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Routine East Texas Traffic Stop Leads to a Big Drug Bust

After police in Diboll pulled over a car, they became suspicious enough to call in the drug dogs, and that turned into a drug bust and the recovery of a big lump of cash.

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Texas Doesn’t Always Go For Thanksgiving Classics

It's not all about the turkey and stuffing in Texas.  It's usually on the table at Thanksgiving, but there are also some unique side dishes there that put us right up there with Washington's "Cottage Cheese Roast" for being a little weird.  

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These Stores Will Open on Thanksgiving Day

If you're planning to burn some Thanksgiving calories by shopping, these stores will open up to you on Thursday night. Others will wait until Black Friday morning.

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Arby’s is Selling Out of Deer Meat Sandwiches

No other fast food restaurant has ever done it, but Arby's decided to take a risk and rock the fast food world by offering a venison burger. And apparently it's a big success so far.  In the places where they're testing it, they can't keep it in stock.

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Green Lights in East Texas Support Veterans

Maybe you've seen a few green lights around East Texas this week.  At work, on the front porch, and on college campuses, people are replacing white lights with green bulbs to show support for veterans.  And it's easy to become part of the movement.

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What Drives You To The Polls on Election Day?

Doesn't it feel good to vote? I think it does.

There are things that motivate us to get to the polls, besides the obvious.

The kids are talking about the election at school, and if Mama doesn't vote, they will be on my case!  What else encourages you to get to the polls?

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Lufkin Veterans Get Free Burritos

Veteran's Day is next week, and stores and restaurants are getting ready to show their appreciation.  More will be added we're sure, but for now let me tell you about one restaurant that will help you snag the veteran in your life a free burrito.

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Lufkin Dentist Collects Halloween Candy for the Troops

Parents, if you're looking for places to unload some Halloween excess and spare your family a few calories, there's a spot in Lufkin that would love to take it off your hands and do something great with it.  One dentist is collecting candy now, and they'll box it up and send it to the troops, to brighten their day with a little taste of home.

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Learn to Brew Your Own Beer at This East Texas Event

The craft brew industry has exploded over the past few years, and Texas brewers are cranking out some pretty amazing stuff.  What about some home brew?  You can learn how to make beer in your garage, at an event this weekend in Marshall.

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My Halloween Decorations Won’t Win Any Contest

Good luck today with your office cubicle decorating contest.  You are rockin' those cob webs.

I have failed my children with my lack of Halloween decorations, so my 6-year old decided to take matters into her own hands and make something festive on her own.  And then the sprinkler system hit it.

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Fast Food Deer Meat Could Come to Texas

Cheeseburgers and tacos are the norm at fast food restaurants around East Texas, but soon you could add a deer meat sandwich to the list of options.   One place on North University in Nacogdoches could be adding it to the menu soon.

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Halloween Costs East Texans About $80 Each

Halloween ain't cheap.  Add up the costumes, the candy, and the decorations, and most of us are spending about $80 on the holiday.  And then add the alcohol at the adult costume party and, well, that could double.  

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