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Ensure Fireplace Safety Before Heavy Winter Use

More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes.
December 30, 2015

Blue Moon Gardens Schedules Spring Open House Event On April 26

The beauty of spring and the love of gardening take center stage at the Spring Open House at Blue Moon Gardens on April 26.
February 27, 2014

The Upper East Side of Texas is Home to More Certified Retirement Communities Than Any Other Region in the State

The Upper East Side of Texas seems to be a magnet for certified retirement communities, which work with the state to bring retirees to settle in the region. Each new retiree household is, according to one expert, equivalent to adding 1.4 factory jobs to a community.
July 2, 2012

What is Universal Design?

Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
July 2, 2012

Let's Build An Outdoor Shower

Once upon a time, outdoor showers used to be reserved for those with large, sprawling backyard pools. Not anymore! Outdoor showers are starting to become a common item for anyone with a backyard, imagination, and extended summer weather.
June 1, 2012

Angelina is the Only Texas County Named for a Woman

Texas has 254 counties – nearly 100 more than any other state. It’s no surprise, then, that there are counties in Texas named for a variety of people, places and things.
August 9, 2011

Turn Your Backyard into a Summer Oasis

As seasons come and go, so does the way we spend our time. The daily schedules of school, dance practices and pewee football games give way to vacations and a sense of freedom. Find out how to make the most of this summer.
July 3, 2011

On Culverts and Best Laid Plans

We can dare to hope that someday we might return to those culverts for a new beginning. Until that day we can savor the delicious, pungent truth about best laid plans.
April 3, 2011

Everything I Know About Relationships I Learned from Vines

This year I’ve been thinking about the lessons vines and our dealings with them can teach us about relationships. One lesson that comes to mind is that there is no such thing as benign neglect.
March 3, 2011

Optimistic Housing Market Expected for Northeast Texas

Summing up the complexities of the housing market for 2011 in the Upper East Side of Texas, the words sound much like they did for 2010: the economy is bouncing back and prices are basically stable.
March 1, 2011

Kids, Mentors Can Catch Fish at Two January Events

The East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host two special fishing events in January. Two thousand rainbow trout will be stocked into The Nature Center pond to provide a free fishing opportunity for area youth and their adult fishing mentors.
January 18, 2010