• How rising construction costs could increase home insurance costs

    Oct 25, 2021, 11:13 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Unfortunately, costs are increasing across the board and home insurance costs are no exception. Recent price increases are due in large part to supply shortages, but how does that impact the cost of home insurance? Will your home insurance costs go up? How do you know? We'll tell you everything you need to know - read on!
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  • Celebrating Texans: Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

    Oct 22, 2021, 16:42 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a national holiday in Mexico, but it is often observed by Mexican communities across the globe - including communities here in Texas! That's why today, we'll explore the rich history, culture, and customs behind this tradition as we continue our series, "Celebrating Texans!" Read on!
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  • Flood safety: How to prepare for a flood in Texas

    Oct 4, 2021, 13:19 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Although some parts of Texas are certainly more prone to flooding than others, flooding can happen almost anywhere, and often without much notice. For this reason, it’s important that you know how to prepare. We’ll dive into what causes flooding in Texas and what you can do to protect your family and your home by preparing ahead of time. Read on!
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  • Top 10 fall activities Texas residents will love

    Sep 21, 2021, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    With cooler weather just around the corner, it's the perfect time for Texans to get out of the house and enjoy the fall season. What better way to celebrate autumn than to participate in fun fall activities with a Texas twist? We’ve put together a list of our 10 favorite fall activities Texas residents will not want to miss this year - read on!
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  • Celebrating Texans: Oktoberfest in Texas

    Sep 16, 2021, 15:15 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    During the fall season (especially October) Texans from many different communities and cultures come together to enjoy food, drinks, music, dancing, and revelry in the joyus jubilee of German traditions known as Oktoberfest. But where did this celebration come from? Why do so many Texans flock to these fall festivals and which Texas towns take part Oktoberfest? Let's take a look - read on!
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  • Insurance for every season of life: What type of life insurance is right for you?

    Sep 3, 2021, 16:45 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Life isn't static; it changes, moving through stages from one season to the next. As you and your family grow, your needs change, too. So, how can life insurance policies meet the different needs of each stage of life? What type of life insurance policy is right for your stage of life? Today, we'll take a look at some common stages of life, and discuss the types of life insurance solutions available for each. Read on!
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  • Preparing your home for vacation: 10 important steps you won't want to forget!

    Aug 25, 2021, 10:41 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    From theft to issues with plumbing, there’s a lot that could go wrong while you’re away from home. However, there are a number of things you can do to prepare your home for vacation to avoid issues like these. Next time you go on an extended vacation, use the tips below to prepare your home so you can feel more comfortable about leaving the house and enjoying your trip!
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  • How to spot 6 of the most common eye disorders and diseases

    Aug 20, 2021, 14:53 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    August is National Eye Exam month, which is the perfect time to discuss the importance of keeping an eye on your vision! That's why today, we'll discuss the signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment for some of the more common eye disorders and diseases. Read on!
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  • 15 dangerous hurricane myths and the truth behind them

    Aug 9, 2021, 11:20 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    With hurricane season in full swing, it's important to be informed about these powerful storms. Unfortunately, not everything you read about hurricanes is accurate! That's why today, we'll help you sort through it all as we take a look at 15 dangerous hurricane myths and the truth behind them. Read on!
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  • How to easily spot agent imposters and avoid insurance scams

    Aug 3, 2021, 10:41 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Scammers have become quite adept at what they do, and it can be incredibly difficult to tell the difference between an honest broker and a ne'er-do-well. Fortunately, with a little bit of information, you can learn what to look for and avoid insurance scams online. Today, we'll take a look at some of the common tactics used by agent imposters and show you how you can spot and avoid insurance scams. Read on!
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  • 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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