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…]
When I think about Mardi Gras, it’s not so much about the beads and revelry on the streets. It’s about all the color and sparkle it brings to the island in quiet winter months. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: How do you celebrate Mardi Gras?
You’ve heard the phrase: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” It’s probably the oldest travel advice around — dating to 387 A.D.
Here’s the story behind it. [Read more…]