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National Blood Donors Month is January

A need for blood is always present, no matter the time of year. We just finished the year-end "Townsquare Media Blood Drive" and it was very successful... but this is an ongoing need.

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Goodbye, North Star Drive Ball Field!

If you haven't driven up North Star Drive in Victoria recently (that's the street where the KIXS 108/Townsquare Media studios and offices are), then you may not have seen the flurry of earth-moving activity happening on the piece of land in the middle of the two sections of the street. This area of grassy field had been, for many years, a place where aspiring Major League players would learn and practice their baseball skills. A rusty backstop is the only evidence left of what was once, I'm sure, a "field of dreams." And, it's only a matter of time before

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Earl Pitts 11/19/13: Fast Cross Country

Earl has some thoughts on a recent cross-country driving record. Would Earl and his buddies at the Duck Inn attempt such foolishness? Oh, they might consider it...for a few minutes. But Earl offers up some pretty good reasons why they probably wouldn't succeed. Hear them for yourself!

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Today is COPD Day… Get a FREE Screening at Victoria Mall

It is a leading cause of death worldwide, ranking behind ischemic heart disease and stroke. It kills nearly 3 million people a year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

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Earl Pitts 10/30/13: Healthcare Website

Capitol Hill testimony...fingers of blame pointing in all directions...and the government's health care website still doesn't function correctly! Today, Earl examines how the country that gave the world the light bulb, movies, and, yes...computers, can't come up with a fully-functioning website to sell ObamaCare! In case you missed it this morning, we have it for you here!

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Cirque du Cure Tonight

The 4th Annual Pink Ribbon Cancer Awareness Event: Cirque du Cure is this evening at the Spring Creek Place Event Center, 12116 Nursery Drive, from 6:30pm to 9 p.m.

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Earl Pitts 10/7/13: Stupid–A Pre-Existing Condition

One of Earl's pals down at the Duck Inn have big problems with the new healthcare laws. As you'll hear in today's episode, Earl listens (somewhat) patiently, then offers his own observations on the matter.

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Almost Impossible Trivia for 9/27/13

Congratulations to Kristi Pittman of Ganado! She knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a couple of yummy Jack In The Box Tacos!

Q:  In the workplace, the handle of THIS often has more harmful bacteria on it than ANY of the handles in the restroom! What is it?

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The 7 Best Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We've put together a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.

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VC to Host Wellness Presentation

The first-ever Victoria College Counselor's Student and Faculty Wellness Presentation will be offered in two sessions this month. The presentation will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on VC's main campus in the Health Sciences Center, Room 130, and again at noon Sept. 25 in the Johnson Symposium.

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S.T.A.R.S.

What is S.T.A.R.S.?  STARS Clinic is changing the lives of families of children with special needs right here in Victoria.  For over 45 years, the STARS clinic has served families of children with special health care needs through neuro-developmental evaluations, assessments and referrals for children from birth to age 21. 

Category: Children, Community, Health
Photo credit: Bob Owen / San Antonio Express-News
Photo credit: Bob Owen / San Antonio Express-News
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Report: Guadalupe River Going Dry

Most of South Texas is still trying to recover from the devastating three-year drought, with not much relief in sight. As a result, lakes, rivers, creeks and streams are quickly losing water volume. A new report on My San Antonio.com says the Guadalupe River is the driest it has been in more than fifty years. This has implications well beyond limiting fishing, kayaking, and other "on-the-river" recreational activities; the river is a vital source of drinking and irrigation water for many towns, farms and ranches in the Golden Crescent and Coastal Bend regions.

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