Bad Business

19 Houston Businesses Cited in Illegal Fish Trade Crackdown

Local businesses took the bait in a Texas Parks and Wildlife sting.

04/18/2018 By Cory Garcia

Late Night Bites

On the Road: New Orleans By Night at Cafe Du Monde

Everyone should visit Cafe Du Monde after dark.

04/13/2018 By Cory Garcia

Wildlife Wednesday

Watch Out: Portugese Man O' War Season Hits Galveston Beach

These venomous beauties are washing up on Texas beaches.

02/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Beach Break!

4 Beach Trips Every Houstonian Should Take

The sun and sand are only a short drive from the Bayou City.

02/28/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Beach Break!

The Bright 'Side: A Day at Surfside Beach

A laidback fishing village where anything goes.

02/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Beach Break!

Ferry to Freedom: A Day at Bolivar

Take a 20-minute ride to another planet.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

Beach Break!

Livin' on the Edge: A Day at Galveston's Seawall

Making a day of it on Galveston’s front porch.

02/28/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Beach Break!

The End of the Island: A Day at Galveston's East Beach

The wildness of the natural world, but with all the amenities.

02/28/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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

Love Boat

Why Not Take a Valentine's Cruise in Galveston Bay?

Champagne, dinner and a gorgeous sunset are provided.

01/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

If You Want to Gamble in Texas, This Casino Boat is Your Best Bet

The Jacks or Better takes daily trips out of Galveston and into federal waters, where gambling is legal.

06/22/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

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

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

For Reel

Catch the Southwest International In-Water Boat Show

From novice sailors to seasoned skippers, expect a boatload of vessels and family fun in League City this weekend.

04/03/2017 By Emily Juhasz

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