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Another Texas City Bans Texting and Driving

It's not just texting and driving that Austin is banning, but talking on the cell phone in the car too if the phone is up to the ear.  And if a police officer catches drivers or bicyclists tapping on an app while moving, they can be cited.

Hands-free devices are okay, but even mobile devices like iPads and other tablets fall under the ban now.

What about sitting at stoplights?

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Worker Escapes A Lion At The Dallas Zoo

Having a job working with animals at a zoo has to be sort of similar to a security guard watching security cameras all day.  Most of the time everything is calm and serene and just fine, and very little happens.  But then there's that one moment when things get tense, and it's time to act!

A worker was cornered by a lion at the Dallas Zoo a few days ago, and had to be treated at the hospital after the attack.  Here's what led up to it.

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Countdown Is On To The Texas State Forest Festival

 

In less than one month it will be time for the 30th annual Texas State Forest Festival in Lufkin.

That means a carnival, foods that you don't see every day (like fried twinkies and meatballs on a stick), a cheerleading competition, and more.

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Governor Perry Indicted

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

The Republican governor's accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7

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Answer the KSFA 860 Mail Call

If you're here, you're already a fan of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or any of our other KSFA 860 personalities. Well, it's time to let your voice be heard, and answer the KSFA 860 Mail Call!

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The Oldest Town in Texas Is One Of The Top Travel Destinations

Maybe the city is so familiar that we take the cool factor for granted, but East Texas has a hidden gem when it comes to travel destinations.

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Alcohol Sales Possible At Gun Shows In Texas

Up until now, if a gun show was held at a venue that allows alcohol, drink sales were suspended during the show, but soon you may be browsing around at a gun show with a beer in hand, if you're so inclined.

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Nacogdoches Moves Ahead With Plans To Build A Waterpark

 

East Texas already has a Splash Kingdom Water Park in Canton, and now Nacogdoches is getting one too.

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