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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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Gulf Bend Center Career Fair – Grow Your Future, Discover the Possibilities

My name is Lane Johnson and I am an Associate Executive Director at Gulf Bend Center in charge of clinical programs and services.  That’s a fancy way of saying that I oversee a large number of employees who provide direct care, behavioral, and medical services to almost three thousand children, adolescents, adults, and their families who are challenged with problems related to mental illness, life adjustment problems, and intellectual & developmental disabilities.

Does that broad brush leave an

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UHV SBD Center Offers First Steps to Starting Your Business

The UHV Small Business Development Center is offering their recommended workshop for those considering opening a business on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. If you have a great idea you think could be a successful business--but just don’t know how to get started--this no-cost workshop can help.

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BBB Advice For Safe Shopping Online

Online shopping has become an easy way for consumers to purchase products from the convenience of your computer or portable device. While online shopping allows you to avoid crowds and lines, there are certain risks involved when spending at online retailers. Last year, BBB received over 2,000 complaints against online retailers nationally. Complaints cover a wide range of issues. Some allege the product did not match its description, others state delivery issues, and problems receiving a refund.

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Victoria Amateur Radio Club Meeting Thursday 8/21/14

The Victoria Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, August 21st starting at 7:30 p.m. at the DeTar Conference Center on Medical Drive, off Nursery Drive. Meeting starts at 7:30. "Eating Meeting" at the Mall Food Court, about 6:00. You can learn about the hobby and service of amateur radio, including how to obtain your FCC license, which is required to become an amateur radio ("ham")

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