"Karen, you were such a tremendous help, put everything in perspective, and answered all our questions. You were always willing to lend a trained, experienced eye and give us an honest opinion. We couldn't have done it without you, and we'll remember you are 'never too busy for our referrals'."

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Barron's Page

Barron Meet my former partner "Barron". Barron adopted me several years ago. Yes, he adopted me! But that's another story. Barron was more than just a pet, a guard, or "girl's best friend," he was the official host of this page which listed a group of real estate statistics. Barron has moved on now to the great kennel in the sky, but I am going to continue this page in his memory. The statistics have been moved to their own page now and you can view them by clicking the "Statistics" button on the navigation bar. This page is now simply a collection of miscellaneous information that Barron would probably have been interested in.



  • Start the day without caffeine;

  • Get going without pep pills;

  • Always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains;

  • Resist complaining and boring people with your troubles;

  • Eat the same food every day and be grateful for it;

  • Understand when loved ones are too busy to give you any time

  • Forgive a friend's lack of consideration;

  • Overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong;

  • Take criticism and blame without resentment;

  • Ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him;

  • Resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend;

  • Face the world without lies and deceit;

  • Conquer tension without medical help;

  • Relax without liquor;

  • Sleep without the aid of drugs;

  • Say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, or politics ...

Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.



If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Texas;
If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas;
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who o dialed a wrong number, you may live in Texas;
If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may live in Texas;
If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas;
If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Texas;
If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Texas ;
If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Texas;
If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80 and everybody's passing you, you may live in Texas;
If you find 60 degrees 'a little chilly,' you may live in Texas;
If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all your Texas friends, you definitely live in Texas.

Need to be cheered up?
Happy, Texas 79042, Pep, Texas 79353, Smiley, Texas 78159, Paradise, Texas 76073, Rainbow, Texas 76077, Sweet Home, Texas 77987, Comfort, Texas 78013, Friendship, Texas 76530

Love the Sun?
Sun City, Texas 78628, Sunrise, Texas 76661, Sunset, Texas 76270, Sundown, Texas 79372, Sunray, Texas 79086, Sunny Side, Texas 77423

Want something to eat?
Bacon, Texas 76301, Noodle, Texas 79536, Oatmeal, Texas 78605, Trout, Texas 75789, Sugar Land, Texas 77479, Salty, Texas 76567, Rice, Texas 75155, And top it off with: Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!
Detroit, Texas 75436, Colorado City, Texas 79512, Denver City, Texas 79323, Klondike, Texas 75448, Nevada, Texas 75173, Memphis, Texas 79245, Miami, Texas 79059, Boston, Texas 75570, Santa Fe, Texas 77517, Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861, Reno, Texas 75462

Feel like traveling outside the country? Don' t bother buying a plane ticket!
Athens, Texas 75751, Canadian, Texas 79014, China, Texas 77613, Egypt, Texas 77436, Ireland, Texas 76538, Turkey, Texas 79261, London, Texas 76854, New London, Texas 75682, Paris, Texas 75460, Palestine, Texas 75801

No need to travel to Washington D.C.
Whitehouse, Texas 75791

We even have a city named after our planet!
Earth, Texas 79031

And a city named after our State!
Texas City, Texas 77590

Energy, Texas 76452

Blanket, Texas 76432
Winters, Texas

Like to read about History?
Santa Anna, Texas
Goliad, Texas
Alamo, Texas
Gun Barrel City, Texas
Robert Lee, Texas
Need Office Supplies?
Staples, Texas 78670
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, Texas 76084
You guessed's on the state line..
Texline, Texas 79087

For the kids...
Kermit, Texas 79745, Elmo, Texas 75118, Nemo, Texas 76070, Tarzan, Texas 79783, Winnie, Texas 77665 Sylvester, Texas 79560

Other city names in Texas , to make you smile....
Frognot, Texas 75424, Bigfoot, Texas 78005, Hogeye, Texas 75423, Cactus, Texas 79013, Notrees, Texas 79759, Best, Texas 76932, Veribest, Texas 76886, Kickapoo, Texas 75763, Dime Box, Texas 77853, Old Dime Box, Texas 77853, Telephone, Texas 75488, Telegraph, Texas 76883, Whiteface, Texas 79379, Twitty, Texas 79079

And last but not least, the Anti-Al Gore City
Kilgore, Texas 75662

And our favorites...
Cut n Shoot, Texas, Gun Barrell City, Texas, Hoop And Holler, Texas, Ding Dong, Texas, and, of course, Muleshoe , Texas

1. Beaumont to El Paso: 742 miles
2. Beaumont to Chicago: 770 miles
3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas
4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos, July 4, 1883.
5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water.
6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston.
7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America.
8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America's only remaining flock of whooping cranes.
9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978
10. The worst natural disaster in U.S history was in 1900, caused by a hurricane, in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island.
11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was 'Houston.'
12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island.
13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S. rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979.
14. Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the U.S. Flag, and may divide into 5 states.
15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old. (I have one on my property line that is over 500 years old)
16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper.
18. Texas has had six capital cities: Washington-on- the Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco, West Columbia and Austin.
19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S. which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington DC (by 7 feet). The State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge is the tallest in USA; the Dome in Austin is second tallest. The tallest state capitol in the United States is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but it is not a dome. The building is 450 feet high with 34 floors.
20. The name 'Texas' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas.
21. The State Mascot is the Armadillo (an interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females.).
22. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.

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