A Matagorda native brings juicy brisket, masterfully crisped chicken, and inventive sides to the coastal region.
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.
The park offers quiet coastland and abundant wildlife, and feels like a defiant bulwark against some very particular cares of urban life.
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 binocularsI 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 line in Louisiana, is
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.
She may be past her prime, but Galveston still clings to her aristocratic heritage and her precarious place on the sand.
The first column I wrote for Texas Monthly appeared in the March 2000 issue. The article was titled “Voting Rites,” and I argued that the Voting Rights Act, which Lyndon Johnson had proposed to a joint session of Congress 35 years earlier, was the greatest accomplishment of his presidency. The truth
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.
Since I was a kid growing up on polluted Galveston Bay, I’ve held a grudge against the watery edge of Texas—but no more. Protected wetlands! Pelicans and turtles! Historic buildings! Edible oysters! And that’s not the half shell of it.
Long John Hunter and his guitar-slinging friends sharpened their axes in and around Port Arthur, so their recent return was truly a homecoming.
The birds of High Island. The wilderness of Matagorda Island. The untamed beach of Boca Chica. These and other hidden treasures await you-if you know where to look.
Deepwater Gulf shrimp get all the press, but the sweetest, most succulent shrimp in Texas come from the bays.
Who turned off the melting pot? Vietnamese and Texans fight on the coast.
Where is Lloyd Bridges when you really need him?
Gulf Coast seafood is good eating even when you’re watching the scales.