As Spring Break begins, I would like to 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, Rockport-Fulton, and Port Aransas have several beach locations to visit. These include the 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, San Jose Island, and Rockport Beach. Each of these locations offers outstanding views and recreational activities. Some of these include fishing, hiking trails, RV access/camping, swimming, windsurfing/kiteboarding, kayaking/canoeing, and birding/wildlife viewing sights. For more information visit Visit Corpus Christi Beaches, Port Aransas Beach, and Rockport Beach – Texas.
I also want to highlight an event that will be taking place during Spring Break. The 4th Annual Rockport Crawfish Cook-Off and Tasing is an annual event which will take place this year on March 17th and 18th at 1204 East Market Street in Rockport, Texas. There will be live music and all you can eat crawfish. This is a fantastic event that will have fun for everyone. To learn more about this event please visit Rockport Crawfish Cook-Off and Tasting.
To find more events around the Coastal Bend I encourage you to Visit Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and Rockport-Fulton. There are excellent opportunities to participate in the great South Texas culture.
If you have questions regarding any of the information mentioned in this week’s article, please do not hesitate to call my Capitol or District Office. Please always feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or issues regarding a Texas state agency, or if you would like to contact my office regarding constituent services. 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).
– State Representative Todd Hunter, District 32
Rep. Hunter represents Aransas County and part of Nueces County. He can be contacted at email@example.com or at 512-463-0672.