People lined Hwy 87 from Avocet to Gregory Park, sometimes 2 to 3 rows thick to watch the 50+ floats trickle by, throwing beads, buttons, 2012 Crab Festival Shirts, candy, cups, doubloons and even doggie treats for those 4 legged viewers. The parade was sponsored by the Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe, whose float carried the entire Court: Kings, Queens, Dukes and
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers interested in helping to remove abandoned crab traps — ghostlike killers of marine life — from their haunts along the coast. Starting Feb. 15 and continuing through Feb. 24, all Texas bays will be closed for crabbing. Any traps left in the water will be assumed to be abandoned and considered “litter” under state law. This allows volunteers
The 22nd Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade will be held on February 9, starting at 11:30 am. The parade begins in the Avocet Subdivision (west of Coconuts) and travels east on Hwy 87 to Gregory Park. Come out and join the fun. The theme this year is ‘Endless Summer’ and it should be the biggest and best ever…you will not want to miss it. If you want to enter a vehicle in the Parade,
We hope you had a chance to witness the Bolivar Coastal Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, December 1st. Across the Highway from The Big Store stands the giant 20′ spruce donated by Reaves Tree Farm out of Deweyville. Yet another group effort provided by this loving community! The platform was reinforced to hold the mighty tree, and the Weisingers, Flanagans and Maxeys strung
This past Saturday, the Gilchrist Community Association served up over 30 gallons of gumbo to hungry fisherman at Rollover Pass. The Gilchrist Community Association held the gumbo sale as part of their 2nd Annual “Hands Across Bolivar” event. This event is geared towards raising money for local charities on Bolivar Peninsula. Last year, through proceeds from the event,
By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The Gulf Coast Redfish Tour plans on bringing a BIG Trout Tournament to Stingaree Bait Camp & Marina for its 2013 tournament tour. Gulf Coast Tournament Tour Director, Gene Thornton, visited the Bolivar Peninsula recently targeting an interest in scheduling a series of Speckled Trout events to be held at Stingaree Bait camp & Marina.
The Third Annual Jane Long Festival, a tribute to the life of the “Mother of Texas”, will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 10 am to 4 pm at Fort Travis Seashore Park on Bolivar Peninsula. Admission is free and everyone is invited to enjoy the History, Art and Music that make the festival a special event on Bolivar.
Peninsula Market Day, Sponsored by the Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Saturday, September 22, 2012, 10 am – 4 pm, at the EAGLES Building in Crystal Beach. Art, Plants, Jewelry, Crafts, Pottery, and much more. Open to the public. Please – no pets.
Vendors Welcome. Call 409-684-5940 for Application.
The definition of a “blue moon” is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Typically, there are three full moons in a season, twelve per year. However, the lunar cycle is slightly less than a calendar month, so the
Breast cancer family 5k and 10k certified runs, 5k walk, and 1k kid’s event. “Celebration of Life”, rain or shine at Moody Gardens on Galveston Island on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Special Sara P. Rose Breast Cancer Survivor Hospitality Tent. Free chair massages. Free color 5 x 7 picture taken of groups 6 or more. Group packets delivered to Captain before packet pick up week. Kid’s 1k event includes
Starting September 4, the Crystal Beach Community Golf Course will be host a Par 3 tournament every Tuesday at 5:30. All holes will be converted to 135 yards or less. This weekly event is open to all golfers. The entry fee will be $20. For more information, please call Mike, 409-684-9597.
By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Saturday, May 26, 2012. Rollover Pass, Bolivar Peninsula, TX.
GCA (Gilchrist Community Assn) 2nd Annual Memorial Day Crawfish Boil Fundraiser.
Purr-fect weather conditions drew record crowds to the Peninsula and beyond, with a steady influx of
The 27th Annual Crab Festival hosted the 1st Annual Washers Tournament on Saturday, May 12th. Promptly, at 1:00 the teams began to assemble, ready to play double elimination to get to the top, to become the Washer Champs!
Jordan Kirwin explained the rules, drew up the score board and monitored the tournament. Teams such as ‘Get It In’, ‘Chairmen of the Board’, and ‘Flaming Marshmallows’ lined
by Georgia Osten
The 27th Annual Crab Festival got off to a ZyDeCajun Rockin’ beginning May 11th! Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun band entertained a record-breaking crowd on Friday evening. The booths were set up, the carnival rides were twirling and the beer was flowing.
As we were shutting ‘er down at midnight, the skies
Bolivar Slam 2012 Fishing Tournament
Time: May 19, 2012, 6:00 am
Location: Stingaree Restaurant & Marina Crystal Beach, TX
Individual Fee: $75 Team of 4: $275
Guaranteed Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
Entries must be recieved by 5/18/12
CLICK HERE for Tournament Registration Form and Rules
The 2012 Texas Crab Festival concluded with the drawing of the winning tickets in the Chamber of Commerce Crab Fest Raffle. Prizes were donated by local sponsors, and proceeds help support the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.
A special thanks to all who participated.
The raffle winners are:
Congratulations to the winners of the raffle items that the cub scouts awarded at the Texas Crab Fest 2012. There were 5 winners. Carey and Peggy Rutledge of Cobb Real Estate won the single man Pelican Castaway kayak with 3 fishing pole holders. Other prizes were a 20 quart igloo cooler
Make your plans to attend the Texas Crab Festival on Mother’s Day Weekend 2012 at Gregory Park @ Hwy 87 Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach, Texas. Come on down! And try some of the tastiest seafood on the Gulf Coast.
Bring your family for three days of Fun in the Sun! Live Music including headliner Kyle Park, and
A motion made at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting last week in Mobile, Alabama, could be the first step to protecting what has been regarded as the largest man-made reef in the world – the vast forest of energy-related structures in the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Bob Shipp’s request to have Council staff clarify the definition of what qualifies as artificial structure could pave the way
Starting Feb. 17 and continuing through Feb. 26, all Texas bays will be closed for crabbing. Any traps left in the water will be assumed to be abandoned and considered “litter” under state law. This allows volunteers to legally remove any crab traps they find.
To facilitate volunteer trap removal efforts this year, TPWD will provide trap drop-off sites at several locations in each major bay system along the coast starting Feb.18, from 8 a.m. to noon, depending on the weather. Additionally, at all sites, dumpsters marked with banners will be available to receive traps for the duration of the closure.