Category: Cool Stories

Month of the Military Child

Our nation’s military families make a lot of sacrifices for our country. The Department of Defense designated the month of April in 1986 as ‘The Month of the Military Child’ to commend the sacrifices and devoted support of service members’ children. There are over one million active-duty dependent children living worldwide. These military children are …

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I Was Featured On “The Sandy Show”!

The Sandy Show logoMy Next Guest Needs an Introduction…David McMillan

David McMillan is an interesting guy with amazing stories about Austin in the 80’s.  They include living with famous Blues Musicians, giving an Austin BBQ legend his first spot to sell his bbq and how and why he once wasn’t allowed back into the United States.   Take a trip down memory lane or learn something new about Austin.  Either way, David will make you laugh.  Enjoy!


I hope you enjoy listening to my story as interviewed by Sandy McIlree on The Sandy Show!

Benchmark and The Patriot Tour by Team Never Quit!

Benchmark Mortgage is proud to announce our partnership with Team Never Quit. This year, we will be hitting the road with the 2018 Patriot Tour! Our Team is proud to have changed the way VA lending is done, and we take a “never quit” attitude with our veterans and their dreams. NO MORE will the …

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Boot’n & Shoot’n 2018 Raises $1Million for Veterans

DALLAS, TX—The month of April means the first full month of Spring, wildflowers, and the arrival of what former Governor Rick Perry described as “the most patriotic day in Texas:” Boot’n & Shoot’n. Boot’n & Shoot’n is an annual event to raise money for US military veterans who risked it all. For the second year …

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Jack O’Lanterns: A Brief History

The term “jack-o’-lantern” was first applied to people, not pumpkins. As far back as 1663, the term meant a man with a lantern, or a night watchman. Just a decade or so later, it began to be used to refer to the mysterious lights sometimes seen at night over bogs, swamps, and marshes. The term …

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Benchmark Loan Officer Competes on American Ninja Warrior

Meet Grant Clinton. Grant Clinton is a Loan Originator and Branch Manager in our awesome branch in Houston, TX! We are proud to announce that Grant will be competing as an American Ninja Warrior in the Oklahoma City Qualifier on June 20th!     THE OVERCOMER With an outstanding history as a gymnast, Grant Clinton was …

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10 Great Christmas Traditions for Your Family

Merry Christmas! The trees, the lights, the music, and of course, the meaning behind it all: It really is the most wonderful time of the year! I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music on November 1, and don’t be surprised if I put decorations out before Thanksgiving. I love Christmas and everything …

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