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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.comDowntownFunActivitiesSegWayToursOneothecoolestwaystoseedowntownisonaguidedSegWaytourdowntheseawallandtothesites.segcity.com361563-4050BayCruisesDiningonCorpusChristiBayTourthebaybymotorboatorsailingyachtthenenjoysomeothebestseaoodintownonaoatingrestau-rant.harrisonslanding.net361881-8503GettingClosetoNatureSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenterisdenitielynotyourgrandmothersbotanicalgardenShowcasinga2600sq.t.screenedButteryHouseAndersonBromeliadConserva-torylandmarkOrchidHousemajesticRoseGardenandseasonalPlumeriaGarden.AdmireSensoryGardenartscapeanddiversityoquaintHummingbirdanddesertAridGardens.MeetthenewResidentReptilesandcolorulexoticparrots.Explorenativehabi-tatontheshadedBrenneckeNatureTrailwithitsbirdingtowerandbronzewildliebyworld-renownedsculptorKentUllberg.FromtherusticPalapaGrandeenjoysereneviewsoGatorLakeandtakeaneducationalstrollthroughvastnaturalwetlands.8545S.StaplesSt.onSouthSideofCorpusChristiOpenDaily96361852-2100stxbot.orgTexasStateMuseumofAsianCulturesishometoanimpressivecollec-tionoartandartiactsromallcornersoAsia.LearnaboutancientAsiancustomsgazeattheart-istryoJapanesekimonosporcelainsandevenarick-shawArtiactsromIndiaSriLankaJapanHmongThailandThePhilippinesKoreaTaiwanLaosandMyanmer.1809N.ChaparralSt.asianculturesmuseum.orgExploretheLoreofTexasSurfTheTexasSurfMuseumchroniclesthe50yearhistoryosurngontheTexasGulCoastwithexhibitsthatincludevintagesurboardsphotographsnsnewspaperarticlesandevenarealFordWoody.InteractiveexhibitstakevisitorsthroughthehistoryoTexassurandvintagesurlmsareshowninthemuseumsmovietheater.SeeootageandphotosohurricanesurngontheTexascoastincludingsurersbeingarrestedThemuseumislocatedinWaterStreetMarkethometotheExecutiveSurClubaTexassur-themedrestaurantandtavern.309N.WaterSt.DowntownCorpusChristi361888-7873infoonlinevisitcorpuschristitx.orgusslexington.comtexasstateaquarium.comccmuseum.comartmuseumofsouthtexas.orgamericanbankcenter.comcchooks.comconcretestreet.netartcentercc.orghurricanealleycc.comcctexas.comcaller.comcctexas.comortizcenter.comthecoastalbend.comDowntownPubCrawlAtouropubsandtavernsinDowntownCorpusChristiwilltakeyoutoamyriadounscenesandcoolcrowds.HouseofBluesStarrMesquiteeaturesrockandreggaenightlyandnowservesood.CheersStarrSt.isaD-townavoritewithaunlocalcrowd.Dr.RockitsBluesBarChaparralStarrishometoawesomebartendersandgreatmusicalmost-nightlyjustsouthisMulligansPubpopularsportsbar.CassidysIrishPubWaterPeoplesofersaunscenewithlivemusiconweekends.AriaSkyLoungeChapparalLawrenceisachicdanceclubwithrootopterracebareaturedDJsonweekends.SushiBarLawrenceWaterconveysasmoothurbanvibetoppedofwithgreatdrinksandsushi.HavanaClubSchatzelWaterisabeautiulclubeaturingliveLatinmusiconweekendsandtheRepublicofTexasBarOmniHotelisaclassicpianobarwithamazingview. 12TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15GlennMillerOrchestraSat.February14thexasAMC.C.InspiredbytheworldsgreatBigBandleaderwhowaslostovertheskiesoEuropein1944thecurrentGlennMillerOrchestrahasbeentouringcontinuouslysince1956.Thegroupperormssome300livedatesperyeardelightingaudienceswithallothegreatBigBandhitsthatdenedAmericasGreatestGenerationlikeMoonlightSerenadeTuxedoJunctionandIntheMood.361825-2787tamucc.tix.comLiveonStageWinter2014-15CorpusChristiTursdayFebruary52015LatinPopsuperstarsEnriqueIglesiasandPitbullhaveincludedCorpusChristionthetheirsecondU.S.arenatouraterentertainingmillionsinmajorcitiesacrosstheworld.EnriqueIglesiasthe39-year-oldsonolegendaryLatinsingerJulioIglesiashasbuiltamulti-platinumcareerohisownearningthetitleKingoLatinPop.Iglesisashassoldover100millionrecordsworldwideincluding25numberoneSpanishlanguagesinglesthemostoanyartist.Hisworldtourshavemadeinternationalnewsincludinga1997stintwithunlikelyaccompanyingactsEltonJohnBruceSpringsteenandBillyJoelthatkickedoinoallplacesOdessaTexasandproceededtoconsecutivesoldoutstadiumsinMexicoCityMonterreyMexicoandBuenosAires.Miami-bornCubanrapperPitbullhasprogres-sivelybuiltabiggernameorhimseloverhistwelveyearmusiccareerworkingwithHipHopstarslikeArojackNe-YoandNayeronhisblockbuster2011albumPlanetPit.HighproleappearanceshostingtheAmericanMusicAwardsandproducingtheofcialsongorthe2014FIFAWorldCuphavebolsteredPitbullsinternationalsuperstardom.CorpusChristiansmightrememberhissoloperormanceatBay-estjustaewyearsago.ThesetwoLatinsuperstarspromiseanelectriy-ingshowattheAmericanBankCenterArenathisFebruary.americanbankcenter.comEnriqueIglesiasandPitbulltoPerformLiveatAmericanBankCenterArenaKathleenMadiganJan.8thAmericanBankCtr.VeterancomedienehasappearedonvirtuallyeverylatenighttelevisionshowincludingLettermanLenoandConanandhasreceivedtheAmericanComedyAwardorBestFemaleCo-median.ManywillrememberKath-leenMadiganastheonlycomictogounchallengedinthehistoryoNBCsLastComicStanding.AnjelahJohnsonJan.17thAmericanBankCtr.OneothehottestcomediansontourtodayAnjelahJohnsonisridinghighonthetideoherone-hourComedyCentralstandupspecial.JohnsongotherstartonMaDtvandledtoherInternetsensationcharacterBonQuiQuiadisgruntledastoodemployeewithsomethingtosay.Oneothemostanticipatedcomedyshowsthisyear.KevinFowlerBandDecember26thatConcreteSt.TheHolidayHangoverShowtakesthestageatConcreteSt.AmphitheaterthedayaterChristmas.FowlerhasmadehismarkonCountryMusicasawriterandperorm-erandhasearnedhisstatusasamainstayontheamedAustinmusicscene.AlsoCaseyDonahew.concretestreet.net TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1513HouseofRockRockReggaeandspecialeventsvenueeaturingFridayDecember19thAndrewW.K.wYipDecieverIyadSaturdayDecember20thSideshowTragedyDeadMockingbirdThursdayDecember25thEqualEyezAnnualChristmasShowSaturdayDecember27thLeopoldHisFictionWednesdayDecember31stNewYearsEvewRatedRandTheEnemasSaturdayJanuary10thRockaholicsReleasePartyBushbullitStonewiredMndayJanuary19thAmericanAquarium.511StarrSt.361882-7625texashouseofrock.comBrewsterStreetIceHouseBarrestaurantandconcertvenuewithamily-riendlykidszone.FridayDecember19thPassingStrangersTuesdayDecember23rdRogerCraegersSing-AlongPianoBarFridayDecember26thClarissaSernaWednesdayDecember31stNewYearsEveSing-AlongPianoBarFridayJanuary2ndTheSpazmaticsThursdayJanuary8thAaronWatsonwClaytonGardnerThursdayJanuary15thGrangerSmithTuesdayJanuary23rdHipHopHooraySaturdayJanuary24thLedZeppelin2.1724NorthTancahua361884-2739brewsterstreet.netDr.RockitsBluesBarFeatureslocalandnationallytouringactsatleastournightsaweek.709N.ChaparralSt.361884-7634drrockitsbluesbar.comExecutiveSurfClubPopularWaterStreetMarketrestaurantandtaverneatureslocalandTexasbandsmostnightsotheweek.Homeogreathamburgerssandwichesandbeerontap.309N.WaterStreet361884-7873executivesurfclub.comCLARISSASERNASPAzMATICSAuroraArtsTeatrePlazaSuiteJanuary3rdJanuary25thThisclassicNeilSimoncomedydebutedin1968andtakesplaceinSuite719oNewYorksPlazaHotelwhereSamandKarenNashhavereturnedtotheirhoneymoonsuiteinaneforttoreignitetheirlove.TheoriginalBroadwayproductionoPlazaSuitestarredactinglegendsGeorgeC.ScottandMaureenStapleton.Thetimelessclassicwillkeeptheaudienceinstitches.GhosttheMusicalFebruary6thMarch25thStageadaptationothe1990hitlmthemusicalopenedtoravereviewsintheUnitedKingdomandinNewYorkin2011.TheplotcentersonloversSamandMollywhoaretornapartwhenSamiskilledinanarmedattack.SamiscaughtinlimbobetweenthelivingworldandtheaterlieandcontactsMollythroughpsychicmediumOdaMaeBrownthecharacteramousportrayedbyWhoopiGoldbergintheoriginallm.5635EverhartRd.auroraartstheatre.comPLAzASUITEGHoSTTHEMUSICAL 14TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CorpusChristiPolkaFestSaturdayFebruary28thTraditionalmusicandCzechHeritagearecelebratedeachyearatthispopu-larcommunityestivalwhichincludesperormancesbynumerousTexasPolkabandsauthenticCzechoodandawarmcommunityoopen-armedneighbors.LearningthePolkaisunandeasysobringyourdancingshoesSokolHall5502KostoryzRoadBoatRVShowFebruary13th-15thTheFithAnnualCastalBendRVBatShwtakesplacethemiddleweekendoFebruaryattheRichardM.BorchardRegionalFairgroundsinRobstownwestoCorpusChristi.YouwillfndtheverylatestinRVsandcampersbayfshingboatswatercratfshingandboatinggearandacces-soriesandmoreromdealersandsuppliersromacrossTexas.BorchardFairgroundsRobstownArtMuseumofSouthTexasVisionarios2015RenewReuseRestartFebruary15March222015Juriedyouthartcontestorstudentsingrades1-12designedtoencourageparticipationinthearts.TheVision-ariosprogramincludesmultipleeventsoverafveweekperiodandthe2015themeRenewReuseRestartiscenteredonthecreationoartwithrecycledmaterials.BayouCityChicProgressiveStreamsofModernArtinHouston1950-1980January31April262015Showcaseopaint-ingsbyHouston-basedartistschroniclingthethreedecadedevelopmentoModernisminTexas.1902N.ShrelineBlvd.artmuseumfsuthtexas.rgCoRPUSCHRISTISyMPHoNyC.C.SymphonySaturdayFebruary21stThehighlyacclaimedCorpusChristiSymphonyOrchestrawillperormMen-delssohnsItalianconcertattheTexasAMUniversityCorpusChristi.361882-2717ccsymphony.org TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1515BestGolfngValueinTexasInatimewhenCorpusChristisprivatecountryclubgolcourseshavedroppedlikeiestheCityoCorpusChristismunicipalcoursesareinthebestconditionintheirhistorythankstoamanagementdealembarkeduponwithFresightGlfbasedinBoerne.TheosBeachGlfCurseislocatedatthesouthernendoS.AlamedaSt.neartheintersectionoEnnisJoslinRd.andOceanDr.andwasthesiteomajorcompetitionsinitsearlydayseaturinglegendslikeBenHoganandSamSnead.TheGabeLozanoGolfCenterislocatedonthecityswestsideonOldBrownsvilleRd.andeaturesbothan18-holechampionshipcourseanda9-holeexecutivecourse.Bothacilitiesarebeautiullymaintainedoferinstruc-tionbyPGAcertiedproessionalsbothorindividu-alsandgroupsandhavedrivingrangesandputtinggreens.BestoallyouwillndthelowesteesbyarmakingCorpusChristiscoursesthebestgolngvalueinalloTexasMidtownSceneSweetTunesattheCitysFirstWineryVinoMioSocialClubCorpusChristihasnotseenatrueloungesceneinquitesomeyearssowhenVinoMioopenedinMidtownhipsterswinesippersandjazzloversbegantoconverge.ToutingthecitysveryrstwineryVinoMioofersdozensovarietiesproducedon-sitebytheirowner-winemakers.TheRatPackatmosphereconveysthecoolestvibeintownwherelivemusicispresentedalmost-nightly.4102S.StaplesSt.361728-6445KitchenOpen 16TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15PublicTennisFacilitiesH.E.B.TennisCenterhashostedmajortenniseventsoveritsstoried50-yearhistoryandisthetennishomeforthousandsofCorpusChristians.1520ShelySt.361888-5681premiertennisacademy.cmAlKruseTennisCenterisnamedinhonorofalocalteachinglegendandisconvenientlylocatedneardowntownandthebayfront.502KingSt.361883-6942HighSchoolFacilitiesatCCISDsKingandCarrollHighSchoolsarefreeandopentothepubliconweekendsandwhenschoolisnotinsessionandwhenthecourtsnotinusebyschoolteamsortheirplayers.KingHighSchl5225GlliharRd.CarrllHighSchl5301WeberRd.GolfTennisOsoBeachMunicipalGolfCourseisoneoftwoCityofCorpusChristipublicfacilitieslocatedonthesouthsideoftownnearOsoBay.5601S.AlamedaSt.361826-8010ososbeachgolf.comGabeLozanoGolfCenteristhesecondmunicipalcourselocatedonthecityswestsideandincludesan18-holeregulationcoursea9-holeexecutivecourseandalighteddrivingrange.4401oldBrwnsvilleRd.361826-8016lozanogolfcenter.comSchlitterbahnGolfClubonNorthPadreIslandislo-catedadjacenttothenewwaterparkandfeaturesninechampionshipholesavailablefordailyplay.14353CommodoresDr.361949-8006schlitterbahn.comNorthShoreCountryClubnorthofCorpusChristiinPortlandisoneofthemostpicturesquecoursesinTex-as.AvailablefordailyplayMon-Thursandeverydayviareciprocalcountryclubmembership.801E.BradwayAve.Portland361643-1546northshoretx.comPalmillaBeachGolfClubinPortAransasisoneofthefewtrueScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheU.S.andisthenewestcourseintheCoastalBend.265PalmIslandDr.PortAransas361749-4653palmillabeach.com TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1517FridayDecember19thLosTigresDelNorteLegendaryNortenogrouparetheleadingLatinmusicalstorytellersknownworldwide.ABCArenaSat-SunDecember20th21stDiscovertheDinosaursInteractiveexhibitionallowskidstotouchandevenridemechanicaldinosaurs.ABCExhibitHallMondayJanuary5thWWEMondayNightRAWJohnCenaDeanAmbroseSethRollinsBrayWyattandotherWWEstarsliveorTVbroadcast.ABCArenaThursdayJanuary8thKathleenMadiganCalledbyhercontemporariesoneoAmericasbestcomicsMadigandeliversahilariousshow.ABCSelenaAuditoriumSaturdayJanuary10thRocksMMAFightNightXIAmateurandproessionalMMAfghtersliveincludingJimmyFlickvsPatrickYbarra.ABCExhibitHallTuesdayJanuary13thEnglebertHumperdinckLegendaryLasVegasjazzsingerreturnstoCorpusChristi.VIPExperienceavailable.ABCSelenaAuditoriumSaturdayJanuary17thAnjelahJohnsonOneothehottestcomicsworkingtodaybestknownorheroriginalcharacterBonQuiQui.ABCSelenaAuditoriumThursdayFebruary5thEnriqueIglesiasPitbullLiveOneothebiggestworldtourscomestoCorpusChristioranelectriyingnightomusic.ABCArenaSundayFebruary8thRAINATributetotheBeatlesWorldsmostacclaimedandrespectedBeatlestributebanddeliversadynamicliveshow.ABCSelenaAuditoriumFri-SunFebruary13th15th16thAnnualCorpusChristiHomeGardenShowHundredsovendorshugearrayohomeitems.ABCConventionCenterTues-WedFebruary24th25thSesameStreetLiveLetsDanceThemostinteractiveSesameStreetLiveshowevergreatamilyun.ABCSelenaAuditoriumSaturdayFebruary28thCorpusChristiConcertBalletpresentsFirebirdAmagicaljourneytoanenchantedgardendepictedinballet.ABCSelenaAuditoriumAmericanBankCenterWinterEventsamericanbankcenter.comAmericanBankCenteristheCoastalBendspremierregionalmajoreventsandconventionfacilityfeaturingthe10000capacityAmeri-canBankCenterArenathetheater-styleSelenaAuditoriumplushundredsofthousandsofsquarefeetofconventionandspecialeventsspace.SportsatABCProfessionalHockeyTheCorpusChristiIceRayscalltheABCArenahomeiceplayingintheNorthAmericanHockeyLeaguegoicerays.comCollegeBasketballTexasAMUniversityCorpusChristiNCAADivi-sionImensandwomensbasketballIslanders.goislanders.com 18TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15Farahs14305SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-0127PelicanLunge14330SPIDN.PadreIsland361949-8222Scuttlebutts14254SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-6769NightclubsHipHopPopDanceAriaLtTerrace326N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-8801www.ariacc.comBurbnStreetBarGrill313N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-2082XSUltraLungeCC4244SPIDSouthSide361852-2977ClubTxic5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555couNtryWesterNtejaNoWhiskeyRiver5702S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361992-4445Rpers4653EverhartRd.SouthSide361855-6462TheTexan3625S.StaplesSt.Midtown361854-1571ClubCiel3102BaldwinBlvd.WestSide361904-0334TejanVille5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555ElDradNightclub4424SPIDSouthSide361442-2622sportsbarsbilliardsParadiseBilliards5141OakhurstDr.ofSPIDSouthSide361992-4445www.clicksparadise.comCorpusChristiNightlifeliveMusicpubstaverNsRockReggaeBluesDr.RckitsBluesBar1709N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7634www.drrockitsbluesbar.comHuseRck511StarrSt.MesquiteDowntownC.C.361882-7625www.texashouseofrock.comTheExecutiveSurClub309N.WaterSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7873www.executivesurfclub.com.comBrewsterStreetIceHuse1724N.TancahuaSt.DowntownC.C.361884-2739www.brewsterstreet.netCassidysIrishPub601N.WaterSt.361879-0534MulligansPub621N.ChaparralSt.361884-8190Vernns10303rdSt.Uptown361882-0030Gatrs4610SPIDSouthSide361225-4300KegRm4739S.AlamedaSt.361992-5966RecessBarGrill5710S.Alameda361452-0223MacawsPub6410WeberRd.SouthSide361854-4434Murdcks2033AirlineRd.SouthSide361991-9606DeweysBeerGarden2302RoddFieldRd.361334-5747BartnSt.Pub10618SPIDFlourBlu361937-3167IzzysBarPatio4535SPIDSouthSide361334-5030BualWildWings2001SPIDGreenwood361814-9464Hters4551SPIDSouthSide361854-9464ThesBilliards5815WeberRd.SouthSide361334-6135Rascals5959WilliamsDr.SouthSide361991-1414louNgespiaNoMartiNibarsRepublicTexas900N.ShorelineBlvd.inOmniHotelDowntown361880-6738www.omnihotels.comHavanaClub500N.WaterSt.Downtown361882-5552Katz21SteakSpirits5702SpohnDr.SouthSide361884-1221www.katz21.comDLunge6418S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361986-8783ofceLunge26646S.StaplesSt.361906-2249glbtTheHiddenDrTheLt802S.StaplesSt.Uptown361882-5002www.thehiddendoorcc.comCirqueC.C.5831WeberRd.SouthSide361356-6107geNtleMeNseNtertaiNMeNtThePalaceMensClub5850EverhartRd.SouthSide361985-1100www.thepalacemensclub.comClubCheetah6425SPIDSouthSide361985-8822CorpusChristi 20TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15FlourBlufMapCorpusChristissouthernmostmainlandcommunityisthegatewaytoPadreandMustangIslandsandishometoriendlydown-to-eartholksandexceptionalpublicschools.FlourBlufisalsowhereNavalAirStationCorpusChristiislocatedwhichhasinstilledastrongmilitarytraditioninthecommunity.SPIDFreewayFarSouthSideMapCorpusChristi TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1521CorpusChristiSPIDCommercialZoneMapSPIDFreewayWebertoGreenwoodMapSPIDZoneNottoMissMoleATasteofCentralMexicoThosewhohavetraveledinMexicoanddiscovereditsnativecuisinewillloveMole6042SPIDAirlineRd.TakeniwaAsianBistroFantasticsushiandunlivecookingshowathibachitables.5216SPIDnearLaPalmeraSangsImperialCafeAlocalavoriteorantasticsushiandtheauthenticcuisineoSoutheastAsia.Lookorspecialsonline.4650CoronaDr.361880-8881myimperial.comBenjaminsForover40yearstheCoastalBendsavoritesurandskateshopandwhereyoufndthelatestinswimbeachandcasualwear.1233AirlineRd.McArdleLaPalmeraMallTAKENIWA 22TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15PadreIslandisthelongestbarrierislandintheworldandthesecondlargestislandintheUStoLongIslandNY.PadreIslesisthelargestwaterrontdevelopmentintheUSoutsidethestateoFloridawithsome4000singleandmulti-amilyhomeslocatedonthecom-munitysextensivenetworkocanals.AlthoughthevastmajorityohomesinPadreIslesincludeboatdocksandorlitsandmanyresidentsownocean-worthyrec-reationalvesselsuntil2006theclosestpas-sageintotheGuloMexicowasthroughthePortAransasShipChannelmorethan20milesandoveranhournorth.MorebeachesgreaterbeachaccessthananydestinationontheEntireU.S.GulfCoastCoLLegeYoUngaDULtZoneFaMiLY-FRienDLYBeaCHZoneTheofcialopeningoPackeryChannelinOctober2006wastheculminationodecadesoeortbyhundredsoTexansatalllevelsogovernment.Notonlydoesthechannelprovidedirectaccesstothegulinlessthanvenauticalmilesomosthomesbutcontrarytoenvi-ronmentalistswarningsaboutnegativeecologicalconsequenceswaterqualityinLagunaMadreandinNorthPadrescanalsystemwassignicantlyimprovedaswastheshingwiththeopeningoPackeryChannel.WintersintheCoastalBendtypicallyofersomeothebestweatherinthecountrysavelastwinterwhichproducedconsistentcoldtemperaturesandrain.Wehopethisyearprovidesareturntonormality.ToourbelovedWinterTexanswhoseannualreturnisanticipatedbyCoastalBenderslikethatothewhoopingcranesweunderstandyoursmirksthatcomeromseeingusnativeswrappeduplikeArcticexplorerswhenitdropsbelow50orwhenwebreakouttheoulweathergearatthesiteostormclouds.Andwhilewerealizethatwhileweregetting38andrainMinnesotaandMichiganaregetting0andveeetosnowwealsoknowthatyouandwepreerpredictablemid-60sandsun.Thisyearwehopewecandeliverittoyou.WelcomebackNorthPadreMustangIslands 24TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15ForluckyCoastalBendresidentsitseasytotakeorgrantedtheactthatwearesurroundedquiteliterallybysaltwater.AsideromtheGuloMexicoourbaysandestuariesprovidesomeveryertileshingwaterssomeothebestinthestateoTexaswhicharevirtuallyallaccessibletothepublic.SomeothebestFallshingspotsarelocatedonandonthewaytoNorthPadreandMustangIslands.ForeasyreferenceseeUpperLagunaMadreFishingMaponpage72.JFKCausewayThisistheoverwaterhighwayrommainlandCorpusChristiFlourBluftoNorthPadreIsland.TakethelowroadexitbeorethecurveatHumbleChannelwhichisstraddledbyCos-WayandRedDotbaitstandsbothwithshingpiersthatrunalongthechannelamajormigrationrouteorRedshSpeckledTroutandFlounder.ContinueonthelowsideothecausewaytowardtheislandoreasywadeshingaccesstoLagunaMadre.PackeryChannelFromPadreIslandturnnorthonHighway361towardPortAransas.YouwillseethePackeryChannelBridgeandeasyparkingareasonbothsidesothebridgethatprovidedirectac-cesstothisverybusyrouteormigratingshbetweentheGuloMexicoLagunaMadreandCorpusChristiBay.MustangIslandStateParkFarthernorthonHigh-way361youwillseestateparkstructuresontheoceansidebutyouwillalsoseeunpavedaccessroadsonthewestsideothehighwaywhichleadyoutoproductivewadeshingalongthebacksideotheislandinCorpusChristiBay.NorthPadreMustangIslandsJustpulloverandstafshinDrivingontheBeachwithdignityDOStopbeforeenteringsofthighsandandplanyourrouteUsealowgearProceedatabrisksteadyspeedUseatboardsorevenseaweedunderyourtiresfortractionifyougetstuckRockyourvehicleoutofsandifyougetstuckDONTAssumeyourallwheeldrivevehicleperformslikea4-wheeldriveStopinhighsandlikeyouwouldinsnowGunyouracceleratorinanangryattempttogetunstuckCussCry TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1525MustangIslandStateParkencompassesalmost4000acresthatstretchacrossMustangIslandbetweenNorthPadreIslandandPortAransasandincludesshore-lineonboththeGuloMexicoandCorpusChristiBay.TheacilitiesareaotheparklocatedwithinthemaingateincludesRVspacesandcampsitesrestroomsandrangerstation.Parkbeachestendtobelesscrowdedwithewervehiclesandtworockjettiesextendintothegul.Onthebacksideotheislandanetworkoatsandmarshzonesprovidesantasticshingandbirdwatchingalongwithanexten-sivepaddlingtrail.LocatedonHwy.361betweenPadreIslandandPortAransasPadreIslandNationalSeashoreisthenativeislandexperienceinitsrawestormincludingthebestshoreshinginthecountryaboldstatementtobesurebutconsiderthatoneotheworldsstrongestoceancurrentstheGulfofMexicoLoopCurrententersthegulatMexicosYucatanPeninsulaandexitsattheFloridaStraitsandmakesitssharpestturnalongtheNationalSeashore.Theresultisthatthegutordrop-ofbetweensandbarscanbeupto15eetdeepbetweentheshore-lineandrstsandbaramongthedeepestintheworld.Inthosedeepestnear-shoregutsbigshareedonbyevenbiggershwhichmakesBigShellandLittleShellexceedinglypopularwithsharkhuntersandotherbiggameshermen.Theparkboaststhatsome380speciesobirdshaloallthoseidentiedintheUnitedStateshavebeenspottedhereTheKempsRidleySeaTurtlehasmadeanamazingcomebackatPINSamajorU.S.nestinggroundthankstotheefortsoparkstafandvolunteers.ThroughtheseefortsPINShasbecomeoneothemoreimportantnest-ingsitesontheGulCoast.nps.govpais361949-8068BeachParksHometoWorld-ClassBirdwatchingandFishingTexasSealifeCenterEachyearintheCoastalBendhundredsoseaanimalsbecomeinjuredstrandedandotherwisesubjectedtoduressotenduetohumanbehavior.Fordecadesbandsoecologicalvolunteershaveactedtorescueandrehabilitateinjuredwildliebutwithlimitedresourcesandacilities.TheTexasSealieCenterwasestablishedin2012inthePackeryChannelParkbuildingonNorthPadreIslandaacilitydonatedbyNuecesCounty.Thenewcenterprovidesspaceorrescuedseaturtlesbirdsmammalsandothercreaturesandworkshand-in-handwithTonyAmosAnimalRe-habilitationKeepARKinPortAransas.Animportantelementothesealierescuemissioniseducatingthepublicaboutthedangersogarbageandhumaninterer-encewithseaanimalsacoremissionotheTexasSealieCenter.14225S.PadreIslandDr.onPadreIsland 26TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15PortAransasSuperiorBirdwatchingFacilitiesinPortAransasWhileeverycategoryovisitortoPortAransascontinuestoexperiencedouble-digitgrowtheco-touristsandspecifcallybirdersareamongtheastest-growing.ThetownsplaceonthenorthernedgeoMustangIslandisacrossroadsandcrosswindslocationorhundredsospeciesobirdsfshandmammals.TheUniversityoTexasMarineScienceInstituteisnotplacedwhereitisbyaccidentandPortAsmostamousresidentoceanographerTonyAmoswasattractedtotheislandoritsdiverseandvastovarianpopulation.BirdersromacrosstheUnitedStatesandinactaroundtheworlddescenduponthisseasidevillageeachwintertomakeuseoitsmodernwell-maintainedbirdingacilitiesaswellastheislandsmanynaturalbirdingvantagepoints. TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1527PortAransasEventsMondayJanuary26thPortAransasMerchantsDine-AroundOver25otheislandsnesteateriesparticipateinthishighly-anticipatedannualevent.DiscoverthewidearrayowonderulcuisineavailableinthebestdiningdestinationontheTexasGulCoast.361749-5919portaransas.orgSaturdayJanuary31stPortAransasGardenClubTourofHomesGuidedandsel-guidedtouroPortAransashomesrangingromislandhide-awaystospectacularwaterrontproperties.361834-4130portaransasgardenclub.orgTheLeonabelleTurnbullBirdingCenteratthePortAransasCommunityParkprovidesaboard-walkthatextendsintoareshwatermarshthatisrequentedbyawidevarietyowetlandspecies.MustangIslandoersewstandingreshwaterre-servesmakingthisspotoparticularimportance.TheCommunityParkislocatedoCutORoadtheentranceisatthebendintheroad.YouwillndanobservationplatormoverlookingasecondreshwaterbasinatthePortAransasWetlandParklocatedothemainhighwayTX-361acrossromtheU.S.PostOfce.Anativeduneenvironmenthasbeenlandscapedintotheparkandattractsmanyspeciesomigratingbirdsduringthewinterandspringseasons.PortAransasisamouslyknownoritsmanynatu-ralbirdingsitesincludingthePortAransasSouthJettywhichextendsmorethanamileintotheGuloMexicocreatingthesouthernbankotheshipchannel.Acrossthechannelistheuninhab-itedSt.JosephsIslandthatisaccessiblebytakingtheJettyBoatromFishermansWhar.AcrosstheerryyouwillndtheveryactiveatszoneoRedshBayknownastheAransasPassWetlandswhichishometoavastarrayowaterbirds.SouthoPortAisMustangIslandStateParkwhichstretchesthewidthotheislandincludingbothgulandbayrontzones.WithintheparkCorpusChristiPassextendsintobaysideatswinterhometosuchspeciesasthePipingPloverandLong-billedCurlew.ManywintervisitorsarediscoveringtheentireCoastalBendwhileontheirbirdingtrektotheregionandPortAransasoerssomanyreasonstoreturnthroughouttheyear.Somehaveevendecidedtostay 28TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CelebratingtheMostNobleWhoopingCraneWhoopingCraneFestivalFebruary19th22ndPortAransasisoneofthetopbirdwatchingdestina-tionsintheUnitedStatesaccordingtotheNationalAudobonSocietyandthisannualfestivalcelebratestheCoastalBendsmosthonoredannualvisitortheWhoopingCrane.FestivalactivitiesincludewetlandsbirdingtoursbylandandonthewaterabirdingthemedtradeshowfeaturingvendorsfromacrosstheU.S.presentationsbyworld-renownedwildlifescien-tistsaswellasphotographyworkshops.361749-5919portaransas.orgSaturdayFebruary28thRtaryClubShrimpBilThePortAransasCivicCen-terwillbethesiteofthisyearsRotaryClubCajun-styleshrimpboil.LivemusicbytheMedicareBanddoorprizesandaChineseauction.Doorsopenat530anddinnerwillbeservedat615.15perpersonticketsavailableatValueBankAmericanBankBilmoresandFamilyCenterIGA.361749-6614WHooPINGCRANE 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.InallthecartsareagreatwaytoenjoyPortAPortApubsandtavernshoppinthisFallItsbeensaidbeorebylocalsandregulartouriststhatPortAransasisadrinkingtownwithashinghabit.EveryseasonisareasontocelebrateinPortAandthetownswateringholesaretypicallyimmersedinestivitiesandmerrymaking.Sharkeys2600StateHwy361PortACoastClub1007StateHwy361BerniesBeachHouse730TroutSt.BackPorchBar132W.CotterTheGaf323BeachSt.CommunityTeaterTheverypopularandprolicPortAransasCommunityTheaterwillpresenttwostageproductionsthiswinterinadditiontothegroupsannualawardsshow.SinSextheC.I.A.isacontemporarycomedycenteredonrookieagentLukeJameswhoserstassignmentdevolvesintotheclassiccomedyoerrors.12PerformancesDatesinJanuaryChurchBasementLadiesisamusicalcomedyinspiredbythe1997bookGrowingUpLutheraninthe1950sMidwest.AcelebrationotheladieswhoprepareoodinthebasementkitchenothechurchandtheirefortspreparingthecongregationsChristmasdinnerauneralaHawaiianthemedEasterundraiserandahotJulywedding.12PerformancesDatesinFebruaryportaransascommunitytheatre.comFreeBirdingNatureoursPortAransasisconsideredoneobestbirdingsitesintheU.S.bytheNationalAudobonSocietyandmigratingocksareespeciallydiverseintheallandwinter.BirdingontheBoardwalkisareeweeklyguidedbirdingtouratLeonabelleTurnbullBirdingCenteronRossAve.southoCommunityParkeveryWednesdayat900a.m.FreetoursotheWetlandsEducationCenterattheU.T.MarineScienceInstitutetakeplaceeveryTuesdayandThursdayat1000a.m.630E.CotterAve. 34TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CheckouttheseuniqueretailerstofndtheperectitemoryournewvacationdigsoramementooyourtimeinourLittleSliceoParadise.AManisatrulyamazingndthatwouldstandoutinanymajorcityinthecountryoritsabundanceandhigh-qualityoartandurnitureimportsromMexico.ThestoresownertravelstoMexicoregularlyseekingthemostuniqueandwell-madeitemscreatedbylocalcratsmenandartisansandbringsthemtoPortAorherluckycustomers.1726StateHwy361361749-1828FishTalesNauticalButiqueofersawonderulselec-tionoislandapparelormenwomenandchildrenarthomeaccessorieskitchenwarecandlesglassjewelryhandbagsandmore.AmongtheshopsmostpopularitemsarePembrokewomensswimwearandRumReg-gaemensshirts.345N.AlisterSt.inoldTwnCenter361749-4733FlyItPrtAistheonlyshopoitskindsouthoSanAntonioandiswhereyouwillndtheullarrayokitesromtraditionaltoultra-modernhighperormanceplusselyingandboxkites.AirSwimmersdartsandaccessorieswindsockstraditionaltoysandgames.405W.AvenueG361749-4190PrtAGlassStudiArtGalleryhasbroughtthismostpopularcoastalartormtotheislandthankstoartistSheriHargrovewhopersonallycreatesglassartinthestudioandofersinstructiontoaspiringartists.600CutOfRoad7361749-6358portaglass.comChillasGiftShpofersawideselectionohomegar-denandpatiodecorincludingTalaverapotteryomanysizesandstyles.YouwillalsondcandlesseasonalitemsjewelryandMinnetonkaootwear.2119StateHwy361361749-2653chillasporta.comSilverKingJewelershasbecomesomethingoahid-dengemsotospeakinPortAorshopperslookingoruniquejewelrystylesthelatestdesignsrompopularsilverartisanstheworld-overandevenengagementringsetseaturingbrilliantman-madediamonds.210N.Alister361749-5464thesilverkingjewelry.comPortAhometouniqueshopsandgalleriesCHILLAS TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1535THEPORTARANSASMUSEUMisaworthytestamenttooneothemosthistoricallysignicantcommunitiesontheTexasGulCoastwhichwasestablishedasacattleandsheepranchingsettlementinthe1850s.DuringthesameperiodsteamshipservicewascommissionedbetweenSandPointasthetownwasthencalledandNewOrleansnecessitatingtheconstructionotheAransasPassLight-houseonSt.JosephsIsland.TheTarponInnopeneditsdoorsinthe1880sandbecamethecenterolocalsportshingactivity.TheInnandPortAwelcomeditsmostamousanglerin1937whenPresidentFranklinD.RooseveltcaughttarponromaFarleyboatpicturedabovealthoughitissaidheactuallystayedonthepresidentialyachtandnotattheTarponInn.Themuseumishometolocalartiactsandover12000historicalphotostellingtherichhistoryoPortAransas.361749-3800N.AlisterBrundrettSt.portaransasmuseum.orgPALMILLABEACHGOLFCLUBisamongtheveryewtrulyauthenticScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheUnitedStates.ThenaturalcoastalterrainwhicheaturesanoceanbeachandsanddunesollowedbynativeislandvegetationonwhichthecourseisbuiltarerequiredeaturesothelinkscourseandarealloundonMustangIsland.TheArnoldPalmerSignatureDesigncourseisthegolngleg-endsveryrstocean-sidedesignandoneinwhichPalmerplacedspecialattentionandoversight.Theresultisachallengingchampionshipexperiencetherequiresplayerstonegotiatenarrowrollingairwaysimposinggreensandstackedsetsobunkersinthelinkstradition.Fivesetsoteesareoferedoravarietyoskilllevels.361749-4653265PalmIslandDr.palmillabeach.comPortAransas 36TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15PalmillaBeachDevelopmentatFullSpeedJustlessthantenyearsagotheseedswereplantedtotransormhundredsoacresoMustangIslandpropertyintothenewestlargestandmostluxuriousdevelop-mentontheTexasGulCoast.GollegendArnoldPalm-erwashiredtodesignwhatwouldbecomeoneothenationsveryewesttrueScottish-stylelinkscourses.WhileNewportDunesGolClubhadbeenacontinuoussuccessandalwaysperectlymaintainedtheailureotherealestatesideothedevelopmentollowingthe2008housingcollapseresultedinliquidationotheentireproperty.Twoyearsagothegolcourseandassociatedprop-ertywaspurchasedbyKoontz-McCombsasinRedMcCombsthebillionaireSanAntonioautodealerDevelopmentwhichhasurtherimprovedthegolfngoperationwiththeconstructionoaclubhouseandres-taurantandwhichhasbuiltseveralnewmodelhomes.Condominiumsareindevelopmentaswellandacom-munitypoolandclubhousearesoontoopen.PalmillaBeachResortandGolfClubpromisestobecomethepremierbeachrontgolfngcommunityontheGulCoastandamajoradditionthegrowingresortland-scapeinPortAransasandMustangIsland.361693-5729palmillabeach.com TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1537corpuschristiTeCoastalFoodListTypicalmealwbeverageunder1010-2020-3030AKASUSHIAkaJapaneseRestaurantFormanyatraveledoodsnobtherstactorandperhapsonlyactorinchoosingasushibaristhepresenceorealAsianspreerablyspeakinginaoreigntonguewithwhichyouarenotamiliar.IndowntownCorpusChristithatchoiceisAkaSushiwhosenativeAsianproprietorshaveaknackorndingsomeothebestsushiandAsianchesinthecountrywhoexpertlypreparepopularanduniquecreationsinsheelshrimpandcrab.Thissmallestablishmentllsupquicklyonweekendssobepatientasthewaitwillbeworthit.YouwillalsoenjoytheextensiveselectionosushisashimistirrytempuraandmanyotherAsianspecialties.415N.WaterSt.361882-8885HarrisonsLandingThecasualatmospherethatcomeswithlieonthewateriswhatyoullndatHar-risonsLandingwhichisactuallyayachtingcenterandmarinaboutiqueandbarandrestaurantallinoneEnjoycoldgulshrimpandarostymargaritawhiletakinginthebreathtakingsunsetoverCorpusChristismarinaandBayrontallwhiletoe-tappingtothesoundsoapopularlocalbeachband.HarrisonsoersadelicacyorjustaboutanytasteshtacoswithavocadoandcilantrotoppedwithaspecialMexicansaucemakesoraperectlunchcolossalshrimpservedgrilledorriedinavarietyospecialbattersorenjoyaperectlygrilledreshshlet.YoumightloveHarrisonsLandingsomuchthatyoullndyourselbackthenexteveningorayachtrideorsunsetcruise.IndoordininginthebeautiulMarinaRoomnowopen.DontmissSundayBrunch108PeoplesStreetT-Head361881-8503harrisonslanding.netRailroadSeafoodStationWhenvisitingacoastaldestinationitisinevitablethatyouwillseekoutreshseaoodaspartoyourtrip.SouthTexasinparticularnotunlikeotherregionsotheSouthishometoaverydistinctstyleoseaoodthatwasormulatedalmost70yearsagoalongtheshoresoBafnBay.ThosespecialrecipesincludetheperectlyseasonedbatterusedorjumboriedshrimpandreshTexasoysterswhichareservedatRailroadSea-oodasdinnerplatesoramilystylethatistosaybythepound.Fishloverswillenjoythereshestsnappercatshdrumandounderpreparedriedbroiledorblackened.ThecheshereexpertlydabbleinmoredistantavorslikeCajunSnapperPontchar-trainandPolynesianColossalCoconutShrimpwhichcouldbeoneotheverybestshrimpdishesintheCoastalBend.Youwillalsondoneothebesthamburgersintownhere.HomebrewedbeerintheadjacentHobrauBarwhichisbigenoughorprivateparties.1214N.ChaparralSt.361883-6200railroadseafood.comArasMidtownCafeCenturiesorenementtoagriculturebrewingermentationpreservationandcuringtechniquescoupledwithaveryhealthytraditionoculinarycompetitionbetweencultureshaveledtowhatEuropeistotheworldooodinthemodernagetheMoth-erland.AraBabosisastudentotheculinaryartsoEuropeaneducationthatstartedorherinthemostqualiedacademyhergrandmotherskitchen.TheTransylvanian-by-way-o-TorontoopenedArasMidtownCaewiththepurposeobringinggenuinehealthycuisineservedinacaesetting.LunchoeringsincludeaCreateYourOwnMasterpiecesandwichmenuwonderulsoupscreativesaladsandadeliciousarrayoItalianandtraditionalhotandcoldsandwichesromthetunamelttothePhillyCheeseSteak.ArasexcelsatprivateandcateredeventspartytraysaswellasscrumptiousEuropeanpastries.1332S.StaplesSt.northofSixPoints361452-8145arasmidtwncafe.cmCoastalFoodHARRISoNSLANDINGRAILRoADSEAFooDSTATIoN 38TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CoastalFoodYOPhillyCheeseSteaksWhilePhiladelphiastwomostamouscheesesteakshopshaveoughtordecadesoverwhosbesttheresnoquestionswhatsoeverwhereyouwillfndthebestmostauthenticPhillyCheeseSteaksandwichintheCoastalBendandthatisYOonNorthBeach.ThetruePhillysandwichstartswithaheapothincutsteaksautedwithonionsandmushroomsandtoppedwithmeltingProvolonecheese.YOisalsohometodeliciousburgersalongwithgreatsausagesandwichesrealItalianhoa-giesandmoremadewithspecialtymeatsandcheesesromPhilly.YOalsoservesuphotdogsroastporkandbeeandterrifcpizzas.3314SurfsideBlvd.onNorthBeach361452-8750HoegemeyersBBQBarnJustabouteveryonewithabackyardgrillthinkstheymakegreatbarbecuesomeotheseolksendupopeningcuerestaurantsbutonlyaewreallyknowwhattheyredoing.IndowntownCorpusChristitherecentlyopenedHoegemeyersBBQiswhereyouwanttogoastheseolksknowbarbecue.Everyitemonthemenuismadereshdailyandtheykeepservinguntiltheyrunoutintheaternoon.EnjoyallthetraditionalavoritesservedHillCountrystyleonplainbutcherpaperexceptocourseorthescrumptiouscobblerswhichyoumustsaveroomororatleasttakeahelpinghomeordessert.EatbythepoundorbytheplateandHoegemeyersistheperectplacetocalliyouneedtoeedahungrygroupobeachgoersorfshermenandwomen.LocatednextdoortoConcreteStreetAmphitheaterina1920sbuild-ingdinersandbeerdrinkersalsoenjoylivemusicandotherestiveeventssomeweekends.711CncreteStreetDowntownCorpusChristi361884-4227hoegemeers.comOpenforLunchOnlyMondayFridaycorpuschristiTHEBEASTPHILLyCHEESESTEAKyOGREATBBqATHoEGEMEyERS 40TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15MolATasteofCentralMexicoInacitywithover80taqueriasmuchothediningpublicmaycarrysomeconu-sionaboutwhatMexicanoodreallyisandiyouhavetraveledpasttheborderinMexicoyoumaybeexpectingsomethingmuchdiferentthanwhatyoundintheseestablishments.MolhasbroughttheauthenticcuisineoMexicototheCoastalBendprobablytheonlyestablishmenttodosoinwhichtheemphasisisonnaturalingredientsandcreatingeveryitemromscratch.IntheUSmolgenerallyreerstoapoblanosauceinMexicothetermreerstoawiderangeosaucesorigi-natinginSanPedroAtocpannearMexicoCity.BynocoincidencethisisthehomeoMolsownersandiswhereitsentiremenuwasborn.EnjoyaullbarandestiveatmosphereinadditiontothebestMexicanoodinCorpusChristi.6042S.PadreIslandDr.inGulfwayShoppingCenter361334-6081molerestaurant.comVietnamRestaurantCorpusChrististruenediningestablishmentishometoclassicusioncuisineborninFrench-inuencedVietnameaturingrecipesserveddecadesagointheancestraleateryothisrestaurantsowners.AlthoughyouwillndantasticPhoatVietnamRestaurantdinersreturnagainandagaintoenjoythenestcreativecookingthatincludesChateaubriandChileanSeaBassinaWhiteTrueSauceHalvedandRoastedChickenandDuckGrilledEggplantinFishSauceandmemorableusioncreationslikeBlackPepperFriedJumboGulShrimpandaRedshinMushroomCreamSauce.VegetariansnddelectableoptionsatVietnamRestaurantincludingPepperFriedBroccoliCrispySweetandSourTouplustheexceedinglypopularVegetarianDelightplatter.EacheveningCheLamofersorthof-menueaturesthatareotenseasonalinnatureandwhichalwaysdazzledinerswithricha-vorandspectacularpresentation.VietnamRestaurantsdessertmenuisequallyimpressiveandtouchesalltheclassicslikeCremeBruleehomemadecheesecakeChocolateMousseandsomuchmore.ExpectthenestserviceinCorpusChristideliveredbyaproessionalknowledgeablestaf.701N.WaterSt.DowntownCorpusChristi361852-2682ietnam-restaurant.comcorpuschristiMAHIMAHIMOLEFINEDININGvIETNAM 42TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15Pier99SomeothebestseaoodsandwichesandhamburgersintheCoastalBendcanbeoundatPier99locatedonCorpusChristiBeachbetweentheU.S.S.LexingtonandTexasStateAquarium.ThisplaceisallaboutwaterrontdiningwiththebiggestdiningpatiobuiltoverwaterintheareaandtheuniqueviewsodowntownandthebayoferedromhistoricNorthBeach.Pier99eaturesahugediversemenuwithsomethingoreveryoneseaoodloverornotincludingawesomedessertslikeKeyLimepieandpeachcobbler.LivecountrymusicbeachrockandBlueslivenupthescenemosteveningsandallweekendsoverthesummer.2822N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach361887-0764pier99restaurant.comWaterStreetMarketForalmostthreedecadesWaterStreetMarkethasbeenhometothreeothecitysavoriterestaurants.TheWaterStreetOysterBarandWaterStreetSeaoodCompanyeatureawideselectionoreshGulseaoodpreparedgrilledblackenedorriedincludinganumberorecipesthatcarryaclearCajuninuence.TrulyoriginalitemsincludetheShrimpHarpoonsmesquitegrilledskewerswithAndouillesausagetheShrimpEnchiladasandtheever-popularCrawshStufedChicken.TheOysterBaropenedasushibarinrecentyearsthathasbecomeverypopularamongdowntownvisitorsespeciallyduringhappyhour.TheExecutiveSurClubisknownoritsvastbeerselectionunoutdoorlivemusicvenueanditsterricmenuogourmetham-burgerschickenburgersquesadillasandmore.309N.WaterSt.361881-9448361884-SURFexecutivesurfclub.comwaterstreetrestaurants.comLaFruteraIoneothegoalsoryouandyouramilyistoeathealthytoeatreshandnotoutoaplasticwrapperthenLaFruteraisadeliciousplacetostart.HereyouwillndanextensiveselectionoruitanddesserttreatsinuencedbybothLatinandAsiancultures.Enjoyeverythingromthetraditionalreshruitcuptolargepartyplattersandpicnicpackagesperectoradayatthebeachorwaterpark.Enjoytraditionalavoriteslikechamoyapplesplusicecreamsmoothiesandothersavorytreats.2322AirlineRd.361991-77655865WeberRd.361723-0198corpuschristiFRIEDCOLOSSOLSHRIMPPIER99LAFRUTERA 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48TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CoastalFoodcorpuschristiLagunaReefLocalsdiscoveredthisFlourBluseaoodhouseshortlyateritopenedbutitsremotelocationhaskeptitsomethingoahid-dengemormostvisitorstotheCoastalBendexceptorsher-menheadingintothewatersoUpperLagunaMadreandBafnBay.LagunaReeislocatedatBlusLandingMarinaonthearsouthernendoLagunaShoresRoadandhasearnedareputationasahomeoculinarycreativityandskillwiththetenderbountyothesea.ForthisoodsnobcrabcakesandwholeoundereachservedasoccasionalspecialsatLagunaReearetherealtestorseaoodcookingbecausethecheisdealingwithproductsthatullytakeonthespicesandavorstowhichtheyareexposednottomentionthecomplexcleaningandpreparationworkinvolved.HighqualitystandardspermeatetoallrecipesonthemenuwhichincludesjustabouteveryimaginableincarnationogrilledbroiledandriedseaoodmanywithaCajuntouch.EnjoywaterrontdiningontheLagunaMadreullbarLagunaReewillcookyourreshlycaughtandcleanedshlets.4242LagunaShresRd.BlufsLandingMarina361937-2600LAGUNAREEFHouseofBurgersWingsKudostotheownersothisneestablishmentorbringingliebacktoaonce-reveredsouthsidelocation.ArecentbutloyalollowingravesaboutthecreativeselectionomonsterburgerswhichincludetheFiestaBurgerandtheexceedinglypopularBaconEggCheeseBurger.HouseoBurgersandWingschickenriedsteakisbecomingalocalavoriteasarethewingsthatareoeredinawiderangeoavorsandlevelsospice.Thehealthyatheartmaytakeonthebatter-riedbaconorstaysaewithachickensaladorsandwichorthevegetarianmindedPortobelloMushroomburger.1645AirlineRd.361334-2221DowntownGrillFordecadesclassicCorpusChristicook-ingincludedbigjuicysteaksreshbeautiullypreparedshandocoursethebestriedjumboGulshrimpthatyoucanndanywhereitseemsintheworld.DowntownGrillistheoneCorpusChristiestablishmentwhereyouwillndthisgreatcookingeverydayotheweekservedinaclassicsettingthatbringsbacknothingbutgreatmemo-ries.ThepastaandGreekdishesyouwillndhereareantasticandDowntownGrillsseaoodselectionissecondtononeinthecityromCajunCatshtoGrilledSwordshthemanyoptionswillbringyoubackagainandagain.Enjoyhomemadedessertsclearlymadetoimpress.Fullbar.622N.WaterSt.361883-4745downtowngrillcc.comDoWNToWNGRILL 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52TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15padreislandJBsGermanBakeryCafeandStrudelManiaTheCoastalBendsrstandonlyauthenticGermanbak-eryopenedtotheravesograteulPadreIslandersaewyearsagoandJBspopularityandnotorietyhasspreadacrossSouthTexas.StoriesoSanAntoniansthree-hourspontaneousdaytripstothebeachthatalwaysincludealongstopatJBsorabigbagobakedgoodstogohavegivenwaytomorerequenttestimonialsothosewhodrivehalanhourromintownortheirtasteothebestbakingintheregion.JBspastriesbreadscakespiesandyesthestrudelwilltakeyoubacktoEuropeiyouvebeenandwilltransportyourtastebudstoanewdelightulplaceiyouvenot.OwnersJuerginandBrigitteexhibittheirloveoooddailythroughthehardworkandprecisionwithwhichtheydeliverculinaryblisstotheirluckycustomers.15137S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland361949-54746062HollRd.361947-6662jbsgermanbakery.comCostaSurMonthsoanticipationcametoanendin2013whenCostaSuropenedonNorthPadreIsland.SmallbandsoansoislandcheNickMackrizzwhomadehisnamerunningthecoldoodcounteratIslandMail-n-MorehavefockedtoCostaSurtoseetheirmaninactionatthehelmoaully-equippedkitchen.CheNickhasbeenreedtofexhisculinarymuscleincreatingadiversemenuinspiredbyhisnativePeruthatincludesshtacosPeruvianstyleriedriceandlomeinsautedchickenbreastandtenderloinsearedorriedreshshothedayandocoursetheone-o-a-kindPeruvianCevichethatmadehimamousontheislandThiscevicheisanexperiencethatwillchangehowyouthinkaboutshandmaybehowyouthinkaboutyourentiredailydiet.Itsthatgoodandgoodoryou.KeepaneyeopenorthenewlyexpandedCostaSursettoopenthiswinter.15113S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland361945-1989IslandJoesThiswelcomeadditiontothePadreIslandoodsceneopenedrecentlyattheBoardwalkCenterjustovertheJFKBridge.Thiswarmlydecoratedespressobasedco-eeshopshowcasesphotographybyBryanTumlinsonseveralitemsowhichareavailableorsale.TheownershavecreatedacoolplaceorislandersandvisitorstorelaxandenjoyahotorcoldbeverageandapastryinJBSGERMANBAKERy 54TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15padreislandaninvitingamilyriendlysetting.IslandJoeswillhostlivemusiconweekendsopen-micnightsgameandmovienightsstartingthisall.ApercentageoIslandJoessalesgoestowardhungerrelieprogramswhichtheownersoperateintheDominicanRepublic.13919S.PadreIslandDr.onPadreIsland361867-1276facebook.comislandjoesccDocsSeafoodSteaksTheLagunaMadrewaterrontisthesettingorthispopularislandeaterybarandeventvenue.DocsmenuisinspiredbytheavoritesthatmakeCoastalBendseaoodamoustheworld-overincludingreshbayounderservedblackenedFlorentinewithawhitewinesaucecrab-stufedandevensautedounder.FreshGulshrimpareeaturedthroughouttheDocsmenuincludinggrilledwrappedinbaconandstufedonskewersinappetizersandsaladsandocoursebreadedandried--theavoriteokidsoallages.Beeeaterswillenjoythegrilled12oz.ribeyethesurandturandchickenriedsteak.DocsislocatedonNorthPadreIslandnexttotheJFKCausewayandofersoneotheareasmostpicturesquewaterrontdiningexperiencesincludingunbelievablesunsetsoverLagunaMadre.Outdooreventsacilityavailableorreunionsweddingsshingtournamentsandmore.Livemusiconweekendsandboaterscandockanddine.13309S.PadreIslandDr.361949-6744docsseafoodandsteaks.comSnoopysPierFewestablishmentscanclaimtruelegendstatusbutintheworldoTexascoastalseaoodSnoopysistherealdeal.StoriesoSteveMartinLauraBushandothercelebritiesstoppingingiveswaytotheactthatyearateryeartheverybestshoystersshrimpandocoursehushpuppiesareservedupinthiswaterrontshhousewhichofersoneothebestviewsinTexasthatothebeautiulLagunaMadre.WhileriedseaoodmadeSnoopysamousovertheyearstheirmenuhasexpandedtoincludedeviledcrabshtacosandtheever-popularSnoopyburger.LocatedontheIntra-THEFRo-JoEISLANDJOES 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TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1557PortAransasBrewingCompanyHavingearneditsspotonthegourmandslistortheirawesomehamburgersTexasMonthlyTop50ListPortABrewingCo.continuestobuilditsbaseoansogreathomemadeoodandmicrobrewedbeer.Trytheantasticwingsandendlessvariet-iesogourmetpizzawingsandfshandshrimppoboys.429N.AlisterStreet361749-2739portabrewing.comStingraysTaphouseGrillOnthesuraceStingraysisafrst-classopenairsportsbarcompletewithalmosttwodozenhigh-defnitionTVspooltablesanddozensobeersontapandbottledbutwisepatronsaretheoneswhoshowuphungry.Beyondbeingagreatbaronethatisdog-riendlynonethelessStingraysiseasilyoneothebestdiningestablish-mentsontheislandandintheentireCoastalBendorthatmatter.StartwiththebestpizzaweveoundonMustangIslandbakedinanauthenticbrickpizzaoventhekindooodyoudexpecttofndinasportsbarplusgourmethamburgersincludingthehousesignatureMakersMarkBurger.StingraysmenutakesamoreseriousturnwhenyouseethehandcutribeyeandflettheperectlypreparedAhiTunaSteakandtheverypopularTequila-LimeShrimp.All-you-can-eat-RibsThursdaysstartSep-tember4thwiththeNFLseasonopener.401BeachSt.361749-2287stingraystaphouse.comJaysSeafoodSpaghettiWorksFor36yearsJayshasedlocalsandtouristsalikegooddown-homeItalianoodandreshislandseaoodataairpriceandinadomesettingyourkidswouldneverorget.AterdecadesohardworkanddevotiontothecommunitythenewSeaoodSpaghettiWorksopenedinacustom-builtbrandnewbuildingjusthalaminutenorthoitsoldlocationatthecorneroAlisterStreetHwy361andAvenueG.ThebeautiulnewbuildingprovidesamagnifcentsettingtoenjoyagreattimeandterrifcmealandlikesomanythousandsoJayspatronsyouwillbecomeloyalregulars.910TXHwy361361749-4422CoastalFoodportaransasSTINGRAySTAPHoUSEGRILL 58TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15LaBaratariaCheownerLezlieKeeblerhasorouryearsbeendelightingguestswithanelegantusionoAmericancuisinewithFrenchandCajuninuences.LaBaratariasContinentalmenuthatincludesescargotchopsandprimesteaksandavarietyoseaoodincludingMahiMahisashimigradeAhitunaandimpeccablypre-paredcrabcakesandequallydeliciouslobstercakesplusterricgourmetpizzas.Enjoyanextensivewinelist.ChampagneBrunchnowoferedSundaystartingatnoon.AndthebigbonusGreatservice.3500IslandMooringsPkwy.361749-2212labaratariarestaurantwinebar.comGiggitysRestaurantBarGiggitysollowsinthetraditionothegreatmealinagreatbarwhichiseasytondinjustaboutanycoastaltownintheeastorwestotheUnitedStatesbutisnotsomuchthecaseinTexas.Patronsarepleas-antlysurprisedtondamenuthatgoeswellbeyondtheexpectationsobaroodthisissomeseriouscookinganditseasytoseetheeforttheownerandchehaveputintoit.EnjoyatrulygourmetMediter-raneanSeaoodLinguinimadewithreshmusselsandjumboGulshrimp.Thosesameshrimpndtheirwayintoanumberomenuitemsmostnotablyalongsideasushi-gradeYellownTunasteakortheperectlypreparedUSDAPrimeTexasribeye.HoweverbaroodansshouldnotretasyoullndawesomechorizocheeseriesterrichamburgersincludingaKobebeeburgerandmuchmoreonGiggitysmenu.Livemusiceverynightotheweek.722TarponSt.361749-3663TroutStreetBarGrillOneothemostpopularrestaurantsintheCoastalBendgotthatwaybynotonlyoferingthemostperectwaterrontsettingbutwithtrulyterricood.SeaoodcreationsherearetopnotchstartingwithsomeothebestCajungumboyouwillevereat.Freshsharrivesdailyandnothingstartsoutrozeninclud-ingwild-caughtGulshrimpthatmakesorwonder-ulsaladsandshrimpcocktailgrilledpreparedwithpastaandocourseasthemainattractionasriedjumboGulshrimp.Youwillalsoenjoyhandcutsteaksperectlypreparedalongwithterricburgersandsandwichesgrilledquailandevenchickenriedsteak.TroutStreetislocatedrightonthePortAransasMarinaanddiningbothindoorandontheoutsidedeckareavailable.104W.Cotter361749-7800tsbag.comTRoUTSTREETBARGRILL TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1559TheGreatTexasBirdingTrailisanetworkoffacilitiesandothersitesthatattractvaryingspeciesofmigratorybirdsandthatprovidenonintrusiveaccessforbirders.Somesitesaresmallparksandpondsandothersaremajorinstallationssuchasstateparksandnationalwildliferefuges.MapsdepictmarinesitesintheCentralCoastalRegion.AransasNationalWildlifeRefugeAmongNorthAmericasmostamedandvisitedbirdingdestinationsAransasNWRisthewinterhometotheonlywildockoWhoopingCraneswhichmigrateromCanadasNorthwesternTerritoryeachall.Preservationefortshavehelpedsavetheockwhichnumbersabout400birdstodaybutelltojust21inthe1930s.InadditiontotheWhoopersthereugehostsdozensorarebirdspecieseachseasonandoferskayakingshingandhuntingopportunities.1WildlifeCircleAustwellTexas77950361286-3559www.fws.govsouthwestrefugestexasaransasGooseIslandStateParkAewmilessouthoANWR37ontheLamarPeninsulathispopularstateparkishometothe2000-year-oldLiveOaktreeknowsimplyasBigTreetheoldestintheU.S.Springcoldrontsbringlegendaryalloutsomigrantlandbirdswhichcongregateinthetreesleadingintothepark.St.CharlesBayisthewinterdestinationorlargewaterowlpopulationsincludingloonsgrebesCommonGoldeneyeRed-breastedMerganserRedhead.RailsgallinulesCommonYellowthroatandMarshWrenhavebeenidentiedinmarshlands.Campingacilitiesavailable.202S.PalmettoSt.RockportTexas78382361729-2858httpwww.tpwd.state.tx.usstate-parksgoose-island3748 60TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15CopanoBayStateFishingPierThisuniquepublicshingpierisactuallytheoldbridgethatspannedCopanoBayromthetipotheLamarPeninsulasouthwardtoFulton.ScanthebayorloonsgrebesanddivingducksandAmericanOystercatchercanbeoundonshellspoilislands.Nominalee.99200TXHwy35RckprtTX78382www.cpanpiers.justgfshin.cmRockportDemoGardenWetlandsPondTensothousandsohummingbirdsmostlyRuby-throatedpassthroughRockportearlyeachSep-temberandareattractedtothemanyvarietiesonativeplantsincludingtheTrumpetCreeper.Thisisalsoagreatsiteormigratorylandbirdsthroughoutthewintermonths.Boardwalkwetlanddemonstrationpond.0.9milesuthTX-35FM3036TXDoTRestStpConnieHagarCottageSanctuaryAsmallbutveryactivesitethesanctuaryisrequentedbyvireoswarblersgrosbeaksycatchersandthrusheswiththeborderinggrassyeldsotenpackedwithDick-cisselsavarietyosparrowsandbuntingsincludingthePainted.Adailybirdlistispostedatthekioskandmigrationisdynamicandcanchangedaily.EastFirstandSuthChurchStreetsinRckprtNewburyParkHummingbirdGardenThisgardenarealocatedwithinanAransasPasscityparkwasspecicallydesignedasahummingbirdsanc-tuaryshroudedbyancientcoastalliveoaktrees.Springcoldrontbringawidevarietyomigratinglandbirds.S.LamntSt.W.WheelerAve.AransasPassRansomRoadNavigationDistrictParkLocatedontheIntracoastalWaterwaychannelacilitiesincludemulti-tieredobservationdeckandpicnictables.Loonsgrebespelicansanddivingduckstravelandshinthechannelwithrailsandshorebirdsinwetlands.TXHwy361tRansmRd.AransasPassAransasPassCommunityParkRecentlydevelopedthisparkofersaviewoRedshBayromanobservationplatorm.Aboardwalkisbeingplannedsokeepaneyeonthissite.TXHwy361tJhnsnAvenueAransasPassLiveOakParkLealittercarpetingtheorestoorisparticularlyattractivetothrushesthrashersandground-dwellingwarblerssuchasWorm-eatingOvenbirdHoodedandSwainsonsrare.TXHwy361suthnMainAve.FM1069InglesideAransasPassWetlandsSearchthewatershereorloonsgrebesdivingducksandpelicans.CausewayroadTX-361towarderrylandingisstraddledbyRedshBayandwetlandsonbothsideandisvisitedbyacornucopiaowaterbird.TX-361CausewayRadbetweenAransasPassFerrytPrtAransasLeonabelleTurnbullBirdingCenterTheboardwalkextendsintoareshwatermarshassociatedwiththeadjoiningwastewatertreatmentplant.LittlereshwaterisavailableormuchotheyearonbarrierislandssuchasMustangandthepondshereoferaconsistentsupplyowaterorawidevarietyowetlandspecies.CutoRadpastCmmunityParkPrtAransasPortAransasSouthJettyThejettyextendsorseveralhundredyardsintotheGulandurnishesanexcellentvantagepointromwhichtolookoravarietyoopenwaterspecies.Gullsandternsotenroostatthebaseothejettyandshorebirdsmaybeseeneedingalongthebeach.NrthernmstendPrtAransasBeachnshipchannelPortAransasWetlandParkTheobservationplatormoverlooksareshwaterbasinthatmaybethickwithavarietyowaterowlandshorebirdsduringwetperiods.Theparkhasbeenlandscapedtoestablishanativedunecommunityandduringmigrationthescrubbyvegetationandgrassesmayattractanumberomigrantlandbirds.TX-361acrssrmPstoceMustangIslandStateParkThestateparksubsumesanentirebarrierislandecosystemencompassingdunescoastalgrasslandsmarshesandbaysidetidalatsandsloughs.ThebeachmaybeparticularlyrewardinginwinterorgullsternsandshorebirdsscantheGulorseabirdsandawalkinthecoastalgrasslandsshoulduncoverSedgeWrenandperhapsLeContesSparrow.TX-361midwaybetweenNrthPadreIslandandPrtAransasCorpusChristiPassCorpusChristiPassslicesacrosstheislandsouthoMustangIslandStateParkandthebaysideatsherearethewinteringhauntsosuchspeciesasPipingPloverandLong-billedCurlew.SearchtheinletwatersorwaterowlsuchasHoodedMerganserandlookornestingSnowyPloverinlatespring.BaysideMustangIslandTX-361acrssrmBeachAccessRd.3PackeryChannelThebaysideatsatPackeryChannelmayretainthousandsoshorebirdsatlowtideandsearchtheocksorMarbledGodwitAmericanOystercatcherandLong-billedCurlew.RuddyTurnstoneBlack-belliedPloverandSnowyPloverotenscurryalongtheedgesothepassandwatchordivingducksloonsandgrebesintheclearwatersothechannel.TX-361wherePadreIslandbecmesMustangIslandZahnRd.PadreIslandNationalSeashorePadreIslandisthelongestbarrierislandintheUnitedStatesandthesecondlargestislandnexttoLongIslandNewYorkandPINSistheprotectedzoneorthecountryslongestcontinuousstretchoundevelopedcoastline.Hereoverhalothe380birdspeciesidentiedinNorthAmericahavebeenspottedatPINSwhichstretchesromitsentranceatthesouthernmostendoParkRoad22SPIDmorethan70milessouthtoPortManseld.AlthoughtheGulbeachsideotheislandisrequentedbythousandsoshorebirdstheLagunaMadreinteriorsideiswherethegreatestvarietyobirdsarespotted.SuthernendParkRoad22SPIDnps.govpais361949-8068PackeryChannelParkThiscountyparkofersanotherviewoPackeryChannelandbirdsnormallyassociatedwiththebocasarepresenthere.Asyouentertheparkhowevernoticetheoakmottestoyourrightamongtheprivatehouses.ThesewoodsattractlandbirdsinmigrationandbirdersromCorpusChristiconsiderthistobeoneotheirmostruitulspotsinspring.AnumberoraritieshavebeendiscoveredhereinthepastincludingSulphur-belliedFlycatcherGrayKingbirdandBlack-whiskeredVireo.ParkRad22SPIDapx.12milesouthofJFKCausewayJFKCausewayWetlandsTheatsalongthecausewaymaybeawashwithheronsegretslookorReddishpelicansandshorebirdsincludingmigratingSkimmer.JFKCausewayspansLagunaMadrermFlurBlutwardPadreIslandtakeexittoaccessatsRedheadPondWildlifeAreaDucksgrebesblack-crownednightheroncommongoldeneyeandhoodedmerganser.LagunaShresRd.atGlenakRd.inFlurBluSouthTexasBotanicalGardensImpressiveassortmentohabitatsincludingwildowereldsvirginmesquitetrailsanherb-linedbirdandbutterytrailandmore.8545S.StaplesSt.inCrpusChristiOsoBayParkShallowestuaryprovidesampleeedinggroundsespeciallyduringlowtide.Waterowlandshorebirdsomanyvarieties.EnnisJoslinRd.12milenorthofSPIDFreewayHansPatSuterWildlifeRefugeWaterowlonthisOsoBaysiteiscanbestaggeringinnumbersmodernbirdersboardwalkandmanynaturaltrailsalongthebay.EnnisJslinRd.NileDr.495052535455565758596061626465666751636869 TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1561TAMUCCNatureTrailUniversityallowsbirdersaccesstonorthshorelineoOsoBaypipingandsnowyploversroseatespoonbillsandmanyshorebirds.oceanDr.suthEnnisJslinRd.BlucherParkThisdenselywoodedparkwithasmallcreekowingthroughitscenterattractsmigratinglandbirds.Strollthroughtheparkandcheckeverynookandcrannyorycatchersthrushesvireosandwarblers.TheAudubonOutdoorClubconductsbirdwalkseverySaturdayandSundayinAprilat730a.m.N.TancahuaSt.BlucherDr.neardwntwnenterCentralLibraryTexasStateAquariumAbirdrehabilitationcenterisoperatedoutotheaquariumandanumberoinjuredandorphanedbirdssuchaspelicansarekeptondisplay.Theaquariumalsoofersaratherextensiveenvironmentaleducationprogramandinormationonareabirdsandbirdingisalwaysavailablehere.2710N.ShrelineBlvd.nNrthBeachtexasstateaquarium.rgIndianPointSunsetLakeIndianPointisanexceptionalspotorobservingwaterbirds.Lookorvariousshorebirdsonthetidalatsandalongthebeachandsearchthebayorgullsandterns.OldPortlandRoadcontinuestowardPortlandoranother2mileseventuallycomingtoSunsetLakelookorloonsgrebesanddivingduckshere.USHwy181exitoldPrtlandRd.rmCausewaynright.FredJonesNatureSanctuaryThissanctuaryownedandmanagedbytheAudubonOutdoorCluboCorpusChristiiswellworththesidetripduringmigration.SituatedontheupperreachesoNuecesBayandwellvegetatedwithnativebrushmesquiteblackbrushacaciabrasilagaritaTexasolivethistinysiteisanoasisinthemiddleomilesandmilesobarrenagriculturalelds.Landbirdscrossingthebayarenaturallydrawntothisspotandtheselectionovireosandwarblershereinspringmaybesizable.FrmUSHwy181letnMreAve.letnCuntyRd.69-EHilltopCommunityCenterThenaturetrailheretraversesnativebrushhabitatsosearchormigrantsaswellasorresidentsGroove-billedAniPyrrhuloxiaOliveSparrow.WalkalongthecreekandlookoravarietyosparrowsinwinterSwampLincolnsandlisteninlatespringortheincessantchickthreebeerssongotheWhite-eyedVireo.11425LepardSt.nrthViletRd.PollywogPondUsedbythewaterdepartmentassettlementpondsthiscollectionolakesandpoolsprovideshabitatorarichassortmentowaterowlBlack-belliedWhistling-Duck.LookorLeastGrebehereaswellasLeastBitternsinthesummer.ThewillowsthatlinethepondsattractmigrantsaswellasWhite-wingedDovesandGreatKiskadeeandGroove-billedAniisotenseenhereinthelowscrub.TuleLakeofthe7200blockoUpRiverRd.isotenworthcheckingorwaterbirdsaswell.UpRiverRd.fIH-372milesnrthViletRd.MoreInfoOnlineattpwd.state.tx.us71737476707277 62TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15PortAransasAransasPass1MustangIslandStateParkGreatsurshingnorthoFishPassJettiesuseBeachAccessRd.2northoentrance.2ShamrockIslandCrossroadsomigra-tionsrouteandeedingareaswadeshingandclearwaterinthesummer.3PortAransasBeachSomeothebestsurshingintheCoastalBend.4EastFlatsBacksideoMustangIslandgoodkayakwadeandfatsshing.5IslandMooringsMarinaBoatlaunchesandshipsstore.6HoraceCaldwellPierExtends1230eetintotheGulgoodyear-roundshing.7PortAransasMarinaNumerouschar-tersalongwaterrontboatrampsatpark.8St.JosephsIslandUndevelopedislandwithgreatsurandjettyshing.9CharliesPastureParkandopenareawithpieralongshipchannel.10AransasPassWetlandsRegulatedno-propzoneinmarsheswithnetworkokayaktrailsgreatwadeshingalongcauseway.11StedmanIslandMarinabaitshoppierandboatlaunchesonRedshBay.12AransasPassBoatlaunchesanddrydockatConnBrownHarbormarinabaitandlaunchesatSanPatricioCo.NavigationDist.13RedfshCoveLittle-knownproductivespotalongboatchannel.14Ingleside-on-the-BayPublicboatlaunchesalongshipchannel.CoastalBendFishing 64TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-15UpperLagunaMadre1PadreIslandNationalSeashoreThelon-geststretchonaturalbeachintheU.S.oferslegendaryshingonboththeGuloMexicoandLagunaMadresidesotheisland.2PadreIslandBeachKlebergCountyLesswildthanPINSandeasiertoaccessthisstretchoislandbeachofersgreatsurshing.3BobHallPierFewpublicpiersaremorenotablehomeotheworldrecordonshorecatch-and-releasean800lb.BlacktipShark.4PackeryChannelOpenmigrationroutebetweentheGulandtheLagunaoferingnewjettiesampleparkingboatrampsandantasticcastandwadeshingonshore.5PadreIslesPublicBoatRampsCanal-rontcommunityprovidesatleastvereepublicboatrampsprovidingaccesstoUpperLagunaMadre.6Marker37Baitshopmarinastoragelaunchesethanol-reeuelandpieronLagunaMadretakerstexitonislandsideoJFKCauseway.7JFKCausewayLowRoadFromFlourBluftakecausewaytotheislandbutexittolowroadalongwaterorgreatwadeshing.8JFKCausewayIslandSideUnderneaththebridgendClemsMarinaandBillingsBaitoferinglaunchesstoreandpier.9PackeryChannelParkOnshorewadeshingalongchannelandatsprimemigra-tionrouteandeedingwaters.10KayakLaunchFreelaunchsitesituatedwithinproductiveatsshingzone.11CorpusChristiPassSomeothere-gionsbestwadeshingcanotenbeoundonthebacksideoMustangIslandandthissiteCoastalBendFishingcontinuedonpage66 TexasCoastalBendWinter2014-1565WinterinUpperLagunaMadreLookortrouttobeeedingaroundthedeepergutsclosetosandpocketsgrassfatsandchannels.ThisisthetimeoyeartogetyourwadersonandwadeshtheKRSbetweenPitaIslandtosouthoBirdIslandoreedingtrout.Favoritelurestousethe5BassAssassinriggedwith116ozjigheadveryproductiveinndingshandtheFatBoyCorkyperectlureorhungrytrout.Thisbigmouthtroutareholdingonthedeepgutsduringthewinter.WhentargetingbigtroutdontruleouttheshallowfatsduringwarmingdaysusesmalltopwaterbaitsliketheZaraSpookJr.bonecolor.Wintershingyoucanalsoexpecttobeshingclosertohomeourlocalneighborhooddeepcanalswillholdfounderandredsshtheedgesandpointswith18oz.jigheadwithpaddletailplasticsorgulps.Ournativeredswillstaymostlyscatteredaroundourcanalsanddeeperchannelseed-ingoncrabsandpinperch.WithwatertemperaturesdroppingfoundershingisatitsbestastheystarttheirspawningmigrationalongthePackerychannelouttothejetties.BestlivebaittouseisaCarolinarigwithmudminnowsormulletinobaitagulpwhiteshrimpriggedwith18ozjigheadslowlydraggedonthebottomworkwellalso.AgaintheoutlookorwintershinglooksverypromisingenjoythesenexttwomonthsocoldweatheraswecloseanothergreatyearoshingourUpperLagunaMadre.MerryChristmasandHappyNewYearCapt.FredCardona469-867-5653www.captfredcardona.comCoastalBendFishing 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.CatchPhotosClockwiseromTopLetThomamilywTroutromLandCutCapt.DougStanordwMahiMahiKyleDarylandZacharywSwordfshCapt.FredCardonawRedfshCoastalBendRVBoatExpoReturnsthisFebruaryRVTravelBoatOwnershipinTexasContinuestoRiseforYoungerFamiliesRetireesWith7.2millionRVsonthenationsroadsRVtravelcontinuestogrowinpopularity.TodaysrecordRVownershiplevelsreecttheenduringappealotherecreationalliestyledespiterecenteconomicchallengessaysTianieHverDirectorotheannualCastalBendRVBatExp.Theindustryhasseentremendouschang-ingtrendsovertheyears.Thenewestitsnotjustretireesorolderolkshittingtheopenroad.YoungeramiliesaremakingboatingandRVingapriorityintheirlivesbecausetheyrealizeitisacost-eectiveandunwaytospendtimewithamilyandriendssaysHoover.Hoovernotesthatthelocalboatingsegmentisseeingsimilarcontinuedupticks.Statisticsshowthat22oTexashouseholdsparticipateinrecreationalboatingan-nually.Andwithmorethan600000registeredboatstheLoneStarstaterankssixthinboatingactivityinthecountry.Texashasmoresquaremilesoinlandwaterthananyotherstate.SoitmakesperectsensethatamilieswanttospendqualitytimetogetherhavinguninthewaterlaughsHoover.TheannualExponowinitsthyearisthelargestindooreventoitskindintheareahostingtenlocalrecreationalvehicleandboatdealersbringingmorethan50brandsunderoneroo.Lastyearrecordsettingattendancetotaledmorethan6000.WhetheryouareanewadventureroraseasonedveteranbuyingorthethtimeweencouragepeopletodotheirhomeworkandresearchalltheiroptionswithlocaldealerssaysHoover.5thAnnualCastalBendBatRVExpFridayFebruary13-SundayFebruary152014RichardM.BrchardReginalFairgrundsRbstwnTexaswww.castalbendexp.cm 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-daederalseasonSpeckledTroutakaSpottedSeaTroutLivesinshallowestuariesalongtheWesternAtlanticcoastlinetotheGuloMexicoromMassachusettstotheyucatanPeninsulainMexicoMostlargespecksarefemalesupto9-10yearsoldPreersshallowseagrassandosterbedsinspringandsummerandwillshelterromcoldwaterindeeperchannelsandreeormationsinwinterRedfshakaRedDrumFastgrowingreaching22-24and6-8lb.in3yearsPreersshallowwaters1-4alongedgesobaswithsubmergedvegetationandshorelinebreakssuchascovesjettiesandgutsbetweensandbarsBlackspotontailoolspredatorsintoattackingtailTexasrecordis59.5lb.US94lb.inNorthCarolinaKeepingitLegalTexasBagSizelimits-SatwaterfishImportantrulesanddetailsdenotedwithshouldbeconsultedforcompleteandaccurateinforma-tionthatappliestocertainspecies.ThiscanbefoundontheTPWDwebsitewww.tpwd.state.tx.usSourceTexasParksWildlifeDepartmentSpeciesDailyBagLengthinInchesMinMax