May 2017

There are 7 blog entries for May 2017.

2017 Starlight Music Series


June 10: Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws, with guest Kidd Reece & Mo’ Live Zydeco

June 24: Cory Morrow, with guest Cameran Nelson

Location: Wolf Pen Creek

Covering the hill with blankets and lawn chairs, music lovers of all walks of life have ventured to Wolf Pen Creek Park since 2002 to enjoy free, family-friendly entertainment under the stars during the Starlight Music Series. This year, we’re bringing back six nights of entertainment and the Voters’ Choice contest. 

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Summer Sunset Series

Date: June 1st - June 29

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown Bryan 105 S. Main St. Bryan, TX 77803

Concert Line Up:
June 1 - The Nightowls
June 8 -…
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You’ve done it! You’ve found the house that you want to buy and make your home. The big question is what do you do now? Well obviously you have to buy the house, but how do you start? We’ve got the answers for you!

            The first step is pre approval from the bank for a mortgage. This way you’ll know how much you can actually afford to spend. Once that’s out of the way, look at all of the houses little flaws. Check the plumbing and electrical system and all the fun stuff to make sure the house is in tip top shape.

            Okay, so the house is perfect, or close to perfect, and you want to make an offer. You will need to work with your real estate agent with this as they will help you develop and present the offer to the seller.

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Sweet Summer Shortcakes
By Kraft

Prep Time - 5min

Total Time - 27min.

Servings - 6 servings


What You Need

4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

1/4 cup sugar

2-1/3 cups all-purpose baking mix

1/2 cup milk

3 Tbsp. sugar

3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping


Make It

  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Toss strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Stir baking mix, milk, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter in large bowl until mixture forms soft dough. Drop into 6 mounds, 2 inches apart, on baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
  • Split shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and COOL WHIP.
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Laminate flooring is a multi-layer, synthetic flooring product that simulates wood. Although there are many pros to having laminate flooring, there are several common problems that can come along with it.

Laminate Problems and How to Fix Them:

  1. Peaking

            Peaking is an expansion problem. Floors and walls expand and contract based on the weather, humidity and other things. When flooring expands against doorways, molding, or walls, it can buckle. This can be fixed by taking out the molding to let the floor expand and even out.

2.  Water/Moisture-induced warping/buckling

            Dampness, either from humidity or water, can cause laminate flooring to buckle or warp. A balancing layer can help to even out the flooring. 

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There is a popular misconception among buyers that if a lender pre-qualifies them for a mortgage, they have been pre-approved for a loan. However, these two terms are very different.

Getting pre-qualified is the first step in the mortgage process, where a bank or lender goes over your comprehensive finances. This includes your debt, income, and assets. Pre-qualification does not include credit report analysis nor does it include an in-depth look at your capability to buy a home. This step is simple and can easily be done over the phone or on the internet, typically with no charge.

 The purpose of pre-qualification is to allow you and your lender to go over any goals or needs you may have in regard to your mortgage. This is when your lender can

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Millican Reserve Market on the Green

Date: May 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Location: Millican Reserve 19851 FM 2154, COLLEGE STATION, TX 77845
Please join for a fun springtime day outdoors at the Millican Reserve. Come enjoy some live music, delicious lunch, and spend the afternoon shopping for fresh local produce and local art. This event is free and open to the public.


Mommy/ Son Dig Day & Play Date

Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Location: 19851 FM 2154. College Station, TX 7845
Mommy/Son Dig Day & Play Date is a come-and-go event for moms and sons (and anyone else who would benefit!) to enjoy a day

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When you want to sell your house a lot of people think they know the best time to place your house on the market. Some say early spring and others say late winter. But when is really the best time to place your house for sale? We’ve done some research and have the answer for you!

            May seems to be month that appears a lot. May is a good time to list your house because with such high demand for houses and not enough supply, buyers are getting frustrated with rejected or competing offers. In May they have been looking for a little bit and just want to settle on a house. Most often they are willing to pay a little bit more on the home to avoid being rejected again. Houses in May tend to sell 18 days faster than any other month and for

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