Corpus Christi

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Celebrating the Seafood Tower at Reef

    When I think of seafood towers, I think of overly elaborate presentations that will arrive before me with the same pizazz as the excitable cartoon food in Beauty and the Beast's "Be Our Guest." Shrimp and crabs will be practically jumping off the top tier in anticipation, and clams and oysters will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Tim Tebow Visiting Speak in Corpus Christi

    A few of you read that headline and thought, "Oh, dear God, no!" A few others of you read it and thought, "Oh, dear God, yes!" Either way, just like your thoughts, we're pretty sure Tim Tebow's visit to Corpus Christi will involve the big man upstairs. He will be speaking tonight at Whataburger Fiel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Wesley Lavender: Caught Showering After Taking a Hummer from a Woman Who Left it Running to Buy Cigarettes

    A woman in a Hummer stopped at a gas station to pick up some smokes and left her SUV running in the parking lot. This sounds an awful lot like the first line in a really weird joke, but it's actually something that happened according to a report in the Corpus Christi Caller Times. A 55-year-old wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Caution: Selling Your PlayStation to a Stranger at 2 a.m. Might Not Be a Good Idea

    It's a sad sign of the times when people aren't even able to sell their Sony PlayStations at 2 a.m. to some dude they found on Facebook without getting stabbed. But that's just what happened to a Corpus Christi man this morning, according to the Caller-Times.

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Festival Chicano's Daniel Bustamante

    Who? Two weekends ago, Rocks Off attended the 33rd annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre. We were surprised and delighted to see almost 30,000 fans of Tejano music come out to support a movement that many have written off as dormant and dead. The man behind the success of the event is M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Javier Alan Correa: Corpus Man Indicted For Threatening Tennessee Mosque

    The feds have indicted a Corpus Christi man for threatening a controversial Tennessee mosque with a bomb. Javier Alan Correa, 24, called the under-construction mosque in Murfreesboro last September 5 and said, "On Sept. 11, 2011, there's going to be a bomb in the building." The Mufreesboro mosque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Pet Food, Pets As Food, and More

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where the kinds of things we're filling watermelons with would make your head spin. I mean, sure, everybody goes with vodka, but how many of you have tried an Absinthe & Everclear bomb? Not many of you, judging from the relatively normal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Federal Lawsuit Filed in Corpus Christi Over Lobster Baked Potato

    It's the clash of the Longhorn Steakhouse titans down south in Corpus Christi, where a local chain of steakhouses with a similar name to the national LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants has filed a federal lawsuit over a lobster baked potato. It's more complicated than that, of course, but the lobster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Man Robbed of Whataburger Dinner at Knifepoint

    You know times are tough when muggers are in the market for anything you have on you -- including a sack of fast food. A Corpus Christi man found that out firsthand when he was held up by two robbers armed with a knife and a bat this past weekend around 3 a.m. outside a Whataburger. The man, whom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Comment of the Day: One Man's Sexual Fantasy

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Corpus Man Steals Beer Twice, Gets Beaten Up, All in One Evening

    Beer: the cause of and solution to 99 percent of life's problems since 5000 BC.​For most people, a single day in which you were beaten badly enough by a group of men at a bus station to require a hospital visit and were caught (allegedly) swiping beer not once but twice would qualify as rock b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    More Than 20,000 Deported from South Texas in 2011, Feds Say

    La Migra piles up the numbers.​The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced its deportation numbers today for fiscal 2011, which ended in September. Nationwide almost 400,000 were deported -- an ICE record -- and more than 20,000 were deported from South Texas, the agency ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Woman Smokes Too Much Weed, Falsely Tells Cops She Stabbed Her Mother

    All too true​Let's face it, if you have a self-diagnosing of "I smoked too much weed," then any explanation you give for your subsequent actions is bound to be a bit, say, convoluted. And so it was with a Corpus Christi woman who called 911 to say she had stabbed her mother and was about to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    The Sonoma Burger and Salted Caramel Duck Fat Fries at The Burger Guys

    Mai PhamThe Sonoma Burger at The Burger Guys. Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, avocado, arugula, aoili​I am happily burger-obsessed. I crave them, I find them, I eat them, and I enjoy them. I repeat this process regularly, and last week, the process led me to what has got to be one of Houston' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    David Garcia, Corpus "Gangsta," Shows How Not to Fight a Gang Injunction

    Don't start none, won't be none.​In response to a recent wave of street crime, Corpus Christi has become the latest city to experiment with gang injunctions, tools whereby law enforcement bars certain people they claim to be gang members from associating with each other, in person or over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Texas: Immigration Detention Capital of the Country

    In Texas, illegal immigration is often extremely lucrative.​Texas is number one again today. To our trophy case of great honors, we add Most Beholden To Private Corporations, When It Comes To Illegal Immigration. The Detention Watch Network recently released aggregated data about the big busi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Drunken Wee-Hours Whataburger Drive-Thrus: A Proud Texas Tradition

    I'll take a Whatachicken with fries and a large vodka.​Shamefully, all too many of us have been there: out in the bars since happy hour, it's now a quarter-past closing time. We stagger to the car and suddenly remember we haven't eaten a thing other than beer nuts since lunch. Hunger cuts thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    School Bans Christian Group in Order to Keep Out Gay Group

    We let you in, we have to let EVERYBODY in​A Corpus Christi-area school district is so determined to keep a gay student group from forming that they're kicking the Fellowship of Christian Athletes off campus. The Flour Bluff ISD is making the move so it can say no groups not directly tied to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Fifteen-Year-Old Bride Detained After Fracas in Corpus Walmart

    Old enough to marry and get arrested in a Walmart​An 18-year-old man, his 15-year-old wife and a 19-year-old friend of the couple were jailed in Corpus Christi after a fight with store security at a Walmart. According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, a rent-a-cop confronted the trio after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Weed In Texas: The Top Seven Stories Of The Year

    Merry Christmas: our Top Weed Stories. ​It's been a decent year for potheads. So what if Prop 19 didn't pass in California, because medical marijuana laws, even in places outside that dirty hippy state, expanded. This year ends with two more states, Arizona and New Jersey, along with Washington, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Johnny Perales: Porn On Work Laptop Lands Corpus Asst. City Manager In Hot Water

    No longer scheduled in Corpus​We coastal Texan men are apparently a randy, lonely lot. Even as Galveston cops plucked the Seawall Spanker -- a publicly masturbating surfing aficionado -- from his car on the edge of the Gulf, another case of [presumably] jacking off in a manner unbecoming of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Hey Gary Kubiak: Driscoll Middle School Has A Play For You

    All of Houston knows that Gary Kubiak apparently doesn't know how to call a fourth-and-short play. We don't know if this play, from Corpus Christi's Driscoll Middle School, was on fourth or third down or what, but it obviously worked.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Twilight, Cleavage, Drugs & Wiccans: Five Highlights From Texas' Banned-Books List

    Twillight: Celina ISD just wants to save your from "Team Edward" geekdom, kids​As we noted earlier today, things are generally looking up in the banned-book department, especially in the Houston area.But the latest annual report by the ACLU of Texas does contain some stuff that shouldn't be ignore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    5 Songs That Are No Day At The Beach

    This past weekend, Craig's Hlist spent a good solid two days at the beach playing in the surf down off Mustang Island just south of Corpus Christi. It was one of those mental-health weekends that if we hadn't have taken, we would have ended up throwing beer bottles against the wall at an old folks' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    A Weird Pop Heaven Via Bay City's "Happy Radio"

    ​Along Rocks Off's various Texas travels, we almost never listen to an iPod or compact discs anymore. Anything we could pop in wouldn't match the rhythm of the road; the Stooges or Metallica don't really jive with Highways 59, 71 or 77. In today's world of satellite radios, streaming tunes on your ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    Houston Roller Derby

    Women, fast skating and sharp elbows - sounds like it's game time

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Church Goes After People Who Like Free Cars, Beer And Getting Laid

    ​How will you celebrate the resurrection of God's only son? Well, if your family is observing this wonderful holiday at a church that's not giving away free cars and TV's, you're a chump!Corpus Christi's Bay Area Fellowship Church is giving away over $2 million in prizes -- without a catch -- &nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Thanksgiving Nightmares

    ​Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for pumpkin pie, good cheer, sweaters...and loved ones swilling booze and going at it. Yes, Thanksgiving family tension -- if not outright violence -- is a tradition as time-honored as postprandial football. Inspired by this recent article in the New York Times, we as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Bayou Beat: More Live Nation Ticket Deals, I.J. Gosey at Discovery Green, Bob Fuldauer Leaves Meridian, Tony Campise In Serious Condition Gosey​ We have a winner in our Live Nation "Club Passport" photo contest - we think - but are still awaiting a judge's ruling. Stay tuned. Live Nation has expanded its "No Service Fee" promotion once again, to include pretty much every show coming to House of Blues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Sea Center Texas

    Photos by Brittanie SheyAbout an hour south of Houston on 288, in a modern residential neighborhood in Lake Jackson, stands Sea Center Texas, an aquarium and educational center operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. As aquariums go, it's not the state's fanciest, but it does include e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Corpus Christi: Home of the Whataburger

    Photos by Craig HlavatyThis past weekend, we visited the hometown of Whataburger, Corpus Christi. The burger chain is based there, but the center of operations will be moving to a bigger complex in San Antonio in the next few months. The move is a sad one. The chain has been based in Corpus since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    R.I.P., Charlie's Corpus Christi Angel

    Farrah Fawcett, the pride of Corpus Christi, has died of cancer at age 62.We'll have a proper remembrance of her up soon, but for now here's her nude-in-a-shopping-mall scene from Robert Altman's Dr. T & The Women.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Rocks Off Checks Out Corpus Christi

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty This past weekend, Rocks Off took a respite from sweltering H-Town to visit family in our equallly sweltering, ball-sweat-inducing neighbor to the south. Corpus Christi is rather small compared the teeming ant farm we have here, topping just over a quarter of a million beachi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Amazingly, That Plan To Restore The Replica Columbus Ship Is Foundering

    In news that will shock absolutely everyone but the 95 percent of the people who predicted it, there's a good chance that the replica of Christopher Columbus's Nina won't be heading to Kemah in time for the May regatta.As we mentioned last month, the Spanish Consulate and the city of Corpus Christi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Man Wants To Lick Hooters (In The Courtroom)

    Nikolai Grushevski, a man from Corpus Christi, has filed a lawsuit because Hooters wouldn't let him work as a waiter, which we guess would be called a Hooters Boy. "Hooters tries to circumvent the law by referring to its waiters as 'Hooters Girls.' Hooters is wrong," claims the lawsuit, filed yester ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    Jose Miguel Yamal Latin Jazz Quartet

    Da Camera opens its daytime concert series

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008
  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    Roger Creager

    With a new CD release, this singer is strummin’ from his Texas soul.

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Houston Hurricane Reporting, or Maybe We're Not All Gonna Die

    We tend to do some Houston Chronicle bashing on this site sometimes, mostly with good reason. But right now we’d like to give them a tip of the ol’ hat. Hurricane season has finally arrived in full force, with a wimpy Erin staggering into Corpus Christi and, more ominously, Hurricane Dean possi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Sweat Science

    Houston is Number 12 on the Old Spice list of the nation’s sweatiest cities. Phoenix took top honors, followed by Las Vegas, Dallas, Tucson, San Antonio, Waco, Shreveport, Austin, Oklahoma City and Corpus Christi. (Yep, that’s a lot of Texas sweat.) Three years ago Houston was Number Six on th ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    I See Hawks in LA

    Sig's Lagoon in-store at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 3710 Main, 713-533-9525; Continental Club at 10 p.m., 3700 Main, 713-529-9666

  • Dining

    August 14, 2003
  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Banana Republicans

    A Hispanic GOP confab leaves delegates yelling foul

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Great American Sway

    Plus: Sterile at UH, Rolling On, Motor Madness

  • Music

    January 11, 2001


    Without the right music, strip-club routines can come undone faster than a dancer's outfit

  • Culture

    October 21, 1999

    Rewriting the Good Book

    Corpus Christi casts Jesus as a South Texas gay guy

  • News

    December 18, 1997

    A Family Affair

    Roland Garcia has the political backing to be the U.S. Attorney for South Texas. He also has a brother imprisoned for murder and drug trafficking -- a fact he somehow forgot to tell his congressional sponsors. That may not be enough to disqualify him, but

  • News

    December 1, 1994


    A ragtag group of Houston filmmakers eye the future, and make a hit in Dallas

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