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  • G-Bay Paddle Race to benefit charity and community
    G-Bay Paddle Race to benefit charity and community
    Island Paddle is hosting its second annual G-Bay Paddle Race at Moody Gardens on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9am-2pm. The first race in the series is a 5K Stand Up Paddle (SUP) race. The second race will be the same distance but for canoe...
  • Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
    Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival begins tomorrow. Do you have your tickets?
    Today is Thursday, August 28, 2014 and do you know what that means? The largest and best beer festival in Texas begins in just one day, taking place near the Gulf of Mexico in southeast Texas. It’s the Brewmaster’s Craft Beer Festival,...
  • Brewmaster's Craft Beer Festival
    Brewmaster's Craft Beer Festival: Labor Day weekend getaway in Galveston
    Galveston, Texas is a nice place for a weekend getaway. The city within an island has much to offer the casual tourist with a list that includes museums, parks, beaches, and more. One of the best weekends to plan a getaway to Galveston is Labor...
  • Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
    Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival set for Moody Gardens
    Looking for a great way to spend your Labor Day weekend? If the thought of tasting new beers in a lively atmosphere sounds appealing, then consider attending the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, scheduled for the end of August, 2014. Here are the...
  • Results and highlights: Summer Shootout benefiting Isaac’s Fight
    Results and highlights: Summer Shootout benefiting Isaac’s Fight
    The “Summer Shootout” benefiting Isaac’s Fight was blessed with groundswell in July! Freesurfers and participants could hardly fathom the unusual albeit ideal wave conditions. A large number of supporters came out, and all...
  • 2014 Galveston Island Beach Revue
    2014 Galveston Island Beach Revue
    Presented by Hotel Galvez & Spa and Islander By Choice, the 2014 Galveston Island Beach Revue has revamped their Bathing Beauties Contest. This year, it kicks off May 16th - May 17th. There is a weekend of live music, a movie showing, an...
  • Galveston beach
    Galveston beaches spared oil disaster
    Five years ago, Galveston was devastated by a hurricane -- but the residents rebuilt and reclaimed a glorious vacation destination. This barrier island has Gulf beaches that beckon to the young and old alike.Great for swimming, sunning, fishing,...
  • Texas oil spill impacts many
    Texas oil spill impacts many
    Just two days prior to the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, the Texas coast experienced a "crude" awakening. Near the Texas City Dike, there is an area called the “Y” where three bodies of water meet. In this area,...
  • White ibis
    Oil spill near Galveston will have an impact on migrating and breeding birds
    Imagine you’re walking along the beach along the Silver Strand or near Coronado and you see two ships offshore in the distance. One is an oil barge and other is cargo ship. The two ships collide and the oil barge begins leaking oil. After a...
  • A migratory shorebird
    Migrating birds threatened by Texas oil spill after barge and ship collide
    Migratory birds at the peek of their mating season are threatened by today's huge oil spill off the coast of Texas near Galveston, according to ABC News on March 23. Between 50,000 to 70,000 shorebirds migrate to the impacted coastline every...
  • Spring Break Galveston - #1 spot in the U.S.
    Spring Break Galveston - #1 spot in the U.S.
    Head for Texas for Spring Break - Galveston voted #1 by readers of USA Today. Galveston appears to be at the top of the U.S. list because of the appeal to college students as well as families. Easy to reach, no passport required and miles of great...
  • Pedal 4 Purple in it's 4th year on Galveston Island
    Pedal 4 Purple in it's 4th year on Galveston Island
    Pedal 4 Purple (P4P), which is a community bicycle ride for Epilepsy Awareness, was the brain child of Mickey Wayne Naschke, a Galveston native. Having had Epilepsy, himself, for most of his life, Naschke knew there had to be others on the island...
  • Dash Beardsley's Wake the Dead Show
    Galveston will "Wake the Dead"
    Dash Beardsley, the Ghost Man of Galveston, will host the "Wake the Dead Show" on September 5 & 6, 2014 at the San Luis Convention Center. Like minded fans of history, mystery, rock and roll and everything affiliated with the...
  • Carnival Magic dazzles with fun recreation
    Carnival Magic dazzles with fun recreation
    ABOARD THE CARNIVAL MAGIC - It doesn’t look all that scary. But when you are up there standing on a thin rope with the vast sky overhead and the deep sea beneath, it can be quite exhilarating.And a bit frightening, I must admit.A first for...
  • Carnival Magic a welcome getaway from winter weather
    Carnival Magic a welcome escape from winter weather
    ABOARD THE CARNIVAL MAGIC - Snow. Sleet. Ice. Grey skies. Coat-huddling cold. Enough already.To escape the winter blahs, I took a flight from Indianapolis to Galveston for the perfect antidote – the beautiful Carnival Magic.As soon as I...