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, October 15, 2014

It's I Love Lucy day!

National I Love Lucy Day celebrates one of television’s all time greatest shows, I Love Lucy.
“I Love Lucy”, an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley made it’s debut on October 15, 1951.

If you hadn't heard we made the cover of the GC daily News again thanks to the tireless efforts of Ronnie and the EDC.

Barktoberfest is this Saturday at Paul Shelley pavilion and Jarbo Park. Bring your furry faimly member out for some of the festivities. 

Clear Lake Shores 3nd Annual BBQ Cook Off
November 8th, Paul Shelley Pavilion

Open to all Citizens of Clear Lake Shores and Lazy Bend

Entries: $10 per entry, no limit per team

Categories include:

·      Brisket
·      Ribs, Pork, Baby Back or St. Louis Cut
(boneless country style pork “ribs” are NOT allowed)
·      Chicken, No restrictions
·      Pork, other than ribs listed above
(boneless country style pork “ribs” ARE acceptable)
·      Beans, No restrictions
·      Dessert, No restrictions
·      Chef’s Choice, No restrictions  

Turn in starts at 4:30 pm.  BBQ plates will be available for sale starting at 5:00 pm.  However, the teams will be out there working hard all day so even if you are not cooking please plan to come out early, support the teams, and make a day of it.

Registration Deadline for cooking is November 1st!

Please contact Candace for more information and registration instructions.

This from neighbor Earl..

Is there any way to spread the word about a great friend of min that is playing at Aspen's Friday night?
Here is his info.
Thanks for any help.
Earl Sanders

Missouri based musician Rick Lamb will be performing at Aspen's Bar this Friday October 17 from 8PM - Midnight.

Rick performs an eclectic mix of original songs, classic rock tunes, and tropical covers. Highlights of his live show include covers of classic songs such as "Hotel California" being performed on ukulele with a reggae twist.

Rick has performed across the country and has shared stages with some of the Islands favorite musicians, including Ben Reyna and Jerry Diaz. You can visit him online at

Rick will be joined by Rob Davis on Lead Guitar. He will also be performing at T-Bone Tom's on Thursday night as part of the Pirates & Poets Songwriter show.

Got questions? Email Jon Burns at or visit Pirates & Poets

This is on the front page of todays Chronicle "The fraternity of men who've held the title of President of the United States is full of legendary speakers including Obama, Kennedy and Lincoln." Your question for the day is what in the hell qualifies Mr. Obama as a "legendary" orator? Hell even i can read  tele-promter... 

As late as the 1800s, some American women received thimbles as symbols of their engagements.


Anonymous said...

Many of us liked when CLS was one of the best kept secrets on the Bay. Identity problem? We knew who we were. And we knew who we weren't; another South Shore subdivision.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the leader we have in Ronnie. His vision is beyond what many of us could see.

This community was going to change no matter what. Glad he is at the helm.

Too bad we couldn't read the whole article. Not going to pay for online versions.

Anonymous said...

Yea, CLS used to be a fun place to live! Too much politics now. And the community has been divided for a while. Sad sad sad

Anonymous said...

Community divided? That is not what I have been seeing lately. Maybe I am just hanging out with too many positive people. I have met some great new friends. If there are people out there slamming our city officials I sure don't see it. Seems everyone is happy with city council, the police force, city manager, and others. Were you at national night out? Seems like people were getting along really well.

Anonymous said...

CLS is still a great place to live! Sure, we have politics, but that's life in the 21st century. Everything has been politicized to the point where we're all on information overload. We're bombarded with the far left and the far right clowns who are trying to force their agendas on the rest of us. For me, well, I'd rather sit in my hammock with a margarita listening to Jimmy Buffet and forget about the rest of the world for a while. As the Corona beer commercial states, "Change your latitude." Mine changes as soon as I cross the bridge on to our island!

Anonymous said...

I have been here for 15 years and things are better now than ever. I don't know what the 2nd poster is referring to. Sounds like some left over whining from battles lost in the past, maybe? Don't worry - we have room for you on the positive bandwagon for you since most of the rest of your fellow complainers have thrown on the towel and left town.

We have very little politics now other than productive politics. the City Council is working together as well as ever, and the EDC is getting stuff done. Of course it takes attending a meeting once in a while to see that first hand.

The Police Department is solid, the Civic Club is active, we have new gardens and artwork going in, and George Jones has brought a new higher level of professionalism to City Hall.

Life is GREAT in Clear Lake Shores and I would not want to live anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

Amen. The crooks and parasites are fading fast . The good are prevailing over the bad and the ugly . CLS , no better place to live !!

Anonymous said...

Great to hear all the positive stuff :) still love that little island <3

Anonymous said...

There is nothing more difficult , more perilous , or more uncertain , than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things ..welcome to the new CLS

Anonymous said...

The flags on the light poles entering CLS , look great ! Nice nautical themes that blend so well !