Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Spotlight on Whispering Lakes Ranch in League City, Texas

Whispering Lakes Ranch
Welcome to Whispering Lakes Ranch
Thirty three miles south of downtown Houston, midway to the sunny beaches of Galveston, sits the gated community of Whispering Lakes Ranch in League City, Texas. When you pull into the gates on Whispering Lakes Ranch Drive, you cross over to the serenity of winding roads escorting you among the manmade lakes with fountains spraying. Imagine a place where every home sits on a minimum of one acre, where children are free to ride their bikes around acres of lakes on sidewalk trails, where neighbors visit each other by traveling on golf carts and where automobile traffic is limited. Indeed, once your neighbors are done with their work week, it is common for them to travel by foot or golf cart for most of the rest of the weekend, walking the lakes, feeding the ducks or visiting neighbors. Cookouts are the norm and get-togethers abound, as residents have plenty of outdoor space to entertain.

The homes of Whispering Lakes Ranch are equally spectacular, as the three original builders- Trendmaker, Perry Homes and David Powers shared their individual flair in developing home styles that vary from one another, creating a neighborhood of unique diversity. Although the smallest homes are around 3,000 square feet, the average home in Whispering Lakes is 4,700 square feet and the largest around 8,000 square feet. Many sizes are available, but in general when construction took place, most residents wanted to make use of their expansive lots by building the home of their dreams according their unlimited size desires. With new construction coming to an end recently and with the desirability of the neighborhood, you won’t find many homes for sale. Indeed, of the 310 homes in the neighborhood, it is common for only 5-10 homes to be for sale at any point in time. When listings do come up, prices can range from the $400s to the $800s.

Children of Whispering Lakes Ranch are fortunate to be schooled at the award-winning Education Village, a much sought after complex that brings together Mossman Elementary, Bayside Intermediate and Clear Falls High School all situated on one beautifully designed campus. Residents can golf at one of the many public or private golf courses or if boating is your passion, there are numerous marinas in the area. Whatever it is that suits your lifestyle, Whispering Lakes Ranch is in the middle of it all and provides you with luxury living away from the big city chaos!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Clear Creek ISD Holds Livestock Show and Auction at End of January

The 32nd Annual Clear Creek ISD Livestock Show and Auction will be held at the West Ag Facility, located at 2155 West NASA Blvd, Webster, on January 28-30.

CCISD high school students exhibit a variety of livestock projects including animals such as steers, heifers, goats, and swine, and more. Students will also be exhibiting non-livestock projects such as floral designs, visual arts, and agriculture mechanics.
The Schedule For This Year’s Show Is:

Tuesday, January 28:
 4:00 p.m. - Agriculture Mechanics Show

Wednesday, January 29: 9:00 a.m. - Rabbit Show
9:00 a.m. - Floriculture/Horticulture/Visual Arts/Food Science
11:00 a.m. - Broiler Show
12:00 p.m. - Turkey Show
1:00 p.m. - Goat Show with the Lamb Show immediately following
4:00 p.m. - Swine Show
6:00 p.m. - Steer Show (Heifer, Dairy, and Longhorn Cattle shows immediately following)

Thursday, January 30:
5:00 p.m. - Buyer Registration with Dinner
7:00 p.m. - Auction

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Clear Creek ISD Announces Plans for Second Stadium

As noted by the Houston Chronicle, Clear Creek ISD is set to begin its second stadium, slated to be completed in August 2015.  This stadium will be located on the west side of I-45 and is yet to be named.  With seating estimated at 9,500, this will be a nice-sized stadium and will be a much needed venue since the Veteran’s Memorial Stadium is booked to capacity with so many teams playing there.

Read all about it at Clear Creek's Second Stadium!

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Keep Friendswood Beautiful Tree Giveaway

Every year the City of Friendswood hosts an annual Tree Give Away for Friendswood Residents.   Residents can come prepared to pick up their trees at City Hall  (located at 910 S. Friendswood Dr) on the morning of January 18, 2014 between 8-10am, or until the trees are gone.  There will be over one hundred 15 gallon container trees native to this area that will be available, only 1 per family.  Residents will be expected to provide a water bill or driver’s license to prove residency.  For more information on this event please see this flyer.

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

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Friendswood`s Fitness Program Punch Card Sale

Whether you are looking to fulfill a New Year`s Resolution or just wanting to stay healthy, the City of Friendswood Fitness has a deal for you!!  The City of Friendswood is currently offering a Fitness Program Punch Card Sale - purchase a card for only $60 now thru January 17th!  The card is good for 16 punches of any combination of the classes offered:  Weight Training, Zumba, Zumba and Toning, and/or Yoga.  All residents and non-residents are invited, so grab a friend and start moving!!  After January 17th regular pricing is as follows: $80 Residents, $100 Non-Residents, $60 Seniors 60+, $7-10 a class.  Classes usually are taught at Leavesley Park Hanger, or the Activity Building. 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

Friday, January 10, 2014

League City Launches New and Improved Tourism Website

City of League City Logo
League City has released its new Visit League City Website with this official announcement:

January 6, 2014 - “League City residents already know the hot spots and cool spaces to shop, eat, and play, but now the entire world will have access to a glimpse at League City’s recreational lifestyle. The City’s tourism website,, has launched after a yearlong redesign. City Council approved funds to revamp the City’s websites in the FY12 budget. The City launched and in fall 2013.

The economic development and communication offices then put their efforts into creating a website that gives visitors everything they need to plan vacations, events or conferences in League City. "League City’s close proximity to the Gulf Coast and to Houston coupled with our great Historic District and museums like the Butler Longhorn Museum and the West Bay Common School Museum make it a great destination for vacations and conventions,” said Economic Development Manager Owen Rock. “The new website is a showcase for all of these great amenities and the City’s recreational lifestyle brand,” said Rock.

The new site features a list of local restaurants, sports venues and even a section for planning a destination wedding in League City. Visitors and residents will benefit from the calendar and announcements of upcoming events like the Southwest International Boat Show and the Texas Music Festival, under the 'Stay Informed' Tab on the homepage. Visitors are also able to book a hotel room from a link right on the home page.”

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Monday, January 6, 2014

Businesses Projected to Open in the Bay Area

The following lists shows the businesses currently projected to open/or have recently opened in the Bay Area, as posted by the Bay Area Houston Economic Development in their August and November reports.

  • Slices and Ices (Gourmet Pizza) – 300 Bay Area Blvd;
  • ArtWorks – El Camino Real and NASA Parkway;
  • The Fresh Market – 1507 West Bay Area Blvd, Baybrook Village;
  • Sears Outlet – Clear Lake Center, NASA Parkway and the Gulf Freeway;
  • Bombshells – 803 East NASA Parkway near the corner of El Camino;
  • Laurenzo’s El Tiempo Cantina – 20235 Gulf Freeway;
  • Nordstrum Rack – Baybrook Square (Current DSW Shoes Location), Spring 2015.
  • Dunkin Doughnuts – 2340 Marina Bay;
  • HEB – Southeast Corner of League City Parkway and South Shore Blvd;
  • Quaker Steak & Lube, Olympia Grill – Close by Jimmy Changas in Victory Lakes;
  • Jumping World – FM 518;
  • Starbucks, McDonald’s, and an Urgent Care Center – Northwest Corner of League City Parkway and South Shore Blvd, (New Strip Center).
  • Gulf Winds International, (Warehouse) – Between Hwy 146 and Old 146;
  • Aldi – FM 518 across from Wal-Mart (open);
  • Whataburger – FM 518 and Hwy 146 area.
By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog

Thursday, January 2, 2014

League City Welcomes Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant

Quaker Steak & Lube has applied for a permit to construct its 7,800 sq. ft. restaurant, which will be located in the Victory Lakes Entertainment District, League City. Restaurants can be found in 19 States and one location in Toronto, Ontario. There are three locations currently open in Texas: Waco, Carrollton, and Plano (which opened in January 2013). Construction will be evident to those travelling along I-45 South; the building will be close to the Jimmy Changas Restaurant which opened its doors in November 2012.

The history of Quaker Steak & Lube states the following on the company's website: "It was 1974 when our country had its first gas crisis. The price of gasoline was skyrocketing, gas stations were closing nationwide, and carmakers began exploring how to develop cars that got better mileage. But for George “Jig” Warren III and Gary “Moe” Meszaros, it wasn’t about better mileage or for that matter even obeying the new 55 M.P.H speed limit. It was about finding a home to preserve the culture of those old gas stations and high-powered muscle cars. So was born Quaker Steak & Lube®, a “Cook Your Own Steak” restaurant that gave old muscle cars a permanent home, which included a 1936 Chevrolet, frozen in time on the original hydraulic grease rack. It is from these beginnings that the Quaker Steak & Lube® family of restaurants began. Today, “The Lube®” serves over 80 million wings annually, has bottled sauces for retail sale, has won the title of “Best Wings USA,” and has hundreds of local, national, and international awards for their sauce recipes. Over 45 locations in multiple states across the US, “The Lube®” is still rescuing muscle cars, vintage cars, trucks and a vast selection of custom and antique motorcycles, giving them good homes hanging from the walls and ceilings in each restaurant."

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog