Laura Grace

Laura Grace

Stories by Laura Grace

Cost-Effective Tips for Reducing Your Houston Home’s Energy Costs

Nov 08, 2013

Autumn may be the best time to consider ways to reduce your home’s energy costs. According to the city’s Green Houston initiative, a whopping 58 percent of Texans’ energy use, on average, comes from cooling and heating bills. Take advantage of the milder temperatures before winter to introduce a few simple changes that can help […]

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Where to Live in Metro Houston: 7 Cities for Your Budget, Lifestyle

Oct 31, 2013

Greater Houston is unquestionably big – and full of variety. According to the 2010 census, our fair city is the nation’s fourth largest, and our metropolitan area (which stands at over six million inhabitants), is now the nation’s fifth largest. Add to that our incredible diversity: A Rice University study shows that Houston is now the […]

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7 Ideas to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal on a Budget

Oct 09, 2013

When it comes to buying or selling a home, first impressions count. While major renovations or additions can affect your home’s value, you don’t need to add a new pool to improve your home’s desirability. In fact, improving your home’s curb appeal through relatively low-cost, but simple, changes, can significantly improve its standing in the […]

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Off-Campus Living Must-Haves: Futon, Pizza Money and Renters Insurance

Sep 09, 2013

As the University of Houston and Rice University re-open their doors for the fall semester, many area college students will be flocking back to their homes away from home. Renting a place off-campus can mean more freedom for your son or daughter, and it can also present the risks and responsibilities that come with being an […]

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3 Things to Do Immediately After A Car Accident in Houston

Sep 06, 2013

Like most Americans, Texans love the open road. And with 300,000 miles of road and street mileage, we have plenty of opportunities to enjoy that pastime. But what should you do if you or a loved one is involved in a car accident? Here’s a checklist of the three important steps to take following a car accident. […]

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Harris County Toll Road Director Talks About Why Rates Are Increasing

Sep 05, 2013

Drivers on Harris County toll roads will see a rate hike starting Sept. 7, KUHF.com reports. EZ tag users at toll plazas will see a nickle increase, while drivers on the Katy Freeway Managed Lanes could be paying up to two dollars more per trip. KUHF Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter talked about the toll hikes […]

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$6.6M Federal Grant to Help Houston Trail Projects

Aug 30, 2013

The City of Houston is getting some help completing several major hike and bike trail projects, Click2Houston.com reported Aug. 28. The Parks and Recreation Department has received four Transportation Enhancement Program grants totaling $6,594,406 to go toward finishing the projects. Three of the four funded projects will connect existing trails, parks, bus and METRO rail […]

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Build a Kit, Create a Plan to Prepare for Hurricanes

Aug 28, 2013

Though natural disasters can strike anytime, hurricane season can serve as an important reminder to get your disaster preparations in gear. After all, 2008’s Hurricane Ike and its flooding, power and water outages are still a vivid memory for the millions of Houstonians impacted by the storm’s wrath. Stay one step ahead of Mother Nature by preparing now […]

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Downtown Houston Macy’s to be Demolished Next Month

Aug 16, 2013

When the former Macy’s downtown Houston building is demolished next month, it will be the closest implosion to Metro’s rail alignment to date, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. The 10-story, 791,000-square-foot building, at 1110 Main, will be demolished just after daybreak the morning of Sept. 22, the Houston Chronicle reports. Metro will […]

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Houston Heights Hits No. 4 on List of Top Big-City Neighborhoods

Aug 16, 2013

In Houston-centric list news this week, CNN Money put the Houston Heights at No. 4 on their list of top 10 big-city neighborhoods.  The Heights is in the company of hipster mecca Silver Lake in Los Angeles, San Diego’s Pacific Beach, Lakewood in Dallas, and Alamo Heights in San Antonio. Topping the list is New York […]

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