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The Lone Star Elite: Who Are the Richest Folks in Texas?

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By Angela Kaye Mason, Tex.Org Contributor

In 2013, Texas had more Forbes 400 listers than any other state except California and New York, with 41 slots being filled up with people from the Lone Star state. This year, Texas comes in at third place again, this time with 39 of Forbes’ slots being filled with Texans. Although there are only 2 less of Texas’ richest on the Forbes 400 list this year, Texas actually lost 3 from 2013, since one of the 2014 slots was filled by newcomer George Bishop of GeoSouthern Energy. Harold Simmons, one of the highest ranking billionaires from last year’s list died in December. Elaine Marshal of Koch Industries was moved to the “Richest Families” list, and Dan & Farris Wilks just missed the cut. Who else is among this year’s richest Texans? Here’s your top 15.

1- Alice Walton

Alice Walton is a 64 year old from Fort Worth, Texas. She is worth $34.9 billion dollars, which makes her the ninth highest-ranking richest person in the country. She is the daughter of Sam Walton…of Walmart. Although she has favored the Republican Party throughout her life, Alice Walton recently donated $25,000 to support Hillary Clinton in a presidential bid.

2- Michael Dell

Michael Dell is a 49 year old from Austin, Texas who just so happens to own Dell Computers. His worth of $17.7 billion ranks him at number 25. Because he took his company private in 2013, Dell does not have to reveal its financials, but Michael does claim that Dell is growing faster than IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, or Oracle. Dell was founded by Michael when he was just 19 years old…in his college dorm room with a startup fund of $1000.

3- Andrew Beal

Andrew Beal is a 61 year old from Dallas, Texas. Coming in at number 38, Beal made his $12.1 billion by purchasing distressed assets during a recession that had the biggest banks in the country receiving bailouts. From 2004 to 2007, Beal neither loaned anything, or borrowed anything unless absolutely needed. When the recession hit hard in 2008, he began to buy up distressed assets all over the US. He is also a world-renown poker player and mathematician. He created the Beal Conjecture, which is a very complex math problem which has stumped mathematicians for years, despite the fact that Beal promised $1 million to anyone who could solve it.

4- Richard Kinder

Richard Kinder comes in at number 41 of the country’s richest people. Worth $10.7 billion, the 69 year old Kinder is from Houston, Texas. Kinder Oil is the second largest pipeline company in the United States, and boasts of 180 storage terminals and 82,000 miles of pipelines. (That would go around the earth three times.) In August, Kinder Oil made a $70 billion deal that consolidated all of its oil and gas holdings into one. It was the second largest energy transaction ever made, just behind 1999’s Exxon-Mobil merger. Kinder is a former Army captain whose Kinder Foundation gives money to further education, art, and quality of life for Houston residents.

5- Charles Butt

The Butt family from San Antonio is ranked 47 in the country’s richest people. Charles is 76 years old, and is worth $9.8 billion. His grandmother, Florence Butt founded the H.E. Butt grocery chain of Texas, of which he is now chairman and CEO. The company was founded out of necessity, when Florence’s husband was no longer able to work after contracting tuberculosis. Her son, Howard began running the company in the 1920s, and it grew all over the state. Charles began working as a bag-boy when he was just 8 years old, and has been running the company since 1971.

6- Randa Duncan Williams

This 53 year old hails from Houston, Texas, and is worth $7 billion dollars. She and her two sisters and a brother control Enterprise Product Partners, which is a huge pipeline company that they inherited from their father, Dan Duncan. Of the four siblings, Randa is said to be the most involved in the running of the family business, and was elected as the non-executive chairman of the company’s board in 2013. Each of the sibling’s net worth has climber to over a billion each since September of 2013.

7- Dannine Avara

Another daughter of Houston and of Dan Duncan, this 50 year old is worth $7 billion as well. In 2013, a con woman targeted Dannine and other members of Forbes 400, Harvey Weinstein and Gary Goetzman in a California con-man’s extortion scheme. The woman later lead guilty.

8- Milane Frantz

Also from Houston, this 45 year old is the third daughter of Dan Duncan worth $7 billion. She is on the board of the Hermann Park Conservatory and the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees.

9- Scott Duncan

The last of the Duncan siblings, 31 year old Scott is also from Houston. He is the youngest billionaire in the United States to have inherited his wealth.

10- Jeffrey Hildebrand

Another Houston native, Jeffery Hildebrand is a 55 year old who is worth $6.5 billion. In a few years, his Hilcorp is set to be the largest privately owned oil company in the United States. In 2011, Jeffrey turned a hundred million dollars into $1.3 billion when he sod Eagle Ford share to Marathon Oil. He believes in giving back…after the company doubled in size in 2010, every one of Jeffery’s employees were given $50,000 to purchase a new car. He was appointed by Rick Perry as a regent of the University of Texas in 2013, and is currently building a new 500,000 square foot tower in Houston which will reach 24 stories high.

11- Ray Lee Hunt

This 71 year old is from Dallas, and is worth $6.1 billion. Although he wasn’t always doing so well, he is now believed to be the richest of all of his 13 brothers and sisters. His father was the legendary HL Hunt, and was known to have sired many children in different places. Ray’s half-brothers Herbert and Nelson Bunker were once worth over $10 billion, but were not quite so careful with their fortunes as Ray. Hunt Oil I one of the biggest private oil companies in the United States, and was once of the very first American oil companies to get an oil exploration deal in Iraq’s Kurdish region after Saddam Hussein’s demise.

12- Kelcy Warren

Kelcy Warren is a 58 year old pipeline tycoon who is worth $6.1 billion. He continues to add more to his empire like a Monopoly player collecting all of the properties. Kelcy founded Energy Transfer along with Ray C Davis in 1995, and recently purchased the Texas convenience store chain Susser to his collection of corporations. Energy Transfer has also purchased Southern Union pipeline and Sunoco gas.

13- Robert Rolling

Rowling is a 61 year old from Dallas worth $6 billion. He and his father Reese Rowling sold almost all of their oil and gas assets to Texaco for $500 million. Rowling took most of his cash and invested it into the purchase of the Omni Hotels chain, which makes up the bulk of his net worth now. Rowling was also appointed as a regent of the University of Texas by Governor Rick Perry, and donated $25 million to the University’s business school in 2013.

14- Trevor Rees-Jones

From Dallas, Jones is a 63 year old worth 45.4 billion. At one point he was a bankruptcy attorney who decided that he no longer wanted to be the lawyer who cleaned up after deals were made, but the guy making the deals instead. He became a shale fracking engineer and started with Barnett shale, partnering with Ross Perot. He sold out in 2008 and made a net of $1.5 billion. He poured his cash back into the business, and continued in such “deals” to become what he is today.

15- Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones is the 71 year old owner of the Dallas Cowboys. He is worth $4.2 billion. He purchased the team for $150 million back in 1989, and that team has topped the Forbes charts in worth for eight straight years in a row. The Cowboys team is now worth $3.2 billion. He is a huge supporter of the Salvation Army.

Those are the top 15 Texas from Forbes’ 400 list. Those who wish to see them all can visit here, on their site.

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By Johnny Bevers If you’re wondering how to ship your car overseas, we’ve got inside information that will help make your decision.  It’s a wonderful experience to leave your homeland and venture off to a new country or continent in search for greener grass.  Speaking from personal experience, as one who has lived abroad for more … Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream (Cheap!!)

By Johnny Bevers Let’s face it, anti-aging products are expensive, so start saving today by making your own anti-wrinkle eye cream.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised how cheap the ingredients are and how effective homemade eye cream actually is.  Just follow these simple instructions, keeping in mind that you will have leftover ingredients that you can … Continue reading

How Water Works to Encourage Weight Loss

By Johnny Bevers Water is one of the most pure and basic elements that you can put into your body.  However, while simple and natural, water is also extremely powerful as well. The right amount of water has the power to lose weight and shed unwanted fat.  Those who want a healthy body and who … Continue reading

What ACLS Certification Is and How Being Certified Can Further Your Career

By Johnny Bevers ACLS Certification is an important qualification for healthcare providers and professionals.  ACLS stands for Advanced Cardiac Life Support and once you have passed this course you are considered qualified to deal with cardiac arrests, and other heart-related emergencies.  Put simply, it’s a qualification that may help you save a life.  Many high … Continue reading

What A CPA Firm Does And How They Can Help Your Business

Increasingly, businesses both in the real and virtual world are choosing to employ the help of a CPA Firm.  CPA stands for Certified Public Accountant and it is in this area, as well as others, that a CPA Firm operates.  A CPA Firm can provide services to your business that may negate the necessity of employing … Continue reading

How To Shrink Large Pores On Your Nose

By Johnny Bevers If you’d like to shrink those unsightly pores on your nose, your not alone in your quest for facial perfection.  For many people, having large pores on your nose can be a distressing subject.  Society has never pushed the importance of looks more than they do today.  Hopefully, fewer and fewer are learning now … Continue reading

All About Guinea Wasps And How To Get Rid Of Them

By Johnny Bevers Have you ever been stung by a Guinea Wasp?  I have, and the first time it happened when I was a boy…  I’ve never forgotten that experience and I remember exactly the circumstance and how painful the sting really was.  As much as many of us may wish ill upon insects such as wasps however, … Continue reading

How To React To An Eggplant Allergy

By Johnny Bevers Eggplant, or “aubergine” in British English, part of the nightshade family, is a glossy, purple fruit that grow on vines, much like tomatoes, and are prized for their meaty flavor and tender texture; unfortunately, some people are allergic to them.  Eggplant is a good source of fiber; vitamin B1, B6 and K; … Continue reading

How Garcinia Cambogia Can Help You Lose Weight

By Johnny Bevers Check out Garcinia Cambogia if you’re trying for some weight loss?  That cursed word, “fat” that we all hate to confess we have too much of and trying to shed those excess pounds seems to be a never-ending endeavor of dieting and having to do the most appropriate exercises.  There appears to … Continue reading

Can You Really Send A Text Message From A Tablet Computer?

By Johnny Bevers I never knew I could send a text message from my tablet. One day, after my phone died, I found myself needing to text my son to pick up something from the store.  He had borrowed my cell phone charger, leaving me with no way to charge my phone.  After doing a … Continue reading

American Giant Brings Manufacturing Back To The United States

By Johnny Bevers According to Fortune magazine (Jan 13, 2014), American Giant (based in San Francisco) is bringing  apparel manufacturing jobs back to the United States.  In 2011, Baird Winthrop (a former investment banker) decided to start making American-made hoodies.  By cutting out wholesalers, American giant sales directly to consumers from their website.  While labor costs … Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Graduation Announcements

By Johnny Bevers Graduation is an important event, and you will almost certainly want to invite people to share this mile-stone with you, both at the ceremony itself and afterwards at some kind of celebration.  More and more people are choosing to make their own graduation announcements to inform people of their success and to invite … Continue reading

Why Bananas Are Good For You

By Johnny Bevers Ever wonder why bananas are good for you?  Bananas have several health benefits and only a few negatives.  Unfortunately some people are allergic to bananas and that’s really the only negative.  The benefits are many.  First, can really help with your mood as they contain tryptophan and 30% of your days vitamin … Continue reading

How To Make Your Very Own Tick Repellent

If you’re tired of ticks that try to feed off of you and your animals and you don’t feel like running to the store to purchase some over-priced repellent, do not fret.  Like many other products on the market, prices don’t seem to be dropping much anywhere.  Many people are resorting to their own homemade … Continue reading

The Absolute Best Grand Re-opening Ideas For Your Business

By Johnny Bevers Have you recently undergone some much needed re-modeling and restoration to your business or have you just re-located? All the same, you should remedy any thoughts or concerns about customers you may have lost or those who are curious as to your next step. Why not plan a grand re-opening for your … Continue reading

How To Make Your Very Own Contact Solution

By Johnny Bevers If you wear contact lenses, then you are aware that contact lens solution is a regular part of your monthly budget.  While contact solution doesn’t cost a whole lot, it is a regular expense and one that it would be nice to cut down on.  Well, seeing as contact solution is fundamentally just … Continue reading

10 Natural Alternative Beta Blockers For Great Health

If you thought natural beta blockers didn’t exist, think again!  For individuals like myself who are opposed to taking medication for the body’s well-being, there is hope for those individuals out there who feel completely restricted to medicinal beta blockers.  Whatever medicine is produced to help maintain the body can definitely be found in foods … Continue reading

The Absolute Best Texting Games For You and Your Friends

By Johnny Bevers If you have a little time to kill, then one entertaining way to spend it is to play some interactive texting games with a friend.  Engaging in a text game with your girl or boy friend is a great way to flirt and to learn about your potential new partner. The only … Continue reading

Tips And Tricks For Playing Bocce Ball

By Johnny Bevers Imagine two rich elderly noblemen standing out in the hot Italian sun with their servants while whispering in Latin to each other, gently sipping wine from their vineyards and enjoying the Mediterranean breeze as they try to out-match one other in a relaxing game of what much resembles modern-day Bocce.  Such an … Continue reading

How To Start Your Very Own Mobile ATM Business

By Johnny Bevers Technology has put us into an age where we can stay in the comfort of our own homes, work, play, shop and have anything we need delivered right to our residence.  If you are a person that enjoys and wants to preserve this kind of lifestyle with some passive side project and … Continue reading

How Technology Is Having A Positive Effect On Education

By Johnny Bevers The positive effects of technology on education are many and are changing the way our children, and indeed anyone in education, is learning.  Technology at school means that students are better able to research outside or inside the classroom; they have access to a greater range of instruction; and are able to … Continue reading

Duck Butter And Its Various Meanings

By Johnny Bevers While searching the Internet the other day, I came across a disgusting term known as “duck butter”.  According to the urban dictionary, duck butter accumulates in the scrotum area as a result of not cleaning the area for several days, or even weeks.  The result is a greasy buildup of some of the … Continue reading

What Is Biomedical Engineering?

By Johnny Bevers Biomedical Engineering (sometimes abbreviated as “BME”) is a relatively new, but quickly growing field that combines the fields of engineering, medicine and biology in order to provide solutions to a variety of medical problems.  Essentially, biomedical engineers use engineering principles in a medical context.  So, they might be involved in designing prosthetic … Continue reading

Why Contractors Have To Get Bonded And Insured

By Johnny Bevers If you are getting into a contracting business, then it would be very advantageous for you to review, brush up on, or learn all that you can about being bonded and insured before you get the business ball rolling.  Your company “egg” can literally be shattered and laid to waste before it … Continue reading

Today’s Most Common Advertising Techniques To Promote Your Business

Most anyone who has solid business experience should be quick to suggest that one of the best (and common) forms of advertising – if not the best – is word of mouth.  It costs absolutely nothing and as we all know, word can travel very quickly.  But when you are seeking to draw in thousands … Continue reading

How The World Is Doing On the UN Millennium Development Goals

By Johnny Bevers For those individuals who follow news regarding the United Nations, they should have heard and been well aware of the UN Millennium Development Goals or (MDGs). Many might even wonder today what has happened since these goals were put into motion. Whether this is your first time hearing about the MDGs or … Continue reading

Salary Expectations & Training Requirements for Physical Therapist Assistants

By Johnny Bevers A physical therapist assistant salary is dependent on experience, location, training and on the particular position he or she may hold. Generally, though, average salaries are extremely handsome for physical therapy assistants, and training to become one is not particularly time consuming. A physical therapist assistant’s primary duties are to assist a … Continue reading

Salary and Job Opportunities for Marine Biologists

By Johnny Bevers It is extremely difficult to say exactly what a marine biologist salary is, as this salary varies greatly according to qualifications, experience and the exact position.  There is a vast array of job opportunities for marine biologists and, depending on the position, a marine biologist might find him or herself: tagging squid; analyzing … Continue reading

Why Respidol (Risperdal) Is Prescribed And What Its Side Effects Are

By Johnny Bevers If the development of new psychotropic medication (like Respidol) is any indication, then mental illness must surely be on the rise at rates that are beginning to top the charts.  I’m sure anyone taking mental notes of all these new medications is probably about ready to give up at any time.  The … Continue reading

How Much Does Propecia Cost and Does It Really Work?

By Johnny Bevers   Propecia is proving to be an effective treatment in the fight against male pattern baldness, but concerns do still remain over Propecia cost.  Male Pattern Baldness, or Androgenetic alopecia, is a common form of baldness in men with approximately 50 percent experiencing it at some point in their lives, usually once … Continue reading

How the Reverse Trendelenburg Position Aids Surgeons

By Johnny Bevers History and Overview of the Reverse Trendelenburg Position The Trendelenburg position was first invented by the German doctor, Friedrich Trendelenburg and was designed to be used in different surgical procedures to improve access to certain parts of the body during different procedures.  The Trendelenburg is a position where the patient is laid … Continue reading

Does Cocoa Butter Really Prevent Scars?

Over the years of conversations and discussions I have had with countless people, I find it truly amazing that the subject of cocoa butter and what it can or cannot do, just simply cannot be agreed upon.  I have heard people swear by it and that it helps the skin with scarring and others simply … Continue reading

How To Really Clean A Pillow Top Mattress Pad

By Johnny Bevers Keep your pillow top mattress pad clean with our simple (easy-to-follow) instructions…  It’s easier than you might think! A good quality pillow top mattress can provide wonderful cushioning and comfort for a great night’s sleep, especially if you suffer from any kind of back or muscle pain. However, like all mattresses, they … Continue reading

The Top Five Culinary Schools in the World

Although you don’t need to attend culinary school to become a great chef, it certainly does help. Notable chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Keith Floyd, Charlie Trotter, Heston Blumenthal and Koumei Nakamura all attended a culinary school. It is extremely unlikely that these chefs would have achieved such notoriety had they not studied such … Continue reading

Want To Become A Respiratory Therapist? A Guide To Education, Salary, And The Best Locations To Work

By Johnny Bevers A respiratory therapist (RT) is a type of practitioner of health who is specialized in treating people with disorders that affect their cardiopulmonary system.  Some of the common ailments are those with asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders and other forms of trauma.  Respiratory therapists work beneath general administration of a major professional … Continue reading

Attractive Salaries for Mortgage Brokers as Housing Markets Bounces Back

By Johnny Bevers What Do Mortgage Brokers Do? As housing demand increase, property buyers in the U.S are increasingly turning to mortgage brokers to negotiate mortgages on properties. Mortgage brokers are agents, who act as middlemen between people seeking mortgages: the borrowers, and financial institution: the lenders. These mortgage brokers may work as individuals or … Continue reading

What You Need To Know About Renters Insurance

Renters Insurance –we all heave a big sigh when we think about it.  Just another boring expense; surely we can do without it?  Wrong! Whether you rent a whole house, an apartment or just one room, insuring your belongings is a must.  Not all insurance companies will cover rented rooms or properties, so chances are … Continue reading

What is the Average Cost of Artificial Insemination?

By Johnny Bevers Artificial Insemination, or AI, is a medical procedure that was introduced in the early part of the last century.  The procedure is one where the sperm of a male donor are placed directly into a woman’s uterus or, less commonly, into her cervix or fallopian tubes.  This means that the sperm will … Continue reading

What is a Signature Bond and When is it Used?

“A signature bond, often called a recognizance bond or no collateral bond, is one of the four main court bonds that a judge might set at a court hearing.  Essentially  a court bond is a legal agreement, or promissory, that the defendant presents him or herself at court to face trial at a future date … Continue reading

How Much Is Malpractice Insurance For Doctors?

The often dismaying subject of medical malpractice insurance costs have become less and less avoidable for medical practitioners each and every year across America. With nearly all fifty States making it mandatory law to acquire such insurance, if those applicable haven’t by now, it is vital for them to get educated on the entire matter … Continue reading

How You Can Communicate (In Private) With “Burn Phones”

“Privacy is becoming a thing of the past, but with a pre-paid “Burn Phone”, you may be able to reclaim your Constitutional right to privacy.”   By Johnny Bevers   Are you tired of the thought that the National Security Agency (NSA) tracking your every move from the coordinates on your mobile (cellular) phone?  Or, for … Continue reading

What Are The Symptoms Of Low Serotonin And What Can You Do About It?

By Johnny Bevers Perhaps you feel lost at times, seemingly forgetting things and sometimes not being able to sleep well.  The regular stresses in your life seem to be taking a toll on you, and your moods are swinging from here to there all at once!  One good reason behind all this could be a serotonin … Continue reading

The Latest Innovations In Rotating Christmas Trees

You know the feeling, you decorate your Christmas tree and somehow it always ends up looking out of balance where you have put less decoration on the back purely because it doesn’t get seen. Think again, wouldn’t it be fabulous to get a full 360 degree view of your tree and marvel as your friends … Continue reading

How To Get Certified As A Real Estate Agent In Texas

By Johnny Bevers The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is based in Austin and is the agency responsible for policy that leads to becoming certified as a real estate agent in Texas.  Their sole aim is protect the users of real estate services and ensure economic growth within their state.   All applicants for a real … Continue reading

Becoming a Paralegal In Texas

If you’re interested in a career in the field of law but are concerned about the time and cost involved to become a lawyer, you may consider attending school to become a paralegal.  These professionals assist attorneys with tasks like research, writing, and organization.  Read on to learn more about the life of a paralegal, … Continue reading

The Sales Tax Rate in Texas: What is It and How It Works

By Johnny Bevers Perhaps you’re thinking of putting up your own business in the state of Texas.  Whether you intend to sell tangible personal items, offer taxable services, or lease spaces, one of the most important things you ought to learn about is the applicable sales tax rate. To be able to carry out your … Continue reading

How to Get a Learner’s Permit to Drive in Texas

By Johnny Bevers Like many other states, Texas has a graduated license program that is designed to reduce the high number of accidents among teen drivers.  This means that there are several steps that brand new drivers need to take before getting a full license for the first time.  This process can be complicated and … Continue reading

Benefits From The Texas Veterans Commission

First opened in 1927, the Texas Veterans Commission was created as the State Service Office to assist veterans of war. Their sole aim has always been to act as the voice of the Texas veterans and assist them to obtain the benefits their fellow citizens want them to have in exchange for their loyal service in the … Continue reading

How To Get Licensed Through The Texas State Board of Physical Therapy

By Johnny Bevers If you live in Texas and are considering a career in physical therapy, you’ll need to take an educational path that will allow you to become licensed by the state’s board of physical therapy. This involves completing the course of study required by the Texas administrative code and taking an exam required … Continue reading

Texas Vehicle Inspections – What You Need To Know

By Johnny Bevers To avoid being issued a ticket in Texas, you are required to have your vehicle inspected.  The inspection is a simple set of basic checks to ensure that your vehicle is in a road-worthy condition with all instruments working correctly.  The vehicle will also be checked to ensure that it is not emitting … Continue reading

Becoming a Fashion Designer: Education, Salary, Connections

If you’ve always loved fashion and are forever flipping through Vogue and sketching dresses you wish you could wear, a career in fashion design just might be for you. Though you can attain a position in the design world with just a high school education, additional training at an accredited college or university can help … Continue reading

Where To Find Title Loans In Houston Texas

For those looking to borrow cash against a paid off or nearly paid off car a title loan can be a great alternative.  But that term can be confusing; does one get to keep their car during the loan? How difficult is it to obtain a title loan?  Where does one go in the Houston … Continue reading

How Much Do Orthopedic Surgeons Make After School and Expenses

An orthopedic surgeon concentrates in surgery, related to the medical discipline of orthopedics, and will operate on injuries to bones, joints etc.  There are general orthopedic surgeons and also those who have trained to work on a particular area of the body, such as the spine.  The surgeon may also decide to concentrate on one … Continue reading

What Is The Salary For A Radiography Technician and What Do They Do?

If you’re looking for a high-paying job in the medical field without committing to at least eight years of college and graduate study, you may want to consider a career as a radiographer. A radiographer, or radiological technician, takes X-rays of patients at hospitals, urgent care centers, and other medical settings. The average radiography salary … Continue reading

The Importance Of Diversity In The Workplace

  The workplace is becoming more diverse all the time.  In turn this is forcing companies to consider their hiring practices so that they are not viewed as discriminatory.  Diversity can include differences in gender, age, ethnic group and even those with disabilities. There are several key benefits to a diverse workplace and a lot … Continue reading

What Is Liability Insurance and What Does It Really Protect You Against?

By Johnny Bevers What You’re Protected Against When You’re Covered With Liability Insurance: An insurance policy is a legally binding contract taken out by an individual with an insurance company. The individual agrees to pay which can either be paid as a single payment or in installments and this is in exchange for a confirmation from … Continue reading

What Is A CNC Machinist And What Do They Do?

A CNC Machinist is a skilled trade professional who is well versed in the setting up and operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines that are used most often in the manufacturing process. These machines may be used in the construction of parts and finished goods for many different industries. Just some of the industries … Continue reading

How Much Do Mechanical Engineers Make?

By Johnny Bevers Want to know how much mechanical engineers really make?  Well check out our perspective below for a salary survey and critical information you’ll want to find out about before taking the plunge into this (sometimes) lucrative career field.The financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent recession highlighted a fact that has been known … Continue reading

What Lipotropic Injections Are and Why You Should Get Them

Originally used to help combat liver related illness in the 1930s, lipotropic injections are growing in popularity in a bid to help people struggling with obesity and weight loss. What Exactly Are Lipotropic Injections?   Early use of lipotropic injections was to help fight fatty liver disease, which is when lipids gather in the cells … Continue reading

Dallas Area “Must See” Attractions

    Dallas is a big city in every sense of the word, offering numerous attractions for just about any personality. There is a little bit of everything in Dallas and that is precisely what people enjoy about it. I will be covering some of the more unique places to visit in Dallas and why … Continue reading

When Visiting Texas, Should You Consider A Day Trip To Mexico?

By Johnny Bevers Day trips to Mexico aren’t what they used to be.  With all the Mexican violence surrounding the cartels, travelers have become weary of making the jaunt across the border.  Still, some tourists find it appealing to visit with the locals and are compelled to take the risk.  If you decide to venture … Continue reading

How To Qualify As A Pharmacy Technician In Texas

Becoming a pharmacy technician in Texas is a simple and rewarding career path. It’s as easy as taking a ninety question test. There are not a lot of requirements. The process is simpler than you would think. It’s all up to you to get out there and go get that job. Here’s some very helpful information … Continue reading

An Inside Look At the Casa Del Mar In Galveston

By Johnny Bevers If you’re looking for a great hotel in Galveston Texas that’s right on the beach, check out the Casa Del Mar for a clean, convenient stay with a great view of the beach and very close to surrounding attractions.  This is a completely unpaid and independent review of the Casa Del Mar … Continue reading

Ehow Is Stepping Up Their Game With “Ehow Now”

By Johnny Bevers Ehow is hoping to connect a little more with its users through a new platform called “Ehow Now”.  This all new feature allows Ehow visitors to interact with real, live professionals to get answers to their toughest questions.  This should help improve “live” interaction with the professionals behind Ehow articles and videos.  … Continue reading

Where To Find Approved Driving Courses In Texas

Legally driving in Texas only requires a valid driver’s license, but safely driving can often require additional training, such as a defense driving course. Defense driving is the practice of using recognized safe driving best practices to maximize a motorist’s ability to identify and respond to traffic hazards in a timely and responsible way. While … Continue reading

Fishing In Texas? Don’t Forget That License!

By Johnny Bevers Texas has some of the best fishing in the world, but if you’re not licensed, you could face hefty penalties by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  To avoid the hassle, simply stop by one of your local retailers and pick one up.  You’ll find that fishing licenses are fairly cheap and … Continue reading

Water Parks in Dallas and the Surrounding Metroplex

If you’re looking to get wet and take a break with the kids, why not check out one of the amazing water parks surrounding the Dallas Fort Worth area and the northeast portion of Texas?  While there are plenty of ways to cool off, one of the most effective (and definitely most fun) has got to be a … Continue reading

Big Bend – A Bird Watchers Paradise

By Johnny Bevers If you’re a bird watcher and you happen to be around the Big Bend area of Texas, you’re in for an incredible treat! The Big Bend National Park is a premium site for some of the rarest birds in the country. Some of these birds are on the endangered species list and … Continue reading

How to Get Your Business License in Texas

For prospective Texas entrepreneurs, starting a business (and getting your license to do business) is more than just the first step toward financial independence and a greater degree of control over their lives. The process is complex and often full of unexpected costs and complications, one of which is can be the acquisition of the … Continue reading

Romantic Getaways In Texas

By Johnny Bevers If you’re looking for the most romantic spots in Texas to take your lover on a secluded vacation, you simply must read the following….  We offer the insight you’ll need to make your romantic getaway an event that neither of you will ever forget.  Despite the best efforts of popular culture to … Continue reading

Army Announces Closure Of Two Texas Brigade Combat Teams

The Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond Odierno announced the closure of two Texas Brigade Combat Teams today.  They include the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, and the 4th BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.  Fort Bliss is located just outside of El Paso and Fort Hood … Continue reading

Hotels Near Sea World San Antonio

For family-friendly fun, few vacation destinations can top the SeaWorld family of amusement parks. While there are a few scattered about the country, a great option for a budget-conscious trip is the San Antonio, TX park. Although San Antonio is a popular vacation spot in its own right, for the most part travel there won’t … Continue reading

The Top 10 Places To Visit While You’re In Houston

When it comes to vacation destinations in the U.S., there is no shortage of cities to choose from. You don’t have to travel to the Big Apple or San Francisco to find plenty of things to do though, and the attractions in Houston, TX showcase that fact. Located near the Texas and Louisiana border, Houston … Continue reading

The Best Colleges In Austin TX

Attending college has long been considered the obvious “next step” after a student finishes high school, and in today’s economy a college degree may be more necessary than ever to qualify for many of the most desirable jobs. Recent high school grads aren’t the only ones who should strongly consider attending college in their near … Continue reading

Head To Galveston For Your Next Texas Vacation

Galveston, the fоrmеr hоmе оf fаmоuѕ Gulf Cоаѕt ріrаtе Jеаn LaFitte, hаѕ survived the deadliest hurricane іn US hіѕtоrу tо bесоmе а tор tourist attraction.  Galveston’s unique ѕtуlе blends hіѕtоrіс landmarks, buildings, hоtеlѕ and hоmеѕ with mіlеѕ оf sandy bеасhеѕ and ѕtаtе-оf-the-аrt attractions. If уоu аrе the kind who lіkеѕ the sun and the sea, Galveston, … Continue reading

How To Visit Houston On The “Cheap”

If you’re planning a trip to Houston and don’t have alot of money to spend on lavish hotels, you should consider some of Houston’s well kept secrets.  You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to enjoy Houston, just a little “pre-planning” and you can have a wonderful time with very little money. … Continue reading

The Best Hotels In Downtown San Antonio

As the 2nd largest city in the state of Texas and the 7th largest in the US, San Antonio has much to offer for tourists and businessmen alike. It is considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and this is reflected by the amount of people that come and … Continue reading

Where To Find Police Jobs In Texas

If you’re looking for one of the many police jobs in Texas, you should first start by asking yourself which community you’d like to live in and whether or not you have personal or family ties to the people there.  Right off the bat, you’ll have some “skin in the game” because you’ve got a reason … Continue reading

Why People Stay At The Omni Hotel In Dallas, TX

 The Dallas Omni Hotel Dallas, TX is one of the prime locations in the United States for tourists or business travelers.  Each year, over 28 million domestic visitors come to Dallas in order to enjoy the many restaurants, shopping centers and cultural of historical attractions.  While the hotel has plenty to offer, Dallas is a … Continue reading

How To Pass The Texas Driving Test

To learn how to pass the Texas driving test with a successful score it is important that you take the time to study and prepare yourself adequately.  Much of what the test consist of is knowledge.  You will need to know the rules of driving and road signs for the written part of the test.  You should also … Continue reading

Where To Attend Community College In Dallas TX

For those located in the Dallas, TX area you will find you have a variety of Community College choices.  Each Community college offers classes that may suit your educational needs.  The following will identify community colleges in and near the Dallas, TX area as well as major programs they have to offer. Eastfield College Campus … Continue reading

Unintended Consequences Of The Obama War On Weapons

  Before Christmas, I was in the market for a Colt AR-15 as I carried this exact weapon in the military… so it was more of a memento for me.  At the time, these guns were available and priced at approximately $1100.  Now that the ban on assault weapons is near certainty, prices have doubled … Continue reading

The Fundamental Differences Between Republicans and Democrats

    To understand the fundamental differences between Republicans and Democrats, it is very important to consider their history as to their intended purpose for becoming a political party.  It is equally important to consider what their fundamental core beliefs were and how they have stuck by their beliefs through their voting record.     … Continue reading

Jobs In Wichita Falls Texas

“Jobs in Wichita Falls are plentiful with employers ready to hire you today!  Use this short guide to get started on your job search and be sure to visit their web sites to see if you can match your expertise to their needs.  You will find that opportunities abound and learn what is necessary to … Continue reading

How To Get Your Marriage License In Texas

Marriage is one of the important events in everyone’s life and couples everywhere try create that perfect magical moment to cement their memory as the best time of their lives.  There are certain rules that have to be followed by every couple planning to get wed as every state across United States of America has … Continue reading

Cabela’s Medical Excise Tax

UPDATE:  APPEARS THIS WAS A GLITCH IN CABELA’S SYSTEM.  OR, WERE THEY JUST GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF OBAMACARE?   It appears that Cabela’s has became the national leader in helping President Obama collect tax for Obamacare.  We’ve found at least 3 different receipts stipulating a “medical excise tax” on goods purchased at … Continue reading

How To Get Your Notary Public In Texas

By Johnny Bevers Understanding how to get your notary public in Texas is not a difficult process but it is important that you know what is required to qualify, what duties you are expected to fulfill and how to avoid legal consequences by becoming knowledgeable about your new skill.  We’ll take you through the application … Continue reading

How To Qualify For WIC In Texas

Before showing you how to qualify for WIC in Texas, first you should understand its purpose.  Proper nutrition is essential for healthy living.  A well balanced diet that provides what the body needs is a body that is encouraged to stay healthy.  The state of Texas recognizes this need and makes nutrition provisions for mothers … Continue reading

How to Get Your Motorcycle License in Texas

Texas is a big state, and with it are miles and miles of roads.  Combined with often ideal weather, one of the best ways to get around is by motorcycle.  The highways provide numerous exhilarating rides and some of the best views found in the whole of the United States.Getting a motorcycle license in Texas … Continue reading

Texas Toll Tag Facts

The state of Texas has gotten very “high tech” when it comes to how Texans pay their toll fees.  The “TxTag” program allows Texas citizens to place a sticker right behind the mirror on the inside of their windshield to avoid waiting in lengthy toll booths.  When your car passes through a TxTag booth, a … Continue reading

Medicaid Eligibility in Texas

Medicaid is the government-provided health insurance aimed at low income people and families. Qualification for Medicaid is decided through a means-tested process, funded by a combination of federal and state government. How to qualify for Medicaid in Texas   There are three requirements in order for an individual to qualify for Medicare. Texas follows the … Continue reading

Top Universities in Texas

Texas is home to a broad number of Universities. Those considering studying in the state have a large selection to choose from, though not all may be suitable. Here we look at the top universities in Texas and their background to help make the all important selection. University of Texas, Austin UT Austin is one … Continue reading

Warrant Search and Arrest Records In Texas

If you want to hire an employee and need to do a back ground check on him (or her) you can easily get information related to warrant search in Texas.  Running background checks for a person who has applied for a job in your organization to reveal any criminal records or search warrants issued is … Continue reading

Texas Unemployment Office

   By Ann Marie Moore, Tex.Org Contributor The Texas Unemployment Office provides you with financial benefits as a qualified worker who is laid off by a company or whose hours are cut through no fault of your own.  The company you worked for invested in what is called Unemployment Insurance in accordance to the Texas Unemployment Compensation … Continue reading

Texas A&M Bookstore

Those visiting the Texas area looking for a little bit of retail therapy, combined with a some local history and culture could do a lot worse than heading to the Texas A&M Bookstore.  Based on a leafy boulevard around two miles East of Eastwood airport, this is not, as the name suggests, a mere bookstore. … Continue reading