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All Texas 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.

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A Texas Cow Had Quadruplets

Maybe you've seen a pet cat gave birth to a litter of kittens. And dogs can have more than one pup at a time. But a cow?

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Longview’s Johnny Cace’s Seafood + Steak House Closing Doors for Good Saturday

Johnny Cace's Seafood & Steak House in Longview has been serving seafood delights and mouth-watering steaks to East Texans since 1949, but they'll be handing out their final plates from the legendary kitchen on Saturday.

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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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March Madness is a Huge Time Suck at Work, and Maybe That’s OK

You've probably seen the headlines about March Madness, and how employers are faced with dilemmas about whether to ban basketball-watching and bracket-checking at the office or just let it slide. People are gonna check scores anyway right? I mean we've got our smart phones. Seems like a losing battle. LinkedIn says bosses should go ahead and embrace the Madness.

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We Got a New Fish, And This Amazing Thing Happened

So the beloved Beta fish, Maddox, passed away suddenly at the Austin house, and Mama decided to run out and get a new fish before the girls got home from school.  

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Guess Which Texas City is the ‘Quirkiest’

Austin isn't the "Quirkiest" city in the U.S., but it does rank #2 in the country, and it's the quirkiest city that Texas has. Houston made the list, too. And the No. 1 city for quirks nationally isn't too far away. Any guess?

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White Oak High School Principal Under Fire from Freedom From Religion Foundation

White Oak High School principal Dan Noll has recently come under attack for the use of Biblical scripture during the 'Thought for the Day' portion of his morning announcements.

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Firefighter Who Allegedly Bragged About Shooting Dogs Has Been Arrested

Tim Conatser, the Texas volunteer firefighter who allegedly bragged on his Facebook page about shooting two dogs on his property, has been arrested in Hunt County.

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Tyler Main Street Progam Gets Some Props

Main Street Programs across the country work to keep downtown districts neat and clean and drawing visitors, and the Tyler Main Street Program has been noticed for being one of the best.

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Do Your Kids Get Messed Up By the Time Change?

We've got to spring forward one hour this weekend, and that has a tendency to mess up family life.

The experts have some advice for parents on how to help kids deal with the beginning of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday.

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Texas Has One of the Best Economies in the United States

When it comes to the economy in the United States, Texas ranks very high, according to a recent report by Business Insider.

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