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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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Video: Mayflower Arkansas Tornado Drone Footage

Having spent nine years in northeast Arkansas, the killer storms last night brought great concern, as we have so many friends there. Thankfully, the worst of the storms passed to the north of our former hometown of Jonesboro; but sadly, other areas were devastated. Check out this amazing aerial footage (shot from a 'drone') of some of the destruction near Mayflower, AR.

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#PrayForArkansas – Justin Moore, Darius Rucker + More Offer Prayers to Families Affected by Tornadoes

Over a dozen people in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa were killed after a wave of storms and tornadoes tore through south-central United States. Many of the deaths were in Faulkner County, Ark., as a powerful twister flipped cars and tore through houses. Justin Moore — a native of Poyen, Ark., about one hour south — was one of a number of country stars to offer prayers on Sunday night and Monday.

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Documentary Screening: “A Fragile Trust”

“A Fragile Trust” is a documentary that tells the story of how Jayson Blair, a journalist at The New York Times, became known as the most infamous serial plagiarist of the modern era. A free screening of the documentary will be at 6 p

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Heartbleed Hit List: Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

This has been a big news story for the past day or so: an encryption flaw (basically, a "hole" in the security of some websites) called the "Heartbleed" bug has been discovered. The initial reports I heard made it sound like you needed to change ALL of your website passwords; but apparently, that's not the case. Here's a breakdown of which of the websites' passwords you should change, and the ones you don't necessarily need to.

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4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting

Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Photo: © 2014 by Skeeter Nash
Photo: © 2014 by Skeeter Nash
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Publication Names H-E-B ‘America’s Best Grocery Store’

It's something we Texans know, and of which we are proud. Now, a highly-respected business publication has confirmed: when it comes to grocery stores, no other chain can beat H-E-B! These three letters are synonymous with a great, fresh grocery shopping experience throughout the Lone Star state!

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Accident at SXSW Claims 2 Lives

South by Southwest is a huge event and a great opportunity for musicians to be seen and heard by industry professionals every year in Austin. Now tragedy has cast a pall over the festive atmosphere.

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Patriotism Is Alive And Well In Texas

This is yet another reason I am proud to now call Texas my home! In Cypress, TX (near Houston), during the pledge of allegiance and moment of silence that opened Friday’s school day at Cy-Fair High School. Groundskeeper Clayton Allen Jr. set aside his equipment to honor the moment and a teacher took a picture of him doing it. That picture--and the story behind it--are quickly going viral!

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Sailor Dad Surprises Cheerleader Daughter

I have to admit, I have a soft spot in my heart for videos of service men and women returning home from deployments into the waiting arms of their families. The long periods of separation are so difficult for all involved, which makes their homecoming celebrations something we--as a grateful nation--can share in their joy. Check out this video of one recent homecoming, where a dad who had been at sea for an extended period surprised his teenaged cheerleader daughter!

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Special Delivery From The Girl Scouts Cookies Lady

We had a special in-studio guest this morning, as Kelly Trevino, Director of Marketing for the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas stopped by for a visit...and she brought COOKIES!

The annual Girl Scouts Cookies sale is in full swing, right now through February 23rd

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Folk Legend Pete Seeger Dead at 94

Pete Seeger says he lost his heart to the banjo when he was just a teenager. It happened at a mountain dance festival in North Carolina. It was the mid '30s, and he was with his father. “There was a kind of honesty in country music that I didn't find in pop music,” he would say later. The moment inspired Seeger, who died on Monday (Jan. 27) at the age of 94, to become one of the most influential voices of the century.

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