Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Businesses Receive Permits in League City in October

Thirteen new businesses received operations permits during the month of October. Types of businesses included various office space, storage space, a candy shop, wholesaler, massage services, offices, a church, medical supplies and a swing set company. New businesses and their locations are listed below:

  • South Land Title | 110 S. Gulf Freeway Ste. 104
  • Ya Ya's Massage Therapy | 2251 W. FM 646 Ste. 110
  • Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church  | 3151 E. FM 518
  • Plash Light | 1401 W League City Pkwy
  • Access Self Storage |3155 W Walker
  • H & R Block | 6555 South Shore Blvd. Ste. D
  • L.L. Auctions | 1760 Walker St. Set. 300
  • Scanning Solutions LLC | 2060 Dickinson Ave.
  • HGI Wireless | 210 Hwy. 3 Ste. A
  • Neil Patel CPA | 3003 League City Pkwy Ste. B
  • Equipped 2 Carry | 1025 E. Main Ste. 102.
  • Three Frogs Wooden Swing Set Factory | 1113 S. Gulf Freeway
  • The Sweet Life of Confectionery | 100 Perkins St. Ste. A & D
For more information about development in League City, visit the League City Economic Development webpage.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Season`s Greetings from Brockway Realty

Wishing you the joy of family,
The gift of friends, and
The best of everything for the New Year.


~~Season’s Greetings from Brockway Realty, LLC. ~~

A Friendly Reminder:
Clear Creek ISD, Friendswood ISD, and Dickinson ISD Students
Will be on Holiday Break from
Friday, December 20th through Monday, January 7, 2014.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Congratulations to Kwyatt Time’s Winning Entry in the League City Boat Lane Parade!

It’s not often that events in League City get worldwide attention, but the winner in the mid-size yacht division of League City’s 52nd Annual Boat Lane Parade did just that. Kwyatt Time, a boat owned and captained by George Wyatt, was decked out by George, Steve Seymour (alias Captain Cookie), Ro Jackson and James Carmichael. Their theme was “Captain Cookie and the Gingerbread Pirates” Accompanying the pirates were the Candy Cane Girls (Dana Seymour, Susan Carmichael and Vicki Jackson) adorned in their festive outfits.

While the Houston Chronicle covered this event, which attracts up to 100,000 people and over 100 boat entrants annually (see all the pictures here), Captain Cookie garnered international attention when the UK Daily Mail published the results of the event.

Congratulations to Kwyatt Time and all the other participants!

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Businesses That Received Permits in League City in August & September

Twenty-five new businesses received operations permits from the City of League City during the months of August and September 2013. Types of businesses include: various service and medical offices, restaurants, a dance studio, an A/C company, a church, a pool supply company, a home decor business, a Starbucks Coffee shop, a donut shop, and storage facilities.

Listed below are just a few of the businesses and their locations:
  • Immediate Medical Care | 2640 League City Pkwy. Ste 116
  • Double Dave's Pizza | 2500 Marina Bay Dr. Ste A
  • Elite Dance Academy | 1001 S. Egret Bay Blvd. #104
  • Starbucks | 2454 Marina Bay Dr
  • McDonald’s | 2550 E League City Pkwy
  • Touchstone Dentistry | 2441 W FM 646 Ste A
  • Berryliciois Frozen Yogurt | 2800 Marina Bay Dr. Ste J
  • Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt | 2456 Marina Bay Dr.
  • Dunkin Donuts | 2340 Marina Bay Dr.
  • Unexpected Interiors Inc. | 613 E. Main St.
  • LaVita Massage | 1260 E. League City Parkway Ste 800
To see the complete list of new businesses that received operating permits, visit the League City Economic Development webpage.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Friendswood`s 6th Annual Santa in the Park Christmas Celebration

Santa is coming to Friendswood!! He's scheduled to arrive on Saturday December 14, 2013 at Stevenson Park for Friendswood's Home for the Holidays 6th Annual Santa in the Park Christmas Celebration.  He's bringing tons of fun for the everyone from 3-8pm; activities include a snow hill, train rides, hay rides, local entertainment, amusement rides, parade, booth vendors and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.  This event is expected to attract thousands of residents for a full day of fun activities for all.  The City of Friendswood is now accepting booth vendor applications for this event. For more information on this event or an application to be a vendor please see the following link:

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Friendswood Public Library Book Sale

Love to read and looking for a good book?  Friendswood Public Library is gearing up for their semiannual book sale this Saturday, December 14th through Tuesday December 31st.  There will be a preview sale for Friends of the Library members on December 14th from 10am -12pm; general admission will begin after 12pm.  Membership to become a Friend of the Library can be purchased at the library prior to the sale. From best sellers to children's books, there is sure to be something for everyone, so stop on by and see what treasures you can find.  All proceeds go toward supporting library programming. For more information please see

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Christmas on the Boardwalk – Preludes Ballet Vignette, December 21st

The Kemah Boardwalk invites you to a review-style show of ballet, singing and dancing by The Royal Academy of Fine Arts at the main stage at 215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah, on Saturday, December 21, beginning at 7pm.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Christmas in Kemah Pet Costume Parade – December 14th

Save the date: Saturday, December 14, at 1pm to participate or to watch a fun Pet Costume Parade to celebrate “Christmas in Kemah”. If you choose to participate, sign up will be held at the Visitor’s Center parking lot, located at 609 Bradford Street. Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Trick, and Best Owner-Pet Look-alikes. A family fun event that will be sure to become one of your holiday traditions.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Friendswood's Sunmeadow Santa at the Gazebo

Santa is a busy man, but this Saturday December 14th he'll be stopping by Friendswood's neighborhood of Sunmeadow for Santa at the Gazebo. From 10am to noon, neighborhood kids can come and visit with Santa and share their Christmas wishes. Photo opportunities will be available and Santa's elves will be providing refreshments.

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Celebrate the Holiday at Santa’s Wonderland at The Butler Longhorn Museum

Butler Longhorn Museum, located at 1220 Coryell Street, in League City, will present Santa’s Wonderland on Saturday, December 14th. Festivities will open at 10am; visits with Santa will begin at 10:30 am. The entire family will have fun enjoying A Christmas Story and more activities throughout the day. For more details, contact the museum at 281.332-1393.
The Butler Longhorn Museum is a nonprofit organization which houses and maintains history about the Butler longhorn cattle bloodline that originated in League City. Learn about the seven bloodlines of longhorns with art, history and science exhibits designed for all ages.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Monday, December 9, 2013

Share Your Christmas via these Local Area Organizations

SEABROOK -Share Your Christmas & Annual Food Drive
Our annual food drive has begun and will run through December 10th. We accept any non-perishable food or new toys that will be given to local families, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.  Drop-off bins are located on the first floor lobby of City Hall, located at 1700 First Street. While you are dropping off food, take a “STAR” from our City Hall Christmas tree and make a child’s wish come true this holiday season. After purchasing your child’s gift please bring it to City Hall unwrapped with the star attached, by December 10th.

KEMAH –Krewe du Lac Annual Christmas Toy Drive 
The Krewe du Lac Annual Christmas Toy Drive and Kemah Pub Crawl will be held on Friday, December 13,from 6:30pm to 10pm. The Crawl will begin at T-Bone Tom’s, located at 707 Texas 146, Kemah, 6:30pm. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to a child this year for Christmas. We hope to break last year’s record of 200 toys.

EL LAGO –Candles in the Park
This year’s holiday celebration will be on Friday, December 13, at the El Lago Center and McNair Park. We’ll feature the Ed White Satellite Singers, Hot Cocoa for the young and old, Santa, some good old fashion caroling and the movie “Elf”!  We are asking that residents bring a treat to share for the evening and we’ll also be collecting used coats and blankets for the homeless. So, plan to spend the evening in the holiday spirit with friends and neighbors at the El Lago Center.

LEAGUE CITY -Toys for Tots at League City Fire Department Station #1
The League City Volunteer Fire Department's Station #1 is an official drop off location for Toys for Tots. The station will accept new, unwrapped toys through December 14th between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. “Toys for Tots” has been making children's wishes come true since 1947. Fire Station #1 is located at 601 2nd Street, League City.

PEARLAND –Toys for Tots Basketball Tournament
On Saturday, December 14, beginning at 2pm, the Toys for Tots Basketball Tournament will be held at Pearland High School, located at 3775 Main Street, Pearland. The Pearland Police Dept. will play the Baytown Police Dept. and the Pearland Fire Dept. will play the Associated Credit Union of Texas. Admission is 1 (one) unwrapped toy. For additional information, contact Officer Z. Davis at 281.997.4176 or Officer D. Hamminga at 281.997.4171.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Welcome to the Brockway Realty Team, Katy Val Verde!

Katy Val Verde
Brockway Realty is proud to announce the addition of Katy Val Verde to the League City team.

After residing in League City for 27 years and counting, Katy has seen firsthand the growth of the area and has extensive knowledge of not only her hometown but the surrounding areas as well. She attended school at Walter Hall Elementary and Creekside Intermediate and graduated from Clear Creek High School in 2004. While attending school at Creek she was a cheerleader for all 4 years and also participated in BEST, where she tutored local elementary students. In addition to school cheerleading, Katy was a competitive cheerleader for 8 years. During this time she learned the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, hard work and leadership.

After high school Katy went on to get her Associate's Degree in Behavioral Science from San Jacinto College. Shortly after college, Katy met her husband and they purchased their first home in the Brittany Lakes subdivision of League City where they now reside with their 3 dogs. On the weekends they attend church at Clear Creek Community Church.

Katy lives by the notion of treating people the way you want to be treated and truly believes that her strong desire to help people find a place to live that they will love will bring her success as a real estate agent.

Welcome to the Team!

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Luxury Home for Sale in West Ranch, Friendswood

Located in West Ranch, this brand new custom Partners in Building home emphasizes elegant living in an open, family environment. With soaring 20 foot ceilings in the great room and other spaces, upgraded hardwood and tile flooring, expansive covered patio and built-ins throughout, this is informal luxury living at its finest. Located in the award winning Friendswood ISD. Priced at $689,750.

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Thursday, December 5, 2013

City of Pearland Hometown Christmas Festival

The City of Pearland Parks and Recreation has teamed with the Pearland Town Center to kick off their Annual Hometown Christmas Festival.  Mayor Reid and Santa himself will initiate the festivities with the Holiday Gift Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6th at 7pm at the Pearland Town Center.  Live entertainment will be provided, as well as horse drawn carriage rides, and a winter wonderland for children.  On Saturday the celebration continues with Breakfast with Santa, the Holiday Gift Market, and "A Rockin' Christmas" Parade that evening at 6pm.  Admission is free, all ages are welcome, so pack up the kids and come have some fun while checking off some items on the Christmas shopping list!  For more information on sponsorship opportunities, application for hosting a vendor booth, or volunteering for the Hometown Christmas Festival Gift Market please see

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Kemah Jingle on the Boardwalk and Christmas Boat Lane Parade

Kemah Celebrates the Holidays with “Jingle on the Boardwalk”, December 7th  

You can spend the day in Kemah at the Boardwalk, 609 Bradford, and really “get your jingle on” during all the activities planned on Saturday, December 7th, at Jingle on the Boardwalk.

Schedule of Events:
9am – 5pm, Santa’s Workshop (crafts, coloring sheets, and treats);
10am – 10:30am, Jingle Parade;
10am – 5pm, Performances at the Events Plaza by local students;
12pm – 4pm, Christmas Carol-oke;
1pm – 5pm, Starbucks Cheer Party (coloring pages, treats, specials on Starbucks beverages);
1pm – 9pm, Pictures with Santa;
5pm – 9pm, Performance by “The Revelators” at the Events Plaza.
A Toys for Tots donation station will be set up under the Palapa Stage throughout December.

52nd Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade –Clear Lake to Galveston Bay

One of the oldest holiday traditions in the Bay Area is League City’s Christmas Boat Lane Parade, which began with just a few boats celebrating the holiday. Today many boats participate and thousands view this event which will be held on Saturday, December 14th, beginning at 7pm. There will be hundreds of festively decorated powered and sailing vessels, each with its own holiday theme. Watch and hear them cruise down the Clear Lake Channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon, under the FM146 Bridge, past the Kemah Boardwalk and out to Galveston Bay. Come out and experience the Boat Lane Parade, it’s a Coastal Holiday Tradition!

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Friendswood`s Mary Queen Church 44th Annual Christmas Bazaar

Friendswood`s Mary Queen Catholic Church will be hosting their 44th Annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon this upcoming Friday December 6th and Saturday 7th from 9:30am - 5pm.  This event involves a wide variety of vendors that will be displaying some very unique, high quality hand made gifts and crafts. There should be something for everyone, so grab a friend and come enjoy some good shopping and food. The luncheon is scheduled from 11am - 2pm, baked goods and drinks will be sold also. Mary Queen Catholic Church is located at 606 Cedarwood Dr. Friendswood, Tx 77546  For more information please see

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Enjoy the Fine Bay Area’s Cultural Arts this Holiday Season!

Clear Lake Symphony’s Christmas Pops Concert, Dec 6th and 7th

Concert Location:
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium
7:30 PM
18220 Upper Bay Rd Nassau Bay
Click on Address For Map

Tickets Are Available for Pre-Purchase by Mail At:
Clear Lake Symphony Tickets
P.O. Box 890582
Houston, Texas  77289-0582


EYE TRENDS 515 Bay Area Blvd, Suite 300 (next to Starbuck's)

OR At the Ticket Counter Prior to the Concert
$13 - Adults
$8 - Students
$10 - Senior Citizens 55+

Clear Lake Symphony's annual Christmas "Pops" Concert, with Associate Conductor Robert F. Wall, will be presented on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium. The Symphony will perform a melody of Christmas Seasonal Favorites and also well-known classical works.

Guest Artists: Gloria Dei Lutheran Festival Choir. The concert has become a Bay Area holiday tradition for many of our local residents. Seating is available on a first-come/first-served basis. So get your group together and plan to join us for a wonderful holiday celebration.

Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre Presents The Nutcracker, Dec 6-8 and Dec 13-15

Performances are held at University of Houston Clear Lake-Bayou Theatre; Dates, times and ticket information can be found at the BHBT website.

Bay Area Chorus of Greater Houston Christmas Concert, December 7 at 7:30pm

The Bay Area Chorus of Greater Houston’s 49th Concert Season continues with “Musical Moments – Christmas Mystery”. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm at Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W. NASA Parkway in Webster. Settings of O Magnum Mysterium by de Victoria, de Cristo, and Stadlmayr will be interspersed in Season of Carols arr. Shaw-Parker. Guest Choirs include: Beverly Hills Intermediate School, Pasadena ISD; Clear Springs High School Chamber Choir, Clear Creek ISD; and Stephen F. Austin Elementary Choir, Goose Creek Consolidated ISD.

Theatre Groups Present “A Christmas Carol” 

Dickinson -Bay Area Harbour Playhouse
“A Christmas Carol” by Bennie Nipper will be presented on stage at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy 3, Dickinson, from December 6th through December 22nd. The show schedule is: Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 2:30pm. Ticket information can be found at

Nassau Bay -Clear Creek Community Theatre
The classic holiday play, “A Christmas Carol” is scheduled to run from December 6th through December 22nd. Clear Creek Theatre is located at 18091 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay. For more information and ticket prices, go to

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CHRISTUS 23rd Reindeer Run in Nassau Bay

Come join Rudy Reindeer, Santa, and his helpers celebrate CHRISTUS St. John's 23th annual Reindeer Run Saturday December 7, 2013, 8 am at CHRISTUS St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay.  Fun for the whole family, there will be a Kids K race (10 and under), as well as face painting, moon walk and petting zoo.  All entrants will receive a long sleeved t-shirt and be entered into the raffle for a chance to win door prizes!  All proceeds go to the CHRISTUS St. John Fund, a non-profit organization supporting the faith based, non-profit CHRISTUS St. John Hospital. Pre-race registration will be held on Wed. December 4, 2013 at ON THE RUN @247 Bay Area Blvd from 3pm-6pm Packets may be picked up at St. John West, 2035 Space Park Drive Thursday, December 5, 6pm-8pm, Friday December 6, 6am-8am, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm, Saturday, December 7th, 7am-7:50am.  For more details please call 281.523.3028 or go to

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

CHRISTUS St. Johns Sports Medicine Minute

Christus St. Johns Sports Medicine will be hosting a night of insight lecture on Preparing Young Athletes for "The Real Games" Ahead.  Guest speaker, Head Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux of University of Louisiana-Lafayette, will be discussing how coaches and parents can utilize the valuable lessons that sports has to offer by encouraging the will to win without compromising the safety of young athletes.  There will be hands on learning stations which will provide valuable information on rotator cuff strengthening, athletic taping, core flexibility and more.  Attendance is free and dinner will be provided.  If you are a parent of a child in athletics or know someone who is, invite them to meet at Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 5:30pm.  For more information on this event or to RSVP please see

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Monday, December 2, 2013

Welcome to Brockway Realty, Dinah BuPane!

As Brockway Realty continues to grow in the Friendswood/Pearland/Alvin area, we welcome Dinah BuPane, a lifelong resident of Friendswood.

Dinah graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. After obtaining her national registration and license, she practiced in the skilled nursing and hospital settings until 2010 when she then transitioned into the home health environment. Working in home health has enhanced her knowledge regarding the variety of senior living options in Friendswood and the surrounding areas. As a therapist, she is specialized in maximizing her clients’ functional ability through environmental modification and education. Now Dinah is applying her unique skill set to the dynamic world of real estate. Whether upgrading or downsizing, Dinah feels that her keen observation skills and desire to provide outstanding service with competency and compassion will enable her to better assist clients in locating and selecting that perfect home to suit their changing needs.

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Official City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies December 3rd & 5th

PEARLAND: Tuesday, December 3, 6:30pm to 8pm.
3rd Annual Pearland Police Department Victims’ Christmas Tree Lighting; sponsored by the Pearland Police Officer’s Association. Victims are asked to bring a personalized Christmas ornament or memento to be placed on the Christmas tree; poinsettias are welcome. Pearland Police Department; 2nd floor lobby; 2555 Cullen Parkway, Pearland.

SEABROOK: Thursday, December 5, 7pm to 9pm
Festivities will take place on the grounds of Seabrook City Hall, 1700 First Street; music will fill the air when the City of Seabrook’s Holiday Tree lights are turned on. Join us for hot chocolate, holiday cheer, cookies, and a special appearance from Santa Claus.

LEAGUE CITY: Thursday, December 5, 5pm to 7:30pm
Helen Hall Library, 100 West Walker, hosts their annual Holiday Open House beginning at 5pm. Activities will be available for children, Santa will arrive to meet with children and pose for photos, and don’t forget to have some cookies supplied by the Friends of the Helen Hall Library. The City of League City’s Holiday Tree lighting, hosted by the LC Parks Dept. and the Knights of Columbus, will begin at 6:30, outside of the Library. Local students will sing holiday songs and the City’s Holiday Tree Lights will be officially lit.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Saturday, November 30, 2013

League City Celebrates Holiday in the Park - December 6th - 8th

The biggest event of the season is the Holiday in the Park Festival and Parade. The 16th annual event is set for December 6-8 at League Park, 512 2nd Street. The three-day festival includes shopping, food and lots of entertainment, plus real snow in the park! It will help create memories your children will treasure for a lifetime.

The highlight of the festival is the Grand Night Parade, which takes place on Main Street on December 7 at 6:00 p.m., but you’ll also want to see the holiday movie under the oaks (“Elf”), the children’s costume parade, pet parade and the holiday market. A full schedule of Holiday in the Park events is available on

Friday, December 6:
-Holiday in the Park Vendors/Artisans Opens in League Park, 6pm;
-Holiday Movie “Elf” in League Park, 7 pm.

Saturday, December 7:
-Children’s Holiday Costume Parade, 10 am, in front of Butler’s Courtyard, 122 Michigan Avenue;
-Visit Santa in the League Park Gazebo, 10:30 am;
-Grand Night Parade down Main Street (FM 518) to League Park, 6 pm;
-Park opens at 12 Noon; Santa & Snow in the Park, 1pm; Pet Parade, 2pm, League Park on the Plaza/Caboose area.

Sunday, December 8:
-Visit Santa in the League City Gazebo, 1:30 pm.

More information is available at

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Brockway Realty, LLC

“Wishing you all a luxurious holiday filled with
love, joy, great food and wonderful company.”

~ Happy Thanksgiving from Brockway Realty, LLC. ~

A Friendly Reminder
All Clear Creek ISD, Friendswood ISD, and Dickinson ISD students will be on Holiday Break from Monday, November 25th through Friday, November 29th.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friendswood Holiday Hustle on December 7th at Stevenson Park

Calling all runners and walkers, Friendswood will be hosting their "Holiday Hustle" 5K fun run on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Stevenson Park.  The proceeds from this yearly event benefit the Laura Recovery Center Foundation, as well as park improvements for the City of Friendswood.  All ages are invited to participate; there will be a Kid's K Fun Run for those under 12.  A free pancake breakfast will be served after the race, as well as trophies to the top male and female in the different categories.  For more information call 281-996-3228 or visit

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Home Tours in League City and Friendswood

What a great way to learn more about some of the historic homes in our area and maybe get some decorating ideas! Take one, or both, of these upcoming holiday home tours and get into the holiday spirit.

Friendswood - Heritage Gardeners 47th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes
Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd-24th; 1pm to 5pm.

League City – League City Historical Society 2013 Historic Homes Tour
Saturday, December 14th; from 10am to 5pm.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Monday, November 18, 2013

Winter is Coming!

Winter is coming, and with it, the unpredictable Texas temperatures we have all come to know and love. To help ease the increased burden of the holiday season’s shopping, cooking, and preparing for the visiting in-laws, we have assembled a short list of ways you can protect your yard from colder climates. A little preparation now will save you a lot of headaches and money later.

Installing mulch promotes healthy root activity, controls weed growth, helps prevent erosion and moderates soil temperatures. This is especially important for young or recently transplanted shrubs and trees. Do this before the first freeze to insure roots are properly protected from damage.

Trimming & Pruning
Besides aesthetic appearances, pruning promotes new growth and allows plants to produce more flowers in the spring. It also creates greater ventilation in your flower beds, decreasing the probability of harmful diseases and pest infestations. Dead or damaged limbs can be trimmed at any time of the year, but heavier maintenance work should be done late fall when plants are dormant.

Local Business Recommendation
KiKi Landscaping & Construction is a family owned and operated business in League City with more than 27 years of experience in the lawn care industry. We sought their expertise for the creation of this list.

Notice: Local business owners interested in being featured in this blog are welcome to send a brief description of their company along with a topic idea.

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Written by Hank Dugie Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty, LLC - Mr. League City

Friday, November 15, 2013

Art Dwellers Christmas Arts Market in Friendswood on November 16th

KSBJ invites all to come out to their 3rd Annual Art Dwellers and Christmas Arts Market at Stevenson Park in Friendswood, Saturday November 16th, 2013. This event runs from 10am-6pm and offers a variety of activities for everyone, including performances by aerial acrobats, the St. Thomas’ Pipe Band, Christian Dancers, The Purple Box Theatre, Sidewalk Chalk Demo and more. Many talented artists and crafters will have their art available for Christmas presents, so pack up the kids and come enjoy some free family fun!  For more details please visit

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Two “Water” Activities in League City - Saturday, November 16th

Ghiradi WaterSmart Park “Community Build”
The Ghirardi WaterSmart Park is a three acre passive park which is dedicated to teaching citizens ways to conserve their water use at home. Volunteers are needed to help build Ghiradi WaterSmart Park on Saturday, November 16, beginning at 9am. WaterSmart Park is located on Louisiana St. just south of FM518 directly across from Poppy St, League City.

The city is looking for 25 volunteers, (adults and teens), to help with this project. If younger children accompany you, please have someone available to supervise them. Due to the limited parking availability, we recommend volunteers carpool, walk, or bike (for those who live close). Children will not be allowed to play on the equipment the day of the build. A grand opening will take place at a later date.

The City Will Provide:
  • Rakes, shovels and wheel barrows;
(Staff will be on site with tractors to help move material as well)
  • Gloves and safety glasses;
  • Minor hand tools;
  • Ladders- for hanging swings or assembly of taller components;
  • Cold bottled water;
  • Lunch (provided by Chick-fil-A).
Volunteers Should Bring:
  • Insect repellent;
  • Appropriate dress for an outdoor work environment- no sandals or open toed shoes;
  • Sun block Snacks- for energy;
  • Other drinks, if they prefer something other than water.
Volunteers can register online at The City of League City website.

Clear Creek Paddle Race at Countryside Park
The Clear Creek Paddle Race will be held on Saturday, November 16, 10am, at Countryside Park, located at 100 Alderwood, League City. Registration will begin at 9am; awards will be presented at 11am.

All races will be approximately 5 miles in length: these races include Junior, Men & Women. Each entry fee is $10 per person for all ages. Races (all with the same start time) include:
  • Solo Boats;
  • Surfski;
  • Stand-up Paddleboard;
  • K-1 (Adult, Junior, Recreational);
  • C-1 (USCA, Recreational);
  • C-2 (USCA, Recreational);
  • Aluminum & Recreational Canoes (Men’s, Women’s, Junior);
  • OC-1;
  • OC-2;
  • Unlimited Solo;
  • Tandem Unlimited.
Registration may be completed by filling out the online form and delivering it to the City Parks Dept. Office located at 512 Second Street, League City. For more information, contact John Orsag, City of League City Parks Dept., via email or 281.554-1156.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

One of a Kind Lot Available in Whispering Lakes Ranch in League City!

Available Lot in Whispering Lakes Ranch in League City, TX
This truly will never happen again! This 1.424 acre lot is the last one remaining in the gated community of Whispering Lakes Ranch. Listed for sale at $150,000, the owners expect significant interest for not only the last lot in the subdivision, but one of the biggest. Last chance to live in a one of a kind community where all of the lots are over one acre!

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Monday, November 11, 2013

Three Bay Area Cities Rank Among Top 50 Safest Cities in Texas Report recently released their blog about the top 50 safest cities in the state of Texas; three Bay Area cities made the list. Here are excerpts from the report.

“No community is immune to crime, so home security is important no matter where you live. But SafeWise understands that when it’s time to relocate, finding your family a city with a low crime rate is at the top of your priority list. We’re here to help. We’ve paired data from the most recent FBI Crime in the U.S. Report with our own thorough research to create a comprehensive list of the top 50 safest cities in Texas, with 20,000 residents or more, as of 2011. If you’re considering a move to the Lone Star state, you’ll find the important FBI statistics and insightful community overviews provided in this report incredibly helpful.”

“3. Friendswood
Located between the bustling metropolis of Houston and the waterfront city of Galveston, you’ll find the primarily affluent suburban city of Friendswood. Noted for its outstanding schools and good paying jobs, Friendswood is a place worth considering moving to. And the FBI’s Crime in the U.S. Report notes that in 2011, there were 331 incidents of property crime and 12 incidents of violent crime. For a city with well over 36,000 residents, those are comforting figures.

The city boasts a decidedly progressive vibe, and many of its residents are highly educated and work in the aerospace sector and the information technology field. When it’s time for a family outing, head to the park to catch live music or a movie, or make the short drive to the beach or to enjoy any number of museums, amusement parks, zoos or even a major league sport. With temperatures that rarely fall below 36°F, a family that moves to Friendswood can enjoy outdoor activities nearly all year long.”

“24. Pearland
Pearland is a Gulf Coast city located just south of Houston. Its ideal location makes it the perfect place to live for both business and pleasure, plus it has nominal crime. The FBI’s Crime Report states no arsons and less than 30 robberies were reported to law enforcement in 2011. Those who like to hit the links will be glad to know Pearland offers three golf courses, and putt-putt for the little ones. Its 107,000 square foot recreation center is the place to head for fitness and fun. In addition to the most modern exercise equipment and classes, it also provides a competition pool and a zero entry activity pool. If your family has a four-legged friend, he’ll enjoy exercising at Pearland’s dog parks. Both of its dog parks include agility courses, covered picnic areas and more. Pearland has one of the highest per capita incomes in the state, and it’s also one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Boasting a reputation for offering newcomers a pro-growth business environment and highly motivated workforce, Pearland is one of the state’s best kept secrets.”

“31. League City
“Money” magazine named League City one of the 100 Best Small Cities in America, and it’s easy to see why. Located within the Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, League City boasts gorgeous waterfront, abundant water recreation opportunities, a historic district that has enjoyed magical revitalization and a low crime rate. According to the FBI’s Crime Report, authorities were made aware of less than 100 incidents of violent crime and 37 robberies in 2011. If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur considering a move to League City, you’ll be glad to hear that the city’s Economic Development Department provides free marketing and research services to help new businesses and startups succeed.

Just a short drive to Galveston Island, and bordered by Clear Creek and Clear Lake, newcomers who enjoy water activities will be thrilled that the League City area is the third largest pleasure boat anchorage in the United States. And birders will be excited to find out that League City is ranked in the top five birding destinations in the U.S., is home to more than 220 species of birds and is located on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.”

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Friday, November 8, 2013

2013 Veterans Day Observances in the Bay Area

"Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good."

[To learn about the history of Veterans Day, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.]

Clear Creek ISD “Salute to Armed Forces” –(Football Game) Clear Springs “Chargers” High School will play Clear Creek “Wildcats” High School on Friday, November 8, 7pm, at Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2305 East Main St., League City. All active duty, guard & reserves, and retired military – and one guest – admitted free * *Verification of affiliation, membership badge/ID, official uniform, etc. required for free admittance.

The City of League City Veterans Day Ceremony & Rededication of Hometown Heroes Park (formerly Eastern Regional Park) -The City of League City is proud to honor local veterans, servicemen and women, and their families during a special ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2013. The League City Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at Hometown Heroes Park (formerly Eastern Regional Park) at 2105 Dickinson Ave. In addition to the ceremony the City will also rededicate the newly renamed Hometown Heroes Park. The City of League City invites citizens and their families to participate in this salute to heroes and park rededication. The event will be free and open to all citizens and their families.

University of Houston Clear Lake Veterans Day Celebration –On Monday, November 11th, The University of Houston Clear Lake will host a Veterans Day Program with keynote speaker, Commander R. Eric Santos, M.D., US Navy Battalion Surgeon, US Marine Corps, Afghanistan. The program will begin at 10:30am at the UHCL Liberty Park, located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston. A static display with a Huey helicopter and vintage military vehicles will be on display; complimentary refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the program.

Veterans Day Concert with Bay Area Chorus –The 49th Season of the Bay Area Chorus begins with MUSICAL MOMENTS~PEACE, a tribute to Veterans, in the Worship Center of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. The concert program will held on Monday, November 11, from 7:30pm to 9pm. The beauty and fabulous acoustics of Gloria Dei provide an enjoyable singing experience for audience and choirs alike. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is located at 11820 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Closet Exchange Semi-Annual Children's and Maternity Consignment Sale November 7th - 9th

The Closet Exchange will be hosting their Semi-Annual Children's and Maternity Consignment sale November 7-9, 2013 at the Civic Center in League City, Texas.  Created by a mom frustrated at paying retail prices for items that experienced little to no wear, this event invites all those who are looking to consign, as well as those looking to purchase, anything from infant to teen and everything in between.  Clothes, toys, indoor/outdoor play equipment, nursery items, books, furniture and more!! Free parking, free admission. Deadline to sign up to consign is November 6, 2013. For more details please see

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November Fall Arts & Craft Fairs in the Bay Area

Our area is home to many talented artisans and crafters, which proves evident at the fall Arts & Craft Fairs festivals hosted by cities, churches, and organizations. This blog lists many of the shows scheduled for the month of November. Admission to all these events is FREE.

NOVEMBER 1-3 NOVEMBER 7-9   NOVEMBER 14-16 By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

“Fall Back” Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 3rd

A friendly reminder from Brockway Realty, LLC:

Daylight Savings Time will end at 2am on Sunday, November 3rd, so don’t forget to set all your clocks back 1 hour. This is also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide monitors.

According to the website Timeanddate.comTo fall back suggests that one must set the clocks one hour back when DST ends. It is associated with the fall (autumn) season because the DST schedule ends in the fall. The fall season and the end of daylight saving time mark a period when the days start getting shorter, with fewer hours of sunlight. Records have shown that the phrase spring forward, fall back has been in use at least as far back as early 20th century.”

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friendswood's Fall Haul-A-Day at Centennial Park

On Saturday November 2, 2013 Friendswood will host their semiannual Fall Haul-A-Day clean up and garage sale at Centennial Park.  All proceeds from the items donated to Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB) will go towards the beautification of city facilities and parks.  KFB also accepts items that would help the wildlife rehabbers. This is a wonderful event, for more details check out the link at

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

4th Annual J/Fest Regatta at Lakewood Yacht Club as LYC Celebrates Award

For the fourth consecutive year, The City of Seabrook is the title sponsor of the J/Fest Southwest Regatta being hosted by the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook on Saturday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 3rd. Over 70 one-design J-boats from all over the country are expected to participate during the regatta, which is open to the public.

The J-boats will be racing on Galveston Bay; first gun will be at 10am on both days. Live action of the race will be shown at the Lakewood Yacht Club. An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday afternoon. Lakewood Yacht Club is located at 2425 NASA Parkway in Seabrook.

Lakewood Yacht Club Awarded “Marina of the Year”
The Marina Association of Texas (MAT) recently announced Lakewood Yacht Club had been selected as the “Marina of the Year 2013”. Lakewood’s Harbor Administrator accepted the award during the 41st Annual MAT Conference and Trade Show.

Members of the review committee visit applicant marinas and select the one that best meets their high standards; to qualify for the award marinas must be certified a Clean Marina. Lakewood Yacht Club’s Commodore is Carl Drechsel, the Harbor Administrator is Lynda Hall, and the General Manager is Terry Chapman.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

League City Anticipating HEB’s Second Store

The corner of League City Parkway and South Shore Boulevard was already heating up with the retail strip on the northwest corner under construction, which will house McDonalds and Starbucks.  Now, as reported by the Galveston Daily News, HEB has begun filing paperwork with the city to build its next new store, at this location.

HEB Logo
Prospective buyers in the newly developed community of Hidden Lakes will have even more incentive to buy there, along with the existing benefit of proximity to the Education Village.  Stay tuned for more information.

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Update on League City’s Hidden Lakes Development

Hidden Lakes Site Plan
In August of 2012, we blogged that Hidden Lakes Comes Out of Hiding. Well, it’s amazing what can happen in a little over a year. Robert Olveda, sales consultant at Gehan Homes, shared with us the latest Master Plan Update for Hidden Lakes and it is quite impressive! What once were vacant lots overgrown with weeds has now become a multitude of beautiful homes and the beginnings of a number of lakes. As interest rates continue to hover at historically low rates, builders in Hidden Lakes are trying to keep up with demand.

Take a look at the Master Plan Update to see the future of Hidden Lakes!

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog