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Eight Outdoor Party Games for Summer Fun

As Amazon Associates, we earn on qualifying purchases. The summer holidays will be here before we know it! Memorial Day, Father’s Day and Fourth of July are all coming up on our calendars. With all these holidays, summer is a great time of year for gatherings with your family, friends and neighbors. Is your backyard ready for the fun and games? Get a hold of these outdoor games and let the good times roll!
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What is This Giant Bug That Looks Like A Mosquito, but Isn’t a Mosquito?

I've seen them a million times, and gotten a million different names. Yesterday, I was standing in my kitchen looking out the window into may back yard, and noticed this gigantic bug that I've seen many times before. Initially, it looks like a great big mosquito. But I've never had one annoyingly buzzing around my head like skeeters do, so I've often wondered what their deal is.

Doncic, Mavs Avoid Sweep with 119-109 Win Over Warriors

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 14 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks avoided being swept with a 119-109 victory over Golden State in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Dorian Finney-Smith had 23 points and Reggie Bullock had 18 points for Dallas on 6-of-10 shooting after missing all 10 of his shots in Game 3. Stephen Curry had 20 for Golden State. The loss snapped the Warriors’ nine-game winning streak in Western Conference finals games. But they are still firmly in control of this series. Game 5 is Thursday night in California. No NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series.

Pool Floats That Won’t Rock The Boat

As Amazon Associates, we earn on qualifying purchases. Picture this: it’s a hot, sunny day and there’s a clear blue pool calling your name. What better way to spend a summer afternoon than soaking up the sun on one of these pool floats? There’s no shortage of variety, either. Whether you’re looking for a fun design or handy features like cup holders, you’re sure to find something that floats your boat.

Seven Summer Swim Safety Must Haves

As Amazon Associates, we earn on qualifying purchases. Training your little ones to be confident and safe in the water can be difficult. But with the right set of helpful tools, you can supplement their swim lessons at home or at the public pool with this selection of helpful items I've put together!

Tom Lea Painting ‘The Turning Point’ is an El Paso Sports Classic

On November 13th, 1965, the Texas Western Miners defeated the University of Utah 20-19 after a 92-yard touchdown pass from Billy Stevens to Bob Wallace on the final play of the game. The Miners went on to win their last three games that season, including a 13-12 victory over Texas Christian University in the 1965 Sun Bowl. The last second game winner against Utah was the turning point of that season.

Coronado Grad, Texas Baseball Standout Ivan Melendez Named Big 12 Player of the Year

After his standout season with the No. 19 Texas baseball team, El Paso's own Ivan Melendez has been recognized as the Big 12 Player of the Year. The Coronado High School grad leads the Big 12 in multiple batting statistics. Melendez is also atop the NCAA in homers (28) and ranks second in batting average (.421) and RBIs (85). He's the league-leader in batting average, home runs, RBIs, on-base percentage (.531), slugging percentage (.941) and OPS (1.472). He also set a conference record with five Player of the Week honors in 2022.

Plants That Will Sprout and Grow in Extreme Heat

Last week we had our first taste of the summer heat. So much I thought we had skipped over the end of Spring entirely. That got me thinking, about what plants will sprout in the extreme heat. I'm all about planting things in my flower beds and in my little gardens (container gardening mostly, who am I kidding I don't have a full garden).

Should Texas Allow High School Athletes To Get Paid From Endorsements?

If you've paid attention to sports headlines in recent days, you've seen and heard of the verbal battle between Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher about college athletes getting paid. Saban accused Fisher and A&M of using new Name Image and Likeness deals, which allow players to make money off endorsements, to lure players to the school, an accusation Fisher vehemently denies. This once again set off the debate on whether or not "student athletes" should get paid. Its a debate that has been raging for decades but Texas lawmakers about to make that debate grow even louder.

Are People Actually Stealing Prairie Dogs From Lubbock Parks?

A recent Facebook post by a concerned Lubbock resident caught my eye. He gave details of a strange encounter he had with alleged prairie dog snatchers. "So, there I am at a park in North Lubbock, longboarding with my dog. Like many parks in North Lubbock, this one has a prolific prairie dog population. I look in one of the fields, and there's a white truck with a trailer that has some unidentifiable machinery on it. One guy is out of the truck looking down the prairie dog holes while another idles the truck front. I guessed that maybe they're part of some low-budget department from TTU or the city."

NFL Announces Intriguing Team To Be Featured on ‘Hard Knocks’

For NFL junkies, HBO's 'Hard Knocks' has long been a great way to get an inside look at one NFL Franchise during training camp and the preseason. Just last year, HBO had an in season version of the show debut, featuring the Indianapolis Colts. On Monday, the NFL announced that this year's team that will be featured during the season will the the Arizona Cardinals.