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Visit World’s Largest Gingerbread House in Texas

Computer model of world's largest gingerbread house © Traditions Club It's big enough for a family of five. That's five life-sized humans, not gingerbread men. The A&M Traditions Club has constructed...
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Houston Restaurant Bans Kids During Peak Hours

©Rafael Edwards A restaurant in Houston, Texas has responded to the demands of its customers and banned kids under nine years of age from its dining room from 7PM onward. La Fisheria, a mexican...
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Pilot Project at DFW Encourages Disco CPR

© PTGreg The Dallas-Fort Worth airport is on a mission to become one of the healthiest airports. To that end they have created such amenities as napping centres, massage therapy clinic, and yoga...
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3 Starry Night Skyscapes You Can’t Miss in 2013

Outer space provides everything from light shows to optical illusions and even ways to navigate the oceans without a compass or a map. When you’re travelling you usually focus on day time things or...
Feeding the Birds on South Padre Island, Texas

Wild About Padre Island, Texas

Padre Island is a barrier island located in the Gulf of Mexico on the tropical tip of Texas. This long and skinny island stretches for 113 miles and is actually the world’s longest barrier island. Within the...
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The Annual Texas Rattlesnake Massacre [Gallery]

Young Rattlesnake © Mark Dumont Each year they are hunted, gassed and crammed into containers before being milked and finally beheaded. Even after death, they may be skinned for cash and the...
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Former Austin Brothel Makes Way for Speakeasy

I'll take mine shaken, not stirred ©merriewells Who knew brothels still existed--in Austin, Texas? Recently, the former Midnight Cowboy brothel was purchased and reopened as a speakeasy-style bar....

Woman Sues Airline for Turbulence

Plane © flissphil Texan Colleen O'Neal is suing Continental Airlines for experiencing extreme turbulence during a 2009 flight. Sure, it sounds like a silly frivolous lawsuit at first, but then...
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Austin, TX Celebrates 7th Annual Bat Fest

Bats Austin, TX © dwhartwig This weekend the city of Austin, Texas celebrated its 7th Annual Bat Fest with live music and a sunset viewing of the city’s 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed...