Notable Stories in 2020

It’s time to ring in the New Year 2021! It’s safe to say we are all ready to bid farewell to the unprecedented year that was 2020. It’s been a year of canceled plans, unknowns, heartbreaks, sadness, and confusion. But among the many negatives of the year, highlights shine through to remind us of the obstacles we were able to overcome and the happiness still found in the world, and our Bolivar community. So long 2020. There is hope for a brighter year ahead.

Bolivar’s Marvelous Mary Ellen Smith
There are many citizens of whom our peninsula can be proud, and Mary Ellen Smith is one who represents all that is best [Read More]

Future Surveyors
Historic and scenic Fort Travis was transformed into a classroom to train future surveyors. The grounds are perfect for

A Fabulous Parade
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! The Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe hosted another fabulous Mardi Gras Parade on

Build A Dream
The overcast skies drifted out as the First Annual Build A Dream sandcastle building contest took place on the beach

Small Acts of Kindness
I visited Crystal Beach Post Office to buy a special envelope. Everyone waiting in line was friendly while keeping their

How The Virus Stole Easter
Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began; Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land.

HI, YO, SILVER! Who Is That Masked – Person?
The masked Lone Ranger’s adventures started on radio in 1933. He and his faithful companion Tonto set out to bring justice

A Very Happy Story
The first time my wife left me alone for more than a few days, she went to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago. She was

Beach Pavilion Grand Opening
Galveston County officials and the Bolivar Chamber of Commerce Board members held a joint ribbon cutting ceremony on

Dear Texas Crab Festival Friends
We had hoped for a Labor Day festival, but given the spike in Texas Covid cases, new closures, (including schools) and the

Set Sail and Race On
The 6th Annual Bolivar Rig Run and Stretch Race took place on Saturday under perfect weather conditions. Hardheads

TCF 2020 Golf Cart Raffle Winner
Though there was no festival this year, the Texas Crab Festival continued with the Golf Cart giveaway. Tickets began

Governor’s Community Achievement Award
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Keep Bolivar Beautiful as runner up in the 2020 Governor’s Community

The FOE 3719 Eagles are Back, AGAIN!
After a second state forced shutdown, the Eagles Board have been working with TABC to have their re-opening, meeting all

Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournament
The skies were blue and the weather was perfect for the Bolivar Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament on

An Unlikely Winner
The first ever Brad & Big Rich’s Washers Tournament was thrown on Saturday as part of their annual Cajun Chef’s Cookoff

Let The Good Times Resume
After many months of staying home and distancing due to Covid restrictions, people were anxious and ready to

Robert Van Zandt BBQ Cookoff
Robbie Van Zandt held a BBQ Cookoff at Lazy D&D RV Resort in memory of his dad Mr. Robert Van Zandt. Mr Van

A Ghoulishly Good Time
Princesses, dragons, ghosts, and witches…pirates, ninjas, superheroes, and cowboys, too. All varieties of

Halloween – Back to Basics
Back in the Day, we used to roam the streets of our neighborhood Trick or Treating on one of our most favorite holidays

Putt Putt for the Ladies
The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce hosted the First Annual Ladies Putt Putt Extravaganza at The Gulf Range in

OVATION for Michael Feighan
Michael Feighan is known as one of the world’s best drummers. Crystal Beach Community Church and various

Generosity is the virtue of being benevolent and charitable in giving. And our Bolivar community is overwhelming in

Thank You from PSP
Peninsula Sports Park held its annual Fall Fundraiser “Party in the Park” on Nov. 14, and I would like to take this

Filling Santa’s Sleigh at the Christmas Market
While recovering from the chaos of Black Friday and with full bellies from Thanksgiving leftovers, shoppers ventured

Crystaland Lighting Contest
The dazzling lights are shining bright on Bolivar with the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Annual Residential and

Jingle All The Way
The Annual Crystaland Christmas Parade dazzled the community on Saturday evening. Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of

22 years of Bikes for Kids
The Annual Christmas Bike Drive, hosted by Texas Crab Festival Charities, brings joy and happiness to many children on

Dennis Stafford BAY VUE UMC Person of the Year
Dennis Stafford is a good man by anyone’s definition. He is that quiet, calm voice in the background that gets things done

Christmas Vacation in Egypt
I remember spending time watching the history channel and reading about the secret treasures uncovered in Egypt over the last

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