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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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East Texas Has Three of the Top Spots for Mouth-Watering Pie

Who makes the most scrumptious pies, besides your Grandma? We've got three of the best pie restaurants right here in East Texas, and the other locations across Texas might be worthy of a place on your summer road trip list.  

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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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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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Texas Schools Triple Recess Time to Help Kids Concentrate

To perform better in school, maybe kids need less time in the classroom.

Some Texas schools are gaining attention for tripling the recess time for students, and we're waiting to see if this growing trend catches on in East Texas.

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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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Louisiana is “More Fun” Than Texas

If you have a really fun weekend planned, that might mean you're headed to Louisiana. One site says Texas is just a mediocre place for fun, but Louisiana is a Top 5 spot for amusement. Really?  Ok, why?! 

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New Texas-Flavored Candy Bar Includes Barbecue Sauce

Hershey's has picked a few states to highlight with its new PayDay candy bars, and Texas is one of them.  Can you mix caramel and barbecue flavor and be happy about it?  This may be the best thing ever, or the worst.

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One of the Most Dangerous Cities in America is in East Texas

One East Texas town has enough crime to put it right up there with Miami and St. Louis, in the top 100 crime cities nationwide.  In fact, Lufkin is sitting right in the middle of a large radius of crime-filled cities.

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If You’re Stressed Out, Don’t Blame Texas

We've got our share of stress, but Texas isn't the most stressed out state.

What's up Louisiana!  You're ranked pretty high for stress, neighbors.  Here's why.

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Smoking Costs a Texan Over a Million Dollars in a Lifetime

Texas ranks 27th on the list that highlights real costs of smoking, and some of these numbers are unbelievable!

If you've never wanted to kick the habit before,  the idea that you could have a million dollars leftover might be just what you need.  Holy....um, smokes.

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