5 Things to Know about a “No-Contest” Clause Last Will and Testament BasicsA Last Will and Testament is a legal document that lets you make specific or general gifts of your estate assets to be distributed after your death. The primary incentive for leaving behind a Will is to let you control this distribution of your estate, rather than letting someone else (the State) decide how your assets are distributed.What is Probate?After your death, your estate will need to go through the legal … [Read more...] about The Mendel Law Firm L.P. – AVVO Guides
"From good people you learn good, but if you mingle with the bad you'll destroy such soul as you had." - Musonius Rufus, Quoting Theognis of Megara, Lectures, 11.53.21-22 … [Read more...] about Thought of the Day
The official flag of The Republic of Texas was adopted on January 25, 1839. The colors chosen for the Texas flag were red for courage, blue for loyalty, and white for purity and liberty, the same as the United States flag. “While Dr. Charles B. Stewart is credited with drawing an early image of the Lone Star Flag, no one knows who actually designed Texas’ flag. His drawing was used when legislation adopting the flag was enacted, but the flag’s designer remains a mystery.” “5 Interesting Texas … [Read more...] about Texas History – Who Designed the Texas State Flag?
Jane Austen (1775-1817) - Novelist Jane Austen was an English author whose works of literature earned her a place as one of the most widely known writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary, as well as acclaimed plots, have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. "Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry." Due to social stigmas against educating women, she was … [Read more...] about Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump? Jane Austen
"If a person gave away your body to some passerby, you'd be furious. Yet you hand over your mind to anyone who comes along, so they must abuse you, leaving it disturbed and troubled - have you no shame in that?" - Epictetus, Enchiridion, 28 … [Read more...] about Thought of the Day
Do you know when Texas officially became a part of the United States of America? Texas faced many challenges such as being ruled over by Spain, France and Mexico. But Texas finally won its independence in April of 1836. They became the Republic of Texas, but this republic did not last long. “Texas, situated in the south central United States, became the twenty-eighth state in the Union on December 29, 1845.” Texas joined the United States of America and has been a part ever since. Stephens, … [Read more...] about Texas History – When did Texas become a part of the United State?
Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) - Civil Rights Activist, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on a cotton plantation near Delta, Louisiana. Her parents were recently freed slaves, and Sarah, their fifth child, was the first in her family to be freeborn. Sarah began to experiment with both home remedies and store-bought hair care treatments in an attempt to improve her scalp disorder which caused her to lose much of her hair. At this point her husband Charles … [Read more...] about Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump? Madam C.J. Walker
"So, concerning the things we pursue, and for which we vigorously exert ourselves, we owed this consideration - either there is nothing useful in them, or most aren't useful. Some of them are superfluous, while others aren't worth that much. But we don't discern this and see them as free, when they cost us dearly." - Seneca, Moral Letters, 42.6 … [Read more...] about Thought of the Day
The United States has eight major physiographic regions, these are the Laurentian Upland, the Pacific Mountain System, the Intermontane Plateaus, the Rocky Mountain System, the US Interior Highlands, the Interior Plains, the Appalachian Highlands, and the Atlantic Plain. “Of the eight major physiographic regions in the United States, five are found in Texas. This shows the diversity of Texas, that it can be dry, hot, and flat one place while it is cool, green and have rolling hills in another … [Read more...] about Texas History – Physiographic Regions
Adam Michael Goldstein (1973-2009) - DJ, Remixer, Record Producer & Musician Goldstein’s stage name, “DJ AM” stands for his first and middle names, Adam Michael. He was a member of the rap/rock group Crazy Town between 1999 and 2001. He collaborated with Travis Barker of Blink-182 and +44 in several performances, including the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. He and Travis Barker were DJs together, known as TRV$DJAM. Barker and Goldstein both survived the 2008 South Carolina plane crash that … [Read more...] about Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump? DJ AM