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Colors of the Coast

By the time you finish reading this paragraph, hundreds of glass-green waves will have completed crossing the Gulf of Mexico…

Go Off-Grid!

The swath of Texas 71 that stretches between Austin and Houston is a well-traveled stretch for Longhorn fans, Houstonians with…

Horse Sense

Old Gonzo doesn’t want to trot. At first we thought it was because he didn’t like walking behind Chili Bean,…

Penguin Picassos

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

Paddling and Painting

A pleasant breeze rocked my kayak and rustled pale green and brown marsh grasses around me. Overhead, a few wispy…

Come Around

The Native Americans figured it out first, as far as we know. On the shores of Aransas Bay, the Copanes…

Boardwalk Empire

Summer is here. for me, there’s something about the longer days and warm nights that calls to mind childhood memories…

Daytripper: Corpus Christi

There’s no denying that Corpus Christi is one of the most beloved destinations in Texas, and for good reason. However,…

The Fruits of Mission

The beauty of Mission wasn’t lost on Tom Landry. In his 1990 autobiography, the legendary Dallas Cowboys coach reflected on…

A New Dawn in the Davis Mountains

Dawn has just broken above the new Davis Mountains State Park wildlife-viewing station, an L-shaped timber and stucco structure with…

The Interstate Gourmet

Almost 30 years ago, I drove every mile of Texas’ interstate highways in search of something to eat. Every mile.…

Best Summer Ever 2014

Contrary to popular belief, summer vacation did not originate as a time for rural schoolchildren to take an extended break…
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