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Follow Us for Gold: A Guide to Rio 2016

08/05/2016
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“U-S-A…U-S-A…U-S-A…”

It’s the passionate cheer that will unite our country for the next 17 days while we all root for the same team dedicated to winning Olympic gold.

The 2016 Games will be the most live Olympics ever with 6,755 hours of programming. That’s about 356 hours of coverage every day until the Games conclude on Sunday, August 21.

Team USA is one team of 544 athletes that all have the same goal – to bring home the gold.

Here’s the official schedule for Rio 2016:

Rio2016Schedule-of-Events

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark. To learn more about living in North Texas neighborhoods, visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

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Best Place to Find Fireworks – July Fourth in DFW

06/29/2016

We’re keeping the Fourth of July tradition alive across Dallas/Fort Worth this weekend, with parades, festivals and fireworks in dozens of communities.

Overwhelmed by the possibilities? We can help. Our annual collection of July Fourth celebrations is ready – all you need to do is call up your calendar and start planning.

See the best collection of Fourth of July celebrations in DFW here: 4thofJulyEventsinDFW.com

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Staycation in North Texas? Absolutely! 

06/02/2016
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Sure, it’s nice to travel during summer break … but, sometimes, you just want to enjoy what you can find close to home. So we’ve compiled a list a great things to do in North Texas that’ll take only a short car ride. (Or even a short walk!) When you live in a state as great as Texas, there’s no need to go far for a great vacation! – By Susan Haney
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Kudos to the Colonial: A Tribute to Len Nguyen

05/29/2016
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Len Nguyen is the sort of guy who comes through for you in a pinch – his friendly disposition outshined only by his stealth-like ability to anticipate a golfer’s every need. When tournament time rolls around, Len is the only representative to come in contact with the pros’ bags, and as a valuable behind-the-scenes coordinator, he runs the bag room at the Colonial Country Club with a level of precision the likes of which most golfers rarely see.

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Kudos to the Colonial: Like Father, Like Daughter

05/29/2016
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“I started swinging a golf club when I was 3 years old,” recalls Marty Leonard, whose father, Marvin Leonard, founded Colonial Country Club in 1936. Marvin and Marty were the first father and daughter to be inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, but their close bond went beyond a shared love of the game. “My father was an exceptional man by anyone’s standards, a visionary who could not only look ahead, but could and did complete his visions, both as a businessman and golf course builder,” she says.

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Kudos to the Colonial: For My Father

05/29/2016
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If there is one rule in life for Leigh Crates’ father, Wally Schmuck, it is to play by the rules. “Since he was a boy, he has abided by the rules of golf and the rules of life – adhering to both with equal fortitude,” said Crates.

Whether it is the rules of golf or of life that are in question, Crates has always known exactly whom to turn to for help. “Whenever there was a dispute at my son’s competitive golf tournament, I would call my dad,” she said. “And without missing a beat, he would cite the rule book and explain the proper resolution.”

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