Weather

Dallas Arboretum: How to Care For Plants During Cold Snaps

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

From the Dallas Arboretum With freezing weather approaching, it is important to take precautions to ensure your plants are protected from extreme weather conditions.  Following a few simple steps prescribed by Dave Forehand, Dallas Arboretum vice president of gardens, will enable your plants to survive the sometimes-harsh North Texas cold spells. 

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Harvey

New Insurance Law Will Get First Stress Test With Hurricane Harvey Claims

By Bethany Erickson / August 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

As the rest of the state watched helplessly as first Hurricane Harvey’s winds, then water, wreaked havoc on the coast of Texas and Houston, something else began circulating — a warning about a change to state law regarding weather-related claims on homeowners insurance. House Bill 1744 was signed into law May 27 by Gov. Greg […]

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Wade Phillips Puts His Preston Hollow Home (and Guest Home) on the Market

By Candy Evans / February 9, 2011 / 0 Comments

I ran and snapped a quick pic of the Phillips house tonight — not too icy — but I will try to get a better one when the weather clears. Beautiful multi-color stone home, built by Ryan Osborne. And as usual, I stand corrected. (If I had a dollar…) The Phillips bought the home from […]

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Slab Versus Pier & Beam: Which is Warmer?

By Candy Evans / February 3, 2011 / 12 Comments

OK, it is really cold in Texas tonight. 20 degrees right now. Supposed to go down to 14. It is my opinion that most homes in Texas are not built for this kind of weather unless they have basements and theromopane windows. Home with old single pane windows are frozen over. I had a pier […]

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