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Posted on: April 15, 2021

EDC Welcomes New President Jonny Boultinghouse

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Thursday, April 15, 2021 - Clear Lake Shores EDC is pleased to announce and welcome Jonny Boultinghouse as their new president. Jonny Boultinghouse succeeds Charles Scoville, who joined EDC in 2007 and became president in ...

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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: April 1, 2021

Gulf Coast Water Authority Announces Annual Change to Water Disinfection

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The Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) will temporarily change its water disinfection process April 12-26, 2021. This annual routine maintenance practice is necessary to maintain water systems operated by GCWA and the Galveston County communities it serves...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

CLS has a fully renovated kayak launch dock!

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - The CLS kayak launch dock is now open to the public after undergoing repairs and renovations. The City of Clear Lake Shores wants to thank CLS resident Brandon Dunegan, the Boy Scouts of America Troop 60...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Jarboe Bayou Pool Reminder

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Jarboe Bayou pool will be closed to the public from Monday, March 29, 2021, to Monday, April 26, 2021, to complete pool plaster renovations.
 Don’t forget that pool season begins on May 1, 2021! To learn more, please visit www.clearlake...
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Posted on: March 22, 2021

A message from the Waterfront Committee

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The Waterfront Compliance Committee and the City of Clear Lake Shores want to thank all waterfront leaseholders for their investment and dedication in our community, and for taking an active role in the preservation and beautification of our city.&nbs...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

CLS Shoreline Cleanup Day and CLS Cleanup Weekend

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The CLS Shoreline Cleanup Day, hosted by the CLS Civic Club and the CLS Yacht Club, will be on Saturday, March 20th, at Jarboe Park. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and volunteers will be there providing bags and disposable gloves. This is a great oppor...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Jarboe Bayou Pool Update

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The Jarboe Bayou pool plaster renovations have been rescheduled due to material sourcing issues, and the pool will remain open throughout March. 

Renovations will begin on Monday, March 29, 2021, and are anticipated to run through Monday, April 26...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

UPDATE: Face Masks and State COVID-19 Executive Order

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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.

Under Governor’s order, businesse...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

WATERFRONT TRANSFER

Transfer of WF B-029 (03/08/2021)

Thomas & Deb Scroggins to Jackson & Charlyn Ray

Transfer of WF B-050 (03/08/2021) 

William & Katherine Chalfant to Tom & Deb Scroggins

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist

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All Galveston County adults can now sign up on the COVID-19 vaccine waiting list. You can sign up now at utmbhealth.com/vaccine or call 877-389-2318.

Signing up is easy. Just click on the sign-up link and provide some basic contact information along with a...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Test Results Indicate Green Material in Ditches is Non-Toxic

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Clear Lake Shores, TX – Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - The City of Clear Lake Shores received today the test results regarding the green material found in the ditches following last week’s structure fire on Oak Rd.

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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: February 26, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: February 26, 2021

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Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, Galveston County restaurants can increase their capacity to 75% and local bars can reopen at 50% capacity.

On December 22, 2020, Galveston County and eight other counties of the East Texas Coast Trauma...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Update: Green Substance in Drainage Ditches

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Due to yesterday’s structure fire on Oak Rd, residents living on the island might notice a green color in some drainage ditches. 

The City of Clear Lake Shores has restricted some drainage to contain this material, and has sent samples f...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

No Injuries in Residential Fire in Clear Lake Shores

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Clear Lake Shores, TX – Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - At 4:50 p.m. today, the Kemah Fire Department and the Clear Lake Shores Police Department responded to a call regarding a residential fire on Oak Rd, in Clear Lake Shores. 

Due to the heavy fi...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

City Waives Winter Storm Repair Permit Fees

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - The City of Clear Lake Shores is temporarily waiving plumbing permit and inspection fees to residents and business owners who require plumbing repairs or other work associated with last week&am...

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Boil water notice has been lifted for the City of Clear Lake Shores

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Effective as of 6:40 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021, the boil water notice has been lifted for the City of Clear Lake Shores. 

Now that boil water notice is lifted, here’s what residents should do: 

  • Flush the plumbing in your h...
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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Winter Storm Damage: Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

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Today, FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the severe winter storm. This action makes federal funding available to 77 counties, incl...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Report Winter Storm Damage

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In an effort to collect damage assessment data from this recent winter storm, the Texas Division of Emergency Management has created the Texas Disaster Impact Self-Reporting Tool. The objective of this survey is to identify damages across Texas, to help e...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Update - Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Boil Water Notice

A boil water notice remains in effect for the City of Clear Lake Shores until further notice. For residents who do not have power to boil water, you are advised to use bottled water for consumption. 

To ensure destruction of all h...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Let’s Do Our Part to Conserve Our Water and Energy

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As water comes back, residents may experience low water pressure. We encourage residents to limit the use of water  when possible to help conserve our water and wastewater infrastructure. A boil water notice is now in effect for the City of Clear...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Clear Lake Shores Mayor Kurt Otten Issues Local State of Disaster Declaration

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - In response to ongoing severe winter weather conditions in our area, Clear Lake Shores Mayor Kurt Otten has issued a local state of disaster declaration.  Previously, the Governor issued a di...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Electric Service and Water Update - Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - The City of Clear Lake Shores has been without electric service since 10:00 p.m. last night due to the controlled rotating outages throughout the greater Houston region. 

Additionally, Galvest...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Prepare for Winter Freeze

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Road conditions will become hazardous Sunday night into Monday due to winter conditions. Wherever you are Sunday night, you should be prepared to stay there through at least Tuesday.

TxDOT and Galveston County crews are preparing to treat the FM2094 bridge...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Remember the 4Ps: Protect People, Pets, Pipes and Plants!

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Prepare for potentially freezing weather and  remember the 4Ps: Protect People, Pets, Pipes and Plants!

PROTECT PEOPLE


Avoid going outside if it is not necessary. If you do, dress warmly, in layers, to prevent hypothermia.
Avoid leaving space heat...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

May 1 General Election - File an Application for a Place on the Ballot

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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Thursday, January 7, 2021 - The next General Election will be held on May 1, 2021. On this day, our voters will elect one mayor and two council members for the City of Clear Lake Shores.

You can file an application for a pl...

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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 14, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

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The Galveston County Health District is gathering information regarding potential COVID-19 vaccines and they want to hear from you. You participation will  help ensure you and your neighbors are educated and well-informed about the vaccine when i...

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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: 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: 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 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 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: March 20, 2020

CLS closures and cancellations

CLOSURES

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

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 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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