Twelve seasons, one all-star game and a world series championship later, Texas native Norm Charlton resides in Rockport where he reminisces about his glory days on a fishing boat with people he doesn't even know. 

"I'm a baseball player, I'm not a businessman. I had the talent and I worked hard to be able to play baseball, but I saw no reason ever for me to wear a suit," said Charlton.

So, he started his fishing guide business Big League Adventures back in 2009.

He says his baseball experience helps him on the water.

"If we come out here and we don't catch a fish, I've got to be prepared to come catch fish the next day. I have to look back at that situation just like I look back at baseball and say, 'Okay why did I not catch fish, why did those other guys…

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A recent release by the Appraisal Institute advises homeowners to choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects to see the greatest potential return on investment.

“In general, simpler, less expensive projects have the best cost-to-value ratio,” says Appraisal Institute President M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA. “Homeowners should invest in projects that are most likely to preserve the value of their homes.”

According to Remodeling magazine’s most recent Cost vs. Value Report, only five projects saw their cost-to-value ratios rise over the past year: roofing replacement, garage door replacement, 20-gauge steel entry door replacement, vinyl siding replacement and fiberglass entry door replacement. Among projects with the biggest declines were…

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Fishing enthusiasts should take the regulations set by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department very seriously. Persons found guilty of violating laws involving fish and wildlife may be fined, charged for reimbursement, or lose their licenses. 

Click Read Full Post for a link to everything you need to know about fishing the saltwater in Texas. 


Saltwater Fishing Regulations- Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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