On The Peninsula
For Immediate Release
April 19, 2013
The Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club and the Gilchrist Community Association filed suit in federal court in Galveston today against Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and the Corps of Engineers over various actions related to attempts to close Rollover Pass, a popular recreational fishing venue on the Bolivar Peninsula of Galveston County. Among the allegations
We have been watching it since January when the heavy equipment started digging the canals. On the north side of Hwy 87, across from the Golf Course, Lazy D&D RV Resort has been taking shape. David Altemus and his wife Debra are the D&D, but neither of them are lazy. They have been working very hard to turn their piece of undeveloped land into a premier RV resort. With several
by Nelva Toups Maxey
Curtis and I were looking for property in Crystal Beach just so he could dock his shrimp boat. We found six lots on Gator point which already had a small dock. We bought the property. Two months later, the Chapmans Point property came up for sale. Our realtor knew we were looking for property with a dock and this property happened to be a run down bait camp, just across the Canal from
by Carole Hamadey
As the summer approaches, romance blossoms…and Out By The Sea Bed & Breakfast specializes in small, intimate weddings on the beach. Couples delight in marrying with their toes in the sand, birds flying overhead and the waves gently breaking on the shore. Many marry as the day draws to an end and catch the splendid sunsets as
You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Saturday, Michael (from LaPorte) and Brittany (from Lucerne Valley, CA) tied the knot. This wonderful event was attended by 50+ friends and family. The wedding was held at A Sea Glass Estate, formerly known as Casa Blanca Bed & Breakfast. Pictured is the Groom escorting his Mother, Christy Newman (L) and the Mother of the Bride, Susan Speer. Also pictured,
Friday, March 16th, 22 guys and gals from the Down and Dirty 3.5 entered Beaumont. This group has a unique way of biking through your town. It looks like a mini bike but rides like the wind. Saturday, March 17th they rode in the local Nederland parade and then to Crystal Beach for some lunch, then on to Crockett St. for more fun.
Sunday, March 18th, after breakfast they headed to the Bridge Run!!! For those who dared, they drove over
Amy’s Boutique and Gifts is NOW OPEN in the Crystal Beach Plaza between Guideaux’s and Sherwin-Williams.
Amy Pritchett has been a resident since June 2011, but has been visiting Crystal Beach most of her life. When she was younger, her father was transferred to Alaska where she lived for 15 years. On a recent vacation to Crystal Beach with her family, Amy decided this is where they
Subway Restaurant is now open in Crystal Beach, on Hwy 87 next to Bay Vue Grocery. The restaurant opened on Thursday, and business has been very good, according to owner Bhargav Patel. Store hours are Monday-Friday, 7am to 10pm / Saturday, 8am to 10pm / Sunday 9am to 10pm.
Patel added, “We expect a large spring break crowd and will be extending our hours during that time. We will stay
Debbie Valentine posted photos on Sunday of her beloved husband, Jerry Valentine, getting a wish that abundantly came true. He wanted badly to be able to attend the Church of Christ on the Bolivar Peninsula that he pastors. He had been unable to attend because of his ongoing battle with cancer. Debbie thanks William, Talissa, and Marcus Comeaux, and Bubba Nelson, for helping
Our hearts were saddened on Saturday to learn that Pastor Jerry Valentine, who has been battling cancer for some months, fell in his home and hurt his chest area as he landed across or onto his recliner. He was rushed by ambulance to UTMB to be checked over concerning the fall.
Debbie and Jerry were originally told that he had abscesses in the stomach cavity, but that diagnosis was later changed to reflect that what was first thought to be abscesses was actually more tumors growing there and causing extreme pain.
Not only was Jerry in pain from the tumors and the fall in his home, his body
Joni Harding has set up a meal train for the Valentines. Please help us get the message out to the community and your church members.
What is a meal train? There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, “What can I do to help out?” The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a meal train. MealTrain.com is a free meal calendar tool that makes planning meals among a wide group easy and less stressful. Please use this link to access the Meal Train for Debbie Valentine.
Update (Feb-08-2012): An attorney from Iowa has contacted the Galveston County Delinquent Attorney concerning Suzanne Grant. He knew her and will contact her family members to inform them of the proceeds that are awaiting their claim. The local attorney was told that the Iowa attorney learned of the Excess Funds from an Iowa newspaper. Congratulations to all who helped.
Everyone knows that there are two things that we cannot escape – death and taxes. This is a story about how both death and taxes are costing the surviving family members of a Crystal Beach owner more than $20,000.
On June 28, 2005, Erma Taylor sold Lot 13 of Cloon Subdivision Section 5 to Suzanne M. Grant of 5108 Huisache Drinve in Bellaire, Texas. The property, located at 847 Sea Spray Drive, had a house assessed for $ 96,440. Ms. Grant did not enjoy her beach home for very long, she died on July 13, 2008 at age 64.
While Ms. Grant was spared the ordeal of Hurricane Ike, the same cannot be said of her beach house. Probably destroyed by the storm, the lot was assessed as vacant property in 2009 by the…
George began his “Walk across America” in September 2009 to advocate and raise awareness for healthier lifestyles, suggesting that everyone walk at least 20 minutes a day. He began his trek…
No man on the peninsula is loved more than Jerry Valentine, in my humble opinion, and my own pastor, Dennis Allen, of First Baptist Church of Port Bolivar, refers to Brother Valentine as “the spiritual leader of Bolivar Peninsula.” Even those who never enter the doors of any church or claim any faith, feel that Jerry Valentine is their pastor. From a quick word of encouragement spoken
Most people walking the beach are delighted to find pretty shells and sand polished beach glass. I, on the other hand, stop to inspect spiky fish bones, gnarly bits of wood and blobs of rock. It was one such rock, a treasure found in Crystal Beach, that gave birth to The Rock Man nearly six years ago. An unusual, yet familiar shape, I scooped it up and immediately saw the face of a weathered and wise man as his history raced through my imagination. It was only a head, but I knew right then I would search for, and reassemble, the rest of him. It took nearly three years of walking the same stretch of beach in front of The Seahoose, carefully inspecting all I came across that was particularly unusual or odd to find most of his parts. I say most, not all, as his evolution was interrupted by a formidable adversary, Ike, but what was not found I now know tells little of his story and is not missed.
One vote, one voice, one prayer, or one Raffle Ticket! During the Crab Festival last May my husband, Gary, and I bought a raffle ticket. It was for a good cause, The Garth House, a group that protects children in the mid county from child abuse. The tickets where expensive, $100 each. We bought one and listened to our friends tease us for spending that much for one chance. Well the ticket paid off and after selling tickets for 5 more months they finally had the drawing and our ticket was chosen out of 530 tickets. We are the proud owners of the bright yellow Jeep Wrangler that was on display. So sometimes all you need is one chance for something great to happen.