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Debbie Denny, Tom Wimbrow, Treva Wimbrow on the Galveston Ferry to Bolivar Peninsula. PHOTO BY DEBBIE MOORE FOR BASTROP ADVERTISER.
Hurricane Ike makes landfall at Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula. Texas A&M University Galveston professor concieves of Ike Dike as he watches storm surge.

... held for two decades. The district includes Democratic-leaning Galveston, the Bolivar Peninsula, Texas City, La Marque and the unincorporated community of San Leon before stretching across Galveston Bay to take in more conservative Chambers County.
Bill Merrell, TAMU-Galveston oceanographer, proposes to build an Ike Dike from one end of Galveston Island across Bolivar Peninsula, as seen on April 7, 2009, at the statue along the Seawall commemorates the storm that devastated the island city of ...
Texas GLO hosted volunteers in Chambers County, the Bolivar Peninsula, McFaddin Beach and sea Rim State Park. Since 1986, more than 504,000 volunteers have removed 9,300 tons of trash or 18,762,600 pounds of trash from Texas beaches, according ...
WINNIE AND Bolivar Peninsula. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS.

From the wildfire breakouts in Texas cities such as Bastrop and the tri-county fire in Magnolia in 2011 to the hurricane relief efforts on the Bolivar Peninsula after Hurricane Ike; Porter Fire Department crews have worked to provide assistance during ...
Located at the tip of Bolivar Peninsula near-ish High Island, Bolivar Flats is a mixture of salt marshes, mud flats and beach that attracts thousands of birds, such as American avocets and marbled godwits.
Texas revolutionary Jane Long, a woman who dined with pirates, spied on enemies and scared away invading Indians with an abandoned cannon, has long captivated the interest of Bolivar Peninsula residents and visitors. On Sept. 19, 1821, Long's husband ...
A storm of that size and the forward movement was enough to construct an impressive category four surge that literally wiped the Bolivar Peninsula clean of nearly every house. It took many by surprise. Afterall, this was ''only'' a category two hurricane.
There was a memorable image from the Bolivar Peninsula of a lone house that stood amid the rubble on Gilchrist Beach. Eight years later, the homeowner still calls the place home.
A storm of that size and the forward movement was enough to construct an impressive category four surge that literally wiped the Bolivar Peninsula clean of nearly every house. It took many by surprise. Afterall, this was ''only'' a category two hurricane.
Courtesy of LighthouseFriends.com The Haunted Lighthouse of Bolivar: Follow Texas Highway 87 down the Bolivar Peninsula and prepare to be spooked, if you're easily made so, by the phantom-like form of the Bolivar Point Lighthouse, entirely black from ...
Ike caused billions of dollars in damage and several storm-related deaths. It wiped communities from the Bolivar Peninsula, created a huge storm surge that destroyed buildings and businesses on Galveston's Seawall Blvd along with homes on the bay.
One idea involves a massive construction project to install giant gates from Bolivar Peninsula to the east end of Galveston Island.
Real estate agent and member of the Bolivar Peninsula chamber Anne Willis says she saw the devastation first hand. "Very devastating, there was only about, in crystal beach about 1000 houses left," said Willis.
Galveston, Texas - Four adults and a child who had drifted away while swimming near Bolivar Peninsula on Sunday night were rescued by the Coast Guard.

The Bolivar Peninsula southeast of Houston was virtually swept clean by the 15-20 foot storm surge. Major surge flooding also occurred on Galveston Island and into Galveston Bay.
13, the costliest storm to ever hit Texas occurred when Ike slammed into Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, causing $12 billion in insured losses.
13, the costliest storm to ever hit Texas occurred when Ike slammed into Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, causing $12 billion in insured losses.
TXZ214-238-280415- Galveston TX-CHAMBERS TX- 1032 PM CDT SAT AUG 27 2016 ...STRONG thunderstorms ACROSS NORTHEASTERN GALVESTON AND SOUTHEASTERN CHAMBERS COUNTIES THROUGH 1115 PM CDT... AT 1032 PM ...
Hurricane season may have officially begun on June 1, but the height of the hurricane season is fast approaching, which means it is not too late to be prepared for a major storm.
13, the costliest storm to ever hit Texas occurred when Ike slammed into Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, causing $12 billion in insured losses.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (August 24, 2016) - On Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Susan Heath, avian conservation biologist, shares the wonder and beauty of hawks at the first program in the fall lineup for Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture ...
One demolition project was stalled to determine if the home being razed had any historical significance. Most of the homes or businesses still awaiting removal are in San Leon or on the Bolivar Peninsula. For more information, visit http://www.galvnews ...
Carll moved to an isolated area on the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, Texas, and began waiting tables and digging ditches for money.
TXC071-167-291-373-162045- /O.NEW.KHGX.FA.Y.0177.160816T1841Z-160816T2045Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ LIBERTY TX-Galveston TX-CHAMBERS TX-POLK TX- 141 PM CDT TUE AUG 16 2016 THE ...
"Providing multiple lines of defense against storm surge, including a comprehensive system of barriers and gates extending along Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula to create a 'coastal spine,' would protect the economy, the environment, and ...
Galveston, Texas (AP) - A jury has found a man guilty of capital murder in the 2014 slaying of his daughter and his female lover. The Galveston County jury returned the verdict Wednesday on James Larry Cosby in the beating and strangulation death of ...
Galveston, Texas - A jury has found a man guilty of capital murder in the 2014 slaying of his daughter and his female lover. The Galveston County jury returned the verdict Wednesday on James Larry Cosby in the beating and strangulation death of his ...
James Larry Cosby, 48, was convicted of beating and strangling his daughter, Brittney Cosby, and shooting her partner, Crystal Jackson, then dumping their bodies behind a convenience store on the Bolivar Peninsula. The bodies of the 24-year-old women ...
2008 - hurricane Ike caused storm surges of 15 to 20 feet above normal tide levels along the Bolivar Peninsula of Texas and in much of the Galveston Bay area, "with almost every structure on parts of the Bolivar Peninsula completely wiped from their ...
The capital murder trial for James Larry Cosby, 48, began Tuesday in Galveston, near Bolivar Peninsula where the women's bodies were found in March 2014.
The capital murder trial for James Larry Cosby, 48, began Tuesday in Galveston, near Bolivar Peninsula where the women's bodies were found in March 2014.
Galveston - James Larry Cosby shot his daughter in the head in the back of an SUV and clubbed to death her female lover before dumping their bodies near a dumpster behind a convenience store on the Bolivar Peninsula in 2014, a prosecutor told jurors ...
Even as the underrated hurricane was flattening everything on the Bolivar Peninsula east of Galveston with wind gusts of 74 miles-per-hour, the Weather Bureau insisted upon calling it "a tropical storm of minor size and intensity.
This season there were 185 nests found, up from 159 last year, but there were none on either Bolivar Peninsula or Galveston Island.
Coast Guard medevacs 2 from grounded boat near Bolivar Peninsula. KHOU.com , KHOU 4:52 AM. EST July 26, 2016. A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a man and woman showing symptoms of heat exposure, after their 30-foot boat ran aground near ...
A gravel road running perpendicular to the beach is often used by stranded motorists to find help. The road dead ends at the Intracoastal Water Way Photo taken Friday, July 15, 2016 Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise less.
Galveston - The nesting season for the endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle is ending with zero nests found on either Galveston Island or the Bolivar Peninsula for the first time in at least a decade, although the number rose for the entire coast. The ...
Ferry service has resumed Thursday to and from Bolivar Peninsula following a temporary stoppage after a suspicious package was spotted on one of the vessels.
... not be rebuilt. Highway funding is in short supply, and a lot of inland Texans think that's a lost cause. We hope not. But in the meantime, the western part of the highway - and hence the Bolivar Peninsula - are open for business. They need to stay ...
The visitors bureau speculated that many of the vehicles crossing the causeway onto the island may have taken the ferry to the Bolivar Peninsula. Statistics provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, however, show that fewer people crossed ...
Galveston COUNTY, Texas - The prayers of the people living on Bolivar Peninsula have been answered in the form of funding for a crucial roadway that is the only overland evacuation route off the Bolivar Peninsula. The Texas Department of ...
High tides during storms sometimes partially submerged Highway 87 near High Island, and have left debris behind afterward. Vance Hale has been driving along the highway for more than 25 years, and he's seen times when storms force closure of the ...
Construction will begin next year on a $14 million project to raise and repair portions of Texas 87 on the Bolivar Peninsula that are prone to washing out during even weak thunderstorms. The problem of water, sand and debris covering the road where ...
TxDot has allocated $14 million for improvements to State Highway 87, the two-lane road that runs the length of the Bolivar Peninsula. It's home to about 2,500 people and the population is continuing to grow. SH 87 is their only evacuation route ...
Bolivar Peninsula, TX, September 20, 2008 - Displaced cattle feed on rolls of hay off of a flatbed truck. Food and fresh water is being brought over to the island to help the cattle displaced by Hurricane Ike.
When a long weekend rolls around, it just makes sense to spend a day on the beach. If you missed our Bolivar Peninsula guide in May, making the most of the beach is simple: Acquire beer, apply sunscreen and hit the sand.
TXZ214-238-292230- Galveston TX-CHAMBERS TX- 450 PM CDT WED JUN 29 2016 ...STRONG thunderstorms ACROSS CENTRAL GALVESTON AND SOUTHWESTERN CHAMBERS COUNTIES THROUGH 530 PM CDT... AT 450 PM CDT.


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