2016 Texas Crab Festival – Bigger, Better, Tastier!

TCF_0503-0With an exciting music lineup, fun contests and events all weekend long, get ready to get down and get crabby Gulf Coast Style in Crystal Beach, Texas. The 2016 Annual Texas Crab Fest kicks off its 31st year with big flavor, big entertainment and big fun this Mother’s Day Weekend, Friday, May 6th – 8th, 2016. Enjoy a variety of fresh, unique crab and seafood dishes along with traditional


4th Annual Pearl Beach Charity Cookoff was a hit!

BBQ_0Friday night featured the Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach & High Island Fire Departments cooking up pots and pots of crawfish, corn & potatoes for the crowds. 3-Way Switch provided the entertainment while the cookers began preparing their bar-b-que. The Bean Contest produced 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners, and the winner of the “Yuk Award” went to Don Kimbro for his can of green beans. We dodged


Chamber Annual Awards winners

awards_0The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce held it’s Annual Awards Banquet last Tuesday evening at Stingaree Restaurant. It was a sold out event! A big thank you to the sponsors: Samson Energy, Stingaree Restaurant & The Big Store.

And the winners were:


Gallery By The Gulf Artist of the month for May

gallery_0Please welcome Melinda McWhite, Artist of the Month for May at Gallery by the Gulf, 1980 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX. An artist reception will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10 am until 4 pm.

Melinda McWhite is a native New Orleanian. After many years practicing law, first in in New Orleans and then in Washington, D.C., she relocated to Beaumont in


Nice and tidy

GO_0503By Georgia Osten
Well, I don’t consider myself a frou frou sort of person, I don’t spend a lot on makeup or clothes or things like that. I do love shoes and I have a closet full. I thought I’d try a hair salon in Galveston, recommended by a few of my Crystal Beach friends – geez, are they rich or something?? I came out of there $90 later looking pretty much like I did when


Happy Mother’s Day

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
Mother’s Day has never been a favorite holiday of mine. There are many reasons, but the main one is that I felt I could never please my biological mother with any gift, no matter the cost, the amount of shopping, the care, the concern, or the effort. She always found a way to make me (and others) know that she did not like it or that I did not


Footsteps

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
Have you left any footsteps in your life? Have you gone through this life we have been given trying to make the world just a little better? What has brought this to my attention is my age. Not long ago, a friend of ours passed away and he left a very large footprint on this world. He was a quiet man with a big smile. He was very good at his job, but he


The first Crab Festival

This was a taken at the very first Crab Festival at Crystal Beach in 1985. Mayme Holloman Woods Frederick and J.W. Frederick were on the Chamber of Commerce, and we were in charge of the Dunking Booth. Hollee Woods was one of the first guinea pigs. Those were the days...this year marks the 31st anniversary. (photo: Kathy Woods-Yeary)

This was a taken at the very first Crab Festival at Crystal Beach in 1985. Mayme Holloman Woods Frederick and J.W. Frederick were on the Chamber of Commerce, and we were in charge of the Dunking Booth. Hollee Woods was one of the first guinea pigs. Those were the days…this year marks the 31st anniversary. (photo: Kathy Woods-Yeary)



Upcoming Events

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 Friday-Sunday, May 6-8
Texas Crab Festival


 Saturday, May 14
JEEP Go Topless Day in Crystal Beach


 Saturday, May 28
Seagrass Beach Grand Opening


 Saturday-Sunday, May 28-29
Texas Frog Fest


 Saturday, May 28
GCA 6th Annual Crawfish Boil Fundraiser


 Saturday, July 23, Save The Date
Ladies Casting for Conservation


 Saturday, August 6, Save The Date
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Krewe Poster Contest For Mardi Gras 2017

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Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe announcing a contest to select the Poster Design for Mardi Gras 2017.
 
The design theme is “ROARING 20’S & ALL THAT JAZZ“.
 
 

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