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Truck in the I-35 Accident in Salado was More Than 6 Inches Taller Than the Bridge

Last Thursday's bridge collapse on I-35 between Dallas and Austin had drivers taking a detour through Salado that added at least 30 minutes to the trip.  One person died in the accident.  And now there are more details about what might have caused it.  

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Brady Owen rides
Brady Owen rides
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Gunner Goss Takes Top Honors at Friday’s Mutton Bustin’

Night number two of the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show featured 10 more cowboys and cowgirls trying for the top ride in the KICKS 105 Mutton Bustin' competition, sponsored by Deep East Texas Electric Co-op.

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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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Ready to ride
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Garrison Youngster Wins Thursday’s Mutton Bustin’ at Nacogdoches Rodeo

 

They rode frontways, sideways, and even backwards.  Night number one of mutton bustin' at the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show produced some highly entertaining rides as 10 area youngsters held on to the wool as long as they could. 

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All High School Athletes May Have to Get EKGs Before Playing

It's rare, but there have been stories of high school athletes suffering heart issues on the field, and there's been more than one death.  One of those stories is too many.

A new bill is making its way through the process in Austin, and if it's passed, it would require all Texas high school athletes to get an EKG heart screening test before they can play.

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Terry Wyatt - Getty Images
Terry Wyatt - Getty Images
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Chase Bryant in Concert Tonight at Banita Creek Hall

He just turned 22, and already this South Texas native is turning heads and setting the standard in Nashville when it comes to singing, songwriting, and guitar playing.   

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Nacogdoches Rodeo Mutton Busters Drawn

The Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show is set to get underway Thursday and runs through Saturday night.  The rodeo gets underway at 7:30 p.m., but get there early to see one of the most entertaining events.  

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TxDOT Educates Public on Work Zone Safety

In 2014, 146 people in Texas were killed in work zone crashes.  The Texas Department of Transportation emphasized that by placing 146 safety cones near Timberland Drive on Tuesday morning during their press conference.

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Get Ready Mutton Busters for the Nacogdoches Rodeo

The Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show is coming March 26th-28th at the Nacogdoches Expo and Convention Center. One of the big draws for the annual event is the KICKS 105 Mutton Bustin'.

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March Madness is a Huge Time Suck at Work, and Maybe That’s Okay

You've probably seen the headlines about March Madness, and how employers are faced with dilemmas about whether to ban basketball-watching and bracket-checking at the office or just let it slide. People are gonna check scores anyway right?  I mean we've got our smart phones.  Seems like a losing battle.  Linkedin says bosses should go ahead and embrace the Madness.

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NOAA
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East Texas Braces for More Heavy Rainfall

Just a quick look at the Angelina River, Neches River, or Lake Sam Rayburn will immediately tell you that we've had a very wet Winter.  It looks like Spring, at least the first few days of it, will be wet, as well.

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U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/ Released
U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/ Released
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Highlighting Britton Smallwood, United States Navy

Every once in a while, I receive a press release from a branch of our armed services highlighting someone from the local area.  A few weeks ago, Britton Smallwood was featured.

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