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Airports are giving our PRIVACY BACK!

by The Underwood Team

Did you know that the new scanners in airports that scan our bodes with a low-dose of X ray showed every other detail of a passengers body? It was designed to not only check for metal objects on some ones person but also plastic explosives. Not anymore. Come June 2013, Congress has ordered that these scanners either be removed, or produce a generic image of a body. 

Tips For a Cooler Home in West Texas Summers

by The Underwood Team

Here are some tips to keeping your home cooler during the summer and save money at the same time! 

Outside Tips 

-Have your cooling system served annually.

-Replace internal air filters every 30 days.

-Clean the fins on the outside unit with a soft trust to remove dirt.

-Seal any leaks in air ducts

-If you have an attic open the upper vents in it to let warm air out and make sure any lower vents aren't     blocked.

-Make sure that your walls and attic are insulated. 

TIP: Adding insulation in your attic can save you money and one thing you can do yourself.

If you have a Pool:

-Avoid running the pool pump constantly, eight hours a day is enough. Try to use a timer on your pool pump if possible and this will help with costs.

Inside Tips:

Thermostat:

-Have your thermostat at 78 degrees or higher. ( each degree below 78 means more energy is being used and causes higher costs)

-Set the thermostat at around 82 when not home. Keeps the home cool enough but doesn't use so much  energy.

-Weather strip around doors and windows.

-Make sure ceiling fans are turning counterclockwise.

 

Top 5 Summer Places in Texas!

by The Underwood Team

It is summer now and with temperatures in the triple digits, there has to be a great place to go to cool off and have fun doing it too! 

1. San Antonio, Texas

     San Antonio is the number one tourist attraction all year around! During the summer, The San Antonio Zoo offers animals only in exotic places can be seen every day. Sea World will cool you down by watching a Shamu show and be splashed by the whales enormous fins. Ride fast and exhilarating Roller Coasters at Fiesta Texas and feel the air race through your hair.

2. South Padre Island, Texas

    South Padre Island is the "Tropics" of Texas offers world-class beaches, watersports, night clubs, romantic horseback rides on the beach and restaurants with fresh seafood.

3. New Braunfels, Texas

    New Braunfels offers a number of not every day activities. Cool off at Schlitterbahn Water Park, float the Guadalupe River, and tour local vineyards.

4. Galveston, Texas

    Galveston has miles of sandy beaches, world class hotels and restaurants and the newest Board Walk attraction for all ages.

5. Corpus Christi, Texas

    Being one of the most popular destinations of the Gulf Coast, it has miles of beautiful beaches, and the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington.

CAF AIRPOWER MUSEUM

by The Underwood Team

 

 

CAF Airpower Museum is located at 9600 Wright Drive. There is lots to see at this museum such as: American Combat Airman Hall of Fame, Save the Girls' Origional WWII Nose Art, USO Exhibit, Conservation Lab, The Artwork of Peter Hurd, and lots more. There is so much to read and learn at this museum. It has had lots of recent updates and would  be a great place to take your kids during this hot summer weather. There are some very popular educational programs going on as well. These programs are open to students who are out for the sumer or for anyone who is interested in learning about WWII, History, and flight in general or just to enjoy some fun!!

ROCK THE DESERT 2011

by The Underwood Team

 

Midland, Texas is bringing a lot of entertainment to the downtown area starting today August 4th through August 6th at 2000 South FM 1788. Rock The Desert is when a lot of Christian bands together for the weekend and rock out downtown Midland. Some of the bands that are in town are: Thirty-Nine Thoughts, Ben Rector, David Crowder Band, Switchfoot and much more.

 

If  you come to Rock The Desert they have a charity called "Shoes For Orphan Souls," where you can bring a new pair of shoes to donate to children in the orphanages.

 

Rock The Desert 2011 is going to be lots of fun and a great place to relax and listen to some good music!!

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