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Penguin Picassos

A frequent visitor to Galveston, I’m used to sighting sea turtles, dolphins, wading birds, pelicans, and even penguins. Penguins? 

Oil spill closes Galveston-Bolivar Ferry

The Galveston-Bolivar ferry remains closed Monday morning as a result of an oil spill in Galveston Bay. The Texas Department…

Sweet Shop Can Bring Out Your Inner Child

Staring wide-eyed at neatly stacked rows of chocolate truffles, blocks of creamy fudge, and chocolate-dipped pretzels, I’m in awe. And…

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel…

Hunting for Haunted Galveston

The woman behind the registration desk at the Hotel Galvez glanced at the number as she handed me my keycard.…

Fun and Games on the Boardwalk

The newest addition to Galveston’s shoreline, the $60 million Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is futuristic by boardwalk standards, with…

Galveston's Next Wave

I’ve always loved Galveston, and now I have a local connection. My boyfriend’s grandmother, Alba Collins, grew up in a…

Outlaws: The Maceo Brothers

Galveston became the largest city in Texas between 1830 and 1860, when shippers exported more cotton from its wharves than…

No Labor Day plans yet? Here are a few ideas to get you moving

The kids are back in school, and we're already working on the winter Texas Events Calendar, but hopefully there's still…

Ghosts of Galveston

In the 19th Century, tragedies washed over Galveston as regularly as the tides: deadly fires, yellow-fever epidemics, and hurricanes. Anecdotally,…

H2O-OOOOO

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

Ghosts, Goblins, and Galveston

In one of Texas’ oldest cities, where dozens of buildings boast creaky floors and historical markers, it’s easy to get…
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