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By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Day 5 - What I am Grateful for in Katy TX - Our Home/NeighborhoodDebbie Reynolds created a 10 day challenge concerning writing posts about what we are Grateful/Thankful for in our lives. This is my third post in this challenge and I have many things to be extremely grateful for in my life. My posts will not be in any type of order. Some posts will be much longer than others.  We have lived in our home in Grand Lakes Katy TX for about 17 years. We were one of the first homes occupied back in 1999. We have seen numerous changes over our time of living here most of which are very positive. Grand Lakes has numerous amenities for residents to enjoy including but limited to several pools, children playgrounds, putting green, walking/running trails, several man made lakes, and several more. Fo...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Day 4 - What I am Grateful for in Katy TX - My Wife Yolanda Debbie Reynolds created a 10 day challenge concerning writing posts about what we are Grateful/Thankful for in our lives. This is my second post in this challenge and I have many things to be extremely grateful for in my life. My posts will not be in any type of order. Some posts will be much longer than others. I could write several chapters about my Wife but I will keep this short so folks will read it.  I am extremely grateful for and thankful for my beautiful, inside and outside, wife Yolanda. We have been married for 18 plus years  and these years have passed by like  high speed train. Many years ago when we first got married we ran into a large number of naysayers and or critics who thought we would never last much past a...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Grateful Post Day 7 - Our Pup Miss Duchess..  Debbie Reynolds  created a 10 day ActiveRain challenge concerning writing posts about what we are Grateful/Thankful for in our lives. This is my first post in this challenge and I have many things to be extremely grateful for in my life. My posts will not be in any type of order. Some posts will be much longer than others.  I am very grateful and happy that our Pup Miss Duchess all of sudden showed up in our lives. She is a true blessing and such a lovable small dog. I will give a short version of how we came to have her as part of our family. Early March 2015 my youngest step-son Alex was driving along a busy street in Pearland TX as he was living in a home owned by his roommate's parents in Pearland. It was a cold, rainy and dreary night b...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Signs in the Forest - You Never what You Will Find! During early September 2016 we were very lucky to travel from Katy TX to both Germantown NY and New York City. One morning we all took a hike in the woods that surround our friends two homes. After all this election mumbo jumbo that went on for months on end plus the election aftermath of protests I thought a little less serious stuff should be in order today.   I have always said let sleeping Bears lie.. Reality is Bears are very light sleepers and can tell immediately when someone or something is near them..   It is always a good thing to know how far you are from Austin, TX!    Signs in the Forest - You Never what You Will Find!     
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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 Katy YMCA Holds Annual Turkey Dash 2016 The Katy TX Family YMCA in partnership with Reliant an NRG Company will host its 14TH annual Turkey Dash on its traditional Thanksgiving day morning being November 24, 2016.  A few years ago a 10K event was added and received significant positive feedback. This year there will be a 5K and 10K course as separating the events improves participants experience. In addition, there is also a family event named Kids one mile run plus family oriented 1 mile walk or run or both. The proceeds from this Turkey dash as part of the YMCA’s continuing commitment to the local community will be used to fund various program scholarships  and subsidies for Katy area families in need. It is expected this year over 6,000 people will participate in this Turkey Dash an...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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2016 Katy Community Thanksgiving Dinner This Community Thanksgiving Dinner is another in a long line of local community traditions in Katy Texas being held for the benefit of the less fortunate individuals living in the community. This year’s dinner is being held on Thursday November 24, 2016 or Thanksgiving Day at the First Baptist Church which is located at 600 Pin Oak Road in Katy. The dinner will start at 11AM and last until 1 PM. I am posting this information as a surprising number of folks who might want to donate time and or money plus folks who need a good meal never hear about this great local event.  Last year's dinner served over 1,200 hungry folks and it is expected that number will grow once again this year as it has each year in the past. Attendees will  also receive donat...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Flu Shot Today for Me in Katy TX I got my annual flu shot today at Costco in Katy. I writing this post as getting the shot had slipped my mind for several weeks. My Doctor who is Internal Medicine specialist tells me at my age I need to make sure I get the annual flu shot. This guy is an excellent Doctor and I do whatever he tells me to do. He is a Doctor who does not just write prescriptions.  I know there are several folks who last year told me about how they never get a shot. I totally get it and understand. I had the flu several times in my lifetime and while shot is not absolute protection getting one in my case is a good thing to do.  I am writing this post to remind folks it is flu season and if you get annual shots and have done so as of yet you might want to put on your to do l...
By Sherry McNabb, Local Roots | Global Reach
(Nest Ahead)
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It was in the early fall of 1969.  Two high school sweethearts from a rural west Texas town had just graduated in 1968 and were married in August of that same year.  It was a different time then, President Johnson was on his way out of the White House, and President Nixon was on his way in.  Gasoline was priced at thirty-five cents per gallon and Neil Armstrong was the first man to ever land on the moon that year.  But that wasn’t all that happened in 1969.  With barely a year of marriage behind them and not having seen the age of twenty yet, the young bride said good-bye to her groom when he answered the call of enlistment into the U.S. Army after receiving his draft notice.  On September 3rd, Bobby Fellers shipped out to Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas to complete his basic training and l...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Thank You Veterans for Your Service - Katy TX My Family and I want to say a huge Thank You to all Veterans on this Veterans Day 2016 for your service and dedication to this Great Country. All of us in this country whether they want to agree or not owe our Veterans a huge Thank You and we should honor these folks all year long and not just on Veterans Day or just remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day.    Yolanda and I have made it our modus operandi to say Thank You for your Service whenever we see a Veteran in our daily lives. I can tell you the reception you will receive from any Veteran when you walk up to them shake their hand or pat them on pat and tell them Thank You is something very special to experience. The Veterans get a huge smile on their face and yo...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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 Thank you to all the Veterans in this country. God Bless you all and all your families for the great sacrifices you make to preserve our way of life we never ever forget. This country would not be who it is if it were not for you, do not ever forget it for a moment. Thank you to all of the Veterans in Active Rain I thank you for your service. I want to thank my father a Purple Heart Recipient in the Korean War thank you for your service, but most of all for being my dad.   I love you with all my heart.        
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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November 2016 Photo Challenge - Home in Grand Lakes Below is a picture I took today of the side of a home in Grand Lakes Katy TX. The side shot shows part of the beautiful backyard of this home, the lake which is on both the side of the home and on the back plus a blue heron enjoying the lake. The front and backyard of this gorgeous homes are in immaculate condition and if the owners wanted to sell this home would require absolutely no additional changes or work for the grounds/landscaping. I decided to use this picture as an entry into the Real Estate  grounds and landscaping Photo Challenge which was put together by Dick Greenberg.   I have also included pictures of just some of the beautiful flowers found in the backyard of this home. I really appreciate the hard work the owners cons...
By Dionelle(Don) Davis, Don Davis Luxe Realty Group-DDLRG with COMPASS
(DDLRG with COMPASS RE Texas, LLC)
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Client Rating & Feedback Street Name: Jacobs River Represented the Buyer - Survey On 11/07/2016 Overall Rating: 5.00/ 5.0 Competency 5/5.0 Market Knowledge 5/5.0 Communication 5/5.0 My Experience 5/5.0 I will definitely recommend Don Davis to anyone in the market to purchase a home. If you were the Seller in this transaction and above information is incorrect, please click here. Report Abuse Agent Comment: Thanks Again Mr. Curtis, I will definitely recommend you to anyone in the market to purchase a vehicle as well! " 832-512-3647 Curtis/Chevrolet Street Name: Briscoe Meadow Ln Represented the Buyer - Survey On 09/02/2016 Overall Rating: 5.00/ 5.0 Competency 5/5.0 Market Knowledge 5/5.0 Communication 5/5.0 My Experience 5/5.0 If you were the Seller in this transaction and above informat...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Alert - Coyote Spotted in Grand Lakes Katy TX This is a warning to all residents in Grand Lakes and surrounding areas as a coyote was actually seen on the porch of a resident the other day at around 2 AM. I found this information on another social media web site. This resident was awakened by her dogs barking and she went went to see what was going on. She saw a coyote on her front porch looking at her and her dogs through a side window next to the front door. This resident had a cat that went missing earlier this year and now she has an idea what happened to her cat.  The quick research I have conducted states a coyote has a potential daily range of movement from 10 - 25 miles. There have been additional confirmed reported sightings in other neighborhoods in the area with one sighting ...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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I Voted Early on Nov 1, 2016 .. How about You?  I voted early today in Fort Bend County TX and there were no lines. At the start of early voting last week the lines were reported to be very long and the time necessary to cast a ballot way longer than 1 hour. What I have heard is there are a huge number of people who have chosen to vote early for this national/local election. I am firm believer that everyone who qualifies to vote should indeed make the effort and take the time to actually vote. As a citizen we have the right to vote but I think it extends further as I also believe we all have a duty to vote. If you decide not to vote then you really should not be complaining after the election. I agree this election period of time is getting real old plus getting on most folks nerves. I ...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Community Campout Presented by City of Katy Friday Nov. 4, 2016 The City of Katy or Historic/Old Katy is holding one of its newer local events being a community campout on Friday November 4, 2016 at the VFW Park in Katy. This event is geared for family fun and towards young children. The campout starts at 6 PM on Friday but can start setting up at 5 PM. This event will end on Saturday November 5, 2016 at 10 AM. Children have to be accompanied by an adult. Participants have to bring their own tent, sleeping bags, etc. Previous years found it to be pretty cold during the night and it is a good idea to be prepared. No campers or trailers are allowed. The weather forecast looks good right now for both Friday and Saturday. Attendees will be provided with fixin’s for hot dogs on Friday evenin...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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First Open House - Became first Executed Deal Several years ago, I was a brand new agent and I was given the opportunity to hold an open house for the senior agent I was working under at that point in time. It was his listing and the home was located in Old or Historic Katy. Of course even though I was certainly not a business newbie, I was pretty nervous.   This home was built in the early 1970’s and included a second lot which was immediately next  to the lot containing the home. The home had been updated but still had its own unique charm. This home was very clean and well cared for by the owners. These folks loved this home and of course very proud of it. If I remember correctly, I believe they were moving to the Texas Hill Country as they had retired from working.  I drove the surr...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Halloween Drivers Safety Tips I drive on a regular basis in both Katy and Cypress TX and on a daily basis I see numerous drivers who are not driving very safely and many who are violating various laws. As Halloween is Monday October 31, 2016, I thought some driver safety tips are in order to post and to remind drivers to be safe.  Try slowing down especially in residential neighborhoods where children will be out on Halloween and will be distracted by the excitement. Children as we all know do make unpredictable moves and take quick actions. Take the time to look for children at intersections, on curbs, on medians and in the middle of the block ready to dart out. The usual popular Trick or Treat times are from 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM. Most neighborhoods see the bulk of these children befo...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Wordless Wednesday - Sunsets Make for Interesting Pictures I really like sunset and sunrise pictures as I think there is something new to notice every time you look at the same sunset or sunrise picture. Below is a recent picture I took and I like the clouds mixing with the sunset. The cloud cover rolled pretty quickly just before I snapped this shot.  Have a great Wednesday evening and the remainder of your week.  Wordless Wednesday - Sunsets Make for Interesting Pictures 
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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New Sporting Goods Dealer Hits Katy/Houston Market with a Huge Splash Dick’s Sporting goods opened six store in the greater Houston area including one in Katy. This weekend marked this retailer's Grand Opening of each of these stores. I went yesterday and this is a huge operation with separate sections for Field & Stream, Golf, Sports Clothing/shoes plus equipment. I have to say I was amazed and the Katy store was packed with shoppers. Parking was not easy but you just had to be persistent. There are $10 savings coupons, with a purchase of $25 or more, in the Houston Chronicle as well as inside a mailer folks should have received in the mail. The savings coupon is valid until October 30, 2016.  I think some of the other sports retailers will lose a lot of business in this whole market t...
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Fall Has Finally Arrived In Katy TX People who live in this whole Katy and Houston area have been waiting for Fall Weather to finally arrive. Yesterday the temperature when I took our dog for a walk in Grand Lakes was about 52 degrees. It felt great and the high for the day was around 88 degrees. Mind you last week we had several days when the temperatures were in the 90’s plus with high humidity.  This morning when I was out with our pup the temps were about 51 degrees and it felt invigorating.  The high today is suppose to be 78 degrees. The sky is blue and the sun is shining. We get excited when the hot and humid weather finally departs every year and this year it is almost November before this took place. Mind you when the most the country is suffering with extreme cold temps and sn...

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