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Coastal Bend pulls together in October Business News

Don’t be afraid of the October issue of Corpus Christi Business News, bringing readers the most complete information available on what to do and where to go to during this Halloween season. Also, more Hurricane Harvey aftermath news, including help for small businesses.

Spooky things are coming your way — and taken over the pages of Corpus Christi Business News. Find out how Lucha libra gets a hold on the 10th annual Dia de los Muertos block party and where to scare yourself silly this month from haunted houses to zombie walks.

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As the Coastal Bend recovers from Hurricane Harvey, in this month’s newspaper, you’ll find the following stories:

  • Port Aransas Museum and Farley Boat Works are still hosting their annual Wooden Boat Show despite hurricane damages. (The show must go on!)
  • The Rockport Seafair is determined to celebrate as well Oct. 12-14, with just a few changes in its annual lineup.
  • Local organizations are providing resources for small business recovery, such as social services, cleanup assistance, emergency management and more.
  • Fight the Bite of post-Harvey mosquito explosion.
  • Despite university rivalries, the UT Marine Science Center in Port Aransas temporarily located to TAMU-CC after Hurricane Harvey.
  • The Niña, one of only three replicas of Christopher Columbus’s famed ships, was sunk by hurricane winds.

In other news:

  • Foster children are now included in the state family leave law, effective Sept. 1.
  • The Food Bank of Corpus Christi is no more — but only the name has changed.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court considers a ruling on the Voting Rights Act redistricting efforts.
  • What’s a swarmbot? The future of robots will be discussed (and demonstrated!) at TAMU-CC on Oct. 18.
  • Worried about a tax rate increase in Corpus Christi? City Council decided against it this year.
  • Military helicopters have found parking in the city as Port Corpus Christi becomes a deployment station.

Local businesses and organizations highlighted this month include:

  • Drain King Plumbing, a fixture in Corpus Christi with round-the-clock service;
  • Rescue House, which holds its annual walk for freedom Oct. 14;
  • ABC Painting moves to nicer digs;
  • Premier Wraps helps you build your dream machine with custom designs for your car (or truck);
  • Harko Management Co. gives your bottom line a break by providing help with payroll, health insurances, taxes and more.

Our monthly spotlight on volunteers falls on the American Red Cross staff, still here in the Coastal Bend to assist with disaster recovery. You can still get involved.

You can read us online at, where you’ll find stories posted on the website as well as in the digital flipbook of the actual newspaper.

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