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Thank you from President of GCA Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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The Gilchrist Community Association (GCA) would like to thank all of
the fellow citizens of Bolivar Peninsula for their overwhelming
support for our Legal Defense Fundraiser. Rollover Pass has a lot of
history and is enjoyed by thousands of fisherman, weekenders and
overnighters who support local businesses throughout the peninsula
while they are here and are vital to all of our financial growth.  I
can say without any reservation that our Golf Cart Fish Fry Fundraiser
was successful and we could not have done it without you.

One of the GCA’s missions is to provide community services and on
Saturday, we prepared 50 fish fry plates and delivered them to the
employees of  Gulf Coast Market who were unable to attend because they
were at work providing services to the visitors of the peninsula. We
are looking forward to providing other services in the near future.

Once again, thank you Bolivar Peninsula!

Sincerely,
Ted Vega
President, Gilchrist Community Association


Work Force on the Coast Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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Below is a snap shot of that information as well as the attachment on the Skills for Small Business. 

Area

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployment

Rate

Gulf Coast

2,986,315

2,748,731

237,584

8.2

Galveston County

144,825

131,906

12,919

9.2

City of Galveston

25,887

23,716

2,171

8.4

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Progress on the Peninsula Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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How are we progressing in efforts to bring back Bolivar? Like beauty, progress can be in the eye, or ear, of the beholder. Read More..
After Ike Pictures of the Entire Galveston Bolivar Peninsula Area Monday, September 15, 2008
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See High resolution pictures of the entire Ike damaged area at the NOAA site Read More..
If You Haven't Discovered the Bolivar Peninsula, You Don't know What You're Missing Monday, June 09, 2008
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Recently featurd in Texas Explorer, Bolivar is the home of popular Crystal Beach and so much more. Bolivar is business at its best and offers a family oriented relaxed lifestyle. Discover Bolivar and you'll never want to leave; and best of all, Bolivar is affordable. Read More..
Top 10 Reasons to Move to the Bolivar Peninsula Sunday, May 18, 2008
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Crystal Beach calls itself one of the nation’s most affordable oceanfront communities. And it has plenty to offer bargain-hunters. Read More..
Where can you buy a Coastal home for under $200k? Sunday, April 27, 2008
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Best Answer: Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County Texas according to Coastal Living magazine Read More..
The Birders Are Here Friday, April 25, 2008
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The 27-mile long Bolivar Peninsula is world famous for the many species of birds that can be seen here. Read More..
Monarch Butterflies Texas Bound! Tuesday, April 01, 2008
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Birdwatchers to Receive Bonus Viewing Opportunity -- Annual Butterfly Migration Read More..
Attention Birdwatchers- Bring Your Binoculars Thursday, March 13, 2008
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This is a Grand Marquee event! Houston Happy Hikers will hold a 5K & 10K walk at High Island on Saturday, March 15. Read More..
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TGC FEMA Encourages Participation in PrepareAthon Day
9/27/2014 1:13:33 AM

According to a recent survey conducted by FEMA, 50 percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster.

  • Additionally, nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill at their workplace, school or home in the past two years.
  • “Disasters can strike anytime and anywhere,” FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said. “America’s PrepareAthon! is about practicing what to do in an emergency with enough regularity so that it becomes second nature when the real disaster actually happens.”

To encourage more Americans to prepare and practice, the campaign offers easy-to-implement preparedness guides, checklists and resources.

  • Sign up for local text alerts and warnings and download weather apps to your smartphone.
    Stay aware of worsening weather conditions. Visit www.ready.gov/prepare and get the Be Smart: Know Your Alerts and Warnings to learn how to search for local alerts and weather apps relevant for hazards that affect your area.
  • Gather important documents and keep them in a safe place.
    Have all of your personal, medical, and legal papers in one place, so you can evacuate without worrying about gathering your family’s critical documents at the last minute. Visit www.ready.gov/prepare and download Be Smart: Protect Your Critical Documents and Valuables for a helpful checklist.
  • Create an emergency supply kit.
    Bad weather can become dangerous very quickly. Be prepared by creating an emergency supply kit for each member of your family.  Visit www.ready.gov/kit for more ideas of what to include in your kit.
  • Develop an emergency communication plan for your family.
    It’s possible that your family will be in different locations when a disaster strikes. Come up with a plan so everyone knows how to reach each other and get back together if separated.  Visit http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan for communication plan resources.

FEMA Texas Coast

The first step in being prepared is to know about the hazards that can affect you where you live and work. Hurricanes occur in coastal areas, but can impact weather across the country. To learn more about hurricanes and what you should do to protect yourself and your property download the How to Prepare for a Hurricane guide.

When people talk about preparedness, they are more likely to take action, so start the conversation! America’s PrepareAthon! offers customizable promotional materials to make your National PrepareAthon!

Swedes Texas Frog Fest
2/14/2014 10:50:00 AM March 8 & 9 2014 Crystal Beach, Tx Sponsored by Nutty Jerry's & Brint Construction
Swedes 40 Years and Counting by Georgia Osten
7/23/2012 2:18:00 PM by Georgia Osten The Walla Family blew into town last Monday for their 40th Annual Crystal Beach Vacation. Yes, Mildred and Johnnie Walla and family have been coming to Crystal Beach every summer for the last 40 years! Mildred remembers coming with her father when she was in high school in Beaumont. To celebrate the event, they had special t-shirts printed. They always plan their vacation for the week after the 4th, because "the crowds are smaller." Their first vacation rental was handled by Mr. Swede himself, and they have been coming back to Swede's Real Estate ever since.
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