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Skeeter Nash

Hometown: Fresno, CA (where it all started at a 5,000 watt radio station). Birthday: August 15. Sign: Neon. Marital Status: Married to Sweetie Nash. Pets: 2 dogs, 2 cats. Favorite Artist: I’m really not into art. Favorite All-Time CD: The one that paid the highest interest rate. Oh, wait…you mean music? The Pilgrim by Marty Stuart. It's a masterpiece. Favorite Song Lyric: “I’ll be somewhere down in Texas, if you’re looking for me…” First Concert Attended: The Edgar Winter Group w/Bad Company opening, 1974. Yeah…I’m old. So? Favorite Food: Anything Italian (my wife says she could put red sauce on an old shoe and I’d probably eat it!), but Mexican runs a close second. Favorite Local Restaurant: Let me try a few, and I’ll report back. Favorite Local Hangout: Wherever there’s good, LIVE Country music! Favorite Actor: Kelsey Grammar. Favorite Movie: That Thing You Do! Favorite TV Show: It used to be 24, but lately it’s been Touch and The Voice. Favorite Sports Team: The Sugar Land Skeeters. Favorite Website: Facebook, where I spend entirely too much time! Nickname Growing Up: Isn’t “Skeeter” enough of a nickname? People Would Be Shocked If They Knew: I was a founding member of the (original) Boy Howdy Band! Hobbies: I’m a licensed amateur radio operator (General class, call sign: N5ASH); I’m also a singing drummer and award-winning songwriter!
Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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Skeeter Heard Worldwide On Newsline

Once again this week, KIXS 108 Morning Show host Skeeter Nash will be anchoring the Amateur Radio Newsline® report, heard around the world, over the ham radio airwaves, and online at www.arnewsline.org. This is a valuable service to ham radio operators worldwide, with reports coming in from all around the globe. A dedicated group of volunteers produce these reports, and they use their background in broadcast radio and/or television to give these weekly updates a very

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The Texas Zoo Invites You to Own Your Fear

Come to the Den if you dare to explore the world of scales, camouflage and other creepy crawly adaptations of the Texas Zoo's Den residents. This short presentation will include native species, invasive species and many other topics relevant to everyday life! Own Your Fear happens every Friday in the Den at 11:30 a

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TX Water Development Board Seeks Public Input

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will be holding Board work sessions around the state over the next two months to solicit comments on draft rules for the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT). The draft rules establish prioritization criteria for projects seeking financial assistance from the TWDB.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Excel 2010

Learn the basic elements of Microsoft Excel 2010 spreadsheet software. Create a spreadsheet using formulas and chart the data. The class will be held at the Library (302 N. Main St.) on Thursday, July 17th at 9:30 a

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The Birthday Board

Just in case you didn't know, we take your calls weekday mornings for our daily KIXS 108 Birthday Board, sponsored by Chick-Fil-A. If someone you know is celebrating a birthday, be sure to call Skeeter at (361) 573-0108, and let him record your birthday greeting. You can start calling anytime after 6:30am, and we play back the greetings at around 7:40am.

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Victoria Amateur Radio Club Meeting Thursday 6/17/14

The Victoria Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, July 17th starting at 7:30 p.m. at their new location at the DeTar Conference Center on Medical Drive, off Nursery Drive. Meeting starts at 7:30. "Eating Meeting" at the Mall Food Court, about 6:00. You can learn about the hobby and service of amateur radio, including how to obtain your FCC license, which is required to become an amateur radio ("ham")

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Pettit Brothers and Chicken Poop Bingo Return to Schroeder Dance Hall

Yes, you read that correctly: starting July 27th--and every Sunday beginning at 3:00 p.m.--Chicken Poop Bingo returns to Schroeder Dance Hall. The Petit Brothers will be playing as well on stage inside the hall. With the bingo you purchase one or more random tickets pulled from the hat at either 1 or 2 dollars, and the chicken is in a cage where the floor has numbered squares. Wherever the chicken does his "business" on that number, the holder of that ticket with the matching number wins the money from that round's ticket purchases. Depending on the chicken, there are 3 planned "rounds."

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Free Computer Training

 

Enhance your skills with self-paced tutorials from Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Computer Lab reserved and staffed Wednesdays for those also using their self-paced tutorials for help with ebooks and email.

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Animal Clinic And Pet Adoption

Experience the love and joy of adopting a dog, cat, puppy or kitten into your home. Saturday, July 12, 2014, Adopt-A-Pet of Victoria will be offering an Animal Clinic and Pet Adoption event at 8215 Houston Hwy. starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be a veterinarian on hand to administer vaccinations and examinations. If you already have a dog or cat in your family, you can take advantage of the animal clinic offered at this

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Senator Ted Cruz Speaking in Yoakum

Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will be speaking at the Yoakum Community Center as part of an event hosted by the Republican Women of Yoakum. The event takes place on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

General admission tickets cost $20. Reserved seats cost $50.

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BBB Warns: Don’t Be Fooled by Fuel Additives Promising Big Gas Savings

With gas prices above $3.00 per gallon, summer travel can come with a hefty price tag. When gas prices climb, products that claim to improve fuel efficiency might be appealing. But it's a smart idea to be skeptical of any gas-saving claims for automotive devices or oil and gas additives.

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