Watermelon Crawlers Support PSP

Despite rainy, cold weather, the Watermelon Crawl went on with about 130 registered participants and their riders. The event totaled over 200 people raising money for Peninsula Sports Park. This year, Wicked Off-Road from Beaumont, owned by local residents Daniel and Brittany Smith, was the Premier Sponsor covering all costs for the event, allowing PSP to bring in nearly $5,000 to make more improvements

Texas Welcomes Endangered Sea Turtles

Texas Welcomes Endangered Sea TurtlesBy Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf of Mexico Program Director,
Turtle Island Restoration Network
With the arrival of warmer temperatures we begin our annual migration to our beautiful Texas’ beaches. While most of us are soaking up the sun and frolicking in the waves, another visitor is also making their annual migration to our beaches. But their goal is to continue their

Annual Easter Son-Rise Service

The Annual Easter Beach ‘SON Rise’ Service, sponsored by the Bolivar Peninsula Ministerial Alliance, drew another record crowd. Worshipers came in golf carts, ATVs, cars and by foot to take part in this glorious event on the beach. As the sun rose above the gulf, the uplifting music and powerful Easter message touched the hearts of everyone in attendance. And the generosity of this wonderful

Roads I’ve Never Been Down

Roads I’ve Never Been Down, By Carissa NevillBy Carissa Nevill
I’ve been to the Gulf Coast countless times. Galveston with my parents, sisters and cousins. South Padre with many of the same. I’ve even been way over to Destin and Sanibel, Florida. As a child, going to the beach was a yearly trek I couldn’t wait for. As an adult, I hadn’t been to the coast in decades and I wanted my children to see it and fall

New Home – Same Great Work

New Home - Same Great WorkIt’s a booming business in Texas – Air Conditioning, that is. Joe Herrmann is no stranger to the AC and Heating business. Joe has owned and operated the Houston based New Horizons Residential and Commercial AC and Heating Company for 40 years. But since his wife, Cheryl Herrmann, retired from a career in education and moved to their home of ten years in Crystal Beach, Joe was ready to

PSP Opening Day 2018

PSP Opening Day 2018Peninsula Sports Park is open for another season. This second season is sure to bring happiness, cheers, and many memories. Saturday’s opening was welcomed with sunny skies and grandstands full of fans. The field was in perfect condition with a brand new permanent snack bar and picnic tables. The festivities started at 10:00 am with a T-Ball match between the Hurricanes and Dolphins. The Sluggers

A HUGE Slice of Pi

A HUGE Slice of PiAnyone who has ever sat in a math class has probably wondered the same thing. What is pi? Not the kind of pie that we eat, but the kind of pi that gives mathematicians an appetite. Put simply, pi is an irrational number, which means it cannot be made into a fraction. It can only be written as an infinite number. It also never repeats itself. Pi originally represented the ratio of a circle’s circumference

Nauti Convenience

Nauti Beer & Liquor BarnThe wait is over, come see the Nauti Girls! They have convenience figured out for this beach life. Nauti’s is a new Beer Barn in town. Drive right thru and pick up your favorite beverages. They have everything from beer, wine, liquor, soda, and energy drinks, to cigarettes, snacks and ice. Don’t get out of your car. Select what you want and they will even ice it down in

Beach video, by Charles Brothers

Here is a video I made on March 13. I think it captured the spirit of the beach.

A Clean Beach is A Happy Beach

A Clean Beach is A Happy BeachEd Sayyah’s motto is “a clean beach is a happy beach”. He lives it daily by showing his love for our beaches. Ed is a resident of Crystal Beach, originally from Florida, and a true beach lover at heart. About 3 months ago, Ed began his mission to clean up the beach. Ed spends 4 to 5 days a week traveling the beach in his golf cart picking up trash. He usually begins around 8am

The Mermaids Cheer Squad

Mermaids Cheer SquadThe Peninsula Sports Park is getting ready for the second season. With more players and more teams, PSP will provide an exciting lineup of youth baseball games this Spring. And new this season is the “Mermaids Cheer Squad” set to perform at every game and bring extra excitement to the players and the crowds. The Mermaids is a group of 19 young ladies, ages 4 to 14, training under

Fire Departments acquire new safety devices

Fire Departments acquire new safety devicesThe Bolivar Peninsula fire departments are always looking to provide the best equipment to protect the citizens of Bolivar. They recently purchased Safety Air Cushions. These innovative air-inflated life saving devices are designed to catch a human falling or jumping from great heights in the event of an emergency. These devices are used by fire departments throughout the world, so to get them here

The LOCAL Spring Issue

The LOCAL Spring '18 IssueThe Spring issue of The LOCAL, Bolivar Peninsula’s Magazine, is now out and full of engaging articles…pick up your complimentary copy at the Big Store or read ONLINE. Feature stories inside: Steve’s Landing Restaurant: Hot spot for broadening your palate | Crawfish: A Cajun Delicacy | Tiki Man: Kevin Kavanagh | Outdoors: Follow the Birds | Locals Who Inspire: Dan Priest | Spring Events on Bolivar

Beth Rankin Lift

Beth Rankin LiftBy William Comeaux
As a friend of Beth and Darrell Rankin, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to Texas Crab Fest Charities. Beth had a terrible fall late last year which left her unable to climb the stairs to her house. She would rely on friends to get her upstairs in her wheel chair. This was not a problem to her friends, but Beth felt that she lost her

New Car Wash Ribbon Cutting

Crystal Beach Car Wash Ribbon CuttingThanks to John Waller for bringing a car wash back to Crystal Beach! The Crystal Beach Car Wash held its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting last Saturday to an overwhelming crowd. Close to 70 people flocked to the Car Wash to welcome John, his lovely wife, Marla, and daughter, Sarah, to the community. We haven’t had a car wash on Bolivar Peninsula since 2008. John’s car wash is lighted 24 hours a day,

Mardi Gras Parade Pictures

2018 Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade

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Update on raising Hwy 87

Update on raising Hwy 87The following information was received from Commissioner Apffel’s office on February 9.
Environmental Study: expected to be cleared by May, 2018
Project going to bid: May, 2018
Construction to begin: July, 2018
First 2 miles from Gilchrist towards High Island will be raised average about 12 inches. Rest of the roadway

Help Support Peninsula Sports Park

Peninsula Sports Park is a 501c3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization. Our mission is to provide a clean and safe environment which promotes and enhances athletic opportunities for children and families on the entire Bolivar Peninsula. With Fundraisers and generous donations of Sponsorship, we were able to open our facility in Spring of 2017 giving children of the Peninsula

Keller Williams Realty SETX

Keller Williams SETX Ribbon CuttingThe NEW TEAM of Keller Williams Realty SETX, Crystal Beach, got off to a crowd-pleasing beginning Saturday. Their New Team Ribbon Cutting was a smashing success. The public welcomed Sandra Dial (Lead Agent) and Margaret Lindow (Real Estate Sales Agent) with an abounding showing. Snacks and drinks were provided and the company gave out door prizes

Jose Brings Cajun to Bolivar

Jose Brings Cajun to BolivarWell known restaurateur of Bolivar, Jose Cruz, is broadening our palettes with the addition of his new restaurant: Jose’s Cantina Cajun Steakhouse. The much anticipated opening of the Cajun Steakhouse was a huge hit last Wednesday night. We all know Jose through his 2015 opening of Jose’s Cantina Mexican Restaurant which has quickly become a popular eatery. And even farther back, Jose was the head

Bolivar Peninsula Tourism and Visitors Center

Bolivar Peninsula Tourism and Visitors CenterTourism is a major lifeline for Bolivar and the surrounding beach areas. Visitors bring money and stay a while, share memories and experiences with others, which in turn, brings new visitors…it’s a cycle that supports the peninsula and the locals that live here. Nowadays, tourism is boosted with the help of social media. Bolivar Tourism is on the rise with their new storefront and continued social media

Jane Loose, Person of the Year

Jane Loose, Person of the YearBy Linda Elissalde
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
These words from Matthew 25:21 certainly describe the Bay Vue United Methodist Church’s Person of the Year. Jane Loose is a wonderful and faithful servant of the Lord. Her contributions to local and global communities are works of love in Christ’s name. Although she is a

2018 Audubon Photography Contest

2018 Audubon Photography AwardsThe National Audubon Society, in association with Nature’s Best Photography, announces its annual bird photography contest: the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards. Audubon’s 2018 Photography Awards Contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years of age or older as of January 8, 2018. Winning photographs will be

New King & Queen 2018 “Viva Las Vegas”

By Bobbey White
The Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe welcomed 60 guests to the annual Brunch & Silent Auction held at Steve’s Landing. Steve’s Landing, decorated to honor this years “Viva Las Vegas” theme, served guests a scrumptious breakfast which included all the traditional favorites as well as Avocado Toast, Candied Bacon and New Orleans

Direct Lines, by P. A. Stockton

Direct Lines, by P. A. StocktonA new book by Crystal Beach author, P. A. Stockton, has been published. The new book, ‘Direct Lines’, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and on Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Patti, as she is better known, penned ‘Direct Lines’ as a sequel to ‘Crossed Lines’. She states, “I was surprised and flattered by the success of ‘Crossed Lines’. I was inundated by requests from readers, and reviewers, for a

Adopt-A-Beach Children’s Art Contest

“Treasures of the Texas Coast”
This contest is open to students in grades K through 6. Last year, more than 3,200 students from across the state submitted artwork illustrating what they value about the Texas Coast. Artwork should be based on the theme “Treasures of the Texas Coast” and should depict why the Texas coast is important or special to the student. Deadline for entry

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