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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oooooh Yeeeaaahhhhhhhh

National Boston Cream Pie day
October 23 annually celebrates a chocolate frosted, custard filled cake that is loved by millions across the country, it is National Boston Cream Pie Day.
Even though called a pie, Boston Cream Pie is actually a cake. 

Thanks to neighbor Suzanne here is the latest link to the new feature on the City’s web site. It was mentioned at the City Council meeting Tuesday. It went down for a while for an update but I understand it is up and running as of this morning. Check it out.

In case you haven’t heard here is the latest from our Maestro of the Barktober Fest. Way to go Clear Lake Shores. And in case you haven’t heard this part, 95% of the food and drink were donated by Krogers on 96. Next time you’re in there tell them thanks.

Team, BFest Accounting update below!
Collected - $16,550

Please come out and support our wonderful CLS Police Department this Saturday evening!  They are holding a Halloween Costume Party / Contest!  This is a fundraising event for new department badges, so they would really love you to support this cause!

Date: Oct 25

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location:  931 Cedar (Club House)

Fundraiser Entry Fee $20.00

There will be Prizes, Music, Finger Foods and Non-alcohol beverages provided.

1st and 2nd Place prize for Kid's costume contest

1st and 2nd Place prize for Adult's costume contest

PLEASE RSVP to 281-334-1034 Ext. 204!!

It's time to submit your November "Islander" articles, advertisements, classifieds, notices, etc. to our webmaster Theresa Viola-Buck.  Her email address

The November on-line Islander will be available on the Clear Lake Shores Civic Club website on November 1st, so please submit your information to Theresa by the end of this week if possible, or no later than close of day Monday of next week in order to get in the next edition!

Thank you!

Debbie Darwin

CLSCC President
From neighbor Diane,


 Will you add this to the Islanddrumz website again this year:

 My name is Diane Johnson. The last two Christmas seasons I have collected stuffed animals for Harbor View nursing home in League City. Last year we had one for almost every resident.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. I am collecting 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.

Thanks Allan. If you need me my phone number is 281-352-3200.

When I was young I decided to go to Medical School.
At the entrance exam we were asked to rearrange the letters PNEIS and form the
name of an important human body part which is most useful when erect.
Those who said SPINE are doctors today.
The rest of us are retired pilots sending jokes by email....


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Allan, but I deserve no credit for Mind Mixer. I was intrigued when I heard George Jones talk about it at CC since it is interactive. I hope many residents will look into it!

Thank you for putting it on the blog. There may be an article about it in The Islander soon, too.


Anonymous said...

Allan missed the tx in the url.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that thinks that asking $20 PER PERSON (that's right - no discounts for the kiddos) for a 2 hour Halloween party is a bit extreme? And after I drop $80 for the family, I STILL need to run to Specs because there's no alocohol either. What the hell????

Anonymous said...

It's a FUNDRAISER for CLSPD. Get over it !!!!

Anonymous said...

I tried to RSVP to the party but the phone number provided only allows a 4 digit extension. I will be there! $20 helps support our police department - the best around. Look forward to seeing you there!

Anonymous said...

Embarrasing that the police have to do fundraisers for basic items like badges and vests while city partys are fully funded.

Anonymous said...

How much was raised for our local PD?

Anonymous said...

Hey anon with the comment about the cities parties you have a very very good point

Anonymous said...

As far as I know, the only "party" the city funds is Jammin. Please don't show up. I'm sure you would prefer the return of property taxes.

Anonymous said...

Hey anon commenting on the even more clueless anon's comment regarding the city only paying for city partys (original spelling): can you please give an example? I will be waiting patiently while you dig...

Anonymous said...

I was out of town when the party happened...may I still drop a donation for the fundraiser?

Anonymous said...

There is no "digging" click on the clear lake shores website, then the 2014 budget and there is a line item of $4000 in the budget for "Concert Series".

Anonymous said...

Our tax dollars are being spent on events that are free for all to attend and enjoy! By god I have actually seen people at these concerts laughing and visiting with neighbors! They dance, have cocktails, and let their kids play touch football or freeze tag in the grass. If you walk off from the pavilion you might see a fire fly and hear a frog croaking. Don't know about you all, but I would rather have my taxes reduced by $3.77 each year. If I had that extra $3.77 a year I could buy a box of pop tarts and a 16 oz can of cheap beer.
Your Bitchy Stupid Neighbor

Anonymous said...

You missed the point dumbass, so party on.

Anonymous said...

And the budget for next year is $6,500!!! Nice job Council.

I gotta hand it to them - they listen to both the whiners and the supporters, and then they do what they think is right. They are not swayed by the vocal minority like past Councils have been. No one can argue that things like the Concert Series, the new gardens, the pavilion upgrades, etc., just as examples, are all good things that benefit our residents. The ones that understand that are the ones that have come to realize what a privilege it is to live in this fantastic neighborhood of ours.

Bottom line - If you don't want to come out and play then stay inside and rot. You will NOT be missed, trust me.