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Roaring Good Time…and All That Jazz

krewe00The Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Ball Roared into the 20’s for their gala affair. Coconuts was hoppin’ and the giggle water was flowin’ on Saturday night as the Krewe celebrated another Mardi Gras season approaching. They fare-welled the outgoing King Matt Pace and his Queen Gladys Pace, as they hailed and crowned the new King Danny Butts and his Queen Shelley Butts. The new King and Queen

Works of Mercy

lunch_00Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy (Matthew 5:7).
Great works of mercy are seen and heard here on the peninsula through the work of the many volunteers who serve others through Second Going Resale Shop and the Food Truck or Food Pantry distribution. Bay Vue United Methodist Church hosted an Appreciation Luncheon on

A Day in the Life of “Principal For A Day”

principal_0By Linda Elissalde,
Elaine Rollfing arrived bright and early at Crenshaw School on February 3, 2017. She had a special job to do that day. The Crystal Beach Lions Club hosts a Poker Run and auction each August. All money from this event is donated to Crenshaw and High Island Schools for school supplies. Elaine outbid everyone at the auction to win

Sea Turtle Patrol Program

turtle_0Turtle Island Restoration Network and Texas A&M University at Galveston manage the sea turtle nest patrol program for the Upper Texas Coast. Most of the nests our areas sees are the critically endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. The Kemp’s Ridley, our state sea turtle, is the rarest species and needs the greatest protection from extinction. During the nesting season, our staff and volunteers patrol

Great Backyard Bird Count Marks Its 20th Year

GBBC_0Birdwatchers around the world to take part Feb 17-20
A lot has changed since the first Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was held in 1998. Each year brings unwavering enthusiasm from the growing number of participants in this now-global event. The 20th annual GBBC is taking place February 17-20 in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and

CERT April Academy on Bolivar

CERT_0Galveston County Office of Emergency Management announced the next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy to be held on Bolivar in April. This academy will be held at a location to be announced in the Crystal Beach area of the Bolivar Peninsula. The CERT Program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and

Conservation Success Story: Brown Pelican

pelican_0Provided by American Bird Conservancy
A wonderful bird is the pelican; his bill can hold more than his belly can,” goes the limerick by Dixon Lanier Merritt. And it’s true: A pelican’s pouch can hold up to three times more than its stomach. Driven almost to extinction twice—first by hunting and later by pesticides including DDT—the Brown Pelican is today a shining example of the success

Love is the first fruit of the Spirit

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
What is love? Everyone has his or her own take on what the short four-letter word means, and the Bible has much to say about it as well. We hear a lot about it during the month of February and men and woman, boys and girls, are shopping, creating, and thinking about what to do to express that wonderful word, love. 1 Corinthians 13 is called

Jam-packed Weekend

GO_0214-0By Georgia Osten
It’s been a jam-packed weekend, one of those I would NOT pick as relaxing. Lately, I try not to get too worked up when it seems there’s a lot going on. I really just try to stay in a fog. That means, I try to just go with the flow. Earlier in the week, my husband mentioned that maybe we could go to DeRidder, Louisiana, to catch our nephew’s

One Year Later

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
It has been one year since we left the conventional life of house, yard and plants. Those were the important things to me at that time and I really cannot say what RR’s important things were. It has taken me some time to realize how much easier life is, but I did it! Yes, I still have to dust, mop and vacuum but Guys it takes so little time and

Captain Bryan’s Fishing Report

Brawner_00This begins the time of year when the fish are in their first big transition and starting to get on the move. Even though we have had record warm temperatures, the fronts have still been hitting regular and keeping the tides still at an extra low winter level. Wading in usual winter areas (we covered in class) can pay off with a trophy trout now. Soon, most of the south shoreline and marsh drain areas of

WANTED! Professional beach bums in Crystal Beach

beachbums_0A Shore Venture is looking for temporary staff to help with their beach toy and party rental/adventure business as needed. Applicants must have a valid drivers license, clean driving record, and are comfortable pulling a trailer. Moderate lifting (50 pounds) is involved. “We’re pretty laid back but need responsible adults (18+) to call on as needed for special events and/or deliveries, as well as help in

Upcoming Events

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 Wednesday, February 15
PEMSI Meeting


 Saturday, February 18
Sea Turtle Patrol on Bolivar


 Friday, February 24
Roaring 20's Crazy Hat Party


 Saturday, February 25
Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade


 Saturday, March 11
PB VFD 47th Annual Oyster Supper


 Saturday, March 11
Volunteer at the High Island Sanctuary


 Sunday, March 26
Concealed Handgun Class


 Saturday, April 1
2nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Casino Night


 Saturday, April 29
Low Cost Pet Vaccinations


 Saturday, April 29
Bolivar Lions Stingaree Saltwater Slam


 Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30
Crystal Beach Disc Dog Event


 Saturday, March 4
Bolivar Peninsula Opportunity Fair


 Friday, July 7
Jerry & Friends Full Moon Party on the beach


Crystal Beach Disc Dog event changes date and adds Whippet Dog competitions

DiscDogs_0Come out and support our four-legged fur friends at the Crystal Beach Disc Dog Event the last weekend in April at Gregory Park. This year the format is expanded to include the Ashley Whippet Invitational (AWI), in addition to the Skyhoundz Discdogathon Qualifier and Crystal Beach Disc Dog Fun in the Sun. On Saturday, April 29, watch these amazing Whippet dog and owner teams compete

Annual Texas Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Dates Set for 2017

crabtrap_0Each February for more than 15 years, countless volunteers spend 10 days on the water along the Texas coastline searching the bays for abandoned crab traps left to foul shrimpers’ nets, snag anglers’ lines, “ghost fish,” and create unsightly views. To date, they’ve hauled off more than 32,000 of these derelict traps. Between February 17-26, Texas coastal waters will be closed to crabbing with

Join the Mardi Gras Parade

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The 27rd Annual Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade will be February 25, 2017. This year’s theme is “Roaring 20s & ALL THAT JAZZ”. The Lighthouse Krewe ask all floats to throw beads or candy. Please contact Anne Willis or Bobbey White @ 409-771-5170 if you need any information where to buy beads. Parade will begin promptly at 11:30 am at

Casino Night Comes Back to Bolivar

casino_0The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is excited to host their second annual Casino Night! The event will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Coconuts in Crystal Beach. Doors open at 6 pm. Please come out and join us for a fun-filled evening of casino games, raffles, delicious food, cocktails, and fabulous prizes! Tickets are $25 per person. For more information,

“Early Bird” Beach Parking Stickers are only $5

sticker_00During the months of January and February, you can purchase your 2017 Bolivar Beach Parking Sticker for only $5.00. Early-bird stickers are available at the customer service desk in The Big Store, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through the end of February, from 10am-3pm. You can also purchase early-bird stickers by mail. After March 1, 2017, most stores and real estate agencies

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