On Monday, January 27th, 2014, the Commissioners’ Court of Galveston County, Texas voted to institute a ban restricting outdoor burning for all unincorporated areas of the county. The ban is effective immediately and will be in place until further notice. Violation of the ban is a Class C Misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
Texas Frog Fest, benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation.
Location: 200 Hwy 87 in Crystal Beach
Tickets are now available! One Day Passes ($25) and Two Day Passes ($40) can be purchased here: https://tickets.nuttyjerrys.com/Attractions.ashx or by calling Nutty Jerry's Entertainment Complex at 877-643-7508.
To purchase VIP tents/tickets and covered bunkers, please contact Denise Lange at 409-791-4131 or email@example.com.
* VIP Tents (limited # available) - $2,500 - Includes 20x20 tent, 10 two-day VIP tickets with VIP amenities.
* VIP Tickets - $75/day (limited # available) - includes access to VIP amenities.
*Covered Bunkers - $100/day (limited # available) - 10x10 covered, private tent to relax or stash your stuff (tickets must be purchased separately). For More Information - Click
FeatherFest 2014 Online Registration
Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council announces FeatherFest 2014 online registration. The FeatherFest website is updated with all of the 2014 Birding & Photography Field Trips and Workshops so you have plenty of time to plan your itinerary! You’ll want to check out some of our new FeatherFest events for 2014 – Ready, Set, Go! – Big Day Birding Adventure, FledglingFest, FeatherFest’s Most Wanted, and a pre-festival field trip to the Katy Preserve Conservancy!
With more than 100 field trips, workshops and social events, you will have plenty to choose from at FeatherFest 2014. Don’t miss one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and one of the few with a dedicated nature photography track.
Galveston is one of the top locations for birding in the nation, and FeatherFest is held during early spring migration – a great time to visit world-renowned birding hot spots like Bolivar Flats and High Island. There will be something for everyone at FeatherFest 2014, whether you’re a novice or an experienced outdoor lover. Expert-led excursions by bus and boat will visit a variety of habitats, from beaches to bays, bay marshes to wetlands, and coastal prairies to upland wood motts. On April 12, FeatherFest Saturday, kids and their grown-ups can experience our first FledglingFest – four separate activities for ages 6 and up including a birding workshop, a field trip by bus, an outing by boat and a free raptor show!
Learn more about FeatherFest at www.galvestonfeatherfest.com
Driftwood's 3rd Annual Charity Gumbo Cook-Off - 2382 Sand Castle. Come on over and taste some delicious gumbo and enjoy live music throughout the afternoon.
April 26, 2014
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Texas Crab Festival Washers TournamentSaturday May 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm32 teams competing in a DOUBLE ELIMINATION Tournament
Entry fee $15.00 per TEAM (does not include entry to the festival)
1st Place – $200
2nd Place – $75
3rd Place – $45
The game will be played on 3-holed washer boards placed 8 feet apart. Players stand behind the board, for a throwing distance of 12 feet. Washers are 2.5 inches in diameter. The closest hole will be worth 1 point, the middle hole 3 points, and the furthest hole 5 points. Games will be played to 21 points. Teams must reach 21 EXACTLY. CLICK HERE for a complete set of Rules.
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Crab Fest 5K Fun Run
Kick off the Texas Crab Festival with a timed 5K Run around the Crab Festival certified course. Or join the fun with a 1K Walk. Get a T-shirt and entry to the Festival. Register Now.
Port Bolivar Community Cemetery Fundraiser
The Port Bolivar Community Cemetery Association will be hosting a golf tournament on March 22, 2014 at the Crystal Beach Community Golf Course. The funds raised from this tournament will go towards completing the roadway around the cemetery. Calcutta will be held Friday night, March 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Stingaree Down Under. Live auction and raffle the night of the Calcutta. Entry Fee is $75.00 per person. 4 Man Scramble-Blind Draw, Closest to the Pin Contest, Payout for 1st through 5th places, Awards ceremony following the conclusion of the tournament at the Golf Course.
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Another way to be recognized as a supporter is to “Sponsor a Hole”. For a $100.00 donation your name or company name will be placed near one of the 18 holes on the golf course. What a great way to help. Please send this donation by March 1, 2014.
If you have any questions please contact one of the committee members listed below. We are counting on your support. Without your support we won’t be able to complete this project. Remember you donation maybe tax deductible since we are a non profit organization.
Malcolm M. Comeaux, 409-771-7026
Nancy Comeaux Bouse, 409-692-1141
Bonnie Devoe, 409-771-8894
Jan Smith, 409-939-3991
Pearl Beach Charity BBQ Cook-off
The Second Annual Pearl Beach Charity BBQ Cook-off will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, on Clara Drive in Crystal Beach. This is a great community event, and all proceeds will be donated to Charity. Fire up your grill and join the fun. BBQ teams are signing up now (click here for Registration Form
). Entry fee is $100 per team. Or if you just want to sample some of the best BBQ around, come on by.
BBQ Categories: There will be two BBQ categories; Brisket and Ribs. Each Team can enter both categories with one entry fee of $100. All cooking must take place on premise the day of the event. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies for each category. The 1st place winner in the Brisket category will donate 25% of the entry proceeds to a charity of their choice. The 1st place winner in the Ribs category will donate 25% of the entry proceeds to a charity of their choice. The remaining 50% will be donated to The Lone Survivor Foundation, Crystal Beach Retreat Facility.
Judging: The judging for Ribs will be held at 1:30pm. The judging for Brisket will be held at 3:30pm. The announcement of the winners will take place immediately following the Brisket judging.
Arrival and Setup: You may arrive anytime Friday or early Saturday morning to setup. You may begin cooking at 4am on Saturday morning.
Spirit Award: New this year!! Show your TEAM SPIRIT!! There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Spirit awards for the Team with the most creative cooking area!
Make check or money order payable to: Don Kimbro and mail to B.B. Young at P.O. Box 1027, Crystal Beach, TX 77650. Deadline to enter the cook-off is March 30, 2014. Email questions firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
There are 5 ways you can purchase beach stickers:
- On the beach: available for purchase 7 days a week from 8 am-7 pm; cash only on the beach.
- At a large variety of stores located on Bolivar.
- At the Fort Travis office: Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm. Address: 900 SH 87 Port Bolivar 77650 Phone: 409-684-1333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At the Galveston County Parks & Senior Services Administrative Office: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm with cash or check. On-line – available at a later date. Phone: 409-934-8100.
- By mail – mail your payment (do not send cash via mail) we accept money orders and cashier’s checks and a self-addressed envelope to: Galveston County Parks & Senior Services, Attn: Parking Sticker Program, 4102 Main Street, La Marque, TX 77568 For more information – email us: email@example.com.
- ATV/3 or 4 Wheeler/Golf Cart/Mule – Affix the sticker to the FRONT RIGHT SIDE of the GOLF CART/ATV
- Car/Motorhome/RV – Permanently affix the sticker to the INSIDE LOWER RIGHT SIDE of the vehicle’s front windshield.
Stickers are valid for one calendar year from January to December.
December 31st of the current sticker year.
There are no refunds on beach stickers.
STICKER PURCHASING LIMITS
Patrons can purchase as many stickers as they would like.
- Regular Price – Stickers may be purchased for $10 during the months of March through December.
Summer Gospel EXTRAVAGANZA and BAZAAR!
AN INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATION!
The first ever SUMMER GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA! will be held on June 14, 2014, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Bay Vue United Methodist Parking Lot. Since this is an all churches and all community event, we would like to invite you to send representatives to our planning meetings. The more input we receive; the better will be our production.
We need all you talented people to be a part of this event to make it a huge success.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time and Location:
Bay Vue United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Contact Linda C. Elissalde at 409-684-2634 or 409-256-1750 if you have any questions.FORM FOR BOOTH SPACE
Maryanne Rogers to run for County Judge
Maryanne Rogers has filed an intent to run as an Independent Candidate for Galveston County Judge. “I am running as an Independent so I can better serve the people of the County instead of the Political Party.” stated Maryanne Rogers, “there needs to be an independent voice on the Commissioners’ Court.” She needs 500 signatures on her Petition to place her name on the ballot as a candidate in November. The petition must be complete 30 days after the primary election which takes place March 4. Please stop by Pat’s Tires to sign the petition. In order to sign you cannot vote in the primary election in March.