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25 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Texas

I love lists that writers come up with about Texas. Having lived here for just shy of two years myself, I always find them educational and, often, amusing. Texas has its own pace, its own attitude, and--according to this list--its own vocabulary when it comes to the 25 words mentioned.

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Memorial Weekend Bash

The Memorial Weekend Bash, Victoria's biggest 3-day party of the year, is here! Tickets are $7 for a one-day pass or $15 for a three-day pass.

May 23: 5 p.m. to Midnight.

May 24: Noon to Midnight.

May 25: Noon to Midnight.

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Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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2nd Annual All Star Music Scholarship

Your Essay Topic: share an experience communicating your appreciation or love of the art of music. Essay length is 400 – 650 words. The winner will receive 4 months of free class music lessons on his or her instrument of choice (piano, drum or guitar) plus 2 additional months of lessons at a discounted rate. This contest is open to grades 7-10.

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City of Victoria, TX
City of Victoria, TX
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City of Victoria Memorial Day Holiday Closings

The City of Victoria has announced the following closings/hours for city services:

All non-emergency city offices will close Monday, May 26th, for the Memorial Day holiday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, May 27th.

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Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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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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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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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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Victoria PD
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Community Crime Prevention Education Classes

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

That statement also holds true when preventing crime. It is far easier to prevent crime than it is to recover from it.

In that spirit, the Victoria Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will soon be providing you an “ounce of prevention” by offering free crime prevention classes open to the public.

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Photo: ©2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo: ©2013 Skeeter Nash
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Music for Mass Consumption

As part of the Crossroads Community Band's 2014 Spring Concert Series, this concert will feature both the Victoria Civic Choir, under the direction of Dr. Marylynn Fletcher, and the Crossroads Community Band

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Photo: Purestock
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Animal Clinic And Pet Adoption

Experience the love and joy of adopting a dog, cat, puppy or kitten into your home. Saturday, May 10, 2014, Adopt-A-Pet of Victoria will be offering an Animal Clinic and Pet Adoption event at 8215 Houston Hwy. starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be a veterinarian on hand to administer vaccinations and examinations. If you already have a dog or cat in your family, you can take advantage of the animal clinic offered at this

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Otter Training at the Texas Zoo

Playful, intelligent creatures makes otter training fun for Texas Zoo personnel and the otters. Come by and see some amazing feats of agility these cool critters do as well as learn why training is important

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