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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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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
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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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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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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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Warrior’s Weekend and Field of Honor

A couple of powerful tribute events are coming to the Crossroads area in May. Warrior's Weekend and the Warrior's Weekend Field of Honor will pay tribute to those who have served our country in uniform, and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in defense of this nation, and the cause of freedom around the world.

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Annual Spring Fling Chili Cook-Off

Do you like it HOT?! Your chili, that is! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 31st and don't miss the annual Spring Fling Chili Cook-Off at the Colet Inn Bar & Grill (3023 Camp Colet Rd. in Victoria). Sponsored by VASA Pod (Victoria And Surrounding Areas Chili Organization), the event is a benefit for local charities.

Here is the entry info:

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Mid Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference

The 2014 Mid-Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Victoria Community Center at 2905 East North Street in Victoria, Texas. Doors open and registration for the conference begins at 8:00 am. The conference Welcome starts at 8:45 am. The General Wrap-Up Session ends at 4:30 pm. A Grand Prize Drawing for a gasoline power generator will be held at the end of the conference and you must be present to win. Registration for the conference includes a continental breakfast and lunch provided by Uncle Mutt's.

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Skeeter Interview: JB of JB & the Moonshine Band

Listen to KIXS 108 Friday morning (4/18) between 9 and 10 a.m. for Skeeter's interview with JB of JB & the Moonshine Band, who will be headlining the entertainment at Jam Fest in downtown Victoria this Saturday, April 19th!

Jam Fest is FREE, with vendors, food and fun for the entire family! The festivities kick off at noon, with the Market Days

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