We all want a beautiful home, and most people have a general sense of what type of style or decor they want in their home. But having the time and energy to get things the way we want is easier said than done. There are so many influences when it comes to home interiors that just getting a general idea or theme can sometimes be a head-boggling task, and there’s always the danger of not knowing where to start or worse, not knowing when to stop. Continue reading
Some people just have a certain way about them. We’ve all meet them at some time or another: charming, funny, attractive, sincere. People who just love to be in the middle of things. Party people. Social cats. Where would we be without them? They’re wonderful to have around, and always bring a bit of sparkle to any occasion. Wouldn’t it be great if we could give them a call anytime? How fantastic would it be if they would turn up at our events and meetings? Help liven things up a little. Continue reading
The popular demand for cleaning service had lead to an explosion in new startup companies throughout the country. And why not, it’s an easy business to get started in. A few cloths and some detergent. A duster, a brush, maybe an old vacuum cleaner and viola, a ready made, fully functioning business ready to make you a fortune in no time. Maybe not. Continue reading
We all like our property to look great inside and out but, for some reason, there are things that just don’t seem to catch the eye until they become an obvious problem. A home’s fascia is one of those things. If it is wooden, the elements will eventually break it down, and because it takes so long, we tend not to notice the decay. Sun and rain will gradually blister paint and dry out wood, and there will come a point when no amount of restorative work can salvage it. Even plastic fascia has its limitations. Harsh sunlight and changes in temperature can eventually bleach and warp the material leaving it unsightly and irreparable. Metal also will at some point begin to show signs of wear and tear – excessive exposure to wet climates, particularly in coastal areas, will slowly tarnish and rust even galvanised steel surfaces.
Government has become the most massive industry in America. This industry provides a wider array of services and employs more diverse means than any business in the world. The level of coordination and planning needed to continue this level of service is so great that it often overwhelms the purpose it was created to serve. HB 2292, a historic piece of legislation passed by the Texas House of Representatives under my leadership and with the hard work of many, has made groundbreaking progress in the streamlining of government services and is saving Texas taxpayers billions of dollars in the process. This legislation was so historic, Governing Magazine recently hilighted Texas’s efforts in their latest issue. Please take the time to read this article. It will help describe these historic and much needed reform that Texas, under its conservative leadership, is leading the nation in implenting.
On Friday, May 21, 2004 Vice President Richard Cheney will appear with Representative Arlene Wohlgemuth at the Waco Convention Center. He will be there show his personal support, and the support of the White House, for Rep. Wohlgemuth’s congressional campaign. The event is expected to bring in leaders from throughout District 17 and give voters the chance to hear first hand the White House’s view on Arlene’s candidacy. The luncheon is sold out, but check back soon for photos and an account of the afternoon. To join Arlene’s campaign for Congressional District 17, host a neighborhood meeting yourself, or just stay up to date, please click here and let us know…
Friday we welcomed Vice President Dick Cheney to Waco, Texas. The upcoming congressional election is of utmost importance to residents of Central Texas, and the White House knows this as well, since Central Texas is where the President calls home. The Friday fundraiser was the most successful vice-presidential fund raising event for a challenger throughout the nation. Thanks to many generous and concerned citizens in District 17, we raised well over $300,000 that will help campaign against the “Out of town, out of touch” liberal Chet Edwards. I have provided the full transcript of my remarks given to the over 400 in attendance at the event. In addition, please check back for more audio and video from the event in the coming days.