Sand & Sea

The Houstonian's Guide to Texas Beaches

Surprises around every dune. Plus, five summer survival guides!

07/09/2013

Top Stories

Bill Stern (1947–2013)

The Loyal Opposition

One of Houston’s most influential architects loved to hate the Bayou City.

07/05/2013 By Michael Hardy

Reviews

Kung Pow

Is Mala Sichuan spicing up Chinatown? You have no idea.

07/01/2013 By Robb Walsh Photography by Shannon O'Hara

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Hip-Hop

Old School, New School

This month, two tours offer a crash course in the evolution of hip-hop.

07/02/2013 By Craig Lindsey

The Drawl

Airtist Wanted

Public art proposals for Bush Intercontinental Airport.

07/01/2013 By Scott Vogel Illustrations by Chi Birmingham

CAMH

Warning: Graphic Imagery

Graphic design is a niche interest no longer.

07/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Eat & Drink

Pour

How to Drink Tequila Like An Adult

Sip, savor, and drink like a grown-up.

07/01/2013 By Dan Derozier

Reviews

Kung Pow

Is Mala Sichuan spicing up Chinatown? You have no idea.

07/01/2013 By Robb Walsh Photography by Shannon O'Hara

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Back to the Beach

This ain't your grandmother's Galveston.

07/01/2013 By Scott Vogel

Home & Real Estate

Space City

Sustain Agility: the Oldest Home in River Oaks

River Oaks’ oldest home gets a redo loyal to the original Jazz Age design—right down to the sound of footsteps on gravel.

07/01/2013 Photography by Paul Hester By James Glassman

News & City Life

Bill Stern (1947–2013)

The Loyal Opposition

One of Houston’s most influential architects loved to hate the Bayou City.

07/05/2013 By Michael Hardy

Houston Food Bank

Strange Food Fellows

The war on hunger gets its veterans’ day.

07/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

James Coney Island

Dogs of Yore

How two immigrant brothers from Greece turned a Houston hot dog stand into a 90-year success story.

07/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Business

Cultural Currency

Alex López Negrete gives us a trillion reasons to market to Hispanics.

07/01/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Todd Spoth

Essay

Of Unknown Origin

What are we to make of those who make us? An essay by John Nova Lomax.

07/01/2013 By John Lomax

Elements of Style

No, Necklace. No!

Dee Brown does masculine chic.

07/01/2013 By Kerry H. Photography by Felix Sanchez

Swamplot

Swamp Person

Who, exactly, is the editor of Swamplot?

07/01/2013 By Jenny Staff Johnson Illustrations by Brian Taylor

Ice House

Deriving Miss Maisie

Brasserie 19 or Mideast diplomat? A millionairess decides.

07/01/2013 By Laura Moser

The Perfect Party

July’s Perfect Party

This month, we celebrate persistence in all its forms, from Brittney Griner to...Ice Cube?

07/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Charlie Powell

Ice House

Action Item: Houston Needs Its Song

Given all the great songwriters Houston has inspired over the past hundred years, surely someone must have produced the song, right?

07/01/2013 By John Lomax

Style & Shopping

Clutch City

Hue If By Sea

Drop the earbuds already. Beach season is not the time for minimalist accessorizing.

07/01/2013 By Julie Bortnick

Travel & Outdoors

Texas Beaches

The Gulf Coast's 6 Most Alluring Spots for Pier Fishing

Including three prime piers in Galveston, top dolphin-spotting, and where to go shark-fishing.

06/14/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Texas Beaches

Beach Umbrellas: A Primer

A good umbrella can be hard to find. We went though that pain so you don't have to.

06/14/2017 By Jeff Balke

Texas Beaches

South Padre Island Is the Perfect Family Getaway—11 Months of the Year

Padre’s waters are the closest to blue in all of Texas, its sands closest to white.

06/14/2017 By John Lomax

Texas Beaches

Rockport: The Rare Beach Town That Occasionally Dresses for Dinner

Get to know the creative coastal community which once claimed to have more artists per capita than Paris.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

Port Aransas: The Classic Seaside Town That Takes All Comers

And with more hotel rooms than residents, there’s something for every budget in this quirky coastal village.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

The Local's Guide to Galveston Island

Where to find the least-touristy beaches, cheapest beachfront views, and the Gulf Coast-iest gumbo.

06/14/2017 By Peter Holley

Sand & Sea

The Houstonian's Guide to Texas Beaches

Surprises around every dune. Plus, five summer survival guides!

07/09/2013

Texas Beaches

Five Hot New Books...

...and the beaches to read them on.

07/05/2013 By Kerry H.

Texas Beaches

Danger Averted!

Stingrays, sargassum, and riptides, oh my! We have solutions to the most common hazards of a day at the beach.

07/05/2013 By John Lomax

Open Road

Maroon Bells Migration

A Houstonian’s guide to Aspen.

07/05/2013 By Stewart Oksenhorn

Texas Beaches

Ask Dr. Beach

Put on your hat and sunscreen: it's time for Beachcombing 101.

07/01/2013 Photography by Peter Holley

Texas Beaches

The Eccentric Appeal of Bolivar Peninsula

Along this spit of sand, everyone drives on the beaches—even environmentalists on their way to the shorebird sanctuary.

07/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

U-S-A! U-S-A!

Which Presidential Library is Right for You?

Just follow our handy flowchart.

07/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Alese Pickering