9-year-old paralyzed after receiving Flu vaccine

breanna0Nine year old Breanna received a Flu vaccine Thursday October 15th, 2015. This vaccine attacked her body to the point that she was transported by ambulance to John Sealy Hospital in Galveston Saturday October 17th in critical condition. Breanna was diagnosed with Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). ADEM attacked 2 areas of her spinal cord, brain and neurological system, leaving

Happy Thanksgiving!


May your turkey breasts be heavy.
May you enjoy every bite.
And when you step on your scales
May your weight still be light.

Rollover Pass Report, Nov-16 thru Nov-22, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Thursday November 26th Thanksgiving Day – There will be NO collections at Rollover Pass. Happy Thanksgiving from the Gilchrist Community Association.
This past week had its ups and downs with the flounder run, BUT a 27 inch by Ten Pound saddle blanket flounder topped the leaderboard. It’ll be TUFF to best that

A time of year to reflect

GO_1124By Georgia Osten
A time of year to reflect on all the blessings in life. How many times do we simply gloss over the everyday happenings, thinking “that’s just the way it is, just the way it should be.” Baloney, we make our own destiny. We should thank God everyday for keeping our families healthy and happy. I remember 40+ years ago, when we didn’t have

Grateful for remission and romance

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
While writing my two columns for the printings nearing Thanksgiving 2015, I received a telephone call from a dear old friend. Actually, Don Dodd introduced me to this wonderful human being when he asked me to meet with he and his wife and get to know what many describe as a character in our area and write a story for our newspaper. I knew the

Last Child

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
Some of us are lucky enough to be firstborn, not me. I was the last child. I really don’t think Mom and Dad even wanted a second child but, here I am. There is a lot of responsibility in being the last child. If your Dad only had girls, guess what, Mom got the first girl to teach cooking, sewing and other fun household chores. You, the last born, are going to

Weatherwoman, Tornados and Trash Trucks

linda_0By Linda Elissalde
Mary Ellen Smith is a very good friend. Among her many fine qualities is the fact that she lets her buddies know when bad weather is about to occur. So it was that Mary Ellen warned Dr. Melanie Wallace that rain storms would arrive in Crystal Beach last Tuesday. Melanie, author of THE BOLIVAR PENINSULA, was here because of book signing

Cultural Foundation Day of Events!

bpcfBolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will be held at Gallery by the Gulf, 1980 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX on Saturday December 5, 2015, 9:30 am. Please join us to recap 2015, elect our new slate of officers and plan for 2016!

BPCF Membership Drive follows at 10:00 am. Stop by to join the Cultural Foundation/Gallery or to renew

Lions Club Free Vision Screening

lions_visionVision screening, sponsored by Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club, will be held Wednesday, December 9 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Crenshaw School. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda at 409-291-9092.
Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete evaluation by an eye doctor, but may indicate a need for further assessment.

Deadline nears for first-half Split Payment!

GCTOCheryl E. Johnson
Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector
Galveston County property owners wishing to take advantage of the split/half payment option have until November 30th to have the first payment postmarked in order to avoid penalty and interest on the second half which is due by June 30, 2016. All but two GCTO government partners

2016 Mardi Gras Parade



Job and Education Fair Coming to Bolivar

opfair0Here’s an opportunity you definitely don’t want to miss – the first-ever Bolivar Peninsula Opportunity Fair, coming to Crenshaw School December 12th. This is a chance to meet with dozens of industry, military and educational representatives to get information, apply for employment, grants, scholarships, and financial aid and “learn more to earn more”! Texas Crab Festival Charities has been

Crystaland Christmas Parade

parade0Bolivar Chamber of Commerce will host its yearly Crystaland Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 6:00 pm. Enter your decorated trailer, vehicle, golf cart, business or home. After the parade, Santa Claus will greet all the children with a gift. Come get your picture taken with Santa. Hot dogs, cookies and drinks will be served. First, Second and Third Place winners of the Parade and

2016 Texas Crab Festival T-Shirt Design Contest

TCF_100The 31st Annual Texas Crab Festival invites artists to submit T-Shirt designs. Artwork to be consistent with the theme: Music, Art & Crabs Gulf Coast Style. Deadline for entry is January 4, 2016. The Winner will be notified by January 31, 2016. Winner will receive $100 CASH, 2 tickets to the Festival and 2 2016 Texas Crab Festival T-shirts. For more information, go to http://texascrabfestival.org, or contact Dee Whisnant, (979)732-7104, or Email deesbeads@msn.com

Citizen’s Sheriff’s Academy on Bolivar

CSASheriff Henry Trochesset announced his staff is gearing up to host the Galveston County Citizen’s Sheriff’s Academy’s 18th session starting on January 12, 2016. The Academy is an interactive learning experience for citizens, providing them a detailed look into the operations of the Sheriff’s Office. Over the 12-week course, attendees are offered opportunities to experience firsthand the responsibilities and functions

GC Constable’s Annual Christmas Bike Drive

bikedriveChristmas is coming up and will be here sooner than we realize. That means its time to dig deep again and support our annual bike drive for Peninsula children. Last year we were able to have a very successful drive without collecting a penny from individuals. We had a large donation from Samson Energy. This year we need to resume private donations from individuals so we can help make

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