Statewide News

Secrets for stress-free homemade family dinners

(StatePoint) Preparing an involved family dinner may not sound like the most appealing idea at the end of a long day. But homemade food is usually healthier, more economical, and certainly more delicious than ordering takeout dinners.

Free credit monitoring for fraud victims

The Texas Department of State Health Services is offering free credit monitoring and identity theft services for people whose personal information was found in the possession of a former DSHS employee without authorization.

DIYers: How to extend the life of your tools

(StatePoint) Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and do-it-yourselfers are kicking their home improvement projects into high gear. At the heart of any handy job in or around the house is a high-quality set of tools.

Pedaling adventures await in Texas state parks

Hundreds of miles of dirt, caliche, crushed granite and paved bike trails wind through Texas State Parks, offering both easy and challenging rides in safe and scenic environments.

Three tips to help couples plan their financial future

(StatePoint) Experts say that with good communication and solid planning, couples can put themselves in the right position to build a solid financial future together.

Texas state fire marshal urges everyone to have an exit strategy

In the wake of the tragic Kiss nightclub fire in Brazil, the State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) reminds everyone to Have an Exit Strategy (HAES).

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.