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Oklahoma, Texas Move Closer to Leaving Big 12, Could Head to Pac-12

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The demise of the Big 12 now appears closer than ever after officials at the University of Oklahoma on Monday gave OU President David Boren the green light to consider a potential move to the Pac-12.

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Tax-Free Shopping for Texans This Weekend

Kool 98 reminds Texas families that the state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-21, Read more about it on the next page!

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Texas is FAT! But not the fattest!

Texas is still looking a little beefy these days. The latest stats on obesity in the states have just been released. Find out how much our bottom line and waist line has changed… right here.

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Chris.0917, Flickr Commons
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Severe Drought Lowers Lake Levels In Texas By 4% In June

Searing temperatures and a drought rivaling Texas' worst on record are taking a toll on lake levels statewide.  A June water report found levels in 109 lakes dropped by 4 percent, or more than 358 billion gallons.  Three lakes - all in West Texas - are effectively empty. 

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Governor Perry On Prez Buzz: “I’m Just Too Busy”

Governor Rick Perry says he is too busy concentrating on the Legislature to think about the presidential buzz around him this week.  Perry spoke to reporters Thursday after a speech on turning Austin into a high-tech center. 

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Gov. Perry Declares Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas

Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed the three-day period from Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. Read more about it and see the official proclamation on the next page.

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Texans are Driving Down To Mexico Because Gas Across the Border is Only $2.80 a Gallon

Would you risk being kidnapped by a drug lord to save a few bucks on gas? Tons of people in southern Texas say ABSOLUTELY! Read all about it on the next page!

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The Salvation Army is Still Providing Assistance at West Texas Wildfires

More than one week after initial deployment, Salvation Army Officers, staff and volunteers continue to provide round-the-clock assistance and relief to firefighters, other responders and residents affected by wildfires throughout the State. Read about their efforts on the following page.

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Long Tall Texan Talk

"I'm a high straight in Plainview, a side bet in Idalou and a fresh deck in New Deal....." Chances are if you are from the South Plains you've heard this Maines Brothers tune. And a whole lot of other Texas talk such as fixin ta, might could, waller, and maybe even frog strangler a time or two

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Pole Dancing for Jesus — Yes, It Really Exists [VIDEO]

Move over, oil and water: A local FOX affiliate in Houston, TX, has discovered a new phenomenon that will have everyone scratching their heads.

It's called -- wait for it -- Pole Fitness for Jesus, a bi-weekly program in which women dance on a stripper pole set to Christian music.

Sounds like an oxy moron, right? Well, instructor Crystal Deans thinks otherwise, insisting that the program is all about female empowerment. "I teach women to feel good about themselves," she told the local FOX affiliate. Check out the full interview now.

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CNN.com
CNN.com
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Texas Lawmakers Have Proposed a Law That Would Impose Harsh Penalties for Hiring an Illegal Immigrant

There's something that feels so WRONG here. It's like some state representatives here in Texas want it both ways. They want to be brutal on illegal immigrants, but they sure as hell don't want to pay American wages for childcare or yard work. Read more on the next page.

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