BBQ Cookoff with PBVFD

The Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their 19th Annual BBQ Cookoff on August 17th and 18th. Competitors start cooking on Saturday morning. Cooks will work on everything from brisket and chicken to sausage and beans. Quite a competition! Bean judging will be held at 2 pm, chicken at 3 pm, ribs at 4 pm, and brisket at 4 pm. All grillers and chefs are welcome, “…bring your old

Hummingbirds on the Move

Prepare your feeders for the upcoming Fall migration of hummingbirds. These energy-intensive little critters require lots of fuel to travel the great distances. Some hummingbirds travel from their nesting place as far north as Canada or Alaska to southern points in Mexico and Central America. Studies show that a hummingbird, at the weight of a nickel, can pack on high energy fat to double

Recreational Boating Safety – US Coast Guard Anniversary

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08

United States Revenue Cutter Service Established
On August 4, 1790, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton established the United States Revenue Cutter Service as the Revenue-Marine. The Revenue-Marine fell under the jurisdiction of the US Department

Sand Creations

An amazing opportunity is coming to Crystal Beach – A Sandcastle Lesson & Party. Learn from an expert the proper technique for creating your dream sandcastle and sand creatures. Andy Hancock from South Padre is teaming up with A Shore Venture and A La Carte Solutions to bring the 1st Annual Crystal Beach Sandcastle Party on

United Methodist Women make plans

By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue United Methodist Women (UMW) met August 13 to plan for their fall mission. Although they are officially the UMW, they could be called the Galvanizing Gals (GG). These ladies never stop. President Cindy Hunt sets the pace with her well planned meetings. The group made and delivered baby blankets to UTMB so that all newborn

Utility Bill Scammers Hard at Work

Customers should be alert for fraud
Entergy has received multiple reports recently of attempted bill payment scams from customers in the Beaumont and surrounding area. In the five reports Entergy received on Friday, the customers reporting the scam attempts didn’t fall for the scheme and instead, reported the attempt to Entergy. In each of the cases, the con artists instructed

Who is God to you?

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
If we have been in church, Sunday school, Bible classes, or individual study for long, we probably have learned the most well known facts about God the Father, Christ the Son, and the dear Holy Spirit, or the Trinity. Many denominations differ somewhat in their beliefs about the exact roles each play in our Christian walk, but generally agree in the


By Georgia Osten
A most unusual evening we spent recently with Dixie at her Tupperware Party. My friend, Vicky, invited me to The Grand to see Dixie’s Tupperware Party. We decided to grab a bite at one of the restaurants within walking distance in downtown Galveston. It was a Saturday evening and neither of us had thought about making a reservation. Well, I took

Yea for RR, except!

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
Thirteen months ago RR quit cigars! This is a good thing except now we need to find a way to quit the gum that replaced the cigars. Also, it is my fault that he has gained 20 lbs! Of course. So he had his 6 mo check up at the Dr’s and all was good except the weight. She suggested we go on a low carb diet. Well that is all good, except, we love

Upcoming Events

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 Wednesday, August 15
GCESD #2 Meeting

 Friday-Saturday, August 17-18
PB VFD BBQ Cookoff

 Saturday, August 25
Bolivar Youth Soccer Sign-ups

 Saturday, September 15
Hardheads Bolivar Rig Run

 Saturday, October 27
Brad and Big Rich's Cajun Cook-Off

Soccer Kicks into Bolivar

Peninsula Sports Park is expanding to offer Youth Soccer this Fall to kids ages 4-14 years old. This is another great opportunity to support the fitness of our youth. Come out to Gregory Park at 10am on either Saturday, August 11th or Saturday, August 25th to sign-up your kiddos. The season will run from September 24th to November 17th, games to be determined once sign-ups are complete. Coaches,

Teacher Appreciation Sunday

“I am the person I am today because one teacher thought I was special.” (Author unknown)
Teachers help change the world for the better every day. Some are professionals, and some are folk who teach by example. Bay Vue United Methodist Church will be holding a special worship service to honor the people who have taught, encouraged, and uplifted our

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