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Ten fantastic reasons to visit beaches on the US Gulf Coast
Reason 10 - The beaches of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are within driving distance of a considerable part of the US population .
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Sand sculptors set to make beach art
That question will be answered this week as Andrews competes against nine professional sand sculptors from around the world in the 13th annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Texas freedom groups ask Governor Perry to veto toll roads project bill
Grassroots groups are asking Texas Governor Rick Perry to veto a bill waiting for his signature that would allow more toll roads in San Antonio, Dallas-Ft.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Who is this woman? Police release image of a woman found buried in the sand on a Texas beach
Nearly eight months after a tourist found the dead body of a woman on a South Texas beach, investigators have still been unable to determine her identity.
The City is Marching Toward a Plastic Bag Ban
In a weekend story previewing the City Council's discussion today on single-use plastic bags, the Dallas Morning News ran a photo of a tattered Kroger bag snagged on a barbed wire fence, downtown Dallas looming as a backdrop.
Dallas Committee to Weigh in on Plastic Bag Ban
A proposed ban on plastic bags, commonly used at retail stores, will get another look at a Dallas City Council committee meeting Monday.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Vogel Talks RVing
Photo Composition Rules: Patterns, Background & Portrait or Landscape?
By allowing the pattern of this old-style windmill in Victoria, Texas to overflow the edges of the frame the image becomes more graphic and eye-catching.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Off-Duty Police Officer Acts Fast to Save Woman
The officer spotted the trouble in the West Point Area near South Padre Island in an open field.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Bay Area Observer
Beached Marine-Mammal Training Offered at South Padre Island
Dr. deMaar will speak at the June 8 training for stranded marine-mammal rescues.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Galveston catamaran race no easy venture
The 11th annual Great Texas Catamaran Race is a 300-mile open-ocean catamaran race along the Texas coast from South Padre Island to Galveston from June 12-15. The GT300 is divided into four daylong legs, from South Padre Island to Mustang Island State Park then to Matagorda Beach and then on to Surfside Beach and finishing at East Beach in ... (more)
Thu May 30, 2013
The United States Army
USACE Galveston District begins jetty repair work at South Padre Island
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, began work on a $14.5 million jetty repair project at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel with scheduled completion in 2014.
Mon May 27, 2013
Memorial weekend sets Galveston crowd record
It's been years since the island has seen traffic like this on a Memorial day weekend, the most since Hurricane Ike.
Sun May 26, 2013
Texas Gov. Perry signs SpaceX Brownsville space port beach closing law
Texas is competing with three other locations in Florida, Georgia, and Puerto Rico for the honor of hosting a space port.
Thu May 23, 2013
AOL City Guide
La Quinta Inn And Suites South Padre Beach Resort
Nested on South Padre Island, Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico, this beachfront hotel offers convenient services such as free high-speed internet access as well as free parking.
Wed May 22, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Eiland announces he will not run for re-election
Rep. Craig Eiland, D-Galveston, right, high-fives Rep. Tara Rios Ybarra, D-South Padre Island at theTexas House of Representatives on the last day of the 81st Legislature in 2009.