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Map Of Texas Is Worth $8000

Remember when maps used to be on paper and not on your smart phone?

paper map discovered recently after it had been stuffed into a library book turns out to be worth four figures.  It was traced to 1844, and was created by the US War Department, with is now the Department of Defense.

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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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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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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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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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Texas Mom Gets Booted From A Restaurant For Changing A Diaper At The Table

Should a mom in Spring have been kicked out of a restaurant for changing her baby's diaper at the table?

Speak up parents, speak up.

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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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Multimillionaire Accused Of Peeing on Candy At Texas CVS

Millionaire NYC real estate heir Robert Durst, who was acquitted in the murder of a Galveston man in 2001, is accused of urinating on the candy rack and counter at a Houston CVS.

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Governor Perry Sends Troops To the Border With Mexico

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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Thousands Support Lone Survivor After Her Family Is Killed in Spring, TX

After her family was killed execution style last Wednesday near Houston, people are coming out in droves to help the 15-year old sole survivor.

Cassidy Stay's parents and four siblings were killed in the shootings at their home, but Cassidy survived after a bullet grazed her head and she played dead until the violence ended. Now almost $300,000 has been raised for her benefit, as she starts her new life without her family.

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