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gourmet margaritas with lime and orange

 

Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and you know what that means. Tacos and margaritas galore! There are ton of places around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to get delicious Mexican food and dance the cumbia, but for this article, we’re focusing on those delicious, salty, tangy, tequila-filled margaritas!

 

So where do you find the best in the Metro? We’ve got you covered!

 

1. Joe T Garcia’s (Fort Worth) – Joe’s is famous for their outdoor seating and family-style dinner. For Cinco de Mayo, ordering a pitcher of margaritas and relaxing on their massive outdoor patio is a must. Guests can enjoy their authentic Tex-Mex offerings and listen to the live mariachi band that often plays. For those in Fort Worth looking for a more authentic

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As affordability becomes more of an issue in the Austin area, the city is working to make more affordable housing options. These homes are reserved for people at 80% or below the median income level and are usually just as beautiful as their fully priced counterparts. These housing and financial empowerment programs are designed to assist Austin’s moderate and low-income residents and families.

Affordable housing developments include all kinds of homes for people from all walks of life. This includes more than 1,400 new houses, condos, and apartments that are reserved specifically for those with lower incomes. The aim is to keep people's housing costs at no more than 30% of the household’s gross income. If the housing costs are kept at a

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New Years Eve in Dallas
Last year DFW was voted one of the worst places to spend New Year's Eve by WalletHub, but we are confident this year’s offerings will redeem us. There’s something for everyone with events ranging from black tie affairs to comic conventions and comedy shows to drink specials and dive bars. Whether you want to splurge on a fancy night out or simply drink and say sayonara to 2016, we’ve picked some of our favorite event offerings for New Year's Eve in Dallas.  


1. Lights All Night: For those of you that are into Electronic Dance Music, Lights All Night has a lineup that is sure to please. In its sixth year, promoters stacked the bill with favorites like Above&Beyond, Deadmau5, RL Grime, and Zedd. The two-night electronic festival attracts around 40,000

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Austenites definitely get into the holiday spirit, even though the weather can be warm and there is no snow on the ground. There are tons of new things to do each year, and there are many comprehensive lists online. However, there are some holiday traditions that are practically rites of passage for a new Austin resident. These are the events that have been happening for years, yet can't be missed. Some of them are quirky, and all of them are fun. Check out some of our favorite Austin holiday traditions!

1. Visit 37th street to look at the holiday Christmas lights. Seeing this street's spectacle is unique, awe-inspiring, and a required holiday activity. The tradition started over twenty years ago with one festive neighbor, and as the years have gone by

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food trucks in dallas 2016

Autumn is here, and the weather is starting to chill. It’s finally cool enough to venture outside without melting in the double-digit heat as you desperately search for the nearest ice cream truck. Ok, that was a bit dramatic, but in all seriousness, it’s a great time to get outside and discover some of the parks and outdoor eateries the Dallas/Fort Worth area has to offer. 

While favorites like Cool Haus, Bobadiction, and Happy Camper are everyone’s go-to summer trucks, but there are several options that we think would be best enjoyed during a winter outing. During the fall and winter months, most people want warm, hearty, savory fare that feels homemade – but better. Below are some of our favorite spots to hit when we want comfort food served up

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Blue Hole Park, Georgetown, Texas

Dubbed the Fastest Growing City in America by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2016, Georgetown is becoming a very popular place to live. It was named one of the Best Places to Live and Launch by CNN Money and is known for having one of the most beautiful town squares in Texas. As Austin grows, locals, entrepreneurs, families, and seniors are choosing to move to the suburb, which is located 26 miles north of the state Capital. Access to fun activities and amenities is always a concern, and ‘entertainment’ isn’t exactly the first thing to pop in our head when we think of Georgetown. However, there are actually a ton of activities available now-a-days, from nature parks to shopping and dining, to splash parks and playscapes. We’ve curated some of our favorites

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It’s officially summer, and the kids are out of school. This means parents are looking for new, fun, and exciting things to do as a family. The Dallas/Fort Worth area has abundant activities that are family-friendly, and many of them are wallet-friendly as well. There are outdoor activities such as parks, water activities, and sports games as well as indoor options for the days it’s just too hot to be outside. Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order!

1. Visit White Rock Lake: Located in northeast Dallas, White Rock Lake is a reservoir that’s surrounded by lush landscape. Locals and visitors alike enjoy kayaking and canoeing, playing with Fido at the dog park, exploring the hike and bike trails, or visiting the nearby Bath House

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The results of Austin’s vote on Proposition 1 are in – and it’s not looking good for rideshare services Uber and Lyft. 56 percent of the population voted against Prop 1 and 44 percent voted for the proposition. In response to the decision, Uber says they will no longer operate in Austin starting at 8 a.m. Monday morning (May 9th). Lyft is opting to “pause operations” on Monday as well.

Prop. 1 was a ride-hailing ordinance that would prohibit required fingerprinting of drivers, and repeal the already instated requirement to identify vehicles with a distinctive emblem as well as repeal the prohibition against loading and unloading passengers in a travel lane. This would replace the current ordinance (passed

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Written by Delaney Kilpatrick

So, it’s been a long week and you need to let loose and relax. I think we all know that means it’s time to grab a drink. Denton is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and save a little cash. Whether you’re looking for a good old-fashioned dive bar experience or a swanky, hipster-filled cocktail bar, Denton has you covered. Here are our top 5 favorite Denton spots to drink the stress away.

 Cool Beans Denton

Cool Beans

A true Denton classic, right on Fry Street near the UNT Campus, Cool Beans is the best spot for cheap drinks. If you’re craving that dive bar feeling and a welcoming atmosphere this is without a doubt the place to be. Feel free to brush up on your pool playing and dart throwing skills while you watch a game or two on

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With more and more people moving to Austin each day, it’s becoming harder for young families (who many times are first-time homebuyers) to buy in the most desirable areas of town. Traditionally, neighborhoods like Westlake take the cake for their exemplary school districts and community amenities, but the price point for most of these homes are now very high.

Never fear, Younger Generation, there are still plenty of great neighborhoods that offer ample amenities, great school districts, and affordable price points. We assembled our list by starting off with some of the best school districts, then narrowing the list by taking into account factors like amenities, crime rate, and affordability. Lastly, we asked the experts – our agents – which communities

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