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‘Flip Flop Fest’ Starts September 4th

The Flip Flop Festival at the Bay Front Peninsula in Port Lavaca is coming up starting September 4th. It's an exciting, family-friendly event that visitors and locals alike look forward to each year.

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‘Adopt A Beach’ Fall Cleanup September 26th

Thousands of Adopt-A-Beach volunteers remove an average of 500 tons of trash each year from Texas beaches. Through two large scale cleanups, and a number of smaller ones, Texans arrive by the thousands to show their dedication to keeping Texas beaches clean

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Prescribed Burn Seminar Tuesday

The 'Coastal Bend Prescribed Burn Association' will hold an all day semina beginning at 8am Tuesday, July 28th, at the Dacosta Sons of Herman Hall, 15736 Farm-to-Market Road 168. The agenda is as follows;

8:00 - 8:30 – Registration $25.00

8:30 – 9:30 - Burning on the Coastal Prairie. History, fuel types and fire behavi

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Governor Greg Abbott Authorizes Texas National Guard to Carry Weapons on Bases

The order comes after the killing of four Marines and one Navy Sailor in Chattanooga, TN this week.

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Dates for 2015 Texas Sales Tax Holiday Announced

This year's Tax-Free Weekend in Texas will be August 7-9. Shoppers can avoid paying sales tax on school supplies, clothes and footwear for back-to-school.

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New Texas Textbook Lists Slavery as Minor Reason for Civil War

Amidst national controversy over the Confederate Flag and the role of the Confederacy in slavery, new Texas social studies text books are actively downplaying the role of slavery in the Civil War.

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What Do You Think? Whataburger Says No Open Carry in Their Stores Despite New Texas Law [POLL]

It's not a new policy for Whataburger, but it has put them back in the spotlight.

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Lubbock County Emergency Management Coordinator Reinstated After Controversial Obama Facebook Post

Clinton Thetford is back on the job with Lubbock County after a brief suspension.

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Data Compiled From Fitness Apps Shows Texas Is Top State for Running

Reuters reports that millions of Americans are using these apps and they are giving fitness experts new insights on the habits of the people logged onto the apps.

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POC Paddling Trail Ribbon Cutting Thursday

The official ribbon cutting for the new POC Paddling Trail will be Thursday at 9am at Little Jetties, Washington Street and Commerce Street in Port O'Connor. The POC Paddling Trail consists of a series of interconnecting trails. The twelve mile expansion adds two new trails, Pass Cavallo J-hook Trail and Barroom Bay Trail, to provide a total of ~40 miles of paddling opportunity along the shores of Espiritu Santo and Matagorda Bays and through their saltwater marsh.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Says Public Officials Can Refuse to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

The fight for same-sex marriage isn't quite over yet. Following the Supreme Court ruling based on Obergefell v. Hodges, Attorney General Paxton is telling county clerks and other officials in Texas that they can deny marriage license requests from same-sex couples.

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Boat-Eating Vortex Spotted at Lake Texoma

I'm not saying that this cool looking vortex has taken down a boat yet, but according to experts it very well could if it wanted to.

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