Living in the Clear Lake/Houston region provides a congenial, small-town atmosphere which emphasizes recreational activities within miles of the vitality and excitement of Houston, a city of tomorrow. Houston is a diversified international city with more than 50 foreign consulates represented. The Clear Lake region, on the outskirts of Houston, has been referred to as "an oasis" within the hustle and bustle of a dynamic, ever-changing city.

Over the past 25 years, the Clear Lake Area has developed into a thriving business community. Originally a fishing and agricultural community, the region encompasses nine communities. In 1976, Houston annexed Clear Lake City, which integrates with Clear Lake Shores, El Lago, Kemah, League City, Nassau Bay, Seabrook, Taylor Lake Village, and Webster. Approximately 156,000 citizens reside in this area, which encompasses about 125 square miles.

Many features distinguish the Clear Lake Area from other areas outlying the city of Houston. First, it lies midway between downtown Houston and Galveston, and is bordered on the east by Galveston Bay. This location provides the best of both worlds: the stimulation of big city life available within a 30-minute drive, and equal accessibility to tropical beaches.

Clear Lake's access to "big water" makes it attractive to both residents and tourists alike. Not only does the bay provide myriad opportunities for water-centered recreation, but it also offers an aesthetic value that is incomparable. It is easy to be  mesmerized by the sound of waves rushing to the shore, or those calming sea breezes that add refreshment to even the warmest of days.

Another distinction the Clear Lake Area has earned is that of being home to NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), which chose this location in the early 1960s. NASA's presence is what really gave impetus to the area's development, and the aerospace programs at JSC, including mission control responsibilities for the Space Shuttle and the Space Station production, continue to contribute to Clear Lake's economy. For example, based on the NASA fiscal year of 1994-95, figures show $1.95 billion was spent locally on federal pay, contractor salaries and services, utilities, materials, and equipment.



EMERGENCY
Sheriff, Fire, Ambulance 911
Poison Control Center

713-654-1701

NON-EMERGENCY
Ambulance 281-338-4873
Constable, Pct. 6, League City 381-316-8711
Fire Station No. 3 3575 FM 518E 281-334-7878
Fire Department 281-332-1311
Police Non-Emergency 281-332-2566
Sheriff

281-534-3515

GOVERNMENT
Main Switchboard-Harris County 713-755-5000
Main Switchboard-Galveston Co. 409-762-8621
Animal Control (Shelter) 281-332-5777
Appraisal District, Galveston 281-474-4489
Boat Registration 800-792-1112
Building Permits-League City 281-338-4832
Children's Protective Services 409-337-5130
Commissioner, Park Information 409-534-2531
County Health Department 409-765-2538
Commissioner, Pct. 4, League City 281-534-2531
Courthouse-Galveston County 409-762-8621
Courthouse-Harris County 713-755-5000
Courthouse-Clear Lake Annex 281-486-7250
District Attorney-Galveston 281-534-2531
Facilities Rental-League City 281-338-4836
Fire Marshall 281-334-7870
League City Hall  281-332-3431
Library 100 W Walker, League City 281-338-4861
Mosquito Control (Dickinson) 281-534-2726
Municipal Court 281-332-3435
Road Dept. & Drainage 281-534-4152
Tax Dept. 300 W Walker 281-338-4806
Veteran Service Center 281-534-2531
Voter Registration 713-224-1919
Youth Service Center 281-534-2531

UTILITIES
GTE Phone Service 800-483-1000
Reliant Energy/Entex 281-534-4569
Southwestern Bell Phone Service 800-246-8464
Texas New Mexico Power & Electric 281-534-3571
Time Warner Cable Service 713-645-2311
Waste Management (Garbage) 713-837-0311
Water Department (Billing) 281-338-4813
Water Department (Breaks & Service)

281-338-4816

HOSPITALS
St. John -Nassau Bay 281-333-5503
Columbia - Clear Lake 281-332-2511
Memorial Southeast 281-929-6100
Alvin Medical Center

281-331-6141

CLEAR CREEK ISD
Administrative Offices 281-332-2828
Clear Brook High School 281-996-5446
Clear Lake High School 281-488-6670
Clear Creek High School 281-338-5600
Creekside Intermediate 281-332-8494
League City Intermediate 281-338-7000
Hyde Elementary 281-334-7692
Lloyd R. Ferguson

281-334-4818

OTHER NUMBERS
Armand Bayou Nature Center 281-474-2551
Convention & Visitors-Clear Lake 281-488-7676
Convention & Visitors-Galveston 800-351-4236
Driver's License (Alvin) 281-585-4525
Driver's License (Texas City) 409-938-3565
Gulf Greyhound Park 800-275-2946
Historic League City 281-332-1517
Kemah Waterfront-Restaurant Row 281-488-7676
Mud No. 6 713-783-4120
Principal Management Group 281-333-5173
Walter Hall Park (League City) 281-554-2870
Elva Lobit Park (League City) 281-534-3781
Space Center Houston 281-244-2100
Texas Ice Stadium 281-486-7979

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

NAME
ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBERS
EMAIL
Home Inspections
Randy LeBlanc
All-Star Home Inspections
3910 Fairmont Pkwy, #211
Pasadena, TX  77504
Office: 281-486-4002
Pager: 713-786-3638
Darrell McNair
American Home Inspections
PO Box 741
League City, TX  77574
Office: 281-338-1181
Pager: 713-762-4094
Mortgages
Kim Harmon
Countrywide Home Loans
16927 El Camino Real
Houston, TX  77058
281-461-7201 (x-238)
TX Toll Free 800-320-7380
Scott Medsger
Home Trust Company
711 W. Bay Area Blvd., #102
Webster, TX  77598
Office: 281-338-2200
Toll-Free: 888-388-1995
Pest Control
C.M. "Skip" Marlow
Bay Area Pest Control
PO Box 664
Friendswood, TX  77549
Office: 281-482-8488

Title Company
Tracy Swerdlin
Chicago Title Insurance Co.
16511 Space Center Blvd., #103
Houston, TX  77058
Office: 281-280-8383

Angie Cook
Stewart Title
2625 Bay Area Blvd, Suite #100
Houston, TX  77058
Office: 281-488-6683
Fax: 281-488-7575


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