Christmas in Bolivar

The 1st Annual Bolivar Christmas Festival was a huge success. The Pavilion At Festival Park in Crystal Beach was joyfully packed as shoppers supported Bolivar on Small Business Saturday. With 40 booths of arts, crafts, clothing, furniture, gnomes, handmade items, make-up, custom signs, baked goods, and more, shoppers were sure to

Children’s Ornament Contest

The students of Crenshaw School were challenged to create homemade ornaments for this holiday season. All grades from Pre-K to 8th crafted 4” x 4” ornaments using bits and pieces found at home plus their wondrous imagination and creativity. Over 50 students participated. Ornaments of all shapes and sizes were displayed on the Christmas tree at the Bolivar Christmas Festival on

Texas Crab Festival Announces 2020 Music Entertainment Schedule

The Texas Crab Festival has just announced the 2020 Music Entertainment lineup, and this year’s headliners include some hefty musical credentials, including Wayne Toups and Mark Chesnutt. The Texas Crab Fest brings together a variety of artists for a Mother’s Day weekend of gulf coast style Music, Art and Crabs on May 8-10, 2020 in Crystal Beach, Texas.

Crystaland Parade and Lighting Contest

Saturday, December 7
Chamber of Commerce Crystaland Parade

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Book Signing

Drop by Tiki Beach Bar & Grill on Thursday, December 5, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm and meet local author Chris Meyer as he introduces his third and most recent book (published last week), Life in Crystal Beach; Adventures of a Beach Town Bartender.

The book consists of 10 original short stories (fictional, of course; no real gossip, although

Recreational Boating Safety – 2018 Recreational Boating Accident Statistics

By Bob Currie, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Recreational Boating Safety Specialist
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
The purpose of this column is to support the Recreational Boating Safety Program. The mission of the National Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Program is “to ensure the public has a safe, secure, and enjoyable

‘Tis the season

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
I am writing the column you are reading on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, from a nice home in Georgetown, Texas, where two of my three children are gathered, along with their families. My son and his family are in Georgia, visiting with my daughter in law’s family. I have made it a habit in recent Thanksgiving pasts to write about some things I am

Start Over

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
I don’t do this well! But you need to know it is really not a big deal. I am a paper person and a calendar person. This goes back to working days when all of us had a daily or weekly calendar on our desk. This was how we lived from meetings to budgets for the New Year. I have never given up the calendar and on my last day, I may put a mark on

Giving Thanks for Good Friends

By Georgia Osten
We celebrated Thanksgiving this year with family – True! The fact we celebrated a week before Thanksgiving was not an issue, we were all together and I loved every minute of it! I remember when we were a young family and both our parents were still alive, we would have to make choices where we would spend the holidays. Sometimes

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, December 5
Book Signing

Thursday, December 5
BP Cultural Foundation

Saturday, December 7

Saturday, December 14
Eagles Christmas Party

Annual Christmas Bike Drive


Fall is here which means Christmas is right around the corner. Each year, thanks to the support of generous sponsors and donors, bicycles are given to needy children on the Peninsula. Now in its 21st year, the shiny new bikes continue to bring joy and happiness to many children. The Annual Christmas Bike Drive started in 1999 when peninsula resident Jack Harmon hopped from

Da Krewe Presents Da Bourbon Ball

Da Krewe du Roux presents the anticipated Da Bourbon Ball charity event located at the historic Tremont House in Galveston on January 25th, 2020. Da Krewe is a charitable organization benefiting local and national charities while bringing the true spirit and excitement of Mardi Gras to the City of Galveston. There are various levels of sponsorship packages and ticket registration to attend

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