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My children attended Spring Branch ISD schools.  They both went to Memorial High School and my son was a senior the same time Andrew Luck was a senior.  So even though I'm a Texans fan, I feel a connection to the Colts when they play.  It's always great to see a hometown boy do well.  Below is an article from The Wall Street Journal about Andrew Luck's Trash Talk on the field....
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Jean Risha]
Sugar Land Breaks Ground on Live Entertainment Venue Sugar Land Breaks Ground on Live Entertainment Venue Sugar Land, TX - Construction of Sugar Land’s live entertainment venue began today with a formal groundbreaking southeast of U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard. Completion is expected in the fall of 2016. Joining Sugar Land City Council at the event were ACE Theatrical Group, the...
Read Post [Posted on 12/09/2014 By Stanley Poscovsky]
Sugar Land, ACE Theatrical Group to Break Ground on ‘Venue of the Future’ Who: Sugar Land City Council and key executive staff will join ACE Theatrical Group to break ground on a project expected to change the live entertainment landscape of the region. The project's completion is expected in the fall of 2016. What: Construction of a 6,430-seat live entertainment venue will create a fac...
Read Post [Posted on 11/26/2014 By Stanley Poscovsky]
A community-wide ground breaking took place Tuesday at the site where Shadow Creek High School is being built at the corner of Broadway and Kirby, in Pearland, for Alvin ISD. "Having them to go to a quality school, close to home...Very special," said Pearland Mayor Tom Reid. This 72 acre facility with more than 500,000 square-feet was made possible by several bonds starting in 2009. It will ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Askia Bell]
Sugar Land’s 12th Annual Christmas tree Lighting Event Christmas Tree LightingThursday, December 4, 2014 5-8 p.m. Sugar Land Town Square Come out and enjoy the lighting of the 40 foot Christmas tree with a special appearance by Santa Claus at the City of Sugar Land’s 12th annual Christmas tree Lighting event! This year’s event attendees will be enchanted with a mixture of theatric...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Stanley Poscovsky]
Shanita Holloway who goes by the name of Agent Miss Holloway is a person full of passion, personality and integrity. Her reputation, values and morals is what she stands by. When you are a client of Miss Holloway’s she does not take it lightly and because of that her clients feel important and feel at ease knowing their best interest is in the right hands.Agent Miss Holloway is  originally fr...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By Shanita Holloway]
Katy has become one of the most popular areas of Houston to live. Only 30 miles west of Downtown, Katy is known for the Katy Brew Fest, Katy Mills Mall, Harvest Rice Festival, La Centerra Shopping Center, Katy Crawfish Festival, great schools, great neighborhoods, and most of all great people! What do you love most about Katy? We have been helping families find their dream home in Katy for ye...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Homes within highly rated school districts tend to have a higher median sales price, sell for a greater percentage over the list price, and sell faster, according to a new study by the real estate brokerage Redfin. Highly rated public schools were found to have homes with a median sales price of $474,900 compared to $290,000 in an average-rated school zone. Redfin researchers also found...
Read Post [Posted on 10/08/2014 By John Askins]
Home buyers are willing to pay a premium in order to live in a top-ranked school district, a new study finds. They're forking over an average of $50 more per square foot for homes near top-notch schools, according to Redfin. The brokerage used MLS databases to calculate the median sales price and price per square foot of homes within school zones during the period of May 1 to July 31.  Redfi...
Read Post [Posted on 10/07/2014 By John Askins]
Newton, Mass., has been crowned as this year’s best U.S. city to live in, according to rankings from 24/7 Wall St. The publication narrowed its list to 550 cities (all of which have more than 65,000 residents) and ranked the cities based on seven major categories: crime, economy, education, housing, environment, leisure, and infrastructure. The labor market was one of the key measures use...
Read Post [Posted on 10/06/2014 By John Askins]
Pricey, upscale neighborhoods don’t necessarily mean the schools will be better than less expensive areas, according to new research by Forbes.com and GreatSchools, an education parenting web site.Schools in areas with median home price above $1.1 million were not found to perform better than those in neighborhoods where homes were priced in the $200,000 to $399,000 range. Forbes.com and Grea...
Read Post [Posted on 10/01/2014 By John Askins]
In the market for a new home but have no idea where to start? There are several decisions you should begin to make before you even start your home search. By asking yourself the right questions, you can quickly pinpoint what you want – and can afford – in your next home.1. What's your budget? See how your finances stand up to the 28/36 rule, which lenders use to see what you ca...
Read Post [Posted on 09/23/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Everyone wants to live in a smart place. But the magic mix that draws people in is composed of a lot of different dynamics coming together all at once, according to the National Geographic Channel’s Smart Cities program. “A city needs a heart and soul—typically the center, where people congregate for work and leisure. Smart cities are well-connected locally and internationally, have a s...
Read Post [Posted on 09/21/2014 By John Askins]
The next generation of home buyers say they will move to the suburbs if it means they can find quality schools there, according to a newly released survey by realtor.com®.In fact, millennials – the generation born between 1980 and 2000 – are less likely than other generations to compromise on school districts when in house-hunting mode, the survey revealed. Fifty-two percent of millenn...
Read Post [Posted on 08/25/2014 By John Askins]
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