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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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The Best Kept Secrets in Texas State Parks; Spoiler Alert

The most crowded spots are not always the best places to take the family for some rest and relaxation.  Sometimes the best times are at the hidden gems that are off the beaten path, like these secret spots at Texas state parks.  Did we miss any?

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Portion of Loop in Lufkin to be Closed Starting January 24th

Thursday morning, during our weekly conversation with Rhonda Oaks from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), we learned that a portion of the Loop in Lufkin will be closed beginning next Tuesday, January 24th. 

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Texas is Gaining Residents, But Losing Some Too

Overall, people are leaving the East Coast, and flocking to the West.

What does that mean for Texas?

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Shifted Oversized Load Causing Delays on Highway 59

Late this morning (1/4/17), TxDOT officials reported that a tractor-trailer rig had its oversized load shift while in transit on Highway 59 North between Lufkin and Nacogdoches. 

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TxDOT Removes Recently Installed Stop Signs at NW Stallings

TxDOT officials have decided to remove three recently placed stop signs at Loop 224 at NW Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches which will restore the intersection to its previous traffic pattern. 

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Despite Bad Weather, TxDOT Crews Continue Busy Schedule

 

As the holidays approach, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors and maintenance employees are braving the elements to facilitate construction and maintenance projects that will enhance safety and improve traffic flow. 

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Ski Resorts Need More Snow

If you're planning a vacation to ski country, you might have to wait.  Thanksgiving weekend is usually a big one for ski resorts, but most of them had to delay openings this year because of a lack of snow.

Some of the projected openings are in mid to late December now.

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November Brings Traffic Changes for South Street Construction Site

Motorists should prepare for a traffic switch in a major construction project beginning next week on Highway 59 near Spradley Street in Nacogdoches. 

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Adult Women Have the Worst Road Rage in Texas

What is the worst spot for road rage around Lufkin?  That spot where South 1st and South Timberland come together?  Somewhere along Business 59?  Everywhere?

Whether it's a residential street, a highway, or a parking lot, a new study says women are hit the hardest by road rage.  Surely not! But the reason behind it will surprise us, and make us feel better, girls.

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AirFest 2016 – Photos From The Event

The Angelina County airport hosted yet another great Airfest for 2016.

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You Can Drive Further Than You Think on an Empty Tank

If you have a certain type of vehicle, you can drive from Nacogdoches all the way to Tyler with the gas gauge on empty.  It turns out there's more gas in the tank than you think.

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