• 5 essential health habits for everyday life

    Jul 8, 2020, 16:43 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    You've probably heard the suggestions before - eat healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep, limit alcohol consumption, and reduce stress. But why are those things so important and how what can you do to check those boxes? Read on as we discuss these 5 essential health habits for everyday life!
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  • 12 essential BBQ safety tips for outdoor cooking

    Jul 2, 2020, 13:45 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Smoke or flame? Charcoal or gas? Oak or mesquite? No matter what you choose, summertime in Texas means cooking outdoors! But remember, where there's smoke, there's fire, and where there's fire, there should always be fire safety. We'll help you perfect your grill skills this summer with our 12 essential bbq safety tips for outdoor cooking!
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  • 8 tasty ways to preserve your garden harvest

    Jul 1, 2020, 10:07 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Several months ago, you put the work in and planted your garden. Now, you're reaping the fruits of your labor! While fresh fruits and veggies are wonderful, they don't stay that way for long, and it would be a shame for them to go to waste! If you find yourself in a pickle, check out these 8 tasty ways to preserve your garden harvest and enjoy your fruits and veggies for months to come!
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  • Farm and ranch insurance: How to insure your rural property in Texas

    Jun 26, 2020, 16:52 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of any society; they work with land and livestock to make sure we have food in our markets and on our tables! But when you've built your home and your livelihood on the land, it's essential to protect the property you rely on from the unexpected. That's where farm and ranch insurance comes in! Today, we'll outline the basics of farm and ranch insurance and show you how to insure your rural property in Texas!
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  • Fire ants in Texas: Where did they come from and how can they be stopped?

    Jun 24, 2020, 16:26 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    If you've lived in Texas for any length of time, you're probably familiar with fire ants. They're simply everywhere, but that wasn't always the case. So where do fire ants come from and how did they become such a problem in Texas? More importantly, what can you do to stop them? Today, we'll answer these burning questions, so read on!
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  • Preventing UV damage: How to protect your property from the Texas sun

    Jun 19, 2020, 16:43 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    The sun doesn't just damage our bodies over time - it can damage our homes, too! So how do you protect your property from the Texas sun and its damaging UV rays? It takes a little more than SPF 80, but we've got you covered - read on!
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  • Your guide to business insurance in Texas

    Jun 16, 2020, 15:49 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Running a business is a lot of work. Marketing, sales, employees - there's so much to manage, and so many places where unexpected incidents can take place. That's where business insurance comes into play! But what is involved in a business insurance policy? We'll cover it all in our guide to business insurance in Texas, so read on!
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  • Can smart thermostats save you money?

    Jun 12, 2020, 15:54 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    In Texas, a good portion of our electric bill comes from running our HVAC systems, either heating or cooling our homes. As the summer begins to crank up the heat, Texans need all the help we can get to cool our houses without breaking the bank. But can smart thermostats save you money? How smart are they really? We'll compare them to traditional thermostats and put them to the test, so read on!
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  • What are the different types of roof shingles?

    Jun 10, 2020, 13:29 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Roofs may seem like a basic part of home construction, but there is a lot to know about them! There are a number of different types of roof shingles you can have on your home, and they range in cost, durability, lifespan, and the potential effect on your insurance premium. We'll tell you all about it, so read on!
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  • How does renters insurance work in Texas?

    Jun 5, 2020, 14:26 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Whether it's your first apartment or your long-time rental residence, renters insurance is a way for tenants to get protection for their belongings. But how does renters insurance work in Texas? What does it cover? Do you really need it? We'll walk you through the details, so read on!
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  • What is umbrella insurance and how does it work?

    May 29, 2020, 14:48 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Umbrella insurance is a type of additional liability coverage that extends beyond the limits of other policies. But how does that work and who needs it? We'll tell you all you need to know!
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  • How does boat insurance work in Texas?

    May 27, 2020, 13:21 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Whether you're fishing, skiing, swimming, or just cruising on the water, boat insurance is just as important as any other policy we have. Like homeowners and auto insurance policies, a boat insurance policy protects you from the unexpected. But how does boat insurance work in Texas? What does it cover? Check out our guide to boat insurance in Texas to find out!
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  • What is a farm mutual insurance company, exactly?

    May 21, 2020, 16:12 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    As you shop around for insurance, you may notice recurring words in the company names, such as "Mutual" or "Farm Mutual" - but what do they mean? What is a farm mutual insurance company and how are they different from any other insurance company? As it happens, we know a thing or two about them, so read on!
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  • Texas water safety laws you need to know before operating a watercraft

    May 18, 2020, 17:00 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    If your summer plans include sailing, kayaking, canoeing, wakeboarding, or skiing, it’s time to brush up on your water safety knowledge. Texas water safety laws for operating a vehicle on the water are different than those for operating a vehicle on land, but that doesn’t mean anything goes. Read up on the most recent water safety laws so you don’t end up neck-deep in boating fines!
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  • Mobile technology that makes insurance claims easier than ever

    May 15, 2020, 17:41 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Whether it's for an auto accident or property damage, traditional claims processes can be time consuming. But those are the ways of the past! Today, we'll take a look at new methods and show you how mobile technology makes filing a claim easier than ever.
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  • Texas Snake Safety: For you AND for them

    May 8, 2020, 17:00 PM by Darrell Wehlmann
    Snakes are an important part of the ecosystem in Texas, but when our paths cross, they can be dangerous. When it comes to snake safety in Texas, it's important to learn about the venomous and nonvenomous varieties, understand how to avoid them, and treat a snakebite should it occur.
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  • How to prepare your home for hurricane season

    May 5, 2020, 16:31 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Whether you live inland or on the coast, a powerful hurricane can be a devastating force of nature. That's why it's important to take steps to prepare your home for hurricane season before it begins. Read on as we discuss what steps you can take to help mitigate the damage and keep you, your family, and your home safe.
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  • How to create a hurricane evacuation plan for you and your family

    May 1, 2020, 15:58 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    As the waters of the Gulf and the Atlantic begin to warm, Texas hurricane season looms. While hurricane season is typically June 1st to November 30th, you'll want to prepare beforehand. In part one of our hurricane preparedness series, we'll guide you through the process of preparing a hurricane evacuation plan for you and your family.
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  • Moving out of a rental? Here's how to get your security deposit back

    Apr 28, 2020, 14:27 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    You've packed up your last box, the moving truck is full. You've double checked to make sure you didn't leave anything behind - but what about your security deposit? If you've ever lived in a rental property, you know that it's one of the biggest concerns you have when moving out. But it doesn't have to be! Read on and we'll show you how to get your security deposit back.
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  • How to compost: A beginner's guide to composting basics

    Apr 28, 2020, 14:27 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    While composting is a great way to reduce waste, it can be an involved process and figuring out where to begin can be tough. With our beginner's guide to composting basics, we'll help you turn kitchen waste into garden gold!
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