Category: Green Stuff

Fighting Back During Mosquito Season

No one likes mosquitoes, especially me. But after a warm winter and a rainy spring, they are out in full force. With memories of last summer’s horrific fires still fresh in our minds, the steady rain is a welcome gift. The mosquitoes, however, are not. Some say we’re having one of the worst mosquito seasons [...]

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Tips for a Lower Summer Energy Bill

This week’s heat was just a preview of what’s to come in July and August. Houstonians aren’t strangers to triple-digit, summer heat. So when it happens, we sometimes forget that temperatures that high can be expensive, destructive and downright dangerous. Exercisers refuse to skip their evening runs–even if it’s still in the high 90s at [...]

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Replanting Houston Will Take Patience. And Money.

The drought of 2011 left a scorched Texas in its wake. You can’t drive away from Houston for very long before encountering acres of blackened forests with green grass finally pushing up through ash. It’s a sad sight to see and reminds us of those images captured by the media and bystanders of clouds of [...]

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There’s New Life in West University

Houston recently lost a loved one. The cherished Wagner Hardware on Kirby closed up shop after many years of providing stellar customer service and quality products to contractors, architects, and do-it-yourself-ers all over Houston. It was the end of an era, a time “gone with the wind”… Okay. I’m stopping. Honestly though, devoted Wagner’s patrons [...]

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Ten Reasons to Make Houston Your Home

Houston gets a lot of bad press. Frankly, it breaks my little heart the way people beat up on us. The weather’s lousy, they say. We’re in a swamp. Everybody has guns. Mosquitoes are the size of parakeets. Crime is on the rise. It takes forever to get anywhere. It’s too hot to live. Blah, [...]

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Houston Can Do the Cool-Coffee-House Thing, Too: Onion Creek

Austin gets all the attention for being cool, and it’s really not fair, because Houston can be just as cool if not cooler. So there. Jokes aside, many people, even native Texans, think Austin is the only place they can find hip, one-of-a-kind eateries, bohemian-esque neighborhoods, and quirky shops. And it just isn’t the case. [...]

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Discovery Green

Spring is in full swing here in Houston which means some of the best weather of the year is fast approaching. Clear skies. Mild temperatures. Warm breezes. The Gulf Coast can be pretty darn glorious this time of year. But in the big city, when and where can you find excuses to enjoy it? Discovery [...]

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