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Tubes O' Fun

When I first visited Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels as a teenager in the mid-1980s, the waterpark was just a few…

Babe's Beach Dedicated

School’s out. The sun’s out. So the timing is right as Galveston unveils a new beach area – Babe’s Beach…

Two-Wheel Touring

Lucky us: A brilliantly sunny morning greets us on the day we plan to see Galveston by bicycle. It’s been…

From Scraps to Souvenirs

Galveston’s Ships Mechanic Row got its name back in the 19th Century when it was an artery of the island’s…

Sister Act

"You need a dose of Farley Girls,” came the recommendation from a wise Galvestonian that Saturday morning.

Sailing On

Aboard the Tall Ship Elissa docked at Galveston’s Pier 21, two boys pause near the wide base of a towering…

Shore Things

Texans storm the beaches for a wealth of reasons. So, when we envision the perfect beach hotel, each of us…

Of Feathers and Hope

"'Hope’ is the thing with feathers,” wrote 19th-Century American poet Emily Dickinson in the opening line of her poem of…

Isle of Wonder

On a chilly December evening, the streets of Galveston’s historic Strand District are eerily still as a slow-moving fog rolls…

Haven for history

Houston businessman J.P. Bryan had been searching for the perfect site for a museum to showcase his immense collection of artifacts…

A Century of Seafood

Not even 10 years old when my parents treated me to my first meal at Gaido’s, the famous restaurant on…
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