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, May 14, 2012


Please Dear Lord help us catch these aholes…This from Bud.

I don’t know what is going on in our little slice of paradise but this is pretty disturbing.  Saturday night when I was out on the town and my housemate was out on a date, someone stole Ted’s late model BMW 1200 motorcycle from the front of my house.  This bike was one of the most expensive BMW touring bikes you can buy.  It was parked about 4 feet from my garage on the driveway.  They also siphoned most of the gas out of Ted’s Land Rover.  This all happened when most of the Island residents were at Jammin’ on the Jarboe.  It was quite a shock to say the least and quite disturbing.  Of course Ted filed a Police report.
I think when the Island has an event that many people go to then that is the time we need to step up our police patrol on the Island.  This is a felony and pretty serious.

!Island Wide Garage Sale Is This Weekend!

If you haven’t signed up yet it’s not too late to get your location on the map. I think the maps go to print Wednesday. After that all you get are the strays.

I got a business card from a young man named Darryl Long. He is the owner of TREEDOCTOR and I’m pretty sure he said he lives on Pine. His card says they specialize in Disease Control, Trimming, Pruning, Removal, and haul-offs. His number is 832 290 2496. Anybody hired TREEDOCTOR ? Always handy to have a tree guy close by.

Update on the Benefit for Frank – May 6th, 2012
Galveston Bay Parrot Head Club (GBPHC), in conjunction with Clear Lake Shores Civic Club (CLSCC) held a fundraising event at Jarboe Park Pavilion, Sunday May 6th.  There was live music, food, beverages, silent auctions, live auctions raffles and fun all day. 
Our little bayside family really stepped up.  Dozens of volunteers worked on food, beverages, permits, auction items, baskets, raffle items, security, sound monitoring, accounting, etc.  This was a first class party!
The current status of the event is $12033.95 collected, with expenses of $823.33 for a preliminary net of $11,210.62.  There are still a few donations coming in.  The funds will be managed by the Board of Directors of GBPHC and distributed by the club Treasurer who is a trusted CPA and Master of Finance.
Heartfelt thanks to the boards and members of GBPHC and CLSCC for the support and facilities as well as all the musicians who took time out from their busy schedules to contribute to a fantastic day of music.  Each of them rose to a new level of excellence for this show. 
The performers included Shady Floyd White, Gene Rutt, Scott Christopher, Andy Upchurch, Greg Youngblood, Mickey Elefterian, Robert Greaney, Richard Presley, Dennis Davis and JR on Fiddle , Southbound (Steve Johnson and Jimmy Johns), Hannah’s Reef (Chuck Willingham, Bud Byram, Bobby Summers and Jerry Diaz), Jon (Boy) Burns who worked all day on sound and did a marvelous job, the one and only Frank Landry and yours truly, Senor Beans.
The hot dogs and beverages were staffed by GBPHC members Steve and Nancy Boling and Rick and Cindy Nenninger with help from several on the spot volunteers.  They served over 400 people. 
Golf Cart Parking shuttles were run by Dave Chambers, John Wright and Mike Pons, residents of Clear Lake Shores.  They parked well over 100 cars with no complaints that I heard (there are only about seven parking spots at the pavilion!)
A long list of other volunteers helped with auction raffles and such, including Shirley Johnson, Barbara Pusser, JoLynn Roberson, Barry Cornell, Jan McCormick, Madeleine Rogers, Kathy Fisk, Fred Fisk, Virginia White, Pege Wright, Ray Wodinsky, Adelia Oakes, Helle Brown, Karen Mignola, Vern Johnson, Terri Dotson, Dennis Roberson, Allan Batchelor, Susan Bragg, Jim Bragg, Carlo Ianni, Craig Ward, Kelly Railean, Jim Adams, Heather Holland, Patsy White, Sid Clinton, Sherry Couser and many, many more!
Please forgive me if I missed anyone on this list.  There were so many folks who pitched in my head is still swimming trying to keep up, but every one of you contributed to what many people described as a “magical feeling”!  I second that emotion!
And none of this could have happened without all the attendees, the donors and especially the dancers!  Woo-hoooo! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Some highlights included the airplane ride donated by Jeff and Angie Terrell of CLS and managed by Susan Bragg.  At last count that raffle netted $865!  The Landshark hammock with a chest full of cold beer, and the tire package donated by Paul Garner drew $500 each in the live auction.  The briskets drew about $250. 
I cannot say thanks enough for the last minute support from Steve and Nancy who bailed me out when it looked like the whole thing might fall in on my head.  They performed absolute miracles far beyond what they volunteered for! 
Dwayne Rouse and his partner from the Galveston County Sherriff’s department who donated their Sunday off to come help us out with security were simply outstanding.  Dwayne, please extend my apologies to your partner for not remembering his name.  He is a very cool Dude and I hope we get to see more of him.
Saving the best for last, thanks to my beautiful wife Annie, who worked tirelessly with me for a month to make it all possible.  No one will ever know what SHE put up with!  ILU Baby!
PS:  GBPHC will be having a four day fundraiser (a little hell may be raised too) known as Riddles-In-The-Sand in July, in Galveston.  The theme this year is “Who’s the Blond Stranger?”  Several people asked about the club and this event.  Please go to or contact me for more info.  We would love to call you Parrothead!
Ben Reyna
713 705 9177
And one last time just because I can. Congratulations where they are due.

Jackie Fuller - 60
Carlo Ianni - 228Richard Sowrey - 265Amanda Booren - 253John Nichols, Jr. - 64
Charles Russell - 60
Brian Chernecke - 51

Proposition 1:
For - 308Against - 32

WCID #12
Teresa Vazquez-Evans - 229
Bernie McIntyre - 131
R.W. Bill Kerber - 254Nancy T. McDonald - 313Ed Linck - 298
Proposition #1:
For - 311Against - 150


K.S. said...

I ran into Bud yesterday at Home Depot and he told me this news. IMO it has to be someone familiar with the neighborhood, knows about our events and was watching the bike. I just hope there isn't a neighbor involved. I find it hard to believe it was random. Hopefully the police will patrol more during these events.

Anonymous said...

I agree with KS. Isnt this the
2nd time some one has stolen something from Bud? Sounds like one of his neighbors has an issue.
Thats why i am against the island wide garage sale it allows too many degenerates to case our island for future ill gotten gains. We need to have cameras at both bridges to capture the coming & goings every day

Anonymous said...

Our Police need to patrol more often. I see 4 parked cars at the Station at all hours throughout the day.

Scott said...

So, does anyone miss Chief and Tina yet? Nice going, Tambra and Junkie.

Mayor - is there anyway we can give them a quarter instead of a dollar for their "service"?

Adelia said...

If it is not raining too hard I think I will go down for the vote confirmation tonight. Lots of people worked hard to get our new city council in place. Thanks to the candidates who stood up and ran for the office. Thanks to those who campaigned for the candidates. Thanks to those who volunteered their time and efforts to run the election. AND a hearty thank you to all who voted. This was a beautiful process where people studied the candidates and the facts and got involved with not only their Clear Lake Shores community but also the Fire Department. This council faces a lot of issues like the budget and the police dept morale. My dream is that we will all continue to support them - Attend council meetings to stay up with what is going on and contribute ideas and volunteer to be on the committees we will need to have to bring solutions. Time to put a lot behind us and move forward toward a wonderful year.