The Texas Miracle #25: The Patron Saint of Corpus Christi

Road trip! The Miracle heads to Corpus for the worldwide launch of Tejana superstar Selena's cosmetics line and discovers Whataburger along the way.

This week on the Texas Miracle, the Texas Observer’s weekly compendium of everything you need to know, but maybe wish you didn’t, about the Lone Star State: Road trip!

Staffer Patrick Michels and host Andrea Grimes head to Corpus Christi — not to spend a day at the beach (the surf is full of bacteria, we’re sad to report) but a day standing in line with literal thousands of Selena fans who lined up to witness the world debut of the Tejana superstar’s branded makeup line.

Selena memorial in Corpus Christi
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Visitors at the Selena memorial in Corpus Christi.
The Selena memorial in Corpus Christi.
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The Selena memorial in Corpus Christi.
Amanda Solis of Texas City
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Amanda Solis of Texas City, Texas, outside the MAC Selena makeup launch in Corpus Christi.
A line for the Selena makeup debut
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A crowd waits to get into the September 30 MAC Selena makeup launch in Corpus Christi.
Shoppers entering the Selena makeup debut
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Shoppers enter the MAC Selena Shopping Experience in Corpus Christi.
Inside the MAC Selena makeup launch in Corpus Christi
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Inside the MAC Selena makeup launch in Corpus Christi.
Inside the MAC Selena makeup launch in Corpus Christi
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Inside the MAC Selena makeup launch in Corpus Christi.
Makeup counter at the MAC Selena makeup debut
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Inside the MAC Selena makeup launch event.
Joshua Castillo at the Selena makeup launch
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Joshua Castillo of Corpus Christi, with his friends at the Selena makeup launch event
Inside the MAC Selena makeup launch in Corpus Christi
Patrick Michels
Inside the MAC Selena makeup launch in Corpus Christi.
DJ onstage at the Selena makeup event
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A DJ spins in the arena at the Selena makeup launch event.

We also stopped by the flagship location of Texas’ favorite fast food chain, so that Andrea could take her first-ever (yes, first ever) what-a-bite of a Whataburger.

And as always, we’ll take the podcast out to the Texas Tiki Shed to get caught up on the latest and greatest-slash-worst Texas news with Austin journalist and food writer Paula Forbes, Observer contributor John Wright and staffer Naveena Sadasivam to talk about the creepy clown craze sweeping the nation, Baylor University’s latest Title IX failure and a Houston Democrat’s plan to put Texas ninth graders through police interaction training.

[Editor’s note: There is adult language in this podcast! You can find the Texas Miracle on iTunes and Stitcher. Follow us at @TheTexasMiracle and here on the website for news and updates. Special assignment: We’re taking listener calls about what they learned in Texas public schools’ sex ed classes, so if you’ve got a memorable story about learning the birds and the bees in Texas, leave us a voicemail at 512-981-5936!]

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