What does it mean to be an American? It seems like a simple question, and one we tend to reflect on when it’s time to celebrate our independence — Fourth of July being the most American of all days. But as we learned in this issue, the answers to that question are varied and complicated. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What does it mean to be an American?
Each year, millions of people visit the upper Texas coast to relax, play and to take in the natural beauty. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s on the top of your summer reading list? And what do you consider the best beach read?
I have vivid memories of my mother trying to herd very young, tired, sandy, slightly sunburned kids and a deliriously happy, wet dog into the car after a long day at the beach in Galveston. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s one beachside activity you plan to do a lot of this year? Do you have a favorite beach?
Afreshly raked dirt arena. Bleacher seats. Floodlights. My first cowboy hat — red and made of straw. Horses everywhere. And Frito pie in a bag. I was 6, maybe 7, and in heaven.
It was my first rodeo. [Read more…]
We asked readers on Facebook to fill in the blank of this sentence: You might be a Texan if …
Until recently, the only occasion I’d ever had to use binoculars was as a child enjoying an Astros game. Along with the contraband snacks, my parents always packed binoculars, which I used to scan the outfield at the Astrodome. [Read more…]
As is our tradition, we asked readers to help us make a tough choice — deciding the favorite Coast Monthly issue of the year. We’re proud of each one, and partial, to say the least. But with your help, we narrowed down the favorites of 2017. [Read more…]