The Chamber of Commerce’s Shop Small Saturday Bingo Game was a lively success this year! The event encouraged individuals to visit and support local businesses on the peninsula. Supporters were able to stop by the Chamber office to pick up a bingo card listing 28 Bolivar businesses. The goal was to complete a blackout bingo card by visiting all the businesses and checking off

Enhancing Safety Along Hwy 87

Barrel Numbers Aid Emergency Response
You may have noticed new street signs along Hwy 87. The roads with beach access have a reflective number corresponding to the barrel number on the beach. This will make it easier for law enforcement and first responders to quickly locate emergency calls on the beach. Numbered trash barrels are placed every

Big Ships

ships_0We see them all over, especially when riding the Bolivar Ferry. Ever wonder where they’ve been or where they’re going? Or what they may be carrying? With a couple clicks, you can find out. Next time you’re riding the ferry, snap a photo or write down the name of the ships you see along the way. Then go to and type in the Ship Name in the search box. Click on

Recreational Boating Safety – 12 Boating Days of Christmas

Bob CurrieBy Bob Currie, Recreational Boating Safety Specialist
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
“The Twelve Gifts of Christmas” is a song parody written and sung by Allan Sherman in 1963. It is based on the classic Christmas song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and I always substituted Sherman’s gifts when singing the original classic, but under my

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 11-28-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 58 degrees, water clarity = Good. Drains around grass lines have worked well for us this week for Redfish, when we have good tide movement. We have still been catching trout over mud flats with scattered shell, as well as in the marsh areas in and around deeper cuts. A few birds working but did not see

Interesting Fact

Tiffany Blue, Reese’s orange, Cadbury purple, Starbucks green, Barbie pink, and UPS brown
What do these unique colors have in common?

Permanent reminder of a temporary feeling

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
I saw someone do something really dumb the other day, but it wasn’t my circus and they weren’t my monkeys, so I could not do anything to help other than pray for a decent outcome. The incident reminded me of a line or two in an old Jimmy Buffet song. He sang about “a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.” How many

Gobble Gobble

GO’s Sand Bucket By Georgia Osten
What a relaxing and satisfying Thanksgiving we had! I took Wednesday off because I was a little stressed. No reason, that’s just the way I get. We had fewer people than we anticipated due to illness in the family, the day before Thanksgiving a couple of our guests had to leave for Uvalde. We pulled it together though.

Galveston College Holiday Concert

The Galveston College Community Chorale will present a holiday concert themed, “When Angels Sing” at Moody Methodist Church on Dec. 10, 2023 at 4 p.m.

The holiday concert is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Click Here: Galveston College Events Page

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, December 2
Dabney Harrison Golf Tournament

Saturday, December 9
Crystaland Christmas Parade

Tuesday, December 12

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