Hwy 87 elevation project

TxDOT-0County Commissioner Darrell Apffel hosted a community meeting on Wednesday to update Bolivar residents regarding the project to elevate Highway 87 between Rollover Pass and the High Island curve, a critical evacuation route in the event of a storm. Commissioner Apffel invited representatives from TxDOT to present the project plan and answer any questions. Present were Jamal Elahi, Galveston Area Engineer;

Water Park Grand Opening

FunTown-00A happy crowd turned out for the Grand Opening of Fun Town water park on Saturday. After the 11 am ribbon cutting ceremony, all visitors were treated to free admission into the newly remodeled water park. The fresh paint and new equipment give the place a warm and inviting look. Harold LeBlanc and his wife spent over a year remodeling and upgrading the facility. Fun Town features

Fish! Fun! Fellowship!

FishFry-00By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue United Methodist Church hosted its third annual Father’s Day Weekend Fish Fry. Thanks to the efforts of members, relatives and friends, and the participation from the Bolivar Community, peninsula visitors and guests, this endeavor was bigger and better. The Bay Vue cooking team fried up copious quantities of gourmet tasting

Great job, beach crews

beachrake-0After two summers of mostly seaweed free beaches, a large influx of Sargassum weed invaded Bolivar recently. Although nothing like the mountains of seaweed that came ashore in 2014, it did make its presence known. Trash and debris come ashore with the weed, leaving the beach dirty and foul smelling. County crews jumped into action last week to begin cleaning it up. With a large front end loader, huge piles

TPWD Extends Red Snapper Season in Federal Waters

TPWD-0Following a series of public meetings on the Texas coast to seek angler input, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), along with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), have reached an agreement that will allow private recreational anglers to catch red snapper in federal waters on weekends this summer. The

An uneasy peace

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
Words come in all shapes, sizes, languages, caps or lower case letters, written, typed, inscribed, and said. Sometimes they are spoken in a whisper and sometimes screamed from the nearest rooftop. We say or write things often that we don’t really even know for sure what the word means, and yet, we sling it around as though we do. Words can help

Yep, She’s Back!

GO-0620-0By Georgia Osten
Oh, the anticipation, waiting and waiting, what’s taking that plane so long? We arrived at the airport early of course. We were there to pick up our 9 year old granddaughter. Flying all by herself from Raleigh, North Carolina. The flight was to land at 7:30 am. To pick up an unaccompanied minor, we had to go through check-in just as if we were

Bolivar Yacht Club Rig Run

2017BYC_00The 3rd Annual Labor Day Weekend HARDHEADS Bolivar Yacht Club Rig Run is set for Sunday, September 3rd from the Bolivar Beach around the Rig and back. All Catamarans are welcome to participate in the fun. Please contact Jim Denys at the Bolivar Yacht Club (like us on Facebook) for more information: [email protected] or via cell at 281-541-0114. The Bolivar Rig Run started 3 years ago

Upcoming Events

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 Saturday, July 1
CPR Class Schedule

 Friday, July 7
Jerry & Friends Full Moon Party on the beach

 Tuesday, July 18
Chamber of Commerce General Meeting & Social

 Saturday, July 22
Ladies Casting for Conservation

 Saturday, July 29
Crystal Corral Grand Opening

 Saturday, August 5
Bolivar Lions Club Golf Cart Poker Run

 Wednesday, August 9
CPR Class Schedule

 Friday-Saturday, August 25-26
PB VFD 19th Annual BBQ Cookoff

 Sunday, September 3
3rd Annual Bolivar Rig Run

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