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If you want to smoke a cigar at 3 a.m. in Corpus Christi, you will have to do it somewhere other than a smoking lounge.

The Corpus Christi City Council has voted to restrict smoking lounges from operating between 2-7 a.m. While the change in law will apply to cigar bars, it seems to be brought about by an incident last summer at a hookah lounge. Those found in violation of the rule can be fined between $500-$2,000.

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Corpus Christi is located in southeastern Texas along the Gulf of Mexico. It has a population around 440,000.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.