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While nothing matches meeting a wild sea turtle on a beach or in the ocean, coming face-to-face with one in…

Grains of Inspiration

On a spring day, Lucinda Wierenga—better known on South Padre Island as “Sandy Feet”—puts the finishing touches on a multi-turreted…

A Day at the Beach

In a family-vacation photo taken in the early 1900s, a family of seven poses at the edge of the surf…

Texas International Fishing Tournament

We’re betting the fish will be biting as the Texas Gulf Coast plays host to a number of sportfishing tournaments…

Eye-Opening Journeys

We teach our children to share our world by involving them in our interests. For this columnist that meant making…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: South Padre

On the southern edge of Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico, there’s a town that defies the typical “Texas” stereotypes.…

3 Island Itineraries

In summer, the Gulf of Mexico turns a vibrant blue-green at South Padre Island. On the shoreline, squealing children splash…

H2O-OOOOO

The city pool where I hung out as a youngster had a blue plastic slide, the kind that adorned most…
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