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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 th…
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 specialt…
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 esta…
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.
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 attent…
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. H…

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