2018 Hardheads Bolivar Rig Run

By Jim Denys
The 4th annual Hardheads Bolivar RIG RUN is in the books. The first part of the event was like a long, slow dance with Mother Nature and her angry wet ways. After a week of pounding rain on the Bolivar Peninsula, the skies dried out just in time to get the event in. We appreciated the die hard Bumpity Bump sailors who came as far away


PSP Soccer Kicks Off

The Peninsula Sports Park Youth Soccer League is ready for the first kickoff. The coaches clinic was held on Saturday morning in preparation for a successful season. Coach Richard Thompson, with a National Class C soccer coaching license, led the coaches through a series of drills and exercises to help them prepare for practices coming up. This being the inaugural year for the youth soccer


Recreational Boating Safety – The Pecking Order

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08

Hardheads 4th Annual Bolivar Rig Run
There is nothing more exciting on the water than a sailing regatta, and the Hardheads 4th Annual Bolivar Rig Run catamaran race was no exception to the rule. We have


#SaveOurFireworks

By September 30th, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will take a misguided action that will change the consumer fireworks industry as we know it. Rather than getting the visual performance that we’re used to getting from our fireworks, the CPSC’s proposed rule will change the way our fireworks look. The Small Business Administration has weighed in on the debate, saying that it was concerned


Lions Club Gives

Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club presents a huge check ($10,300.00) to High Island ISD School Board, proceeds from the annual Golf Cart Poker Run. As the motto “We Serve” suggests, the Lions Club is a non-profit organization who, through fund raising, pours every cent back into the community.


THE LOCAL Welcomes Fall

The Fall issue of THE LOCAL hits stands and reminds us why we all look forward to the season after summer’s close. Bolivar settles down a bit, saying goodbye to summer vacationers and looking forward to cooler weather and emptier beaches. This issue celebrates the history of Bolivar and its development over the years. Specifically, a focus on the “beach-centric website”, CrystalBeach.com, created


Five smooth stones

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
Constant amazement sweeps through my heart and mind when I hear someone say that they cannot read the Bible because it is so boring. I laugh quietly to myself. We have every kind of intrigue, mystery, villain, hero, love story, war, and instructions for life found within its pages. The truth of the matter for me is that every time I read a story, I tend to


Aboard Ship

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
We think we have it bad. Our second born, Rene’ has just received her gold card cruising this past Sunday. She and Vickie, RR’s sister, are on their way to Jamaica and two other ports. They are right in the middle of that tropical storm in the Caribbean. Now what you need to know is Rene’ is not the best sailor. As a child, when we would go fishing in the Gulf,


It’s been a week to remember

By Georgia Osten
Not only about Ike and all our circumstances of 10 years ago, but with the oncoming Hurricane Florence hitting our precious loved ones in North Carolina. Our North Carolina family, 2 adults, 3 kids and 2 labs, planned out their possibilities like pros, you’d think they had gone through it all before. “I hope we don’t eat all our snacks before the storm


Diaper Need Awareness Week

The Galveston Diaper Bank provides diapers and wipes to local organizations involved with creating a healthier environment for our low-income families. Since their founding in September, 2013, they have provided thousands of diapers and wipes to parents participating in Incredible Years classes, in partnership with Family Service Center of Galveston County and Galveston Sustainable


Senator Brandon Creighton

By James Dinkins
Texas State Senator Brandon Creighton will be on the Peninsula on September 27 at noon, currently scheduled for the Down Under, weather permitting. If too hot then will be moved upstairs at Stingaree. He will give update of current events in Austin and will be more than happy to entertain questions.


Upcoming Events

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 Saturday, October 6
Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup


 Saturday, October 13
CT’s Texas Slam Fishing Tournament


 Saturday, October 13
Driftwood Charity Gumbo Cookoff


 Saturday, October 20
Bolivar Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournament


 Saturday, October 20
PSP Flounder Tournament


 Saturday, October 20
Bike Around The Bay


 Saturday, October 27
Brad and Big Rich's Cajun Cook-Off


 Saturday, October 27
Ghost on the Coast Halloween Bash



Blood Drive

By Bill Agnew
The Bay Vue United Methodist Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3719 are co-hosting a blood drive on October 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1411 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX. Last May, our goal was for 22 people to register to donate blood. As a community, we had 31 individuals register, 26 were able to give blood, and 17 people were

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