4 Energy Efficiency Tips for Autumn in Texas

4 Energy Efficiency Tips for Autumn in Texas

Autumn is just around the corner and, for Texans, this is when we arrive at blissfully cooler temperatures and a host of time-honored autumn traditions. Fall means shorter days, changing weather, and changing leaves, so what better time for a few energy-saving changes around the house to accompany the changes going on outside of our front doors? 1) Change Your Light Bulbs Sure, the eco-conscious harp on this energy-efficient suggestion frequently, but with the new restrictions on incandescent bulbs in effect, you have little recourse but to give in to the mania. With that in mind, let me try to convert…

The FCP Roundup: 4 Top Activities in Small Town Texas for Fall 2014

The FCP Roundup: 4 Top Activities in Small Town Texas for Fall 2014

Texas summers are hot and humid, so when fall arrives with some reprieve from the heat, Texans welcome it with open arms. Autumn in the Lone Star State is great because of all the outdoor activities for people to enjoy. In fact, there is so much to do during the months of October and November, it’s hard to do it all. And while the larger Texas cities have a lot to offer, it’s the small towns offering entertainment-packed activities that top the list of things to do during the fall.  Thus, we wanted to share some of our favorite activities…

Get Social with First Choice Power!

Get Social with First Choice Power!

We love connecting with our customers here at First Choice Power. We’re Texans serving Texans, and we know how important it is for our customers to know that we’re listening and we care! This is why we’re active on social media – chatting with you and sharing our favorite blogs, articles, tips, and energy saving tricks! If you’re not connected with us already, we would love for you to be a part of our social media community. You can join the conversation with First Choice Power on these platforms: Facebook – On our Facebook page, we’re giving you important information about…

A Fun & Creative Back to School Guide for Kids, Parents, & Teachers

A Fun & Creative Back to School Guide for Kids, Parents, & Teachers

When I was a kid, back-to-school thoughts were met with a sense of dread, as my summer days were pure magic. No matter how ominous the impending end of summer was, however, my parents would somehow manage to get me excited. Sure, back-to school preparations are important for the kids, but we shouldn’t neglect parents and the teachers as well. So, let’s have a little fun looking at ways to make those first few days of school truly amazing for everyone. The Kids! Going back to school marks the end of summer freedom, but it doesn’t have to mean the…

Plan Spotlight: Price Advantage 24

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When it comes to electricity, Texas residents may not be aware that they have the power to choose which energy company they use in their home. And while it can be a bit overwhelming to find the right fit, if you are looking for a true Texas electricity provider, look no further than First Choice Power. First Choice Power has ties to a 70-year heritage of serving Texans and we’re one of the largest Texas electricity companies in the state. We are committed to serving our customers as well as our Texas communities. First Choice Power has many energy plans…

Four Activities for Grownups to Beat the Texas Summer Heat

Four Activities for Grownups to Beat the Texas Summer Heat

When I lived in the North, the idea of an indoor activity during the summertime was a heresy! Days were warm, sure, but they were meant for doing anything and everything outside. I’ve since departed summertime paradise for Texas – the land of triple-digit summer days – and my outdoors life has never been the same. For those of you familiar with summer in the Lone Star State, you know that the daytime temperatures from July through August can be extremely hot. Worst of all, the day doesn’t reach it’s peak until 5:00 PM, and things don’t cool down until well…

Three Last-Minute Texas Trips to Make Before School Starts

Three Last-Minute Texas Trips to Make Before School Starts

School is about to start back up, and with that comes early mornings, afterschool practices, homework, and everything else in between. Days spent enjoying summer fun are almost gone so why not make time for one last trip to spend time with family before the back-to school-chaos begins? Here are 3 last-minute Texas trips to make with your friends and family before school starts. 1) Located in Grapevine, TX (30 mins from Dallas), the Great Wolf Lodge was designed for families of all ages to enjoy. With waterslides, Story Time, arcades, a ropes course (coming soon), and spas, this place…

Five Tips to Make the Most Out of the Texas Tax Free Weekend

Five Tips to Make the Most Out of the Texas Tax Free Weekend

Attention Texas! Get ready to put shopping and savings on your calendar for this weekend! From 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 8th, to midnight on Sunday, August 10th, Texas shoppers can skip paying sales tax on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100. This equals a little over $8 in savings for every $100 you spend. State Comptroller Susan Combs estimates that shoppers will save close to $83 million in taxes this weekend. That makes it a good time to start back-to-school shopping, if you haven’t already. To help retailers and shoppers, the Texas Comptroller of Public…

Get Informed with the “How Hurricanes Impact You” Infographic

Get Informed with the "How Hurricanes Impact You" Infographic

It’s been a slow couple of years for hurricanes here in Texas, and since we had so many visit us  in the decade of the ’00s, I think that’s a good thing. However, the lack of activity doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be ready in case something happens. That’s why we devised this helpful infographic entitled “How Hurricanes Impact You.” We’ve collected some useful facts about how hurricanes are formed, how weather professionals talk about hurricanes, and how you should prepare you and your family in case a storm heads your way. You can even download it and pass it around to…

Reviewing 4 Top Parks in West Texas

Reviewing 4 Top Parks in West Texas

This is the last post of our series reviewing the top parks in Texas. We’ve covered some beautiful landscapes around this great state, so it’s apropos that we’re ending with the top parks in West Texas. From the jagged mountains in Big Bend to the beautiful springs in Balmorhea State Park, the western parts of the Lone Star State feature some amazing and inspiring terrains. Here are 4 of the parks that topped our list in West Texas. 1) Balmorhea State Park. It’s the perfect park for summertime primarily because it has the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool. The natural pool stays…