Store History

Tex-Mex Curios Incorporated d/b/a is a privately held company which continues to be owned and operated by the original family. For over 70 years, we have been selling products for the mind, body and spirit.

In 1944 Angelita and Alfonso Orea, our grandparents purchased the Tex-Mex News Stand from a local merchant. After the acquisition, Mr and Mrs Orea expanded the business from a newsstand and general store to include candles, herbal remedies, natural medicine and mystical products. The business continues to grow as a Historical Landmark in the Corpus Christi community. The Orea’s vision to offer candles, natural products and services to their community that aid in the healing of the mind, body and spirit continues to be the staple voice of the Tex-Mex Curios family today.

We have been privileged to have served our customers since 1944 and greatly appreciate the countless relationships that we have formed.

All of our candles include a strip of parchment paper which can be used to write your personal request. We have also provided you with the meaning behind each candle and free candle ritual recommendations. Our customer’s needs are our top priority and the products on our websites reflect what our customers ask for on a daily basis. Our mission and vision are to continue to offer products that have been part of our civilization for hundreds of years. We welcome you to our site and look forward to a long-lasting relationship.

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