Monthly Archives

September 2015

Adam Barrera

From gas engines to search engines

It’s a classic Corpus Christi success story: a decades-old small business passed from one generation to the next, supported by a legion of loyal customers and their children. The twist? Eighty-nine-year-old Willie Loa still comes into Loa’s Tires and Auto…


Stormy weather big business for Fecht & Co.

Doug Fecht checks on the long-term forecast from the National Hurricane Center each morning when he wakes up. Bad weather means good business for Fecht & Co., which manufactures and installs hurricane shutters in the Coastal Bend.  But he doesn’t…


Fencing Corpus Christi

A lot of the fencing supplies on the market today do not belong in Corpus Christi, according to the two Joe Hilliards who own and operate Fencing Inc. of Texas.  Joe Mack Hilliard, who bought A-1 Fencing in 1976 before…

Jennifer O'Neill

Shop for health care at Heavin and Associates

Now five years old, the Affordable Care Act remains a mystery to many consumers shopping for health insurance, said Will Heavin, president of Heavin & Associates Insurance Agency Inc. Heavin has 31 years’ experience in the health insurance business. Until…

Andrew Greenwell

New truancy law fines parents

As parents get ready for the start of another school year, they also have something to learn. A new truancy law takes effect Sept. 1 that places more responsibility on them and the schools for monitoring and assuring student attendance….