By State Rep. Todd Hunter
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — As Spring Break begins, I'd like to mention a few points to assist visitors and show the importance of the Texas Coast. Texas has over 360 miles of coastline that line the Gulf of Mexico, also known as the Gulf Coast.
The coastline and beaches of Texas are important for our ecosystem, communities, and economy. These areas are home to marine life, wildlife and their natural habitats. Texas beaches are also popular tourist destinations.
During the break, it is essential to care for the coastline by not leaving trash, and to recycle properly.
On the southern coast, Corpus Christi and Port Aransas have several beach locations to visit. Each offers outstanding views and recreational activities.
- Padre Island National Seashore
- Mustang Island State Park
- J.P. Luby Surf Park/North Packery Beach
- Whitecap Beach
- Padre Balli Park/Bob Hall Pier
- I.B. McGee Beach Park/Horace Caldwell Pier
- North Beach
- South Packery Channel Beach, and
- San Jose Island
For more information visit:
- http://OnPadreIsland.com/beaches.aspx, and
- This event does a great job bringing our communities together, and the food is delicious.
- The South Texas Food Truck Festival is an annual event.
- This year, it will take place on March 21st from noon to 10pm.
Many of the food companies will be local, giving guests an opportunity to try some of the best food truck meals in our region.
To find more events around the Coastal Bend I encourage you to visit:
These are just some of the excellent opportunities to participate in, and see for more of the great South Texas Culture.
If you have questions regarding any of the information mentioned above, please don't hesitate to call my Capitol or District Office. As always, my offices are available at any time to assist with questions, concerns or comments (Capitol Office, 512-463-0672; District Office, 361-949-4603). And please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or issues regarding a Texas state agency, or if you'd like to contact my office regarding constituent services.
If you would like to review more about the legislature, visit the Texas Legislature Online.
As always, my offices are available at any time to assist with questions, concerns or comments.
State Representative Todd Hunter serves the constituents of Texas House District 32, which is composed of Aransas, Calhoun, San Patricio and part of Nueces County.