Noah Cappe jumps for Grasshopper Pie

The Texas Crab Festival will be featured again on TV in 'Carnival Eats' episode 7! Scheduled to air Monday, October 6 at 9:30pm CT on Cooking Channel (232 on Direct TV, 113 on DISH).

The Texas Crab Festival will be featured again on TV in ‘Carnival Eats’ episode 7! Scheduled to air Monday, October 6 at 9:30pm CT on Cooking Channel (232 on Direct TV, 113 on DISH).


Do you have a lot to lose?

By Brenda Cannon Henley
I have been thinking quite a bit about Heaven and the afterlife since my husband, Ted J. Henley passed away on August 16. I realize many of our readers will have varying beliefs and ideas about what happens when a human being dies here on earth. I confess to you that I do not know the particulars and I am only imagining what Ted has seen and done in these


Local Legend Leaves Peninsula

Golf_0916By Mike VanZandt
With a saddened heart and best wishes for his future, I would like to say goodbye to Michael Mitchell, head golf pro and Mr. Everything at the Wallis Smith Community Golf Course for the last four and a half years. Mitchell will be long remembered for his immense contributions to the success and continued operation of the Ranch after


Early Inhabitants of Bolivar

bolivarThe Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation Fifth Annual Jane Long Festival Lecture Series presentation tonight (September 16) is “Early Inhabitants of Bolivar”, By Ruth Mathews, Archaeologist, Cultural Resource Coordinator for TPWD. The lecture series is every Tuesday evening in September at the Crystal Beach Fire Station, 930 Noble Carl Dr. in Crystal Beach. Lecture doors open at 6:30 pm and


Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Sept 8 – Sept 14, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The Redfish run is on folks providing both day and night action. This spot-tail fishing action should last 2 to 3 weeks. Flounder action is hit or miss right now with 1 out of 5 being a keeper. Specs are still around but smaller averages with some 20-plus inchers near the bridge and in the surf. Shark action is heating up with plenty of stringer snipers


To Leash or not to Leash

lili_0By Lili Marlene Elissalde
To leash or not to leash? That is a simple question, but the answer is not so simple. My name is Lili Marlene Elissalde. I am a lovely Labradoodle. I don’t mean to be conceited, but everyone stops to tell me I am. My female pack leader says that I should be pretty on the inside as well, whatever that means. I can’t see my inside, and she can’t


I Remember Bolivar

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By James Dalton Byrd

An old lighthouse standing.
Tall and strong.
It did its job and lives were saved.
But time has passed it and
its purpose now


Summer has officially come to an end

GO_0916By Georgia Osten
The beach crowds are thinning out, we had our first cool front, the grass growth is slowing down and the visitors are ceasing to show up at our front doors. Oops, wait a minute, this past weekend we had one of the biggest gangs we’ve had all year! The Dallas crowd made their way down to the beach to hang out for a long weekend. They usually wait


Jane Long Festival, Saturday Oct 11

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“Mother of Texas” authors gather to autograph books at 5th ANNUAL JANE LONG FESTIVAL. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison contributes two signed copies to Silent Auction.

“Mother of Texas” authors gather to autograph books at 5th ANNUAL JANE LONG FESTIVAL

Jane Long Festival COSTUME CONTEST Entry Form

Jane Long Festival COSTUME CONTEST Entry Form

DOUBLE ELIMINATION Tournament. Entry fee $15.00 per TEAM. Cash prizes.

DOUBLE ELIMINATION Tournament. Entry fee $15.00 per TEAM. Cash prizes.


Maven’s Clothing and Accessories

Now located in CRYSTAL BEACH PLAZA. Tanning Salon open September 30.

Now located in CRYSTAL BEACH PLAZA. Tanning Salon open September 30.


Rain Barrel Workshop at the Houston Zoo

bayThe Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) invites the public to its upcoming Rain Barrel Workshop, sponsored by Lyondell Basell, on Saturday, Sept. 20th from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Houston Zoo. Rain barrels are an efficient, low-cost method for collecting rainwater and conserving freshwater resources in Galveston Bay. They are placed at downspouts in order to divert rainfall from a rooftop, thereby also reducing


Bolivar Peninsula Blood Drive

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Date: Sunday September 21, 2014
Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm
Place: Crystal Beach Community Church, 1020 Diamond Rd. @ Hwy 87, (Between Eagles Lodge & The Kite Store)
Contact: Julie 409-739-1407 to schedule a time (optional)
Shortage of Blood at UTMB and Shriners Children’s Hospital


Dear Friends of Texas Beaches

adoptabeachIt’s time to make a difference! On Saturday, September 27th, from 9:00 a.m. till noon, the Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program is hosting the largest cleanup in Texas! Please join other volunteers by signing up to help clean up our beaches and bays. The cleanup is important for a healthy gulf coast, so help us keep our beaches, and our oceans, litter-free. Last year, we removed more than