McCulloch County is located in the smack dab middle of Texas! While there’s debate about the official location of the geographic center of Texas, small town Brady holds the title. This is signified on a stone monument in front of their courthouse. In fact, the geographical center of Texas is located in northeastern McCulloch County at 31°21' north latitude and 99°14' west longitude, sixteen miles northeast of Brady. This puts the official center of Texas somewhere between Brady and Brownwood … [Read more...] about Texas Trivia- What County is the Geographic Center of Texas?
Who is Paul Newman? If you were asked to describe Paul Newman in as minimal words as possible, how would you summarize him? Some might say, Academy award winning actor and film director. Others might focus on his many national championships as a race car driver. A few might only need three words; blue, eyed, and hunk. It is far less likely that someone would declare, “He’s that guy on the salad dressing bottles!” Yet, one of the largest contributions Paul Newman made to society was starting his … [Read more...] about Famous Estates-Champ or Chump? Paul Newman
In the 1953 western film, “The Man from the Alamo” Glenn Ford stars as John Stroud. In the movie, Stroud is chosen to leave the fort in order to warn and protect his family and others of the approaching army led by Santa Anna. When the devastation at the Alamo incurs, the Texan is labeled a coward by all. Determined to avenge his family and restore his honor, Stroud goes on a journey to protect Texas families as they run from a Santa Anna sympathizer. In the end, Stroud manages to seize his … [Read more...] about Texas Trivia- Who played the lone survivor of the Alamo in “The Man from the Alamo?”
Estée Lauder's Ecstasy of Achievement “Serenity is pleasant, but it lacks the ecstasy of achievement.” Undoubtedly, Estée Lauder believed in her own words. After all, she was one of the most driven individuals in the history of business. Lauder was said to never take lunch nor to have ever worked a day in her life without selling. Beyond her incomparable drive, Lauder believed fervently in her own self-made beauty empire. Yet, her self-professed consumption in business made her single-minded. … [Read more...] about Famous Estates-Champ or Chump? Estée Lauder
Mickey Rooney's Big Personality Mickey Rooney was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio and vaudeville. His career stretched across nearly nine decades and included his part in more than 300 films. From birth to death, Rooney overcame the constant evolution of cinema. He was one of the few to make the jump from silent film to sound and certainly one of the last of his generation to end his career in acting. He was a man who transcended art styles, from Broadway to character … [Read more...] about Famous Estates-Champ or Chump?-Mickey Rooney
Sometimes we must take a step back to thank those who helped us get where we are today. Geraldine A Ferraro is not a particularly well recognized name. Yet, she blazed the trail for famous women in leadership. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president in the United States. While she might not have found victory, she took on the weight of being the first. In many ways this is a triumph all its own. Ferraro believed that “some leaders are born women” and she successfully shifted the … [Read more...] about Famous Estates-Champ or Chump? Geraldine Ferraro
Roughly 45,000 Houstonians were alive to celebrate the dawn of the year 1900! Comparatively, the population of the largest city in the United States, New York City, already stood at nearly 3.5 million. Little could the citizens of Houston in 1900 have guessed that their quaint Texas town would flourish into the fourth largest city in the nation by 2016. Presently, there are about 2.3 million inhabitants of the city of Houston. Furthermore, there are more than 6.5 million if you include the … [Read more...] about Texas Trivia-What was the population of Houston in 1900?
George Foreman, The Come Back King George Foreman is a comeback king for far more than just his boxing. He once told global media organization, Fortune, “Don’t ever stop earning, it’s a curse to think you have enough. There is never enough. George Foreman, Bill Gates—anyone. Money has to be spent. It is not made to be saved.” George Foreman is a retired American professional boxer, two-times World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur. He has … [Read more...] about Famous Estates-Champ or Chump? George Foreman
Today, June 6th 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in history known as Operation Neptune. We know this more commonly as D-Day. We would like to take a moment to remember all that was lost for the sake of our freedoms. We do so, that the estimated 160,000 soldiers who fought for our rights on this day do not pass from our memories as time too passes away from us. To all those who have served, thank you. May we never forget that the free soil we walk upon came … [Read more...] about Remembering D-Day
None of us like to dwell on the fact that as we age, so do our parents. Eventually, the parent that once took care of you may need to be taken care of by you. This role reversal could be nothing more than a result of the natural aging process. However, it could also point to far more concerning issues. If you notice that your parent’s physical and/or mental health is continuing to deteriorate, it may be time to step in and take legal action. Doing so could prevent your parent from serious … [Read more...] about What Is an Adult Guardianship?