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City Adopts Fair Housing Plan
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On January 23, 2012, the City Council accepted the the Fair Housing Activity Statement (FHAST) prepared by the city's fair housing working group as the city's official Fair Housing Action Plan.

[Click here to view the FHAST form.]

Following a presentation by the Working Group's Chairman Steven Jones and a public hearing the council passed Resolution No. 2012-77 adopting the FHAST form as the "City of Shoreacres Fair Housing Action Plan."


Mayor Proclaims April as Fair Housing Month in Shoreacres
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

At the first city council meeting of April, Mayor Dolly Arons issued a Proclamation proclaiming the month of April 2013 as Fair Housing Month in the City of Shoreacres, Texas, and urged all citizens to become aware of and support the Fair Housing law.




Shoreline Restoration
Budget $250,000
Contract Amount: (pending)
Funding Source:
Coastal Impact Assitance Program

Design, construction engineering, environmental assesment, permit application and final bid specifications for a project to protect approximately 3,075 feet of Galveston Bay shoreline along Miramar Park. Replaces marginally effective riprap with a combination of concrete revetment and concree rock filled stainless steel gabion breakwaters for transition of marsh to shore. 

Allocation approved by GLO for $250,000. Funding approved by US Department of the Interior (12/03/12).

Grant period ends December 31, 2014.


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Please Check Your House Numbers

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Did you know that each house is required to have legible address numbers that can be seen from the street? [more]

Aerial Photographs of Shoreacres: 1930 to 2008

Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - [more]



Full Effects of Ship Collision Unknown
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Monday, March 9, 2015, two 600-foot ships collided in the Houston Ship Channel near Morgan's Point. One of those ships can be seen above as photographed from Miramar Drive today. A gasoline additive called MTBE spilled from this ship into Galveston Bay. The exact amount has not yet been determined. Unlike oil this chemical is water soluble, meaning that it mixes with water instead of floating on top or sinking to the bottom.

Air and water monitoring show no public health concern at this time. A unified command team is overseeing the incident and is committed to ensuring the safety of the public and protection of the environment.

It is not known if the chemical will have any effect on fish or wildlife. 

Out of an abundance of caution we suggest that fish taken from Galveston Bay water in Shoreacres not be eaten until the proper officials have had an opportunity to determine the risk, if any.


2014 Tax Rate Proposed and
Public  Hearing Dates Set

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

City Council voted Monday night to propose keeping next year's tax rate at the same rate adopted last year, $0.844381 per $100 valuation. Because of increased property values in the city this equates to a 6.5% overall tax increase which will require the city to hold two public hearings before adopting a tax rate on October 2, 2014.

Council has formally scheduled tax hearings for 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 25 and Monday, September 29 at City Hall. 

Budget Hearing Notice
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Shoreacres will hold a Public Hearing on the 22nd day of September 2014, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 601 Shore Acres Blvd., Shoreacres, Texas, beginning at 7:00 P.M. The purpose of this hearing is to provide citizens the opportunity to comment on the overall budget.

This Budget will raise more total property taxes than last yearís budget by $50,596.79, or 6.5%. The amount of tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $15,923.90.

All citizens are invited to attend and participate with both written and/or oral comments and/or questions concerning the entire 2014/2015 Budget, including all funds in the General Fund and Utility Fund.

Copies of the proposed budget may be inspected by the public at City Hall, 601 Shore Acres Blvd., between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and, 8:00 a.m. and noon Friday. The proposed budget is also available by clicking HERE.

Bay Area Observer Named City's New Official Newspaper
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

On August 25, 2014, the City Council designated The Bay Area Observer as the city's official newspaper. As a result the city will begin publishing legal notices including notices of public hearings, tax notices, and ordinance captions. The Bay Area Observer replaces the Houston Chronicle.

Miramar Shoreline Project
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

With funding from a Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant the city has begun the process to address Galveston Bay coastal erosion along Miramar Park. This grant is specifically for design, engineering and permits, but does not include construction.

On February 10, 2014, the Shoreacres City Council adopted Resolution No. 2014-125 and created the Miramar Shoreline Restoration and Improvement Advisory Group.

The purpose of this group is to seek input from the public and to provide objective stakeholder concerns, advice and guidance to the City Council and the project engineering firm on issues related to the proposed shoreline restoration and improvements.

Additional information can be found HERE.

Comment on the
Miramar Shoreline Restoration


Residents are Reminded to
Register Pets and
Keep Dogs on a Leash 

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014

The city reminds all pet owners that it is illegal to allow animals to run at large within the city.

Whenever a pet is off your own property it must be under physical control (leash or caged). Animals running at large are declared to be a public nuisance and the owner subject to  fine.

The owner of every cat, dog or ferret is also required to provide proof of rabies vacination and register the pet annually with the city. Pet tags are only $4 and can be obtained at city hall during normal business hours.

Miramar Shoreline Restoration & Improvement Advisory Group 
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

The city has received a Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant to address Galveston Bay coastal erosion along Miramar Park. This grant is specifically for design, engineering and permits, but does not include construction. As you might imagine there are different methods and designs to be considered and selected from to accomplish the goals of this grant project. In this process City Council would like to ensure full public disclosure and participation in selecting the final proposed design. This is especially true for community stakeholders, which include residents, park users, recreational pier users, watercraft users of all types, and the public at large.

On February 10, 2014, the Shoreacres City Council adopted Resolution No. 2014-125 and created the Miramar Shoreline Restoration and Improvement Advisory Group.

The purpose of this group is to seek input from the public and to provide objective stakeholder concerns, advice and guidance to the City Council and the project engineering firm on issues related to the proposed shoreline restoration and improvements.

To further this objective the City Council will appoint three citizen representatives to the Advisory Group on Monday, February 24.

These citizen members will join representatives from the City's Planning & Zoning Commission, the City's Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, the Shoreacres Civic Association, the Shoreacres Recreation Association, and the Houston Yacht Club.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to one of the three citizen seats please call City Hall or your councilmember and provide your contact information as soon as possible.

City's Shoreline Restoration Grant Approved
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The City has been notified that the United States Department of the Interior has approved our grant application for planning, design, engineering and permits to restore the shoreline at Miramar Park.

The grant project titled, "Shoreacres Shoreline Restoration," has now been approved for funding in the amount of $250,000.00 under the Coastal Impact Assistance Program.

Using these funds the City will be able to complete design, engineering and secure permits necessary to reclaim lost land; and, build tide level revetments and underwater structures that will reduce the erosion of the Galveston Bay shoreline along Miramar. This grant will allow the City to prepare for construction, but does not include any construction funding.

This project is the result of the Bayshore Erosion Study the city completed in 2004. Additional grant funding will be sought for construction after the completion of this grant work.


Blackboard Connect Service Provides Emergency Notices
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011

The City of Shoreacres has subscribed to a high-tech service to provide rapid dissemination of time-sensitive messages to every telephone number stored in a notification database. Using Blackboard Connect, authorized city officials can send thousands of telephone, e-mail, and text messages in minutes.

Most traditional home telephone numbers are already in our database. Cellular telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and text-receiving devices can be added by to the database by clicking on the "Sign Up Now" button below or on the city's website.


The Blackboard Connect system is used to deliver messages regarding the safety or welfare of our community. Examples include severe weather warnings, hazardous traffic or road conditions, chemical releases, and any other situation that could impact the safety, property, or welfare of our citizens.

Sign-Up today and add your cellular telephone, pager, and other contact points.

Driveway Requirements Revised
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

On Monday, August 9, 2010, City Council adopted Ordinance 2010-68 [City Code Sec. 54-41] revising the construction specifications for driveways in the city. The updated requirements allow the use of pervious surfacing materials and require connections to city streets to be concrete. [more]

City Defines Flood Surge Hazard Area
and Restricts Use of Fill Dirt

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The City of Shoreacres has amended its Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to address special flood surge hazards at the east end of the City approaching Galveston Bay. [more]

Protect Yourself With Flood Insurance

Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009

Since standard homeowners insurance doesnít cover flooding, itís important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that frequently impact the Texas.

Find out more about the National Flood Insurance Program and how it can help you protect yourself. [more]

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