Vote! Save Money – Homestead Exemption

How often to you get to vote to save yourself some money? Well, put November 3, 2015, on your calendar.

The election that day will include a proposition to raise the homestead exemption in Texas from $15,000 to $25,000. The higher the homestead exemption, the lower your property taxes.

It’s a no-brainer, right? It gets even better.

The same […]

Use Your Dining Room Lately?

No? I didn’t think so.

Surveys have revealed that three out of four families report eating their meals someplace other than their dining room.

For most of us the dining room table has become a collecting place for several kinds of things. But not used much for eating.

Most families eat in the kitchen or in front of […]

When Alligators Invade – Lake Conroe

Two weeks ago a large alligator was reported to animal control in Conroe. Authorities arrived quickly and removed the alligator – relocating it to a safer place. The reporter said that ” a little boy told his mommy there was an alligator in the yard.”


Gator found in neighborhood near Conroe

As parents we assume that our […]

Lake Conroe Churches

Welcome to Montgomery County Texas! Wherever you live there will be a church of some sort nearby. The churches here are very involved in providing help and assistance in a myriad of different capacities. “Armies” of volunteers for Meals on Wheels distribute food, nourishment, and a warm smile to hundreds of ill and elderly residents […]

“The Corn Maze” Family Fun at P-6 Farms

“The Corn Maze” Family Fun at P-6 Farms

Located on Poole’s Road in Montgomery, Texas you’ll find an outstanding “You Pick It” blackberry and fresh produce farm – P-6 Farms. Their current fresh produce lineup includes cucumbers, banana peppers, squash, zucchini, and Fairfield peaches.

They also offer home produced honey!  Their honey is raw, unprocessed, and produced […]

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

If you think there is a chance, no matter how remote, that your home could get even 1″ of flood water in it you need flood insurance.

The month of May this year saw record rainfall and massive flooding across the state. News interviews of residents revealed that some areas flooded that […]

What Will It Cost To Replace My Kitchen Cabinets?

When it comes to selling your home, there is a universal agreement about which room needs to be “up to date”. The Kitchen!

Everything else in the home can scream out 1970’s, but if your kitchen has been updated – counter tops, cabinets, fixtures, floor, and sink – home buyers will notice immediately and be impressed.

We […]

Lake Conroe – Over 201 Ft

2001 Hurricane Allison Flooding Houston

Residents around Lake Conroe are all too familiar with the significance of the number 201.

When the level of Lake Conroe is at 201 feet it is full. For many years the lake has been far below full. Just a few years ago most lakefront homes with piers had their boats […]

Share the Road in Montgomery County

Once the monsoon season is over, more and more cycling enthusiasts will be on the roads of Montgomery county.  There are several locations along Highway 105 west of Conroe where cycling clubs gather to start their rides. Highway 105 is a wide highway for the most part and usually has a generous shoulder for cyclists […]

Animal Rescue and Control in Montgomery County

Animal Control – “the Dog Catcher”

This phrase conjures up so many images for so many people. Not all those images are good ones.

You know what I’m talking about: The commercial featuring quivering dogs and cats looking sad and cold. Some of those images are almost unbearable to watch.

But the reality is that we […]