Friday, January 29, 2016

$1.38 Per Gallon In Kenedy, Texas


If you drive outside of San Antonio on Highway 181 traveling southeast, you will go though a small Texas town called Kenedy. Today, gas prices there are $1.38 per gallon at the H.E.B. store. As we approach the last weekend of January, 2016 is turning out to be one of the best years for Texas drivers wallets as the price for a gallon of gas continue to drop. How low will they go? Nobody knows.

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In God We Trust Comes To Ector County


Dozens of counties around Texas have already added the phrase 'In God We Trust' to their law enforcement vehicles and now Ector County has joined that list. The Ector County (Odessa, Texas) Sheriff's Department is now displaying those words on many of their vehicles. For the most part, Texans like having the words 'In God We Trust' on police vehicles. There are some folks who believe there should be NO religious sayings placed on anything paid for by the taxpayers, but in the Lone Star State those folks are in the minority.

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150K Cash Seized At Bus Station


As folks all around Texas head to the bank this morning to cash their weekly paycheck, it's pretty much certain that few of them will have earned this much cash. A man in McAllen on Wednesday was arrested when he tried to cross the U.S. / Mexico boarder with $150 thousand dollars in cash. In this modern day and age, few people legitimately carry around that much cash, so take a good look at the picture above and just image just how much money that really is. Illegal drugs and millions of dollars in cash cross the border between Mexico and Texas each day.

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Kountze High School Banners Are Okay


In an 8-0 opinion this morning, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of Kountze High School cheerleaders when it comes to displaying religious banners during football games. The school district had already said these banners were okay to display, but a lawyer for the kids wanted the highest court in Texas to make a ruling as well. Simply put, the cheerleaders wanted a precedent as to the legality of what they were doing and this morning they got it.

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Too Many Toll Roads In Texas?


I grew up in a small town in the Texas Panhandle where there was an abundance of fresh air and all the roads, both paved and unpaved were free for all to drive on. In that area of the Lone Star State, the air and roads are still free. However, in many parts of the state of Texas it has become difficult to drive from point A to B without having to pay extra for the privilege. In the Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin metropolitan areas there are a growing number of toll roads and not all Texans believe that's is a good thing. Put simply, toll roads allow politicians in Austin to have the money necessary to build new major highways without raising taxes on residents. What do you think about this explosion of toll roads in Texas? In the future, will they help or hurt our great state when it comes to jobs and the expansion of our economy?

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