A sold out Theater!

dixie0Saturday night, The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation presented The Dixie Swim Club production “The Faster We Swim – The Sooner We Win!” It’s a very sweet story about five Southern women who meet every August at a beach house on the North Carolina Outer Banks. The play focuses on four weekends during the thirty three year span to “catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives.”

Spring is here…

easteregg_00…and so is the Easter Bunny! The fluffy, white Easter Bunny made an appearance at the Easter Egg Hunt at the Eagles on Saturday. Approximately 30 kids, toting baskets, came out to enjoy the festivities. The four age groups were on the lookout for eggs of all colors. There were plenty of yummy cookies and goodies of all types. Prizes were awarded to the finder of the most eggs…and the finder of the fewest

Golfers Benefit Crenshaw School

tiki0The Second Annual Tiki Beach Bar and Grill Golf Tournament was held on Saturday at the Crystal Beach Community Golf Course, aka “The Ranch”. Thirty-six golfers teed it up in windy conditions to help raise money for Crenshaw School. Congratulations to the winners, and a high-five to the tournament hosts, Karen and Chris Gatlin, they put on a great event.

Texas Barn Owl-Live streaming video

This Barn Owl box is nestled in the rafters of a large open-air pavilion on a ranch in Texas. Surrounded by grasslands and scrubby forest, the box has been occupied off-and-on by Barn Owls for as long as the landowner can recall.

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Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Apr 7 – Apr 13, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Spring came to Rollover for a short time. During this period of sun and active fishing the BIG TROUT came to play, flounder provided numerous dinners, behemoth black drum snapped lines, broke rods taking some with them, and the bull redfish planted plenty of smiles on anglers faces. BUT what Mother Nature giveth she can also taketh away. With YET

FeatherFest Songbirds

FF SongbirdsBy Jim Stevenson
1- In the future, because many hundreds of you have purchased my book on the Bird-life of Galveston, I will be making reference to page numbers in my gallery for anyone wishing further information or study. It will be preceded by “BoG” but will be non-distracting.

CofC Awards Banquet

chamberThe Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Awards Banquet Tuesday, April 29th, 6:30 pm at Stingaree, honoring the 2014 Citizen, Educator, Business and Volunteer of the Year. The theme is “BOLIVAR BEACH BASH”. This award celebrates the work of the people who have shown outstanding dedication and service to the community. Purchase tickets at

Laugh, Chuckle, Cry

GO_0415By Georgia Osten
Culture comes roaring into our little community in the form of a Dinner Theater of all things! I think I had one of the best seats in the house. The Dixie Swim Club performed a wonderfully sweet play on Saturday night. Held in the banquet room at Barefoot Bill’s, dinner, wine and excellent entertainment … what more could you ask for?? To top it

Lesson of the empty egg

By Brenda Cannon HenleyDouglas was born with a twisted body and slow mind. At the age of 12 he was still in second grade, seemingly unable to learn. His teacher, Mary Goodson, often became exasperated with him. He would squirm in his seat, drool and make grunting noises. At other times, he spoke clearly and distinctly, as if a spot of light had penetrated the darkness of his brain. Most of the

Barefoot Living, By B.


Dining Rooms – What’s your style?

O’Brien Finally a Bride in Windy Par 3

golf_0415By Mike VanZandt (4-9-14)
The 25-35 mph north wind blew out the field Tuesday in the Par 3 contest from the Gold tees. Only Shannon O’Brien found anything resembling a golf game, shooting a nice 4 over par 31 to whip David Buchanan by a whopping three strokes. Mike Mitchell was third at 9 over par. This writer will no longer report scores above nine over par, except in

Rene McFarland Returns and Butchers Blue Par 3 Course

By Mike VanZandt (4-11-14)
Longtime friend of the Dabbler and missing-in-action golfer Rene McFarland brought the remnants of his once solid golf game to the Ranch Thursday for his first Par 3 experience since the event began 15 months ago and struggled to a nine over par 36. Welcome back Rene! Michael Comeaux returned to form with a nice three over par 30 for the win. John

Roy Vanburn Brewer

brewerFuneral services for Roy Vanburn Brewer, age 81, of Rusk were held on March 29, 2014 in First Baptist Church in Rusk with Rev. Donnie Barron, Rev. Don Copeland and Rev. Don Richey officiating. Mr. Brewer passed away March 26, 2014 at his residence. He was born September 14, 1932 in Weatherford, TX to the late Clyde V. and Orean Evans Brewer Sr. Mr. Brewer was a Rusk native and retired back to

Music Lineup for Summer Gospel Extravaganza

Bruce Haire has put together a wonderful line up for our SUMMER GOSPEL MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA AND BAZAAR on June 14th! The performance schedule includes:

Special Lenten event at BayVue UMC

Special Lenten events at Bay Vue United Methodist Church in Crystal Beach. Everyone is invited.
A special Tenebrae Service will be offered in Bay Vue United Methodist Church Sanctuary.

Community Choir Practice

By Gerry Lang
Our 26th Easter “Son-Rise” BEACH service is Sunday April 20th @7am. The Ministerial Alliance met and asked Sandy Cook to put another Community Choir together and the Easter program is coming together nicely. Listed below are the 2 practices Sandy has scheduled. Have tried to identify a few friends from

Upcoming EVENTS

easter2April 20, Easter Sunrise Service
Inter-denominational Sunrise Service on the Beach between West Lane (Latitude 29.2) and Monkhouse Drive. Bring a lawn chair or golf cart. Sponsored by the Bolivar Peninsula Ministerial Alliance with all proceeds going toward local youth scholarships.

April 24, Summer Gospel Extravaganza Meeting
AN INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATION! The first ever SUMMER GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA & BAZAAR! will be held on June 14, 11am – 4pm at Bay Vue United Methodist. This is an ALL churches and ALL community event, we invite you to attend our planning meetings. MORE INFORMATION

April 26, Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup
The Annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will take place Saturday, April 26th. The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program, an all-volunteer effort, is dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas beaches. Click here for ADOPT-A-BEACH WEBSITE.

April 26, DRIFTWOOD Charity Gumbo Cookoff
Diane and Wayne Blanks are hosting this event for the 3rd year to raise money for our local charities, 2382 Sandcastle in Driftwood Subdivision of Crystal Beach. A fun filled day for a good cause. Come out and taste the delicious gumbo even if you don’t enter the cook-off. CLICK HERE for APPLICATION

April 26, Community Garage Sale
Crystal Beach AARP Chapter 1591 announces a Community Garage Sale to be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8am-1pm at Joe Faggard Community Center, 1750 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, TX. Proceeds benefit the citizens of Bolivar. Booth space available. Clikc here for REGISTRATION FORM.

cfgolfMay 3, Texas Crab Festival Golf Tournament
First 72 golfers to enter will compete for the biggest Calcutta pool of the year in what always is a premier golf tournament on the Beach. Go by the Ranch (Crystal Beach Golf Course) or call Ann Willis at Swede’s Real Estate to sign up. All proceeds go to the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.