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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oooooh Yeeeaaahhhhhhhh

National Boston Cream Pie day
October 23 annually celebrates a chocolate frosted, custard filled cake that is loved by millions across the country, it is National Boston Cream Pie Day.
Even though called a pie, Boston Cream Pie is actually a cake. 

Thanks to neighbor Suzanne here is the latest link to the new feature on the City’s web site. It was mentioned at the City Council meeting Tuesday. It went down for a while for an update but I understand it is up and running as of this morning. Check it out.

In case you haven’t heard here is the latest from our Maestro of the Barktober Fest. Way to go Clear Lake Shores. And in case you haven’t heard this part, 95% of the food and drink were donated by Krogers on 96. Next time you’re in there tell them thanks.

Team, BFest Accounting update below!
Collected - $16,550

Please come out and support our wonderful CLS Police Department this Saturday evening!  They are holding a Halloween Costume Party / Contest!  This is a fundraising event for new department badges, so they would really love you to support this cause!

Date: Oct 25

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location:  931 Cedar (Club House)

Fundraiser Entry Fee $20.00

There will be Prizes, Music, Finger Foods and Non-alcohol beverages provided.

1st and 2nd Place prize for Kid's costume contest

1st and 2nd Place prize for Adult's costume contest

PLEASE RSVP to 281-334-1034 Ext. 204!!

It's time to submit your November "Islander" articles, advertisements, classifieds, notices, etc. to our webmaster Theresa Viola-Buck.  Her email address

The November on-line Islander will be available on the Clear Lake Shores Civic Club website on November 1st, so please submit your information to Theresa by the end of this week if possible, or no later than close of day Monday of next week in order to get in the next edition!

Thank you!

Debbie Darwin

CLSCC President
From neighbor Diane,


 Will you add this to the Islanddrumz website again this year:

 My name is Diane Johnson. The last two Christmas seasons I have collected stuffed animals for Harbor View nursing home in League City. Last year we had one for almost every resident.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. I am collecting 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.

Thanks Allan. If you need me my phone number is 281-352-3200.

When I was young I decided to go to Medical School.
At the entrance exam we were asked to rearrange the letters PNEIS and form the
name of an important human body part which is most useful when erect.
Those who said SPINE are doctors today.
The rest of us are retired pilots sending jokes by email....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

National Nut Day!

This day is NOT about the neighbor that lives down the street or the crazy co-worker, it is a food holiday that celebrates a healthy and nutritious snack.  National Nut Day is celebrated each year on October 22.

And then there's the City Council meeting tonight.
Well, first off.
has a lot of good stuff on it. Drop in and wander around.

Rant to follow.

Put it off as I might there is no getting around neighbor Jim's address of Council. He has contacted the Army Corp of Engineers, on his own, The Texas General Land Office, on his own, the EPA on his own and as of tonight put the Council on notice that if they didn't do what he wanted he was calling the IRS on the EDC. He insists the City stop all progress on everything because he has turned the Corp on to the illegal slab that Frank has installed. It apparently encroaches on Jarboe Bayou and he will have none of it and if the City does not take immediate steps to remove the slab he will contact the IRS. He has lived here for 37 years and he's tired of this nonsense. That's not a direct quote it's just as close as I care to remember. From this day forward he is Tammy II. When questioned by the mayor pro-tem as to the purpose of this tack there was no disernable answer. Neighbor Jim asked repeatedly how much money the EDC has spent over the past 7 years towards the Town Center project but was never satisfied with the answer of we don't know because we don't have those numbers in front of us.  He was invited to attend the next EDC meeting and was assured those numbers would be available. Asked why he was interested in those numbers he never offered an answer. The best he had was to invite the IRS to the party. I offered to the EDC member at the meeting that Mr. McGurr made known to everyone within earshot at Skippers three Saturdays ago that he  knows for a fact that everyone on the EDC is on the take from our local business' and that was common knowledge. Well maybe not THAT common because I haven't heard about it. My two cents? Tammy II needs to go sit down and shut the fuck up. Just sayin'.

Now let's talk about folks who really add value to the neighborhood. Another great job LBAC !


And After :

It's Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Or is it Punkin?

This could be interesting. I can’t wait to hear the results. Jim’s on the agenda again tonight. I hope he doesn’t take as long as last time. Come in peace, quicker.

This was fun

And this is for Stephanie

On deck:
City Council Meeting Tuesday Night
Police Departments Halloween Party

Civic Club BBQ Cook Off 
November 8th. Looking for Teams that think they know what they're doing... 

Jeff Foxworthy on Muslims:

1.    If you refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor, You may be a Muslim.

2.    If you own a $3,000 machine gun and a $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes, you may be a Muslim.

3.    If you have more wives than teeth, you may be a Muslim.

4.    If you wipe your butt with your bare hand but consider bacon to be unclean, You may be a Muslim.

5.    If you think vests come in two styles: Bullet-proof and suicide. You may be a Muslim.

6.    If you can't think of anyone you haven't declared jihad against, You may be a Muslim.

7.    If you consider television dangerous but routinely carry explosives in your clothing, you may be a Muslim.

8.    If you were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs, You may be a Muslim.

9.    If you have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four, you may be a Muslim.

10.    If you find this offensive and don't forward it, you may be a Muslim.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It's I Love Lucy day!

National I Love Lucy Day celebrates one of television’s all time greatest shows, I Love Lucy.
“I Love Lucy”, an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley made it’s debut on October 15, 1951.

If you hadn't heard we made the cover of the GC daily News again thanks to the tireless efforts of Ronnie and the EDC.

Barktoberfest is this Saturday at Paul Shelley pavilion and Jarbo Park. Bring your furry faimly member out for some of the festivities. 

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 for more information and registration instructions.

This from neighbor Earl..

Is there any way to spread the word about a great friend of min that is playing at Aspen's Friday night?
Here is his info.
Thanks for any help.
Earl Sanders

Missouri based musician Rick Lamb will be performing at Aspen's Bar this Friday October 17 from 8PM - Midnight.

Rick performs an eclectic mix of original songs, classic rock tunes, and tropical covers. Highlights of his live show include covers of classic songs such as "Hotel California" being performed on ukulele with a reggae twist.

Rick has performed across the country and has shared stages with some of the Islands favorite musicians, including Ben Reyna and Jerry Diaz. You can visit him online at

Rick will be joined by Rob Davis on Lead Guitar. He will also be performing at T-Bone Tom's on Thursday night as part of the Pirates & Poets Songwriter show.

Got questions? Email Jon Burns at or visit Pirates & Poets

This is on the front page of todays Chronicle "The fraternity of men who've held the title of President of the United States is full of legendary speakers including Obama, Kennedy and Lincoln." Your question for the day is what in the hell qualifies Mr. Obama as a "legendary" orator? Hell even i can read  tele-promter... 

As late as the 1800s, some American women received thimbles as symbols of their engagements.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


It's National Gumbo Day!!

Here's a couple of pics of what makes this place the place you want to live. These are your friends and neighbors doing a little something that damn well ought to put a smile on your face.


and After

Thank you Landscaping and Beautification team!

Barktoberfest is next on deck. This thing is gonna be huge. Wait till you see all the stuff this group has in their silent auction. Amazing! And come hungry because we're serving Brats,wieners and spiced apples till their gone.
 And make sure and get some rest during the week because the first Halloween party is next up.

Enjoy whats left of your weekend. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Now for your weekend up date....
From Senor Beans:
This Saturday night, Oct 11th, I will be returning to Aspens in Clear Lake Shores for another get down, good time with my friends! Hope you can join us. It's a great neighborhood bar with an open arms attitude.
Music starts at 8PM and goes 'til midnight...or whenever!
817 Clear Lake Road ...

Hey I'm looking for a t-top, need I say moderately priced?, for my Mako. Anyone got any leads?

Have a great weekend Y'all!!