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 16, 2012

A rainy Monday

On deck is Candidates Night. This Thursday Club House. The place will be packed so don’t wait until the last minute. This event is sponsored by the Civic Club and will be moderated by Pam House and timed by Helle Brown. See you there.

I know everyone is ready for the Council meeting tomorrow night. Look at it like free entertainment!

The new clothing resale place behind the Park-and-Sell sounds like a hit. I Spy is getting some good reviews so far.

Carlo’s mother-in-law, Joanna’s mom passed yesterday. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

And the latest Miss Val update is that she is still in intensive care. The last surgery had complications. Say a little prayer for them too please.

For any of you new comers out there April 21st is Texas Independence Day. They always put on a show over at the San Jacinto Monument Battleground. If you have never been it’s quite a sight.

Seabrook’s Rotary Club is having their second annual Gumbo Geaux Geaux this Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Clear Lake Park’s Landolt Pavilion at 5001 NASA Parkway near Seabrook. Want in? Call Tim Trahan, 713-203-0685. Vendors call Lisa Cook at 713-885-1748. To buy tickets online, go to and click on Gumbo Geaux Geaux under Club Events. Admission is $10 for adults and includes gumbo tasting and a free raffle entry. Children under 10 get in free.

Looks like Shuttle Discovery is leaving the Cape tomorrow. The good folks in D.C. will get a flyover with her strapped to the back of the 747. I keep pinging the Space Center Houston folks for news on Explorer. And will post it when I get it.

Did I mention some dirt bag called the company I work for and filed an ethics complaint again? Can you imagine ?

Understanding Engineers #2
To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.


Roselyn said...

Its a shame none of those dirt bags have a job or we could all call their work and file a complaint.

Uncle Sam said...

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

Just for JFishing and all your supporters................

Anonymous said...

Its speaks highly of you to Quote a Democrat about truth. We have seen so much truth out of Obama.

The first Lie started when Allan said Eminent Domain could not be used, it was followed by quotes from Roselyn (Mike Bass?, it isn't hard to get a gmail account and post yourself), a surprising statement by Roselyn/Mike Bass that Allen Cruthirds profited while sitting on a Non-profit Board, and now Roselyn again quoting another Realtor about how trashy the area on Aspen and Tindel is.

I see the example our Mayor sets for everyone to follow and I see the theme houses on the Island but only Aspen and Tindel, who would interfere with their EDC image is under attack. Why is that??? "You first need to destroy the image to take it, so you can reform it in your own image."

To the little girls giggling in the corner and rattling their swords, you can't deal with facts so save the space. I am looking into more facts that the Democrats on here won't find interesting either but should get them to start name calling as usual.

DaveC. said...


Dave C.

Anonymous said...

I am looking for the Minutes where this was done in Allen Cruthirds Case and any others on the Boards who may have profited from recommendations, contracts, or purchases while Directors of EDC, Plaza Ten 06 and/or the City Council. Conflicts are in bad form for a Non-profit especially if they want to maintain that standing.

Governance for Nonprofit Organizations

Duty of Loyalty. The duty of loyalty requires pursuit of the organization's best interest, avoidance of self dealing and conflicts of interests, as well as disclosure of potential conflicts and obtaining prior board approval of any transactions or situations that might be considered self-dealing or a conflict. For example, it would be a breach of the duty of loyalty for a director, or another organization with which the director is affiliated, to profit financially from a transaction with your nonprofit organization, unless all the facts surrounding the transaction had been disclosed to the board and the board approves the transaction as in the interest of the organization in advance. Many boards have formal conflict of interest policies and codes of conduct to help directors understand when a situation might be considered a conflict. The duty of loyalty includes a duty of confidentiality, a duty not to speak about board matters to non-board members unless authorized. For nonprofits, the duty of loyalty also includes the duty of obedience which requires directors to act in accordance with the organization's charter and bylaws and in furtherance of its mission.

Bev E said...

It is not About Tindel and Aspen but the fact that 2 City Representatives who supposedly have the best interests of all the residents of CLS as their motive for being on council and boards, ignore the ordinances that are put in place for everyone to obey.

The fact that they just happen to live on these 2 streets is really irrelevant.

Roselyn said...

so JFishing, are you saying you are going to do an Open Records Request now and investigate Allen Crutherds?

Your mask is slipping and we got a glimpse of your evil face.

Roselyn said...

Looks like Larry Toenjes has been trying to expose corruption in the Democrat and Republican parties since at least 2006 when he published this article:

He has several articles in that site that you might enjoy reading.

Just sign your damned name Larry.

Uncle Sam said...

JFishing truth is truth and lies are lies it don't matter whose mouth they come out of.......

Your BS facts may not come out of your mouth though!

Anonymous said...

Allen Cruthirds got a question about Roselyn/Mike Bass's statement:

As part of EDC did you collect a Realtor's Fee?

I don't see you as the listing Agent on any of these sales/purchases? Matter of fact, I saw on one purchase that the EDC came to them.

So who approved for you to use your position on EDC to secure you a Realtor's Fee and was that split with other Board Members?

It is definitely not in the EDC Minutes. I will understand the legal implications you face and why it would be better to take the 5th.

Anonymous said...

Roselyn/Mike Bass said that EDC is not a Developer. This is a section from EDC’s Minutes. This doesn’t include the Jarboe Bayou Park that they developed also. Decide for yourself you is lying then VOTE. If they lie about the little things they will lie about Eminent Domain too.

Susan Landwer, President Al Burns, Vice President Allen Cruthirds, Treasurer Larry Thomas, Secretary Ian Miller, Director
 Ron Richards, Director Michael Linbeck, Director


EDC Regular Board Meeting – April 14, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Clear Lake Shores Club House

VII. New Business

c. Discussion by EDC Directors on “Advantages of Town Center” – Landwer
MINUTES: Ian Miller brought the Architects Drawings of the entrance and what the new Oakies Corner would look like. The EDC Members were very pleased with the proposal and are looking forward to the final plans that are forthcoming. The 6 things that were discussed were:
1. Development of the Oakies Courtyard,
2. Pedestrian, Courtyard and Landscaping easements,
3. Funding for entire project and development of entryway,
4. Drainage Coordination for front entrance and Clear Lake Road,
5. Path to Watergate via Golf Carts and Pedestrian walkways,
6. Economics of development of Oakies Corner .i.e. Lease requirements, etc.

Roselyn said…
…I will say again, as has been said many times before, the statutory role of an EDC is not to be a developer but only to promote such development and the creation of jobs. There is a big difference between this role and that of a developer.

…The EDC did not buy the property it did to develop it but instead to find a developer that would build something that would fit with the character of the city and provide the kind of services desired by the residents. The EDC wished to control this property, especially the Okie corner lot, so they had more control over the type of business that went into the area to prevent the type of “blight” seen along other parts of FM 2974.

Mike Bass
April 15, 2012 8:06 PM

Uncle Sam said...

Larry you JFishing???

This has to be you cause you are rambling like on your blog zzzzzz

Wake me up when it's over folks..........zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

Eminent Domain? Here is the Rest of the Story:

Susan Landwer, President Al Burns, Vice President Allen Cruthirds, Treasurer Michael Linbeck, Secretary Ian Miller, Director Ron Richards, Director Tony Smith, Director



EDC Regular Board Meeting – September 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Clear Lake Shores Club House

VI. New Business – Discussion and possible action on:
a. Amending a Development Fund for the acquisition, including securing any necessary financing, of land and/or buildings within the city limits or Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Clear Lake Shores and for the subsequent planning for and redevelopment of such properties, such fund to be created to the allocation of $250,000 of the EDC’s existing surplus and an annual contribution of an amount to determined by the Board of Directors each year but not to exceed $500,000 per year.
Minutes: A motion was made by Allen Cruthirds with a second by Ian Miller. Motion passed unanimously.

Roselyn said...

Craig, I hope you have enough battery power to film the sign language that will be going on tonight. Maybe Mr. Shiver will sit in front of Larry so Jackie won't know what to say.!

Roselyn said...

Fishing= phishing

Is a clue