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Posts from August 2018

  • Port Arthur fishing Credit: Curt Edgerton
    August 29, 2018
    We’re not saying that Labor Day is you last chance to soak up your favorite summer activities, but we are getting down to the wire. Here are a few ways we recommend spending your last little bit of fun in the sun. Port Arthur Cross over the West Dune Boardwalk to the water’s edge in Port Arthur. There you can scavenge for shells and soak up the sun along 5 miles of natural beach offering peaceful views and exploratory adventures. Shore birds such as pelicans and terns share the...
  • August 17, 2018
    Shh… you hear that? It’s the sound of you ignoring all your worries and spending a quiet day on the water. If you need more convincing than that, here are three fishing holes a short drive away from Houston that deliver big in the peace department (and the fish department). Baytown : Thompson’s Fish Camp Nestled among 4 different saltwater bays that feed into Galveston Bay, Cedar Bayou and Goose Creek wind through Baytown and provide a prime place for freshwater fishing....
  • August 8, 2018
    There is no bad kind of bar-b-que (except the kind from California and New York – sorry, guys, keep trying). But luckily some of the most delicious sauces, premium meats and drool-worthy sides are just a short drive away, so get in your car and get moving before these places sell out and close up for the day. Patillo’s Bar-B-Q Texas Monthly calls it “the oldest family owned barbecue joint in Texas.” In fact, the Patillo family recipes have been luring Beaumont diners...
  • August 2, 2018
    This time of year, you’ve got to create your own wind! What better way than on a bike? Whether you’re an avid mountain biker or you’re just looking for a rental option to cruise around, the areas around Houston have paths to explore for nature enthusiasts and urban explorers. Cruise along Cattail Marsh in Beaumont Situated in the back of Tyrrell Park is Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands , the perfect backdrop to a 12-mile bike. This trail extends through the wetlands and...
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