Monthly Archives: January 2012

Proposed Coastal Recreation Area for the Eastern Texas Coastal Region

I’ve been seeing a number of articles about the proposed Coastal Recreation Region centered on the Galveston area. The purpose of the region is to diminish future hurricane damage. When hurricane Ike came through, the areas with still existing coastal … Continue reading

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Apartments Planned for Fiesta Supermarket Site – Can W. Alabama Handle It?

I’m sure that many of you have seen or heard that the Fiesta on W. Alabama is going to eventually be torn down and replaced with a 300+ unit apartment building. Swamplot Website Article Part of me is glad to … Continue reading

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Download and Backup Your Facebook Profile

I’d like to thank my virus protections software (“Vipre”) for this information that I’ve copied from their e-newsletter. They always seem to include a lot of very useful information. I thought that the instructions on how to backup your Facebook … Continue reading

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12 Things You Should Stop Paying for in 2012 | Smart Spending | Mainstreet

I found this article about 12 things that you can do to save money in 2012.  My favorite is making your own low cost laundry detergent!  Most are super easy! 12 Things You Should Stop Paying for in 2012 | … Continue reading

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Houston among 10 cities “poised for greatness” in 2012 – Houston Business Journal

I keep hearing about this, and I’m ready for it! Houston among 10 cities “poised for greatness” in 2012 – Houston Business Journal.

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Houston 2012 Marathon Olympic Trials – Home

I only live a few blocks away from the main course of the trials, so traffic will probably be a nightmare, but… it will be worth it to get all of the media coverage of this beautiful city. It amazes … Continue reading

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More Good News for the Houston Area

Check out these headlines and stories….. Houston Ahead of Austin, Dallas for High-tech Jobs A study by Forbes magazine places Houston ahead of Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth as a mecca for technology jobs. Houston ranked #18, compared to Austin (#32) … Continue reading

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2011 jobs data by race and education, at a glance – Yahoo! News

This is a very interesting article from Yahoo news that has the US jobs data broken down by race and education level. A couple of things really caught my eye. The first is that the unemployment rate for the our … Continue reading

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Texas Tenants Rights Website

For my readers that are currently tenants, I have added a new link to my blog to the Texas Tenant Rights webpage. You can find the link on the right hand column under “Legal”. I am not an attorney, so … Continue reading

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Good-bye Prudential Building! Thanks for the Memories.

This Sunday is the final day for the old Prudential building in the medical center. The building is scheduled to be imploded this weekend. I think that it is sad that even a skyscraper can’t be sure of standing long … Continue reading

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