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Unfortunate.
(11-02-2019, 06:38 AM)WanderingRose Wrote: [ -> ]This couple identified as remains found on the beach a few days ago.

Their truck and trailer are still missing.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/02/us/new-ha...index.html


This looks to be the general area where I have been three times, without incident or fear.
A male suspect was apprehended in Mexico, his female accomplice is still at large. Right now they're only charged with grand theft of the truck and trailer, but I imagine more will be coming. 

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Suspect-in-murder-of-NH-couple-arrested-in-Mexico-564578001.html#:~:targetText=James%20and%20Michelle%20Butler%20of,on%20Padre%20Island%20in%20Texas.&targetText=Texas%20authorities%20Tuesday%20issued%20an,into%20Mexico%20in%20a%20car.
I think they have them both, the woman with her three year old child were being returned to Texas sometime Thursday, if I recall correctly.


https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/11/07/j...err-texas/
Yeah, sorry, I got that detail wrong. I guess because the guy was apprehended alone and I hadn't heard about the woman I assumed she was still out there.
(10-30-2019, 02:06 PM)WanderingRose Wrote: [ -> ]Mustang Island state Park is on the island, too, tho unexciting it offers showers and electricity.

For me, it is about the beach down there, which is spectacularly beautiful to be able to camp directly on.

Been three times for several days at a time, have a good scrub when I leave and never any problems.
Does one need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to drive on these beaches?
What type vehicle do you run?

(10-30-2019, 05:56 PM)Cajunwolf Wrote: [ -> ]@Qxxx

Bingo! If you like to fish, that's the place to go. My dad and uncles had what the called "sacrificial vehicles" or "beach buggies," as they were sometimes referred to as to do just that. A cheap jaloppy that ran good, but once it rusted out, scrap it and buy another. But the surf fishing, dang, some of the finest there is at the right time and right tide.

What type fish are available surf casting there?
Do you guys use bait or lures?
Do you need a 4x4 to run these beaches to fish?
You do not need 4 wheel drive, and there are all manner of vehicles from cars to big Class A’s, no problem.

When you make the turn toward the national seashore, there are beach access roads on your left where you can drive out.

Find a spot you like, and settle in.
DoOver, I was there many years ago, but my experience was that, close in, the sand was very well packed and easily drivable. However, once you go some distance down the beach, then you need 4WD. Should be easy enough to stay out of trouble. In my case, when the Jeep got up to the axles in deep sand, I turned back, lol.
(11-24-2019, 06:43 PM)DoOver Wrote: [ -> ]Does one need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to drive on these beaches?
What type vehicle do you run?


What type fish are available surf casting there?
Do you guys use bait or lures?
Do you need a 4x4 to run these beaches to fish?
speckled trout, redfish, flounder. lures, spoons for redfish and trout and live bait for flounder fished off the bottom
(shrimp, mud minnows). a buddy and i once drove a good 20 miles in his jeep but never had to put it in 4x4...
How about Port Aransas?
I see a NWA.
(11-24-2019, 07:37 PM)WanderingRose Wrote: [ -> ]...beach access roads on your left...

Depends on which direction you're coming from, doesn't it?  Big Grin
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