Celebrate Texas with the 2014 Christmas Wish Lists of First Choice Power Employees

Celebrate Texas with the 2014 Christmas Wish Lists of First Choice Power Employees

Hooray for Christmas! We really enjoy this wonderful holiday here at the First Choice Power offices, so we wanted to spread the holiday cheer by sharing the Christmas wish lists created by a few of our wonderful employees. Hopefully, you can use these ideas to kick-start your own lists! Monica My Wish List to Santa contains lots of great items from Texas-based artists and companies. Subscription to AFAR Magazine These Gold Swirl Earrings from Adornos A Red Ombre Bead Necklace from Adornos This colorful Kaftan from Carla Christoph A Set of 4 Agate Coasters This Laguna Cuff from Noonday Collection…

5 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Home for Christmas – Texas Style

5 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Home for Christmas - Texas Style

The idea of decorating your home for Christmas is so exciting.  That is … until you get to the actual act of decorating. It can be challenging coming up with new ways to use the same old decorations, and it’s often too expensive to buy new ones. So, here are some fun ideas on decorating your home for Christmas that are inexpensive and inspired by your love of Texas. 1) Wreaths Wreaths are an essential holiday decoration no matter where you live. You’ll see them on doors, in windows, over fireplaces, and just about anywhere. They’re great because they are…

Yee Haw for the Holidays! 6 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Texans

Yee Haw for the Holidays! 6 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Texans

The holiday season is officially here – yee-haw! While it’s an exciting time, it is also time to start thinking about buying holiday gifts for your loved ones. If you are in a rut in terms of ideas on what to get your friends and family, check out these 6 holiday gift ideas for your favorite Texans. 1) For the Meat Lover BBQ probably tops the list of favorite things in Texas. So what better gift to send a Texan than meat? So this year, forget the Omaha Steak and think about sending a delicious mesquite smoked peppered beef tenderloin…

The FCP Roundup: 4 Top Activities in Small Town Texas this Winter

The FCP Roundup: 4 Top Activities in Small Town Texas this Winter

As any Texan knows, there is a plethora of options for fun activities around our great state, whether you live in a big city or small town. Winters are often enjoyable in Texas – since they’re so mild compared to the rest of the country, you can go outside to enjoy the activities the Lone Star State has to offer. While it’s easy to keep up with the events happening in large cities, it’s the small Texas towns that offer some of the best activities for the family. So, here are some of top activities in small town Texas this…

Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

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Happy Thanksgiving y’all – from the First Choice Power family to yours! May your Thanksgiving Day be a safe one that is full of great food and merriment. Here at First Choice Power, we would like to thank all of our customers for your business. We appreciate y’all and will continue to work hard to provide top-notch service for our Texas customers.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’d like to give the gift of time, so here are 7 Thanksgiving life hacks to help you can spend more time with your family and friends and less time confined to the kitchen.…

6 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Texas Home for Winter

6 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Texas Home for Winter

With the recent blast of arctic cold pushing the temperatures in Houston all the way down to 32°F on November 18, many Texans are dreading the coming deep, dark months of January and February. This past week’s cold weather will have given you some really good clues about where to start reducing your energy use and improving your home’s efficiency. So, instead of bitterly dreading the coming cold months, let’s look at our six home improvement tips to prepare your Texas home for the rest of winter. 1)  Replace worn-out weatherstripping. One of the easiest ways to find drafts in your…

5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Texas-Style

5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Texas-Style

Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means it’s almost time for family, friends, and lots of food. While Americans celebrate Thanksgiving generally the same way, Texans tend to put our own spin on this holiday of thanks to make it more our style. So here’s how we celebrate Thanksgiving: Texas-style. 1) Fry That Bird! When it comes time for Americans to sit down to eat their Thanksgiving feast, many meals feature an oven-baked turkey. Not Texans – we feast on a beautifully deep-fried turkey. After eating just a bite, a plain oven-baked turkey will never taste as good as one with…

3 Destinations for Fall Foliage in Texas

3 Destinations for Fall Foliage in Texas

Having been brought up in the Northeast United States, fall foliage means stunning vistas of rolling hills filled with a breathtaking array of colors – for several weeks and months. Moving to Texas was a bit of a shift with regard to the seasons, and I honestly thought the beauty of autumn would be lost for me. Much to my surprise, Texas possesses some of the post-pumpkin color spectacles that signal the gradual approach to Christmas – if you know where to look. To help with your search for the yellows, reds, and oranges of the season, we’ve collected 3…

5 Helpful Tips for Saving Energy when Renting a Home

5 Helpful Tips for Saving Energy when Renting a Home

If you’re renting a house or an apartment, autumn in Texas is usually the season that’s easiest on your electric bill. While much of the northern half of the country is shivering with from frosty fall temperatures, most of Texas is still enjoying moderate weather. Normal fall temperatures in Houston range from daytime highs in the mid 70′s to night time lows in the mid 50′s. Still, autumn is also nature’s way of telling you that the temperature will go down —and your energy bill will go up. If you’re renting a house or apartment in Texas, you face limits…

Energy News in Your Texas Community

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This month, our Texas Energy News is all up in the air with mining pollutants from the sky, the future of solar farms and if panels will be painted out, and why ERCOT and a pair of Houston generator companies are getting all strung-out over a transmission line to power Houston. Texas Company To Mine the Sky…? On October 21, Skyonic Corporation opened the Capitol SkyMine. The world’s first “commercial-scale carbon capture and utilization facility”, the SkyMine captures CO2, SOX, NO2, and mercury and other heavy metals from generator flue gases and turns them into hydrochloric acid, sodium bicarbonate (baking…