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Greater Houston Hamfest This Saturday 3/22/14

Amateur ("Ham") radio operators from all over will converge on the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (4200 Highway 36, Rosenberg, Texas) for the Greater Houston Hamfest Saturday, March 22nd. Ham radio is a great hobby, as well as a means of emergency communications when other systems fail. Presented by the Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club, this is the 2nd largest hamfest in Texas!

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Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week

Over 450 girls and women of all ages took to the skies the week of March 3rd – 9th with the pilots of Calhoun Air Center. This marks the fourth year the air center has taken part in Women of Aviation Worldwide (WOAW) Week. WOAW aims to foster diversity in aviation by celebrating history, raising awareness, and sparking vocations among the female population.

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Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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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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Photo: ©2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo: ©2013 Skeeter Nash
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Desk And Derrick Club Meeting

March is Desk and Derrick Club's awareness month and orientation. This is the time of year when prospective new members who work in the oil and gas or related industries are invited to attend the club's business meeting to learn about the benefits and opportunities the association has to offer.

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Microchip & Nail Trim Day At DOCPAC

Don't risk losing your furry family members if they should stray! The Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center will hold a Microchip and Nail Trim Day at the Center (135 Progress Drive, Victoria, near the airport) on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Microchips are $20 each and nail trims are $5. No appointment is necessary.

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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

The beautiful redhead in this picture is my mother, Cecilia (yes, that's six-year-old Yours Truly on her lap!). This photo was taken at Christmas time in 1966. Ten years later, my Mom was dead, due to complications from colon cancer. This makes March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month very personal to me!

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Coming Soon: Apple CarPlay

WOW! As a very happy iPhone user since the 3GS was released, I'm excited to see this newest development from Apple that will interface the iPhone directly into a vehicle's dashboard audio system, utilizing a new automotive version called CarPlay!

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Free Computer Training

Enhance your skills with more than 110 different tutorials from Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. The Victoria Public Library Computer Lab will be reserved every Wednesday for this self-guided training

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Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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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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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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Photo: matiarobotics.com
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Making Wheelchairs Obsolete

We live in truly amazing times! Medical advances seem to happen almost every week, especially for those who have suffered an injury to their spinal cord. I have a "bonus" son (my preferred term for "stepson") who has a spinal cord injury. While he is not a complete paraplegic, he has to use a bulky leg brace to stand upright, and a cane to walk. This TekRMD® Robotic Mobilization Device could help him, and countless others who have limited mobility, or are completely wheelchair-bound. Check out this video!

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Photo: Ernest Tubb Record Shops
Photo: Ernest Tubb Record Shops
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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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