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!

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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.

 insuranceWhile Hurricane Harvey insurance claims are the first thought these days, every homeowner should know about a change to Texas homeowners insurance law that will go into effect on Friday.

House Bill 1744 was signed into law May 27 by Gov. Greg Abbott. Billed as tort-reform legislation that would reduce the opportunity for insurance fraud, some now say the law may very well get its first stress test in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The law reduces the penalties insurance companies can face if they settle claims for too little, and it lessens the chance the companies will have to pay the homeowner’s attorneys fees if the homeowner sues. It also protects individual agents from things like diminished credit scores if they are individually sued.

The bill addresses all weather-related damage — including floods, wildfires, hail, and hurricanes.

We take a deeper look at the change and what you need to know here.