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13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

on Galveston Island­ offers rides and carnival fare; and Port Aransas and Port Isabel pirate cruises take guests on a…

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

…a stop. Port Lavaca, 29 miles down the road, has some interesting ruins in its old downtown. For fresh oysters…

Beaching on the Cheap

Beaching on the Cheap

Or try Bryan Evans of Port A Parasail, behind Woody’s Sport Center on the island. Evans will launch you off…

With a New Album Out, 81-Year-Old Delbert McClinton Reflects on His Six-Decade Career

With a New Album Out, 81-Year-Old Delbert McClinton Reflects on His Six-Decade Career

…in Nashville, KWKH in Shreveport.” But his entrée to the blues was the local Black station. “KNOK was the deal,”…

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

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

…the woods. From Mauriceville on the Louisiana border to Fredericksburg in the Hill Country on down to Port O’Connor on…

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

…swamp between Winnie and Port Arthur on Highway 73 that’s been in our family since 1869. Any ground with elevation…

Loud and Invasive, the Monk Parakeet Charmed Its Way Into Texas Almost 50 Years Ago

Loud and Invasive, the Monk Parakeet Charmed Its Way Into Texas Almost 50 Years Ago

…parakeets (also known as Quakers) seem to enjoy urban environments, not just for feeding opportunities but nesting sites. They love…

Coast Guard Tall Ship ‘Eagle’ Returns to Galveston for the First Time in 50 Years

Coast Guard Tall Ship ‘Eagle’ Returns to Galveston for the First Time in 50 Years

…mixed crew of American “coasties” and the ship’s original German crew sailed Eagle from Germany to its new home port

The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

The Spirit of Diamond Bessie Lives On In New Novel Inspired By Jefferson’s Famous Murder Trial

…realism, as in the portrayal of “assignation houses” (high-end brothels) and the nascent women’s rights movement of the 19th century….

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

…not all that unusual, according to Jace Tunnell, reserve director of the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. He says…

Night Light

Night Light

…each year to Port Isabel to tour the lighthouse and learn more about its important role in history. Tours to…

Caching in

Caching in

A cacher at the 2013 Texas Challenge in Port Aransas finds treasure among palm fronds on West Cotter Avenue. The…

Make Waves This Winter

Make Waves This Winter

…the Laguna Madre. Farther north, the neighboring communities of Rock-port/Fulton, Port Aransas, and Corpus Christi also em–brace winter’s eco-tourism bounty….

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A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

…sinker—and come home to Rockport. Rockport Essentials Rockport, 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi on Texas 35, is surrounded on…

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