Chuc Mung Nam Moi

By Linda Elissalde
Happy New Year! That would be Happy Lunar New Year which started on February 5, 2019 and is The Year of The Pig. The Pig is twelfth in the 12 year cycle of Chinese zodiac signs. Lucky colors for Pig Year are yellow, gray, brown and gold, and good numbers are 2, 5 and 8. Folk born with this zodiac sign are said to be considerate,


Recreational Boating Safety – Marine Safety Alert: LED Lighting Problem

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla

The Saturday Night Live character Roseanne Rosannadanna had a saying: “It just goes to show you, it’s always something.” What now, you ask? It turns out that the U.S. Coast Guard has received reports from crews,


#2 Home Health

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
This past Monday, RR and I came home from our daughter’s home in Pearland. We were there for two weeks while I was being pampered and taken care of, what spoiling I received! Coffee was made every morning, Lord, anyone could get use to this! The Home Health Service we were sent home with does not work in our area. So they had to transfer me


Delight thyself in the law of the Lord (Part Two)

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
In a recent column, I shared reflections about some of my professional experiences in Southeast Texas writing for The Examiner. I was honored with writing hard news for several years, being in the founding group for the Living section of the newspaper, doing many feature and personal profiles, covering entertainment, faith, medical, volunteers,


Another jam-packed weekend

By Georgia Osten
I know you all must envy our lifestyle, but I can’t help bragging. You see, we spent yet another weekend with the Big Brother and five “Littles.” Just kidding, it seems like there’s five of them, but in reality, there’s only two Littles. Their parents moved to a new home, we (and they) hope it will be their Forever Home! It’s been in the


Upcoming Events

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 Saturday, March 2
Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade


 Wednesday, March 6
Gulf Coast Herb Fair


 Mon-Fri, March 11-15
Aquatic Adventure Camps


 Saturday, March 16
PB VFD Annual Oyster Supper


 Friday-Saturday, March 29-30
Bolivar Heavy Trash Day


 Saturday, April 6
Crystal Beach Art Fest


 Fri-Sat-Sun, May 10-12



Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program

The annual Texas abandoned crab trap clean up begins this weekend! Between Feb. 15-24, Texas coastal waters will be closed to crabbing with wire mesh crab traps to facilitate the annual volunteer crab trap cleanup. Any traps left in bays — including traps tied to docks — will be assumed abandoned and considered “litter” under state law. This allows volunteers to legally remove any

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