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

Monday, September 26, 2011

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Well summer is officially over. It ended last Friday in the wee hours. So why is our high today forecast at 98? I’m pretty much a summer guy. I like 95. Gives me a reason to take off my clothes. I’ll say it out loud, I’m ready for a cold front. I don’t want something like we had last week, I want a real cold front. I’m ready for a weather changer.

National Night Out is next Tuesday. Due to the lame input we’ll do it the way we’ve done it in the past. That is a rolling NNO event. Our Target neighbors will be with us as usual and this year they will bring along a magician just for the kids. Chief Cook is working with our officers to get them a little more involved this year. That’s good since we have so many new people on the force. This event is for us. It’s National Night out. It’s a chance to get out and meet your neighbors and the people we count on to keep us safe. If more of us were out a little more often maybe these dirt bags that are stealing our neighbors stuff off the waterfront would get caught. This year we’ll start at 6:00 at Lazy Lane and Birch and roll from there. I’m looking for a couple of buggies that will carry a cooler and help pass out drinks at the different stops. Invite your Lazy Bend friends out to this event. It’s all about your neighbors. Below is the schedule and I’ll post it a few more times.
6:00 Lazy Lane & Birch
               6:15 South Shore & Narcissus
               6:30 Forest & W Shore   
               6:45 Pine & Ivy
               7:00 Queen and Juniper
               7:15  - 8:00 Sundial Park---Dark about  8
Anybody out there looking for registered lab puppies? They will be ready to go in 4 weeks. They’re as cute as a ……..well, a puppy. Let me know or contact Pricilla the D.

No word yet on “the investigation” AKA “The Great Fiasco of ’11”.

The objective definition of Political Correctness
       A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

25 comments:

Bryan said...

Sounds like it might be time to break out Fat Elvis the Crime Fighter.

Adelia said...

My cart is available for drinks. The back seat lets down. Also last year the target people rode with us and that was fun. I should have my decorations updated by then. I think I have enough puppies but I need to get over to Pricilla's before they go.

Dave C said...

Yes, Also the EDC is having a workshop on the new LED sign like kemah's that is possibly going to replace out existing sign. On the Oct 1st and 2nd the sign will be seen on clearlake road. Then on the oct 4 a workshop will be heald before city council and public input will be asked for, so mark you calendars cause we might be getting a sign like KEMAHS.

lezlie said...

The sign won't be "like" Kemah's sign. It is inteded to be much more classy and subdued fitting in with Clear Lake Shores and the other signs we currently have. It will be a more updated sign that can be changed MUCH easier than the current one and will be able to keep residents informed of meetings, parties etc on the Island. ONCE again please hear both sides of story not just ONE side.

Lezlie said...

Per Tony Smith (EDC) please plan to attend the workshop on October 4 at 6:30 to see the options for the new sign! It was never intended for the sign to look like Kemah's.

DaveC said...

Here is what I know about the sign.

It costs 33,233.00

We only have one vendor presenting his sign we need more vendors maybe this sign could be cheaper for us

Is this sign made in America? If not should we consider getting an American made sign and support America and not China!

Dave C

PS I am for an updated sign. I am not sure this is the sign for us.

Jim Adams said...

Welcome to Vegas, I mean Clear Lake Shores!!! Please please please NO. With all due respect, and with the understanding that ‘classy’ is quite subjective, if it’s the sign that was on the back of a truck in the sandbar parking lot the other day it was anything but classy. It was a miniature version of the blinding Kemah sign. Thanks to those who volunteer their time to develop ideas to improve the city and move it forward, but understand that we aren’t always going to see things in the same light.

Craig said...

If it was the sign on the back of the truck, I vote no. We are a community of homes and familys. It is my opinion we don't need the glitz and glitter of the Boardwalk and if it is 33,000 plus we definately don't need it. Just one guy talkin.

Craig

Anonymous said...

Allan,

Anon again, really.

anon

Anonymous said...

The clueless have spoken Come to meeting for reality.

Anonymous said...

See Allan,

A few folks express their opinion and immediately an anon jumps in with no helpful information just hateful insults. Please take the anon button off so we can have adult, thoughtful posts with neighbors we can identify. I saw a sign on the back of a truck a few days ago and simply posted that IF it was like that sign I would be against it. Anon, can you explain how that makes me clueless? Please respond and sign your name. Like that will happen!

Craig

Paul Garner said...

I will have to agree with Mr. Adams and Mr. Ward on this one. The thought was nice but no thank you.


Hey Anonymous go ________ yourself!

DaveC said...

I was at the EDC meeting and the vendor was showing all the capability of the sign. I think we need a simple sign that fits our community.

Dave

Suzanne said...

I like that the residents can view a possible new sign. Will it be lit during the previewing? I understand the need for the new one to be easier to change the messages. Will it be easier to read than the one in Kemah?

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Ryan needs a Mountain Bike to use at UT. Does anybody have one for sale?

Craig

Anonymous said...

We don't need no fancy electrical sign, might start a fire. I also heard them LEDs could cause our children to have seizures. Sounds too risky to me.

Anonymous said...

Please Allan, NO ANON. They ad nothing to the discussion.

Craig

Anonymous said...

AB,

I agree with Craig. I think most of us approve of what our EDC is doing right now for the most part but even those in favor of the sign that have an IQ larger than their shoe size certainly don't want moron anons like 721 on their side. Get rid of ANON.

Tom

Roselyn said...

I must say, a learned a LOT that I would not know if anon had not been posting these past few months, so that was a good thing.

Today I was in Galveston for jury duty. I was excused because I knew the person being charged with the crime. I briefly spoke to her friend in the lobby and she knows I am from Clear Lake Shores. She told me that Paul and Tina were "run off because they had embezzeled from Clear Lake Shores". You can imagine my reaction and my long explanation setting her straight. This person who said this owns a real estate company and is a credible person who knows lots of people.........Anyway, I am sick and I am pissed, and I think somebody needs to take an ad out and make a public apology to the Shelleys. You know who you are, so just do the right thing and give them their good name back. This was so morally wrong.

Anonymous said...

Tell us who it was Roz

Marie said...

Allan, I agree with taking the Anon button off. It only serves those individuals who like to say nasty things, but don't have the guts to post their name!

Anonymous said...

Hey Allan,


One definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviour over and over expecting to get different results. Anon on, Anon off. Anon on, Anon off. Its time to stop the insanity.

Craig

Roselyn said...

Craig, Once definition of disfunctional (not insanity) is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting differnt results. Its why the TV show 'Intervention' is so popular.

This is a totally disfunctional majority council groomed by North Shore. None of them get laid, none of them have friends other than the ones they recently met through this political dibacherie (sp. sorry Ms. Finicky).

It doesn't matter who Anon is, its someone in that disfunctional group that is the lone voice starting to realize its not good what they have done, but none of them have the balls to say "I am sorry".

Got to tell you that 20 years ago when they picked my Joe to run for Council, Buzz Larrabee and Sue Davis (she still lives here) had meetings to show candidates how to get elected. I was part of those meetings........Buzz was a CAVE person back then and now he is a Sundowner......So you can talk rhetoric all day long about tribes, but when honest people are hurt you have to make a stand and not talk shit.

Allan, if you want to block me I totally understand, but its not over with me.

Adelia said...

Wow it is amazing how fast things go downhill. As with other city items the best thing you could do is attend the meeting, view the sign to form your own opinion and VOTE. I have not seen the sign and I must admit I HATE the Kemah sign - it blinds me while I am waiting for the light but I will hold my judgement (and calling others names) until the meeting. Thanks for the heads up on what is upcoming. I was looking at an old minutes from the review of the Farmers Market with Tami calling for legal to give her an explanation of our EDC etc. How much money have we paid our attorneys to explain things to her. At election time we need to pull these old minutes and review all of the items she has proposed. I was suprised at how clear everything becomes in hindsight.

Roselyn said...

Talking about Tami and legal, how about Bernie and legal. Bernie and I are still waiting on our Open Records Request to be released to us that we requested mid June. I have gotten a few pages which I paid $3 for, I understand Bernie has about 800 pages of stuff he requested. What you may not realize is that our City Attorney has to review every piece of paper any of us have requested and then usually send it to the Attorney General's office for a ruling to determine if they have to release it or not. Well, our city attorney bill is somewhere up around $15,000 for reviewing all the docs that the few of us have requested thru ORR. Karen has worked weekends to gather this stuff for our attorneys to review and Bernie has complained to the AG several times about her performance in not getting the docs released to him. Since I had requested all correspondence between city, council and McIntyre's regarding Shelleys, I was given a copy of his letter with the AG ruling of what can't be released to him...it is ELEVEN PAGES of itemized stuff he can't have......Its like 'Terrorism by Open Records Request'.

I called Lynda last night about her small trial and she said the judge came in in black robe and cancelled the trial because people had on shorts and flip flops, inappropriate court attire in the judge's opinion.