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Clogging Class In Hallettsville

Get moving and have fun by taking advantage of the free weekly Clogging Classes at Englein Haus 115 N. Main St. Hallettsville! Clogging class is held every Wednesday from 5-7:00 p.m. Contact: Nancy Braus at 361-798-9295 for more information, then get ready to kick up your heels!

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Ham Radio Gaining New Respect

With smart phones, computers, and even landline telephones relying more and more on the Internet, what happens in a disaster that damages cell towers and other infrastructure?

Amateur radio operators spring into action. A method of communication--once thought to be dying off due to the increasing speed and popularity of the World Wide Web--is gaining new respect and unprecedented growth, especially in situations where the only available means of emergency communications is good "old-fashioned" ham radio.

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Thyroid Disease Support Group

Phoenix Johnson, a financial counselor who has fought thyroid disease for more than 20 years, is starting a support group.

"It's tough to find information and support systems," Johnson says. "I've done massive amounts of research, and I want to share all I've learned with others

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Family Gaming at the Library

Hang out with other kids teens and families for an afternoon of gaming from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today (Monday, 5/19/14) at the Victoria Public Library. Enjoy such classic games as chess, checkers and Uno

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A 31-Year-Old High School Sophomore?

From the "What in the World?" File:

Dateline: Longview, TX. Students and faculty at the New Life Christian School in Longview apparently aren't good judges of a person's age. Nor was the woman who took in the "sophomore" that claimed she had been abused, and her biological parents were both dead.

You see, the "sophomore" is a 31-year-old woman named Charity Anne Johnson.

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Skeeter Heard Worldwide On Newsline

Once again this week, KIXS 108 Morning Show host Skeeter Nash will be anchoring the Amateur Radio Newsline® report, heard around the world, over the ham radio airwaves, and online at www.arnewsline.org. This is a valuable service to ham radio operators worldwide, with reports coming in from all around the globe. A dedicated group of volunteers produce these reports, and they use their background in broadcast radio and/or television to give these weekly updates a very

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Video: Budweiser Clydesdales Collide

This video shows how well-trained the Budweiser Clydesdales are, and how incredible their trainers and handlers are. A mishap at the Abilene Western Classic on May 9, 2014 is caught on video, as the horse team attempts a tight turn, only to have the horses get tangled up in each other and their harnesses. Watch how skillfully their handlers deal with a potentially tragic situation, and how unbelievably calm these massive equine beauties stay.

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Top 15 Small Cities In Texas

Texans are known for being proud. We're proud of our state's history, its people and its current position as one of the leading economic powerhouses in the entire USA. We have six cities listed in the top 20 cities in the United States by population. But we also have some of the coolest, most charming, and beautiful small towns in America. Check out this list of the "Top 15 Small Cities in Texas." Several are right here in the KIXS 108 listening area.

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Video: Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack

We've all read or heard stories about dogs doing such heroic acts as warning their family of a fire or other danger in the house, or finding people buried alive in some disaster. There are even quiet, everyday canine heroes who assist those with physical or other disabilities, such as visual impairment, or post traumatic stress disorder. Well, this time, the hero was a feline, who fended off an attack on a 4-year-old boy by a neighborhood dog in Bakersfield, CA.

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Victoria Amateur Radio Club Meeting Thursday 5/15/14

The Victoria Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, May 15th starting at 7:30 p.m. at their new location at the DeTar Conference Center on Medical Drive, off Nursery Drive. Meeting starts at 7:30. "Eating Meeting" at the Mall Food Court, about 6:00. You can learn about the hobby and service of amateur radio, including how to obtain your FCC license, which is required to become an amateur radio ("ham")

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8 Common Mistakes People Make When Cooking Steak

Being a man (and one who lives in Texas at that), this is difficult for me to admit. But, here goes: when it comes to cooking steaks--whether I'm grilling outdoors or broiling in the oven--I just never seem to get it right. My wife Sweetie likes hers pretty rare, while I prefer medium-rare. Well, after reading the tips listed in this article, I just might be able to (finally!) cook a steak properly.

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Kyle Park, ‘Long Distance Relationship’ Video

Kyle Park is returning to Schroeder Hall this Saturday, May 17th. I'll have ticket info for the show at the end of this blog post. Kyle's new single, "Long Distance Relationship," is a beautifully-written song; but the accompanying video is sure to touch your hear, and maybe even bring a tear to your eyes (it did that to me).

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