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Ellen Trout Zoo Welcomes A Baby Antelope

Do you know what a Bay Duiker is? Without Googling it?

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Stanley Marsh 3
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Man Behind Cadillac Ranch – Stanley Marsh 3 – Dies at Age of 76

Amarillo native Stanley Marsh 3, an eccentric artist and businessman, died on Tuesday, June 17, leaving behind a trail of public art pieces as well as unsettled allegations of molestation.

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Budget Cuts May Force State Parks to Close

Here we go again. The legislative session is coming in January, and we're hearing the usual predictions of budgetary doom and gloom.  This year we are hearing that if the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department doesn't get the money it needs, nearly two dozen state parks may have to close.

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source: Texas Seaport Museum
source: Texas Seaport Museum
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Tall Ship Elissa in Dry Dock for Repairs

The "Official Tall Ship of Texas", the Elissa, has been pulled into a shipyard dry dock in Texas City to get a much needed overhaul - stem to stern, as they say.  Let's just say that at the ripe old age of 135, Elissa's mileage is showing.

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~MVI~ (goes mirror-less!), Flickr
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10 Fun and Romantic Fall Getaways

We tend to associate the end of summer and the arrival of fall with going back to school or getting back to work, as the vacation season is over. But that doesn’t have to be the case. The northern hemisphere contains some pretty remarkable fall destinations, perfect for weekend adventures or even weeklong getaways

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Anger Over Lake Naconiche Publicity Stunt

The Lufkin News reports some Nacogdoches County landowners and fisher folk are upset, and say they felt betrayed when county commissioners allowed a popular Texas bass fishing TV show early access to Lake Naconiche several days before the official opening date.

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via Facebook/Lon Morris College
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Lon Morris College Suspends Fall Classes

Worst has come to worst at the oldest two-year college in Texas.  Officials at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville have suspended the entire fall term of classes.

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We Cannot Tell a Lie — Here Are America’s Most Honest Cities

Thanks to folks at Honest Tea, we now have a pretty good handle at which are the most honest cities in America.

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