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Are Texas Dance Halls A Thing Of The Past?

Central Texas has some dance halls with history behind them, like the Broken Spoke in Austin, and Gruene Hall about 45 minutes to the south.

Those two spots seem to have enough history and tradition behind them to continue drawing a crowd, and they've got that cool factor that attracts both older cowboy boots and young skinny jeans.  But will other Texas dance halls last?

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A Texas Team Is The Most Hated In Texas?

I like to look on the bright side and find the good in things, BUT I couldn't resist passing along this little gem I found online.

I ran across a chart outlining the most hated Major League Baseball teams for particular regions across the country and across the globe, and it turns out that Texas isn't too fond of Texas.

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Longhorns’ Spelling Error Delights Rival Fans

Sometimes and oops happens.  And this is one that Aggie fans are gonna run with!

In the University of Texas' media guide, it didn't take long at Big 12 Media Days to discover that "Texas" was misspelled.  

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Governor Perry Is Sending Troops To The Texas-Mexico Border

Governor Rick Perry announced Monday he was sending a thousand troops to the border with Mexico to combat the border crisis, and said that process will happen over the next month.

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Lone Ranger Outfit Brings In Big Bucks at Texas Auction

The family of a late businessman and collector decided to put the original Lone Ranger outfit on the auction block, and it brought in $195,000 at the auction in Waco Saturday.

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Facebook Deletes Hunting Pics Posted By Texas Tech Cheerleader

Pictures on Texas Tech Cheerleader Kendall Jones' Facebook page went viral recently, and now Facebook has deleted some of them.

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Texas Newlyweds Die In Separate Vehicles After Head-On Collision

This is an unfathomable story.

Two vehicles got into a head-on collision this week on an unlined County Road in North Texas, and the drivers happened to be a man and a woman who had gotten married recently.  The crash killed both the husband and the wife, and left three kids without parents.

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Several Boating Accidents Reported Over the Holiday Weekend

My grandparents had a cabin on a lake in Nebraska, and as I was growing up some of the best memories came from spending Sunday afternoons there swimming, fishing, and learning to ski.

My grandparents lived there year round, but with everyone else flocking to the lake during the summer, my Grandpa would always say Memorial Day marked the beginning of "silly season" at the lake.  The lake was usually pretty quiet, but during the summer months the extra crowds, boaters, and campers changed all that.

Summer is busy for lakes, and it can also be dangerous.  Have you read about all of the boating accidents that happened around East Texas over Memorial Day weekend? One of the accidents involved a Game Warden.

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