Statewide News

Great tips to turn kids into regular readers

(StatePoint) With all the gizmos, gadgets and electronic media available these days, it can be tough for parents to get kids to sit down with good old-fashioned books.

Boy Scouts recruiting volunteers to reforest campground

The Boy Scouts of America are recruiting volunteers to help reforest a popular campground that was devastated by wildfire over Labor Day weekend in 2011.

When should you call the pediatrician?

(StatePoint) For parents of newborns, those first months can be exciting, challenging and even a little frightening.

Driver license Mega Center now open in Fort Worth

The ribbon has been cut at the new DPS Driver License Mega Center in Fort Worth. The office, which will increase driver license capacity in the Metroplex area, is officially open to the public.

Smart tips for your tax refund

(StatePoint) Like any sudden in-flow of cash, your tax refund presents an opportunity to spend your money wisely or foolishly.

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.

Dental health matters for pets too

(StatePoint) There's a good reason that one of the first things we teach children is proper tooth brushing technique. Dental health is crucial for overall health.

This Valentine's Day - can improving your finances improve your romance?

(StatePoint) Talking about money can be difficult.

Smart lighting ideas when remodeling or building a home

(StatePoint) If you're building or remodeling your home, as more Americans are doing these days, consider a fresh approach to your lighting both inside and out.

Three superfoods that can improve your health

(StatePoint) In a world where fatty, fried and frosted foods are often the cheapest, quickest and most readily available options, it can be easy to forget the true purpose of eating -- to healthfully fuel our bodies.