There’s always a party going on around here! The Five Guys Party happened over in Driftwood Subdivision that past weekend … excuse me, I meant, the 11th Annual Five Guys Party! Friday night all the canopies were assembled, all different colors, canopy to canopy, some with only 5 inches between their tie-downs. Easy to spot, “mine is the orange one,” or “look for dark blue one.” Rumor has it,
They roared into town Friday night in preparation for their 6th Annual Go Topless Day! This past Saturday, 85 jeeps gathered together for their picture. Jeep clubs from all over Texas participated in the weekend event. Also present on the beach, from San Antonio, were “Wheelers for The Wounded”, an organization existing solely to express thanks and gratitude to those service members,
Online dog and cat registration is now available for those living in unincorporated Galveston county, Bayou Vista, Clear Lake Shores, Dickinson, Hitchcock, Kemah, La Marque, Santa Fe, Texas City and Tiki Island. According to municipal codes in these communities pets must be properly registered. The Galveston County Health District’s Animal Services has added a new feature to their
AARP is offering a Defensive Driving Course for all interested drivers on Monday, June 10, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Joe Faggard Community Center. The fee is $12 for AARP Members and $14 for non-Members. Many insurance companies offer discounted auto rates for drivers completing the course. Call Donna Sims at 713-206-4585 to register.
Voters approved the creation of Galveston County Emergency Services District (ESD) #2 on Saturday by a wide margin. The final vote count was 202 for, 39 against. The ESD will provide necessary funding to support emergency medical and fire protection services on the peninsula. Commissioners will be appointed in the next few weeks.
Who would have imagined that after that TOTAL downpour on Friday night, we would be holding our 1st Annual Texas Crab Festival 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kids K? As the mist came down early Saturday morning, and mud puddles everywhere, over 90 people gathered at one corner of Gregory Park, picking up their packets and pinning on their number bibs. Robin Kasiske and Marlene Mallet planned and
A new resident of the Peninsula. Monday morning, at about 7:30, as Rob and Charlotte were sitting on their deck having coffee, this lovely episode took place. Daddy Donkey was very concerned because Mommy Donkey decided to lay down for a bit. Not understanding, he kept nipping at her neck to try to get her to stand up. Mommy finally got up, very irritated with Daddy and all of a sudden, duh
If you missed the Deborah Duncan Show, Great Day Houston, you missed the wildest Crab Race ever! Thirteen of our Bolivar Peninsula/Crystal Beach residents left the peninsula at 5am on Tuesday morning to arrive at the KHOU 11 Studios in Houston to begin filming. The show aired at 9am, as scheduled. The team was awake, alive and excited to be on television! Deborah opened the show,
By Brenda Cannon Henley
Bolivar residents and friends and the many hundreds of bikers Kay Chapman Currier calls her “family” know that when she is working for the kids, you can either get on board or get out of the way ’cause she’s moving on and has things to do. Organizing something this large takes all hands on deck and she has some
Bolivar Peninsula BloodShare will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 10 am until 4 pm at First Baptist Church of Port Bolivar, 523 Nelson, Port Bolivar, Texas 77650. Blood will be drawn by LifeShare and registered into a credited account for any of our residents, friends or family that might need it in the future. A very quick screening will let them know if you are eligible to give. The process is quick, not painful, and so necessary to keep blood provided for those who need it most in our community. Easy access parking, no steps, comfortable, and safe.
If you have any questions, please call Brenda Cannon Henley at (409) 781-8788.
On April 23, County Commissioner Ryan Dennard held a Town Hall meeting to review what is going on in Galveston County government relating to issues on Bolivar, and get feedback from residents on those issues. Approx 70 residents were in attendance. Commissioner Dennard will have quarterly meetings this year, and have monthly office hours on the peninsula. Bolivar Issues Update:
The Second Annual Driftwood Gumbo Charity Cook Off was a huge success despite the looming approach of thunderstorms. Canopies were arranged on Friday, April 26th, the party crowds anticipating a day of socializing, tasting and fantastic music. Nine teams were stationed and cooking by 6 am on Saturday, and crowds were already gathering by 10 am. The smell of gumbo filled the air when
Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) is a global leader in identifying academically gifted students and providing them with innovative programming to support their development. TIP identifies gifted children and provides resources to nurture the development of these exceptionally bright youngsters. The Duke TIP Academy for Summer Studies offers an exceptional academic
The Gilchrist Community Association, along with the Crystal Beach, High Island and Port Bolivar VFD and EMS welcome you to the 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil at Rollover Pass, May 4th, 2013. Crawfish plates with all the fixings will be sold from 12:0 0pm – 5:00pm for $10 a plate. Additional pounds will be available for purchase for $5/pound. A portion of the proceeds from the Crawfish Boil will go toward helping to fund
The Bolivar Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Award Banquet last Thursday night at Coconuts. Approximately 100 Bolivarians attended the social/dinner event. Honored as Citizen of Year was Sid Bouse, the award presented by George Strong. Educator of the Year was presented to Eric Paul by Tessa Tedder. Anne Willis presented the Volunteer of the Year to Larry Flanagan and the
Please join us tomorrow night, April 23rd, for a Community Coordination Meeting. The meeting is at 7 pm at the JP Courtroom at 946 Noble Carl Road, Crystal Beach. Here’s a map:LINK. At this town hall-style meeting, we’ll update folks on what’s going on in Galveston County government, get feedback from residents on those issues, and hear about other issues our county government can
There will be another meeting to discuss the need for an Emergency Services District on the Bolivar Peninsula. This meeting will be held in conjunction with County Commissioner Ryan Dennard’s meeting on Tuesday April 23 at 7 pm at the Galveston County Annex (Judge Vondra’s courtroom), 946 Noble Carl road, Crystal Beach, Texas. Part of the commissioner’s meeting will be used to
The 2nd Annual Driftwood Charity Gumbo Cookoff will be held on April 27, 2013 at 2382 Sandcastle in the Driftwood Subdivision in Crystal Beach. The entry fee is $100 per team and the winning team will donate the purse to the charity of their choice. For more information, please contact Wayne Blanks, 713-299-5128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE for Entry Form.
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
High Island Senior Cody VanZandt advanced to the State finals in both Number Sense and Prose Interpretation Saturday at the Region 3 UIL Tournament at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. The High Island Number Sense team, consisting of Cody, fellow Senior Chris Schroeder, and freshmen scholars Kelly Murphy and Ally Corcoran, finished fourth at Regionals
Kay’s 4th Annual “Share the Pain” Children’s Benefit, hosted by The Defenders of Caduceus rc, will be held May 31st thru June 2nd @ Tiki Beach Bar and Grill Hwy 87 Crystal Beach, Texas. This year we will be buying Medi-Bears for the domestic abuse center and Lego’s for the Kid’s at the burn centers. These can be sanitized by the hospitals and enjoyed by all the kids that can’t come in contact with
On April 11, an information meeting was held to present the case for supporting the approval of Galveston County Emergency Services District (GCESD) No. 2. Sid Bouse and George Strong are the sponsors of the petition to get the issue on the May 11 ballot. “We want to make sure you understand the issues at hand”, said Bouse.
The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Awards Banquet honoring the 2013 Citizen, Educator, Business and Volunteer of the Year. The theme this year is “Hats Off” – Thank you for your strong contribution to the Success of Bolivar Peninsula!! The banquet will be held April 18th at Coconuts. The Social will begin at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm. This award celebrates the work of the people
The Annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will take place Saturday, April 20th. Join us for our next clean-up, check in is at Crenshaw Elementary, 416 Hwy 87, about 7 miles from the ferry landing. The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program, an all-volunteer effort, is dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas beaches. The program’s success is due to the generous efforts of dedicated
The Galveston County Health District has rolled out their new Animal Services website, www.arcpets.org. Public Information Officer Kurt Koopmann says, “The new site is designed to be user friendly and contains a wealth of information the public will find beneficial.” Along with information on adopting or fostering animals there are pages that cover how one can become a volunteer at the Animal Resource Center
When Pearl Beach residents Don and Tanna Kimbro attended a charity cookoff in a neighboring subdivision some months ago, they said, “we need to do this!”. And they did. Don and Tanna assembled friends and neighbors and organized the First Annual Pearl Beach Charity BBQ Cookoff. Nineteen teams competed in the categories of ribs and brisket, and all proceeds were donated to charity. Folks from