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March Things To Do In Houston  Check out our top picks for March Things to do in Houston! Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 3-22, 2015 Come be a part of the world's largest livestock exhibition, world's largest rodeo and premier entertainment event! Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2015 Houston Sendoff Event March 4, 2015 More than 50 Houston-area high school and colleg...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
Jay Wall III, senior vice president with Moody Rambin in Houston, specializing in tenant representation, recently penned the following anaysis of the Houston commercial office market for the Houston Business Journal: Houston has more than 17 million square feet of new office space currently under construction, but the joyride is about to end. Much of it is of single-tenant campuses — I...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By John Askins]
Is your pooch pawing your petunias? Here’s how to keep your dog out of your garden and away from your precious plants. If you sprinkle powdered mustard or hot pepper flakes around your garden, after a few licks, your dog won't bother the area again. Image: Brittany F. We want our dogs to eat well, but we don’t want them snacking on our heirloom veget...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Vanita Cooper]
  These tricks and tips will help you outsmart dirt while cutting back on housework. Your home's humidity level may be contributing to dusty floors and surfaces. Too humid conditions breed dust mites; air that's too dry causes static electricity, which makes dust sticky and tough to remove. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic Giving your home that spring-cle...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Marla Lewis]
Crawfish Festival in the Heights Just a quick note to alert you of an upcoming Heights event. If you are interested in the Heights...it's cool old homes, history, funky shops, etc., here is another reason to visit and wander around. The annual crawfish festival has been on-going for a decade now, sponsored by the Heights Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free for music, entertainment,...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By Richard Martin]
From a dusty parking lot along Texas 16 near Tilden, Texas, Jose Rodriguez sees what's not yet obvious in the numbers. The Eagle Ford Shale oil field is a shadow of its former self, fading at the edges as the energy industry slashes spending. Plenty of trucks rumble past Rodriguez - but not as many as before. Workers pull over to browse the merchandise folded on wooden tables - piles of...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By John Askins]
Read Post [Posted on 02/24/2015 By Josalyn Cano]
Prime location- The lot is priced at $339,900 on the most desirable street in Oak Forest Elementary School Dist Area. The pictured rendering is for Proposed Construction.  The Proposed Rendering & Plan is 3877 s/f living; 446 s/f porte-cochere; 363 s/f front & rear porch; 504 s/f detached garage.  The Plan includes: 1st Floor- Island Kitchen; Breakfast Room; Breakfast B...
Read Post [Posted on 02/24/2015 By Tom Johns]
Round these parts the Houston rodeo is big and that's saying something in Texas where everything really is already pretty big. This annual extravaganza centres in and around the NRG Stadium (where the Texans play) and attracts over 2.5 million visitors during the nearly 3 weeks that it is on - and it starts early next week. Concerts, a carnival, cattle and livestock shows, BBQ foodstuffs galor...
Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By John Paulus]
Existing single-family home sales in Texas were up 4 percent last month from a year ago, while the median price was up 9 percent, according to the latest Multiple Listing Service data compiled by the Texas Real Estate Center. In January, 15,791 homes were sold, up from 15,238 in January 2014. The median price increased from $164,500 a year ago to $179,100. Housing inventory was at 3.1 mon...
Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By John Askins]
In business, population and income, there’s no doubt that Texas is on the rise.  Texas experienced more high-paying job growth than the rest of the country over the last 13 years, according to new research from the Dallas Federal Reserve. The state has also been the top domestic immigration destination in the country since 2006, the Fed found. Businesses are coming to Texas in droves...
Read Post [Posted on 02/21/2015 By John Askins]
Memorial Park Golf Course – So, 15 years ago a buddy and I hopped in a U-Haul and moved to Houston. I came to the city sight unseen, with no job but a lot of hospitality experience and the idea of playing all day and bartending all night. The golf course at Memorial Park was (and still is) my home course. We have a plethora of great fancy courses here, but I’m a Muni track kind...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Ronald Tata]
Insurance is a way to hedge the risk of a possible loss on an asset that a person or entity cannot afford.  The cost of the coverage is determined by risk and exposure to the insurer and reflected in the premium. Another way to say it is: don’t buy insurance when you can afford the loss.  If you have a mortgage on your home, you must have insurance.  It is probably prudent ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Crystal Palencia]
Did you know that Houston has been named the best city in America by Business Insider? And we are ranked #1 in America for tech, science, and engineering jobs which keeps our economy booming.  WIth that, the mild winters (very different from how a lot of this country is feeling right now), how could you not want to be here?  Houston is brimming with culture and excitement, including ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Teresa Sartin]
  There are a lot of reasons to love the Heights: the history of the homes and people; the varying house styles from pre-1900's Victorians to the early 1910-20's Craftsman style, and just the ambience of the area. One really cool feature that we have here is the old storefront buildings. These might have been corner stores years ago but have since been re-purposed and are s...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Richard Martin]
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