Is that a house boat?

mcmillan_0It is a rare sight to see a house crossing the bay, but that is exactly what happened on Monday. George McMillan, of McMillan Building Movers, and Wayne Mouton, of Peninsula Marine, teamed up to move a 2,000 square foot house from its homesite on Offatts Bayou in Galveston over to Bolivar. McMillan saved this home from the wrecking ball since the property was acquired to expand the


Crystal Beach on National TV again

buying_0“Buying the Beach” will air on Destination America TV, Monday Aug 25 at 8 pm Central (DISH Channel 194, DirectTV Channel 286). Here is the story line: “Everything’s bigger in Texas, even the beaches! That’s why Dillon and Amy are looking for their own Texas beachfront home on the Bolivar Peninsula where they sit on the beach during the day, and go to the rodeo at night.” Check out the link,


Teddy Joe Henley

henleyTeddy Joe Henley, of Amarillo and Southeast Texas, died Saturday evening, August 16, 2014, at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, from complications following a difficult surgery for cancer. Ted was born to Jim and Ruby Henley in Amarillo on April 4, 1937, and began his professional career as a City of Amarillo police officer following in his dad’s footsteps as a municipal public


Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Aug 11 – Aug 17, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Wild and wooley incidents occurred here at the pass this past week. We had one wade angler stepping on a stingray while fishing the surf causing him great pain and heading for the hospital for surgery and treatments. Another wader mounted a piling to fish for trout, and not long after loading his stringer a big shark chomped onto his trout, yanking


Nature Happens

GO_0819Okay, I will have to admit this year has been really different. The weather has been off the wall. We had an extremely cold winter – it took forever to warm up. Even August had some fall-like days, the mornings so crisp and dry, you felt like you needed a sweatshirt. We’ve had a lot of rain, no droughts this summer, no burn bans. The Fourth of July wasn’t put on hold, fireworks stands sold their rockets and everyone


The power of our words

By Brenda Cannon Henley
Words are powerful things, no matter what the quote books say. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is simply not true. I know this from first hand experience. People say things all the time that they do not mean. They use words to express their emotions, their love, their hatred, their inner struggles, and contempt and


Shabby Chic at Its Finest!

By Cindy Clay Srader
If you are like me you like to go junking and find those pieces that you can remake for your home. This picture shows how you can put so many different pieces together and make it work. If you have a busy, large family, this room will not give you any anxiety when a child or grandchild spills! I love this old wooden kitchen table that has many coats of


Hunting, Fishing Licenses now on sale

license_0New licenses for the 2014-15 hunting and fishing seasons went on sale Friday, August 15. The current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) will expire Aug. 31. Every year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issues about 2.5 million hunting and fishing licenses through the agency’s 28 field offices, more than 50 state parks and at over 1,700 retailers across


Exciting new Lecture Series announced for 5th Annual Jane Long Festival

lecture0The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation is celebrating the Fifth Annual Jane Long Festival Lecture Series. The board is excited to announce the dates and speakers for this year’s series. It is going to be the best ever!! 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 the program begins at