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Posted on: September 15, 2021

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 curren...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

CenterPoint Energy Update | September 15, 2021

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The company has restored service to more than 380,000 electric customers, down from a peak outage count of 460,000 at 8 a.m. CT on Sept. 14. At this time, CenterPoint Energy is down to less than 80,000 customers without power.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

City of Clear Lake Shores declares Local State of Disaster in response to Hurricane Nicholas

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On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Mayor Kurt Otten signed a Declaration of a Local State of Disaster in response to the damages resulting from Hurricane Nicholas. The declaration activates the City Emergency Management Plan and shall continue for a period o...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

The Clear Lake Shores Police Department warns residents to be cautious when selecting a contractor

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Hurricane Nicholas came through and left many homes and businesses with damages from flooding and winds, and in its wake, we can expect cleanup to begin quickly and carry on for several weeks. 

Chief Tracy Keele and his staff want to remind everyo...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Individual Assistance - State of Texas Assessment Tools (iSTAT)

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The Texas Division of Emergency Management has activated the Individual Assistance – State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT) for Texans affected by Hurricane Nicholas. Please use this QR code below or visit  https://pstat.tdem.t...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

UPDATE 3:30 PM | September 14

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  • Power lines have been repaired and Clear Lake Road bridge is open. For updates on road conditions, please visit http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/ or www.drivetexas.org
  • The EDC meeting scheduled for today has been postponed to a date yet to be determined....
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Posted on: September 14, 2021

UPDATE 11:00 a.m. | September 14

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Important updates:

  • Clear Lake Road bridge remains closed until power line repairs are complete.
  • City facilities will be closed today and tomorrow. We will resume normal operations on Thursday, September 16th.
  • Tuesday trash pickup service: AmeriWaste WILL be ...
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Posted on: September 14, 2021

UPDATE 7:00 A.M. | SEPTEMBER 14

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Clear Lake Road bridge is closed due to flooding and a downed power line. There are reports of trees and power lines down throughout the city. Please stay away from anything touching downed power lines such as tree limbs, vehicles, puddles, or other items...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Traffic access blocked through Clear Lake Rd Bridge until further notice

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The Clear Lake Shores Police Department has blocked traffic access through Clear Lake Road bridge until further notice. 
Remember, never drive on flooded roads, if you encounter flood waters on a roadway turn around, don’t drown!
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Posted on: September 13, 2021

City facilities will be closed on Tuesday, September 14th

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The City’s Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor the system with the National Weather Service. As a reminder, the City of Clear Lake Shores is under a storm surge warning and tropical storm warning. A flash flood watch remains in effe...

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Posted on: September 12, 2021

Tropical Storm Watch in effect for the City of Clear Lake Shores

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The City of Clear Lake Shores is under a tropical storm watch. As a reminder, a flash flood watch will be in effect in our area beginning tonight, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 14th.

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Posted on: September 12, 2021

Flash Flood Watch beginning 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12

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The City of Clear Lake Shores will be under a flash flood watch beginning tonight, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 14th.

Periods of heavy rain, either indirectly or directly related to Tropical Storm Nicholas are expected d...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Coffee with the Mayor

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Please join Mayor Kurt for Coffee with the Mayor on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Clear Lake Shores Clubhouse. This is a great opportunity to ask  Mayor Kurt questions about upcoming projects, long-term goals, communit...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

More than 660 new Texas laws go into effect September 1

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Six hundred and sixty-six new Texas laws will go into effect September 1, 2021. Debated, passed and signed during the 87th Texas Legislature, these laws include changes to public safety, health care and K-12 education.

 

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

The proposed Shell Bottom Boat Ramp improvements are available online

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The proposed Shell Bottom Boat Ramp improvements are available online! This preliminary document provides an overview of the boat ramp site plans, dock framing details, and other construction notes. You can find the document by visiting www.clearlakeshore...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

FY22 Proposed Budget is now online!

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The FY22 Proposed Budget is now online! To download the FY22 Proposed Budget please visit www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/finance. City Council will discuss the budget during their next City Council meeting on September 7, 2021.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

City Council to consider new changes to Roads & Drainage ordinances

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Residents and business owners may review the proposed ordinance changes to be presented to City Council for Chapters 38, 66 and 70 of City of Clear Lake Shores Code.

These proposed changes will affect permit procedures, drainage requirements for building l...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

UPDATE Monday, August 16, 2021 - Odor Incident in Deer Park

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Harris County Pollution Control is still monitoring the odor nuisance reported at Lubrizol Plant, in Deer Park.  At this time, detections are minimal. You can view  monitoring data at https://pcs.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/MobileMonitoring...

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Posted on: August 15, 2021

UPDATE Sunday, August 15, 2021 - Odor Incident in Deer Park

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UPDATE Sunday, August 15, 2021| 10:30pm - An odor incident tied to a rail car vapor release occurred on Tidal Rd. in Deer Park.  Other than nuisance odors, there is no impact or risk to the surrounding communities. The Clear Lake Shores Police De...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Galveston County Sheriff’s Office to Investigate Accident Involving a CLSPD Officer

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Thursday, August 12, 2021 – Clear Lake Shores, TX - On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers from the Clear Lake Shores Police Department observed a motorcycle being driven recklessly. The vehicle was ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

WATERFRONT TRANSFER

Transfer of WF E-116B (07/12/2021)

Jessie Wright to Beverly Wright 

Transfer of WF B-021B (08/04/2021)

Adelyn Cooper to Peter Meeh 

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Vehicle Theft Prevention: Do not leave a vehicle unattended without stopping the engine

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During this summer weather, you might be tempted to leave your car running so it can cool down while you get ready for work. Leaving your vehicle running unattended can make your car an easy target for thieves.

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

CLS Allowable Noise Level Guidelines and Construction Regulations

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The City of Clear Lake Shores wants to remind residents and business owners that noises emanating from construction, grading, repair, re-modeling or maintenance activities are not allowed on Sundays and city recognized holidays. Work done by property owne...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Reminder for pet owners to keep dogs on their leash; a message from CLSPD

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The City of Clear Lake Shores and the Clear Lake Shores Police Department have received recent comments from concerned residents regarding unleashed dogs around the city.

We want to make sure that our neighbors and furry friends stay safe while enjoying ou...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Angel’s Store upgrades Valero gas pumps in response to card skimming reports

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - After numerous reports of credit card skimming at the Valero gas station located at 905 FM2094, Clear Lake Shores, TX, Angel’s Convenience Store changed and upgraded all six gas pumps to ensure t...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Attention waterfront leaseholders: Be on the lookout for your annual waterfront lease invoice

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The City of Clear Lake Shores will be mailing the annual waterfront lease invoice to our waterfront leaseholders during the first week of July, 2021.

If you have not received your invoice by July 12, 2021,  please contact City Secretary Christy St...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Alligator Sighting FAQs

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Recently, our CLS residents have noticed an increase in alligator sightings at Jarboe Bayou, Clear Lake Road bridge and surrounding areas. It is important to be aware and know what to do if you and your family come into close contact with an alligator. Pl...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Did you receive the TEST alert from our Emergency Notification System CLSConnect?

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On Wednesday, June 2, the City of Clear Lake Shores conducted an Emergency Notification System TEST to ensure that our system has our residents’ current contact information. 

If you are already registered but didn’t receive our...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Clear Lake Shores Mayor and City Council honors Class of 2021

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During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Mayor and City Council proclaimed June 1, 2021 as “2021 Seniors Recognition Day” in Clear Lake Shores, TX. Seniors Payton Bean, Justin Chronister, Connor Comee, Brandon Dunegan, Grayson ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Be Ready for Hurricane Season 2021!

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Don’t forget that the 2021 hurricane season begins TODAY! NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. So now is the time to make sure you and your family are prepared.

Kemah Fire Chief...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Jarboe Bayou Pool to reopen Saturday, May 22, 2021

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Great news! The Jarboe Bayou pool will reopen tomorrow, Saturday, May 22 at 10:00 am!

Important to know:

  • The pool will have chlorine during the first couple of weeks to let the new plaster cure.
  • The pool will transition to a salt system during the second wee...
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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Government Entities From Mandating Masks

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On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott  issued an Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from req...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

CLS Council Members and Mayor Take Oath of Office

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Yesterday, at our May 4th City Council meeting, incumbent Mayor Kurt Otten and newly elected Council Members Steve Wirtes and Monica Ledet were sworn into office.  

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Galveston Bay Brewing Company is coming to CLS!

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - On Monday, April 12, 2021, Mayor Otten and EDC Vice President Jonny Boultinghouse met with Brewmaster Skyler Forshage, Principal Joel Purdom, and Principal Pete Stevens to officially welcome Galveston Bay ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent

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Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34, effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021, all businesses of any type may open to 100% capacity. Additionally, this order ends the statewide mask mandate in Texas. Businesses may still limit capacity or implement add...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Moderna vaccines available to those 65 and older starting Thursday, Jan. 7

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Beginning Thursday, January 7th, the Galveston County Health District will offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those who are 65 years of age and older, by appointment only.

The health district this week received an additional 400 vaccine doses. Due to li...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

The 2020 Christmas Boat Parade is coming back this weekend!

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Presented by the cities of Clear Lake Shores, Kemah, League City, Nassau Bay and Seabrook, the 59th Annual Christmas Boat Parade will come back on Saturday, December 12th at 6:00 pm.  

More than 60 brightly decorated power and sailboats will parad...

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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: 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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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