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Have a Homemade Halloween!

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Halloween is a fun American tradition, unfortunately, big box stores have over commercialized it along with every other holiday. Make this year’s Halloween a homemade one, that will create memories for years to come. The basics are pumpkins, costumes, candy and crafts.

Texan Market Days

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Bring the whole family on October 22 from 9 AM to 5 PM to the amazing 480 acres that is George Ranch Historical Park, located at 10215 FM 762 Richmond, TX 77469. Texan Market Days features over 150 years of Texas history and provides an look at times gone by. The festival is held annually the fourth weekend of October and showcases a plethora of hands-on activities, battle reenactments, Civil War camps, live entertainment, archeological digs, food, craft vendors and much more.

Local Food Stars Illuminated the Houston Culinary Awards

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The brothers who own the Pappas Restaurant Group, Harris an Chris Pappas were named restaurateurs of the year at the 2011 Houston Culinary Awards presented by My Table Magazine. Hugo Ortega of Hugo's and Backstreet Café was named chef of the year, while El Real Tex-Mex Café took home the award for best new restaurant in Houston.

Now is a Great Time to Buy a Home in Cypress, Sugar Land, and Richmond, Texas.

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According to HoustonFacts.org, now is the time to buy. Unlike the booming years where the sellers were the ones in control; today the buyers are calling the shots. All the components are in a buyer’s favor. Homes are competitively priced, interest rates are lower, and sellers are willing to negotiate.

"If my neighbor sold his house for $250,000 six months ago, why should I have to settle for $225,000 today?"

Texas Legislature Makes Changes to Homestead Exemption Requirements

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The Texas Legislature has made significant changes to the requirements for homestead exemptions.

These affect all types of homestead exemptions, not just the regular homestead exemptions. The changes also affect over-65 exemptions, over-55 surviving spouse exemptions, disability exemptions, and the 100% Disabled Veteran exemptions (all of which are considered homestead exemptions). Any new applications as of September 1 must comply with all requirements.

Houston’s Median Home Price at All-Time High

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According to the Houston Business Journal, "sales of single-family homes in Houston in June totaled 5,422, the highest number since August 2008, according to statistics released by the Houston Association of Realtors." A healthy real estate market normally has six month inventory of home, Houston has an almost eight month supply! The median home price as of June was $164,500 which is up 2.8 percent from June 2008.

Brazilian Festival Comes to Houston

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The Houston area is renown for its great diversity of cultures and peoples moving here from across the world. Next week come out for rhythmic music, exquisite food and lively dancing of Brazil.

The 2011 Brazilian Festival is Sunday, September 4, at Jones Plaza in Houston, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, sponsored by the Brazilian Arts Foundation.

Join a crowd of more than 2,000 people that gathers each year for this great event that coincides with Brazilian Independence Day.

Houston to Remember 9/11 Anniversary with Weekend of Events

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The City of Houston has announced a full range of activities the weekend of September 9 to 11, that will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks ten years ago.

These events are intended to carry on the legacy of those lost by creating a weekend of community service projects throughout the Houston area.

The schedule of events is:

Ukrainian Treasures on Display at Museum of Natural Science

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On tour for the first time in the United States at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is the exhibit “ДРЕВНЯ УКРАЇНА (Ancient Ukraine) - Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations” until September 5.

Ukraine is home to some of the world’s oldest and greatest civilizations and cultural treasures from every era are on display, dating back 6,000 years.

Houston PBS and the Dinosaur Train are Coming to the Houston Zoo!

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Houston’s pint sized paleontologists will be thrilled to hear that their favorite PBS stars are headed to the Houston Zoo for a Big Screen debut! Everyone is invited to a special pre-screening event to see Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and the entire Pteranodon family adventure into the city in their new one-hour special: Dinosaur Big City!, a Dinosaur Train movie.

On Saturday, August 20 the Houston Zoo will be partnering with Houston PBS/Channel 8 to host three screenings of this well loved animated children’s movie in the Brown Education Center at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM.

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