswithtenderbrisketperectlysmokedbeeandporkribssucculentbarbecuedchickensmokedsausageandturkeyplusallthexins.ThepotatosaladandColeslawareexceedinglytastyandthesidebarhaseverythingyoudexpect.HowardsinFlourBluoersalargeoutdoorpatioplusbeerandwineinacasualamilyatmosphere--romthedaythedoorsopenedthenewlocationhasbeencrowdedthrough-outtheday.Callaheadorpartypackages.622N.WaterSt.361883-4745downtowngrillcc.comHowardsBBQGrillDowntownofceworkershavelineduporyearsoroneothebestbarbecuelunchesinthecityatHow-ardsBBQonAntelopeStreetandthisallitshardwork-ingproprietorshavebroughttheirmasteryothepittograteuldinersonthecityscoastalsouthside.NowopeninFlourBluthegatewaytotheislandsHow-ardsisdelightingcustomerswithtenderbrisketper-ectlysmokedbeeandporkribssucculentbarbecuedchickensmokedsausageandturkeyplusallthexins.ThepotatosaladandColeslawareexceedinglytastyandthesidebarhaseverythingyoudexpect.HowardsinFlourBluoersalargeoutdoorpatioplusbeerandwineinacasualamilyatmosphere--romthedaythedoorsopenedthenewlocationhasbeencrowdedthroughouttheday.Callaheadorpartypackages.Downtown1002AntelopeSt.361882-1200FlourBluf10120S.PadreIslandDr.361937-1377coastalfoodThree-meatBBQPlatterHowardsBBQcorpuschristi TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201451SarahsKosherDeliKoshercookingmeansmanythingstomanypeople.TheKosherdietisactuallysetorthintheOldTestamentandisamatteroJewishlaw.Tothedevoutitisaaboutanadherencetoaithandtradition.ButtomostAmericansKosheroodjustmeansbettermorenaturalohigherqualityandpreparedwithextraordinarycare.SarahsKosherDeliistherstoitskindintheCoastalBendandishometosomeothebestbreakastandlunchoptionsinthearea.EnjoyanarrayobreakastcombinationsinvolvinghomemadebagelschallahtoasteggsveggiesausagesmokedsalmonandevenFrenchtoastSarahssandwichesarebothcreativeandsatisyingandincludethetraditionalcornedbeeandpastramialongwithKosherturkeyroastbeepastramiandtwoalaeloptionsonewithriedeggplant.EnjoyantasticdailysoupsincludingMatzoBallwhichisalwaysavailable.PrivateKoshercheserviceavailable.3745S.AlamedaSt.361356-1299TropicalOceanCafeNorthBeachhasseenitsbestyearortourisminwellyearsandtheopeningoTropicalOceanCaeisevidencethatgrowthisgood.ThishasbecometheplacetondagoodsteakonNorthBeachalongwithcreativecookinginseaoodthatincludestheCoastalBendsonlysharksteakdinner.Youcanexpectterricriedshrimpandshandaribeyesteakthatistendertastyandjuicy.TropicalOceanCaeisoneoNorthBeachsewullservicebreakastrestaurantsoferingatraditionalsouthernmorningmenuthatisagener-allybetteralternativetothestandardhoteldiners.Theadjacentgitshopandwildliegalleryisabighitwithkidsoallages.3014E.SurfsideBlvd.onNorthBeach361299-5896IslandItalianPadreIslandnativesharborasotplaceintheirheartsorthisbelovedlocalinstitution.TherestaurantslateounderTagTagliaerrowasoryearsoneotheislandsmostnotableandpopularbusinessownersandwhetheryoustoppedinoryourweeklylasagnaoryouorderedvepizzasatatimeorthekidspoolpartyIslandItalianwasalwaysthego-toplaceorgreatoodservedhotandresh.ThesedaysTagssonTonycarriesonthetraditionotreatingcustomersasamilyandservingupwonderullypreparedItalianstandardsromraviolitomostaccioliarangeodeliciouscreationsinchickenshrimpscallopsandclamssteaksandvealandstoned-bakedpizzasthatareoislandlegend.PizzadeliverieslimitedtoNorthPadreIsland15370S.PadreIslandDr.ParkRd.22NorthPadreIslandpastWhitecaponbeachsideofhighway361949-7737islanditalian.comBoatHouseBarGrillAterdecadesorotatingrestaurantsandbarsattheiconiclighthousebuildingonNorthPadreIslandnewownershipandnewliehascometothelocationintheormotheBoatHouseBarGrill.IthenewownersinvestmentinthepropertyisanyindicatortheBoatHouseisheretostayandthehighqualityothecoastalfoodAuthenticCannoliIslandItalianpadreisland 52TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014restaurantsmenuisturningnewandreturningcustomersintoregulars.UniqueitemsincludetequilaandlimechickentacosbigmusselsoverriceBBQporkshanksandseaoodpaella.YouwillalsondMahi-MahisalmonandseveralshrimpcreationsonthemenuandtheBoatHouseisoneotheewislandestablishmentsthatwillcookyourcatch15241LeewardDr.onNorthPadreIsland361589-9601boathousepadreisland.comJBsGermanBakeryCafeandStrudelManiaTheCoastalBendsrstandonlyauthenticGermanbakeryopenedtotheravesograteulPadreIslandersthreeyearsagoandJBspopularityandnotorietyhasspreadacrossSouthTexas.StoriesoSanAntoniansthree-hourspontaneousdaytripstothebeachthatalwaysincludealongstopatJBsorabigbagobakedgoodstogohavegivenwaytomorerequenttestimonialsothosewhodrivehalanhourromintownortheirtasteothebestbakingintheregion.JBspastriesbreadscakespiesandyesthestrudelwilltakeyoubacktoEuropeiyouvebeenandwilltransportyourtastebudstoanewdelightulplaceiyouvenot.OwnersJuerginandBrigitteexhibittheirloveoooddailythroughthehardworkandprecisionwithwhichtheydeliverculinaryblisstotheirluckycustomers.15137S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland361949-54746062HollyRd.361947-6662jbsgermanbakery.comSnoopysPierFewestablishmentscanclaimtruelegendstatusbutintheworldoTexascoastalseaoodSnoopysistherealdeal.StoriesoSteveMartinLauraBushandothercelebritiesstoppingingiveswaytotheactthatyearateryeartheverybestshoystersshrimpandocoursehushpuppiesareservedupinthiswaterrontshhousewhichoersoneothebestviewsinTexasthatothebeautiulLagunaMadre.WhileriedseaoodmadeSnoopysamousovertheyearstheirmenuhasexpandedtoincludedeviledcrabshtacosandtheever-popularSnoopyburger.LocatedontheIntracoastalWaterwayintheshadowotheJFKCausewaySnoopysoersreeboatdockingorcustomersandwhateveryoudodontorgettohitScoopysnextdoortheon-sitedessertandicecreamshop.13113S.PadreIslandDr.NorthPadreIslanddirectlysouthofJFKCauseway361949-8815snoopyspier.comCostaSurMonthsoanticipationcametoanendlastspringwhenCostaSuropenedonNorthPadreIsland.SmallbandsoansoislandcheNickMackrizzwhomadehisnamerunningthecoldoodcounteratIslandMail-n-MorehavefockedtoCostaSurtoseetheirmaninactionatthehelmpadreislandBavarianCreamPieJBsGermanBakery TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201453padreislandoaully-equippedkitchen.CheNickhasbeenreedtofexhisculinarymuscleincreatingadiversemenuinspiredbyhisnativePeruthatincludesshtacosPeruvianstyleriedriceandlomeinsautedchickenbreastandtenderloinsearedorriedreshshothedayandocoursetheone-o-a-kindPeruvianCevichethatmadehimamousontheislandThiscevicheisanexperiencethatwillchangehowyouthinkaboutshandmaybehowyouthinkaboutyourentiredailydiet.Itsthatgoodandgoodoryou.15113S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland361945-1989SweetSwirlInaworldwhereoverindulgenceisincreasinglyenvogueSweetSwirloersahealthyoptionatindulgenceinanaturalexceedinglydelicioustreatthatyoucreateyoursel.Startwithoneoracombinationoeightrealrozenyogurtfavorsnoneromapowdermixthatincludemangococonutcheesecakeno-sugar-addedstrawberrycakebattermintchocolatecookieandmoreorevenvanillaorchocolateicecream.Nowworkyourwaytothetoppingsbarwhereyouexerciseyourartoculinarycreativityusingreshruitburstingbobamochicandycookiesandmoretomaketheexactcoldtreatyourtastebudsdesire.SweetSwirlalsooersShakeologyadeliciousandhealthymealreplacementalongwithrozenyogurtpiessmoothiesshavediceandcoee.14457S.PadreIslandDr.ParkRd.22361949-1144sweetswirlfrozenyogurt.comPadreIslandBurgerCompanyCheJasonJohnsontookthecompletetourothehigh-endhospitalityindustrybeoreulllinghisambitiontobringgourmetcookingtohishometown.JohnsonsburgercreationstakeingredientsonceunconsideredonaburgerandsynchronizestheminculinaryharmonytheRockeelleristoppedwithspinachartichokebaconandparmesancheesetheCorpusColdFrontcombinescreamcheeseroastedredpepperstomatoandcucumberandthiseditorsavoritetheMr. 54TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014coastalfoodBeckhambringstogetherbaconwildmushroomscaramelizedonionsavocadoandAmericancheese.14414StateHwy361ParkRd.22SPID361949-3490padreislandburgercompany.comBlackSheepBistroTheadditionoBlackSheepBistrototheNorthPadrediningscenehaspleasedlocalsandvacationersalikewithadiversemenuoverywell-preparedlargelyItalian-infuencedculinarycreations.Theshortbutsweetappetizermenuincludescrabnachossautedmusselsgrilledjumboshrimpandjumbolumpcrabcakes.Thebistroexcelswithbeeoeringsowhichincludea14oz.bone-inribeyea12oz.peppercornNewYorkstripatender8oz.lettoppedwithcaramelizedonionsandGorgonzolabutterandevenanultra-primeAkaushibeeburgertoppedwithmozzarella.HighoctanecreativityshowsthroughatBlackSheepBistrowithitsgrilledmahimahipairedwithablood-orangeburblancsauceJamaicanstylejerkshrimpplusavarietyouniquepastaselections.Werecommendaddingsautedlumpcrabdemiglacemushroomsauceoroneoavarietyosideitemstoyourentree.15201SPID361949-4819blacksheepbistro.comDocsSeaoodSteaksTheLagunaMadrewaterrontisthesettingorthispopularislandeaterybarandeventvenue.DocsmenuisinspiredbytheavoritesthatmakeCoastalBendseaoodamoustheworld-overincludingreshbayfounderservedblackenedFlorentinewithawhitewinesaucecrab-stuedandevensautedfounder.FreshGulshrimpareeaturedthroughouttheDocsmenuincludinggrilledwrappedinbaconandstuedonskewersinappetizersandsaladsandocoursebreadedandried--theavoriteokidsoallages.Beeeaterswillenjoythegrilled12oz.ribeyethesurandturandchickenriedsteak.DocsislocatedonNorthPadreIslandnexttotheJFKCausewayandoersoneotheareasmostpicturesquewaterrontdiningexperiencesincludingunbelievablesunsetsoverLagunaMadre.Outdooreventsacilityavailableorreunionsweddingsshingtournamentsandmore.Livemusiconweekendsandboaterscandockanddine.13309S.PadreIslandDr.361949-6744docsseafoodandsteaks.comDragonfyCuracaoBluesThisFrench-ownedandoperatedislandbistroishometothemostinternationalmenuintheCoastalBendwithullyauthenticdishesromEuropeandLatinAmerica.DragonfysWorldTourbyLandsideotheirmenuincludesFrench-styleletmignonintarragonsaucelambmeatloaandhealthyMediterraneanchickenplusawonderulItalianbeelasagna.TheWorldTourbySeasideoersdeliciousAmericancrabcakesaFrench-inspiredcrustedshandgrilledshrimpplateseaood-stuedcannelloniromItalyshtacosromHawaiiandasavorygrilledshrimpskewerwithcoconutsambalsaucealaMalaysia.CuracaoBluesnextdooristheislandsrsttapasbarwhichoersalaid-backplacetorelaxandenjoySpanish-styledelicaciesandwonderulwinesandcocktailsliketheirsignatureblackberrymojitohomemadewatermelonmartinisandisland-avoritesangria.14701S.PadreIslandDr.361949-2224dragonfycuracao.compadreislandSwissStopherBurgerPortABrewingCo. TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201455coastalfoodThePelicanClubTheormerBuelahshasbeentoutedasoneothen-estrestaurantintheCoastalBendoeringtraditionalseaoodandprimesteaksplusthecreationsoamastersushiche.Startowithacoupleooystershootersandacupocornandcrabbisque.Seaoodmenusvarybyseasonandevendailybasedonlocalseaoodavailabil-ity.Gourmetdessertsarenottobemissedespeciallytherenchsilkpie.914TarponSt.361749-0580thepelicanclubporta.comPortAransasBrewingCompanyHavingearneditsspotonthegourmandslistortheirawesomehamburgersTexasMonthlyTop50ListPortABrewingCo.continuestobuilditsbaseoansogreathomemadeoodandmicrobrewedbeer.Trytheantas-ticwingsandendlessvarietiesogourmetpizzawingsandshandshrimppoboys.429N.AlisterStreet361749-2739portabrewing.comLisabellasBistroJavaBarYeartoyearthisislandavoriteprovesthatonescon-ceptoculinarybrillianceisamovingtargetasseasonalvisitorsnoticehowLisabellasseemstogetbetterandbetter.Che-OwnerKrisAmundsendrawsourstarsperectlyusingcoastalwithcosmopolitan.OnarecentvisitwestartedwithaplateoEuropeancheeseswitholiveoilcristinisbeoreindulginginthelightlyfouredGulRedSnapperpansearedandgarnishedwithasweetbeurreblancandgooseberrypuree.Thesplendidmealwastoppedowithadelightulblueberryapplecrisp.5009Hwy361165SocialCircleinCinnamonShore361749-4222lisabellas.comMobyDicksOneothemostpopularandbusiestestablishmentsontheislandandorgoodreason.SomeothebestseaoodintownisagoodstartwhichincludesoystersservedrawMexicaliandRockeeller.ThecatchothedayispreppedhowyoulikeitandyoullndTexascutsteaksonthemenutraditionalseaoodservedgrilledriedandevenHawaiianstyleandwithoutadoubtlocalsknowMobyDicksisoneothebestbreakasthousesaround.517SouthAlisterSt.361749-9447mobydicksporta.comVenetianHotPlateMustangIslandersandvisitorsalikefocktothisPortAinstitutionorthebestgourmetItaliancuisineinclud-ingawidearrayoseaoodpastadishesantasticsteaksandterricsalads.AntipastiselectionherearetrueandauthentictothetastesoItalyandincludeMistoMareacombinationoshrimpscallopsmusselsandclamsinawhitewinesauceandaantasticCrabCrostiniusingjumbolumpcrabmeatsautedinbrownbutterlemonandsage.TrythepannedsearedGulshrimportheantasticspinachstuedchickenbreast.Freshshandotherspecialtiesoerednightly.222BeachAve.361749-7617venetianhotplate.comportaransasLisabellasinPortAransas 56TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014portaransasKodysRestaurantBarTimeandtimeagainrecommendedbyhoteldeskclerksasoferingupsomeothebestcookinginPortA.Youllndgreatseaoodincludinghugejumboshrimpreshshanddailyspecialsrangingromchickenriedsteaktopotroast.Wednesdayall-you-caneatriedshrimp.2034StateHwyTX-361361749-8226IriesIslandFoodThewaveoche-ownedgourmetrestaurantsinPortAransasisquicklyestablishingtheislandvillageasoneothetopdiningdestinationsinthestateoTexasandtheadditionthisyearoIriesisarealstepinthatdirection.TransplantedAustinCheMartinFranneahasassembledawonderullunchmenuthateaturesthegarlicandgingerKahuka-styleshrimpchickenandbeeAsian-inspiredTreasureBeestriploinmarinatedinabrownsugarandchilesoysauceandyourchoiceoriedrice.IriestacoswilltwistyourdenitionodeliciouswithoveradozenvarietiesromsimplebeanandcheesetobeeshshrimpriedoysterTexasbeeandevenMainelobsterThatsrightAMainelobstertacoinPortABurgershotdogsandawesomedesserts.503N.AlisterSt.361749-2310iriesislandfood.comJaysSeafoodSpaghettiWorksFor36yearsJayshasedlocalsandtouristsalikegooddown-homeItalianoodandreshislandseaoodamilyandbufet-styleataairpriceandinadomesettingyourkidswouldneverorget.AterdecadesohardworkanddevotiontothecommunitythenewSeaoodSpaghettiWorksopenedinacustom-constructionbrandnewbuildingjusthalaminutenorthoitsoldlocationatthecorneroAlisterStreetHwy361andAvenueG.Thebeautiulnewbuildingprovidesamagnicentsettingtoenjoyagreattimeandterricmeal--andlikesomanythousandsoJayspatronsyouwillbecomeloyalregularstothisdailyeatery.910TXHwy361361749-4422CafePhoenixSomehaveclaimedtohaveenjoyedtheirbestmealeverintheCoastalBendatthisofbeatcottagecaeonBeachStreetinPortA.CheTianaWorshamsMediterraneanmenuincludesantasticGreekair TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201457portaransasincludingthepopulargyroalunchtimestapleonasandwichmenuthatincludestheclassicReubenandVeganhummus.TheperectlyseasonedandpreparedjumbolumpcrabcakeistestamenttoCheTianasculinaryacumenwhichisonbrilliantdisplayinherseasondinnerselectionsthatcanrangerompanroastedRedSnappertoppedwithavacadoGremolatabreadcrumbsandlemonbeurreblanctoNewZealandRackoLamborhowaboutpanroastedduckbreastmarinatedhibachistyle.Tothinktheoodisevenbetterthanitsounds.Reservationsrecommendedatdinner.229BeachStreet361749-9277LaBaratariaCheownerLezlieKeeblerwillsooncelebrateherthirdyeardelightingguestswithanelegantusionoAmericancuisinewithFrenchandCajuninfuences.LaBaratariasContinentalmenuthatincludesescargotchopsandprimesteaksandavarietyoseaoodincludingmahimahisashimigradeAhitunaandim-peccablypreparedcrabcakesandequallydeliciouslobstercakes.Enjoyanex-tensivewinelist.ChampagneBrunchnowoeredSundaystartingatnoon.AndthebigbonusGreatservice.3500IslandMooringsPkwy.361749-2212labaratariarestaurantwinebar.com 58TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014coastalfoodCookingonVacation...thenshowoffyourculinaryartistrywiththeperfectShrimpcreation.Ingredients1poundofrawdeveinedandshelledJumboGulfofMexicoShrimpGarlicThymeMarinadeseerecipebelowBambooormetalskewersGarlicThymeMarinadeforShrimpMakes12cupMarinadeIngredients2mediumclovesgarliccrushedor2tea-spoonsmincedgarlic1tablespoondriedthymeleavesMaysubstitute2tablespoonsfreshthymechopped.Youcanalsouserose-maryoreganoormarjoram1tablespoonsugar12teaspoonsalt12teaspoonfreshlygroundblackpepper14teaspoonWorces-tershiresauce12teaspoonbalsamicvinegar14cupextra-virginoliveoilMarinadeDirectionsWhisktogetherthegarlicthymesugarsaltpepperWorcestershiresaucebalsamicvinegarandoilinacontainerwithatight-ttinglid.Coverandrerigerateuntilreadytouseupto1week.Amarinatingtip..Marinadesdonottenderizemeatbecausemarinadesdonotpenetratethemeatverydeeplyandthereorearebetteroraddingfavor.Marinatingshrimpisnotthesameasmarinatingbeeorchicken.Shrimpshouldbemarinatednolongerthan1hourandmuchlessespeciallyithemarinadecontainshighlevelsoanacidicingredient.Theacidinthemarinadewillbegintocooktheshrimpchangingitstexture.CookingDirections1Inaziplocbagmarinateshrimp1hourGrilledGarlicThymeShrimpKabobsinmarinadefippingthebagseveraltimessothemarinadedistributesevenly.2Iusingwoodenskewerssoaktheminwater30minutesinadvance.Iusingmetalskewersbrushwithoilorspraywithnon-stickspray.3Threadshrimpontoskewers.4Grillkabobsonapreheatedgrillor3minutesoneachsideoruntilpink. TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201459coastalfoodParmesanCrustedFlounderIngredients1founderskinnedandcleanedsaltandpepper1eggwhisked3tablespoons45mlgratedparmesan3tablespoons45mlallpurposefour1mlpaprika3tablespoons45mloliveoil2tablespoons30mlbutterJuiceo1lemon2tablespoons30mlcapersInstructionsSprinklesaltandpepperonbothsidesotheshMixtheourparmesanandpaprikainalargeshallowdish.Whisktheegginasecondlargeshallowdish.Tocoattheshrstdiptheshintheeggandthendipitinthefourmixture.Makesurethefourmixtureullycoatsthesh.Heatalargeheavypanoverhighheat.Addtheoiltothoroughlycoatthepan.Addshtopan.Filletsshouldsizzlethemomenttheytouchthepanitheydontremovethemandwaitorpantogethotter.Cooklletsuntilbrownedononesideabout3minutesfipthemoverandcookuntilbrownedandthesecondsideandshisopaqueandfakyinthecenter.Removelletsfrompanandholdonawarmbakingsheetortray.Heatthebutterlemonjuiceandcapersor30secondsinamicrowaveovenoruntilbutterismeltedinaskilletonthestove.Servetheshwiththebuttercapersauceandroastedtomatoes.InadditionaltothetomatoesIalsoservedquinoapronouncedkeenwaHavearecipefortheAnglersGalleyEmailtxcoastalbendgmail.com 60TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014Chef-OwnedUniquecuisineofPeruonculinarydisplayattheIslandscoolestneweateryCostaSurBarGrubcheownerNickMackrizzisalivingtestamenttothevalueopersistence.Twoyearsagohewasrunningacoldoodcounterinleasedspaceromanislandmailingbusinessmakinganameorhimselwithaselectionoperectly-preparedgourmetsandwichesandPeruvian-stylecevichethatredenedmostguestsideaotheseaooddish.MackrizzaspiredtoputhisormalculinaryeducationtogetherwithhispassionortheoodohisnativePeruinaullservicesettingandatermonthsoworkalongwiththesupportoriendsandamilyCostaSurBarGrubopeneditsdoorslastspring.IslandresidentsandhungrytouristshavediscoveredthedazzlingarrayospicesandfavorsthathaveevolvedintoPeruviancookingwhichisbestdescribedasausionoAsianandLatinmuchlikethecountryitsel.Mackrizzstartseachseaoodselectionwiththenestavailableingredientsincludingwholeshdeliveredreshotheboatwhichmakesitswayintoshtacosandthenow-amousPeruvianCeviche.Onanygivendayyouwillndthechescurrentinspirationwhichcanrangeromtouchriedgroupertosearedsalmoninapineapplemangococonutsauce.TryPeruvianOystersRockeellerbeeorseaoodriedriceorhouseavoriteLomoSaltadotendersearedbeeoverriceandtoppedwithawesomepotatories.LiquorbeerandwineservedinullbaropenorlunchanddinnerdailyexceptTuesdays.15113S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201461fishingCoastalBendFishingPortAransasAransasPass1MustangIslandStateParkGreatsurshingnorthoFishPassJettiesuseBeachAccessRd.2northoentrance.2HoraceCaldwellPierExtends1230eetintotheGulgoodyear-roundshing.3PortAransasShipChannelMainmigra-tionroutebetweenGulandbaysjettiesextendoveramileclearwaterinsummer.4PortAransasMarinaNumerouschar-tersalongwaterrontboatrampsatpark.5CharliesPastureParkandopenareawithpieralongshipchannel.6AransasPassWetlandsRegulatedno-propzoneinmarsheswithnetworkokayaktrailsproductivewadeshingalongcausewaytoAransasPass.7StedmanIslandMarinabaitshoppierandboatlaunchesonRedshBay.8AransasPassBoatlaunchesanddrydockatConnBrownHarbormarinabaitandlaunchesatSanPatricioCo.NavigationDist.9RedfshCoveLittle-knownproductivespotalongboatchannel.10Ingleside-on-the-BayPublicboatlaunchesalongshipchannel.11EastFlatsBacksideoMustangIslandgoodkayakwadeandfatsshing.12IslandMooringsMarinaBoatlaunchesandshipsstore.13ShamrockIslandCrossroadsomigra-tionsrouteandeedingareaswadeshingandclearwaterinthesummer. 62TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014fishingCoastalBendFishingUpperLagunaMadre1PadreIslandNationalSeashoreThelon-geststretchonaturalbeachintheU.S.oerslegendaryshingonboththeGuloMexicoandLagunaMadresidesotheisland.2PadreIslandBeachKlebergCountyLesswildthanPINSandeasiertoaccessthisstretchoislandbeachoersgreatsurshing.3BobHallPierFewpublicpiersaremorenotablehomeotheworldrecordonshorecatch-and-releasean800lb.BlacktipShark.4PackeryChannelOpenmigrationroutebetweentheGulandtheLagunaoeringnewjettiesampleparkingboatrampsandantasticcastandwadeshingonshore.5PadreIslesPublicBoatRampsCanal-rontcommunityprovidesatleastvereepublicboatrampsprovidingaccesstoUpperLagunaMadre.6Marker37Baitshopmarinastoragelaunchesethanol-reeuelandpieronLagunaMadretakerstexitonislandsideoJFKCauseway.7JFKCausewayLowRoadFromFlourBlutakecausewaytotheislandbutexittolowroadalongwaterorgreatwadeshing.8JFKCausewayIslandSideUnderneaththebridgendClemsMarinaandBillingsBaitoeringlaunchesstoreandpier.9PackeryChannelParkOnshorewadeshingalongchannelandfatsprimemigra-tionrouteandeedingwaters.10KayakLaunchFreelaunchsitesituatedwithinproductivefatsshingzone.11CorpusChristiPassSomeothere-gionsbestwadeshingcanotenbeoundonthebacksideoMustangIslandandthissite TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201465justnorthoBeachAccessRoad3oersan-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.CaughtwithCapnFredClockwiseromLetHeatherandMitchellbothwithRedSnap-percaughtofshoreinstatewatersAliciawbigMahiMahiofshoreBlancawBlackDrumcaughtthiswinter. 66TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014UpperLagunaMadreOutlookforSpringwithCaptainFredCardonaFebruarycoldwatertemperaturesinthelow50swithnorthwindsgraycloudsandlowtidesaregivingwaytoearlyspringconditionsmarkingthestartothemigratoryseasonormanyspecies.AnglersthistimeoyearareshingorblackdrumandredshbaitshingandsoonourspringBullDrumrunwillkickothespawnorthenexttwomonths.FishthedeepedgeotheIntracoastalWaterwayHumbleChannelanddeepcanalslocatedwithinresidentialneighborhoodonNorthPadreIslandbestwithbaitliveshrimporcrab.ThismonsterDrumwillgiveyoualongghtsopropertackleisneeded.LureshingorbigTroutcangetveryrewardingwithcoolwatertemperaturesthistimeoyearshslowwithsotplasticswadingtheshallowsanddeepguts.Watertemperaturearoundthemid50swillmovetheseTrouttostarteedingonsmallbaitshandmul-let.Using116ozjigheadwitha5paddletailmybestspringcolorispumpkinseedchartreusetailjiggingonshallowbottomsloworswimandfutteringondeepguts.Redshingaroundshallowgrasswithclearwatersandpocketsalsocanbeproduc-tiveeitherwadeshingordritingoverdeepgutstowardsshallowwateralongtheKingRanchShoreline.UpperLagunaMadreisvirtuallycoveredwithgrassfatswithdepthsoveeetormorelookorclearpotholesaroundgrassfatsduringwarm-ingblueskydays.ThisisyourchancetocatchatrophycoldwatergiantSpeckledTroutwhentheyareweighinginheavybeoretheirspawn.Againtheoutlookorspringshinglooksverypromising.Wehavealreadybeencatchingsomeheavy-weights.FishingwillbegintoheatuponourUpperLagunaMadrealongwiththearrivaloSouthTexasspringweather.ManyothepopulargameshwillbegintheirmigrationtoandromtheGuloMexicothroughthenaturalandman-mademigrationsrouteswithintheLagunaMadreSystem.BigRedshandSpeckledTroutmigrateinmediumdepthandsuracewaterswhileBlackDrumandFloundercruisealongthebottomochannelsandotherroutes.TheKingRanchShorelinewadeshinganglersseekingbigtroutwilldowelltothrowjumbotopwaterbaitsandsot-plasticsthesebaitsareveryeectivewhenbigtroutarecruisingromdeepwatertoshallowfatsduringwarmingdays.GoodlucksaeboatingandGreatFishingCapt.FredCardona469-867-5653www.captfredcardona.comTheLesaksonasuccessulofshoreRedSnappertripinstateofshorewaterswithCaptainFredCardonaTCBMFishingEditorandGuide-in-Chie TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring201467ItsSpringMakethisYourBestBoatingSeasonYetWhileitwarmsupinthesouthernstatesnowisthetimetostartdreamingoandplanningortheboatingsea-sonahead.HerearesometipsonhowtomakethisyearthebestyouveeverhadonthewaterUpdateyourcharts.Itheyarepaperchartscallinatyourlocalmarinestoreaunvisitinitseltoseeinewonesoryouravoriteboatingareashavebeenreleasedorcheckonline.Itheyaredigitalchartsitstimetodown-loadanyupdates.Currentchartscankeepyouromgoingagroundthisseason.Attendaseminar.IstheresomeaspectoboatingyouvealwayswantedtolearnaboutsuchasprovisioningoracruisesailtrimandrigtuningorcelestialnavigationChancesareyoucantakeacourseiniteitherlocallyoron-line.VisittheU.S.PowerSquadronswebsiteatwww.usps.orgoralistotheirpopularboatingseminarsandtofndacoursenearyou.Planacruise.Withtodaysbusyliestylesitsharderandhardertogetawayduringthesummermonthsoralongweekendletaloneaweeklongcruise.Dontletanotherseasonslipbywithoutgettingawaybyboat.Blockoutyourvacationtimenowandiyouliketocruisewitham-ilyorriendsbesuretoaskthemtosavethedatesaswell.LikeSeaTowonFacebook.CheckourFacebookregu-larlyornewsupdatescoolphotosromourhistoryandinormationaboutyourmembership.JointheSeaTowFacebookamilyatacebook.comseatowDownloadtheFreeSeaTowApp.IyouhaveaniPhoneorAndroidphoneandhavenotyetdownloadedourreeSeaTowAppvisitwww.seatow.comappwithoutdelay.ItwillputGPSboatspeedtidesweatherandotherkeyinormationatyourfngertipsaswellasallowingyoutocallorhelpwiththeswipeoathumbitheneedshouldarisewhenyoureonthewater.FreeSeaTowAutomatedRadioCheckCorpusChristiLagunaMadreChannel27PortAransasRockportChannel26BoaterSafetyColumnSponsoredby 68TexasCoastalBendEarlySpring2014CoastaBendMostPopuarSpeciesRedSnapperFoundin30-200owateroshoreespeciallaroundnaturalandartifcialreeslikeshipwrecksandoildrillingplatormsReachesmaturitat2-5earsoagecanliveuptoage50andweighupto50lb.Texasstatewaterswithin9milesoshoreistheonlGulCoastjurisdictionwhereRedSnappercanbefshedoutsidethe48-daederalseasonSpeckledTroutakaSpottedSeaTroutLivesinshallowestuariesalongtheWesternAtlanticcoastlinetotheGuloMexicoromMassachusettstotheyucatanPeninsulainMexicoMostlargespecksarefemalesupto9-10yearsoldPreersshallowseagrassandosterbedsinspringandsummerandwillshelterromcoldwaterindeeperchannelsandreeormationsinwinterRedfshakaRedDrumFastgrowingreaching22-24and6-8lb.in3yearsPreersshallowwaters1-4alongedgesobaswithsubmergedvegetationandshorelinebreakssuchascovesjettiesandgutsbetweensandbarsBlackspotontailoolspredatorsintoattackingtailTexasrecordis59.5lb.US94lb.inNorthCarolinafishingKeepingitLegalTexasBagSizelimits-SatwaterfishImportantrulesanddetailsdenotedwithshouldbeconsultedforcompleteandaccurateinforma-tionthatappliestocertainspecies.ThiscanbefoundontheTPWDwebsitewww.tpwd.state.tx.usSourceTexasParksWildlifeDepartmentSpeciesDailyBagLengthinInchesMin-Max