Archive for the ‘Mechanic’ Category

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 […]

TIME LEFT FOR SUMMER DRIVING TRIPS

Family visits to friends and relatives, a getaway to better summer weather or an annual vacation to some genuine tourist site; there are a couple of months left before school starts and the fall routine is established. Here are a few tips to make your summer travel a bit safer and more enjoyable: • Do […]

SUMMER IS THE MOST DEADLY SEASON FOR TEEN DRIVERS

According to a recent AAA study; during the 100 days of summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day an average of ten (10) people die every day from a crash involving a teen driver.  The study also confirmed that nearly sixty percent (60%) of those teen crashes involve distractions behind the wheel.  The statistics that […]

TRIPS TO FOLLOW YOUR APPETITE

    Although the World Champion BBQ was over with the Houston Rodeo in March, there are still some Texas cook-offs and appetite-tempting events that might justify some interesting trip plans for this year.  Here are a few choices that may stimulate your taste buds for a little journey: 1-2 (Labor Day weekend) Brady will […]

EARLY TRAVEL PLANNING

School will be over soon and it’s not too early to do some planning for summer getaways.  Even if you have a summer vacation planned, some nearby day-trips throughout the summer can be fun and even informative for you and the children in your family.   Without even leaving Houston there are a number of […]

SPRING ALLERGIES – BUT ALL YEAR LONG???

Yes, spring is generally the worst season for allergies but with approximately 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal or indoor allergies, every season can bring some misery including itchy & watery eyes, sneezing and congestion.  Sound familiar?  Here is a look at those seasons and some ideas about reducing the allergic impact from what […]

NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD MONTH

You may have missed all the celebrations and commemorative parties last month (we sure did) but March was actually “National Frozen Food Month”.   Nonetheless, we can look at some ways to take advantage of this time-honored and extremely valuable food technology.  It was 1924 – nearly a Century ago – that a fur trader named […]

SPRING MEANS MORE DRIVING AND OFTEN MORE DRIVERS

If you are adding a teen driver to your family that extra insurance cost is a significant concern – in addition to your concerns as a parent of a teen driver.  Check with your insurance carrier to be sure that you meet the Texas rules about exactly when the teen insurance coverage is required – […]