Second chances

SecondGoing_0After the first go-round, there’s always time for a second. Second Going Resale Shop has it all and it is being run by new managers from Bay Vue Methodist Church. Previously staffed by Bolivar Peninsula Community Outreach, Bay Vue members are now operating the shop to raise the money necessary to fund the mobile food unit that comes to the peninsula every Monday. The food truck distributes


Crenshaw School announces “Students of the 3rd Six Weeks”

Crenshaw_0Annette Dailey, Principal of Crenshaw Elementary and Middle School, announces the students selected to receive the honor of “Student of the Six Weeks”. This award is given to a student from each grade who is dedicated and hard working in the areas of academics, citizenship, attitude, and helping others. Congratulations to these fine young individuals for their 3rd Six Weeks achievement.


Galveston Ronald McDonald House receives gift from caring people

RMcD-0By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue United Methodist Women’s Ministries provide many services to our church and community. They were searching for a good project during the 2016 Advent Season. All agreed that sponsoring a donation drive for the Galveston Ronald McDonald House would be the perfect gift to give to a most deserving charity. The house serves families from


Bolivar Peninsula’s Magazine

Local_100The January/February 2017 issue of The LOCAL is on the newsstands. This issue FEATURES Mardi Gras on Bolivar Peninsula; Hello, Health Goals; Trees Turned to Treasure; The Bolivar Ferry; 3 Tips for Catching Fish in 2017. Pick up your free copy at The BIG Store, Stingaree Restaurant, Steve’s Landing Restaurant, Island Liquor, and the Chamber of Commerce.

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Braving the elements

TCF_TO-GOBy Linda Elissalde
Clouds, wind and fog cannot stay TCFC President Tom Osten and his intrepid wife, Texas Crab Festival Committee Chairperson Georgia Osten, from promoting our community’s TEXAS CRAB FESTIVAL. Georgia and Tom stood in front of The Big Store on a wintery Gulf Coast Saturday to display the 2017 Club Car Golf Cart to be given away at


Watch These Hummingbirds Take Their First Flight

hummer_0Cornell Lab eNews
It’s miraculous when any bird takes its first flight, but it’s rare to witness the exact moment. In this video, watch two hummingbirds leave the nest for the first time on New Year’s Day. After the first one departs, its sibling hangs out to enjoy another meal delivery and to practice hovering before it lifts off into the wide world. Thanks to our partner,


Choosing to shake the dust off your feet

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
The Bible covers so many interesting topics and from time to time, I receive questions about what a certain verse or phrase might mean. I always am intrigued when I study the question and try to determine what I feel the Scripture is saying. I received an interesting one this past week. “What does it mean in the Book of Matthew when we are


Winter – January 6-8, 2017

GO_0117By Georgia Osten
I figure Winter’s over now, everyone told me I should wait, but I couldn’t take it anymore. I’ve even started looking for flowers and plants – fat chance! I did go ahead and buy some weed & feed that was on sale at WalMart. Today, Martin Luther King Day, when I returned home from my not-so-usual shopping trip to town, I grabbed the hand


Warm Food

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
The only good thing about this weather is the wonderful warm food you can make. Right now in the slow cooker is sauerkraut, pork ribs and potatoes, RR’s favorite. Mom was German and Dad was Cajun/Scotch-Irish, what a mixture, but the food was good! Very seldom did Mom make rice but when she did, boy was Dad happy. Coming from


Rep. Faircloth Joins Texas House Members and Sends Washington $2.8 Billion Bill for Border Security Costs

Faircloth-0Rep. Wayne Faircloth joined fellow Texas House members today in calling on the federal government to reimburse Texas taxpayers for $2.8 billion in costs resulting from Washington’s failure to secure the border. “Securing our nation’s borders is a federal responsibility, but Washington’s failure has forced Texas to take action on our own for many years,” said Rep. Faircloth. “As a result,


Tax Assessor/Collector Legislative Efforts

GCTOCheryl E. Johnson, Tax Assessor/Collector
The 85th Legislative Session officially began Tuesday, January 10th with 25 new House members and three new Senators – two of which arrived with House experience. As is the norm for your County Tax Office, we arrived the Sunday before in order to introduce ourselves to freshmen legislators and staff who were moving into new


Upcoming Events

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 Sunday, January 22
Mardi Gras Brunch


 Friday-Saturday, January 27-28
Large Item Debris Disposal Event


 Saturday, February 11
Volunteer at the Bird Sanctuary


 Saturday, February 11
Lighthouse Krewe 2017 Ball


 Wednesday, February 15
PEMSI Meeting


 Saturday, March 11
PB VFD 47th Annual Oyster Supper



“Early Bird” Beach Parking Stickers are only $5

sticker_00During the months of January and February, you can purchase your 2017 Bolivar Beach Parking Sticker for only $5.00. Early-bird stickers are available at the customer service desk in The Big Store, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through the end of February, from 10am-3pm. You can also purchase early-bird stickers by mail. After March 1, 2017, most stores and real estate agencies


‘Treasures of the Texas Coast’ Children’s Art Contest

artcontestTexas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling for entries in the 21st annual Adopt-A-Beach “Treasures of the Texas Coast” Children’s Art Contest. The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. “Our vast coastline is truly a Texas treasure, yet many students across the state have not yet had the opportunity to see it up close,” said Commissioner Bush. “The ‘Treasures of the

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