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Habitat for Humanity Restore in San Angelo helps with home improvement

Colin Murphey, San Angelo Standard-Times
Published 2:28 p.m. CT Sept. 2, 2020

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Pam Hammer, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity in San Angelo at center, opens the Restore for business Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Photo: Colin Murphey / San Angelo Standard-Times)

SAN ANGELO — For people isolating at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic who may have found time for do-it-yourself projects or home improvement efforts, there is a resource in San Angelo that offers a low-cost alternative to big-name hardware stores.

And while many of the products at the Habitat for Humanity Restore may be used, they are far from used up.

The Habitat for Humanity Restore, located at 401 N. Chadbourne St. in downtown San Angelo, is a nonprofit home improvement store which not only saves customers money, but also keeps building materials out of local landfills and helps support the work of Habitat

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Home and remodeling show helps flood victims get back on their feet

GONZALES – Vic Sauniers and his wife lost their Gonzales home in the flood and are currently living in a FEMA trailer.

They say their new home will be elevated, built on top of a mound of dirt.

“We want to be prepared so when the next flood comes. We don’t want to deal with any water,” Vic said.

He decided not take any chances and is acting as his own contractor and building his own house. So he attended the Home and Remodeling Show at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. There he looked for sub-contractors to do the actual work.

“I’ve been planning for about three months and today I’m getting to put eyes on so it’s really great,” Vic said.

Every type of service homeowners need is being offered at the expo. Lumber compaines, painters, tools and kitchen cabinet companies are all featured at the event.

Cabinet makers

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Extension’s Cooking Basics series helps people navigate through the kitchen | Features

As restaurants closed in the beginning of the pandemic, many Americans learned just how much they had come to rely on them.

People had to start finding their way around the kitchen. That was a big task in a country where, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, people on average spend 54% of their food bills in restaurants.

Employees at the Manhattan-based K-State Research and Extension service thought they could help.

“At the beginning of the pandemic, Extension decided to do just a quick needs assessment with our clients,” said Lisa Martin, extension agent for the expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

The survey asked people what issues were the most important to them at the time — cooking and getting meals on the table hit high on the list.

“We had curriculum that we used with teaching, but we really didn’t have anything in fact sheets, and

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Accurate Group Helps Credit Unions Grow Real Estate Lending Business through Faster Loan Cycle Times, Lower Costs and Innovative Technology

Bundled solutions for property appraisal, title and remote closings accelerate growth and boost credit union efficiency

Accurate Group, a leading provider of technology-driven real estate appraisal, title data, analytics and e-closing solutions, today announced the launch of a bundled solution designed to help credit unions accelerate growth and improve efficiency in real estate lending.

Accurate Group provides the digital framework and modernized appraisal, title and closing processes lenders need to remain competitive in today’s real estate lending environment. The COVID-19 pandemic is posing challenges for real estate lenders – giving credit unions a window of opportunity to seize market share from less nimble competitors by investing in innovation and automation.

Property appraisal, title and closing processes are ripe for automation and technology advancement. By creating a one-stop, bundled solution that addresses these areas with proven, market-leading technology and services, Accurate Group is helping credit unions achieve significant gains in efficiency,

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