Thursday, September 20, 2012

Murphy Residents & Bulky Trash on October 18

Appliances that use Freon must have proof of its removal

MURPHY, Texas Residents with trash that is too large or bulky for the weekly collection have another opportunity to dispose of this material on Oct. 18 simply by putting it out on the curb, according to Customer Services Manager Candy McQuiston.

“Murphy’s contract with Waste Management includes two bulky trash pickups a year, and the next one is set for Thursday, October 18. Murphy folk need not call to schedule a pickup, but must have their items curbside by 7 a.m. on that day,” she said.

In addition to the early pickup time, the following points are important to remember:
·         All mowers and other motorized yard tools must have all gasoline and oil removed.
·         Any metal placed by the curb should be in pieces no longer than 6 feet.
·         Paint cans with wet paint are not accepted. However, cans with dry, solid paint are acceptable.
·         Appliances, including refrigerators, are accepted. However, appliances with Freon must have it removed by a licensed technician, and the receipt must be taped on the item, otherwise it will not be picked up.
·         Any item with a door must have it removed or securely locked to prevent children or animals from entering it.
·         Brush must be cut into 3- to-4-foot long pieces and no larger than 6 inches in diameter, bundled and tied. The pile should be 4 feet long or less, and 3 feet high or less. Brush should be separated from other trash since it goes to a separate facility.

Items such as concrete, dirt and soil, construction materials, hazardous waste, wet paint, tires and car batteries will not be picked up. Roofing and construction contractors are generally obligated to remove the waste generated by their work, including wooden fence contractors.

“Murphy residents (75094) should consider placing their bulky trash items on the curb on the night before the pickup. That way, there is no danger of missing the trucks, as the trucks will only make one pass through Murphy neighborhoods,” added McQuiston.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Real Estate business Online(
reports that two area shopping centers have been sold in separate transactions.
Texas investor Bo Avery acquired the 123,011-sf Ruisseau Village shopping center at 3303 N. Central Expy. Retail Realty represented the buyer. C-III Realty represented the seller, Wells Fargo Bank.
Nearby, Metropolitan Capital Advisors picked up the 192,267-sf Pitman Corners Shopping Center at the corner of W. 15th St. and Custer Rd. The center is anchored by an Albertsons grocery store.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


DALLAS (Dallas Morning News) – Existing home sales in North Texas are up for the eighth straight month.
According to statistics from the Real Estate Center and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, North Texas had an 18 percent increase in pre-owned home sales for the month of August.
The 7,986 single-family home sales represent the largest number of single-month sales since before the recession.
Median sales prices also rose in August, up 8 percent over the same month last year.
Further, the 4.5-month supply of available homes in the area is the shortest inventory in over a decade.