Reasons to Move to Texas
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Reasons to Move to Texas

Relocating to Central Texas Why do so many people want to move to Texas? Maybe because Texas is the 9th largest economy among the nations of the world and offers a business-friendly climate—with no corporate or personal income tax—along with a highly skilled workforce, easy access to global markets, robust infrastructure and predictable regulations. More…

Texas Beekeeping Ag Exemption
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Texas Beekeeping Ag Exemption

Beekeeping for an Ag Valuation Beekeeping can qualify Texas landowners for an ag exemption (1-d-1 appraisal) with only 5 – 20 acres of land!  With a serious decline in the honey bee population around the world, what better way to do your part to preserve this master pollinator and lower your property taxes too! With…

Preparing your Central Texas Tomato Garden
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Preparing your Central Texas Tomato Garden

Tomato Plants Central Texas There’s nothing like the taste of a fresh, ripe tomato grown and picked from your Central Texas home garden. There are many things to consider in order to ensure you get a healthy, flavorful crop of tomatoes. The first step to growing tomatoes in Central Texas is to mix the soil…

Exercise Can Slow the Effects of Aging on Your Body
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Exercise Can Slow the Effects of Aging on Your Body

Slow Body & Brain Aging with Exercise As we age, our nervous systems lose motor neurons. The loss of these neurons leads to “a loss of motor units, reduced muscle mass, less strength, speed, and power. That process speeds up substantially past age 60.” So, what can you do to keep your motor neurons? According…

Georgetown Texas is Fastest Growing City in US
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Georgetown Texas is Fastest Growing City in US

Fastest Growing City, Georgetown, Texas Georgetown Texas tops the list, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The estimates, which track growth from July 2014 to July 2015, show the most rapid growth was concentrated in Central Texas, the greater Houston area and near Dallas. Located just north of Austin, Georgetown ranked…

Inexpensive Home Improvements that Payoff
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Inexpensive Home Improvements that Payoff

Inexpensive Home Improvements When buyers pull up to your Central Texas home they have already started sizing your property up, even before the car doors have shut. Curb appeal, presenting a positive first impression, is of the utmost importance when selling a home. A mowed lawn, manicured landscaping,  fresh mulch and colorful flowers go a…

Starting your Spring Central TX Vegetable Garden
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Starting your Spring Central TX Vegetable Garden

Starting a Central Texas Spring Vegetable Garden Central Texas vegetable gardens can be challenging, as well as rewarding. The Central Texas area has mild winters and hot, humid summers. Planting vegetables at the proper time is important. There’s a small window of time in spring between the blazing heat of summer and freezing temps of…

Balcones Canyonlands – Preserve vs. National Wildlife Refuge
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Balcones Canyonlands – Preserve vs. National Wildlife Refuge

Balcones Canyonlands in Central Texas Many people don’t realize there’s a difference between the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Although their close proximity to each other adds to the confusion, the Preserve is located in western Travis County while the Refuge is located in Central Texas where Travis, Williamson and Burnet Counties…