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Watch Out for This Disgusting Food-Borne Illness

If you're so hungry that you don't have time to wash the strawberries before you eat them, you could end up in the bathroom for a few hours with a pretty awful stomach ache.  More Texans are heading to the toilet this year with a food-related illness called Cyclosporiasis, so we're offering up ways to spare you that pain.  

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You’ll Need a Reservation for This Booze-Infused Ice Cream

It's so popular that you've got to call ahead and book your table at this Texas ice cream shop.  They'll serve you several courses of ice cream, and some of it is infused with alcohol!  If you're thinking it's a summer road trip waiting to happen, here's what you need to know.

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If The Concrete is Burning Your Feet, It’s Too Hot for the Dog Too

Running out of the house to get the mail is an adventure this time of year.  It's so hot right now that our bare feet on sidewalks will make us do that quick tip-toe dance that kind of looks like we're trying to sneak up on someone, and also looks a little like Elaine's Seinfeld dance.  This just in -- hot concrete hurts the dog's feet too!

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Take this 8-Mile Ride on the Most Haunted Road in Texas

East Texas has some great spooky spots, but if you really want to freak yourself out, take this haunted journey on what some say is the scariest road in the entire state. Have you heard what's happening on Bragg Road?

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Two East Texas Cities Are About to Get Slammed With Visitors

Two East Texas cities are gaining attention for having great shops, good hotel prices, and pretty flowers, and that could mean more visitors are on their way to check it all out.

Tyler and Palestine have made a "Best Weekend Getaway" list, and we'll give them some love while we try to figure out why Lufkin and Nacogdoches were left off the list.

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One Texas City Wants Random Acts of Kindness to be Reported

Lots of cities have apps now for reporting complaints like potholes and barking dogs, but one Texas city is adding a happy new twist. They want everyone who lives there to report random acts of kindness.  Think it'll catch on?

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Shortage Alert — Authentic Mexican Restaurants in East Texas

Texas can brag about a lot of things, but not this.  Chicago has the most authentic, non-chain Mexican restaurants per capita, and other big cities in the US rank higher than places like San Antonio and Houston.  So what's the closest place to us, with the most authentic Mexican food?  A three-hour road trip will get you the best empanadas.  

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McDonald’s is Giving Away Free Ice Cream

This is a great way to beat the heat.  In honor of National Ice Cream Day, McDonald's will hand you a free vanilla cone one day this weekend, and all you have to do is show up at a participating location. You'll have a chance at winning free ice cream for life too.  

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The Best Texas Lake is One You’ve Probably Never Been To

One little hidden gem could quickly become your favorite vacation lake, and it takes just a few hours to get there.  I mean, who wouldn't love a summer afternoon on a trapeze swing?  And the lake is named after one of your favorite foods too.  

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What You Need to Know about Texas’ Texting and Driving Ban

The new texting and driving ban signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott takes effect in another six weeks, but there are some things we need to know now to prep for it.

Like how high are the fines?

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West Nile is Found in Panola and Van Zandt Counties, and The Woodlands

Biologists have found positive mosquito samples near The Woodlands, and Texas Health and Human Services says we've had positive West Nile activity near Carthage and Canton too.  Here's what we need to know.

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Why the Dak Prescott Autograph Scandal is a Big Deal

If it's true that Dallas Cowboy quarterback, Dak Prescott, used a machine to autograph at least some team memorabilia, the ripple effect could be huge for sports.  And here's why.  

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