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13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

…Mustang Island State Park and Matagorda Bay. nps.gov/pais; tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island; matagordabaytexas.com   4 Hang 10: Surf at Corpus ­Christi’s Bob Hall…

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

…with friends, to soak up the sun, and to recharge. It was also a place that made me feel small….

Galveston Island State Park’s Beachside Set to Reopen for First Time Since 2019

Galveston Island State Park’s Beachside Set to Reopen for First Time Since 2019

The restoration project added several new amenities to the park’s beach. Photo courtesy Nieco Payton/TPWD Galveston Island State Park is…

Beaching on the Cheap

Beaching on the Cheap

…me back year after year. The island and its only town, laid-back Port Aransas, features funky and affordable eateries, reasonably…

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Matagorda and the beach), Houston’s solidly in the rearview mirror. Palacios, on the edge of Matagorda Bay and 57 miles…

Texas Beaches Are Awash In Baby Dolls, Messages in a Bottle, and Other Oddities

Texas Beaches Are Awash In Baby Dolls, Messages in a Bottle, and Other Oddities

A researcher with the Mission Aransas Reserve finds a baby doll on the Gulf coast with a barnacle sticking out…

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

…and Wildlife, adding your mustn’t forget your furry friends. “And if you’re bringing a pet, make sure to pack a…

Bobby Byrd of Cinco Puntos Press Is a Poet and Everyone Should Know It

Bobby Byrd of Cinco Puntos Press Is a Poet and Everyone Should Know It

…his friends and loved ones remember him as in the wake of his death on July 11, 2022, after a…

In Houston, Crawfish Season Is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

In Houston, Crawfish Season Is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

…crawfish to indicate they’re part of the Republic of Mudbug. Meanwhile, friends gather in platoons to consume the crustaceans by…

William Clark Green Finds a Muse in the People and Places of Small-Town Texas

William Clark Green Finds a Muse in the People and Places of Small-Town Texas

…out there turns into an island when it floods. “Hebert Island” is named for the island where I go duck…

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

Kinky Friedman Introduces Gold Star Kids to the Land That Shaped Him

…of Texas at Austin. He then joined the Peace Corps and served in the Pacific island of Borneo, where he…

Houston Muralist Brings the Flavor of Space City to Exclusive Lululemon Line

Houston Muralist Brings the Flavor of Space City to Exclusive Lululemon Line

…show off the items, he tapped friends and friends of friends to step in and model the clothes. “Every city…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…camped on an island near Chick Bend, between SH 16 and Farm-to-Market Road 4. Hooting owls and howling coyotes serenaded…

Three Takes on the Classic Texas Cheeseburger

Three Takes on the Classic Texas Cheeseburger

…Highways Big Tex I love relish sauces on burgers, like Thousand Island dressing and Big Mac sauce. Because of the…

JewBoy Burgers Bring Cultures Together

JewBoy Burgers Bring Cultures Together

…I’ve asked friends of the Jewish faith how they feel about it. Some feel more uneasy about the non-Kosher menu…

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