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The copper wiring in air conditioning equipment is a tempting target for thieves
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Help Shut Down Copper Thieves

BBB Offers Tips to Protect Against Would-Be Scrap Metal Thieves

VICTORIA, Texas — Copper thieves can wreak havoc on a home or business, dismantling air conditioning units, plumbing and more in hopes of getting scrap to sell. With the cost of scrap metal increasing, Better Business Bureau warns consumers and business owners to take precautions.

Copper thieves have cost residents and businesses thousands of dollars and created an additional challenge for law enforcement, since stolen scrap metal is difficult to track.

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Possible damage from strong winds and storms may lead scammers to your neighborhood
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Fly-By-Night Contractors May Follow Tropical Storm Don

Possible damage from strong winds and storms may lead scammers to your neighborhood
VICTORIA, Texas — As Tropical Storm Don moves toward the Texas coast, Better Business Bureau warns consumers of potential scams in the wake of storm damage.

The damage c

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It’s Summertime!

In case you didn’t know from the 100 degree temperatures, it’s Summer time!! For me that means all 3 of my children are at home, for the most part, 24 hours a day. This can be good and bad.

Some of the things I love about Summer include staying in bed until after 8 a.m. Granted, I usually don’t sleep past 6:30, but I do get to lie in bed and snuggle with my babies and try to catch an extra 10 minutes of sleep while they watch cartoons! I also love going swimming. It’s one of the only ways to let the kids expend some major energy while keeping cool and it also usually also guarantees a really good naptime!

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5 Famous Mexican-Americans

Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated in Mexico, but is huge in the United States, truly making it a Mexican-American holiday. There are more than 31 million Mexican-Americans living in the United States, a substantial and strong part of the fabric of the US. Here's a quick look at five famous Mexican-Americans:

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The Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
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The Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Though many argue about who actually invented the margarita, the drink first appeared on Mexican bar menus in  the '30s and '40s. Prepare for your own Cinco de Mayo party by making a batch of the tasty libation: we've concocted a list of the best margarita recipes to help you out.

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5 Gifts Not to Get Mom for Mother's Day
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5 Gifts Not to Get Mom for Mother’s Day

If there's one talent moms have, it's their killer poker face. That's why you may not have noticed any disappointment from gifts you've given her on a holiday, birthday or Mother's Day in the past, from macaroni necklaces to wilted bouquets. And though we're sure you've given her lots of things she adores, you don't want to make the mistake of giving her something she doesn't.

Here's a list of five things to avoid handing over on Mother's Day:

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The History Behind Cinco de Mayo
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The History Behind Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here's a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:

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