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Summer Makes Me Wish I Was a Kid Again

Summers were so much fun as a kid, with camps, swimming, and sprinklers, and lots and lots of ice cream.

As an adult, there's no break from work and there can be more to do juggling the kids' schedule, and we lose the magic!  But here's a way to get it back.

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Score Free Donuts in Lufkin and Nac on Friday

Some obscure little holidays can be overlooked, but not this one.  We wouldn't dare.

Friday is National Donut Day (it's always the first Friday in June), and some East Texas donut shops will be passing out freebies.

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June is the Best Month To Buy These Things

Full disclosure.  I spent $50.20 on an order of granola yesterday because they offered free shipping on orders of $49 or more and I'm so addicted to the stuff I justified buying 8 bags of it and some chia bars while I was at it.

Trust me when I say I will sniff out the best deals for you.  I won't make you eat granola through 2017, but I will point you toward the best deals on tools, workout clothes, and lingerie.  June is the best time to buy these things I hear.

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Happy Memorial Day! Make This Chicken Recipe To Impress Your Guests.

I've been making Tequila Lime Chicken for years, and it's always a hit and it's easy to make.  The only way to mess up, is if you rub your eyes after handling the jalapenos. That hurts!

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Texas is the Only State That Can’t Spell This Word

It's a common word, but there is one tricky letter combination that trips us up regularly enough that we have to ask Google for help.

Oh, and what's with Oklahoma?  Along with South Dakota and Wisconsin, they have trouble spelling the word "gray."  They must have seen 50 Shades of Grey too many times.

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Convince This Naysayer That Camping is a Good Thing

I just don't get camping.  I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would choose to sleep outside with bugs and critters, when there's a perfectly good bed and a hot shower at home.

Do you love it?  Excellent!  I'd love to learn from you about why it's so awesome, and offer up a few suggestions for places around Texas to help you fuel your love for camping this weekend.  

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Kids Put a Damper on Memorial Day Weekend Road Trips With These Phrases

It's more than just, "Are we there yet?"  That usually starts in the driveway, and there a dozen other comments and questions that can take the steam out of our Memorial Day Weekend road trips just as quickly.  Here are some of the best zingers from the back seat that stress out parents.

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Survey Says These Are the Best Places to Get Gas in East Texas

This week might include more stops at the gas station than usual, with the big Memorial Day travel weekend coming up.  Do you have a go-to spot that's your favorite to fill up?

These East Texas gas stations are on the list of the Top 15 in the country.

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You Might See Self-Service Kiosks at This East Texas Restaurant

Walking up to the counter and ordering a cheeseburger seems to work well, but one fast-food restaurant in East Texas says it plans to put self-service kiosks in all of its locations by the end of 2016.  See which one here, and find out why someone in Lufkin will have the final say.

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A Texas Family is Selling Its Housebroken Bison

If you're going to own a pet bison, I suppose it's key that it's housebroken.

If you don't mind a drive across the state, you can buy a pet bison from one Texas couple that's selling a housebroken one. Just make sure your homeowner's association approves before you add it to your Lufkin neighborhood.

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The School Year is Ending. Do You Toss The Kids’ Artwork?

It's always a dilemma for parents.

Kids create art from the heart all year long in school, and although you've trashed some of it here and there, the end-of-the-year stack takes some consideration because there is guilt involved.  Keep it or junk it?

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Some Beers In Texas Are Going Gluten-Free

Maybe you haven't hopped on board the gluten-free bandwagon yet, but if you love beer this might make you change your tune.  We can find cereal, crackers, and chicken nuggets that are gluten-free now, and that little ingredient is getting the ax from beer in Texas too.  But how does it taste?

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