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Zane Williams on #TTRMS | Wednesday, April 26th

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SHINER, TX — Zane Williams will be our guest Wednesday, April 26, 2017, on the Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase, Live from TKO’s Bar-Grill-Music located in the Historic William Green Building, at 103 E 7th in Shiner!
Doors open at four, and the Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase begins at 8 pm. There is no charge to attend and all ages are welcome.

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Zane Williams

April 26th – 8:00 pm

Connect: @ZaneTheSinger

“Bringin’ Country Back” is more than a catchphrase for Zane Williams. It is a rallying cry for a return to authenticity and substance in mainstream country music, and a fitting title for his sixth studio album. “I think of country music as poetry for the common man,” he says reflectively. That plain-spoken, down-home honesty has now become the calling card for Zane’s own career, landing him four #1 songs on the Texas radio charts, opening gigs with heroes like George Jones and Alan Jackson, and even an invitation to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in 2015.

After spending time in Nashville, Zane quickly found in Texas a welcome home for his brand of honest, traditional country music. “In Texas, all the middlemen standing between me and the fans were gone. I could just make records, play shows, and be myself. I found out it didn’t have to be complicated.” Four more independent records followed, each attracting a wider audience than the last. When Zane put together his first band at age 33, he was a decade older than most of the new artists on the scene and much more experienced as a songwriter, yet his obvious love of performing and connecting with his fans infused his shows with a youthful passion. Bringin’ Country Back melds that passion with his hard-earned experience as a performer and producer to create his most confident work yet. “I just love country music, and I don’t want to see it fall by the wayside,” he says. “I wanted to create a laid-back, old-school country album that folks could listen to on the back porch with the sun going down. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s real.” And isn’t that what country music should be?

TTRMS Performance: 2013; 2017

Top Songs: Overnight Success,” “Texas Like That,” “Little to Late,” “Jayton & Jill,” “99 Bottles,” “Bringin’ Country Back

The Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase is a seasonal radio show, produced by Texas Thunder Radio, and hosted by Egon Barthels, from TKO’s Bar-Grill-Music in the Historic William Green Building at the corner of Avenue E (US90A) and 7th in Shiner, Texas. There is NO CHARGE and ALL AGES are welcome. Monetary tips to performing artist are welcomed and encouraged. With respect for artists on the TTRMS Radio Show, we kindly ask those in attendance to keep conversation noise down, during the show, which is from 8-9pm.

TTRMS April 17 Schedule

Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase LIVE radio show airs Wednesdays at 8pm|CT on Texas Thunder Radio at 94.3 and 99.9FM , TexasThunderRadio.com, and Texas Thunder Radio on the TuneIn Radio App! Thank you for your support of Live Music!

Updated equipment helps dispatchers communicate

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By Jessica Coleman
Staff Writer
After three years of working with the Commissioners Court of Jackson County, Motorola, and grant resources, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is purchasing new dispatch consoles which will enable them to more easily communicate with other counties.
Jackson County only has one Public Safety answering point for the entire county. Police, EMS, all county fire departments, and all law enforcement in Jackson County use Sheriff’s Office dispatchers to easily communicate with emergency services inside Jackson County and enable seamless communications with surrounding counties.
Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback said this type of equipment has a life of about 10 years, and the current consoles are 11 years old.
“We handle thousands of calls each year,” said Louderback, “All of our dispatch services go through our consoles, and all of our radio communications are tied to our tower.”
The four-year-old tower is compatible with the current equipment, but the new consoles will give dispatchers the ability to speak to other agencies outside the county more easily.
Counties like Calhoun, DeWitt, and Lavaca counties are on Very High Frequency radio. As VHF-only counties, their radios cannot communicate with, for example, Victoria, Matagorda, and Wharton Counties, who are on 800 megahertz systems. Jackson County has, for four years now, been what Louderback calls a “multiband capable” county, meaning dispatchers here can use both frequencies, enabling them to communicate with all surrounding counties.
The new equipment will allow them to do so more efficiently.
The consoles were largely paid for with grant money.
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Source:: jacksonconews.com


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Young Cubs fan gets emotional after receiving surprise tickets to Wrigley Field

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By Louis Milman

Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CHICAGO) — Nine-year-old Kolt Kyler couldn’t hold back his tears when his dad surprised him with tickets to see his beloved Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley field.

Kolt has been a die-hard Cubs fan his entire life. His older half-sister, Hannah Himes, said the tickets were well-deserved.

“Kolt has been helping his dad on their farm for a couple years with their cows, but recently Kolt got two pigs to show for 4H [a youth development and mentoring organization] for the first time so he’s had to work extra hard!,” Himes wrote to ABC News in an email. “He also made the travel baseball team again this year so he’s been busy with regular season, travel team, farm chores, cub scouts, and he is also an honor roll student!”

In the beginning of the video, Kolt’s dad, Andy Kyler, said he was testing his work ethic that day, “and he never once complained,” said Himes.

“He had a double header that morning/afternoon, he mowed our grandma’s yard and then came home for chores and that’s when he got his surprise,” she added. “Before he was given the tickets he was asked if he would help with something that would take a whole day to do, and not knowing what it was he still volunteered to help. I think more people in the world should take note of Kolt’s work ethic, attitude, and thankfulness.”

She isn’t surprised by her younger brother’s sweet reaction to the baseball surprise.

“For Christmas he got a Cubs t-shirt and cried, so I assumed being surprised with Cubs tickets we would get an even better reaction,” she explained. “And his thankfulness wasn’t a surprise. He is always grateful for gifts, trips for ice cream, anything.”

The tickets are for the game on June 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

“It will be his first time watching the Cubs in person and his first time to Wrigley,” said Himes. “We’re all so excited for him. It’ll be a good father-son day.”

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Source:: Sports News


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Interior Department: 331 million visitors at National Parks in 2016 brought $34.9 billion to US economy

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By Louis Milman

julof90/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Visits to National Parks brought in more than $34.9 billion to the U.S. economy last year, the Interior Department announced Wednesday, an increase of nearly $3 billion from the previous year.

According to the Interior Department release, 331 million people visited America’s 417 National Park Service sites in 2016. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the figures while at San Francisco’s Presidio at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. He also visited Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Channel Islands national parks during National Park Week.

“With continued record visitation, it’s time to start thinking about accessibility and infrastructure,” Zinke said. “Last week, it was great to see the team at Yosemite opening up areas with new wheelchair accessible trails. In the coming years, we will look at ways to make innovative investments in our parks to enhance visitor experiences and improve our aging infrastructure.”

The millions of visits also supported more than 300,000 jobs last year. More than 270,000 of those jobs exist in communities within 60 miles of a park.

The money brought in through the parks included lodging (31.2 percent), concessions (27.2 percent), gas and oil (11.7 percent), admissions and fees (10.2 percent), souvenirs and other expenses (9.7 percent), local transportation (7.4 percent) and camping fees (2.5 percent).

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Source:: National News


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