Loving the Cheap Gas? Try Out These 3 Long-Distance Texas Road Trips

Loving the Cheap Gas? Try Out These 3 Long-Distance Texas Road Trips

Retail gas prices across the Lone Star state continue to drop.  According to GasBuddy’s daily survey of over 13,000 gas outlets in Texas, the average cost at the pump dropped 6.2 cents per gallon to settle at $1.87 per gallon. Except for a few months in 2008, gas hasn’t been this inexpensive in the states in 10 years, as gas prices have decreased close to 60 percent since late June. The lower-than-usual price of gasoline makes this an ideal time to take a road trip. We even shared a list of fun road trips last week that you should take…

Take Advantage of Low Gas Prices This Spring with These 5 Texas Road Trips

Take Advantage of Low Gas Prices with These 5 Texas Road Trips

With gas prices below $2.00 per gallon for the first time this decade, now is the perfect time to take a Texas road trip. But if you’re struggling with ideas for places to go, we’ve come up with a few great destinations you and the family can enjoy over the next few months. 1) Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Bust out the western wear to celebrate the 119th year of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Held this year from January 16th to February 7th at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, this Cowtown event is worth the drive.  At…

A Yankee Speaks to Texans: 6 Tips for Surviving Winter Weather

A Yankee Speaks to Texans: 6 Tips for Surviving Winter Weather

Having been a Yankee for most of my life, I’ll be the first one to say that winters in Texas are amazing, usually. Over the last 5 years of living in the Lone Star State, I’ve experienced such joys as short sleeves in January and springtime weather coming on before Easter. Given that this winter has been colder than most, I thought I’d bring some northern winter wisdom to this unusually chilly Texas winter. I remember my first few days in Texas: it was January of 2010 and the massive winter storm that hit the East Coast had dropped 9” of…

Become More Money-Savvy in 2015 with These 4 New Year’s Resolutions

Become More Money-Savvy in 2015 with These 4  New Year’s Resolutions

Towards the end of 2014, many of us started to think of New Year’s resolutions. It’s exciting to think about the upcoming year and the changes you’d like to make. But the novelty soon wears off, and it’s easy to go back to our old ways – a feeling I’m all too familiar with. It can be disappointing to fall off the wagon just one day and miss our goal – which makes it easier to miss the following day, and the following, until it all unravels and we decide next year will be different. A common New Year’s resolution…

5 Home Improvement Projects as New Year’s Resolutions

5 Home Improvement Projects as New Year

Now that the streamers, nosh, and champagne glasses from your New Year’s party are all cleaned and put away, it’s time to get working on those New Years Resolutions! Yes— those New Year’s Resolutions you made only last week, particularly the one about home improvement projects for your Texas home. OK, so maybe you’re a little worried about where to start. And if you try to think about doing everything at once, then the whole process can really seem huge and unmanageable. Don’t panic. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of 5 key home improvement projects. Some are…

Happy New Year from First Choice Power!

Happy New Year from First Choice Power!

Hooray for 2015! Celebrating the arrival of the New Year is always a grand occasion for gazing into the crystal ball to see what life holds in the 365 days that stand before us. It’s also a great chance to remember the events of 2014, wipe the slate clean, and start a new calendar with fresh perspective and plenty of hope. Here at First Choice Power, we spent 2014 making strides to take care of you. This specifically included revamping our website to be more user-friendly and to present information about our services with more effective language. We also ramped…

Enjoying Winter in Texas: 3 Fun Road Trips

Enjoying Winter in Texas: 3 Fun Road Trips

People living in colder climates may not truly appreciate the winter road trip – no one really likes driving through snow and ice. Although the climate varies in Texas by region (parts of North and West Texas actually experience 4 real seasons), overall it tends to be fairly pleasant. Sure, the occasional storm might bring sleet, ice, and below-freezing weather to the Lone Star State, but in between these storms, we have long periods of mild, sunny, comfortable weather. Thus, when you factor in the weather with the general joy of the holiday season, the winter is a particularly good…

Merry Christmas from First Choice Power!

Merry Christmas from First Choice Power!

Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad. Buon Natale. Feliz Natal. メリークリスマス. Joyeux Noël.  Frohe Weihnachten. While Christmas is celebrated around the world in unique ways by different countries, they all center on celebrating the birth of Jesus.  And although those delicious smells coming from the kitchen and the languages spoken at the table may differ, the tradition of family, friends, and community remains consistent around the world during the Christmas holiday season. Traditionally, Christmas is a time of year to be thankful, so we want to take the time to thank you for being part of The First Choice Power family. It…

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…