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AIER releases top college destinations index for 2012

The American Institute of Economic Research has released its top 75 College Destinations Index from 2012. The study is based on the following categories:

How to make your garden more environmentally friendly

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means it's time to slip those green thumbs into some gardening gloves. And if you want to feel truly good about what you grow, consider upgrading your garden to be more planet-friendly.

Get your home's air conditioning ready for warm weather

(StatePoint) When the weather heats up, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system quickly becomes a most valuable player in your home life and stays that way for several months. However, the U.S.

Keeping your home safe and secure

(StatePoint) Whether you're making a fast trip to the store or leaving on a two-week vacation, are you confident that locking your doors is enough to keep your home safe and secure?

Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud.

Historic Longview Farmers Market opening excites food fans

A steady stream of cars filed into a parking lot Saturday at the corner of High and Cotton streets as the Historic Longview Farmers Market set up for the first time this season.

Multiple power outages across East Texas

Oncore Storm Center is reporting several power outages in East Texas. A little over a 300 homes are without power. Oncore estimates they will begin restoring the power around 12:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Kaufman County DA, wife found dead in their home

CNN reports: A Texas community is on edge after a district attorney who said he would put away the "scum" who killed a colleague two months ago was shot to death alongside his wife in his home Saturday night.

Tyler Police investigating overnight robbery

Tyler Police are investigating a robbery that happened early Saturday morning. Just after midnight, officers were called to 1812 East Gentry Street and Relax Inn Motel for a robbery.

Report whooping crane sightings to Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife officials are asking the public join Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Texas Whooper Watch effort and watch for the endangered birds as they close out an unusual winter season in the state.