Hi, thanks in advance for helpful comments, suggestions, recommendations. I am looking to begin an improvement project on a single fam home the day after tomorrow in Arlington, TX. So, of course I waited to the last minute before deciding to seek alternate options to Home Depot and Lowes (the only big box home improvement stores in the area). That's all I need, Mefites! I will have to go get the materials from Southwest Arlington TX, so preferably
posted by rxbert
on Mar 21, 2013 -
Moving to Boerne/San Antonio next week. Looking for two things: cool places/shops/places to visit; and web sites.
I want to know about the one cemetery that has the coolest old statues, the park that offers the best secret hideouts, the store that has the weirdest hand made tchotchkes. Two particular items of interest: fabric stores (NOT Joann's - I want the cool, local place); and a place to get very nice wood for woodworking, since the hubby likes to make stuff, including guitars. Music stores would also be welcome. I'm an interior designer, and would love an introduction to the "to the trade" stores/warehouses in the area, too.
Web sites that will help me get to know the area. Especially as I'm a stay at home mom, and I'd love to meet other parents and find cool places to take my kids. These could be business web sites, organizations, blogs, you name it.
For the record, I'm not religious at all and I lean very liberal, so super conservative stuff is definitely not what I'm after.
posted by wwartorff
on Mar 14, 2013 -
How do I buy a fast internet connection in Dallas / Fort Worth, TX? [more inside]
posted by GPF
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Flying into Dallas Love Field Airport late in evening. How best to get to Arlington, TX? [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Mar 18, 2012 -
How do I accurately determine which state to claim as my 'tax' state. For example, I work/live overseas for 2 months at a time, then I get 1 month off and usually travel or go to the US, but I do not rent an apartment, own a home (have a lease or mortgage) - I usually crash on friends' couches, and I keep my belongings and car in NC (in a Public Storage unit), but my mail, driver's license and voting is registered in TX. Which state can I legally claim? I know I need to claim a domicile in a state, and was hoping it could be TX.
posted by bbhart113
on Aug 12, 2011 -
I work overseas, and my car is in storage in NC, but it doesn't get used so I figured I can keep it insured but turn the plates in since I want to claim TX as my residence state (have a TX drivers license, registered to vote and my mail goes there etc.) - do i have to have my car registered if i want to insure it but not use it?
posted by bbhart113
on Aug 3, 2011 -
Calling south Austin, TX lovers. What can't I miss in the month I have left in the neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by lychee
on Apr 29, 2010 -
I hold a MSc. Chemistry and have around 4 years of solar cell manufacturing experience. I am trying to find head hunters in TX - specifically Austin that are either chemical \ solar cell or semiconductor based - can someone help me out with some contacts? AZ and CA are also desired.
posted by zephler
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Where can I buy Happy Feet
slippers in or near Austin, TX? Alternatively, where can I buy other fun/novelty slippers for kids in or near Austin? [more inside]
posted by sentient
on Dec 23, 2009 -
Need to find a therapist for my husband and I in the area. Preferably not affiliated with any religious organization. Need to make the appointment soon
. Wanted to go to CAMHC
, but they're booked up until January. Recommendations?
posted by Alias Unknown
on Nov 26, 2009 -
Fun in Austin, TX for a young couple with 2 days to spend, one of which is Black Friday? [more inside]
posted by a.steele
on Nov 19, 2009 -
The wife and I are in the process of buying a home in Houston (TX). We have/had a real estate lawyer that we were working with, but she has gotten extremely non-responsive (we just found out yesterday that she has some family issues), and the deal just got a little more complicated. [more inside]
posted by getupandgo
on Oct 14, 2009 -
what activities/programs are recommended to have children do this summer in Irving, TX? We haven't been here for very long and haven't "found our way" yet. we do have a limited budget and need something for the kids to do during the day while we are at work. I'm talking about a 10 yo boy and 13 yo girl. please and thanks in advance.
posted by rxbert
on Jun 8, 2008 -
Where's a good spot to go stargazing around Austin (naked eye or with telescope in tow)? I noticed the AAS has a dark sky spot at Canyon of the Eagles, so places other than that. Preferably safe places that won't get me arrested.
posted by Roman Graves
on Mar 13, 2008 -
We just moved to Austin, TX and have a new baby boy due next month. Of course I wait until the last minute, but does anyone have any recommendations for a mohel (ritual Jewish circumciser) in the Austin area? The ceremony will not be huge, since we do not know anyone here yet.
My wife is not Jewish, so s/he would have to be accepting of that.
posted by JLobster
on Aug 15, 2007 -
A dear friend of mine (female, single, Italian, outgoing, mid-30's) has been offered an excellent job in Houston. She has only visited the city twice, for business, and she's wondering if she'll adapt well. More inside.
posted by matteo
on Mar 3, 2006 -
Help me find two super-rare 1980's recordings from Dallas/Ft. Worth-area bands: My Three Sons and The White Shapes. [more inside]
posted by mds35
on Dec 23, 2005 -
I recently purchased a new Palm T|X with WiFi & Bluetooth. It's been a long time since I had a Palm, and it was the old Palm Vx running Palm OS 3.x. Obviously, they've come a good ways.
I'd appreciate any recommendations as to cool Palm apps. I really don't need to be uber-heavy on the games (although I do like nostalgia games, i.e., stuff from the '80s and Doom), and would appreciate more how-did-I-ever-live-without-this kind of convenience/useful apps. I'm aware of Pocket Quicken, SiEd, and MealTip. And, for what it's worth, I'm on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Have you ever seen Dallas from a DC 9 at night? Or at any time, really? I'm about to spend six+ weeks there and was hoping my fellow metafites familiar with the area might share their expertise. [more inside]
posted by herc
on Jan 13, 2005 -
A friend and I are hoping to go to SXSW's music
portion this year. I am 22, but my friend will only be 20. Will we have trouble getting into a lot of the shows? Will the whole SXSW experience not be fun for us? Is all the fun to be had 21 and over? And uh... How well will a fake ID work down there?
posted by lotsofno
on Jan 12, 2005 -
I am planning on going to a concert at the American Airlines center in Dallas, TX and the concert is listed as in the round. What does "in the round" mean?
posted by busboy789
on Aug 10, 2004 -
I've got to drive from Houston, TX to Columbus, OH, round trip, mind you, in a span of no more than two days.
Any insight on trip routes, staying alert(I'm aware of the sleepiness dangers), etc would be appreciated.
posted by Scottk
on Jul 26, 2004 -