The Bolivar polling location is the Joe Faggard Community Center, 1750 Highway 87 in Crystal Beach. Voting hours are 7am to 7pm. Galveston County Registered Voters can download a sample ballot to view the races and use as a reference sheet to assist with researching potential choices.
By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Whether you are savoring these succulent morsels on a plate or rigging one to your fishing hook for catching that trophy, Shrimp are the perfect choice for both pleasures. Shrimp (Penaeus Aztecus) are an enormously popular seafood in most homes and restaurants of the U.S.A. Boiled, Broiled, fried, sun-dried, BBQ, or stuffed, they are simply yummy. Considered a fun food, shrimp being also high in
By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Water temp fluctuations are playing havoc with Rollover’s fishing action. On upswings to the 60′s, the bite is good for reds, drum, and flounder; but on the downswing to the 40′s, it is strictly pot luck. The Specks must have previously known this was about to happen, because they have completely disappeared. All we can hope for is sunny skies
By Georgia Osten
If you live in Crystal Beach or anywhere on Bolivar Peninsula, you should never say you’re bored. We always have something going on, even in the dead of winter. We’ve been retired for a little over two years…granted the first couple of months were a bit “ho-hum.” We were trying to find our paths, we tried surf fishing and I was scared
By Brenda Cannon Henley
When I lose a lot of sleep and have many things on mind that seemingly I cannot do anything about, I find myself drifting toward the ground of worry. The mantra I claimed for myself at the beginning of 2014 proves once again to me that God knows every single thing about His children and that He has ordained whatever will be to be. I claimed the little two-word phrase “fret not” at the beginning of the year and
I Love Bedding
I am constantly changing or updating our bedding. My granddaughter moved in with us in January to go to UTMB nursing school and every weekend she says, “But it’s not dirty yet.” Dirty or not it gets changed. Doesn’t matter if it’s Tommy Bahama, C&F, Greenland Home Fashions, Pish Posh, Pottery Barn, Soft Surroundings…
By Cindy Clay Srader
Elegance for a Dinner Party. Sometimes it is the simple things that make your meal elegant. Just because we live and play at the beach does not mean that we need to always use paper plates and sporks. Sometimes when people come to my home they do not understand why I use ceramic plates and linen napkins. I love to make any get together
By Jim Stevenson
Sorry for a subpar picture, but even a glimpse of the Blue Ground-dove is a real pleasure. They are lowland birds, scattered (as far as I can tell) mostly in NE and SW Costa Rica, being quite regular in Golfito. They are also not tame, perhaps conditioned by bird guides yelling and pointing at them (?), and I’ve never been able to get a
Local art group The Painted Ladies of Crystal Beach will open their art exhibit at the Beaumont Art League this Saturday March 8th. These Ladies, being a part of the community since 2004, meet to paint each week at the Joe Faggard Community Center, 1750 Hwy 87 in Crystal Beach, on Thursdays, noon until 4:pm. Beaumont Art League, 2675 Gulf Street in Beaumont can be reached for more
March 8-9, Texas Frog Fest in Crystal Beach
Benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation’s Crystal Beach retreat facility, the first annual Texas Frog Fest is shaping up to be an event to remember…great musical entertainment, food and drink on site and booths set up to learn more about the Lone Survivor Foundation. TEXASFROGFEST.ORG
March 8, PBVFD Oyster Supper
Port Bolivar VFD 44th Annual Oyster Supper, Saturday, March 8, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ALL YOU CAN EAT (fried only), served with French Fries and Cole Slaw. $15.00 Donation. 1806 Loop 108, Port Bolivar, TX. For information, contact Malcolm Comeaux 409-771-7026, or Robert Barrow 409-466-2397.
March 11, Bunco Tournament
Have fun…support a good cause. Enter the Bunco Tournament, Tuesday, March 11. Tiki Beach Bar & Grill, 5:30 mingle, games begin at 6:30. $20 entry, proceeds benefit Lone Survivor Foundation Crystal Beach Retreat. Two tournament games, snacks and wine, lots of prizes!! Click for ENTRY FORM
March 13, BPCF Social and Membership Drive
The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation Social and Membership Drive meeting will be held on March 13, 5:30 pm at Steve’s Landing. Join us to complete your membership form and pay your annual dues. $20 per family, membership offers you a discount on our event ticket prices. APPLICATION
March 15, Kingdom Zoo Beach Outreach
Kingdom Zoo Beach Outreach is an Inaugural Crystal Beach Spring Break outdoor BEACH Show, education and entertainment focused with LIVE ANIMALS, petting opportunities and ALL AGES WELCOME! March 15th, 12-2pm, Host is Chester Moore. Click for MORE INFORMATION
March 20, Summer Gospel Extravaganza Meeting
AN INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATION! The first ever SUMMER GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA & BAZAAR! will be held on June 14, 11am – 4pm at Bay Vue United Methodist. This is an ALL churches and ALL community event, we invite you to attend our planning meetings. MORE INFORMATION
April 5, Pearl Beach Charity BBQ Cook-off
The Second Annual Pearl Beach Charity BBQ Cook-off, Saturday, April 5, on Clara Drive in Crystal Beach. This is a great community event, and all proceeds will be donated to Charity. Fire up your grill and join the fun. REGISTRATION FORM. Or if you just want to sample some great BBQ, come on by.
April 12, BPCF Dinner Theatre
Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation presents “The Dixie Swim Club”, Saturday, April 12th, 6-10pm at Barefoot Bill’s American Grill. Spaghetti dinner will be served. The Dixie Swim Club is the story of five unforgettable women, a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. BPCF WEBSITE
April 16, Birding with Victor Emmanuel
The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation presents Victor Emmanuel, ”The Birdman of Texas”, and Winnie Burkett, local bird conservation activist on Wednesday, April 16th, 4 pm, at the Johnson Ranch, 4120 Hwy 87. Wine and Cheese will be served, $10 members / $15 non-members. BPCF WEBSITE
April 26, Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup
The Annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will take place Saturday, April 26th. The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program, an all-volunteer effort, is dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas beaches. Click here for ADOPT-A-BEACH WEBSITE.
April 26, DRIFTWOOD Charity Gumbo Cookoff
Diane and Wayne Blanks are hosting this event for the 3rd year to raise money for our local charities, 2382 Sandcastle in Driftwood Subdivision of Crystal Beach. A fun filled day for a good cause. Come out and taste the delicious gumbo even if you don’t enter the cook-off. CLICK HERE for APPLICATION
April 26, Community Garage Sale
Crystal Beach AARP Chapter 1591 announces a Community Garage Sale to be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8am-1pm at Joe Faggard Community Center, 1750 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, TX. Proceeds benefit the citizens of Bolivar. Booth space available. Clikc here for REGISTRATION FORM.