Bikers cruise down Bolivar

bike_0The Eighth Annual Bike Around the Bay, sponsored by Shell Oil and benefitting Galveston Bay Foundation was held October 18th & 19th. The ride began in Baytown at 7:30 am on Saturday. The bike route took the riders over the Trinity River, through Wallisville, Turtle Bayou and through the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. At Hwy. 124, the bikers took a right which led them over the bridge and into

Samson Energy Break station

samson_oBy Steve Trujillo
Samson Energy team participated on Saturday, October 18 at the Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bike Around the Bay event by volunteering at the Break Station Point at Port Bolivar. Bike Around the Bay is a fully supported two-day, 180 mile cycling event around Galveston Bay that showcases the natural beauty of Galveston Bay and

Chili for Charity

chili_00Bright and early Saturday morning, the Chili Cookers began preparing for the 3rd Annual Driftwood Charity Chili Cookoff. As the Port Arthur Playboys entertained all with their rousing washerboard two-stepping and waltzing favorites, 19 teams gathered around the Sticker House under canopies. The bean bag game boards and washers were set out in the middle of the yard for young and old. The dance floor was

Bargains Galore

sale_0The Crystal Beach Community Church held an out-of-this-world Garage Sale on Friday and Saturday! From gigantic bird cages, to a Koi Pond, Christmas ornaments and wreaths, all Holiday decor, books, clothes, lawn equipment, bikes, fishing gear, jewelry – you name it!

All proceeds will go toward a storage unit for the church.

Chamber of Commerce BOARD Elections

chamberBOLIVAR PENINSULA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Board Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the COCONUTS Banquet Room. There will be a Meet & Greet with the candidates starting at 6:00 pm. The Elections Meeting will start at 6:30 pm. All Chamber of Commerce Members are encouraged to attend and Vote. Members may submit nominations for open Board positions. Submit

Bolivar Welcomes ‘Crystal Beach Chic’ Saturday

chic_0By Bill Minyard
Our newest Crystal Beach business venture “Crystal Beach Chic” opened at 10:00 am Saturday Oct 18th at 2080D Hwy 87 next to Remax on the Water and Casa Mare Builders. The retail store features repurposed home decor with a special flair and also custom beach home designed art and craft items. Many of the items displayed have been garnered

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Oct 13 – Oct 19, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Beautiful Texas Fall like weather has finally embraced Rollover Pass, and along with it hoards of anglers looking for the fun of catching fish. Golden croaker, redfish, and flounder are providing items of fun along with whiting, speckled trout, and drum. Predicted cool fronts will further guarantee the promise of “Fish Pass” as finicky critters make their

Weekly Ranch Report, Oct-19

golf_thumbAge Defying Armstrong Carries Team to Sunday Win…Greedy Twosome Scalps Ranch Regulars…

What in the world are we doing?

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently — Beware. The questions come to mind, “What in the world are we Christians doing here?” “Why are we here?” “What can we change or do to help ourselves and others because we are here?” I read a note from a friend that simply said, “If we are still here on earth, God has a plan for us to do something.” I am

Coffee With The Pastor

bayvueBay Vue UMC is sponsoring “Coffee with the Pastor” on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00 PM in Fellowship Hall. This is an opportunity for guests to visit with each other and to meet the new pastor. Rev. Tom Stephenson will share with everyone what it means to be a member of the church. “I am looking forward to meeting the folk, as well as getting to know them,” stated Rev. Stephenson. This is an

Never too old

GO_1021By Georgia Osten
I’ve known this for quite some time, but sometimes fail to heed the warnings. It’s true, and it’s been brought to my attention from time to time that you’re never too old to learn a thing or two. We always, always must keep our eyes and minds open to what’s going on around us. Let’s face it, a lot of us are not “spring chickens” anymore. Sometimes it’s

Barefoot Living, By B.

DIY outdoor daybeds





Venezuelan birds and October birding

YN Currasow sBy Jim Stevenson,
I wanted to spend some time preparing yall for the big changes that will come soon in the Houston/Galveston area, and really, around the Country. October is a month things with birds change drastically, not unlike May. In the beginning of the Month, we still have a fair number of summer residents and circum-Gulf migrants around, and not a lot of

Volunteer Deputy Registrar Update

GcountyCheryl E. Johnson
Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector
The Galveston County Tax Office has been providing mandatory training each month for those interested in serving as Volunteer Deputy Registrars (VDRs). VDRs work in partnership with County Voter Registrars assisting citizens with voter registration. Certifications expire in

Rain Barrel Workshop

galbayReserve Your Space Today for Galveston Bay Foundation’s Rain Barrel Workshop in Dickinson, Texas
The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) invites the public to attend its upcoming Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday, October 25th from 9:30am-11:30m at Dickinson City Hall. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $30, which includes admission to the workshop, a 35-gallon recycled barrel, and