Paddle on a sea kayak in Rockport, party with Kinky Friedman in Kerrville, or find a quiet spot close to home.
The world’s biggest fish swims in the Gulf, but much about it remains a mystery.
Shorty’s Place, a coastal dive that has been around since the 1940s, cleans up and moves on while maintaining its signature charm as a community hangout.
It’ll punch you with a tiny spear that has the force of a .22 rifle.
Five years after Hurricane Harvey, the beloved beach town continues to recover and evolve. Here are some of our favorite spots.
Every year, dozens of Texans report sightings of this elusive cat. But scientists are increasingly skeptical that it’s here at all.
A 2018 note from a Canadian teen washed up on a Port Aransas beach this month, reminding us of other writings found on Texas shores.
One of the rarest birds in North America is making a comeback.
A turf war disturbs the peace in Port Aransas.
Texas offers some of the most-diverse fishing in the country—from stalking monster sharks on Padre Island to fly-fishing from a kayak on the remote Pecos River. And for three months, I got to try it all.
Where to stay, shop, eat, drink—and maybe take in a pirate cruise with the kids.
The first summer after Harvey is when Texas coastal communities most need visitors.
Port Aransas has always been a place for Texans to relax, play, and make lasting memories. Now, after Harvey, it needs us just as much as we need it.
Dispatches from the restaurant, retail, and lodging owners in Port Aransas.
Condo Manager Sharon Butler questions what officials consider affordable.
Getting up close and personal with the endangered whooping crane.
Three shark attacks on the Texas coast this summer are making swimmers edgy and chambers of commerce ask one question: what’s going on out there?
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.