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Texas Has 14 of the Biggest High Schools in the U.S.

I graduated with 12 people in my high school class in Nebraska, so it's hard for me to comprehend a high school where there are three thousands students.  That's huge! Or maybe it's time to admit my little class of six boys and six girls was abnormally tiny.  I graduated at the top of my class, but I don't spend much time telling people I only had 11 people behind me.  Shh...don't tell!  And those that graduated in the top 50 percent were actually in the top six.  That' doesn't happen often.

Texas has some of the biggest high schools in the US, and some of those have more than four thousand students.

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Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

I love the fall!  It's football, cool weather, tailgating food, and we start flavoring everything with pumpkin spice.  Yum!

Starbucks is already out with the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and I've already had one or three.  There's something else coming out by the end of the month that I wouldn't imagine needing the pumpkin spice flavor and it doesn't on a normal day.  But it might be tasty.

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The Second Kid Is Cheaper Than The First

We've heard the stats before, that it costs over half a million dollars to raise a child from age 0 to 18. That's the first child.

The good news is, baby #2 is cheaper!

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Taco Bell Introduces The Biscuit Taco

Soon you'll have to decide what shape you want your breakfast in.

McDonalds has the round bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit, and now Taco Bell is coming out with the same thing shaped like  taco.

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Football Fans Are Ready For The Weekend

This is a huge weekend for football fans.

It's opening weekend for the rest of the NFL (after last night's kickoff between the Packers and Seahawks), there are big college games already and it's only the second week of the season, and just cuz!  Football fans don't need huge games to sit in the recliner and enjoy a bucket of wings.  We just love football.

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Texas Cop Rescues Terrified Dog From Aransas Pass Harbor [VIDEO]

This officer wasn't just going for a late night swim when he decided to get into the harbor.

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Is This The Next Ice Bucket Challenge?

We've seen it in sports a million times.  Somebody gets a pie in the face during an interview.

But can it catch on as the next Ice Bucket Challenge?

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CVS Kicks The Habit

If you're on the CVS Pharmacy email list, you probably got an email yesterday' that said all of its stores were undergoing a big change.  

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Former Longhorns Coach Mack Brown Loses Home To Fire

After stepping down as coach of the Longhorns, Mack Brown moved most of his Texas memorabilia to his home in North Carolina, not far from Charlotte.  

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Not Photoshopped. This Really Happened.

So that moment... when one day your realize your best friend has an amazing, uncanny, super-human ability to stand on her head...ON WATER!

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Another Texas City Bans Texting and Driving

It's not just texting and driving that Austin is banning, but talking on the cell phone in the car too if the phone is up to the ear.  And if a police officer catches drivers or bicyclists tapping on an app while moving, they can be cited.

Hands-free devices are okay, but even mobile devices like iPads and other tablets fall under the ban now.

What about sitting at stoplights?

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Johnny Manziel Snickers Commercial

This is awesome...

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