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Winnsboro, Texas has a Cute Cabin Available for a Weekend Staycation
There is a lot to be stressed about nowadays, work, bad drivers, meeting goals or just life in general. How we handle that stress makes all the difference in being able to accomplish our goals or having patience with others around us. Being able to take a vacation is one way for many to help destress their life. The thing about taking a vacation is you don't always have to travel to an exotic locale to enjoy some time away. A vacation spot could be in your metaphorical backyard like this cute a-frame cabin in Winnsboro, Texas.
Safety City of West Texas Hosts “Night of Lights”
I recall back in the late 1970s when several West Texans raised funds to help build a little city to teach our schoolchildren of about pedestrian, bicycle, automotive, and fire safety. That little city - Safety City - opened in 1981. Fast forward to today. Safety City is still a...
5 Things You Shouldn’t Do In Midland Odessa
If you are a native of the Permian Basin you know that we have our own way of doing things and definitely don't want someone new trying to come in and rock our boat. You moved here with us, we didn't move into your territory. Here are 5 things you should not do in Midland/Odessa.
These Texas Highways Will Soon Have Lower Speed Limits
Some Texans’ commute times are about to get a little longer. According to a report by 12 News, the Texas Department of Transportation will be lowering the speed limits on six highways in southeast Texas. The state says it is making the changes for safety reasons. TxDOT Spokesperson Sarah...
AI James Hetfield Singing ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Is Either the Best or Worst Thing You’ve Ever Heard
It's December, which means you're going to hear a ton of holiday music either by choice or against your will. Since you're already here, it's means you're demonstrating an act of free will and are totally down to hear what AI version of James Hetfield singing "All I Want for Christmas Is You" sounds like.
THE COWBOYS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR IS GOING ON NOW FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN FRISCO!
The Cowboys Christmas Spectacular Extravaganza features the DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS plus the awesome delighting of the CHRISTMAS tree at the Star in Frisco Texas. The Website describes it... The Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza is an electrifying 20-minute show that begins with the lighting of The Star’s 67-foot Christmas tree, lit with...
Alex Varkatzas Explains 2020 Split With Atreyu
For years, Alex Varkatzas was one of the two vocalists in Atreyu, but that all changed in 2020 when it was revealed that a split had occurred. At the time, a statement was issued that read in part, "Alex Varkatzas is sailing off on a ship of his own, and will part ways with Atreyu. He will not disappear and neither will Atreyu." Now, in a new interview, the singer sheds a little more light on the exit from his longtime group and admits that things didn't go so well in the immediate aftermath.
It’s Flu Season in Texas: These 6 Health Benefits of Lemons Could Help You Stay Well
I usually steer clear of things like sour candies and bitter foods. In fact, on burgers and dogs, I'll usually pass on both mustard and pickles. The tart and sour taste is just hard for me to handle. But I've heard that one of the most sour foods of all has healing properties.
Which Rock or Metal Album Had the Biggest First Week Sales in 2023?
While we all have our own favorite albums and songs of 2023, there's only one that had the biggest first week sales, making it the king of the year whether we thought it was the best or not. A lot of big rock and metal artists released albums this year,...
Here Are 5 Of My Favorite Santa-Approved Stocking Stuffers
As the holidays approach, I start thinking about one of my favorite Christmas traditions - stocking stuffers. These small gifts are not just fun to give, but they also bring an extra layer of excitement to the festivities. Whether you cram them full of the standard classics or modern surprises,...
15 Best Rock + Metal Dramatic Movies of the 1980s
The '80s were a truly epic era for movies and rock 'n' roll was right at the center of it. Who didn't dream of going back in time and wowing some wide-eyed teens with a face-melting guitar solo after watching Back to the Future? And I bet you started practicing your scales after watching Ralph Macchio outduel Jack Butler (cough Steve Vai) at the Crossroads. But perhaps This is Spinal Tap warded you off from wanting to become a drummer.
Ghost’s New Compilation Album Features Song Previously Unavailable on Streaming Platforms
Ghost have just released a new compilation album titled 13 Commandments to celebrate their many successes over their career, and the collection features a song that was previously unavailable on streaming services. 13 Commandments is essentially a "greatest hits" compilation, featuring songs from nearly their entire discography including "Square Hammer,"...
Dave Grohl Expands His Epic ‘Play’ Composition to Live 36-Minute Jam (Complete With Spoon Lady)
There's no doubt that Dave Grohl is a talented guy, transitioning from drums in Nirvana to frontman, singer and guitarist for Foo Fighters. But in 2018, the musician created an epic 23-minute composition called "Play" that served as a centerpiece for a mini-documentary he made to celebrate the rewards and challenges of choosing a career in music. But did you know that Grohl actually took "Play' to the concert stage? Footage of that rare performance has now surfaced as part of the new Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Vol. 20 compilation.
17 Rock + Metal Bands Who Announced New Albums the Last Two Weeks
Here are 17 rock and metal bands who announced new albums over the last two weeks. The amount of new music dropping daily, monthly and yearly is dizzying, to say the least. You can spend almost all of the time you listen to music just checking out new stuff and, even so, there probably would not be enough time to listen to it all.
24+ Surprising Facts About Christmas (How Many Do You Know?)
The halls have been decked, evergreen trees glitter with ornaments and lights, and the stockings hung with care. This time of year, candy canes are the sweets du jour, and Santa hats are in fashion. Christmas is upon us. “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening...
SZA Defends Love of Creed to Interviewer – ‘He’s So F–king Dead Ass’
SZA may thrive in the pop world, but the singer has not been shy to shout out her rock influences. In fact, in a recent Variety article in which she was dubbed "Hitmaker of the Year," the vocalist stepped up to defend her love of Nickelback and Creed when the interviewer facepalmed and laughed off her interest in the bands.
Cowboys Corral: Dallas Sinks Seattle Seahawks To Win 14th In A Row At Home
The Dallas Cowboys beat the Seattle Seahawks 41-35 in the season's highest-scoring Thursday Night Football game. But, it wasn't as easy as expected. That TD seemed to be a precursor to the type of game DaRon Bland was about to have. Bland, who just set an NFL record for the most interceptions run back for a touchdown in a season, was picked on all night. The game was a back-and-forth battle all night between the two teams who also battled the refs. The zebra-striped dudes threw 19 flags, the most in any Thursday Night Football game this season. Talk about a game that seemed to last forever. I'm too old to be staying up that late! I digress.
Kid Rock Remembers Drunk Snowmobiling With Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield’s Warning
Incredibly, Kid Rock recently recalled a time he went drunk snowmobiling with Metallica's Lars Ulrich, and the subsequent warning he received for James Hetfield, Ulrich's longtime foil in Metallica. It all had to do with karma, Rock related, seeing as how Hetfield apparently thought the snow cruising he was doing...
10 New Rock + Metal Tours Announced This Past Week (Nov. 24-30, 2023)
The week after Thanksgiving still had plenty of reason to be thankful, especially where new tour announcements were concerned. Some major 2024 tours were revealed, led by Avenged Sevenfold taking out Poppy and Sullivan King, Godsmack stripping things back on their "Vibez" tour and Steel Panther keeping things hot during the winter months.
Bruce Dickinson Details New Solo Album ‘The Mandrake Project’ With More to Decode
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has unveiled the details for The Mandrake Project, his first solo album since 2005. The first single, "Afterglow of Ragnarok," has also been released and now there are more clues and messages for fans to piece together. Dickinson has teased that there are many facets...
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