From Robert

Have some free time this weekend? If yes, then saddle up the horses & head to the Hill Country for a day trip. I recommend an early morning hike to the top of Enchanted Rock – a giant pink granite dome just a short drive from Fredericksburg. The hike is fairly easy. It’s a beautiful

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Roatán, Honduras

This past week I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful island located 40 miles north of the northern coast of my beautiful country Honduras. Roatan is the largest island, and the capital city of the department of the Bay Islands. With crystal clear ocean, beautiful attractions within the city, wonderful hospitality, and great and

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South by Southwest

South by Southwest in Austin is for locals, a double edged sword. The traffic is a nightmare, but the commerce and profits brought in are outstanding for the city. For someone like me visiting from Houston, or anywhere else out of town, it is a wonderful musical distraction. Houston is close enough to just spend

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From Matilde

This past weekend was Easter.  Sunday morning we loaded up the kids and headed to the park.  There we met a few of our other family members, barbecued and hid tons of eggs for the kids to find.  I am sure glad we didn’t get rained on.  It turned out to be a beautiful day. 

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Did you know

Did you know…. Before copiers were invented, typist would use carbon paper to make copies. As you can imagine, the copies weren’t very clean and the quality was low. Copy machines have changed the way we work, do business, and produce on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, there were innovative thinkers in the late 1800’s that

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In memory of Mary Sheppard

Mary Sheppard led the way for sales department at Office Systems for many years. She built what it is today.  You could always ask question and she knew the answer or knew who did. Having only worked with Mary for the past four years, she was with Office Systems for many. She will be missed

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From Ross

I have been here at Office Systems of Texas about three and a half years and have come across some crazy things out in the field during that time.  Being asked to sign a “Do Not Resuscitate” form as a witness while talking to one of my customers in the healthcare industry has to be

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From Stephen

Do you notice more and more new restaurants open near our office? Taco Bell, right at Richey Road, is grand open. We also have Buffalo Wild Wings and Olive Garden at the same corner recently. I like Taco Bell. But I remember my first bite at Taco Bell over 25 years ago, being a new

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In Memory of Mary Sheppard

I’m sad to report the passing of Mary Sheppard. Mary and I worked together for more than twenty years. The respect and trust we developed was unique and I am grateful to have been her friend.  My heart and sympathy go out to Mary’s family which include her husband Howard, sons John, Ryan and Daniel

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Battleship Texas

Recently my children and I participated in the San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run 5k with a lot of other Office Systems of Texas employees. During the 5K around the San Jacinto Monument we passed by the Battleship Texas and both my 6 year old son and 2 year old daughter were infatuated with the

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DEWar’s Anniversary

March 17 of this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Band DEWar, that I was in for the longest time. I have played music for most of my life. I try to play Bass and Percussion with a little guitar, keyboards, and brass instruments thrown in just for fun. I Started playing music at

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Deep Thinking from DeepMind’s AlphaGo

Founded in 2010, DeepMind is a British Artificial Intelligence company that was bought by Google in 2014. DeepMind makes use of an artificial neural network setup and cutting edge algorithms which more closely resembles human thought processes than traditional computers, allowing their AI to experience and learn games and information more efficiently than any before.

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From George

I’d like to thank everyone who made the effort and took the opportunity to show up and participate in the 5th annual San Jacinto Museum Fun Run and Walk. The weather couldn’t have been better and it was a beautiful morning. Quite a few of my colleagues were in attendance and participated in the walk

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Rodeo Time!

It’s that time again, folks!  Dust off your cowboy boots and find your best western wear; THE RODEO IS BACK!!  Every year, trial riders make their way in to town and the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo takes place.  There are so many sites and smells to take int and so many prizes and

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Leap year

2016 is a leap year, which means that it has 366 days instead of the usual 365 days that an ordinary year has. An extra day is added in a leap year—February 29 — You get a whole extra day! Even though that day is a Monday, But, You are given one extra day in the year every 4 years!   The extra day

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Gentleman, Place your Bets

We are currently in a very tumultuous market that is testing the patience and knowledge of investors from all spectrums. The low oil prices, along with a slower demand, have presented somewhat of an anomaly. In normal conditions, just a low demand is enough to drive prices in the ditch. However, we are also experiencing

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From Miguel

Get set…in your marks…go   Some of my co-workers and I at Office System Texas are looking forward to participate in the annual San Jacinto monument run and walk, it’s a nice occasion to enjoy a great time with friends and family and in the process do some workout. Another activity we can enjoy is

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Valentine’s Day

Getting ready for the holiday for …. Someone. February 14th, St Valentine’s Day, a day that…well doesn’t do much for me. I’m married and I LOVE my wife, but why do we have to “celebrate” a day to show someone that you like them. I show my wife EVERYDAY that I love her and she

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From Jim

Do you find the state of politics today as sad as I do? We are narrowing down the selection for the most important job on earth to a choice between an idiot, a thief, a fascist, and a buffoon. The sad part is that each one of them has so many enthusiastic supporters. The only

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From Robert

Recently our Service Department was treated to a well deserved “Appreciation Dinner” at the Steamboat House. The Steamboat House offers some of the best steaks & seafood in the Houston area but this blog is about our Technicians, Delivery/Install team and Parts/Supplies Management. It all begins from the time we receive our copier/printer products in

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Houston Food Bank

For many years now Office Systems of Texas has placed office copiers with The Houston Food Bank. We are honored to work with such a great organization and support them on a consistent basis I recently placed new units in 3 of their departments and found that the structure and the heart of those that

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Service Appreciation

Working here at Office Systems of Texas has some great perks, this year, to show the Service department how much they are appreciated, we were taken out to dinner at The Steamboat House. This Steak house was voted as one of the best in all of the USA. The neat thing about this restaurant is

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Ending the Perpetuation of the Status Quo

Being a current finance major at Sam Houston State University, I have been taught many approaches to management. Management styles have changed throughout the years. We have gone from point-and-command, totalitarianistic, demanding ideologies to a system that empowers employees to operate as their own bosses. After all, each person whether self-employed or offering their services

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