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Tanker Surfing on the Texas Coast

Tanker Surfing on the Texas Coast | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

Texas may be famous for BBQ, football, and oil, but it's not exactly known for its surf environment. Thankfully, determined surfers in the Lone Star State discovered tanker surfing: riding the wave left behind by massive moving tanker ships.

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While tanker waves are decent at best, they can go on for miles, giving wave-starved surfers exactly what they've been itching for.

 

According to ESPN, the best tanker surf spots are kept hush-hush, but the most known is at Galveston Bay, by the entry of the Houston Ship Channel.

 

For a price, Texas surf tour companies will find those perfect man-made waves for you.

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You Know You Should Use Sunscreen. But Are You Using It Right?

You Know You Should Use Sunscreen. But Are You Using It Right? | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Tips from experts on skin cancer prevention and using sunscreen that you’re less likely to have heard.
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Houston Real Estate - Houston Homes For Sale - Houston Realtors - BHGRE Gary Greene

Houston Real Estate - Houston Homes For Sale - Houston Realtors - BHGRE Gary Greene | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Searches for homes in the greater Houston metropolitan area including Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers counties.
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Galveston, Texas (TX) Zip Code Map - Locations, Demographics - list of zip codes

Galveston, Texas (TX) Zip Code Map - Locations, Demographics
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Natural Gas & Renewables Can Provide 100% Of Texas Electricity

Natural Gas & Renewables Can Provide 100% Of Texas Electricity | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Natural gas and renewable energy can provide 100% of the electricity Texas needs in the foreseeable future, according to a new report from the Brattle Group
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Study: Sunscreen Is Good For Your Skin, Bad For Your Sperm

Study: Sunscreen Is Good For Your Skin, Bad For Your Sperm | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Exposure to UV rays still causes skin cancer, so don't skip suncreen just yet.
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Slippa Hanalei Beach Towel | Luxury Beach Towel

Slippa Hanalei Beach Towel | Luxury Beach Towel | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Slippa luxury beach towels are a definite must have next time you hit the beach. The new Hanalei beach towel is made of 100% cotton. This luxury beach towel is
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Houseplans

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Browse nearly 40,000 ready-made house plans to find your dream home today. Floor plans can be easily modified by our in-house designers. Lowest price guaranteed.
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5 luxury vacation homes you could exchange with your own - A Luxury Travel Blog

5 luxury vacation homes you could exchange with your own - A Luxury Travel Blog | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Here’s a luxury travel secret that owners of luxury second homes need to know. Anyone who has a rental property and has looked into the possibility of swapping their home with other like-minded owners will be aware that there’s a plethora of home exchange sites out there. House swapping has seen increasing popularity over the …
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Secrets of the Sands - Texas Highways

Secrets of the Sands - Texas Highways | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
The first time I saw the Monahans sandhills, I thought I had been taken in by a mirage. What else would explain the presence of beautiful rollin
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Spring Break in Port Aransas Texas

You’ll laugh. You’ll splash. You’ll get sunburned and sandy. Located just a stone's throw north of Corpus Christi on Mustang Island, Port Aransas stretches o...

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Design Mistakes to Avoid With New Homes

Design Mistakes to Avoid With New Homes | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
When building new, home buyers may be overwhelmed at the abundant choices and then suddenly find themselves in a designer role for their new home. Denver interior designers Lita Dirks and Tony Crasi, Akron, Ohio–based custom builders, offer up some of the biggest mistakes new buyers make as they design their new home.
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Granite: Granite countertops may not be the “wow” factor with all buyers as they once were, the article notes. After all, even some apartments now come with granite. To up the “wow” factor, Dirks and Crasi recommend more uniform surfaces like quartz or quartzite.


Over-the-top ceilings: Ceiling details can be a nice touch but can also quickly become “overkill” if there’s too much, the designers say.


Cramped laundry and mud rooms: These spaces are often found right off the garage and are becoming a priority for buyers. But they can be too small. The larger they are, the more comfortable they'll seem, and buyers will appreciate the storage.


Oversized islands: The island doesn’t need to take up the entire kitchen, dwarfing all else. If it does, the kitchen may need its layout tweaked or have the extra square footage go to somewhere else in the house.


Pantry doors: The doors often look like any other standard door in the house. “Don’t let it look like a bathroom; let it be part of the kitchen,” Crasi suggests. Try coordinating them with the cabinetry and using a different door for the pantry from the rest of the home.


See the designers' other thoughts on mistakes at BUILDER.

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How to Pull Off A Texas Roadtrip the Beyoncé Way

How to Pull Off A Texas Roadtrip the Beyoncé Way | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

Beyoncé’s hometown is Houston, after all it is the place where she famously, as an award-winning musical prodigy,  said “I love you, Houston!” 

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Only an hour and a half outside of the city, Galveston is the spot where Houston locals go to escape tourists for weekends and getaways. Her mother, Tina Knowles was born in Galveston and the Knowles’s have owned vacation property along the beach. Pop over to spend the day on the beach.

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Five Ideal Texas Road Trips for Fall - Texas Monthly

Five Ideal Texas Road Trips for Fall - Texas Monthly | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
The places I want to visit, the things I want to do, and the sights I want to see around the state as temperatures finally dip.
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Port Isabel, Texas (TX) Zip Code Map - Locations, Demographics - list of zip codes

Port Isabel, Texas (TX) Zip Code Map - Locations, Demographics - list of zip codes | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
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Corpus Christi, Texas (TX) Zip Code Map - Locations, Demographics - list of zip codes

Corpus Christi, Texas (TX) Zip Code Map - Locations, Demographics
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Extreme Engineering Widening the Panama Canal

Widening the Panama Canal – Extreme Engineering The size of ships that can transit the canal, dubbed Panamax.

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The eight wonder of the world provides a 10 hr shortcut that avoids a 2 week trip around the continent.

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Experts debunk the case of the 'alien fish' swimming in waters off the coast of MexicoExperts debunk the case of the 'alien fish' swimming in waters off the gulf coast of Mexico 

Experts debunk the case of the 'alien fish' swimming in waters off the coast of MexicoExperts debunk the case of the 'alien fish' swimming in waters off the gulf coast of Mexico  | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
An unworldly looking shark, dubbed "The Alien Fish," can be found swimming of the coast of Cabos San Lucas after it was caught, photographed for a social media post which garnered thousands of online questions and released back into the water.
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Enjoying The Sunrise, South Padre Island, Texas by TN Fairey

Enjoying The Sunrise, South Padre Island, Texas by TN Fairey | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Enjoying The Sunrise, South Padre Island, Texas is a photograph by TN Fairey. Purchase Enjoying The Sunrise, South Padre Island, Texas by TN Fairey as wall art, home decor, apparel, phone cases, greeting cards, and more. All products are produced on-demand and shipped worldwide within 2 - 3 business days.
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TransCanada to acquire Columbia Pipeline Group in multibillion-dollar deal - Houston Business Journal

TransCanada to acquire Columbia Pipeline Group in multibillion-dollar deal - Houston Business Journal | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
The companies announced the deal one week after reports surfaced that they were in talks.
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Corvettes and Chevys on display in Galveston

Video of indoor car show at the Galveston Island Convention Center At San Luis Resort There was more than 100 vehicle's on display.

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TxDOT launches traffic congestion info website

TxDOT launches traffic congestion info website | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

The Texas Department of Transportation has unveiled TexasClearLanes.com, a tool aimed at keeping Texans informed of the agency's efforts to address traffic congestion.


The website comes at a time when the agency is most focused on improving travel times for drivers as the state's population continues to boom.


While the site will include details about major road projects across the state, it will also provide visitors with in-depth information on congestion statewide, advice on how they can help reduce congestion, and examples of what Texas companies and state agencies are doing to improve mobility.


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See map at

http://drivetexas.org

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Port Aransas initiates drinking ban ordinance

Port Aransas initiates drinking ban ordinance | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

The Port Aransas city council has initiated a drinking ban ordinance. Considered an emergency ordinance in response to spring break issues in the past.


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Currently, Port Aransas bans drinking on the beach during the week from midnight to 7 a.m. and midnight to noon on the weekends.

The City Council has yet to decide what time and day the ban will start.

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