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Dangerous Weather Situation Shaping Up for East Texas

A very dangerous situation looks to be brewing across the eastern half of Texas for this Memorial Day afternoon and night.  Almost all of Deep East Texas is under a tornado watch until 10 this evening.  Tyler, Jasper, and Sabine counties are not included at this time.  

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East Texas’ Brandon Belt Hits Monster Home Run

 

To hit a home run in a Major League baseball game must be an awesome feeling.  Brandon Belt who played his high school ball in Hudson, just west of Lufkin, certainly knows that feeling.  But, the homer he hit Friday night in Colorado was something special. 

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More Flooding Expected Across the Pineywoods

Welcome to East Texas, home of pine trees, chicken farms, and numerous lakes.  Trouble is most of those lakes are people's yards.  And it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is yet another flash of lightning.

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KICKS DJs Guzzle Alcohol in the Name of Saving Lives

The Memorial Day Holiday Weekend is upon us.  First and foremost, this is a time to remember and salute those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and liberty.  It's also a 3-day weekend and that tends to mean cookouts, traveling, good times...and drinking alcoholic beverages.   

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TxDOT Updates and Recaps Today’s Road Flooding

 

 

Another round of heavy rains and flooding swept across the Deep East Texas area this morning.  This led to closed roads and major headaches.  The following is taken from a TxDOT press release:

 

 

TxDOT crews continue to stay busy monitoring road closures and flooded areas.Crews are continuin

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S’Mores Oreos Are Coming

Because we were all just thinking it's WAY too much work to make an actual S'more, the cookie geniuses at Oreo are putting together something yummy to help us. Just in time for a Memorial Day Weekend barbecue!  But if we wait too long to jump on this greatness we'll miss out.

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Heavy Rains Send Floodwaters Through Chambers Park

Monday morning, 2-6 inches of rain fell across parts of Deep East Texas, and with the ground already saturated, it didn't take long for flooding to take place across the area.

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Courtesy of Angelina Arts Alliance
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Experience the Magic of Lightwire Theater in Lufkin

They've been featured on America's Got Talent and they sold out shows in Lufkin 5 years ago...and now they're back! 

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Facebook: Van Texas Tornado Recovery
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Two Dead, Dozens Injured After Tornado Hits Van

UPDATED: 2:08 P.M. MAY 11 -- The Van Zandt County City Marshal has confirmed multiple deaths after a tornado hit the town of Van late Sunday night, KLTV is reporting.

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Some Blue Bell Lovers Aren’t Willing to Give it Up

Did you pay attention to the listeria warnings and throw out your Blue Bell ice cream? Some Texans are taking a risk and eating it anyway.

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Pat Green Performs Saturday at Banita Creek Hall

Outstanding singer, songwriter, and showman, Pat Green makes his return to the Banita Creek Hall stage this Saturday night.  One of the true founders of the Red Dirt Music movement still sounds as great as ever and nobody can fill a stage and put on a live performance like Pat **** Green.   

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Photo courtesy TxDoT
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Busy Week Coming Up for Area Work Zones

If it seems like you're seeing quite a few traffic cones in your travels through East Texas...you're right.  As we get deeper into Spring and then Summer, look for the work to only increase on area roads and highways.   

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