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, December 30, 2013

36 hours to go....



I just wanted to let you know that we collected 140 stuffed animals for the Harbor View Nursing Home Residents. I gathered my elves on Christmas Morning. Sarah and Brittany (on the piano) led the group in Christmas Carols, while Kendall and I went room to room distributing stuffed animals to those that were bed bound. We wished each person a Merry Christmas!
A big THANK YOU to all who donated!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours, from Team Elf


Recycle that tree!
Citizens can recycle their Christmas trees at the League City recycling center at 1535 Dickinson Ave. A sign will indicate for the trees to be placed on the ground next to the recycling bins. Please do not put trees in any recycling bins as street department will be picking them up and mulching.

Apsens for New Years Eve. Live music till 9 and a DJ till 2. Ring in the New Year with a Midnight Toast!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

It's Boxing Day !

It's traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses[1] or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. It is observed in the United KingdomCanadaHong KongAustraliaNew ZealandSouth AfricaTrinidad and Tobago and some other Commonwealth nations. Thanks Wiki.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Just as we get settled into the bliss that is our gorgeous little Island I get crap news like this from neighbor Greg on Oak.

Hello Allan,
 We had two beach cruiser style bicycles stolen from underneath our house a few days prior to Christmas.  One was all white and the other was matte grey.  Pls pass the word to others to keep an eye on their stuff and to watch out for their neighbors..

Keep your eyes open folks. If we look out for each other these dirt bags don’t stand a chance.

Don't forget Snow Day this Friday @ 1p.

The front of the Island is starting to take shape. Looks good so far. Good Job EDC.

“Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.” anon

Monday, December 23, 2013

Write it down


Snow day is Friday! See you at the Club House.

 T
his honey is still available! You can come and drool on it at my place.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

3 days to go

 Clear Lake Shores Snow Day is next Friday the 27th!

  Carolling Carters rehearsal, 5:15 tomorrow.

A Christmas Joke
Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.

'In honour of this holy season' Saint Peter said, 'You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven.'

The Englishman fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. 'It's a candle', he said.

'You may pass through the pearly gates' Saint Peter said.

The Scotsman reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, 'They're bells.'

Saint Peter said 'You may pass through the pearly gates'.

The Irishman started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.

St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, 'And just what do those symbolize?'


The paddy replied, 'These are Carols.'

And So The Christmas Season
Begins......

Friday, December 20, 2013

4 shopping days left

How time flies. Wyatt and I are going to attempt a trip to the mmmm, mmmmm, I can't even say the word. Baybrook. I'm sure it will just be him and me and a hundred thousand of our closest friends. Oh well....Hey,  for all you friends, neighbors and otherwise please be safe if you're traveling and hurry home. Merry Christmas Y'all

Here's one just for you ladies who don't know what to get your favorite guy who has everything. I will personally vouch for this prize winning smoker. You've all seen it around the Island and now you can have it for pennies on the dollar. The first $1,200 takes it home and it pulls like a dream behond a golf cart. And it looks cooler than $hit to boot.

 Hey it's not too late for bears,
I am collecting stuffed animals for the local nursing home again this year. I would love to have one for every resident. Sarah and her roommate Brittany will be going with me to distribute them on Christmas morning. They are going to provide the music. (No don't worry, I will not sing). This was a big hit last year. It even brightened the day of some of the male residents too. I currently have 30 something in a closet ready to go. They told me they have about 168 residents.

Our address is 226 Narcissus. Tom has placed a large plastic box on the left side of our entry way with a sign. 
Thanks in advance!
Diane


I got this from a couple of neighbors.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Meeting tonight!



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Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday, Monday.....

How 'bout those Texans!? OK I'll stop. 
Looks like there will be a special meeting tomorrow night with the EDC and the City. It's about the City's involvement with the Yachty Gras Parade coming up in March. Now before you just blow the meeting off remember this one little thing. They are holding a Special Meeting just to discuss how to best  spend a lot of money. I'd get there early, sounds like a lot of fun.

Congrats to Keith Emmons on winning First Place in the Boat Lane Parade!


That's a regular sized orange, a really big green bell and three of the biggest lemons I have ever seen in my life. Neighbor Tony stopped by over the weekend and asked if I wanted them. They were in a bag and at first I thought they were grapefruits so I was all ready to pass. He corrected me and I when I opened the bag there were. Monster lemons grown right here on out island. Who knew?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Another beautiful day

I hope y'all had a chance to go the the Civic Club's Christmas party Friday night. I heard it was fabulous but considering the two Hostess' I expected nothing less. The next time you see Shanna or Priscilla tell them thanks for a great job!
Is it just me or was that one of the smallest turnouts for the Christmas Boat Lane parade? I know it was a tad chilly but I had on my freezer suit so it wasn't an issue. Anybody hear who won?

Anyone in the market for a big upright freezer? I have one looking for a new home. Will trade for a bottle of scotch. No. I won't help move it.


 Just a reminder for friends and family
At this time of the year, when the roadblocks come up with great regularity I would like to share a personal experience with my closest friends about drinking and driving.  As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from an occasional social session over the years.
A couple of nights ago, I was out for an evening with friends and had a couple of cocktails and some rather nice red wine.   Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before; I took a cab home. Sure enough, I passed a police road block but, since it was a cab, they waved it past.
I arrived home safely without incident, which was a real surprise as I have never driven a cab before and am not sure where I got it or what to do with it now that it's in my garage.


Monday, December 9, 2013

'Tis The Season


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'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Clear Lake Shores Adult Christmas "Pajama" Party
When : Friday, December 13th
Time: 7:00 - 11:00
Where: Club House
Wear: Christmas Pajamas

We will have munchies, music and give- aways for the best PJ's
BYOB
Please bring school supplies to donate
If you like to bake, we'd love you to bring your favorite holiday dessert.


I am collecting stuffed animals for the local nursing home again this year. I would love to have one for every resident. Sarah and her roommate Brittany will be going with me to distribute them on Christmas morning. They are going to provide the music. (No don't worry, I will not sing). This was a big hit last year. It even brightened the day of some of the male residents too. I currently have 30 something in a closet ready to go. They told me they have about 168 residents.

Our address is 226 Narcissus. Tom has placed a large plastic box on the left side of our entry way with a sign. 
Thanks in advance!
Diane


Scooter Spice junkies heads up. I will be placing an order Friday the 13th. Drop me a line and tell me how many and what flavors you want. We'll get them in time for Christmas! 

Friday, December 6, 2013

hot off the wire

OK, I know some of you are expecting something different but this is what I have. Deal with it.


PRESS RELEASE
The Clear Lake Shores Police Department, along with the U.S. Homeland Security and Investigations Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), executed 2 separate search warrants on December 5th and 6th, 2013, at two different locations in the City of Clear Lake Shores. These evidentiary search warrants were for Child Pornography.
The execution of these search warrants was a part of an ongoing investigation. Due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigation, no further information on the subject matter of the warrant will be disclosed.  However, we emphasize the direction of the Clear Lake Shores Police Department has changed gear; my Officers are intelligent, well respected, and take pride in their profession and commitment to the community.
Crimes against children will not be tolerated in Clear Lake Shores and we will make every effort to keep our community safe.  We assure the Citizens of the community that their safety, as always, is the top priority of the Clear Lake Shores Police Department.  We want to thank the U.S. Homeland Security and Investigations (ICAC) for their professionalism in a job well done; it was a pleasure working with this group. We cannot state enough about these highly trained Agents.
Captain D. Donaldson
Clear Lake Shores Police Department

Monday, December 2, 2013

Busy times

 OK two things up top. The Club meeting is Thursday and we need you there. As a general rule I leave you alone ( for the most part) but we really need to hear from you Thursday. See you there. 

Next RCR will have a lift on the Island for some tree work starting tomorrow. If you have a need now is the time. It'll even save you a few $$ and who doesn't need that this time of year. 

Aspens is having their Grand Opening this Saturday the 7th. Yes I double checked it this time. Slim Simmons is doing his acoustic set starting at 3 then Ben Reyna from 6:30 til9:30. A DJ will take over until 10:30. Beer promo girls and shot girls will be there to take care of you in the meantime.

This from Councilman Booren: 
Good afternoon! It’s not too late to donate! I am still collecting items to send a great big ginormous care package oversees for our troops just in time for the holidays. The donation will go toward an organization called Blue Star Mothers of America, who will package everything up and send it on its way.
Please consider purchasing an item or two and making a donation. You can drop it off at my house, or I will come to you to pick it up.
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, either monetarily or with items. Clear Lake Shores is AWESOME!
Attached is a list of items. Surely you can find something on this list!  :) I need to have the items by THIS THURSDAY, December 5 so I can load up my car and take everything to Humble on Dec. 7 for a packing party.
 

 This from Neighbor Nancy:




This from Neighbor Diane
Would you mind posting on the blog that I am collecting stuffed animals for the local nursing home again this year? I would love to have one for every resident. Sarah and her roommate (Brittany) will be going with me to distribute them on Christmas morning. They are going to provide the music. (No don't worry, I will not sing). This was a big hit last year. It even brightened the day of some of the male residents too. I currently have 30 something in a closet ready to go. They told me they have about 168 residents.

Our address is 226 Narcissus. Tom has placed a large plastic box on the left side of our entry way with a sign.


PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!
Public Meeting to Discuss Bacteria in Jarbo Bayou
BACTERIA STUDY

 The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in conjunction with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), invite you to join us for a Public Meeting to discuss a Bacteria Study (TMDL) for Jarbo Bayou.

Meeting Details:
December 12, 2013
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Club House
931 Cedar
Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565

About the Bayou
Jarbo Bayou, located in Galveston County, is a tributary of Clear Lake. Since 2002, high concentrations of bacteria, which are found in both human and animal waste, have been observed in the bayou.

The presence of these bacteria may indicate a health risk to people who swim or wade in the bayou-activities referred to as "contact recreation" in the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards.

Why a Public Meeting?
The purpose of this Public Meeting is to:

 1.  Share Study findings, to-date;
 2.  Receive feedback from the community; and
 3.  Present information on next steps.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, H-GAC will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities attending H-GAC functions. Individuals requiring language interpretation or those with special communication needs should contact Kathy Janhsen<mailto:kathy.janhsen@h-gac.com>, Public Outreach and Education Planner, at least 24-hours prior to the event.
Want to Learn More?
To learn more about this Study, check out the link below, http://www.tceq.texas.gov/waterquality/tmdl/106-jarbobacteria


 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy December!

How 'bout them Texans....I know it's now 10 in a row but they sure made todays' loss look good. I mean it was New England....

Remember th Civic Club meeting is Thursday. I need you there to talk about the Yachty Gras parade. It's your money people.

Here's one for your calendar. This is from neighbor Nancy.