Texas Coastal Bend


Texas Coastal Bend

The Texas Coastal Bend refers to the flat area of land along the Texas coast. It is home to many cities including Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Rockport, Kingsville, Port Lavaca, Galveston, Victoria, and Houston. The Coastal Bend includes the barrier islands of Texas and the Laguna Madre.

Culture

The Texas Coastal Bend enjoys a rich culture with a mix of Hispanic and Anglo traditions. Rockport is at the center of the bend's culture with countless numbers of art museums and galleries. [ [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/RR/hgr5.html] "Handbook of Texas Online" June 6, 2001 ]

Wildlife

The Coastal Bend is a habitat for many types of wildlife. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is among the most prominent centers for wildlife. Wildlife found in the area includes: the rare Whooping Cranes, Alligators, Armadillos and numerous other species of wildlife. [ [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/AA/gka3.html] "Handbook of Texas Online" June 6, 2001 ]

Bays

The Bays included in the area:

Baffin Bay

Laguna Madre

Corpus Christi Bay

Aransas Bay

Copano Bay

Matagorda Bay

San Antonio Bay

Galveston Bay

Nueces Bay
Oso Bay

ee also

* List of geographical regions in Texas

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