Opinion

Save $1,000 on expenses

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A number of years ago, I met Kathryn and Galen. They’d won a contest sponsored by Woman’s Day magazine. The prize? A money makeover and financial coaching with ... me!

Friendship fears

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Dear Annie: I’m heading to college next year and am scared of making new friends. While I have don’t have trouble talking to new people or getting along with most

Celebrations, expansions load up for fall season

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The 50th anniversary of Stew Contest will be here before we know it! Cooks have begun reserving their spots, and it’s going to be quite a celebration. Just so you

1,200 miles of miscommunication

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Dear Annie: We have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Wisconsin, while we live more than 1,200 miles away in Florida. In early May, our son asked us if

10 essential kitchen tools

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Whether you’re a newlywed, a recent grad moving into your first apartment or one of the 25% of millennials who Forbes recently reported will be moving back home with Mom

Governor’s squad terrorized state

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The trigger-happy state police opened fire without warning on a crowd of Saturday shoppers in Brownwood on Aug. 19, 1871. In his inaugural address in April 1870, Republican Edmund J.

Waiting for commitment

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Dear Annie: I have been with my boyfriend for six years. He is still legally married to his wife, and his children are grown. I have a great relationship with

Teenaged molar mayhem

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Dear Annie: Recently, I stayed with my niece and nephew while my brother and his wife took a trip. This seems like a trivial problem, but I know it can

How to use your garbage disposal

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I would like to personally thank the late John W. Hammes, an architect working in Racine, Wisconsin, who in 1927 invented the garbage disposal. What a brilliant idea. Is there

Covert mission payback for raids

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At Bird’s Fort north of present-day Arlington, the Snively Expedition officially disbanded on Aug. 7, 1843, and the dispirited members went their separate ways. Seven tense years after San Jacinto,