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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happy Birthday To...

Smokey Robinson. He’s 72. Yes, THAT Smokey Robinson. I feel like I’m running out of time. You should have been at the meeting last night. It was a great discussion on what may or may not become a pedestrian bridge. It has been turned over to Council to vote or get off the pot. Let your Council know how you feel. Unscheduled visitor, former Mayor McIntyre, brought in her mailbox. More accurately what was left of her mail box. Seems some young, possibly under aged, drivers lost control of daddies buggie and took out a mail box. Thank God none of your little darlin’s friends were hurt. This time. I swear by all I know to be Holy I am calling the cops the next time I even suspect one of you let your stupid kid drive your golf cart. For all you responsible adults, if you don’t have our City’s Dispatch number in your phone here’s your chance to fix that. Dial 281 538 0659 and press 2 to get the Officer on duty.

From Senor Beans...

It's another rockin' Saturday night at Aspen's Bar and Grill in Clear Lake Shores. Last time I was there we had a ball and with this incredible Spring-like weather breaking out, I think it's time for another one!

This is a cozy little neighborhood bar with good prices cold beverages, pizza, burgers and great folks!  Located at 817 Clear Lake Road a couple hundred yards North of FM2094 (Marina Bay Drive).  About 1 mile West of FM146.  281 549 6384.

Music is from 7 ~ 11 PM and they are open until 2AM.  Hope to see you all there! 
Senor Beans!





“If we’re not meant to have midnight snacks the why is there a light in the fridge?”

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey AB, should we report everyone we see that has been drinking or has an open adult beverage in their cart or just the kids?

Anonymous said...

Good point anon. This is the first incident I have heard about involving a kid but in the ten plus years I have been here I know of or have heard of numerous incidents involving drunken buggie drivers. Didn't one drunk guy even fall out of his cart after the poker run that was escorted by our PD and during the drunken water wars games didn't two carts hit head on? They weren't kids from what I heard. Don't get me wrong i participate in these activities every year and am glad I live where that is possible and hope it always will be but if you can't let your child or grand kid drive the cart while you sit next to them and skirt the law a little why should these other dangerous activities be allowed? You need to lighten up AB or we will loose all of our little exceptions that separate us from league city or any other typical boring town.

james mago said...

We had a former neighbor girl roll her VW into the ditch in front of our house at 9 AM-stoned! She was on her way to work, ended up inverted in the ditch.

Probably was raised to "skirt the law a bit."

Anonymous said...

My point exactly Jim your neighbor was a 19 year-old adult I don't know that she was stoned or drunk as she was on her way to her job as a lifeguard however she was an adult and was in a car I'm not sure this is apples to apples as to what AB is complaining about. I think I heard a story today though that does compare apples to apples. There was allegedly a drunk down on the creek by the boat ramp who drove his cart off into the water with two kids on the back seat. If that's true I'm pretty sure it wasn't the kids fault? as a matter of fact the cart probably would've never left dry land had the kids been driving instead of the alleged drunk. I responded to AB's post originally because he seems to be having a coronary
over kids driving a golf carts while there's no stories I have heard of any serious problems, at least compared to the drunk driver stories I have heard, with kids driving golf carts. Jim you know as well as I do many things get overlooked on this island so people can enjoy life and we have all benefited from it. If AB wants to call the cops every time he sees a mom or dad or a grandparent letting their kid drive a golf cart while riding with them, then one of the big things that makes this place a little slice of paradise which is having the freedom to have more fun than normal communities will be gone forever. If AB Is going to call the cops every time he sees a kid driving then AB And anyone who agrees with him needs to never have an adult beverage on their cart or alcohol in their system when driving their carts or break any law for that matter I drink on my cart all of the time which is against the law so I would never call the cops because a kid is driving a cart that is pathetically petty. Chill out AB Before you become that angry old man chasing kids out of your yard with a shotgun full of salt pellets. Fix a drink get in your golf cart and drive down to Sunset Park and quit bitching before everything we do that isn't 100% legal is taken away from us

Anonymous said...

Whoa there, y'all. I understand all y'alls' perspectives including Alan's. First of all, a few rotten apples have likely spoiled the barrel in the past...perhaps a few underage youth recklessly driving the golf carts in the past. Second of all, the cart is a "motorized vehicle", and as such, is subject to Texas motor vehicle laws. All it takes is one incident and we'll be under the microscope of other law enforcement agencies, not to mention our wonderful local PD receiving undeserved scrutiny. What will be next? Letting our youth drive their dirt bikes, gasoline-powered go-karts, etc, on the public streets?

Anonymous said...

Did K. McIntire call the cops? Surely a ticket would have been given for destruction of property along with other factors. That would have been one kid down along with their parent.

We need the bridge! Do the right thing Council!

Anonymous said...

No anon what's next is we will be just like south shore or any other uptight community for decades pepole have moved her for the relaxed atmosphere and the ability to have a little fun now too many pepole are bitching about every little thing the live and let live attitude that once existed here is dying fast. That is a shame.

Anonymous said...

hey whoa there anon, you mention the problem with kids which I don't believe is even a problem but you don't mention the driving with adult beverages and or drunk at all ill make you a deal you leave me and my grand kids alone and I won't bother you when your drinking on your cart or driving back from on of the parties. Do we have a deal

Anonymous said...

Poor Kathy's mailbox to freakin bad. She caused way more damage to this island than trashing every mailbox in the city 10 times over could cost. Karmas a bitch Kathy does anyone know if it was a kid for sure or is someone just assuming

Anonymous said...

Anon, golf carts are not considered motor vehicles,in the state of Texas. As a matter of fact you cannot title them or license them. It is up to each city to define its own rules for carts. In cls kids cannot drive carts according to our ordinance and it is clear some of you want that enforced tightly while driving them drunk appears to be ok with most of you as long as your a drunk adult. I think that's because drunk drivers post on here kids don't

Anonymous said...

Kids riding with Grandma are not driving over the mailboxes. Distracted teenagers and the random 9 year old are driving these machines without adult supervision. That's the issue. It's for their safety as well as ours. I bet if you have a responsible 15 year old that stops at stop signs, stays on her side of the road and off of Kathy's mailbox you probably won't have a problem. The 9 year old that lives on East Shore driving the 6 wheel buggie through people's yards is a problem. The first will get a "I wonder if she's old enough". The second's parents will get a phone call from the CLSPD. Just like a drunk on a golf cart driving through yards and posing a danger to himself and others will get the cops called. That's reasonable. If you stop at the stop signs, drive the limit and act mostly responsible then you should be ok. I think the point is - Don't be stupid. Kathy didn't call the cops because nobody was hurt and it was apparently an accident. And - she aint no stinkin tattle-tale.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you anon....but kath not a tattle tale? Hell she drug her entire mailbox to a council meeting just a nut job I guess

Anonymous said...

I see your point and I stand corrected.

Anonymous said...

If anyone interested, from this CLS website FAQ

Persons who operate a golf cart within Clear Lake Shores must hold a valid Texas Drivers's License. Children 16 years or younger are allowed to drive a cart ONLY if they have a DRIVERS LEARNING PERMIT and are accompanied by a licensed passenger of proper age.
A "slow moving" emblem or hazard triangle must be attached and visible to the rear of the cart.
Open containers of alcohol are NOT permitted on golf carts.
You must follow all Texas traffic laws as golf carts are considered moving vehicles. This includes stop signs, yield signs. traffic lights, pedestrians, stopped school buses, and DWI/DUI laws.
You may cross over FM 2094 in your golf cart, however it is not legal to drive on the roadway itself as the speed limit is over 35 mph on this roadway.
Just like an automobile, your golf carts must be equipped with operable headlights, taillights, blinkers, mirrors, and a parking break.


For more information and all of the rules regarding the use of Golf Carts, you can contact the Clear Lake Shores Police Department.

Anonymous said...

Btw blinkers are not required per phone call to police dept

Bernie said...

The issue with the golf cart incident is not the mailbox; the issue is what could have easily happened with the kids in the golf cart.
One of the occupants was a young girl about 4 - 5 years old. They were very lucky none of them were banged up or thrown out of the cart after uprooting a 4x4 post , flattening and tearing the mailbox.
They were very nice kids and I sensed that they knew they were lucky and knew they screwed up and I left it at that.
Kathy brought this incident up at the council meeting because she felt we all should be aware of the potential danger to our children and we should talk to them about driving responsibly and safely because we care about them.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, So you feel everyone should be aware EXCEPT these kids' parents? Poor call, in my opinion.

Good to see you keep up with the blog! And that your spelling and punctuation have improved.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bernie. I understand that the younger child was upset and you made sure nobody was hurt that escalating the matter wouldn't really resolve anything and letting them take the uninjured but upset child home was probably the best option and left it at that. Then yall took the time to inform our neighbors. I can pretty much assure you that whatever you did would invite criticism from these bowzers so not much you can do about that. I also think that the spelling and punctuation are probably indicative of your own writing and evidence that previous posts that were attributed to you were likely not your doing. Just trolls trying to stir the dirt.

Anonymous said...

The fact that the under-age kid driver with two small passengers rolled the golf cart at high speeds doing damage to the post and mailbox without the parents being informed is shameful. It would have been the best lesson for them to be taken home by the police. Kathy made it sound like the one kid's crying got on your nerves. So you let them drive home?

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Anon, golf carts are not considered motor vehicles,in the state of Texas. As a matter of fact you cannot title them or license them. It is up to each city to define its own rules for carts. In cls kids cannot drive carts according to our ordinance and it is clear some of you want that enforced tightly while driving them drunk appears to be ok with most of you as long as your a drunk adult. I think that's because drunk drivers post on here kids don't"

Not sure where you're getting your information from but this is so ridiculously incorrect that it actually gave me a headache. In the future you should consider actually researching the subject you're discussing, otherwise you just come off as an idiot, which you've done here.

Anonymous said...

You cannot license or title a cart in texas

Each city creates their own ordinances for carts

Drunks cannot drive carts

Kids can't in cls but can in some communities I know od at least three that let kid over the age of 13 drive them

Take an aspirin for your headache anon and tell me where i am wrong.

I doubt that we will hear from you again as I am 110 percent right