There are 8 blog entries for April 2013.
Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 3:59pm. 4,602 Views, 0 Comments.
Central Texas about to get second area code: 737
Callers in the Austin area code may soon be required to begin dialing the area code in order to complete the calls. Austin continues to grow and in order to provide a continous supply of phone number a new area code (737) has been implemented.
Since two area codes will not be servicing the same geographic area, local callers may be required to include the area code when dialing, including calls within the same area code. Check with your landline or cellphone providers for more details and the exact implementation dates.
In addition to the long standing 512 area code, the new area code of 737 has been implemented as an available area code for the Austin area. See the blue area in the image.…
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 4:41pm. 3,313 Views, 0 Comments.
A Packed Week
by Celia Hayes
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Just to get into the mood and establish the mental sound-track, imagine a mariachi band kicking it into raucous high gear. Now, imagine a ten day long city-wide block party, food festival, oyster feast, rock concert, art show, parade, debutant ball and live comic burlesque ... yes, it's Fiesta time again in San Antonio, with the usual packed schedule of events suited to every taste. From Night in Old San Antonio in La Villita, to the Battle of Roses parade; it's a couther and more family-friendly version of New Orleans' Mardi Gras, as a commenter once described it. Fiesta began over a hundred years ago, with a simple modest parade of…
Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 2:56pm. 1,670 Views, 0 Comments.
Selling Your Home with Pets
Moving can be a stressful time for all members of the family, including our pets. As a home seller, you're not only managing your dog's stress, you're trying to maximize the value of your home. You will have a lot of strangers coming in and out of your home while it's on the market. If you have a busy home, your dog may be used to meeting lots of new people. But this probably occurs when you are home. Without you, he may not understand that these "intruders" are your prospective buyers. Will he become territorial? Stressed? Will he bark excessively? Or follow the new folks around jumping up, licking, or otherwise trying to make friends? Regardless, all of these attention-getting behaviors are signs of stress.
Here are a…
Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 2:02pm. 1,205 Views, 0 Comments.
Gov. Perry Launches Chicago AdsGov. Perry Launches Chicago Ads: Texas is Escape Route from High Taxes, Burdensome Regulations
Monday, April 15, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
As part of his ongoing efforts to spur competition between states and recruit jobs and employers to Texas, Gov. Rick Perry is taking his message of low taxes, predictable regulations, fair courts and a skilled workforce to employers in Chicago with a week-long web and print ad buy in Crain's Chicago Business Journal and on chicagobusiness.com. Paid for by TexasOne, the $38,450 mixed media advertising buy includes a two-day takeover of the website, email marketing and a full page ad in Monday's edition of Crain's Chicago Business Journal.
Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 2:03pm. 945 Views, 0 Comments.
CROWD CONTROL: TEXAS STILL GROWINGApril 12, 2013
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Texas is again a top destination for many people.
According to the results of U-Haul International Inc.'s latest National Migration Trend report, more families moved to Houston in 2012 than any other U.S. city. This marks the fourth year in a row that Houston has claimed that honor.
Other Texas cities landing among the top 50 were San Antonio (5), Austin (6), Dallas (17), Plano (25) and Fort Worth (26).
The rankings reflect more than 1.6 million one-way U-Haul truck transactions in 2012. A corporate release states that the findings are not reflective of overall growth.
However, the company also calculated the percentage of inbound moves versus…
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 10:10am. 2,927 Views, 0 Comments.
IH 35 Road Trip – Part 2
(<--IH 35 Road Trip - Part 1)
by Celia Hayes
The road was long, and went on and on in the dark. I thought that we'd see the sunrise about the time that we passed Round Rock, but no – thanks to daylight savings time, we didn't see it even begin to get light until we passed through Waco. At that juncture, something moved us to want to take a break. Well, actually three things moved us: we were getting hungry again, my daughter wanted to top up the gas tank, and we both needed to use the bathroom facilities. And there was a billboard advertising the Czech Stop Bakery, and not a truck plaza or another Buc'ees in sight, in a little hiccup of a town called West. So, pull off the highway onto the access road, looking for the…
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 9:23am. 1,334 Views, 2 Comments.
Texas Boasts More Jobs Than Last Year
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – All Texas industries and the state's government sector had more jobs in February 2013 than in February 2012.
According to the Real Estate Center's latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, the state's construction industry ranked first in job creation, followed by mining and logging, leisure and hospitality, other services, professional and business services and trade.
The state's economy was robust, gaining 355,600 nonagricultural jobs from February 2012 to February 2013, an annual growth rate of 3.3 percent compared with 1.5 percent for the United States. The state's private sector added 336,800 jobs, an annual growth rate of 3.8 percent compared with 1.9 percent for…
Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 11:55am. 1,830 Views, 0 Comments.
IH-35 Road Trip Part 1
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by Celia Hayes
Having a book event last Saturday in Belton – a very pleasant and prosperous town overtaken and reduced to mere suburb status by the mighty municipalities of Fort Worth on one side and Dallas on the other. Not having more than a day available to spend on this excursion, and depending on the takings from sales of books at it for any extraneous adventures, we did not take any scenic and exciting backcountry routes to and from. Instead, we took the simple and uncomplicated road – IH-35, at a consistent 60 to 70 MPH, except for twenty minutes on the return journey, stuck in Austin traffic at a slow crawl. How they can manage a…