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Samuel Askins served in Iraq as an airborne infantryman and staff sergeant and spent 17 years as a paratrooper, stationed all across the U.S. Today, he’s back in Texas, helping other combat vets recover from post-traumatic stress disorder. As director of Texas outreach for PTSD Foundation of America, Askins runs interventions throughout Texas, responding to vets

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Texas is always well represented at the Summer Olympics. Here are some of the athletes going for gold in Tokyo in 2021.

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Our First Responders: Nicole Michels

Nicole Michels’ job as a paramedic in Houston has always meant long hours, high intensity, and high stakes. At the beginning of the pandemic, her call volume dropped. Then, it rose again. When COVID-19 first hit Texas in March, people were trying to stay out of the hospital, but they were nervous. “I would get calls saying,

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Add some festivity to your home with these beautiful, seasonal arrangements.

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Recipe: Holiday Party Canapés

Try these three cute, show-stealing dishes to share at your next gathering. Bacon & Sweet Potato Bites Sweet and salty, these caramelized one-bite appetizers are impossible to resist. Makes 24. Ingredients:2 tablespoons butter, softened1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt1 pound sweet potato, peeled and cut into 24 1-inch cubes24 rashers of bacon2 tablespoons packed brown