Sarah Bird Excerpt Galveston Last Dance on the Starlight Pier

Galveston Vice

Organized crime! Illicit booze! The beach! In this exclusive excerpt from her new novel ‘Last Dance on the Starlight Pier,’ Sarah Bird explores Galveston at the end of the twenties, a setting she calls “a gift to a novelist.”

Art |
December 31, 2021

Our Favorite Photos of 2021

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.

Books |
February 23, 2017

They Came From the Sky

In this exclusive excerpt from Stephen Harrigan’s forthcoming history of Texas, the first Spanish conquistadors arrive on our shores, starving, haggard, and in no mood for conquest.

Sports |
June 16, 2016

The Gulf War

Texas’s commercial and recreational fishermen are fighting it out over access to a once-imperiled fish.

Food & Drink |
November 17, 2015

Best Tacos: Galveston

Pork, Mercadito y Taqueria Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.5 Price: $2.29 The cheery, bare-bones joint won’t win awards for decor—it’s a grocery store—but it’s a favorite

The Culture |
January 20, 2013


From Donald Chambers founding the Bandidos in Houston to Gordon Granger reading General Orders No. 3 in Galveston