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National guard FLW College Fishing
National guard FLW College Fishing
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Nacogdoches Has a Fishing Champ!

Josh Haddox of Nacogdoches is a champ! Josh goes to school at Texas A&M and is part of a fishing team there with Timothy Temple of Bryan, TX. The two just won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on Lake Eufala in Oklahoma over the weekend.

Call it beginner’s luck, since this was their very first National Guard FLW College Fishing Event. How much cash did they earn for catching all those bass?

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via flickr/mcfarlandmo
via flickr/mcfarlandmo
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Bracing for a Major Allergy Season

Ah yes spring is in the air, and so are all those things a lot of people are allergic to.  Spring in the Piney Woods is always tough on people with allergies, but there's an usual profusion of allergens in the air this year, and those who specialize in such things say we're all in for an especially "sneezy" and miserable allergy season.

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via Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
via Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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East Texas May Lose Historic Attraction

A long time east Texas attraction may have to close down because of cash flow problems.  If the popular Texas State Railroad can't get a cash infusion soon and find ways to make money 12 months a year, its managers say it will go out of business this week.

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via flickr/jasmund
via flickr/jasmund
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Fort Worth Golfer Stabbed With Golf Club

It's tempting to make this a funny story, but to the man who was critically injured in this bizarre golf course incident, there was nothing funny about it.

Tarrant County Sheriff's Deputies are still trying to unravel the story of the fight that led to a golfer getting stabbed with the shaft of a golf club two weeks ago at the Eagle Mountain Lake Golf Course north of Fort Worth.

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via flickr/zina@ameritech.net
via flickr/zina@ameritech.net
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Historic Prison Rodeo Arena Demolished

Another piece of Texas history is falling under the wrecking ball.  The historic arena where the Texas Prison Rodeo was held for more than 50 years is being demolished to make way for...for...who knows what.  Something to be decided later.

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Texas Woman Climbs Mount Everest on One Good Leg

It would have to be someone from the Lone Star State.  A 61 year old Lubbock woman recently climbed Mount Everest and people around the world are talking about her, because she climbed the world's tallest mountain with just one good leg.

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Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images
Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images
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Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight

A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness.

Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend an average of 3.7 fewer hours a week outside than children with normal vision.

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Feng Li, Getty Images
Feng Li, Getty Images
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Zavalla Man Wins “America’s Top Shot”

Dustin Ellermann of Zavalla took the $100,000 grand prize on The History Channel’s “Top Shot” Tuesday night, in an elimination challenge that left little doubt that he really is the best competitive shooter in the country.  Let's just say he hits what he aims at.

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