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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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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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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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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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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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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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