Voter Registration Certificates are in the Mail!

GcountyCheryl E. Johnson, PCC
Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector
After months of stops and starts with the Secretary of State Texas Election Administration Management (TEAM) system upgrades, nearly 179,000 2016-2017 Voter Registration Certificates will soon arrive in Galveston County mailboxes. The blue and white certificates will be valid from

Lighthouse Krewe T-Shirts

kreweLighthouse Krewe T-Shirts are here! They’re for sale all over the Peninsula, you can’t miss them. Who won the design contest? None other than our Local Artist, Patty Hagstrom! If you need to find out where you can pick one up, give Terry Molloy a call – 409-370-7252. Don’t forget the Mardi Gras Parade – Saturday, February 6th @ 11:30am.


History of Veterans Day

veterans1World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the

Salute to Veterans Ceremony

As part of the commitment to provide support for local veterans and their families, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry will honor veterans participating in the Salute to Veterans Program with a Welcome Home Ceremony on Veterans Day. The program was implemented to rebuild veterans’ homes damaged by Hurricane Ike. The

Faircloth announces start of High School Aerospace Scholars Project

texassealRepresentative Wayne Faircloth is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015-2016 High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) project. HAS enables selected Texas high school juniors to explore new frontiers and become a part of NASA’s plan for space exploration. Selected students will apply their math and science skills to complete web-based assignments during the school year, and those who score

Ribbon Cutting at Hardheads

The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony at HardHeads Icehouse & Grill, Tuesday August 4 at 6:00 pm.

The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony at HardHeads Icehouse & Grill, Tuesday August 4 at 6:00 pm.

Final Quarter Installment Due July 31st!

GcountySeniors, disabled persons and veterans have until Friday, July 31st to make that final fourth installment payment on home property taxes. Save a stamp and go online to www.galcotax.com to pay by electronic check ($1 fee) or credit card (2.5% fee). Please note that these are bank and credit card fees. Avoid the expense of a stamp or the fees and pay in person Monday-Friday from

Moon and Venus

The Moon and Venus visible in the western sky on Saturday evening

The Moon and Venus visible in the western sky on Saturday evening

County hires new Economic Development Director

GCGalveston County Commissioners approved the appointment of Dr. C. B. “Bix” Rathburn to serve as the Director of Economic Development for Galveston County. The position will provide leadership for the adoption and implementation of the county’s economic development plan. Dr. Rathburn has most recently served as the President of the Galveston County Economic Alliance

Crenshaw School Closed Wednesday

Crenshaw School will remain closed on Wednesday, June 17, due to high tides. Classes will resume on Thursday, June 18.

GCTO Crystal Beach Open Delayed One Week

from Cheryl E. Johnson, Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector:
Due to the potential storm threat, the Crystal Beach GCTO satellite office will not open Tuesday, June 16th as regularly scheduled. It will instead open next Tuesday, June 23rd. Signage has been or will be prepared and posted at the Crystal Beach location.


June 15, 2015
Effective at noon today, County Judge Mark Henry has issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents of Bolivar Peninsula which include the unincorporated areas of Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, High Island and Gilchrist. The National Weather Service has predicted 5-12 inches of rain starting this evening into the early morning hours tomorrow. The potential rain coupled with a possible high tide will likely flood roads on Bolivar Peninsula. Parts of State Highway 87 near High Island are already experiencing flooding along the roadway.

Recreational Anglers Get 10-Days in Federal Waters for Red Snapper

snapperTexas recreational anglers will have just 10 days to catch the popular sport fish in Gulf of Mexico federal waters this summer unless they hire a charter vessel under new framework announced by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The recreational season in federal waters is set for June 1-10, while a new for-hire charter recreational season will run

GCA Crawfish Boil

The 5th annual Crawfish Boil will be held at Rollover Pass on May 30th. Crawfish plates will be sold for $12/plate and include potatoes and corn! The Gilchrist Community Association is accepting donations to help defray the cost of crawfish or contributions to help assist with the legal fund. If you are able to help with any amount, please send

Lost GoPro camera

Has anyone found a GoPro camera on the beach? It was lost in the surf close to shore, and may have washed up. Please use Comment form below.

One more time…

We got tied up with the Texas Frog Fest this weekend and ran out of time to get the Local News ready. This week’s edition will be on Wednesday. The festival season is now over for us, so we will be back on our original schedule next week.
Thanks, Tom & Georgia Osten.

Lost iPhone

Did anyone find an iPhone Saturday on the beach near the washout down from Mr. G Road? Please call 281-229-0165. Thank you, Zenda Howard-Skinkle (May 17, 2015)

Moody Mansion Tour

You are invited to a special event for the Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation. Moody Mansion Tour and Oleander Garden Park Tour, Tuesday, June 2nd, 10:45 am at the Moody Mansion. Lunch at noon, 2:15 conclusion of tours. Cost $32 per person including lunch. Please RSVP quicky!! We need a minimum of 25 to reserve the event. Email [email protected], or text 409-673-0536. Transportation options will be sent to those who RSVP.

Steak Dinner Fundraiser

steakWhy cook? Help support Crenshaw School 8th grade trip to San Antonio. Make plans for a great Ribeye Steak Dinner on May 16th, 5pm at the Port Bolivar Fire Station. $15 per person.

Ribeye steak – Green beans – Cajun potatoes – Salad – Bread – Drink – Dessert. Game Night: $5/card

Seven Step process to protest Property Value

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With nearly 100,000 property value increases across Galveston County, Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl E. Johnson has released a one-page summary for property owners needing assistance in understanding the process and their recourse. If you are unable to attend the final classes, Effectively Protest Your

Go Topless Day 2015 Crystal Beach

topless0Go Topless Day is a spring tradition celebrating the warm weather and sense of fun and adventure that comes with owning a Jeep. Go Topless Day on Crystal Beach brings together Jeep clubs and off road enthusiasts from all over Texas! Crystal Beach is one of the largest Go Topless Day events in the US. Join the fun for a group photo, parade on the beach and lots of Jeeps!

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