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HELP YOUR STUDENT STUDY

Whether you are helping your kids with their homework or they need to study alone; making their study environment productive is a big help. Here are some suggestions to improve the value of their study space: • Don’t isolate them too far from the family. Make a comfortable space reasonably near the center of family […]

AVOID BEING HAMMERED BY HOME REPAIRS

In the aftermath of Harvey, many of our Houston neighbors are in need of home repairs and even some remodeling work. Disasters always bring in scammers and frauds and everyone is exposed. Older homeowners seem especially vulnerable to these crooks and their schemes to relieve us of our money. Here are some warning signs to […]

SEE THE “COME AND TAKE IT” CANNON

Although most consider the Alamo as the site for Texans (and Texicans) to start the fight for independence from Mexico, the first shots fired were actually in Gonzales – and they included shots from a famous cannon. The cannon was originally provided by the Mexican government to assist settlers in defending themselves from local Indian […]

ARE YOU UP FOR A SIDE HUSTLE ??

If you follow our BLOGs you will notice that we did not post one at the end of last month. Obviously, we were busy minding our business and that of our friends and neighbors during the storm and floods. Now that school has started, summer is over, vacation spending may be loading up your credit […]

READY OUR KIDS FOR LEARNING

School is a place for learning but it is not the only place for learning. In fact, a look at one of the most fundamental elements of the learning process brings us to focus on reading. Unfortunately, studies estimate that up to one fourth of all U.S. children cannot read at their grade level. This […]