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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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Playtex Pacifier Recall Issued

Attention parents of pacifier-sucking babies: Playtex has announced a recall of more than a million pacifier holders, due to a choking hazard. The Associated Press reports that the problem with the pacifier holders concerns the clips that allow the holder to be attached to other items.

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Triple Murder Suspect Apprehended in Schulenburg

This is just scary. It just goes to show you never know who you're dealing with or who is driving along beside you on the highway or even the street on which you live.

Area law enforcement officers arrested New York City triple homicide suspect Miguel Mejia-Ramos on Monday night as his cellphone alerted investigators where he was.

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Local Companies Set For Growth

Here's more evidence of why Texas--specifically, south Texas--continues to outpace the rest of the nation in economic growth and jobs creation. As Governor Perry says, "Texas is 'open for business!'" If you (or someone you know) is looking for work--or possibly a career change--check this out!

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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 45's, and even a few box sets! I've always thought vinyl sounded better than just about anything they've come up with over the years! Check out this article, and the surprising new statistics regarding good ol' vinyl records!

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¡Viva CES Las Vegas 2014!

What would life be like without electronics? Well, for one thing, you wouldn't be reading this epic piece of blogging, because there wouldn't be any computers, smart phones, tablets, or even radio! Every year about this time, electronics developers, manufacturers, and marketers all get together in Las Vegas, NV for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This is where the "cutting edge" of technology is displayed.

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Latest Road Conditions From TxDOT

Here is the latest update on Texas road/highway conditions, courtesy of TxDOT:

*****   Sunday 12/8/13 5 p.m. UPDATE   *****

TxDOT MAKES PROGRESS REMOVING ICE FROM ROADWAYS, CAUTION STILL NEEDED FOR MONDAY MORNING COMMUTES AS TEMPERATURES FALL

Roads much better, but bridges remain a problem in North Texas due to black ice risk

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