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Look What's Cookin' in Port A!

My annual summer vacations to Port Aransas consist of two things: beach-bumming and restaurant-hopping, and I’m not sure which I…

Dog Days of Summer

I’m at the “coolest honky tonk on the Texas Riviera,” so claims the large, plywood sign outside. Having passed by…

Texas Top 40 No. 24, Port Aransas

We used to call Port Aransas a sleepy fishing village.

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…

Caching in

If my husband, John, buys a gadget, he’s going to use it. Trust me. All the more if the gadget…

The Coolest Small Towns

Every Texas town has its distinctive qualities and attractions—just ask the locals. Given the more than 2,000 small towns that…

Texas To Do this weekend: chicken-fried steaks, Fiesta and more

A cook-off competitor fries up his best chicken-fried steaks in Lamesa. The West Texas town of Lamesa, about 60 miles…

The Best (& Sweetest) 12 Weeks of Summer Ever

The arrival of summer inspires mixed emotions in Texas. There’s no getting around the heat of our most extreme season, a…

Port A Anytime

Childhood summer vacations spent on the sand at Port Aransas passed far too quickly. Even though my sisters and I…

The "Peace" prize goes to ...

For the sheer joy of blissful relaxation, I award the Peace Prize to Port Aransas. As much as the town…

Gulf Coast: Hidden Treasures

Nobody has ever dug up the hidden treasure that Jean Lafitte and his pirate pals supposedly buried somewhere on the…

Autumn in Port Aransas

Every fall for almost four decades, my grandfather and grandmother made the long trek from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Port Aransas,…
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