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If You’re Headed to a Texas Beach, Watch Out for Disease-Causing Bacteria

Not to ruin the fun, but there are some things we need to know before heading to a Texas beach this summer. Galveston, for one, is worried about bacteria, and here's why we should be too.

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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 One of the Few States to Legalize This

It may look like certain drivers are doing something illegal behind the wheel, but it turns out it's perfectly legal in Texas.  And it feels so rebellious!  

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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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Cases of a Brain-Swelling Disease Are Expected to Increase in Texas

There's a pro golfer from Texas who was unfortunate enough to get Lyme disease, and he says it makes you feel awful with headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue.  Yuck.  Lyme disease cases are supposed to increase this year, and here's what we need to do about it.

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Free Stuff in East Texas Includes Furniture, Puppies, and Hog Bait

If you search for "free stuff in East Texas," be prepared for what comes back. There are a lot of people giving away things like puppies, recliners, and 2x4's, and if you know where to look you can score stacks of free loot.  Hog bait anyone?

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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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Lufkin Has Free Campsites Nearby

When the campsite is free, we can spend more on food, beverages, and gear.  With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, now is the time to think about where you want to pitch that tent, so we've compiled a list of the best free campsites around East Texas.

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A Texas Taco is Longer Than Your Forearm and Weighs 5 Pounds

If we're not careful, Texas may get the reputation that everything is bigger here.

One of our Texas tacos costs $13, weighs 5 pounds, and it's so big you have to hold it like you're cradling a baby.  Yum!  So where do we have to go to get it?

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Is This a Lame Mother’s Day Gift?

No flowers, no brunch.  Just a gift card for my mom for Mother's Day, and it's black and white and doesn't even have any pretty decorations on it. Is this a huge Mother's Day disappointment?  

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