Blue Bell is Back!!

Ok so maybe in other parts of the United States this might be the most ridiculous post known to man. However, here in Texas Blue Bell is the king of all ice creams! There really is not anything like it at all. It has been a very lonely and cruel summer with out the most beloved Blue Bell ice cream! The recall, shutting down, and re-arrival of Blue Bell has made many news stations across Texas. I cannot tell you how many news clips I have seen in these past 5 months about what could possibly happen to the brand or if it will ever even return to us. When the announcement of Blue Bells return hit I swear you could hear cheers across Texas. We have been patient as we waited on the FDA to take its sweet time but now is time for us to indulge ourselves again.  Last night the stores stocked up and filled their shelves with as much Blue Bell as possible. I am sure it did not take long for those shelves to be emptied. I am sure northerners think we here in the south are crazy but if you have ever tried Blue Bell you would know the true crisis we were in without it. So serve yourself up some peach cobbler al-a-mode and everyone will forget it was ever gone!

Hunting is Life

Here in Texas there is a big population of hunters. Hunting is a huge way of life for a lot of Texas’ residents.  We hunt everything and anything, deer, turkey, pheasant, rabbits, hogs, dove, ducks, coyotes, raccoons, if it is legal you bet there is a hunter somewhere in Texas hunting it.

Hunting seasons change through out the year and so does the equipment used for each hunt. Hunters switch guns, bows, tactics, clothes, everything. There is always something different needed for a new season.

One of the best hunting companions is a dog. There are several different breeds used for the different types of hunting. My favorite is the bloodhound. Bloodhounds are amazing trackers. They can pick up the smallest scent and follow it for miles. Bloodhounds are often even used for tracking lost people or escapees.

They are an amazing breed that should not be over looked if you are looking for a great hunting companion. Loyalty is a strong characteristic in this breed. They want to please you, it is basically one of their top priorities.

When bloodhounds aren’t hunting they are just as content laying around your yard making sure there are no intruders or surprises coming up.

For hunting, you really cannot go wrong with getting yourself a great bloodhound puppy, give them a little training and just let them do their thing!

 

NASCAR is in Texas!

NASCAR is back! Here in Texas we love ourselves some NASCAR. People drive for days, camp out for weeks, and even skip work to watch our favorite driver jump in his car and drive in circles as fast as he can! We endure the blistering heat to hang out with our friends, drink whatever we please, and scream and cheer on our drivers.

Texas Motor Speedway gets filled. I mean every single spot if full. And everyone is family, part of the NASCAR family. This is one of Fort worth, Texas’ greatest events of the year. For those slim few who do not enjoy NASCAR they know not to attempt to drive through anywhere close to that area because traffic goes on for miles and miles.

The week leading up to the race fans show up and it is like one big party. Tail gating is the best event of the week. Everyone is cooking something different and everyone shares like one big family pot-luck dinner. You never know what you are going to find.

We have made so many life long friends through our awesome Texas NASCAR experiences. I would highly recommend everyone trying at least one NASCAR experience for themselves. Even if the race isn’t for you. The activities surrounding are a great experience to have under your belt!

First Impressions

When building a company appearance is everything. You have to build a name for yourself that your clients and potential clients will think of whenever they hear the name. First impressions are what stick with people the longest. If you have a poor first impression whether you weren’t prepared for the meeting or it came as an accident that is how potential clients will see you and your company practically forever. It takes a lot of time and effort to overcome a bad first impression so my advice is that it is imperative to always put your best foot forward.

Even though it sounds shallow and slightly judgmental the vehicle a person shows up in for meetings or even to escort people around is a critical element. A vehicle is the first aspect clients or potential clients see you in, secondly it is your tire but we will have to cover that another time.

Currently, gas prices have dropped making it more possible for small businesses or beginning businesses to really step up their game. I am telling you, if you want to really make that critical first impression hire a town car for the meeting. It gives you that little something that will make a client think wow this person really knows how to do and take care of business. The best place I have found that has multiple options, great drivers that treat you like royalty, and by far the best pricing is Fort Worth Limo Service.

You don’t have to go for the huge limo option, that can seem a little pretentious, simply use one of their high end town cars and enjoy the amazing service of their top drivers. This gives you the opportunity to wow the client as well as talk and take care of business without having to focus on the traffic around you. When a client feels like you have placed them as top priority they are more likely to become a permanent client that will highly recommend you and your company to everyone and anyone who asks or even might need that type of service.

I hope this post really helps you understand the importance of making that key first impression. Pull out all the stops!

The Texas Oil Bust

Texas has always been a staple when it comes to energy production. We have been riding the boom over the last several years and through the recession.  Every power pole in the Permian Basin  has a fifth wheel or 3 of them buy it but.

But not anymore.

There will be a mass exodus of able bodied workers on the current trend.  If oil is able to stay above 50 dollars a barrel most business will be able to at least keep their eye above water.  Many of the smaller ones that do not have the established infrastructure and diversity within the industry will go bust

 

Unfortunately is like Natural Selection in the Free Market.  At some point we have to trim the fat little to keep a healthy local economy.

No one want to here and it will make many people’s  lives much more difficult but it is a free amok and these things are going to happen.

So there is the veggies but now for the desert.

The bust is only predicted to last around a year and likely will come back even stronger for those that can ride the storm.  We are already seeing some relief but the prices at the pump.  As much as I like the cheap price tag at the gas station, i Understand the adverse effect on the local economy can be far worse.

This to shall pass and  Texas will continue to dominate in well pretty much everything