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Boating accidents happen when you least expect them to. Just recently Texas game

Last year, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,064 accidents that involved 610 deaths, 2,678 injuries and about $39 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed, and alcohol use rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents. Topping the list is running a boat while intoxicated. Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.

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On one of the morning talk shows earlier this week, guest “Kurt the Cyber Guy,” also known as Kurt Knutsson, discussed “5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Extra Money.” All of the apps that he mentioned were free, and available for both Android and iOS devices.

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BBQ Stuffed Turkey, pork loin stuffed with boudin and cream cheese, swineapple

I declare barbecue season open for business. This is the time of year when friends and family spend time together in the great outdoors and/or their backyards centered around fun summer activities and their desired cooking apparatus. Many folks incorporate some sort of mixture of meat and fire into their meals during the season.

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container gardening

You may want to try container gardening, or maybe just expand your ideas of what can be grown in containers. It is a genius way to grow plants if you don’t have much space or are new to gardening. Some expert gardeners just want the ease of container gardening and the beauty it adds to existing garden areas.

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Want to explore the sloughs of Martin Dies Jr. State Park on canoe, but not alone? Join a ranger for a two-hour, three-mile long guided kayak trip through the park’s swampy sloughs and the Neches River. While paddling, be on the lookout for wildlife such as bald eagles, belted kingfishers, herons, turtles and alligators.

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