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Line of Severe Thunderstorms Moving Across Texas – Warning In Effect Until 5:30PM

A line of severe thunderstorms stretching nearly across the states of Texas and Louisiana will pass over the Deep East Texas area this evening. The National Weather Service has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Angelina, San Augustine, and Nacogdoches Counties, as well as towns in the surrounding areas.

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Alcohol Sales Possible At Gun Shows In Texas

Up until now, if a gun show was held at a venue that allows alcohol, drink sales were suspended during the show, but soon you may be browsing around at a gun show with a beer in hand, if you're so inclined.

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What’s Tax Free and What’s Not This Weekend in Texas

Tax-Free Weekend is here in Texas.  Through August 10th, you won't have to pay sales tax on a number of designated items, just in time for back to school. 

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Are Texas Dance Halls A Thing Of The Past?

Central Texas has some dance halls with history behind them, like the Broken Spoke in Austin, and Gruene Hall about 45 minutes to the south.

Those two spots seem to have enough history and tradition behind them to continue drawing a crowd, and they've got that cool factor that attracts both older cowboy boots and young skinny jeans.  But will other Texas dance halls last?

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Photo courtesy of Lufkin Coca Cola
Photo courtesy of Lufkin Coca Cola
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Now Your Name Can Be Featured on a Coke Can

Recently, Coca Cola launched their 'Share a Coke' campaign.  Over 1,000 names, nicknames, and terms of endearment have replaced the iconic Coke logo on cans and bottles.  That's a lot of names, but those with not so common names may feel left out.  

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Woodland Heights Has Record Month

Woodland Heights Medical Center had a record number of births with over 100 babies born at the facility in the month of July. That's the highest number of births the facility has experienced in a one-month period in over 37 years according to Chief Nursing Officer for Woodland Heights Medical Center, Cathy Busbee.  

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Heavy Rains, High Winds Trigger Weather Advisory

Thunderstorms producing heavy rain and high winds are moving across Angelina and Nacogdoches counties.  The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory until 6:15 this evening. 

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Rainfall, Then Cooler Temps Set for the Pineywoods

Rain is the order of the day for Thursday in Deep East Texas.  According to forecasters, widespread amounts of up to an inch should fall with some isolated totals closer to 2 inches. 

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Top 9 Picks For Best Shows Coming To Banita Creek Hall This Fall

 

This fall you're going to have one of the best opportunities EVER to see fantastic Texas/Red Dirt music anywhere in east Texas! Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches has quite a lineup and I have compiled what I believe are the Top 9 best shows coming to town (as of 7/30/14), and here they are:

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The Mud Starts Flying at the Great Texas Mud Race One Week From Today [Video]

For ten years the summertime mud has been torn up at the Nacogdoches Expo Center fairgrounds. Year eleven is only a week away.

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Show Us Random Pics From Your Phone! [PHOTOS]

Last week on Facebook we asked you to share a random photo from your phone with us. Nearly 200 photos later, we've found some of the best to share with the world! Thanks for showing us just how weird and wonderful you are, East Texas!

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Governor Perry Is Sending Troops To The Texas-Mexico Border

Governor Rick Perry announced Monday he was sending a thousand troops to the border with Mexico to combat the border crisis, and said that process will happen over the next month.

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