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Express Yourself: Creativity is Contagious at Salado Village Artists

Express Yourself: Creativity is Contagious at Salado Village Artists

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Find your creativityat Salado Village ArtistsFive years ago, longtime Houston resident Judy Sparkman retired from her job, packed up her belongings and set out for a new life in Central Texas.

Vive Les Arts

Vive Les Arts

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When the Vive Les Arts Societe began looking for a new leader, it seemed as though Traci Tipping had been rehearsing for the role since birth. A dancer since age 3, she had already appeared in...

Night Sculptor

Night Sculptor

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Pogue Sculpture Gallery and Foundry is located seven miles east of Marble Falls at 7670 E. Farm-to-Market 1431. Admission is free. Call first: 830-693-9544. On the web: www.danpoguesculpture.com.

Beethoven to Pops

Beethoven to Pops

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TSO gears up for new seasonSymphony lovers in Bell County who are familiar with the artistic offerings of a big city like Dallas or Houston don’t have to travel far to enjoy the sounds of a professional orchestra.

Honing Leadership

Honing Leadership

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That magical week in March students call spring break comes around once a year.

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Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side

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Story by FRED AFFLERBACH

Naturally cool Hancock Springs provides respite from summer heat in Central Texas

Naturally cool Hancock Springs provides respite from summer heat in Central Texas

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Story and photos by FRED AFFLERBACH • Aerial photo by JOHN ANCHETA

Quench your thirst Dublin Bottling Works offers taste of Texas history

Quench your thirst Dublin Bottling Works offers taste of Texas history

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Story by FRED AFFLERBACH

Wild wonders: Many wonders await visitors at wildflower center

Wild wonders: Many wonders await visitors at wildflower center

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It’s a warm spring day at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin and a small crowd has gathered in a sun-drenched courtyard. Water trickles into a small pond lined with native ferns, rushes and lilies. A wind chime plays a soft lullaby. Someone has printed “shh” on a chalkboard. A hush falls across the curious visitors. Rather than looking down at bright bluebonnets, they are gazing upward toward a brown, sandstone archway.

Harker Heights Community Garden offers healthier way to  get your veggies

Harker Heights Community Garden offers healthier way to get your veggies

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These days there seems to be an emphasis on eating a healthy plant-based diet.

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Keeping Kids Fit All Year

Keeping Kids Fit All Year

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Photos by JOSH BACHMAN

Staying in Shape: Program helps new mothers and mothers-to-be get fit

Staying in Shape: Program helps new mothers and mothers-to-be get fit

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On a nearly cloudless Central Texas spring day, a group of mothers and mothers-to-be meet up at the basketball court in Lions Club Park in Killeen.

Put fitness first: Getting the most out of your workout

Put fitness first: Getting the most out of your workout

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Whether starting a new exercise regimen or returning to the gym after a long absence, there are steps to take to get the most out of your workout. The most important first step — commitment.

Hitting  the wall: Climbing offers fitness at any age

Hitting the wall: Climbing offers fitness at any age

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One month after giving birth to a baby boy, Jess Zimmerman of Killeen hit the wall. A blind couple last summer hit the wall. Two Fort Hood soldiers in their twenties, Brian Calandra and Cameron Prince, hit the wall often.

Walking ... just for the health of it

Walking ... just for the health of it

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By CATHERINE HOSMAN

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Just Believe

Just Believe

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When children with special needs arrive at Believe Pediatric Therapy in Temple they have only one job to do — PLAY!

Block the sun: Routine protection saves your skin from long-term damage from exposure

Block the sun: Routine protection saves your skin from long-term damage from exposure

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If you are new to the Central Texas region, don’t let the overcast and cloudy days deter you from taking care of your skin. People moving to Texas from all points north and east, who are used to cooler climes and less sun intensity, may not understand the strength of the Texas sun. It doesn’t take long to feel the heat and receive a Texas-size burn.

Say ouch: Vaccinations aren’t just for children

Say ouch: Vaccinations aren’t just for children

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While college kids are busy decorating dorms, reviewing class schedules and meeting new roommates, they shouldn’t forget to make sure all their immunizations are up-to-date as they enter those hallowed halls of higher learning. Even though most vaccinations are given in early childhood or early adolescence, college students and young adults need specific immunizations, too. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, all incoming first-time or transfer students (21 years or younger) are required by law to receive a meningococcal vaccination (or booster, if it has been longer than five years) at least 10 days prior to the first day of class (or 10 days prior to moving into campus housing).   

HEALING HANDS: UMHB’s dean of the College of Nursing  touches lives, produces skilled, ethical nurses

HEALING HANDS: UMHB’s dean of the College of Nursing touches lives, produces skilled, ethical nurses

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As students come and go through the lobby of the Isabelle Rutherford Meyer nursing building on the campus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, talking, laughing and exchanging notes, a smiling woman enters the room from her office on the first floor. Her lab coat swings back and forth as she weaves in and out of the chattering nursing students. They recognize her as Dr. Sharon Souter, dean of the college of nursing, but also as the heartbeat of a program that is growing by leaps and bounds.

Naturally good skincare

Naturally good skincare

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Killeen resident Samara Elledge is drawn to natural elements in her life. It is a philosophy that she applies to eating, exercise, motherhood and skin care. Last year Elledge drew on that philosophy. She started making her own beauty products because she said it is more economical. Plus, it assures you know what is in your products.

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35 Artists Share the Magic of Music

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Music is a universal language. Whether instrumental or with words, and regardless of age or style, music speaks to us all. It can soothe heartache, calm rage, incite euphoria — mirror whatever emotion we feel in the moment.

Beauty in the Bag

Beauty in the Bag

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Jane Boone, marketing director at Temple CACMost valuable TOOL in her BAG...

A Man and His Grill

A Man and His Grill

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Location: 206 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen  Phone: 254-526-2326 Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Eat in or take out.

A Creative Force

A Creative Force

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As the marketing director for the Temple Cultural Activities Center, Jane Boone wears many hats. If she is not coordinating the new adult and children’s classes for the upcoming season, she is selecting...

Austin Author Offers Modern Twist on Fairy Tale

Austin Author Offers Modern Twist on Fairy Tale

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Katherine Catmull offers a modern take on the fairy tale in her newest young adult fantasy novel, “The Radiant Road” (Penguin Young Readers, 2016).