Reveling in outrageous shenanigans and hilariously off-kilter characters, Shoveling Smoke does for East Texas what Carl Hiaasen’s novels do for South Florida. Burned-out corporate lawyer Clay Parker chucks it all and moves from Houston to a tiny firm in a dusty small town, searching for his lost integrity and a simpler life. Instead, he lands in the middle of a bungled fraud case defending the disreputable and downright nasty Bevo Rasmussen, accused of torching the stables housing his overinsured thoroughbreds. Immediately confronted with corrupt officials, crazed survivalists, an incompetent hit man, an emu, and a naked county clerk, along with an assortment of vengeful wives and great barbecue, Clay discovers that nothing is what it seems to be. By the end, our hero gets way more than he bargained for, justice (Texas-style) gets served, and the reader gets a laugh-out-loud first novel. Author Biography: Austin Davis is a native Texan. This is his first novel.
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Hanley Wood Announces Winners Of
Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 15, 2014
Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design, and construction industries, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Multifamily Executive Awards. Two executives and 28 project winners were honored at a special event held during the 2014 Multifamily Executive Conference, which took place September 22?24 in Las Vegas.
Each year, MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE honors the industry?s best and brightest with its prestigious MFE Awards competition. Winning projects, leaders, and initiatives are featured in the September and October issues of MFE and on http://www.multifamilyexecutive.com.
Bruce Ward, chairman and CEO of Alliance Residential Company in Phoenix, was honored as the 2014 MFE Executive of the Year. Ward has built Alliance Residential into one of the most respected companies in the industry. Alliance was the most prolific multifamily developer this year, placing first on MFE?s Top 25 Developers rankings, and also cracked the NMHC?s Top 50 Owners list. Under Ward?s leadership, Alliance grew into property management, as well, during the recent recession, going from the 15th-largest manager in the nation in 2008 to the ninth-largest in 2013, with 11 percent portfolio growth last year.
?Bruce Ward has positioned Alliance Residential as a model for other multifamily firms to emulate,? said Jerry Ascierto, editor-in-chief of MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE. ?It wasn?t just that Alliance grew its owned and third-party management portfolios, or that it was the top developer this year. It wasn?t just that Alliance was opportunistic during the recession, buying broken condo deals and nonperforming notes. And it wasn?t just Ward?s stature and involvement in the industry: It was all of those things, taken together, that made Bruce Ward our 2014 Executive of the Year.?
Chris Herman, formerly a vice president of multifamily housing for Balfour Beatty Construction, was honored as the 2014 MFE Rising Star. Herman, a trained architect, took the reins of an ambitious growth plan for Balfour Beatty in 2011 to generate $ 50 million in business the following year. By the end of 2012, he had doubled down on that goal, generating $ 108 million in new multifamily business in the Charlotte market. Herman then expanded his efforts into Nashville and Atlanta and, in 2013, he closed over $ 300 million in revenue.
The 2014 MFE Editors? Choice Award was presented to Jefferson Apartment Group (JAG) for its Arlington 360 Project in Arlington, Massachusetts. The development of 164 market-rate and affordable rental units, 30 townhomes, and a 90-bed assisted-living facility was built on the site of a former hospital. It was the culmination of a 12-year process that saw the land change hands three times due to bankruptcies and loan defaults. Finally, in 2011, JAG bought the loan from the construction lender and got to work. The land?s steep grade and strict conservation requirements presented challenges, but those initial obstacles allowed for some of the project?s biggest assets: 11 acres of green space and spectacular views of the Boston skyline. An extensive bedrock-blasting process helped mitigate the hurdles posed by the hillside. The apartment buildings are situated in a radial configuration and shrink as they move down the slope, scaling down as they reach the broader neighborhood, with townhomes along the perimeter. The site emphasizes outdoor recreational space, with two large parks, walking trails, a playground, and a community garden.
The rest of the 2014 Multifamily Executive Award winners:
Community Service Award
????SMC Food Pantry, Vienna, VA (Southern Management Corporation)
????PhillySeeds, Philadelphia (Philadelphia Housing Authority)
Best Marketing & Advertising
?????Riverstone Citizenship: Passion Required,? Dallas (Riverstone Residential Group)
????Sedona | Slate, Arlington, VA (JBG Companies)
Best Use of Technology
????InfoTycoon, Cortland Partners, Roswell, GA
Best Adaptive-Reuse Project
????ElseWarehouse, Minneapolis (BKV Group)
????Mount Vernon Mill No. 1, Baltimore (Terra Nova Ventures)
????Temple Art Lofts, Vallejo, CA (Domus Development)
Best Affordable Housing Project
????Rene Cazenave Apartments, San Francisco (BRIDGE Housing Corporation/Community Housing Partnership)
????Buffett Place, Chicago (Brinshore Development)
Best Apartment Renovation
????Chalmers Square, Detroit (Shelborne Development Company)
????Avalon Marina Bay, Marina del Rey, CA (AvalonBay Communities)
Best Green Housing
????The Millennium Uptown, Houston (The Dinerstein Companies)
????The Edge, Allston, MA (Prellwitz Chilinski Associates)
????Heritage Senior Residences at Columbia Parc, New Orleans (JHP Architecture/Urban Design)
Best High-Rise Apartment
????AVA High Line, New York City (AvalonBay Communities)
????Via6, Seattle (GGLO)
Best Low-Rise Walk-Up
????Manhattans at Central Park West, Irvine, CA (KTGY Group)
Best Mid-Rise Apartment (7 to 11 Stories)
????The Victor, Boston (Simpson Housing)
Best Mid-Rise Podium or Wrap
????77H, Washington, DC (JBG)
????VUE, Minneapolis (BKV Group)
Best Mixed-Income Project
????The George, New Brunswick, NJ (Pennrose)
Best Senior Housing Project
????Lofts at McKinley, Phoenix (Gorman & Company)
????Residences at Wingate, Needham, MA (The Architectural Team)
????John C. Anderson Apartments, Philadelphia (Pennrose)
Best Student Housing Project
????The Retreat at State College, State College, PA (Landmark Properties)
????West 22, Kennesaw, GA (South City Partners)
Best Reuse of Land
????Arlington 360, Arlington, MA (Jefferson Apartment Group)
About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood is the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design, and construction industries. Utilizing the largest editorial- and analytics-driven construction market database, the company produces powerful market data and insights; award-winning publications, newsletters, and websites; marquee trade shows and executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit http://www.hanleywood.com.
Dallas Tx Free Redfin
Dallas, TX – Free Redfin Home Buying Class
Event on 2014-10-23 18:30:00
Home Buying Class
Thinking about buying a home but don't know where to start? Redfin Agents Mark Riede and Karen Nesbit will walk you through the home-buying process so you know what to expect.
What we'll cover:
- Is buying for you?
- Dallas home prices, inventory & market conditions
- Special property types (short sales, foreclosures, new construction)
- Home financing & the purchase process
Free bites & beverages will be provided!
Mark Riede and Karen Nesbit are expert agents on the Dallas team. Want to meet them before the class or just have a quick question? Feel free to give them a call at (972) 863-2811 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They're happy to answer all of your home buying and selling questions.
Free and Never any Obligation
at Alamo Title
8115 Preston Road
Dallas, United States
Tiny House Tour in Austin Texas
Event on 2014-08-17 16:00:00
Buying A House in Austin is an affordable place to buy a Small or tiny house. The Buy A Small House team now offers several different fully customizable floor plans. Austin city council and cities across America are now allowing Granny Flats, houses under 500 square feet in backyards and in small house communities that are close to transit or future transit calling them Accessory Dwelling Units.
The houses you may choose between are called the Austin, Dallas, Miami, San Fransisco, Fresno and the Denver. Our San Francisco small house model is a two bedroom house that can come with a single or double loft. Similar to the Tumbleweed Tiny houses that groups of people build, the Buy A Small House floor plans are just about 100 square feet larger and a bit more liveable.
This is your chance to take a tour inside a small house that is so fast it is over just after it starts. This small house has tapered and textured walls and ceilings like a traditional house. The tour is self-guided walking through a bit of a living room placed by the full kitchen, down the short hall is a bathroom, in the back is a one bedroom fitting a queen sized bed then up some stairs to a single loft that sleeps 3. These cute house floor plans are for sale which are fully customizable. This house tour is a free experience that will teach you a bit about the tiny house movement coming to your Austin neighborhood later this year.
You don't have to be in the market to live in one of these small houses to take the tour, many people offset their current mortgages by renting them out as accessory dwelling units on their land or in their backyard. Living in a small or tiny house is said to have many freedoms similar to being a kid again.
People entering the possession scale down process call this action editing. When you edit your life, scaling down your possessions translates to a feeling of freedom that is a more rewarding life. You may choose to have a small house plan build for you by the Buy A Small House team or you may embark on a house building mission with a Tumbleweed floor plan that offers many do it yourself plans.
The Buy A Small House builds are made with Fiber Cement and other materials not available at your neighborhood Home Depot intended to last 30 years or the same duration as a traditional house build yet with wheels mounted onto a 10" steel frame for mobility. Buy A Small House offers transparancy no matter how you buy from us. The small house open house is available located in downtown Austin next to the Rainey Street bar district.
at Austin’s Accessory Dwelling Unit
60 East Ave
Austin, United States
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A Bride For Two
A Bride for Two Billionaires [The Male Order, Texas Collection] (Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting)
[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Contemporary Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M] Taylor Ewing was living the fabulous life as Dallas’s most admired, blogged-about pageant queen-a life of designer clothes, VIP access, a rock-star boyfriend, and a fierce social circle to be envied. But city-girl Taylor craves the old life-the life before her father died from heart disease years ago. Her life had quickly gone from ghetto to glitz when her mother remarried a prestigious realtor soon after. But after catching her boyfriend having a threesome with her long-time friend, Taylor waves the white flag of love and escapes to Male Order to visit her aunt. Jay Stephens and Brody Bartlett are social-networking billionaires who visit their hometown every summer. But Taylor swore off young playboys. Despite her best, although useless, efforts, her heart can’t resist their sweet-tea southern charm, and her body can’t resist their corn-fed muscles and theandric smiles. But when an enemy from the past comes to take revenge on Taylor, will she be forced to surrender her gentlemen? * A Siren Erotic Romance
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Event on 2014-10-22 19:30:00
Widespread Panic is:
John Bell guitars, vocals
John "JoJo" Hermann keyboards, vocals
Jimmy Herring guitars
Todd Nance drums, vocals
Domingo S. Ortiz percussion, vocals
Dave Schools bass, vocals
27 years ago this week, a singer everyone called J.B., a bass-playing future journalism school dropout and a guitarist nicknamed Panic for his bouts with anxiety went looking for a drummer for their next gig.
After striking out with the usual suspects around Athens, Georgia, the three friends made an eleventh-hour call to a high-school band mate of the guitar player living in Atlanta, thinking he might still have his kit handy.
A few days later, Todd Nance rolled up to the house at 320 King Avenue shared by John Bell, Michael Houser and David Schools in an old, beat-up white Maverick, his drums crammed into the back. After a night of rehearsing, the new quartet hopped onstage together for the first time the next day at the old Mad Hatter Ballroom to play a short set that opened with the Buffalo Springfield classic “For What It’s Worth.” Widespread Panic was born.
Within the year, Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz, a drummer new in town from Austin, Texas, began turning up at their regular Monday night gigs at the Uptown Lounge and never left. As weekly gigs morphed into regional tours, the band began to forge a sound unto themselves, a combination of Houser’s unorthodox guitar playing, Bell’s coarse growl, Nance’s rock-steady drumming, Schools’ lead bass playing, Ortiz’s multi-textured percussion coupled with a collective commitment to playing original songs from the outset and a willingness to walk the improvisational high wire night after night.
Landslide Records came calling and Space Wrangler, Widespread Panic’s debut album, dropped in September 1988, the first copies of which were hand-delivered to the band by Col. Bruce Hampton, an area shaman, bandleader and early mentor. Former Dixie Dreg T Lavitz manned the keyboards for the band’s self-titled follow-up released on Capricorn Records in July 1991, but it really wasn’t until John “Jojo” Hermann – a native New Yorker-turned-Mississippian equally snapped by the likes of Professor Longhair and Terry Adams – claimed the chair the following spring that the band felt like a true ensemble. With a new songwriter, vocalist and worthy onstage foil in Hermann in the fold, the band’s lineup was set.
Over the next two decades, Widespread Panic released nine more studio albums and sold more than three million records, building a loyal following on the road beginning in dingy dive bars across the South and eventually headlining nearly every major U.S. music festival and selling out some of the world’s most prestigious venues. No artist has more sold-out concerts at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, and their headlining appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival set the single-day attendance record. The celebration for their first live album, Light Fuse, Get Away, drew more than 100,000 fans for a free show in downtown Athens and is still considered one of the largest CD-release parties in music history.
By 2002, the band was one of America’s best and most sought-after rock acts, but rock ‘n roll fairytales inevitably take a tragic turn. Michael Houser, Panic’s founding guitarist and inscrutable core, developed pancreatic cancer. The guitarist remained rooted at stage right until a few weeks before his death, delivering a spine-tingling, tear-jerking performance for the band’s headlining spot at the inaugural Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival. Eight weeks after leaving the road, Houser was gone, taking with him a unique musical signature that fans affectionately dubbed The Lingering Lead. An era was over.
At the behest of their late guitarist, the remaining band members returned to the road, enlisting several friends to share the stage and help heal the void left by the irreplaceable Houser. It wasn’t until the summer of 2006 – when John Bell placed a call to an old friend to see if he might be interested in joining the band – that the wheels were put in motion for a new chapter in Widespread Panic’s history to begin.
at Peabody Opera House
1400 Market Street
Saint Louis, United States
Event on 2014-11-01 20:00:00
at House of Blues – Houston
1204 Caroline Street
Houston, United States
How To Sell A House
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 17, 2013
The basic route of selling a property involves obtaining a listing through realtors that market this property to buyers in hopes of receiving a sale. Because some homeowners are unsuccessful selling, one investment company is now explaining how to sell a house with no realtor in Texas to owners of homes, according to a report by the RealEstateNewsWire.com company at http://realestatenewswire.com/we-buy-houses-dallas-tx-with-no-realtor.
The report published online details the services and steps that are required for a homeowner to complete an independent sale laid out by the K-OS Home Solutions company.
The for sale by owner strategies that are available are not always successful for property owners who apply the checklist of steps needed.
“A person can list a home that sits for months or years at a time with no succcess,” a source for the RealEstateNewsWire.com confirmed. The push to find buyers creates more listing expenses for owners of homes that eventually sell.
The FSBO processes that are used in some parts of the country can differ depending on the resources that homeowners have. The K-OS Home Solutions company at http://koshomesolutions.com provides its services apart from what local realtors in Texas provide.
“It is now common in large and small cities for owners of homes to seek third party solutions to help sell homes when avoiding realtor contact,” the source added.
The tips, strategies and plans that can be integrated by owners of homes when seeking a faster sale is part of a new series of examinations of popular companies in the U.S. by the RealEstateNewsWire.com company.
The RealEstateNewsWire.com company distributes its housing industry news and information to thousands of sources online. This company now provides one of the largest accessible resources for real estate information currently offered to buyers, sellers and investors on the Internet.
About K-OS Home Solutions
The K-OS Home Solutions company currently builds its Texas homes portfolio at a pace of up to 10 properties monthly that are sold or rented direct to residents in the state. This company has configured its services to provide immediate assistance to homeowners, home buyers and renters seeking homes apart from what is offered by average real estate agents.
Texas Roadhouse Reviews
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Average Rating: 4 out of 5 (72 Reviews)
Review by Brian J.
I stopped in this evening on a Sunday night for my first visit to a Texas Roadhouse Restaurant. The hostess was kind and helpful and took us straight to our…
Review by David T.
Good food. No real complaints. Plenty of peanuts to go around.
I had the 8oz filet with cooked onions and mushrooms. My 2 sides were green beens and…
Review by MJ S.
Start at the beginning…. There are peanuts on the table when you arrive. After you place an order they bring you bread and cinnamon butter, which is…
Love & War in Texas Reviews
2505 E Grapevine Mills Cir
Average Rating: 3 out of 5 (100 Reviews)
Review by Kita H.
Had a good time here with the hubby amidst a crazy, tax-free shopping day. We wanted a big, filling meal and L&W in TX didn’t disappoint.
Review by Celeste A.
The wild boar quesadilla was very good. The fried green bean appetizer was also very good but a lot for two people.
I got the Brazoria County which is a…
Review by Liss B.
Came here late on a Saturday. Ordered the chicken nachos, which weren’t anything spectacular. Our friends ordered the cinnamon and oatmeal ice-cream,…
Tj Maxx Management Opportunities Dallas
Talk about value…T.J. Maxx is where you’ll find it. T.J. Maxx, together with Marshalls, forms the Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. T.J. Maxx offers brand name family apparel, giftware, home fashions, women’s shoes, and lingerie, and emphasizes accessories and fine jewelry, at prices 20% – 60% below department and specialty store regular prices! Plus as part of The TJX Companies, Inc., you’ll be part of the largest off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide. TJX is comprised of 4 major divisions – Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods in the United State: s; TJX Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls); and TJX Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). In late 2012, we acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off-price, Internet retailer of apparel and home fashions, bringing it into our family of businesses.
Marshalls, shop on: Opportunity is in store for you! Marshalls, together with T.J. Maxx, forms The Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. At Marshalls, our growth is creating exciting opportunities for motivated professionals every day. Here, you’ll find professional advancement, individual recognition and even time for a life outside of work! Marshalls offers brand name family apparel, giftware, home fashions and accessories at prices 20%-60% below department and specialty store regular prices! Marshalls also offers expanded footwear assortments for the entire family, expanded men’s departments and The CUBE, a department specifically for juniors, all at great values. The only thing better than shopping at Marshalls is working at Marshalls! Plus you can feel good knowing you are part of the largest off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX is comprised of 4 major divisions – Marmaxx (T.J.
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