CERT Program looking for Volunteers

cert_0Anyone interested in participating in the Bolivar CERT Academy? Galveston County Emergency Management is reaching out to all residents who wish to be prepared and self-reliant during the next emergency in their community. Be prepared by becoming a part of the Galveston County CERT Team. The team has become a valued part of the county’s response to large events and team members are

4th Annual DRIFTWOOD Charity Gumbo Cookoff

gumbo_0The 4th Annual DRIFTWOOD Charity Gumbo Cookoff will be held on March 28, 2015 at 2415 Sandman in the Driftwood Subdivision of Crystal Beach. There will be live music throughout the afternoon. DRIFTWOOD is hosting this event for the 4th year to raise money for charity. This is a fun filled day for a good cause. People can come out and taste some delicious gumbo even if they don’t enter the cook-off.

Volunteer for Sea Turtle Patrol on Bolivar

turtle_0On March 28th, the Turtle Island Restoration Network will be holding a recruitment/informational meeting for those wanting to volunteer time for sea turtle patrol on Bolivar Peninsula. The meeting will be at the Crystal Beach Fire Station, 930 Noble Carl Drive from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The patrols are scheduled to begin April 1 and will run through July 1. If planning to attend, participants should contact

Rollover Pass Report, Mar-16 to Mar-22, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Things were heating up with the specks, reds, drum, and flounder coming out of their slump, then the monsoon hit flooding Rollover with 4 to 5 inches of rain. April showers in March, probably get the March winds in April and winters snow in May. BUT, things are ONCE AGAIN looking up for Rollover’s fishery. All we have to do is WAIT for

Final Lenten Luncheon of the Season

bvumcBay Vue United Methodist Church of Crystal Beach once again invites everyone to share in their final Lenten Luncheon of the Series. Last, but never ever the least, will be Pastor W.C. Hall on March 25. Everybody always enjoys hearing a message from Rev. Hall. W.C. was the first pastor for Bay Vue. He was a seminary student at the time, and Bay Vue was situated in the building that is now

Easter SON-RISE Service


“This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Easter SON-RISE Service on the Bolivar Peninsula is like no other. As the sun slowly rises and is reflected on our Gulf waters, community residents and visitors of all faiths gather together to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Please plan to attend the 27th Annual

Change points of our lives

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
Our lives are detailed, different, and sometimes daunting. They are also delightful and filled with good people, good experiences, and good memories. Balancing the mixture is our No. 1 job and one we find we react differently to each stage as we maneuver the years God has assigned to us. I learn something new or different every day of my life

We need an 8 year old

GO_0324By Georgia Osten
As we sat enjoying yet another showing of Family Feud, Maezy brought the tennis ball to us for about the 16th time. It was going on 8:30 in the evening and we were both bone tired. Maezy is our almost 1-1/2 year old golden retriever. I guess that makes her about 7 or so in people life. She’s a rambunctious young lady, full of energy, especially

Chamber Awards Banquet

“Recognizing the people who make this place run”
The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Awards Banquet, Tuesday, April 21st, 6:00pm at Stingaree Restaurant, honoring the 2015 Citizen, Educator, Business and Volunteer of the Year. This award celebrates the work of the people who have shown

Golf Tournament

Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club “Swinging for Santa” Golf Tournament will be held

Great Texas Birding Classic: Sign Up Now!

birding_0How many of Texas’ 639 documented bird species have you seen? Join Texas’ biggest birding roundup – the Great Texas Birding Classic and search for a few more. From the Panhandle to the Golden Triangle, anybody can play because the world’s biggest, longest and wildest bird watching tournament is statewide! Gather your friends and family to form a team and put your binoculars and your

FeatherFest 2015

feather_0Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council is excited to announce FeatherFest 2015, April 9-12. With more than 100 field trips, workshops and social events, you will have plenty to choose from at FeatherFest 2015. Don’t miss one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and one of the few with a dedicated nature photography track. Online registration is available on the FeatherFest WEBSITE. Discover

Concealed Handgun Classes

handgun_0There will a concealed handgun classes offered in Port Bolivar on Tuesday, March 31st at 9am. The class should last roughly 7 hours, depending on the size, and will be held at the Port Bolivar Fire Department. The cost of the course is $85 (this does not include your state fee for the actual license or