Water Restrictions Lifted

water-0No need to boil water
The peninsula water system is “back to normal,” according to Jo Ball, General Manager of Bolivar Peninsula SUD. Technicians worked around the clock to repair the flooded water pumping facility in Winnie, completing the repairs weeks ahead of the time originally reported. Great Job BPSUD.

Ryder-ish Cup competition at The Ranch

Ryder-0A fun and friendly golf competition was held on Saturday. For the 4th year in a row, the East Texas Outlaws from Lufkin played the Crystal Beach Golfers in a Ryder Cup type competition at the Crystal Beach Golf Course, aka The Ranch. Six 2-person teams played 3 nine-hole rounds of match-play golf under different formats: par three scramble, full course shamble, and a 3-club only

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

recycle-0Dr Seuss once said, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” And it only takes one devoted person to put a plan in motion. Charlotte Stirling spearheaded a pilot recycling program here on Bolivar. She reached out to friend, Casey Winslow, a Beaumont resident and Bolivar homeowner, to be a part of a group of dedicated recycling advocates. They are

Bolivar RIG RUN

RigRun0By Jim Denys
The Bolivar Yacht Club is pleased to report that the Labor Day Weekend Hardheads Bolivar RIG RUN has been rescheduled for Noon, Saturday, September 30th. There have been so many people in our area impacted by Harvey we were unsure if the conditions would allow for a race, or if we would even have enough boats to

Recreational Boating Safety – The Vessel Safety Check (VSC) Part 5: Fire Extinguishers

USCG-0919-0By 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. In this discussion of the Vessel Safety Check (VSC), we will discuss the various requirements for fire extinguishers.

It’s Gumbo Time again

gumbo-0The 6th Annual DRIFTWOOD Charity Gumbo Cookoff will be held on October 14, 2017 at 2415 Sandman in the Driftwood Subdivision of Crystal Beach. There will be live music throughout the afternoon. DRIFTWOOD is hosting this event for the 6th year to raise money for charity. This is a fun filled day for a good cause. People can come out and taste some delicious gumbo even if they don’t enter the cook-off.

Faith – ‘Forsaking all, I trust Him’

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
My profession has given me many opportunities to meet and work with people from all walks of life. I appreciate the fact that my employers have trusted me and that I have proven myself not to be a disgrace or shame to them in meeting people, listening well enough to get their stories, and to hear their hearts. Don Dodd has sent me to the streets

Natchitoches, Louisiana

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
Natchitoches was settled in 1714 on the banks of the Cane River, this makes the town the oldest settlement in the entire Louisiana purchase. What a beautiful town. Front Street winds around the river, every building is a historic site. Having lunch or dinner in any of the restaurants, bars/pubs or markets is a treat, just looking at the interiors will

A humbling experience

GO-0919By Georgia Osten
It’s been a wild September for hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee & Maria is out there churning up some waves as we speak. We slipped unscathed from Harvey, but our neighbors to the South did not. We got a really ugly part of it though. We decided to stay, and as it turned out, I’m glad we did. If there had been a 15-foot storm surge

Upcoming Events

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 Tuesday, September 19
Winnie Vet Wellness Clinic

 Wednesday, September 20
GC ESD#2 Meeting

 Saturday, September 23
Fall Beach Cleanup

 Saturday, September 30
Bolivar Yacht Club Rig Run

 Saturday, September 30
Chamber of Commerce 2017 Golf Tournament

 Sunday, October 8
Blessing of the Animals

 Saturday, October 14
Driftwood 6th Annual Charity Gumbo Cookoff

 Saturday, October 21
PSP Flounder Tournament

Blessing of the Animals

LiliBy Linda Elissalde
In Heaven animals will be restored, “to a higher degree than they ever enjoyed.” John Wesley
Pastor Valerie Hudson is inviting animals of all faiths, and their human friends, to a special worship service on October 8, 2017. The BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS will be held in Fellowship Hall of Bay Vue United Methodist Church

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