Commissioner responds to Floodplain notices

Article written by County Commissioner Ryan Dennard concerning the floodplain regulations and notices that have been sent to roughly 1,000 residents concerning potential violations on Bolivar Peninsula.

If you own property in Bolivar, you recently may have received a letter from Galveston County’s engineering department about a potential violation of the county’s floodplain regulations. Nearly 1,000 people have received


Small Business Saturday

shopsmallHelping Small Businesses do more business
American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 29.


Breakfast with the Cranes

craneThe Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council is pleased to announce their annual Breakfast with the Cranes weekend, December 13 and 14, at the Moody Gardens Golf Course banquet facility. In its sixth year, Breakfast with the Cranes has become one of Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council’s most popular events. Each year, outdoor enthusiasts await the arrival of these large, majestic


Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Nov 17 – Nov 23, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Despite icy weather creeping in to stun the flounder, the flatfish quickly recovered to continue their Fall spawning run. Flounder were caught from 14 inch to a 25 inch saddle blanket weighing 6.5 lbs. Nice slot and bull redfish also made a good showing with anglers boxing several to 44inches. The main flounder run has been active from 8 am through


Grateful for learning to grieve

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
I have believed for years that when we stop learning, we stop living in the truest sense of the word. I honestly try to learn something new, if not every day, at least several times a week. Some of the new things I have learned, I really did not have a desire to add them to my store of knowledge, but apparently God thought I should know them. One thing


It’s all good…

GO_1125It was the annual duck hunt this past weekend – Maezy and I were the only girls in the house with a bunch of hunters. It’s always a treat when the Dallas Boys come to town – they are so easy to entertain. If you have guns and fishing poles, you’re in business. Stingaree was our main destination when they arrived on Friday night, Bread Pudding to take home for dessert, and an early night to bed so the hunters could


Barefoot Living, By B.

1125-0Beach Businesses
Someone called the other day asking if the lot next door was for sale? I don’t know, you might call Kathy Hammond with Remax. What were you thinking about doing? “Oh, starting a new business like a car wash.” When we were driving back and forth from Dallas we always had a million ideas on what Crystal Beach needed. Then Bill Minyard with the


Thinking out of the box!

By Cindy Clay Srader
I guess you could call me a kitchenaholic. I have remodeled many and redone several of my own and enjoyed every minute of it! Learning to blend the different areas of the kitchens that are necessary but make them different to each person is challenging and something I love to do! To me having enough space is everything, efficient use of that


See You Later, Alligator

gatorThe following item is from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports, November 18, 2014
A Chambers County game warden responded to a call on High Island, where an alligator had been shot in one of the Houston Audubon Society bird sanctuaries. One of the workers came across a few young men pulling a flat-bottom boat out of one of the ponds. They had a rifle and


Foam on the Beach

foamWhy do I sometimes see piles of foam on the beach at the water’s edge?
While it is common to see bright white foam in the surf as waves break, there is sometimes an especially large accumulation of foam on the beach during storms. This foam line is simply the remnants of waves after they have broken. Sea foam is basically made of air bubbles separated by


Community invited to Advent Luncheons

luncheon0By Linda Elissalde,
Hear ye! Hear ye! Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! Advent celebrations start on November 30, and Bay Vue United Methodist Church is busily preparing for the season. Our entire community is invited to partake of delicious Advent Luncheons and hear Inspirational Speakers during this most special time. Mark your calendars for


Benefit BBQ and Auction for Cheryl Small

benefit0Please join us at Tiki for the Cheryl Small Benefit. Let’s show Cheryl how much we miss her welcoming smile and loving personality every time we step in the door at The Big Store. Cheryl was involved in a car accident and injuries prevent her from working for an extended period of time. Help support this icon of our community, wear your “giving heart” and plan to be at the Tiki Beach Bar & Grill on Saturday,


Crystaland Parade

crystaland0Bolivar Chamber of Commerce will host its annual CRYSTALAND CHRISTMAS PARADE on Saturday, December 13, 2014, starting at 6 pm. Enter your decorated trailer, vehicle, or golf cart in the parade. The Parade will begin at the Courthouse Annex Building, then travel to the beach. After the parade, Santa Claus will be at the Fire Station to greet all the children with