We don’t get a lot of snow in these parts. And Santa Claus’ mode of transportation is more likely to be water skis than a sleigh pulled by reindeer. [Read more…]
Growing up in Texas, it was always easy to know when hunting season had begun.
Welcome aboard the new Coast Monthly, a magazine celebrating the sea, salt air and a culture that’s distinctly our own. No other publication so fully covers lifestyles from the beaches of Galveston to the shores of Clear Lake. [Read more…]
It was all hands on deck to create this issue’s cover. And we have many a crew member to thank.
Special thanks goes to photographer and correspondent Robert Mihovil for securing the beautiful boat for this cover. We also warmly thank George Gould for helping Mihovil find the vintage wooden boat; Jack Robinson for allowing us to borrow his beautifully restored, pristine 1946, 20-foot custom Chris-Craft Runabout named Our Pleasure; and Hud Hopkins for piloting the vessel during the shoot in the Galveston Ship Channel. [Read more…]
Isle shrimpers fight to keep Gulf Coast tradition alive
There’s something idyllic about watching shrimp boats drag their nets in the Gulf of Mexico or wedge through the nickel-gray waters of Galveston harbor, pelicans perched regally on their bows, circled by seagulls, trailed by dolphins. Trawlers at docks or in sunset silhouettes give visitors a sense of the place they may have imagined when they booked their seaside escapes. The boats also offer glimpses of a traditional way of life and an industry built largely by European immigrants; the last traces of it, perhaps.