These live beach cameras show what it looks like as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Texas coast
Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to strengthen as it approaches the Texas coast, threatening to bring heavy rain and floods. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for many of the state’s coastal regions.
Senator’s annual ‘Festivus’ report highlights government grant for boat slips, marinas
“It’s been really, really hard,” said Murray, who was a victim of Harvey. Back at Laguna Harbor, the feds have earmarked dollars for another building project, a new marina. “I’m tired of you spending money on rich people, let’s spend it on those who need money,” said the Junior U.S. On page 66 of last year’s report, Paul highlights Laguna Harbor. Johnson said he has sent a demand letter to Senator Paul on behalf of Laguna Harbor to retract the defamatory claims in the Festivus report.
‘Are we going to be fortunate this time?’ Southwest Louisiana, some Texas residents fear Hurricane Delta
She was one of the very few left in Cameron, Louisiana whose home wasn’t badly damaged or completely wiped out during Hurricane Laura just six weeks ago. Bolivar Peninsula prepare for Hurricane DeltaRoy James has lived on the Bolivar Peninsula for over a year, and he’s prepared for Delta. People along the coast have already experienced storm surge from Laura and Tropical Storm Beta. Many Galveston County residents were also concerned about those in southwest Louisiana, who will be hit with their second major storm in less than two months. Many Louisianans are still displaced and struggling to start the long process of recovery as they prepare for another hit from Delta.
Galveston, Bolivar could experience 'minor' coastal flooding from Hurricane Delta
Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographerHurricane Delta could cause minor flooding in Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula's "usual vulnerable spots" later this week as the storm nears the Gulf Coast. Storm surge from Delta — a category 4 hurricane as of Tuesday afternoon — will likely cause high seas and relatively strong winds, which could cause flooding in parts of the coastal communities during high tide. Pinpointing the timing is difficult, although beach conditions will start to become hazardous beginning as early as Thursday, meteorologists with the National Weather Service said.chron.com
Here are the Houston-area evacuations issued for Tropical Storm Beta
HOUSTON – Houston-area officials are issuing voluntary evacuations and disaster declarations as Tropical Storm Beta continues to brew in the Gulf of Mexico. Bolivar PeninsulaGalveston County Judge Mark Henry issued a voluntary evacuation order, effective 9 a.m. Saturday. Chambers CountyChambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia issued a disaster declaration on Saturday in advance of Tropical Storm Beta. Those residents whose homes have been affected in past high rain or high storm surge events should consider moving to higher ground. Lake HoustonHouston Public Works is temporarily lowering Lake Houston from 42 feet to 41.5 feet in anticipation of Tropical Storm Beta.
Voluntary evacuations issued for Bolivar Peninsula, city of Galveston ahead of Tropical Storm Beta
GALVESTON COUNTY – As the wind begins to pick up across the island and another disturbance brews in the Gulf, Galveston County and city leaders are already preparing. During a news conference Saturday, Henry issued a disaster declaration for the county in preparation for what could be “significant damage” and a voluntary evacuation for the Bolivar Peninsula. “The peninsula has a chance of being cut off from the rest of the county,” Henry said. According to Henry, people who feel comfortable being without power for a few days are in the clear to stay home. “We hope you don’t have to execute it, but be prepared in case you do.”Watch the full update below:Galveston County Judge Mark Henry gives update on Tropical Storm Beta.
Galveston County officials to give update on Hurricane Laura
GALVESTON, Texas A voluntary evacuation order was issued Tuesday for residents of Bolivar Peninsula, including unincorporated areas of Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, High Island and Gilchrist. Galveston County officials are expected to give an update on the order during an 11:30 a.m. news conference. After issuing a voluntary order Monday, the city of Galveston upgraded the order to mandatory on Tuesday. All residents were asked to secure loose items on their property and leave the island. You can read more about this and other evacuation orders here.
GCSO: 2 children airlifted to hospital following multi-vehicle crash on Bolivar Peninsula
Two children were flown to the Texas Medical Center following an accident on Bolivar Peninsula Saturday afternoon. Others, adults involved in the crash, were transported by ambulance to an area hospital, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. The crash was reported around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Highway 87, near Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula. Deputies said three vehicles were involved in the crash. The cause of the accident is not yet known, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
Official: Two people shot at Jeep Weekend, 100 people arrested over weekend
GALVESTON, Texas Two men were shot when a man fired into a group of people during a Texas event, a police official said. The shooting happened Saturday during Jeep Weekend on Crystal Beach in Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. It is an annual event for Jeep enthusiasts. A group of men started fighting and it transferred over to females fighting, Trochesset said. Crystal Beach residents started an online petition to end Jeep Weekend after 113 people were arrested last year.
Crime jumps this year at Jeep Weekend on Bolivar Peninsula; 2 people shot during Go Topless event
Just before midnight Saturday, two people were shot at Bolivar Peninsula when a fight escalated, according to the Galveston County Sheriffs Office. Two men got involved and one of the men began shooting, hitting two people. Galveston County Sheriffs Office said it is unclear if the persons shot were part of the fight or bystanders. According to Galveston County Sheriffs Office, the number of arrests made during the weekend was up this year. Between Friday and Sunday morning, deputies arrested 127 people on the Bolivar Peninsula, including 79 people on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Crowds descend on Crystal Beach during Go Topless Jeep Weekend
Published: May 17, 2020, 11:07 am Updated: May 17, 2020, 11:35 amCrowds descended on Crystal Beach during Go Topless Jeep Weekend, an annual event which began as a small, unorganized gathering for Jeep enthusiasts and has now become a huge event drawing hundreds to Bolivar Peninsula each year. Law enforcement usually increases its presence to handle the influx of people to the area. On Friday alone, 48 people were arrested on the Bolivar Peninsula. On Saturday night, two people were shot when a fight escalated. Last year, Jeep Weekend concluded with more than 600 calls for service and 305 people booked into the Galveston County Jail, with 120 of those arrests coming from the Bolivar Peninsula alone, according to the Galveston County Sheriffs Office.
Nearly 50 people arrested Friday during Jeep Weekend on Bolivar Peninsula
BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas – It’s a big weekend on Bolivar Peninsula: Jeep Weekend. Jeep Weekend has been a decadeslong tradition on the Peninsula. On Friday, 48 people were arrested on the Bolivar Peninsula, according to Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trouchesset. Last year, the Jeep Weekend ended with more than 600 calls for service and 305 people booked into the Galveston County Jail, with 120 of those arrests coming from the Bolivar Peninsula alone, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement officials are asking for people to keep their cool if they decide to come out.
Body found near Crystal Beach matching description of missing boy
Body found near Crystal Beach matching description of missing boyPhoto: Bolivar Peninsula Texas Photo: Bolivar Peninsula Texas Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Body found near Crystal Beach matching description of missing boy 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA body was found Saturday afternoon in the water in Galveston County that matched the description of a missing 10-year-old boy. The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston was notified about 3:10 p.m. by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office that a body matching the description of the boy was recovered, according to Petty Officer 2nd Class Johanna Strickland. The Coast Guard was notified at 11:55 a.m. that a boy went missing while swimming off Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula. The sector launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and two small boats to assist the sheriffs department in the search, Strickland said. This is a developing story.chron.com
Update: Body of child recovered at Crystal Beach confirmed as that of missing 10-year-old boy, officials says
HOUSTON – The body of a child that was found at Crystal Beach during a search for a 10-year-old boy who went missing while swimming has been confirmed as that of the 10-year-old Micah Batson, officials said. The body of the boy was recovered about a fifth of a mile from where the 10-year-old boy was said to have disappeared, according to Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset. Officials said they received a call from a woman Saturday, who said her husband and child were missing in Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula. Officials confirmed the father was found alive Saturday.
VIDEO: Beach Day? People wait up to 2 hours to visit Bolivar Peninsula to enjoy a day of great weather
HOUSTON – Recent thunderstorms plus weeks of quarantine has pushed many to head to the Bolivar Peninsula for Beach Day this weekend. Beaches on the Bolivar Peninsula are among the few open. There are 27 miles of beach on the Bolivar Peninsula from Port Bolivar to High Island. Starting Monday, the public beaches will open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. for exercise and non-stationary activities only. The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deployed extra patrols to manage crowds, which had been mostly family gatherings, Sheriff Henry Trochesset told The Daily News.
Teen sucked in water park's drain had detached esophagus, put in coma
EMBED >More News Videos Teen injured after being sucked into pool drain. EMBED >More News Videos ABC13's Nick Natario spoke with folks on Bolivar Peninsula where a teen was seriously injured at a water park. GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Slow steps down a hallway at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed the progress 14-year-old Caden Strimple has made in the weeks since a horrific accident nearly killed him. "His legs went in and his body had superficial scars," said Jamie Blackburn, the teen's mother.Strimple managed to escape with the help of bystanders who pulled him out. "Before this, I was taking every day for granted, and now I'm going to have to keep my eyes open and be thankful for what I have," he said.abc13.com
Gator goes for a swim after sunning on beach in Bolivar Peninsula
Gator goes for a swim after sunning on beach in Bolivar PeninsulaIt's not every day that you see an alligator sunning itself at a popular tourist spot. It's not every day that you see an alligator sunning itself at a popular tourist spot. Still, it's not every day that you see an alligator sunning itself at a popular tourist spot. Gator goes for a swim after sunning on beach in Bolivar Peninsula it's not every day that you see an alligator sunning itself at a popular tourist spot. Now Playing: Gator goes for a swim after sunning on beach in Bolivar Peninsula AD:"Skyler look at this s**t, it's on the beach baby," her startled dad could be heard saying on the video.chron.com
Message in a bottle floats 2,300 miles, lands on Bolivar Peninsula
Message in a bottle floats 2,300 miles, lands on Bolivar PeninsulaJames Howie Hill says on Friday, the group had been combing for several hours. less James Howie Hill says on Friday, the group had been combing for several hours. "I saw the bottle and it looked like it had something in it," said ... more Photo: James Howie Hill/Facebook Photo: James Howie Hill/Facebook Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Message in a bottle floats 2,300 miles, lands on Bolivar Peninsula 1 / 7 Back to GalleryBeachcombers love sifting through the sands along the coast looking for beautiful, if not valuable treasure. Such was the case recently for James Howie Hill. "We sent George and June an email letting them know we found the bottle and thanking them for making great beach combing memories," said Hill.chron.com
More than 9,000 Entergy customers in Bolivar Peninsula without power
Crews continue restoration work on Bolivar Peninsula, currently focusing on the Rollover Pass area. At this time, we hope to have all customers in the area back on by 8 pm. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/1Vfflr2dot Entergy Texas (@EntergyTX) June 30, 2019BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas (KTRK) -- More than 9,000 people are without power in Bolivar Peninsula area Sunday morning.Entergy Texas announced that they are working to resolve the issue.The company stated that they are hoping to have all customers' power restored by 8 p.m.They stated in a Tweet that crews are working to replace damaged equipment, and then will continue repairing other individual cases of storm damage.According to Entergy's online power outage map , as of Sunday afternoon, approximately 5,000 customers are still without power.abc13.com
Thousands lose power along Bolivar Peninsula due to broken utility poles
Thousands lose power along Bolivar Peninsula due to broken utility polesPhoto: Houston Chronicle Photo: Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Thousands lose power along Bolivar Peninsula due to broken utility poles 1 / 1 Back to GalleryThousands lost power along the Bolivar Peninsula Saturday and Sunday. According to Entergy Texas, over 5,000 customers lost power along the peninsula at 3:03 p.m. Saturday afternoon following a severe storm that battered the company's infrastructure with high winds, lightening and rain. JULY 4TH WEATHER: Thunderstorms possible throughout Fourth of July week"We have around 6 poles broken and 18 cross-arms broken," said Andy Schonert, a communications manager at Entergy Texas, in an email. "Crews are working now on restoring the main line that feed the peninsula and we hope to have all customers back on by 8 p.m. STAY INFORMED: Text CHRON to 77453 to receive breaking news alerts by text message | Sign up for breaking news alerts delivered to your email here.chron.com
This is how county officials say they'll stop next year's Jeep Weekend from getting out of control
GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – An event-filled, hectic weekend on the Bolivar Peninsula has left many residents disgruntled and with unanswered questions. What happened this yearA historic event: The unofficially planned "Go Topless" Jeep Weekend has been a decadeslong tradition on the Peninsula, according to Galveston County officials. About the event: The event brings thousands to the beach. But this year's event ended with more than 600 calls for service and 305 people booked into the Galveston County Jail, with 120 of those arrests coming from Bolivar Peninsula alone, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office. A promise: “Your Galveston County commissioners are on top of the problem and will make sure it runs smoother," Apffel said.
Texas oil spill having impact on bird population
Texas oil spill having impact on bird population The Galveston Bay oil spill is having an impact on the wildlife on the Bolivar Peninsula. While oil has yet to make landfall on the beaches, oil-covered birds are still being spotted up and down the coastline during the height of their migration season. KFDM-TV's Leslie Rangel reports.cbsnews.com