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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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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 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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Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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Anyone Can Be A Ham!

I've written several posts here about my hobby of amateur radio (aka "ham" radio). It's a hobby for anybody interested in communications (emergency and otherwise), electronics, technology, of just having fun! Age, gender, or having a disability need not keep you from getting your amateur radio license, and joining in on the fun! Take, for example, a third-grader from Lumberton, TX (near Beaumont), who recently obtained her ham license!

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101 Reasons You Should Live In Texas At Least Once In Your Life

I saw this posted on Facebook recently, and thought it was great! As one who "wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could," I find most of these to be pretty spot-on! For those who don't or haven't lived here, you should come visit Texas...and see why so many agree: "Texas got it right!"

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Patriotism Is Alive And Well In Texas

This is yet another reason I am proud to now call Texas my home! In Cypress, TX (near Houston), during the pledge of allegiance and moment of silence that opened Friday’s school day at Cy-Fair High School. Groundskeeper Clayton Allen Jr. set aside his equipment to honor the moment and a teacher took a picture of him doing it. That picture--and the story behind it--are quickly going viral!

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Here Are The 10 Best Places In Texas

Those of us who live in Texas know what a wonderful place it is to be! Even transplants like myself are made to feel welcome, and it hasn't taken me very long to be as proud to call Texas home as if I had been born here! Recently, the Movato Real Estate folks did an extensive study to determine which cities and towns in the Lone Star State are the "best" in which to live. Wanna see how your town measures up?

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Texas Olympics License Plates Available

Let the Games begin! The 2014 Olympic Winter Games are less than a week away, and the United States Olympic Committee has licensed MyPlates.com to release an official Team USA plate design for Texas. Show your support for Team USA and get yours at myplates.com.
“The U.S. Olympic Committee is proud to collaborate with MyPlates.com on this special plate, recognizing that a portion of the proceeds will provide Team USA athletes and hopefuls with direct financial support and access to vital training programs,” said Peter Zeytoonjian, USOC managing director of marketing.

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Super Plates Auction

If you've ever seen those really cool-looking specialty Texas license plates and wondered, "Gee...how can I get one of those," then take a look at this! Myplates.com has a very special auction underway, and if you're a fan of one of this year's Really Big NFL Championship Game (you know the one I'm talking about...can't use the 'real' name for legal reasons), then get ready to do some bidding!

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