Play hard, protect your smile

Play hard, protect your smile

by Dr. Ron White The statistics are clear that sports and recreation can lead to dental injury; more than three million teeth will be knocked out in youth sporting activities this year.  However, the evidence is also clear that wearing a mouth guard can help to prevent dental injury; an athlete […]

Don’t mess with Texas

Don’t mess with Texas

by Reba Byrd & Carolyn Verdina Don’t mess with Texas. We Texans are so proud of our state, aren’t we? There is nothing quite like driving through the Hill Country or watching that sunset during the summer months, cold beverage in hand. We all work together to keep our state […]

Snakes in the grass

Snakes in the grass

by: Scott Coltharp The chance of being bit by a venomous snake in Texas is rare. Only 15 of the 113 species/subspecies of snakes in Texas are venomous. There are four species of venomous snakes in Texas: rattlesnakes, copperheads, water moccasins (cotton mouth) and coral snakes. The first three are in […]

Fleas: The tiny pest

Fleas: The tiny pest

by Frank Shuman, DVM This summer has been primed for an escalation in fleas due to the mild winter and significant rains Central Texas has received. These two factors have created an environment that is perfect to a record number of menacing pests. There are over 1900 flea species in […]

When can I apply for Medicare?

When can I apply for Medicare?

by: Tom Diehl You have a seven month “window” to apply for Medicare as you approach your sixty-fifth birthday. You can apply three months before your birth month, during your birth month and up to three months after your birth month. You will apply for Medicare Part B and pay […]

Heat stroke in pets

Heat stroke in pets

by: Frank Shuman We are slowly working our way into the heat of the summer. Becoming aware of how to prevent and treat your pet for heat exhaustion and heat stroke are important. Hyperthermia may be a life-threatening condition and does require immediate treatment once a dog or cat’s body temperature […]

Take steps to prevent identity theft

Take steps to prevent identity theft

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor Identity theft is a big problem. How big? Consider this: In 2015, about 13 million Americans were victimized, with a total fraud amount of $15 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. That’s a […]

Rocks and more rock

Rocks and more rock

by: Lindley Pond In thinking about ways to save money, it occurred to me that there was a very obvious material available for use to cover a slew of different uses and not have to be constantly refreshed each year to keep things looking crisp. Rocks! More specifically, river rocks or […]