• August 26, 2016

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Upgrade your backyard with a DIY outdoor fireplace

(BPT) - Upgrading an outdoor living area with a fireplace continues to grow in popularity at homes across the country according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. In fact, the latest Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey by the organization identified fireplaces and fire pits as the top outdoor design elements for 2016. Long recognized as an indoor focal point for family gatherings and entertaining friends, the addition of a fireplace can easily extend that same inviting atmosphere outdoors, especially on evenings when a little light and warmth can enhance the ambiance.

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6 Steps to Up Your Home's Curb Appeal
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) For good or bad, first impressions count. Whether you’re keeping up with the Joneses or capturing attention from would-be buyers, give your home’s curb appeal a boost with these easy steps.

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Bold and Blended
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Remodeling your home can be a big, and oftentimes, overwhelming project, but it doesn’t always have to be. Sometimes all you really need is a fresh coat of paint or smaller upgrades. If you’re not looking to do a whole home renovation, and just want to give your interior a little pick-me-up, consider revamping colors, textures and your home appliances with these simple tips from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.

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Organize Your Way to a Clutter-Free Kitchen
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Feature) A kitchen must be many things for the average family: a cooking center, social hub and, most importantly, a central command station for the entire household. Unfortunately, organization sometimes takes a backseat in the chaos of daily life, which means kitchens and pantries aren’t living up to their full potential as spaces that make our lives easier to manage.

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Bring Style to Your Closet
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Closet designer may not be a title on your resume, but deep down you may find talents you never knew existed. Whether you are laying out the perfect closet or organizing your belongings, these tips will guide you toward creating a truly stylish and functional space.

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Tips for Tackling Storm-Related Roof Damage
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Having your home severely damaged by a storm can turn your world upside down. The damage could simply be cosmetic, or so extensive as to render your home uninhabitable. In either case, you need to act fast, but smart, to ensure that your home will be properly repaired.

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Get Smart About Snacking
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) School bells will soon be ringing, and the start of a new school year is a time many families re-focus on healthier eating habits. Countless studies have shown the correlation between good nutrition and school performance, but smart eating isn’t just about meals; it applies to snack time, too.

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Couples Serenaded by Country Star at Backyard Wedding
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Saying “I do” doesn’t have to mean saying “yes” to all the fuss of an ordinary wedding, which is why mike’s hard lemonade asked two real-life couples and die-hard Randy Houser fans to ditch tradition and get married in a communal backyard wedding before the start of a Randy Houser concert. After all, there’s no better place than the backyard to celebrate life's special moments.

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New (School) Year, New You
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Forget Jan. 1. Parents know the real new year begins when you can smell the fresh pink erasers and hear the clatter of brand new pencils on still-smooth notebook covers.

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Greater Killeen Free Clinic plans fundraiser Friday
Posted: August 25, 2016

The Greater Killeen Free Clinic will host a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Patriot Buick/GMC at 4600 E. Central Texas Expressway.

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Belton council holds public hearing on proposed tax rate
Posted: August 25, 2016

BELTON — The City Council conducted a public hearing Tuesday on its proposed property tax rate for the fiscal year 2017 budget.

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