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?
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on April 7, 2011
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to announce that they will be showing the acclaimed feature length film, Born to Be Wild 3D, Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, beginning April 8, 2011 at the Wortham IMAX Theatre.
Born to Be Wild 3D is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals and documents the extraordinary people who rescue and raise orphaned orangutans and elephants - saving endangered species one life at a time!
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on March 30, 2011
The Houston School of Hockey is Houston’s only youth hockey developmental school for children ages 4-7 to learn the basics of ice hockey. From skating to shooting, participants will learn everything they need to know to enjoy the sport of ice hockey.
Based on USA Hockey’s American Development Model, the Houston School of Hockey offers kids a curriculum of broad skating skills and hockey-specific drills.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on March 24, 2011
The Houston Zoo proudly announced the birth of Asali, a female Masai giraffe. She is the first baby to be born in the Zoo’s new African Forest, which opened in December 2010.
Mom, Tyra, delivered her Asali just after 5 p.m. on March 4 at the McGovern Giraffe Exhibit at The African Forest following a long 14-month pregnancy. Asali is the eighth Masai giraffe in the zoo’s herd.
“The calf weighs 150 pounds and is over 6 feet tall. She’s a strong healthy baby,” said McGovern. “This is 12 year old Tyra’s sixth calf. Kiva, the father is 15 years old.”
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on March 14, 2011
It’s springtime in Texas and the smell of BBQ is in the air. This can mean only one thing: the backyard parties have begun! Follow these ten backyard party tips and your next alfresco get-together is sure to be a blast!
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on March 8, 2011
March is definitely “in like a lion” with warm winds signaling a refreshing change of seasons, but the harsh winter months may have been hard on your home's exterior.
Although it’s not quite time to redo the flower beds or make dramatic landscape changes, you can definitely bring a little life back to your home this weekend by freshening up the porch and entryway.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on March 4, 2011
Mischer Development, known for its successful communities in the Houston market for 65 years, is revolutionizing the way people shop for homes. Cypress Creek Lakes, Mischer’s community in Northwest Houston, is the first to offer Columbus Community Navigator, a web application that provides a better way to search for homes.