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6TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15 8TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CorpusChristiwithapopulationoabout300000isthemetropolitancenterotheCoastalBendandishometotheth-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 10TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15DowntownNorthBeachTheLadyLexsetmorecombatrecordsthananycarrierinU.S.NavalhistoryandtodayrestsinCor-pusChristiBayastheU.S.S.LexingtonMuseumontheBayatributeandmemorialtothosewhoserveddeendingAmerica.ThesightsandsoundsaresorealandsointenseyoubecomeapartothestorythesecondyoustepootaboardthisWorldWarIIeraaircratcarrier.2914N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach361888-4873www.usslexington.comTheTexasStateAquariumisoneotheCoastalBendstopvisitorattractionsbecauseitdeliverstheultimateGuloMexicoexperiencebring-ingtheunderseaworldtoyouupcloseandinpersonTheartifcialreeexhibitinthe125000gallonmaintankishometodozensospeciesofshincludingraysandsharksaswellascountlessshellfshandotherinvertebrates.2710N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach800477-GULFtexasstateaquarium.orgCorpusChristi TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1511ArtMuseumofSouthTexashasorover40yearsbeenconsideredoneotheleadingmuseumsoneartinthestateoTexasandinsomerespectstheentireU.S.PermanentexhibitsincludeworkromSouthTexasSouthwesternandLatinAmericanart-istsinnearlyallmediaandtravelingexhibitsrotateregularlyliketheContemporaryStudioGlasscollec-tiononloanromtheMobileMuseumoArt.1902N.ShorelineBlvd.Downtown361825-3500artmuseumofsouthtexas.orgCorpusChristiMuseumofScienceHistorychroniclesover500yearsoSouthTexashistoryaswellasthearcheologicalandgeologicalproleothearea.Themuseumhasrecentlyopenedanumberonewexhibitsprogramsandguestamenitiesincludingthenewlyconstructedchildrensplay-groundaMarsImagingProjectorlocalhighschoolstudentsaswellasaworldToleranceexhibit.1900N.ChaparralSt.Downtown361826-4650www.ccmuseum.comGettingClosetoNatureSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenterisdenitielynotyourgrandmothersbotanicalgardenShowcasinga2600sq.t.screenedButteryHouseAndersonBromeliadConserva-torylandmarkOrchidHousemajesticRoseGardenandseasonalPlumeriaGarden.AdmireSensoryGardenartscapeanddiversityoquaintHummingbirdanddesertAridGardens.MeetthenewResidentReptilesandcolorulexoticparrots.Explorenativehabi-tatontheshadedBrenneckeNatureTrailwithitsbirdingtowerandbronzewildliebyworld-renownedsculptorKentUllberg.FromtherusticPalapaGrandeenjoysereneviewsoGatorLakeandtakeaneducationalstrollthroughvastnaturalwetlands.8545S.StaplesSt.onSouthSideofCorpusChristiOpenDaily96361852-2100stxbot.orgTexasStateMuseumofAsianCulturesishometoanimpressivecollec-tionoartandartiactsromallcornersoAsia.LearnaboutancientAsiancustomsgazeattheart-istryoJapanesekimonosporcelainsandevenarick-shawArtiactsromIndiaSriLankaJapanHmongThailandThePhilippinesKoreaTaiwanLaosandMyanmer.1809N.ChaparralSt.asianculturesmuseum.orgExploretheLoreofTexasSurfTheTexasSurfMuseumchroniclesthe50yearhistoryosurngontheTexasGulCoastwithexhibitsthatincludevintagesurboardsphotographsnsnewspa-perarticlesandevenarealFordWoody.Interactiveex-hibitstakevisitorsthroughthehistoryoTexassurandvintagesurlmsareshowninthemuseumsmovietheater.SeeootageandphotosohurricanesurngontheTexascoastincludingsurersbeingarrestedThemuseumislocatedinWaterStreetMarkethometotheExecutiveSurClubaTexassur-themedrestaurantandtavern.309N.WaterSt.Downtown361888-7873infoonlinevisitcorpuschristitx.orgusslexington.comtexasstateaquarium.comccmuseum.comartmuseumofsouthtexas.orgamericanbankcenter.comcchooks.comconcretestreet.netartcentercc.orghurricanealleycc.comcctexas.comcaller.comcctexas.comortizcenter.comthecoastalbend.comDowntownPubCrawlAtouropubsandtavernsinDowntownCorpusChristiwilltakeyoutoamyriadounscenesandcoolcrowds.HouseofBluesStarrMesquiteeaturesrockandreggaenightlyandnowservesood.CheersStarrSt.isaD-townavoritewithaunlocalcrowd.Dr.RockitsBluesBarChaparralStarrishometoawesomebartendersandgreatmusicalmost-nightlyjustsouthisMulligansPubpopularsportsbar.CassidysIrishPubWaterPeoplesofersaunscenewithlivemusiconweekends.AriaSkyLoungeChapparalLawrenceisachicalternativedanceclubwithrootopterracebareaturedDJsonweekends.HavanaClubSchatzelWaterisabeautiulclubeaturingliveLatinmusiconweekendstheRepublicofTexasBarOmniHotelisaclassicpianobarwithamazingviewRailroadSeaoodStationChaparralPowerSt.eaturesDowntownsonlybrewery.MiradordelaFlorTeSelenaMemorialThisbeautifuldedicationtothememoryofCorpusChristisbelovedSelenaislocatedonNorthShorelineBlvd.PeopleSt.T-HeadBryanTumlinsonPhoto 12TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CorpusChristiANotefromtheEditorIfnditheartbreakingtoconsiderwhatwelostonMarch311995whenSelenaQuin-tanillaPerezwastakenromusatthehandsoherembitteredormeranclubpresident.Inhershortlieojust23yearsSelenaearnedherplaceasabonafdesuperstarintheworldoTejanomusicandasourceoimmenseprideintheheartsoCorpusChristians.IpersonallysawSelenaperormliveonlyonceonMarch81995just23daysbeorehertragicdeathatthegrandopeningotheHardRockCaeinSanAntonioinrontoasmallcrowdoaewhundred.ShesanginSpanishandinEnglishherfrstlanguageandeverypersonintheaudiencewhodidnotknowhermusicwasmesmerizedbyherincredibletalent.WithoutadoubtSelenawasdestinedtobe-comeamajorstarwiththemainstreamAmericanaudienceasshehadbecomewithmillionsoLatinmusicansintheUnitedStatesMexicoandaroundtheworld.Weareblessedtobeletwithhermusicandherrichlegacy.LoSLoBoSCLARISSASeRNAANDA.B.qUINTANILLAyLoSKUMBIAKINGALLSTARzCorpusChristisbelovedSelenatobecelebratedatFiestadelaFlorfestivalthisAprilTwo-dayeventwillfeatureadozenmusicalactshonoringtheQueenofTejanoatthebeautifulCorpusChristiBayfrontParkThousandsodevotedansromacrosstheUnitedStatesandaroundtheworldwilldescenduponCorpusChristisNorthBayrontParkonNorthShorelineBlvd.FridaApril17thandSaturdaApril18thtohonorthemusicandlegacyoSlnaquintanillaPrtheQueenoTejanoMusicandprideoCorpusChristiheradoptedhometownwherehercareerwaslaunched.TheFiestadelaFlorFestivaloFlowerscelebrationwilleatureadozenTejanoactsliveonstageincludingmultipleLatinGrammywinnersLsLbsSelenasbrotherandLosDinosbandmateA.B.quintanillawithLsKumbiaKingAllstarSelenaswidowerChrisPrLasFnixTheVoicecontestantClarissaSrnaStaniMntilLittlJLaFamiliaandothers.OnFridayeveningaspecialscreeningotheflmSelenawillbepresentedthemoviethatlaunchedthecareeroJennierLopezandwasflmedinCor-pusChristiandaroundSouthTexas.TheeventsiteonthenorthernmostendoNorthShorelineBlvd.neartheAmericanBankCenterwillincludeanartisanvendorstentoodtruckareaandkidszone.FiestadelaFlorisbeingorga-nizedbytheCorpusChristiConventionandVisitorsBureauandissponsoredbyCitgoHEBtheSEADistrictSunocoStripesStoresandHermannHermannattorneys.Admissionwillbe5oradults2orchildrenunder12andfveandunderkidsree.Theeventopensat530p.m.FridayApril17thand1000a.m.onSaturdaythe18th.Acompletescheduleandotherdetailsareavailableontheeventwebsitestadlafr.cmHurricaneAlleyWaterparkSatMarch8-SunMarch23Open11am-6pm700EastPortAvenueNexttoWhataburgerFieldDowntownswaterparkeaturesfvewaterslidesincludingtheCat5whichtowers65eetabovethecomplexandspiralstwo-persontubesthroughathrill-ingseriesoturns.TheShreddersursimulatorthrillsandtheswim-upbarisabighitwithgrown-ups.hurricanallcc.cmSpringBreakBeachScenePadreMustangIslandsWithover50milesodrivableGuloMexicobeachesyoullfndtherightsceneoralmostanygrouponSpringBreakyoungadultsamilieswithchildrencoupleschurchandcivicgroupsandmore.CheckoutourBachsGuidMappag20.SpringBreakEventsFridayMarch20thConcreteStreetAmphitheaterFeelinFineFestaturingTribalSdsFrtunatyuthThMvmntHiriandthrs.AnightoReggaeRockIsland-themedoodandvendors.SaturdayMarch21stConcreteStreetAmphitheaterSpringBreakontheCoast2015aturingRandRgrsBandKvinFwlrWadBwnandthrs.TexasCountrymusicconcertunderthestars.cncrtstrt.ntThursdayMarch19thAmericanBankCenterArenaSantanaTheCorazonTourTheRockguitarleg-endbringshisworldtourtoCorpusChristithisspring.amricanbankcntr.cmSANTANATRIBALSeeDS TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1513AmericanBankCenterRegionalmulti-purposevenuehostsconcertsorupto10000inthearenaandsmallerperormancesintheSelenaAuditoriumFridaMarch6thauditriumTobyMacandMandisaCapitalKingsSundaMarch8thComedianKevinJamesThursdaMarch19thSantanaTheCorazonTourSaturdaMarch21stShenYunClassicChineseDanceFridaMarch27thMikeEppsTheRealDealTourFridaApril10thDisneyJuniorLiveonTourSundaApril12thComedianGabrielIglesias.amricanbankcntr.cmHouseofRockRockReggaeandspecialeventsvenueeaturingFridaFbruar27thHudsonFalconsDressedortheOccasionSundaMarch1stPhilFriendlyTrioWdnsdaMarch4thTheExpendablesBallyhooKatastroThursdaMarch12thIanMooreandtheLossyCoilsJohnCortezBandHildaLamasThursdaMarch19thTakeActionToureaturingMemphisMayFireCrowntheEmpireandothersSaturdaMarch21stSundaMarch22ndCircaSurviveBalanceComposureChonThursdaMarch26thPassafreStrangerMndaApril6thTheGhostInsideTheAcaciaStrainGideonInHeartsWakeWdnsdaMarch8thLetliveShadowotheGiantOSerpentsSaviors.511StarrSt.361882-7625texashouseofrock.comLiveonStageBrewsterStreetIceHouseBarrestaurantandconcertvenuewithamily-riendlykidszone.FridaMarch27thAnotherLevelSaturdaFbruar28thDukeE.BrownMndaMarch2ndTexasIndependenceDayConcerteaturingStevenJamesBandFridaMarch6thTheSpazmaticsSaturdaMarch7thBrettEldridgewithRyanKinderThursdaMarch12thChrisKnightSaturdaMarch14th2ndSaturdaySing-AlongPianoShowWdnsdaMarch18thTurnpikeTroubadourswithDirtyRiverBoysJonnyBurkeThursdaMarch19thAaronWatsonFridaMarch27thJonWoleCDReleaseParty.1724NorthTancahua361884-2739brwstrstrt.ntDr.RockitsBluesBarFeatureslocalandnationallytouringactsatleastournightsaweek.709N.ChaparralSt.361884-7634drrockitsbluesbar.comExecutiveSurfClubPopularWaterStreetMarketrestaurantandtaverneatureslocalandTexasbandsmostnightsotheweek.Homeogreathamburgerssandwichesandbeerontap.309N.WaterStreet361884-7873executivesurfclub.comKevINJAMeSSHeNyUNTURNPIKeTRoUBADoURSCIRCASURvIve 14TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CorpusChristiLiveonStageHarborPlayhouseRoaldDahlsWillyWonkatheMusicalMarch13thApril19thThedeliciousadventuresexperiencedbyCharlieBucketonhisvisittoWillyWonkasmysteriouschocolateactorylightupthestageinthiscaptivatingadaptationoRoaldDahlsantasticaltale.Featuringtheenchantingsongsromthe1971lmstarringGeneWilderandnewsongsbyLeslieBricusseJekyllHydeDoctorDolittleandAnthonyNewley.RoaldDahlsWillyWonkaisascrumdidilyumptiousmusicalguaranteedtodelighteveryonessweettooth.OneBayfrontParkharborplayhouse.comGHoSTTHeMUSICALWILLyWoNKAAuroraArtsTeatreGhosttheMusicalThroughMarch25thStageadaptationothe1990hitlmthemusicalopenedtoravereviewsintheUnitedKingdomandinNewYorkin2011.TheplotcentersonloversSamandMollywhoaretornapartwhenSamiskilledinanarmedattack.SamiscaughtinlimbobetweenthelivingworldandtheaterlieandcontactsMollythroughpsychicmediumOdaMaeBrownthecharacteramousportrayedbyWhoopiGoldbergintheoriginallm.TheVatosLocosofComedyFridayMarch27thSaturdayMarch28thLocalcomediansromthestreetsoCorpusChristicometogethertoentertain.5635EverhartRd.auroraartstheatre.comexasAMUniversityCorpusChristiSundaMarch8thCorpusChristiLivepresentsLiveromNashvilleTusdaMarch10thCorpusChristiChoralepresentsBroadwayExtravaganzawithguestClarissaSernaSaturdaMarch14thCorpusChristiSymphonypresentsPorgyandBessTusdaMarch24thDistinguishedSpeakerSeriespresentsJefCorwinSaturdaMarch28thCorpusChristiLivepresentsSteveLippiaisSimplySinatraSaturdaApril11thCorpusChristiSymphonypresentsMahler1eaturingpianistJosephKalichstein.TasAMUnirsitCrpusChristiPrfrmingArtsCntr6300OceanDrive361825-5700pac.tamucc.edueventsJeFFCoRWINTexASAMCoRPUSCHRISTISpringFestvalsChucklesComedyClubFriSatMarch27th28thCarlosCodieakaLosCodieRawandenergeticcomicprovideslaughsandapositivemessageFriSatMarch7th8thDarylFelsbergLikeablelaughableandliableismantraoBadFattitudecomicplayedonSiriusXMComedyThursMarch19thPaulyShoreSpringBreakComedyShow1990sstaroMTVandmovieslikeEncinoManandSon-In-LawFriSatSunApril345JoeyMedinaVeterancomedianandstaroLatinKingsoComedyandmultipleUSOtours.615MsquitSt.Downtownchucklescorpuschristi.comPAULySHoReCorpusChristiFestivalotheArtsFridaMarch27ththrughSundaMarch29thArtistsromacrossTexasandtheUnitedStatescometogethertocelebrateamyriadodisciplinesincludingvisualartssculpturesonganddanceshortandulllengthlmlecturesanddemonstrationsolkartandeaturingItalianstreetpaintingbyinternationallyrecognizedguestartistJulieKirk-Purcell.HritagParknNrthChaparralStrtDowntownccfestivalarts.org16thAnnualCesarChavezMarchCelebrationSaturdaMarch28th100p.m.ThecivilrightslegacyoCesarChavezwillberememberedwithamarchandcommunityestivalincludingoodvendorsandlivemusic.IntrsctinfPrtAnuAgnsStrtHctrP.GarciaCntrBerniesFamousCrawfshBoilThursdaApril9thAllyoucaneatcrawshshrimpsausagexinsanddessertopenbarsilentandliveauctionsLeroyThomasandtheZydecoRoadrunners.BenettingstudentscholarshipsthroughtheDelMarCollegeFoundation.ConcreteStreetOldMarketPavilion717PowerStreetWingsOverSouthexas2015AirShowSaturdaApril18thandSundaApril19thTheairshowreturnstoNavalAirStationCorpusChristithisspringandwilleaturetheamedU.S.NavydemonstrationsquadrontheBlueAngelswhodazzlecrowdsworldwideintheFA-18Hornetmodiedmilitaryghterjet.Airshowguestsgetupcloseandpersonalwithawidevarietyomilitaryaircratincludingghterjetsbombersandtransportaircratattackhelicoptersandmuchmore.DemonstrationsincludeprecisionskydiversprototypeaerobaticsplanesU.S.andoreignghterjetsamongotherattractions.NASCorpusChristiwingsoversouthtexas.comBLUeANGeLSFeSTIvALoFARTS TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1515ArtMuseumofSouthTexasBayuCityChicPrgrssivStramsfMdrnArtinHustnThroughApril26thBayouCityChicshowcasesthedevelopmentomodernartinHoustonbetween19501980byoferinginsightintothemoodandcreativeoutputothetime.SeveralartistseaturedintheexhibitionarealsoincludedintheAMSTpermanentcollectionsuchasDorothyHoodJohnBiggersLucasJohnsonEarlStaleyTrudySweenandDickWray.1902N.ShrlinBlvd.BayfrontParkartmusumfsuthtxas.rgArtNatureSciencethisSpringMearsStillLifendoc28x75SouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenterBigBlmSaturdayApril4thAnnualmegaplantsalegardenestivalanddollardayeaturesmanyplantvarietiesincludingorchidsandplumeriaxeriscapenativeandotherlandscapechoicestropicalandexoticsplusvendormerchandise.Eco-entertainmentwilleaturereptileshowsladybugandbutteryreleasesnaturetrailwalk-and-talksWetlandsBoardwalkbirdingscopeskidstouch-and-learnprojectsandEasterBunnyinMonkeyMansionTreeHouse.Funortheentireamily8454S.StaplesSt.361852-2100stxbot.orgCorpusChristiMuseumMadScintistSpringBrakScincCampMarch16ththough20thOpentochildrenages5-12MadScientistThemeExplodingsmokingbubblingscienceIsitaliveBecomeamadscientistusingelectricityandchemistryandplaywithallthestufyoucantathome.DontworrymomitsreallysaeorisitMembers215ortheweekNon-Members240.1900N.ChaparralSt.Downtown361826-4650www.ccmusum.cmTexasAMCorpusChristiWeilArtGallerySwtexrcistThursdayMarch5ththroughFridayApril3rdAmulti-mediaperormanceinstallationandexhibitionbyartistsJustinRandolphThompsonandBradlyDeverTreadaway.Theprojectchallengingconcretelinearunderstandingsoaestheticexperienceexploresthemesoancestryandtheamilialarchivethroughphoto-basedsculptureandhybridmusicalinstruments.6300ocanDrivCenterfortheArts1stFloor361825-5752cla.tamucc.eduart 16TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15BestGolfngValueinTexasInatimewhenCorpusChristisprivatecountryclubgolcourseshavedroppedlikeiestheCityoCorpusChristismunicipalcoursesareinthebestconditionintheirhistorythankstoamanagementdealembarkeduponwithFresightGlfbasedinBoerne.TheosBeachGlfCurseislocatedatthesouthernendoS.AlamedaSt.neartheintersectionoEnnisJoslinRd.andOceanDr.andwasthesiteomajorcompetitionsinitsearlydayseaturinglegendslikeBenHoganandSamSnead.TheGabeLzanGlfCenterislocatedonthecityswestsideonOldBrownsvilleRd.andeaturesbothan18-holechampionshipcourseanda9-holeexecutivecourse.Bothacilitiesarebeautiullymaintainedoferinstruc-tionbyPGAcertiedproessionalsbothorindividu-alsandgroupsandhavedrivingrangesandputtinggreens.BestoallyouwillndthelowesteesbyarmakingCorpusChristiscoursesthebestgolngvalueinalloTexasPortlandWindestThe42ndAnnualWindfestwilltakeplaceFridayApril17ththrughSundayApril19thatthePrtlandCmmunityCentergrounds.Thispopularcommunityestivalwelcomessome15000guestsperyearwhoenjoygreatoodacarnivalandmidwayhorseshoeandwashertournamentBBQcook-ofpettingzooDachshundDashandacontinuousarrayolivemusi-calacts.PortlandislocatednorthoCorpusChristiovertheHarborBridgeinSanPatricioCountyandisknownorgreatschoolsandriendlyneighbors. TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1517PublicTennisFacilitiesH.E.B.TennisCenterhashostedmajortenniseventsoveritsstoried50-yearhistoryandisthetennishomeforthousandsofCorpusChristians.1520ShlySt.361888-5681prmirtnnisacadmy.cmAlKruseTennisCenterisnamedinhonorofalocalteachinglegendandisconvenientlylocatedneardowntownandthebayfront.502KingSt.361883-6942HighSchoolFacilitiesatCCISDsKingandCarrollHighSchoolsarefreeandopentothepubliconweekendsandwhenschoolisnotinsessionandwhenthecourtsnotinusebyschoolteamsortheirplayers.KingHighSchl5225GlliharRd.CarrllHighSchl5301WbrRd.GolfTennisOsoBeachMunicipalGolfCourseisoneoftwoCityofCorpusChristipublicfacilitieslocatedonthesouthsideoftownnearOsoBay.5601S.AlamdaSt.361826-8010ososbeachgolf.comGabeLozanoGolfCenteristhesecondmunicipalcourselocatedonthecityswestsideandincludesan18-holeregulationcoursea9-holeexecutivecourseandalighteddrivingrange.4401oldBrwnsvillRd.361826-8016lozanogolfcenter.comSchlitterbahnGolfClubonNorthPadreIslandislo-catedadjacenttothenewwaterparkandfeaturesninechampionshipholesavailablefordailyplay.14353CommodoresDr.361949-8006schlitterbahn.comNorthShoreCountryClubnorthofCorpusChristiinPortlandisoneofthemostpicturesquecoursesinTex-as.AvailablefordailyplayMon-Thursandeverydayviareciprocalcountryclubmembership.801e.BradwayAve.Portland361643-1546northshoretx.comPalmillaBeachGolfClubinPortAransasisoneofthefewtrueScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheU.S.andisthenewestcourseintheCoastalBend.265PalmIslandDr.PortAransas361749-4653palmillabeach.com 18TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15FlourBlufMapCorpusChristissouthernmostmainlandcommunityisthegatewaytoPadreandMustangIslandsandishometoriendlydown-to-eartholksandexceptionalpublicschools.FlourBlufisalsowhereNavalAirStationCorpusChristiislocatedwhichhasinstilledastrongmilitarytraditioninthecommunity.SPIDFreewayFarSouthSideMapCorpusChristi TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1519CorpusChristiSPIDCommercialZoneMapSPIDFreewayWebertoGreenwoodMapSPIDZoneNottoMissMolATastofCntralMxicoThosewhohavetraveledinMexicoanddiscovereditsnativecuisinewillloveMole6042SPIDAirlinRd.TakniwaAsianBistroFantasticsushiandunlivecookingshowathibachitables.5216SPIDnarLaPalmraSangsImprialCafAlocalavoriteorantasticsushiandtheauthenticcuisineoSoutheastAsia.Lookorspecialsonline.4650CoronaDr.361880-8881myimperial.comBnjaminsForover40yearstheCoastalBendsavoritesurandskateshopandwhereyoufndthelatestinswimbeachandcasualwear.1233AirlinRd.McArdlLaPalmraMallTAKeNIWA 20TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15PadreIslandisthelongestbarrierislandintheworldandthesecondlargestislandintheUStoLongIslandNY.PadreIslesisthelargestwaterrontdevelopmentintheUSoutsidethestateoFloridawithsome4000singleandmulti-amilyhomeslocatedonthecom-munitysextensivenetworkocanals.AlthoughthevastmajorityohomesinPadreIslesincludeboatdocksandorlitsandmanyresidentsownocean-worthyrec-reationalvesselsuntil2006theclosestpas-sageintotheGuloMexicowasthroughthePortAransasShipChannelmorethan20milesandoveranhournorth.MorebeachesgreaterbeachaccessthananydestinationontheEntireU.S.GulfCoastCoLLegeYoUngaDULtZoneFaMiLY-FRienDLYBeaCHZoneTheofcialopeningoPackeryChannelinOctober2006wastheculminationodecadesoeortbyhundredsoTexansatalllevelsogovernment.Notonlydoesthechannelprovidedirectaccesstothegulinlessthanvenauticalmilesomosthomesbutcontrarytoenvi-ronmentalistswarningsaboutnegativeecologicalconsequenceswaterqualityinLagunaMadreandinNorthPadrescanalsystemwassignicantlyimprovedaswastheshingwiththeopeningoPackeryChannel.TheresnoquestionthattheCoastalBendsgulfbeachesarethenumberoneattractionforvisitorsanytimeofyearandwhocanblameemWhilespringweatherintheCoastalBendandmostoTexasorthatmatterisanythingbutpredictableourislandstendtooerthemosthospitableclimateoranykindooutdooractivity.Highdaytimetemperaturesinmid-Marchcanrangerom50Faterastrongcoldrontto85Funderhighpressureandsoutheasterlywinds.Sowhetheritscampresandponchosorboardshortandbikinisourislandbeachesarewheretobethisspring.TheislandsoerthemostandthemostaccessiblebeachesinTexasorsurngshingsandcastlebuildingorjustchillinunderthesun.PadreandMustangIslandsbeckonyouthisspringNorthPadreMustangIslands 22TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15NorthPadreMustangIslandsChoosingtherightbeachoryouruninthesuncanbethebiggestdecisionyoumakeoryourSpringBreakintheCoastalBend.J.PLubySurfParkjustnorthoPackeryChannelbetweenZahnRd.andNewportPassRd.iswhereyoullndthepartypeoplecollegeyoungadultcrowd.OnthesouthsideoPackeryChannelalongtheMichalJ.ellisSawallandsouthtothePadrBalliParkandBobHallPirareaamilieswithyoungkidsndthemosthospitablebeachsetting.FarthersouthonPadreIslandyouwillndtheleastregulatedandmaintainedareaothebeachwhichextends12milessouthtothenorthernedgeothePadrIslandNationalSashor.IyouaretakingalargegroupthatpreersgreaterprivacythismaythebeachzoneoryoubutweadvisetravelingintrucksSUVspreerablywith4-wheeldrivebutdenitelywithhighergroundclearanceandtakingallthesuppliesyoullneedortheday.AdayatthebeachonPadreandMustangIslandsisalargelyuniqueexperienceasourislandsoferthemostbeachaccessorvehicles.Parkingisallowdprmitrquirdinmostaraswithin50eetothewa-tersedgeandsmartbeachgoersonSpringBreakwillarriveearlyandprepared.Ashadecanopyisagoodideaasareabonreandbarbecuepit.Workwiththewindandnotagainstit.GlasscontainersanddrivinginthedunesareprohibitedandallroadrulesapplytobeachdrivingincludingseatbeltandDWIlaws.Avehicle-reepedes-trianbeachhasrecentlybeenestablishedonthesouthernendothePadreIslandSeawallnearWhitecapBeach.ShoreFishingonourislandsisplentiulandaccessibleromdozensolocations.BobHallPirislocatedattheNucsCountyPadrBalliParksouthothehotelsandcondosandisthesiteoseveralrecordcatches.ThePackryChannlJttisoferreedirectaccesstoahotzoneoshmigrationbetweentheGuloMexicoandLagunaMadre.HorsesontheBeachbringsvisitorsamostmemorableandexcitingexperiencehorsebackridingonourbeautiulNorthPadreIslandbeacheswww.horssonthbachcorpus.com TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1523TexasSealieCenterEachyearintheCoastalBendhundredsoseaanimalsbecomeinjuredstrandedandotherwisesubjectedtoduressotenduetohumanbehavior.Fordecadesbandsoecologicalvolunteershaveactedtorescueandrehabilitateinjuredwildliebutwithlimitedresourcesandacilities.TheTexasSealieCenterwasestablishedin2012inthePackeryChannelParkbuildingonNorthPadreIslandaacilitydonatedbyNuecesCounty.Thenewcenterprovidesspaceorrescuedseaturtlesbirdsmammalsandothercreaturesandworkshand-in-handwithTonyAmosAnimalRe-habilitationKeepARKinPortAransas.Animportantelementothesealierescuemissioniseducatingthepublicaboutthedangersogarbageandhumaninterer-encewithseaanimalsacoremissionotheTexasSealieCenter.14225S.PadreIslandDr.onPadreIslandMustangIslandStateParkencompassesalmost4000acresthatstretchacrossMustangIslandbetweenNorthPadreIslandandPortAransasandincludesshore-lineonboththeGuloMexicoandCorpusChristiBay.TheacilitiesareaotheparklocatedwithinthemaingateincludesRVspacesandcampsitesrestroomsandrangerstation.Parkbeachestendtobelesscrowdedwithewervehiclesandtworockjettiesextendintothegul.Onthebacksideotheislandanetworkoatsandmarshzonesprovidesantasticshingandbirdwatchingalongwithanexten-sivepaddlingtrail.GoogleMustangIslandStateParkPadreIslandNationalSeashoreisthenativeislandexperienceinitsrawestormincludingthebestshoreshinginthecountryaboldstatementtobesurebutconsiderthatoneotheworldsstrongestoceancurrentstheGulfofMexicoLoopCurrententersthegulatMexicosYucatanPeninsulaandex-itsattheFloridaStraitsandmakesitssharpestturnalongtheNationalSeashore.Theresultisthatthegutordrop-ofbetweensandbarscanbeupto15eetdeepbetweentheshorelineandrstsandbaramongthedeepestintheworld.Inthosedeepestnear-shoregutsbigshareedonbyevenbiggershwhichmakesBigShellandLittleShellexceedinglypopularwithsharkhuntersandotherbiggamesher-men.Theparkboaststhatsome380speciesobirdshaloallthoseidentiedintheUnitedStateshavebeenspottedhereTheKempsRidleySeaTurtlehasmadeanamazingcomebackatPINSamajorU.S.nestinggroundthankstotheefortsoparkstafandvolunteers.ThroughtheseefortsPINShasbecomeoneothemoreimportantnestingsitesontheGulCoast.nps.govpais361949-8068ParksOferFirst-handMarineEducation 24TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15JBSGeRMANBAKeRyCAFeservesauthenticGer-mancuisineandantasticbakeddelicacieslikerealstrudelBavariancreampieandGermanbreadsandpastries.LocatedonacanalJBsofersawonderulwaterrontsettingandperectspottoenjoyagourmetcofeeanddeliciousbreakastorlunch.15137S.PadreIslandDr.ParkRd.22northofWhitecapBlvd.SNooPySPIeRislongestablishedasoneotheCoastalBendsmostamousandavoritediningestab-lishments.EnjoygreatGulseaoodhushpuppiesandhamburgersinaamilysettinginsideoronthelargewaterrontdeck.OutboatingDockatSnoopysgrabanawesomelunchanicecreamromScoopysnextdoorandheadbackoutonthewater.BreathtakingsunsetsoverLagunaMadre.OntheIntracoastalWaterwaysouthoftheJFKCausewayDoCSSeAFooDSTeAKSTheLagunaMadrewa-terrontisthesettingorthispopularislandeaterybarandeventvenue.Docsmenuisinspiredbytheavor-itesthatmakeCoastalBendseaoodamoustheworld-overincludingreshbayounderservedblackenedFlorentinewithawhitewinesaucecrab-stufedandevensautedounder.DocsislocatedonPadreIslandnexttotheJFKCausewayandofersoneotheareasmostpicturesquewaterrontdiningexperiencesOntheIntracoastalWaterwaysouthoftheJFKCausewayMIKeLMAySBeACHSIDeBARGRILLonBobHallPieratthePadreBalliParkonNorthPadreIsland.Thepublicpierisoneothemostpopularlocalspotsorshoreshingandsurnglastyearaworldrecordon-shorecatchandreleasebullsharkwascaughtonthepieraddingtoitslegend.MikelMaysisaullbarwiththebestbeachviewpossiblealongwithawesomeslidersshrimpoystersaribeyesubandmore.AtBobHallPierNuecesCountyPadreBalliBeachParkWaterfrontDiningonPadreIslandJBSGeRMANMIKeLMAyS TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1525NorthPadreMustangIslandsForluckyCoastalBendresidentsitseasytotakeorgrantedtheactthatwearesurroundedquiteliterallybysaltwater.AsideromtheGuloMexicoourbaysandestuariesprovidesomeveryertileshingwaterssomeothebestinthestateoTexaswhicharevirtuallyallaccessibletothepublic.SomeothebestFallshingspotsarelocatedonandonthewaytoNorthPadreandMustangIslands.ForeasyreferenceseeUpperLagunaMadreFishingMaponpage72.JFKCausewayThisistheoverwaterhighwayrommainlandCorpusChristiFlourBluftoNorthPadreIsland.TakethelowroadexitbeorethecurveatHumbleChannelwhichisstraddledbyCos-WayandRedDotbaitstandsbothwithshingpiersthatrunalongthechannelamajormigrationrouteorRedshSpeckledTroutandFlounder.ContinueonthelowsideothecausewaytowardtheislandoreasywadeshingaccesstoLagunaMadre.PackeryChannelFromPadreIslandturnnorthonHighway361towardPortAransas.YouwillseethePackeryChannelBridgeandeasyparkingareasonbothsidesothebridgethatprovidedirectac-cesstothisverybusyrouteormigratingshbetweentheGuloMexicoLagunaMadreandCorpusChristiBay.MustangIslandStateParkFarthernorthonHigh-way361youwillseestateparkstructuresontheoceansidebutyouwillalsoseeunpavedaccessroadsonthewestsideothehighwaywhichleadyoutoproductivewadeshingalongthebacksideotheislandinCorpusChristiBay.JustpulloverandstafshinDrivingontheBeachwithdignityDOStopbeforeenteringsofthighsandandplanyourrouteUsealowgearProceedatabrisksteadyspeedUseatboardsorevenseaweedunderyourtiresfortractionifyougetstuckRockyourvehicleoutofsandifyougetstuckDONTAssumeyourallwheeldrivevehicleperformslikea4-wheeldriveStopinhighsandlikeyouwouldinsnowGunyouracceleratorinanangryattempttogetunstuckCussCry 26TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15PortAransasPortAransastheTopTexasSpringBreakFamilyDestinationOverthecourseoadecaderomthemid-70stothemid-80sPortAransasbecameincreas-inglyknownastheSouthTexaspartycapitalorcollegestudentsandotheryoungadultsonSpringBreak.From1980orsoeachsuccessiveyearinPortAsawmorekidshalormoreromthelocalareapackingthebeachinlonglinesoparkedandmovingvehiclesandeachyearitseemedthescenebecamejustabitrowdierandteeteringontheedgeochaos.In1986thePortAransasSpringBreakpartyscenereacheditsboilingpointwhenaminorcaraccidentonthebeachescalatedintoaull-edgedalcohol-ueledriotcompletewithburningcarsandbathroomstructureshundredsopoliceandevenaCoastGuardcutterpositionedcloseofshorepresumablyincasesomeonedecidedtoswimorit.AtertheGreatRioto86townleadersmadethedecisionthatPortAransaswouldnolongerpromoteitselasaSpringBreakpartydestinationandthehotelsandcondominiumswouldenorcestricterrental TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1527PortAransasEventsSaturdayFebruary28thRotaryClubShrimpBoilThishighlyanticipatedannualeventgetsbiggereveryyear.EnjoyanoldashionedCajunstyleshrimpboilcompletewithdessertorjust20withproceedsbenet-tingthegoodworkdoneinthecommunitybythePortAransasRotaryClub.BeerandwinecashbardoorprizesChineseauctionandmusicbytheMedicareBand.TicketsavailableatValueBankAmericanBankBilmoresandFamilyCenterIGA.PortAransasCivicCenter710W.AvenueA361749-6614policiestodiscouragetheunder-25clientele.Thetownem-barkeduponmarketingcampaignsdirectedtothesamekindsoamilieswhovisitedduringthesummermonthsandwhowerepurchasingvacationshomesandcondo-miniumsthelionsshareowhomlivedinSanAntonioandAustin.ThisturninstrategyendedupbeingoneothebestdecisionsevermadeonbehaloPortAwhichtooktheopportunitytobroadcastitscompetitiveadvantagescom-paredtotheotherTexascoastaldestinationscloserthanSouthPadreandcleanerthanGalveston.SpringvisitorstoPortAransasenjoythesamegreatac-tivitiesthatareenjoyedinsummertimewithaewprosandcons.Temperaturesobviouslyarecoolerusuallyinthelowtomid-80sbutspringweathercanbeunpredictable.Of-shoreshinginthespringtendstobeabitlesshospitablethaninshoreatsandbayshingwiththebonusoactivemigrationsoounderredshandothergamespeciesinthespring.WhatstrueduringSpringBreakiswhatyoundinPortAtherestotheyearbeautifulcleanbeachesgreatrestaurantsandattractionsawelcomingvillagesettingandthefriendliestpeopleontheTexasCoastFridayMarch6thandFridayApril3rdFirstFridayArtReceptionMonthlycelebrationoislandarteaturesdozensoartistvendorslivemusicwonderuloodandawonderulevening.PortAransasArtCenter323N.AlisterSt.SaturdayMarch7thPortAransasMuseumAnnualFundraisingDinnerEnjoyaneveningoungreatoodandappreciationortheislandanditsrichhistory.Bornasaranchingandshingout-postthetownoTarponTexashasdevelopedintooneothemostpopulartouristdestinationsontheGulCoastacenterohomelandsecurityen-orcementamagnetoroceanographicresearch-ersromtheacrosstheworldandclose-knitvillagecommunityknownorgreatschoolsandcaringneighbors.BenettingthePortAransasPreservationandHistoricalSocietyandcelebratingthe100yearanniversaryoFarleyBoatWorks.PortAransasCommunityCenter408N.AlisterSt.361215-3498portaransasmuseum.org 28TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15NovacationtotheCoastalBendiscompletewithoutgettingyourtimeonthewateranduniqueadventuresareaboundincludepiratesdolphinsjetskisandevensailingyachts.WoodysSportsCenterlocatedonthePortAransasMarinaishometoavarietyowaterborneadventuresinadditiontoshingthemostpopularowhichareitsDolphinWatchNatureTours.ThewatersotheCoastalBendarehometothousandsobottlenosedolphinsthatseemtondgreatuntravelinginthewakesoboatsandships.DolphinWatchtakesyouupclosetothesemagnicentanimalsintheirnaturalenvironment.136W.CotterAve.361749-5252woodysonline.comEspeciallyduringthespringandsummermonthsdolphinexcursionshavebeenknowntocomeundermockattackbywatergun-wieldingpiratesaboardasecondboat.Luckilythesearetraditionaltheatricalpiratesandnotthosethathavemadesomuchnewsinrecentyears.Thissuper-unadventureisidealorgroupsoallagesParadiseJetSkiRentalsoperatesduringthespringandsummermonthsatWoodyssevendaysaweekrom900a.m.toduskandofersthree-seater1200hpYamahaJetSkis.361749-6904.StrayCatSailingAdventuresofersbayandgulexcursionsona32Sailingcatamaran.Petriendly.361416-0054straycatsailingadventures.comRedDragonPirateCruisesembarksonitsrstyearinPortAransasandpromisestooferanewone-o-a-kindadventure.Thenewlyconstructedshipeaturesacrewopirateswholeadeagerguestsoncruisesinthechannelsandnearbybays.361749-2469reddragonpiratecruises.comFunontheWaterinPortAransas 30TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15TerrifcShoreFishingPortAransasWhilePortAisknownacrossthecountryoritsbountiulofshoregameshingonshoreshingisamongthebestontheTexascoastaswell.SurshingisocourseaccessibleromalmostanywhereonthebeachbutismorepracticalintheearlymorningsbeorethebeachcrowdsarriveduringabusyperiodlikeSpringBreak.HoraceCaldwellPierislocatedonthePortAransasbeachattheI.B.MageeNuecesCountyParkandextends1200eetintogulwaters.Thepieracilityincludesacaeandbaitshopandisaspopularwithsurersasitiswithshermenwhopullinredshdrumsharkandavarietyoothernativespecies.ThePortAransasJettiesormtheunderwaterstructurethatcreatestheshipchannelwhichrunsbetweenthem.ThesouthjettyislocatedinPortAatthenorthendothebeach.ThenorthjettyislocatedonSt.JosephIslandSt.Joswhichisaccessibleviatheprivately-runJettyBoatoperatingromFishermansWharf.Bothjettiesoferreeaccesstotheuniquerockyunderwaterhabitatthatishometoauniquevarietyosh.TheUniversityofTexasMarineScienceInstituteUTMSIistheoldestandmostsignicantmarineresearchacilityontheGulCoastestablishedinabeachsidecabinin1941.TheacilityhasexcelledovertheyearsincountlessmarineresearchprojectsthathaveimpactedindustriesincludingoilandgasexplorationshippingandmaricultureandhaveinuencedU.S.andinternationalmarinepollu-tionandconservationlaws.UTMSIwelcomesvisitorsdailywhereselguidedtoursandeducationalmoviesareamongtheattractionsoferedinthevisitorscenter.SevenaquaticdisplaysdepictTexascoastalhabitatsandtheorganismsthatliveinthemincludingSpartinablackmangrovemarshoysterreeopenbaybottomrockjettyandofshorearticialrees.Otherdisplaysinthemainbuildinghighlightcurrentandpastresearchprojectsandeaturerepresentativespecimensandpho-tographsolocalplantsandanimals.630E.CotterAve.www.utmsi.utexas.eduMarineScienceInstitute 32TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15GolfcartsthebigthinginPortAransasYoucanownanddriveoneotheseunopenairlittlevehiclesonthestreetsoPortAransasalthoughyouaremorelikelytorentoneromoneothemanygolcartbusinessesintown.AllroadrulesapplytotheoperationogolcartsinPortAincludingDWIandopencontainerlaws.Theymaybedrivenonthebeachandoncitystreetswithspeedlimitsunder35mphwhichprettymuchcoverstheentiretown.CartsmaynotbedrivenonSouthAlisterTX-361southoAvenueGanddriversmustpulltothesidewhensaetoallowastervehiclestopass.InallthecartsareagreatwaytoenjoyPortAPortApubsandtavernshoppinthisSpringItsbeensaidbeorebylocalsandregulartouriststhatPortAransasisadrinkingtownwithashinghabit.EveryseasonisareasontocelebrateinPortAandthetownswateringholesaretypicallyimmersedinestivitiesandmerrymaking.Sharkeys2600StateHwy361PortACoastClub1007StateHwy361BerniesBeachHouse730TroutSt.BackPorchBar132W.CotterTheGaf323BeachSt.AGreatCommunityParkThepeopleoPortAransasshouldbecommendedormakingthechoicetoinvestinarstclasscommunityparkthatofersyear-roundactivitiesoreverymemberotheamilyeventheour-leggedonesThe10000squareootSkateParkwasproessionallydesignedtoprovideaunexperienceorskatersoallagesandskilllevels.Featuresincludegapsatshubbasandgrindsallpopularskaterlingoplusasevenootkindeyshapedbowl.TheparksbeautiulPublicSwimmingPoolisopendailyduringthesummerandweekendsduringotherwarmweathertimesotheyearandofersawonderulamilyriendlyatmospherecompletewithcertiedlieguards.TheBaseballandSotballFieldsatthecommunityparkarenewlyconstructedandwellmaintainedandoferaplacetoplayorLittleLeaguehighschoolandprivateleaguegames.AoneacreDogParkisopenduringdaylighthoursandprovidestwoseparateca-nineplaygroundsoneorlargedogsandoneorthelittleguys.InstalledtoyswaterstationsandwastepickupstationsprovidedaswellasreplugsromthePAVFD.TakeCutOfRd.toRossAve.toClarkParkwayseemappage26 34TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15THEPORTARANSASMUSEUMisaworthytestamenttooneothemosthistoricallysignicantcommunitiesontheTexasGulCoastwhichwasestablishedasacattleandsheepranchingsettlementinthe1850s.Duringthesameperiodsteam-shipservicewascommissionedbetweenSandPointasthetownwasthencalledandNewOrleansnecessitatingtheconstructionotheAransasPassLighthouseonSt.JosephsIsland.TheTarponInnopeneditsdoorsinthe1880sandbecamethecenterolocalsportshingactivity.TheInnandPortAwelcomeditsmostamousanglerin1937whenPresidentFranklinD.RooseveltcaughttarponromaFarleyboatpicturedabovealthoughitissaidheactuallystayedonthepresidentialyachtandnotattheTarponInn.Themuseumishometolocalartiactsandover12000historicalphotostellingtherichhistoryoPortAransas.361749-3800N.AlisterBrundrettSt.portaransasmuseum.orgPALMILLABEACHGOLFCLUBisamongtheveryewtrulyauthenticScot-tish-stylelinkscoursesintheUnitedStates.ThenaturalcoastalterrainwhicheaturesanoceanbeachandsanddunesollowedbynativeislandvegetationonwhichthecourseisbuiltarerequiredeaturesothelinkscourseandarealloundonMustangIsland.TheArnoldPalmerSignatureDesigncourseisthegolnglegendsveryrstocean-sidedesignandoneinwhichPalmerplacedspecialattentionandoversight.Theresultisachallengingchampionshipexperiencetherequiresplayerstonegoti-atenarrowrollingairwaysimposinggreensandstackedsetsobunkersinthelinkstradition.Fivesetsoteesareoferedoravarietyoskilllevels.361749-4653265PalmIslandDr.palmillabeach.comPortAransas 36TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15AverycoolridebutonetoavoidSadlyeveryyearintheCoastalBendapreciousewoourmillionsobeachgoingvisitorsallvictimtotheverynaturalelementsthatgiveusthewonderulbeautyandenjoymentwefndonourgulbeaches.ButwhileHollywoodflmsandsuburbanlegendswouldleadonetobelievethatthegreatestdangersyoumightencounteratthebeacharesharksocoursestingraysjellyfsherrantsurboardsbirdsopreyoranynumberoperilousunknownsotheseaitisinacttheripcurrentthatpresentsthegreatestdangertobathersandsurersoallagessizesandathleticprowess.Pleasetakeaewminutestounderstandthedangeroripcurrentshowtoidentiythemandhowtoavoidandescapethem.CourtesyoTheWeatherChannelandwww.weather.com.Aripcurrentisanarrowzonetypically3to20yardswideoast-owingwater1-3mphsometimesastermovingromshoretojustbeyondthebreaker-zone.Ripcurrentsarealwayspresentwhenwavesbreakonabeach.Waveheightwaveperiodthetimeinter-valbetweensuccessivewavesbreakerangletothebeachman-madeobstaclespiersandjettiesandlocaldeeperchan-nelsinthesurzoneallcontributetoripcurrents.Ripcurrentsarestrongerandextendtodeeperwaterasbreakingwaveheightsincrease.Butorweakswimmersorthosewhocannotswimwaveshighenoughtobreakinwaterovertheirheadsapproximately6eetordeeperaresucienttocauseaperson6eetorshortertodrown.Thatwaveheightcanbeaslowas4eetRipcurrentsbeginatthesand-waterlineandextendthroughthesurzonetheycancapturepeopleinveryshallowwateranddragthemtodeeperwater.Fortunate-lymostpeopleareabletowalkoutoaripcurrentwhenwateriskneedeeporshallower.Butwaistdeeporhigherwatercanpreventapersonromwalkingaway.IfyougetcaughtinaripcurrentRemaincalmtoconserveenergyandthinkclearly.Neverghtthecurrent.Thinkoitlikeatreadmillthatcannotbeturnedofowhichyouneedtosteptotheside.Swimoutothecurrentinadirec-tionollowingtheshoreline.Whenoutothecurrentswimatanangleawayromthecurrenttowardshore.Iyouareunabletoswimoutotheripcurrentoatorcalmlytreadwater.Whenoutothecurrentswimtowardsshore.Iyouarestillunabletoreachshoredrawattentiontoyourselbywavingyourarmandyellingorhelp. TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1537CheckouttheseuniqueretailerstondtheperfectitemforyournewvacationdigsoramementoofyourtimeinourLittleSliceofParadise.AManisatrulyamazingndthatwouldstandoutinanymajorcityinthecountryoritsabundanceandhigh-qualityoartandurnitureimportsromMexico.ThestoresownertravelstoMexicoregularlyseekingthemostuniqueandwell-madeitemscreatedbylocalcratsmenandartisansandbringsthemtoPortAorherluckycustomers.1726StateHw361361749-1828FishTalesNauticalButiqueofersawonderulselec-tionoislandapparelormenwomenandchildrenarthomeaccessorieskitchenwarecandlesglassjewelryhandbagsandmore.AmongtheshopsmostpopularitemsarePembrokewomensswimwearandRumReg-gaemensshirts.345N.AlisterSt.inoldTwnCenter361749-4733FlItPrtAistheonlyshopoitskindsouthoSanAntonioandiswhereyouwillndtheullarrayokitesromtraditionaltoultra-modernhighperormanceplusselyingandboxkites.AirSwimmersdartsandaccessorieswindsockstraditionaltoysandgames.405W.AvenueG361749-4190PrtAGlassStudiArtGallerhasbroughtthismostpopularcoastalartormtotheislandthankstoartistSheriHargrovewhopersonallycreatesglassartinthestudioandofersinstructiontoaspiringartists.600CutOfRoad7361749-6358portaglass.comChillasGiftShpofersawideselectionohomegar-denandpatiodecorincludingTalaverapotteryomanysizesandstyles.YouwillalsondcandlesseasonalitemsjewelryandMinnetonkaootwear.2119StateHwy361361749-2653chillasporta.comSilverKingJewelershasbecomesomethingoahid-dengemsotospeakinPortAorshopperslookingoruniquejewelrystylesthelatestdesignsrompopularsilverartisanstheworld-overandevenengagementringsetseaturingbrilliantman-madediamonds.210N.Alister361749-5464thesilverkingjewelry.comPortAhometouniqueshopsandgalleriesFLyITPoRTA 40TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15corpuschristiAkaDowntownThispopulardowntownsushibarisexperiencinganinjectiononewenergyandcreativityexpandingontherestaurantstraditionohighqualityandtrulyauthenticAsiancooking.WhileanumberonewrollshavebeenaddedtoAkasalreadyterricselectiontherealevolutionisaresponsetocustomersrequestsordelicacieslikelivescallopsreshToroattytunaandgiantclams.AnewspecialtiesmenucarriesachicWestCoastinuenceandincludesitemslikeBabyOctopusCevichesearedesco-lartunaalbacoreandyellowtailsotshellcrabreshoystersuniandtheincreasinglypopularAvocadoBombstufedwithcrabandspicytuneandtoppedwithspicymayoandeelsauce.EnjoyJapanesemainstaysliketempuraTeriyakinoodlesandtheBentoboxbutbesuretotrytheChileanseabassorgrilledsalmononatleastonevisit415N.WaterSt.361882-8885HarrisonsLandingThecasualatmospherethatcomeswithlieonthewateriswhatyoullndatHar-risonsLandingwhichisactuallyayachtingcenterandmarinaboutiqueandbarandrestaurantallinoneEnjoycoldgulshrimpandarostymargaritawhiletakinginthebreathtakingsunsetoverCorpusChristismarinaandBayrontallwhiletoe-tappingtothesoundsoapopularlocalbeachband.HarrisonsofersadelicacyorjustaboutTeCoastalFoodListTypicalmealwbeverageunder1010-2020-3030AkaSushiCoastalFood 42TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15corpuschristianytasteshtacoswithavocadoandcilantrotoppedwithaspecialMexicansaucemakesoraperectlunchcolossalshrimpservedgrilledorriedinavarietyospecialbattersorenjoyaperectlygrilledreshshlet.YoumightloveHar-risonsLandingsomuchthatyoullndyourselbackthenexteveningorayachtrideorsunsetcruise.IndoordininginthebeautiulMarinaRoomnowopen.DontmissSundayChampagneBrunch108PeoplesStreetT-Head361881-8503harrisonslanding.netRailroadSeafoodStationBreweryWhenvisitingacoastaldestinationitisinevitablethatyouwillseekoutreshseaoodaspartoyourtrip.SouthTexasinparticularnotunlikeotherregionsotheSouthishometoaverydistinctstyleoseaoodthatwasormulatedalmost70yearsagoalongtheshoresoBafnBay.ThosespecialrecipesincludetheperectlyseasonedbatterusedorjumboriedshrimpandreshTexasoysterswhichareservedatRailroadSeaoodasdinnerplatesoramilystylethatistosaybythepound.Fishloverswillenjoythereshestsnappercatshdrumandounderpreparedriedbroiledorblackened.ThecheshereexpertlydabbleinmoredistantavorslikeCajunSnapperPontchartrainandPolynesianColossalCoconutShrimpwhichcouldbeoneotheverybestshrimpdishesintheCoastalBend.Youwillalsondoneothebestham-burgersintownhere.HomebrewedbeerintheadjacentHobrauBarwhichisbigenoughorprivateparties.1214N.ChaparralSt.361883-6200railroadseafood.comYOPhillyCheeseSteaksWhilePhiladelphiastwomostamouscheesesteakshopshaveoughtordecadesoverwhosbesttheresnoquestionswhatsoeverwhereyouwillndthebestmostauthenticPhillyCheeseSteaksandwichintheCoastalBendandthatisYOonNorthBeach.ThetruePhillysandwichstartswithaheapothincutsteaksautedwithonionsandmushroomsandtoppedwithmeltingProvolonecheese.YOishometodeliciousburgersalongwithgreatsausagesandwichesrealItalianhoagiesandmoremadewithspecialtymeatsandcheesesromPhilly.YOalsoservesuphotdogsroastporkandbeeandterricpizzas.YOssecondlocationrecentlyopenedatS.AlamedaandDoddridgeinMidtownCorpusChristi.3314SurfsidBlvd.nNrthBeach361452-87503735S.AlamedaSt.atDoddridge361452-6901HARRISoNSLANDINGRAILRoADSeAFooDSTATIoNTHeBeASTPHILLyCHeeSeSTeAKyo 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46TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15corpuschristiVietnamRestaurantCorpusChrististruenediningestablishmentishometoclassicusioncuisineborninFrench-inuencedVietnameaturingrecipesserveddecadesagointheancestraleateryothisrestaurantsowners.AlthoughyouwillndantasticPhoatVietnamRestaurantdinersreturnagainandagaintoenjoythenestcreativecookingthatincludesChateaubriandChileanSeaBassinaWhiteTrueSauceHalvedandRoastedChickenandDuckGrilledEggplantinFishSauceandmemorableusioncreationslikeBlackPepperFriedJumboGulShrimpandaRedshinMushroomCreamSauce.VegetariansnddelectableoptionsatVietnamRestaurantincludingPepperFriedBroccoliCrispySweetandSourTouplustheexceedinglypopularVegetarianDelightplatter.EacheveningCheLamofersorthof-menueaturesthatareotenseasonalinnatureandwhichalwaysdazzledinerswithrichavorandspectacularpresentation.VietnamRestaurantsdessertmenuisequallyimpressiveandtouchesalltheclassicslikeCremeBruleehomemadecheesecakeChocolateMousseandsomuchmore.ExpectthenestserviceinCorpusChristideliveredbyaproessionalknowledgeablestaf.701N.WaterSt.DowntownCorpusChristi361852-2682vietnam-restaurant.comFINeDININGvIeTNAMPier99SomeothebestseaoodsandwichesandhamburgersintheCoastalBendcanbeoundatPier99locatedonCorpusChristiBeachbetweentheU.S.S.LexingtonandTexasStateAquarium.ThisplaceisallaboutwaterrontdiningwiththebiggestdiningpatiobuiltoverwaterintheareaandtheuniqueviewsodowntownandthebayoferedromhistoricNorthBeach.Pier99eaturesahugediversemenuwithsomethingoreveryoneseaoodloverornotincludingawesomedessertslikeKeyLimepieandpeachcobbler.LivecountrymusicbeachrockandBlueslivenupthescenemosteveningsandallweekendsoverthesummer.2822N.ShorlinBld.onNorthBeach361887-0764pier99restaurant.comPIeR99 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50TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CoastalFoodcorpuschristiLagunaReefLocalsdiscoveredthisFlourBluseaoodhouseshortlyateritopenedbutitsremotelocationhaskeptitsome-thingoahiddengemormostvisitorstotheCoastalBendexceptorshermenheadingintothewatersoUpperLagunaMadreandBafnBay.LagunaReeislocatedatBlusLandingMarinaonthearsouthernendoLagunaShoresRoadandhasearnedareputationasahomeocu-linarycreativityandskillwiththetenderbountyothesea.ForthisoodsnobcrabcakesandwholeoundereachservedasoccasionalspecialsatLagunaReearetherealtestorseaoodcookingbecausethecheisdealingwithproductsthatullytakeonthespicesandavorstowhichtheyareexposednottomentionthecomplexcleaningandpreparationworkinvolved.Highqualitystandardsperme-atetoallrecipesonthemenuwhichincludesjustabouteveryimaginableincarnationogrilledbroiledandriedseaoodmanywithaCajuntouch.EnjoywaterrontdiningontheLagunaMadreullbarLagunaReewillcookyourreshlycaughtandcleanedshlets.4242LagunaShrsRd.BlufsLandingMarina361937-2600DowntownGrillFordecadesclassicCorpusChristicookingincludedbigjuicysteaksreshbeautiullypreparedshandocoursethebestriedjumboGulshrimpthatyoucanndany-whereitseemsintheworld.DowntownGrillistheoneCorpusChristiestablishmentwhereyouwillndthisgreatcookingeverydayotheweekservedinaclassicsettingthatbringsbacknothingbutgreatmemories.ThepastaandGreekdishesyouwillndhereareantasticandDowntownGrillsseaoodselectionissecondtononeinthecityromCajunCatshtoGrilledSwordshthemanyop-tionswillbringyoubackagainandagain.Enjoyhomemadedessertsclearlymadetoimpress.Fullbar.622N.WaterSt.361883-4745downtowngrillcc.comVinoMioSocialClubWineryInourongoingquesttodiscoverthenewestandmostuniqueCoastalBendhangoutsVinoMioinMidtownCorpusChristimaybeourgreatestrecentnd.ThisisthecitysrstdedicatedwinebarwithasignicantdierenceoverjustaboutanysuchestablishmentVinoMiomakesitsownwineandhasdevelopedawidevarietyoredswhitesandspecialitiesincludingyourmerlotyourcabernetchardonnaypinotgriogiosincludingaterriccranberry-inusedandevenports.ButwhatwillstrikeyouaboutVinoMiobeoreyoutakeyourrstsipisthecooler-than-coolerloungescenecreatedintoitsdecorthelightingtherichleathersoasandbackgroundtracksoSwingJazzandLAGUNAReeFDoWNToWNGRILL 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56TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CoastalFoodanewdelightulplaceiyouvenot.OwnersJuerginandBrigitteexhibittheirloveoooddailythroughthehardworkandprecisionwithwhichtheydeliverculinaryblisstotheirluckycustomers.15137S.PadrIslandDr.nNrthPadrIsland361949-54746062HollyRd.361947-6662jbsgermanbakery.comIslandJoesThiswelcomeadditiontothePadreIslandoodsceneopenedrecentlyattheBoardwalkCenterjustovertheJFKBridge.ThiswarmlydecoratedespressobasedcoeeshopshowcasesphotographybyBryanTumlinsonseveralitemsowhichareavailableorsale.Theownershavecreatedacoolplaceorisland-ersandvisitorstorelaxandenjoyahotorcoldbever-ageandapastryinaninvitingamilyriendlysetting.IslandJoeswillhostlivemusiconweekendsopen-micnightsgameandmovienightsstartingthisall.ApercentageoIslandJoessalesgoestowardhungerrelieprogramswhichtheownersoperateintheDo-minicanRepublic.13919S.PadrIslandDr.nPadrIsland361867-1276facebook.comislandjoesccBrooklynPieCo.ForNewYorkerspizzacanbesomethingoareli-giontheresonewaytodoitandonlyoneplacewhereyoucangetit.ThestyleopizzaisthinandcrispythetestoauthenticityhastodowitholdingyoursliceanditnotdroopingandwhenNewYorkstylepizzaissoldbythesliceitsaGIANTslicethateasilysufcesasoneslunch.ThisiswhatyoundatBrooklynPieCo.aconceptthatwasperectedinAustinandthatopenedonNorthPadreIslandlatelastyear.NewYorkerssaythatthepizzahereisasclosetowhatyoundintheBigAppleandlocalsarecatchingontotheavorandqualitythatisachievedbyusingthereshesthighqualityingredientsandbymak-ingdoughandsaucesromscratcheveryday.BuildyourownpizzastatingwithtraditionalItalianredorbasilsauceorchooseothemanyspecialtypiesyouwillndincludingtheMargheritatheMeatLoverstwovarietiesoHawaiianvegetariantheclassicNewYorktheLagunawithartichokeheartswhitecheddarcheeseandspinachandmanymore.EnjoyterricBualowingsandreshsalads.DelivertoPadreIslandandFlourBlu.15326S.PadrIslandDr.nPadrIsland361949-1100brooklynpie.compadrepadreislandTHeFRo-JoeISLANDJoeS TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1557padreislandGoURMeTBURGeRSANDexoTICSATTexASMeSqUITeBBqGRILLTexasMesquiteBBQGrillPadreIslandssinglebarbecuejointrecentlycameunderthenewownershipotwoveteransoCorpusChristisrestaurantindustrymanagerDebraFosterandcheandpitmasterOrlandoQuintanilla.Bythesummerislandvisitorsandresidentswereenjoyinganewmenuthatnotonlytookthequalityotheres-taurantsTexasbarbecuetonewheightsbutalsoin-troducedanewlayerogourmetcuisinetotheisland.QuintanillalearnedtoappreciaterealSouthTexascookinggrowingupontheKingRanchandateryearsintheoilindustryworkedorreeunderseveralotheCoastalBendsmostrespectedrestaurateursinwhatbecameahands-onculinaryeducation.HisskilltranslatesintothedelicioustenderandperectlypreparedbrisketribssausagechickenturkeyandpulledporkthatyourndatTexasMesquite.Every-thinghereishomemadeincludingrubsandsaucesthatcontainthemosttasteulandnaturalingredientslikehand-selectedpeppersandspices.Thegourmetburgersareantasticandthisisoneotheeweater-ieswhereyoundexoticmeatslikeelkbisongoatandevenkangaroo14457S.PadrIslandDr.361949-0065texasmesquitebbq.comBlackSheepBistroTheadditionoBlackSheepBistrototheNorthPadrediningscenehaspleasedlocalsandvacationersalikewithadiversemenuoverywell-preparedlargelyItal-ian-inuencedculinarycreations.Theshortbutsweetappetizermenuincludescrabnachossautedmus-selsgrilledjumboshrimpandjumbolumpcrabcakes.Thebistroexcelswithbeeoferingsowhichincludea14oz.bone-inribeyea12oz.peppercornNewYorkstripatender8oz.lettoppedwithcaramelizedon-ionsandGorgonzolabutterandevenanultra-primeAkaushibeeburgertoppedwithmozzarella.HighoctanecreativityshowsthroughatBlackSheepBistrowithitsgrilledmahimahipairedwithablood-orangeburblancsauceJamaicanstylejerkshrimpplusavarietyouniquepastaselections.Werecommendaddingsautedlumpcrabdemiglacemushroomsauceoroneoavarietyosideitemstoyourentree.15201S.PadreIslandDr.361949-4819blacksheepbistro.com 58TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15portaransasDragonfyCuracaoBluesThisFrench-ownedandoperatedislandbistroishometothemostinternationalmenuintheCoastalBendwithullyauthenticdishesromEuropeandLatinAmerica.DragonysWorldTourbyLandsideotheirmenuincludesFrench-styleletmignonintarragonsaucelambmeatloaandhealthyMediterraneanchickenplusawonderulItalianbeelasagna.TheWorldTourbySeasideofersdeliciousAmericancrabcakesaFrench-inspiredcrustedshandgrilledshrimpplateseaood-stufedcannelloniromItalyshtacosromHawaiiandasavorygrilledshrimpskewerwithcoconutsambalsaucealaMalaysia.CuracaoBluesnextdooristheislandsrsttapasbarwhichofersalaid-backplacetorelaxandenjoySpanish-styledelicaciesandwonderulwinesandcocktailsliketheirsignatureblackberrymojitohomemadewatermelonmartinisandisland-avoritesangria.14701S.PadreIslandDr.361949-2224dragonfycuracao.comCostaSurMonthsoanticipationcametoanendin2013whenCostaSuropenedonNorthPadreIsland.SmallbandsoansoislandcheNickMackrizzwhomadehisnamerunningthecoldoodcounteratIslandMail-n-MorehaveockedtoCostaSurtoseetheirmaninactionatthehelmoaully-equippedkitchen.CheNickhasbeenreedtoexhisculinarymuscleincreatingadiversemenuinspiredbyhisnativePeruthatincludesshtacosPeruvianstyleriedriceandlomeinsautedchickenbreastandtenderloinsearedorriedreshshothedayandocoursetheone-o-a-kindPeruvianCevichethatmadehimamousontheislandThiscevicheisanexperiencethatwillchangehowyouthinkaboutshandmaybehowyouthinkaboutyourentiredailydiet.Itsthatgoodandgoodoryou.CostaSurrecentlyunveiledtheirgreatlyexpandedspacewhichaddedanewcocktailbaranewcevichebarandtripledthesizeotheiroriginalspace.15113S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland361945-1989padreislandMobyDicksOneothemostpopularandbusiestestablishmentsontheislandandorgoodreason.SomeothebestseaoodintownisagoodstartwhichincludesoystersservedrawMexicaliandRockeeller.ThecatchothedayispreppedhowyoulikeitandyoullndTexascutsteaksonthemenutraditionalseaoodservedgrilledriedandevenHawaiianstyleandwithoutadoubtlocalsknowMobyDicksisoneothebestbreakasthousesaround.517SouthAlisterSt.361749-9447mobydicksporta.comIslandCaeThisisoneothosebest-keptsecretsheldbyPortAlocalsasaplaceoroutstand-ingoodatadecentpriceanydayotheweek.ItshardtobeatbreakastatIslandCaewhicheaturesallthemostpopularitemsbutispreparedlikeyourbestLoMASALTADAATCoSTASUR TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1559CoastalFoodriendmadeitoryou.Dontbeshockedtondborder-linegourmetcookingatthisplaceaswellalongwiththeworkoanobviouslyskilledpitmaster.FishandchipsatIslandCaeisacrowdavoriteaswellascomortoodsthatwillgiveyourdaythatsweetsotlanding.301S.AlisterSt.361749-1741IriesIslandFoodThewaveoche-ownedgourmetrestaurantsinPortAransasisquicklyestablishingtheislandvillageasoneothetopdiningdestinationsinthestateoTexasandtheadditionoIriesisarealstepinthatdirection.TransplantedAustinCheMartinFranneahasassembledawonderullunchmenuthateaturesgarlicandgingerKahuka-styleshrimpchickenandbeeAsian-inspiredTreasureBeestriploinmarinatedinabrownsugarandchilesoysauceandyourchoiceoriedrice.IriestacoswilltwistyourdenitionodeliciouswithoveradozenvarietiesromsimplebeanandcheesetobeeshshrimpriedoysterTexasbeeandevenromtimetotimeMainelobsterTothedelightoislandersandre-quentvisitorsalikeIriesstartedopeningordinnerthisyear.503N.AlisterSt.361749-2310iriesislandfood.comKodysRestaurantBarTimeandtimeagainrecommendedbyhoteldeskclerksasoferingupsomeothebestcookinginPortA.Youllndgreatseaoodincludinghugejumboshrimpreshshanddailyspecialsrangingromchickenriedsteaktopotroast.Wednesdayall-you-caneatriedshrimpselectweeksotheyear.2034StatHwyTx-361361749-8226PortAransasBrewingCompanyHavingearneditsspotonthegourmandslistortheirawesomehamburgersTexasMonthlyTop50ListPortABrewingCo.continuestobuilditsbaseoansogreathomemadeoodandmicrobrewedbeer.Trytheantas-ticwingsandendlessvarietiesogourmetpizzawingsandshandshrimppoboys.429N.AlistrStrt361749-2739portabrewing.comJaysSeafoodSpaghettiWorksFor36yearsJayshasedlocalsandtouristsalikegooddown-homeItalianoodandreshislandseaoodataairpriceandinadomesettingyourkidswouldneverorget.Aterdecadesohardworkanddevotiontothecom-munitythenewSeaoodSpaghettiWorksopenedinportaransasISLANDCAFeSToPHeRBURGeRPoRTABReWINGCo. 60TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15portaransasacustom-builtbrandnewbuildingjusthalaminutenorthoitsoldlocationatthecorneroAlisterStreetHwy361andAvenueG.ThebeautiulnewbuildingprovidesamagnicentsettingtoenjoyagreattimeandterricmealandlikesomanythousandsoJayspatronsyouwillbecomeloyalregulars.910TXHwy361361749-4422StingraysTaphouseGrillOnthesuraceStingraysisarst-classopenairsportsbarcompletewithalmosttwodozenhigh-denitionTVspooltablesanddozensobeersontapandbottledbutwisepatronsaretheoneswhoshowuphungry.Beyondbeingagreatbaronethatisdog-riendlynonethelessStingraysiseasilyoneothebestdiningestablishmentsontheislandandintheentireCoastalBendorthatmatter.StartwiththebestpizzaweveoundonMustangIslandbakedinanauthenticbrickpizzaoventhekindooodyoudex-pecttondinasportsbarplusgourmethamburgersincludingthehousesignatureMakersMarkBurger.Stingraysmenutakesamoreseriousturnwhenyouseethehandcutribeyeandlettheperectlypre-paredAhiTunaSteakandtheverypopularTequila-LimeShrimp.All-you-can-eat-RibsThursdaysstartSeptember4thwiththeNFLseasonopener.401BeachSt.361749-2287stingraystaphouse.comSTINGRAySTAPHoUSeGRILLLaBaratariaCheownerLezlieKeeblerhasorouryearsbeendelightingguestswithanelegantusionoAmericancuisinewithFrenchandCajuninuences.LaBara-tariasContinentalmenuthatincludesescargotchopsandprimesteaksandavarietyoseaoodincludingMahiMahisashimigradeAhitunaandimpeccablypreparedcrabcakesandequallydeliciouslobstercakesplusterricgourmetpizzas.Enjoyanextensivewinelist.ChampagneBrunchnowoferedSundaystartingatnoon.AndthebigbonusGreatservice.3500IslandMooringsPkwy.361749-2212labaratariarestaurantwinebar.comGiggitysRestaurantBarGiggitysollowsinthetraditionothegreatmealinagreatbarwhichiseasytondinjustaboutanycoastaltownintheeastorwestotheUnited TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1561portaransasStatesbutisnotsomuchthecaseinTexas.Patronsarepleasantlysurprisedtondamenuthatgoeswellbeyondtheexpectationsobaroodthisissomeseriouscookinganditseasytoseetheeforttheownerandchehaveputintoit.EnjoyatrulygourmetMediterraneanSeaoodLinguinimadewithreshmusselsandjumboGulshrimp.Thosesameshrimpndtheirwayintoanumberomenuitemsmostnotablyalongsideasushi-gradeYellownTunasteakortheperectlypreparedUSDAPrimeTexasri-beye.Howeverbaroodansshouldnotretasyoullndawesomechorizocheeseriesterrichamburg-ersincludingaKobebeeburgerandmuchmoreonGiggitysmenu.Livemusiceverynightotheweek.722TarponSt.361749-3663TroutStreetBarGrillOneothemostpopularrestaurantsintheCoastalBendgotthatwaybynotonlyoferingthemostperectwaterrontsettingbutwithtrulyterricood.SeaoodcreationsherearetopnotchstartingwithsomeothebestCajungumboyouwillevereat.Freshsharrivesdailyandnothingstartsoutrozenincludingwild-caughtGulshrimpthatmakesorwonderulsaladsandshrimpcocktailgrilledpreparedwithpastaandocourseasthemainattractionasriedjumboGulshrimp.Youwillalsoenjoyhandcutsteaksperectlypreparedalongwithterricburgersandsandwichesgrilledquailandevenchickenriedsteak.TroutStreetislocatedrightonthePortAransasMarinaanddiningbothindoorandontheoutsidedeckareavailable.104W.Cotter361749-7800tsbag.comTRoUTSTReeTBARGRILLVenetianHotPlateMustangIslandersandvisitorsalikeocktothisPortAinstitutionorthebestgourmetItaliancuisineincludingawidearrayoseaoodpastadishesantasticsteaksandterricsalads.AntipastiselectionherearetrueandauthentictothetastesoItalyandincludeMistoMareacombinationoshrimpscal-lopsmusselsandclamsinawhitewinesauceandaantasticCrabCrostiniusingjumbolumpcrabmeatsautedinbrownbutterlemonandsage.TrythepannedsearedGulshrimportheantasticspinachstufedchickenbreast.Freshshandotherspecial-tiesoferednightly.222BeachAve.361749-7617venetianhotplate.com 62TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15OceansofSeafoodThisshmarketoalmost40yearsinPortAransastookthebigstepacoupleoyearsagoandopenedaseaoodrestaurantlargelybasedonthelargecol-lectionoSouthernseaoodrecipespublishedasabookbytheownersmotherdecadesago.Theculinaryresultisawonderulselectionoreshsimplebutper-ectlypreparedriedshshrimpandoystersgrilledsnapperblackenedtunastuedcrabandcrabcakesaswellastheverypopularLouisianashrimpboilwithcornpotatoesandAdouillesausage.TheatmosphereatOceansoSeaoodisgenuineTexasshhousewithcolorulshingmemorabiliaonthewallsanddozensowindchimeshangingromtheceilingalmostallorsale.Thegreatseaoodqualityyoundheremaybeexceededonlybytheterricvalueasnoplateontheregularmenuispricedabove18.165W.CotterAve.361749-4994portaransasEATSAgreatdaystartswithagreatbreakastandtakesowithanevenbetterlunchbothowhichyouwillndatthisartisancaeandbakerytuckedawayrightoN.AlisterSt.atWhite.Allothewonderulmufnscinnamonrollsandotherpastriesarebakedheredailyalongwithbreadandcroissantsoramazingsand-wicheslikechickensaladBLTsandtheClub.Enjoyaullselectionohomemadebreakastitemslikeblue-berryorgingerbreadpancakesbiscuitsandgravyandbreakastsandwichesandtacos.Enjoysmoothiesandgourmetcoeecreations.Callaheadorgroupordersandyourcrewwilleatlikeroyalty112E.WhiteSt.atN.AlisterSt.361749-4286OpenWed-Sun8-1oCeANSoFSeAFooDeATS TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1563PortAransasAransasPass1MustangIslandStatParkGreatsurshingnorthoFishPassJettiesuseBeachAccessRd.2northoentrance.2ShamrockIslandCrossroadsomigra-tionsrouteandeedingareaswadeshingandclearwaterinthesummer.3PortAransasBachSomeothebestsurshingintheCoastalBend.4eastFlatsBacksideoMustangIslandgoodkayakwadeandfatsshing.5IslandMooringsMarinaBoatlaunchesandshipsstore.6HoracCaldwllPirExtends1230eetintotheGulgoodyear-roundshing.7PortAransasMarinaNumerouschar-tersalongwaterrontboatrampsatpark.8St.JosphsIslandUndevelopedislandwithgreatsurandjettyshing.9CharlisPasturParkandopenareawithpieralongshipchannel.10AransasPassWtlandsRegulatedno-propzoneinmarsheswithnetworkokayaktrailsgreatwadeshingalongcauseway.11StdmanIslandMarinabaitshoppierandboatlaunchesonRedshBay.12AransasPassBoatlaunchesanddrydockatConnBrownHarbormarinabaitandlaunchesatSanPatricioCo.NavigationDist.13RdfshCovLittle-knownproductivespotalongboatchannel.14Inglsid-on-th-BayPublicboatlaunchesalongshipchannel.CoastalBendFishing TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1565UpperLagunaMadre1PadreIslandNationalSeashoreThelon-geststretchonaturalbeachintheU.S.oferslegendaryshingonboththeGuloMexicoandLagunaMadresidesotheisland.2PadreIslandBeachKlebergCountyLesswildthanPINSandeasiertoaccessthisstretchoislandbeachofersgreatsurshing.3BobHallPierFewpublicpiersaremorenotablehomeotheworldrecordonshorecatch-and-releasean800lb.BlacktipShark.4PackeryChannelOpenmigrationroutebetweentheGulandtheLagunaoferingnewjettiesampleparkingboatrampsandantasticcastandwadeshingonshore.5PadreIslesPublicBoatRampsCanal-rontcommunityprovidesatleastvereepublicboatrampsprovidingaccesstoUpperLagunaMadre.6Marker37Baitshopmarinastoragelaunchesethanol-reeuelandpieronLagunaMadretakerstexitonislandsideoJFKCauseway.7JFKCausewayLowRoadFromFlourBluftakecausewaytotheislandbutexittolowroadalongwaterorgreatwadeshing.8JFKCausewayIslandSideUnderneaththebridgendClemsMarinaandBillingsBaitoferinglaunchesstoreandpier.9PackeryChannelParkOnshorewadeshingalongchannelandatsprimemigra-tionrouteandeedingwaters.10KayakLaunchFreelaunchsitesituatedwithinproductiveatsshingzone.11CorpusChristiPassSomeothere-gionsbestwadeshingcanotenbeoundonthebacksideoMustangIslandandthissiteCoastalBendFishing 66TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15justnorthoBeachAccessRoad3oersan-tasticaccesstotheatseedingandbreedingzonetowardthenorthernendoLagunaMadre.All-vehicleaccessnearhighwaytruckscantraverseextensiveseriesotrails.12FishPassMustangIslandStateParkFishPasswasoncemanyyearsagoopentotheGuloMexicoromthenorthernendoLagunaMadre.AlthoughnowclosedjettiesremainextendedintotheGulseveralhundredeetandsomespeciesareknowntocongregateandeedinbetweenthejetties.BeachcanbeaccessedoraeeromtheparkentranceorreebyusingBeachAccessRoad2andworkingyourwaysouth.Excellentsurshingalongthetypically-uncrowdedroute.ThebacksideothepassmarkswhereLagunaMadrebecomesCorpusChristiBayandharborsnumerousspecieseedingjustaboutyearround.13NavalAirStatinCrpusChristiThosewithmilitarycredentialscanaccesstheexcel-lentlaunchandshoreshingacilitiesontheNavybaselocatedataperectstrategicloca-tionatthenorthernendotheLaguna.14BatHleBasinThisisperhapsoneotheleast-knownbutmostuniqueshingsitesintheCoastalBend.Multiplechannelseedbayandgulwatersandtheshthatcomewiththemintothisheavyseagrasszone.15HumbleChannelThedammingeectotheJFKCausewaymeansthattheowowaterandshintheUpperLagunaMadreisunneledthroughlimitedpassageways.TherstocourseistheIntracoastalWaterwayunderthebridgetotheislandandtheotherisHumbleChannellocatedalittlemorethanahal-mileromthemainlandFlourBlu.InadditiontobeingapopularspotorshingboatstwootheareasbusiestshingpiersCos-WayandRedDotstraddlethechannelandprovidethebestaccesspossibletothemanyspeciesthattraversethechannelintheirmigrationthroughLagunaMadre.16LagunaShresRadRunsalongLagunaMadreinFlourBlunumerousboatlaunchesandsitesorshoreandwadeshing.17osBayWhilethissmallbaywhichisedreshwaterbyOsoCreekisknownmoreoroundergiggingwarmwaterreleasedromtheelectricalpowerplantissaidtoat-tractlargeRedsh.AccessatYorktownBlvd.18BlusLandingLocatedatthesouth-ernendoLagunaShoresRoadthisullservicemarinaacilityoersaboatlitstorageacilitylaunchesuellodgeandguidesorcharterinLagunaMadreandBafnBay.HometopopularLagunaReeRestaurant.19BafnBay20milessouthoFlourBlurestsoneothemostamousshingdestinationsintheUnitedStates.BafnBayisrenownorrecordSpeckledTroutwhichdwellintheextensivenetworkoSerpulidWormreesthatbeganormingover3000yearsago.Boatersshouldexerciseextremecautioninthisareaasthereespresentaboatinghazard.YouwillseedozensoprivateshingcabinssituatedalongLagunaMadreallowhichareprivatelyownedonplotsleasedbyTexasParksWildlie.ThemainlandistheprivatepropertyotheKingRanchsovisitorsarecautionedagainstunboardingattheselocationswithoutpermission.CatchPhotosClockwisefromTopLeftThomfamilywTroutfromLandCutCapt.DougStanfordwMahiMahiKyleDarylandZacharywSwordshCapt.FredCardonawRedshFebruarywatertemperaturesinthe50swithnorthwindsgraycloudsandlowtidesaregivingwaytoearlyspringconditionsmarkingthestartothemigratoryseasonormanyspecies.AnglersthistimeoyearareshingorblackdrumandredshbaitshingandsoonourspringBullDrumrunwillkickothespawnorthenexttwomonths.FishthedeepedgeotheIntracoastalWaterwayHumbleChannelanddeepcanalslocatedwithinresidentialneighborhoodonNorthPadreIslandbestwithbaitliveshrimporcrab.ThismonsterDrumwillgiveyoualongghtsopropertackleisneeded.Luresh-ingorbigTroutcangetveryrewardingwithcoolwatertemperaturesthistimeoyearshslowwithsotplasticswadingtheshallowsanddeepguts.Watertemperaturearoundthemid50swillmovetheseTrouttostarteedingonsmallbaitshandmullet.Using116ozjigheadwitha5paddletailmybestspringcolorispumpkinseedchartreusetailjiggingonshallowbottomsloworswimandutteringondeepguts.Redshingaroundshallowgrasswithclearwatersandpocketsalsocanbeproduc-tiveeitherwadeshingordritingoverdeepgutstowardsshallowwateralongtheKingRanchShreline.UpperLagunaMadreisvirtuallycoveredwithgrassatswithdepthsoveeetormorelookorclearpotholesaroundgrassatsduringwarm-ingblueskydays.ThisisyourchancetocatchatrophycoldwatergiantSpeckledTroutwhentheyareweighinginheavybeoretheirspawn.Againtheoutlookorspringshinglooksverypromising.Wehavealreadybeencatchingsomeheavy-weights.FishingwillbegintoheatuponourUpperLagunaMadrealongwiththearrivaloSouthTexasspringweather.Manyothepopulargameshwillbegintheirmigra-tiontoandromtheGuloMexicothroughthenaturalandman-mademigrationsrouteswithintheLagunaMadreSystem.BigRedshandSpeckledTroutmigrateinmediumdepthandsuracewaterswhileBlackDrumandFloundercruisealongthebottomochannelsandotherroutes.TheKingRanchShrelinewadeshinganglersseekingbigtroutwilldowelltothrowjumbotopwaterbaitsandsot-plasticsthesebaitsareveryeectivewhenbigtroutarecruisingromdeepwatertoshallowatsduringwarmingdays.GoodlucksafeboatingandGreatFishingCapt.FredCardona469-867-5653www.captfredcardona.comSpringFishingBryanTumlinsonPhoto TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-156710TipsforParentsonBoatingSafelyWithKidsBoatingoersoneothebestwaysorparentstoescapethedistractionsoeverydaylieandsharetheirenjoy-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 68TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CoastalBendMostPopularSpeciesRedSnapperFoundin30-200owateroshoreespeciallaroundnaturalandartifcialreeslikeshipwrecksandoildrillingplatormsReachesmaturitat2-5earsoagecanliveuptoage50andweighupto50lb.Texasstatewaterswithin9milesoshoreistheonlGulCoastjurisdictionwhereRedSnappercanbefshedoutsidethe48-daederalseasonSpeckledTroutakaSpottedSeaTroutLivesinshallowestuariesalongtheWesternAtlanticcoastlinetotheGuloMexicoromMassachusettstotheyucatanPeninsulainMexicoMostlargespecksareemalesupto9-10earsoldPreersshallowseagrassandosterbedsinspringandsummerandwillshelterromcoldwaterindeeperchannelsandreeormationsinwinterRedfshakaRedDrumFastgrowingreaching22-24and6-8lb.in3earsPreersshallowwaters1-4alongedgesobaswithsubmergedvegetationandshorelinebreakssuchascovesjettiesandgutsbetweensandbarsBlackspotontailoolspredatorsintoattackingtailTexasrecordis59.5lb.US94lb.inNorthCarolinaKeepingitLegalTexasBagSizelimits-SatwaterfishImportantrulesanddetailsdenotedwithshouldbeconsultedforcompleteandaccurateinforma-tionthatappliestocertainspecies.ThiscanbefoundontheTPWDwebsitewww.tpwd.state.tx.usSourceTexasParksWildlifeDepartmentSpeciesDailyBagLengthinInchesMin-Max