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Old 01-22-2017, 07:41 PM
 
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Woolco was the name of the discount store that is now Sutherland's.
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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Does anyone remember a store called 'Elysian Fields'? I think it was a head shop. I seem to remember seeing Big Bambu for sale there in 1973 and asking my Mom what it was (didn't get an honest answer).
If you do remember the above store, can you tell me where in CC it was located at? This is driving me crazy! Thanks
Elysian Fields was next door to Mr. Abbey's Bake Shop on Baldwin before you get to the Crosstown. You're right it was a head shop.
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:49 PM
 
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There WAS a Whataburger in Sunrise Mall, if I can remember it was on the same wing as Chelsae's Street Pub
Absolutely there was a Whataburger at Sunrise Mall and you're right about the location.
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Old 02-06-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: At home on the range in Wyoming
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I was a customer at that Taco Bell the weekend they opened. All items were 25 cents , this wasn't an "opening special", it was the standard price. The menu was pretty small.

Drink (only one size available)
Taco (hard shell beef)
Burrito (bean cheese)
Beans/cheese (cup)
Bell Burger (my favorite, I still miss it to this day)

You could fill up on a dollar.
I remember getting loaded into the car with some neighborhood kids going to Taco Bell the first week it opened in CC. My Mom and our neighbor lady bought an assortment of items so we could all check it out. Mixed reviews since it was not as traditional as the homemade Mexican food we grew up on, and I thought it was kind of bland. I thought they also had tosdadas too, but maybe that came later on. We didn't frequent it very often, Whataburger was the favorite "fast food" in those days and remember they sold wax paper bags with jalapenos in them by the cash registers?
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:15 PM
 
Location: At home on the range in Wyoming
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I had a big flash back to CC today when I passed a new convenience store which was called Maverick. Remember the Maverick Market chain of stores? It gets even stranger... I recalled the owners name, Erich Wendl... it must have been on advertising or those coupons they handed out for free ICEE's, so I did an internet search and discovered he passed away 4 or 5 years ago. We would collect returnable bottles and use that with some left-over lunch money to buy a Coke or an ICEE after school. I had forgotten about the cowboy on the sign until I found this picture.

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Old 02-20-2017, 07:36 AM
 
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I thought that Kaleidoscope was located in Town & Country Center?, 1970ish.
There was a Kaleidoscope in Town and Country in the 70s. HEB was the westernmost store in the shopping center before that, then they added some stores between HEB and Everhart around '72-'73. Kaleidoscope was one of them and they had a blacklight room, as another poster mentioned. The place also had a good smell and they sold Hang Ten shirts - they were EXPENSIVE, like $18 or something - lol. My mom bought me 2 or 3 of them as back-to-school shirts one year.

Other interesting stores there: Hobby Lobby, Tape Town (a record store), Baskin Robbins, the restaurant of course, the Fox Photo drive through kiosk. We lived in the Town and Country Apartments behind the Taco Bell on Alameda that others have mentioned and would ride my bike from there through the Buccaneer Bowl parking lot to the T&C shopping center.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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I don't think of Corpus Christi as being a hotbed of news personalities, but am surprised at how long the current batch have remained here. Joe Gazin, Lee Sausley, Joe Trevino, have been here at least since the 80s. It's pretty remarkable to me that they would stay in corpus for so long.
Who could forget Charlie St. John, the weatherman on Channel 3 in the 70s?
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:38 AM
 
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Does anyone remember the name of the water park in CC? If I remember correctly it was right next door to a Maverick Market.
Aqua throwaway 7
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:41 AM
 
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Who has pics of the fiberglass dinosaurs and where were they located in the late 70's early 80s please tell me that there was a big green trex
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:46 AM
 
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Does anyone remember the name of the water park in CC? If I remember correctly it was right next door to a Maverick Market.
Aqua throwaway 7
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