Pastor Tom Stephenson’s Birthday

pastortom0By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue United Methodist Church is delighted with their new pastor. Rev. Tom Stephenson was appointed by the Texas Methodist Conference and is a happy addition to St. Matthew’s Methodist in High Island, Bay Vue in Crystal Beach and Bolivar Methodist Church in Bolivar. Members of Bay Vue invited Pastor Tom to Stingaree on

Exercise classes just keep getting better

Let’s keep those young girlish/guyish figures in top shape – don’t let Winter get you all flabby! Join us for exercise classes at Bay Vue! WE JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER! All classes are held in the Bay Vue Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1441 Hwy 87 in Crystal Beach. WINTER SCHEDULE:


A Thanksgiving Fellowship For All

thanksgiving0By Terry Westerman
The Bolivar Peninsula is a culture all unto itself and has been a tight knit community for a very long time. The people here have had their “Up’s” and “Down’s” but we have shared those with each other and have held fast for the good that has come as a result of being community. We all have watched the peninsula slowly but surely rebuild from the last

BPCO Annual Coat Drive

BPCOTime to go through those closets and pull out your coats, sweats, parkas, sweaters and blankets. Young and old are in need of warm clothing this Winter. Please take all your warmest finds to Second Going, 1050 Bay Vue Drive in Crystal Beach, Wednesday through Saturday from 9am – 3pm. Our community appreciates your generosity, and Charlotte will be so happy to see you!!

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Nov 10 – Nov 16, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The flounder run is definitely on BUT chilly arctic winds blowing in last week STUNNED the flat-fish, making them bury deep when the water temp dropped 10 degrees. But weekend tides coming from warmer bay waters helped recover the flounder for another run. Bull-Reds and Bull-Drum were active and speckled trout are popping pods of

Cabin Fever Projects

GO_1118By Georgia Osten
If I ever tell you I’m bored and have nothing to do, please give me a swat! After so many winters of living at the beach, in anticipation of “cabin fever,” I have surrounded myself with enough projects to keep me busy until next summer. My first project, I decided to paint the entire inside of the house a paler shade of gray, it’s called “The Big Chill.” I really

Thankful for faithful people in this old world

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
Many of you know I am originally from Georgia, where I was born and reared until I relocated to Tennessee in my profession. I arrived in Texas nearly a decade and a half ago and it quickly stole my heart and soul. I love Texas! I love everything about it and especially the faithful people I have met. I have loved, lived, and sorrowed in this state, but I

Bright and Light Color

By Cindy Clay Srader
Color, color everywhere! Living in Crystal Beach, the overall look of the landscape has changed dramatically since IKE. The new homes going up are not only beautiful but have a wonderful array of colors. When I drive down Hwy 87, it almost feels like we are living in Bermuda or the Bahamas. I love the look and feel of these homes. Today’s room

Benefit BBQ and Auction for Cheryl Small

benefit0Please join us at Tiki for the Cheryl Small Benefit. Let’s show Cheryl how much we miss her welcoming smile and loving personality every time we step in the door at The Big Store. Cheryl was involved in a car accident and injuries prevent her from working for an extended period of time. Help support this icon of our community, wear your “giving heart” and plan to be at the Tiki Beach Bar & Grill on Saturday,

Crystaland Parade

crystaland0Bolivar Chamber of Commerce will host its annual CRYSTALAND CHRISTMAS PARADE on Saturday, December 13, 2014, starting at 6 pm. Enter your decorated trailer, vehicle, or golf cart in the parade. The Parade will begin at the Courthouse Annex Building, then travel to the beach. After the parade, Santa Claus will be at the Fire Station to greet all the children with