Anyone Can Make a Difference: Ways You Can Give Back

(StatePoint) In today’s connected world, we are flooded with global news 24/7. As a result, many suffer from what experts refer to as “compassion fatigue.” But simple acts of kindness can make your community and world a better place to live.

January is National Mentoring Month

(SPM Wire) You don’t need special skills to become a mentor to a young person in your community; you just need an ability to listen and to offer friendship, guidance and encouragement.

Saving Money in the New Year Starts at the Grocery Store

(StatePoint) An overly ambitious New Year’s resolution probably won’t stick. This year, ditch the desire for all-at-once dramatic transformation.

Is Your Child Safe at the Store?

(StatePoint) From checking off every item on your shopping list to negotiating crowded aisles to minding the kids, a trip to the grocery store can be anything but simple for parents.

Fast Results Help You Stick with New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions

(StatePoint) If your scale has become your worst enemy, it may be time to adopt a workable weight management strategy. A New Year is the perfect time to recommit oneself to health and wellness – and to shedding those extra pounds.

Tips to Get Kids Excited About Science

(StatePoint) Sometimes it can be hard to convince kids that learning is fun.

What You Need to Know to Financially Protect Your Family from Flooding

(StatePoint) When it comes to protecting your family from the devastation of unexpected events, you may think homeowners insurance is all you need to be covered.

Homeowners: Use Caution When Dealing with Winter Storm-Damaged Trees

The Texas A&M Forest Service is reminding homeowners to be careful when cleaning up winter storm damaged trees. Trunks and branches are heavy and should be considered dangerous until they can be brought to the ground.

Texas A&M Forest Service Issues Winter Wildfire Safety Tips

Significant rain could be a potential threat during this winter wildfire season. Residents are urged to take precautions as the cold weather begins drying the increased vegetation.

Texas Cities Named as Best Performing

The Milken Institute has named Austin the best performing city in its annual ranking of metropolitan areas, and recognized Dallas and Houston in the top 10. Seven of the report's top 25 best-performing cities in 2013 are in Texas.