In my travels abroad, if I mentioned I was from Texas, I’d invariably get the same responses as people excitedly offered the cultural references they’d picked up here and there about the Lone Star State. Pump jacks. Longhorns. Tumbleweeds. [Read more…]
In celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the moon landing, we asked on Facebook: If you were in space for a year, what would you miss most about the upper Texas coast?
Most of my summer memories involve a pool, a book and a glimpse into other worlds. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What are the best books to read poolside and on the beach this summer?
At Coast Monthly, we ask a lot of our photographers. We ask them to hang off boats, wade far into the surf, slog through mud or spend 10 hours over three days trying to get the perfect shot of a raw oyster. By now, they’re unfazed by such requests. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What is your favorite sea creature — real or mythical — and why?
A few years ago, while researching some family history, I came across an old classified ad in the Austin American-Statesman. The ad was under “Livestock for Sale” and its author was hoping to unload 40 goats. [Read more…]
Favorite issue of 2018
As I write this, we’re thick in the middle of fog season. [Read more…]