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How to stop being bored and start being bold


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Michael Mireles and his friends used to think their town was boring, and to entertain themselves, they would dream up ways to shake things up. Then something happened: Michael realized that what was actually boring was having an endless supply of ideas...that never went anywhere. So in an effort to turn these ideas into actions, Michael started the South Texas Ideas Festival and discovered just how much there is worth celebrating about his small, often overlooked rural community and the people who live there.

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