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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 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.

Football star Dat Nguyen shares his life journey

August 23, 2017 | By Matt Joyce

Dat Nguyen holds the distinction of being the first and only Vietnamese-American to play in the National Football League.

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.

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.

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.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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