New King & Queen 2018 “Viva Las Vegas”

By Bobbey White
The Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe welcomed 60 guests to the annual Brunch & Silent Auction held at Steve’s Landing. Steve’s Landing, decorated to honor this years “Viva Las Vegas” theme, served guests a scrumptious breakfast which included all the traditional favorites as well as Avocado Toast, Candied Bacon and New Orleans


“Early Bird” Beach Parking Stickers are only $5

sticker_00During the months of January and February, you can purchase your 2018 Bolivar Beach Parking Sticker for only $5.00. Early-bird stickers are available at the customer service desk in The Big Store, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of February, from 10am-3pm. You can also purchase early-bird stickers by mail or in person at the County Administration


Sea Turtle Patrol Training Program

The Gulf of Mexico is home to five different species of sea turtles, including loggerheads, greens, hawksbills, leatherbacks and Kemp’s Ridleys. These species are all either threatened or critically endangered, and need the help of conservation organizations and dedicated volunteers to recover their population levels. The Kemp’s Ridley is the official sea turtle of Texas and this critically


Recreational Boating Safety – Paddle Craft Vessel Safety Check Part 3

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08 is based at Coast Guard Station Galveston. The Auxiliary’s vessel examiners perform safety checks on all types of recreational boats. The U.S. Coast Guard Paddle Craft Vessel Safety Check (VSC) has many recommendations for paddle craft


Direct Lines, by P. A. Stockton

Direct Lines, by P. A. StocktonA new book by Crystal Beach author, P. A. Stockton, has been published. The new book, ‘Direct Lines’, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and on Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Patti, as she is better known, penned ‘Direct Lines’ as a sequel to ‘Crossed Lines’. She states, “I was surprised and flattered by the success of ‘Crossed Lines’. I was inundated by requests from readers, and reviewers, for a


Blinded by our needs

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
In a recent column, I wrote about being blinded by our own needs to the point of being unable to lend effective and encouraging support to others. I used the illustration of my kind friend, GinGee Stewart of High Island, who used her good instincts to reach out and help me during my husband’s illness and death. GinGee was dealing with her own


Rally Round

Sand BucketBy Georgia Osten
Any crisis, any family milestone, MY family really steps up to the plate. Thank God we don’t have too many, but when we do, we sure know we can depend on one another. Our youngest recently flew into town from North Carolina and was picked up by our daughter-in-law. After visiting with the Littles, she was joined by our oldest daughter, and on they


Sad Day

[This heartfelt story was written two weeks ago by Charlotte, and was somehow overlooked by the publisher, I apologize. Place yourself back to January 2 when you read Charlotte’s words.]

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
Today is January 2nd, it is always a sad day for me and RR. You see, we were married in December, we have enjoyed decorating our homes year after year, RR calls me his December Bride. Our first Christmas in 1965, we could not afford a tree and we did not have any decorations. The Saturday before Christmas our dear friends


2017 Tax Deadline Nears

Only days remain for timely payment of 2017 property taxes and the Galveston County Tax Office hopes to make it easy for you to check that chore off the “to do” list. One-fourth installment payment option is available to homeowners over 65, disabled persons, disabled vets, surviving spouses of disabled vets and those affected by Harvey Hurricane. Divide amount by four and submit first payment by


Upcoming Events

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 Thursday, January 25
BPCF Wine Tasting


 Saturday, February 10
Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade


 Saturday, March 10
PB VFD Oyster Supper


 Sunday, April 1, 2018
Easter Son-Rise Service on the Beach



Adopt-A-Beach Children’s Art Contest

“Treasures of the Texas Coast”
This contest is open to students in grades K through 6. Last year, more than 3,200 students from across the state submitted artwork illustrating what they value about the Texas Coast. Artwork should be based on the theme “Treasures of the Texas Coast” and should depict why the Texas coast is important or special to the student. Deadline for entry


There’s A New Team In Town!

KW-There’s A New Team In Town!With the New Year comes a NEW TEAM to Keller Williams Realty SE TX, Crystal Beach, and it’s time to meet them. Sandra Dial – Lead Agent, will host the New Team Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, February 3rd at 11 am, to introduce everyone and celebrate a new beginning. The public is invited to join the celebration and Ribbon Cutting, with drinks and snacks provided. This New Team


2018 Mardi Gras Parade

2018 Mardi Gras ParadeThe 28th Annual Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade will be February 10, 2018. The theme is “Viva Las Vegas”. The Lighthouse Krewe asks all floats to throw beads or candy. Please contact Mark Hunstiger (832-492-1212) or Bobbey White (409-771-5170) if you need information where to buy beads. Parade will begin promptly at 11:30 am at the Avocet Subdivision, WEST of CoCoNuTs & EAST of

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