Kelley Peterson



The Peterson family will be looking into this. You should as well!

Keep Texas Beautiful and Oncor, a Texas-based electricity delivery company, invite homeowners to participate in the Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees program. The program is designed to promote energy conservation by giving away free trees and educating homeowners on the best places to plant the trees to lower heating costs in the winter and cooling costs in the summer, while avoiding power lines.

While many Texas residents pay their electric bill through a retail electric company, those living in the Dallas/Ft Worth, Tyler, Waco, Midland/Odessa, and surrounding communities likely receive electricity distributed through Oncor's lines.

Homeowners can reserve up to two free trees per residence, which offer a potential savings of up to 20 percent on energy bills, according to the Arbor Day Foundation. Trees around homes not only help reduce the amount of energy consumed, but also add property value, reduce carbon created, improve air quality and more effectively filter stormwater runoff.

A simple online tool, utilizing innovative tree mapping technology, is available to guide homeowners to correct placement and selection of trees. The tool also estimates potential energy savings for homeowners.

Two- to four-foot trees will be shipped to qualifying homes beginning in October. Six tree species are available through the Energy-Saving Trees program, all of which are native to Texas, including Burr oak, cedar elm, chinkapin oak, Mexican white oak, pecan, Shumard oak and Texas redbud.

Find out more about the Energy-Saving Trees program by visiting Be sure to have your electric bill handy as the program requires the first 10 digits of your ESI (electric service identifier) ID number. If you need assistance locating your ESI ID number, please contact your retail electric company.

Energy-Saving Trees is a program available to Tree Line USA utilities that provides free trees to electric customers to plant in strategic energy-saving locations. Tree Line USA is a program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and is administered by Texas A&M Forest Service. It recognizes utilities that support good arboriculture practices and promote tree-based energy conservation.

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Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Big & Rich - Gravity Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Josh Abbott Band - Tuesday Night EP Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Lee Ann Womack - The Way I'm Livin' Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

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OK, the truth is that I'm blogging this to remind myself to go do this... But, I thought it might be something you'd be interested in as well wink

The hunting season is here and there's a way hunters can win the chance of a lifetime all while helping wildlife conservation and public hunting programs with Texas Parks and Wildlife. For more information on Big Time Texas Hunts, check the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at or call 1-800-895-4248. Entries can be bought for $10 each at retailers that sell hunting licenses or by phone. On-line entries are only $9.

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Our friends at The Midland Reporter Telegram put together "Survival guide: What you need to know about living in Midland." I would say that many of the things listed would also be applicable for Odessa & surrounding areas.
Here's some of the knowledge they shared:

— Practically every shop or restaurant has a "Now hiring" sign, and yes, posted hourly wages for fast-food establishments may have you reconsidering your career options. Part-time jobs can easily net you some extra cash, but it could also help fill up the time if you don't yet know many people in Midland.

— Restaurants run out of items — a lot. This doesn't mean you can't expect a ham and cheese on honey oat bread from Subway, but as a favorite of one of our contributors, he's learned to not be surprised if one of those items isn't available.

— Don't try to drive down Wadley Avenue when it rains ... or Garfield Street ... or Illinois Avenue. Actually, just stay home because almost every road floods. You've been warned.

Read more: Survival guide: What you need to know about living in Midland - West Texas Living
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So much truth there.

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The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted by Brad Paisley and (mama-to-be) Carrie Underwood,and will air live on November 5th at 7:00 p.m. on ABC. Gaw, it would be so awesome to be there!!

Miranda Lambert tops the list of CMA Awards nominees with nine, followed by Dierks Bentley with 5, and Eric Church and Keith Urban with 4.

For the complete list of nominees, visit here> Rolling Stone Country
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