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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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Photo: © 2014 by Skeeter Nash
Photo: © 2014 by Skeeter Nash
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Publication Names H-E-B ‘America’s Best Grocery Store’

It's something we Texans know, and of which we are proud. Now, a highly-respected business publication has confirmed: when it comes to grocery stores, no other chain can beat H-E-B! These three letters are synonymous with a great, fresh grocery shopping experience throughout the Lone Star state!

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Accident at SXSW Claims 2 Lives

South by Southwest is a huge event and a great opportunity for musicians to be seen and heard by industry professionals every year in Austin. Now tragedy has cast a pall over the festive atmosphere.

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Patriotism Is Alive And Well In Texas

This is yet another reason I am proud to now call Texas my home! In Cypress, TX (near Houston), during the pledge of allegiance and moment of silence that opened Friday’s school day at Cy-Fair High School. Groundskeeper Clayton Allen Jr. set aside his equipment to honor the moment and a teacher took a picture of him doing it. That picture--and the story behind it--are quickly going viral!

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TxDOT Spring Break Alcohol Awareness Campaign

As Spring Break gets underway, the Texas Department of Transportation recently launched its month-long DWI Hangovers Don't Go Away campaign at a press conference on South Padre Island. Aimed at curbing drunk driving and fatalities among young adults and college students, the event was held at the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort. A campaign street team then rode Segways up and down South Padre Island to hand out educational materials and interact with spring breakers.

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Here Are The 10 Best Places In Texas

Those of us who live in Texas know what a wonderful place it is to be! Even transplants like myself are made to feel welcome, and it hasn't taken me very long to be as proud to call Texas home as if I had been born here! Recently, the Movato Real Estate folks did an extensive study to determine which cities and towns in the Lone Star State are the "best" in which to live. Wanna see how your town measures up?

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Did Two Police Officers Cross the Line In Electra, Texas? [VIDEO]

Video of a confrontation involving Electra, Texas police goes viral.

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Spring Break at Goliad State Park

Crossroads residents looking for a place to take the kids for spring break can venture over to the Goliad State Park.

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Texas Olympics License Plates Available

Let the Games begin! The 2014 Olympic Winter Games are less than a week away, and the United States Olympic Committee has licensed MyPlates.com to release an official Team USA plate design for Texas. Show your support for Team USA and get yours at myplates.com.
“The U.S. Olympic Committee is proud to collaborate with MyPlates.com on this special plate, recognizing that a portion of the proceeds will provide Team USA athletes and hopefuls with direct financial support and access to vital training programs,” said Peter Zeytoonjian, USOC managing director of marketing.

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Area School Closures, Late Starts

With the threat of temperatures hovering near or at freezing in the overnight/early morning hours tonight and tomorrow. some area schools have announced they will be closed, or starting classes late. We have the latest listings here!

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