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Governor’s Small Business Forum

The Victoria Chamber of Commerce will join the University of Houston-Victoria's Small Business Development Center to host the Governor's Small Business Forum on August 28th. Sponsored by the Texas governor's office, the Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent, the event will focus on providing valuable information to minority and veteran business owners.

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Legends George Strait, Garth Brooks Take on the Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]

Two of the most impressive names in all of country music have risen to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. King George Strait and Mr. Garth Brooks were called out by several of their peers, and they both made good on the dare.

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George Strait Announces ‘Rides Away’ Album, Live From AT&T Stadium

George Strait may have hung up his touring hat, but his live show can live on forever in a soon-to-be released live album. On Sept. 16, Strait will unleash 'The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium,' a 20-track live album recorded at his very last concert.

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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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Turkey Pickin’ Time in Cuero

It's time to see which bird has what it takes to be this year's "Ruby Begonia" and carry on the tradition of famous turkeys from Cuero. Join your friends in Downtown Cuero, Texas on Historic Main Street as we race our Ruby Begonia hopefuls to see which feathered racer is crowned Ruby Begonia 2014!

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Happy National Radio Day!

You're probably unaware of the fact that today, August 20th, is "National Radio Day."

Yes, the medium that started all electronic media to come after, has its own "national day." From Marconi's first transatlantic transmission of the Morse code letter 'S' ("..." or, dit-dit-dit) in 1901, to today's many choices for music, talk, sports, etc., radio is still the majority of peoples' choice for entertainment and up-to-the-minute news and weather reports.

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Photo credit: Ralph Salazar, Sr.
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Pivo and Kolaches, Cerveza and Tamales

While I was not 'raised' on Polka music (as so many here in South Texas have been), I must say I had a blast playing at the 3rd annual (and my 2nd-ever) Polka show at the Flag City Opry last night! Man, when you've got 3 or 4 horns (trumpets/saxes) playing along with the band, it sounds HUGE! I've come to realize that Czech/German Polka, Mexican Norteño, and much of Western Swing are all rooted in that same, strong, danceable 2-beat rhythm; with the occasional waltz thrown in so dancers can catch their breath! Music--in any language--feeds the soul!

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Taylor Swift Takes the Biggest Ice Bucket Challenge Yet [Watch]

When Taylor Swift accepts a challenge, she makes a splash. Swift took the icy ALS Ice Bucket Challenge plunge on Saturday (Aug. 16), supporting the cause on Instagram with not one, but three different videos -- and with maybe the largest crowd to all take the challenge at one time!

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