Here’s what readers are saying about last month’s Coastal Cowboy issue.
As the daughter of a longtime rancher in Galveston County, your story brought back many great memories. My dad knew and ran cattle with Kiddo Tacquard, and many of the longtime Galveston/Hitchcock ranchers in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. I remember one cattle drive from pastureland that was once known as “Flamingo Isle,” behind Hitchcock, to the Tacquard Ranch. That land is now known as “Harborwalk.” This was necessary because of an approaching hurricane. Thanks for the fine tribute to a group of hardworking men and women carrying on a tradition!
– Lynette Speaker Lindsey
My grandfather ranched in South Texas most his life. It was a pleasure to read this article in the Coast Monthly!
– William Beckham
We, the reading public, tend to take things for granted, such as reading articles as the one today on raising cattle in Galveston County. Now that I have firsthand knowledge of the work behind the scenes to produce a magazine like Coast Monthly, I sincerely appreciate the attention to detail presented by Sue Mayfield Geiger in her article on me in the latest Coast issue.
– Gilbert Gustafson
Great write-up Zach Tate. Matt “Scootch” Appleby is a great guy and inspiration to all. We should all have such a positive attitude, handicapped or not!
– Gary Irwin
Great article on Margaret Cherry. What a wonderful contribution she makes to the horticulture industry. Lovely pictures!
– Patricia Stone
I knew Kiddo Tacquard, old coot. He was such a hoot.
Every Sunday, he drove into town, that being Santa Fe, to Busy Bee — now no longer standing — to get his and Aunt Emma’s, his wife of many many, many years, lunch. You didn’t get behind him when he drove, it would take you two hours to get where you were going; he was in no rush. I lived out there for five years and enjoyed every minute of it.
– Janet Ward-Hart
Awesome edition! We know those guys! And not a one that I would not “ride the river with!” True blue Texans, to a man! Great writing, great photos, incredible stories … just what we have come to expect from the best magazine in the Lone Star State!
– Jim Guidry
You have a fine magazine. My wife and I always save it for last to read … kind of like a delicious dessert that is enjoyable to just savor each bite.
– Lew Fincher
There is so much to read in this issue! OK, I also love the recipes.
– Rick Wade
The magazine is always such a sharp finished product, it is a very good ambassador for us Gulf Coast peeps and businesses.
– Michael Alan Basham