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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Tight grid conditions expected due to high number of forced generation outages

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking Texans to reduce electric use as much as possible today through Friday, June 18. A significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of Jun...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Waterfront Properties for Lease

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The City will be accepting bids until Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and will be publicly opened and tabulated on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Bids will be awarded at the following City Council meeting.

To be qualified to bid on a waterfront...

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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: October 1, 2020

WATERFRONT TRANSFER

Transfer of WF F-142 (06/03/2021)

Charlie Mazoch to Brian Cole

Transfer of WF E-124C (06/03/2021)

Alan & Debbie Totah to Albert & Lisa Zarosky 

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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

CLS to Conduct Emergency Notification System TEST on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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The City of Clear Lake Shores will be conducting an Emergency Notification System TEST on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

If you are registered to our Emergency Notification System CLS CONNECT, you will be receiving a TEST ALERT to the email address ...

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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 28, 2021

Memorial Day: A Message from Mayor Kurt

MEMORIAL DAY MAYOR MESSAGE

Dear CLS Residents, Employees and Business Owners, 

Memorial Day weekend is a time of remembrance and reflection for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the United States.  Please join me in taking a moment to remember all the ...

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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 13, 2021

Birch Rd Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | May 20

Birch St. Bridge Ribbon Cutting Flyer

Please join us on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. for our ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Birch Rd Bridge reconstruction project. The ceremony, hosted by Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Commissioner Darrell Apfell, wi...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

SH146 Expansion Project: Clear Creek Full Channel Closure

UPDATE HIGHWAY 146 EXPANSION PROJECT (1)

South (outbound) closure

When: Monday, May 10, 2021 through Saturday, May 15, 2021

Please be advised that when one channel is closed, the other channel will have two-way vessel traffic. The two-way traffic will be managed as follows:
  • Traffic will be directed...
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Posted on: May 10, 2021

May 15 - CLS Cleanup Weekend and CLS Island Wide Garage Sale

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The CLS Cleanup Weekend and the CLS Island Wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to do your spring cleaning, sell things that you don’t need, and dispose of non-hazardous ...

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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.  

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 G...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Jarboe Bayou Pool Update - April 26, 2021

POOL UPDATE APRIL26

The Jarboe Bayou pool remains closed to the public to complete pool plaster renovations. The renovation project is expected to be completed by the first week of May.

The 2021-2022 pool application form is now available online at  www.clearlakeshor...

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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: 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 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 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: 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.

The testing results indicat...

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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 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: 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 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

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

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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