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The City of Pflugerville is hosting a family fun event to celebrate the completion of Pflugerville Lake Park on March 6th, starting at 3:00pm. Afternoon recreational activities will include kayaking, fishing and washers, a visit from Ms. Poppy the Clown, a rock climbing wall and a G-rated family movie at dark, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. The grand opening park dedication takes place at 4:00pm and family kite flying contest is at 5:00pm. While the lake has been open since 2006, an adjacent 14 acre park on the north shore was more (2 comments)
In other parts of the country, April showers bring May flowers. But only in central Texas do early showers bring April bluebonnets - and boy, we've had plenty of early showers that should reward us a brilliant display of Texas bluebonnets. Perhaps the best we've had in years according to Friends of Fredericksburg Nature Center. In fact, just today I spotted bluebonnets patches popping up in my garden - a sure sign of spring and celebration onset of our beloved state flower. If you haven't seen our bluebonnet show in full bloom, you haven't lived. Beginning late March into the first (5 comments)
Renters Insurance - What It Is And Why Renters Need It - 02/26/10 08:12 PM
Today I received a phone call from one of my past clients with disturbing news. The manufactured home that sits on 10 acres of land they own as investment property burned to the ground yesterday. Fortunately, the family who rent the home did get out safe but they lost all their household possessions in the fire - furniture, clothes, tools, toys, every stitch of everything they owned. As if loosing their home and all their belongings isn't catastrophic enough, the tenants do not have renters insurance so starting over is sure to have a huge financial and emotional impact. (5 comments)
It's a rare day in central Texas to see snow falling from the sky but today it did snow. We had about 2 inches at least. Here in Austin we call this a 'winter weather advisory.' School kids were sent home early and city trucks are on stand-by ready to sand down the highway overpasses. To me this seems a little dramatic, but then I was born and raised in Erie, PA. where even 2 feet of snow was just another day. But hey, I'm not complaning. I'm (7 comments)
How to File for a Homestead Exemption in Texas - 02/03/10 02:21 PM
I received an email today from a past client who purchased her home last year. Her question to me concerned filing her homestead exemption. As a convenience courtesy, I recently sent her a homestead form to fill out and send in at no cost BUT, she also received a mail solicitation that looked rather official asking my client to pay a fee to file the homestead exemption on her behalf. My advise to her -- toss the mail solicitation in the garbage. There is no reason you should have to pay to file for homestead exemption in the state of Texas. (1 comments)
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