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Rangers looking at Derek Lowe

The Rangers have contacted free-agent right-hander Derek Lowe, said a source, and are discussing signing the veteran to a minor-league contract and a shot at a relief job.

Looking for outstanding senior volunteers

The search is on for Texas' outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Power outages in West Tyler

UPDATE Oncor Electric is currently fixing the problem. At this time there are only 17 people without power. KETK will keep you updated on any further outages.

BBB on the "Grandparent Scam"

It's the time of year when students anticipate the arrival of spring break - a chance to trade their studies for some fun in the sun.

SXSW may have peaked, and that's not a bad thing

In South by Southwest Interactive, the tech-geek festival that begins here Friday, some see a five-day spring break of sorts: a chance to discover some buzzy new apps, catch a few panels and party alongside Web celebrities, futurists and many,

Don't overlook these seasonal kitchen tasks

(StatePoint) While regular kitchen chores like doing the dishes and taking out the trash are almost impossible to ignore, it can be easy to forget certain maintenance tasks that keep your ship smoothly sailing.

Tips to save time on lawn maintenance

(StatePoint) If it feels as though your entire weekends are spent mowing, trimming and watering your lawn, there are steps you can take to speed up your lawn care routine. Automate

How technology is making books more engrossing for readers

(StatePoint) Are you reading less than you used to? You're not alone.

How to make healthful eating fit your daily routine

(StatePoint) Eating right is essential to keeping your body running at its best. But nutrition advice doesn't always account for people's varied lifestyles, health needs and tastes.

Tips to break into a career in beauty and wellness

(StatePoint) Picking a career path in which to wisely invest your education dollars can be tricky, especially if you don't want to graduate with a pile of debt and no job offer.