Report Card

What Can You Do to Protect the Health of Galveston Bay?

Our local watershed needs your help.

08/15/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Campgrounds

Sleep On the Beach at Sea Rim State Park

The peaceful park in the marsh is chock-full of wildlife, too.

05/29/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

The Texas Oyster Industry Is Now a Shell of Its Former Self

Texas oyster reefs are under threat, and so are local fishermen’s livelihoods and way of life.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Wildlife Wednesday

Frigid Weather Threatened Thousands of Our State's Sea Turtles, But These Texans Saved Them

The Texas State Aquarium has rescued more than 1,000 freezing turtles since December.

02/07/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

At Darlene's Shrimp Shack, Fried Shrimp Doesn't Get Any Fresher—No, Really

This food truck takes being a farm water-to-table restaurant quite literally.

05/25/2017 By Robb Walsh

The Spill

Meet the Lionfish, a Spiky Reminder of the Gulf’s Ecological Woes

Advocates look to the BP settlement to address invasive species and lingering effects of Deepwater Horizon.

04/11/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

3 Events to Catch If You're Reel Serious About Fishing or Sailing

A boatload of sailorly fun is on the way to Houston this month.

02/20/2017 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

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

The Best Coast

The Houstonian’s Essential Guide to Gulf Seafood

From fresh shrimp and oysters to blue crabs and golden tilefish, we have it all here in Houstonia. Here's where to find the best seafood on the best coast.

03/01/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Seafood

Cooked to Oyster

There’s a bright side for bivalve buffs who’d rather not eat oysters raw.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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

Cajun or Creole, Here’s Your Go-to Bowl of Gumbo

Where to find the best bowls of Houston’s favorite seafood stew.

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

ACHTUNG

World War II, Just Offshore

Amazing journey of discovery maps out wrecks of German U-boats and their quarry on the Gulf seabed.

07/14/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Brace Yourself

How to Escape From a Sinking Helicopter

How do the Gulf’s oil workers endure singularly perilous commutes to work? By preparing for the worst.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley