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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.
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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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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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Better Weather Means a Busy Week for Road Construction Crews

The ongoing rainy weather across Deep East Texas may have put up a few delays when it comes to some of the TxDOT construction projects, however, a forecast of sunshine and dry weather means that work crews will be out and about in full force.  According to a press release from TxDOT, you can expect the following: 

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Another 3 Inches of Rain Possible This Weekend

The good news is that Sunday and Monday are looking better with just slight rain chances, however, today and Saturday heavy rainfall could occur over Deep East Texas. 

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Red Cross is Spending Millions on Texas Flood Relief

Anytime there's a natural disaster, the American Red Cross rushes in to help, by setting up shelters and offering food and supplies.  And the relief effort involved with the Texas floods may cost millions.

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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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