BP Cultural Foundation Presents-RESCHEDULED

By Elinor Tinsley
The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, August 21, 2024 at the Eagles 3719 to hear a presentation by Dr. Ronald Chesser about his personal experiences with the aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion in Pripyat, Ukraine in 1986, with Dr. Chesser being there from

Cheeky Chat on Flooding and Snubbing

And Tropical Attitudes in the Risky Latitudes
By J. Lee Austin, MD
As a result of our recent atmospheric disturbance, our regularly scheduled menu … that of lambasting phony elections, castigating wretched politicians, and saving assaulted liberties … will not be served. Instead we shall talk about the weather. Generally I try

Debris Removal Galveston County

The Galveston County Road and Bridge Department is diligently working on cleanup efforts and the restoration of county services following Hurricane Beryl. A comprehensive plan is being developed to pick up vegetative storm debris from residential properties. We ask for your patience as county crews begin the roadside pick-up service, which is expected to take several weeks to

Commercial Gulf Shrimp Season Opens

The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for state and federal waters opened 30 minutes after sunset on Monday, July 15. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Coastal Fisheries Division uses data from samples collected during routine trawls and bag seines in June to determine a reopening date that best maximizes benefits to the industry and public. “The annual mid-May closure

Generous, Generator Friends

By Linda Elissalde
We thought about fixing our small generator. We started work on it, but the weather was really hot. Then along came Beryl. Hurricane Beryl might come into Mexico. Then she seemed to move over to Texas. Our dear Huntsville friends Byron and Karen Kelly sent messages letting us know that our room was ready if we wanted to head north. They have

Recreational Boating Safety – After the Storm

Bob CurrieBy Bob Currie, Recreational Boating Safety Specialist
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
Well, Hurricane Beryl has left the building, so to speak, but we are still feeling the affects of the Category 1 hurricane. Many people in my area, around one million people, still do not have electricity as I write this. I live on Bolivar Peninsula, which took the brunt of the winds. I ended up

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 7-16-24

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 86.2 degrees in East Galveston Bay. The Bay is still off colored, but the clarity is much better and continues to improve since Beryl pushed a great deal of saltwater into the bay system. We are still weeding thru a number of undersize Trout to find the better fish, as in previous weeks, but our last few trips

Celestial Events

Full Buck Moon and Mercury’s Elongation
On July 21, 2024, skywatchers can look forward to a Full Buck Moon. This full moon, also known as the Buck Moon, will reach its peak fullness on that night. In Texas, you’ll have a great view! The Buck Moon will be nearly full from July 19 through July 23, so mark your calendar for this celestial spectacle. Additionally, Mercury


By Georgia Osten
One of my favorite seasons for many reasons. One being our pool! Most of the time, it may be a little too warm, but after a rain, oh my goodness! How refreshing! On the days it’s a little too warm, you can almost take a nap while you’re floating around out there. Obviously, the hot tub isn’t used much this time of the year. We made the decision

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, July 17
BPCF Presents

Saturday, August 10
10th Annual Hardheads Bolivar Rig Run

Saturday, September 27
Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

Dune Restoration Requirements

Beach Front Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit applications, for properties on the Bolivar Peninsula and within 1,000 ft. of mean high tide, are submitted to the General Land Office (GLO) for further review after the County completes their review. GLO has approved expediting approval for dune restoration.
Dune restoration requirements:

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