• Wildfire preparedness: How to create a wildfire evacuation plan

    Jul 22, 2021, 09:18 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    If a wildfire is raging towards your area, how do you know when to evacuate? Where should you go, what supplies do you need, and what steps should you take? We'll cover all of this and more as we help you and your family create a wildfire evacuation plan, so read on!
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  • Wildfire preparedness: Home hardening and creating defensible spaces

    Jul 12, 2021, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    How exactly do you harden your home against wildfires? What does it mean to create defensible spaces around your property? Today, we'll explain these concepts and give you actionable steps you can take to protect your home from a future wildfire - read on!
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  • What causes wildfires? How do wildfires spread so quickly?

    Jul 8, 2021, 11:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Almost all wildfires, no matter how large or destructive they become, begin with something much, much smaller. Today, we'll take a look at what causes wildfires - and what causes them to spread so quickly!
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  • Texas 4th of July events near you!

    Jul 2, 2021, 09:25 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Although many Texas towns had to cancel their Fourth of July celebrations in 2020, 4th of July weekend in 2021 promises to go off with a bang! If you and your family are looking to find a 4th of July event near you, then take a look at our list of some of the best that Texas' communities - both large and small - have to offer.
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  • Essential boat maintenance: How to create a schedule and checklist

    Jun 29, 2021, 09:29 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Just about the only thing that could dampen a day out on the water is an unforeseen issue with your craft. Depending on the body of water that you’re in, being stranded out on a faulty vessel can be frustrating or even dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to keep up with boat maintenance, especially during the summer when you’re using your boat often. Today, we'll take a look at some essential summer boat maintenance tips and help you put together a schedule and checklist!
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  • Heat stroke and heat exhaustion: Signs, symptoms, and treatment

    Jun 16, 2021, 13:18 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    While the warm days of summer are often a welcome reprieve from the winter, it's important to keep in mind that the oppressive heat that settles over Texas during the peak of the day is often very dangerous. If you plan to spend time outdoors, you'll want to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and treatments of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Read on!
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  • What is computer vision syndrome?

    Jun 4, 2021, 12:00 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    It’s no secret that over the last 15 years screens have become an integral part of our everyday life. This extended exposure to screens has brought on many new medical issues like Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also known as digital eye strain. Read on as we take a dive deeper into what computer vision syndrome is and what you need to know about this condition!
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  • Does homeowners insurance cover damage from fallen trees?

    May 27, 2021, 11:04 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    We have insurance to help cover damage from many of the curveballs Mother Nature throws at us, but what happens when that curveball is a limb, or worse, an entire tree? Does homeowners insurance cover fallen trees and the damage that ensues? Today, we'll take a look at these questions and more - read on!
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  • Tornado preparedness: How to get ready for tornado season in Texas

    May 21, 2021, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Tornadoes are a common occurrence in Texas, and the key to staying safe and minimizing damage is having a tornado preparedness plan. In this post, we cover all the facts and information you need to protect your family and your home from tornado damage. Read on!
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  • How to weather a power outage and prepare for the next one

    May 13, 2021, 16:32 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    With hurricane season right around the corner and spring storms rolling in all the time, it's important to make sure you know what to do if and when the lights go out. That's why today, we'll discuss some helpful tips for getting through a power outage and steps you can take to prepare for the next one!
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  • Camping in Texas: 5 must-see campgrounds in the Lone Star State!

    May 3, 2021, 17:15 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    From mountains and rivers to shady pine groves and everything in between, camping in Texas offers no shortage of amazing sites! If you're looking for a great place to pitch a tent and enjoy the great outdoors, check out our list of the top 5 places to camp in Texas!
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  • How to protect your car from hail this spring

    Apr 23, 2021, 16:14 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Without a garage, hailstones can be hard to defend against. However, a little protection can often be the difference between a few dings and a totalled vehicle. Today, we'll cover a few tips and tricks to help you bolster your hail defenses - read on!
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  • Standing vs. Sitting: Is standing actually better than sitting?

    Apr 8, 2021, 14:15 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Standing desks offer an alternative to sitting all day. Still, some research suggests that standing is not necessarily the answer to the health issues brought on by sitting for prolonged periods of time. Is standing really better than sitting? Are there noticeable differences from a health perspective? Let's see what the science says...
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  • Rental reimbursement coverage: When will my insurance pay for a rental car?

    Mar 26, 2021, 17:05 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    If your vehicle is stuck in the shop after an accident, rental reimbursement coverage can help cover the cost of a rental. But how does it work, exactly? More importantly, when does rental reimbursement coverage kick in? Today, we'll take a look at this optional addition to your auto insurance policy, so read on!
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  • Understanding umbrella: What's the difference between farm and personal umbrella insurance?

    Mar 19, 2021, 16:41 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    When it comes to liability insurance, finding the right coverage is important, but that doesn't always mean it's easy. That's why today, we're taking a look at the difference between farm umbrella insurance, personal umbrella insurance, and their respective underlying coverages. Read on!
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  • Everything you need to know about agritourism and agritainment

    Mar 11, 2021, 13:50 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Agritourism and agritainment are industries with roots in farm tours and demonstrations, but have since grown to include a wide variety of fun and educational ways to get the family out of the house - and out of the city. Read on today as we explore how farmers and ranchers are innovating new and exciting ways to put their land to work!
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  • Umbrella insurance: 15 of the most common questions answered!

    Mar 2, 2021, 16:01 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Researching insurance can be challenging! As you read through options and policy details, you can often think of another question for every answer you find. That's why we've answered 15 of the most common umbrella insurance questions - read on!
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  • 2021 Texas Bluebonnet Roadmap

    Feb 26, 2021, 15:00 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Whether you’re traveling through Texas, or just interested in experiencing the picturesque scenery, here is a glimpse into a few of our favorite stops on a Texas roadmap that you won’t soon forget.
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  • Avoiding insurance scams after a disaster

    Feb 22, 2021, 16:30 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Dealing with the fallout of a scam is the last thing you need when you're already handling damages after a disaster. To help you avoid such a scenario, we've put together this guide with common scams to look out for.
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  • 19 tips to help you prepare for a polar vortex in Texas

    Feb 12, 2021, 08:57 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    How can us warm-blooded Texans prepare for this arctic event? How do we prepare our homes, ourselves, and our families? What is a polar vortex, anyway? Bundle up and read on as we share 19 tips to help you prepare or a polar vortex in Texas!
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