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Gary and Diane Heavin, founders of 'Curves' and the latest 'Secret Millionaires'
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‘Secret Millionaire’ Doesn’t Fail To Inspire

I just got done watching 'Secret Millionaire' and all I can say is WOW.

My dear friend Monica Lassmann had told me about the show and how touching it was so I decided to watch it. This week's show was about Gary and Diane Heavin who are the co-owners of 'Curves'.

Gary and Diane left their wealthy lifestyles behind to spend a week in Houston's poverty-stricken Third Ward. They were given $6.50 per day to use for food while they were on their journey.

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A Twenty Dollar Bill
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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on the Cheap in Victoria

One day, three meals, and a 20 dollar bill

Breakfast:
I live 10 minutes from work. This typically means that on any given day I roll out of bed about 20 minutes before it’s time to be at work. My breakfast generally consists of a cup of coffee with a side of coffee. I’m just not a breakfast/morning person.

However, for the sake of journalism and for you, dear reader, I made the sacrifice of getting up a whole 15 minutes early.

To paraphrase that beer swilling, most interesting man guy, I don’t always eat breakfast but when I do, it’s a breakfast taco. With the goal of cheap *and* tasty in mind, I jumped in my car and headed for Taqueria El Rodeo.

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Photo provided by Melissa Rivera
Photo provided by Melissa Rivera
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A Bet, a BBQ, a Bunch of Bald Heads

A bet is a bet, right?

The Nasty Cookers BBQ Team entered a BBQ cook off at Colet Inn this past weekend. The cook off benefited LJ Chumchal, who is battling Hodgkins Lymphoma. The bet was that if the Nasty Cookers won, they would allow LJ to shave their heads.

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2011 KIXS VIPs Gallery

This is a gallery of VIP winners for 2011. It pays to be a KIXS VIP!

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It pays to be a KIXS VIP!
It pays to be a KIXS VIP!
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2010 KIXS VIPs Gallery

This is a gallery of VIP winners for 2010. It pays to be a KIXS VIP!

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Sarah's husband Brad proves to be a big help around the house
Sarah's husband Brad proves to be a big help around the house
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Housework, The Never Ending Battle

My least favorite aspect of being a mom and wife is HOUSEWORK. Yuck! I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the quote, ‘cleaning house while you still have children is like shoveling the drive while it’s still snowing’ but that is exactly how it is!

If I clean while the kids are at school, it’s much easier to get it done, but as soon as the walk in the door, it looks like an explosion of backpacks, shoes and homework. If I clean while they are here, it’s even more pointless. As soon as I have one spot clean, they swarm to it like angry bees. Needless to say my house is never clean for very long.
Luckily my kids are getting old enough to help out. My daughter has dish washing duty (loading the dishwasher). Is it wrong that I assigned her one of my least favorite things to do? My 5 year old clears the table and wipes it down after dinner and they all help out picking up their toys.

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Photo by Melissa Rivera
Photo by Melissa Rivera
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Brad Paisley at the Houston Livestock Show

Last week, many people headed to Houston to see the rodeo and see their favorite artist play live. One of our listeners, Vanessa Cantu, went to see Brad Paisley on Saturday with her husband, Oliver. Her favorite song is "Then" because it is their wedding song. Vanessa sees Brad as an artist who gets involved with the audeince and is a great live performer. She said, “He’s such a great person period!” They have seen him every year for the last 4 years and will continue to do so as long as he's there. I think Vanessa might be one of the biggest Brad Paisley fans.

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Tech Thursday: A Few Tips for Windows 7

If you like to learn new things, here are a few more tips that might help if you use Windows 7.

Have a laptop that you connect to your home network and other times to another network? You would like to use the same IP address on your home network, but the other assigns addresses via DHCP. Well, now you don’t have to go in and change the TCP/IP properties each time to switch networks.

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photo by Getty Images
photo by Getty Images
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What Will Tomorrow Bring?

Tomorrow on the morning show on KIXS I will be discussing the new Iphone 4.  Do you have the new one from Verizon, and other alternatives for an Iphone.  We will be looking at a new diet that will be hitting the USA next month

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Home Products Show Returns For 2011

If you're looking to build a home, remodel your home, sell a home or purchase a home, or just to improve your home the Home Products Show in Victoria, March 26th through 27th, is the place to be. Come out and see the latest trends in home decorating and remodeling ideas, energy efficiency products for your home, and the latest in home design

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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The Week in Geek: My Kindle Dilemma

Every time I bring up the subject of wanting a Kindle, someone inevitably mentions, “There’s an app for that.” They’re right, of course. It’s a small download, minimal fuss to get it set up the way I want it on my Android phone, and I could be off and reading.

Therein lies the problem.

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Sarah's reasons for keeping it together
Sarah's reasons for keeping it together
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How Moms Keep It Together

My kids are always saying funny things. If you are my friend on Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen me quoting them from time to time.

The idea for this blog comes from my 5 year old son. He is my rambunctious child

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