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Free Stuff in East Texas Includes Furniture, Puppies, and Hog Bait

If you search for "free stuff in East Texas," be prepared for what comes back. There are a lot of people giving away things like puppies, recliners, and 2x4's, and if you know where to look you can score stacks of free loot.  Hog bait anyone?

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts Monday in Texas

We know you always obey the seat belt law and buckle up, but just in case you need some encouragement, the annual Click it or Ticket campaign starts Monday, and officers will be looking to hand tickets to unbuckled folks.

And what's the rule for the kids and booster seats?

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East Texas Has a Top Ten Farmers Market

The East Texas State Fair Farmers Market in Tyler is one of the best in Texas, and others on the list include Houston, Dallas and Waxahachie.  Are they really better than Lufkin's?

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Old Navy’s $1 Flip Flop Sale Dates Revealed

If there is one sound of summer in Texas, it's flip flops slapping on heels.  Everywhere.

Old Navy will have flip flops for one dollar soon, it's in-store only. Here's what you need to know.

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Is This a Lame Mother’s Day Gift?

No flowers, no brunch.  Just a gift card for my mom for Mother's Day, and it's black and white and doesn't even have any pretty decorations on it. Is this a huge Mother's Day disappointment?  

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The Pickle Trend Hits East Texas

What's with all the pickles? These little fat free and low-cal wonders are becoming a thing, and East Texas is on board with the trend.  But a popsicle?  There are several spots to get a dill pickle popsicle right now, and even more stores will add it this summer.

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Texas Schools Triple Recess Time to Help Kids Concentrate

To perform better in school, maybe kids need less time in the classroom.

Some Texas schools are gaining attention for tripling the recess time for students, and we're waiting to see if this growing trend catches on in East Texas.

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White Sandy Beaches in Texas Do Exist

The best white sandy beaches in the world may be in Hawaii, Greece, and Mexico, but Texas has a hidden gem of its own that you don't want to miss.  The secret is out!

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Louisiana is “More Fun” Than Texas

If you have a really fun weekend planned, that might mean you're headed to Louisiana. One site says Texas is just a mediocre place for fun, but Louisiana is a Top 5 spot for amusement. Really?  Ok, why?! 

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New Texas-Flavored Candy Bar Includes Barbecue Sauce

Hershey's has picked a few states to highlight with its new PayDay candy bars, and Texas is one of them.  Can you mix caramel and barbecue flavor and be happy about it?  This may be the best thing ever, or the worst.

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One of the Most Dangerous Cities in America is in East Texas

One East Texas town has enough crime to put it right up there with Miami and St. Louis, in the top 100 crime cities nationwide.  In fact, Lufkin is sitting right in the middle of a large radius of crime-filled cities.

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Jimmy John’s Has Subs for $1 on Tuesday

There are a couple of rules to follow to get the $1 subs Tuesday at Jimmy John's, and here's what you need to know. There will be six different sandwiches to pick from.

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