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Stormy Saturday Set for East Texas

In case you haven't noticed, Summer's here.  It officially arrived late last weekend.  The temperatures across East Texas have been a few degrees above normal since Summer began, but it has been a welcome relief to try to dry out some of the yards and pastures in the area.  Get ready for a change, though.  

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Chipotle Set to Open in Lufkin on June 25th

Earlier this Spring, when my daughter came home from college for a visit, she was extremely excited to learn that Lufkin would soon have a Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant.  She referred to their cuisine as 'food from the gods'.  Well, the wait is over. 

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TxDOT Announces Speed Limit Changes in Nacogdoches County

Motorists that travel Highway 59 north of Nacogdoches to the north of Garrison can expect changes.  The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is preparing to post new lower speed limit signs this week on a portion of US 59 in Nacogdoches County. 

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Texas State Health Officials Warn of Dangerous Parasite Found in Fruits and Vegetables

Local and state health officials warn of food born illness cases across Texas.

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FM 2021 Overpass at Highway 59 Now Partially Open

The new FM 2021 bridge over Highway 59 is now open, at least partially.  According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the west side to cross over to FM 2021 is still closed for some finishing concrete touches, although the overpass is open to cross over from FM 2021 East or make the turn-around for US 59. The west side should be open by the end of the week making it possible for motorists to cross over completely on FM 2021.

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White Water Rafting in Texas? Thank the Floods.

If you've ever done one of those all-day floats on the Guadalupe River in Central Texas, you know it can be pretty serene.  People float down the river for hours, usually with one raft to hold the people, and another raft to hold the beer.

With all the rain in Texas in May, the Guadalupe River's current has been strong, and it's created the chance to do some white water rafting.  A rare opportunity in Texas!

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Whataburger Reinstates Regular Breakfast Hours

Just weeks after cutting short its breakfast hours due to a national egg shortage, fast food franchise Whataburger has reinstated regular breakfast hours.

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Zelda & Champ – Our Pets of the Week

Meet Zelda and Champ, this week's KICKS 105/Winnie Berry Pets of the Week.  Zelda is Labrador Retriever Mix while Champ is a mix of several breeds. 

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East Texas Baseball Team Gets A Big Check from the Texas Rangers

The baseball program in Van was one of many things that suffered after the May tornado, and the Texas Rangers have chipped in to help.

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Flooding Woes Continue for East Texas

The East Texas Flooding continues.

The remnants of Bill have brought more flooding rains this morning across a large swath of East Texas.  Another 1-3 inches of rain is possible this morning.  Travel is discouraged. 

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Flooding Woes Continue for East Texas

Rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Depression Bill continues to cause flooding across parts of East Texas.  The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Angelina and Nacogdoches counties until 6:45 this evening. 

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Here Are 10 Rules Every Damn Yankee Should Remember Before Visiting Texas

You won't find people more prideful than Texans.

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