IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Saturday, May 28, 2016

SUCCESS!

Great Crawfish Boil. Congrats to Steve Zirilli on First
Place Bugs and Bryan Hoerner First Place Everything else.

On to the Drag Race..
On Sunday, May 29th the brave and beautiful "Ladies" will be called to the starting line at about 7:30 for the customary parade around Lowell Brown Sunset Park.  Afterwards the ''girls'' will go before the judges to determine the lucky trophy caretaker for the next year.  Diane Johnson is making her famous sashes for this years event too.  There will be donation boxes for canned goods and donation cans for cash or whatever you choose to give.  This is going to be dishonorable behavior for an honorable cause.  If you choose to dress up or just come watch please bring a donation so that we can support this charity and show that - though we may be of questionable character and often display poor judgment - The people of Clear Lake Shores are good people and we are willing to share for a good cause. 

This event is not limited to Clear Lake Shores residents only so try and trick any off-island friends and unsuspecting relatives into dressin like a girl and showing up at the park between 6:30 and 7 pm on Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend.  It's always a fun-filled evening with more entertainment then you will likely want to see.  It's a display of poor taste, bad outfits, overstuffed bras and pure ugliness, however there will be kids present so let's keep it as clean as we can considering it's a bunch of men dressed like ladies drinking cocktails and prancing around a park.  


There are really no rules.  You can't win two years in a row.  And, that's it.  Try to keep it PG-13 and have a good time!  The judges will be announced at the last minute to minimize the opportunity for bribery.  But again, there are really no rules!



Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy Friday Clear Lake Shores

And It's National Heat Awareness Day. What better way to get ready for another Texas summer. And let's not forget Hurricane season. T.S. Bonnie (notice that's a "B") is expected to visit the East Coast this long weekend.
Above all please keep in mind the reason for this holiday. It was hard earned.
Bust weekend on deck with the Paddle race around the Island, The Crawfish Boil Off, The Drag Race Memorial Day. Shit, I'm exhausted already. If you travel, be safe, It's always the other guy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

OK, Who didn't know

That It's National Wine Day? Come raise your hand. That' what I thought.


The First ever round theIsland boat race is looking for contestants. Kayaks, canoes and Paddleboards just to name a few. Contact the Civic Club President for more info. Or just show up, maybe they can squeeze you in. 

Thanks for the solid tip on the Cuban anon. It was a very good sandwich. Mel enjoyed it too. But after she was done we talked about at length. The thing that make a Cuban a Cuban is the bread. While The Lunchbox puts theres on a very tasty brat like roll it’s just not Cuban bread. I love that crunchy crust and thin ready interior. I’ve discussed the toppings on Cubans with other folks but we all agree its the bread. That said The Lunchbox in La Porte has a whole bucket load of other goodies too.  I can see me making another visit to check out the French Dip or maybe the Good Ol’ Boy. 





PETER HASSON, The Daily Caller
Update: Metro PD confirmed to The Daily Caller that they are treating the incident as a “suspected hate crime.”
A female security guard working at a Washington, D.C. grocery store was arrested Monday afternoon for physically escorting a man out of the women’s restroom after he refused to leave because he identifies as a woman.


It’s official. We are upside down. Thank You Mr. President. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Challenge accepted

Looks like I'm having lunch in La Porte Monday. I'll let you know what my tastebuds think. Thanks anon.


Clear Lake Shores Crawfish ”Boil Off” Competition on Saturday May 28h, 12 Noon at Jarboe Pavilion.
This is a closed event and no mudbugs will be available to the public. If you would like to compete, Contact Tim Garber and BYOB (bring your own bugs)

The day will kick off with the First EVER ‘round the island 2.07mile Kayak Race!
$5.00 - Registration @ 7am at the pavilion
Race starts at 8am in front of the Kayak dock at Jarboe
For more information Contact Shawn Dunegan clspresident@clscivicclub.com

On Sunday, May 29th the brave and beautiful "Ladies" will be called to the starting line at about 7:30 for the customary parade around Lowell Brown Sunset Park.  Afterwards the ''girls'' will go before the judges to determine the lucky trophy caretaker for the next year.  Diane Johnson is making her famous sashes for this years event too.  There will be donation boxes for canned goods and donation cans for cash or whatever you choose to give.  This is going to be dishonorable behavior for an honorable cause.  If you choose to dress up or just come watch please bring a donation so that we can support this charity and show that - though we may be of questionable character and often display poor judgment - The people of Clear Lake Shores are good people and we are willing to share for a good cause. 

This event is not limited to Clear Lake Shores residents only so try and trick any off-island friends and unsuspecting relatives into dressin like a girl and showing up at the park between 6:30 and 7 pm on Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend.  It's always a fun-filled evening with more entertainment then you will likely want to see.  It's a display of poor taste, bad outfits, overstuffed bras and pure ugliness, however there will be kids present so let's keep it as clean as we can considering it's a bunch of men dressed like ladies drinking cocktails and prancing around a park.  

There are really no rules.  You can't win two years in a row.  And, that's it.  Try to keep it PG-13 and have a good time!  The judges will be announced at the last minute to minimize the opportunity for bribery.  But again, there are really no rules!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Happy Friday and it's


I went to the Town Center meeting last night. IT was pretty cool to see what is shaping up for the entrance to our little slice of paradise. You can get the overall if outdated, version from the City’s web site. Theres a link on the right. The architect had some very well done drawings and representations of what it will look like when done. Team Skippers led off with a fairly rough drawing of what they envision for the dirt between them and Joe Lee’s. It looked like it will be very nice when completed but they have a long way to go. The problem as I saw it was an old one. They were\are still stuck on their dislike of the Farmers Market. I may have read it all wrong but I don’t think so. It’s an old conversation. They insist the FM customers are parking in their parking spaces for those 4 hours a week and it is costing them buckets of money. I promised I would not go off on a rant here and I will abide. But I can guarantee last nights conversation by Team Skipper’s cost them more than a couple of customers. Ronnies words to them needs to be tattooed on someones forehead. Learn to Share. 

The 11th annual Clear Lake Shores Drag Race is coming right up. Don't wait until the last minute to 
a) bring a non perishable food item for the food bank drive.
b) get a parking spot at Sundial Park
c) find a pair of pumps you can get your big fat size 12 EE''s into.

From Mental Floss:

Oregon is the only state to have a different design on each side of it’s flag.  


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

National No Dirty Dishes Day

Is today. This is what I found.

"May 18 marks a fun holiday, National No Dirty Dishes Day.  This is a day that gives us all a break from the regular daily routine.  There are two options for this day.  You can eat all meals out. If that is possible, would also be a bonus treat. Or, you can use disposable paper plates, cups and silverware.  To stay earth friendly, choose ones that are biodegradable.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Go out to lunch or dinner with friends or have a barbeque and serve everything on paper plates with disposable utensils. Use #NoDirtyDishesDay to post on social media."



Council meeting last night was short and to the point. Council members Bailey, Fenwick and Hoerner were sworn in and presented with their dollar. The staff reports were likewise short. Chief Cook announced the startup of a Ride-Along program with our Police force. Unfortunately it’s only open to folks over 18. Too bad I think. If you’re interested there are applications at City Hall.
Roads and Drainage says they are poised to start on Birch, going east to Lazy Bend. Can’t wait for that problem spot to get fixed. 
Town Center/Okies Courtyard had the contract OKd by legal and they are set to move to the next stage. The Design Team will meet this Thursday at the Clubhouse act 6.
Waterfront Compliance, P & Z, Parks & Pool and LBAC as well as the Civic Club were no-shows. 

Finally got an outfit to take down the two tallow trees in my backyard. Tree-Mendous did it in under 45 minutes and at what I Think was a damn good price. I wood recommend them. See what I did there? 


Relatively new neighbor Andy Hoggat has started a blog. I put a link on the right if you’re interested.
This from Neighbor Mac.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy Monday Y'all!

It's National Cherry Cobbler Day!
Thanks to Dennis for getting the whole Jammn' Concert series off to a great start. It appears fun was had by all. See anyone you know?
And it didn't rain. Much. Who had a Cuban? Was i right or have you had better? Tell me where because I want one.

Well, One point for the Great State of Texas, I tried to renew my Jeep tags and all went well. Half way there. Now to get my PFG shoe mess sorted out.

For your viewing please, I present...
Vern Johnson, Mayor Bryan Hoerner
S. Bud Solmonsson
AGENDA
CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING May 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Al Burns, Mayor Pro Tem Amanda Fenwick Jan Bailey
NOTICE is hereby given of a Regular Meeting of the City Council for the City of Clear Lake Shores, County of Galveston, State of Texas, to be held on the above mentioned date and time at the Club House, 931 Cedar Road, Clear Lake Shores, Texas, for the purpose of considering the following numbered items. The City Council of the City of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, reserves the right to meet in a closed council session on any of the below items should the need arise and if applicable pursuant to authorization by Title 5, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
  1. CALL TO ORDER & DETERMINATION OF QUORUM
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE TEXAS FLAG
  3. RECOGNITION OF STEWART ELEMENTARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR PRISCILLA THOMPSON
  4. REPORTS FROM COUNCIL:
    Councilwoman Bailey Mayor Pro-Tem Burns Councilman Solmonsson Councilwoman Fenwick Councilman Hoerner Mayor Johnson
  5. STAFF REPORTS:
    City Administrator Chief Cook
  6. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
    Roads and Drainage
    Planning and Zoning
    Economic Development Corporation
    Waterfront Compliance
    Parks and Pool Committee
    Landscape and Beautification Advisory Committee Okie's Courtyard Design/Review Committee

  7. CIVIC CLUB REPORT
  8. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS
  9. CONSENT AGENDA:
    a. Check Register: 04/28/16 thru 05/11/16
    b. Minutes from Regular Meeting held May 3, 2016
    c. Quarterly Investment Report for quarter ending March 31, 2016

  10. Presentation of Silver Dollars to City Council and Mayor (Mayor Vern Johnson)
  11. Administer Statement of Election and Oath of Office to newly elected/re-elected
    candidates. (Mayor Vern Johnson)
  12. COUNCIL BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following
    items:
a. Approve Lease Agreement between the City of Clear Lake Shores and Sidewalk Brands LLC. (City Administrator George Jones)

13. ADJOURNMENT
CERTIFICATION
I, Christy Stroup, City Secretary, certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted on the outside bulletin board at 931 Cedar Drive on or before Friday, April 13, 2016.
__________________________________ Christy Stroup
City Secreta 


And for those who just can't decide