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It's fun to pick on the boys in the office, fun to play music, and fun to talk to you all day at work. Thanks for listening! I grew up in a one-stoplight town in rural Nebraska. My whole family still lives there and I love going back to visit them, but I also love Texas. Barbecue, fajitas, and great live music....it's the place to be. I've lived in Texas for 16 years now. Austin, Dallas, and here. I've worked in radio from the moment I graduated from college. (The University of Nebraska...Go Huskers!) I've been on a hundred stations at one point or another. I just love radio. Other things I love....let's see. Blue ink. Black bores me a bit. I love cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce and anything that the two happen to touch. I fall asleep in almost every movie I attempt to watch I have made it through Eat, Pray, Love and Mr. Wright. I like chick flicks. I have an awesome family and love spending time with them. You'll probably hear me talk about my daughters on the air. They're toddler girls who exhaust me, crack me up, and amaze me because I don't think I was ever that smart. I have two miniature schnauzers too. Thanks for stopping by. Now tell me about you.
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New Coffee Has 200 Percent of the Normal Buzz

This is something you might be able to file away in the "Is-this-really-necessary" folder.

A new coffee has been manufactured to contain 200 percent of the caffeine of a regular cup of brew.  Comments the company has received say things like, "Where Red Bull gives you wings, this coffee puts rockets on your back."

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Some Bosses Think March Madness Boosts Morale

Much of the first part of this week will not be spent concentrating hard on deadlines and meetings at the office.  Instead, big chunks of time will be spent online, filling out brackets for the NCAA tournament.

It's not just a guy thing....many women are on board with the bracketology at the office, and some bosses even say it's fine with them.  One in five bosses say March Madness boosts office morale, and seventy-five percent of bosses in a recent survey say the NCAA tournament doesn't impact productivity.  

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Basketball Game To Feature Lufkin and Nacogdoches All-Stars

High School basketball players from Angelina and Nacogdoches counties will play for bragging rights in the upcoming Pineywoods Showdown.

TV station KTRE puts on the event, and they say the date will be April 25th at Panther Gym at Lufkin Middle School.

 

Lucas Holloway of Zavalla will coach the Angelina Count

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Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images For The Body Shop
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Students in Nacogdoches Standing Tall Against Modern-Day Slavery Today

Students at Stephen F Austin today are getting attention today as they gather in front of the Baker Pattillo Student Center to draw attention to sex-trafficking and slave labor.

Students are standing for 27 hours to draw attention to the 27 million people world wide, who are impacted by modern-day slavery.  

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Was a Lufkin Man Making Moonshine?

A tip this week led police to a Lufkin man's garage, where they found big tanks and barrels and other alcohol-making equipment, and around 200 gallons of "moonshine" was seized.

The man says he had been planning a commercial distillery for downtown Lufkin for about two years, and was still working to get the proper permits.

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Texas Ranks in the Middle in ‘Well-Being’ Study

These people have Hawaii written all over them.

It could be better, it could be worse for Texas.

When it comes to overall well-being, we're right in the middle of the pack at 27th of the 50 states, and for the 4th year in a row, Hawaii ranks number 1.  Things could go totally wrong there and it would still be a good day.  Because you're in Hawaii.

What about the worst state?  Which state's sense of well-being is generally in the tank?

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