• September 28, 2016

Online Features

  • Real Estate

    How to Make a Successful Offer in Today’s Housing Market

    (StatePoint) Prospective homebuyers can get encouraged by the current market. Nearly 68 percent of homes sales today are to individual buyers compared to 53 percent in 2011 when investor and cash deals were at their peak. Still, competition for housing is hot.

  • Real Estate

    3 things to look for when buying a new home

    (BPT) - Purchasing a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful experience. Whether you’re moving to a new town or looking to upgrade from your current space, finding a new home requires patience, expert guidance and a keen eye for detail.

  • Real Estate

    Tips to stop drafts, save money and improve your home

    (BPT) - Can you imagine keeping your windows open all winter long? The heat loss, cold drafts and all that money spent on wasted energy would be staggering. But if your home has folding pull-down attic stairs, a whole-house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, you may be doing the equivalent of leaving the windows open every day.

  • Home Decorating

    10 Home Upgrades Under $500

    (BPT) - With the overwhelming popularity of home renovation shows, now more than ever, people are looking to tackle their own upgrades and invest in making their homes look and feel stylish, updated and reflective of their personalities without breaking the bank (or spending months in the process). To help you master your own easy home renovation, Ashlina Kaposta, home décor and DIY blogger at the The Decorista, offers her 10 easy and budget-friendly ways to make your home feel fresh and new.

  • Family Living

    Tips to Get Kids Outside and Away From Screens

    (Family Features) Remember taking off for a day of adventure on your bike, returning home only for dinner? Kids these days don't have the same incredible experience of exploratory, unstructured play. According to a new survey commissioned by Nature's Path, 54 percent of moms say their kids spend more time playing in front of a screen than playing outside.

  • Bridal

    Tips for Planning Your Wedding and Beyond

    (StatePoint) While making the wedding day spectacular may seem like the main goal for engaged couples, savvy twosomes are also considering how they will build their home and life together after the honeymoon.

Top Story

4 Smart Reasons to Upgrade Your Home Security System

(BPT) - Think of what has changed forever in the span of a decade. How do you watch movies at home? You’ve replaced the DVDs with digital streaming. How do you send a picture of your kids to your parents? You skip the printing and post it on social media or send a quick text.

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6 unconventional jobs you can get with an IT or business degree
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Good compensation and benefits, doing meaningful work, and having the opportunity to advance – those elements have always been what employees desire in a career. But do these desired job qualities have to come at the expense of discovering new careers?

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4 Techy Tips For The Ultimate Fall Camping Experience
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Camping is a getaway, a break from the chaos and a chance to be in nature for that fresh fall air.

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Zika Isn't Going Away: Stay Safe With These Tips
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Thousands of travel-associated cases of the Zika virus have been reported all over the United States, and new cases are being diagnosed daily. They’ve also been reported in dozens of foreign countries around the globe such as Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and Singapore, among others.

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4 great ways to create an outdoor living space
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you plan to live in your home for years to come, or have an upcoming listing on your mind, now could be a great time to create an outdoor living space.

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What You Should Know About Psoriatic Arthritis
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Did you know more than 1 million people in the US live with psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis, or PsA, is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by swelling, pain, and tenderness of the joints. PsA can be challenging – even debilitating – and can impact a person’s common day-to-day activities, such as walking up the stairs, driving a car, and doing laundry. PsA affects so many people yet most people still don’t know much about it or understand it.

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7 things you should look for when evaluating swim schools
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - “Golden Growth.” That’s what USA Swimming has said of the recent surge across the sport. Athletes like Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Lochte, Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky have paved the way for massive growth across the sport — USA Swimming claims more than 300,000 compete in nearly 2,800 teams stretching across the U.S.

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Fall in love with your numbers this fall
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The return of fall often means busier schedules and spending more time indoors, which can make staying physically active a challenge. In fact, research shows that U.S. adults are the least physically active during the fall and winter months.[i],[ii]  For the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, however, it is especially important to stay active throughout the year. Along with having a balanced diet and taking prescribed medications, regular exercise can help control blood sugar levels (A1C), an important measure of diabetes management.

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Save Time, Money And Energy
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Sometimes, the vehicle you need isn’t the one you have. Whether it’s transporting a large item, a cross-campus move, a trip to the airport or a special event, many people have been in the position of not having convenient access to the right vehicle for the job.

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VFW Post 8577 to host elections town hall
Posted: September 28, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 will host a town hall meeting for four candidates for state and national office today at 6 p.m. at 1506 Veterans Ave.

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Car crashes into Killeen elementary school
Posted: September 24, 2016

The Killeen Police Department responded to a call of a car crashing into Sugar Loaf Elementary School late Friday night.

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