• July 10, 2014

Home Improvement

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Add Appeal, Save On Your Remodeling Project

(Family Features) For those who wish to make updates to their home, the kitchen is a great place to begin. According to the 2013 Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel should recoup up to 75 percent of total remodeling dollars, based on the value of the home increasing. When focusing on this important part of the house, many homeowners are looking for ways to add luxurious and modern touches without breaking the bank.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of trips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness video product teaches you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>

Gas Prices

Gas Prices

Local gas prices from over 130,000 stations in the U.S., along with maps to each location. More >>

Horoscopes

Horoscopes

Featuring sun signs, the Chinese Zodiac, a love meter, star charts, daily astro picks, daily peak time, and much more. More >>




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Monday 07/07/2014
Caring for Your Stone Surfaces
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Many homeowners install granite or marble countertops and vanities for their durability and to add more value to the home. But in the end, nothing beats the most visible benefit — that rich shine and luster right after the workmen install the new natural stone.

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Ways to Protect Your Family Outdoors
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Before your family begins enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac.

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Smart Kids' Rooms that Grow with Time
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Costs for furnishing and decorating a child's room can mount quickly, but with careful planning and a few smart purchases, the decisions you make for that nursery or toddler's room can create a functional and clutter-free space that grows with your child well into the teen years.

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Pool Maintenance 101
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) For many homeowners, there is nothing better than inviting friends over to cool off from the sun's warm rays in the comfort of their own backyard pool.

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Wednesday 07/02/2014
Cool down those air conditioning bills this summer [Infographic]
Posted: July 02, 2014

(BPT) - High energy costs could be burning a hole through your wallet as you try to keep your air conditioning costs down this summer. The addition of Icynene spray foam insulation around your home can reduce your cooling costs, and the money you spend on energy bills.

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Monday 06/30/2014
Benefits of Soy Candles
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Available in a variety of colors, sizes and scents, candles are a favorite decorative item seen in homes everywhere. While some are drawn to the glow an open flame brings to a room, others adore candles for the calming benefits of aromatherapy. 

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Assessing Curb Appeal
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) So you're looking to move your family out of your current residence to a new home better suited for your needs. Before you list your home on the market you will need to gauge its appearance to prospective buyers.

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Thursday 06/26/2014
There's Got To Be An Easier Way--WAIT, There Is!
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Three hours spent scrubbing my deck and driveway and 10 minutes scrubbing the inside of a trash can.

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Early voting underway in Cove council election
Posted: July 08, 2014

Early voting began Monday for the July 22 special election to fill a seat on the Copperas Cove City Council. So far, 73 voters cast ballots.

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Adoption group seeks homes for breeder’s dogs
Posted: July 08, 2014

A Bell County dog breeder is closing her business and asked Texas Humane Heroes, a private, nonprofit, no-kill animal adoption organization to find forever homes for the remaining 44 animals.

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