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My husband and I have traveled the Coastal Bend of Texas for 4-years now, getting to know each community, city and town we’ve visited. We’ve met some interesting and unique folks along the way who have been kind enough to “introduce” us to their hometowns. Whether it be outdoors, indoors, on the water or by the water, we bring the best of the best from Galveston to South Padre to our readers.
There are many cities, towns and communities throughout the Coastal Bend of Texas and “Texas Coast Experience” gives you the insight on what each has to offer. From each community’s history and historical sites, places to stay and play, as well as unique places to shop, discover what’s in store for you. Your own Texas coast experience is waiting for you!
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A Place With A Past
The Beaches of Port Lavaca & Calhoun County
Journey of the Whooping Cranes
Thousands of years ago, as early as 10,000 B.C, people were living off the bounty of the Matagorda land and sea. By the time European explorers arrived there in the 1600s, the area was home to the Karankawa Indians, a tribe of powerful swimmers and runners, excellent marksmen and formidable fighters.
When you close your eyes and imagine a coastline, what do you see? Perhaps you see beaches - large dunes, vast expanse of sand and surf, the smell of coconut and salt air riding the wind as the rows of sunworshipers, surfers, and visitors enjoy. This is the coastline of my youth.
“For the Whooping Crane there is no freedom but that of unbounded wilderness, no life except its own. Without meekness, without a sign of humility, it has refused to accept our idea of what the world should be like. If we succeed in preserving the wild remnant that still survives, it will be no credit to us; the glory will rest on this bird whose stubborn vigor has kept it alive in the face of increasing and seemingly hopeless odds.” —Robert Allen Porter
The Kenedy South Texas Ranching Empire
Great Times in the Great Outdoors
In Philadelphia on June 8, 1810, the founder of Fulton was born. His name was George Ware Fulton, and he was the son of George and Ann (Ware) Fulton. George was not your average child. Curious and imaginative he showed early in life he was a “hands on” kinda fellow.
Covering 1,305 miles, Highway 77 has been witness to almost 100 years of history in the making. In 2005, you could travel as far north as Sioux City, Idaho, and as far south as Brownsville. Here it connected (as it does currently with the Mexican Federal Highway 180.
There is a special place in Texas where the call of the wild blows in from the bay; where you’ll find amazing nature and wildlife and world-class beaches, even museums, historic sites, unique shopping and great dining.