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Give Gizmo a home

Give Gizmo a home

Hi, I’m Gizmo. I’m a handsome hound, a Coonhound mix that is! I weigh in at 50 pounds and am just around a year old. I’m the sweetest, silliest pup you’ll meet. I love to have fun with my people whether playing in the backyard or […]

Plant Easy Care Daffodils Now  for Added Spring Beauty


Plant Easy Care Daffodils Now for Added Spring Beauty


By Melinda Myers Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National […]

Holiday Slow Cooker

Holiday Slow Cooker

Herbed Turkey Breast | Serves 4 to 6 When you have a smaller crowd to feed for the holidays, a turkey breast is the way to go. The herb butter rub keeps the turkey moist and so flavorful. Using the slow cooker frees up your […]

A Restored Life

A Restored Life

By Sonia Duggan LaTonya McCormick knows a thing or two about transformation. As an artist she creates works of art using her God-given talent. As an art teacher for 25 years, she has taught students how to appreciate all mediums and to create something out […]

Backroads of Texas

Backroads of Texas

San Jacinto to San Bernard refuge By Gary Clark and Kathy Adams Clark From San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, follow Park Road 186 until it turns onto US Highway 225 or Pasadena Freeway east until it merges with Texas Highway 146. Drive south 28 […]

Navy men of WWII

Navy men of WWII

By Sonia Duggan They have been called members of the ‘Greatest Generation’ because of their service and sacrifice during World War II. They signed up as teenagers and returned home as men, having seen and experienced war and hardship. As the number of these veterans […]

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

By Melinda Myers You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage. For the freshest flavor, […]

Meet Gage Hurricane Harvey Rescue

Meet Gage Hurricane Harvey Rescue

Hi, I’m Gage! I am one of ten dogs who were lucky enough to be rescued from Hurricane Harvey by Paws in the City volunteers on Friday, September 1. I had been in a shelter in South Texas when suddenly a big storm rolled through […]

Exercising after breast cancer

Exercising after breast cancer

By Sonia Duggan Many survivors wonder if it’s safe to return to the exercise regimens they followed prior to being diagnosed. Depending on the exercise, and the type of cancer, most often the answer is yes. The American Cancer Society recommends women exercise after surgery […]

Cast Iron Gourmet

Cast Iron Gourmet

For centuries, cast iron has been a cook’s go-to with its even heating, great heat retention, natural non-stick surface, and its flexibility to go outdoors and cook over an open fire. In Cast Iron Gourmet, Megan Keno, creator of the blog Country Cleaver, goes beyond the basics […]