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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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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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Guess Which Texas City is the ‘Quirkiest’

Austin isn't the "Quirkiest" city in the US, but it does rank #2 in the country, and it's the quirkiest city that Texas has.

And the #1 city for quirks nationally isn't too far away.  Any guess?

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A Texas City is the Most Wildlife-Friendly in the US

If you had to take a wild guess at which Texas city is the most friendly to wild animals, which one would you say?  It might have something to do with the bats.

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Runner Who Crawled Across the Finish Line Goes Back to Austin to Thank Those Who Helped Her

It's gotten hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube.

Kenya's Hyvon Ngetich describes it as "hitting a wall" when she just couldn't run any more, and her only choice was to hit the deck and crawl to the finish line at the Austin Marathon February 8th.  

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Central Texas Gets the X Games For Second Straight Year

Austin is a good fit for many things, including live music, burritos, and flip flops.  Now it's becoming known as a great place to host the X Games, and ESPN has announced the dates that Austin will host next summer.

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And THE Best Pizza Place in Texas Is…

Pizza joints are plentiful in Texas, but the website Thrillist says there's one particular place that's better than all the rest.

Where is it?

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Homes In This Texas City Are Priced Way Too High

We all want our homes to be worth big bucks, right?  But of course with that comes the obligation to pay higher taxes and such.  High home values aren't always a win-win, and sky-rocketing values don't come without a cost.

A new report says one Texas city has the most over-priced homes in the entire country, and those homes are priced about 19 percent higher than they should be.  

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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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Texas Graduation Speaker Goes Viral

A Navy Seal who graduated from the University of Texas-Austin went back to the school last month to deliver the 2014 Commencement Address, it's received over 1.5 million views so far on Youtube.

This US Navy Commander led the operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Another SXSW Car Crash Victim Dies

A drunk driving crash March 13th at South by Southwest in Austin claimed three lives earlier this month, and now a fourth person has passed away.

WFAA in Dallas says, 18-year old De'Andre Tatum from Fort Worth was critically injured when the car plowed into a crowd on Red River Street during the SXSW music festival, and died this week in the hospital.

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Texas Teacher Killed in Libya

The man making national news after being shot and killed while jogging on a street in Libya Thursday morning, was a teacher from Texas.

Ronnie Smith was from Austin, and took a job teaching chemistry at the International School in Benghazi.

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