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Discover Collins Park in Spring TX - 10/30/07 07:54 PM
COLLINS PARK in SPRING TX As you drive down the tree lined esplanade of Cypresswood about 1/10th of a mile to the east of Stuebner Airline you come across one of Spring TX's largest baseball field parks. Collins Parks is a 55 acre facility with 5 lighted softball fields and 4 lighted baseball fields. Collins Park in Spring TX is home to the Spring Klein Girls Softball League. The Softball League has been developing the character of young girls for 30 years. The Softball Leagues is in its 18th year of hosting the Ronald McDonald Tournament and NFCA (National Fast Pitch Coaches Association) Camp. The Ronald (2 comments)
Dickens Christmas Market in Spring TX November 16th and 17th. - 10/30/07 11:35 AM
Get out your calendar and reserve the date of either November 16 or 17th, because you won't want to miss the 5th annual Dickens Christmas Market. You are sure to enjoy browsing the wares of over 65 vendors in a Victorian setting. But wait the fun does not stop there. Victorian musicians are scheduled to entertain both days. On Friday morning, enjoy the Klein Forest Show Choir. On Saturday morning at 10 am enjoy the young voices of the Krahn Elementary Choir. At 1 pm on Saturday, you are sure to be dazzled by the twirls and turns of the Nutcracker (3 comments)
Houston Ballet's Nutcracker Market Nov. 8 - 11th!! - 10/24/07 03:56 PM
Its that time of year again! Time for the Houston Ballet's annual Nutcracker Market and the kick off of the Holiday season. The Nutcracker Market, which is being held at Reliant Center, is a shopping extravaganza. It boasts over 300 merchants offering unique items of home decor, gourmet food items, toys, decorations, accessories and much, much more. Last year over 66,000 people attended the Nutcracker Market. But don't worry there is still room for you to attend. Over the years, I have seen some fabulous items that their owners have told me they were purchased at the Nutcracker Market. There are (0 comments)
Spring TX Real Estate: Cypresswood - 10/23/07 09:49 PM
SPRING TX REAL ESTATE: CYPRESSWOOD Cypresswood in Spring TX is conveniently located 2 miles west of I45 on Cypresswood, just north of Houston. The Cypresswood subdivision is a large subdivision consisting of approximately 1,700 homes. The main geographic area of the subdivision reaches Louetta to the North and Kuyendahl to the West. A tree lined esplanade street winds its way through the Cypresswood subdivision in Spring Texas.
Cypresswood in Spring TX has numerous amenities available to its residents including a newer clubhouse, pool with double water slide, playground equipment nestled under the trees, numerous tennis courts with spectator seating, basketball court, and picnic tables. The annual Home (3 comments)
Discover Meyer Park in Spring TX - 10/21/07 07:16 PM
MEYER PARK in SPRING TX As you drive down the tree lined esplanade of Cypresswood just west of Stuebner Airline you come across one of our most prized parks in Spring Texas, Meyer Park. The sooner you discover this gem the better. Meyer Park is a 286 acre park with 26 soccer fields with 10 of them being lighted. Who knew that Soccer had such a huge following in Spring TX? Come out to the park on a Sunday and you too will be saying "Sundays is for Soccer".
Meyer Park in Spring TX has a three acre fishing lake for catch (4 comments)
Should you care if your Spring TX home is an Energy Star home? - 10/17/07 06:41 PM
SPRING TX ENERGY STAR HOME It seems that we hear a lot of builders in Spring TX advertising their homes as Energy Star Homes, but what exactly is an Energy Star Home and should we really care?An Energy Star Home has been built to use less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating. Some of the energy efficient features that this would entail include a tighter home envelope, tighter duct sealing, improved levels of insulation, high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, and energy efficient windows. In order for a home in Spring TX to receive the certification as an Energy Star Home it (0 comments)
Paddle wheel steamboat set to cruise again! - 10/13/07 10:08 AM
One of the great things about living in Spring TX is its location. You can be in downtown Houston to watch a play, for a basketball game or a baseball game in 35 minutes, you can get to IAH airport in 20 minutes, you can be in the Woodlands for shopping or dining in 20 minutes, and you can be at Lake Conroe within 45 minutes. Lake Conroe is a 22,000 acre man made lake that was completed in 1973. One of the many attractions at Lake Conroe is the Southern Empress a replica of a Victorian 1800s era riverboat. Recently over $1 million (3 comments)
Spring TX - Property Tax Rate Decrease! - 10/11/07 09:43 AM
SPRING TX PROPERTY TAX I must say that just writing the words Property Tax Decrease is a little weird. But its true Klein school district in Spring TX approved a 32 cent decrease from the 2006 rate for 2007. Now 32 cents may not sound like a lot, but with the median home price of $160,000 in Spring TX it amounts to $512.00 a year. These are the savings that Spring TX homeowners were promised by the State Legislation as a result of the School Finance Reform Law that was passed in 2006. The School Finance Reform Law reallocated the share of the burden of (3 comments)
Graphics - 10/11/07 08:18 AM
ARs: Does anyone have some good recommendations for FREE clip art and photos? I would like to boost up the appeal of my posts with graphics and photos but all I have been able to find our lower level graphics akeen to stick art. (10 comments)
Spring TX Real Estate: Lakes of Cypress Forest - 10/10/07 01:18 PM
SPRING TX REAL ESTATE: LAKES OF CYPRESS FOREST The Lakes of Cypress Forest in Spring TX is conveniently located 1.5 miles west of I45 on Cypresswood, just north of Houston. A tree lined esplanade street leads to the way to the gated community of Lakes of Cypress Forest. Greeting you upon your entry through the gates is the tranquil view of waterfalls, lakes, fountains, and nature trails that are nestled amongst the mature pines and hardwoods. Nature trails connect the homes in the community to its recreational areas of pool, spray pad, sand volleyball court, and picnic areas. Lakes of Cypress Forest is (2 comments)
Last Weekend for Concert in the Park! - 10/10/07 09:24 AM
The Community Associations of The Woodlands wraps up its Concert in the Park fall series this Sunday, October 14 at Northshore Park. Near perfect weather of sunny skies with a low of 70 degrees is forecasted for the day. So grab your blanket and head out to the park for an evening of fun. The evening is sure to be enjoyable with Nigel Edison scheduled to perform his country pop rock sound. The concert which is scheduled for 6 - 8 pm is FREE to the public. Northshore Park is located on the bank of the 200 acre Lake Woodlands at 2505 Lake (0 comments)
What is a Texas Basement? - 10/09/07 03:24 PM
I grew up in the Midwest and in our house we had a basement. I would have to say that our basement's main purposes of use were storage and as a hang out room for the kids. In the summer, we spent a lot of time in the basement because it was always the coolest room in the house. In Spring TX, our homes do not have the typical underground basements because the water table is too high or in other words the soil depth is too thin making it unpractical. So the question begs what do we do for storage space and where in the house (3 comments)
What is a Master Planned Community? - 10/06/07 12:32 PM
MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITIES - SPRING TX What is a master planned community is a question that I am frequently asked. A master planned community is a large scale development featuring a wide range of housing prices and styles, an array of amenities, and multiple non-residential land uses. The uses of the land have been planned in advance. In Spring, TX, we have several master planned communities to choose from including the Woodlands, Gleannloch Farms, Windrose, and Spring Lakes. The Woodlands is one of the largest and most popular master planned communities in the country. The Woodlands was developed in 1974 as a (0 comments)
Houston's Halloween Scream Park is sure to make you SCREAM!! - 10/05/07 11:43 AM
If you are the type of person that enjoys being scared half to death then ScreamWorld is for you. ScreamWorld is Houston's Halloween Scream Park. It boasts five haunted attractions that will surely cause you to have nightmares. The people at ScreamWorld are good at what they do as they have consistently been voted as the best haunted attractions in Houston TX. They have also had lots of practice scaring people as they are in their seventh year of operation. New for 2007 is the Tobias Strange Family Cemetery an outdoor attraction. ScreamWorld is open Thursday through Sunday during October and October 29, 30, (0 comments)
HOUSTON bucking the National Housing Trend - 10/04/07 10:02 AM
In the October 2007 issue of the Business 2.0 Magazine, Business 2.0 working in conjunction with Moody's Economy identifies 10 cities that are poised for real estate appreciation in 2008 and 2009. Three Texas cities of Houston, Austin, and Dallas were all on the list. The commonality amongst the cities on the list were relatively affordable, they missed the housing bubble but still enjoy steady employment and income growth. The article states that the cities did not draw speculators or investments the way the coastal markets did. In Houston, the authors of the article project a 4.6% appreciation in home prices (0 comments)
Spring TX Real Estate: Bainbridge Estates - 10/03/07 03:03 PM
SPRING TX REAL ESTATE: BAINBRIDGE ESTATES Bainbridge Estates is located in Spring TX about 2 miles from I45 off of Louetta Rd. and Ella. This is an exclusive gated community of about 60 custom homes. The homes were built between 1999 and 2002. The home prices are between $340,000 and $550,000. The homes range in square footage from 3,000 to 5,800 with the majority of homes being around 4,000 square feet. The homes architecture is brick traditional and stucco french. The homes are exquisitely appointed with high ceilings, moldings, and granite kitchen counter tops. The subdivision is located in the highly acclaimed Klein school district (0 comments)
Thursdays FREE at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston! - 10/03/07 12:10 PM
The saying goes that nothing in life is FREE but here is one thing that truly is FREE. Every Thursday, thanks to a gift from the Shell Oil Foundation, admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is FREE. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's two main buildings of the Caroline Wiess Law Building and the The Audrey Jones Beck Building both enjoy free admission on Thursdays. The Caroline Wiess Law Building is the museum's original building. It houses Oceanic, Asian, and pre-Columbian art and temporary exhibits. The Audrey Jones Beck Building opened in March 2000 and it houses European art, Impressionist and Post-impressionist paintings. The Law (0 comments)
Houston Blues Festival October 26 - 28th - First annual! - 10/01/07 07:26 PM
Sam Houston Race Park is hosting the 1st annual Houston Blues Festival October 26 -28th. The Blues Festival will showcase some of the best national, regional, and local blues talent in this exciting new outdoor venue at the Infield at Sam Houston Race Park. The Blues Festival is just one of the twenty scheduled concerts in the 2007 Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series. General Admission tickets are available for $30 and VIP Pass tickets are available for $80. As a special treat on Sunday there will be a Blues Brunch and Fundraiser to benefit the Houston Blues Society and the Musician's Benevolent Society. (0 comments)
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