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Spring Breakin'

Debauchery and family fun make Galveston a spring break favorite

By Barbara Kuntz

Why head for Hawaii, Orlando or Cabo San Lucas when one of North America's best spring break destinations is right here in Texas? That's the surprising word from USA Today ...


Book Smart

True Detective creator turns to Texas for next film project

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Writer, creator and executive producer Nic Pizzolatto — of the buzzy new HBO series True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson — is currently working on turning hi ...


land ho

Man overboard! Amazing story of survival after boat capsizes in Gulf of Mexico

By Tyler Rudick

Swimmers along Surfside Beach in Galveston feared the worst Saturday evening when a small sailboat washed ashore without a soul on board. But thanks to a life vest and some good ol' f ...


dining desination

Ciao down: Galveston's Grotto restaurant brings top-notch Italian right to the Gulf beachfront

By Promoted Series Correspondent

While the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center continues its reign as Galveston's premier spot for sand and sun, the popular hotel complex also has earned a reputation as a dining desti ...


Make a (romantic) break for it

Luxury getaway close to home: Classic Galveston hotel offers boutique experience complete with Gulf views

By Promoted Series Correspondent

Ah, Galveston Island . . . Houston’s backyard playground of sun, sea, fresh seafood, arts, history and great bird watching. What’s not to love? Once the favorite stomping ground of ...


All Aboard

Carnival Triumph "floating biohazard" ship sells out

By Whitney Radley

Overflowing toilets. Empty pool. Hours-long food lines. No alcohol or gambling. It's not hard to see why the Carnival Triumph, which broke down in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico in February, ...


Where the people are

Fewer taxes, cheaper homes and lower unemployment: Of course Californians want to live in Texas

By Claire St. Amant

There's been a lot of back-and-forth between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and California Gov. Jerry Brown about whose state is better for business. But real estate website Trulia.com added a new layer ...


Taken for granted

Galveston Island oasis ranks among best Gulf Coast beaches

By Whitney Radley

The Travel Channel has published a list of the Best Gulf Coast Beaches, and guess which Lone Star locale was listed alongside perennial, powdery white favorites like Gulf Shores, Alabama and Florid ...


Beyond the Bible Belt

Sacred Spaces of Texas uncovers spiritual treasures across the Lone Star State

By Joel Luks

The photography exhibition Sacred Spaces of  Texas examines ecclesiastical architectural treasures in the Lone Star state. This audio photo essay explains why they're special. &nb ...


Contract cut?

Here one day, gone the next: Disney Cruise Line will pull out of Galveston at the end of 2013

By Whitney Radley

Disney Cruise Lines came into Galveston with a bang in September with seven-night cruises to the Western Caribbean. Then the cruise line announced additional itineraries throughout the fall and int ...


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