How Texans are taking on plastic pollution—one piece at a time.
Austin rockers Montopolis will premiere The Living Coast—an audiovisual homage to the Texas Gulf Coast—on August 2 in Austin.
Everyone agrees that the recent event—full of drunken fights and scores of wrecks—escalated dangerously. But many Bolivar Peninsula residents will be damned if they’ll accept new rules to curtail the anarchy.
What is killing the Gulf of Mexico’s majestic coral reefs?
The exploits of a teenager trying to surf in Galveston.
Tropical Storm Bill is on his way, and the already-saturated state of Texas is doing all it can to get ready.
The Port Arthur natives take their outlaw country stomp back to their roots.
The seaside charms—and plentiful seafood platters—of a small coastal town.
Even with the bigger crowds, Port Aransas remains a fisherman's paradise.
Mucking about on the Gulf Coast.
Sure, you can catch an awesome wave on the Texas coast, you just have to be patient. And clever. And patient . . .
The colorful Attwater's Prairie Chicken, a bird that flourished in Texas a hundred years ago, is on the verge of extinction.
On their new album, Kin, and more.
ROUTE: Port Arthur to Port AransasDISTANCE: 308 milesNUMBER OF COUNTIES: 11WHAT TO BRING: A pair of binoculars I started as far east as you can go on the Gulf Coast and still be in Texas. And since the Sabine Pass Lighthouse, which is technically across the state…
If you’re a half shell fanatic like me, you’ll be just as alarmed as I was to hear that oystermen in Galveston Bay—the source of some of the country’s most delicious mollusks —are still struggling to make it after Hurricane Ike.
When it comes to traveling around the state, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of destinations to choose from. One of the things I love most about Texas is that you can drive a few hours (or more than a few hours) in one direction and be at, say, the beach and then head another direction and find yourself in the mountains or in the rolling Hill Country or in the Piney Woods. For the last several years, a few of my colleagues and I have been visiting small towns and exploring interesting areas of big cities in search of noteworthy things to do, see, and eat. Here's a cheat sheet guide to what you can expect to find in a few of the places we've singled out across the state recently . . .
Grab your swimsuit, hop in the car, and drive to one of these four coastal getaways to beat the heat.
Whose coastline is it anyway? How the state Supreme Court may be undermining decades of unlimited public access to the sand and surf.
Why buying a beach house in Galveston may not be the best long-term investment.
Long John Hunter and his guitar-slinging friends sharpened their axes in and around Port Arthur, so their recent return was truly a homecoming.
Where is Lloyd Bridges when you really need him?