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Moon Day Celebration at Museum of the Coastal Bend

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing and Texas’ role in space exploration. Come to the Museum of the Coastal Bend for hands-on activities Saturday, July 19, 2014 between 10am-4pm.

The Museum is at 2200 E

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Fly Your U.S. Flag Proudly–and Correctly

Independence Day is a perfect holiday on which to fly Old Glory. However, did you know that there are rules for proper flag etiquette? If you want to show your respect for the symbol of the U.S.A., you need to know how to properly display the Stars and Stripes.

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Black History Exhibition Reception In Hallettsville

You're invited to a free celebration reception at the Hallettsville Cultural Events Center on Thursday, June 19th at 10 a.m. for the Black History Exhibition.

Later--from 5:00-8:30 p.m.--Naomi Mitchell Carrier, author and founder of the Texas Center for African American Living History, will be present a special program.Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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VFW Flag Day Ceremony

This Saturday, June 14th, is Flag Day. Join Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4146 for a ceremonial flag raising at the VFW Post 4146 at 8:00 a.m. to celebrate Flag Day. Refreshments to follow.

VFW Post 4146 is at 2001 Lova Lane in Victoria

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25 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Texas

I love lists that writers come up with about Texas. Having lived here for just shy of two years myself, I always find them educational and, often, amusing. Texas has its own pace, its own attitude, and--according to this list--its own vocabulary when it comes to the 25 words mentioned.

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What’s the Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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Top 15 Small Cities In Texas

Texans are known for being proud. We're proud of our state's history, its people and its current position as one of the leading economic powerhouses in the entire USA. We have six cities listed in the top 20 cities in the United States by population. But we also have some of the coolest, most charming, and beautiful small towns in America. Check out this list of the "Top 15 Small Cities in Texas." Several are right here in the KIXS 108 listening area.

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Map: Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster

From tornadoes to wildfires, floods to hurricanes, Texas has its share of natural disasters. But, have you ever wondered where in the Lower 48 states one is least likely to encounter such calamities? Well, of course, a study was done to figure out the answer to that question. Check out this map, and see if you don't think that the benefits of life in Texas outweigh the "risks" here in the Lone Star state!

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Warrior’s Weekend and Field of Honor

A couple of powerful tribute events are coming to the Crossroads area in May. Warrior's Weekend and the Warrior's Weekend Field of Honor will pay tribute to those who have served our country in uniform, and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in defense of this nation, and the cause of freedom around the world.

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Goliad Historical Commission to Host Lecture

The Goliad County Historical Commission will be hosting a free event featuring a lecture by author Gary Brown, who will be speaking on the topic of his upcoming book about the numerous historic bells of Goliad.

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Lecture: Ancient DNA by Dr. Kelly Graf

Fascinating stuff! The ancient skeleton of a child was discovered near the village of Mal’ta in south-central Siberia in the late-1920's. A recent DNA analysis of the skeleton, believed to be 24,000 years old, has shown that the Mal’ta child’s people were ancestors of modern Native Americans, suggesting First Americans came directly from Siberia.

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2014 Spring Heritage Quilt Show

The Yoakum Heritage Museum is having the 2014 Spring Heritage Quilt Show now through April 15th, opening on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special arrangements may be made for groups of 10 or more.

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