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I hate it when I miss a good party, or a whole weekend of parties.

I cannot believe I had to miss Boot Ranch celebrating more home sales down in Fredericksburg with the likes of representatives from Sports IllustratedThe Dallas Morning News, ForbesTexas Golfer, KLBJ Austin, NBC Sports Radio, Texas TravelerAvid GolferFredericksburg Standard, Austin Food and Wine Alliance, Houston Links, The Society Diaries, and more. It’s one of my favorite Hill Country spots. And now, it’s getting even bigger and better because the dream that golfing great Hal Sutton had years ago is sticking: golf and luxury in the Texas Hill Country is getting to be everyone’s cup of tea for second home living. Thanksgiving is next week, and folks who own second homes at Boot Ranch are gearing up for a true get-away Turkey Day… even if they are shooting their own bird. Read the whole story on SecondShelters.com…

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We told you that Anteks, that fabulous rustic home furnishings store in the Dallas Design District, has spun a sibling. It’s called Anteks Curated, a home accessories, furniture, and gift shop in the Plaza at Preston Center. Oh the main store is still on Dragon Street in the Design District, but this location sure beats a 15 minute drive on the tollway! (more…)

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We know Julio was responsible for the goodness that knocked me over at 3241 Merrell Circle. Just found out that Julio also handled the renovation down at Lake Austin Spa Resort, where I am taking my daughter next weekend for her birthday. According to an article in F!D Luxe, “McAdams tapped his longtime Dallas decorator, Julio Quiñones, to redecorate 14 adjoining lake-view cottages on the lush property. The rooms are now dressed in a nature-inspired sage, teal and taupe color palette complemented by watercolor works by Dallas artist Scott Winterrowd, the curator of education at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University. “ (more…)

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It seems that Tom and Cinda Hicks are getting ready to build another vacation home in La Jolla. We know they already have one place on the water in that delectable beach town, bought in 1994 for $1.875 million, but according to my colleague, Neil Leitereg at The LA Times, Tom and Cinda have purchased a circa 1950’s home on a corner lot within walking distance of La Jolla Bay.

NICE LOCATION! (more…)

Alpine Dan NelsonPorchatSunset2a_edited-1.jp gIt’s that time of the year where I want a second home so much I could scream! After being in Albany last weekend, now I have Alpine to drool over: Dallas-based designer extraordinaire Dan Nelson has created an oh so comfy retreat inside a real log cabin in Alpine for a Dallas family. I honestly never thought I would want a log house — stone and metal-roofed Fredericksburg casita or clapboard Seaside bungalow, yes.

But now methinks I have a new house heartthrob: the sexy log cabin. Check out Dan’s handiwork (and a whole lot more) over on SecondShelters.com… (more…)

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Been thinking of getting a Lake Tahoe vacation home? You and everyone else and their grandfather, says Reno resident Georgia Fisher. Heck, even HGTV built their 2014 Dream Home in Truckee, Calif., which is just a hop and skip away from Lake Tahoe.

Of course, It’s a getaway for wealthy Californians and pretty much all of Nevada, so demand for Lake Tahoe properties is high — and the prices are getting higher. Find out more about how you can find your Lake Tahoe dream home on SecondShelters.com today.

 

Proposition 6 Results by County

 

The results are in, and while many agreed that Proposition 6 was the best plan available to secure the future of Texas water, it garnered 73.37 percent of the statewide vote — a considerably safe margin.  Among constitutional amendment propositions on the statewide ballot, Proposition 6 garnered more votes that Propositions 3, 5, and 8.

What’s most interesting is the county-by-county reports from the Texas Tribune. While the Texas Hill Country and West Texas will likely be those most desperate for water, Proposition 6 didn’t pass muster in several counties throughout those regions. And many areas of East Texas shunned the proposed constitutional amendment that would tap the state’s Rainy Day Fund to secure more water resources. Find out more about Proposition 6 and its provisions here.

Check out more detailed results from last night here.