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Rain from Tropical System Could Lead to Disastrous Flooding for Texas

Most of East Texas has gotten a nice respite from the rains after one of the wettest months (May) in history.

Looks like that's all about to change...quickly and drastically.  Already some of the first outer bands of a tropical system are making themselves known in Galveston.

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Banita Creek Hall
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Whiskey Myers at Banita Creek Hall Friday Night [VIDEO]

It's been a while since Whiskey Myers has been in the Pineywoods.  The guys from Anderson County were scheduled to be in Nacogdoches back in April for the Red Dirt Stampede, but that event got cancelled at the last minute. 

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Texas Blueberry Festival via Facebook
Texas Blueberry Festival via Facebook
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It’s Blueberry Festival Time!

Who's ready for some blueberry pancakes? Blueberry pie? Blueberry lemonade? Bluegrass music?

Downtown Nacogdoches is set to go blue this Friday and Saturday with the 26th annual Texas Blueberry Festival. 

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TxDOT via YouTube
TxDOT via YouTube
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Highway 59 Southbound Connector to Loop 287 Now Open

Big changes have taken place today with the US 59/Loop 287 construction project.  The southbound connector bridge allowing US 59 southbound traffic to have direct access to Loop 287 is now open. 

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East Texas Volunteer Firefighter Responds to Accident, Discovers It Was His Family in the Car

According to KTRK, Aaron Von Riper discovered that a head-on collision near Riverside, Texas involved his wife and son.

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Getty Images
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It’s Summer, and Some Of Us are Freezing

It always happens this time of year.  The weather outside gets hotter, and the temperature inside stores and office buildings gets freezing cold.  But did you hear one big box store is going to raise the thermostat one degree?  Woohoo!  Said women.

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Another Busy Week for TxDOT on East Texas Roads

The road crews at the Texas Department of Transportation have been taking advantage of the dry weather we've been having over the past week, and they'll be out and about again this week.  The following is taken from a TxDOT press release:

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One Grocery Store is Limiting Egg Purchases to Deal With the Shortage

If you've heard about the national egg shortage and you have the urge to hoard eggs, you won't be able to.  At least not at H-E-B stores across Texas.  They're limiting the number of egg cartons that a customer can buy so there's enough for every refrigerator to have some.  Oh boy.  Why is this happening?!

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Sarrah Geraci scholarship from Whataburger.
Sarrah Geraci scholarship from Whataburger.
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Area Drug Free All-Stars Receive Scholarships

Over 20+ years ago, the Angelina County Drug Free All-Stars program was in its infancy and I'm proud to say that I was a part of the committee to oversee its development.  In addition to recognizing area seniors who made the commitment to be drug free, we wanted to find funds to provide scholarships to some of the All-Stars. 

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Do You Still Love Bobby Flay?

Getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is supposed to be a career milestone moment, and something that the celeb always remembers as a highlight.  But Bobby Flay might remember his induction moment this week for another reason.  Is he still in your good graces?

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Terry Wyatt for Getty Images
Terry Wyatt for Getty Images
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Vince Gill Coming to Lufkin

Beautiful, mesmerizing, and captivating are just a few words that come to mind when listening to the singing style of Vince Gill.  East Texans will get a rare opportunity to hear him in concert this Friday night at the Temple Theater in Lufkin. 

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The Weather is Great…Let’s Grill Somethin’!

Grilling is central to living a happy life I say, especially in Texas, and the weather this week is perfect for it!  When it comes to ribs, are you the wet or the dry rub kind?

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