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Texas A&M survives potential upset in opener, but needs quick improvements with grueling upcoming schedule

COLLEGE STATION –Ainias Smith provided an early spark for Texas A&M. Isaiah Spiller and the defense generated the second-half energy that the No. 10 Aggies desperately needed to escape its season opener with a 17-12 win over Vanderbilt.

“A victory is a victory,” A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said, “but all three phases [of the game] didn’t play how I thought we could or how we can.”

In a day filled with upsets and near-upsets from Norman to Baton Rouge, A&M survived despite three lost fumbles – two by senior quarterback Kellen Mond – and also misfired on a fourth-down handoff in the fourth quarter that kept giving the Commodores life.

“We got to protect the football,” Fisher said. “It’s ridiculous.”

Mond finished with 17 of 28 for 189 yards and one touchdown working with a group of young receivers.

“He can play much better,” Fisher said, noting that the four-year

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Urban farming development coming to North Texas


One plan includes a two-bedroom, two-bath home with a built-in study nook and a large island kitchen.

Courtesy / Urban Chic Properties

A developer is building a small “pocket neighborhood” in Kennedale with modern farm homes and lots of outdoor space where people can grow their own food and meet their neighbors.

Urban Chic Properties got the go-ahead to move forward with the Moderno, Live Simply development after the city council approved zoning six acres on 3775 Kennedale-New Hope Road.

Leslie Frazier, CEO of Urban Chic, said the company was looking for properties in the center of the Metroplex.

“We saw the property in Kennedale, and we met with city staff. They embraced the pocket neighborhood concept,” she said.

Jacob Sumpter, chief operating officer of MMA Inc., the engineering firm for the Moderno, told the council that the homes starting at 800 to 1,200 square feet will appeal

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Small Claims Case in Texas

Connie from Dallas became a Collect Back Rent Team member in January. Connie was a retired teacher who is a landlord of 9 rental units. She had a tenant move out of her rental owing 2 month’s rent and damages of $2,000. Connie had listened to the hard luck stories and he moved out without notice.

Connie had received $1,000 for security deposit so her first step is to send an itemized statement of where the security deposit dispersed. The security deposit ($1,000) itemized statement she sent the tenant deducted the $1,000 of the damages which left a balance of $1,000 of damages. In the security deposit letter, a Demand Notice was included for $3,000 (rent and damages remaining). Connie sent the itemized statement and demand notice by certified mail with a return receipt.

After 30 days, the former tenant failed to respond so Connie filed a Small Claims case … Read More