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2011 

 My love of astronomy began when I was just a little girl. My Mom would take us out sometimes before bed and we would gaze at the stars and make a wish if we saw a falling star. Occasionally we would head to Galveston beach and have a stargazing camp out! I would wonder how far away the stars wer...
08/15/2011
Manchaca is a quiet little town just about 17 miles south of downtown Austin. You won't find much here except the "Railroad BBQ" joint and the post office. There are a couple of churches, and a man who carves tree stumps into Indians and a multitude of other things. The big claim to fame is the t...
08/15/2011
Austin’s new Solar Power System is under construction and ahead of schedule! Today I was lucky to be included on a private tour of the latest and greatest in solar power in Texas. The tour was for the commissioners that consult with the City of Austin Energy. So there were about 10 of us that got...
08/10/2011
Here are the latest approved changes from the City Council for Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) Ordinance that are effective as of May 2, 2011 One change relates to the energy audit disclosure requirement for sellers of single-family homes 10 years old or older.  Originally, the or...
08/10/2011
As a lifetime avid gardener I shop at several hardware stores and nursery's around Austin Texas. I am always looking for Heirloom plants and unique items for the outdoor living area. Zinger Hardware is one of my favorites as they have such a wide variety of unusual products. So this is a once in ...
08/09/2011
Austin is home to many desirable neighborhoods, some are close in and others are in the "burbs". There is something for everyone in Austin. Tarrytown is one of the older neighborhoods that is very close to downtown. This area has many great amenities. There is an abundance of great dining establi...
08/09/2011
Here are some words of wisdom from my dear friend Toula. In my experience "first time home buyers" are typically good about asking what to do, but this post is a fantastic reminder about what not to do! Buying that fancy new car the week before closing can keep you from being able to close on you...
08/09/2011
My friend Toula always has the best advice. I wanted to take a moment to share one of her gems. So everybody its time to create a new habit. It only takes three weeks to reinforce a new habit. Good luck! Betina PS. Many thanks and many hugs to Toula!! QUOTE:        "We are what we repeatedly do. ...
08/09/2011
Right2Know - Rally For Real Food - Austin, TXAustin is hosting the Right2Know Rally for real food. Don't miss plenty of samples and coupons of numerous local products, its held on Oct. 2, 2011 at the Texas State Capitol.  Beanitos will be one of the food manufacturing partners, all of which are d...
08/09/2011
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