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2015 

Deep Breath ~ I Finally Did It! For many years I have been wanting to write a book and have been encouraged by many to do so. Although I absolutely love writing, for some reason writing something so very personal has been a challenge at best!  I found every excuse in the world to be too busy to s...
05/31/2015
Texas Handgun Open Carry Bill Approved ~ 2015 That's right folks, you can now carry your licensed handguns right there on your hip in plain sight! The former concealed handgun law dated back to the Civil War era. Of course with all gun laws, this one is also "under the gun" from various groups. T...
05/30/2015
Historic Neidigk Ranch ~ Magnolia, TXDiscovering a tract of property with historic significance is always a treat! A grand 457 acre ranch located on the southeast side of Magnolia is just hidden enough to provide excellent privacy and security. If you asked most folks around here they probably do...
05/30/2015
A Cool Surprise Here in The Rain!Today I received a notification from AR that a new member was following me.  When I went to see who this awesome person was, I was excited to see that she is the wife of a fellow college graduate of mine! Now how cool is that? Let me introduce you to Shannon Slate...
05/29/2015
Texas Flooding ~ What to do About Erosion!The Texas Floods of May 2015 have wreaked havoc on our homes, our roads and our property.  Not only do the homes and roadways take a hit, many property owners are faced with serious problems of erosion. This is a very problematic situation and should be e...
05/29/2015
Almost the entire state of Texas has been impacted in some way by our recent floods.  Most of you have seen the footage on TV and have sent your thoughts and prayers.  Very much appreciated!   This video is tough to watch and you can just feel the fear and emotion!  What a frightening time to go ...
05/29/2015
I have lived in Texas all of my life.  I have seen historic rainfalls, hurricanes, tornadoes, flash floods and severe thunderstorms.  I would have to say that the storms we endured last night have to top the charts as the worst that I have experienced.  Really, really frightening. To make this pa...
05/25/2015
The trend of outdoor rooms appears to be here to stay!  In our area north of Houston, we have been watching this trend unfold for sometime now.  While some of these rooms don't hit the mark with some less-than great DYI results, there are some that are simply stunning! The home that I am featurin...
05/25/2015
EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS ~ Lewis Creek Dam ~ Montgomery County, TXEveryone in our area knows the historical rainfall that we are experiencing.  The Lewis Creek Dam north of FM 1097 West is now threatening to break.  Emergency crews have been on this for days.  With this last torrential downfall this...
05/23/2015
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50 Shades of CRAY! I know that this is not an original title but it fits so perfectly that I had to steal it from the show The Bachelorette! In the past few days I have been involved with a really unorthodox real estate transaction. What began as a typical offer began to unravel and show its true...
05/23/2015
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