• January 18, 2017

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  • Real Estate

    4 hot bathroom design trends that don't have to cost a bundle

    (BPT) - Coffee bars, TVs in mirrors, smart toilets and pet-friendly amenities — a growing number of homeowners are requesting such upscale features in their bathroom design, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Is it any wonder that association members report the average cost of remodeling a bath is between $10,000 and $30,000? However, you don’t have to spend that much to update your bathroom stylishly and easily.

  • Real Estate

    Plumbing the power of a powder room addition

    (BPT) - 1Never underestimate the power of a powder room to make your home more livable and increase its resale value. Having more and nicer bathrooms consistently scores high in surveys on homeowners’ wish lists. What’s more, extra baths deliver more than just convenience; a National Association of Realtors study found each extra bathroom boosts home sale prices approximately 24 percent.

  • Real Estate

    Where there is a will - and more - there's peace of mind

    (BPT) - What’s the state of your estate? Robert Fishbein, a vice president and corporate counsel in Prudential Financial's Tax Department, says now's a good time to find out.

  • Bridal

    5 Tips for Perfect Wedding Photos

    (NewsUSA) - Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion -- something to be celebrated and cherished. Planning it, on the other hand, can feel as if you're preparing for war -- between ensuring that Uncle Sal isn't sitting next to his brother, who owes him money, to budgeting for everything you want and need. The one thing you don't want to skimp on is the memories.

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Tech Goals to Save Money and Make Life Easier

(StatePoint) These days, the average consumer needs to budget for a variety of tech-related expenses -- from data plans to cable bills. These monthly expenses quickly add up.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Great Winter Getaway Tips
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If you think winter is a great time to get out of town, you are not alone. More than 65 percent of respondents in a recent TripAdvisor survey said they were planning leisure travel for winter. And it’s no surprise that the same survey found the majority of destinations to be in warm weather locales.

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4 hot bathroom design trends that don't have to cost a bundle
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Coffee bars, TVs in mirrors, smart toilets and pet-friendly amenities — a growing number of homeowners are requesting such upscale features in their bathroom design, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Is it any wonder that association members report the average cost of remodeling a bath is between $10,000 and $30,000? However, you don’t have to spend that much to update your bathroom stylishly and easily.

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Monday 01/16/2017
Transform your home into a retreat with these 5 tips from a luxury resort
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There’s a reason why they say your home is your castle. This is a place of rest and refuge so you can be returned to your best state.

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Plumbing the power of a powder room addition
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - 1Never underestimate the power of a powder room to make your home more livable and increase its resale value. Having more and nicer bathrooms consistently scores high in surveys on homeowners’ wish lists. What’s more, extra baths deliver more than just convenience; a National Association of Realtors study found each extra bathroom boosts home sale prices approximately 24 percent.

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Saturday 01/14/2017
Ramp Up Breakfast with Morning Protein
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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CTC to host campus carry student forum
Posted: January 17, 2017

Central Texas College will host a student forum regarding Senate Bill 11, which allows for concealed handguns to be carried on campus by those licensed to do so, at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Anderson Campus Center.

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TxDOT meeting on U.S. 190 expansion Tuesday in Heights
Posted: January 17, 2017

The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting in Harker Heights on Tuesday about the proposed expansion of U.S. Highway 190 through the cities of Harker Heights, Nolanville and Belton.

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