Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on June 15, 2011
Construction is complete and Tuckerton Road is now open in Cypress, Harris County. Tuckerton Road is a now a major thoroughfare connecting Fry Road to Greenhouse and is a major, new east-west connector for travelers.
Tuckerton Road also runs through Phase 3 of the master-planned community of Cypress Creek Lakes. This new artery will make it easier for Cypress Creek Lakes residents to get to Cy-Fair ISD's Berry Center, Lone Star College, retail centers and more.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on June 10, 2011
Arriving at 7 pounds, 21 inches long, the female SimNewB looks just like any other newborn. Equipped with many health issues — she was born limp and without vital signs, suffered several seizures along with many other health issues – the nurses in the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) are learning to focus their lifesaving efforts on the most fragile patient.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on June 10, 2011
We have all heard to use white baking flower to put out a kitchen fire or Dawn dishwashing soap to remove a grease stain from your favorite blouse, but did you know that many common pantry staples can be used to tackle tough clean-up jobs throughout the home?
Here are just a few simple tips sure to dazzle your friends and family:
Use White Vinegar to Shine Your Wood Floors
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on May 24, 2011
A spare room in your home can easily be made into a space to entertain. With the growing popularity of media rooms and home gyms, making the call to transform an unused home office or formal dining is made even easier thanks to the floor plans used in the majority of today’s suburban homes.
Home theaters are no longer a luxury found only in celebrity cribs, and with so many new compact electronics on the market it takes very little work to turn a bedroom or unused space/room into a cozy cinematic viewing area.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on May 17, 2011
If you are considering a home improvement, retirement, sending a child off to college, or any other unexpected expenses, you may want to consider a home equity loan.
A home equity loan is basically borrowing against the equity you’ve already paid into your home. Generally a borrower can request a loan in any amount up to 80 percent of their equity. Just like your existing mortgage, you will incur a fixed or variable interest rate, and in some cases, fees and closing costs.
The Pros of a Home Equity Loan
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on May 10, 2011
Haute Wheels Food Trucks are setting their gourmet food trucks up to leave traditional drive-thru restaurants in the dust with a whole new way for hungry patrons to indulge in quality cuisine on the run!
The festival, celebrating ‘haute’ cuisine presented in a compact, yet fresh right-to-you way, will be held at Houston Community College Southwest Campus, West Loop Center, Houston, on Saturday, May 14 from 12 to 7 PM and Sunday, May 15 from 12 to 5 PM
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on May 3, 2011
Houston’s Urban Harvest Farmers Market offers locally-produced vegetables, fruits and farm products every Saturday and Sunday morning at three Houston area locations, all year long. The market helps to sustain local family farms, promote health and wellness and boost the Houston economy.
In addition, the market features an exceptional program known as the Gardeners' Corner, which allows school groups, community gardeners and backyard gardeners to sell their produce and learn the basics of market gardening.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on April 29, 2011
In a buyer's market it can really pay to make necessary improvements before listing your home for sale. Even small projects can impress potential buyers, but be purposeful in your focus.
For around $100, you can install new cabinet knobs and drawer pulls in a wide range of styles for an instant update. Consider choosing classic styles that will appeal to a wide range of potential buyers.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on April 18, 2011
The classic family fairytale, The Princess and the Pea, is coming to the Miller Outdoor Theater at Hermann Park on April 22, 2011 at 11 AM.
The Prince must marry a real Princess before his next birthday or he will lose the throne, and the only way to tell if a girl is a real Princess is to have her take a test! Only a real Princess would have the sensitivity to feel a pea through a huge stack of bedding. Can the Prince get his Princess to take the test? Will she pass?
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on April 14, 2011
As the spring winds blow in, the home buying season starts to heat up too. Just remember to plan for the less obvious costs associated with your purchase.
Thanks to continued low interest rates and an abundance of newly constructed homes, there are definitely bargains to be found. Even with those bargains, doo you have enough in your account to handle closing costs? Do you have cash on hand for the appraisal, necessary inspections and earnest money?