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A low pressure system continued to impact the central third of the country on Saturday, while a ridge of high pressure persisted over ...
Flood warnings were issued over eastern Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley. Boothville, La.,

Patricia Louise Smith-McConnell

She is survived by her daughter, Zinda Edgar of Lone Pine, CA, her son and daughter-in-law, Jonn and Steffany Lear of Garden Ridge. TX, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded ...

Places to go, beginning April 18

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Progress continues on I-35E expansion

“We’re using this approach at Garden Ridge as well.” Main Street Bridge Like the Corporate ...
two dedicated turn lanes – one in each direction – and Texas U-turn lanes in either direction. “We decided to make it an underpass because it goes ...

Riverdale to be home of Utah’s first At Home location

At Home was founded as Garden Ridge Pottery in 1979 in Garden Ridge, Texas, and is now headquartered in Plano, Texas. Under the At Home brand transformation that began in 2014, the company now has 80 locations in 21 states. According to its website ...

Webster Garden Ridge transforms into At Home

She said since Garden Ridge Pottery was founded in 1979, the brand has continued to expand in its home market of Texas and beyond. The brand operates 77 stores in 21 states. Sullivan said the time was right for a new name and feel. "Many Texans are ...

Garden Ridge gets new name, design

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Garden Ridge is investing $20 million in a rebranding project. The orange Garden Ridge sign at the Lubbock store has been replaced with an "At Home" sign. Garden Ridge hopes the rebranding will clear up any confusion customers may have ...

Garden Ridge stores rebranding to 'At Home'

After first testing a name change at its St. Louis-area stores, home décor chain Garden Ridge is spending $20 million to redesign store layouts and change the name of all its stores nationwide to At Home. In March, Plano, Texas-based Garden Ridge changed ...

Garden Ridge is evolving into At Home

Garden Ridge needed major changes and a new name in advance of a national rollout, Bird said. “The brand is well-known in Texas, but in other states people would come in and ask, ‘Where’s the lawn fertilizer?’” While the retailer plans to build ...

Retailer Garden Ridge adding to North Texas distribution space

Big box retailer Garden Ridge LP has rented a Garland warehouse to expand its distribution operations. Building owner Westmount Realty Capital said Tuesday that Garden Ridge has leased a 146,600 square-foot space in its Logistics Pointe/Garland warehouse ...

I am Definitely going to be in the Pool this Afternoon!

Please click on my latest Youtube.  It is only 57 seconds.  I decided I needed to shorten the length since we are all so busy.   Thursday I was on my way to the pool when I detoured to Line Dancing c…

A Garden Tea Party at Cactus Ridge

Garden Tea Party at Cactus Ridge Retirement  On April 11th Viveka had a very busy day as we were attending three different town events. First was the indoor Garden Tea Party which was being hosted by …

Springtime in Riley Park

In Woodstock, VA W. O. Riley Park has recreation areas and a small arboretum. The oversized camera is displayed in a sculpture garden. Woodstock is the county seat of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Ma…

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Suggestion Painting, and It was just one Phone Call…

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist   Please click on my  Youtube!  I got side tracked today so I haven’t been able to paint.  I do have one new Suggestion painting and then I hope to get back to the studio f…

Spotlight Excerpt: ‘Untended Garden,’ by Grant Hier

This is an excerpt from “Untended Garden,” a long poem by Grant Hier, who is this week’s O.C. Author Spotlight.  *   This neighborhood is filled with birds:   the plaintive call of a mourning d…

Baseball: Palm Beach County well represented in state rankings

As the postseason nears, plenty of Palm Beach County baseball teams have the potential to make deep playoff runs this year. Benjamin is No. 2 in the Class 3A state poll. (Photos by Richard Graulich) …

Big Short or Long Range Building Plans at Pine Ridge?

Remember to tell your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren this EVERY SINGLE DAY! FeatherSpeak via Wikoskalaka Yuwita Pi – Lakota Gathering of Young Women Oglala Sioux…

Recycle in Your Home at Autumn Ridge in Roswell With These Tips

If you recycle in your home at Autumn Ridge, it might feel a bit inconvenient at times. Maybe the countertop is loaded with bottles and boxes and you often forget to take the recyclables out on trash …

TN Promise students can earn community service hours in Roane State garden

Tennessee Promise students can complete up to four hours of their required community service by working in Roane State’s Community Garden on April 25. The college is hosting a special Tennessee Promis…

Chicken Covered White Ceramic Egg Plate by Garden Ridge

Would love this in my kitchen :)


Domestic violence in GARDEN RIDGE TEXAS

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



Tips to Prevent Data Theft in GARDEN RIDGE TEXAS

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in GARDEN RIDGE TEXAS

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


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