From Corpus Christi north along the bays, construction is proceeding at a fevered pace, driven largely by the Saudi Arabian Government, Exxon Mobil, and other large corporations. Much of the shoreline looks like this.
But some stretches are preserved, as at Sunset Lake just south of Portland, TX. Here you can find all sorts of treasures.
And as you drive north through the cattle (and oil) country, the wildflowers are unbelievable.