Encourage children to let a garden grow

By Debbie Arrington | The Sacramento Bee Sue Bennett, president of California Garden Clubs, Inc., came to gardening after moving to Granite Bay in 2001. Her garden is set on three-quarters of an acre. (Andrew Seng/Sacramento Bee/TNS) Andrew Seng A lizard decoration...

A few ideas to help you deal with lots of overnight guests

By Jura Koncius | The Washington Post Designer Maria Crosby Pollard likes the Company Store St. Tropez Down-Free Comforter ($149) because it comes in lots of colors. MUST CREDIT: The Company Store. The Company Store Designer Iantha Carley replaced her sofa with the...

Give your home a fresh feel with a new coat of paint

A fresh coat of paint can quickly and easily transform the look and feel of a room. Kindra Warner | Herald Before you paint, tape the around the woodwork. Then use a brush to paint around the edges before rolling the main parts of the wall. If you need to take a...

Beating the heat on opening day for city pools

By Julie A. Ferraro | Herald staff writer Connor Eby, 8, hits the water after descending the slide at City Park pool in Copperas Cove on Saturday. Jeremiah Canto, 9, performs a somersault as he dives into the pool at the Family Aquatic Center at Lions Club Park on...

Fort Hood Area reps, military officials salute lives lost with Memorial Day parade, ceremony

By Matt Payne Herald staff writer Representatives from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment stand before performing a gun salute Saturday, May 26 during the annual Memorial Day ceremony in front of Harker Heights City Hall. By Matt Payne Herald staff writer HARKER HEIGHTS — After...

Residential truck parking ban now in effect in Killeen

By Kyle Blankenship Killeen Daily Herald A 18-wheeler travels on I-14 East in Killeen Friday, April 6, 2018. The Killeen City Council proposed a new parking ordinance that will restrict semi-trucks, and vehicles over one-ton, from parking within 500 feet of any...

How to take care of your house like you’re selling it

By Steve Wydler and Hans Wydler | Special to The Washington Post Home sellers need to understand that buyers today have access to more information and are more educated and savvy than ever before. As a result, today’s buyers tend to be more cautious. One small issue...

Borax solution makes cleaning cooktops a breeze

Kindra Warner | Herald correspondent Get cooked on stains off your glass cooktop with a solution of borax, dish soap, hydrogen peroxide and a scrub brush. Kindra Warner | Herald Combine borax, glue and water to make cleaning slime. It will pick up grime from a variety...

Houseplants help decorate, provide comfort and clean air

By Debbie Arrington | The Sacramento Bee Beautiful Phalanopsis orchids are blooming at Exotic Plants on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. (Renee C. Byer/Sacramento Bee/TNS) Renee C. Byer Kifumi Keppler says the popular Peace Lily is easy to care for. (Renee...

Does changing ceiling fan direction save money?

By Roger Schlueter | Belleville News-Democrat They say you’re supposed to reverse the direction of ceiling fans in the winter to improve the circulation of warm air, thus helping your furnace’s heating efficiency while reducing your utility bill. But most homes have...