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Texas Father On Trial For Allegedly Murdering Drunken Driver Who Killed His Sons

In 2012, 32-year-old David Barajas lost his two sons after a car fatally struck them on a rural road in Alvin, Texas. The boys were helping to push the family's truck which had run out of gas when the car struck them. They were only 50 yards from their home. Barajas' sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb, died.

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World’s Largest Backyard Pool Is Right Here In Texas

Who would have thought that the world's largest backyard pool would be right here in Texas? I guess not everyone is in a Stage 5 drought.

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Generals Take Game 1 Against Brazos Valley Bombers

Bryan, TX - Ryan Benitez was superb in six innings on the mound; Brian Portelli drove in three runs; and the Generals beat the Bombers 5-1 in the series opener.

The Generals were hacking early and jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first. David Paiz drove in the opening run of the game on a single that scored C.J. Pickering. Pedro Barrios followed suit with a single of his own, scoring Piaz and Brian Portelli.

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Bombers Sweep The Generals

Bryan, TX - The Generals traveled to Cellucor field to take on the Brazos Valley Bombers, as Wednesday was game two of the series.  Armando Arevalo was the losing pitcher. He played the whole game for the Generals, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits, while striking out 3.

The Generals got things started in the first inning when Cedric Vallieres came across to score to make it 1-0.

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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 specialty plates. The contract was authorized by the Texas legislature as a way to raise money for state services at no cost to taxpayers and guaranteed the state a return of $25M over five years.

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Texan Takes Patriotism To New Level, Waves US Flag in All 50 States

While most of us will be celebrating Independence Day with sizzling grills, chilling beers and bursting fireworks, one Texan took his patriotism to a whole new level, by traveling to all 50 states and shooting video of himself waving the American flag in each one.

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Senator Ted Cruz Speaking in Yoakum

Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will be speaking at the Yoakum Community Center as part of an event hosted by the Republican Women of Yoakum. The event takes place on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

General admission tickets cost $20. Reserved seats cost $50.

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BBB: How to Avoid Buying Counterfeit Event Tickets

You're excited. You've found what you think is a "great" deal on a pair of tickets to that big concert, championship tournament, or other big event. You buy the tickets, drive to Austin, San Antonio, Houston, or maybe even make the trek all the way up to Dallas. When you get to the doors of the venue, they scan your tickets. Then, like a cold slap to the face, the ticket-taker informs you that your "bargain" (or not, if you paid scalped rates) tickets are no good. In fact, they're counterfeit. Phonies. Fakes. You may ask yourself, "How could I have fallen for it, and what do I do now?" Here's some advice from the Better Business Bureau.

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Photo © Skeeter Nash
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25 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Texas

I love lists that writers come up with about Texas. Having lived here for just shy of two years myself, I always find them educational and, often, amusing. Texas has its own pace, its own attitude, and--according to this list--its own vocabulary when it comes to the 25 words mentioned.

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Top 15 Small Cities In Texas

Texans are known for being proud. We're proud of our state's history, its people and its current position as one of the leading economic powerhouses in the entire USA. We have six cities listed in the top 20 cities in the United States by population. But we also have some of the coolest, most charming, and beautiful small towns in America. Check out this list of the "Top 15 Small Cities in Texas." Several are right here in the KIXS 108 listening area.

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Goliad, Texas
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Goliad Sheriff Investigating Infant Death

Sad news from Goliad County, as reported by Bianca Montes at victoriaadvocate.com:
Goliad County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into the death of a 9-month-old boy, officials confirmed Tuesday

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7-Character TX Plates Available Now

My Plates’ ever-popular 7-letter license plates will once again be available for purchase for a limited time only. Starting at 7:00 AM today, Monday, April 7th, until 7:00 AM on Monday, April 14th, My Plates is offering the following to all Texans:

  • $75 rebate on any 1-year 7-letter plate purchase, or
  • $100 rebate on any 5 or 10-year 7-letter plate purchase

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