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East Texas Restaurants That Stand the Test of Time

Don't you hate it when you love love love a restaurant and it becomes your go-to spot, but it doesn't last? It's worth high-fiving the East Texas restaurants that stand the test of time.

Many of them are Mom and Pop restaurants that are passed down through generations. Can you name some of them?

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One East Texas Hamburger Joint Has Big Plans to Expand

On a road trip across East Texas, maybe you've had Cowboy Melt, or the Black and Blue burger at this place. Now Jucy's Hamburgers is adding new things to that comfort-food-menu-of-greatness like veggie burgers and chicken sandwiches, and they've got plans to open up more restaurants across East Texas that could bring them to Lufkin. Yum!

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Texas is About to Be Bombarded with Monarch Butterflies

If you only had three months to live, what would you do with your time? Fly to Mexico of course! That's what the monarchs are doing right now, and we've got the scoop on a massive migration through Texas that you can't help but notice.

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Want a Trader Joe’s in Lufkin? Just Ask.

Bring a Trader Joe's to Lufkin.

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The Piney Woods Pumpkin Patch is Popular – Book Now!

One more thing that we can count on about fall in addition to pumpkin spice everything and creepy clowns...pumpkin patches! And this one is popular, so book your spot now, before it sells out.

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Massive Flood Waters Cut Off Southeast Texas From Rescuers

Many good Samaritans from the Lufkin area and beyond are not able to reach the Golden Triangle with supplies due to flood waters cutting off roads.

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East Texas has the #1 Burger Joint in the State

Oh, how do we choose just one.

There may be a hundred "best burger joints in Texas" on any given day, depending on our moods for greasy and cheesy, or Swiss and avocado-ey, or bacony. Or all of the above.

But one burger joint in East Texas rises above the rest to take the #1 spot in the state. See if you agree.

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Take this 8-Mile Ride on the Most Haunted Road in Texas

East Texas has some great spooky spots, but if you really want to freak yourself out, take this haunted journey on what some say is the scariest road in the entire state. Have you heard what's happening on Bragg Road?

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Shortage Alert — Authentic Mexican Restaurants in East Texas

Texas can brag about a lot of things, but not this.  Chicago has the most authentic, non-chain Mexican restaurants per capita, and other big cities in the US rank higher than places like San Antonio and Houston.  So what's the closest place to us, with the most authentic Mexican food?  A three-hour road trip will get you the best empanadas.  

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West Nile is Found in Panola and Van Zandt Counties, and The Woodlands

Biologists have found positive mosquito samples near The Woodlands, and Texas Health and Human Services says we've had positive West Nile activity near Carthage and Canton too.  Here's what we need to know.

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What East Texas City is Your Hidden Gem?

Several East Texas cities are gaining attention for being cool even though not everyone is aware of how awesome they are.

Lufkin didn't make The 12 Most Underrated Cities in Texas list, but here's why that was a big mistake.

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East Texas Farm Lets You Pick the Blueberries

We're in a prime place to grow blueberries, and the season is peaking right now.  If you're looking for a fun family outing on Father's Day Weekend, take a road trip to this East Texas blueberry farm and come back with a huge bucket full of produce.

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