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.
This falls somewhere between you night owls and early birds but the weather should be right. I'll have to read about it in the paper but if you're up for it we have this from neighbor Steve.
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 Council - Councilwoman Bailey
Mayor Pro-Tem Sowrey
3. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
*Roads and Drainage
*Planning and Zoning
*Economic Development Corporation
* Pool Committee
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
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
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
d. Audit Engagement Letter (City Administrator George Jones)
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."