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East Texas Has One of the Best Cheap Vacation Spots in the State

We all want to have fun and relax on a summer vacation, but we don't necessarily want to pay big bucks for it.  One East Texas city is getting some notice for being one of the best cheap vacation spots in the state.

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It’s Not Just for San Francisco — Take This Texified Trolley Ride

Street cars aren't found everywhere, but there's one spot in Texas that's bringing the magic of the Trolley a little closer to home.  The reviews say it's a pretty magical experience.  Guys, if you're looking for a place to get romantic and nostalgic with your lovely wife, this is it.  Propose or something!

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Multiple Dead in Orlando Workplace Shooting [UPDATED]

Authorities have announced "multiple fatalities" in suburban Orlando, the result of a gunman opening fire inside a local business. The shooter is among the dead.

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A Man Dies After Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico

Just a few days after we posted the warnings about bacteria levels at some beaches at the Gulf, a man has died from a flesh-eating infection.  See why it may have been preventable.

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If You’re Headed to a Texas Beach, Watch Out for Disease-Causing Bacteria

Not to ruin the fun, but there are some things we need to know before heading to a Texas beach this summer. Galveston, for one, is worried about bacteria, and here's why we should be too.

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Is This The Worst Tourist Trap in Texas?

You've probably been there, but some say it's a big waste of time and it's the worst tourist trap in Texas.  See if you agree.  And we've got some ideas about great East Texas sites to visit instead.

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Texas is a Top Ten State for Military Members to Retire

These retirees are young.  The average age of someone who retires from the military is 45, and it turns out Texas is one of the best places in America to put down new roots.  If you see military retirees at Memorial Day events this weekend, think they'll agree that they're in a good place?

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Cases of a Brain-Swelling Disease Are Expected to Increase in Texas

There's a pro golfer from Texas who was unfortunate enough to get Lyme disease, and he says it makes you feel awful with headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue.  Yuck.  Lyme disease cases are supposed to increase this year, and here's what we need to do about it.

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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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