Profiles

Bye Bye Birdie

birdie_0By Bobbey White
Bittersweet. That’s how I would describe my last days helping to care for Birdie, the juvenile female dolphin that was rescued last December near the bird sanctuary in Bolivar. After 8 long months of rehab, provided by TMMSN volunteers, Birdie was finally healthy! Her sassy spirit had pulled this beautiful girl through the literal fight for her life. After

Happy 40th Anniversary, Dr. Melanie and Mack Wallace

Wallace_THENBy Linda Elissalde,
He is known as Sign Man, and she is Crystal Beach’s Jane Long. Yet, before that, they were Dr. Melanie and Mack Wallace. The couple have been together for quite a while. They celebrated their 40th anniversary on August 9, 2015. Mack and Melanie love the beach. They made their home in Crystal Beach for 10 years. Now both reside

Island Appliance & RV Repairs

island_0Meet our new Business in town – Island Appliance and RV Repairs. But don’t get stuck on their name…they service much more than the name indicates. Island performs repairs and service, as well as parts and accessories on all types of RVs and Travel Trailers, and the appliances on RVs such as stoves, ovens, and generators. They are a dealer for Domestic and Duo Therm ACs. Island offers

CB VFD says “Thanks”

Crystal Beach VFD Chief Billy Shipp says Thank You to the Santa Fe Fire Department for the loan of an Engine while theirs is in the shop for repairs.

Crystal Beach VFD Chief Billy Shipp says Thank You to the Santa Fe Fire Department for the loan of an Engine while theirs is in the shop for repairs.

Amazing Sand Sculptures

spencer-0Our annual summer time beach visitor, Mike Spencer of Port Neches, Texas, entertained us all last week with his amazing sand sculptures. This summer, he and his family rented a beach house in Driftwood. Mike will tell you they’re not just “his” sculptures; he merely begins one and as the idea catches on, his daughters (ages 18, 22 & 25), and friends on the beach join in to complete these works of art. This

Outdoor Association for Texas Heroes

oath-0The Outdoor Association for Texas Heroes (OATH) sponsored a shark fishing trip for veterans this weekend in Crystal Beach. Several military veterans and families attended this annual event, providing these heroes an opportunity to relax and enjoy time at the beach. Glen Dickerson and his associates from Tx-Sharkfishing.com set up camp on the beach and provided all the tackle and

David Harris’ Birthday Party

David Harris celebrated birthday number 52 with his wife Chris and lots of friends on Monday night at HardHeads.

David Harris celebrated birthday number 52 with his wife Chris and lots of friends on Monday night at HardHeads.

Eagles host benefit for Baby Ethan

ethan_0And, once again, the Community steps up to the plate for another good cause. The Eagles hosted a fund raising event for Baby Ethan and his parents Kellie and Stephen. BBQ plates and desserts were sold, folks bid on the silent auction items, there was a rousing game of horseshoes and the washers tossers played for bragging rights. Baby Ethan, 4 months old, was hospitalized soon after

Jose is Back

jose_0Jose’s Cantina opened at 6 am Monday morning for breakfast. Stop by anytime. Jose’s is opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pictured below are Jose and staff, most of those being his family. All five daughters, Diana, Linda, Amy, Christina and Maria, will take their turns serving and hosting at the family-owned restaurant. Welcome back Jose, we’ve been missing you!

Wayne and Diane, you’ll be missed

Bittersweet - good friends, they come and they go. Here's to a great couple we've known, neighbors, friends and all-round super community folks. Wayne and Diane Blanks will be missed around here. Diane says they'll be back often, so don't get used to them being gone. They're moving to the Hill Country to be around the Grands, watch the baseball and soccer games, attend all the Birthday parties - That's what Grandparents do ...Wayne and Diane, you'll be missed!

Bittersweet – good friends, they come and they go. Here’s to a great couple we’ve known, neighbors, friends and all-round super community folks. Wayne and Diane Blanks will be missed around here. Diane says they’ll be back often, so don’t get used to them being gone. They’re moving to the Hill Country to be around the Grands, watch the baseball and soccer games, attend all the Birthday parties – That’s what Grandparents do …Wayne and Diane, you’ll be missed!

Congratulations Christy Duhon!

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Crystal Beach Club Properties. Christy's 15 years Real Estate experience has paid off for this young Mom of two. She was born in Beaumont, five siblings, Mom - LuLu. She parachuted out of "perfectly good" airplanes in the Army, and is now a thriving business owner in this wonderful community. Christy is a property management partner with Mike Minick and Brett West. Come visit Christy in the Crystal Beach Plaza, Suite 18B, Crystal Beach.

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Crystal Beach Club Properties. Christy’s 15 years Real Estate experience has paid off for this young Mom of two. She was born in Beaumont, five siblings, Mom – LuLu. She parachuted out of “perfectly good” airplanes in the Army, and is now a thriving business owner in this wonderful community. Christy is a property management partner with Mike Minick and Brett West. Come visit Christy in the Crystal Beach Plaza, Suite 18B, Crystal Beach.

Delightful! Delicious! Delovely!

ange-ed00By Linda Elissalde
Delightful, delicious and delovely definitely describe Ange and Eddie Scheibel’s wedding party on March 28, 2015. Family and guests gathered at their new home to celebrate this special occasion with quantities of eating, drinking and dancing. Ange Busceme and Eddie Scheibel were married in New Orleans, LA on January 11, 2015. They wanted

Jim Walters joins the Swede’s Team

swedes_0Anne Willis and Swede’s Real Estate are pleased to announce the addition of a new sales associate, Jim Walters. Jim, the nephew of Joe and Anne Willis, was raised in Crystal Beach and graduated from High Island High School. Jim is retired from the Port Neches Police Department. Jim and his wife, Rhonda, have 2 children – Colby who is a member of the U.S. Air Force and currently

Pizza, Burgers, Po’Boys and more

oceangrille_00By David Harris
You’ve been wondering and waiting…well, it’s time to “Get Your Grub On” as Ocean Grille reopens TODAY. Yes Tuesday, March 10, 2015 the doors will swing back open at 11 am for Pizzas, Burgers, Po’Boys and more. Located at 2275 Hwy 87 in the same location as before just almost 3 times BIGGER. It’s all new from the

The Horse Drawn Journey

caravan_00“It is the biggest challenge and the biggest adventure.”
A group of travelers are making their way across the country through the deep south of the United States, from Murrieta, California to Weirsdale, Florida. The travelers are humans and horses, too! That’s right. They’ll be driving carriages and riding horseback for about 20-25 miles per day. They began their journey in November and plan to reach their

Birdie’s health improves

birdie_0By Bobbey White
On December 18th at approximately 3:30 AM, Birdie, a juvenile Bottlenose Dolphin, was found stranded on the Bolivar Peninsula. She was discovered by Sheriff Falcon near the bird sanctuary, hence the name Birdie. With the help of Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN), he quickly took steps to stabilize Birdie, making it possible

Crystal Beach Jeepers

jeepers_0There are Jeep Clubs everywhere – Now Crystal Beach has its own!! The inaugural meeting of the Crystal Beach Jeepers was held on Sunday at Tiki Beach Bar with about 20 members in attendance. Administrators Tricia Hayes, Tracy Barnett and Brenda McDonald officiated the meeting. “Like other Jeep clubs, we don’t have a President and Vice-President and so on,” said Brenda, “we

Tiki Man moves “Downtown”

tiki_0Tiki Man moves “back” to Downtown Crystal Beach! Everyone knows Kevin Kavanagh as the Tiki Man. He has been located on the corner of Hwy 87 and Jacks Road for years. But now that the property has been sold, he has found a new home for his creations. Find the Tiki Man at the corner of Hwy 87 and Crystal Beach Road in “Downtown Crystal Beach.” He believes this move will more than

Kevin the Tiki Man

The Tiki Man, as so many folks know him, is a Bolivar icon. Everyone traveling down the peninsula has seen his Tiki carvings on the side of the road. His real name is Kevin Kavanagh, and he began showing his artwork shortly after Hurricane Rita, working on the side of the road in Crystal Beach. And no, he didn’t name himself, “The Tiki Man”, it just evolved and stuck! The Tiki Man’s workshop is

Tis’ the Season

byusBy Charlotte Byus
Once again, we at Second Going and Bolivar Peninsula Community Outreach would like to thank each and every person who helped us make Christmas happy for many children. Yesterday, the last of the presents were delivered from our group by a volunteer wearing her Santa hat. When she knocked on the door, a young girl

Bolivar resident petitioning FEMA to change rules

Bolivar resident Matt Pace is taking his battle to Washington. As one of the many homeowners receiving a letter from the County regarding downstairs enclosures, he is hoping to have FEMA reconsider their ban on ground level bathrooms. Reasoning that

Pastor Tom Stephenson’s Birthday

pastortom0By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue United Methodist Church is delighted with their new pastor. Rev. Tom Stephenson was appointed by the Texas Methodist Conference and is a happy addition to St. Matthew’s Methodist in High Island, Bay Vue in Crystal Beach and Bolivar Methodist Church in Bolivar. Members of Bay Vue invited Pastor Tom to Stingaree on

Bolivar “Honey Bees”

bees_0By Patty Hagstrom
Mary Mitchell and Susan Beck have initiated a new business which has helped many residents facing the problem of what to do about the honey bees currently swarming the area. They not only come out to “evict” the bees, they also preserve the fresh combs from the hives and are marketing the fresh honey produced by the bees. Their telephone number

A Girl’s Weekend

weekend0The Alpha Delta Pi Ladies gathered for their Fall beach retreat at Ashton Manor in Crystal Beach. They all attended Sam Houston State University in the 80’s, graduating from 1985 to 1989 or so. A tight-knit group, they’ve stayed in touch throughout the years, attended each others weddings, baby showers, etc. Every January these ladies get together at Dawn’s lake house in Canyon Lake. This year, they

“IT” is finally really happening!

prenger0By Barbara Prenger
We have made the Bolivar Peninsula our home for the past 10 years plus! There is not a finer place to live. We have decided to sell our home here and move inland…and while it saddens us to leave long known and loved friends and family here we have other family that live near Dallas and they have begged us to move up their way for a

Samson Energy Break station

samson_oBy Steve Trujillo
Samson Energy team participated on Saturday, October 18 at the Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bike Around the Bay event by volunteering at the Break Station Point at Port Bolivar. Bike Around the Bay is a fully supported two-day, 180 mile cycling event around Galveston Bay that showcases the natural beauty of Galveston Bay and

‘Vette Clubs cruise to the Beach

corvette00The Annual Corvette Club Ride to Crystal Beach revved into town again over the weekend. Over forty ‘Vettes and nearly 80 folks celebrated the timeless beauty that is the Chevy Corvette. Members from the Tri-City Corvette Club from Beaumont and East Texas Corvette Club from Lumberton gathered at Brad Metz’s house in Ocean Shores Addition to enjoy the BBQ catered by Eaton Meats from Nederland

September is the Month of famous Birthdays!

BB0
These two young kids threw a party out of this world on Saturday night. Complete with a DJ, the crowds line-danced and did the twist into the wee hours of the night. Mary and BB Young celebrated their party at the Mouton Villa. Overflowing Margaritas, trays and trays of fajitas, all the sides in the world, dishes of pralines and a “his and hers” Birthday cake.

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