This Community is Amazing

cheryl0At a risk of sounding redundant – This Community is Amazing when it comes to helping each other! Saturday, hundreds showed up at Tiki Beach Bar & Grill for our very own Cheryl Small. Thank you Chris and Karen Gatlin of Tiki – you two are always Up Front when it comes to hospitality! As you all know, Cheryl was involved in an automobile accident a few months ago, requiring surgery and leaving Cheryl


Santa Comes to Crystaland

parade0Where else that you know of are there parades on the beach at Christmas Time? Crystal Beach and the Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce sure know how to throw a Christmas Party! It’s evident, “Bolivar is Back!” Just take a little time to drive around the community this year – it’s amazing!

Very deserving – Grand Prize for Trailer decoration was First Baptist Church – Remnant, Sandy Shores with their


Ringing The Bell

Mark Hunstiger was Ringing The Bell on Saturday at The Big Store, one of the local volunteers helping collect donations for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas Campaign.

Mark Hunstiger was Ringing The Bell on Saturday at The Big Store, one of the local volunteers helping collect donations for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign.


Rollover Pass Report, Dec 8 – Dec 14, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
This year’s flounder run had its ups and downs with most flounder moving through the cut in sporadic spurts due to warming and chilling trends. The larger females in the saddle blanket category should be migrating well into late December and early January. We’ve survived the 2 per day limits of the last six weeks; as of Monday (Dec-15) the limits are


Change in FEMA rules needed

By Matt Pace, Bolivar property owner
December 15, 2014

Commissioner Dennard,
I purchased my first piece of property on the Bolivar Peninsula back in 1987. I have also been writing coastal flood insurance in Texas for nearly 40 years now. The recent issue with FEMA’s enforcement of floodplain regulations is a concern to all of us and needs to be addressed in order for the area to maintain flood insurance eligibility. That is the immediate challenge that we face in the near future. But, there is also a more long-term solution to the problem———we need to get FEMA to change their rules a bit concerning ground level enclosures


The Gratitude Project

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
I have long believed that our attitude greatly determines our level of gratitude. If we spend our time thinking about how many good things we have in our lives, we have little time to dwell on the bad or wrong things. And, I suppose this is a well-traveled two-way street. If our attitudes stink, then our levels of gratitude will be low or non-existent. In my new


Busy times as we approach the Holiday Season

GO_1216By Georgia Osten
There’s always so much to do – decorating, shopping, baking, parties, you name it. We went to our annual event, The Nutcracker Ballet, yesterday. We decided to try The Grand in Galveston and The Original Mexican Restaurant for lunch before the ballet. A bit less hectic than fighting our way to downtown Houston Jones Hall, which is what


Oh, Come All Ye Faithful

BVUMC0By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue United Methodist found that all of their outdoor Christmas decorations had finally hit the dust. So, an industrious group of members joined together to purchase and place some new outdoor reminders of the Advent and Christmas season. The Twelve Days of Christmas extend through January 6th, we hope that you will enjoy these


Have a young artist at home?

adopt0Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is calling for entries in the 19th annual Adopt-A-Beach “Treasures of the Texas Coast” Children’s Art Contest. “Many little Texans never get to go to the beach, but this contest is an easy way to help teach them about the natural beauty of the Texas coast,” Patterson said. “If we want future generations to protect this treasure it’s essential they learn why