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Bridge Collapse on I-35 North of Austin Was Sudden and Deadly

If you've spent any time on I-35 between Dallas and Austin, you know it's one of the most congested stretches of roadway in the entire country.  When any type of accident happens is ties up the roadway for miles.  With Thursday's bridge collapse, drivers were taking a detour through Salado that added at least 30 minutes to the trip.  Here's what happened.

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All High School Athletes May Have to Get EKGs Before Playing

It's rare, but there have been stories of high school athletes suffering heart issues on the field, and there's been more than one death.  One of those stories is too many.

A new bill is making its way through the process in Austin, and if it's passed, it would require all Texas high school athletes to get an EKG heart screening test before they can play.

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Several Texas Cities and Soldiers on ISIS ‘Kill List’

Fort Hood officials confirmed Monday that a former Fort Hood soldier was one of 100 U.S. service members included in an online "kill list" posted by possible Islamic State agents, which also names more than 60 U.S. cities as ISIS targets, including seven in Texas.

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Blue Bell Adds Ice Cream Cups to Product Recall List

Texas-based ice cream company Blue Bell has expanded its recent product recall to include three-ounce ice cream cups.

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Austin Spot Has Legal Poker Games

It looks like poker doesn't have to be a game for the kitchen table with a bunch of guy friends, and it's more than a garage game on a card table with the garage door up all night long.  In Central Texas anyway.  An Austin business has found a way to let players walk away with winnings, and make it legal.

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A Guy Plans The Ultimate Road Trip. Wanna Go?

The internet is full of ideas.  Here's one from a guy who decided to plan the ultimate road trip, covering all 50 states and some of the top landmarks in the country.  Wanna see where he's headed in Texas?

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Texas Lawmakers Salute Phil Collins

Phil Collins is an honorary Texan now after all he's done for the state.

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A Texas City is the Most Wildlife-Friendly in the US

If you had to take a wild guess at which Texas city is the most friendly to wild animals, which one would you say?  It might have something to do with the bats.

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