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…]
Architectural oddity on island’s West End evokes strong opinions
An unusual metal dwelling among the pastel and candied-color beach houses on Galveston’s West End has long inspired strong and immediate reactions. But little is known about what islanders refer to as the Kettle House, 14106 Miramar Drive. [Read more…]
Former airline executive and author is most at home on a boat
Jimmy Buffett, songwriter behind such hits as “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday,” once told concertgoers that when he began playing music, all he wanted was enough money to buy a boat he could sail away on if success faded.
While success hasn’t faded for author Lorraine Grubbs, she has adopted some of Buffett’s boat lifestyle and philosophy. [Read more…]
Locals find fulfillment, peace and even careers on the waterways
Ashley Shriver moved to Galveston in 2003 to attend college and never left. [Read more…]
Artist lends a modern touch to Impressionist style
Jeff Hamachek notices the little things in life — the steam rising off a fresh cup of coffee, the shadows of children cast over the water as the tide rolls in, and the shapes, contours and twists of a freshly peeled orange. [Read more…]
Cowboy church welcomes all
A church for the unchurched.
That’s how Kevin Garber, pastor at Saltgrass Cowboy Church in Santa Fe, describes his place of worship. [Read more…]