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One in Four Texans Will Prank a Co-Worker Today

With April Fool's Day tomorrow, watch out for the tricks and pranks today at the office.

Twenty-five percent of workers are willing to risk getting fired to pull one over on you at work.

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Smoking Costs a Texan Over a Million Dollars in a Lifetime

Texas ranks 27th on the list that highlights real costs of smoking, and some of these numbers are unbelievable!

If you've never wanted to kick the habit before,  the idea that you could have a million dollars leftover might be just what you need.  Holy....um, smokes.

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East Texas Has Five of the Best Food Festivals In Texas

All we really need to be happy in Texas is a food festival.

From pecan pie to tamales, East Texas has several of the best small town food festivals in the state, and they're all coming up in the next two months.  Which one is a must-do?

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Make Your High School Mascot The Best in Texas

We've got some good ones in Texas.  The Mesquite Skeeters. The Texas City Stingarees.

Texas schools have some awesome school pride, and this is your chance to show some love for your high school or college mascot.

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What’s the One Thing Visitors Should Do in Lufkin?

Texas didn't make the Top 10 on the list of bucket list states to visit, but it got me thinking about the big secrets that East Texas does offer, and I have to ask.  What's the one thing that's a must-do for visitors in Lufkin?

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East Texas is Full of Outdoor Activities for the Kids

If your brood is anything like mine, the first thing the kids do when they walk in the door after school is grab the iPad or the Kindle. Spring is here, kids!  East Texas has plenty of things to do outside, and we're leavin' the house.  Here are just a few ideas.

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New Site Launches to Explore East Texas Outdoors

East Texas is full of opportunities to hike and paddle and make the most of spring, and there's a new website that just launched that will help plan the ultimate outdoorsy weekend.  

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Tyler State Park is One of the Best for Bikes

Texans are so good at making the most of the outdoors.  In the spring. When it's not a hundred degrees at noon.

State parks can be great places to ride bikes if you know where to go, and we've got a hidden gem right here in East Texas.   

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Applebee’s Accepts Expired Coupons And Gift Cards From Other Stores This Month

Applebee's is getting creative to save us money in March. They'll accept expired coupons, gift cards from other stores, and even Kohls Cash.  Really!

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Groceries in East Texas are About to Get Cheaper

If your grocery bill is at least a hundred bucks every time you go to the store, soon you might be able to a whole lot more stuff with it.  Two big grocery retailers in East Texas are slashing prices and that means good things for our tortilla chip and granola addictions.

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Citronella Doesn’t Bother Texas Mosquitoes

Soon we'll move this party outside, and we'll be camping and fishing and playing golf even more than we do now. Mosquito season will be cranking up too, and it turns out those bugs are onto us, and not bothered by some of our methods to get rid of them.  But don't fear. There is one thing that does work.

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Girl Scout Cookies Sales Are In Full Swing

You've probably seen the Girl Scouts set up outside different stores across East Texas over the past couple of weeks, and their parents may have passed the order form around the office.  How much longer do cookie sales last?

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