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

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy Birthday to

 Mars rover Curiosity. 1 year ago today. Simply amazing. I accidently caught the Space Station crossing the other night, it still takes my breath away. I wonder what my son will be in awe of 50 years from now.

I hear Joe H. Is going to try and trap the coyotes. Joe, I hope you have a big trap.Good luck partner.


How fantastic that the American ingenuity of NASA scientists got us to Mars. It makes me proud to be an American. I can't get enough of these images from when the probe touched down. These scientists are American heroes.
Jennifer Granholm


copper derry said...

Ditto's on NASA.
Amazing stuff over the many years.
My Dad woke me up in the wee hours to watch the Mercury launches.
now what?

copper derry said...

On The Coyotes.
could they be making "dens" in the colverts on the island. They are nocturnal I believe. It would give them cover in daylight and "some" water. just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Base flood elevation is now 11 ft. Rumor had it was going to 14 ft. George Jones said FEMA may go to 17 ft. Unreal.

It doesn't matter to me if it is an easement or a right-of-way...those areas nearest the street need to be cleared of the damn rocks, planters etc. The are a safety hazard to drivers which trumps you need to control. Council, Please do not allow the rocks. Enforce the ordinances that are in place.

Anonymous said...

Our streets are too narrow. Lg. trucks, Fed Ex. and contractors trucks have a horrible time on our roads let alone making the width smaller by placing large rocks. Council was a real disappointment when this issue surface about a year ago. They did not take a stand then. Please take a stand now. Enforce the ordinances that are in place. Changing to a easement will only make it worse. It will give permission to do whatever. There are plants that block the drivers view in certain areas, imagine if more were planted.

Anonymous said...

One of our brilliant Councilmen told me recently that Grove and Hawthorne will be widened. Yes, it will mean the homeowners will have to share the costs of filling in the ditches with the city. This is forward thinking at its finest. We need more of this kind of planning. Our streets may have been ok 50 yrs ago. They are now outdated. Let's start planning for the future.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else hear the mayor define the meaning of ordinances last night? If the city makes one person comply everyone must comply. What a concept. Now let's do it.

I agree the streets need to be widened. Some are too narrow for two cars to pass each other going in opposite directions. Hope R & D will make this their focus for the future.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen Jackie's lot on Aspen in the past couple of weeks? The City could not enforce the clean up of that mess, even after a lawsuit, so everything else is just a bunch of cheap talk.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the above post about cheap talk. We have a new Council now. Something tells me Carlo will lead the way to enforcing codes in spite of the Mayor - who said last night he would be in favor of changing the street codes to allow everybody to have rocks, trees, plants, since as he put it, if the people have to take care of the ten ft. near the street they should do whatever they want. God help us if that is the case. Go Carlo lead us forward into the future and not cater to a few whiney, old souls. I liked how you called it that issues rise when neighbors fight.

I agree the streets needs to be wider.

Bryan said...

Do we really need wider streets? In my opinion wider streets lead to more traffic and excessive speeds. Someone having to go slow while navigating aroung another vehicle on a narrow street is a lot safer that people flying down Pine at 4O mph, like they do now.

Same goes for paving and redoing streets. I'm not sure why we are repaving South Shore and West Shore in the first place. A few uneven areas and dips makes people slow down as well. Potholes and unsafe conditions are one thing, but we were far from that, I think.

This is a golf cart community and needs to stay that way. The harder we make it for cars and trucks to get around the better.

Ask the people on East Shore about the speeding that takes place to the Boat Ramp, especially once their street was redone a few years ago. It was like a nice new runway. If not for the stop signs and speed humps that were installed AFTER the paving was done we could have had a dangerous situation develop there.

My point is to be careful what you wish for. In my opinion our streets are fine as is, ditches and all. It is part of the character of the Island and just another one of the things that drew us here.

Anonymous said...

I bet the potholes near Stewart Elem will get repaired the first day of school. Come on folks, you have two weeks to fix the holes that are getting dangerously deep. Wonder how the school buses will keep from going into the deep one on the corner.

Anonymous said...

I might have a coyote solution. Next January I can ad a special new addition to burl and raynels 32 annual chili cookoff. We can have a coyote chili only division. We can even have a separate trophy for that division. Hey gonzo, ya ready to hire out to hunt up some coyote for those who would like to enter?


Anonymous said...

The streets are pretty wide over in West Kemah... why don't you crybabies move over there and solve your issues.
Cheers Bryan. A lot of us either agree or don't give a shit.