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Upgrading Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces Can Lower Energy Bills

(StatePoint) Making the most of your home’s outdoor spaces can do wonders for a property’s overall value. What’s more, some updates can also potentially lower your home’s energy bills while increasing its efficiency.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Creates New Marine Investigations Unit

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement Division has formed a new Marine Investigations Unit made up of Texas game wardens who will work to combat boat theft, personal watercraft theft and related fraud.

Texans: Report Suspicious Activities Through State Website

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages residents to report suspicious behaviors that might indicate criminal or terrorist activity to the department’s iWATCH website at 

Helpful Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents about the upcoming hurricane season and urging individuals to start preparing for any possible storms. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30.

Great Grilling Tips to Make Summer Meals Sizzle

(StatePoint) Now that warmer weather and summer are upon us, grilling season is here again and families are taking meals outside to enjoy the sunshine.

Diagnosing ADHD: How to Have Your Child Evaluated

If you're familiar with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, you know it's one of the hardest behavior disorders to diagnose.

This Year's Summer Blockbusters Aim to be Bigger than Ever

(StatePoint) This year’s summer blockbuster season is shaping up to be a big one, full of some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.

Encourage Kids to Have Gadget-Free Fun this Summer

(StatePoint) You may remember your parents telling you to turn off the television and go outside or read a book.

Great Things to do with Dad on Father’s Day

(StatePoint) Not sure what to give your dad for Father’s Day? Classic choices like a tie or cufflinks are nice, but don’t forget to give him the most meaningful gift of all -- quality time.

Restaurants Find Success with Daily Deals

(StatePoint) With so many options competing for the attention of diners, local restaurants are increasingly having success offering daily deals.

This Summer: Stay in Shape without a Gym Membership

(StatePoint) It’s not as easy to hide under layers of clothing during the summer. You’ll want to look your best in those shorts, t-shirts and bathing suits; as such, staying in shape is key.

How to Reduce the Cost of Owning a Car

(StatePoint) The cost of car ownership is on the rise again this year, according to a new report from AAA. And if you’re a family on a budget or a senior on a fixed income, you may feel the impact already.

Ways to Keep the Family Entertained During Summer Road Trips

(StatePoint) With summer travel season upon us, families across the country are taking to the open road for family road trips. But while the destination always leads to excitement, oftentimes the long car ride can be a drag.

Three Top Tips for Summer Travel

(StatePoint) As families nationwide are packing their gear and heading out by car, plane and boat, recent data suggests that this summer travel season could be substantially busier than in years past.  

Tinnitus 411: What You Need to Know About Ringing Ears

(StatePoint) In a world full of noise -- from everything from city traffic and lawnmowers to hairdryers and earbuds on personal music devices -- hearing problems are a growing issue.