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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Newly Elected Council Members Sworn In

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Yesterday, during our November 17th City Council meeting, City Council canvassed the votes, and newly elected Council Members Alex Scanlon, Rick Fisher, and Randy Chronister were officially sworn in. Their terms are effective November 2020 through May 202...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

EDC honors Ronnie Richards for his 12 years of service to CLS

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Thursday, November 12, 2020 - On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Ronnie Richards was presented with a plaque to honor his 12 years of service to the City of Clear Lake Shores as a director, vice-president, and president of the EDC Boar...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

WATERFRONT TRANSFER

Transfer of WF C-66C (10/30/2020) 

Joey & Robin Husband to Erin McGoff

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Lowell Brown Fishing Pier Closed for Repairs

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The fishing pier at Sundial Park will be closed to the public until further notice. 

Following TS Beta, Clear Lake Shores Public Works department noticed damages to city-owned piers and docks. After a thorough inspection, contractors determined th...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

FY21 Adopted Budget is Now Available Online

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The Clear Lake Shores FY21 Annual Operating Budget is now available at www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/finance.

The budget is a financial plan for the City, a policy tool for the City Council, an operation guide for staff and a communications tool to the public...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Water Line Emergency Repair in CLS

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WCID #12 experienced a water main break in the potable water supply system and shut the water off for emergency repairs. 

Residents may have experienced low water pressure or no water this morning, but it should be back to normal. We will provide ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

4-Way Stop: Intersection of Hanson Rd. and Dror Ln.

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To create slower traffic and reduce the number of accidents, the intersection of Hanson Rd. and Dror Ln. is now a 4-way stop during the construction period. Please be mindful of this new traffic control. The Clear Lake Shores Police Department will be mon...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Update: Jammin on Jarboe, October 3, 2020

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Friday, September 25, 2020 - Jammin on Jarboe, sponsored by the Clear Lake Shores Economic Development Corporation, will resume their concert series on Saturday, October 3rd at Jarboe Park from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring Fid...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Street Flooding Update - September 23, 2020

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Some areas in Clear Lake Shores continue to see street flooding.

Here is a list of high water streets. Please note this list may change throughout the day. 

  • Aspen Rd.
  • Narcissus Rd. and South Shore Dr.
  • North Shore Dr. between Pine Rd. and Rosewood Dr....
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Posted on: September 22, 2020

TS Beta Update - September 22

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Some areas in Clear Lake Shores continue to see street flooding due to rain and high tides from TS Beta. Please, use caution when traveling around the island and avoid any areas with standing water. 

Here is a list of high water streets. Please no...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott Expands Capacity for Certain Services in Texas

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On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order allowing some businesses to increase their capacity beginning September 21, 2020.

Retail establishments, restaurants, office buildings, gyms, museums and libraries may operate ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

General Election - November 3, 2020

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The next General Election will be held on November 3, 2020. On this day, our voters will elect three council members for the City of Clear Lake Shores. Election day voting will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1006 South Shore Drive, Clea...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Clear Lake Shores Joins CCISD Access for All Initiative to Support Families With No Internet Service

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - The Clear Lake Shores Economic Development Corporation approved the expenditure of $2,365 to support the acquisition of 43 hotspots for Stewart Elementary students who do not have access to i...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

August 27 Update: Evacuation Order Lifted

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While we are grateful that Hurricane Laura had minimal impacts to the city of Clear Lake Shores, we are deeply saddened by the devastation that Laura brought to our neighbors in Louisiana. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time....

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Emergency Services During Mandatory Evacuation

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Mayor Otten issued a mandatory evacuation order to ensure the safety of our residents. 

Residents who choose to ignore the mandatory evacuation order, should be prepared to be self-sufficient after the storm. Electricity, water and phone service c...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Prepares for Tropical Storms Marco and Laura

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Monday, August 24, 2020 - Tropical Storm Laura is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico intensifying into a hurricane. Strong winds and storm surge are possible for coastal areas of southeast Texas as early as Wednesday morning.

The ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Press Release - Clear Lake Shores Police Department

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - On Tuesday, August 18th, at approximately 5:36 pm, the Clear Lake Shores PD responded to the 100 block of Tindel, in Clear Lake Shores, regarding a possible suicide attempt.

Officers arrived to find a 3...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Press Release - Clear Lake Shores Police Department

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Friday, August 7, 2020 - The Clear Lake Shores Police Department, in conjunction with the US Department of Homeland Security – (HSI-Galveston) and the Houston Metro-ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force) initi...
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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Update: Lazy Bend Bridge Reconstruction Project

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This week, Galveston County and Galveston County Water Control and Improvement District 12 began the Lazy Bend bridge reconstruction project on W 6th St., between Harbor Lane and Lazy Lane in Lazy Bend. The project will replace and improve the vehicular a...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Important Information for Waterfront Leaseholders

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Due to COVID-19, inspections normally addressed by the Waterfront Compliance Committee have been delayed. However, the City conducted courtesy inspections to make leaseholders aware of potential issues on the waterfront.  

The City recently mailed...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

A Message from the Waterfront Committee

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CLS Residents,

A big thank you to all the waterfront lease holders who have been doing a stellar job keeping up the mowing and landscaping around the waterfront.  Congratulations on the classy idea for the whiskey barrel planters to stave off the ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

CLS encourages residents to wear a cloth face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19

LETS PROTECT EACH OTHER

Your face covering may protect them, their face covering may protect you.

Cloth face coverings may prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading respiratory droplets when talking, sneezing, or coughing. If everyone wears a cloth face covering when out...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

A message from Mayor Kurt - July 2020

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CLS Citizens and Business Owners,

As we continue to navigate our response to COVID-19, government officials continue to prioritize your health and safety. Safeguarding our residents and businesses requires us all to assume responsibility for our welfare in...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the num...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Clear Lake Shores Special Election - July 14, 2020

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The City of Clear Lake Shores will hold a special election on July 14, 2020 to re-authorize a one-fourth of one percent (1/4%) sales and use tax according to Chapter 327.007 of the Texas Tax Code to continue to provide revenue for the maintenance and repa...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Get Involved! Join a Board, Commission or Committee

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Do you want to get involved in your local government and serve your community?  The City of Clear Lake Shores is looking for volunteers who want to help guide the City by serving on boards, commissions, and committees.

The city is currently accep...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Governor Abbott Announces Phase III To Open Texas

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On Wednesday, June 3rd, Governor Greg Abbott announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. 

Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Hurricane season is here! Are you ready?

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Clear Lake Shores Residents:

We are now in full swing of hurricane season with two named storms making landfall in the U.S.  

As has been customary, in years past have had in-person meetings with the National Weather Service, Galveston County Emerg...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Governor Abbott issues proclamation expanding additional services that can open under Phase II

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state’s plan to safely and strategically open. With this proclamation, water parks, recreational sport programs for...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Target is right on Target!

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - After five months of renovation work, Target on Marina Bay is opening their doors to a new and freshly-remodeled store. 

Target’s $3.5 million renovation project will provide better service...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Governor Abbott announces Phase Two To Open Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additio...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

CLS Clean Up Weekend, May 15 - 17, 2020

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The City of Clear Lake Shores would like to inform our residents that the CLS Clean Up Weekend will be held May 15th - 17th.

The City will provide two dumpsters that will be located at Shell Bottom Park. Among the items expected for discarding are large pi...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Governor Abbott Expands Business Openings In Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced some modifications and clarifications to his Executive Order issued on April 27.

In an effort to continue his plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Abbott will allow c...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Pool passes for the 2020-2021 pool season are now available at City Hall

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Pool passes for the 2020-2021 pool season are now available at City Hall!  Please visit www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/clspool to download and fill out the pool membership application form. Pool memberships are valid from May 1, 2020 through April 30...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

A message from Mayor Kurt

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Hello CLS neighbors and businesses, 

On Monday, April 27, Governor Greg Abbott signed Executive Order GA-18 that allows retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums and libraries to reopen beginning May 1 with a limited occupancy of ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

APRIL 27 UPDATE: Clear Lake Shores resident tests positive for COVID-19

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The City of Clear Lake Shores was notified today by the Galveston County Health District that a Clear Lake Shores resident has tested positive for COVID-19. This makes the city’s second positive case of COVID-19.

For confidentiality purposes, the...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Governor Abbott Announces Phase One To Open Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today signed Executive Order GA-18 that explains the first phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Phase one will begin Friday May 1 and conti...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Galveston County releases Recommended Guidelines for Societal Restoration

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Galveston County, in coordination with the Local Health Authority, Dr. Phillip Keiser, developed guidelines for businesses and organizations to use as a reference for when the State of Texas allows businesses to reopen. The guidelines encourage each busin...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Otten and City Council extended Declaration of a Local State of Disaster to May 12

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - On Tuesday, April 21st, Clear Lake Shores Mayor Kurt Otten and City Council extended the Declaration of a Local State of Disaster to May 12, 2020. After the expiration of the Declaration, the City will c...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Clear Lake Shores swimming pool reopens to the public under strict guidelines

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The Clear Lake Shores swimming pool reopened to the public today with strict guidelines to avoid group gathering and community spread among the population.

Pool will be open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm with the following restrictions...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. 

Within the orders, select activities and services that po...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

We need your input! EDC in Search of Fiber-Optic Internet Options for Clear Lake Shores

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Thursday, April 16, 2020 - In an effort to enhance the city’s technology infrastructure,  the Clear Lake Shores Economic Development Corporation is investigating options for bringing fiber-optic connectivity to C...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

SCAM ALERT: COVID-19 Water testing

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Local law enforcement  received a report of individuals soliciting water samples from residents to gain access to their homes and information.

These group of individuals are posing as city, county or state employees, and are attempting to gain acc...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

GCHD opens COVID-19 testing to anyone, expands to Galveston

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GALVESTON COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT - PRESS RELEASE

Galveston County Health District on Thursday will open its free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of symptoms, and expand its drive-thru testing to Galveston.

Testing will be available in Galveston Thurs...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

CLS closures and cancellations

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In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the City of Clear Lake Shores is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and currently following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Galveston County Health District and other...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Bars and restaurants to close per Governor’s executive order

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Clear Lake Shores, TX – Friday, March 20, 2020 - On Thursday, March 19, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott  issued four executive orders to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the state. 

The following executive orders apply to...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

A message from Chief Tracy Keele

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The safety of our citizens and visitors has always been one of the key functions in our duties as law enforcement officers. As we are partners in our community, our role is vital to serving those in need. 

We also recognize that the safety and wel...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Clear Lake Shores declares Local State of Disaster in response to spread of COVID-19

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Mayor Kurt Otten signed a Declaration of a Local State of Disaster. The declaration activates the City Emergency Management Plan and shall continue for a period of not more ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Important Information from the City of Clear Lake Shores

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On Friday, March 13th, Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster as there are more than 50 confirmed cases of the virus. Today, The Galveston County Health District confirmed its second presumptive positive case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a Ga...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

CLS monitoring COVID-19

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The City of Clear Lake Shores is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and currently following guidance from CDC, along with Galveston County Health District and other public health authorities to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease in our community.

The...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

CLS PD invites community members to participate in their first Citizens Police Academy

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Are you interested in an up-close and front-row seat to the operations and logistics of what CLS PD does and how they do it?

The Clear Lake Shores Police Department is currently preparing an eight-week pr...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Clear Lake Shores welcomes Officer John Leggio to the Police Department

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Thursday, March 5, 2020 - On Thursday, March 5, 2020, John Leggio was sworn in by Chief of Police, Tracy Keele, at Clear Lake Shores City Hall.

Officer John Leggio Jr. is a five-year veteran law enforcement officer. Officer Leggio h...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Clear Lake Shores swears in new police officer

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - On Monday, March 2, 2020, Jordan Reyes was sworn in by Chief of Police, Tracy Keele, during a short ceremony at Clear Lake Shores City Hall. 

Officer Jordan Reyes is a six-year veteran law enforce...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

2019-2024 Strategic Plan is now online!

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The City of Clear Lake Shores recognizes the importance of establishing and documenting the direction of our city. It is necessary to define where we are and where do we want to go to provide a better quality of life for our future generations.

This five-y...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

City of Clear Lake Shores Welcomes New Chief of Police, Tracy Keele

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Clear Lake Shores, TX – Thursday, February 20, 2020-  On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, City of Clear Lake Shores City Council appointed Tracy “TK” Keele as the new Chief of Police for the City of Clear Lake Shores, rep...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Clear Lake Shores - Emergency contact information

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Monday, January 6, 2020 - An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. In case of an emergency you should always contact 911. If you’re not sure whether t...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

City of Clear Lake Shores unveils new City Seal

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Clear Lake Shores, TX – Friday, December 13, 2019 – The City of Clear Lake Shores unveiled a new City Seal that reflects and strengthens the vision and mission of the City.

The new seal, updated by Mayor Kurt Otten, presents Clear Lake ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Volunteers Needed

WE WANT YOU

The City is looking for residents to volunteer and serve on the following committee's:

1-Roads and Drainage Member

1- Planning and Zoning Member

1- Economic Development Corporation Director

1- Zoning Board of Adjustments Member

1- Zoning Board of Adjustments A...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Two-Day Notice for Marquee Requests

Effective Immediately City Hall requires a minimum 2 day notice for any request placed on the marque. 

Requests should be emailed to Christy Stroup  or Tiffany Wilson.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Mosquito Control

If you have any questions or concerns about Mosquito Control please contact Galveston County Mosquito Control at 1-800-842-5622 or visit there website.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Public Safety

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The Fire and Police Departments work together to keep the residents and visitors of Clear Lake Shores safe and secure.

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

146 Road Construction

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Are you wanting to know what's happening with the road work on 146 click the link below

Hwy 146 Highway Expansion Project Spotlights