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Residents of Murphy TX greeted the coming of Autumn with a celebration after a long drought in the summer made up of record-making temperature days. The first full day of autumn offered up for Murphy residents a picture-perfect day with cool breezes, sunshine and temperatures in the 80's. Murphy TX It's a Good Life.
Wylie Smiles with Gallery Moments Photography - 09/27/11 05:19 PM
Ready, set, smile! Camera moments have never really been one of my favorites. I’ve always been a behind-the-scenes kind of gal not caring much for the spotlight much less the camera. Then I met Marcie.Marcie Parker is a professional photographer who operates her own photography studio in Wylie, TX. Gallery Moments Photography became a real-life dream for Marcie after she had paid her dues in the world of corporate photography. With her own studio, Marcie finds the freedom she needs to fully express her photography skills with her clients.A recent visit to Gallery Moments proved to be refreshingly fun as Marcie (8 comments)
Texas Drought 2011 - 09/25/11 01:08 PM
The Texas drought of 2011 will go down in Texas history as the 2nd worst drought recorded. Back in the 1950’s Texans experienced the worst recorded drought in its history. The following represents a few facts about the 2011 Texas drought.* 12-month period, August 2010 - July 2011, driest in the past 116 years* July 2011 - warmest month ever * July 2011 - 3rd driest month; driest months, 1980 and 2000* June 2011 - 5th warmest monthAugust 2011 will rally the record books with temperatures reaching even higher as the drought continued on in Texas. September 2011 although hot did (8 comments)
An A'Maizing Day in Murphy - 09/22/11 05:57 PM
An A’Maizing Day in MurphyMurphy Maize Days, September 24, 2011Maize Days in Murphy promises to be an entertaining day of fun for the whole family. The festival started out as an event to celebrate Murphy’s 50th Anniversary. The event was so well-received by the community that it has now become an annual event. The name Maize Days was selected due to the fact that corn was the area’s biggest crop in days past.Murphy Maize Days, September 24, 2011 will be held on the city’s municipal grounds located at 206 N. Murphy Rd. Parking will be provided in the Plano ISD complex, (7 comments)
I've Seen Fire and I've Seen Rain | Murphy TX - 09/22/11 04:41 PM
I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain | Murphy TX In the words of James Taylor “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain” only I am not singing. In the late morning hour today a scattered shower came through Murphy dropping a lot of rain. It passed through about as quickly as it came leaving in a blaze. One of Murphy’s homes on High Point was struck by lightning. Murphy Fire Department responded quickly and was able to get the blaze under control. Needless to say this is not one family’s high point of the day. But it should serve as (7 comments)
High Winds Blow Through Murphy Texas - 09/21/11 06:43 PM
High Winds Blow Through Murphy TexasSunday night a thunderstorm came rolling into Murphy Texas (you can see the thunderstorm photo here) and it was not until Monday that the residents of north Murphy began to see the storm’s aftermath. It appears that the brunt of the storm came rolling across Murphy at the the intersection of FM544 and Murphy Rd. In this intersection on the southwest corner is a Walmart Neighborhood store, Jack-in-the-Box and Starbucks fast food stores. The parking lot particularly at this time of the year is visited by many birds migrating south. The winds were so strong that (6 comments)
Signs of the rural living that once populated Murphy Texas are still found in various locations within the city. The three goats grazing peacefully were found at the corner of S. Maxwell Creek and Kinney Dr. They were unfazed by the local traffic on FM544. (2 comments)
UnPredictable Weekened for City of Plano | September 2011 - 09/19/11 12:21 AM
UnPredictable Weekend | City of Plano | September 18, 2011The thunderstorms moving into our area this evening was one more for the weekend. Rain, although much needed and appreciated, played havoc on the Plano Balloon Festival. Neither Saturday nor Sunday morning were the balloons given the okay to lift off. I didn’t attend but Sunday afternoon was good weather for a visit to the festival grounds only the balloons were missing. Tomorrow plans will begin for next year’s festival and I’ll be eagerly anticipating them once again.Even the first Nascar race for the chase in Chicago was delayed due to rain. (8 comments)
Don't Be a Realtorasaur! - 09/15/11 07:51 PM
Don’t Be a Realtorasaur!Came across this You Tube video about Realtorasaurs that was a fun way to look at the changes in today’s real estate practices. The Internet has changed our culture in so many ways that if you don’t adapt you just may find yourself taking the path of the Realtorasaur.
Don’t Be a Realtorasaur!
Up, Up and Away Over the Skies of the Plano Balloon Festival - 09/15/11 08:41 AM
Up, Up and Away Over the Skies of the Plano Balloon FestivalThe 2011 Plano Balloon Festival gets underway Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 18th. Come see the colorful array of the hot air balloons floating gracefully across the Plano sky. Or watch the balloon fly-in competition where pilots compete by dropping a bean bag on a designated target at the festival grounds. The pilot closest to their target wins that competition. I like to hang around until dusk and see the evening glow where the participating balloons will light up the evening sky. If you are an early morning person (10 comments)
The Star-Spangled Banner - 1814 - Not-So-Wordless Wednesday - 09/14/11 07:58 PM
The Star-Spangled Banner - 1814On this day in America’s history a young lawyer named Francis Scott Key wrote a poem known as the “Defense of Fort McHenry”. Key had witnessed the battle taking place at the Fort in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. The poem was later put to a popular tune and renamed the Star-Spangled Banner. It quickly became a favorite patriot tune. Not until March of 1931 was the Star-Spangled Banner made the national anthem of America.Please join with me today and proudly declare the words of the song:♫ Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s (9 comments)
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HaPpY Birthday Marilyn Harrell - 09/13/11 05:33 PM
Please take a moment to wish Rainmaker Marilyn Harrell all the best on her very own birthday! I will bring the party hats and favors to the celebration... Via Marilyn Harrell (Century21 Smith-Miller, Inc.): What is a birthday? It's the one day of the year - IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU! A birthday is a day or anniversary where a person celebrates his or her date of birth. Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a gift, party or rite of passage. Although the major religions celebrate the birth of their founders (e.g., Buddha's Birthday), Christmas – which is celebrated widely by (0 comments)
Murphy TX Real Estate Market Report August 2011 - 09/13/11 12:20 PM
The City of Murphy TX was voted number 27 of the 100 Best Places to live in a small community (population of 50,000 or less) per a recent finding in Money Magazine. To find out more about Murphy TX follow us on Facebook and see why it’s a great life! During the month of August 25 single family residences SOLD.
Looking at the chart above home sales were evenly represented all over town even though August was one of the hottest months on record. Daily temperatures remained well over 100 degrees. The top selling neighborhoods all tied in number (2 comments)
That First Monday in September - A Labor of Love - 09/05/11 09:57 AM
We all look forward to that first Monday in September. It's Labor Day and we can rest from our labors - all day, if you are so blessed. Over the years it has been a time of celebration and I recall celebrating it in all its various forms throughout different stages of my life.Growing up in Garland one of my favorites was to go to the Jaycee Jubilee that was held annually on the grounds of Central Park. It was a weekend of events including a carnival and ended with a beauty pagent for Miss Garland. When my boys were young (7 comments)
Living the 70's - My Sweet Lord - 09/04/11 03:09 PM
Living the 70’s - My Sweet LordOn September 4, 1970 George Harrison released this song ♫ My Sweet Lord ♫. ♫ My sweet LordHm, my LordHm, my LordI really want to see youReally want to be with youReally want to see you LordBut it takes so long, my Lord ♫
Do It All in Murphy TX | Voted Best Places to Live 2011 - 09/03/11 04:38 PM
Where can you go to get your haircut and pick up pizza for lunch, ship a package to Alaska, drop off clothes to be dry cleaned and pick up a fancy dessert for dinner all in one stop? You can do it all in Murphy TX and live the Good Life. Maybe that’s why Murphy was voted as #27 in 100 Top Best Places to Live. (7 comments)
Nuts and Bolts of a Residential Sales Contract | the Option Period for the Home Buyer - 09/03/11 02:05 PM
Nuts and Bolts of a Residential Sales Contract | the Option Period for the Home BuyerGetting the residential sales contract negotiated and signed may feel like you have met your goal of home ownership. However for the home buyer there remains more work to be done and possibly some additional negotiating. Once the contract is executed next in the process comes the home inspection. During the inspection the buyer has the opportunity to take a closer look at the home they will be purchasing. The inspection is the buyer’s first line of defense against purchasing a home that does not meet (3 comments)
Water Parks for Labor Day September 2011 - 09/02/11 04:15 PM
Water Parks for Labor Day September 2011The only activity residents in Dallas or Collin County may want to do for Labor Day in 2011 is visit one of several water parks* in the area. One of the more popular water parks is at the Great Wolf Lodge located in Grapevine. You must be a guest of the resort to enjoy the water park which features an inside or outside (seasonal) pool. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor offers up more than twenty rides with slides, pools, rapids and kids splash area. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is located in Arlington. Be sure to check (4 comments)
7 Ways to Get Along Well with Others! - 09/02/11 12:49 PM
Surviving in today's social climate can be a bit trying for even the most humble among us. Connie has written a thoughtful commentary about how to get along with others in our relationships. It only takes 7 ways to get along well with others. Via Connie Harvey Realtor Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors): 7 Ways to Get Along Well with Others! I'm really not a Pollyanna, but, I'm just so tired of all the negativity and the difficult people. Really. There's no need for it. If what you're doing isn't working for you, do something else. Quit whining about it! So, (4 comments)
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