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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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Texas Judge Arrested for DWI

Late Saturday night, Nora Longoria, a justice with the 13th Court of Appeals in McAllen was arrested and charged with suspicion of DWI. 

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Specialty Plates Drive $25M to Texas General Revenue

The state’s specialty license plate vendor, License Plates of Texas, LLC, operating as MyPlates.com has met its current contract $25,000,000 revenue obligation to the State of Texas, four months ahead of schedule.

In November 2009, My Plates was awarded a contract by TxDMV to market and sell specialty plates. The contract was authorized by the Texas legislature as a way to raise money for state services at no cost to taxpayers and guaranteed the state a return of $25M over five years.

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TX Water Development Board Seeks Public Input

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will be holding Board work sessions around the state over the next two months to solicit comments on draft rules for the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT). The draft rules establish prioritization criteria for projects seeking financial assistance from the TWDB.

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Elderly Houston Woman Douses Robber with Boiling Water

"What kind of momma you got that raised you up like this?"

Those were the words spoken by 83 year old Lillie McClendon when she was confronted by an intruder in her central Houston home. 

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Miss Rodeo Texas Teen From Inez

KIXS 108 is always happy to see the youth in our area achieve their goals.

McKenna Greene, 16, of Inez, won the title of 2014 Miss Rodeo Texas Teen in San Antonio on June 26. She received a $3,500 scholarship, trophy saddle, trophy buckle, mohair jacket, luggage and other prizes.

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Police Say Texas Mom Drove Home Drunk With 6 Kids On Top Of Her Car – VIDEO

A mother from Crowley, Texas, is in jail now after allegedly driving home from a pool party intoxicated. But wait, this gets worse! Not only did she drive home drunk, but police said she drove with 6 kids on top of her car.

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Victoria Police Officers’ Kindness Goes Viral

Photos and/or videos of police officers "go viral" just about every day; often, it has something to do with cops behaving badly. However, in the case of two of Victoria's finest--Senior Officer Bryan Knief and Cadet Officer Anthony Vacarro--they're getting national attention for doing a good deed.

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