Where History, Art & Music Come Together!

J00And Together it Came – At the west end tip of the Peninsula on Saturday, October 11th, at Fort Travis Park. The couple of downpours did not dampen the spirits of the Festival goers. Pirates and Petticoats, a play written by Linda Elissalde, was performed by our very own Peninsula talent. Texas musician Brian Burns, and local favorite 3 Way Switch, entertained the crowds. Vendors sold everything from

Kickoff Meeting for 2015 Texas Crab Festival

TCF-0Texas Crab Festival would like to invite everyone to a 2015 Crab Fest Kickoff Meeting. The Texas Crab Festival will be celebrating 30 Years of Art, Music and Crabs in 2015, and needs your help to make this the biggest, most exciting and fun festival yet. Vendors, sponsors, volunteers and fresh ideas are all needed to make it happen. The Kickoff starts Friday, October 17th at 6:00pm at Stingaree Down Under, located at 1295 Stingaree Road in Crystal Beach, Texas.

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Oct 6 – Oct 12, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
With summer-like conditions returning last week and with it summer-like fishing patterns, night-time again became the right time for anglers fishing under lights. This week’s cool down from the cold front should revitalize day time fishing action. Mostly the smaller male flounder were actively moving through the pass on their way to Gulf

We Need Your Help….

TCF_help…In gathering factual and interesting information about the 30-year history of the exciting Texas Crab Festival. If you participated early on, remember a truly dynamic performance, or found a food you love over the years, share your thoughts and photographs. Please send ideas, information, or photos to brendacannonhenley@yahoo.com. You may also call Brenda to share your memories at 409-781-8788. We would

CBCC Garage Sale

saleCrystal Beach Community Church GARAGE SALE. Friday Oct 17, 1-5pm and Saturday Oct 18, 8-2pm. Furniture, Lamps, Appliances, Holiday DÉCOR, Jewelry, Art, Toys… SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, DON’T MISS our 2 DAY EVENT! 100% of PROCEEDS: FUNDS a “Storage Unit”. For Donated item pick up, call: Pat (281) 684-4219 or Gerry (713) 823-7726.

Make the next right move

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
“I know you are worried about making these decisions, but there is no one I would trust more with these challenges than you. Think it through and do the next right thing.” This quote came to me from a dear friend this morning — and it came right on time — whether the writer knows it or not. God uses His children to help each other, give good

I’ve lived in some really small towns..

GO_1014By Georgia Osten
…but nothing like this. I grew up in Port Arthur, population back then was in the 70,000′s. I guess I knew a lot of people, but more people knew who I was, or especially who my parents were. Oh yes, I would be observed by many, usually doing something I wasn’t supposed to be doing, and Oh yes, I would be reported. The consequences weren’t too bad

Great Salt Lake Birds

bird8By Jim Stevenson
Some of you have requested pictures of birds found in locations of trips we are planning. Our South Texas (Valley) Trip in late January (one week before the Super Bowl) leaves early Thursday morning and returns Sunday night. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS TRIP, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SOON. Thank you all who participated in the

Elegance by the Waves

CS_2014-1014-0By Cindy Clay Srader
Tropical Elegance
This very eclectic room could be almost anywhere. Using bright white makes this room about the furniture and accessories! Painting the rafters and the floors white unifies the room, lending a feeling of a light filled seaside cottage. The white daybed with a blue and white cover

Barefoot Living, By B.

Nap Time
For me, Happy Hour is a nap.
If you like napping inside,
then here are some ideas for quiet time.



Keller Williams Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber of Commerce and the entire Bolivar community welcomes Keller Williams as  they celebrated their Grand Opening on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House at their new office in the Crystal Beach Plaza.

The Chamber of Commerce and the entire Bolivar community welcomes Keller Williams as they celebrated their Grand Opening on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House at their new office in the Crystal Beach Plaza.

Rain Barrel Workshop

galbayReserve Your Space Today for Galveston Bay Foundation’s Rain Barrel Workshop in Dickinson, Texas
The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) invites the public to attend its upcoming Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday, October 25th from 9:30am-11:30m at Dickinson City Hall. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $30, which includes admission to the workshop, a 35-gallon recycled barrel, and