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

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Can you believe it’s the end of May already? You know what that means….Hurricane season starts tomorrow. The Experts predict a “mild” season. I think mild and hurricane don’t belong in the same sentence. And even if it’s a “mild” storm it only takes one doesn’t it. Hell I think Ike was just a li’l ole two and we see how that worked out. For the better actually. We came out the other end stronger. Well get your generators dusted off at any rate. I just got mine back from League City Outdoor Power equipment. I had them prep it and it starts on one pull. Time to stock up on the Spam and then I’ll be ready. Speaking of Spam, anyone still interested in a Spam-bor-ee? A little home town Spam cook off? If I get 5 more entrants we’ll see what we can put together.

Check out these new neighbors.

This your final notice about traffic on and off the roadways for tomorrow. I hope you’ve been paying attention.
Boating Advisories for Shuttlebration Weekend
On Friday, June 1, 2012 Space Center Houston along with community partners will transport a full-size shuttle replica, the High Fidelity Shuttle Model, via barge into Clear Lake. Clear Lake will remain open to boaters; however, boaters are advised to keep their distance from the shuttle barge during transport.
At approximately 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. the barge will enter the lake. As the barge enters the lake the Seabrook-Kemah Bridge will be closed. All boaters must avoid the bridge area during this closure. No boats will be allowed to anchor or dock around the bridge during the bridge closure.
No movement will be allowed on the Clear Creek Channel during the shuttle move on Clear Lake. During the move boaters may anchor on the north side of the channel at least 500-ft from the channel. The move is expected to take three hours and the barge will dock at the Johnson Space Center NASA Road 1 dock next to the Nassau Bay Hilton hotel between 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Once the shuttle is docked a safety perimeter will be put in place surrounding the shuttle. Boaters must keep their distance from the perimeter at all times while the shuttle is docked. The shuttle will remained docked until Sunday, June 3.
Public safety officials will be directing boat traffic during the shuttle transport.
The transport of the shuttle replica is a project overseen by Space Center Houston. Public safety officials in the area are working together to ensure motorists, pedestrians and boaters remain safe while the shuttle is transported.

For the Island
CLS Traffic Control begins (10am) this Friday 06/01/12.
CLSPD Officers and GCSO Deputies will be in place to enforce traffic control and the designated no parking areas.
NO PARKING allowed on the paved roadway of North Shore Drive (from Shell Bottom to Sun Dial Park).
North Shore Dr. must remain clear for moving vehicle traffic.
Parking is permitted on ONE SIDE OF THE ROAD ONLY on all other Island roadways effected by this Event.
Deep Hole & Sun Dial Parks = Blocked off for golf carts & pedestrian traffic only. (Port-a-potty restrooms will be set up at these two parks).
"One Way Only" Roads:
Hawthorn = W/B only
Rosewood = S/B only
E/ Shore - N/Shore (Shell Bottom to Rosewood) = "counter clockwise" one-way traffic only.
Narcissus (from Juniper to N/Shore) = N/B only
Maple (from N/Shore to Juniper at Sun Dial) = S/B only
"I wish everyone to have a safe, and wonderful time"

Thank you,
Chief Kenneth G. Cook
Clear Lake Shores Police Department
(281) 334-1034 ext 202
For Everything Else
Schedule of Events
Friday, June 1:
* 2:00 PM - Event Area Open to Public
Transportation to and from Johnson Space Center will begin. Street party area will include NASA space exploration exhibits, music and entertainment from 2pm - 9pm.
* 3-5:00 PM Shuttle Replica Arrives at NASA Dock with Fire Boat Water Arch
* 4:30 PM Welcome Ceremony & T-38 Flyover
* 6:30 - 8:30 Music by Max Q, the all Astronaut Band
9:00 PM Fireworks Display on Clear Lake
10:00 PM Final Tram Returns to Parking Area
* Schedule subject to change
Saturday, June 2:
The space shuttle replica will be loaded onto a mobile transfer vehicle for transport to SCH. The lakeside load-out will take a full day to complete. There are no public events planned for this day.
Sunday, June 3:
5:00 - 8:00 AM - Replica transported along NASA Parkway from JSC dock to Space Center Houston. NASA Parkway and NASA 1 Bypass will be closed from 5 AM - 9 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Following the arrival, there will be a free, family-oriented public celebration in the Space Center Houston parking lot, offering viewing opportunities of the replica, NASA space exploration exhibits, fun activities for the entire family and much more. Discount admission to Space Center Houston is available online.
Suggestions and Tips
There will be no pets, coolers or outside food/beverages allowed in the event area.
No public parking is available at the event site.
Discount overnight accommodations available at Webster hotels

If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce today would cost $100, get a million miles to the gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.


58Willys said...

This is way cool:)
I have seen early shuttle launches from Cape Canaveral in early 1980s, heard it fly over and land at Edwards AFB while working at Lockheed in Palmdale in late 1980s, and now see the last replica barged in near my home.

Today Space X successfully landed/recovered their commercial orbiter in Baja CA Pacific. It's great being an American:)

Anonymous said...

Don't all rush to sign up for a Spam cook-off. I cannot imagine a recipe that can make it taste good.
but that is just me.

Has anyone heard how many people actually spammed Barbara? Has she made it public yet? Just curious here. My

I hope you will let us know the court date so we can be there to support you, Allan.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Spam smoked overnight might get the trick done - otherwise..... bring on the crawfish or ribs:)

Could we consider a dunking booth for Barb at a fund raiser? Throw a softball at a paddle that causes her to fall into water? $ goes to a worthy civic club cause as yet TBD?

Set up 2 booths - one for Alan and one for Barb. The person w/most splashes is considered looser of court argument. Barb might need SCUBA gear to survive:)

ab said...

Hell ya! I'm in. Come on BA!!!AND I'm gonna fireup my smoker this weekend and SMOKE me some Spam! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna dunk Allan. Not because he should lose the court battle, just because he probably deserves it for something else. It's going to be interesting to see how many NS reps show up Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

My guess on NS Tues.nite is NONE.

Just when I was talking about what a great jobs our cops did this afternoon I was corrected. Darn. Did you know they are not issueing tickets? Nor will they serve warrants unless they are paid overtime. WTF? Both are their jobs. If they aren't doing their jobs let's find others that will.

Come on Kenny - time for some firings. There was a rat from the very beginning with the stolen watch alligation. " "Perkins outed Denise as one of the snakes. The bad bunch cost us the tall female officer. Smart gal did not want to put up with the crap. Give the directives, Kenny. Issue warrants and write tickets or they are written up. After a few job performance ratings of poor, who will hire them next?

Maybe with a wise, progressive Council we can get Tina back as Chief and Paul will stay on as CA. Both of those would be steps in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

The cops from CLS and the Sheriff's dept. appeared to have done a great job today.It was good to see we have the PD's boat back in the water.

Yes, there are problems.And I agree the problem makers need to go. Time will tell.They need to shape up or be shipped out.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a dunking booth for Barbarrraw is a great idea. Has anyone else seen her husband go out of his way to wave at you? He was waving so hard then leaning towards the passenger side of his car, not watching the road - trying to get my attention, he almost wrecked.What's up with that? Unlike many folks here I ignored him and will forever.

Anonymous said...

has anyone see the actual election results?

William Young coming in 2nd to the LAST is sweet. Too bad he wasted all of the money CLS settled with him on signs. Did he honestly think he had a chance. LMAO.
His sleezy attorney, Paul LaValle coming in deadlast is even sweeter.

The bad guys don't have a chance in small communities. Word of mouths will kill the every time.