Islanders find success with their sea-bean jewelry and art
They come from Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. They’re called sea beans, and the many-colored objects that wash up regularly on Galveston beaches are actually seeds and fruit. [Read more…]
Bayou Vista couple shares love of water on ultimate fishing boat
Eric and Tonia Theriot’s new Blazer Bay boat is more than just a fishing boat.
It’s where the two spend much of their time, coasting and exploring the waters of Galveston County since moving to the fishing community of Bayou Vista, they said. [Read more…]
Saltwater anglers work to conserve, restore marine resources
On a recent, pleasant spring evening, about a dozen avid anglers gathered at Bubba’s at Tiki on Tiki Island to talk about fishing. There was discussion about a kids’ tournament that was coming up that weekend. And then the topic turned to conservation efforts. [Read more…]
How a video lured a Montana student to the island
While watching videos about Hurricane Harvey on his computer from Montana, Joshua Bailey came across a video of Galveston Island Beach Patrol helping law enforcement officials in the aftermath of the storm.
Bailey, 20, had visited the island in June last year and Galveston had made an impression on him, he said. But the video solidified his attachment. [Read more…]
Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee reflects on life as a cattleman
After 23 years, Astros announcer is part of World Series team
During the leanest years — including 2013 when the Houston Astros lost a franchise-record 111 games — Galveston native Bob Ford found himself in a crisis of faith. [Read more…]
Coast Monthly sits down with local cooks and food lovers for a chat.
Captain prepares to sail historic Elissa to Florida in ship challenge
Captaining a boat that was first launched in 1877 comes with a particularly serious sense of responsibility. [Read more…]
Islander’s photos capture the beauty of coastal nature
You might not know Barbara Rabek, but if you’ve ever been to Galveston, you probably know her work. [Read more…]