April 24, 2015 |

Earlier in April, we blogged about an interesting statistic - the number one unfulfilled homeowner’s wish was to have an energy efficient home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential homes make up more than 20% of the entire nation’s total energy consumption. When you consider the environmental impact our energy consumption has, having an energy efficient home would be a great improvement towards a greener world.

April 17, 2015 |

The home of the future will get smarter as more and more technology becomes a part of everyday, household items. You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things, the wave of new tech that’s connecting hardware and appliances to the web, to your phone, and more. Imagine what the newest homes in the next decade will look like - full with features that can be controlled from anywhere, anytime, and automated so that you don’t have to manually set and manage things on your own.

April 10, 2015 |

Newmark Homes is committed to providing greener homes for Houston families, and one of our initiatives is Stonebrook Estates - one of Houston’s newest gated communities with a special Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater treatment system. LID is one of the most recognized methods for creating environmentally sustainable ways for managing stormwater - the runoff that comes from rainwater or melted snow.

April 2, 2015 | energy efficient

Energy efficiency is now the number one thing most homeowners wish they had. The non-profit think tank, The Demand Institute, released a national poll that surveyed over 10,000 households and identified the top ten things people were dissatisfied with in their current home.

March 27, 2015 | Awards | food | Houston

Houston is home to some of the best food in the country and makes living in the city a food lover's dream. The Bayou City hosts chefs and restaurants that continue to garner awards and praise year after year establishing Houston as a cultural powerhouse in the state of Texas.


March 20, 2015 | art | creative | Education | Events | family | Houston | kids
Creative Kid

Bring your kids and check out art exploration classes hosted by Abrakadoodle. These classes, for children ranging from age 3 to 10, spark creativity as kids create their own masterpieces and take them home.

The art education doesn’t stop there though, as Abrakadoodle provides options for visual arts classes, summer camps, holiday art camps, and art parties.

March 13, 2015 |
NFL Play 60 and K4K inspire youth exercise.

NFL Play 60 and Kickoff4Kids (K4K) are hosting an awesome day of sports training and play at La Centerra’s Central Green in Katy on Saturday, March 21st. This community event will have games, activities, vendor booths, live music, special performances and demonstrations. Best of all, NFL players will be at the event to lead exercise drills that will introduce kids to the exciting world for fitness in a new way—showing them how they can become successful athletes.

March 5, 2015 |
Brazos River family boat ride

City officials broke ground last Thursday on Brazos River Park and Festival Site, Sugar Land’s most anticipated new attraction.

February 27, 2015 | music
Young Texas Artists

Rodeo season is here, making the next month official cause to celebrate great music and food in Houston. That being said, you don’t need to fight the crowds at NRG Stadium to do so.

On March 14th, Young Texas Artists will conclude it’s 31st annual music competition with Bach, Beethoven, and Barbecue, a dinner, concert and after-party that is sure to be an incredible evening.

February 20, 2015 | history | leadership

Black History Month is upon us, offering the chance to celebrate the great achievements of those who have overcome significant challenges and paved the way for future leaders in the new generation.