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Victoria Resident Wins Community Service Award

American Military University (AMU) has recognized alumnus Gilbert Ramon of Victoria, Texas, with a 2014 Alumni Community Service Award for his professional accomplishments, community engagement, and service to the university.

Ramon completed his Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security at AMU in 2009. He has been involved in community service since 1990 and is active in The Boys and Girls Clubs, as a volunteer in his church, and as a

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Winning Lottery Ticket Purchased in Moulton

Here we go again... another multi-million dollar lottery winner in our area... but nobody knows who it is. If you remember, there was recently a winning ticket sold in Cuero. At last report, the winner had not come forward.

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New Boating Rules Effective July 1

Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas.

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Electric Companies Say Beware of Scammers

Another day, another way that scammers are attempting to rip you off! Read up on the latest methods thieves are using to steal your personal information and use it fraudulently. It involves you getting a phone call telling you that your power is about to be cut off...don't fall for it!

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TX DMV: Your Windshield View Will Soon Be Clearer

I've lived in California (my birth state--please don't hold that against me!), Tennessee, and Arkansas before I moved to Texas in June of 2012. In all of those other states, you got your vehicle inspected as required by the state; then you took the piece of paper that showed your vehicle passed inspection to the DMV office, and they gave you a little sticker to put on the designated corner of your license plate. You were now good for a year. Well, when I got to Texas, I found out the process is a little more involved, and not one, but TWO stickers go on your windshield, not your plate. Now, that's about to change.

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Johnny Manziel Fans Put Up Cleveland Browns Billboard in Tyler

The Dallas Cowboys passed on Tyler native and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in this year's NFL Draft, but some "former Cowboys fans" are making their new allegiance known right here in Johnny's hometown.

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Officials Set Fire To House Dangling Over 75-Foot Cliff in Texas [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

The $700,000 luxury home seen in the photo above teetering over the edge of a cliff in Texas was deliberately set on fire Friday morning (6/13).

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BBB: Avoid Lottery/Sweepstakes Scams

Whether it’s mail, phone or in person, con artists are using the promise of prizes and large cash winnings to steal from honest people. Victims often get an unsolicited phone call, email or letter from someone notifying them that they've won a lot of money or a prize. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants you to be able to recognize red flags of a lottery or sweepstakes scam.

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Somebody Hit It Big in Cuero

Someone yet to be identified bought a winning ticket worth 36 and a quarter million dollars in Saturday night's Texas Lotto drawing at a Stripes convenience store in Cuero.

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A 31-Year-Old High School Sophomore?

From the "What in the World?" File:

Dateline: Longview, TX. Students and faculty at the New Life Christian School in Longview apparently aren't good judges of a person's age. Nor was the woman who took in the "sophomore" that claimed she had been abused, and her biological parents were both dead.

You see, the "sophomore" is a 31-year-old woman named Charity Anne Johnson.

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Video: Budweiser Clydesdales Collide

This video shows how well-trained the Budweiser Clydesdales are, and how incredible their trainers and handlers are. A mishap at the Abilene Western Classic on May 9, 2014 is caught on video, as the horse team attempts a tight turn, only to have the horses get tangled up in each other and their harnesses. Watch how skillfully their handlers deal with a potentially tragic situation, and how unbelievably calm these massive equine beauties stay.

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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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