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, February 7, 2012

Is it really news?


Back from a great extra long weekend in New Orleans. Along with a few other neighbors we were invited to the Crescent City to help celebrate Coonie’s 50th. Great company, Wonderful food and Excellent music. We made it back without involving any police officers and no ambulances. A success by my measure.

I see there is a new CLS “news” source. Whatever. But if you want informed news and neighborly input I’d suggest you look elsewhere. I personally think this is the place to be but that’s just me.

Just talked to Jan Finnerty of the Civic Club. Jan reminded me that Club elections are coming up and we have worn Dennis out. Everyone needs to understand that without the volunteer army, and that is pronounced YOU, events don’t happen. You all saw the post by Crystal Rose, the turn out is slight at best. I think that since I’ve been able to take the past couple of years off from Club duties I will submit my name in the running for president. If elected that will automatically put a lot of you on the hook. J Comments? How about any couples out there willing to Co-Chair? I was behind the tables for nearly 4 years and I can honestly say it’s a lot of work but it is a tremendous amount of fun. Think about it won’t you? Just check out the cover of your Islander. Look at all the things that could get done! We need some fresh faces up there.

I did NOT get a chance to check this out? Did anyone else? Any Comments?

Very important for seniors and disabled. Remember to vote AND look for this on the ballot. You must vote in May to keep the Homestead tax cap for 65 and over, even if you are not 65 yet. If you are a Texas homeowner then this is important to you. If not, it is important to your friends who are. If you agree, please pass along to all on your email lists. I am sending this email to everyone on my email address list who lives in Texas . I want to be sure you are aware of a constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot at the May election. It is an amendment to correct an error made by the lawmakers when they voted for a reduction in school property taxes in 2005. When the lawmakers voted for a one-third reduction in school property taxes beginning in 2006 and to be completed this year, they forgot about the homestead exemption for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The state constitution caps school property taxes for homeowners 65 years and older and those who are disabled. However, they DID NOT get the same reduction when the property tax cut for schools was voted on two years ago. So an amendment is on the May ballot to correct this error. The problem is that most voters who are younger than 65 or not disabled probably won't even notice the amendment or care. PLEASE get out and vote for this amendment if not for yourself, then for your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends. We would really appreciate your getting the word out to all your friends and families to vote for this amendment. The fear is that with a low voter turnout, the amendment could very well not pass. So, please, please pass the word and VOTE for the constitutional amendment.

Early voting will take place April 30 - May 5 from 7 am to 7 pm; May 6 from noon to 6 pm and May 7 - May 8 from 
7 am to 7 pm. Election day is May 12 from 7 am to 7 pm.

This from those hard working “Girls” in the office. And yes I checked and was given permission so there!

Rhonda Argo

Manager, Member Services

218 FM 517 W

Dickinson, TX. 77539

(281) 534-4380 Office

(281) 534-4389 Fax

www.northgalvestoncountychamber.com

For Immediate Release

February 2, 2012

Health District Begins 3-Part Move to New Mid-County Annex

Galveston County and Cities – The week of February 6th the Galveston County Health District (GHCD) will begin a three phase move to Galveston County’s new Mid-County Annex at 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City.

The first move of District administrative offices is planned for Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th. A second phase planned for mid to late March will include the District’s Galveston Area Ambulance Authority, Community Health Services and Environmental programs. A third phase anticipated to take place in April will include the Coastal Health & Wellness clinic in Texas City formerly known as the 4Cs clinic. All of these moves are tentative dependent on completion of construction at the Annex.

Dr. Mark Guidry, District CEO says, “We are grateful to the public and policy makers for a new facility that will allow us to consolidate 180 staff currently in four locations.”

One notable change that comes with the move will be the District’s new business center. The center will offer one-stop business services for paying permit fees, and will also centralize vital records. All birth and death records will now be issued from the Mid-County Annex for the entire county.

The Mid-County Annex is the result of a bond issued passed by county voters in 2008 that included a new Animal Resource Center and a consolidated facility for Health District services, including the Coastal Health and Wellness Clinic in Texas City.

Besides the Mid-County Annex, GCHD has additional staff and services at EMS stations, WIC and immunization clinics in Dickinson and Galveston; and the Coastal Health and Wellness clinic site in Galveston.

GCHD will maintain two customer contact centers once the Mid-County Annex move is completed. For Coastal Health and Wellness clinics, residents may call (409) 938-2234; for all other public health services call (409) 938-7221. At all times the GCHD web site may also be accessed for information at www.gchd.org.

“During this time of transition, we ask the public for their patience and understanding as we make this big move. Ultimately our new facilities will help us provide more and better service to Galveston County residents,” Guidry said

I have a prospective Councilmans answers to your questions. Since I’m playing catch up I have a lot of stuff here so I won’t post his article until tomorrow. So check back tomorrow!

A woman goes to the doctor all black and blue ....

Doctor: "What happened?"

Woman: "Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every time my husband comes home

drunk on Bud Light he beats me to a pulp."

Doctor: "I have a real good remedy for that. When your husband comes home

drunk on Bud Light, just take a glass of sweet tea and start swishing it

in your mouth but don't swallow. Just keep swishing and swishing until he

goes to bed in his Bud Light stupor."

Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn.

Woman: "Doctor, that was a brilliant idea. Every time my husband came home

drunk on Bud Light, I swished with sweet tea. I swished and swished, and

he didn't touch me!"

Doctor: "You see how much keeping your mouth shut helps?"

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are the man for the job Allan!

Adelia said...

This island never had more fun (since I have been here) than when you were civic club pres. I am tickled pink you are running again!! I travel too much to step up as co conspirator but you know you can count on Dave and I to participate in bringing the civic club back to it's former grand state. Thanks Alan and anyone else who selfishly gives their time.

Anonymous said...

ANON is back? Bored again Allan? Let the games begin.

DaveC. said...

the civic club was at its best with you as the president. I will be at your service!