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Thursday 04/28/2016
Firm foundation: A journey to international motherhood
Posted: April 28, 2016

In 2012, Cheri and Chad Strange flew to Ethiopia to adopt four orphaned siblings, ages 5 to 9, and bring them home to Temple. But on the return flight, the family almost didn’t get out of the airport. It wasn’t a problem with passports, customs or immigration that caused the snafu; it was a strange beast unlike anything the young Africans had ever confronted — a moving staircase. Getting on was awkward and clumsy, but accomplished without a major mishap. Then the realization: The girls, Sophia and Zoe, and twin boys, Zack and Tate, were fast approaching the top, far ahead of their new parents. They had no idea how to get off.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Long-awaited love story: Couple reconnects, weds 72 years after first proposal
Posted: February 01, 2016

At age 5, Doug Dillard had a crush on the girl who lived around the corner on Avenue J in Temple. The year was 1935. In a voice loud enough for a neighbor to hear, he asked JoAn Pirtle to marry him. JoAn turned him down. We were too young, she said.

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Thursday 04/02/2015
Drought-free design: Consider xeriscaping for a landscape with staying power
Posted: April 02, 2015

While drought conditions continue in Central Texas, finding affordable ways to beautify your lawn and garden is challenging. Xeriscaping, a form of landscaping that reduces or eliminates the need for extra water, just might be the solution to keeping the greenery without going broke paying exorbitant water bills.

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A Higher Flower
Posted: April 02, 2015

Story by Valerie L. Valdez

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From Tuscan-feel to mid-century modern
Posted: April 02, 2015

Story by Jessa McClure

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Tuesday 06/03/2014
Strong Fathers Strong Daughter
Posted: June 03, 2014

When is the “right” age to have a medical aesthetic, cosmetic, or plastic surgery procedure? Is there more to beauty than what other people see? Who else plays a role in the formation of self worth?

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