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, September 30, 2014

National Chewing Gum day


Gum enthusiasts across the nation celebrate National Chewing Gum Day each year on September 30.
People have used chewing gum for over 5,000 years. 

Civic Club News
This Thursday is CLSCC meeting and potluck dinner at the clubhouse. Come at 7:00 and share a meal with us, or arrive at 7:30 for the meeting.

A - K   Bring desserts
L-  R   Bring entrees
S - Z   Bring vegetables

There are some WONDERFUL October events coming up, and we can use help with them.  Come to the meeting and sign up.


THANKSGIVING DINNER TICKETS will be available at the meeting or at BARKTOBERFEST Oct. 18.  This year we are pre-selling the tickets so we can better plan the meal.  Those showing up at the door  without a ticket may be out of luck.

The ISLANDER is looking for a PROOF READER.  The job should take about 2 hours a month.  You can respond to this email if that's something you could do.

 Kimmy Johnson is looking for someone to roast some weenies for the Childrens Fishing Derby. Any takers?

MOSQUITOES - Let's everybody call Galveston  800-842-5622 and ask for a spray truck before we are carried away.

Looking for something to do next weekend?  Join me for a Margaritaville Cruise on the Star Gazer, Saturday October 4th, 5 ~ 7:30 PM. Boarding time is 4:30PM.

What a fun way to kick off your weekend....a 2 1/2 hour cruise of Clear Lake, The Boardwalk and the Bay, lots of Phine Pheathered Phriends, gourmet cheeseburgers, margaritas and dessert!  All this and some of your favorite Trop Rock tunes with yours truly! (Not Jimmy Buffet on a six string as noted in the link! LOL!)

I know you can get margaritas and cheeseburgers almost anywhere, but this is all about the boat ride!  How many times have you seen the boats going in or out from the bridge or the boardwalk and thought, "Wouldn't it be nice to be on that boat...". Well here's your chance!

Check out the details at the Star Fleet site below. Hope to see a bunch of you there!

“Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical
liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream
media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to
pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Conflict resoution?

I think this one needs a little tweaking. It's National Women's Health and Fitness day and National Cherries Jubilee day. Is it just me? Could be...


After the latte salute I couldn't resist this one.

A 94-year-old Prophecy is Fulfilled

H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic and Democrat.
"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.  On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
---H.L.  Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Welcome home Rob

ya big clutz. It's National Great American Potpie Day!!

From neighbor Craig,

I have lost my Galaxy note 3 phone it has an OtterBox on it if anyone finds it please let me know Craig 

From the Chief, 

Definately filed under dumbest shit in the news today.

Happy First Day of Fall Y'all!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Birthday to....

Shanna Mac.

And it's National Punch Day. Take that where you will

Just off the wire from Neighbors Tennis. That's Terri and Dennis.

If you can post to the blog and/or send out via any island distribution list you have...  Jerry Diaz After Party at Aspens tonight at 11:00.  Several musicians will be playing a jam session until 1am. Thanks. Terri-Dotson Roberson

And send your condolences to Rob Scherer who, while visiting his son, Marine Cole Scherer, broke his collarbone. Poor baby. Waaaaa. Get well soon old man.

Friday, September 19, 2014


Who guessed it?
It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day was founded by John Baur and Mark Summers (aka Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy) in 1995.   Click here for the entire story!

Hello Clear Lake Shores Civic Club members, CLS Residents, and animal lovers!

As you know Barktoberfest 2014 is coming to Jarboe Park October 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Civic Club has a pet friendly day of fun activities planned for you, including a Walk-your-Dog-a-thon, golf cart parade, pet competitions, pet specialist demonstrations, Silent Auction, White Elephant Sale, local vendors, and Oktoberfest themed food, refreshments and oompah music!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for Bay Area Pet Adoptions. And one of the ways you can help us do that is to participate in our “Walk-your-dog-athon” and Pet Competitions.

About the Walk-Your-Dog-A-Thon
The idea is for participants to collect pledges from your family, friends, and business associates, with all proceeds going to Bay Area Pet Adoptions. Then join us for a lovely walk (or run) around Clear Lake Shores with (or without) your dog. Water will be provided to walkers and dogs.

Registration will begin at 9 am (or you can pre-register). The walk-a-thon will begin at 10 a.m. from Jarboe Park.  Prizes will be awarded for highest pledge amounts in a number of age categories.  What a great activity for both kids and adults! 

Please see the Barktoberfest website at to download a pledge form and to learn more about our “Walk-your-dog-athon,” or contact Pamela Zuteck at or 281-796-0609.

About the Pet Competitions
Calling all talented four legged friends (and their parents)! You will have an opportunity to display your many skills and abilities.  And of course, prizes will be awarded for whoever comes out on top.  Competitions will begin at 1 p.m.
  • Best Tricks – show us what you can do!
  • Best Costume – come wow the judges with your creativity!
  • Dog and Parent Look Alike – who falls closest to the tree?!
  • Best in Show – dog we would most want to take home (well…outside of the “oh so darling” Bay Area Pet Adoptions doggies, of course)

Please see the Barktoberfest website at to learn more about the Pet Competitions, download Pet Competition Registration form, or contact June Sneider for more info:

Please help us get the word out about Bartktoberfest by sending the website link to your family, friends, and business associates. And don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook!

Thank you for supporting Barktoberfest and Bay Area Pet Adoptions! See you at Barktoberfest on October 18th!




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Constitution Day

Three of the most powerful words you'll ever hear.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Gives me goose bumps every time.

From your Civic Club President

Hello Civic Club Members!

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit any columns, articles, ads, stories, photos and your children's fall/Halloween artwork for the cover page is due a week from today! The sooner the better, so don't wait until the last minute if you can submit early.
Please send all your submissions in Word or PDF format to our Webmaster, Theresa Buck. Her email address is
Please note that we do not format your submissions so they need to be "camera ready" or ready to go online.
We are now asking for volunteers to be chairs and help organize our October events of National Night Out, BBQ Cook-off and Children's Halloween Party! Please contact me if you can help us with these events. If we don't get volunteers to help, we'll have to cancel the activities and that will be quite a shame. Step up and get involved in your Civic Club! We need everyone to be involved.

Thank you!
Debbie Darwin
CLSCC President