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Resident in a New Orleans neighborhood are shaken after a massive Canebrake, or Timber rattle snake, was removed from under someone's deck. [...]
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Preston Wiginton, the organizer of a planned "white lives matter" event at Texas A&M, is calling off the demonstration, saying the country needs time to "heal" after one woman died in a weekend of violence in Charlottesville.Wiginton, a former Texas A&M student, had scheduled the event for Sept. 11, but the university canceled it, citing safety concerns. Wiginton initially indicated that he was going to move forward with the event. [...]
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To the editor: Did Robert Heiney even read what he wrote? What part of illegal doesn't he understand? Illegal means: defiance of our laws by entering the United States without approval. Believe me when I say, we would be just fine without "illegal aliens of all nationalities." We have millions of people on welfare in this country, a good portion of them are illegals. If we revamp the welfare system and require that recipients work for their money, we would have fewer people on welfare and more working in the economy. And the jobs that Heiney listed would not require an education to perform their duties. And, yes, we could require welfare recipients to work. They do it in other states, we can too. [...]
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The pair was arrested at the intersection of Westheimer and 610. [...]
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The real estate industry, like most other industries, have seen rapid changes, mainly in technology. "This means that today's agents have many more tools available to be efficient, productive and of value to clients. To make it work, though, requires constant commitment on the agents' part to look at systems and approaches, which are new, and be creative in dealing with these changes," said Mary Kay Casey, a Realtor with Heritage Texas Properties. However, these new tools do not negate the basic knowledge of the market and contracts, which is where the value of the agent lies. [...]
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Builders and remodelers in the State of Texas gathered for the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) annual Sunbelt Builders Show Aug. 2-3 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. The event brings together thousands of Texas' top residential home builders, developers and remodelers to learn about the latest technology, plan for the future, attend education sessions and listen to some of the nation's top keynote speakers. Established in 1992, the Star Awards, which are given annually in conjunction with the yearly Sunbelt Builders Show, recognizes the best in Texas. On Aug. 3 there was an evening reception and awards ceremony where excellence in the remodeling industry was celebrated. [...]
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There is a natural urgency that people feel when they are relocating to a new city. Things tend to move rather quickly, and so they tend to be anxious about going to the new location to look for a place to live. While this should definitely be one of their early considerations, it helps for home buyers to have as many of their ducks in a row as possible before their home-finding trip. One such element is a mortgage prequalification or preapproval letter from a mortgage lender, which basically states that the lender is generally willing to lend money to the buyer, up to a certain amount, based on certain conditions. [...]
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Built on almost an acre backing to lush landscaping and a dry ravine, this Piney Point Estate features an incredible home with more than 10,000 square feet of living space. Listing agent Kathryn Hamilton with John Daugherty Realtors describes the home designed by Robert Dame and built by Black Diamond as "magnificent" and made for entertaining with the utmost attention to detail. Twenty-foot ceilings enhance the striking entry that showcases a custom-designed stained glass dome, marble stairs and a custom iron railing; polished marble flooring and four marble statues that represent the four seasons. [...]
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HomeAid Houston and Lennar/Village Builders are teaming up to construct an 8,100-square-foot cottage for eight children from families in crisis on the Boys and Girls Country campus in Hockley. To help celebrate the framing stage of this new home, the team from Lennar/Village Builders came together at the site to write words of encouragement and blessing on the frame of the house, before it is covered with drywall. This was also an opportunity for the boys who will be moving into the house, along with their teaching parents, to walk through and experience the early stages of construction, and to write their own messages of hope and inspiration. [...]
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Chesmar Homes is inviting potential home buyers to visit its completed 2733 Poplar plan, one of two Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Benefit Homes Project homes being built this year. The home is being unveiled to the public, with all of its amenities and upgrades the highlight of this open floor plan. The home is in the new community of Elyson in west Houston on FM 529, west of Grand Parkway. Newland Communities donated the homesite. The two-story Poplar home plan is from Chesmar's Arbor Collection and features four bedrooms and three full baths. The home's common areas are in an open design. Two bedrooms located on the second floor and a game room provide plenty of space. [...]
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