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Boy Scouts of America Leaders Meet in Texas to Decide on New Eligibility Policy

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are 103 years old, and a new policy voted into bylaws on May 23, have some people raising their voices about the alleged politically correct decision that they say could be harmful to a century old institution.

With over 3.5 million members, of which there are around 2.5 million youth, nearly 1,400 BSA leaders congregated in Grapevine, Texas with a large majority in support of lifting the ban on homosexuality within the troops.

Up until now, BSA did not allow gay entrance, but pressure from within the organization, along with corporate sponsorship, forced reconsideration on the matter, and while the Texas vote was overwhelming, that decision has led to widespread division.

On one hand, gay-rights leaders called it a new beginning with hope that gay adults will also one day be admitted to BSA.  For now, only the restriction of youth has been lifted.  Zach Wahls, the founder of the group Scouts for Equality said,

“…we found out that the Boy Scouts of America are the Boy Scouts for all America…but we still have a ways to go.”

One of the dissenting opinions came from an assistant scout master planning to have a family discussion on future participation in BSA.  Fort Worth area resident Sam Ray said

“…we will not be able to do it anymore when they transform it into an advocacy group for something we don’t believe in.”

What say you?

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Man With A Gun Causes Scare At East Texas Walmart

A customer saw a man with a gun last Friday night at the Walmart in Sulphur Springs, and it turns out he had been driving a stolen pickup.  It turned out okay, but could have been much worse.

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WrestleMania Is Coming To Texas

WrestleMania is the biggest event of the year for the WWE, and AT&T Stadium in Arlington gets the chance to host it in 2016.

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What Does a Lifetime’s Worth of Pennies Get You? Not Much.

There's a man who lives over by Lubbock who has been saving pennies since 1952 and finally cashed them in.  You'll never guess how much cash he got for this lifetime of pennies.

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Bradley Cooper Stops in Texas to Promote New Film

On Thursday actor Bradley Cooper found out he was nominated for Hollywood's biggest honor, an Oscar.  And the night before that he was in Texas, hanging out at an average, ordinary theater, to promote the film he's nominated for.

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Some Customized License Plates May Be Discontinued

It's a matter of demand.

If there are only a dozen or so people ordering certain customized license plates in Texas, it doesn't justify the cost to keep them going. Which ones are in jeopardy?

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Texas BBQ Master Gets To Cook on Inauguration Day

When there's a big party in Texas, chances are there's barbecue involved.  And one well-known Texas smokehouse is handling all the food for the Governor's inauguration soon.

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Lots Of People Moved to Texas Last Year

There was a huge number of people who left states like New York and New Jersey last year, and Texas received a bunch of them.

When it comes to states people moved to in 2014, Texas is in the Top 10.

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You Don’t Have To Be Wasted To Get A DWI

If you're drinkin' on New Year's Eve, you're not drivin' right?

Heads up that there will be extra patrols on the roads watching tonight.  And it's not just drunk driving that will get you in trouble.  Buzzed driving can have you seeing flashing lights too.

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New Device for Christmas? Check Out These Free Apps.

If you got a new smart phone for Christmas, you might be looking for the best apps to load it up.

Free ones, right?  Free is always good.  Here are some ideas.

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These College Bowl Games Are Must-See

It's the most wonderful time of the year...if you love football.

Are you watching the college bowl games?  These are the ones that USA Today says we can't miss.

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