New Braunfels, TX Real Estate News

  This is a great place The Earth Times to get current, up-to-date information on happenings within your community. Hope you will put this date on your calendar to come spend Christmas in New Braunfels Canyon Lake Area.       Schlitterbahn's Hill Country Christmas event opens for weekend operation (Friday - Sunday) beginning Friday, November 28. The event is open daily December 19, 2008 through January 4, 2009 (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). The park opens at 5pm. Closing times vary.Tickets available at schlitterbahn christmas.com are $14.99 for general event admission and $12.99 for children, ages 3 - 11 and seniors 55 years or older. Taxes are not included in the ticket prices. Parking is FREE! Operating hours, dates and attraction availability are subject to change. Schlitt...
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Reality really set in this week when Target opened at Creekside..... My dove lease is gone forever. Growth has taken over in New Braunfels, TX.  Growth along the I-35 corridor between San Anonio, TX and Austin TX is unbelievable and New Braunfels is right smack in the middle. Let me intoduce you to: Target had a grand opening with the official ribbon cutting along with cheerleaders and of course The Oolmpah Band (New Braunfels Style). This is the Buzzzzzzzzz in New Braunfels. As we walked into Target I remembered when just a couple years ago I was walking in a field of sunflowers with Brutus my faithful and loyal black lab. Now I'm standing in the middle of mass hysteria because Target has opened. The only thing I recognized that even resembled hunting was some clothing. Bye Bye to my h...
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            This hotel offers not only a unique place to stay but will also provide Ghostly Entertainment.                                  One Additional Piece of Information: The Faust Hotel has been written about as a Ghosty Hotel in Texas Looking for a good ghost story?    www.texasescapes.com     Texas ghost towns. Just before the Great Depression, the Faust Hotel was built near the center of town to provide comfort to visitors. The owner, Walter Faust, moved his family into the grand structure, then passed away in 1933. But hotel staff report he and other spirits often can be spotted or heard, sometimes using the antique glass elevator. While someone can be seen entering, no one seems to arrive. MORE http://texaslesstraveled.com/hauntedhotels.htm        Looking for a good ghost st...
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I'm writing this blog as I am drinking out of an Eco-Shape Ozarka  Water Bottle. TODAY WHEN BUYING GROCERIES I WAS ASKED........PAPER     PLASTIC      ECO-FRIENDLY                      WOULD YOU PREFER TO PURCHASE SOME ECO-FRIENDLY, REUSEABLE BAGS?                                                                                                                        Paper             Plastic                                                 Eco-Friendly                                                                       THE BAD NEWS ABOUT PLASTIC Finding a place to put all of those pesky plastic grocery store bags is becoming an enormous problem. They don't biodegrade easily and are only recycled in some municipalities. Estimates are that they can last in a landfill anywhere between 50 a...
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                                                                     This You Can Do Yourself                                 Do you know where your whole-house water shutoff is located?                              THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PREVENT WATER DAMAGE                                            CHECK THESE AREAS FOR WATER LEAKAGE FREQUENTLY                      WATER DAMAGE IN THE KITCHEN IS COSTLY TO REPAIR IF NOT CAUGHT EARLY                                                      The kitchen is often neglected even though it is often cleaned. Warning signs of excess moisture and impending water damage are overlooked. * Inspecting the following moisture sources will help in preventing damage where it is likely to happen. The following guidelines will help you keep ...
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                  The Scooter Store is one of the largest employers in the New Braunfels, TX area. I was sitting at a red light this afternoon on my way home at the corner of Loop 337 & Hwy. 46. This is the time when The Scooter Store employee's have put in a full day and are on their way home. I would think when you saw The Scooter Store you thought two-wheel scooters. No...this kind of scooter/power chair.The Scooter Store in New Braunfes, Texas is a family owned company and well recognized for the type of business they provide but what it has done for the economy in New. Braunfels. Here is a little informaton on The Scooter Store and just one instance how they have assisted people in need of mobility and independence. Who would have thought twenty years ago New Braunfels, Texas would...
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                                                                     NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS Here are some dates you may want to consider if you anticipate a visit to New Braunfels, Texas. Don't forget to visit Gruene, The Schlitterbahn and tube down the Guadalupe. Below are additional dates and activities scheduled for Landa Park                                                                 LANDA PARK Fourth of July Celebration Where: Landa Park Dance Slab (and throughout the park) When: July 4, 2008 This is a designated Fireworks Display Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the park. A wonderful family tradition for many years in New Braunfels. Bring a picnic and enjoy the park, along with a special free concert and a spectacular fireworks display! Music begins in late afternoon and firewor...
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If you are thinking about a stay in downtown New Braunfels, here is a neat Bed & Breakfast  you may want to consider. In the next few weeks we will show you some of the things to do and see if you would like to stay in the downtown district of New Braunfels, Texas. This Garden View is welcoming just like the folks here in New Braunfels. The Gerlich-Wagenfeubr Bed & Breakfast, New Braunfels, Texas http://www.nbconservation.org/bandb.htm For more information for renta you can go to this website.   If your moving to New Braunfels, Texas area and should need a home inspector please call Carl Winters, Advanced Inspector, License #3630 (since 1994). Complete Inspection Service, 830-660-0131
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Judi Morgan prompted this blog so here goes...I know I have posted similiar blogs but it's worth another try. Judi mentioned she had shown several houses, one with A/C and the others without. In this Texas heat A/C makes a difference.     *Picture yourself walking into a 90-100 degree house, at 1:30 in the afternoon with no A/C. The next home that is 78 degrees with A /C, Which home would you spend more time evaluating and envisioning yourself living in? Judi said they really liked the one that  had A/C.,,,, I wonder why?          Now, here are some tips to prepare for your inspectot the day he comes to inspect your home.      •1.   Clean the House - Need I say more. Clean & Declutter     2. Be On Time Because the Inspector Will Be Sometimes home inspectors are early. If an inspector ma...
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By Matt Pierce
(John Newcombe Estate)
Please check this out. This is a link to a beautiful model home here at Havenwood.   One of the model homes in Havenwood: http://jacobsinventory.com/host/Havenwood/Havenwoodtour.html   Check out homes and homesites in Havenwood http://s241.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/havenwoodtexas3/?albumview=slideshow  
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I was trying to find a website to look up some information on sprinkler systems. Our grandson came in and said "grandpa have you tried ehow? Try it, if your looking for something specific it may just give you the help to get you going. A Great 'How-To' Website - Called e-how Have you heard of the web site that provides step-by-step how-to information for thousands of common projects, from how to replace a leaky faucet to how to plan a dinner party? It's http://www.ehow.com  I enjoy being able to share Internet sites that I think may be useful and helpful when you are doing some of your do-it-yourself projects. eHow is the world's most popular place to find step-by-step instructions on how to do just about everything.                                               Here is just one Categor...
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Here are some important facts you should know before coming to Canyon Lake, Texas or New Braunfels, Texas. A Great Place to Have Fun and in order to stay safe please follow a few simple RULES. Please check out to keep you and your family safe. The Guadalupe and Comal rivers are fun places to be in the summertime. Just look at the thousands of residents and visitors who hit the water each weekend. For inland boaters, Canyon Lake provides a wide space to head out for water sports, fishing or just a good time.State law requires that children under 13 must wear a personal floatation device on any vessel less than 26-feet long unless it is anchored or tied to the shore. All boats, including canoes and kayaks, must have personal flotation devices or life jackets for every person on board.Trag...
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                                   This is a NEWS BULLETIN posted today from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207    This looks like the calm before the storm There are still some people that say they are going to "ride out" the hurricane or storm. I say "NO" have a plan to leave and don't return until you get the all clear. Don't take any chances. Below is some information for consumers to include a plan for after the StormCPSC Urges Consumers to Prepare for Dangers After the StormWASHINGTON, D.C. - June 1st marks the start of hurricane season. As you put your hurricane plan in place to protect your family and your home, CPSC is urging  consumers to include a plan for after the storm.If a storm knocks out power, consum...
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Seeral weeks ago I mentioned to someone that a wind came up and blew the baby swallows right out the nest. A few days later the "mom" I think it was the same one was back again. Yes, more eggs, more sitting, and here are five new little eggs. Now this nest is a work of art, it is on a lip of a ledge about one inch wide and she worked for days building this nest. Too me she could have found a better and safer place to build this nest; but every year for the last three years a swallow comes and constructs this work of art. Hope you enjoy our pictures. The Mama Barn SwallowThe Mama Barn Swallow This nest is a work of art! There are six subspecies of Barn Swallow, which breed across the Northern Hemisphere. Four are strongly migratory. and their wintering grounds cover much of the Southern ...
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This is Absolutely Awesome. 'Battle Hymn Of The Republic'.  It will send shivers up your spine, put a lump in your throat and put a tear in your eye. This is why we live in one of the greatest country's in the world. We are so proud that we live in this Great Country called the U.S.A. Please remember where we came from, where we are now and envision where we are going. God Bless America!...Thank You to our Military! Fly Your Flag This Memorial Day: Please take a minute to listen to this to the end; you will be Blessed. http://www.greatdanepromilitary.com/Battle%20Hymn/index.htm   Carl Winters, Complete Inspection Service, Serving San Antonio, Texas and Surrounding Counties          Since 1994, 1-800-258-6888 or Cell: 830-660-0131, License #3630
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I thought if you would be going somewhere on that "bird bird" flying high in the sky you might want to read this review. My sister sent this article to me this morning since her husband is getting ready to go to Atlanta he has a severe problem with handling  jet lag. I will give you the entire article to read; it may be worth trying sometime to see if it really works. I have a problem with jet lag and will try next time I fly. Thought I would pass on for your leisure reading. Ceil Skip the pretzels: starving may fend off jet lag By Julie Steenhuysen - Thu May 22, 12:57 PM PDT Provided by: 73% of users found this article helpful. Normally, the body's natural circadian clock in the brain dictates when to wake, eat and sleep, all in response to light. But it seems a second clock takes over...
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                                                  GO SPURS GO! - Game 5 Playing in L.A.    WE ARE TAILGATING TONITE!                                                             San Antonio Spurs vs L.A. Lakers Kobe Bryant vs The Spurs ... Kobe with his quest to be "top dog". * The menu for tonite is "sandwich night" - kinda goes with our Game 1 Expectations - Sandwich in those Lakers from the basket so they won't make the two-pointers and sometimes  three-pointers. Keep those "pointers" for Our Spurs.  *  Each Sandwich Name  Corresponds with a Nickname For The Lakers   The Chicken Sandwich? (the chickens)     The Cheese? (stinky cheese)    The Tuna? (flip-flop when they go cold)     The Bologna (phony boloney)?    The Turkey (or should I say turkey's)    The Hamburger (The Hams)    The ...
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We are in the process of replacing the old screens with SOLAR SCREEN (Charcoal Color) Our house has major problems staying cool in the summer. The air conditioner would run all day and would be hard pressed to cool the back of our house. The back of the house iswhere the afternoon sun comes in, so it just baked my office and the kitchen.  We are using Sun Guard 90 Ultra Sun Block. We are using a Charcoal color, which I was not sure would work, but after re-screening a couple screens it works great. Just sorry we didn't do it before. I also purchased the black splne to match the screen. It was time to do it anyway since my son's little pooch walked right through the screen on the sliding door last weekend. (I wasn't very happy with his pooch and told him not to come back until he could t...
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