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Remember When Trace Adkins Appeared on ‘The Young and the Restless’?

Trace Adkins is one of country music's most colorful performers, but he set his roughneck image aside in 2008 for a guest role on the long-running soap opera, The Young and the Restless, which aired on April 9, 2008.

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Remember When Capitol Records Passed on Garth Brooks?

Garth Brooks is the best-selling solo artist in the history of music, but when he first auditioned for Capitol Records in Nashville, the label simply wasn't interested.

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Remember When Luke Bryan Made His Grand Ole Opry Debut?

Nine years ago today — April 6, 2007 — when Luke Bryan made his Grand Ole Opry debut, the singer was barely married, and barely known to country music fans.

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Early Texas History Symposium in Port Lavaca

"Early Texas History: The Untold Stories Symposium" will take place at the Bauer Community Center, 2300 Texas Hwy 35 in Port Lavaca, this Friday at 6pm. Jose A. Lopez, a writer, author and historian from San Antonio, is the featured speaker.

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MCB Seeks Matagorda Launch Witnesses

The Museum of the Coastal Bend at Victoria College is seeking people who witnessed spacecraft launches at Matagorda Island more than 30 years ago. On Sept. 9, 1982, Space Services, Inc. successfully launched the 36-foot Conestoga 1 rocket from the south section of Matagorda Island.

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‘Cattle Drive’ at MCB

Come to the Museum of the Coastal Bend, 2200 East Red River in Victoria, for Cattle Drive! See if you can guide your herd to market, show off your roping skills, observe cow eye dissections, and more.

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Victoria County Historical Commission Meeting Tonight

The Victoria County Historical Commission will hold n interesting and educational meeting tonight at 7pm at the Victoria County Archives Building, 205 W. Goodwin Street in Victoria.

"Tracing  the Roots of Frederick Hiller" is a power point presentation by Danny Hiller. Frederick Hiller was an early German settler to Victoria who made a new and better life for himself.

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BBB Advises: Donate To a Charity You Can Trust

September marks a month which recognizes worthy causes. The anniversary of 9/11 and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month may have people considering a donation to a charity. Last month, viral videos of people pouring ice water over their heads sparked a donation frenzy. Participants, including celebrities and a former U.S. President, were seen braving the chilly water all to support the ALS Association, a national BBB Accredited Charity.

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Happy National Radio Day!

You're probably unaware of the fact that today, August 20th, is "National Radio Day."

Yes, the medium that started all electronic media to come after, has its own "national day." From Marconi's first transatlantic transmission of the Morse code letter 'S' ("..." or, dit-dit-dit) in 1901, to today's many choices for music, talk, sports, etc., radio is still the majority of peoples' choice for entertainment and up-to-the-minute news and weather reports.

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Photo credit: Ralph Salazar, Sr.
Photo credit: Ralph Salazar, Sr.
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Pivo and Kolaches, Cerveza and Tamales

While I was not 'raised' on Polka music (as so many here in South Texas have been), I must say I had a blast playing at the 3rd annual (and my 2nd-ever) Polka show at the Flag City Opry last night! Man, when you've got 3 or 4 horns (trumpets/saxes) playing along with the band, it sounds HUGE! I've come to realize that Czech/German Polka, Mexican Norteño, and much of Western Swing are all rooted in that same, strong, danceable 2-beat rhythm; with the occasional waltz thrown in so dancers can catch their breath! Music--in any language--feeds the soul!

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Video: Foreign Foods You’re Eating Wrong – YouTube

Who knew? Apparently, there is a 'wrong' way and a 'right' way to eat ramen noodle soup. Sushi, too. Oh, and--my personal favorite--spaghetti? Yeah, I've been eating that wrong, too. How about you?

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Congressman Hosts Veterans Summit

Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) is hosting the summit. Representatives from the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and other veterans support groups will be on hand to provide information regarding veterans’ clinics, health benefits, education, employment, housing, cemeteries, land, transportation, social services, and business development. The event is free to veterans, enlisted military personnel, and military families.

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