Have you been noticing that gas has been expensive these days?

No, like more expensive than usual.

The Killeen Daily Herald reports that gas is now $3 in Killeen - $1.24 more than it was this time last year!

According to AAA, the Texas statewide average for gas is $3.08, which $1.29 higher than a year ago.

But Why Is Gas So High?

The demand.

“With more people traveling and returning to the office, demand for fuel is on the rise," said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. "Factor in surging crude oil prices due to OPEC+ forgoing further production increases and we’re seeing a trend that we’re not used to seeing."

According to WFAA, President Biden and his Administration back in August asked the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to restore the global supply.

Basically, the price of gas is high because the price of crude oil is also up. That cost accounts for 50% to 60% the price at the pump according to the AAA.

Keep in mind that there were fewer people on the road last year due to the pandemic.

Back to Central Texas

The website GasBuddy.com reported a few gas stations' prices in Central Texas, such as the 7-Eleven Exxon at 2411 East Business Highway 190, which shows gas is 2.86 per gallon.

Another location, the Sam’s Club in Harker Heights on Central Texas Expressway, had gas at $2.80 per gallon as of Saturday.

Meanwhile, gas at the Walmart on Stan Schleuter in Killeen was $2.83 per gallon - the cheapest.

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Makes you wish you could fly, right?

Texas' Top 15 Pro Athletes from the Past 25 Years in No Particular Order

Texas' Top 15 Pro Athletes from the Past 25 Years in No Particular Order

These are, in my opinion, the Top 15 Professional athletes from the past 25 years.

Of course, we'll start with the Dallas Cowboys (of course we will) and go from there.

The NFL's most prized franchise won 3 World Championships in the 1990s in 1992, 1993, and 1995.

Those teams saw numerous Hall Of Fame coaches and players from Jimmy Johnson, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin. 

You can't forget about the dynasty the San Antonio Spurs had that started in the late 90s and came into the 200s as an NBA Powerhouse winning 5 NBA Championships led by players such as David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, and in their later years Kawhi Leonard.

What about that 2011 Dallas Mavericks team that gave Dallas their first-ever NBA Championship under the leadership of Dirk Nowitski, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and company?

We definitely can't deny new superstar Luka Doncic and the Mavericks of today inching closer and closer to becoming a dominant West Coast Team.

I would be foolish not to mention those Houston Rockets teams that repeated as NBA Champions in the mid-90s, (I did say past 25 years right?) and the James Harden led team, who along with Chris Paul boosted the Rockets to the playoffs year after year ultimately leading them to the Western Conference Finals.

Here are my top 15..

 

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With the infinite number of memes scattered across the internet, it's hard to keep track. Just when you've grasped the meaning of one hilarious meme, it has already become old news and replaced by something equally as enigmatic. Online forums like Tumblr, Twitter, 4chan, and Reddit are responsible for a majority of meme infections, and with the constant posting and sharing, finding the source of an original meme is easier said than done. Stacker hunted through internet resources, pop culture publications, and databases like Know Your Meme to find 50 different memes and what they mean. While the almost self-replicating nature of these vague symbols can get exhausting, memes in their essence can also bring people closer together—as long as they have internet access.

 

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.