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

Early Voting

Early voting for the March 2024 Primary Election
is now underway:
Joe Faggard Community Center
1750 Highway 87, Crystal Beach

Monday, February 26, – Friday, March 1, 2024
7:00am – 7:00pm

COC Annual Awards Nominations

The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year, Educator of the Year, Business of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year. It’s that time of year again to nominate and honor our Businesses and People who help make our communities grow and prosper! Awards will be presented at the upcoming Annual Awards Banquet at

15 Years Ago…

On the morning of September 13, 2008, the eye of Hurricane Ike approached the Texas coast near Galveston Bay, making landfall at 2:10 a.m. CDT with 110 mph sustained winds, a strong Category 2. The landfall of Ike resulted in extensive 15-17 foot storm surge across Bolivar Peninsula.

GCPR-Revving Up Fun and Fundraising

Saturday brought sunshine and endless excitement as the Second Annual ‘New’ Bolivar Peninsula Golf Cart Poker Run kicked off its engines. The festivities commenced at Jose’s Cantina, where the enthusiastic gathering of over 450 poker players checked in and received their initial playing cards, setting the tone for an unforgettable day. This year introduced an exciting addition: the chance for

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

Event to Benefit Bolivar Point Lighthouse Restoration

The 150th Anniversary fundraiser and celebration of the iconic BOLIVAR POINT LIGHTHOUSE is set for Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 5 – 8 pm. The ultimate goal is to completely restore the lighthouse with the event focusing on raising the first $150,000 to secure the top so restoration can move forward. The full restoration amount is in excess of $4,000,000.

PSP ‘Party In The Park’ FUNdraiser

PSP is happy to announce our annual Fall FUNdraiser Party in the Park will be held again this year at the Pavilion at Festival Park. We weren’t able to hold it last year but this year we are back with an exciting “Twist & Shout Retro Party” theme featuring the very popular 60s & 70s tribute band THE FAB 5. They perform all over the world but this will be their first time on the Peninsula. Break out

PSP kicks off 2022 Flag Football season

Peninsula Sports Park kicked off the 2022 Flag Football season on Saturday at Gregory Park. The first game between the Tiger Sharks and Whale Sharks was a nail-biter with a 4th quarter extra point conversion securing the Whale Sharks the 28-27 WIN. Shout out to Ethan Smith from the Whale Sharks and Phoenix Huffman from the Tiger Sharks for earning Players of the Week!!! A big Thank You

22nd BBQ Cookoff in 2022

The Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cookoff celebrated its 22nd year this weekend, hosting another successful cookoff raising funds to help purchase a new fire truck. The 20 teams competed, beginning with the Friday night winner-takes-all Fajita contest. Then early Saturday morning, the cook teams fired up their

Hardheads Bolivar RIG RUN ’22

By Jim Denys
The 8th Annual Hardheads Bolivar RIG RUN is in the books, but not before shattering all RIG RUN records. The RIG RUN weekend started with the Captain’s Dinner at Hardheads for Sailors, Sponsors, Bolivar Yacht Club Hospitality members and family. Every year the BYC selects an organization to support. This year we selected

CANCELED-10th Anniversary Author Celebration

By Becki Willis
Galveston County is home to over 800 authors, and they account for roughly $16 million to the local economy, but they don’t have a place to call home. Authors Marketing International (AMI) would like to gather these authors for a celebration during the Year of the Reader and as part of its 10 anniversary party. Join AMI on April 2,

Set Sail and Race On

The 6th Annual Bolivar Rig Run and Stretch Race took place on Saturday under perfect weather conditions. Hardheads Ice House & Grill sponsored the races, bringing blue skies, favorable wind conditions, and a large crowd to boost excitement and support. This year brought 30 catamarans to participate in the regatta, the largest attendance to date, according to Jim Denys, Commodore of

PBVFD’s Record Breaking Cookoff

The peninsula was heating up as 27 teams fired up their grills and served tasty BBQ as they competed in the 20th Annual Port Bolivar VFD BBQ Cookoff. Friday night began with a Winner-Takes-All fajitas contest. On Saturday, the grillmasters tested their skills for the best beans, chicken, ribs, and brisket. And the tastebuds of the judges

2018 Hardheads Bolivar Rig Run

By Jim Denys
The 4th annual Hardheads Bolivar RIG RUN is in the books. The first part of the event was like a long, slow dance with Mother Nature and her angry wet ways. After a week of pounding rain on the Bolivar Peninsula, the skies dried out just in time to get the event in. We appreciated the die hard Bumpity Bump sailors who came as far away

PB VFD Heats It Up

Cookers and Builders and Smokers and Families were all gathered as the teams and attendees of the 19th Annual Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cookoff. Saturday brought sunny skies for the cooking teams to fire up the pits and begin grilling early that morning. And there was an optional Winner-Takes-All competition for fajitas on Friday evening. The 19 teams entered in the various

Golf Cart Poker for Schools

With the beginning of another school year just around the corner, the 6th Annual Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club Poker Run was a gambling success. The very popular event attracted 626 registered participants in 292 golf carts, ready to play poker to help raise money for the Crenshaw and High Island Schools. Registration began early Saturday morning at Jose’s Cajun Restaurant under rainy skies. By the time

Don’t put out this fire

bbq_00The fire was hot and the crowds were hungry at the 18th Annual Port Bolivar Fire Department BBQ Cookoff. Eighteen teams entered to compete and help raise funds for the department under some clever – and peculiar – names, Wood Stealing Thieves, Croc-O-Dogs, and Fart-A-Licious, to name a few. Regardless of the team name, the results were delicious. The local celebrity judges enjoyed

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