Hats & Handbags for Heroes

bunco_0By Eve Bradford
On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, the Second Semi Annual Red Petticoats held their “Hats & Handbags for Heroes” Bunco Tournament Fundraiser benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation Crystal Beach Retreat, at Tiki Beach Bar & Grill. The group gathered and the excitement could be heard near and far as the participants drew their table assignments

William & Haley

william-haley_0Heartfelt Congratulations to the Newlyweds, William & Haley Comeaux. They tied the knot at a destination wedding in Florida on August 7, 2014. They celebrated again with family and friends at a gathering Saturday evening at St. Louis Catholic Church in Winnie. The evening began with a video of the wedding on the beach. The bridesmaids were dressed in pale turquoise chiffon dresses – the color of the

Barefoot Bill’s closes

Dear Friends,
Barefoot Bill’s American Grill is now closed. We appreciate all you have done to support us and the many ways you have helped.
(You know who you are)
Bill and Lanette Pacheco

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pelicans

lecture_0902The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation is kicking off the Fifth Annual Jane Long Festival Lecture Series tonight (September 2) with “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pelicans”, presented by Winnie Burkett, Biologist and Houston Audubon Society stalwart. The lecture series is every Tuesday evening in September at the Crystal Beach Fire Station, 930 Noble Carl Dr. in

Weekly Ranch Report

golf_thumbSuper Seniors Dominate… Throw Your Putter in the Bayou…

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Aug 26 – Aug 31, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Heat, wind, and fire were dampened by lots of rain to finish out the week here at Rollover, but despite a previous slow down on fishing action, the Labor Day weekend saw early runs of redfish that normally wouldn’t occur until mid-September. Along with the early run of spot-tails were croaker, bull whiting, sand and gulf trout, drum,

The last big weekend of the summer

GO-0902By Georgia Osten
It started out a little wet, but the sun worshipers and the beach lovers peeked out whenever the sun did. If you’re a “local,” you may have noticed the ol’ place looking back to normal, especially since school started and especially during the week. On several days, as I’ve taken my walk, there hasn’t been anyone on the beach – hardly any

Welcome to the “Dog Days of Summer”

deathBy Linda Elissalde
We are in that hot, humid time of the year when staying out of the sun, except for early morning and late afternoon, seems the right thing to do. But, what do you do? If you like to sit under a shade and read, I recommend DEATH IN THE GARDEN by Elizabeth Ironside. NPR declared it, “One of the 12 Best Books of 2005.” Don’t let this endorsement

Things are not always as they seem

By Brenda Cannon Henley
Almost everyone reared in the south (and perhaps everywhere else, too, according to recent surveys on the subject) can be divided into two main groups — Coke or Pepsi drinkers. I fall into the latter and have preferred Pepsi to Coke products for many years. Coca Cola was founded in Atlanta, where I am originally from, and I have written many stories about

Nap Time…

CS_2014-0802-0By Cindy Clay Srader
Today I am only having a DYI idea! I saw this on the internet, fell In Love with it, and think it would be great under any beach house. When you install this you may want to do it on cross beams for sturdiness. This bed shows that the rope is put in a more swinging format, but could easily be mounted using rope from each corner. I love the idea of using

Dear Friends of Texas Beaches

adoptabeachIt’s time to make a difference! On Saturday, September 27th, from 9:00 a.m. till noon, the Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program is hosting the largest cleanup in Texas! Please join other volunteers by signing up to help clean up our beaches and bays. The cleanup is important for a healthy gulf coast, so help us keep our beaches, and our oceans, litter-free. Last year, we removed more than

Lower Electricity Bills are on the Way

entergyNew Fuel Factor, Refund Bring Break From Summer Weather’s High Bills
Although energy-guzzling hot weather and high temperatures can be expected to stick around through September, Southeast Texans will soon see relief with a drop in their electricity rates that will last into next year. Entergy Texas, Inc. customers should see a 12 percent decrease in

Bolivar Peninsula Vision Screening

lions_visionVision screening, sponsored by Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club, will be held Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Crystal Beach Fire Department located on Noble Carl Road in Crystal Beach. A vision screening is done to separate those with and without possible vision problems. Vision screening results may indicate a potential need for further assessment. If you have any questions,

Jane Long Festival Needs Sponsorships

JLfestThe Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation is again hosting The Jane Long Festival on October 11, 2014. Celebrate the spirit of Jane Long in the historical and newly renovated Fort Travis Park in Port Bolivar. History, art & music join together in an entertaining tribute to Jane as “the Mother of Texas.” You can support this fantastic event by becoming a sponsor at one of the following levels: