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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

7 Shopping Days till...

Christmas!

From the Prez...
Hello Club Members,

Don't forget about our last Civic Club party of the year!  This Friday is our annual Christmas party.  Priscilla Duffy & Shanna McGinty , AKA the Dynamic Duo, has organized a great time for us - thank you Duo!  We will have food, a DJ and a Christmas hat contest.  All details are on-line in the Islander!
Also, Diane Johnson is collecting stuffed animals to give to the elderly on Christmas Eve.  We're going to have a box at the party to collect any that you can donate for this wonderful cause.

See you Friday!  If you can't make it, then Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you for a wonderful year - looking forward to another great time in 2015.

Regards,
Debbie Darwin
CLSCC - President


Saturday, December 13, 2014

What a Beautiful Day!

Miss me? It's been a week since the last post but it's been pretty quiet. Tried raking some leaves but that's like loading a wheel barrel full of bullfrogs. Moving on, With all the hoo-ha over the islander going digital a couple of months ago I thought I'd point out the link off to the right side there under Civic Club Page. But that brings up another question. Just a show of yea or nay's, have you read the Islander since it's gone on-line?

Is this going to be the best weather we've ever had for the Christmas Boat Lane Parade?

It's time for the annual Teddy bear round up. Here's a note from neighbor Diane.
My name is Diane Johnson. The last two Christmas seasons I have collected stuffed animals for Harbor View nursing home in League City. We have received 76 animals to date. They have about 160 patients.Last year we had one for almost every resident, so I am shooting for about 84 more. I deliver them on Christmas morning with my daughter and a friend. The residents seem to like this tradition. I live at 226 Narcissus and there will be a black box near our front door. They just need to be new or gently loved stuffed animals. If you can help, please feel free to place donations in the box. Thanks in advance for your help!

Diane


Just got this from East Shore,
Free to good home: Stock golf cart tires/wheels with club car hub caps. out by the curb 217 E. Shore 

And here's the latest Santa update from neighbor Mark.
Your very own fire department is pleased to announce we will be hosting a very distinguished quest from up north again this year.  That is right Thursday, December 18th we will be escorting Santa around town.

Our information is posted at http://kemahfire.com/

The time and route may vary due to road construction.  Also this year to make sure we can get to everyone at a reasonable time for a school night we will be traveling through Clear Lake Shores as usual but only making a single stop at the club house.  We hope to see you there!


Get out there and enjoy this beautiful day!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Prohibition Ends!

in 1933. The 21st Amendment passed. Whew!

The Civic Club is looking for a new Treasurer.  Kimmy had to back out for health reasons. Keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

This from President Debbie
Hello Dear Civic Club Members,
We are calling an emergency Clear Lake Shores Civic Club meeting for tomorrow at the Club House at 9:00 am.
Purpose:  Vote required to replace the Club's Treasurer
Reason:  Unfortunately, Kimmy Johnson, our current Treasurer has resigned due to health issues.  We need an immediate replacement and John Wright has offered to serve until the current term is over and a new Treasurer is elected in April.  If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to vote on this, please attend tomorrow's meeting.

On behalf of the Civic Club Officers and Members, I would like to thank Kimmy for all the hard work she has done for the Club as our Treasurer, as well as prior positions she has held in the past.  We wish her a speedy recovery and our thoughts and prayers are with her at this time.

Thank you all for your continued support of the Civic Club.  We value each and every one of you very much.  Without you, there would be no Civic Club.


This from neighbor Mike Pons.
I am in need of a washing machine and dining room table.
mike.pons@hotmail.com
cell Eight Five Eight-699-6992


Have a great weekend y'all.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

National Fritter Day

To all you Gumbo cookers out there, If you missed the First Annual Texas Beer Refinery's Gumbo Cook-Off then you're in luck. They had to reschedule for this Saturday, Dec. 6th. It's at the Refinery on FM 1266. If you think you can cut it or just want more info contact John at 713 nine oh four 0897 or jharkrideratlaturbinedotcom.
Do you know this dog?

He's hangin' with the Broussards on N Shore.

Here's tonite's agenda

Friday, November 28, 2014

A little too late for any of these

But tomorrow is National Electronic Greeting day.  
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know the Batchelor's did. Got t spend some time with Melinda's folks which is always a great time. All except for the boat not running part. That part blows. 

I hope you sw the post a few days ago about the Civic Club Christmas Party for grownups. IT's put on by the MacDuffey group. Always a blast. 

This from Senor Beans, 
Hello My Friends!  Most of us are in recovery from Thanksgiving today and have an extended weekend working.  I for one could use a little exercise and 4 hours of rock and rolling at Aspen's Bar and Grill sounds like a good cure to me!
Yours Truly, Senor Beans will be rocking the house (as much as an old dude can) from 8PM til Midnight.  The weather report looks good and it most likely be will be an open door event so we can enjoy the weather and the clean Fall air!
Hope to see y'all out there! 
Aspen's
817 Clear Lake Road
Clear lake Shores, TX 77565
(281) 549-6384

Here Comes the Space Station,
Time: Sat Nov 29 5:45 AM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 58 degrees, Appears: NNW, Disappears: ESE

HELP!
We need some adult supervision here. These are the results from our latest BBQ Cookoff butas you can see we hve a few blanks. Can anyone provide some info here? Spread the word. Thanks.

Chicken  1st place: Team ButtRubbers
         2nd place:

Ribs     1st place: Team Otto
         2nd place:  Bar-B-Qtioners

Beans    1st place:  The Outsiders
         2nd place:  Smoke This

Pork     1st place:  Little Red Wagon
         2nd place:  The Outsiders

Brisket  1st place:
         2nd place: The MudSharks

Desert   1st place:  Team ButtRubbers
         2nd place:  Smoke This

     Chef’s Choice:  Outhouse Smokers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HEADS UP Y'ALL!

IT''S NATIONAL TIE ONE ON DAY :-) I SWEAR!!

                         NATIONAL TIE ONE ON DAY

 National Tie One on Day might confuse people with it’s name however it is not at all about going out, getting crazy and drinking to much while others are at home, working hard preparing for tomorrow’s big Thanksgiving Day meal.
National Tie One on Day celebrates the apron as well as the past generations of women who wore them and it was also created as a day to bring joy to the life of someone in need and celebrate the spirit of giving.
“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” Ellyn Anne Geisel
As part of National Tie One on Day, Buy an apron, bake something, tuck a note of encouragement in the pocket of the apron (or pin it on it), wrap the baked good in the apron and give it to someone in need on Thanksgiving Eve.
well shit....
 Oh well

Alan Simpson, the Senator from Wyoming , calls senior citizens the  'Greediest Generation' as he compared "Social Security" to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.
Here's a response in a letter from   PATTY MYERS in Montana ... I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
..........................................................................................
"Hey, Alan, let's get a few things straight!!!!!
1. As a career politician,
you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in 'an interest bearing account' for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of losers in return for votes , thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy and Charlie Brown, you and "your ilk" pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67. NOW, you and your "shill commission"  are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN .

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from day one, and now
"you" propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because "you" mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you  "incompetents" spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off   YOUR debt.

7.To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit"  to your incompetence . Well, Captain Bullshit , I have a few questions for YOU:
       1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?
       2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?
       3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
       4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit , and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the
"greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes, your job and retirement security at our expense, you leech.

That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing
your political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.
And you can take that to the bank you miserable son of a bitch .

NO, I did not stutter.

P.S. And stop calling Social Security benefits "entitlements".   WHAT AN INSULT!!!!
I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years.   It's my money-give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks.

EVERYONE!!!
If you like the way things are in America delete this.

If you agree with what a Montana citizen, Patty Myers, says, please PASS IT ON

WE ALSO NEED TO
PASS IT ONTO OUR CONGRESSMAN!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

It's National Sardines Day again

How time flies right? Seems like it was just the other day. Oh well, 


"Hats off to Clear Lake Shores ADULT Christmas party"

Come Join Us for a fun celebration of the Christmas Season!! Friday December 19th 8-11pm @ the CLS 
Club House
Buy, Make or Borrow a  Crazy Themed Christmas Hat!!! Prizes awarded!!
Come Hungry and bring your beverage of choice for the night.
Also, Please bring your favorite dessert!
Hosted by Shanna McGinty and Priscilla Duffy


And just in case you didn't know, The Clear Lake Falls Lady Knights volleyball team lost in their bid for the State 3-1 to Woodlands Highlanders. It was streamed live on Fox and we watched an absolute nail biter. Awesome job Knights!! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy



NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY

Did I mention that I attended the EDC meeting last week? They are quite informational and it was interesting getting the inside perspective. The main reason I went was because neighbor Jim was invited to address the EDC over his concerns about all the pollution at the Farmers Market. This happened at a past Council meeting and it was noted then that pollution studies had been completed as a condition of the sale. Well, I guess he forgot because he was not at the EDC meeting Thursday. Administrator George did make mention that the new pollution studies have been completed with no additional findings. At a cost of $1300 of your dollars. I did ask Council if there were means in place to seek remittance for a frivolous request from the Citizenry. You know the answer. Moving on.

The Landscaping &Beautification  Team is looking for more volunteers. If you or your green thumb is interested contact Councilman Hoerner or one of the Team.

From the Civic Club:
We will meet  9:30 Thursday morning (Nov 20) to decorate our entrance bridge - come and give Civic Club members help if you can

Stories and pictures  are needed for the on-line December ISLANDER - email submissions for consideration to editor@clscivicclub.com this week!
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Jan Finnerty Secretary

The Pentagon announced TODAY the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF).

These boys will be dropped off in Iraq, and have been given only the following facts about ISIS:
 1. The season opened today.
 2. There is no limit.
 3. They taste just like chicken.
 4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music...or Jesus.
 AND
 5. They are directly responsible for the death of Dale Earnhardt.

 The Pentagon expects the problem in IRAQ to be over by next Friday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday to



Mickey Mouse! Want to guess? 86. Yep. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.

Did you know we have some Champions amongst us? We do! 4 to be precise. That’s right, four of our friends and neighbors are part of the Clear Falls Volleyball team and they are headed to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!! More from neighbor and Lady Knights manager Calyn Hoerner.
Clear Falls Volleyball and the March 2 State
          Carlen Dietz, Naomi Jean, Brooke Whigam and I all have two important things in common; Clear Lake Shores and Clear Falls Volleyball.  Everyday we go and participate in the sport we love, and come home to the island we love. For all except Naomi, who is a freshman this year, last season was a dream. After placing first in our district we stormed the playoff scene, earning ourselves a spot in the state tournament. Going to State in 2013 was a dream come true and an experience we will never be able to forget. But after all the dust settled and the year came to a close, we graduated some key players. This led many to believe that Clear Falls' trip to state was a one time thing. We were supposed to disappear and let other, older, teams take the spotlight. As our 2014 season, my senior season, began we all clung to the memories of the year before and dreamed about doing it again. But when district play started up, we were quickly forced to face the fact that we just weren't the team we had been. We gained several new players, including Brooke and Naomi, and had to adjust to our teams new makeup. After creating a winning record but losing some heartbreakers we managed to secure third in district and a spot in the playoffs. Because of the single elimination setup, once you lost you are done. This meant there was a great deal of nerves involved in every game. During playoffs we surprised some, shocked others and left everyone speechless. We beat teams we weren't supposed to, including regional favorite Pearland and fellow CCISD school Clear Lake, and advanced to the regional tournament. The regional tournament is a tournament to which we are no strangers. This year marked our third trip there, after only four years of competing at the varsity level. We just had to win two more games to go back to state. We won the first easily while Clear Creek, our undefeated district rivals, lost to Cy Ranch. While we were excited to be advancing past them, there was definitely an underlying fear of having to play the team that beat them. On Saturday November 15th, in a nail biting regional championship, we won a long and hard game against Cy Ranch and secured ourselves a ticket back to state. We are now looking forward to our second consecutive State appearance this weekend, where we hope to represent our school and island well.



If you are lucky enough to know any of these young ladies don’t forget to give them a big thumbs up!


CONGRATS LADY KNIGHTS!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Good News

and Great News!

From the Civic Club
If you procrastinated and didn't get your tickets, all is not lost . . .
you can  buy them at the door.
Come on to the Club House Saturday - we'll be serving from 11:00 to 3:00 .


AND JASPER HAS BEEN FOUND!
Apparently he followed some folks who like to jog around our little slice of paradise. They ended up in West Kemah and the folks he followed were nervous about this pup being unescorted that close to 146. They had two options and picked the one that took Jasper home with them. They posted him on the local Craigs' List to no avail and talked to a few folks in west Kemah again to no avail. They called our City office and talked to one of the ladies who mentioned this blog and some of our lost dog posts. They checked it out and lo and behold discovered their new dogs name was Jasper and was indeed missed. I called and arranged a pick up time and Wyatt and I safely returned Jasper to his porch just a few minutes ago. All is well.

Here's you parks folks and the LBAC hard at it for your benefit. Tell 'em thanks next time you see 'em



From Councilman Booren
Clear Lake Shores,
I want to thank you for your generosity in donating items for the American Legion Post 521. I dropped everything off (five boxes!) yesterday, and to say they were excited about our donation is an understatement. Because of you, and the students at Stewart Elementary (who came together and donated their Halloween candy!), more of our veterans will have the items they need to help them move forward in their lives. I am so proud and humbled to be a part of this amazing community.

When I got in to work this morning, I had an email from the Post president, thanking me again. The snacks and candy will be used for their Bingo nights; and the sheets, towels, pillows, and laundry detergent will be used to assist formerly homeless veterans at the De George at Union Station get back on their feet. It gives me chills to know that the community I love so much cares enough to help complete strangers. What an amazing feeling!

Thank you really doesn't say enough, but that's all I know to say right now. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Stay warm!

Best,

Amanda

An admiral visits one of the ships under his command.
While eating breakfast with the crew he was impressed to see the naval insignia stamped on every biscuit.
He went to the Chief cook to ask how this feat was done, so it could be used on other ships under his command.
The Chief replied, "Well Admiral, after each one is cut out I just slap it here against my belt buckle which bears the insignia."
Horrified the Admiral exclaims, "That's very unhygienic!"
The Chief shrugs and replies, "If you feel that way sir, may
I suggest you avoid the donuts."

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day



 I kinda like having my very own holiday. To be able to say we earned this one will be with us always. Members of an incomparable fraternity.

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country”
George S. Patton Jr.


Thanksgiving Dinner on Clear Lake Shores

Come join your neighbors and enjoy the feast
at the Clear Lake Shores Club House on November 15, from 11-2PM
INCLUDES RESIDENTS AND THEIR GUESTS
PLEASE TELL YOUR NEW NEIGHBORS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO ATTEND

Please purchase your tickets before November 10, so we will know how many people we are going to serve and not have any waste this year…
Adults $10   Children $5    Deserts $1

All are welcome and if you would like to help in any way please send Pege Wright an email mspege@yahoo.com and see what needs to be done…there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for this great event…we need pie bakers, desert makers, servers, onion peelers, turkey pullers, bacon cookers and much more…set up and clean up…dates for all of this are Wednesday afternoon of November 12, Thursday the 13th, Friday the 14th and of course, day of is November 15…please give as much time as you can spare, I promise, it will be fun!!!



First I would like to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have served our nation and helped preserve our freedom, and way of life, so we have the option of gathering at the place(s) of our choice to share a little camaraderie with our friends.  Please enjoy this special day!

This Friday night, Nov 14th, I will be performing at Noahs Ark for Parrothead Friday night.  The name indicates the tone for the event but you do not have to be a card carrying Parrothead to join us.  This is an open venue with good food and beverages, and no cover charge, and we would love to share the night with you! 
In fact, you might just want to join our Merry Little Band of Phine Pheathered Phriends and get "lei-ed" on Friday night!
Noah's Ark
4438 Boulevard Street
Bacliff Texas 77518
281 339 2895
Time 7~10PM (or as long as y'all want to party)
Hope to see everyone there!
BTW: this will be my last appearance at Noah's for a little while as I will be having a minor procedure performed on my right hand in December Thank Goodness I am left handed! - that could explained several anomalies - LOL!


Peace and Love!
Senor Beans



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Jasper Come Home

Lost Pup answers to Jasper. He's quite the escape artist. Black lab/heeler mix with a small white patch on his nose, chest and paws. If you see him or he's hanging out with you then drop us a line or leave a comment. He lives at the Pettits old place, the corner of Forest and Oak.



Friday, November 7, 2014

What's that smell?

Clear Lake Shores 3nd Annual BBQ Cook Off
November 8th, Paul Shelley Pavilion

Open to all Citizens of Clear Lake Shores and Lazy Bend

Entries: $10 per entry, no limit per team

Categories include:

·      Brisket
·      Ribs, Pork, Baby Back or St. Louis Cut
(boneless country style pork “ribs” are NOT allowed)
·      Chicken, No restrictions
·      Pork, other than ribs listed above
(boneless country style pork “ribs” ARE acceptable)
·      Beans, No restrictions
·      Dessert, No restrictions
·      Chef’s Choice, No restrictions  

Turn in starts at 4:30 pm.  BBQ plates will be available for sale starting at 5:00 pm.  However, the teams will be out there working hard all day so even if you are not cooking please plan to come out early, support the teams, and make a day of it.

Registration Deadline for cooking is November 1st!


Please contact Candace cmannrealtor@yahoo.com for more information and registration instructions.



The owner of a Denver Mexican restaurant chain says he won’t change the name of his eatery despite calls from community members who charge its meaning is offensive to illegal immigrants.
"I will not change the name of our company," Illegal Pete’s owner Pete Turner wrote in a lengthy letter on the company’s blog detailing its 20-year history.