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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

Our UPS Man – Aaron Springer

By Linda Elissalde
What a magical night! The standing room only crowd provided a rousing ovation as AARON SPRINGER, our United Parcel Service man, entered the room. Family and friends packed Jose’s Cantina Cajun Steakhouse to honor everyone’s favorite “Man in Brown.” People lined up to taste Jose’s fine buffet, but the really long line was one of

Second Going Resale Store Helps Local Schools

By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue United Methodist Church’s Second Going Resale Store loves to give. Especially when it comes to the Bolivar Peninsula. Their mission includes providing the food truck each week, low cost quality clothing and household items, and free medical equipment to those in need. One of their favorite missions is to help our community schools. Second Going enjoyed a banner

21 PLUS 56

By Linda Elissalde
SURPRISE! That was the greeting Robert (Bob) Morgan received when he entered Tiki Bar on August 19. His sister Sherry had invited folk to a surprise birthday party in his honor. Beach pals, and friends from Port Arthur where Bob had served both as mayor and Justice of the Peace, convened and helped him mark the advent of

Get On A Boat

Visit Galveston Yacht Basin to rent a boat during your coastal vacation. GYB has many options to meet your desires for boating fun. Whether you want a motorized fishing boat or a kayak or canoe, GYB has it all. Galveston Yacht Basin has been around for over 40 years, offering fishing and pleasure boating on the Gulf Coast, plus many other amenities at the yacht club. GYB offers boat storage as well. Stop by

Visiting Artists

Bolivar Tourism and Visitors Center is featuring the works of two new artists. Glenn Cernosek and Terri Ann Stokes were in the Center on Saturday to meet with visitors and talk about their art. Glenn Cernosek lives near Austin, Texas where he has been a self-taught artist of western, antique, and landscape subjects as well as oil and watercolors of tropical and botanical features. Glenn has exhibited his

Houston Diesels Beach Bash 2018

Houston Diesels rumbled over to Crystal Beach on Saturday for their 3rd annual Beach Bash with friends and family to enjoy the sand, sun, and fellowship. Nearly 3000 in attendance celebrated summer while raising awareness and funds for 22Kill.com, an organization supporting veterans suffering from PTSD. Houston Diesels is a club and family of diesel loving members. What began in North Houston

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Unveils New Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp

Mallards and emperor geese were the stars of the show as the 2018-2019 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – commonly known as the Duck Stamp – went on sale. The new Federal Duck Stamp and its younger sibling, the Junior Duck Stamp, debuted at a special event hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Hanover, Maryland on

Washers for the 4th

The skies cleared and the crowds filled in for the 8th Annual July 4th Washers Tournament. Sixty-four teams participated in this renowned event in front of many spectators from near and far, competing for the $1000 First Prize. The sun was bright, the breeze was cool, the sand was hot, and the drinks were cold. The players had many spinning tosses and sinking washers, all while celebrating

KBB – Gold Star Affiliate

“Highest Gold Star recognition to Keep Bolivar Beautiful on behalf of Bolivar Peninsula from Keep Texas Beautiful. Thank you to our tireless volunteers, County Crew and Galveston County Officials working in unison to Keep Bolivar Beautiful.” [Carlis Cole]

Jerry’s Full Moon Party

Once again, Jerry Diaz and his Hanna’s Reef band performed their popular brand of Texas Beach Music last Friday night to the delight of the large crowd gathered for his annual Full Moon Beach Party, celebrating the full moon, and summertime in general, right on the beach! A very popular event, beach goers came early to set up chairs and break out the beverages and snacks. The music began

When You Gotta Go…

County installs public restrooms…You gotta go! And now it’s more convenient than ever when you’re visiting the beach. The Beach Sticker Program funded new, portable restrooms in Crystal Beach. The public facilities are located on Crystal Beach Road, adjacent to the County Road and Bridge facility. There are six clean restrooms including two Men’s, three Women’s, and one Family restroom with a baby changing station. They are open

History of the Bay

The Galveston Bay we know and enjoy had its beginnings following the last Ice Age less than 18,000 years ago. As the last Ice Age came to an end, the Earth warmed, Pleistocene mammals which roamed this area became extinct, the ice sheets withdrew, sea levels rose, and the shoreline moved to near-present locations, all over many thousands of years. The longshore currents along the new shoreline

Bolivar LIVE opens new Broadcast Studio

Bolivar LIVE opens new Broadcast StudioBolivar LIVE News Saturday Morning comes to you each week from their new broadcast studio in downtown Crystal Beach Texas inside The Big Store. Every Saturday Morning at 8 am they will feature topics of interest to all beach residents and visitors. Listen in as they talk about weather, fishing, local events, clues for The Hunt For Bolivar and how you can win a Surf Board during the

Balloon’s Blow. Don’t Let Them Go!

Balloon’s Blow. Don’t Let Them Go!By Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf of Mexico Program Director
Turtle Island Restoration Network
On May 1, a critically endangered sub-adult Kemp’s ridley was discovered in the surf on the west end of Galveston with her flipper entangled in a shoestring attached to a trash can. And on May 3, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle washed up on the Texas coast entangled in balloon strings.

Congrats to High Island Grads 2018

They walked the stage, received their diplomas, and ventured into the next chapter of their lives. Congratulations to the High Island Graduating Class of 2018! On Friday, June 1st, fourteen seniors joined the ranks of those who came before them, successfully completing a high school career and looking forward to a bright future ahead. Salutatorian Abby Howarton and Valedictorian Jaden Bryan spoke

KILO 19 – A Walk to Remember

KILO 19 - A Walk to RememberKILO 19 – A Walk to Remember is an emotionally charged trip down Crystal Beach supporters come together in solidarity to both remember those lost and to demonstrate commitment to walk strong beside our wounded service members. Families, veterans, active military, and military supporters completed the annual 19 kilometer journey on Sunday to raise awareness for

Beach Raking Clarification


By William Comeaux
There have been many questions, assumptions and misinformation about Galveston County’s current halt to raking Bolivar Peninsula Beaches. I will do my best to explain things.

Another Jeep Go Topless Weekend

Another Jeep Weekend on Bolivar has come and gone. The gathering of jeepers and jeep lovers has grown exponentially the last couple of years. Since it’s origin in 2008, the Jeep “Go Topless Day” has evolved to produce a constant parade of vehicles, jamming the beach and surrounding areas for the weekend. And “go topless” did not only refer to removing your jeep top. This year, the high tides limited

5 Guys Celebrate 16

The 16th Annual 5 Guys Party went off without a hitch last weekend. Every year on the weekend after Mother’s Day, when the dust settles from the Texas Crab Festival, the 5 guys gather again to celebrate…anything and everything! Mickey Nelson in Driftwood Subdivision hosts along with his buddies Dale, Sam, Ronnie, and Mike, the new “Fifth Guy”. Don Kimbro, one of the founding members,

Jeep Resort UOR Show Makes Its Debut

The Inaugural Jeep Resort Unlimited Off-Road Show was held this past weekend in Crystal Beach, in conjunction with the “Go Topless Jeep Weekend”. Off-Road enthusiasts were treated to a huge display of vendors offering all kinds of customized products and over 54-acres of pure fun, action, and entertainment. There were UTV ride-alongs, Monster Truck ride-alongs, and various

Stay Safe on the Water

As part of National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boater education and law enforcement are reminding Texans to be safe this summer by following the law and taking basic safety precautions while on the water. In 2017, 45 boating fatalities occurred on Texas waters, an increase of more than 28 percent from 2016. On top of that, marine enforcement officers logged

Mother’s Day breakfast at the Eagles

By Bill Agnew
The Men’s aerie provided free breakfast to all mothers at Crystal Beach on Mother’s Day morning. Somewhere around 80 plates of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, waffles and pancakes were served. This is an important day for the Fraternal Order of Eagles because our organization not only came up with the idea

Cinco De Drinko

A large group of friends were on hand to celebrate with Bill and Mona at the Grand Opening of their Nauti’s Beer & Liquor Barn in Crystal Beach.

Crystal Beach Community Blood Drive

By Bill Agnew
On Friday, May 4, L.B. Hunt put together a community blood drive for Crystal Beach in conjunction with the Bay Vue Methodist Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center brought their mobile RV. The goal was for 22 people to register to donate blood. As a community, we had 31 individuals register,

Crenshaw student wins Earth Day T-shirt design contest

Crenshaw School was honored this year to have 6th grader Joshua Florence as Grand Prize winner of the annual UTMB Earth Day T-shirt design contest. Jada Browning (L) and Mariah LaRue (R) received Honorable Mention.

A Reel Fun Slam

The Lions Club hosted their Annual Stingaree Saltwater Slam Fishing Tournament on Saturday, under beautiful blue skies. The tournament attracts teams from all over the area and benefits the youth of Bolivar through scholarships. Eighteen teams competed for the top prize of $2000. The anglers started out at 6am in pursuit of the trophy trout, redfish, and flounder. The teams were allowed to weigh in a stringer of up to

Young Anglers Reel In Fun

The young anglers of Bolivar participated in the Kids Hardhead Haul-In on Saturday, sponsored by the Holtzclaw Foundation as part of the Lions Club Annual Stingaree Saltwater Slam. The Holtzclaw Foundation provided funding to pay for the shirts, hats, bait, and other necessary supplies for the kiddos to reel in their big catch. And each child was given a rod and reel, donated by

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