The Horse Drawn Journey

caravan_00“It is the biggest challenge and the biggest adventure.”
A group of travelers are making their way across the country through the deep south of the United States, from Murrieta, California to Weirsdale, Florida. The travelers are humans and horses, too! That’s right. They’ll be driving carriages and riding horseback for about 20-25 miles per day. They began their journey in November and plan to reach their

Prevent a Litter, Fix Your Critter

sanbo_0By Debbie Borel Ploeger
Last summer, someone on the Bolivar Peninsula posted in a Facebook group a picture of puppies that she found dumped on the beach. As I, and others, closely followed the thread of comments, we all witnessed the power of passion and purpose at the hands of a small community. One by one, each puppy found their way to a

Birdie’s health improves

birdie_0By Bobbey White
On December 18th at approximately 3:30 AM, Birdie, a juvenile Bottlenose Dolphin, was found stranded on the Bolivar Peninsula. She was discovered by Sheriff Falcon near the bird sanctuary, hence the name Birdie. With the help of Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN), he quickly took steps to stabilize Birdie, making it possible

Bolivar Peninsula…Your Live Music Venue for Texas Music artists

harris_0By David Harris, Coastal Outdoors Texas
I’m looking out on a sunny day thinking about the Live Music I saw Saturday night at Stingaree Downunder. “Lisa Morales” kicked off the evening and then “Charlie Robison” hit the stage, both put on a Great Live Music Show to a packed house and had the audience standing and singing. I think back over the last couple years of all the

Aromas for Your Bragging Rights

Ed Snyder/Outdoors, Fish Recipes

After the catch and the cleaning, there's but one thing left to do. COOK IT!!

After the catch and the cleaning, there’s but one thing left to do. COOK IT!!

Tall Tale from Tarpon Alley

williamsBy Capt. Mike Williams
A lot of days, when it’s cold, wet and raining like today, these events take place a lot, in Galveston’s cafe’s, coffee shops, and bait camps…a group of mostly older men sit around and tell tall tales of past fishing adventures that have taken place over many years of fishing the Galveston Bay complex or the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the stories can be hard

Thank God for our differences – Lessons learned from palm trees

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
I was standing on the upper deck of a beautiful house built on Galveston Bay where a friend has a large collection of various palm trees wonderfully landscaped on his property. I have had a running love affair with palms since I began to write Winds Over Bolivar, a book about Hurricane Ike on the Bolivar Peninsula and its aftermath, where I used a

Mom! Hey, Mom!

GO_0127By Georgia Osten
Guess what? I finally got a jeep, Mom! You know I always wanted one, ever since I was in High School. I don’t remember why you didn’t want me to have one, but like all parents, I guess you didn’t have to have a reason, right?
You would love it, it’s the perfect fit. Well actually, it doesn’t fit. It’s so tall that I can’t get in it…a bit

Show Birds Some Love on Valentine’s Weekend

photo by Mark Eden

photo by Mark Eden

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count!
Give Mother Nature a valentine this year and show how much you care about birds by counting them for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The 18th annual count is taking place February 13 through 16. Anyone in the world can count birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings

Large Item Debris Disposal Event

trash_0On January 30th, from 8 am to approximately 4 pm, and January 31st from 8 am to approximately 12 pm, the County will be accepting debris, tires and brush. This will take place at Gregory Park, 900 Barbados, Crystal Beach. This is for the disposal of large items (furniture, yard waste, and tires) not normally picked up with the household garbage. No household garbage (kitchen waste) or Hazardous

Crenshaw School needs Mardi Gras beads

Crenshaw School is now accepting beads or monetary donations for the school float in the Mardi Gras Parade! The parade will be on February 14 in Crystal Beach. Contact Rhea Raymond 832-236-8605, or the school at 409-761-6350 to donate! Thanks in advance for the continued support of this wonderful community!!

Rain Barrel Workshop

galbayGalveston Bay Foundation (GBF) invites you to attend a Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 9:30-11:30am at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center in Baytown, TX. Rain barrels are an efficient, low-cost method for collecting rainwater. They are placed at downspouts in order to catch rainwater and reduce runoff into storm drains, and the accumulated rainwater