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, June 24, 2014

It's National Praline Day

From neighbor Amanda;
Hello Clear Lake Shores! The scholarship committee is in the final days of soliciting items for the silent auction at the annual July 4th celebration at the Paul Shelley Pavilion at Jarboe Bayou Park. We’re less than two weeks away!!

Some things till on our wish list include:

·       Gift cards / certificates to local businesses and restaurants

·       Gift baskets

·       iPod and / or Kindle

·       Kids items

·       Sports-themed items (college, professional)

If you have something to donate, please contact Amanda Booren at, 281-924-9660, or drop off donation items by Friday, June 27 at 506 East Shore. Monetary donations will also gladly be accepted. J This is for a great cause! Proceeds raised from the silent auction will go toward scholarships for Clear Lake Shores seniors who meet the requirements. We thank you for your support in making this event successful!

Spot the Space Station

Time: Tue Jun 24 9:30 PM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 69 degrees, Appears: WNW, Disappears: SSE
                                                                       Ready or NOT

Back by popular demand, East will meet West in Water Wars VI.  Saturday July 5th, 10am – 1pm.  Hours subject to change, but I am holstering my weapons shortly after lunch on the 5th and enjoying a lazy float on the lake.  I am sure the ice water infused mayhem will continue on just fine without me.  Maybe this year the West side will decide to show up and finally put a win on the board.

We have a lot of newbies in our little slice of paradise, so here’s a rehash of the ground rules for those that would like to participate.  Most of the rules are commonsense, but some people still need a reminder.

  • If you want to play, identify yourself and your target. Last year we used the three middle fingers ( ALL THREE BUD!) pointing straight up to signal W for west side of Clear Lake Road or the same fingers pointed sideways ∑ letting folks know you represent the East side of the Island.

  • If you blast someone who is not playing you are on your own. Know that some of your neighbors have a very poorly developed sense of humor.

  • No water balloons. I know they seem like a good idea but they are not and they leave a god awful mess.

  • All official parks are hereby designated DMZs. That’s De-Militarized Zone. That’s right ALL PARKS are safe zones.

  • No firing at a moving vehicle. NO. Not everyone wants to play.

  • No water balloons – Hit me with a water balloon and I will hit you with a rock.

  • No firing from a moving vehicle. That’s right no pickup truck. I feel stupid just having to say this but there is a reason I have to.

  • Do I even need to say water only? Clean water only?

  • No water balloons - EVER

We have made it through five water wars without a serious injury and we all want to keep it that way. Please, obey the LAW and respect it – no kids driving carts. If you don’t have a license you can’t drive the cart.  It really is that simple, but yet still so hard for some people to grasp the concept.

Do we need to remind the children, young and old alike, there will be lots of non-combatants cruising our neighborhood not watching for kids darting out into the street?  Try to keep the skirmishes out of traffic and don’t jump out in front of a buggy expecting it to stop on a dime.

Be careful and most importantly have fun!

Rob Brown