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

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Birthday to......

IslandDrumz! Yep, on this date in 2011, it was a Thursday, I made my first post. I would say I remember it well but truth is I don't remember what I had for lunch yesterday. So here we are, 68 regular members, 662, make that 663, posts,  some 5,484 comments and 307, 540 pageviews, from 11 different countries later and what are we talking about? What else?  Chili! the'ers no arguing its chili weather and I understand full well there's no guarantee what the weather will be like at the 32nd annual Chili Fest at the Ward residence. Here's your sign.

COME JOIN US FOR
BURL AND RAYNEL'S 32ND ANNUAL
BIRTHDAY BASH AND CHILI COOK OFF
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
DAVE NEVLING AND THE BLUES KATS
WILL PLAY FROM 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. 
CHILI ENTRIES MUST BE REGISTERED BY 3:00 P.M. 
JUDGING STARTS AT 3:00 P.M. 
EVERYONE EATS AT 4:00 P.M.
AT CRAIG, RAYNEL, RYAN & CAMERON WARDS
707 NARCISSUS
CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TX
R.S.V.P. (281) 300-3541 or (281) 300-4603
I DONT KNOW HOW TO COOK CHILI!  NO EXCUSES.
WE WANT TO SET A NEW RECORD FOR ENTRIES THIS YEAR
THE ONLY RULE IS, THERE ARE NO RULES 
ALAN CAN'T COOK CHILI EITHER BUT HAS ENTERED EVERY YEAR
IF YOUR TOO SCARED,THEN BRING A SIDE DISH BUT DONT MISS THE FUN
Hope to see you there, Craig and Raynel
for all you noobs, there is not now and probably never will be a rain date.  Truth be told some of that crap could stand some rainwater. So on the odd chance that it's not a picture perfect day put on your big boy pants and come on out.  
 
 And if you're looking for something to do today there's this.


 IMPORTANT STUFF HERE FROM THE BOY SCOUTS!
Is it time to replace your US Flag?
With January upon us, many people reflect on the previous year and look forward to the new year.  When you think about last year’s patriotic holidays and how you hung your United States of America flag, did you think it may be time to replace your flag?  Is it getting old, worn, tattered, frayed or faded beyond repair?  If you answered “yes”, then it is time for you to retire the flag, and NO, this does not mean simply throwing the flag in the trash can and purchasing another.  The flag is our symbol of our country, a symbol of our patriotism, a symbol of all those that have served and those that have fallen  defending our country.  This symbol should not simply be thrown away but instead the flag should be properly retired.  Boy Scout Troop 2322 will be conducting a flag retirement service in February of 2014 and encourages all residents of Clear Lake Shores to bring their US flags that need to be retired to the Clear Lake Shores City Hall during the month of January.  All flags brought to City Hall will be collected by Troop 2322 and will be included in their service.
 
 

17 comments:

fathom said...

Happy birthday to IslandDrumz! 11 countries huh? We certainly are a diverse and traveling bunch.

Re: Craig's party notice...that's funny, thanks for the laugh! Looking forward to it, may even get Candie to come up with an entry.

Jimmy

Anonymous said...

Allan,

You missed a birthday. HAPPY B'DAY VERNA "RAYNEL" WARD.


Craig

Anonymous said...

Sure hope all the folks building new homes know they can only raise the dirt 2 ft. higher than the road.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I wish to express my appreciation for the time you give to post information to keep us "islanders" informed. It is, I am certain, a lot of work. Again, THANKS on behalf of everyone on the island, Alan!
Steve W.

Anonymous said...

Nobody around here cares much about your silly how high you can build rules. or how wide. or how close to the ROW.
The JACK FRYDADDY MAKES THE RULES!

Anonymous said...

No, City Council makes the (rules) ordinances and THIS Council makes sure they are followed! Thank you very much CC.

Anonymous said...

Hey anon how close is to close to the ROW? More importantly what is the ROW? What in the hell are you trying to say. Have a few more drinks and get back with us. I love trying to decipher illiterate posts

Anonymous said...

There are ordinances re: how high a house can be and how high you can add fill. There are rules about the width, too, in that there are green space regulations and set backs. Let's hope the illiterate one doesn't attempt to build or they are in for a rude awakening.

Anonymous said...

"how close is to close"

to = preposition. Meaning towards, as far as or until

too = adverb. Meaning additonally or excessively.

Hoo you callin illiterate, dumbass?

Anonymous said...

I believe that by ROW he means Right Of Way.
He's correct about "to". You used it wrong.

Anonymous said...

Our building inspector is doing a very good and thorough job enforcing ordinances. If you don't believe me just try to build a house here!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... not sure about Mr. Fryday but I don't know if anyone could do better only working a few hours a day. Currently, I think there are about a dozen new homes going up.

There is one at Narcissus and S.Shore that added more fill than is allowed. Sure hopes he catches it before the concrete is poured.

Anonymous said...

How close is too close...

That makes more sense to me. I thought it was due to fat fingers.

Anonymous said...

Anons = Cannibal rats. No drama to feed on so they feed on each other.

- Anon.

Anonymous said...

Listening to the sirens this a.m. I hoped they were not going to a home with only one stair. Is it just me, but I think homes here on stilts should be required to have two sets of stairs. It's not like we can jump out a window easily. With the recent freeze, I am so glad one of my stairs is indoors.

james mago said...

Here's the short course:
1) front setback is 20 feet from your surveyed front property line. You cannot build or overhang anything in that setback, period. That location of the street pavement has nothing to do with it, as our streets are not necessarily in the center of the right of way.
2) side setback is 5 feet. Eaves, gutters, ac systems, nothing can b built in that setback. On a corner lot that side setback becomes 10 feet, I learned that the hard way.
3) rear setback is 5 feet, same rules apply, nothing can overhang, eaves, gutters, ac units, etc into that area.

None of the above has anything to do with green space requirements.

Height limits for fill and the 2 required home height limits are measured from the height of the crown of the road in front of the front property line.

If you have issues with construction in process take those to City Hall for redress. It's far better to catch this stuff early.

Anonymous said...

How did we not elect you to City Council when we had the chance, James? Would you consider running again in the future? If not Council, how about Mayor?