BOLIVAR In The News
News stories about Bolivar from other publications.
1,000-foot pier proposed at Rollover Pass A state agency wants to replace Rollover Pass, regarded by some as the best fishing spot in Texas, with a 1,000-foot fishing pier on the Bolivar Peninsula.
EDITORIAL: Bolivar Peninsula may fit better in Chambers County …The peninsula might be a better fit with Chambers County – where it is connected physically and psychologically.
Some Bolivar residents contemplating own secession …on the Bolivar Peninsula the talk is about seceding from Galveston County.
Firefighters put out large grassfire on Bolivar Peninsula …worked overnight to put out a large grass fire off Highway 87 on the Bolivar Peninsula.
Sandy and Ike surges are similar Two words – storm surge – connect two separate hurricanes across four years and 1,500 miles.
Wind insurer ill-prepared for disaster, official says The state’s insurer of last resort for windstorms is not solvent by most insurance company standards and would find it hard to pay claims if faced with a major storm
Ike Dike may be among Sandy’s casualties Any lingering hope of building a large, protective dike to mitigate storm surge along the upper Texas coast may have died with Hurricane Sandy’s landfall near New York.
Bolivar Peninsula waste treatment project gets go-ahead from county A much debated sewer treatment project on Bolivar Peninsula has been given a second green light by Galveston County Commissioners Court.
Isle commissioners OK Bolivar Peninsula sewage plants Galveston County Commissioners voted Monday to proceed with plans to build two sewage
GLO obtains permit to fill in Rollover Pass Rollover Pass is at the center of a debate between the state and those who live on the peninsula.
EDITORIAL: Bolivar sewage plan needs action The latest holdup comes from the Galveston County commissioners, who want to see the results of a survey gauging public support for the project.
New Expansion in Price Cuts for Bolivar Peninsula Real Estate Market The number of sellers reducing prices in the Bolivar Peninsula market trended up to seven over the last 30 days
High Island tops Lions in slick conditions …the Cardinals defeated the Lions 31-8.
Texas hurricane season is over Hurricane season for Texas is probably, likely, pretty much and almost certainly over.
Bolivar Peninsula on the mend …one of the hardest hit areas when Hurricane Ike slammed ashore
Weather Blog: Bolivar Peninsula Four Years After Ike The second costliest storm ever with almost $30 billion in damages.
SE Texas Birding & Wildlife Watching Jeff Mohamed blogs about birds and other wildlife
Task Force Targets Windstorm Insurance Challenges The Coastal Windstorm Task Force on Wednesday held its first open forum
EDITORIAL: Sewer plan on Bolivar Peninsula needs fewer barriers …elected officials are not making it easy for them.
Time running out on Ike lawsuits for Southeast Texans who feel like they were shortchanged by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association after Hurricane Ike
Your guide to Labor Day traffic and travel If you plan to pack up and head out to celebrate the last unofficial weekend of summer, you’re not alone.
Battle rages over sewer system on peninsula plans for a centralized waste water system, a project residents and business owners consider key to the peninsula’s recovery, are in doubt.
Isaac brings back terrifying memories for Ike survivors Many people on Bolivar Peninsula were parked in front of their televisions as Isaac rolled ashore
Video: Fish die along Galveston’s beaches Possibly hundreds of thousands of fish, mostly Gulf Menhaden, littered West End beach on Sunday.
The cause and effect of red tide The most frequently asked question from readers in the past few days is, what is a red tide?
Waste facility project ‘hung up’ on Bolivar “… along with the potential benefits, the project has been plagued with delays and set backs.”
EDITORIAL: Bolivar waste plant needs action, leadership now The ongoing inability to complete a waste treatment facility on the peninsula is entirely preventable.
Sheriff’s office confirms possible drowning The body of an angler believed to have drowned was recovered from the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday
New Bolivar ferry goes into service today the $24 million ferry John W. Johnson will finally begin service today
County, state at odds over Bolivar project The county has access to $18 million of Hurricane Ike recovery money it would like to spend to build a centralized wastewater system on the Bolivar Peninsula.
Man left homeless after trailer fire A man said he was left homeless when a fire that destroyed his neighbor’s travel trailer also damaged his.
Woman falls from ferryboat, body recovered “…the woman, 42, had fallen from the boat Monday evening as the ferry was between the Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston.”
Man pulled from Gulf dies “…found shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday in the water near the 1900 block of Avenue J in Crystal Beach.”
$24M Galveston-Bolivar ferry yet to set sail “…the John W. Johnson has been plagued by technology and equipment failures”
From the beach to the bar: Crystal Beach at night “…I’d come to Bolivar to explore the peninsula’s nightlife, which isn’t exactly a monumental task.”
Hurricane fears still haunt Bolivar residents “the potential threat of Tropical Storm Debby reminded homeowners of the last time…”
Getting away from it all on Bolivar The Bolivar Peninsula is just an 18-minute ferry ride — not counting any possible wait — from Galveston.
Woodlands band “Driver Friendly” gets nod from Tom Hanks Crystal Beach was used for ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Cast Away,’
Texan lighthouses a preservation of history …Bolivar Peninsula and the site of the only other standing lighthouse in Texas.
The crinums returnith! The Lazy Gardener, Gardening with Brenda Beust Smith
Missing girl found safe near ferry Girl wandered away from home
Chambers County wildfire contained, continues to burn The fire has been reduced from 600-700 acres to an area of 200 acres
Contractors shocked after ladder hits power line Two men painting a house Saturday afternoon on Bolivar Peninsula were shocked after a ladder touched a power line.
Gulf Coast bridges at risk during hurricanes Research conducted by Rice University shows…”
Coast Guard assists disabled sailing vessel near Bolivar Peninsula the rudder of sailing vessel had become fouled
Space Shuttle Explorer replica arrives in Galveston plenty of spectators were on hand to watch the full-size replica complete its journey across the Gulf.
Fraternal Order of Eagles plays host to district meeting Aerie 3719 of Crystal Beach was host of the May 20th District 1 meeting
Near-drowning on Bolivar Peninsula A Beaumont woman was rushed to the hospital by air ambulance…
‘Health crisis’ on Bolivar Peninsula …“Bolivar doesn’t ask for much, and we get nothing”
Federal court tosses Texas Open Beaches Act …the 5th Circuit said enforcement of the law was unreasonable seizure of property.
Sounds Of A Comeback On Bolivar The Bolivar Peninsula is making a comeback and new homes are popping up everywhere.
Court date set for Baytown man accused of beach hit and run Zavalla man recovers from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a vehicle on Bolivar Peninsula
TWIA to hike rates by 5% Galveston County residents will see their Texas Windstorm Insurance Association rates increase by 5 percent
EDITORIAL: Bolivar rebound reinforces need to close Rollover Pass Four years after Hurricane Ike, the rebound on the Bolivar Peninsula is a reality
Future of Galveston’s Rollover Pass uncertain “Almost three years after the Texas Legislature gave the Texas General Land Office authority…”
The residents of Rollover won’t, um, rollover…Back in February, it seemed like Rollover Pass was history.
Bolivar: A revival after the storm “Brightly painted turquoise and neon green homes visibly clash with the tanned sandy beachfront.”
Bolivar Peninsula residents complain about spike in property taxes property tax bills for some residents went up 600 percent
Peninsula offers beaches, bird watching, fishing…known for beautiful beaches, shelling, bird watching, fishing and for being battered by storms.
Simple variables determine when to go and what to throw “Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula…”
Ambassadors Prep takes to the airwaves Crenshaw school on Bolivar Peninsula also operate the low-power stations
Off-Duty Deputy Rescues Drowning Man On Bolivar A 28-year-old man nearly drowned off the Bolivar Peninsula this weekend.
Man Run Over By Upset Driver On Crystal Beach …yelled at another man for speeding on the beach.
High Island accepting applications for football coach with experience coaching at the six-man level.
Ferry gets stuck on mud flat for about 10 minutes before the captain was able to free the vessel
Jones leaves post as football coach at High Island “a good opportunity for High Island to get a coach that has six-man experience”
“Gulf Coast Hurricanes: Mitigation & Response” The SSPEED Center will be holding a major conference at Rice University.
Trash burn leads to arrest…trash fire in the 900 block of Moms Road in Crystal Beach
ATVs not allowed on state beaches…state law appears to ban their use on state beaches.
County redistricting effort no laughing matter…the feds felt like it diluted minority voting
Spring breakers stay close to home Crystal Beach businesses say they’re filling up faster than ever before.
Piles of dredging material found along beach…apparently coming from the dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway.
USACE removes debris from Rollover Pass to Galveston Causeway The corps is working to remove this debris, which includes siding, metal, rope and other items.
DOJ tosses county’s redistricting maps “The justice department said the county’s move to include the Bolivar Peninsula within Precinct 3 would decrease the minority vote as population returned to the Hurricane Ike-devastated peninsula.”
Advocates worry seismic blasts will harm endangered turtles…could drive turtles away before they reach beaches to nest.
High Island pond provides filling station for the birds Houston Audubon is buying water to fill pond
Ferry, seafood and mincemeats…car ferries operated by the Texas Department of Transportation
Rollover Pass advocates battling channel’s closure to the end “We’re going to use everything in our power to keep it open…”
Rollover pass might be history in 30 days all good things must come to an end
Deputies unable to learn how log reached dune the heavy piece of driftwood reached the sand dune
The Primary Election date is in “limbo” …litigation related to redistricting
The pride of High Island: Discovering the lost Sea View Hotel
Did driftwood log arrive on dune by tide? …by Mother Nature or by other means
Forgotten wells reappear after Ike sweeps away sand, old capped wellheads were sticking up on the beach near High Island
Rolling log kills boy on Crystal Beach when a driftwood log rolled down from a sand dune and struck him
New Report Looks toward Upper Texas Gulf Coast to Attract Visitors, Boost Business, and Create Jobs for Texas
Research facility to host turtle tour facility raises captive sea turtles for fisheries research
Mardi Gras parades: Not just for Galveston anymore Oldest celebration off Galveston Island belongs to Lighthouse Krewe
Corps of Engineers awards contract to dredge Intracoastal Waterway from Rollover Pass to Galveston Causeway
Free Galveston ferry delights Texas travelers…may be the best tourist bargain in the Lone Star State.
Students propose designs for levee…that would span from Freeport to High Island.
Texas’ Version of the Staten Island Ferry…the free ferry service between Port Bolivar and Galveston.
Study finds Gulf Coast storm buffer would create jobs…triple tourism and quadruple its economic impact.
Legends of the Gulf Coast opens Jan. 27…see pirates as well as ghosts in historic downtown Galveston.
To collect debt, FEMA takes part of Ike victim’s Social Security…”I had no idea they could do that, just haul off and do it…”
Pat’s Tires on the rebound…destroyed by Hurricane Ike, but owners Maryanne and Pat Rogers rebuilt the company.
101 Things to Love about Galveston County…#61. The historic lighthouse on Bolivar Peninsula.
Legal challenge planned to keep Rollover Pass…“We’ll file a lawsuit,” Ted Vega, president of GCA, said.
Wrongful death suit filed over PA fireman’s fall from beach house balcony…(local business named in lawsuit)
“Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field”…(a portfolio of Richard Allen Ashmore’s photos)
Top TWIA officials leave with tens of thousands in severance pay…one driving away with a 2010 Ford pickup truck.