Fight Your Taxes

It’s tax time. Because I am not from the government, I am here to help if you need to protest your property’s appraised value and suggest HOW to file a protest should you decide to do so. Some guidelines to consider: is the proposed value too high, is the value comparable with the other properties…

Saving Old Dallas, a piece at a time

His yard full of artifacts comes from old downtown Dallas. If you spend just a few minutes with Dallas Park and Recreation Department Director Willis Winters and listen to him describe, in intricate detail, his collection of cornerstones, coping stones, and cartouches, you’d be forgiven if you briefly considered him somewhat of a hoarder. “Certainly…

8 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Yard

After a long, cold winter, you aren’t the only one who is ready for Spring. As we start to spend more time outside, it is extremely important to make sure that your yard is pet-friendly and safe after the Winter season. As a pet owner, it’s your job to do so. Before they venture out…

Laundry Room + Mudroom Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2018

A striking black, white and gray plaid tile sets the tone for this attractive laundry room that combines function and style, with high-efficiency appliances, easy-access storage and lots of counter space.   Lovely Laundry Room Charming design details and lots of counter space and storage options make the laundry room an appealing and functional spot…

Earth Day Events

What’s going on for Earth Day 2018 in Dallas Fort Worth? There are quite a few family friendly kids Earth Day activities and Earth day events in Dallas Fort Worth and our surrounding suburbs.   Earth Day Arlington Date of event: 04/16/2018 Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 11:30:00 AM Location Name: George W. Hawkes Downtown Library Location…

Discover Big Bend

Named for a deep sweep in the Rio Grande River that divides the United States and Mexico, the Big Bend country of West Texas is a land of striking beauty—of vast desert expanses, craggy mountains forested with pine and aspen, topped with some of the bluest skies and clearest nights of any place in North…

Don’t Forget to File Homestead Exemption

As a new property owner, you are required to pay property taxes on your real estate. It is taxed each year by a variety of jurisdictions including the county, city and school district. As a 2017 purchaser, you need to notify the taxing authorities of your ownership so that the tax rolls will reflect the…

Les Miserables

  Les Miserables coming to Dallas , Tx Friday April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm. Date Fri 4/27 @ 7:30pm Venue Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX     Information Courtesy of Ticket Master

The New Lower Bois’darc Lake is COMING!!!

The North Texas Water District will build and operate the Bois D’arc Lake with close coordination with local, state and federal authorities, including the City of Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Parks and Wildlife, among others. The lake will be roughly the same size as Lavon Lake or about one-fifth the size…