Welcome to the City of Shoreacres. Some say we are a restful retreat
from the hustle and bustle of neighboring large cities. Some love our
quaint bay front atmosphere. And because our City is small and has many
lovely trees, others say we provide a country-like environment to our
residents. We have a community fishing pier, boat access to the Bay, a
kayak launch, and Shoreacres is home to the Houston Yacht Club. But we
are so much more.
Our city is a place where neighbors get to know each other and
are active participants in community functions and organizations. In
todayís world, we are extremely proud of that. And through both good
times and tough times, we support our city. We extend welcome and
community encouragement to our residents. With our
environmentally-conscious attitude, Shoreacres folks are eager to take
part in programs that promote the cleanliness of Galveston Bay, the
protection of wetlands, and the preservation of natural resources and
wildlife. Designated as a bird sanctuary, the City of Shoreacres prides
itself on the large variety of species that inhabit the local waters,
estuaries, and wooded areas.
Our city is a General Law
City, with a Mayor and five Council members elected to two year terms.
City Hall acts as a court house, council chambers, police station,
administrative building and a community meeting area, providing a
central location for citizens.
The first homes were built
in 1925 in what was known then as the Shoreacres Country Club
subdivision. Shortly after, country homes designed with plenty of
windows for the ocean breeze were built on wooded bayside tracts. In an
effort to enhance the country club atmosphere, Shoreacres, Inc. donated
six acres of bay front property in 1927 to be the site of the Houston
Yacht Club, which is our sole business establishment. Because of its
increasing population, Shoreacres incorporated as a city in November of
newcomers a neighborly welcome and we hope you enjoy living in this fine
community. This website provides information that may make your move to our city
a little easier. If any of us can be of any assistance, please contact
Dolly Arons, Mayor
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
It's time to clean out
all of your unwanted household hazardous waste items.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
9:00am to 1:00pm Only
La Porte Public Works Service Center
2963 North 23rd Street
Accepting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
from approximately 350 households. HHW will be collected on a first
come, first serve basis.
BUSINESS WASTE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
What You CAN Bring To This Event:
paint thinner, paint, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or
batteries, car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters,
electronic waste (limit five items per vehicle) which includes:
computer monitors, televisions up to 27" screen, computer CPUs,
keyboards, printers, cellular phones.
such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, water heaters.
Tires (up to
20") off the rims, limit six per household.
cylinders up to 5 gallons - No other types of gas cylinders will be
What You CANNOT Bring To This Event:
waste and electronic waste from businesses.
ammunition, radioactive materials.
extinguishers or controlled substances (drugs).
Tips On Transporting HHW Materials:
Containers should be sealed and in their
original labeled packaging. Pack leaking containers in a larger,
non-leaking container. Place containers upright in a box or plastic bin
and pack newspaper around the containers to prevent breakage. Place
containers in your trunk and be prepared to leave your containers and
For More Information, Visit
www.LaPorteLEPC.org or contact
the LEPC at 281.470.0010 or
Sponsored by the Local Emergency Planning
Committee and the City of La Porte.
Clean-Up Green-Up Set For Monday April 4
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011
It's time for Spring
vegetation, branches, tree trimmings and limbs up to 6-inches in
diameter can be set curbside for pick-up in front of your home the weekend of
April 2 & 3.
No need to
haul your limbs anywhere.
Please set your
yard material between the ditch and the street before 7:00am
Monday, April 4. Do not tie into bundles. No need to cut
into short lengths, long limbs are preferred for chipping.
Whenever possible place the cut end of the limbs towards the
street for easy pick-up. Don't mix yard material with other
trash or wood products - doing so will result in all of the
material being left for your disposal.
is very important that you place the
material near the street
and keep both the
street and the ditch clear of all debris.
crew will come by with equipment to pick-up and chip your limbs
beginning on Monday. Please be aware that it may take a couple
days to complete pick-ups throughout the city.
Pine Beetle Infestation Hits Shoreacres
March 9, 2011
Shoreacres pine trees weakened by
Hurricane Ike injuries have attracted pine beetles.
Unfortunately there is no chemical that
can kill these beetles once they are in a tree. The best we can do is to
prevent the beetles from attacking other trees. [more]
East Forest Ave / West Forest Ave
January 11, 2011
On January 10, Shoreacres' City Council
renamed Forest Avenue within the boundaries of the City of Shoreacres.
2010 Tax Rate Adopted
October 14, 2010
Following public hearings
held on October 4th and October 11th, Shoreacres' city council met on
October 14th to officially adopt the 2010 tax rate.
Ordinance 2010-83 set the 2010 tax rate at $0.824670 per $100
valuation. The 2009 tax rate was $0.884264.
2010 Budget Adopted
October 14, 2010
The Shoreacres' city council has adopted a budget for the City's fiscal
year that began on October 1st. The budget was formally adopted by
Ordinance 2010-80 on Monday, September 27.
Street Project Engineering Work Started
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Many Shoreacres residents have or
will see survey, soil testing, and utility crews working in and
along their streets as the city prepares for new street
year ago the city applied for federal Hurricane Ike recovery grant
funds. It has taken a long time, but finally we can see tangible
signs of progress. Some of those signs are spray painted on the
street while others are marked on wooden stakes.
This preliminary engineering work
will locate utilities, define the projects and provide the
information needed to prepare specifications that will go out
for bid in a few short months.
Driveway Requirements Revised
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
On Monday, August 9, 2010, City Council adopted
[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.
New Fence Regulations Are In Effect
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009
their regular meeting, Monday, September 14, the Shoreacres City Council
Ordinance 2009-51 amending the City's fence regulations.
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.
Protect Yourself With
Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009
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
Find out more about the
Insurance Program and how it can help you protect yourself.
Your House Numbers
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
you know that each house is required to have legible address numbers
that can be seen from the street?
Aerial Photographs of Shoreacres: 1930 to 2008
Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009