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Are The iPod’s Days Numbered?

Some tech blogs are speculating on the possible discontinuation of the product that launched Apple into the stratosphere, and sparked a revolution in both the personal electronics and music industries: the iPod. Unit sales have declined over the last couple of years, as more and more smartphones (with music storage and playing capabilities) make up a larger and growing share of the market. Could the venerable iPod's days be numbered?

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Clogging Class In Hallettsville

Get moving and have fun by taking advantage of the free weekly Clogging Classes at Englein Haus 115 N. Main St. Hallettsville! Clogging class is held every Wednesday from 5-7:00 p.m. Contact: Nancy Braus at 361-798-9295 for more information, then get ready to kick up your heels!

Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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Ham Radio Gaining New Respect

With smart phones, computers, and even landline telephones relying more and more on the Internet, what happens in a disaster that damages cell towers and other infrastructure?

Amateur radio operators spring into action. A method of communication--once thought to be dying off due to the increasing speed and popularity of the World Wide Web--is gaining new respect and unprecedented growth, especially in situations where the only available means of emergency communications is good "old-fashioned" ham radio.

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Thyroid Disease Support Group

Phoenix Johnson, a financial counselor who has fought thyroid disease for more than 20 years, is starting a support group.

"It's tough to find information and support systems," Johnson says. "I've done massive amounts of research, and I want to share all I've learned with others

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VPL
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Family Gaming at the Library

Hang out with other kids teens and families for an afternoon of gaming from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today (Monday, 5/19/14) at the Victoria Public Library. Enjoy such classic games as chess, checkers and Uno

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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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Video: Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack

We've all read or heard stories about dogs doing such heroic acts as warning their family of a fire or other danger in the house, or finding people buried alive in some disaster. There are even quiet, everyday canine heroes who assist those with physical or other disabilities, such as visual impairment, or post traumatic stress disorder. Well, this time, the hero was a feline, who fended off an attack on a 4-year-old boy by a neighborhood dog in Bakersfield, CA.

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8 Common Mistakes People Make When Cooking Steak

Being a man (and one who lives in Texas at that), this is difficult for me to admit. But, here goes: when it comes to cooking steaks--whether I'm grilling outdoors or broiling in the oven--I just never seem to get it right. My wife Sweetie likes hers pretty rare, while I prefer medium-rare. Well, after reading the tips listed in this article, I just might be able to (finally!) cook a steak properly.

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Kyle Park
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Kyle Park, ‘Long Distance Relationship’ Video

Kyle Park is returning to Schroeder Hall this Saturday, May 17th. I'll have ticket info for the show at the end of this blog post. Kyle's new single, "Long Distance Relationship," is a beautifully-written song; but the accompanying video is sure to touch your hear, and maybe even bring a tear to your eyes (it did that to me).

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Victoria PD
Victoria PD
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Community Crime Prevention Education Classes

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

That statement also holds true when preventing crime. It is far easier to prevent crime than it is to recover from it.

In that spirit, the Victoria Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will soon be providing you an “ounce of prevention” by offering free crime prevention classes open to the public.

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Fun Video: Bunny Eating Raspberries

And now, just because Mondays can be such a pain, a little something to finish your day with a smile!

Yes, it's a young bunny rabbit eating raspberries. No, this bunny doesn't belong to me. We had some rabbits when i was a kid. It started with just one (male, or "buck"). Then, someone gave us a female (doe). It didn't take long before we had about a dozen or more. What happened to them? I'll tell you after you watch the video.

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Photo: ©2013 Skeeter Nash
Photo: ©2013 Skeeter Nash
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Music for Mass Consumption

As part of the Crossroads Community Band's 2014 Spring Concert Series, this concert will feature both the Victoria Civic Choir, under the direction of Dr. Marylynn Fletcher, and the Crossroads Community Band

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