Fort Travis Bunker Tour

When is the last time you have been inside the bunkers at Fort Travis? Have you ever? Here is your chance. On Saturday, July 20th, the bunkers will be open to the public to celebrate Parks and Recreation month. Come check out historical Fort Travis. See the bunkers in a way that you may have never seen them before. Members from the Galveston County Historical Foundation will be on site

National Ice Cream Day

July is National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July is National Ice Cream Day – this year it’s Sunday, July 21st. Right here at home, it’s easy to enjoy ice cream in all its many evolved flavors and styles. On the beach, the kids can spot the ice cream trucks from miles away…even while surfing the waves in the gulf. They come running ashore as the truck slowly stops by the canopy; grab some

Recreational Boating Safety – Paddle Craft Safety Reminders

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla.
Operation Paddle Smart
One thing is certain: if we get lost at sea, the US Coast Guard will come searching for us. But it is up to the vessel operator to do everything possible to make that search

Kittens, Dreams and The Greatest Show

By Carissa Nevill
When I write, I use a pencil and a composition notebook. Pencils feel good on the paper and they add satisfaction to my attempts at creativity. It feels like I’m drawing and I suppose I am, in a sense. Tonight, I’m writing from the couch, where a dear little, gray kitten has wrapped herself around my neck like a mink stole. She is batting at my hand,

The storehouse of our life

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
If I choose to turn left out of my drive to head to one of the busiest roads in Largo, I am often caught by the red light at the intersection of Ulmerton and Ridge Road. We Georgia and Texas people have unanimously agreed that stoplights in Florida hold for an inordinate amount of time. There is a lot of traffic, and I get it already, when the snowbirds are here,

I guess summer is almost half over

By Georgia Osten
It’s going too fast. We wait in anticipation of which will be our next guests, it’s always a delight to be some part of our families’ and friend’s summer vacations. We’ve already had our youngest granddaughter for a week, it ran into July 4th when the whole family took turns visiting. This weekend, we’ll have one of the sisters and her kids, and later, our next

Final Quarter Payment Due

Galveston County Assessor and Collector of TaxesThe last day for disaster, senior, disabled person, disabled veteran and spouses of disabled veterans to make their final quarter installment for 2018 property taxes is July 31st. Payments may be mailed or left in GCTO drop boxes located outside of all branch locations (and behind Friendswood City Hall), paid online ( via electronic check ($1 bank fee) or credit card (2.5% merchant fee) or

Upcoming Events

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 Tuesday, July 23 & Saturday, July 27

 Saturday, August 3

 Friday, August 16 & Saturday, August 17

 Saturday, August 17

FREE Water! FREE Grace! FREE Prayer!

By Linda Elissalde
And Free Hot Dogs!
Pastor Valerie Hudson and four couples at Bay Vue United Methodist Church (UMC) began a beach ministry in the summer of 2018. This ministry includes being there as a witness to faith and to reach out in ways that show God’s love for all people. Their banner states,

PB VFD BBQ Cookoff

The Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their 20th Annual BBQ Cookoff on August 16th and 17th. Competitors start cooking on Saturday morning. Cooks will work on everything from brisket and chicken to ribs and beans. Quite a competition! Bean judging will be held at 2 pm, chicken at 3 pm, ribs at 4 pm, and brisket at 5 pm. All grillers and chefs are welcome, “…bring your old

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