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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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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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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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Rattlesnakes Will Get You if You Don’t Watch Out

It's not just football season, and it's not just hunting season.  It's also "rattlesnake season."  State wildlife experts say the Fall, with its cool weather, is the favorite time of year for the venomous and deadly Texas rattlesnake, and that means you need to be very careful in areas where they live and breed.

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State Fair of Texas Opens in Dallas

The State Fair of Texas has launched its annual one month run in Dallas.  This is the 125th year for the fair, prompting the theme "125 Years: A Timeless Tradition." 

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Piranha Caught in Houston Lake

Texas lakes and waterways -- that once were good places to fish and swim -- aren't as fun or safe as they used to be.  State officials say more and more dangerous exotic fish are turning up.  The latest is a real live meat-eating piranha, caught, in of all places, a recreational lake at a county park outside Houston.

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Forest Festival Kicks off Tonight

The 27th annual Texas State Forest Festival kicks off tonight at 5 at the George H. Henderson Exposition Center with rides, food and plenty of events for the entire family.

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Tyler Man is World’s Fastest Shooter

It's only right that a Texan would be the last man standing at the annual Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championship in Piru, California.  22 year old B.J. Norris of Tyler has won the title of "World's Fastest Shooter," and we're talking about speed shooting with a handgun.

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