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, July 2, 2012


Shopping Days left till Christmas! A tad early? Whatever. In less than 2 days we will lining up for the Civic Clubs Golf Cart Parade and picnic. Remember this is the Clubs membership drive and renewal so in addition to all that moolah you’re going to bring for the silent auction remember to bring an extra $20 for your dues. Veep Sam Fisher and I will begin a large scale drive after the 4th. We can do this easy or we can do this hard. We know where you live.

Here’s the official word from Club Secretary Jan

Calling for decorated bikes, trikes, skate boards, roller skates, pets and golf carts to meet at 10:00 at the Pavilion.
You will be signed up and given a parade number placard. Everyone is invited to enter, but only Civic Club members are eligible to win the trophies. Parade begins at 11:00
Civic Club new or renewal membership signup will be available at the Pavilion from 10:00 until after lunch. Cost is $20.00 per year per family.
Lunch with hot dogs (Club supplied) and all the trimmings (you bring a dish to share) will start about 11:30ish (Island Time).
The auction to benefit the scholarship fund will be going on as well. There will be some T shirts and cook books on sale.
Water Wars IV will happen from 2 - 8 - all parks are free zones, and water balloons are big no nos.
The day will conclude with the 9:30 fireworks.
Come on out and help us celebrate our birthday!

While we’re on the 4th let’s talk about WW V. All those years ago this brainchild of the Evil Commander of the East was born from the desire to have fun. Squirt guns are fun. Water cannons, not so much. More to the point, what is most folks reaction to Ice water in the chest on a hot day? I mean aside from the occasional cardiac arrest. You want to run away. Enter your golf cart. Picture it on a water slick street with people AND KIDS all around you. That is one ugly picture. Please for the love of God keep your kids out from behind the wheel. They are not trained for much more than a clarinet let alone this and safety? Fugeddabouttit. You put on your big boy panties and be the Mom or the Dad and the designated driver. Suck it up and take one for your team or stay home. We have seen too many close calls and when Water Wars has run its course no one wants it to end like that. I want a fun memory for my kid to remember and maybe even tell his kids about. Please think Safety!

Just when you thought it was over….
Early Voting- July 23-27
Election Day- July 31

Clear Lake Shores BBQ Cook Off
August 4th, 2012
Open to all Citizens of Clear Lake Shores and Lazy Bend
$10 per entry, no limit per team
Brisket, not tagged
Pork Ribs, back or country style
Chicken, No restrictions
Sausage, minimum 2 lbs
Beans, No restrictions
Desert, No restrictions
Chef’s Choice, No restrictions
All entries must be cooked on site
No restrictions on fuel
Garnishes are allowed
Sauce may be served to the judges on the side
When an entry is turned in for judging the remainder is made available to the public.
Each team will clear its site no later than midnight
The Club
Will award first and second place trophies for every field
Will sell plates, tableware and side dishes for $10
Will provide each team one plate, per entry, at no charge
The Club will also provide
Cold drinks and water for .50
Ice wherever needed.
T-Shirts and other Club items will be available
Entries must be registered no later than 30 minutes prior to turn in.
For entry instruction see
(trailer restrictions)

1 comment:

DaveC. said...

fantastic 4th hanging with friends and loved ones. Now off to Pennsylvania to give you a break from the Dave and Adelia show. Peace.

Dave C.