Ladies Casting for Conservation

fishing_00The Second Annual Ladies Casting for Conservation Tournament was a smashing success! The sponsors were generous and the teams went far and beyond in collecting donations. The event began with a Dinner at Barefoot Bill’s American Grill on Friday night to meet one another and fire up some great competition. We were more than ready to hit the hay and get a good start on the day – ever heard of it?

geocache0Well, it’s been around Crystal Beach for years, it’s a scavenger hunt out of this world. I was visited at the Chamber by 3 regular folks on Friday, only in search of a pen, so they could document the fact they had found this part of the treasure. They found one of the keys in this hunt, right behind the Chamber office. The list of people who have found this one clue goes on for a string of register tape -

Texas Crab Festival on Food Network

anderson100It’s official. Food Network’s new show Eating America with Anthony Anderson is premiering on July 28th! The Texas Crab Festival episode will air on August 11 at 8 pm Central Time. Here is a link to the website,
We are planning a group viewing party…details to follow.

“Keep Our Beaches Clean”

litter0Bolivar kids are participating in a poster campaign to help fight litter on the beach. Littering is becoming a significant problem. The theme is “Keep Our Beaches Clean”, and the children are encouraged to be creative and colorful. Spearheaded by Carlis Cole, this non-confrontational approach may strike a cord by having children involved in protecting their environment. Posters are on display

Golf Cart Poker Run – Saturday

poker_0The Second Annual Lions Club Golf Cart Poker Run will be held on Saturday, August 2. Sign up early to

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, July 21 – July 27, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The beginning of last week proved to be the peak of fishing action for trout, reds, and flounder. Then mid-week monsoon rains put the kabawsh on the action. As of Sunday, the fishing action still hasn’t improved, but night-shift anglers had some good to great action. Hopefully this weeks flushing tides will clear the bad water out and bring the

Mrs. Vivian Talley

MsVivian0July 7, 1912 – July 25, 2014
What do you say about a classic? Words just cannot do justice when trying to capture the essence of Vivian Truit Cantrell Talley. She was a uniquely remarkable and talented person who graced so many lives. Vivian was 102 years young when she passed away. Ms. Vivian, as we called her, still laughed, kept up with the news, visited with

Sunday Scramble Changes Time and Format, Buchanan and Milby record wins

By Mike VanZandt
The long running Sunday morning scramble has changed from 9-holes to 18-holes starting at 9:00 every week. On the first 18 hole event, Mike Comeaux, Mike VanZandt, and James Irvine captured first place with a 6 under par 66. Shannon O’Brien, Paul Williams, and Lance Ferguson tied John Milby, Charlie Brannan, Ray Pietramale, and

Another perfect weekend

GO_0729By Georgia Osten
I’m not sure what a non-perfect weekend is anymore, hope I don’t have one any time soon. We actually left the beach a while ago, left the state as a matter of fact! It’s difficult – we can never imagine leaving, but we had a glorious relaxed time with the family in North Carolina. We came back just in time to write our fluffy stories for this online publication

What is a scapegoat?

By Brenda Cannon Henley
We tend to use terms all of the time in the English language that we really have little idea of what they mean. For instance, in a recent column, I quickly typed the word “scapegoat,” and then more slowly realized that I did not for certain how the term originated or exactly what it meant. When I was in high school in DeKalb County, GA., I

More Neat Aussie Birds

Medium-sized SongbirdsBy Jim Stevenson
These are songbirds larger than sparrows and warblers, from the depths of Australia’s Eastern Seaboard. All is well here, and my people have seen around 200 new species. I also took them to a place the other night and we saw platypus swimming below us in the creek. No snakes except a 10-foot python I caught. The calendars are finished and they are

For The Beach Or the City

CS_2014-0729-0By Cindy Clay Srader
I love the Elegance of this Living area. The neutral wall color is just dark enough to make the white woodwork pop. Note the beautiful fabric on the arm chairs. The colors in this fabric bring the color palette to this room. The blue was brought over to the fringe on the couch, the pillows on the couch and the beautiful case on the coffee table. The white open

Journey III

Journey_0By Steven Arthur
“The Journey III is am amazing apologetic youth conference that starts on Friday, August 8, and runs until Saturday night. Many local churches youth groups will once again be invited to The Journey III. We will have a worship band and three speakers including our very own Chris Schroeder. The speakers will be discussing the design, cosmos, and