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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, April 14, 2014

It's NATIONAL PECAN DAY



National Pecan Day is a food holiday celebrated each year on April 14.

Wild pecans were known as a delicacy to colonial Americans. The commercial growing of pecans began in the United States in the 1880′s.  Today, the United States is the producer of 80-95 percent of the world’s pecans.  With more than 10 million trees in the U.S., the annual crop is 150-200 thousand tons.

Packed with vitamins and mineral, pecans are known for their rich buttery flavor and nice soft crunch.  The pecan is a species of hickory and is the only nut tree native to the United States.

“Pecan” is from an Algonquian word, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack”

Did you know the Pecan is the State Tree of Texas? That's a freebie.



It's also NATIONAL EX SPOUSE DAY but I'm not going there.

Busy weekend coming right up. Looks like we're going to kick this off with another damned cold front. I'm done with 'em. I'm ready to put my sweatshirts up. This is April for cryin' out loud I'm ready for some 80's dammit. Granted my memory isn't what it used to be but I do not remember a longer winter. We're in to our 6th month of this mess. The fun starts Saturday at the Paul Shelley pavilion with the Children's Easter Egg Hunt. Times as I get them. Bright and early Easter Sunday is the Sunrise Service which will be held at Deep Hole Park. A better way to start your day will be hard to come by. When you get back from Church or are least ready for lunch there will be the Fish Fry waiting for you at the pavilion also. Did I mention the Deviled Egg-Stravaganza is on?! Yep, let your creative juices flow and bring it on. Prizes I'm sure. Yes there will be a fee since this is a Club Fund Raiser. But you know we always charge too little so see you there.

From neighbor Melinda,

I hope to find you and yours well. With Easter upon us, do you mind posting on  Island Drumz about the danger of Easter Lilies to cats. We learned this the hard way a few years back and lost our kitty Miranda to Easter Lily poisoning.

I saw the Easter Lily marker on the club house community sign and it made me stop and pause. I'd hate for others to experience the sadness we did with lack of knowledge. More info http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/lilies/

Thanks a million.

Melinda M.


We might be able to see this if you're Up & Around!

U.S. in prime position to see full lunar eclipse Tuesday

Irene Klotz – Reuters



Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions.

The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 a.m. EDT when the moon begins moving into Earth's shadow. A little more than an hour later, the moon will be fully eclipsed and shrouded in a red glow.

The celestial show will be over by 5:33 a.m., according to astronomers at the University of Texas's McDonald Observatory.

Eclipses occurs two or three times per year when the sun, Earth and the full moon line up so that the moon passes through Earth's shadow.

Tuesday's eclipse will be the last full lunar eclipse visible from the United States until 2019, NASA said.

Weather permitting, the eclipse will be visible from most of the country, with the exception of New England and Alaska.

Alaskans can get a view of the moon rising already partly eclipsed. From New England, the moon sets before the eclipse ends.

NASA plans live coverage of the eclipse on NASA TV, the NASA.gov website and on its social media accounts. Coverage will begin at 2 a.m. EDT.

AGENDA (check out (C)
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 & TEXAS PLEDGE
2. PROCLAMATION: MAY - MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AND AWARENESS MONTH
2. DEPARTMENT/COUNCIL REPORTS:
*City Administrator
*Police Department
* City Council - Councilwoman Bailey
Councilman Burns
Mayor Pro-Tem Sowrey
Councilwoman Booren
Councilman Ianni
3. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
*Roads and Drainage
*Planning and Zoning
*Economic Development Corporation
*Park Committee
* Pool Committee
*Waterfront Compliance
*Civic Club
4. SCHEDULED VISITORS:
Lynda Merryman - Water Conservation; WCID #12 Election
4. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS
5. CONSENT AGENDA:
a. Check Register: March 27 thru April 9, 2014
b. Council Meeting Minutes from April 1, 2014
c. Workshop minutes from April 5, 2014
d. Financials thru March 31, 2014
5. COUNCIL BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following
items:
a. Fee Schedule revision (City Administrator George Jones)
b. RESOLUTION 2014-04: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE INVESTMENT
POLICY OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES. (City Administrator George
Jones)
c. ORDINANCE NO. 2014-05: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENT NO. 2
TO THE ORIGINAL BUDGET OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES,
TEXAS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-14, ADJUSTING AMOUNTS IN THE
EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT OF THE GENERAL FUND JARBOE BAYOU
CONCERTS; CONTAINING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING OTHER DETAILS RELATING THERETO. (City Administrator
George Jones)
d. Audit Engagement Letter (City Administrator George Jones)
6. ADJOURNMENT
CERTIFICATION
I, Christy Stroup, City Secretary, certify that this Notice of Meeting

Overheard from a Police Officer to a motorist  "Warning! You want a warning? O.K, I'm  warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another  ticket."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

A friendly reminder that not everyone is as stoked as others about music outside that can be heard inside their home. so please be aware of the 100 people not here who have to listen to it, and keep the volume low enough that you can talk to each other without screaming.

Thanks, Roselyn

Anonymous said...

It is sad how few ppl recycle in CLS. It takes such little effort and the cost is nominal.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the TIME the fish fry starts/ ends this Sunday? Tks!

Anonymous said...

If you make sure that you're a member in good standing of the Civic Club with updated contact info you will receive a monthly Minutes of Meeting email. It's a great docuement that puts names with all of the hard working volunteers that make things happen in our paradise. It also lists plenty of opportunities for each of us to volunteer our time to support these events and happenings. Fish Fry is from 1 to 3. "1:00 to 3:00 Fried fish and hush puppy lunch at the Pavilion. Cost is
$10.00 plate. Volunteers are needed to bring side dishes - email
president@clscivicclub.com if you
can help out with a donation of baked beans,
a salad, cookies - whatever sounds good with a fried fish lunch."

Anonymous said...

Yep,got it right after posted note on here....tks anyway!

Anonymous said...

So here is a novel idea. Why doesn't the city "contract" with the civic Club to put out the newsletter. The city would pay for the paper and printing and the Civic club would have the right to retain the advertising revenue and editorial control. The City Administrator & Police Chief could have a column in the paper if they wished. This would defray the expense shouldered by Civic Club to print while providing at least one communication media monthly for the city.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea for the City to help with the cost of the newsletter, but I would hate for them to take over as editor.

I wish the City Admin. had a brief article every month keeping residents informed. Sort of a repeat of what he presents to Council.

What happened to the article on our officers. There are so many new ones we need to get to know.

To me, it would be another way of the City coming together. It has been improving every year since we lost Paul. Sure we are still wounded, but this would be another effort towards unity.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the City increased Jammin on the Jarboe funds. Way to go George and Council!