2020 Opening of Fun Spot

The Summer 2020 Grand Opening of Fun Spot Waterslide was celebrated this Memorial Weekend with a ribbon cutting. The celebration was sponsored by the Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce with many excited patrons ready to hit the slides. The waterslide has been a popular Crystal Beach attraction for over 40 years. Three generations have enjoyed the adventure from youngsters to


Gators, Snakes, and other Critters

Stop by Gator Country’s exhibit in Crystal Beach next to Fun Spot Waterslide to hold a live snake, hold a live alligator, and feed a huge tortoise. All of these critters are friendly and approachable. Wade in the tank with live American Alligators and a Dwarf Caiman Alligator. Pick one up and pose for a picture…even give them a little smooch. Then wrap a Columbian Red Tail Boa around your


Recreational Boating Safety – Kayak Fishing Caveats

Bob Currie
By Bob Currie, Recreational Boating Safety Specialist
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
When I bought my first kayak, it was with the intention of using it as a form of exercise as well as a way to enjoy the water. I had a pontoon boat that was a fishing model, and that is what I used when I wanted to go fishing. However,


Pauline Johnson Bouse

By Linda Elissalde
She worketh willingly with her hands.” Proverbs: 31:13

A large group of loving family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of Pauline Johnson Bouse on May 19, 2020. If ever there were a life worthy of celebration it was certainly that of Pauline. Proverbs 31:10 asks, “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is above rubies.” Pauline Johnson Bouse was that woman.


Captain Bryan’s Fishing Report, 5-26-2020

By Captain Bryan Brawner
No changes from last week, however, there definitely will be some changes after the forecasted rain this week.
Fishing had really started the transition into a good consistent late spring pattern this week but then here comes the flooding rains over the weekend. Hopefully it will flush out quickly this week. We did not get as much as they forecasted


What does our face say about us?

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
The human face is no more than an empty page on which the lines of emotion and experience are transcribed.” Kinsey Millhone, Private Investigator, said in D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton.
Having written many times about the human heart being the custodial vessel for what a man or a woman


Dear Friend and Boss

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
In the early 70’s, just after our second daughter was born, I went back to work for Hycel, Inc. This company was in manufacturing medical equipment for hospitals. I became the secretary for the controller, not because I was a good secretary, I was very good at typing numbers. In other words, I typed all financials and out-going


Memorial Day – A Day to Remember in our Hearts

On this day, Memorial Day, and always, I remember my Dad. I didn’t have him for very long, he was killed in an airplane crash in December 1958, I was only 9. He was away from us, stationed along the Aleutian Chain in Alaska. He was on his way back to Shemya from Anchorage, when the plane lost ground control and crashed into a mountain, never to be found.


Tax Protest Class Scheduled

Galveston County Assessor and Collector of TaxesThe Coronavirus caused all previously scheduled Effectively Protest Your Property Value classes to be cancelled. The June 9th class – previously scheduled to be held at the Mid County Annex in Texas City will now be held at the College of the Mainland Conference Center on the Monticello side of the campus. Class is scheduled from 6 pm to 8 pm and will be provided by Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector


Upcoming Events

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Saturday, June 27
Chamber of Commerce Golf


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