“Good things come in small packages” (Aesop)

By Linda Elissalde
Galveston County Museum (GCM) is a perfect example of Aesop’s saying. It serves as a depository of wonderful treasures in a small space. The size adds to this museum’s charm. GCM was housed in historic Moody National Bank until 2008 when it was badly damaged by Hurricane IKE. Now the museum’s home is Old Galveston County

High Island Free Admission Day

Join Houston Audubon on April 1st for FREE admission at all of the High Island sanctuaries. This is no April Fool’s joke! We’re inviting the community out to explore our sanctuaries and immerse yourselves in nature. Walk the treetop Kathrine G. McGovern Canopy Walkway at Smith Oaks for a bird’s-eye view of the bustling Rookery full of nesting excitement. Visit the drip by Purkey’s Pond in Boy Scout

Eagles Grand Worthy President Crystal Beach Visit

Eagles Grand Worthy President Crystal Beach VisitCrystal Beach Eagles Aerie 3719 hosted a very special guest Saturday, Grand Aerie Worthy President Rick Powell. The Grand Worthy President made his Official Visit to the Crystal Beach Eagles to recognize Aerie 3719 for reaching the 1000 Member Milestone. Mr. Powell presented to the #3719 Worthy President Jim Denys a plaque to commemorate the 1000 Member achievement. Jim said

Spring is Here

By Kelly Moad
Spring is upon us. Time to clean out the closets and dust the corners. The sun is out, it’s getting warmer again, and the days are longer to enjoy the beautiful weather. Before we know it, it’ll be summer vacation! But first, welcome the new life, budding flowers, greener grass, and springtime showers. Enjoy this new season and

Recreational Boating Safety – Rain and Wind and Fire

Bob CurrieBy Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
U. S. Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
Whenever you climb into your car, you usually don’t give much thought to rain, wind, and fire. After all, it’s an enclosed vehicle (unless you have the top off or down), most cars can handle moderate wind, and cars usually don’t develop fires in normal use. Before you push away

Purple Martin Housing

The first Purple Martins of spring, often referred to as “scouts,” are already beginning to arrive in some areas of Southeastern states, and they tend to move north as local temperatures warm enough to spur hatches of small flying insects. Purple Martins are cavity nesters and are the only bird species in the eastern half of North America entirely dependent upon human-supplied

Captain Bryan’s Fishing Report, March-April 2023

Captain Bryan BrawnerBy Captain Bryan Brawner
The speckled trout bite in Galveston East Bay should be starting to kick off as it warms up during the month of March. Anglers have had success fishing around the marshy areas on the east side of the bay, especially in areas with drop-offs and submerged structure. Live shrimp, croakers, and mullet have been effective baits, as well

TPWD Seeks Public Input

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input to help inform future management directions of the agency. TPWD’s mission is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Public input can be made through

Hot Hot Hot

By Georgia Osten
Oh my goodness, things are heating up again. Two little baseball games coming up next weekend. The Littles! Yep, Pierce has his opening game on Saturday at 1:00 and Riggs & Fisher’s game is at 3:30. It’s Opening Day, so there’s a parade in the morning, games, and parties into the evening. We plan to make it to the

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Upcoming Events

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Friday-Saturday, March 31-April 1
Eagles BBQ Cookoff

Saturday, April 1
Houston Audubon Free Admission Day

Saturday, April 8
Michael Feighan and Whitecross

Sunday, April 9
Easter Sunrise Service

Saturday, April 15
BPCF Spring Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, April 22
Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup

Saturday, April 29
PSP Watermelon Crawl

Saturday, May 6
High Island ISD Spring Roundup

Fri-Sun, May 12-14
Texas Crab Festival

Saturday, August 5
2023 Golf Cart Poker Run

Eagles Charity BBQ Cookoff

The 2nd Annual Fraternal Order of Eagles Charity BBQ Cookoff returns in a few weeks and it’s bigger and better than before. Join the Eagles on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1st for some cooking, eating, auctioning, raffling, music, and games for the whole family. All proceeds benefit Bolivar Peninsula charities and the completion of the Eagles parking lot. Sponsors and donations are

Michael Feighan and Whitecross

Huge news!! Michael Feighan and Whitecross performing Easter weekend! Free Family friendly concert! You won’t want to miss this!! Bring your beach chairs, refreshments, family and friends. Location is at the washout around barrel 67. Between Monkhouse Rd and Mr G roads. This event is sponsored by Crystal Beach Community Church. Donations to the artists are appreciated.

PSP Watermelon Crawl

Peninsula Sports Park invites you to join in the fun at their annual Watermelon Crawl and Beach Parade. Decorate your golf cart or Jeep and PARADE through Crystal Beach stopping at several local establishments to participate in FUN AND GAMES with prizes at each stop. This “FUNdraiser” benefits Peninsula Sports Park, a 501c3 non-profit promoting and enhancing athletic opportunities to

2023 Golf Cart Poker Run

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The Bolivar Peninsula Golf Cart Poker Run is back! This fun event will be held on Saturday, August 5th, benefitting our local schools and the volunteer fire departments in Crystal Beach, Port Bolivar, and High Island. Registration is open until all slots are filled. Get your limited enrollment spot before June 30th in order to receive a T-shirt.

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