Dallas firefighter become finalist is Firehouse Chili Contest

DALLAS — In Texas, there are a few things you just don’t mess with. Our cowboy boots. Our barbecue. And somewhere on that list is our state food, chili! So it should be obvious that a Dallas fireman is a finalist in the Hormel Foods’ America’s Best Firehouse Chili Contest. “Over the years the chili has evolved, and I have incorparated different flavors from the great state of Texas,” said firefighter and chili maker, Milton Williams. “I started to incorporate like […]

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Student denied lunch because she owed 15 cents to school!

TEXAS — Imagine being lunched shamed because you were a little short in cash. Well, that happened to a Florida teen. She was denied lunch over a mere 15 cents! “She puts her food on the tray, gets to the front, gives her number to the cashier and she says, well, you owe 15 cents. And she said she didn’t have any money. So the cashier took her food.” said Kimberly Aiken, mother of the young girl. And to make […]

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Texas’ Tax-Free Weekend draws shoppers from near and far

GRAPEVINE — Benjamin Franklin famously wrote the only certainties in life are death and taxes.  Well, at least this for this weekend that’s only partially true in Texas as Tax-Free Weekend is back! Having started on Friday and running through Sunday, the event allows shoppers to buy most clothing and school-related supplies costing under $100 without paying any sales tax (check here for what’s good and what’s excluded).  That break is very beneficial as a nationwide survey by the National […]

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