Birds, natural beauty of Galveston lured couple to island
It was hard to leave after Galveston visits, so family made island their permanent home
Thousands flock to upper Texas coast birding festival
In the middle of March, as daytime temperatures climb to the upper 60s and warm Gulf breezes intensify, Galveston wetlands, grasslands, ponds and bays become the stage for one of nature’s astonishing dramas — spring migration. [Read more…]
Birding enthusiasts seek close encounters of the feathered kind
Top birding spots on the upper Texas coast
Sculptor works to memorialize birds lost to extinction
The Eskimo curlew, an elegant shorebird, was last seen on Galveston Island in the early 1960s.
Now probably extinct, it joins the Labrador duck, the passenger pigeon, the Carolina parakeet, the great auk and the heath hen — all North American birds that were once abundant and are now forever lost. [Read more…]
Sunday dinners, baking with family and other happy memories fill this vintage kitchen in La Marque
Catherine Polk’s kitchen is flooded with sunshine and frozen in time.
Equipped with double porcelain sinks, double pantries and cabinets from solid slabs of Texas pine, it was the very model of a modern kitchen when it was built in 1934. It even had a posh linoleum floor and a foldout ironing board. [Read more…]
Friendswood home manages to be warm and cozy despite its vast size
The Tuscan-style villa sits at the end of a winding lane bordered by 30-foot Cypress trees and young oaks. [Read more…]
Islander’s lifelong love of baking leads to sweet career
Her kitchen smells like warm ginger, vanilla and buttery dough baking in an old-fashioned oven.
A menagerie of cookies shaped like angels, Santas, candy canes, stars, bells and reindeer are cooling on racks while islander Susie Sanclemente prepares for the most artistic aspect of her occupation: adding personality to her creations with icing and colorful decorations. [Read more…]