‘Tis the Season for Hunting Seashells

November 21, 2023 | By Amanda Ogle

The Call of the Ocean

July 25, 2023 | By Roger Reeves

Coastal Que BBQ Is the Freshest Catch in Matagorda

June 27, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Texas Lighthouses Illuminate Maritime History Along the Coast

May 30, 2023 | By Robyn Ross

Welcome to Texas’ RV Parks, Where Summer Never Ends

May 30, 2023 | By Sarah Hepola

The Floating Campsite at Sea Rim State Park Is a One-of-a-Kind Experience

May 2, 2023 | By Dan Oko

Explore Rio Grande Valley Wilderness at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

December 29, 2022 | By By Joe Nick Patoski

A Bird’s-Eye View of Laguna Madre

October 27, 2022 | By

The Daytripper Explores Lake Jackson, the ‘City of Enchantment’

June 30, 2022 | By Chet Garner

13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

June 30, 2022 | By Julia Jones

Spend a Quiet Coastal Weekend in the Fishing Hub of Matagorda

January 27, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

El Campo’s Agricultural Abundance on the Coastal Prairie

December 23, 2021 | By Heather Brand

Fossati’s Delicatessen in Victoria Is the Oldest Deli in Texas

November 24, 2021 | By Joe Nick Patoski

North Padre Island Offers a Quieter Gulf Coast Adventure

September 23, 2021 | By Chet Garner

South Padre Island is famous for its beachside resorts and coastal tourist attractions, but the other end of the island offers a very different experience.

Catch a Rare Chance to Watch the Release of Sea Turtle Hatchlings at Padre Island Next Week

July 30, 2021 | By Melissa Gaskill

The last chances of the year to watch sea turtle hatchling releases at Padre Island National Seashore are coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, Aug.

The Galveston Fishing Pier Illuminates the Gulf of Mexico

May 27, 2021 | By

Galveston’s Resilient Spirit Sparks Another Renaissance

May 27, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

Restoring Galveston, new restaurants and shops lure tourists to the island once again

The Tragic Tale of a 17th-Century French Colony’s Collapse

May 27, 2021 | By David Theis

The Daytripper Enjoys “Mexicajun” Eats and Gulf Coast History in Port Arthur

May 27, 2021 | By Chet Garner

There’s a part of Texas where the freshwater of the Sabine River mixes with the salt of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sea Shell Shoppe Sells Seashells By the Seashore

December 24, 2020 | By Sallie Lewis

The Chapel on the Dunes Endures In Port Aransas

October 29, 2020 | By Sallie Lewis

The Daytripper Seizes the Bay in Palacios

October 29, 2020 | By Chet Garner

It takes tenacity to live on the Texas coast, and perhaps nobody knows that more than the people of Palacios (pronounced Puh-lash-iss).

A Down-on-His-Luck Wanderer Stumbles Upon the Port Arthur Moby Dick

July 30, 2020 | By John Nova Lomax

Space City Weather on 2020 Hurricane Season and Becoming Houston’s Go-To Weather Source

July 16, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Hurricane season on the Texas Gulf Coast is upon us, and Space City Weather is watching.

The Best Way to Cook Your Gulf Coast Catch

June 25, 2020 | By E. Dan Klepper

Growing up in a South Texas household of outdoor enthusiasts made fishing along the Gulf Coast a routine family affair. We spent our springs hooking red drum in the bays and our summers pulling king mackerel, amberjack, pompano, and red snapper from offshore waters. At 14, I hooked my only sailfish, a leviathan that leapt out of the water, flashed its sail-like dorsal fin, then defiantly spit out the hook before it disappeared into the deep blue.

The Daytripper: Port Isabel’s Lighthouse Is a Beacon for Travelers

May 28, 2020 | By Chet Garner

June 2019

June 1, 2019 | By

In this issue: An Epic 367-Mile Road Trip Reveals the Best of the Texas Coast, 10 Can’t-Miss Beach Eats of the Gulf Coast, Escape to the Mother Lagoon for a Quiet Coastal Getaway

You’ll Find Great Comfort Food and a Few Friends at Rockport Seafood Standout GLOW

May 23, 2018 | By Michael Corcoran

“This has always been a gathering spot, a place to make memories,” Karey said of the 32-seat eatery, designed to be intimate but also social, like a European bistro. The tables are so close, conversations spill over and friendships develop. If you’d like a little room and a nice view of Little Bay, there are six well-spaced picnic tables outside, in addition to patio seating.

18 Places to Go in Texas in 2018

December 28, 2017 | By Clayton Maxwell

From El Paso to Galveston, uncover our top 18 travel must-dos for 2018.

Colors of the Coast

May 16, 2014 | By E. Dan Klepper

By the time you finish reading this paragraph, hundreds of glass-green waves will have completed crossing the Gulf of Mexico on their route to the Texas coast.

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