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Beach Cleanup September 27th

The Texas General Land Office Adopt a Beach fall cleanup is Saturday, September 27th from 9am to noon at several locations. Locally we need your help at King Fisher Beach in Port O'Connor, Austwell Pier, and Magnolia Beach

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State Fair of Texas Announces – ‘Big Tex Choice’ Finalists [PHOTOS]

The State Fair of Texas has announced the finalists for their "2014 Big Tex Choice Awards", including a chicken fried baked potato, and a beer. For the "Original State Brew" a Funnel Cake Ale.

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Texas Father On Trial For Allegedly Murdering Drunken Driver Who Killed His Sons

In 2012, 32-year-old David Barajas lost his two sons after a car fatally struck them on a rural road in Alvin, Texas. The boys were helping to push the family's truck which had run out of gas when the car struck them. They were only 50 yards from their home. Barajas' sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb, died.

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Austin Radio ‘Pirates’ Face Stiff Fine From FCC

There's an old Country song titled, "You Gotta Have a License." This is true for any commercial (or non-commercial) radio station in the U.S. Well, a couple in Austin felt that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules regarding licensing for the FM broadcast band didn't apply to them, so they put a "pirate" radio station on the air. That is now going to cost them a substantial amount of money.

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BBB Advice For Safe Shopping Online

Online shopping has become an easy way for consumers to purchase products from the convenience of your computer or portable device. While online shopping allows you to avoid crowds and lines, there are certain risks involved when spending at online retailers. Last year, BBB received over 2,000 complaints against online retailers nationally. Complaints cover a wide range of issues. Some allege the product did not match its description, others state delivery issues, and problems receiving a refund.

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World’s Largest Backyard Pool Is Right Here In Texas

Who would have thought that the world's largest backyard pool would be right here in Texas? I guess not everyone is in a Stage 5 drought.

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Houston Mom Kicked Out of Pizza Parlor Over Diaper Change

Stay classy, Houston!

A mom and her kids were kicked out of a Houston-area pizza restaurant because one of the kidlings needed a diaper change. As the restaurant's rest room didn't feature a diaper changing table, this resourceful matriarch used what she felt was the only option available to her: change out the kid's nasty Pampers right there in the dining room!

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BBB: Students Give Financial Aid Scams a Failing Grade

The college fall semester will kick off soon, so now is the time to beware of scams targeting students. Scholarships and financial aid are a great way to help with the high cost of education. Even though finances have already been planned out for the school year, scammers still use this time as an opportunity to take advantage of students and parents. Before you think about last-minute financial assistance, Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants you to be wary of financial aid fraud.

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Teen Lives In Corsicana Walmart For Four Days Undetected [VIDEO]

Officials say a teenage boy lived inside a Texas Walmart for four days undetected.

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Tax Free Weekend Begins Tomorrow

As of Friday, it's time to stock up on those pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, et cetera. The statewide tax-free weekend runs through Sunday.

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Summerfest 2014 In Austin Aug. 1-2

Amateur radio enthusiasts from all over Texas (and beyond) will gather this weekend in Austin for the 31st annual Austin Summerfest at the Crowne Plaza. Amateur (aka "ham") radio is both a hobby and a service. Ham operators enjoy contacting other hams across town or on the other side of the globe, using everything from vintage radio equipment to the latest digital modes of communication! Amateur radio has also been proven time and time again to be a reliable means of emergency communications, "when all else fails."

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University of Texas Misspells ‘Texas’ On Every Page of New Media Guide

An unfortunate spelling mistake caused the Longhorns to be from "Texsa"

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