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Moody Gardens Promises a Great Summer

Stephanie Chan (PR Coordinator), Amber Henderson (Rainforest Biologist) and Azul (Blue-tongued skink) stopped by the Kicks 105 studios this morning to tell us about the awesome Summer season at Moody Gardens in Galveston.

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Merrell’s Vacation – Danny imitates Chevy Chase

And so it has started...the annual Merrell vacation.

Every Summer, my wife, 3 kids, and myself getaway for a week, sometimes it's a beach, sometimes the mountains, sometimes just down the road, but every 3 years or so we head off to our favorite destination - Disney World.   

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Highway 94 Bridges Set to Open Today

The new bridges over the Neches River on Highway 94 are set to open! If 'Mater' the tow truck were around he'd be the first to drive on the new pavement.

Either later this afternoon or Friday morning (barring any unforeseen issues) Texas Department of Transportation workers will be making the switch from the old bridges to the new. 

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The Awesome Power of Buc-ee’s [VIDEO/POLL]

My family got hooked two years ago.

We make quite a few trips to Austin and on one occasion we made a stop in Madisonville at a newly built convenience store...well, calling Buc-ee's a convenience store is like calling Lake Sam Rayburn a stock tank. 

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Where are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Lufkin?

It’s the beginning of a holiday weekend, YAY! And the beginning of people in your way on the road and aggressive drivers ticking you off. Who will present the biggest problem on the road today? It’s those darn red light runners.

We’ve probably all had the experience of sitting at a red light that turns green, signaling our chance to go, and all of a sudden a car zooms through from the other direction. Near miss! Red light runners cause accidents all the time, and it turns out today is one of their favorite days to do it.

And what are the most dangerous intersections in Lufkin?

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Truck Fire Shuts Down Lane Of Highway 59

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a truck fire around 3:30 this morning has lead to the closure of the northbound outside land of Highway 59 at the intersection of FM 942 in Leggett.

No injuries were reported. 

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Toyota Recalls Almost 700,000 Vehicles for Brake Light and Airbag Issues

If you bought a new Toyota car or truck in the past few years, you could be getting a recall notice. The automaker says more than 680,000 vehicles may have brake light and airbag problems.

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Italy Tops the List of Most Popular Vacation Destinations in 2012 — Survey of the Day

Are you planning on using your passport in 2012? According to a Travel-Ticker survey of 2,301 people, Italy is the most popular overseas travel spot for the coming year, with 43 percent citing it as one of their “dream destinations.”

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Man Endures Seven-Hour Flight While Standing, Obese Passenger Took Up His Seat

In the past year or so, several airlines have made headlines for insisting obese passengers buy two seats to accommodate their size and avoid infringing on the space occupied by others. Some people say the practice is unfair, but Arthur Berkowitz likely isn’t one of them.

On a recent US Airlines flight from Anchorage to Philadelphia, he was forced to stand for the entire seven-hour trip when he was seated next to a man who took up not only his own seat, but half of Berkowitz’s as well. The flight was completely full, meaning there was nowhere left to go.

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Travel Coast To Coast In 5 Minutes (Video)

Twenty-five year old Brian DeFrees took a two month roadtrip across America in his Honda Civic. The freelance photographer took footage of the 12,000 plus mile trip, and crammed it all into a five minute timelapse video

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Passenger Sues Continental Airlines for Severely Turbulent Flight [VIDEO]

A Texas woman has decided to sue Continental Airlines and three other air carriers for mental trauma she endured during a particularly hellish flight.

What, did she have to sit through ‘The Smurfs’ on the in-flight movie?

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Finally! Astrophysicist Figures Out Most Efficient Airplane Boarding System [VIDEO]

Anybody who’s ever boarded an airplane knows that there is something terribly inefficient about the slow, agonizing process. Astrophysicist Jason Steffen decided to do something about the messy procedure, using science to develop a plane boarding method that cuts seating times in half.

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