Another Tasty Success

gumbo-00The Driftwood 6th Annual Charity Gumbo Cookoff was another tasty success on Saturday as they set out to raise money for charity. Jackie and Brian Sticker hosted as six gumbo teams competed. The teams began cooking soon after sunrise on Saturday morning under the two categories of seafood and chicken-and-sausage. As the aroma filled the air, the party started. Throughout the morning,

Beautiful Cleanup

frenchtown-0Keep Bolivar Beautiful is at it again. KBB took on a huge task on Saturday at West Frenchtown Road Trash Cleanup. W. Frenchtown Road is near the ferry landing and has been a very popular fishing spot for many years. And because of its remote location, it has also been a popular trash dumping spot. The area was littered with discarded furniture, mattresses, and all types of household junk. In addition

This Weekend on Bolivar

 Saturday, October 21
BP Lions Golf Tournament

 Saturday, October 21
PSP Flounder Tournament

 Saturday, October 21

All Creatures Great and Small

blessing-0By Linda Elissalde
“All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small…”
Bay Vue United Methodist Church greeted creatures great and small at The Blessing of the Animals on October 8, 2017. What a joy it was to see humans and pets! Everyone obviously loved their own special animals, and were

Bolivar has a plastic recycling program

recycle-0By Charlotte Stirling
Thanks to David Harris with Bolivar Tourism, Bolivar has a plastic recycling program! David has purchased blue recycling bins for five locations. Sweat Fitness, Latitudes, Bay Vue Methodist Church, Crystal Beach Community Church and Mavens. Casey Winslow from Beaumont/Bolivar has agreed to deliver our full bags of plastic to

Recreational Boating Safety – The Vessel Safety Check (VSC) Part 8: Navigation Lights

USCG-1017-0By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08 is based at Coast Guard Station Galveston. The Auxiliary’s vessel examiners perform safety checks on all types of recreational boats. In this discussion of the Vessel Safety Check (VSC), we will discuss the requirements for navigation lights. Recreational

19th Annual Christmas Bike Drive

bike-0Fall is here and Christmas is right around the corner. There are many families on the peninsula that have had setbacks in the last year. Texas Crab Fest Charities is accepting donations to continue The Peninsula’s Annual Bike Drive. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and because TCFC is a non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible. Please share this


boho-0By Brenda Smith
Just Boho N Stuff is a fun new destination spot on Bolivar Peninsula for those who appreciate slightly-off-center, quirky, delightful, insightful, truly special and unique…stuff! Cynthia and Kimmy are owners of the new weekends-only informal Just Boho N Stuff shop across Hwy 87 from Ritas & Cream, (next door to where Coba’s used to be). Pallet art

When life gives you lemons, just add vodka

GO-1017By Georgia Osten
As I sit here week after week writing a story, trying to be funny, maybe a little clever, I never realized I might be handed a bag of lemons. My daughter once told me she was going to quit Facebook, “it’s all about unreal stuff, everyone’s happy, there’s never a dull moment – it’s trash, it’s lies.” No kidding! Every time I post something on FB, it’s gotta be

Disappointed in hypocrisy

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
The story is told of a zoo that was noted for their great collection of different animals. One day the gorilla died, and to keep up the appearance of a full range of animals, the zookeeper hired a man to wear a gorilla suit and fill in for the dead animal. It was his first day on the job, and the man didn’t know how to act like a gorilla very well. As he tried

Somewhere in this I think I got Older! Oh Lord!!

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
Most of us at my age grew up washing dishes, hanging clothes on the line, and helping Dad with the yard. There was no choice. You made your bed and hung up your clothes or put then in the hamper. You always hung up your towel and used it more than once and you used a wash rag for your bath or shower and you used whatever Mom

Calling All Artists

TCFshirt-0…to submit a design for the 2018 Texas Crab Festival Official T-Shirt.
Have Fun & Be Creative, submit your design for the 2018 Texas Crab Festival T-Shirt Design Contest. Winning design will become the official image printed on the 2018 Texas Crab Festival T-shirts. Winner will receive $100 Cash, 2 Tickets to the Festival, and 2 Official TCF T-Shirts. Follow the

Perry J Shelley

ShelleyPerry J. Shelley Jr, 88, of Whitney, passed away on September 29, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, at the home of his beloved niece and nephew, Richard and Reta Zimmerman. Perry was born on March 21, 1929, to the late James Perry and Mamie Ivy Shelley. He was a lifetime resident of Whitney and attended Whitney schools. On August 12, 1949, he married Jackie Shelley. The couple

Upcoming Events

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 Wednesday, October 18
GC ESD #2 Meeting

 Saturday, October 21
PSP Flounder Tournament

 Saturday, October 21
BP Lions Golf Tournament

 Saturday, October 21

 Saturday, October 28
Brad & Big Rich's Cajun Cookoff

 Saturday, October 28
Ghost on the Coast - Trunk or Treat

 Friday, December 29
Jerry Diaz Bonfire on the Beach

Ghost On The Coast!

ghost-0“Halloween! Halloween!
Oh, what funny things are seen!”

Ohhhh!!! It’s coming back. Yes! It is that time again for GHOST ON THE COAST at The Gulf Coast Market (aka: The Big Store). This annual Halloween bash begins at 5:30 PM on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks provided for everyone. Lots of prizes will

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