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Summer Officially Arrives on Wednesday, June 20

You would think that summer began in East Texas last year around Christmas time.  Balmy, along with warmer than normal temps, and the steady rumbling of the A/C unit, was plenty enough to suggest we were reeling from "the other summer" (winter), even if the calendar hanging on the wall in the kitchen had pictures of snowflakes, icicles, and polar bears.

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11th Grader Misses School, Gets Jail Time in Conroe [VIDEO]

HUH?

When I was in 7th grade, Joey Gowdalaba and I ignored the weekly fire alarm drill.  We each took two whacks from the principal's homemade paddle.  Don't know about Joey, but when my daddy heard the story of my open disobedience...well, you try sitting on that hard banana seat of your "Huffy" bicycle.

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leisure and sports review
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Splendora Woman Finds ‘Jesus’ – in Shower Mold?! [VIDEO]

When you think about seeing is believing, it really does make sense to keep an open mind, thus formulating your own opinions objectively.  In the case of Chyenna Richards from Splendora, she may have indeed witnessed a spiritual revelation from the mold growing inside her shower.

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Pay Attention East Texas – Texting and Driving Don’t Mix!

We all know as responsible adults, that "drinking and driving" don't mix.  With the digital age in full force, not only are we hearing that "driving and texting" don't mix, but, it may not be too terribly long before Texas lawmakers sound the battlecry that if you send a message to a known driver, you may be held liable for your actions, in the event a disaster occurs on the receiving end!

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Texas Fans To See Few Remaining Van Halen Shows

The June 20 show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas will be one of the last shows for Van Halen this year. See them while you can!

Fans can also catch them June 22 in San Antonio and June 24 in Houston, but as you've probably heard, everything after June 26 has been cancelled. Shows in Cleveland, El Paso, Detroit, and other spots have been ditched.

So what's the deal?

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Why Did Mesquite High School Officials Yank Yearbooks From Students?

In today's lesson, we're discussing the do's and dont's of publishing material in the high school yearbook, where common sense should prevail on this matter, when considering journalism should be the focal point.

At Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Texas, school officials yanked the yearbook off the shelf -- after distribution.  Why?

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Texas To Close Nine Postal Centers, Tyler Affected

Are you aware the USPS (United States Postal Service) first class stamped mail has reduced from 52 billion to 26 billion deliveries in 9 years?  Why?  Today, the "mailbox is now in the computer".  Okay, let me put this into perspective.  You own a business that ships 100 units annually in 2003.  In 2012, you now move 50 units yearly.  Something has to give, right?

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Lost Harley Motorcycle From Japan Tsunami Finds Its Way To Canada [VIDEO]

Just thinking out loud here, but is there any rational explanation as to why we are required to wear seat belts, but don't have to wear a motorcycle helmet - in Texas?  As long as you purchase state mandated credible medical coverage, your locks can be 'blowin in the wind'.

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NBC 4 in San Antonio
NBC 4 in San Antonio
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Did an Actual Fireball Shoot Through the Sky in Texas?

The folks in San Antonio, Texas got quite a treat earlier this month when an unexplained fireball, or rather something that looked like a fireball streaked across the midday sky.

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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Texas Tornadoes Lift 18-Wheelers Off the Ground

East Texas was not immune to the tornado outbreak that hit Dallas-Fort Worth yesterday. A tornado was confirmed by a trained spotter around 3:30 yesterday afternoon, southwest of Sulphur Springs.

The National Weather Service will be in East Texas and North Texas today assessing the damage, and determining exactly how powerful those wind speeds were. As many as 12 tornadoes touched down in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and hundreds of homes were damaged. In some cases entire second-stories were ripped off, and in other cases, couches were left in living rooms, surrounded by debris with the roof completely gone.

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Steven Tyler Two-Steps Into Texas on ‘American Idol’

Welcome to Texas, y’all! The ‘American Idol‘ judges — including, of course, our own Steven Tyler — hit the Lone Star state for the Thursday night audition show.

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This Day in History for January 10 – Texas Oil Boom Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1920 – The League of Nations formally comes into being (More info)

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt introduces the lend-lease program to Congress, which was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II (More info)

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