Celebrating the life of David Good – A Good Man!

By Linda Elissalde
“It is not what we have in life that matters, but WHO we have in our life that matters.” (Author Unknown)
Family and friends filled the FOE Eagles in Crystal Beach to honor David Good. If ever the name fit the person that was Mr. Good. His love of family and friends was always present. He was Santa Claus for both the


Future Surveyors

Historic and scenic Fort Travis was transformed into a classroom to train future surveyors. The grounds are perfect for students to practice the basics of surveying. Ten sophomore and junior students from Texas A&M Corpus Christi spent a week on Bolivar attending Surveying Field Camp 1. The instructor Sid Bouse, local resident and career surveyor, received special permission from


Recreational Boating Safety – Marine Safety Broadcasts

Bob CurrieBy Bob Currie, Recreational Boating Safety Specialist
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
The Coast Guard makes urgency, safety and scheduled marine information broadcasts using various radio frequencies. The broadcasts include information vital to maritime interests in the vicinity of all U.S. waters (including the Caribbean). I strongly advocate that recreational


Looking for a home security system?

Home security systems are smarter than they used to be. They’re also evolving away from traditional pricing structures that required landline phones and long-term contracts. Add in new equipment options like smart locks, video doorbells, security cameras and smart home integration, and there’s a baffling number of choices. To jumpstart your research, Safety.com shares this carefully picked list


Seek wise counsel in 2020

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
Life is often confusing. It presents us with difficult choices and some are life changing. If we make the wrong choice, the circumstances can act as a detour in our life and in the lives of those we love. We waste valuable time, often money, and precious resources God wants us to use for our good and His glory. When faced with a decision of importance


Hello 2020!

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
About resolutions, not happening for me. I’m way too old to even think about an exercise program, well maybe a little walking about the park. The park is cemented and easy to navigate day or afternoon, if I only had Momma Kitty to walk with me and meow to me along the way. I thought I had found a stray kitty several weeks ago, even went so far


The Ultimate Slowdown

By Georgia Osten
It’s always like this after the Christmas Holidays for me. I go and go and shop and shop and cook and cook, do I need to go on? Anyway, this past weekend really brought it home for me. Sure, we trekked on over to Friendswood for an early morning swim meet, we spent valuable time with the Kids and Grands. I saw all three of my children and


2019 Property Tax & Voter Registration Deadlines

Galveston County Assessor and Collector of TaxesOnly days remain for timely payment of 2019 property taxes (January 31st) and the Galveston County Tax Office hopes to make it easy for you to check that chore off the “to do” list. One-fourth installment payment option is available to homeowners over 65, disabled persons, disabled vets, surviving spouses of disabled vets and those continuing to be affected by disasters including


Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, January 15
Blood Drive


Saturday, February 22
Mardi Gras Parade


Saturday, March 14
Sand Castle Contest



‘Early Bird’ Beach Parking Stickers now on sale

During the months of January and February, you can purchase your 2020 Bolivar Beach Parking Sticker for only $5.00. Early-bird stickers are available at the customer service desk in The Big Store, Thursday thru Sunday starting January 2nd through the end of February, from 10:30am-3pm. You can also purchase early-bird stickers by mail or in person at the


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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