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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, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year Y'all

Ready or not it's 2017. Think back when you were a kid, remember what we thought 2000 would look like? We were always hashing over how old we would be at the turn of the century. And now we have kids older than we were then.
Hope your new year is good to you. It started off great for us. We got to do something brand new. Not that camping is new for us us but we went to a spot we've never been before in a city, I use the term loosely, we've never been to and celebrated with a bunch of fun folks we had never met before. Except this guy. You know this guy.
Bluff Creek Ranch, in Warda Texas is a real working longhorn ranch that has expanded their business model.
They have carved out miles and miles of BMX trails, put game fish in the stock tanks and set aside some camping spots. Some for tents only some for drag alongs and 5th wheels. Power is a bit limited but we all made it work and there was a pretty good crowd there. I'm not sure who made the chili with the longhorn beef( they sell the beef also) but it was pretty tasty. The weather was a lot nicer there than it was back here. Win, win. Here's New Years Eve.


The downside? Watch where you step. Remember the part about a working cattle ranch?

Not that its a resolution but we have started our new year "cleanse".
Here's what lunch looks like before hitting the Breville.
And here's what it ends up as. 2 1/2 cups of green.

This recipe is from "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" and it's name is Mean Green. It's lunch and I've had worse. Ought to be an interesting week.
I don't know if you kept up with the previous endeavors but FYI, beets are still on the no fly list.

Too many National Days to pick just one. I do find it odd that Cream Puff Day and Buffet Day are shared with Personal Trainer day, Just sayin'.  Thanks National Day Calendar.

NATIONAL CREAM PUFF DAY – NATIONAL THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY DAY – NATIONAL BUFFET DAY – NATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION DAY – NATIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER AWARENESS DAY


Here's tomorrow nights agenda. It's short so the meeting should be short too. The drainage issue could be a wild card,
  1. CALL TO ORDER & DETERMINATION OF QUORUM
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE TEXAS FLAG
  3. PUBLIC HEARING:
    Discussion regarding a violation of Chapter 66, Article III (Drainage Facilities) of the Clear Lake Shores Code of Ordinances for the property located at 131 Queen Road, Clear Lake Shores, Texas.
  4. REPORTS FROM COUNCIL:
    Councilwoman Bailey Mayor Pro-Tem Burns Councilman Solmonsson Councilwoman Fenwick Mayor Johnson
  5. STAFF REPORTS:
    City Administrator George Jones Police Department
    Building Official Kevin Harrell

  6. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS
  7. CONSENT AGENDA:
    a. Check Register: December 1st thru December 28th
    b. Minutes from Regular Meeting held December 6th, 2016
  8. COUNCIL BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
    a. Resolution of a violation of Chapter 66, Article III (Drainage Facilities) of the Clear Lake Shores Code of Ordinances for the property located at 131 Queen Road, Clear Lake Shores, Texas
    (Building Official Kevin Harrell)
    b. ORDINANCE 2017-01: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS AMENDING CHAPTER 14, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS BY ADOPTING THE 2015
    INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE.
    (City Administrator George Jones)
9. ADJOURNMENT 

Vaya con Dios Frank Hemby. I miss you already.

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