Any CPA's out there looking for work? A soccer dad I hang with is looking for one. If you're interested let me know and I'll hook you up.
HEADS UP FOLKS ITS PARTY TIME (again)
Tom and Mindy Hord are throwing a party!!
There will be a FREE concert Saturday night (September 17) at the Jarboe
Pavilion from 7 - 10 pm. The entertainment is by musicians from the
Bahamas. There will be 2 kegs of beer and the Margarita machine.
This is from Neighbor Sid..
I would like to find a way to post a big THANK YOU to the CLS Civic Club and Helle Brown for the kind donation to the Technical fund for
TEXAS EQUUSEARCH and organization I am a part of.
Several CLS Civic Club members and friends have made donations as well to help with
the purchase of much needed field computer equipment for search coordination and mapping.
We are trying to raise $1200 for the complete system and are only a few hundred short now thanks to the these donations. Our goal is to wrap up the funds and make a purchase around Oct.1
If anyone wants to add to the fund they can go online to TEXASEQUUSEARCH.ORG and click on the donate tab. They can donate in Lowells name as well.
Thanks Allan for all your efforts in recent fund raisers. We seem to see the best of CLS because of the
generosity and camaraderie that takes place here everyday. The island is truly a great place to live.
Let me know about posting on the ISLANDRUMZ and how I can pass along our thanks.
For Texas Equusearch.
If anyone is trying to reach Sid leave a comment here.
I may talk about control freaks, how they behave, and how to choose candidates in the future so there is some learning there too. You do know that none of us control freaks really think we are controlling or have any addictions or other odd coping mechanisms. But control can lead to “throw the bums out” thinking which is “anti-balance” thinking. I don’t want it, deep in my heart, but I secretly pray for more spats of controlling behavior, retaliation, and “if you aren’t for me, you should probably be killed” thinking. That usually motivates most normal democratic-minded citizens to rid themselves of those who do it. Council – PLEASE keep it up until the next election, PLEASE. Help those change leaders keep the focus of the citizens and form parties – Tami and Jackie, you guys have been great. Jackie, don’t unfold your arms whatever you do. Tami, swear some more on mike. Arlene, don’t smile. Whatever you do, don’t be quiet. Don’t be productive. Don’t start trying to represent the citizens. NEVER vote for a budget package which contains both cuts and tax increases. Keep the approval rating at 12%. Just like the Arab Dawn, CLS needs the next 8 months to form its parties and organize. Then it can beat the Caves at their own game just like I hope the Egyptian youth beat the Muslim Brotherhood which is already organized. And you other guys? Stir it up; keep it in the air; make it public. Only one more election and maybe we can get some balance. At least a start. That is what I am arguing for in CLS.
Me. Anybody but me notice that the investigation in to our fair city has faded to near off the radar screen? Even I have relegated it to the bottom of our blog. I think that needs to change. Not right this very minute but soon my friends. There is no news to report as yet. Last I heard (yesterday) from the City is they are waiting for the final review. I promise to post it here as soon as possible. Then, I will let this entire issue lie idle for a while. If you are just tuning in the issue I speak of is our current misguided City Council and their quest. The way I see it is it consumes too much of our time and energy, right now. There are other things we need to look at and focus on. I swear by all I know to be Holy I will not let our collective memories forget who created this turmoil or when or why. Ever. I will let it simmer though, for a while, and at the onset of next years political season we will revisit past transgressions. This past weekend was an incredible reminder of why we live here. DO NOT lose sight of that. This place IS magic. We have a few knotheads that need to be dealt with and so they shall. All in due time. We have the Civic Club Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas, Hannukah, Mancakes, St. Patty's Day and the Mardi Gras Parade, Spring time and then May when we can kick these butt heads out of office and God willing elect people who care about our city more than themselves or their agendas. Start now. Get to know your neighbors. Who is running? And why? The more we talk to our neighbors and discuss our local politics the better it will be all the way around. I sincerely hope that this blog will prove it's worth in dialog and that through this blog we will never be snuck up on again. I can not prove, or care to, that some of our elected officials keep up with this blog, but I will offer it to anyone that cares to use this electronic forum. It has and will remain largely un edited although I must remind everyone the anon button is in jeopardy again. Too much bullshit. It really is that simple. Please, don't make me turn it off. Are you really afraid of your neighbors? Really? If you have read this blog for any time at all you will know that I disagree with some folks a lot. But there is no one on this Island I'm afraid of. There's just no reason. We can disagree. Hell, I wave at Bernie every time he drives by and he mostly waves back. That is exactly what makes this place so weird. This is who we are. Don't be afraid. Not even you Travis.
From a passenger ship, everyone can see a bearded man on a small island who is shouting and desperately waving his hands.
"Who is it?" a passenger asks the captain.
"I've no idea. Every year when we pass, he goes nuts."
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