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Dr. Brody also presented about the Ike Dike, a large-scale and big-picture gate/barrier system that would help protect Galveston, Houston, the Bolivar Peninsula, and communities in between from future hurricane-generated storm surges. Modeled after the Dutch gates used in Rotterdam Harbor, the Ike ...
USA Today's top 10 winners in the category Best Texas Beach are as follows: 1.Rockport Beach. 2.South Padre Island Beach. 3.Surfside Beach. 4.Crystal Beach - Bolivar Peninsula. 5.Matagorda Bay Nature Park. 6.Port Aransas Beach. 7.Isla Blanca Park - South Padre Island. 8.South Beach - Padre Island ...

The Bolivar Peninsula district was criticized last year when Superintendent D'Ann Vonderau left her handgun in a school SUV during an event and forgot to retrieve it afterward, according to a statement she released last spring. It was found later by a High Island student when a team used the SUV to travel ...
We're getting our first look at a wounded dolphin on Bolivar Peninsula. The woman who shot this video says an EMS worker and another man came to the mammal's aid around 5:30 p.m. Thursday after it couldn't get back out to sea. LaJean Hicks said the dolphin appeared to have been injured in a shark ...
PORT BOLIVAR, Texas — Over a plate of fried oysters, Sid Bose recounted what was left of Bolivar Peninsula in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. "We were gone — wiped out. Thirty-five hundred homes on this peninsula (were destroyed)," Bose said. "It changed everything." On Sept. 13, 2008, Ike made ...
Spring Break on Bolivar Peninsula wasn't without its antics. Records obtained by BeaumontEnterprise.com show the Galveston County Sheriff's Office made more than 80 arrests between 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9 through 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. A majority of the charges were alcohol and drug ...

BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas - Can't make it to the Texas coast? These webcams bring the beach to you. Coastal Outdoors Group provides at least eight different live webcam views from Bolivar Peninsula, near Houston. More News Headlines. Port Aransas city manager says tourism is crucial to city's ...
Following Hurricane Ike, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety extensively studied the damage on the Bolivar Peninsula as well as the storm itself, and published a report and recommendations to help the area rebuild stronger. We say once again: Texas, we can build stronger. Plainly stated: ...
The information, which was released by Texas Beach Watch, indicates most of the affected beaches are located south of Galveston Island, and south of San Luis Pass. However, there are a few beaches that have high levels at Bolivar Peninsula, north of Galveston Island. Some of the affected beach areas ...
Rentals are going quickly at the popular destination, according to real estate agents in the area. "We've got beach side homes that are 4, 5, 6, 7 rows back that are much more affordable," says Jim Walters, the owner of Swedes Real Estate. Walters says more than 100 vacationers checked into the island with his company ...
FREEPORT, Texas - If you're planning on heading down to the Gulf coast for your spring break plans, you may want to rethink that idea for the time being. Texas Beach Watch reported that on Thursday the fecal bacteria count was greater than 104 colony-forming units per 100 milliliters -- a threshold that ...
The ferry to Bolivar Peninsula, which you catch from Galveston's northernmost point, is magical. It's free; it runs 24/7; there's rarely a wait; you can often see dolphins swimming alongside it; and, unlike some other ferries, you can hop out of your car to snap photos during the 20-minute ride. Much rougher ...
All 46 can be used for extracurricular activities when not serving our daily needs: Transporting 3,725 students on Galveston Island, 100 students on Bolivar Peninsula, and 99 students with special needs spanning the Island, Peninsula and into Northern Galveston County. When buses are on the daily ...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced on Wednesday that they are closing parts of Galveston Bay and Lavaca Bay to oyster harvesting to give undersize oysters more time to grow. The closures include the TX-7 region of Galveston Bay, a sizable area north of the Bolivar Peninsula extending ...
... destination, market sources said. A Valero trader said he doubted that the Hafnia Leo would make the trip, noting, "We pick up ships, drop them, pick up ships, drop them." S&P Global Platts trade-flow software cFlow showed the Hafnia Leo headed to Houston from a spot south of Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, ...
Dean Evans, a Bolivar resident who says he will remain home during Hurricane Harvey, fills a container with gasoline, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Bolivar Peninsula. Evans said his main concern is minor flooding. (Guiseppe Barranco/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP). Guiseppe Barranco. Facebook · Twitter ...
The Texas Gulf Coast is still on the mend from Hurricane Harvey. The deadly storm displaced residents and caused damage that will take many more months to fully repair. But repairs aside, how long will it take for hard-hit areas to really recover? One way to predict that answer is to look to the past. It's been ...

The Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District has called for a Stage 5 emergency water shortage condition as flooding around the Lower Neches Valley Authority's surface water plant has caused it to cease operations. The utility district's website advises residents to bring their water to a rolling boil prior to ...
Homes destroyed by wind whipped fire on Bolivar Peninsula. At least three homes have been destroyed after a massive fire broke out on Bolivar Peninsula late Friday night, according to 12 News Now. Author: KHOU. Published: 8:17 AM CDT August 26, 2017. BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas- At least three homes have been ...
A few weeks ago, members started posting pictures of a camel sitting atop a giant utility pole somewhere on Bolivar Peninsula. It's not a real camel of course, but the unusual sight certainly catches your eye. There were nearly a dozen posts in the span of just a few days. The captions were similar: "Found ...
A couple was found near the shore of the Gulf Coast on Bolivar Peninsula Thursday morning, with one man dead and his wife suffering non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office. Authorities discovered the couple at the intersection of state highways 87 and 124, right ...
The Bolivar Peninsula, which extends from just west of Louisiana almost to Galveston Island, is bordered on the south by the Gulf and on the north by Galveston Bay. As you get farther east on the peninsula, the bay ends, and you have marshes and grasslands. And that's where you'll find High Island, which ...
Rounding out the top five are Crystal Beach, found on the Bolivar Peninsula and Matagorda Bay Nature Park, which offers horseback riding through the surf and beach camping. It also is one of the nation's top birdwatching destinations, according to USA Today. Here are the top ten winners in the category ...


 

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