Tropical Storm Bill

Tropical Storm Bill made landfall on Matagorda Island just before noon on Tuesday.  It brought even more rain to the greater Houston area, which is still saturated and trying to recover from the flooding that occurred at the end of May as a result of record rainfall.  At 1:00am Wednesday morning, Bill was downgraded to a tropical depression as it continues to make its way north through Texas and in to Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois. Some say it is possible that Bill or its remnants may produce heavy rainfall in as many as seven states, from Texas to Indiana.  The tail of the storm continues to bring rain to the Houston area, even though the center of the storm has now reached the northern part of the state.  The rain could last through Saturday, June 20. This storm renews the risk of flash flooding for Houston and increases the chance of damages to property around our already overflowing rivers and waterways.  Several roads are flooded as well, so take caution and check for closures before traveling around Houston for the next few days. Bill is now the second storm to make landfall in the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.  This is the first time since 1871 that there have been two tropical storm-strength landfalls this early in the season.  However, overall, this year’s hurricane season is expected to be less active than usual, so perhaps soon Houston can catch a break from the rain and flooding. If you have any questions or would like to ask about our current listings, contact the Doug Erdy Group...

Fun Things to Do in Houston Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

If you are looking for fun things to do over the Thanksgiving holiday, have family and friends from out of town to entertain, or just want out of the house for a few hours, then here are some activities and events to attend in the Houston area: Free Wortham Tree Lighting Ceremony – Wednesday, November 26 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Wortham Theater Center’s Grand Foyer. Great Gobblers Thanksgiving Parade – Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 1:00 pm. Kids will design banners, vests, and pennants for the parade beforehand. Then visit with Santa from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Located at 1500 Binz. City Hall Farmers Market – Wednesday, November 26 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. It’s a food-lovers delight at Urban Harvest’s City Hall Farmers Market. The market hosts more than 40 vendors with an array of locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as a variety of prepared lunch items made from local ingredients. 65th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade – Thursday, November 27, 2014. TXU Houston Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving morning, Dillards by the Galleria, 7:00 am. Second largest foot race in Houston. Uptown Holiday Lighting – This takes place Thanksgiving Day night. Join this spectacular Houston tradition for the 29th annual kick-off of the holiday season. Galveston Tree Lighting – This will take place at Hotel Galvez Friday at 6:00 pm. Galveston Ballet and other talent will perform at this free family event. Zoo Lights – TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights every day from November 19 – January 4 (closed December 24 and 25) from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The ICE at...