Early Voting Begins

GalvestonVotes.orgEarly voting for the Democratic and Republican Primaries begins Tuesday, February 20 and runs through Friday, March 2, 2018. Election Day is March 6, 2018. The voting location on Bolivar Peninsula is the Joe Faggard Community Center, 1750 Highway 87, Crystal Beach 77650.

The polls are open the following hours:


This Weekend on Bolivar

 Friday-Saturday, February 23 & 24
Bolivar Heavy Trash Days


 Saturday, February 24
Sea Turtle Patrol Training Program


 Saturday, February 24
Crystal Beach Car Wash Grand Opening
Four $100 gift cards to be given away – Everyone Welcome



The old lighthouse still stands

The old lighthouse still standsBy Brenda Cannon Henley
I have enjoyed a long running affair with lighthouses on every coast and in many countries, and before Ike hit our beloved Bolivar Peninsula, I had quite the collection of all sizes, shapes, colors, and material. Two of my very favorites were three feet high and made from very heavy metal or iron and were almost impossible for me to lift for any


Recreational Boating Safety – Recreational Boating Accident Statistics

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08
Flotilla 081-06-08 is based at Coast Guard Station Galveston. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the US Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information,


Automobile gas tanks and our hearts

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
The one thing I loathe doing is taking the car to get serviced even if it is a minor oil change. Ted took care of all that when he was alive and all I had to do was get in and drive wherever I wanted to go. I noticed the other day when I was getting the necessary oil change is that the young man, though kind enough to me, came back to me three different


Ed Snyder Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life for Bolivar Peninsula's beloved Ed SnyderYOU are invited to attend the Celebration of Life for Bolivar Peninsula’s beloved Ed Snyder, Saturday, March 3rd, 2:00 pm at the Galveston County/High Island Hurricane Recovery Center, 2116 Sixth Street, High Island, Texas 77632. Special Music, Guests, Military Honors, and Delightful Art (Every guest in attendance will receive a piece of Ed’s dynamic art). Ed’s ashes will be scattered in front of


Alright Already!

GO's Sand BucketBy Georgia Osten
It happens every year about this time, the freezes are over (hopefully), our gardens look deplorable, and it’s time to get out there and plow everything under. I’ve begun, my muscles can prove it. I’ve actually diminished my garden space – again. I cut the vegetable garden in half a year ago. Sorry, my husband cut it in half – thank you Dear. Needless to


Upcoming Events

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 Wednesday, February 21


 Friday-Sunday, March 2-4
Winnie Marsh Fest


 Saturday, March 3
Ed Snyder Celebration of Life


 Wednesday, March 7
Gulf Coast Herb Fair


 Saturday, March 10
PB VFD Oyster Supper


 Sunday, April 1
Easter Son-Rise Service on the Beach


 Saturday, April 7
PSP-Watermelon Crawl


 Saturday, April 14
Bosco's Crawfish Bash


 Saturday, April 28
Stingaree Saltwater Slam Fishing Tournament


 Friday-Sunday, May 11-13
2018 Texas Crab Festival


 Thursday-Saturday, May 17-19
Unlimited Off-Road Show is hosting Jeep Resort


 Saturday, August 4
Bolivar Lions Club Golf Cart Poker Run



More than just another Jeep Event!

UOR Jeep Resort in Crystal BeachThe Unlimited Off-Road Show is hosting Jeep Resort this year on Go Topless Weekend in Crystal Beach. Come down for the Texas Crab Festival and stay through the next weekend for Go Topless Jeep Weekend, and check out the UOR Jeep Resort. The UOR Show has everything a Jeeper desires! The Jeep Resort is 54 acres of pure fun, action & entertainment during the Go Topless Weekend


Help Support Peninsula Sports Park

Peninsula Sports Park is a 501c3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization. Our mission is to provide a clean and safe environment which promotes and enhances athletic opportunities for children and families on the entire Bolivar Peninsula. With Fundraisers and generous donations of Sponsorship, we were able to open our facility in Spring of 2017 giving children of the Peninsula


Winnie Chamber of Commerce Announces Marsh Fest

Winnie Marsh FestMarsh Fest will take place at Winnie-Stowell Community Park in Winnie, Texas on March 2-4, 2018. This inaugural event will launch in honor of Trevor Lee Chesson. Activities at Marsh Fest include the Texas State Open Duck and Goose Calling contests, IBCA sanctioned BBQ and Wild Game Cook-off, food and commercial vendors, live music featuring Tracy Byrd and George Dearborne, children’s


“Early Bird” Beach Parking Stickers are only $5

sticker_00During the months of January and February, you can purchase your 2018 Bolivar Beach Parking Sticker for only $5.00. Early-bird stickers are available at the customer service desk in The Big Store, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of February, from 10am-3pm. You can also purchase early-bird stickers by mail or in person at the County Administration


Sea Turtle Patrol Training Program

The Gulf of Mexico is home to five different species of sea turtles, including loggerheads, greens, hawksbills, leatherbacks and Kemp’s Ridleys. These species are all either threatened or critically endangered, and need the help of conservation organizations and dedicated volunteers to recover their population levels. The Kemp’s Ridley is the official sea turtle of Texas and this critically

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