Community turns out to honor Max Watson

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Max Watson said his final good-bye last Saturday, August 22nd, just after he and Edith celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. A Celebration of His Life was held in his honor at the bird sanctuary, down at the Flats. A eulogy was given by his nephew and his ashes were scattered in the dunes. Janet Leigh sang Swing Low Sweet Chariot as people


BP Lions give back

lions_0By Charlotte Byus
This past week, several members of the Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club delivered the checks to Crenshaw and High Island Schools. Thanks to so many (544) people who participated in The Golf Cart Poker Run, the Lions Club was able to distribute over $18,000 to assist the children of the peninsula with all the school supplies they would need.


Crystal Beach JEEPERS Beach Social

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Crystal Beach Jeepers met at Barrel 81 on Saturday – Hot Dogs, chili and onions, chips and salsa – probably 30 people joined in the fun. Everything but the “stacking.” A merry time was had by all, lots of stories to tell and lots of chili-stained t-shirts by the time it was all over. Thanks to MaryJane and George Parsley for putting this


Don’t miss ELVIS at the EAGLES

eagles0The Eagles are proud to present to our members and guests, the premier Elvis Impersonator Ralph Elizondo for “An Evening with Elvis”, September 5, 2015 at 8:00pm. Widely known as ‘THE HOUSTON ELVIS’, Ralph has performed all over the U.S. in many different types of venues (casino’s, concerts, festivals, benefits, theaters, conventions, weddings, church’s, private parties, & corporate


It’s all about LIVE MUSIC on Labor Day Weekend @Stingaree

Round up the family and friends for a weekend of award winning performers Labor Day Weekend at Stingaree Restaurant!!! Winding down the summer with a celebration on the bay, 3 nights and 3 GREAT performers hit the stage. Gather the kids up and enjoy an open air Live Music Fest, enjoy some cold drinks and don’t worry about a cover…there is none!!!! Weekend music kicks off at 7pm,


Live Music – Labor Day Weekend

Stingaree Down UnderStingaree Down Under
1295 N. Stingaree Rd., Crystal Beach
Fri Sept 4: Max Stalling
Sat Sept 5: John Baumann
Sun Sep 6: Larry Joe Taylor


HardHeads Icehouse & GrillHardHeads Icehouse & Grill
1035 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach
Fri Sept 4: Lee Pelly
Sat Sept 5: Cool Breeze
Sun Sep 6: 80’s All Day
Mon Sept 7: Johnny Riley



Tiki Beach Bar & Grill
1369 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach
Sat Sept 5: 3 Way Switch



Eagles Aerie 3719
1835 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach
Sat Sept 5: An Evening with Elvis


FantaSea BBQ
FantaSea BBQ & Grill
1951 Hwy 87, Gilchrist
Sat Sept 5: Tyler Darby



GED Preparation Classes and ESL Classes

COMCollege of the Mainland, in partnership with Crenshaw Elementary and Middle School and Texas Crab Festival Charities, is offering GED Preparation Classes AND English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes on Bolivar. Classes are free. Registration is September 17, 2015, 5:30 pm at Crenshaw School.


Rollover Pass Report, Aug-24 thru Aug-30, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Good clear tides last week drew the trout in mainly on the gulf side, but eventually fizzled down to slow and slower action. Lots of bait-fish coming in with shrimp going out on the tides. Flounder maintained a good bite on the bay-side with bay-waders doing very well on the flatfish. Croaker bite slowed somewhat but should pick back up this


A Peculiar Obsession

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I started playing golf with my Dad in the early 60’s. We played at least a thousand rounds and did so until he was in his late 80’s. Almost everyone in my family has played or continues to play. We played on many Thanksgiving Days and an equally shameful number of December 25ths. I’ve worn my golf shoes to church so I wouldn’t be late


Keeping love in our hearts

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
“Hatred stirs up strifes, but love covers all sins.”
(Proverbs 10:12)
“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.” (Proverbs 15:17)
“By this all men shall know you are my disciples if you have love one to another.” (John 13:35)


Bring on the BLUE BELL

GO_0831By Georgia Osten
It’s actually been since April when they took Blue Bell off the shelves and Boy have we missed it! It was a national recall after the ice cream was linked to 10 listeria illnesses in four states. After a several-month shut down, tests came back negative for listeria contamination and production has resumed. About a week ago, people reported


Cardinal Pressure Washing

cardinal0Summer is quickly coming to a close. It may still be warm and sunny, but the visitors have dwindled and it’s time to clean house. Shall we call it “Fall Cleaning”? No better way than a good power washing to rid your property of all the grime that has collected. Contact the Cardinal Pressure Washing partners, Murrell Lyon and Tony Ponder. Long time High Island residents, both with backgrounds in


Max Vinson Watson

Max_0December 19, 1937 – August 22, 2015
Max grew up on a working ranch in Coleman County, Texas. He graduated from Burkett, TX High School in 1956 and attended Tarleton State University where he was on the rodeo team, ROTC Commandant, and Most Popular. Max graduated with a BS from North Texas State University in 1960, then served in the U.S. Army 1960-62. Max’s


Katrina – 10-Year Anniversary

katrinaBy Ed Riley
Hurricane Katrina came aground in the United States for the second time at 11:10 UTC (6:10 CT) on August 25 having previously attained a Category 5 status at approximately 13:00 CT the previous day. Its peak strength showed sustained winds of 175mph and a minimal central pressure of 902 mbar. This made Katrina the 4th most intensive


Sixth Annual Jane Long Lecture Series

janelongThe Bolivar Cultural Foundation is celebrating the Sixth Annual Jane Long Festival and Lecture Series. The festival is October 10, 2015, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Fort Travis Seashore Park, Bolivar Peninsula (near ferry landing).

The Lecture Series will feature two presentations: Saturday, September 26 and Saturday, October 3


Photo Gallery, week ending 8-30-15

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Ladies CHL Class

CHLLadies ONLY Concealed Handgun License Class, Sunday, September 13 at 12:30pm, Port Bolivar Fire Station. $85 for the course. If you have your own firearm, it is recommended that you bring it along with a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition. If you do not have your own firearm, the instructor has firearms to loan and ammo to purchase. Questions (409) 939-0750.


Beth Moore Live, “Living Proof” via Simulcast

bethmooreSeptember 12th, First Baptist Church Crystal Beach will be hosting the “Living Proof” Live Simulcast, with Beth Moore, Bible teacher and best-selling author. The event kicks off Saturday, September 12th, at 8:30 am and ends at 4:15 pm. Tickets are $25 covering one full day of music and worship, sessions led by Beth Moore, and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Mark your calendars and


2nd Annual YUCK GAMES

yuckgamesIt’s that time of year where we celebrate a day off from work. However, the Remnant celebrates it in style, a messy style that is! What do we mean by MESSY? Well, if you are a student that is going into the 6th – 12 grades, you love food, and like to get MESSY, then you will want to join us at Crystal Beach Baptist Church for the ultimate wild and crazy 2nd Annual YUCK GAMES!!! We will be serving up

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