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Corpus Christi Beach - Corpus Christi, Texas

North Beach (Corpus Christi Beach) in Corpus Christi, TX on 7/18/16 at 10a.m.
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Corps of Engineers say Lydia Ann barge mooring project must go

Corps of Engineers say Lydia Ann barge mooring project must go | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
The Corps of Engineers has revoked the letter of permission for the Lydia Ann Mooring company and ordered the removal of its mooring structures capable of harboring 100 barges near Port Aransas.
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Red Tide Causes First Reported Fish Kill

Red Tide Causes First Reported Fish Kill | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
The return of red tide is already affecting the people and fish of South Padre Island.

Beachgoer Rex Rivas said this isn’t the first time he’s been around for the red tide, but it’s the first time he’s encountered a group of dead fish.
Michael Stuart's insight:

Anyone planning a getaway to the island this weekend needs to make sure they are aware of the possibilities.

Those who suffer from asthma should try to avoid the beach all together, or wear a mask to prevent inhaling the toxins.

People should also avoid bringing their pets as they are highly susceptible to these toxins.

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9 Ways to Make Money While on Vacation

9 Ways to Make Money While on Vacation | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
It's more relaxing when you know the vacation is helping to pay for itself.
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1. Rent out your home.
Since you’re home will be currently unoccupied while you’re away, why not rent out your home to offset the costs? Thanks to Airbnb and HomeAway you can easily connect with travelers who are looking for a place to stay while on their travels.

Keep in mind that rates will vary based on the location of your home, along with the demand. Do some research in advance and find out what other people are charging for home rentals in your neighborhood so that you can be competitive.

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Latest Galveston Beach Restoration Project Set For October 2016

Latest Galveston Beach Restoration Project Set For October 2016 | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Government funds for Hurricane Ike recovery will help pay for more than $20 million in Galveston beach improvements eight years after the deadly storm.
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Texas Coast Epic Burger Road Trips

Texas Coast Epic Burger Road Trips | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

Corpus Christi: see the Art Museum of South Texas, the Selena Museum, the Selena Memorial–Mirador De La Flor, and PORT ARANSAS (45 minutes). Your seaside vacation rental and a pastel beach home at Cinnamon Shore, enjoy a seafood supper at Irie’s Island Food or Lisabella’s.

Michael Stuart's insight:

South Padre (Sea Ranch) and Port Aransas (Cinnamon Shore) each have an epic burger joint according to Texas Monthly.

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Hottest Year Ever? 2016 Burns Through Heat Records, NASA Says

Hottest Year Ever? 2016 Burns Through Heat Records, NASA Says | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
For the first time, NASA shared a midyear climate analysis, doing so because temperature averages this year have been so in excess of previous data.
Michael Stuart's insight:

Texas is hot too, but we have a 600 mile coastline where it's 15 degrees cooler. 

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Destin, Florida

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We'll help you find the real estate you're looking for by providing you with great information on the Destin area.
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Schlitterbahn looking for way forward after tragic accident

Schlitterbahn looking for way forward after tragic accident | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

For Schlitterbahn, based just outside of San Antonio in New Braunfels, recovering from a tragedy as horrific as Caleb Thomas Schwab’s death is tricky business, according to amusement park safety experts, theme park analysts and crisis communications specialists.

 

Here at Schlitterbahn we continue to pray and keep in our thoughts everyone impacted by the tragic events on Sunday and we are keeping the Schwab family in our prayers,” company spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said in a statement on the company’s website.

 

Schlitterbahn will also need to take extra steps to convince the public that it’s doing everything it can to shore up safety protocols, crisis communications specialists said.

 

“They need to go into this with a mindset that they need to make sure, themselves, that that ride is safe, and they need to be able to reassure the public, legislators, regulators and insurers,” said Bob Chlopak, founding partner of Washington, D.C.-based CLS Strategies, a public relations firm that specializes in crisis communications.

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 “You’re more likely to fall out of bed and crack your skull,” said Martin Lewinson, an associate business management professor at Farmingdale State College in New York and an expert on the theme park industry.

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New Braunfels reacts to Schlitterbahn accident in Kansas City

New Braunfels reacts to Schlitterbahn accident in Kansas City | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
A water park is closed as investigators try to learn how a 10-year-old boy died on a slide billed as the world's tallest. Caleb Schwab died Sunday on a ride at the Schlitterbahn Park in Kansas City.
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Murals bringing safety awareness for local wildlife painted along Galveston seawall

Murals bringing safety awareness for local wildlife painted along Galveston seawall | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

The Houston Zoo hosted a bash on "Babe's Beach" at Galveston Island Saturday, marking the kickoff of an initiative to beautify the seawall with five murals celebrating local wildlife.

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Shingle Style Beach House - Home Bunch - An Interior Design & Luxury Homes Blog

Shingle Style Beach House - Home Bunch - An Interior Design & Luxury Homes Blog | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
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The Most Popular Online Booking Sites in Travel, 2014 Edition

The Most Popular Online Booking Sites in Travel, 2014 Edition | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Last year we started a once-a-quarter feature on top trafficked sites in various sectors in travel, using monthly data from competitive intelligence metric
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Algae bloom known as red tide shows up along Texas coast

Algae bloom known as red tide shows up along Texas coast | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Agency officials say water samples Monday from Padre Island National Seashore, at Malaquite Beach, found moderate concentrations. Some peopl…
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Schlitterbahn honored as 'Best Waterpark in the World'

Schlitterbahn honored as 'Best Waterpark in the World' | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels has been named the "Best Waterpark in the World."
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Texas Coast blue-winged teal hunting season

Texas Coast blue-winged teal hunting season | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

Bluewings are the focus of a brief but very popular hunting season held each September, a season designed to take advantage of the flood of bluewings pouring into and through Texas on their way to wintering grounds in Mexico.

Michael Stuart's insight:

About 70 percent or more of those teal will pass through the species' main migration corridor that covers the stretch of Gulf Coast from about Corpus Christi to the east side of Louisiana. Almost all of them are adult males, easily identified by the wide white "shoulder patch" on the leading edge of their wings.

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Florida Beach House with Turquoise Interiors - Home Bunch - An Interior Design & Luxury Homes Blog

Florida Beach House with Turquoise Interiors - Home Bunch - An Interior Design & Luxury Homes Blog | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
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It’s Costing More To Park At Some Galveston Beaches | Houston Public Media

It’s Costing More To Park At Some Galveston Beaches | Houston Public Media | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Park officials say they’re trying to raise money to make needed improvements.
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SeaWorld San Antonio helps rescue entangled dolphin off South Padre Island

SeaWorld San Antonio helps rescue entangled dolphin off South Padre Island | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
SOUTH PADRE -- An entangled dolphin spotted off South Padre Island is now swimming freely thanks to a rescue team, which included members of SeaWorld San Antonio.
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This is why my wife and I split up the kids and take separate family vacations

This is why my wife and I split up the kids and take separate family vacations | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

My daughter pleaded that she wanted “to see a real beach”, apparently enthusiastic no more for the murky, brown waves rolling with sediment in Port Aransas, Texas, where she had spent much of her childhood.

 

Now, about to turn 13, she had something bigger in mind. “Like this,” she said holding up her tablet and scrolling through a series of photos of what appeared to be the Virgin Islands.

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You’re a travel agent! You’re a travel agent! Everyone’s a travel agent!

You’re a travel agent! You’re a travel agent! Everyone’s a travel agent! | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Amsterdam-based TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry by turning you (and that guy, and the lady over there and that chap over there, too) into a..
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State requests Schlitterbahn safety inspection records following fatal accident

State requests Schlitterbahn safety inspection records following fatal accident | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
The Kansas Department of Labor oversees amusement rides in the state of Kansas. It’s reviewing the water park’s safety records following the death of a Kansas lawmaker’s son last weekend.
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Top 6 Things Texans Love

Top 6 Things Texans Love | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
It's been over 20 years since I first crossed that state line. Here's my Top 6 Things that Texans Love, from a girl who couldn't get here fast enough!
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Support for Keystone XL pipeline is almost universal

Support for Keystone XL pipeline is almost universal | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Support for the pipeline is two-to-one among everyone except the most liberal Americans.
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