Calling all Crab Festival Friends and Supporters

You are invited to the 2019 Texas Crab Festival kickoff meeting, Thursday, January 17, 6:30 pm at Jose’s Steakhouse, 1021 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach. Hear what is planned for the 2019 festival, AND cast your vote for the best T-shirt design. Everyone present will vote for the winning design that will be on the crab fest shirts. We have 13 entries this year, and they are all outstanding. Please attend,


Emergency Medical Service Improvements Announced on the Bolivar Peninsula

Peninsula Emergency Medical Services Inc. (PEMSI) and Galveston County Emergency Services District No. 2 (GCESD#2) announce an organizational restructuring to improve and enhance emergency medical services on the Bolivar Peninsula. GCESD#2 was established by a vote of Bolivar Peninsula residents in 2013 with the intended purpose to help support emergency fire suppression


Recreational Boating Safety – Winter Kayaking

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla.
We have had our first area boating fatality this year already. It only took 3 days. It happened near the infamous San Luis Pass, and the boater was in a kayak. San Luis Pass is a dangerous, as well as illegal,


Sea Turtle Nest Patrols

Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is seeking volunteers for Sea Turtle Nest Patrols. From April 1st through July 15th, our volunteers and staff patrol the beaches of Bolivar, Galveston and Follet’s Island in search of sea turtles and nesting tracks to help protect our endangered species. Patrols run Monday through Saturday, 7-9 AM and 10 AM – noon. We have 11 routes to choose from,


Coming: Super Wolf Blood Moon

A super wolf blood moon is going to appear in all its stunning splendor later this month, as a rare cosmic gesture to welcome in 2019. People who live in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the central Pacific region could take a glimpse of this stunning image late on the evening of Jan. 20 and into the early morning hours of Jan. 21, according to National Aeronautics and


He changes not

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of light, with whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)

“Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

That word, “variableness” in the first chapter


Not Going My Way

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
I first need to thank all my beautiful friends for the unbelievable and really good food they have brought to RR and me. Oh my, I am so fortunate to have such good friends and daughters. You people know who you are. I would mention your names, but other people would hurt themselves just to get your good meals. And I must say to my


Christmas is over – almost

By Georgia Osten
As I sit here at my computer, I can see out into the living room where the Nativity I bought at the Nutcracker Market is still in place. It’s attached to the time-set lights that come on around 6 every evening. So is the angel. She’s screwed into the beam running along the loft. Everything else is down, it all came down the weekend of Jan. 5th while the guys


Hummingbirds 101

Hummingbirds are very common around our Texas coasts. They love Bolivar! Learn more about our humming travelers including their migration patterns, the best food and feeders, ways to attract them, and many other details about the friendly visitors.
Check out Hummingbirds 101 and even download your free copy. All hummers welcome!


Upcoming Events

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 Saturday, January 26
Chilly Willy Putt-Putt Tournament


 Saturday, February 16
Sea Turtle Patrol training session


 Saturday, March 2
Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade



‘Early Bird’ Beach Parking Stickers now on sale

During the months of January and February, you can purchase your 2019 Bolivar Beach Parking Sticker for only $5.00. Early-bird stickers are available at the customer service desk in The Big Store, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting January 4th through the end of February, from 10am-3pm. You can also purchase early-bird stickers by mail or in person at the


Ship’s Wheel getting a Makeover

As the New Year is underway, the Ship’s Wheel has a resolution – To Be Even More Fabulous!!… The Ship’s Wheel is getting a Makeover and while our bar misses Y’all – Just know it wants to be the best Bar it can Be! The Ships Wheel is working hard for y’all to have a premier place in Crystal Beach. We will let y’all know as Grand Opening Date Approaches…anticipated opening is end of February.

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