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, June 18, 2012

Sir Paul McCartney

Turns 70 today. Not a typo.

Who’s driving your buggie? This from the Chief!

Must be a licensed driver:
A person must have a valid drivers license to drive a golf cart on any public roadway. No unlicensed child is allowed to drive a golf cart on any public roadway, unless they possessboth a valid drivers learner permit and have another licensed driver with them (same rules as a car).
If caught in Violation - CLSPD Policy:
1st offense = Parent must immediately come to the scene to take their child and drive the golf cart away (warning only).
2nd or more offense = Citation issued and golf cart is towed and impounded to the storage lot. The parent is also subject to receiving a citation for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.
Safety & Child Endangerment concerns:
Never, just hold your baby onto to your lap while driving.
Baby seats must properly be "strapped down" (use good quality straps - not bungie cords). Please ask any CLSPD officer, and they will be happy to help you and/or inspect how your baby seat is properly secured to your golf cart.
Traffic Laws:
All Traffic laws do apply to golf carts on any public roadway.
Liability Insurance is also required.
Everyone, please be safe...
Chief Cook


Here’s a great place for those old golf cart batteries !!

Clear Falls High School Baseball Team Booster Club
Fundraiser


June 30, 2012
9am – 2pm
Chick-Fil-A Parking Lot (FM 2094 & HWY 146)
WANTED: PC towers, laptops, laptop batteries, monitors, modems, cables from computers and any electronics, PC boards, bridges and hubs, cell phones, telephones, cell phone batteries, cordless phones, printers, ink cartridges, fax machines, copy machines, radios, CD players, clocks, calculators, car batteries and electric motors.
(No appliances and no televisions)
To contribute your unwanted electronics:
Drop off your items at the Chick-Fil-a parking lot (321 FM 2094, Kemah, TX 77565) at the corner of FM 2094 and HWY 146 on Saturday, June 30th, from 9am to 2pm. Hard drives will be destroyed at the recycling facility or on site if requested. Receipts available upon request.
Questions?? Contact us via: e-mail: brenda.vige@gmail.com



You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours. (Colin Powell)

24 comments:

Jim said...

The electronics recycling event is a fund raiser for the Clear Falls High School baseball team booster club.

- Jim

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information, Allan.

Suzanne said...

Allan, you are the modern version of a town crier. Lots of information comes our way via you.
Thanks for making the time to keep us informed.

DaveC. said...

Here, Here!

Anonymous said...

Post by Dave:

I am on top of us getting a License to view movies and should be getting a phone call from Los Angeles today or tomorrow. I will stay in touch.

Dave C.

Funny, I reached them here today to satisfy my own curiosity:

Swank is listed below on their Web Site under Parks and Recreation Movies:

10795 Watson Rd
St. Louis, Missouri, 63127-1012
Toll-free: 1-800-876-5577
Fax: 314-909-0879

I hope the CC members are following this and are ready to take action against Allan and the Civic Club.

Anonymous said...

Chief Cook by straps you do mean seat belts?

If the seat is facing backwards in the golf cart a child can't be "strapped" into it can they?

Anonymous said...

You don't face them backwards dip shit. I hope you didn't reproduce

Anonymous said...

I wish the two and three yr old seating on the back seat of golf carts would be addressed. I always regretted not reporting it when I saw a child roll off during a left hand turn.

Anonymous said...

Is Swank the only agency in the entire country with the authority to provide movie licenses? Is it possible they have more than one location? Some people are so quick to judge others.

Anonymous said...

He did reproduce and he wants to slit the sons throat for questioning the authority of the Dad and the son wants to slit the Dads throat for being such a callous, pompous ass that thinks he is so brilliant, but in reality is so cold and shallow.

Anonymous said...

GO TO THE WEB SITE AND READ THE FAQ SHEET FOR YOURSELF. You throw out these stupid questions and statements without even reading the information you are furnished with. I am tire of reading the idiot post on both sides who talk without filling their brain with information so the mouth won't overload the ass.

Anonymous said...

To the DRUNK: if you ever had to buckle a child in the different car seats for each age group you would know what that person is talking about. Golf Carts were never designed to be anywhere but on a Golf Course. Most have the rear seat facing the wrong direction to transport a child, they don't have seat belts for the most part and are not compliant to be on the roadway without major modifications. There are exceptions but there are only a few of those on the Island. Chief Cook is aware of this and is playing politics rather than being a Police Officer. If a parent wants to transport his/her baby or child safely then get the modifications needed to do so or suffer the consequences of your actions. We don't need a serious injury or a death to realize we need to address the Golf Carts on the roadway. We have all seen bad drivers and traffic infractions by both cars/trucks and golf carts. The truth is the golf cart is going to lose in an accident because there is minimal safety features. Only the low speeds on the Island has helped but on 2094 a 45mph impact is going to kill or seriously injure. Most don't go on 2094 but to cross it since the bridge is back open but some still do. I saw a bunch of kids get on 2094 and then turn in to Valero. The golf cart was on three wheels because of the speed and the design of the driveway. The kids were trying to out run a 4x4 Ford Diesel that was lifted. They made it this time.

Anonymous said...

larry, if you are tired of reading the posts of the idiots here, may I suggest you stop reading the blog? I know you have this superiority complex (since you think you are all-knowing). My guess is that belief is irrational if not dellusional. Take your grandious personality disorder where it can be appreciated. Not sure where that would be but it ain't here.

Anonymous said...

NS,
The only action the Civic Club or City Council(not sure what you meant by your CC)will take is to praise Allan. He has done more to get the ball rolling on CLS' 50th Anniversary than anyone including the city. With the help of other Civic Club members, especially Dave, he has got the very successful movie night going and now a bbq cookoff is in the works. With any new venture there is a learning curve. Something tells me things will keep evolving until all is great. There is no place better to live than CLS especially with super Kings of Fun like Allan.

Anonymous said...

Out of curiosity I ventured for the 1st time to CLSLowTide. Not much there. The last post was in May and it was a tribute to " " Perkins. In my opinion it was such a joke. I realized why they don't allow comments. The long list of her wayward ways would have been pointed out. She could not follow along with Council mtgs. without Karen's help. She interrupted mtgs. so many times she almost got thrown out. She said f u to a resident. She lead the illegal investigation that harmed people with great reputations and divided this city. She cost the city close to 100K. Now we are broke. That is just the tip of the iceburg. Thanks so much " ". Won't go back there again even if I have some time to waste.

Anonymous said...

READ, READ, READ:

I hope the CC members are following this and are ready to take action against Allan and the Civic Club.

QUITE OBLIVIOUS THAT THE WRITER IS TALKING ABOUT THE CC- CITY COUNCIL. Dumb, Dumb

DaveC. said...

No swank in not the only licensing organization. There are others and I am talking to them. Trying to get the best for the civic club. Be patient July screening is far away and we have time.

Dave C.

Adelia said...

Good morning all,
It seems the bottom line here is that if you are willing to volunteer your time to try to help make this island a more fun and productive and safe place you will be attacked. Probably the reason we attach our child seats backwards in the car is the air bag - not so much a problem in a golf cart. Yes if the children are driving them they are much more likely to make bad driving decisions. Motorcycles don't win in a car crash at 45 either - no need to ban them.
AND to the Swank authority - it seems you have a lot of time on your hands and are good at research. Why don't you donate that time and talent to helping the civic club or getting ready for the 50th or tutoring children. There is a lot of really rewarding stuff that builds people up instead of tearing them down. Lets quit taking action against and start taking action for. Imagine with all the energy on this island what we could accomplish

Anonymous said...

Dave, May I suggest you be proactice when you secure the license? Have copies made to shove up NS' butt. They will demand proof and since that is where their nonfunctioning brains are they should find it.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the thought of Larry near kids to tutor them is scarry.

Tom J said...

Anybody notice that the attacks on the civic club events only started when Allan was elected president. Sounds personal to me.

Anonymous said...

You and others on behalf of Allan berated the prior Civic Club Leadership. That leadership did not continually and knowingly violate the law. Having TABC come to our Chief of Police is bad enough but then to continue to ignore the law because you are to self righteous and above the law to go to the Dickinson TABC Office to pickup the permit is just sheer arrogance. Now this with the Movie Night and copyright infringement . Allan needs to stick to his Blog where you find his insults and berating of women funny. I find him a racist and sexist pig who doesn't need to be representing this City in any shape, fashion or form. We need leaders we can respect and not some gutter snipe.

First, air bags are in the front but no child should be in the front seat at the ages we are discussing and there are no air bags in the back seat where the child is unless you have a side air bag in the door.

The discussion was the stupidity of Chief Cook to discuss strapping a child in a golf cart and being aware of people using bungee cords to do that. I find his stupidity and lack of professionalism a serious problem within the Police Department. Bottom line is seat belts need to be in the golf carts on the roadways and children who cannot be seat belted in properly and in the right direction should be banned from the golf carts. It doesn't take a new law just a Chief of Police who can tell it like it is rather than playing politics and endangering children's lives. The real question is why haven't the parents addressed this before putting their child in a golf cart on the roadway.

Adelia, you always run your mouth about what other people should do with their time, why don't you mind your own business. I post on here during my free time when I am not busy and if I choose to do that with my free time it is none of your damn noisy nazi business. So put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

Flying Spaghetti Monster said...

Flying Spaghetti Monster says not cool dissing Adelia.....she's not a Nazi maybe a Spice Nazi but definitely not like a Hitler Nazi...also i don't think Nazi's smoked crack...little confused about that one...but crack is whack as Keith Herring said.

Flying Spaghetti Monster said...

Hey AB this is your shout out

A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.

Keep up the good fight....the Flying Spaghetti Monster approves of this message.