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Special Report: Texas Coastal Comeback

We’ve been tested time and again, from despotism to depressions, oil busts to dust bowls—and now by Hurricane Harvey. But…

5 Texas Cities Where You Can Discover Your Inner Science Geek

The Texas Gulf Coast, where the North American continent descends into the Gulf of Mexico’s salty waters, harbors a steamy…

After Months of Rebuilding, Rockport Is Ready for Summer Visitors

Checking into The Inn at Fulton Harbor near Rockport, a cheerful blond woman has brought a basket of cookies to…

Port Aransas to Beachgoers: Come on Back

Anticipation grows as you roll down the window and drive onto the Port Aransas ferry to cross the narrow channel…

Galveston’s Star Drug Store Cures What Ails You with Mardi Gras Masks and Milkshakes

Customers once came to the Star Drug Store for their medicinal needs, but today they come for a different kind of…

Dive Deep into the Water Cycle at the Laredo Water Museum

What do I look like?” my 5-year-old daughter, Ana, asked when she emerged from her bedroom dressed in blue stretch…

Explore South Padre Island with a Drive up State Park Road 100

I get my first clear view of South Padre Island from the summit of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway. At 85…

You’ll Feel Right at Home in This Small-Town Beach Community

Our annual Coastal Issue is different than the one we had in mind when we began planning it last summer.…

A Hill Country Distillery Is Organizing a Series of Pool Parties to Fund Repairs to Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea State Park in West Texas is celebrated for having the world’s largest spring-fed pool. Unfortunately, on May 14, the park…

The Port Aransas Festival Season

Port Aransas likes a party, and residents won’t let the effects of Harvey interfere with that tradition. April brought the…

New Photography Book Captures the Sweeping Natural Beauty of Texas

Austin photographer Kenny Braun’s first book was a sumptuous portrait of surfer culture on the Texas coast. Published in 2014,…

Order Your Free Copy of the 2018 Texas State Travel Guide

Whether you enjoy communing with nature in a state park or perusing cultural artifacts in a museum, the 2018 State…
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