3 Scary Stories from Texas for Halloween

3 Scary Stories from Texas for Halloween

For someone like me, October is not a great month. I am terrified of all things scary, so commercials for the newest horror movie, haunted houses, and even fake ghosts and goblins hanging in people’s yards are “real” enough to keep me curled up in the fetal position as soon as night falls. But what’s even more terrifying than those are the scary stories about Texas that have been told throughout the years. Whether these stories claim to be real or fiction, they are beyond creepy. However, for those of you out there who love a great horror story, we…

6 Great Ideas for Texas Fall Décor

6 Great Ideas for Texas Fall Décor

It’s finally fall in Texas: one of the best times of the year in my book. And that means it’s time to break out the fall decorations – flowers, pumpkins, wreaths…I can’t wait! Using the same decorations each year keeps decorating easy, but after years of use, your favorite pieces probably have started to look a little haggard. Thus, we’ve devised 6 great ideas to freshen up Texas fall décor Texas-style. 1) Accessorize with Pumpkins Texans seem to love pumpkins, and they are an easy way to introduce “fall” in your home. Start  by piling a group of pumpkins of varying…

3 Must-See Fall Festivals across Texas

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Americans from all corners of our country can relate to a great fall festival. No matter how we experience the change in weather, there’s a universally understood sense of transition from the endless summer days into the excitement of the holiday season. Fall festivals are a great way to take part in time-honored traditions filled with live music, amusements, and the best food you’ll come across all year! Texans knows how to have fun, and autumn is no exception!  So, let’s have a quick look at a few of the big fall festivals taking place across Texas this October. 1)…

3 Must-See Pumpkin Patches in Texas

3 Must-See Pumpkin Patches in Texas

I love Autumn! It is probably my favorite season in Texas. The leaves begin to change colors, the weather finally cools down, and there are pumpkins everywhere! After a hot, Texas summer, our family welcomes the cooler temperatures and spends as much time outdoors as we can. I always look forward to visiting the pumpkin patches & corn mazes every fall – enjoying a hot cup of  apple cider while my son searches for the perfect pumpkin. Fortunately, pumpkin patches are plentiful in Texas!  However, there are a few pumpkin patches that stand out above the rest, and I am hopeful…

Refer Your Friends & Get Rewarded with First Choice Power!

Refer Your Friends & Get Rewarded with First Choice Power!

There are plenty of nice things you can do for your friends. You can pet sit, cook them dinner, run errands for them – and now you can help pay their electricity bills AND yours with First Choice Power! When you refer a friend to First Choice Power through our Refer-a-Friend program,  you’ll get $5 off your bill for every month up to 36 months. On top of that, your friend will get up to $60 in bill credits to help pay their first bill – just for signing up! With each friend you refer, you can earn up to…

Fall Recipe Roundup: 4 Tasty Texas Treats

Fall Recipe Roundup: 4 Tasty Texas Treats

One of the things I love most about fall is its appeal to almost all the senses. You can feel the weather cooling down and see the leaves change. Different scents like pumpkin, cinnamon, and apple can trigger old fall memories, and best of all, certain tastes just scream “autumn.” So, with this Fall Recipe Round-Up, here are 4 tasty Texas treats to awaken the senses this fall. 1) Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting In my opinion, the most popular taste and scent of fall is pumpkin. The moment the “pumpkin spice latte” hits Starbucks, you know fall has…

3 Great Texas Weekend Trips to Take in the Fall

3 Great Texas Weekend Trips to Take in the Fall

While New England is known to most people as “the place” to go to see fall foliage, it turns out that Texans don’t have to travel that far to see the leaves change. We can stay right here in the Lone Star State to take in some beautiful fall sights. In fact, there are a number of weekend trips Texans can take to really embrace the fall season. So, here are just a few of the great Texas weekend trips to take in the fall. 1) Lost Maples State Natural Area For those who are into watching the leaves change,…

7 Home Improvement Projects to Prepare Your Texas Home for Fall

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With summer heat making way for milder fall weather across the Lone Star State, we welcome the first taste of fall. And after last winter’s harsh extremes, it’s a good idea to prepare now so you can reduce your energy costs later. The problem is that some homeowners are unsure about where to start improving their home’s energy efficiency. While an energy audit is a great way to start, all Texas homes have places that should be inspected at least once a year. So, to keep it simple, we’ve put together a top-to-bottom guide of home improvement projects you can…

The Top 4 Fall Festivals in Texas

The Top 4 Fall Festivals in Texas

Fall is almost here, which means the weather will soon be getting cooler and the leaves will begin changing colors. It’s one of the most enjoyable times of the year to be outside in Texas. With the Lone Star State being so large, Texans enjoy countless opportunities and activities, especially all of the upcoming fall festivals. They’re always entertaining and are the perfect way to enjoy the fall weather. Though there are many to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the list to the top fall festivals in Texas. 1. Texas State Fair – While it’s not technically a festival, the…

5 Tips for Enjoying Texas High School Football

5 Tips for Enjoying Texas High School Football

“Football is life.” While this quote sounds a bit extreme, it’s not far from the truth for many towns around Texas. There is so much heart and excitement that goes into Texas football, it’s no wonder why so many shows and movies have been based on Texas football, especially Texas high school football. While Thursdays and Sundays are dedicated to the NFL and Saturdays to college, it’s Friday night where spectators can see some true, grassroots football. No fancy stadiums (Editor’s Note: Eagle Stadium in Allen, TX did cost nearly $60 million to construct) or players with multi-million dollar contracts…