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    by msbrandysue Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Every year in December the local high school puts on a craft fair as a fundraiser for the FFA club. It has many different artists and products that you can pick from. I usually end up buying Christmas decorations, home decorations, bags, school stuff, jewelry, etc.

    They also have many fun things for the kids. The high school kids put together a silent auction, Santa is there for visits, and my personal favorite was CHICKEN BINGO. You buy bingo squares and wherever the chicken poops is the winner. So country....So funny!

    They also have BBQ, kettle corn, coffee, hot chocolate, and all other fair food.

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    by msbrandysue Written Mar 31, 2011

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    The Houston Area Live Steamers (HALS) organization is a bunch of hobby enthusiasts who run small steam trains on the third Saturday of every Monday from March until November. This FREE event takes place in Hockley's Zube Park. Families set up canopies, picnics and lawn chairs on the grass around the station. You can ride as many times as you want to, just as long as you go to the end of the line after each ride. The rides are about 15 minutes including loading, riding, and exiting. Children as small as can be are allowed to ride as long as they have an adult with them.

    Things to Remember:
    -Weather must be dry to run the trains.
    -There are lines so be prepared to wait.
    -No cost associated!

    The group is very adament about everyone knowing this is volunteer-run. There are no special parties, reserved rides, etc. Come for fun, and expect to wait your turn!

    My nephews absolutely were so excited to go! They even had some conductor hats and train shirts for purchase.

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    by msbrandysue Written Mar 28, 2011

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    Cypress United Methodist Church has an amazing pumpkin patch during the month of October. It has a gigantic selection of pumpkins and is set up with many different motifs that allow for amazing photo opportunities,

    I took my 2 nephews here and my 3 year old nephew really loved it. There's plenty of space to run around and the piles of pumpkins was like a great playground.

    We ended up buying a few pumpkins. The prices were average, and better than you would find at a grocery store. Many of my friends come here with their children, and more for the photo ops than anything.

    Very family fun event around here!

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    • Family Travel

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    by msbrandysue Written Jul 15, 2012

    Schlotzsky’s is one of my very favorite places to eat. It’s a sandwich shop that you can take out or eat in the shop with plenty of tables always available. It’s a bit pricier ($6-7 for a sandwich) than most other sandwich shops but definitely worth it.

    It's a place where you order at the counter, then wait for your food and pick it up when they call your number. It's very casual and I'm sure you'll love the food!

    Mon-Sat: 10:30am-9:00pm; Sun: 10:30am-8:00pm

    Favorite Dish: The highlight is the sandwiches. They make it with thick sourdough bread and very thinly sliced meat. Then they sprinkle cheese (the best is a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella) on one piece of bread and run it through an oven conveyor belt. Therefore the sandwich is warm and very tasty. The Original is their signature sandwich and comes with: “Home of The Original® Sandwich. Lean smoked ham, Genoa and cotto salamis, and melted cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses layered with black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard and our signature dressing on toasted Sourdough bread.” (From the website.)

    Their sandwiches are quite large. I’ve never ordered a large, the mediums are quite enough when you’re at your hungriest.

    Their original chips are delicious! Their pizzas are as well. The cheese and pizza is definitely worth trying, also cooked on a sourdough. The bbq chicken looks just as good but it’s hard not to get my favorite sandwich, the turkey and cheese.

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    by msbrandysue Written Apr 3, 2011

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    Since I do love travelling and trying new restaurants in the area, I joined a group called Go Texan. It supports local restaurants (not many chains) that use produce and meats that are grown in Texas. So each year they have an Eating Out Week where they will put out a list of Go Texan restaurants in your area. There were only 2 restaurants in my area: Hickory Hollow was one of them.

    So one night we ordered it to pick up. The place was very authentic. Wooden posts in the middle of the linoleum floors. Writing on the walls...you know that feeling. Very hometown. It's not by any other restaurants, so you won't come upon it, you have to come here with a purchase.

    Sundays: 11 - 8:30 (8:00pm closing in winter)
    Mon.- Thur: 11 - 9:00
    Friday and Saturday: 11 - 9:30

    Favorite Dish: The food was fantastic! The french fries were so good, those krinkly kind... The catfish was great, brisket, and sausage. The beans, baked potato, and potato salad were good as well.

    They had a good kids meal for those with families, too.

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    by msbrandysue Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Every year in December the local high school puts on a craft fair as a fundraiser for the FFA club. It has many different artists and products that you can pick from. I usually end up buying Christmas decorations, home decorations, bags, school stuff, jewelry, etc.

    They also have many fun things for the kids. The high school kids put together a silent auction, Santa is there for visits, and my personal favorite was CHICKEN BINGO. You buy bingo squares and wherever the chicken poops is the winner. So country....So funny!

    They also have BBQ, kettle corn, coffee, hot chocolate, and all other fair food.

    What to pay: Some deals....not always though

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    by msbrandysue Updated Jan 25, 2009

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    In March of 2008 Houston built their first premium outlet center on 290 towards Fairfield. Right now it's still building clientele and big names. However, the Coach outlet draws a lot of people as does Nike, Reebox, and Addidas. Since there is a neighborhood nearby I don't know much about expanding like the San Marcos outlets did but I could see this getting bigger and bigger.

    What to buy: Most of the shops are clothing and kitchenware.

    What to pay: Cheaper than department stores and surrounding malls. Most discounts are 40%.

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