New York has Lady Liberty, St. Louis has it’s Arch, San Antonio has the Alamo, Austin has the “I Love you So Much” street graffiti and Corpus Christi has the Caller Times mural. I always love a backdrop that instantly stamps your location and saves me the angst of having to come up with a […]

Hacienda has some inside scoop for you! Downtown Corpus Christi will be welcoming a new ice cream shop this spring! Located in the Water Street Market, Scoop Shack will share a courtyard with Water Street Sushi Room, The Bend Magazine and Treehouse Collective. Scoop Shack will be serving up hand dipped ice cream and what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Grand Unveiling of Cinnamon Shore South is happening THIS WEEKEND, October 5-7. Friday night come to Cinnamon Shore to see the vision, and make an appointment for Saturday for more detailed information! 361-336-2246    

Names can sometimes say a lot about a person.  In this case, I think a name can say a lot about an event.  Surftoberfest is a really fun name so it should be no surprise that it is a really fun event. Surftoberfest, (which is kind of a smash up of Surfing and Oktoberfest) is […]

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