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Listen: “Lost” Johnny Cash/Waylon Jennings Duet
"The Man in Black," Johnny Cash, passed away on September 12, 2003. From 1958 until the mid-1980's, he was one of Columbia Records' biggest-selling acts. However, when his sales began to taper off in the mid-80's, he was unceremoniously dropped from that label.  In his final years, he reco…
Texas Writer To Sign Books
Meet Texas novelist and historian Myra Hargrave McIlvain when she'll be signing copies of her new book, Stein House, on Saturday at Hastings on North Navarro St. in Victoria.
Ms. McIlvain's book chronicles the story of a German immigrant family moving in the 19th century to the Texas seapor…
Happy 175th Anniversary To The Texas Flag!
It is one of the most easily-identified flags out of all 50 state flags in the U.S. The lone white star, set in a field of blue (representing loyalty), alongside white (representing strength) and red (for bravery). This Saturday, January 25, 2014, will mark the 175th anniversary of the official adop…
A Piece Of Country Music History
Folks who know me know that I really LIKE Country music! From the days of playing in my first Country bands to becoming a Country radio personality, I've been a serious 'student' of the music, its history, and the people who make it. Certain places, instruments and artifacts connected with Country's…
Are Vinyl Records Making A Comeback?
Yes, I'm old enough to remember vinyl records...I still have a bunch, and a turntable on which to play them! The old saying, "Everything 'old' is 'new' again" seems to be true with the way folks like to listen to music. As I said, I still have probably a couple of hundred albums, dozens of…
A Beatles Reunion? In Victoria, Texas??
I've been a fan of the Beatles since I was about 6 or 7 years old (which was right at the peak of their most creative period, 1966-1968). This coming February 9th will mark fifty years since their first American television performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. in 1964. Now, it would appear the t…
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 …
Almost Impossible Trivia For 12/3/13
Congratulations to Jackie Parsons of Victoria! She knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a couple of yummy Jack In The Box tacos!
It's Texas Trivia Tuesday!
Q:  Before he came to Texas, Sam Houston (who was born in Virginia), served as Governor…
Almost Impossible Trivia For 11/21/13
Congratulations to April Mashacek of Victoria! She knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a Combo 1 from Aling’s Chinese Cuisine!
Q:  This character just turned 85 and kids of all ages still love him. Who?
Almost Impossible Trivia For 11/19/13
Congratulations to Jordan Silgero of Halletsville! He knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a Combo 1 from Aling's Chinese Cuisine!
Texas Trivia Tuesday!
Q:  How many U.S. Presidents were born in Texas?
Almost Impossible Trivia For 11/12/13
Congratulations to Matthew Long of Victoria! He knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a couple of yummy Jack In The Box Tacos!
Texas Trivia Tuesday!
Q:  What makes the Texas state capitol building different from all of the other states&CloseCurlyQuo…

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