Coastal cowboys. Surfers. Sailors. Seafood. Texans who changed their communities and the world. Those were just a few of the Coast Monthly themes in 2016.
We love every issue and can’t choose just one. So, in what’s becoming a tradition, we asked readers on Facebook to help us declare the best issue.
Here’s how readers who took our poll voted:
The June issue about surfing Texas style was the front-runner, garnering 34 percent of the votes; trailed by the July issue with a sailing theme, which won 17 percent of the votes.
It’s clear coastal Texans love the outdoors. Coming in third was our November issue about hunting, with 11 percent of the vote.
#4 January – Coastal Loves
#5 September – The Food Issue
#6 December – Gift of the Gulf
#7 August – Texas Stars
#8 May – Mighty Moms
#9 March – Saltwater Life
#10 October – Haunted Galveston
#11 April – Coastal Cowboys
#12 February – Some Like It Hot
Here are some comments from readers on the issues they love:
Some Like it Hot
I can always afford a cup of coffee, so it was interesting to see the coffee house choices. Plus, the cover girl was easy on the eyes. A beautiful woman on the cover is always a plus.
– Gene Geiger
The Hunting Issue
My husband became ordained in order to marry the man on the cover to his wife, who has been our universally ordained daughter since she was 6 years old and also the daughter of Todd Krampota, who runs Halls Bayou Ranch featured in this edition. We love Kourtney very much and consider her daddy family as well. They are good salt of the earth people, a rare thing these days.
– Tami Spittler
I voted for Coastal Cowboys. This issue was all about cowboys on the coast, which included my hometown of Santa Fe. I personally knew so many of the cowboys. I love all issues, but this one was by far my favorite!
– Patti Shelton
The June issue with the amazing young lady on the cover. I have been following her journey. Amazing!
– Marvin Crawford
I read the article on Chris Allen (“Adirondack guide boat keeps rower connected to nature” in the February issue). Years ago, when I was a police officer with the Lakeview Police Department, I met him after he had rowed his boat to Boondoggle’s in El Lago. While he was inside, someone stole his boat. I got to take the report and gave him a ride home. I was impressed that he would row his boat everywhere for exercise.
John C. Driskill