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BBB Warns Social Media Users to Beware of Phishing Messages

These days almost every social media outlet allows for private messaging. Even Pinterest recently jumped on the messaging bandwagon. The unfortunate side effect is that scammers are quick to jump on too.

When con artists create emails, links or web pages assuming the identity of a trustworthy source and prompt you to share sensitive personal data, it’s called “phishing”. Phishing is big business for cyber criminals.

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Ferguson Police Reveal Identity of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

Six days after unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, authorities have released the name of the officer who shot him. He is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran with no disciplinary record.

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Houston Mom Kicked Out of Pizza Parlor Over Diaper Change

Stay classy, Houston!

A mom and her kids were kicked out of a Houston-area pizza restaurant because one of the kidlings needed a diaper change. As the restaurant's rest room didn't feature a diaper changing table, this resourceful matriarch used what she felt was the only option available to her: change out the kid's nasty Pampers right there in the dining room!

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BBB: Students Give Financial Aid Scams a Failing Grade

The college fall semester will kick off soon, so now is the time to beware of scams targeting students. Scholarships and financial aid are a great way to help with the high cost of education. Even though finances have already been planned out for the school year, scammers still use this time as an opportunity to take advantage of students and parents. Before you think about last-minute financial assistance, Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants you to be wary of financial aid fraud.

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The ‘Cell Phone Slows Restaurant Service’ Story Going Viral Has Some Holes in It

I'll admit, after reading the story of a "restaurant" that did a "study" (sorry for all of the "quotation marks"), I thought it sounded legit enough to post it on Facebook, so I did. Later, I read another article on the Happy Place blog that disputed some of the "results" listed in the original article. Are you still with me? Good.

I usually try to check things out at places like Snopes.com (an excellent resource for sorting out online fact from crap), but this time, I didn't do any fact-checking. Happy Place did, though, and you can see what they concluded here.

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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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Pilot Orders Pizza for His Entire Plane

A Frontier Airlines flight from Washington to Denver was diverted to Cheyenne because of bad weather. The plane was stuck on the ground for nearly two hours.

The food on board was gone, so the pilot decided to order pizzas for everyone

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Waffle House Orders Waitress to Return $1,000 Tip

The tip of a lifetime turned into a nightmare for one Waffle House waitress.

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Better Business Bureau: Top 5 Summer Scams

Summer is a great time to take that long-overdue vacation, or make much-needed home repairs. But, as the weather heats up, so do scams. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning consumers about some of the top summer scams.

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Never Forget

Today is the 70th anniversary of "D-Day". Everyone at KIXS 108 and Townsquare Media Victoria say thank you to the veterans who served on that fateful day to change the world forever. All gave some and some gave all

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6 Top Features in Mac OS X Yosemite

I will admit, I love my Apple products...from my first iPod many years ago to the iMac I got this last September, I've really become a big fan. They just work! Now, from the latest World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), comes the preview of the upcoming Mac OS X "Yosemite" operating system, and some of the features being added almost made me stand up and cheer. It's a good thing I was alone at the time.

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Maya Angelou, Poet and Author, Dies at 86 [VIDEO]

Maya Angelou, author of 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,' died at her home in North Carolina on Wednesday morning. She was 86.

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