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What to Do for the 4th of July In/Around Amarillo?!?!

July 3, 2012

What to Do for the 4th of July In/AroundAmarillo?!?!


Amarillo– Fireworks Festival at JohnS.StiffParklocated at 45th andBell. Gates open at 4:30pm with food vendors, children’s rides and concerts.  The custom designed fireworks show will feature a live performance by the Amarillo Symphony.


Canyon – Vendor Fair at the downtown square, parade at 10am and Party in the Park starting at 6pm atConnorParkwith a concert and fireworks.


“Texas” Musical Drama will be performing their nightly show.


Clarendon – Kid’s bicycle parade at 10 am, craft fair, Western Parade at 2pm, Junior Ranch Rodeo at 7:30pm and a dance at 9pm.


Canadian – Parade at 10am


Dumas – Mud volleyball tournament at 8am


Wheeler – Parade at 9am, Fireworks at dusk, Cajun Boil Dinner at 6pm with a concert and dance.


Pampa– Food, celebration and fireworks at 7pm


Perryton – Activities starting at 7am and Fireworks at dusk


Channing – Hamburgers and fireworks starting at 6pm


Hereford– Parade and food booths


Check for more details or local city office.

This information is presented by:


Connie Taylor

Keller Williams


Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed

Top Graduation Gifts

May 18, 2012

Top Graduation Gifts


We always struggle with purchasing gifts for some people.  Will they like it? Did I spend enough money?  Will I look cheap?  Have they received multiple of this gift? It is even harder when you really do not know the person – a distant family member, a friend’s child. 


Here are some top graduation gifts- some I know you have thought of, others might spark an idea for you!


You can always go with hot/popular gifts – ipad, ipod, laptop computer, kindle/nook or a digital camera. Not wanting to spend that much money, keep reading!


If you know where they are going to college, purchase some type of spirit gift.  Personalized products are always nice with their name, initials or just first or last name only. Google can be our friend to find these companies for these unique gifts to order them and ship them for us.


Wanting something for them to remember the year –  think about a savings bond or a commemorative coin. 


Maybe they need their own coffee pot for those late nights studying! A nice piece of jewelry can always be great – a necklace, bracelet, ring or a watch is always universal.


We can not forget the standbys – pen, picture frame or album. And we have to discuss gift cards and of course money! But how much do you give? I wish there was something that was socially standard and everyone knew that was the perfect amount, but sadly there is not.



Happy Gifting!


This information is presented by:


Connie Taylor

Keller Williams


Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

New Year Resolutions ?:)!:(

December 30, 2011

Sunday, January 1st, 2012, the start of a new week and a new year all in one day! Are you one of the estimated 44% that make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you have a plan to make them happen, or will you then become part of the estimated 80% that fail or quit?


Here is a list of the Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions:


1. Eat healthier

2. Get a better job

3. Spend more time with family and friends

4. Get fit / Work out more

5. Get out of debt

6. Recycle

7. Save money

8. Volunteer

9. Quit smoking

10. Lose weight


We must be optimistic if we plan to succeed!  Start preparing now, do some research if you need to on what you need to do to make a plan and outline your steps for your goals.  You should always write them down and make them public.  In our technology world, it is easy to get support and encouragement from others by posting your goals on twitter or facebook.  You may have to start with one at a time.  Remember old habits are hard to break and it can take 20 consecutive days of doing something to make it a habit! 


Start today! Prepare for Sunday and surround yourself with positive reinforcement and have things already in place to make it a smooth transition and a successful start! You can always start smaller if you need to, with maybe taking care of the 5 or more email addresses you have that you never consolidated!


This information is presented by:


Connie Taylor

Keller Williams


Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.


Keller Williams Green Week

November 16, 2011

Keller Williams Realty is going green this week. We hear about it all the time, what are you doing to erase your carbon foot print or just simply put, do you recycle? Many of the things to make a difference can be costly like, new appliances, new heating and air conditioning units, solar panels, new insulation or even buying an electric car. We can all make simple changes that we may not have even thought about.

– Go Vintage! Have you thought about looking in the very back of you closet, or a friend or relatives closet? Take a look at consignment stores or garage sales, be creative!
– Use a mug when you are at work or take it with you to the coffee shop.
– Unplug your chargers and small appliances.
– Turn off the dry cycle on your dish washer.
– Use cloth napkins.
– Caulk around your windows while the weather is still nice.
– Use a toaster oven.
– Fill up your car when it is cooler. This cuts down on emissions by decreasing the amount of fuel lost to evaporation.
– Do electronic subscriptions.
– Recycle your gift wrap and be creative on your wrap and bows!
– Replace your Christmas lights with LED’s. They use a fraction of the energy as conventional bulbs and are cool to the touch.

Sometimes we just need to think about how we can reduce our use and how we can be creative and reuse something in another way. National Green week is February 6-10, 2012 and Earth Day is April 22, 2012. Pick a week during this time and mark it on your calendar and have your whole family be involved in making some changes. Small changes can make a difference and you can always plant a tree!

Texas Real Estate Goes Green

September 21, 2011

Everybody’s concerned about saving the planet today. After all, this is the only one we have to live. At least, today and the next half of a century we’re sure of that –Earth is the only planet for human kind.

As the tide of ecological alertness sweeps on to mankind, building owners pitch in to save Mother Nature by attempting to make their structure LEED certified.

LEED  (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is granted to a building if it passes the LEED Green Building Rating System. The building is rated in four levels – LEED Certified, LEED Silver, LEED Gold, and LEED Platinum.

Austin, Texas, has been the first to call for LEED certification in the United States. Dallas follows the Texas’ capital’s lead by issuing a resolution that all buildings owned by the city government should be at least LEED Silver – certified.  Frisco also goes green by using requiring LEED certification on all commercial projects.

Just last year, the Greater Texas Foundation designed something that has never been done before – the first LEED Gold – certified building. The completed structure, also one of the first LEED buildings, is in Bryan, Texas.


Connie Taylor


Keller Williams Realty

Office: 806-457-4810

Cell: 806-236-1370


Wild Fires Set Most of Texas Ablaze

September 14, 2011

Wild fires have caused a lot damages in Texas, burning almost 4,000,000 acres of land this year as recorded in the Incident Information System.

Last week, the Texas Forest Service has been reported to have answered to over 100 fires including the 19 incidents yesterday which burnt 1,099 acres.

The wild fires have torched vast areas of land in the counties of Bastrop, Cass, Marion, Gregg and Palo Pinto. The disaster did not only leave charred trees and trails of ashes in several areas of Texas, but it also burned down a thousand homes and killed two in the county of Bastrop, and almost set twenty homes on fire in the county of Upshur, and a gas plant in Gregg county.

In Magnolia, main roads were closes as firefighters battled the fire. Residents helplessly watched the smoke rose, burning down properties and the forest.

Reports say that officials have declared that the fire near the state’s capital, Austin, is the most destructive among the 180 fires that have torched Texas.

In response to this disaster, Red Cross has provided a shelter for people and pets. The team also has mental health specialists to keep everyone calm after the catastrophe.

The fires did not only cause stress and worried the people who have lost their homes in the fire but also had the state firefighters worried about the winds picking up, damaging some more of Texas.

This information is presented by:

Connie Taylor
Keller Williams

Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Avoid making Moving Headaches turn to Theft Headaches

July 15, 2011

On the REBAC Hotsheet this week, an interesting tip list from Intersections Inc. on how to avoid having your important paperwork and numbers get into the wrong hands.  This got me to searching for more helpful tips for all, and has a blog about good Moving Advice on how to avoid being the victim of any type of theft, including ID theft.

Moving is stressful enough, as is selling or buying your home.  Taking steps before the end rush will help you and your family avoid having to deal with theft and ID theft!

This information is presented by:

Connie Taylor
Keller Williams

Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.