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Texas State honorees

SAN MARCOS - Several Texoma residents are among students earning the Dean’s List at Texas State University for the fall 2014 semester. To be named to the list, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5 while carrying a class load of at least 12 semester hours.

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The Wedding Expo
The Wedding Expo
Herald Democrat Wedding Expo 2015

About face: Give your skin-care routine a makeover

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Besides being the season of resolutions and fresh starts, January is the perfect month to revamp a skin care routine. Dry, heated air leads to dull, flaky skin, and the summer glow is long gone. If you’ve been slathering on the same products year after year and are craving a change-up, read on. We asked three North Carolina skin-care experts for their best advice aimed at readers looking to update their routines.

THIS WEEK IN YOUR GARDEN: How to harvest rainwater

It was raining last week, when this column talked about the importance of soil. If you are a gardener, you were thinking about the importance of water, too. Thank God for the rain! Rainwater does not come with all the salts or alkalinity that much of Grayson County’s water holds. That’s why you should consider harvesting rainwater to use on your garden.

Fischer named February photographer

North Dallas resident Jon Fischer has been named as the February “Photographer of the Month” at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Twelve of his Hagerman photographs will be featured throughout the month in a digital exhibit at www.friendsofhagerman.org .