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Musings about life and real estate in College Station and the Brazos Valley. Subjects include College Station and Aggieland real estate, Brazos Valley and College Station real estate market conditions, College Station and Bryan events, and comments and stories about flying and sailing.
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Dear readers,I received an e-mail from one of the mortgage brokers who I have used in the past. It began, "This is my last day in the mortgage business." This particular gentlemen had been in the business for five years and moved from Countrywide to another national company a few months ago.He'll...
11/15/2007
Dear readers,Today is the day that I spend some early morning time in the garage, preparing the recyclables. Here in College Station, Texas we have to separate our plastics, bottles (only clear and brown), aluminum & steel cans, and newspaper. Each category goes into its own plastic bag (provided...
11/13/2007
Dear readers,Thomas DeFrank, who is a graduate of the Texas A&M journalism program (now defunct) and former editor of the Battalion, will discuss his latest book about late President Gerald Ford during a lecture today at Texas A&M. DeFrank will speak at 5pm at the George Bush Presidential Library...
11/12/2007
Dear readers,Well, here's to another week of summer in the Brazos Valley. Its Nov. 12 and we are in for another week of highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. Basically, its Hawaii weather without the ocean.Doing numbers in my head, I think we save about $50 every week the ac/heater isn't running....
11/12/2007
Dear readers,Just home for my lunch break, I turned on the History Channel and there was the story of our Marines and the Battle of Wake Island in 1941. Wake has been called the "Alamo of the Pacific," and the title is appropriate. Much of the documentary is on the return of Veteran's to the isla...
11/12/2007
Dear readers,Have you noticed the trend to Web-based applications? It seems we are returning to the 70's when I grew up with computers. As users, we sat at a dumb terminal and all of the programs and data were on a mainframe somewhere.We moved away from that over time, buying software for each in...
11/10/2007
Dear readers,President Bush #41 surprised a crowd of several thousand at the re-dedication of his presidential library on Saturday by skydiving into the event. Bush waved wildly and gestured with his legs while on approach to a landing only a few yards in front of the stage. The spectacular entra...
11/10/2007
Dear readers,This is a great time of year to visit Lake Somerville. Located approximately 20 minutes east of College Station, the Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway offers cool camping, boating and extensive trails.For more information, check out their Website at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/...
11/09/2007
Dear readers,Don't forget the re-opening of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at 1100 tomorrow (Saturday). Parking is available at Reed Arena, with shuttle buses transporting guests to the library beginning at 1000 am. Tickets are required for the event, and will be available on the shutt...
11/09/2007
Dear readers,As some of you may know, my family spent 1993-2003 living on Guam and other islands in the Western Pacific. Most of this was U.S. territory, taken by force by Japan on December 8, 1941.Besides Christmas and Easter, the two largest holidays on Guam are Veteran's Day and Liberation Day...
11/09/2007
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Musings about life, homes and real estate in College Station and the Brazos Valley. Subjects include College Station and Aggieland real estate, Brazos Valley and College Station real estate market reports, College Station and Bryan events, and comments and stories about flying and sailing.