Helping Others

Sept. 22, 2016

Plant it Forward | A Sustainable Living Non-Profit

Fresh VegetablesTrade in your grocery cart for a reusable tote and treat your family to locally grown fresh vegetables!

Through Plant It Forward Farms, families may enjoy a weekly box of fresh, local produce through a Farm Share program which gives newly-arrived refugees access to the American dream. Environmentally-conscious consumers will ...

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Sept. 12, 2016

ZIKA in Houston

Aedes Aegypti - the ZIKA mosquitoThe ZIKA virus – it’s on everyone’s mind these days.

Hallie Frazee, Harris County's Public Health Department's Communications Specialist, recently shared the latest updates on the Zika virus. She plans to speak to the West U Rotary later this fall.

There are three ways to be infected with ...

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May 10, 2016

Give Yourself the Best | by Randy Guttenberger

Randy Guttenberger of Ceros, Inc. speaking to the agents of Roger Martin Properties"What is your best time of the day?" Life Coach Randy Guttenberger asked the agents of Roger Martin Properties. 

Joanna Ide, the former principal at West U Elemenatary, says her best time is the early morning.  Sachin Chawdhry says his best time is the end of the day ...

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May 9, 2016

A Healthy Home from New Living in Rice Village

Roger Martin Properties’ intrepid sales team recently visited Rice Village’s mecca of sustainability, New Living. This store promotes healthy and “green” lifestyles by improving indoor air quality. They carry products such as organic bedding, low-VOC paints, air filtration systems, water purifiers and furniture hand-made from re-claimed hardwoods.

“We didn’t set ...

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April 7, 2016

REALTORS Find Guild-ed Treasures

Gaye Jackson and Gretchen Morris display their outfits from The Charity Guild, Houston, TX 77006Roger Martin Properties welcomed Gaye Jackson, Executive Director of The Guild Shop at their recent Sales Meeting. Jackson and long-time volunteer Gretchen Morris discussed the many ways REALTORS and their clients can take advantage of the great deals found at The Guild Shop. For example, home buyers can furnish their ...

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June 8, 2015

Flood Relief Available

Flood Relief for TexansThe Texas Association of REALTORS is helping people recover from the June 2015 flood. 

No, you do NOT have to be a REALTOR to apply.  But you DO need to live in a county that has been declared a disaster zone. Apply here >> for up to $2 ...

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May 29, 2015

Twice the Help for Flood Victims

Buffalo Bayou in Flood by Carol Smith

If you want to help our recent flood victims, here are two of our favorite ideas.  

Gift Card Drive

Our young friend (and sometimes receptionist) Lauren is an active member of her BBYO chapter. These kids are collecting gift cards for distribution by Jewish Family Service. Gift cards may be dropped ...

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June 6, 2011

Organic Produce from Wylderose Farm

Margaret's tomatoesMargaret Billingsley, the former speech therapist at West U Elementary, has retired to Wylderose Farm in New Ulm, Texas with her husband and their beloved Shelties.  They are now growing organic fruits and vegetables.  As a matter of fact, Margaret purchased the shade structures from Teas Nursery when ...

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March 8, 2011

Kathleen Jurgens and Temple Grandin

Kathleen Jurgens and Dr. Temple GrandinThis photo was taken in December 2010 at the Autism and Aspergers Conference in Galveston, Texas.  Dr. Temple Grandin, on the left, was the key-note speaker. The high school student standing with her is my young friend Kathleen.

Dr. Grandin has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 ...

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Nov. 3, 2010

Halo House Foundation

Halo House Foundation - Providing Residential Assistance for Cancer PatientsHalo House is something that needed doing – so some residents of West U made it happen!  Halo House Foundation provides residential assistance to cancer patients.

Of course, West U is located right next to the Texas Medical Center.  In fact, I’ve been told that we have more doctors per ...

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