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(BPT) - Fake and faux are far apart. Fake is meant to deceive, but faux is intended as a tribute or a toast to something great or beautiful.
(Family Features) The holiday season is a time for generosity and kindness. While you're on the quest for the perfect gifts for loved ones, why not pick those that support children in need?
Becky Stirnkorb, owner of The Daisy Flower Shop, arranges decorations on the store's antique organ while working in her shop, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Copperas Cove.
Customers who walk into The Daisy at 1028 Hawk Trail are instantly whisked away to another time.
People sometimes wonder if I love or hate being a military dependent. It’s a good question, and one I’ve asked myself.
Sharon Pinkney works on the mural "Portraits of the Past" at The Trading Post Antiques, Tuesday morning in Lampasas.
Libby Bluntzer works on a paint-by-number mural at The Trading Post Antiques, Wednesday morning in Lampasas.
Company’s coming. Is your dinnerware ready?
(BPT) - The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and the National Retail Federation predicts holiday sales to rise 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion. That’s a lot of money spent on valuables – making homes a prime target for theft during the holiday season. If you have jewelry, electronics or other big ticket items on your wish list this year, it’s important to make sure you’re protected long after the gift wrap and ornaments are put away.
My husband and I were eating lunch in a restaurant Saturday when I heard something peppy and annoying coming out of the dining room speakers: Christmas music.
(NAPSI)—A fun new way to show support for your school can literally be at your fingertips.
WASHINGTON — The tattered Torah scroll fragments, Bibles and other religious texts found in a flooded Baghdad basement 10 years ago testify to a once-thriving Jewish population that’s all but disappeared from Iraq.
Gray is the new beige. Though don’t call it “greige,” like it’s some cutesy neutral du jour. As color expert Kate Smith explains, over the past decade or so, the design industry and the public have grown to love complex colors, colors that are hard to describe — such as the manifold shades of gray. And, she said, “once you start to appreciate and understand these complex colors, there’s no going back.”
Dr. Walter Linz with Scott & White shows antiquated blood equipment in his office.
(Family Features) This Halloween, throw a wickedly wonderful fete for family and friends. With help from the Wilton entertaining experts, you'll have all the tricks to treat your guests to a spooky celebration that will leave them howling with delight. Halloween's not just for the kids anymore, so before you put on your costume, grab your baking and decorating supplies and get ready to let the creepy crawlers loose.
Halloween, the holiday built around the twin pleasures of playing dress-up and eating too much candy, is obviously a hit with children.
GATESVILLE — Cannon fire and tomahawk throwing were just a small part of the inaugural Coryell County Heritage Day at Faunt Le Roy Park on Saturday.
TEMPLE — Joshua Machicek doesn’t exactly fit the description of an antique tractor restoration expert. Slender, tall and soft-spoken, the 18-year-old is a freshman at West Texas A&M, and smiles easily, especially when recounting the trials and tribulations he encountered restoring a 1947 Minneapolis Moline.
(BPT) - Each day across the United States homeowners are taking on do-it-yourself home improvement projects. Whether you’re a first-time or long-time homeowner, DIY enhancements can have positive results – emotionally, esthetically and financially. By tackling DIY projects, you’ll feel a sense of pride and accomplishment from improving or customizing your home.
The covered platform near a house’s front door has been called many names: porch, portico, veranda, stoop, lanai, piazza. But whatever you call it, this architectural phenomenon is distinctly American. It was the New York native Andrew Jackson Downing who helped popularize the front porch as essential to American homes in his 1841 landscape gardening treatise. Houses on rivers such as the Hudson and the Connecticut would benefit from two fronts, he said: the riverfront, of course, but also the front porch facing the neighborhood.
(NewsUSA) - The most well-known accommodations in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa., from the standpoint of history, are probably the tents and huts that housed the Continental Army in the winter of 1777-1778.
One man’s trash may be another man’s treasure.
Margaret Moore inspects a full set of Anchor Hocking Berry Bowls with an estimated value of up to $50.
GATESVILLE — Special rangers with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association teamed with federal, state and local law officers to recover almost $4.5 million in stolen livestock and property in 2012, Special Ranger Marvin Wills told a crowd of 150 at the group’s ranch gathering here Tuesday.
Bill Winkler, 77, stands outside his store and gestures toward Belton Lake, little more than a stone’s throw away.
Belton Senior Activity Center’s annual Christmas party is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.