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Brantley Gilbert Talks About Lost Love, Shares The Story Behind The Song ‘Saving Amy’

Brantley Gilbert is coming to Victoria on November 18th to headline the 2011 Taste of Country Christmas Tour, but don't assume that the Georgia-born singer will carry on the holiday tradition a la Vince Gill and Amy Grant or John Berry. Gilbert is on the brink of stardom because his shows are as lively and rambunctious as anyone who headlines major arenas and amphitheaters right now. He's focused, emotional and honest. As a result, his fans are as loyal as a biscuit is to gravy.

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Welcome To The Brand New KIXS 108 Newsletter!

KIXS 108 would like to introduce you to our brand new newsletter.  With his new and improved email newsletter, we will be delivering your favorite music news and entertainment stories right to your inbox – not to mention you will be the first to know about all our awesome contests and giveaways!

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Events of 9/11 Overwhelming, So Were the Rumors

As we observe the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, it's important to remember that some of the information that will be passed on electronically and presented as fact will in fact be nothing more than speculation, rumor, and sadly, in some cases, outright fabrication.

Rich Buhler, creator of TruthOrFiction.com, has dedicated himself to separating fact from fiction and reminds us that, especially during this emotional time, we should be careful what we choose to believe and, more importantly, what we choose to pass on to our friends and family without checking the facts beforehand.

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New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
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Value of Sept. 11 Anniversary Memorabilia May Be Short-Lived

Don’t get caught up and overspend on 9/11 mementos

The Better Business Bureau advises caution when purchasing 9/11 memorabilia this coming weekend which sees the country observing the 10th anniversary of that fateful day.

VICTORIA, Texas – With the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaching, Better Business Bureau is advising consumers that the value of most memorabilia and commemorative items is sentimental; Prices for many items will likely drop over time.

Patriotic websites are promoting magnets, pins, flags, clothing, license tags, license frames and jewelry, among other items as a way to remember the anniversary. Sellers are also marketing commemorative items on auction sites like eBay, where the seller must rely on emailed questions and online photos to determine an item’s value.

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Mom of Three is Mom To Be

I have been absent this summer. I’ve been a LITTLE busy! First there’s the whole 3 children thing. Who knew they could be so much work?! Then there was another little thing called MORNING SICKNESS. Whoever invented that term obviously has NEVER been pregnant.

Yes, that’s right, I said morning sickness We are expecting our 4th baby in January. We feel incredibly blessed and yes, we are very excited!!!

Before you ask, let me just address some frequently asked questions that I, as a mother to 3, soon to be 4, have encountered.

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Back to School Shopping Tips for the Tax-Free Holiday

The fine folks at the Better Business Bureau were kind enough to put together a list of shopping tips for our readers for the Sales Tax Holiday coming up this weekend. For those who might be partaking of the Tax-Free weekend for the first time, and even for shopping veterans, some of the tips are invaluable

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Help Shut Down Copper Thieves

BBB Offers Tips to Protect Against Would-Be Scrap Metal Thieves

VICTORIA, Texas — Copper thieves can wreak havoc on a home or business, dismantling air conditioning units, plumbing and more in hopes of getting scrap to sell. With the cost of scrap metal increasing, Better Business Bureau warns consumers and business owners to take precautions.

Copper thieves have cost residents and businesses thousands of dollars and created an additional challenge for law enforcement, since stolen scrap metal is difficult to track.

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Crimestoppers Crime of the Week

Victoria Crime Stoppers and the Victoria Police Department need your help to identify the person responsible for a robbery.

On the morning of July 17, the owner of a business the 700 block of South Delmar entered his shop to find a unknown Hispanic Male stealing property. After the owner confronted the male he was pushed to the ground

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Possible damage from strong winds and storms may lead scammers to your neighborhood
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Fly-By-Night Contractors May Follow Tropical Storm Don

Possible damage from strong winds and storms may lead scammers to your neighborhood

VICTORIA, Texas — As Tropical Storm Don moves toward the Texas coast, Better Business Bureau warns consumers of potential scams in the wake of storm damage.

The damage c

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Listen to KIXS 108 Online – Check Out Our New Streaming Player and Playlist Pages

We've got a great new way for you to listen to KIXS 108 online and check out what songs we're playing on the radio right now.

Hit the Listen Live button on the right side of this page to open our new streaming player - where you can listen to us online, read more about the songs and artists you're hearing, and look back at what we've played. You can also buy songs on Amazon or iTunes.

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Upgrade? Maybe You Should Wait

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GPS Navigators vs. GPS Smartphone Apps

Most modern smartphones have built-in maps and GPS units. But those built-in apps don't give turn-by-turn audio directions, like those you may be used to from a dedicated GPS. You can buy apps that give turn by turn directions, but they tend to be expensive, and require up-front costs or monthly subscription fees. (Mapquest is a notable exception; it's free for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android.)

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It’s Summertime!

In case you didn’t know from the 100 degree temperatures, it’s Summer time!! For me that means all 3 of my children are at home, for the most part, 24 hours a day. This can be good and bad.

Some of the things I love about Summer include staying in bed until after 8 a.m. Granted, I usually don’t sleep past 6:30, but I do get to lie in bed and snuggle with my babies and try to catch an extra 10 minutes of sleep while they watch cartoons! I also love going swimming. It’s one of the only ways to let the kids expend some major energy while keeping cool and it also usually also guarantees a really good naptime!

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