So long 2021…


As we embark on new beginnings and resolutions for a healthy year ahead, we remember the past year’s highlights. Another year of monumental happenings and celebrations around our community and beyond has come and gone. A year filled with good times, happy gatherings, big wins, holiday celebrations, saddening losses, and so much more. As we look forward to the many happenings that will bring us joy in 2022, check out some of CBLN’s notable articles from 2021.



Beach Dogs
One of the pleasures of early morning strolling on pristine sand is seeing numbers of dogs taking their human friends out for a walk.



2021 TCF T-Shirt Contest Winners
Three outstanding entries were received for the 2021 T-shirt Design Contest, and the winning designs were selected.



Pirates and Mermaids Brave the Cold
The Mardi Gras Parade cruised along despite the thirty degree temperatures and whistling winds.



The Texas Blackout
More than 4.5 million customers in Texas were without power during the peak of outages in the state.



Build A “Sand” Dream
The Second Annual Build A Dream sandcastle building contest was on Saturday under beautiful skies.



Bolivar Chamber Rewards the Community
Last Tuesday evening, Bolivar Chamber of Commerce hosted the Annual Awards Ceremony at Jose’s Cantina.



TORNADO ripped through Bolivar Peninsula
An F1 strong tornado roared through Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in Crystal Beach, Texas at around 110 miles an hour.



Record Breaking Texas Crab Festival
After a whirlwind pandemic year, the 2021 Texas Crab Festival came back with a phenomenal, record breaking turnout.



Big Store Birthday
The Big Store celebrated their 35th birthday. Thank You BIG STORE for all you do for your customers and community!



TCF Recognizes Volunteers
The 36th Annual Texas Crab Festival Volunteer Appreciation Gathering was held Sunday at the Festival Park Pavilion.



Lighthouse Awards
The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation presented plaques to the winners of the Light up Bolivar Lighthouse contest.



A Young Cuber
Do you remember your favorite pastime or hobby at 10 years old? Young Michael embarked on a journey to master the Rubik’s Cube.



Bolivar Point Lighthouse Restoration
The Bolivar Point Lighthouse Foundation is kicking into high gear on a mission to restore the 150 year old Bolivar landmark.



Fire It Up
The 21st Annual Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cookoff fired up as the 28 teams began their competition.



Run to the Rig
The Bolivar Rig Run has grown from a handful of racers to a hugely popular sailing adventure over the years.



Thank You, Second Going
Nothing stops Second Going Resale Store. The board, along with kind volunteers, create a spot for low priced, quality goods.



Ready, Set, Go
It was a balmy Sunday morning on Bolivar Peninsula for the first ever Bolivar Live Triathlon.



Eagle’s Triple Celebration
The Crystal Beach Fraternal Order of Eagles enjoyed a triple celebration on Saturday: Octoberfest – Anniversary – Dedication



A good ‘ol Cajun festival
Before the sun came up on Saturday, seven teams started cooking to compete in the 5th Annual Brad & Big Rich’s Cajun Chef Cookoff



GOBLINS and WITCHES and GHOST ON THE COAST!
THE BIG STORE provided the greatest GHOST ON THE COAST for 2021. Everything this year seemed bigger and better.



Putt Putt Fun
The Second Annual Ladies Putt Putt Extravaganza on Saturday was a good time for all. Congratulations to the winners.



COC Annual Meeting & Elections
The BP Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting included a year in review followed by an election to fill two open Board positions.



Thanksgiving Abroad
Only a handful of countries celebrate Thanksgiving, so when you are not IN the United States of America, it gets a little tricky.



Our AMTRAK Experience
Mack and I have been interested in taking a cross-country train trip for some time now, but I haven’t been on a US train since 1968.



Apffel introduces Joe Giusti as new Commissioner
The new Precinct 2, dubbed the ‘coastal precinct’ will be represented by Commissioner Joe Giusti.



PSP Soccer Championship Saturday
The 2021 Peninsula Sports Park Soccer season came to an end with a full slate of championship games.



Lighting Up Bolivar
The lights are shining bright on Bolivar with the Annual Christmas Lighting Contest, as part of the Crystaland Parade weekend.



Jingle All The Way
Santa and Mrs. Claus cruised Crystal Beach on Saturday in the annual Crystaland Parade.


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