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Fine Dinning
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Happy Hour
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Thank you for your votes in the 19th annual Caller-Times Best
of the Best readers’ poll. Another year has passed and the votes
have been counted. After weeks of sorting, counting and verify-
ing thousands of ballots in 156 categories, here are the results.
Readers had two ways to vote for their favorite businesses and
services this year. Ballots were available at the Caller-Times’
Best of the Best Showcase in September at the American Bank
Center and through ballots placed in three issues of the Caller-
Times in late August and September.
The top vote recipient in each category has been selected
as the Caller-Times’ “Best of the Best #1” and the next highest
vote-getters have been named “Readers’ Choice” and are listed
in alphabetical order.
We have added some new
categories and eliminated some
that did not get enough voter
attention.
By popular demand, and
a worthy category, we have
added Community Advocate:
business/organization and
Community Advocate: Indi-
vidual. These two categories
honor those businesses and individuals that work hard by go-
ing above and beyond in helping make our communities a better
place to live.
Remember, the Best of the Best winners are selected by our
readers, not by the staf of the Caller-Times.
We continue to take the necessary steps to disqualify bal-
lot stufng by businesses that try to win a particular category
unfairly. It is important to remember that this is a reader fun
contest. It does not have any bearing on the success of a business,
nor does it have any endorsement by the Caller-Times. These
are businesses readers have chosen, and the results are final.
This is a readers’ poll for entertainment value and nothing else.
This section contains all the names of winners in each catego-
ry. We encourage you to support ALL businesses in the Corpus
Christi area, not just the winners in this section.
We thank you for your votes and your continued support of
this annual poll.
Steve Arnold is the vice president of marketing for the Corpus Christi Caller-
Times. Contact him at 886-3624 or arnolds@caller.com
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INDEX
Readers
pick their
favorites
for 2013
AUTOMOTIVE
6 Auto Parts
6 Auto Window Tinting
6 Boats
6 Campers/RVs/Motor Homes
7 Oil Changes
7 Tires
7 Transmission Services
6 Trucking Equipment
7 Vehicle Servicing/Repairs
7 Vehicle Wash/Detailing
7 Wrecker Service
COMMUNITY
8 Community Advocate
(Business/Organization)
8 Community Advocate
(Individual)
8 Local Event/Festival
8 Local Tourist Attraction
ENTERTAINMENT
8 Bingo
8 Golf
8 Kids’ Parties
8 Live Music
8 Local Hotel
8 Sports Bar
FINANCIAL
10 Banking
10 Check Cashing
10 Credit Union
10 Insurance
10 Tax Services
FOOD SERVICES
11 Baked Goods
11 Catering
11 Convenience Store
12 Grocery
11 Meat Market
12 Produce/Fruits & Vegetables
12 Seafood Market
HEALTH/FITNESS
13 Children’s Health Clinic
13 Chiropractic Care
13 Exercise Classes
14 Health Club/Gym
14 Hearing Aids
14 Home Health Care
14 Hospice Care
15 Hospital
15 Martial Arts Lessons
15 Message Therapy
15 Medical Supplies
15 Minor Emergency Care
16 Ophthalmologist/Optometrist
Care
15 Physical Therapy
15 Radiology Services
15 Rehabilitation Services
16 Retirement Home/Assisted
Living
HOME SERVICES
16 Apartment/Condo Complex
16 Carpet Cleaning
16 Electricity Provider
18 Environmental/Green
Products/Services
16 Fence Building/Repair
18 Foundation Repairs
18 Heating/Air Conditioning
18 Home Building
18 Mortgage Lending
23 Moving Company
23 Pest Control
23 Plant Nursery
24 Plumbing
24 Real Estate Agency
24 Self Storage Facility
24 Swimming Pool/Installation/
Repair
24 Title Company
24 Window (Coverings/
Hurricane)
MEDIA
25 Caller-Times Writer
25 Local Cable Provider
25 Local Radio Station
26 Local Sportscaster
26 Local Show Host
26 Local TV Anchor
26 Local TV Station
26 Meteorologist/
Weathercaster
25 Radio Personality
PET CARE
28 Pet Services
28 Pet Store & Supplies
28 Veterinarian
RESTAURANT
30 Asian Food
28 Bar & Grill
28 Barbecue
28 Beer Selection
29 Breakfast
29 Breakfast Tacos
29 Buffet Dining
30 Catfish
31 Chicken
30 Chicken-Fried Steak
30 Coffee
31 Dessert
32 Fajitas
31 Fine Dining
31 Fish Tacos
30 French Fries
31 Hamburgers
32 Happy Hour
32 Hot Dogs
32 Ice Cream
32 Italian Food
33 Lunch
33 Margarita
33 Mexican Food
34 New Restaurant
34 Pizza
34 Salad Bar
34 Sandwiches
34 Seafood
35 Steaks
34 Sushi
35 Wine Selection
35 Wings
RETAIL
35 Antiques
36 Appliances
35 Athletic Apparel
35 Books
36 Bridal Gowns/Accessories
36 Building Materials
36 Carpet/Tile
37 Clothing
37 Computers
36 Consignment Store
37 Electronics
37 Eyewear
36 Fitness Equipment
37 Floral Arrangements
37 Furniture
37 Gold/Precious Metals
(Buyers/Sellers)
38 Golf Equipment/Supplies
38 Jewelry
36 Mattresses
38 Musical Instruments
38 Office Supplies
38 Pawn Shop
38 Pharmacy/Drug Store
38 Shoes
38 Sporting Goods
SERVICES
38 Adult Day Care
38 Child Day Care
38 Dry Cleaning
38 Equipment Rental
38 Favorite Elementary School
39 Favorite Middle/Jr. High
39 Favorite High School
39 Funeral Home
39 Hair Coloring
39 Haircuts
39 Key/Lock Services
39 Limo/Taxi Service
39 Nail Salon
39 Photography/Videography
39 Sign Making
39 Special Occasions/Weddings
39 Travel Agency
39 Wireless Phone Service
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
STEVE
ARNOLD
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Radiology &
Imaging
of South Texas
has been chosen
by Caller-Times
newspapaer
readers as
Best
of the
Best
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THANK YOU CORPUS
CHRISTI FOR VOTING US
BEST OF THE BEST#1 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013
7 YEARS IN A ROW!
RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
OF SOUTH TEXAS, L.L.P.
3226 S.Alameda • 2825 Spohn South Drive
Central Scheduling: (361) 888-8875
www.radiologyimaging.com
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AUTO PARTS
Autonation
n Multiple locations
n www.autonation.com
The parts department at Autonation has everything you need
from oil filters to body parts. We deliver to local businesses
and are open six days a week for your convenience.
Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts, O’Reilly
Auto Parts
AUTO WINDOW TINTING
Far Beyond Tint & Alarm
n 5151 Everhart Road
n 854-8468
n www.farbeyondtint.com
Far Beyond Tint & Alarm has been in business since 1987.
We love all of our customers and we are very thankful for
everyone’s continued support. We are the leader in auto, home
and office window tinting in the Coastal Bend. Far Beyond Tint
& Alarm wants to keep everybody cool.
Readers’ Choice: Custom Audio Tint & Alarm, Maaco, Ziebart
CAMPERS/RVS/MOTOR HOMES
CCRV
Readers’ Choice: Camper Clinic, Colonia de Rey RV Sales,
Ron Hoover
BOATS
Gulf Coast Marine
n 10121 S. Padre Island Drive
n 937-7800
n www.gcmboats.com
Gulf Coast Marine is honored to begin its 60th year in business
as Corpus Christi’s oldest and largest boat dealer. The same
local friendly family ownership since 1954. We have always
offered a great selection of fishing and sport boats with the
best sales, service and parts in the Coastal Bend.
Readers’ Choice: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Huff Marine,
Ronnie’s Marine
TRUCKING EQUIPMENT
Trucker’s World
n 5721 Ayers St. Suite C
n 225-2215
n www.truckersworldllc.com
We are a local, family-owned small business that has a passion
for taking care of our customers. We offer competitive pricing
and top quality products. We strive to make sure we put out
a quality product, on schedule and at a competitive price to
meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.
Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone, Autonation, Truckers’ Equipment
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Automotive/Recreational Services
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Billy Holmes, Nicole Hart, Kimberly Preston, Nicole Kubes,
and Jerry Henneke at Gulf Coast Marine, which won the
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Te Southside Animal Hospital family would like to
thank our loyal patrons for this honor.
We are deeply honored by your support and friendship.
RW (Mike) Moore, Jr. DVM
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Zeke Perez, Randy Pratt, Brad Erbsland and Bruce Malcolm at Autona-
tion Ford. The Autonation company, with multiple locations in the
Coastal Bend, won several categories this year.
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Automotive/Recreational Services
OIL CHANGES
Autonation
n Multiple locations
n www.autonation.com
Autonation is centrally located in Corpus Christi and
provides many amenities to its clients. The service is
performed by factory trained technicians and the staff
is very welcoming. We love our customers.
Readers’ Choice: Firestone, Goodyear, Minit Man 10
Minit Oil Change
TIRES
Discount Tire Co.
Readers’ Choice: Delta Tire & Wheel, Firestone,
Goodyear
TRANSMISSION SERVICES
Autonation
Readers’ Choice: AAMCO Transmission, General
Transmission, Greatstate Transmission
VEHICLE WASH/DETAILING
Carisma Wash Lube & Detail
Readers’ Choice: Absolute Auto Detail, Armorall Detail
Express, Mr. Fancy Pants
VEHICLE SERVICING/REPAIRS
Autonation
Readers’ Choice: Romay’s, T.C. Auto Service, Texas
Battery
WRECKER SERVICE
Texas Wrecker Service
n 3449 Morgan Ave.
n 883-3948
n www.TexasWreckerCC.com
Texas Wrecker was chosen because we have been in the
towing business for 50 years... since 1964. People know
and trust our towing expertise. You can throw anyone on
a 50-ton truck, but our guys are skilled on how to clear
the road quickly and safely. Thank you South Texas for
your vote and trust.
Readers’ Choice: Easy Rider Wrecker Service, Lone
Star Wrecker Service, Statewide Wrecker Service
CAL272490
992-9900 or 800/725-9980 | www.AmericanBank.com
Corpus Christi | Port Aransas | Rockport | Goliad | Victoria | Austin
EQUAL
HOUSING
LENDER
Our staff of experienced banking professionals has helped businesses and families
reach their financial goals for over four decades. Year after year we have given our
best, so our customers have voted us "Best of the Best" in banking for eleven years. ©2013 American Bank, N.A. Member FDIC Member Independent Bankers Association of Texas
2013
BANKING
Year after year, our customers know best.
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Community/Entertainment
COMMUNITY ADVOCATE (BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION)
Flint Hills Resources
2825 Suntide Road
242-8772
www.fhr.com
Flint Hills Resources values our role as a strong
corporate citizen and neighbor. We work with a
number of non-profit organizations on a yearly basis
that provide a tremendous service to our community.
We’d like to thank the Caller-Times readers for selecting
FHR for this honor.
Readers’ Choice: H-E-B, Citgo, United Way
COMMUNITY ADVOCATE (INDIVIDUAL)
Mayor Nelda Martinez
n 1201 Leopard St.
n 361-826-3100
n www.cctexas.com
I love community service and am
very humbled with this honor. I
continue to be fully committed
to serving the good people of
Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi has
sigificant momentum going into
2014 and has a very bright future.
Readers’ Choi ce: Trey
McCampbell, Terry Mills, Bishop
Michael Mulvey
LOCAL EVENT/FESTIVAL
Buc Days
n 1513 N. Chaparral St.
n 882-3242
n www.bucdays.com
The Caller-Times readers picked Buc Days to be the
Best of the Best because their inner-pirate loves Buc
Days. All the pirates at the Buc Days office would like
to thank you for this honor. See you in 2014 with more
thrills and rides. April 24-May 4, 2014
Readers’ Choice: Texas Jazz Festival, Zombie Walk,
Fright Night Haunted House
LOCAL TOURIST ATTRACTION
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
n 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd.
n 888-4873
n www.usslexington.com
This WWII era aircraft carrier is a testament to the
Greatest Generation and a National Historic Landmark.
Five self-guided tours take you from the flight deck
down to the crew living areas and engine room, 3D mega
Theater, flight simulator, ship’s store and mess deck.
Lex is REAL.BIG.FUN. Welcome aboard.
Readers’ Choice: Corpus Christi Museum of Science
and History, Hurricane Alley Waterpark, Texas State
Aquarium
BINGO
El Mercado Bingo
n 6110 Ayers St.
n 851-0505
n www.elmercadobingo.com
El Mercado Bingo is Best of the Best for our day bingo at 6110
Ayers and night bingo at 2033 Airline seven days a week. This
unique entertainment experience includes the chance to win big
and offers great food homemade daily at Sweet Treats Cafe. Join
us for the highest payouts in town twice a day.
Readers’ Choice: All Saints Bingo, Saratoga Bingo, Weber Bingo
GOLF
Corpus Christi Country Club
Readers’ Choice: Gabe Lozano Golf Course, Northshore Country
Club, Oso Golf Course
KIDS’ PARTIES
Peter Piper Pizza
Readers’ Choice: Brinca!, Funtrackers, Gattitown
LOCAL HOTEL
Omni Hotel

Readers’ Choice: Holiday Inns, La Quinta Inns, Radisson Hotel
LIVE MUSIC
Brewster Street Icehouse
1724 N Tancahua St.
884-2739
www.brewsterstreet.net
Brewster Street offers an open and intimate setting for some of
the best live music in the state of Texas. Family-friendly, a show
at Brewster Street is more than just a concert, it’s an event. With
delicious food, friendly service and a fun atmosphere, we are the
best place in town to see a show.
Readers’ Choice: American Bank Center, Concrete Street
Amphitheater, House of Rock
SPORTS BAR
Beamer’s Pizza & Burgers
n 5922 S. Staples St.
n 992-1291
n www.beamerspizza.com
Beamer’s offers real food for real value. We want to be your home
away from home, where you can sit with friends and family and
discuss the day, plan, dream and laugh, all while enjoying great
tasting food, served by friendly staff. So come let us make you
smile. Everything is better at Beamer’s.
Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings, Wings & More
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Mickey & The Motorcars playing at Brewster Street Icehouse. The eatery, located on Tancahua Street, won the
live music category this year.
Nelda Martinez
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Thank You Corpus Christi
For Voting H-E-B “Best Of The Best 2013” In:
FOOD SERVICES:
RESTAURANT:
RETAIL:
FINANCIAL:
Grocery | Produce, Fruits & Vegetables
Meat Market | Seafood Market | Baked Goods
Dessert | Doughnuts | Sushi | Catering
Beer & Wine Selection
Floral Arrangements | Pharmacy/Drug Store
Pet Store & Supplies
Check Cashing
©2013 HEB, 14-1567
We know you have a choice of where to shop. That’s why we work hard to bring you
the freshness, quality, service and everyday low prices you deserve.
Thanks again Corpus Christi for casting your votes for H-E-B.
CAL283950
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Financial
BANKING
American Bank
n 800 N. Shoreline, Suite 100 South
n 992-9900
n www.americanbank.com
Our customers are the best, and we want the best for them. We get to know
them and their unique needs. Then we’re prepared to find the solution that’s
the best fit. One of our customers said, “Banking with American Bank will
change your life.” That’s huge, but we give it our best every single day.
Readers’ Choice: First Community Bank, Navy Federal Credit Union,
Wells Fargo Bank
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Jackie Orchard, George Zerda, Patty Owen and Shala Bishop at Ameri-
can Bank, which won the banking category this year.
CREDIT UNION
NavyArmy Community Credit Union
n 5725 Spohn Drive
n 986-4500
n www.navyarmyccu.com
Thank you Caller-Times readers. NavyArmy is happy
to serve the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley with
12 branches and a real estate Center. We offer our
members low rates on auto loans and mortgages, and
we take pride in our customer service. NavyArmy is a
better way to bank.
Readers’ Choice: Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union,
Homeport Federal Credit Union, Navy Federal Credit
Union
CHECK CASHING
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
H-E-B customers can count on friendly and convenient
service at our business centers. Our partners understand
our customers are busy and work hard and providing
professional assistance, affordable transactions, plus
great customer service is what we do best.
Readers’ Choice: Ace Cash Express, Cash & Go, The
Money Box
INSURANCE
State Farm
n Multiple locations
n www.statefarm.com
State Farm’s mission is to help people manage the risks
of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and
realize their dreams. Our success is built on a foundation
of shared values – quality service and relationships,
mutual trust, integrity and financial strength.
Readers’ Choice: Christus Health Plan, Farmers
Insurance, Progressive
TAX SERVICES
Neal Tax Service
n 3514 S Alameda St.
n 855-6259
n www.nealtaxservice.com
We were selected Best of the Best Tax Service because
our clients come first. We treat each client that enters
our office with the respect they deserve. Everyone has
a choice where to get their tax return prepared and we
are thankful to those who continue to choose Neal Tax
Service.
Readers’ Choice: H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Tax Pro
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Food Services
BAKED GOODS
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
Birthday, retirement, graduation or just because, no matter
what the occasion, we’ve got baked treats to sweeten any
celebration. H-E-B provides the best hot, fresh and delicious
assortment daily. Your favorite cookie, cake, pie or fresh bread
is waiting for you at your H-E-B bakery.
Readers’ Choice: La Michiocana, Lollycakes, Yolanda’s
Bakery
CATERING
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
H-E-B makes planning for that special event easy with a wide-
variety of options for weddings, birthday parties, family get-
togethers or office meetings. All beautifully displayed, the
foods our customers order are made with the finest ingredients
and take the stress out of feeding crowds.
Readers’ Choice: Jason’s Deli, P.O.E.T.S., Savor’ at American
Bank Center
CONVENIENCE STORE
Stripes
n Multiple locations
n www.stripesstores.com
Stripes convenience stores thanks customers who voted
Stripes No. 1 Best of the Best convenience stores. Stripes’
commitment to its customers is to always offer friendly and
fast service, and hot, fresh and delicious authentic homemade
Mexican food. Only at Stripes will you find over 2.1 billion
possible fountain drink combinations. If you want it, Stripes
has it.
Readers’ Choice: 7-Eleven, Times Markets, Valero Corner
Stores
MEAT MARKET
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
H-E-B carries more than six lines of beef and our wide selection
offers 100 percent beef and our fully cooked line of brisket,
burgers and fajitas. The H-E-B market will cut to order what
you need for any memorable meal.
Readers’ Choice: Moody’s Meat Market, Sam’s Club, Staples
St. Market
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Tommy Ames, Delia Carrillo and Bill Leonard, all employ-
ees in the H-E-B meat market, which won that category.
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Food Services
GROCERY
HEB
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
Here everything’s better, every H-E-B delivers fresh food, quality products and convenient services
all designed around the specific needs of each community. We offer customers the best service, sell
only the freshest and safest products and make sure to give customers low prices with the best value.
Readers’ Choice: Sam’s Club, Sprouts, Walmart
PRODUCE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
You’ll always find the freshest fruits and vegetables at H-E-B. We stock your H-E-B with produce
grown in Texas and we offer an 100 percent freshness guarantee.
Readers’ Choice: Fruit King, Sprout’s, Wal Mart
SEAFOOD MARKET
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
H-E-B is commited to the health, abundance, and sustainability of our oceans and marine life, while
offering you the best variety and quality of seafood. We are committed to the development of thriving
fishing communities and delivering the highest-quality seafood for generations to come.
Readers’ Choice: Morgan St. Seafood Market, Staples St. Market, Walmart
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE
CALLER-TIMES
Maricela Cerda and
Karen Morales in the
seafood area of H-E-B.
The stores won best
seafood market for
2013.
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE
CALLER-TIMES
James Hemmings,
Gloria Burke, Azeneth
Vasquez, Emilie Mo-
rales and Josh Nguyen,
at H-E-B, which won
best produce this year.
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• Best authentic Chinese and Asian
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• Freshest & Highest quality Sushi and
Sashimi, a wide variety of choices and
requests available
• Over 20 years of experience for our
Sushi, Hibachi, and Kitchen chefs;
some trained in Chinese Culinary
Schools
• Family Style Hibachi Show, exciting
and entertaining
• Beautiful Party Room available for
meetings or special occasions
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HEALTH/FITNESS
CHILDREN’S HEALTH CLINIC
The Children’s Clinic
n 3435 S. Alameda St.
n 855-7346
The Children’s Clinic has been taking care of the children of South Texas
since 1952. Our dedicated doctors, nurses and staff are committed to
providing the best medical care possible to the children of South Texas.
Readers’ Choice: ABC Pediatrics, Driscoll Children’s Urgent Care, Tots
& Teens
CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Beacon Chiropractic
9450 S. Padre Island Drive
937-9550
www.globalao.com
One of four board-certified specialists in Texas in a technique that requires
no twisting or popping of the spine. No referral required. Most new patients
remark on the thoroughness of exams. X-rays and physiotherapy on site.
Recognized statewide leader, post-doctorate educator, expert witness
and consulting.
Readers’ Choice: Armadillo Sport Chiropractic, Durbin Chiropractic &
Wellness Center, Lindell Chiropractic
EXERCISE CLASSES
Corpus Christi Athletic Club
n 2101 Airline Road
n 992-7100
n www.ccathleticclub.com
We have more than 130 group exercise classes each week. With a wide
variety of classes for all fitness levels, including Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi,
Piloxing, cycling, Zumba, Salsa, belly dancing and BodyCombat along with
all the Les Mills programs. We even have water aerobics, water jogging
and so much more.
Readers’ Choice: Gold’s Gym, Platypus Fitness, YWCA
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Brittany Estes holds her one-year-old son, Easton, with Drs. Teofilo
Espirtu and Walter Santiago at The Children’s Clinic, which won best
children’s health clinic this year.
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Health/Fitness
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
John Villarreal, Denise Danley, Mirek Krzycki, Casey Ryan and Liz Inskeep work for Legacy Healthcare Ser-
vices, which won in the hospice care category for 2013.
HEALTH CLUB/GYM
Corpus Christi Athletic Club
n 2101 Airline Road
n 992-7100
n www.ccathleticclub.com
The Corpus Christi Athletic Club is the largest and
most comprehensive fitness facility in South Texas.
We are locally owned and we have been dedicated to
the health and fitness of families since 1986. We have
something for every member of the family including
tennis, racquetball, our Kid’s Club, and indoor track
and so much more.
Readers’ Choice: Freedom Fitness, Gold’s Gym,
Platypus Fitness
HEARING AIDS
A&B Hearing Aid & Audiology Center
n 5488 S. Padre Island Drive, No. 1570
n 993-5093
n www.abhearingaid.com
Since 1974, A & B Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers
have provided hearing health care in several cities in
South Texas, including three locations in San Antonio
and locations in New Braunfels and Corpus Christi. It
is a simple philosophy of keeping the customer first.
With more than 200 years of combined experience, A &
B Hearing Aid’s staff is not only friendly, experienced
and talented, they have been the provider of choice to
many South Texans for many years.
Readers’ Choice: Beltone Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid
Company of Texas, New Sound Hearing
HOSPICE CARE
Legacy Hospice
n 5633 S. Staples St.
n 446-4666
n www.legacyhhc.com
Thank you to all the folks who voted for Legacy
Healthcare Services Best of the Best in three different
categories for 2013. Legacy succeeds only when we
meet and exceed the expectations of our patients and
clients in services and compliance. We celebrate the
diversity of people, ideas and cultures.
Readers’ Choice: Angel Bright Home Health, Christus
Spohn Hospice, Lighthouse Hospice
HOME HEALTH CARE
Uresti Senior Assistance
n 830 W. King Ave., Kingsville
n 361-592-5262
n www.urestiseniorassistance.com
Even in this troubled economy Uresti Senior Assistance
has continued its focus to provide quality health care
to all our patients. We would like to thank our excellent
staff, all of our referral sources and families who
entrusted their relatives to our care.
Readers’ Choice: Legacy Healthcare Services, Nurses
on Wheels Home Health, Santa Fe Home Health Care
CAL267341
Compassionate & Professional Care
• Medicine • Surgery
• Boarding • Grooming
• Preventative &
Wellness Health Care
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YOUR VOTE!
2013
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361.949.8200 • 14802 COMPASS STREET
1638 S. Staples @ 6 Points • 884-8981
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HEALTH/FITNESS
HOSPITAL
Christus Spohn Health System
n Multiple locations
n www.christusspohn.org
We at Christus Spohn feel blessed to be recognized by our
community for our commitment to providing high-quality
healthcare. For more than 100 years, Christus Spohn has
served Coastal Bend residents and visitors alike. We are
honored South Texans selected us as Best of the Best Hospital
of 2013.
Readers’ Choice: Corpus Christi Medical Center, Driscoll
Children’s Hospital,Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of
Corpus Christi
MARTIAL ARTS LESSONS
KICKS Martial Arts
n 4730 Schanen Blvd.
n 857-5425
n www.kickstkd.com
Since 1980, KICKS has been a Nationally awarded Martial Arts
Academy. Our grandmaster and master are internationally and
Olympic certified and world recognized. We are proud of our
school and students for being the Best of the Best over the
past 18 years. Come visit KICKS and see why we’re the Best.
Readers’ Choice: Defense of Martial Arts, Lumampao Martial
Arts, Master Choi’s
MASSAGE THERAPY
The Woodhouse Day Spa
Readers’ Choice: Anthony’s Aveda Salon Day Spa, Corpus
Christi Athletic Club, Salon Palomo
MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Medical Rehab Supply
n 1022 Santa Fe St.
n 887-1877
n www.medicalrehabsupply.com
For more than 11 years we have ensured that our customers
know we genuinely care about their health and well-being.
We do our very best to instill the confidence of our community
because, as a family-owned business, we are local.
Readers’ Choice: Economy Medical Rental, Steel Home
Medical Equipment
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Legacy Healthcare Services
n 5633 S. Staples St.
n 446-4666
n www.legacyhhc.com
Readers’ Choice: Affiliated Therapy Group, Humpal Physical
Therapy, Shea Physical Therapy
MINOR EMERGENCY CARE
Bay Area Quick Care
n 9929 S. Padre Island Drive
n 937-2121
n www.bayareaquickcare.com
Our customers appreciate our friendly and knowledgeable
staff. They also appreciate the convenience our clinic offers
by being open seven days a week. We consider it an honor to
be voted Best of the Best Minor Emergency Clinic.
Readers’ Choice: Calallen Minor Emergency, Statcare Minor
Emergency
RADIOLOGY SERVICES
Radiology & Imaging
Readers’ Choice: Corpus Christi Radiology Center, Radiology
& Associates
REHABILITATION SERVICES
Legacy Therapy
Readers’ Choice: Corpus Christi Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center, Cimarron Place Health & Rehab, Behavioral Health
Center of Nueces County
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HEALTH/FITNESS/HOME SERVICES
OPHTHALMOLOGIST/OPTOMETRIST CARE
Drs. McIntyre, Garza, Avila & Jurica
n 5488 S. Padre Island Drive
n 994-0310
n www.cccontacts.com
We have been providing the best, most cutting edge eye exams to the
community for more than 27 years. We are open seven days a week for our
patients’ needs. Our practice now offers a brand new diabetes screener,
the first in Texas, that requires no blood draw. We are here for our patient’s
convenience, not ours.
Readers’ Choice: Dugan Eye Institute, Stanton Optical, Dr. Aynn Upton
RETIREMENT HOME/ASSISTED LIVING
Alameda Oaks
n 1101 S. Alameda St.
n 882-2711
n www.lcca.com/alamedaoaks
Alameda Oaks is a diamond in the rough. After an extensive revitalization
in our physical plant and staffing we have begun to make our customers
extremly happy with what we have to offer. Our patients, doctors and
families appreciate our customer service and our results getting patients
home.
Readers’ Choice: The Waterford at Corpus Christi, Mirador Senior Living,
Trinity Towers
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Robert Chapa, Dr. Cathy Avila, Dr. Adam Jurica, Dr. Edward Garza, and
Johnny Nava are part of the team that won the best ophthalmologist/
optometrist care category.
APARTMENT/CONDO COMPLEX
Saratoga Cove Apartments
n 5757 Wooldridge Road
n 991-9184
n www.saratogacoveapts.com
For five years in a row, Saratoga Cove Apartments
was named the Best of the Best due to the strong
commitment to service and always looking beyond
providing an apartment and truly looking to provide a
home. Saratoga offers great value with designer, luxury
finishes and great amenities for great prices.
Readers’ Choice: The Reserve at Saratoga Apartments,
San Marin Apartments and The Shores
CARPET CLEANING
Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner
n 1959 Saratoga Blvd., Bldg. No. 5
n 814-9554
n www.stanleysteemer.com
For nine years running, our team at Stanley Steemer
has had a relentless passion for carpet cleaning and
customer service. We continue to pride ourselves on
quality people, quality equipment, and quality training
– a recipe for an excellent experience every time,
satisfaction guaranteed. Thanks Corpus Christi.
Readers’ Choice: Home Depot, Servicemaster Central
ELECTRICITY PROVIDER
NEC - Nueces Electric Co-op
n 709 E. Main, Robstown
n 855-632-7348
n www.necretail.com
Thank you to everyone who voted NEC Retail No. 1. As
a member-owned retail electric cooperative we strive
to deliver the best customer service. We genuinely care
about our members and are grateful for this award. We
will continue to make all NEC Retail members proud to
be a part of the co-op.
Readers’ Choice: CPL Retail Energy, Reliant Energy,
TXU Energy
FENCE BUILDING/REPAIRS
D&C Fence Company
n 1029 Savage Lane
n 289-8277
n www.dcfence.com
We offer a variety of fencing/access control allowing us
to best suit the needs of our customers for residential,
commercial and industrial installation. We have a strong
commitment to customer service and don’t consider
our job complete until the customers are 100 percent
satisfied.
Readers’ Choice: A-1 Fencing, Hinojosa Fence
Company, Rollins Fence Company
GEORGE TULEY/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
The refurbished pool area at Saratoga Cove Apartments, which won the apartment/condo award this year.
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6313 Wooldridge Rd. • Corpus Christi,TX
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SOUTHSIDE
992-6458 • 5945 Saratoga
Across from Spohn Hospital South
ALAMEDA
855-7346 • 3435 S. Alameda
Next to Driscoll Children’s Hospital
CALALLEN
241-9541 • 13725 NW Blvd
Across from Calallen High School
PORTLAND
643-2518 • 1029 W. Hwy 181
In the Crescent Center Building
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4 Convenient Locations
• New Patients Welcome.
• Usually Get Same Day Appointment.
• 4 Convenient Locations.
• Weekend Hours at Alameda Offce.
(sick visits only)
• We work with all local
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ENVIRONMENTAL/GREEN PRODUCTS/SERVICES
City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Department
Readers’ Choice: City of Corpus Christi Gas Department, Autonation
Toyota, Turner’s Gardenland
FOUNDATION REPAIRS
On the Level Foundation and Roofing
n 4531 Ayers St., No. 226
n 881-9616
n www.OnTheLevelFoundationAndRoofing.com
We were chosen again this year for our company’s ability and quality to
provide our customers with the highest level of services, honesty and
commitment to deliver the best plan of foundation and roofing for their home.
We have been in business 17 years and are honored to serve Corpus Christi.
Readers’ Choice: Du-West Foundation Repair, Dura Pile Foundation Repair
HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING
Rapid Air
n 2101 Leopard St.
n 882-2111
n www.rapidaircc.com
Rapid Air continues to lead the path on quality, honesty and dependability.
Rapid Air’s experience and how we strive for excellence is key for all its
customers throughout the Coastal Bend as well as our friendly and top
notch customer service. Being No. 1 is an honor and is greatly appreciated.
Readers’ Choice: Bodine Scott Air Conditioning, CCAC, Neal Air
Conditioning
HOME BUILDING
Hogan Homes
n 400 Mann St.
n 883-1550
n www.Hoganhomestexas.com
Innovation in home design, nearly five decades of quality construction,
the Money Saver Home Energy System and employees who work diligently
to make home purchasing easy are reasons why the readers consistently
choose Hogan Homes as Best of the Best Home Builder, this year, and for
12 years in a row.
Readers’ Choice: Braselton Homes, Coastal Bend Home Builders, Live
Oak Construction
MORTGAGE LENDING
First Community Bank
n 416 N. Water St.
n 888-9310
n www.fcbot.com
First Community Bank makes buying a home as simple as possible, and South
Texans trust us. Our free pre-qualification guides their home search and our
in-house approval, processing and underwriting give them the confidence
of working with a local lender. Building, buying or refinancing - we’re best.
Readers’ Choice: Kleberg Bank, Navy Army Community Credit Union,
Navy Federal Credit Union
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AUTOMOTIVE/
RECREATIONAL
SERVICES
AUTO PARTS
Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts,
O’Reilly Auto Parts
AUTO WINDOWTINTING
CustomAudio Tint &Alarm,
Maaco, Ziebart
BOATS
Academy Sports + Outdoors,
Huf Marine, Ronnie’s Marine
CAMPERS/RVS/MOTOR HOMES
Camper Clinic, Colonia de Rey RV
Sales, Ron Hoover
OIL CHANGES
Firestone, Goodyear
Minit Man 10 Minit Oil Change
TIRES
Delta Tire &Wheel,
Firestone, Goodyear
TRANSMISSIONSERVICES
AAMCOTransmission,
General Transmission,
Greatstate Transmission
TRUCKING EQUIPMENT
Auto Zone, Autonation,
Truckers’ Equipment
VEHICLE WASH/DETAILING
Absolute Auto Detail,
Armorall Detail Express,
Mr. Fancy Pants
VEHICLE SERVICING/REPAIRS
Romay’s, T.C. Auto Service
Texas Battery
WRECKER SERVICE
Easy Rider Wrecker Service,
Lone Star Wrecker Service,
Statewide Wrecker Service
RESTAURANT
ASIANFOOD
China Garden, Golden Kitchen,
PF Changs
BAR &GRILL
Brewster Street Icehouse,
Executive Surf Club, Chili’s
BARBECUE
Julian’s BBQ, Millers BBQ,
Nolan’s Original Poorboys
BEER SELECTION
B&J’s Pizza, Niko’s Steakhouse,
Spec’s
BREAKFAST
Cracker Barrel, IHOP,
U&I Restaurant
BREAKFAST TACOS
Garabaldi’s, Kiko’s, Taqueria
Jalisco’s (multiple locations)
BUFFET DINING
Golden Corral, Hibachi Grill &
Supreme Bufet, China Garden
CATFISH
Brewster Street Icehouse,
Good -N- Crisp,
Nolan’s Original Poorboys
CHICKEN
Golden Chick, Pete’s Chicken N
More, Popeye’s
CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK
Andy’s Kitchen, Niko’s
Steakhouse, U &I Restaurant
COFFEE
Cofee Waves, McDonalds,
Starbucks
DESSERT
La Frutera, Lollycakes,
Sonic Drive-In
FAJITAS
Fajita Junction, Kiko’s,
P.O.E.T.S.
FINE DINING
Republic of Texas,
VietnamRestaurant,
Water St. Restaurants
FISHTACOS
Brewster Street Icehouse,
On the Border Restaurant,
Tailfins
FRENCHFRIES
Good -N- Crisp,
Wienerschnitzel,
Whataburger
HAMBURGERS
McDonalds, Sonic Drive-In,
Wallbangers
HAPPYHOUR
Brewster Street Icehouse,
Executive Surf Club,
On the Border Restaurant
HOT DOGS
Dairy Queen, Sonic Drive-In,
Stripes
ICE CREAM
Baskin Robbins, Dairy Queen,
Marble Slab Creamery
ITALIANFOOD
Island Italian,
Luciano’s, Olive Garden
LUNCH
Julian’s BBQ, Jason’s Deli,
Nolan’s Original Poorboys
MARGARITA
Brewster Street Icehouse, Kiko’s,
On the Border Restaurant
MEXICANFOOD
Dos Comales, Fajitaville,
Kiko’s
NEWRESTAURANT
Bleu Bistro, Corner Bakery,
Fuzzy’s Tacos
PIZZA
Little Caeser’s, Papa Johns,
Pizza Hut
SALAD BAR
Golden Corral, McAlister’s Deli,
Wallbangers
SANDWICHES
McAlisters Deli,
Nolan’s Original Poorboys,
Subway (multiple locations)
SEAFOOD
Bleu Bistro, Niko’s Steakhouse,
Salt Water Grill
SUSHI
Hibachi Grill Supreme Bufet,
Imperial Café, Takeniwa
STEAKS
Outback Steakhouse, Republic of
Texas, U &I Restaurant
WINE SELECTION
Spec’s, Liquid Town,
World Market
WINGS
Golden Chick, H-E-B,
Wingstop
ENTERTAINMENT
BINGO
All Saints Bingo, Saratoga Bingo,
Weber Bingo
GOLF
Gabe Lozano Golf Course,
Northshore Country Club,
Oso Golf Course
KIDS’ PARTIES
Brinca!, Funtrackers,
Gattitown
LIVE MUSIC
American Bank Center,
Concrete Street Amphitheater,
House of Rock
LOCAL HOTEL
Holiday Inns, La Quinta Inns,
Radisson Hotel
SPORTS BAR
Bufalo WildWings, Wings &More
FINANCIAL
BANKING
First Community Bank,
Navy Federal Credit Union,
Wells Fargo Bank
CREDIT UNION
Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union,
Homeport Federal Credit Union,
Navy Federal Credit Union
CHECKCASHING
Ace Cash Express, Cash &Go,
The Money Box
INSURANCE
Christus Health Plan,
Farmers Insurance, Progressive
TAX SERVICES
H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt,
Tax Pro
FOODSERVICES
BAKED GOODS
La Michiocana, Lollycakes,
Yolanda’s Bakery
CATERING
Jason’s Deli, P.O.E.T.S,
Savor’ at American Bank Center
CONVENIENCE STORE
7 Eleven, Times Markets,
Valero Corner Stores
GROCERY
Sam’s Club, Sprouts, Walmart
MEAT MARKET
Moody’s Meat Market,
Sam’s Club, Staples St. Market
HEALTH/FITNESS
EXERCISE CLASSES
Gold’s Gym, Platypus Fitness,
YWCA
CHILDREN’S HEALTHCLINIC
ABC Pediatrics,
Driscoll Childrens Urgent Care,
Tots &Teens
CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Armadillo Sport Chiropractic,
Durbin Chiropractic &Wellness
Center, Lindell Chiropractic
HEALTHCLUB/GYM
FreedomFitness, Gold’s Gym,
Platypus Fitness
HEARING AIDS
Beltone Hearing Aids,
Hearing Aid Company of Texas,
New Sound Hearing
HOME HEALTHCARE
Legacy Home Health,
Nurses on Wheels Home Health,
Santa Fe Home Health Care
HOSPICE CARE
Angel Bright Home Health,
Christus Spohn Hospice,
Lighthouse Hospice
HOSPITAL
Corpus Christi Medical Center,
Driscoll Children’s Hospital,
Post Acute Medical Specialty
Hospital of Corpus Christi
MARTIAL ARTS LESSONS
Defense of Martial Arts,
Lumampao Martial Arts,
Master Choi’s
MASSAGE THERAPY
Anthony’s Aveda Salon Day Spa,
Corpus Christi Athletic Club,
Salon Palomo
MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Economy Medical Rental,
Steel Home Medical Equipment
MINOR EMERGENCYCARE
Calallen Minor Emergency,
Statcare Minor Emergency
OPHTHALMOLOGIST/
OPTOMETRIST CARE
Dugan Eye Institue,
Stanton Optical, Dr. Aynn Upton
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Afliated Therapy Group,
Humpal Physical Therapy,
Shea Physical Therapy
RADIOLOGYSERVICES
Corpus Christi Radiology Center,
Radiology &Associates
REHABILITATIONSERVICES
Corpus Christi Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center,
Cimarron Place Health &Rehab,
Behavioral Health Center of
Nueces County
RETIREMENT HOME/
ASSISTED LIVING
The Waterford at Corpus Christi,
Mirador Senior Living,
Trinity Towers
HOME SERVICES
APARTMENT/
CONDO COMPLEX
The Reserve at Saratoga
Apartments, San Marin
Apartments, The Shores
CARPET CLEANING
Home Depot,
Servicemaster Central
ELECTRICITYPROVIDER
CPL Retail Energy,
Reliant Energy, TXU Energy
ENVIRONMENTAL/GREEN
PRODUCTS/SERVICES
City of Corpus Christi Gas Dept.,
Autonation Toyota,
Turner’s Gardenland
FENCE BUILDING/REPAIRS
A-1 Fencing,
Hinojosa Fence Company,
Rollins Fence Company
FOUNDATIONREPAIRS
Du-West Foundation Repair,
Dura Pile Foundation Repair
HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING
Bodine Scott Air Conditioning,
CCAC, Neal Air Conditioning
HOME BUILDING
Braselton Homes,
Coastal Bend Home Builders,
Live Oak Construction
MORTGAGE LENDING
Kleberg Bank, Navy Army
Community Credit Union,
Navy Federal Credit Union
MOVING COMPANY
A-1 Afordable Movers,
All My Sons Moving &Storage,
U-Haul
PEST CONTROL
Better Homes Pest Control,
Pest Fog, Pest Patrol
PLANT NURSERY
Gill’s Landscape Nursery,
H-E-B, Lowe’s
PLUMBING
Economy Plumbing,
Lamar Plumbing,
My Dad’s Plumber
REAL ESTATE AGENCY
Century 21 (multiple locations),
Gene Guernsey &Associates ,
Mirabal Montalvo &Associates
SELF STORAGE FACILITY
Metro Self Storage,
Safeguard Mini Storage,
U-Stor Self Storage
SWIMMING POOL/
INSTALLATION/REPAIR
Clear Water Pools &Spa,
Galloway Pools,
Gary’s Pool &Patio
TITLE COMPANY
Nueces Title Services,
San Jacinto Title Services,
Stewart Title
WINDOW
(COVERINGS/HURRICANE)
Academy Window Coverings,
Gulf Coast Hurricane Shutters,
Home Depot
MEDIA
LOCAL CABLE PROVIDER
AT&T U-Verse, Direct TV,
Grande Communications
LOCAL RADIO STATION
KNCN C-101, KSAB 99.9,
KZFM95.5
LOCAL SPORTSCASTER
Alan Harwell (KRIS Ch. 6),
Roland Rodriguez (KZTV 10),
Chis Thomasson (KIII-TV3)
LOCAL SHOWHOST
The Benchwarmers (KEYS 1440),
JimLago (KKTX 1360),
Dennis &Andy (ESPN 1440)
LOCAL TV ANCHOR
Bart Bedsole &Loren Korn
(KZTV 10), Lee Sausley &Jennifer
Lira (KRIS Ch. 6),
Rudy Trevino (KIII-TV3)
LOCAL TV STATION
KORO28, KRIS Channel 6,
MeTV
METEOROLOGIST/
WEATHERCASTER
Kristin Diaz (KIII TV3),
Alan Holt (KIII TV3),
Dale Nelson (KRIS Ch. 6)
RADIO PERSONALITY
Bart Allison (JAKE 107.3),
Barbi &Dan (KSAB 99.9),
Coco &Big Frank (KRYS K-99)
CALLER-TIMES WRITER
Greg Rajan, TomWhitehurst,
David Sikes
SERVICES
ADULT DAYCARE
Behavioral Health Center of
Nueces County,
Coprus Christi Adult Day Care,
Legacy Adult Day Care
CHILD DAYCARE
Alameda School &Child Care,
Asbury Creative Learning Center,
First Christian Church Day School
DRYCLEANING
A-1 Dry Cleaners,
Carr’s Cleaners &Laundry,
J.R. Viola’s
EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Butler Signature Events,
Home Depot, United Rentals
FUNERAL HOME
Guardian Funeral Home,
Memory Gardens Funeral Home,
Seaside Memorial Park &
Funeral Homes
HAIRCUTS
Cost Cutters,
Flawless Barber Shop, ProCuts
HAIR COLORING
ProCuts, Salon Palomo,
Supercuts
NAIL SALON
Famous Nails, Solar Nails,
The Woodhouse Day Spa
FAVORITE ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL
Mary Helen Berlanga Elementary,
Flour Bluf Elementary,
Gloria Hicks Elementary
FAVORITE MIDDLE/JR.HIGH
Baker Middle School,
Flour Bluf Junior High,
London Middle School
FAVORITE HIGHSCHOOL
Calallen High School,
Flour Bluf High School,
Tuloso Midway High School
KEY/LOCKSERVICES
Eagle Lock &Key, Home Depot,
Pop-A-Lock
LIMO/TAXI SERVICE
American Cab Company,
Green n’ Go Cabs
PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEOGRAPHY
Raymond Gray Photography,
Fonzie Munoz Photography,
Ward Photography
SIGNMAKING
Arrow Display Signs,
Innovative Signs,
Sign Xpress
SPECIAL OCCASIONS/
WEDDINGS
Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens,
Omni Hotel ,
Solomon P. Ortiz Center
TRAVEL AGENCY
Avanti Travel, Carefree Travel,
Litton Travel &Treasures
WIRELESS PHONE SERVICE
AT&T, Metro PCS,
T-Mobile
PETCARE
PET SERVICES
Gulf Coast Humane Society
Lost Pet Hotline, The Cattery
PET STORE &SUPPLIES
Petsmart, PETCO,
Walmart
VETERINARIAN
Corpus Christi Animal Clinic,
VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital,
Southside Animal Hospital
RETAIL
ANTIQUES
Codi’s Craft &Collectibles,
Gatherings, Red Crow
APPLIANCES
Best Buy, Conn’s, Walmart
ATHLETIC APPAREL
Academy Sports + Outdoors,
Finish Line, Fleet Feet Sports
BOOKS
Barnes &Noble Booksellers,
H-E-B, Mardel’s
BRIDAL GOWNS/
ACCESSORIES
An Afair To Remember,
Vanessa’s Bridal, Young’s Bridal
BUILDING MATERIALS
MG Building Supply,
Sutherlands
CARPET/TILE
Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sal’s Tile
COMPUTERS
Conn’s, Ofce Depot, Walmart
CLOTHING
Julian Gold, Kohls, Marshalls
CONSIGNMENT STORE
Jypsy’s Treasures &
Consignments,
Pam’s Resale Boutique,
Threads
ELECTRONICS
Altex Electronics, Conn’s,
Radio Shack
EYEWEAR
Eyemart Express, Pro Optical,
Stanton Optical
FITNESS EQUIPMENT
Academy Sports + Outdoors,
Mira’s Sports N More, Walmart
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
BlossomShop, Carl’s Flowers,
Turner’s Gardenland
FURNITURE
Ashley Furniture Home Store,
Ethan Allen, Rooms To Go
GOLD/PRECIOUS METALS
(BUYERS/SELLERS)
Cash American Pawn,
First Cash Pawn,
Money Mart Pawn &Jewelry
GOLF EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES
Academy Sports + Outdoors,
Corpus Christi Country Club,
Walmart
JEWELRY
Denny Bales Diamonds,
First Cash Pawn,
Money Mart Pawn &Jewelry
MATTRESSES
Ashleys Furniture Home Store,
Chubby’s Mattress,
Wilcox Furniture
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Guitar Center,
The Piano Gallery,
South Texas Music Mart
OFFICE SUPPLIES
FedEx Ofce, H-E-B, Walmart
PAWNSHOP
Cash America Pawn, EZ Pawn,
Money Mart Pawn &Jewelry
PHARMACY/DRUG STORE
CVS Pharmacy,
Deleon’s Pharmacy, Walgreen’s
SHOES
Dillard’s, Marshalls,
Payless Shoes
SPORTING GOODS
Hibbit Sports,
Mira’s Sports N More, Walmart
COMMUNITY
COMMUNITYADVOCATE
(BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION)
H-E-B, Citgo, United Way
COMMUNITYADVOCATE
(INDIVIDUAL)
Trey McCampbell, Terry Mills,
Bishop Michael Mulvey
LOCAL EVENT/FESTIVAL
Texas Jazz Festival, Zombie Walk,
Fright Night Haunted House
LOCAL TOURIST ATTRACTION
Corpus Christi Museum
of Science and History,
Hurricane Alley Waterpark,
Texas State Aquarium
2013
READERS’ CHOICE
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AUTOMOTIVE/
RECREATIONAL
SERVICES
AUTO PARTS
Autonation
AUTO WINDOWTINTING
Far Beyond Tint &Alarm
BOATS
Gulf Coast Marine
CAMPERS/RVS/MOTOR HOMES
CCRV
OIL CHANGES
Autonation
TIRES
Discount Tire Co.
TRANSMISSIONSERVICES
Autonation
TRUCKING EQUIPMENT
Trucker’s World
VEHICLE WASH/DETAILING
Carisma Wash Lube &Detail
VEHICLE SERVICING/REPAIRS
Autonation
WRECKER SERVICE
Texas Wrecker Service
RESTAURANT
ASIANFOOD
Takeniwa
BAR &GRILL
Niko’s Steakhouse
BARBECUE
Silverado Smokehouse
BEER SELECTION
H-E-B
BREAKFAST
Stripes / Laredo Taco
Company
BREAKFAST TACOS
Stripes / Laredo Taco
Company
BUFFET DINING
Golden Kitchen
CATFISH
Catfish Charlies
CHICKEN
Good -N- Crisp
CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK
Nolan’s Original Poorboys
COFFEE
Stripes
DESSERT
H-E-B
FAJITAS
On the Border Restaurant
FINE DINING
Niko’s Steakhouse
FISHTACOS
Water St. Restaurants
FRENCHFRIES
McDonalds
HAMBURGERS
Whataburger
HAPPYHOUR
Niko’s Steakhouse
HOT DOGS
Wienerschnitzel
ICE CREAM
Sonic Drive-In
ITALIANFOOD
Carino’s Italian Restaurant
LUNCH
U&I Restaurant
MARGARITA
Niko’s Steakhouse
MEXICANFOOD
On the Border Restaurant
NEWRESTAURANT
Julian’s BBQ
PIZZA
Papa Murphy’s
SALAD BAR
Jason’s Deli
SANDWICHES
Jason’s Deli
SEAFOOD
Water St. Restaurants
SUSHI
H-E-B
STEAKS
Niko’s Steakhouse
WINE SELECTION
H-E-B
WINGS
Good -N- Crisp
ENTERTAINMENT
BINGO
El Mercado Bingo
GOLF
Corpus Christi Country Club
KIDS’ PARTIES
Peter Piper Pizza
LIVE MUSIC
Brewster Street Icehouse
LOCAL HOTEL
Omni Hotel
SPORTS BAR
Beamer’s
FINANCIAL
BANKING
American Bank
CREDIT UNION
Navy Army Community
Credit Union
CHECKCASHING
H-E-B
INSURANCE
State Farm
TAX SERVICES
Neal Tax Service
FOODSERVICES
BAKED GOODS
H-E-B
CATERING
H-E-B
CONVENIENCE STORE
Stripes
GROCERY
H-E-B
MEAT MARKET
H-E-B
HEALTH/FITNESS
EXERCISE CLASSES
Corpus Christi Athletic Club
CHILDREN’S HEALTHCLINIC
The Children’s Clinic
CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Beacon Chiropractic
HEALTHCLUB/GYM
Corpus Christi Athletic Club
HEARING AIDS
A&B Hearing &Audiology
Center
HOME HEALTHCARE
USA Uresti Senior Assistance
HOSPICE CARE
Legacy Hospice
HOSPITAL
Christus Spohn Hospital
MARTIAL ARTS LESSONS
KICK’s Family Martial Arts
MASSAGE THERAPY
The Woodhouse Day Spa
MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Medical Rehab Supply
MINOR EMERGENCYCARE
Bay Area Quick Care
OPHTHALMOLOGIST/
OPTOMETRIST CARE
Drs. Mcintyre, Garza, Avila
&Jurica
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Legacy Therapy
RADIOLOGYSERVICES
Radiology &Imaging
REHABILITATIONSERVICES
Legacy Therapy
RETIREMENT HOME/
ASSISTED LIVING
Alameda Oaks Nursing
HOME SERVICES
APARTMENT/CONDO COMPLEX
Saratoga Cove Apartments
CARPET CLEANING
Stanley Steemer Carpet
Cleaner
ELECTRICITYPROVIDER
NEC - Nueces Electric Co-op
ENVIRONMENTAL/GREEN
PRODUCTS/SERVICES
City of Corpus Christi
Solid Waste Dept.
FENCE BUILDING/REPAIRS
D&C Fence Company
FOUNDATIONREPAIRS
On the Level
Foundation Repair
HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING
Rapid Air
HOME BUILDING
Hogan Homes
MORTGAGE LENDING
First Community Bank
MOVING COMPANY
Half Price Movers
PEST CONTROL
Elite Exterminating
PLANT NURSERY
Turner’s Gardenland
PLUMBING
Smart Plumbing
REAL ESTATE AGENCY
Coldwell Banker Pacesetter
Steel Realtors
SELF STORAGE FACILITY
AAA Storage
SWIMMING POOL/INSTALLATION/
REPAIR
Leslie’s Swimming Pool
Supply
TITLE COMPANY
First Title Company
WINDOW(COVERINGS/HURRICANE)
Half Price Solar Screens
MEDIA
LOCAL CABLE PROVIDER
Time Warner Cable
LOCAL RADIO STATION
KRYS 99.1 (K-99)
LOCAL SPORTSCASTER
Dan McReynolds (KIII-TV3)
LOCAL SHOWHOST
Rudy Trevino &Barbi Leo
(KIII-TV3)
LOCAL TV ANCHOR
Joe Gazin &Katia Uriate
(KIII-TV3)
LOCAL TV STATION
KIII-TV 3
METEOROLOGIST/WEATHERCASTER
Bill Vessey (KIII TV3)
RADIO PERSONALITY
Rex &Gino (KNCN C-101)
CALLER-TIMES WRITER
Mike Baird
SERVICES
ADULT DAYCARE
Texas Adult Day Care
CHILD DAYCARE
Bay Area Child Development
Center
DRYCLEANING
Peerless Cleaners
EQUIPMENT RENTAL
B&T Rents
FUNERAL HOME
Trevino Funeral Homes
HAIRCUTS
Supercuts
HAIR COLORING
Cost Cutters
NAIL SALON
Salon Palomo
FAVORITE ELEMENTARYSCHOOL
Luther Jones Elementary
FAVORITE MIDDLE/JR.HIGH
Grant Middle School
FAVORITE HIGHSCHOOL
Mary Carroll High School
KEY/LOCKSERVICES
Corpus Christi Lock Doc
LIMO/TAXI SERVICE
VIP Limousines
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY
Southwest Photographics
SIGNMAKING
Fast Signs
SPECIAL OCCASIONS/WEDDINGS
American Bank Center
TRAVEL AGENCY
Sanborn’s Travel Service
WIRELESS PHONE SERVICE
Verizon
PETCARE
PET SERVICES
P.A.A.C (People Assisting
Animal Control)
PET STORE &SUPPLIES
H-E-B
VETERINARIAN
Animal Hospital of
Padre Island
RETAIL
ANTIQUES
Bleu Frog Mercantile
APPLIANCES
Appliance Mart
ATHLETIC APPAREL
Mira’s Sports N More
BOOKS
Half Price Books
BRIDAL GOWNS/ACCESSORIES
David’s Bridal
BUILDING MATERIALS
Home Depot
CARPET/TILE
Alexanders Carpet One
COMPUTERS
Best Buy
CLOTHING
Dillard’s
CONSIGNMENT STORE
Cottage Shop
ELECTRONICS
Best Buy
EYEWEAR
Lenscrafters
FITNESS EQUIPMENT
Hest Fitness Products
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
H-E-B
FURNITURE
Wilcox Furniture
GOLD/PRECIOUS METALS
(BUYERS/SELLERS)
Gold Master Jewelers
GOLF EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES
Edwin Watts Golf
JEWELRY
Gold Master Jewelers
MATTRESSES
Mattress Firm
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Sound Vibrations
OFFICE SUPPLIES
Ofce Depot
PAWNSHOP
First Cash Pawn
PHARMACY/DRUG STORE
H-E-B
SHOES
Academy Sports + Outdoors
SPORTING GOODS
Academy Sports + Outdoors
COMMUNITY
COMMUNITYADVOCATE
(BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION)
Flint Hills Resources
COMMUNITYADVOCATE
(INDIVIDUAL)
Mayor Nelda Martinez
LOCAL EVENT/FESTIVAL
Buc Days
LOCAL TOURIST ATTRACTION
USS Lexington Museum
on the Bay
2013
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Turner’s Gardenland has won the plant nursery award several times.
PLANT NURSERY
Turner’s Gardenland
n 6503 S. Padre Island Drive
n 991-9002
n www.turnersgardenland.com
Turner’s Gardenland continues to be picked Best of the Best because
customer service is our goal. We continue to carry the largest selection of
quality plants and have Texas Certified Nursery Professionals on staff to
give you personalized service and expert advice.
Readers’ Choice: Gill’s Landscape Nursery, H-E-B, Lowe’s
MOVING COMPANY
Half Price Movers
n 9405 S. Padre Island Drive
n 937-7615
n www.halfpricemovers.com
Half Price Movers has been in business since 1979 and we strive for
110 percent excellence on every move. We stay one step ahead of the
competition. We are an accredited member of the BBB, member of the
Southwest Movers Association, registered with the Texas Department
of Motorized Vehicles and we run background checks on all employees.
Thanks Corpus Christi.
Readers’ Choice: A-1 Affordable Movers, All My Sons Moving & Storage,
U-Haul
PEST CONTROL
Elite Exterminating
n 2101 Saratoga Blvd.
n 853-8370
n www.pestcontrolcctx.com
For more than 22 years Elite Exterminating has committed itself to superior
service by friendly, courteous and an exceptionally knowledgeable staff.
Complete customer satisfaction is always our goal and because of this, South
Texas has again graced us as No. 1 Best of the Best Pest Control company.
Readers’ Choice: Better Homes Pest Control, Pest Fog, Pest Patrol
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HOME SERVICES
PLUMBING
Smart Plumbing
n P.O. Box 81429
n 993-5039
n www.smartplumbinginc.com
We are proud of our Best of the Best awards and thankful
customers took the time to send in their unsolicited nominations.
We are proud of our team of dedicated professionals who enjoy
their work.
Readers’ Choice: Economy Plumbing, Lamar Plumbing, My
Dad’s Plumber
SWIMMING POOL/INSTALLATION/REPAIR
Leslie’s Pool Supplies
n 5425 S. Padre Island Drive, Suite No. 111
n 991-4486
n www.lesliespool.com
Because we make pool care easy!
Readers’ Choice: Clear Water Pools & Spa, Galloway Pools,
Gary’s Pool & Patio
REAL ESTATE AGENCY
Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel Realtors
n 5034 Holly Road
n 992-9231
n www.corpuschristi-homes.com
Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel has been selling property
in the Coastal Bend area since 1979 and has earned a solid
reputation for integrity and professionalism. With three
offices and more than 100 agents, we service the entire Corpus
Christi bay area. Our well-trained Realtors produce results.
Readers’ Choice: Century 21 (multiple locations), Gene
Guernsey & Associates, Mirabal Montalvo & Associates
SELF STORAGE FACILITY
AAA Storage
Readers’ Choice: Metro Self Storage, Safeguard Mini
Storage, U-Stor Self Storage
TITLE COMPANY
First Title Company
n 5402 Holly Road
n 993-2033
n www.firsttitlecompany.com
First Title Company is dedicated to leading our industry in
customer satisfaction by providing consistently high-quality
services; in innovation by developing and marketing new
systems, products and services; in profitability by demanding
efficiency; and growth. And the thread that weaves it all
together is people.
Readers’ Choice: Nueces Title Services, San Jacinto Title
Services, Stewart Title
WINDOW (COVERINGS/HURRICANE)
Half Price Solar Screens
n 1233 Seth St.
n 480-5430
n www.halfpricesolarscreens.com
Half Price Solar Screens is dedicated to customer service and
100 percent customer satisfaction. Our sales and installation
staff are professional and easy to deal with. With Half Price
Solar Screens you can be sure that you are getting the best
service, the best product and the best price. Guaranteed.
Readers’ Choice: Academy Window Coverings, Gulf Coast
Hurricane Shutters, Home Depot
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MEDIA
CALLER-TIMES WRITER
Mike Baird
■ 820 N. Lower Broadway
■ 886-3774
■ www.caller.com
My 12 years at the Caller-Times
contributes to my reader familiarity.
Having been the Troubleshooter
columnist for nine years, and more
recently a business columnist, has
placed my face into sections weekly.
I hope I have engaged readers by
focusing on the issues that impact
their lives.
Readers’ Choice: Greg Rajan,
David Sikes, Tom Whitehurst
LOCAL CABLE PROVIDER
Time Warner Cable
■ 4060 S, Padre Island Drive
■ 469-464-4842
■ www.timewarnercable.com
Readers’ Choice: AT&T U-Verse, Direct TV, Grande Communications
LOCAL RADIO STATION
KRYS 99.1 (K-99)
■ 501 Tupper Lane
■ 289-0111
■ www.K99Country.com
We work hard to play the best country music and be involved in our
community – yes we live here. We’re thankful that over the last decade
our listeners have donated over $800,000 to Driscoll Children’s Hospital
during our annual radiothon. Also you can tune in to hear CoCo (she made
me say that).
Readers’ Choice: KNCN C-101, KSAB 99.9, KZFM 95.5
RADIO PERSONALITY
Rex & Gino (KNCN C-101)
■ 501 Tupper lane
■ 289-1000
■ www.c101.com
You know it’s all about the clean up, anybody can go out and cut your grass
but it’s not about just that. You gotta make sure you sweep up the clippings...
Oh best “Show!” I thought y’all said best “Mow”... Oh man what a goof, I
don’t know then. But hey who’s your yard guy? -Gino Montalvo
They probably picked our show by accident... I think they may have been
distracted by a pizza eating contest or a talented singing mariachi boy at
the showcase. Obviously we’re thankful to our audience for understanding
what we’re trying to do.. (We really don’t know what we’re trying to do).-
Rex Gabriel
Readers’ Choice: Bart Allison (JAKE 107.3), Barbi & Dan (KSAB 99.9), Coco
& Big Frank (KRYS K-99)
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Dan McReynolds (KIII-TV3)
n 5002 S. Padre Island Drive
n 986-8394
n www.kiiitv.com
I love what I do, and I hope it shows.
Readers’ Choice: Alan Harwell (KRIS Ch. 6), Roland Rodriguez
(KZTV 10), Chris Thomasson (KIII-TV3)
LOCAL TV ANCHOR
Joe Gazin & Katia Uriate (KIII-TV3)
n 5002 S. Padre Island Drive
n 986-8300
n www.kiiitv.com
There is no way to adequately express how grateful we are for
the continued support our viewers have given us. We have a
wonderful team here at KIII-TV, but we know that our success
over the years has come from the people of South Texas. We
will always strive to maintain their trust.
Readers’ Choice: Bart Bedsole & Loren Korn (KZTV 10), Lee
Sausley & Jennifer Lira (KRIS Ch. 6), Rudy Trevino (KIII-TV3)
LOCAL TV STATION
KIII-TV 3
n 5002 S. Padre Island Drive
n 986-8300
n www.kiiitv.com
Why? Always dedicated to being part of our communities.
Thank you, South Texas, for making KIII-TV the most-watched
news station and your No. 1 choice for news, weather and
sports. We’re proud to earn your trust and we will continue
to work hard for you each and every day. Thank you from
friends at TV 3.
Readers’ Choice: KORO 28, KRIS Channel 6, MeTV
LOCAL SHOW HOST
Rudy Trevino & Barbi Leo (KIII-TV3)
n 5002 S. Padre Island Drive
n 986-8333
n www.kiiitv.com
It’s an honor to have been selected by Caller-Times readers
as Best of the Best. The Domingo Live show has been a
tradition in South Texas for 50 years and has done so because
of its open line to a cross section of our community, through
entertainment, news and information.
Readers’ Choice: The Benchwarmers (KEYS 1440), Jim Lago
(KKTX 1360), Dennis & Andy (ESPN 1440)
METEOROLOGIST/WEATHERCASTER
Bill Vessey (KIII TV3)
n 5002 S. Padre Island Drive
n 986-8300
n www.kiiitv.com
Thanks everybody. You all are the best.
Readers’ Choice: Kristin Diaz (KIII TV3), Alan Holt (KIII TV3),
Dale Nelson (KRIS Ch. 6)
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GEORGE TULEY/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Meteorologist Bill Vessey, co-anchors Katia Uriarte and
Joe Gazin and sportscaster Dan McReynolds all garnered
No. 1 honors this year for KIII TV 3.
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PET CARE/RESTAURANT
PET SERVICES
PAAC - People Assisting Animal
Control
n 2626 Holly Road
n 826-4601
n www.ccpaac.org
PAAC has been able to decrease euthanasia at Animal
Control. We have gone from doing 20 adoptions a month
to more than 200 adoptions a month. We have been
able to educate the community on proper pet care. We
have also been able to spay/neuter over 100 animals in
problem target areas.
Readers’ Choice: Gulf Coast Humane Society, Lost Pet
Hotline, The Cattery
PET STORE & SUPPLIES
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
We know how important pets are to a family so we keep
all the top brands well-stocked so your animals are
happy and healthy. We also offer a wide variety of toys
that make great holiday gifts.
Readers’ Choice: Petsmart, PETCO, Walmart
VETERINARIAN
Animal Hospital of Padre Island
n 14802 Compass
n 949-8200
n www.padrevet.com
We are honored by your support. It feels good to see our
staff recognized for their caring and dedication to your
pet’s well-being. We are humbled that you took the time
to vote for us. But most importantly, we understand you
consider pets your family and are honored you choose
us to care for them.
Readers’ Choice: Corpus Christi Animal Clinic, VCA
Oso Creek Animal Hospital, Southside Animal Hospital
GEORGE TULEY/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Christi Kresser, with Kat, is a veterinarian with the
Animal Hospital of Padre Island which won best
veterinarian this year.
BAR & GRILL
Niko’s Steakhouse
n 5409 Saratoga Blvd.
n 992-2333
n www.nikossteakhouse.com
Niko’s Steakhouse offers the best of both worlds. Our
bar and Happy Hour specials are always a great way to
unwind after a log day of work and our grill is always
serving up the best fire-roasted steaks, prime rib, fresh
gulf seafood, chicken, baby back ribs, and now our new
steak house burger.
Readers’ Choice: Brewster Street Icehouse, Executive
Surf Club, Chili’s
BARBECUE
Silverado Steak House
n Address: 4522 Weber Road
n Phone: 855-6464
n Website: www.CorpusChristi-BBQ.com
Our mission here is to be consistent from food product
acceptance procedure through the preparation and on
to our customer’s plate. We might have added a few
items over the years but have maintained the same
family recipes and product quality.

Readers’ Choice: Julian’s BBQ, Miller’s BBQ, Nolan’s
Original Poorboys
BEER SELECTION
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.HEB.com
Our variety of beer and our prices help make us the
customers’ Best of the Best choice in this category. We
keep our beer cooler stocked with beers from domestic
to imported, and run specials to ensure our customers
get the lowest prices in town.
Readers’ Choice: B&J’s Pizza, Niko’s Steakhouse,
Spec’s
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Nicole Juarez, owner Niko Sissamis, Marta Proud,
Frankie Rios, Regan Wright and Isabel Buitron at
Niko’s Steakhouse, which won several honors.
6006 Ayers-Corpus Christi, TX
www.mirassports.com
(361) 852-4541 (361) 852-4609 (F)
“Where cool kids
get cool stuff”
Voted #1
for Athletic
Apparel!
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for your continued
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Thank You South Texas
for your vote.
Happy Holidays!
Guardian Funeral Home
and Cremation Services
Affordable Cremation &
Funeral Packages
5922 Crosstown Expwy.
361-853-0155 or
549-8464
2013
Funeral Home
New elegant facility with
seating capacity 300+.
Special Services for
VETERANS
361-993-5039
www.smartplumbinginc.com
Thank you to
our customers &
friends for your
vote of confdence!
2000, 2003,
2004, 2006,
2007, 2008,
2009, 2010
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2011
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See a THERAPIST you Trust...
So you can TRUST the
Therapist you see.
Thank You
to our patients
for voting for us!
4738 South Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
361-853-6100
www.athgp.com
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FOUNDATION &
ROOFING
We are on the level...
we put our name on it.
Tel 361.881.9616 • Cell 361.947.2805
Fax 361.881.9662
Toll Free 800.788.8107
www.OnTheLevelFoundationAndRoofng.com
2013
Foundation
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RESTAURANT
BEST OF THE BEST « Sunday, December 15, 2013 « 29
BREAKFAST
Stripes/Laredo Taco Company
n Multiple locations
n www.stripesstores.com
Stripes Convenience Stores thanks its customers who voted Stripes No. 1
Best of the Best Breakfast. The Laredo Taco Company will always serve
hot, fresh and delicious breakfast made to order with hand-rolled tortillas.
Customers can enjoy the Stripes salsa bar which features homemade salsas,
pico de gallo and fresh cut vegetables.
Readers’ Choice: Cracker Barrel, IHOP, U&I Restaurant
BREAKFAST TACOS
Stripes/Laredo Taco Company
n Multiple locations
n www.stripesstores.com
Stripes Convenience Stores thanks its customers who voted Stripes No.
1 Best of the Best Breakfast Tacos. The Laredo Taco Company breakfast
tacos are always made from scratch and the tortillas are hand-rolled. It’s
authentic Mexican breakfast tacos are hot, fresh and delicious, and served
with fast and friendly customer service.
Readers’ Choice: Gari baldi’s, Kiko’s, Taqueria Jalisco’s (multiple locations)
BUFFET DINING
Golden Kitchen
n 5333 S. Staples St.
n 985-1877
We try hard to remember favorite dishes of our many loyal customers. We
always want to concentrate on excellent service, and we prepare a large
selection of dishes fresh with the customer in mind. Our customers are like
family, and we appreciate all the people who voted us No. 1 in buffet dining.
Readers’ Choice: Golden Corral, Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, China
Garden
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Nicole Juarez, owner Niko Sissamis, Marta Proud,
Frankie Rios, Regan Wright and Isabel Buitron at
Niko’s Steakhouse, which won several honors.
Marcus would like to thank you for
making these past 36 years so successful.
Your continued support for our family owned
establishment is greatly appreciated.
Book your next event in our
extended Banquet Room!
Thank You Corpus Christi
for Voting Us...
5514 Everhart • 991-1211 • www.kikosmexicanfood.com
2013
Mexican Food
2013
Fajitas
2013
Margaritas
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www.cccontacts.com • (361) 994-0310
Thank You For Voting Us
#1 Best of the Best
Open 7 days a week for your convenience.
Find us on the upper level of La Palmera Mall.
From left to right: Dr. Alyssa Gamez, Dr. David Browning, Dr. Richard Lazarte, Dr. John McIntyre, Dr. Cathy Avila, Dr. Adam Jurica & Dr. Edward Garza.
Fi
2013
Optometrist Care
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A special THANKYOUto the
readers of our community for
voting the Mortgage Center
Building Communities since 1905
Member
FDIC
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FishTacos
Bar & Grill
Catfsh
Happy Hour
Margarita
Live
Music
Live
Music
Local Tourist
Attraction
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RESTAURANT
ASIAN FOOD
Takeniwa Asian Fusion Bistro
n 5216 S. Padre Island Drive
n 356-6888
n www.takeniwa.com
We have the best authentic Chinese and Asian Fusion
menu in Corpus Christi, with the freshest and highest
quality Sushi and Sashimi, and a wide variety of choices.
Our chefs have more than 20 years experience. We
strive for excellent service and an enjoyable dining
experience.
Readers’ Choice: China Garden, Golden Kitchen, PF
Changs
FRENCH FRIES
McDonalds
Readers’ Choice: Good-N-Crisp, Wienerschnitzel,
Whataburger
CATFISH
Catfish Charlies
n 5830 McArdle Road, Suite 12
n 993-0363
n www.catfishcharlies.net
For 35 years, Catfish Charlies has strived to serve the
most consistently delicious fried catfish to our patrons.
We take pride in our meals, and appreciate it when our
customers let us know that our fish is just as great today
as it was years ago. Thank you for the honor of being
voted No. 1.
Readers’ Choice: Brewster Street Icehouse, Good N
Crisp, Nolan’s Original Poorboys
CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK
Nolan’s Original Poorboys
n 2330 Airline Rd, 14101 Northwest Blvd
n 985-2497
n www.Nolansfamouspoorboy.com
We feel the readers have continually chosen us Best of
the Best Chicken Fried Steak because we care about the
quality and the preparation of our food. The satisfaction
of our guest is the most important thing to our business.
Readers’ Choice: Andy’s Kitchen, Niko’s Steakhouse,
U & I Restaurant
COFFEE
Stripes
n Multiple locations
n www.stripesstores.com
Stripes Convenience Stores thanks its customers who
voted Stripes No. 1 Best of the Best Coffee. Stripes
house brand Café de la Casa coffee is made from 100
percent Arabica beans and is brewed fresh 24 hours a
day. Customers can customize their coffee and choose
from six different flavored creamers, fresh milk and
toppings.
Readers’ Choice: Coffee Waves, McDonalds, Starbucks
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Golden Kitchen on Staples Street won the buffet din-
ing category this year.
www.elmercadobingo.com
EL MERCADO BINGO
BEST OF THE BEST
4YEARSINAROW
2011
Bingo
2010
Bingo
2012
Bingo
2013
Bingo
2010 2011 2012 2013
Sponsored by Southside Youth Football Football League, Inc. • Optimist Club of Downtown
Corpus Christi, Inc. • Corpus Christi Animal Rights Effort, Inc. • Christ The King School • Ayers Civic Center
American G.I. Forum Westport Women • Christ The King Church • Baltazar Boxing Club, Inc.
Optimist Foundation of Downtown Corpus Christi, Inc.
NIGHT BINGO
7pm & 9pm
Doors open at 5pm
Windchase Shopping Center
2033 Airline • (361) 334-6016
DAY BINGO
11am & 1pm
Doors open at 9:00am
6110 Ayers St. • (361) 851-0505
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Between Airline and Nile
991-9002
Family owned and operated...for 41Years!
turners@grandecom.net
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Thank You for Voting Us
2013
Plant
Nursery
2013
Environmental/
Green Products
2013
Floral
Arrangements
5274 S. Staples • (361) 991-6888
Open Sun - Turs 11am- 10pmFri &Sat 11am- 11pm
WEEKDAYS:
LUNCH.............................. $7.69
DINNER............................. $9.99
CHILDRENAGE 4-10... $4.95 CHILDR LDREN EN EN EN EN ENAGE AGE AGE AGE 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4-10 10 10.. .. .. .. .. .. .... $4. $4. $4. $4. $4.95 95
SATURDAY:
LUNCH........... $8.69
DINNER.......... $9.99
SUNDAY:
$9.99 All Day
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2013
Sushi
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Thank You
Corpus Christi!
361-480-5430
www.halfpricesolarscreens.com
2013
Window
Coverings/
Hurricane
2012
Window
Coverings/
Hurricane
ThankYouCorpusChristi for Votingus
SM
Reader’s Choice
2013 Funeral Home
4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX
361-992-9411
2013
Funeral
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RESTAURANT
BEST OF THE BEST « Sunday, December 15, 2013 « 31
CHICKEN
Good-N-Crisp
n Multiple locations
Good-N-Crisp has two locations in Corpus Christi – one on the
Island and one at Five Points in Calallen. We strive to be the
best at what we do. Our chicken is fresh and never frozen,
our menu mix of chicken, chicken tenders and jumbo wings
and many made-to-order items helps to make our customers
happy. Thanks.
Readers’ Choice: Golden Chick, Pete’s Chicken N More,
Popeye’s
DESSERT
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.HEB.com
We’ve heard the best part of a meal is dessert and H-E-B has
the perfect topping to any meal. H-E-B brings the taste of
homemade to the dinner table. A special occasion or family
meal, the tempting and delicious assortment will satisfy every
sweet tooth in your home.
Readers’ Choice: La Frutera, Lollycakes, Sonic Drive-In
FINE DINING
Niko’s Steakhouse
n 5409 Saratoga Blvd.
n 992-2333
n www.nikossteakhouse.com
Niko’s Steakhouse offers a casual, fine dining experience
without the traditional white table cloth appearance and
price. Niko’s Steakhouse provides exceptional service and
atmosphere combined with our award winning food, all at an
affordable price. This is our recipe for success.
Readers’ Choice: Republic of Texas, Vietnam Restaurant,
Water St. Restaurants
FISH TACOS
Water St. Restaurants
n 309 A. North Water St.
n 885-7511
n www.waterstreetrestaurants.com
We believe Corpus Christi chose Water Street Restaurants as
Best of the Best Fish Tacos because our tacos are creative,
unique and consistent. Our fish tacos are made of high-quality
ingredients, by quality people in a quality kitchen. Thank you
for your loyalty.
Readers’ Choice: Brewster Street Icehouse, On the Border
Restaurant, Tailfins
HAMBURGERS
Whataburger
n Multiple locations
n www.whataburger.com
Whataburger has focused on fresh, made-to-order burgers
and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson
opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside stand right
here in Corpus Christi. We’re honored our history of service
with a smile has kept Whataburger a favorite in our hometown.
Readers’ Choice: McDonalds, Sonic Drive-In, Wallbangers
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL FOR THE CALLER-TIMES
Gary Rogers, Heather Davis and Jacquelyn Parker hold up
chicken at Good-N-Crisp Chicken, which won top honors.
Gilberto Uresti, President/CEO Olga Uresti, R.N., Director of Clinical Operations
Patricia U. Perez, Administrator Aaron R. Uresti, Director of Operations
5959 S. Staples, Suite 204
CORPUS CHRISTI
(361) 985-1700
830 West King Street
KINGSVILLE
(361) 592-5262
• Skilled Nursing (RN & LVN)
• Home Health Aide
• Physical Therapy
• Speech Therapy
• PHC / CBA
• Family Care
• I.V. Therapy
• Sterile Dressing Changes
• Laboratory Services
• Occupational Therapy
Thank You friends & clients for voting us #1 again
www.urestiseniorassistance.com
“Quality care in the
comfort of your home”
2008
Home
Health Care
2009
Home
Health Care
2010
Home
Health Care
2011
Home
Health Care
2012
Home
Health Care
2013
Home
Health Care
2005
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2006
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2007
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FAJITAS
On the Border Restaurant
n 5117 S. Padre Island Drive
n 992-9662
n www.ontheborder.com
Readers’ Choice: Fajita Junction, Kiko’s, P.O.E.T.S.
HAPPY HOUR
Niko’s Steakhouse
n 5409 Saratoga Blvd.
n 992-2333
n www.nikossteakhouse.com
Niko’s Steakhouse’s happy hour allows you to wind
down and start your evening with an exceptional array
of appetizers, light meal options and the most unique
cocktails in town. Our happy hour includes reduced-
priced cocktails, beer and wine in addition to select
appetizers for only $4.99.
Readers’ Choice: Brewster Street Icehouse, Executive
Surf Club, On the Border Restaurant
HOT DOGS
Wienerschitzel
n Multiple locations
n www.wienerschnitzel.com
For more than 52 years we have strived to provide our
guests with premium hotdogs, fries and drinks, not to
mention our made fresh daily Wienerschnitzel chili.
And of course, our terrific staff works equally hard to
provide a fun, unique experience each and every time.
Readers’ Choice: Dairy Queen, Sonic Drive-In, Stripes
ICE CREAM
Sonic Drive-In
n Multiple locations
n www.sonicdrivein.com
At Sonic Drive-In, we are proud to serve real ice cream,
soft and creamy, from only the best ingredients. From
our SuperSonic cheeseburgers, chili cheese hot dogs,
tater tots or real fruit slushes, it is our pleasure to
provide great food and the friendliest service. Thank
you, Corpus Christi.
Readers’ Choice: Baskin Robbins, Dairy Queen,
Marble Slab Creamery
ITALIAN FOOD
Johnny Carino’s
n 1652 S. Padre Island Drive
n 854-7373
n www.carinos.com
We were voted because we created a memorable
experience, from the bold and creative dishes to our
attentive service, leaving guests full and satisfied.
Thank you Corpus Christi.
Readers’ Choice: Island Italian, Luciano’s, Olive
Garden
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Kelli Wayne, Mari Martinez, Andrew Barrientez,
Emerald Wallace and Stacie Jones stand outside On
The Border, which won best fajitas.
Clear Channel Corpus Christi
“CLEARLY”Best of the Best 2013
Radio
Personality
Dan &Barbi
KSAB 99.9
Local
Radio
Station
KSAB 99.9
Local
Radio
Station
C-101
Local Radio
Personality
Rex &Gino
C-101
Local
Radio
Station
K99
Local Radio
Personality
Coco &Big Frank
K99
Local
Talk ShowHost
JimLago
KKTX 1360
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DOWNTOWN CORPUS CHRISTI
JUST GOT COOLER!
Open
Da Dail ilyy
for
Lunch
&
Dinner!
227 N. Water Street,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 885-7702
www.doscomales.com
Open 11am-11pm • 7 days a week
Happy Hour Mon - Fri 3pm-6pm
Thank you
for your
vote!
2013
Mexican Food
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Tank You South Texas
for Voting Us #1
2 Years in a Row
Locally owned
and operated
since 1998.
3006 Niagara St., Corpus Christi,TX 78405
361-879-0085
www.trevinofuneralhome.net
Tank You South Texas Tank You South Texas
for Voting Us #1 for Voting Us #1
2 Years in a Row 2 Years in a Row
Locally owned
and operated
since 1998.
3006 Niagara St., Corpus Christi,TX 78405
361-879-0085
www.trevinofuneralhome.net www.trevinofuneralhome.net
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LUNCH
U&I Restaurant
n 309 S. Water St.
n 883-3492
We feature beef cooked to perfection over an open flame and a wide variety
of seafood, Italian and American dishes. We have daily lunch specials that
include soup, rolls and a fresh salad. We have been a Corpus Christi icon for
decades. We love our customers and are as loyal to them as they are to us.
Readers’ Choice: Julian’s BBQ, Jason’s Deli, Nolan’s Original Poorboys
MARGARITA
Niko’s Steakhouse
n 5409 Saratoga Blvd.
n 992-2333
n www.nikossteakhouse.com
Niko’s Steakhouse only uses Jose Cuervo tequila blended with the freshest
ingredients to make our house margarita. We make and see more than 200
gallons of margaritas and flavored margaritas each week. Every Thursday,
Niko’s Steakhouse offers our premium house margaritas for only $2 from
open to close.
Readers’ Choice: Brewster Street Icehouse, Kiko’s, On the Border
Restaurant
MEXICAN FOOD
On the Border Restaurant
n 5117 S. Padre Island Drive
n 992-9662
n www.ontheborder.com
We commit to uncompromising quality and we live for this food. Thank you
Corpus Christi. The fiesta starts here.
Readers’ Choice: Dos Comales, Fajitaville, Kiko’s
PAUL IVERSON/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Natalia Garcia and Claudia Trevino at U&I Restaurant, which won best
place for lunch this year.
854-TINT
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Thank you for voting us #1
Auto WindowTinting
2007-2013
Auto • Home • Office
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RESALE SHOP
Located at Driscoll Children’s Hospital
100% of the proceeds from Cottage Shop
sales go back to the hospital.
No. 1 again!
Seasonal merchandise at bargain prices.
- clothing - toys - household items
- collectibles
3333 S. Alameda St. - Mon. - Fii. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Donations accepted during business hours
(361) 694-3800 - Volunteei oppoitunities available!
®
2 Locations to Serve:
2330 Airline
985-BOYS (2697)
14101 NW Blvd.
387-BOYS (2697)
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2013
Chicken
Fried Steak
2013
Catfsh
2013
Lunch
2013
Barbecue
2013
Sand-
wiches
4101 S. Padre Island Dr.
814-7888
Open Christmas Day & New Year’s Day!
CAL272510
China Garden
Super Buffet
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Buffet Dining
Children Under 4 Eat Free
All Day $4.29 for
Children 4-10 yrs. old
10% Off Senior Discount
(Over the age of 62) & Military
Party Room
Available!
(for up to 150)
2010-2013
Asian Food
RESTAURANT
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NEW RESTAURANT
Julian’s BBQ
n 1818 Baldwin Ave.
n 883-1227
Julian’s BBQ is not like any other restaurant let alone
like any barbecue restaurant in town. Readers know
as soon as they taste Julian’s BBQ it’s simply the best.
It’s new and we’re happy to give Corpus Christians true
texas barbecue flavor. Thank you folks for voting us
Best of the Best.
Readers’ Choice: Bleu Bistro, Corner Bakery, Fuzzy’s
Tacos
PIZZA
Papa Murphy’s
n Multiple locations
n www.papamurphys.com
Papa Murphy’s provides the freshest, tastiest pizza and
other uncooked treats available. Made fresh before your
eyes, take it come and bake your pizza when you are
ready to eat, and out of your oven comes the best hot,
fresh, delicious pizza. Great food. Great service. Great
taste. Tha’s Papa Murphy’s.
Readers’ Choice: Little Caeser’s, Papa Johns, Pizza
Hut
SALAD BAR
Jason’s Deli
n Multiple locations
n www. jasonsdeli.com
It’s our No. 1 selling item and therefore Corpus Christi’s
No 1 lunch and dinner choice. Our salad bar is made up
of 39 crocks of hand-cut, twice daily, fresh veggies,
fruits, pasta & potato salads. Never any MSG, no HFCS,
no trans fats, only fresh and healthy foods the way
nature intended.
Readers’ Choice: Golden Corral, McAlister’s Deli,
Wallbangers
SANDWICHES
Jason’s Deli
n Multiple locations
n www.jasonsdeli.com
Our wide sandwich variety provides the best choices
for lunch in all of Corpus Christi. We have hearty sub
sandwiches, grilled paninis, eating light choices and
an extensive kid’s menu. Artisan breads, fresh sliced
meats, thick bacon, hand sliced cheese, homemade
guacamole, we’ve got it all.
Readers’ Choice: McAlisters Deli, Nolan’s Original
Poorboys, Subway (multiple locations)
SEAFOOD
Water St. Restaurants
n 309 A. N. Water St.
n 885-7511
n www.waterstreetrestaurants.com
We believe Corpus Christi chose Water Street
Restaurants as Best of the Best Seafood because for
the past 30 years we have strived to bring you a quality
product, prepared by quality people, and served in a
quality manner every day. Thank you.
Readers’ Choice: Bleu Bistro, Niko’s Steakhouse,
SaltWater Grill
SUSHI
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.HEB.com
Our sushi is prepared daily by professionally-trained
chefs, made on-site, in front of our customers. No need
to fish for great meal ideas, try the selection and some
of the favorites – San Antonio Roll and Tempura Roll.
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Bleu Frog Mercantile
n 1710 S. Alameda St.
n 881-1091
n www.bleufrogmercantile.net
Bleu Frog Mercantile is fun. We have unique products,
free gift wrap, a great customer reward program and
we love finding one of a kind vintage furniture. Our
customers are friends. Thanks everyone.
Readers’ Choice: Codi’s Craft & Collectibles,
Gatherings, Red Crow

ATHLETIC APPAREL
Mira’s Sports N More
n 6006 Ayers St.852-4541
Mira’s Sports & More is honored that the community has
chosen our business as Best of the Best. Our business is
based off of our great customer family. We have been
in business since 1976. We are your home team where
cool kids get cool stuff.Thank you Corpus Christi and
South Texas.
Readers’ Choice: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Finish
Line, Fleet Feet Sports
BOOKS
Half Price Books
n 5425 S. Padre Island Drive, No. 185
n 991-4494
n www.hpb.com
Half Price Books is America’s favorite new and used
family-owned bookstore chain. Now offering specially-
priced brand new releases and hot bestsellers! New
titles arrive each week. Stop by to see what’s new at
your Corpus Christi Half Price Books store.
Readers’ Choice: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, H-E-B,
Mardel’s
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STEAKS
Niko’s Steakhouse
n 5409 Saratoga Blvd.
n 992-2333
n www.nikossteakhouse.com
Niko’s Steakhouse only uses the finest USDA choice
Angus steaks, hand-cut daily in-house and fired over
Texas mesquite. Our most popular steak is our Black &
Blue ribeye. This ribeye is rolled in Cajun seasonings,
mesquite-grilled and topped with our rosemary-
gorgonzola compound.
Readers’ Choice: Outback Steakhouse, Republic of
Texas, U & I Restaurant
WINE SELECTION
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.HEB.com
Our wine selection is incredible. The best part of our
wine area is that we have partners who are educated
in how the different wines work with different foods.
We are available to assist in party planning to ensure
our customers get the best service and have the best
party possible.
Readers’ Choice: Spec’s, Liquid Town, World Market
WINGS
Good-N-Crisp Chicken
n Multiple locations
n 949-0011
This is Good-N-Crisp Chicken’s third year in a row
winning No. 1 Best of the Best Wings. Our wings are
jumbo size, made to order and hand-tossed. This is
what we think sets our wings apart from the other
restaurants. Thanks.
Readers’ Choice: Golden Chick, H-E-B, Wingstop
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FITNESS EQUIPMENT
Hest Fitness Products
n 4730 S. Padre Island Drive
n 814-4378
n www.hestfitness.com
Since 1981 Hest has been known for state of the art equipment
and expertise in helping our customers reach their fitness goals.
This is why more doctors and physical therapist recommend
Hest for their patients. For the best equipment for home,
commercial, service and results, visit our large showroom.
Readers’ Choice: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Mira’s Sports
N More, Walmart
APPLIANCES
Appliance Mart
Readers’ Choice: Best Buy, Conn’s, Walmart
BRIDAL GOWNS/ACCESSORIES
David’s Bridal
Readers’ Choice: An Affair To Remember, Vanessa’s Bridal,
Young’s Bridal
BUILDING MATERIALS
Home Depot
Readers’ Choice: Lowe’s, MG Building Supply, Sutherland’s
CARPET/TILE
Alexanders Carpet One
n 5510 Williams Drive
n 991-8383
n www.carpetonecorpuschristi.com
It is our mission to deliver to every customer a highly personal
and memorable shopping experience by providing superior
service and products. Everything we do is based on integrity,
community and family. We have a professional staff with more
than 10 years flooring experience. We are truly blessed.
Readers’ Choice: Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sal’s Tile
CONSIGNMENT STORE
Cottage Shop
n 3533 S. Alameda St.
n 694-5800
The Cottage Shop at Driscoll Children’s Hospital has a
wide variety of quality merchandise to choose from and
our wonderful volunteers and staff are here to serve you.
We couldn’t have earned this recognition without our loyal
customers and gracious benefactors. The best part is that
all proceeds from the Cottage Shop go to Driscoll Children’s
Hospital. Thank you to all who voted for us.
Readers’ Choice: Jypsy’s Treasures & Consignments, Pam’s
Resale Boutique, Threads
GEORGE TULEY/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Fitness consultant Wendi Pagac demonstrates how the
Nexersys reacts to punches, kicks and knee strikes as an
interactive gaming personal trainer at Hest fitness Prod-
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GOLD/PRECIOUS METALS (BUYERS/SELLERS)
Gold Master Jewelers
n Multiple locations
n www.goldmasterjewelers.com
We care and treat out clients like family. We offer many
options when selling your gold to us. We’re an honest,
fair and reputable gold buyer. We are still here while
others have left the area. We are a BBB-accredited,
locally and family-owned gold buyer. Our clients leave
knoinw they made the right choice.
Readers’ Choice: Cash American Pawn, First Cash
Pawn, Money Mart Pawn & Jewelry
CLOTHING
Dillard’s
Readers’ Choice: Julian Gold, Kohls, Marshall’s
COMPUTERS
Best Buy
Readers’ Choice: Conn’s, Office Depot, Walmart
Alameda Oaks Nursing Center is dedicated
to preserving the dignity, health and
happiness of its residents, with an ultimate
goal of providing the highest-quality
nursing care available in an environment of
compassion and concern for residents.
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Gold Master Jewelers
n Multiple locations
n www.goldmasterjewelers.com
We care and treat out clients like family. We offer many
options when selling your gold to us. We’re an honest,
fair and reputable gold buyer. We are still here while
others have left the area. We are a BBB-accredited,
locally and family-owned gold buyer. Our clients leave
knoinw they made the right choice.
Readers’ Choice: Cash American Pawn, First Cash
Pawn, Money Mart Pawn & Jewelry
CLOTHING
Dillard’s
Readers’ Choice: Julian Gold, Kohls, Marshall’s
COMPUTERS
Best Buy
Readers’ Choice: Conn’s, Office Depot, Walmart
ELECTRONICS
Best Buy
Readers’ Choice: Altex Electronics, Conn’s, Radio
Shack
EYEWEAR
Lenscrafters
Readers’ Choice: Eyemart Express, Pro Optical,
Stanton Optical
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
H-E-B has some of the most creative, talented and
artistic florists in town. Think of our floral designers as
your personal florists for all of your special occasions.
With our premiere collection of fresh cut flowers and
plants, we’ll transform your ideas into something unique
and truly beautiful
Readers’ Choice: Blossom Shop, Carl’s Flowers,
Turner’s Gardenland
FURNITURE
Wilcox Furniture
n 5858 S. Padre Island Drive
n 991-1120
n www.wilcoxfurniture.com
We are a complete line of home furnishings, appliances,
electronics and premium sleep systems. We offer
same-day delivery, easy credit terms and the ability
for customers to track their delivery online. We have the
newest technology to make your shopping experience
more efficient and enjoyable.
Readers’ Choice: Ashley Furniture Home Store, Ethan
Allen, Rooms To Go
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Lisa De la Fuente and Sal De la Fuente are owners of
Goldmaster Jewelers, which won the best jeweler
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GOLF EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES
Edwin Watts Golf Shop
n 4526 S. Padre Island Drive
n 852-0358
n www.edwinwattsgolf.com
Edwin Watts Golf has the most knowledgeable and experienced
staff in South Texas. With more than 150 years combined
experience in the golf equipment business our staff has the
knowledge and training to help golfers select the equipment
that best suits their game. Golf is what we are all about.
Readers’ Choice: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Corpus
Christi Country Club, Walmart
JEWELRY
Gold Master Jewelers
n Multiple locations
n www.goldmasterjewelers.com
Name brands like Simon G to hand-crafted designs to loose
diamonds we carry affordable to high-end luxury pieces.
We have the highest level of service and our reputation is
unquestionably the best. You’re assured to find something
you will fall in love with, whether our design or yours, at a
great price.
Readers’ Choice: Denny Bales Diamonds, First Cash Pawn,
Money Mart Pawn & Jewelry
MATTRESSES
Mattress Firm
n 5425 S. Padre Island Drive, No. 178
n 993-3272
www.mattressfirm.com
We’re passionate about our products, our people, your
happiness and our community. We have been locally-owned
in Corpus Christi since 1997. We live here, we love it here.
Thank you readers of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times for your
continued support of us here at Mattress Firm.
Readers’ Choice: Ashleys Furniture Home Store, Chubby’s
Mattress, Wilcox Furniture
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Sound Vibrations
n 1638 S. Staples St.
n 884-8981
n www.soundvibrations.com
Sound Vibrations truly cares about its customers. We
have the largest selection in South Texas of guitars, amps,
drums, keyboards, sound systems, recording, dj and lighting
equipment. Sound Vibrations has a service department second
to none and our motto is: If we can’t service it, we will not sell it.
Readers’ Choice: Guitar Center, The Piano Gallery, South
Texas Music Mart
OFFICE SUPPLIES
Ofce Depot
Readers’ Choice: FedEx Office, H-E-B, Walmart
PAWN SHOP
First Cash Pawn
n 2104 Morgan Ave.
n 855-8840
n www.firstcash.com
We feel that we conduct business with a personal touch
that others don’t posses. We understand the needs of our
customers and appreciate them. Therefore, we provide the
best personal customer service possible.
Readers’ Choice: Cash America Pawn, EZ Pawn, Money Mart
Pawn & Jewelry
PHARMACY/DRUG STORE
H-E-B
n Multiple locations
n www.heb.com
Healthy at H-E-B means taking care of our customers. Our
pharmacists take care of you by offering Second Saturday
screenings. Immunizations and the service to refill, transfer,
and check your prescription status. We’ll text, email or call
when your prescription is ready. Here everything’s better.
Readers’ Choice: CVS Pharmacy, Deleon’s Pharmacy,
Walgreen’s
SHOES
Academy Sports + Outdoors
n 5001 S. Padre Island Drive
n 986-7200
n www.academy.com
We want to send a special thank you to all of our loyal Corpus
Christi customers for choosing Academy Sports + Outdoors
as Best of the Best for shoes. We offer a broad selection of
footwear from top brands including Nike, Reebok, Skechers
and more. Thank you again for honoring us with this award.
Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s, Marshall’s, Payless Shoes
SPORTING GOODS
Academy Sports + Outdoors
n 5001 S. Padre Island Drive
n 986-7200
n www.academy.com
Thanks to our loyal Corpus Christi customers for choosing
Academy Sports + Outdoors as Best of the Best in sporting
goods. We offer a broad selection of hunting, fishing and
camping gear, team sports equipment, casual and athletic
footwear and fashionable and functional apparel for the whole
family.
Readers’ Choice: Hibbit Sports, Mira’s Sports N More,
Walmart
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ADULT DAY CARE
Texas Adult Day Care
n 3529 Morgan St.
n 881-8736
We provide excellent care and companionship for adults who
need assistance. We have activities every day that include
crafts, music, dancing, exercise, pool tournaments movies
and Bingo. We also provide transportation, nursing and daily
nutritional meals. We love to take care of your loved one.
Readers’ Choice: Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County,
Corpus Christi Adult Day Care, Legacy Adult Day Care
CHILD DAY CARE
Bay Area Child Development Center
Readers’ Choice: Alameda School & Child Care, Asbury
Creative Learning Center, First Christian Church Day School
DRY CLEANING
Peerless Cleaners
n Multiple locations
n www.peerlesscleaners.com
Our cleaners, spotters, pressers, assemblers, drivers,
managers and sales clerks do their best every day to ensure our
customers receive the very best service. We pride ourselves
in being named Best of the Best for the last 18 years and our
staff works very hard to keep that streak going.
Readers’ Choice: A-1 Dry Cleaners, Carr’s Cleaners &
Laundry, J.R. Viola’s
EQUIPMENT RENTAL
B&T Rents
n 1321 S. Staples St.
n 884-6238
n www.B&TRents.com
Since 1938 – having served South Texas for more than 75
years – our family has strived to do the best for each and every
one of our customers. This dedication to service has kept our
customer base growing along with Corpus Christi. Our prices,
equipment, and attention to detail has our customer support.
Readers’ Choice: Butler Signature Events, Home Depot,
United Rentals
FAVORITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Luther Jones Elementary
n 7533 Lipes Blvd.
n 994-3674
n www.jones.ccisd.us

As the new principal of Luther Jones Elementary, I’m proud
to say that tradition stands strong. The teachers and staff
are truly dedicated to student achievement, the scholars
demonstrate a love for learning every day, and our parents
are amazingly supportive of our instructional program.
Readers’ Choice: Mary Helen Berlanga Elementary, Flour
Bluff Elementary, Gloria Hicks Elementary
TRAVEL AGENCY
Sanborn’s Travel
n 3823 S Alameda St.
n 855-3351
n www.sanbornstravel.com
Sanborn’s Travel Service specializes in worldwide travel for
any destination you can dream. Our advisors, with their wealth
of experience, realize it’s not enough to simply take a vacation.
We are a proud member of Virtuoso, a network of the world’s
finest travel agencies with knowledgeable advisors who draw
upon first-hand experience to craft the perfect vacation for
you.
Readers’ Choice: Avanti Travel, Carefree Travel, Litton Travel
& Treasures
FAVORITE MIDDLE/JR.HIGH
Grant Middle School
Readers’ Choice: Baker Middle School, Flour Bluff Junior
High, London Middle School
FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL
Mary Carroll High Schooll
Readers’ Choice: Calallen High School, Flour Bluff High
School, Tuloso Midway High School
FUNERAL HOME
Trevino Funeral Homes
n 3006 Niagara St.
n 879-0085
n www.trevinofuneralhome.net
We believe the readers voted us No. 1 because of the personal
service we provide each family and because of our affordability.
Losing a loved one is difficult, so our goal is to provide a positive
experience. Thank you Caller-Times readers for voting us Best
of the Best two years in a row.
Readers’ Choice: Guardian Funeral Home, Memory Gardens
Funeral Home, Seaside Memorial Park & Funeral Homes
HAIR COLORING
Cost Cutters Family Hair Care
n 5143 Everhart Road
n 668-2122
n www.costcutters.com
The styling team is upbeat, trendy and always willing to offer
suggestions. Clients have ideas of how they want their hair to
look and we know how to achieve it. Training/hair shows gives
us the knowledge. Our service and aptitude is how we strive to
deliver great results. Locally owned and operated.
Readers’ Choice: ProCuts, Salon Palomo, Supercuts
HAIRCUTS
Supercuts
n Multiple Locations
n www.supercuts.com
Our beliefs are simple: Highly trained barbers/stylists who
have been with our company for many years. We cut hair for
your ego and not ours. No attitudes here. Seven Supercuts
locally-owned and operated. We value our customers and our
community and we believe in making every client’s day better.
Readers’ Choice: Cost Cutters, Flawless Barber Shop,
ProCuts
KEY/LOCK SERVICES
Corpus Christi Lock Doc
Readers’ Choice: Eagle Lock & Key, Home Depot, Pop-A-Lock
LIMO/TAXI SERVICE
VIP Limousines
Readers’ Choice: American Cab Company, Green n’ Go Cabs
NAIL SALON
Salon Palomo
Readers’ Choice: Famous Nails, Solar Nails, The Woodhouse
Day Spa
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY
SouthWest Photographics
n 2402 Airline Road
n 985-2500
n www.swphotographics.com
Thank you readers for selecting us No. 1 in photography. We
have more than 50 years combined experience as professional
photographers. Production and printing are done in-house
with our excellent staff. We look forward in servicing all
your photographic needs in 2014. Your votes were greatly
appreciated.
Readers’ Choice: Raymond Gray Photography, Fonzie Munoz
Photography, Ward Photography
SIGN MAKING
Fastsigns
n 1220 Airline Road, Suite 170
n 991-7991
n www.fastsigns.com/164
By being more than just a sign company we have earned
the trust of our customers, for over 22 years. Fastsigns is
very active in our community, supporting many of the fine
organizations that make Corpus Christi a great city to live.
Thanks for voting us No. 1 Best of the Best for 10 years in a row.
Readers’ Choice: Arrow Display Signs, Innovative Signs,
Sign Xpress
SPECIAL OCCASIONS/WEDDINGS
American Bank Center
SMG-managed American Bank Center is dedicated to ensure
your event is executed seamlessly to create memories that last
a lifetime. We thank all our clients who have entrusted us to
host their special event and look forward to continuing to be
the No. 1 wedding and special event destination.
Readers’ Choice: Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens, Omni
Hotel, Solomon P. Ortiz Center
WIRELESS PHONE SERVICE
Verizon
n 4801 S. Padre Island Dr
n 225-2409
n www.verizonwireless.com
I believe Caller-Times readers chose Verizon Wireless because
we focus outward on the customer, not inward. We make it easy
for customers to do business with us by listening, anticipating
and responding to their needs.

Readers’ Choice: AT&T, Metro PCS, T-Mobile
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GEORGE TULEY/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Kay Jones is a travel advisor at Sanborn’s Travel Service in
The Village at Alameda and Doddridge.
GEORGE TULEY/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES
Jesse Summerlin, Adan Barrera, Michael Cooley, and
Mitchell Hansen at Verizon on South Padre Island Drive.
The company won the best wireless service category.
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