Hacienda is please to welcome our first contributed article by Landon Biehl about a topic everyone loves–local breweries! Perhaps this Spring Break you need a staycation with a build in brewery tour…..with a designated driver, of course. Enjoy! 5 South Texas Breweries to Visit This Spring Break Filled with culture, art and ranch land, South […]

I have a new addition for our BLAST List (Bucket List Around South Texas) and it’s the Grow Local South Texas Farm to Table Dinner. Every year the organization hosts this fun field dinner as a fundraiser and this just might be the year I go. The dinner will be held Saturday, April 6th at […]

If you have lived in Corpus for awhile you most likely have noticed a large carnival set up near the bay by downtown come late Spring. You might have even noticed a rodeo going on at this time in American Bank Center, and possibly a night time illuminated parade. Well, if you haven’t noticed these […]

Have you ever lost your keys?  A good friend of mine tells the funniest story about a time that her 4 year old son didn’t want her to leave so he hid her keys.  She looked for hours.  She had to call and cancel appointments because she was completely stranded.  All the while her son […]

To all in the Coastal Bend: Hacienda has a quick PSA about an event this Saturday that will no doubt be amazing! Mariachi Vargas will be performing with the Corpus Christi Symphony at the Selena Auditorium in downtown Corpus Christi this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.  Do yourself a favor and get tickets today! The […]

One of the things we at Hacienda have noticed recently is that more and more out of state transplants are making their way to our region.  Some are being brought here by jobs and some are choosing our little piece of paradise for the smaller size, lack of traffic congestion, access to some beautiful natural […]

If you’ve been to a Farmer’s Market or Festival in South Texas in the last four years more than likely you’ve either eaten or smelled some Fulton Kettle Corn.  I’ve seen the owner, Daniel Fulton, around town for years and he’s always ready to greet you with a smile. The other day I decided I […]

A few months ago while I was driving away from downtown Corpus Christi I noticed that a large building that has been sitting vacant for awhile had some activity going on inside.  If you are from this area no doubt you know it–its the old car dealership on Water Street with the white curved walls […]

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Fiesta de Navidad

I recently found myself hosting a Christmas Supper but lacking inspiration for the table.  While I love my traditional Spode Christmas china it can be a bit….well, boring.  So naturally I did what every person looking for inspiration does these days….I went to Pinterest. I found this old Southern Living post that talked about updating […]

Hollie Schaub, Fed By Bread

Her Carbs Do Good

We are all familiar with the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.  I have a new one for you.  “When you grow up on a wheat farm, make bread”.  The other morning I had the privilege of joining Hollie Schaub, the founder of our local gem, Fed by Bread, in her commercial kitchen […]


A Coastal Christmas

It looks like American Bank Center is pulling out all stops this year to bring Holiday Cheer to Corpus Christi! I am particularly excited about this as I have always looked forward to big city weekends over the holidays to experience just what is coming to Corpus this year…finally! Corpus Christi’s first annual Coastal Christmas […]


Kingsville Day Trip

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I found myself with a house full of out-of-town guests from Atlanta, Georgia.  While many aspects of South Texas remain unknown to those outside its umbrella, there is one thing that many people have heard of: the world-famous King Ranch.  As a good tour guide would do, we set out for […]


All the Things at Peppermint Lane

As you sit around this Thanksgiving Day enjoying family and overindulging ask anyone around the table if they remember Peppermint Lane in Downtown Corpus Christi.  Apparently back in the late 60’s there was a celebration known as “Peppermint Lane” on Chaparral Street.  The gathering was organized as an effort by the Central Business District Association […]

Cowboy Breakfast food

Cowboy Up

Howdy, Y’all.  This coming weekend is the world famous Ranch Hand Breakfast at King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas. If the Ranch Hand Breakfast is not already on your BLAST (Bucket List Around South Texas) it definitely should be. Mosey out to Kingsville for this “hearty and authentic” cowboy breakfast.  It’s a fun way to spend […]