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Ideas for Valentine's Gifts That Won't Break the Bank
Your special someone is one of a kind, so it's only natural you want a gift that reflects how special and unique they really are. Here to help are some great tips on finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift without spending a fortune.
Express Yourself: Take time to write down how you really feel, then add a few favorite poems and pictures to create a book they will cherish forever. Visit an inexpensive print-on-demand publisher like Lulu.com to have it bound, printed and delivered straight to your door.
Personalize: Instead of giving an average gift, make something extra special by personalizing their favorite wine, board game (Monopoly is especially fun!)…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:48pm. 802 Views, 0 Comments.
10 Useful Ways to Get the Most out of Facebook
Think Facebook (www.facebook.com) is just for kids? Think again.
1. Mobile Photo: Add the mobile app to take photos with your cell phone and upload them to Facebook automatically.
2. Post Polls: Create your own surveys for personal or business use.
3. Find Friends: Track business associates, friends or family by subscribing to their RSS feed, then watch their every move.
4. Research: Find out how many people are located within a certain demographic area by visiting the Facebook Insight corner.
5. Syndicate Yourself: Use Facebook notes to import the RSS feed from your blog. Once established, it can be distributed to all your Facebook friends.
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Family and Home Tidings Newsletter February 2009 Crossword Puzzle
1 - Atmosphere
4 - Distress signal
7 - Deride
8 - Not closed
10 - Republic in S Arabia
11 - Pertaining to the moon
13 - Lair
14 - African ground squirrel
16 - Honey insect
18 - British nobleman
20 - Spun by spiders
21 - Saturate
22 - Deep gruff sound
24 - Flexible
26 - Vitality
28 - Unit of energy
29 - Existing power structure
33 - New Zealand evergreen tree
37 - Spurt
38 - Hurried
40 - Raced
41 - Mischievous person
42 - Leg of lamb
44 - Ocean
45 - Many times
47 - Drive back
49 - Location
50 - Germinated grain used in brewing
51 - Automobile
52 - Wily
1 - Direct a gun
2 - Mountain goat
3 - Resume
4 - Capable
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:48pm. 1,007 Views, 0 Comments.
Spurs Remain in First, Beat LA
The Spurs continue to hold onto first place in the Southwest Division, but their lead is only one game over New Orleans. The division is still the most competitive in the NBA and will likely remain that way throughout the season. There are only four games separating the first place Spurs from the fourth place Dallas Mavericks. Most importantly for the Spurs, there are no injuries, and the team is playing terrific ball.
Over the last five games since the new year started, the Spurs have gone 4-1, while beating the LA Lakers in a 112-111 nail biter. Everyone rushing to declare the Lakers the repeat Western Conference champs again this year, may now have to reconsider. The game…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:47pm. 872 Views, 0 Comments.
ECONOMY STILL BETTER IN TEXAS
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – More than two million U.S. jobs were lost from November 2007 to November 2008, representing 1.5 percent of its labor force. The Texas economy fared much better during the period, gaining 222,900 jobs and increasing its labor force by 2.1 percent.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.2 percent in November 2007 to 5.7 percent in November 2008. The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.7 percent to 6.7 percent over the same period.
Despite recent oil price decreases, the state’s mining industry continues to gain jobs. It ranked first in job creation, followed by professional and…
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The original vision for the Trans-Texas Corridor Plan (TTC), called for a corridor of up to 1,200 feet in width that would allow for several modes of transportation in addition to utility transmission facilities. Since the concept was publicly introduced in 2002, communities along the TTC-35 and I-69/TTC study areas have frequently voiced concerns over the corridor width, and viewed the idea as a one-size-fits-all concept, inappropriate for a state as diverse as Texas.
"Texans have spoken, and we've been listening," said Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Executive Director Amadeo Saenz. "Citizens across the state have had good ideas about how Texas roads can better serve Texas communities. I believe this…
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New Year’s Eve in San Antonio, Texas 2009
The end of another year brings one of San Antonio’s biggest and most exciting events, the annual Celebrate San Antonio New Year’s party. The celebration has something for all members of the family, featuring four stages of live music, fireworks, special children’s areas, food, and vendors of all kinds.
The festival has gained in size and renown over the years, and as San Antonio has become truly an internationally recognized city, so has it found its way onto many lists of the world’s best places to ring in the new year. According to the events website, saparksfoundation.org, priceline.com lists San Antonio as #34 on its list of places to spend New…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:46pm. 948 Views, 0 Comments.
Spurs Riding 5 Game Winning Streak, 1st in Division
A month ago, the Spurs were muddling through a mediocre start to the season, struggling to keep their heads above water. As 2008 comes to a close, San Antonio looks like a prime contender to make some noise in the playoffs. The injury problems that held the team back are in the rearview mirror now, with the only players sidelined being Oberto and Mahinmi. Some of the new faces--like Roger Mason--seem to be adjusting to the team, and are finding and fitting into their roles.
On Christmas day, Mason occupied a role usually reserved for one of the teams Big Three--otherwise known as 'Go-To-Guy'. Playing Phoenix usually means that…
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EXISTING HOME SALES, PRICES DROP IN NOVEMBER
TEXAS (Real Estate Center, MarketWatch) – A total of 12,816 existing homes were sold in Texas last month, a 32.9 percent decline from November 2008, according to MLS data compiled by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. The median price dropped 5.4 percent to $136,900 during the same period, and the state finished the month with a 6.8-month inventory of existing homes.
Here is how select Texas cities fared in November (data current as of Dec. 23, 2008):
|Amarillo||140||down 44.7%||$116,500||up 1.5%|
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Spurs Back in Good Health, 1.5 Games Back in the Division
And you thought the Spurs were all about defense. Typically, San Antonio has made its living on that end of the court, but their most recent win was due as much to a powerful offense as anything. Against the Golden State Warriors, the Spurs put up 123 points, while holding the Warriors to just 88. Duncan was sporting a new hairdo--of lack thereof--having shaved his head. Whatever it was, worked. Duncan scored almost a point a minute, tallying 20 points in just 21 minutes of work, while pulling down 13 rebounds. In that game, four of the Spurs starters scored in double digits, with Ginobili just missing out…