Experience Matagorda Beach!

From….Bay City Tourism Council / Visit Matagorda County Matagorda Beach is a favorite place of both locals and visitors for soaking up the sun, walking along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline and gathering seashells. Travel and Leisure Magazine declared it one of the “Best Secret Beaches on Earth.” Matagorda Beach stretches about 55 miles along […]

The 2021 Texas Children in Nature Network Summit

2021 TEXAS CHILDREN IN NATURE NETWORK SUMMIT Join us for our 2021 Summit. Dates: December 2-3 Location: Fort Worth, TX Hosts: Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Fort Worth Botanic Garden The 2021 Texas Children in Nature Network Summit: Inspiring Leaders for Healthier, Happier, and Smarter Kids will take place on December 2-3, 2021. The Summit […]

Bolivar Point Lighthouse

One of the few remaining lighthouses on the Gulf Coast, the Bolivar Point Lighthouse is a living piece of the history of Texas. Built in 1872, the lighthouse shined every day but two until its retirement in 1933. Since it was auctioned in 1947, the Bolivar Point Lighthouse has been privately owned and maintained by […]

When Do We Eat?

One of the great joys of traveling is experiencing the local cuisine. Along Lone Star Coastal locally caught seafood is one of many of the abundant varieties of cuisine to be explored. But, as we learn from the September 2021 issue of Coast Monthly, “There’s a time and a season to enjoy locally caught seafood […]


Galveston has taken wing once again, earning designation as a Bird City Texas community! We’re one of three Texas cities to achieve the prestigious hallmark this year. Thank you to our dedicated team, partners and advisors who helped make this happen. Bird City Texas is an initiative of Audubon Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. […]

Texas Children in Nature Network

In the early 2000’s research was emerging that showed that children were spending less time in the outdoors and more time with media; while at the same time childhood obesity rates were increasing at an alarming rate. Within just a matter of one generation, our society was radically changing to an increasingly indoor focused world […]

Fall Migration on the Upper Texas Coast

Houston’s position on the Central Flyway makes it a hotspot for fall migration. The Upper Texas Coast witnesses a steady flow of migratory birds beginning as early as July and lasting through November. Many species hug the coastline on their way to South and Central America for the winter. Read more on the Migratory Flyways […]

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Included in the Explore Lone Star Coastal website, and representative of the diverse ecosystems of our region, are 60 parks and natural areas, including 8 National Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges and 9 dedicated bird sanctuaries. This diversity in habitat also makes for a diversity of recreation – fishing, hunting, biking, kayaking, boating and, yes, […]

Art of Equality – Art and Literacy Contest

The Bryan Museum has collaborated with esteemed community partners to recognize Juneteenth on Galveston Island through The Art of Equality: Art and Literacy Contest. The contest invites middle school, high school, and college undergraduate students to submit poetry, spoken word, and visual art with the focus of equality, in celebration of the Juneteenth Mural Project […]


This year marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, and Galveston has several events to celebrate its historic connection to this important holiday. See Visit Galveston for information on Juneteenth events and activities. Galveston is the birthplace of Juneteenth and the home of many historical stories. In 2020, Juneteenth became very popular throughout the United States […]