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Could Walmart Get Its Own Liquor Store?

You may be able to walk into a liquor store owned by Walmart soon in Texas, under a new bill that Texas lawmakers are considering.  It would allow the big publicly traded retailers to open liquor stores right next to their big box locations.  You can buy beer in Walmart now, and this would make it possible to buy vodka at a shop right next door.

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Got Peeps? Here Are Some Creative Uses For Them.

I have a confession to make.  I've never eaten a Peep in my life.  But they do look delicious, and I hear they are amazing in hot chocolate.  What else can you do with them?  And how many Peeps does it take to make a replica of Katy Perry's left shark?

Peeps are great to dress up in chocolate, and Kitchen Daily says

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Some are More Into April Fools Day Than Others

Do you love April Fools Day? Some people live for it and plan their attack all year long, and finally unleash the fun on April 1st.  Others of us just let it fly right by and barely notice it.

I did see today on Facebook that one parent played a pretty good trick on his son.  This one is worth sharing.

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McDonalds May Serve Breakfast All Day

How many times have you really had a hankering for an Egg McMuffin at 3pm, and you can't get one because McDonalds has moved on from the breakfast menu?  You might be in luck soon.  They're thinking about serving breakfast all day.

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Truck in the I-35 Accident in Salado was More Than 6 Inches Taller Than the Bridge

Last Thursday's bridge collapse on I-35 between Dallas and Austin had drivers taking a detour through Salado that added at least 30 minutes to the trip.  One person died in the accident.  And now there are more details about what might have caused it.  

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Fastest-Growing County in the US is in Texas

One look around Texas at all the construction and it's easy to guess that Texas is a fast-growing state.  It's the second-largest in population now, and one Texas county beats all the others in the nation for the number of people who are moving to it.

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Bridge Collapse on I-35 North of Austin Was Sudden and Deadly

If you've spent any time on I-35 between Dallas and Austin, you know it's one of the most congested stretches of roadway in the entire country.  When any type of accident happens is ties up the roadway for miles.  With Thursday's bridge collapse, drivers were taking a detour through Salado that added at least 30 minutes to the trip.  Here's what happened.

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All 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.

A new bill is making its way through the process in Austin, and if it's passed, it would require all Texas high school athletes to get an EKG heart screening test before they can play.

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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?

Usually cows have just one and they're done.  But not this cow. The calves just kept coming.

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Wanna Be Happier? Do These Things.

I love it when the experts get it all figured out and break it down into a few easy steps for us.  Happiness seems so easy to come by when they spell it out, but even those in the worst of funks might be able to gain some bright sides from it so I thought I'd share. 

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What Country Drinks the Most Alcohol?

Pay attention, America. It's time to drink up.

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Texas Confederate License Plate Case Goes All the Way to the Supreme Court

Texas commemorates its Confederacy roots in different ways, but many people are calling these new license plates offensive. Others say it's in their free speech to do so.

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