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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1950s Midway Hollow bungalow with a husband, a preschooler and a dog. If she didn't live in the Hollow, she would probably live in Eastwood or Lochwood, and would buy a Fay Jones home if she won the lottery.

11/23/17 10:03am

Chip and Joanna Gaines start their last season of “Fixer Upper” with a charming Tudor (photo courtesy HGTV).

Chip and Joanna Gaines are back for the premiere episode of the last season of “Fixer Upper,” and we have your recap over on CandysDirt.com.

We also answer some reader mail about a finish from “Flip or Flop Fort Worth.” Have a question about a finish on a show? Get in touch!

11/20/17 9:15am

mark payneWhen a home by popular Midland builder Mark Payne comes up for sale, it’s worth perking up about — and when that home is near shopping, dining, golfing, and the Grandridge Park area, it becomes a can’t miss.

This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home located at 5708 San Saba Ave. is 2,249 square feet of immaculately cared for living space with an open floor plan. (more…)

11/13/17 2:33pm

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick just got a potential Democratic challenger – Houston businessman Mike Collier filed today to throw his hat in the ring officially.

Our education and public policy columnist Bethany Erickson had a question and answer session with Collier, covering everything from property taxes to high-stakes testing to public education to gun control.

We have that conversation here.

11/13/17 10:16am

An Odessa home that is walking distance to a park? Check. Enough bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone? Check. A mother-in-law suite AND a master suite? Check.

Today’s Midland-Odessa home for less than $300,000 is a great four-bedroom, two-bath, 2,892 square foot home with plenty of space inside and out (it’s on a 9,670 square foot lot), and great amenities.

In fact, listing agent Wayne Dunson with Steve Oliver Realtors says it’s “the best house in town!” (more…)

11/09/17 2:57pm
HTC

The tax reform proposal by the House Ways and Means Committee would eliminate the Historic Tax Credit. The Statler Hotel in Dallas was a project that benefited from the credit (Photo courtesy Hilton Hotels).

A plan to eliminate the Historic Tax Credit by the House Ways and Means Committee as part of its proposed tax reform bill will likely stymie efforts to continue preservation.

We have the details on what the HTC does for preservation efforts, and what it could mean if it was eliminated over on CandysDirt.com.