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San Antonio: Best Kept Secret Of Texas

Unless you’ve spent the majority of your life under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of the Alamo. But do you know anything about the other amazing places to visit in San Antonio, Texas? San Antonio is also home to Market Square, the largest Mexican market and a top 10 outdoor market in the United States. The Alamo draws 2.5 …

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The Highest Recorded Temperatures in the City of Houston

For those who live in Houston, Texas, the climate is anything but boring. In fact, Houston appears to have nearly every weather element imaginable: flooding, thunderstorms, tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes, and, on rare occasions, even snow. While not all these weather elements appear every year, one thing that can often be counted on in Houston is heat, and lots of it. …

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Most Common Crimes in Texas


According to data that is reported by law enforcement officials in Texas to the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Department of Justice on the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and also from the Texas Department of Safety, overall crime in the state has fallen 6.4 percent between 2010 and 2011. This figure is comprised of data reported by both …

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The Lottery’s Biggest Winning Losers [Infographic]


In 1997, Billie Bob Harrell Jr. hit the jackpot, winning $32 million before taxes. With his lottery winnings, the former Pentecostal preacher bought a Texas ranch, bought six homes for family members, bought numerous vehicles for himself and family and loaned his money out to friends and family. Twenty months after his big win, Harrell went bankrupt and committed suicide. …

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