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Helotes High

The waiter gave me a puzzled look when I asked that my chalupas be made with whole beans instead of…

Sunshine and Shipwrecks

Padre Island, the longest barrier island in the world, embodies some of the state’s most pleasurable assets, entertaining Texans with…

Hello Beach!

After years of visiting Texas beaches whenever I could, this spring I made the leap and moved my family to…

Reflections on Glass

On my last day of a weeklong stay in Port Aransas, I set off to find a souvenir to remind…

Get Captivated

While nothing matches meeting a wild sea turtle on a beach or in the ocean, coming face-to-face with one in…

Simply Palacios

An old, unlikely legend holds that Spanish sailors shipwrecked in Matagorda Bay saw a mirage of three sparkling palaces on…

The Road to Tradition

I know the goal of many travelers is to never visit the same place twice. It’s a big world and…

Grains of Inspiration

On a spring day, Lucinda Wierenga—better known on South Padre Island as “Sandy Feet”—puts the finishing touches on a multi-turreted…

Reptilian Grace

Texans love sea turtles, and sea turtles love Texas. Five species—green, loggerhead, hawksbill, leatherback, and Kemp’s ridley—have nested along our…

Daytripper: Port Lavaca

Port Lavaca lies on a stretch of the Texas coast between Galveston and Corpus Christi that often gets overlooked by…

A Texas Bucket List

In a few weeks, I’ll become a first-time grandmother when my daughter gives birth to a son, who will go…

A Day at the Beach

In a family-vacation photo taken in the early 1900s, a family of seven poses at the edge of the surf…
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