“Go Topless” Lays Another Rotten Egg

In Spite of the Best Efforts of Many Good People
By J. Lee Austin
In sharp contrast to last weekend’s joyful and charitable Texas Crab Festival, the so-called Go Topless weekend was a selfish hot mess. Friends invited us to join them for dinner at their beach front home. Its high roof provided us with a bird’s eye view of the

Honoring Heroes

The Significance and Traditions of Memorial Day
Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who have died in military service to the United States. This year, it falls on May 27th. Originating after the Civil War, the holiday was first known as Decoration Day, with communities decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a

And the winners are…

The Texas Crab Festival is a celebration of the great music, art and food of the Texas Gulf Coast…and great events. Starting with the Texas 2-Step Dance Contest on Friday Night to the challenging Scavenger Hunt on Sunday afternoon, visitors can have a ton of fun at the festival. Below are the winners of the various events:

Pentecost Sunday

By Linda Elissalde
Pentecost is celebrated the Sunday that falls on the 50th day of Easter. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on Apostles and other disciples following the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ. (Acts, chapter 2). It marks the beginning of the Christian Church’s mission to the world. Christians of many faiths

Recreational Boating Safety – Suddenly in Command

Bob CurrieBy Bob Currie, Recreational Boating Safety Specialist
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
Here is a scenario that happens all too often all over the US: You are the skipper of a nice recreational boat. You decide to take some friends out for a boat ride. Everything is going well when all of a sudden you hit a wave at a bad angle and you are thrown overboard. If you are doing

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 5-21-24

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 78 degrees in East Galveston Bay. Water clarity stirred up more than usual with all the freshwater entering the bay system from the heavy rains up above us. The further we ventured East, the more muddied up the water became. This week we had a few days with lighter than normal winds and we

Treasures of the Texas Coast

2024 Adopt-A-Beach Children’s Art Contest Winners!
Each year, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) invites all Texas students in grades K-6 to participate in the Annual Children’s Art Contest. Artwork is based on the theme “Treasures of the Texas Coast” and should depict why the Texas coast is important or special to the student. The purpose of this contest is to

Moving On

By Georgia Osten
Well, the Weekend From Hell is over, let’s move on how ‘bout it? I don’t think I had a chance to thank everyone for coming out to the 39th Annual Texas Crab Festival. Thank you all! What a wonderful weekend, and God blessed us with beautiful weather, especially Sunday! Maybe a few raindrops Saturday, but not enough to dampen

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, June 8
High Island Reunion

Saturday, June 8
PB VFD Cookoff

Saturday, August 10
10th Annual Hardheads Bolivar Rig Run

TCFC and FOE team up

Texas Crab Festival Charities and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Sandpiper #3719 Aerie have entered into an Agreement to ensure the preservation of Swedes Park to provide a lasting venue that Bolivar Residents can be proud of for years to come. Swedes Park & The Pavilion at Swedes Park is a growing venue hosting various Community events as well as the annual Texas Crab Festival.

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