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…

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…