This magazine has always celebrated the beauty and the people of the upper Texas coast. “Easy Living, Texas Gulf Style,” is our motto. But there has been nothing easy about the past few weeks since Hurricane Harvey cut a path of destruction from Rockport to Beaumont, flooding thousands of houses in the immediate area. [Read more…]
We asked readers on Facebook to send us photos of people helping their neighbors during and after Hurricane Harvey.
Like most Texans, my father had strong opinions about food, particularly Tex-Mex. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What are the essential Tex-Mex dishes and drinks in these parts and which restaurants come to mind?
As a reporter covering the Houston business beat in the 1990s, I was always struck by people’s references to “old money” and “new money,” and their compulsion to make such distinctions. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What does living the good life mean to you and what are the best things money can and can’t buy here?
“This anniversary animates and gladdens and unites all American hearts. On other days of the year we may be party men, indulging in controversies, more or less important to the public good; we may have likes and dislikes, and we may maintain our political differences, often with warm, and sometimes with angry feelings. But today we are Americans all; and all nothing but Americans.”
We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite coastal way to celebrate Fourth of July?
When we began asking locals why they loved water sports, we were surprised by their answers. We expected them to tell us about the adrenaline-rush and exhilaration they found out on the Gulf and waterways. [Read more…]