Television

The Property Brothers Are Taking on Galveston—and Each Other

The fifth season of HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother heads to the Gulf Coast.

05/11/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Island Life

Warm Weather-Loving Penguins Are Headed to Moody Gardens

A renovated Aquarium Pyramid is unveiling a new Humboldt penguin exhibit this summer.

04/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ahoy!

Top 5 Reasons to Set Sail This Season

Enjoying the Gulf has never been easier—or breezier!

01/11/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Get Out

Beachcombing and Birdwatching: This Weekend at Houston's Closest State Parks

Brazos Bend and Galveston Island are offering two very different ways to reacquaint yourself with nature in the new year.

01/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Dec 2–4

What to Do This Weekend

Forget Santa—Dolly Parton is coming to town! Plus: Dickens on The Strand makes merry in Galveston and Houston Grand Opera hosts the world premiere of a reimagined It's a Wonderful Life.

12/01/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hidden Houston

Island Time: The Ideal Galveston Itinerary

Everyone has their secret island haunts; we’re sharing ours.

10/24/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Essay

In Miami, Missing Houston

Don't take your hometown—or its Mexican food—for granted.

09/15/2016 By Glissette Santana

Art News

Galveston Arts Center Announces New Curator

Welcome, Dennis Nance!

09/06/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Endless Summer

Tanker Surfing, Born in Galveston Bay, Remains an Extreme, Elusive Sport

Dropping in on the exclusive, members-only sport, trailing tankers and riding the waves.

08/22/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Waterpark Wars

Which park reigns supreme, brand-spanking-new Typhoon Texas in Katy, or 10-year-old Schlitterbahn in Galveston?

07/25/2016 By Ellie Sharp

Sponsored Content

Texas: Galveston Island

With 32 miles of beaches and a variety of family attractions, Galveston Island offers something for everyone.

07/15/2016

Play It Cool

100 Ways to Beat the Houston Heat

Summer may be our winter, but at least no one has to shovel the sunshine, so chill out—we’ll show you how.

06/20/2016 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt With Ellie Sharp, Marianella Orlando, Layne Lynch, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Jeff Balke, and Alice Levitt

Photography

Showcasing the Texas Surf Culture You Didn't Know Existed

Photographer and surfer Kenny Braun showcases the state's surfing life in Surf Texas.

05/18/2016 By Marianella Orlando

H-Town Diary

Hooked: Green Water All the Way to Galveston Beach

When Galveston Island hooks you, all you can do is buy a boat.

04/28/2016 By Robb Walsh

Bayougraphy

Bobby Lee Hilton, Galveston Island Treasure

This 82-year-old historian and Hotel Galvez ambassador never gives the same tour twice.

03/31/2016 By Jeff Balke

Seafood

Four Spots for the Freshest Fish in Galveston (and One in Bolivar!)

From the Strand to the Seawall, these are the top places to try coastal cuisine on the actual coast.

03/01/2016 By Robb Walsh

Seafood

The State of Shrimping

A Gulf Coast tradition struggles to endure.

03/01/2016 By Robb Walsh

Gulf Seafood Guide

Catch of the Day: Houston’s 7 Best Seafood Markets

From Spring to Seabrook, here’s where to scoop up the best Gulf fish.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Real Estate

Houston's 4 Best Areas for Apartments and Condos

From beachfront properties to urban living, we’ve got you covered.

02/05/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian