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Colony collapse disorder and increasing parasitic problems have been ravaging honey bee hives in the US for a long time, but the dramatic die off of 40 percent of the nation's hives this winter sounded alarms again on the issue of pollinators and the crops that rely on them. 

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  The bridge over the Blanco River at Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley has been re-opened and will remain open, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. 

RR12 is the main thoroughfares through Wimberley. Without it, drivers must detour around the city, an extra half hour and right now - on unpredictable roads.

TexDot's Chris Bishop says the bridge will have to accommodate even more traffic, after the waters rushing down the Blanco River destroyed the Fisher Store bridge.

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As Memorial Day passed us by, the big summer blockbusters are coming out in rapid succession. The Avengers and Mad Max franchises kicked off what should be a big summer, but what summer movies are you looking forward to?

Marvel has more releases with "Ant Man" and "The Fantastic Four" reboot. A number of sequels are coming out like the nightmare-fuel Insidious 3. If not wanting all the pulse-pounding there are any number of quieter more cerebral films "The End Of The Tour" a bio-pic about the press tour for David Foster Wallace's book "Infinite Jest."

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Audie Murphy used to get as much fan mail as Rock Hudson, and now in his freshman classes at Baylor, David A. Smith is hard pressed to find two students that know who he was or why he was famous.

The star of Audie Murphy wasn't born on the big screen, but on the battlefields of Europe. Murphy, a diminutive boy of 17, lied about his age to join the Army--the only branch that would take him--and went on to become the most distinguished and decorated warrior of World War II. Pretty good for a poor Texas boy, who was the son of sharecroppers.

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Ethics Reform was touted by both Candidate Abbott and now Governor Abbott as a priority for Texas' 84th legislature. The Governor's comments gave hope to ethics reform advocates that dark money groups would be forced to disclose their donors, conflicts of interests would be outed in state contracts, and the revolving door of legislators becoming lobbyists would be stymied.

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