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Four Texas Hotels and Resorts With Plenty of Star Power

April 17, 2024 | By

As Texans got a front-row seat to a magnificent total solar eclipse this month, interest in astronomy has reached a record high.

Five Years After Hurricane Harvey, Rockport’s Rebirth Continues with New Arts Center

December 20, 2022 | By Layne Van Vranken

Return of the Winter Texans: Migrating South for Warmer Climes

November 26, 2021 | By Heather Brand

Seasonal migration is underway, and it’s not just cranes and warblers making their way to Texas.

The Sea Shell Shoppe Sells Seashells By the Seashore

December 24, 2020 | By Sallie Lewis

Keep Your Eyes to the Sky for the Annual Arrival of Migratory Whooping Cranes

November 6, 2019 | By Pamela LeBlanc

The next time you step outside, look up.
The annual migration of whooping cranes from the marshes of northern Alberta to the Texas coast has begun, and wildlife biologists hope you can help track their progress.

Rockport-Fulton’s HummerBird Celebration Welcomes Migrating Hummingbirds

September 12, 2019 | By Pam LeBlanc

Coinciding with the hummingbirds’ southward migration, the festival features birding lectures, tours, banding demonstrations, workshops, and photography clinics—as well as the opportunity to visit the yards of Rockport-Fulton homes where the owners hang feeders to attract the birds.

15 Small Texas Towns to Visit Now

July 31, 2019 | By

There was a time when most Texans lived over yonder. But over the past century, the percentage of Texans living in rural areas versus urban areas flipped: Today, 85 percent of us live in cities, while only 15 percent live in the country, according to the Texas Demographic Center.

An Epic 367-Mile Road Trip Reveals the Best of the Texas Coast

May 31, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

From Port Arthur to Port Isabel, navigating the best of Texas’ bays, beaches, and bards

New Book Shares Stories of Aransas County’s Culinary History

May 15, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Full of recipes and anecdotes, the tome dives into this Gulf Coast region’s food culture

The World’s Largest, Longest, Tallest, and Smallest in Texas

December 21, 2018 | By John Lumpkin

“EVERYTHING’S BIGGER IN TEXAS”

How often have you heard that? The New-York Tribune is said to have coined the phrase more than a century ago. Though not quite everything in the Lone Star State qualifies as the world’s largest, tallest, longest, or widest, plenty do. Hitting the road to find them is a gargantuan trip in itself.

Planning a Family Get-Together? Rent a Historic Home for the Holidays

November 28, 2018 | By Melissa Gaskill

When grandma wakes up on a deflated air mattress and half the cousins are banished to the kids’ table, Christmas might be too crowded. Enter the home rental, where extended family can gather under one roof, everyone has a bed, and the dining table is big enough for all. For something even more special, look for houses that pack history in locations featuring plenty of festivities and activities, helping to create lasting memories—the perfect gift for the
entire family.

Where to Stay in Rockport

October 4, 2018 | By

Find Lodging and Businesses in Port Aransas, Rockport-Fulton, and Aransas Pass That Have Re-Opened After Hurricane Harvey

July 18, 2018 | By

Anticipation grows as you roll down the window and drive onto the Port Aransas ferry to cross the narrow channel to Mustang Island. Salty air invades the senses, and sunrays glint on the shifting waters where dolphins play. As you disembark into the heart of this historic fishing town, brown pelicans skim the water for dinner or perch on weathered piers. Fishing boats rock gently in the harbor, rigged for their work in nearby bays or the open ocean.

Key Allegro Displays Hauntingly Beautiful Relics from Hurricane Harvey

June 4, 2018 | By

Along the Texas coast, telltale signs of past storms endure in the occasional skeletal remains of piers jutting into the Gulf and bays.
Until they are rebuilt, these structures on Key Allegro along Aransas Bay recall the impact of Hurricane Harvey, presenting a hauntingly beautiful scene in the wake of last August’s storm. Key Allegro—a resort community with residences, second homes, and rentals—is located on an approximately 200-acre island near the northernmost end of Broadway Street between Rockport and Fulton.

Special Report: Texas Coastal Comeback

May 24, 2018 | By

We’ve been tested time and again, from despotism to depressions, oil busts to dust bowls—and now by Hurricane Harvey. But as in past trials, Texans have found a way to turn obstacles into opportunity and seize the chance for renewal. Consider Lee Roy Hoskins, owner of Port Aransas’ venerable Tarpon Inn, who labored for months to rebuild after the hurricane. “We had a lot of things we needed to work on anyway,” Hoskins says with a smile.

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.

You’ll Feel Right at Home in This Small-Town Beach Community

May 23, 2018 | By Emily Roberts Stone, Executive Editor.

Our annual Coastal Issue is different than the one we had in mind when we began planning it last summer. The impact of Hurricane Harvey on coastal communities was so severe it left many people uncertain about the coming tourism season. In many of these small towns, tourism is the primary industry and vital to their recovery. We quickly realized one way we could help: spreading the word that beloved destinations like Port Aransas and Rockport-Fulton are ready for visitors.

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.

10 Epic Summer Travel Adventures

April 19, 2017 | By Clayton Maxwell

Get even more summertime adventure ideas.

Hello summertime! We know it can get hot out there, but that’s no excuse to stay inside: Cool outdoor adventures in Texas abound.

HummerBird Celebration

August 1, 2016 | By

Coinciding with the ruby-throated hummingbirds’ fall migration, Rockport-Fulton’s 28th annual event features birding tours, speakers, vendors, and artists.

Pioneers of Posh

June 20, 2016 | By Anthony Head

It’s safe to say that an elegant, 19th-Century mansion was not what I was expecting to see as I drove down a breezy bay-front road in Rockport.

Shore Things

May 11, 2016 | By Helen Anders

Texans storm the beaches for a wealth of reasons. So, when we envision the perfect beach hotel, each of us conjures a different image.

Daytripper: Doubling the Fun in Rockport-Fulton

November 10, 2015 | By Chet Garner

While the bayfront community of Rockport-Fulton is actually two separate towns, it packs a coastal-combo punch unlike any other.

Hello Beach! Where to Eat

May 13, 2015 | By

Now that you’re at the beach, where do you go to eat in Galveston, Bolivar Peninsula and South Padre Island?

Hello Beach!

May 13, 2015 | By Robb Walsh

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

Texas Top 40 No. 6, Rockport-Fulton

September 9, 2014 | By

The barrier islands that shelter Aransas Bay from the Gulf of Mexico also buffet the bayside community of Rockport-Fulton from the crush of tourists that flock to some other beach resort towns.

In Rockport-Fulton, Explore the Nature, History, and Culture of Aransas Bay

May 17, 2014 | By Matt Joyce

The Native Americans figured it out first, as far as we know.
On the shores of Aransas Bay, the Copanes made the most of coastal resources to support their lives as nomadic hunter-gatherers.

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

December 3, 2013 | By

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Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations.

Whirring Dervishes

August 3, 2010 | By Clifford E. Shackelford, Madge M. Lindsay, and C. Mark Klym

Hummingbirds are among the most fascinating creatures in the natural world. Although some other species of birds are able to hover, none do it with the masterful ability of a hummingbird.

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

April 15, 1999 | By Larry Ditto

Rockport appears to suffer from a split personality. On the one hand, it offers enough water- and wildlife-related activities to run the most rugged tourist ragged.

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