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This Just In-Texas is Not Boring!
Here we go again, another website has done a little research comparing certain factors to determine what the most boring states in the nation are. I have some good news-Texas is not on the list. The Lone Star State is also not on the list of the most exciting states, either...
What’s the Most Dangerous City in Texas?
You hear a lot about crime in our state, and you may have wondered what city is considered the most dangerous?
The website 1point21 interactive compared cities with populations of over 100,000 (which counts Victoria out) and came up with a definitive list...
Litter Ruins Our Beautiful State
It's a shame. It's a shame that people can be so lazy and inconsiderate that they just dump their trash anywhere. I know most people do care and dispose of their trash properly, and I know lots of Texans go above and beyond. Take the twice a year Adopt-A-Beach cleanup for example...
How is the Economy Doing in Texas?
While the nation's economy was struggling to rebound in recent years, Texas was always ahead of the national average with lower unemployment numbers. Those numbers are changing as the state unemployment rate is now at 5%, which is slightly higher than the national average of 4...
Does Texas Have a Big Drug Problem? Maybe Not So Much
We hear about drug busts and drug problems on the news all the time but when it comes down to it, Texas fares pretty well compared to other states. According to the personal finance website WalletHub, the States with the Biggest Drug Problems in 2017 compared the 50 states and the District of Columb…
10 Common Expressions that are Uniquely Texas (or not)
Texas is known for a lot of things like ranches, cowboys, oil and barbecue, just to name a few. To some, Texas is also known for some unique expressions that you've probably heard before but, if you weren't born and raised here like myself, then some may be new to you...
How ‘Green’ is Our Valley? Apparently, Not Very
Earth Day is coming up this weekend (Saturday, April 22nd) and you'd think most of the United States was pretty good at being earth-friendly by now. I'm not talking about whole solar-powered electric grids or a majority of vehicles powered by hybrid motors, but a state as big as Texas, which not onl…
Got Weed in Dallas? That’s A Ticket
There's been lots of loosening of marijuana laws across the country in recent years and, some of those changes have even hit the Lone Star State. While it's not a statewide change, the city of Dallas has decided to reduce possession of the wacky weed to a misdemeanor...
Celebrate Earth Day with Texas Adopt-A-Beach
Earth Day is coming up Saturday, April 22nd, and the Texas General Land Office invites you to celebrate at the beach for the 31st annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup.
This highly successful program invites volunteers to come to specific beaches for a few ours to help clean up litter and marine debris…
Great Places in Texas to Do Some Hiking
We love taking trips around the state to discover new things like great scenery. I've lived here for over twenty years, but I've only seen a small portion of the beauty Texas has to offer. Here's a list of some great places to visit in that you should definitely put on your list...

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