Texas Gulf Coast gains retirees in weak economy (AP)

by Blog Burger on December 30, 2011

In this Dec. 16, 2011 photo, Mel Camden, left, from Rock Falls, Ill., plays guitar with the band Winter Texans Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Rockport, Texas. For years, it seemed, the charms of the Texas Gulf Coast were largely a secret — much to the chagrin of the locals, the business owners and the few outsiders aware of its magic. Now though, that is changing as baby boomers seek cheaper, less-crowded winter destinations and flock to small towns that dot the South Texas coast.   (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)AP – Linda Vander Woude spent one winter in Florida — and then headed West.

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