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, March 31, 2014

Seems like a reach but...

 It's National Bunsen Burner Day.
Do you remember high school chemistry class and how fun it was using the Bunsen burner?  Today is all about that great invention. March 31st annually celebrates National Bunsen Burner Day honoring the birthday of German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen. Yeah, I know.

From the Scholarship Committee :
On behalf of the scholarship fund committee, THANK YOU to everyone who came out last weekend to taste yummy soups and support a great cause. We had six cooks enter seven soups, and many of you came out to taste.

Congratulations to Raynel Ward for winning first place for her French onion soup entry. Neeltje Burns took home second for her baked potato soup. Cindy Walbe won best presentation, and Danny Otto defended his People’s Choice with his Turtle Soup. CONGRATS!

I have to also personally thank Carolyn Einkauf and Arline Laughter. They helped with the set up and greeting all of you at the door. And to everyone who helped clean up afterwards (Helle Brown, I think you had a group there folding tables and chairs), THANK YOU! Every time we have an event in our city I am overwhelmed and awed by the outpouring of support. See pictures in this month’s Islander (and thank you Helle for being our photographer!).

Finally, a special thank you to Toni Randall. She is our Justice of the Peace in Pct. 7, and she was our judge. She had a great time and enjoyed meeting many of you!

After all was said and done, I think we raised about $350. That is amazing!

Scholarship applications are now available. I am hopeful it will be posted soon on the Clear Lake Shores Civic Club website, or if you have a senior in high school, please encourage them to apply.

Thank you again!

Amanda L. Booren

Before all you fun loving volunteers jump on this and tell the rest of us what a waste of time and energy and effort and money and everything else you don't contribute to let me just say, save it. If you didn't have fun that's on you. It's for a good cause. A lot like Yachty Gras. The short version is the Scouts went to bed with $2,500 dollars they didn't have when they woke up and it didn't cost them a nickel.  For all your wasted time, how much time did you put in again? That's unfortunate. You lost respect for the Civic Club over this? Really? Or you just pissed at me? come on, it's OK, you know you want to say it. Well it's your turn Thursday, I'll be stepping down and all you friends and neighbors who " don't care for those calling the shots" can step up and put your spin on things. Come on it'll be fun.

Looks like a short meeting tomorrow.







Friday, March 28, 2014

We made it!

Happy National Weed Appreciation Day. I suppose that means different things to our neighbors in Colorado. Here's one for Texas though. It's also National Something on a Stick day.
Well it is officially Spring so I guess i'm off the hook with my lousy weather anticipation. 'Bout time. Is it just me or was that a really long and chilly winter?

On some of those anon posts, let it go folks, just let it go. It's yesterday's news.

We heard back from the Yachty Gras folks. The plan for now is to present a $2,500 check to the Scouts at the May Civic Club meeting in the Clubhouse. Sounds like a party. See you there.

Did you know City Council has formed a committee to look at different options for a pedestrian bridge? Want to know more? Contact a Councilman or better yet come to a meeting.

The City is also looking at options that would allow users to close in the Paul Shelley Pavilion for a host of reasons. Lots of options and equally lots of issues there.

Here's the dumbest thing I read in the paper today. Courtesy of the Daily Mail Home issue.

Father builds guillotine and chops off his own hand in bid to end years of agony after accident left him in pain but doctors did not help...and it still hurts.

they told him it wasn't in his hand. ....

THIS SUNDAY MARCH 30


GIVE BLOOD

SAVE LIVES

IT'S THAT SIMPLE
 BE THERE


Sunday March 30

Blood Drive at TBT

 
8:30 am - 1:00 PM

Eat, drink and bring your ID

It's soooo easy...
1. Make a personal call to your friends and collegues to come save lives with you.
2. Go online at: giveblood.org or call me, 832-725-8062 if you wish to schedule your donor time (or just show up).
3. Show up this Sunday between 8:30-1:00 with your friends, donate blood, nosh on bagels and more while you kibbitz with friends.

Shalom,
Nancy Schwartz

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's National Medal of Honor Day

In 1990, the United States Congress designated March 25th, of each year, as National Medal of Honor Day,  a day that is dedicated to all Medal of Honor recipients.
It was on March 25, 1863 when the first Medals of Honor were presented.  Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton presented Medals of Honor (Army) to six members of  ”Andrews Raiders” for their volunteering and participation during an American Civil War raid in April of 1862.
Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor.  It is awarded only to US military personnel, by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
There are three versions of the Medal of Honor, one for the Army, one for the Navy and one for the Air Force, with personnel of the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard receiving the Navy version.
Since its creation, there have been 3, 468 Medals of Honor awarded to the country’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coast guardsmen.

and for all you Aggie's and FAA wannabes' it's Nat'l AG Day too.

Looks like I dropped the ball on National Melba Toast day. It was yesterday. I kid you not.

I also dropped the ball big time and missed the dang Soup Cook-Off. I hope you had a chance to stop buy and sample all the yummy goodness. Raynel Ward won First Place, Danny the O took home People's Choice and Cindy Walbe won Best Presentation. Good Job Y'all!

Civic Club meeting is next Thursday. Don't miss it. We need your votes on our new slate of officers.

This from your WCID #12 rep Linda Merryman.
GCWA will know for sure by April 1st  if the Brazos Watermaster is on the TCEQ Commissioner’s Agenda for April 9, 2014.  Ivan feels very confident it will be, so I am making plans accordingly.

·         GCWA will charter a van or bus with a driver for April 9th.   The bus will leave at 4:30AM (exact departure location not yet decided).  One stop will be made on the trip to Austin at Bucee’s in Waller (20 minute break).  Expected arrival time in Austin is 9:00AM.  This will allow 30 minutes for everyone to sign in and be ready for the meeting which begins at 9:30AM.
·         The time the meeting will end is unknown.
·         If the meeting runs the course of the entire day, it is likely there will not be a lunch break.  There is a cafeteria on the TCEQ Campus if you need to grab something.  (see attached map – Meeting is in Building E and Cafeteria is in Building A)
·         GCWA will make a stop on the return trip for everyone to sit down for lunch/dinner at Southside Market and BBQ in Elgin.
·         On the return trip, if necessary, a stop will be made at Bucee’s in Waller (20 minute break).

Attached is basic contact information and a map of the TCEQ Campus.

I will be sending out a more formal invite after the agenda has been confirmed.  It will have a RSVP due by April 3rd.   In the meantime, please pass along this information to your City Council Members, Water Board Members and Corporate Leaders, inviting them to come support the Brazos Watermaster.   I will need a definite headcount by April 3rd.   I would like to send out an email invite to all parties interested, so if someone expresses interest, please forward their name, phone number and email to me and I will include them in the invitation.

Please call or email with any questions or concerns.  Your support and assistance is appreciated!

Renee Dondonay | Administrative Assistant | Gulf Coast Water Authority | 3630 FM 1765, Texas City, Texas 77591
| Phone: 409.797.4901 | Fax: 409.935.4156 | rdondonay@gcwater.org
| gulfcoastwaterauthority.com




Friday, March 21, 2014

TGIF

See you at the soup cook-off tomorrow at the Club House!
 Happy Friday, that's all I got.

I hate it when I think I'm buying ORGANIC vegetables but when I get home I discover they're REGULAR donuts.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's National Chocolate Caramel Day

"Milton Hershey actually began his career at a caramel company in the late 1800′s.   Mr. Hershey was at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and became fascinated with the exhibit of the machinery to make German chocolate.  He then bought the equipment for his company.   Therefore,  the popular caramel, chocolate combination has been around for many many years"
It's National Poultry Day too.
                                                       Calling all soup cooks!

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Club House (where else?!)
Entry Fee: $15 / $5 each additional soup
Entry Deadline: COB Thursday

If you would like to enter your favorite recipe, please complete the form found on page 9 of the February Islander, or submit your name, phone number, and soup(s) to:  Amanda L. Booren: amanda.booren@gmail.com or 281-924-9660

What cooks should bring:
·         6 ft. extension cord
·         Crock pot or hot plate for soup(s)
·         At least 1 gallon of each soup
·         Table decorations (if you want… there will be a prize for best table presentation)

Portion cups and napkins will be provided. Water, tea, and coffee will be served.
We will have prizes for 1st  place, 2nd  place, best presentation, and people‘s choice.
Tasters: $5 per person, includes soup, drink, and dessert
Recipes will be available for a $1 donation!
All proceeds benefit the Clear Lake Shores Civic Club Scholarship Fund.


Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make good soup.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Paddy's Day

Did you know St. Patrick wasn't even Irish? He was born in what is now Wales. Go Figure.

Vern Johnson, Mayor AGENDA Al Burns

Richard Sowrey CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES Amanda Booren

Carlo Ianni CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Jan Bailey

 March 18, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.

NOTICE is hereby given of a Regular Meeting of the City Council for the City of Clear Lake Shores,
County of Galveston, State of Texas, to be held on the above mentioned date and time at the Club
House, 931 Cedar Road, Clear Lake Shores, Texas, for the purpose of considering the following
numbered items. The City Council of the City Of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, reserves the right to meet
in a closed council session on any of the below items should the need arise and if applicable pursuant to
authorization by Title 5, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.

1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

2. DEPARTMENT/COUNCIL REPORTS: City Administrator, Police Department, City Council

3. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 *Roads and Drainage

 *Planning and Zoning

 *Economic Development Corporation

 *Park Committee

 * Pool Committee

 *Waterfront Compliance

 *Civic Club

4. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS

5. CONSENT AGENDA:

 a. Check Register February 27 thru March 12, 2014

 b. Council Meeting Minutes from March 4, 2014

 c. Budget Workshop Minutes from March 4, 2014

 d. Quarterly Investment Report - December 31, 2013

 d. Waterfront Transfer F-147B: Lopez to Roberts

5. COUNCIL BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:

a. Review of Management Letter presented by the city auditors Belt Harris

 Pechacek, LLP (City Administrator George Jones)

b. Review and implement: A POLICY STATEMENT REGARDING FUND BALANCE IN

 THE GENERAL FUND, ROADS & DRAINAGE, VEHICLE ACQUISITION FUND AND

 RAINY DAY FUND OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES.

 (City Administrator George Jones)

c. Renew Gulf Coast Aquatics, Inc. Pool Management Contract (City Administrator George

 Jones)

d. Waterfront Lease B-033 and B-025A: Establish parameters to place B-033 and B-025A up for

 auction to include minimum bid amount, days allowed to bring into compliance, amount of

 days to post auction, etc. (City Administrator George Jones)

e. Establish a Pedestrian Bridge Committee to research the cost in planning, developing and

 building of a pedestrian bridge to span Jarboe Bayou. (Councilman Carlo Ianni)


6. ADJOURNMENT


 CERTIFICATION



I, Christy Stroup, City Secretary, certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted on the outside bulletin board at 931
Cedar Drive on or before Friday, March 14, 2014.




Friday, March 14, 2014

It's National Pi day

3 14. get it? And it's National Potato chip day too.
Did you get my email blast about the soup cook-off the other day? If not you may want to send me your email address. Or you may want off the DL. It's your call. Neighbor Pete C was still on there and he sent this back,
Alan,  as much as I would love to be there we are six hours away....probably time to take my name off the email list.   Hope all is well in paradise.  Pete
He's right of course and I did. I miss Pete and Nancy.
Then I got this from a current neighbor,
remove me from your email list you piece of garbage...pussy
I removed him too. Variety is the spice of life I guess. Enjoy your Friday folks. I'm going to the cook off across the street.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I wont say it

But it's looking better outside and next week is the official start date of you know what.

This Saturday there's a BBQ Cook -Off across the street at the Elks Lodge. If you're looking for something to get into this might be it. Keep your eyes open and you'll see some familiar faces.

                                                       Calling all soup cooks!

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Club House (where else?!)
Entry Fee: $15 / $5 each additional soup
Entry Deadline: Monday, March 17, 2014

If you would like to enter your favorite recipe, please complete the form found on page 9 of the February Islander, or submit your name, phone number, and soup(s) to:  Amanda L. Booren: amanda.booren@gmail.com or 281-924-9660

What cooks should bring:
·         6 ft. extension cord
·         Crock pot or hot plate for soup(s)
·         At least 1 gallon of each soup
·         Table decorations (if you want… there will be a prize for best table presentation)

Portion cups and napkins will be provided. Water, tea, and coffee will be served.

We will have prizes for 1st  place, 2nd  place, best presentation, and people‘s choice.

Tasters: $5 per person, includes soup, drink, and dessert

Recipes will be available for a $1 donation!

All proceeds benefit the Clear Lake Shores Civic Club Scholarship Fund.

                                  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

From our neighbors in Kemah 
Today 03/08/2014, I took a call in reference to an H/M with tattoos on his face that  approached an 18 y/o female who was alone and had just gotten into her vehicle.  The H/M attempted to get into the vehicle from the passenger side but the door was locked.  The H/M asked the female to let him in and she stated no.  The H/M then asked “are you sure” then walked away, got into a blue truck and drove off.  The incident occurred yesterday 03/07/2014 at approximately 12:41pm.  The female was afraid to call police but told her mother about the incident today.  This is the second incident that I am aware of at our Walmart this week.  The other involved a friend who called me personally.  She stated that two H/M with tattoos,  in a black truck attempted to get her to walk over their truck, saying they wanted to show her something.  It is unknown if these incidents are connected, but keep a close eye out in the Walmart parking lot for Suspicious males matching the scrip.

Officer M. Way
Kemah Police Department
Patrol Division  

Last but far from least. Your Civic Club Needs you. We not only NEED YOU we WANT YOU.
Your Club needs a president. The job description is awesome. If there was one it would read something like No experience necessary, will train. Must be fun loving and looking for new adventures. surrounded by lots of fun loving people. Hours are about 2 per month with one month off. All expenses paid. Now how the heck are you going to turn that down?! If you are interested please let me know or any of your sitting officers. Please. I guarantee you will have a blast. Or your money back.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Goose Island

It’s a State Park just this side of Fulton/Rockport. We went down Friday after the kids got out of school. I picked this park mostly because we had never been there before but it has a 1,500 year old Live Oak that really had me intrigued. There are lots of options for a campsite. We choose the bay front. In retrospect I may have chosen poorly. Neighbor Jan told me last week that it was one of the windiest parks she had ever been to. Where we camped was on Aransas Bay so yes, it's windy 24/7. Might as well be at the beach. Makes for some great sleeping weather. Friday night at least. Saturday promised rain all day but it had managed to go around us till some time after we retired. Saturday we went to visit the Big Tree and we were all duly impressed. Truly. The Park folks had a GeoCacheing class in the afternoon and some went to that while others napped and generally lazed about. Jim had figured out how to make personal pizzas in our Big Easy fryers so it was personal pan pizzas for dinner. How many times had you seen a rolling pin on a camping trip? The first tent collapsed a little after midnight followed almost immediately by the second. Collapse isn’t the right word. It was blown down in to a pile of fabric and tents poles. This new configuration could have been made to work if it wasn’t followed by 30 + degrees and a blowing rain. The experienced sailors in the group put the winds at 20 to 25 knots gusting to 40. Did I mention the wind was not coming off the bay anymore it had reversed direction and was now coming from due north. There were several houses in the neighborhood that had all manor of camping gear slung over patio furniture and deck rails most of yesterday. They went Camping at Goose Island. Standing water inside the tent is rarely a good thing. And when it’s ice cold standing water someone is having a bad day. It was the quickest campsite breakdown in the history of the Island Guides camping company. Yes, we knew there was a chance of rain. Yes, we pay attention to the weather. We took our chances and this time we lost. But as we tell the stories and remember the problems the winds will get higher and the thermometer will go lower. Making memories is whats it’s all about. And we have some great ones from this trip. If you get a chance got check out this magnificent tree. Prepare to be awed.




                                                    You do NOT want to miss this.

Soup Cook-Off is Saturday, March 22
Noon - 2 p.m.
$15 for the first soup entry, $5 for each additional entry
Tasters are $5 each
Toni Randall will be our judge.
Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, as well as people's choice and presentation.
I need members to start thinking about July 4th silent auction donation items. That will be our next big fundraiser.


The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

  

Friday, March 7, 2014

Come on Spring.

It was a good meeting. The club is going to replace some of our tables, the ones with the broken corners mostly because they are sharp. And we’ll finally get rid of those horrible brown steel folding chairs. When it’s time an email will go out to the membership to see if anyone is interested. This will be the call of the incoming Club President. 
Terri Roberson has agreed to chair Movie Night. We renewed our license in November but haven’t had a Movie Night since. It will be up to the Club’s New President to put forward whether or not we renew. It’s a bit pricey if we’re not going to use it. BAPA or Bay Area Pet Adoptions asked the Club to be a sponsor at an upcoming fundraiser. It will be in October and they have all sorts of fun stuff in mind. We voted and it was unanimous. The Chair for this event Is Susan Adams so if you want to help or participate please drop her a line. Or a line to whomever will be the new Club President and He/She can contact the Chair. 
Candidates Night is off. No point since we are not having an election. WCID 12 is having an election though. There are Three or Four folks running for Two or Three seats. Watch the Islander for their bios. The Club also voted to make a donation to the Parks Department for a Monarch Butterfly rest stop at Grove Park. We happen to be on their migratory path from Mexico Northward. Did you know the Monarch is the Texas State Insect? I always thought it was the mosquito. 
Notice a recurring theme here? Lord I hope so. The Club Veep, Treasurer and Secretary have decided to stay on for one more term. Short version is Your Civic Club needs you. We need a President. In my 12 years here almost six have been serving as an officer. I’ve sat on Roads and Drainage, P & Z and ZBOA. It’s time for some new blood. Evolution of a sort. It’s time for you to step up. Save your excuses for someone who may be interested. Don’t tell me how busy you are or how hard you work. With one or two exceptions everyone that sits on the backside of a table has a 9 to 5 and they still find time to serve their community for an hour or so a month. They are the ones who make this place the place you want to live. The Civic Club, The EDC, City Council, all the committees that keep things moving. Every damn one of them is a volunteer. They all have jobs, kids, family and life in general to keep up with. They all make a little time for Their City. For you. That’s right, they do it for you. They damn sure don’t do it for the pay or the glory. It’s your turn. It’s your turn to go to bed at night with that warm fuzzy feeling that you made a difference. I promise you, you will not regret it. I will open next months Civic Club meeting and we will install the new officers. If you do not make the effort to step up or even show up, then go to bed knowing the Civic Club does not have a President and that’s on you. See you around the Island.



Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw




Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy...

You get to pick. It’s National Dentist Day, National Oreo Cookie Day and National Frozen Food Day. I pick Oreos.

Civic Club meeting is tonight. Starts at 7:00 for the Pot Luck and the meeting will start as close to 7:30 as I can manage. We have lots to talk about and that is mostly the upcoming Easter activities and a new Club President. That’s for you anon, you will no longer have a reason to boycott your Civic Club.
To everyone else my money says anon will have another excuse before I get done typing. Par.

Just got off the phone with our insurance company. Liability on our buggie is $92 a year. Full coverage will run $123 per year with a $100 deductible. I asked Aisha if anyone could get a policy with Allstate and she said yep. If you’re interested call her at 281-334-6255. She’ll ask for your S/N.




I don't want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too.
Jack Benny

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It's Ash Wednesday

Only three days ‘til daylight savings time begins. Make note it’s 2AM Sunday.

Interesting Council meeting last night. I guess the anon who has been so outraged by the park closing calmed down because the question of “who” never came up. I asked afterwards just to find out.

No pedestrian bridge. Died on the floor for lack of a second.

The most interesting part was the new golf cart ordinance. The rules will be posted on the City site when they are formalized. The short version is we need proof of insurance, lights, slow moving vehicle sign and mirror. Oh, and no kids behind the wheel grandma. Not even sitting in your lap.

Onwards and upwards




Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy National Anthem Day

And it’s National Bologna Day too! Technically it’s National Cold Cuts Day but I like my version better and it’s my blog.

Anybody else done listening to all the election ads on TV and Radio? The great news for us is we will be spared the expense this election cycle. Councilman Booren has filed for her seat, Councilman Ianni has filed for his seat and Returning Councilman Bryan Hoerner has filed for Richard Sowrey’s seat. I’ve heard numbers beteween 8 and 18 thousand is what it costs to hold an election. Whatever it is we can bank it this time around. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we can keep the forward momentum going. This probably won’t be the last time I say it but I really like the new look up front.

Did you have a chance to come out to the Yachty Gras Kick-Off party? What’d you think? Was it worth it? Should we do it again? What would you change? What would you add? We have a year to figure that one out. Parking tops my list. I know there were a lot of folks who worked really hard to pull it off and I personally think they did one hell of a job. All the way around. Bravo Zulu folks, Well done indeed.

Lots on the agenda for tomorrow. There will be a lot of chatter and maybe even a vote on the pedestrian bridge. People it’s a lot of money and if you want a say so then you need to be at the Council meeting Tuesday night. A tremendous amount of time and energy has been put in to this project and the people behind it need your input. Grab your coat and come early. There’s also a mention of some new golf cart rules. That should get your attention. See you there.

Vern Johnson, Mayor AGENDA Al Burns
Richard Sowrey CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES Amanda Booren
Carlo Ianni CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Jan Bailey
March 4, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
NOTICE is hereby given of a Regular Meeting of the City Council for the City of Clear Lake Shores, County of Galveston, State of Texas, to be held on the above mentioned date and time at the Club House, 931 Cedar Road, Clear Lake Shores, Texas, for the purpose of considering the following numbered items. The City Council of the City Of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, reserves the right to meet in a closed council session on any of the below items should the need arise and if applicable pursuant to authorization by Title 5, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. PROCLAMATION: March is American Red Cross Month
3. DEPARTMENT/COUNCIL REPORTS:
* City Administrator - George Jones
* Police Department - Chief Cook
* City Council - Councilman Burns, Councilwoman Bailey, Councilman Ianni,
Councilwoman Booren, Mayor Pro-Tem Sowrey
4. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS
5. CONSENT AGENDA:
a. Check Register from February 13 thru February 26, 2014
b. City Council Minutes - February 18, 2014
c. Public Hearing Minutes - February 18, 2014
6. COUNCIL BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following
items:
aRESOLUTION 2014-01: A RESOUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE
GALVESTON COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT AERIAL
SPRAYING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF MOSQUITOES. (Mayor Vern Johnson)
bRESOLUTION 2014-02: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORS, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE
APPOINTMENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GALVESTON COUNTY
UNITED BOARD OF HEALTH AS NOMINATED BY THE GALVESTON
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COURT AND CONFIRMED BY THE MEMBER
GOVERNMENTS OF THE HEALTH DISTRICT. (Mayor Vern Johnson)
c. ORDINANCE 2014-03: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO
THE ORIGINAL BUDGET OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-14, ADJUSTING AMOUNTS IN BOTH
REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNTS OF THE GENERAL FUND AND
THE VEHICLE ACQUISITION FUND DUE TO A CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING
AND OTHER UNFORESEEN SITUATIONS; CONTAINING FINDINGS;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING OTHER DETAILS
RELATING THERETO. (City Administrator George Jones)
d. ORDINANCE 2014-04: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 78. TRAFFIC
AND VEHICLES OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CLEAR
LAKE SHORES, TEXAS BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE VII. “OPERATION OF
GOLF CARTS ON PUBLIC STREETS”; REGULATING THE OPERATION OF
GOLF CARTS ON PUBLIC STREETS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR
PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH;
PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,000.00 FOR
EACH VIOLATION HEREOF, WITH EACH DAY CONSTITUTING A
SEPARATE VIOLATION; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY.
(City Administrator George Jones)
e. Acceptance of the TxDOT Transportation Enhancement Grant
(City Administrator George Jones)
fRecite the Texas Pledge, in addition to the Pledge of Allegiance, prior to
every council meeting. (Councilwoman Amanda Booren)
7. ADJOURNMENT



THE DEBT CEILING


* Democrats don't understand THE DEBT CEILING

* Republicans don't understand THE DEBT CEILING

* Liberals don't understand THE DEBT CEILING

* NO ONE understands THE DEBT CEILING

* SO - Allow me to explain.

Let's say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in
your neighborhood. Your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

What do you think you should do -- raise the ceiling or pump out all the shit? 

Your choice is coming in November. Don't miss the opportunity.     

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Guess what?

It's National Pig Day!



"Pigs aren't really fat. They're Rubenesque," Mary Lynne Rave told the Virgin Island Daily News in 1980. Concerned about the poor pig's reputation, Rave and her sister Ellen Stanley had founded National Pig Day back in 1972. She told the paper that the purpose of Pig Day is "to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals."
Modern celebrations include porcine parades, promotions by the Minor League Baseball team, the IronPigs, and feats of pork, which is presumably not the pigs' favorite part.

I feel a tad bad about the bacon I had for breakfast. I'm over it.

Mardi Gras Parade
Starts at 2. Line up at the pavilion, I'll be handing  out numbers for the judging.

The party last night was a big hit. I hear they want to permanently move the event to "The Yachting Capital of Texas". Could be interesting.

Get out there and enjoy this beautiful Spring Day!!