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Family-Friendly Tips to Transform Your Home this Season

(StatePoint) Transition your interior décor when temperatures drop — it’s a great time to tap into your creativity and make a statement. Here are some ideas — big and small — to freshen up your home this season. Play with Colors When the weather is cool, think rich colors like plum, navy and amber. Bringing […]

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Project Provides Legal Services to Low-Income Texas Veterans

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – There seems to be no shortage of challenges to overcome for those who have served in the U.S. military, but when the problem involves a legal issue, help is available for veterans in Texas. The Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project serves low-income veterans, stepping in to provide free legal […]

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Advocates Push for More Latino Votes in Texas

by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – Many political pundits speculate that Texas could take a major step toward becoming a blue state on Tuesday, and believe the Latino vote could be the difference. Texas has the second largest bloc of Latino voters in the country, but historically, they have not turned out in high enough numbers […]

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Keeping Kids Safe This Halloween

(SPM Wire) Trick-or-treating is all fun and games — but don’t forget to take a few key safety precautions to keep kids safe. Parents should map out a well-lit trick-or-treating route in advance of Halloween and accompany kids on the journey. All the streets you visit should have a sidewalk or safe walking area. If […]

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Great New Tips to Boost Your Productivity

(StatePoint) If you are like most people, you could use more hours to get things done. But while the day isn’t getting any longer, there are plenty of ways to supercharge your routine and boost productivity, say lifestyle experts. “I’m a busy full-time working mom so anything that requires too much effort and time will […]

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Is Your Lawn and Garden Bird-Friendly?

(StatePoint) Birds are more than just beautiful visitors to your lawn and garden, they are an important component of a healthy local ecosystem. Making your property a safe haven for birds will beautify your garden and is the right thing to do. Here are a few simple steps to take to keep birds safe. Offer […]

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Texas Group Promotes Monument for Latino Conservation Week

by Mark Richardson EL PASO, Texas — This week marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, and organizers are shining a spotlight on the Latino community’s concern for preserving Texas natural resources. As part of the event, several groups encouraged Latinos to engage in outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. The Texas League of […]

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Physical Activity at School?

(StatePoint) Only one-fourth of kids and teens are getting enough physical activity, according to a recent study; and physical activity is not just a necessity for a healthy body; it can contribute to a healthy mind. The “2016 Shape of the Nation” report by Voices for Healthy Kids found that while Physical Education (PE) and […]

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Hints for Tackling Tough Household Chores

(StatePoint) A long to-do list can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to. A few strategies can help you be more productive and get tough household chores tackled in record time. Organize As You Go The longer you leave certain organizational chores to build up, the more overwhelming they can be to complete. A few […]

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Why It’s Important to Carve Your Own Identity

(StatePoint) As a society, we sometimes tend to put people in boxes and narrow an individual’s character to a single label — especially if he or she is different from us. While accepting the labels people apply to us seems only natural at times; doing so can be limiting. However, when you defy labels, you […]

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