Is there something in the water? That’s the question that inevitably comes up when people in these parts talk about twins.
Does the upper Texas coast boast more twins than other regions? We’re not sure. But twins often are the subject of conversations, including the five sets at Manuel Guajardo Jr. Elementary School in Texas City featured in this issue.
While quadruplets and quintuplets get a lot of press, twins are still very rare. Human twins occur in about 33 of every 1,000 births, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
So, we decided to meet with twins from across the region and learn what it’s like living life two-by-two.
We even found a set of twins who bought a set of twin island houses.
The new year also brings some subtle design changes in Coast Monthly, and, by popular demand, a digital version of the magazine. The digital version, available at galvnews.com and coastmonthly.com, promises to reach thousands of new readers, introducing them to the beauty and appeal of living on the upper Texas coast.
Coast Monthly continues to grow in readership. We are thankful for that and never take it for granted. In the new year, we resolve to continue to listen to reader feedback and offer more features about the people, places and things we love about living here.
We welcome that feedback, as you’ll find on our Shorelines page, where we’ve published what readers like and want more of in Coast Monthly. We promise to listen.
Happy New Year!