A longtime Houston outdoor-sports writer looks back on sixty years of surfing the Gulf Coast.
From glamorous resorts to a repurposed storage tank, options abound.
Its fortunes ebb and flow, but the historic island is experiencing a renaissance, with new hotels and renovations and a shiny new cruise terminal.
Catch beads by the sea in Galveston, join the cowboy-themed festivities in Bandera, or watch a dog parade in McKinney.
It's a colossal floating city with an ice rink, a zip line, and even piped-in birdsong.
From Leon Bridges’s home in Fort Worth to a vibrant coral reef near Galveston, this year took our photographers to some truly unforgettable places.
Owners and employees of five haunted hotels describe their most unsettling encounters with less-than-corporeal guests.
Austin-based novelist Amanda Eyre Ward discovers that sometimes, you need to go way, way out at sea to gaining a clearer perspective.
The estate, built in 1866, reopens in July with a complete redesign by Austin interior designer Shannon Eddings.
Hankering for a little beach time? Here are a few of our favorite sandy spots to escape to this summer.
Neither shifting sands nor fluctuating fortunes can erode this island town’s indomitable spirit.
Eva Ybarra is still the queen of the accordion, and she’ll prove it with a mix of conjunto and country at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
Eleven ideas for holiday fun after the turkey sandwiches are gone and Uncle Al wants to talk about politics.
Celebrating fifty years of chili in Terlingua, home of the dueling cookoffs.
The state's best repositories of art, historical objects, and natural wonders.
Members of Grupo Fantasma have added yet another new sound to their ever-evolving Latin repertoire.
The beloved tradition of taquerias in Brownsville, on display for all to see.
Vacation envy, vintage edition.
Where to go to cool off this summer.
Ideal seaside retreats for parties of two to twenty-two.
The exploits of a teenager trying to surf in Galveston.
Six of the state’s top event offerings.
And the apps to download before you go.
The state's top offerings, from a world tour kickoff to smoking guitars.
The state's top offerings, from partaking in a perfect mix of pop culture and pop art to getting up close and personal to a bunch of gargantuan birds.
The state’s top offerings, from playing a real live Ebenezer in Galveston to lighting a giant menorah in Houston.
As a recent study of hotel booking trends pointed out, us Texans prefer to vacation in Texas. Since our last roundup of the state's most notable lodgings was in 2004, I thought it was high time to revisit the subject. So
. . . but can it last? That’s what Galveston officials are wondering as they put the finishing touches on a nearly $6 million renourishment project—just in time for hurricane season.
Discover the charms of Galveston off-season, when the only visitors are you, the gulls, and the ghosts.
Discover another side of the Texas coast—its peerless beachcombing, legendary beer joints, odd birds (feathered and otherwise), and lovable year-round scruffiness.
Grab your beach towel and bathing suit, but leave your car in the garage.