Community Excellence Shines at the Chamber Awards Banquet

The Bolivar Peninsula Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet “Night with the Stars” was a hit on Wednesday night. It was a packed house as the community turned out in their finest attire to honor the Educator, Volunteer, Business, and Citizen of the Year. Jose’s Cantina was transformed into a Hollywood-like setting, setting the stage for an evening of recognition and celebration.

An Evening at the Smith Oaks Rookery

Smith Oaks Rookery is in full swing with Spring migration and nesting for our wonderful birds. Come on out and join the Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation for a very informative evening with our own Winnie Burkett, a biologist specializing in Ornithology, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 4 – 7 PM.. We meet at 2205 Old Mexico Rd. in High Island at the old Pump House, check in, get some light


“The Heavens Declare Their Glory.” Psalms
Clouds drifted across a brilliant blue sky. Sun peeked out behind fluff to declare, “I am still here.” Folk moved back and forth collecting food and drink. Lawn chairs were aligned. Special eclipse glasses were at the ready. Waiting! Waiting! Waiting! Then suddenly 12:22:48 AM arrived. Earth’s moon, a small black cookie, began moving

Bolivar Community Cat Spay/Neuter Day

LIFELINE of Galveston County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to end the killing of companion animals in Galveston County by promoting and providing resources, education, and programs that save lives and transform animal welfare in our community. There are not enough shelters to take care of all pets, so many end up being euthanized. LIFELINE is currently

Frankie Jurline (Jerrie) Peel Scheeler

It is with great sadness that We announce the passing of our sweet Mother, Frankie Jurline (Jerrie) Peel Scheeler. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the age of 88 at Ascension Seton Hays hospital in Kyle, TX surrounded by her Family after complications from pneumonia. Jerrie was born on November 05, 1935 in San Augustine County, TX to

Recreational Boating Safety – The Best Boat for You

Bob CurrieBy Bob Currie, Recreational Boating Safety Specialist
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
It’s getting to be the time of year when people begin to look at boats. There are boat shows all over the place, and boat shows are one of the best ways to see what is new out there in the recreational boating world. The first time you visit a boat show you will be drawn to this

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 4-16-24

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 74 degrees. Water clarity good for the majority of East Galveston Bay. This week we fished shell beds in the 2′ – 3’ depth range and found good numbers of Trout and a few reds. As in previous weeks, if you catch a fish, powerpole down and fan cast the entire area, as we have been picking up several fish in

Community Blood Drive

Want to be able to save up to three lives and be able to do it lying down while eating great snacks? Well on Friday, May 3, 2024, you will have the chance to do just that and also receive a great crossbody backpack and a little bag of Elinor’s famous pecan pralines. Come join Bay Vue Methodist Church and the FOE Eagles 3719 as we host our semi-annual blood drive at

Bumpity Bump

By Georgia Osten
We don’t venture down to the beach on the weekend, especially in the afternoon on Friday. The crowds begin showing up around noon on Fridays and the only peaceful times are early in the morning on Saturday or Sunday. Maybe later on Sunday when the crowds begin leaving to make it home for school or work the

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, April 16
An Evening at the Rookery

Saturday, April 20
PSP Watermelon Crawl

Saturday, April 20
Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup

Tuesday, April 23
Community Health & Resource Fair

Saturday, April 27
Eagles Golf

Saturday, April 27
PBVFD Fish Fry

Friday, May 3
Community Blood Drive

Saturday, May 4
Senoritas Putt Putt Tournament

Friday-Sunday, May 10-12
2024 Texas Crab Festival

Saturday, June 8
High Island Reunion

Saturday, August 10
10th Annual Hardheads Bolivar Rig Run

22nd Annual Featherfest

Birding & Nature Photography Festival
If you’re a serious or casual bird-watcher or nature photographer…an experienced or new outdoor enthusiast…or someone who wants some exercise, fresh air and sunshine and something different to do…you’ll want to join us at FeatherFest. There’s no need to be shy – the majority of our guests are not birding or nature

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