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Texans Are Finding Ways to Make Cash on the Side

It's not a bad thing.

Maybe you've got a full-time job, but you're looking to make extra money.  Or you're a full-time parent or student that needs to make cash in the middle of all the other obligations.

It turns out, Texas is a great place to make that happen.

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There Are Reasons To Be Happy About Taxes in Texas

Here comes that tax deadline, which means it's peak demand time and accountants might be charging more than they did earlier in the tax season.  It's true.

But overall, Texans are a lot better off than people in other states when it comes to taxes.

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Is Good Friday a Bank Holiday or Not?

Some offices are closed today and some are not, and it can get a little confusing about whether or not this is one of those holidays that impacts business.

Here's the deal on Good Friday for your bank and the post office.  

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What is the Happiest City in East Texas?

Some places seem happier than others.  They just do.  People in these spots have decent jobs, they have access to lakes and sports and shopping, there are lots of choices when it comes to restaurants, and the kids are in good shape with schools and baseball leagues. So which city in East Texas is the happiest?

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And The Favorite Beer in Texas Is…

Warning.  This may be offensive to some.  Although we've got some great craft breweries here, the favorite beer in Texas is made somewhere else.  But it does taste great with lime!

With St. Patty's Day tomorrow, we're feeling the need to obsess a little bit over brews, so here we go.

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Bass Pro Shops Will Bring In The Easter Bunny

Bass Pro Shops across Texas are planning Easter events for eight days straight leading up to the holiday on the 27th, which means the kids will stay busy while you browse through waders and tackle boxes in peace.  Oh, and the whole family can get a picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

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Food Trucks in Texas Are Big Business

More food trucks are seen around Lufkin these days.  Jacksonville has its own food truck park.  And a San Antonio Spur is getting into the food truck business!  Check it out.

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This Texas City Has The Worst Design in America

In this city you might find an adult bookstore next to a retail clothing store next to a skyscraper, because there are no zoning laws that would prevent those buildings from butting up against each other.  Because of that, this Texas city is at the top of the list for the worst design in America.  I bet you've been there!  

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Our Favorite Show in Texas to Binge Watch Is…

If you're into binge watching drug cartel shows, you're in the norm in Texas.  This one particular drug-related show is the most streamed TV show in our fine state.

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Trouble Staying on Track? Zap Yourself Like a Taser.

It looks like one of those fitness trackers, but this bracelet can send taser-like shocks to your wrist if you overeat, spend too much time on social media, or hit snooze too many times.  In other words, self-torture can be programmed like clockwork.  Would you?

At least you'd be up bright and early and you'd never miss another John Boy and Billy Show.  It might be totally worth it.

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Ticket Scalping is Getting Out of Control. What’s the Law in Texas?

If you've ever tried to buy tickets online to a really hot event, you know how quickly it sells out.  After 15 or 20 minutes (maybe less) you'll see a message that says, "your event has sold out," or "only single tickets remain."

Ticket resellers snatch up the tickets quickly, and post them online a few minutes later for double, triple, and sometimes ten times the original price. Is this fair?  What is Texas doing about it?

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Lufkin Wants to Fix Its Potholes

Maybe you saw the article this week that highlighted how much money we spend each year on pothole-related problems.

Potholes are a huge problem all over the country, causing dents, scrapes, and flat tires.  If you know of a pothole in Lufkin that needs to be fixed, here's how you can report it.

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