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Blotter: Intoxicated Chicago woman charged with battery for striking police officer in Oak Brook


Only a court of law can make that determination. Davell L. Jenkins, 26, of 20623 Garden Ridge Canyon, Richmond, Texas, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 2:43 a.m. Dec. 28 at Route 83 and Hodges Road.

Big Box Retailer Pounces on J.C. Penney’s Closed Stores


At Home, which was called Garden Ridge until last year, has 81 locations — 20 of them in Texas. The chain added 18 of them last year, including one at a former J.C. Penney in Arizona. It also took over eight Kmart stores and a Sears location. Once the ...

Shuttered Storefronts Are Welcome Sight for This Company


At Home, which was called Garden Ridge until last year, has 81 locations -- 20 of them in Texas. The chain added 18 of them last year, including one at a former J.C. Penney in Arizona. It also took over eight Kmart stores and a Sears location. Once the old ...

Garden Ridge Mayor Andrew Dalton passes away


GARDEN RIDGE, Texas - Family and community members are mourning the death of Garden Ridge Mayor Andrew Dalton. Dalton, 42, passed away Thursday after a battle with cancer. He became mayor of the community in 2013. Before that, he was a city councilman ...

Garden Ridge mayor dies


Garden Ridge Mayor Andrew Dalton has died, according to the city's web site. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, parents and sister, according to the site. Visitation will be held at Schertz Funeral Home located at 2217 FM 3009, Schertz ...

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 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


Westmount bought the Garland warehouse building two years ago. 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 ...

Garden Ridge, Texas Vacation Rentals


Garden Ridge, Texas offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Garden Ridge, TX, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...




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How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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Capital to small businesses and entrepreneurs in GARDEN RIDGE

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

“Through the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Treasury Department, states, and private sector lenders and investors are supporting small businesses and creating a lasting impact on the economy,” said Clifton Kellogg, Director of the SSBCI program. “More than $1 billion in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds have been distributed, making a real difference at the local level. Because of these funds, businesses have been able to buy new equipment, expand their facilities, and hire workers.”

Small businesses and entrepreneurs need capital to build their businesses, and SSBCI is designed to help spur new private sector lending or investment in small companies by leveraging private capital along with the federal support offered by the program. Through SSBCI, the Treasury Department will award nearly $1.5 billion to state programs across the country that support small businesses, including small manufacturers. SSBCI funding is not repaid by participating states to the federal government. Instead, to help even more small businesses, repaid loans and investments remain with participating states to be redeployed locally. The SSBCI Quarterly Report shows that as of September 2014, participating states have recycled more than $60 million to support additional investments.

States have made considerable progress in deploying these funds to support economic growth locally. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by percentage of allocation include: North Dakota (Mandan Consortium), Idaho, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, Kansas, and Alabama. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by dollar amount include: California, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, New York, Ohio, and Georgia.

SSBCI was created when President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act on September 27, 2010. The Treasury Department awarded allocations to all fifty states by early 2012, based on a formula set by the Small Business Jobs Act that considered population and unemployment levels. Each state designs its own small business programs, and five types of programs are eligible for SSBCI funds: Capital Access Programs, Loan Guarantee Programs, Loan Participation Programs, Collateral Support Programs, and Venture Capital Programs. In the SSBCI 2013 Annual Report business owners reported that more than 95,000 jobs will be created or saved as a direct result of SSBCI support. [23]


Save Money on Homeownership in GARDEN RIDGE

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]








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