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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Not only is it New Years Eve

It’s also Make up your mind day. New Years Eve 2014. Ready or not tomorrow is 2015. Took a peek at last years 1/1 post and it had these little jewels, The Texans have a new coach, The Sandbar should be open this year and so should Chill. Did I mention I talked to Frank a couple of weeks ago? He has a new guy stepping up to get Chill back on track. One out of three eh? Well Chill is in the hands of the Micro Brew outfit and I hope that’s coming along. Anyone heard any news on that? I did get a chance to talk to Roxanne earlier this summer but when I asked her what the latest was all I got was a “UGH!”
Speaking of numbers, this blog is coming up on its 4th anniversary. Can you believe it ? 1,435 days ago was the first post. For the numerically challenged it was January 26, 2011. And here we are 802 posts later. 6,200 comments have been posted and most of them are still up. One or two trolls have been deleted just because I can.Those numbers make up the 380,397 pageviews. Whodda thunk it.
I hope everyone made their kids go out and play in the snow that was provided by the City on Monday. Aside from the annual city event and the odd snow day at Stewart it was ten years ago when we had our White Christmas. Statistically it will be 182 years before we have another. I won’t wait up. Resolutions anyone? I’m gonna pass this year so don’t blow me any crap if you see me out walking around the island.
Lot’s of changes going on all around us. Just look at all the new homes going up. With the exception of the idento-boxes next to me on Pine they are pretty cool. We really should have an ordinance just for the money bags that don’t live here but buy the dirt to build spec houses. Nothing against capitalism mind you just don’t make your cheap shit that you will never see because you don’t live here identical sitting RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER. What a D bag. That’s why we moved here wasn’t it? Because it was different? If you want every 4th house to look the same move to League City right? And here I have identical twin spec homes two doors down. Bad Karma.
Who’s little sailboat sank on South Shore down at Narcissus? Cute little boat stuck in mud. Oh well.
Happy New Year Clear Lake Shores

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.”—Benjamin Franklin

Monday, December 22, 2014

National Forefather's Day

Forefathers’ Day is a holiday celebrated in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 22. It is a commemoration of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 21, 1620. It was introduced in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1769. Take that.

Well if you missed the Civic Club’s Christmas Party you missed one heck of a good time. The foos was great and the crowd was jusr awesome. Shanna and Pricilla have outdone themselves. Next time you see either one of them make sure you thank them for effort they put into this final event of the year. Job well done Ladies.

And speaking of the Christmas Party, for all those enquiring minds Bryan Hoerner won First Place in the wacky hat contest with his home made Sno-Globe hat. Lisa Foley won Second Place and Rick and Sam took home best couple.

The Carroling Carters worked their magic around the Island last night. I am so thankful they stopped at the Corner of Forest and Pine. We weren’t able to join in this year MJ and I are both trying to get over the Crud. We’ll be there next year tho. I counted 45 buggies as they drove off to spread Christmas Joy around the neighborhood. Caldwell’s, you rock! Merry Christmas everyone.

John Robert "Joe" Cocker

Sunday, December 21, 2014

4 Shopping days left

That gives me three more days to goof off.

For all who have been asking 
Be at 405 Oak at 5PM this evening for practice. See you there! 
Don't know where 405 is? Just get close and it will find you.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

7 Shopping Days till...


From the Prez...
Hello Club Members,

Don't forget about our last Civic Club party of the year!  This Friday is our annual Christmas party.  Priscilla Duffy & Shanna McGinty , AKA the Dynamic Duo, has organized a great time for us - thank you Duo!  We will have food, a DJ and a Christmas hat contest.  All details are on-line in the Islander!
Also, Diane Johnson is collecting stuffed animals to give to the elderly on Christmas Eve.  We're going to have a box at the party to collect any that you can donate for this wonderful cause.

See you Friday!  If you can't make it, then Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you for a wonderful year - looking forward to another great time in 2015.

Debbie Darwin
CLSCC - President

Saturday, December 13, 2014

What a Beautiful Day!

Miss me? It's been a week since the last post but it's been pretty quiet. Tried raking some leaves but that's like loading a wheel barrel full of bullfrogs. Moving on, With all the hoo-ha over the islander going digital a couple of months ago I thought I'd point out the link off to the right side there under Civic Club Page. But that brings up another question. Just a show of yea or nay's, have you read the Islander since it's gone on-line?

Is this going to be the best weather we've ever had for the Christmas Boat Lane Parade?

It's time for the annual Teddy bear round up. Here's a note from neighbor Diane.
My name is Diane Johnson. The last two Christmas seasons I have collected stuffed animals for Harbor View nursing home in League City. We have received 76 animals to date. They have about 160 patients.Last year we had one for almost every resident, so I am shooting for about 84 more. I deliver them on Christmas morning with my daughter and a friend. The residents seem to like this tradition. I live at 226 Narcissus and there will be a black box near our front door. They just need to be new or gently loved stuffed animals. If you can help, please feel free to place donations in the box. Thanks in advance for your help!


Just got this from East Shore,
Free to good home: Stock golf cart tires/wheels with club car hub caps. out by the curb 217 E. Shore 

And here's the latest Santa update from neighbor Mark.
Your very own fire department is pleased to announce we will be hosting a very distinguished quest from up north again this year.  That is right Thursday, December 18th we will be escorting Santa around town.

Our information is posted at

The time and route may vary due to road construction.  Also this year to make sure we can get to everyone at a reasonable time for a school night we will be traveling through Clear Lake Shores as usual but only making a single stop at the club house.  We hope to see you there!

Get out there and enjoy this beautiful day!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Prohibition Ends!

in 1933. The 21st Amendment passed. Whew!

The Civic Club is looking for a new Treasurer.  Kimmy had to back out for health reasons. Keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

This from President Debbie
Hello Dear Civic Club Members,
We are calling an emergency Clear Lake Shores Civic Club meeting for tomorrow at the Club House at 9:00 am.
Purpose:  Vote required to replace the Club's Treasurer
Reason:  Unfortunately, Kimmy Johnson, our current Treasurer has resigned due to health issues.  We need an immediate replacement and John Wright has offered to serve until the current term is over and a new Treasurer is elected in April.  If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to vote on this, please attend tomorrow's meeting.

On behalf of the Civic Club Officers and Members, I would like to thank Kimmy for all the hard work she has done for the Club as our Treasurer, as well as prior positions she has held in the past.  We wish her a speedy recovery and our thoughts and prayers are with her at this time.

Thank you all for your continued support of the Civic Club.  We value each and every one of you very much.  Without you, there would be no Civic Club.

This from neighbor Mike Pons.
I am in need of a washing machine and dining room table.
cell Eight Five Eight-699-6992

Have a great weekend y'all.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

National Fritter Day

To all you Gumbo cookers out there, If you missed the First Annual Texas Beer Refinery's Gumbo Cook-Off then you're in luck. They had to reschedule for this Saturday, Dec. 6th. It's at the Refinery on FM 1266. If you think you can cut it or just want more info contact John at 713 nine oh four 0897 or jharkrideratlaturbinedotcom.
Do you know this dog?

He's hangin' with the Broussards on N Shore.

Here's tonite's agenda

Friday, November 28, 2014

A little too late for any of these

But tomorrow is National Electronic Greeting day.  
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know the Batchelor's did. Got t spend some time with Melinda's folks which is always a great time. All except for the boat not running part. That part blows. 

I hope you sw the post a few days ago about the Civic Club Christmas Party for grownups. IT's put on by the MacDuffey group. Always a blast. 

This from Senor Beans, 
Hello My Friends!  Most of us are in recovery from Thanksgiving today and have an extended weekend working.  I for one could use a little exercise and 4 hours of rock and rolling at Aspen's Bar and Grill sounds like a good cure to me!
Yours Truly, Senor Beans will be rocking the house (as much as an old dude can) from 8PM til Midnight.  The weather report looks good and it most likely be will be an open door event so we can enjoy the weather and the clean Fall air!
Hope to see y'all out there! 
817 Clear Lake Road
Clear lake Shores, TX 77565
(281) 549-6384

Here Comes the Space Station,
Time: Sat Nov 29 5:45 AM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 58 degrees, Appears: NNW, Disappears: ESE

We need some adult supervision here. These are the results from our latest BBQ Cookoff butas you can see we hve a few blanks. Can anyone provide some info here? Spread the word. Thanks.

Chicken  1st place: Team ButtRubbers
         2nd place:

Ribs     1st place: Team Otto
         2nd place:  Bar-B-Qtioners

Beans    1st place:  The Outsiders
         2nd place:  Smoke This

Pork     1st place:  Little Red Wagon
         2nd place:  The Outsiders

Brisket  1st place:
         2nd place: The MudSharks

Desert   1st place:  Team ButtRubbers
         2nd place:  Smoke This

     Chef’s Choice:  Outhouse Smokers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014



                         NATIONAL TIE ONE ON DAY

 National Tie One on Day might confuse people with it’s name however it is not at all about going out, getting crazy and drinking to much while others are at home, working hard preparing for tomorrow’s big Thanksgiving Day meal.
National Tie One on Day celebrates the apron as well as the past generations of women who wore them and it was also created as a day to bring joy to the life of someone in need and celebrate the spirit of giving.
“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” Ellyn Anne Geisel
As part of National Tie One on Day, Buy an apron, bake something, tuck a note of encouragement in the pocket of the apron (or pin it on it), wrap the baked good in the apron and give it to someone in need on Thanksgiving Eve.
well shit....
 Oh well

Alan Simpson, the Senator from Wyoming , calls senior citizens the  'Greediest Generation' as he compared "Social Security" to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.
Here's a response in a letter from   PATTY MYERS in Montana ... I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
"Hey, Alan, let's get a few things straight!!!!!
1. As a career politician,
you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in 'an interest bearing account' for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of losers in return for votes , thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy and Charlie Brown, you and "your ilk" pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67. NOW, you and your "shill commission"  are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN .

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from day one, and now
"you" propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because "you" mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you  "incompetents" spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off   YOUR debt.

7.To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit"  to your incompetence . Well, Captain Bullshit , I have a few questions for YOU:
       1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?
       2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?
       3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
       4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit , and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the
"greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes, your job and retirement security at our expense, you leech.

That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing
your political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.
And you can take that to the bank you miserable son of a bitch .

NO, I did not stutter.

P.S. And stop calling Social Security benefits "entitlements".   WHAT AN INSULT!!!!
I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years.   It's my money-give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks.

If you like the way things are in America delete this.

If you agree with what a Montana citizen, Patty Myers, says, please PASS IT ON


Monday, November 24, 2014

It's National Sardines Day again

How time flies right? Seems like it was just the other day. Oh well, 

"Hats off to Clear Lake Shores ADULT Christmas party"

Come Join Us for a fun celebration of the Christmas Season!! Friday December 19th 8-11pm @ the CLS 
Club House
Buy, Make or Borrow a  Crazy Themed Christmas Hat!!! Prizes awarded!!
Come Hungry and bring your beverage of choice for the night.
Also, Please bring your favorite dessert!
Hosted by Shanna McGinty and Priscilla Duffy

And just in case you didn't know, The Clear Lake Falls Lady Knights volleyball team lost in their bid for the State 3-1 to Woodlands Highlanders. It was streamed live on Fox and we watched an absolute nail biter. Awesome job Knights!! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014



Did I mention that I attended the EDC meeting last week? They are quite informational and it was interesting getting the inside perspective. The main reason I went was because neighbor Jim was invited to address the EDC over his concerns about all the pollution at the Farmers Market. This happened at a past Council meeting and it was noted then that pollution studies had been completed as a condition of the sale. Well, I guess he forgot because he was not at the EDC meeting Thursday. Administrator George did make mention that the new pollution studies have been completed with no additional findings. At a cost of $1300 of your dollars. I did ask Council if there were means in place to seek remittance for a frivolous request from the Citizenry. You know the answer. Moving on.

The Landscaping &Beautification  Team is looking for more volunteers. If you or your green thumb is interested contact Councilman Hoerner or one of the Team.

From the Civic Club:
We will meet  9:30 Thursday morning (Nov 20) to decorate our entrance bridge - come and give Civic Club members help if you can

Stories and pictures  are needed for the on-line December ISLANDER - email submissions for consideration to this week!
Jan Finnerty Secretary

The Pentagon announced TODAY the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF).

These boys will be dropped off in Iraq, and have been given only the following facts about ISIS:
 1. The season opened today.
 2. There is no limit.
 3. They taste just like chicken.
 4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music...or Jesus.
 5. They are directly responsible for the death of Dale Earnhardt.

 The Pentagon expects the problem in IRAQ to be over by next Friday.