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A Lufkin Man Admits To Getting High On Drugs Before Two Wrecks

As a man involved in an accident left the scene he ended up smashing into two other parked vehicles, and he admitted to police that he got high on PCP before getting behind the wheel. It had to have happened in another state, right? Nope, right here in East Texas.

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Eat It All And Your Meal Is Free At These Texas Restaurants

Texans can be big eaters, and sometimes that saves us money.

How about a little weekend challenge? If you can polish off a monster burger at one restaurant in Nacogdoches, the meal is free. And it's just one of the Texas restaurants on a long list that will give you the opportunity to eat your way to victory.

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Dairy Queen is Shutting Down More Than 20 Texas Locations

There are many Dairy Queen locations that will close soon because of financial troubles, but there is a bright side. The locations that survive will be dishing up a brand new Oreo Hot Cocoa Blizzard, along with that beloved Candy Cane Chill Blizzard this winter. You'll just have to know where to go to find 'em.

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Whataburger’s Secret Menu is No Longer a Secret

A lot of Texas restaurants have secret menus, but this hidden Whataburger menu has some interesting twists.

It will flip the ever-popular chicken and waffle idea on its head, and it will give you a veggie burger like you've never seen before. Prepare yourself.

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Texas Beaches are Calling This Winter

Texans don't quit going to the beach just because it gets a little chilly. And since we're this far south, we've got some great beaches with year-round activities that are just a short drive away. The winter road trip will be on, and now is the time to plan it.

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Texas Kids Choose Their Favorite Spooky Movie

At Halloween, the key for kids' movies might be that they're not too spooky. Just enough cute fright is festive, and it won't keep the kids up in the wee hours with nightmares. Did Texas kids follow the trend? They might have gone a little creepy with their choice for the best spooky movie.

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Happy Chicken Fried Steak Day!

We love a holiday based on food. Texas is celebrating the greatness of chicken fried steak today (Thursday, October 26th), and that makes us wonder where you're gettin' yours. Some of these places serve up chicken fried steaks that are bigger than our heads!

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A Haunting Story Lives Behind One Texas Gravestone

You know there's a lengthy tale behind every gravestone, and date markers like 1835-1893 just don't cut it. What in the world happened during that little dash?! Our state parks and wildlife folks are telling the stories, and one of those legends from a cemetery in Northeast Texas will make you glad you never crossed Frank Benson.

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A Texas Lake Produced One of the Biggest Fish Ever, And It Will Never Happen Again

If this fish is caught today and posted on social media, it might go viral.

But this monster was pulled out of a Texas lake so long ago no one seems to know about it. Til now!

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Halloween May Mess Up Texas’ Plans to Control Head Lice

Texas schools now have to notify parents within five days if a classmate has head lice, and the hope is the new rules will help stop the spread. And then Halloween happens!

There's a huge spike in head lice cases this time of year, and wigs and masks may be to blame. Eeww.

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Three of the Top Small Town Cafes Are in East Texas

There's an art to becoming a "cafe."

A cafe is not just another restaurant, and could very well serve up its meals with a big scoop that goes splat on a platter. And we love it.

Three of the best small town cafes are in rural communities not far from us, proving that you don't need to sit in the middle of a large population to have lunch or dinner all figured out.

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Are Texas Homecoming Mums Getting Too Crazy?

Mums at homecoming have been a Texas tradition for years, but are they getting too elaborate? One Texas girl spent $600 on her mum.

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