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December Business News captures spirit of the holidays

The December issue of Corpus Christi Business News can help you plan your holiday schedule, get to know fellow business owners and keep up with local economic developments.

It’s Christmas time in Corpus Christi Business News. See the latest issue for a look at how Coastal Bend residents celebrate the holiday season. From front-page stories about the Harbor Lights Festival and a new online Christmas guide to the Events page, where even more holiday happenings are listed, Corpus Christmas Business News is your gateway to happy holiday memories.

You’ll also find news about local business owners, economic developments and more in the pages of the Coastal Bend’s only business monthly. Corpus Christi Business News is mailed free to 10,000 businesses in the city. An additional 2,000 are distributed via free racks located around town.

More news and events are found daily online at and The interactive events calendar allows users to email event details to themselves, family and friends or send them directly to their digital calendars. You can also get notifications sent to your email when event details change.

Also on the front page is a story about a new app that turns your smartphone or tablet into an instant museum docent through Augmented Reality. Developed by a researcher at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the app can be tested at an exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas.

On Page 2, Texas Publishing announces it is hiring sales reps to bring advertising opportunities to local businesses looking to grow. You’ll find out where to apply here.

Business owners featured in this month’s issue include:

Eagle Foundation Repair, which can help prevent damage to your home as well as repair it;

Morgan Street Dental, where Dr. Randal Boswell, his daughter and dental assistants help keep Corpus Christi’s pearly whites healthy;

All American Hallmark Insurance, a family-owned and -operated agency that kicked into high gear on storm-related coverage issues even before Hurricane Harvey hit;

Richard Duran, an independent distributor for Pace Products in the Coastal Bend, who can help business owners protect and spruce up their properties.

In other news, you’ll find out:

• Mustang Island State Park has been closed indefinitely because of damage from Hurricane Harvey;

• a new bilingual children’s book has been published about Selena;

• the Fannie Bluntzer Nason Spirit Center is now booking retreats for area organizations and youth groups;

• Harbor Playhouse has a new executive director AND another hit on its hands with the annual performance of “A Christmas Carol”;

• the Corpus Christi Police Department’s new SkyWatch Tower is on duty at major shopping areas to promote holiday shopping safety;

• Pearl Harbor survivors were among the veterans honored aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay on Veterans Day, Nov. 11;

• residents donated $2.3 million to 46 charities on the Coastal Bend’s Day of Giving;

• insurance companies will have to provide access to life-saving 3-D mammograms as of Jan. 1, 2018.

For those looking for a place to volunteer this holiday season, or any time of the year, our monthly Where to Volunteer feature spotlights the Coastal Bend Food Bank.

If you can’t get your hands on a printed issue, don’t worry. You can read it online here. Or, follow the news daily at Even better, sign up here for a weekly news email that keeps you up to speed on what’s happening in the local economy.

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