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Willie Nelson Asks for Helping Finding Stolen Armadillo

It's been almost a week and no one has come forward to return Willie Nelson's armadillo. The creature -- who goes by the affectionate nickname "Ol' Dillo" -- was swiped from a sound console after a show in Port Chester, N.Y. last week. Video footage shows the crime as it happened.

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Eight People Held Captive in Houston Home for Up to a Decade

There's another crazy story of captivity and this time it's centered around a house in Houston.

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Town of Tioga, Texas Rallies Around ‘Adopted Son’ Randy Travis

Randy Travis moved to Tioga, Texas only recently, but the town of just 803 people is treating him like a lifelong friend. Townsfolk say the singer has been nothing but generous and humble since becoming part of the community, and they're pulling for him as he fights for his life after congestive heart failure and a stroke.

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Randy Travis Sues to Stop Release of Naked Arrest Video

Randy Travis was arrested last August for a DWI, obstruction and retaliation after crashing his Trans Am, then verbally threatening the police officers who responded to the scene. The singer was naked at the time of his arrest, and now he has filed suit against the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Attorney General to prevent the release of the arrest video.

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Willie Nelson Gives Big to Devastated West, Texas Area Following Explosion

Willie Nelson has made a lasting and memorable contribution to country music, solidifying his status as an icon. At 80, he continues to make himself known -- not only in music, but also as a kind heart. The singer recently turned his birthday bash into a benefi

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Hunter Hayes on Playing Shows Near West, Texas Tragedy: ‘Your Heart Is So Heavy’

Last week's fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas was part of a very difficult news week, but country stars like Hunter Hayes are sensitive to the challenges of playing shows in the affected areas immediately afterward. Hayes is opening the Blown Away Tour with Carrie Underwood, which has three stops scheduled this week and last within three hours of the small town.

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Texas Hometown Rallies Behind ‘American Idol’ Finalist Kree Harrison

Powerhouse country vocalist Kree Harrison has been a standout on this season of 'American Idol,' turning in one convincing performance after another and winning over the judges and viewers alike. She has consistently placed in the top two after all the votes are tallied -- and as it turns out, that may be thanks to the overwhelming support she's receiving from her friends and family in Texas.

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What About the Explosion in Texas?

We have all been taken in by the coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing, the aftermath, and the search for the suspects that ended in the death of one and the apprehension of the other. It was another example of social media and our need for "instant gratification and information" coming into play before accuracy, and admittedly, as a member of the media, it made me a little embarrassed. Instead of "getting it right," it seemed a lot of the media outlets we have come to rely on focused on "getting it first." And it wasn't correct.

Another observation that came to me over the weekend while keeping up on the latest, like many of you I'm sure, was "What about the tragedy in West, Texas?"

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Officials Say 12 Bodies Recovered at Texas Fertilizer Blast Site

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the site of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, officials said on Friday.

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Willie Nelson Using Birthday Concert to Benefit West, Texas Victims

There are many country music artists who are reeling from the recent tragic explosion in West, Texas at the West Fertilizer Co. It hits especially close to home for the iconic Willie Nelson, as the accident happened in a town six miles south of his hometown of Abbott, Texas. The legend taking action and turning his 80th birthday celebration into a benefit concert for the West Volunteer Fire Department.

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