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This Website Reveals the Details of Every Texas Historical Marker

There are literally thousands of historical markers throughout the Lone Star State.  I see them as I travel up and down the highways and streets of Texas, like these two in Nacogdoches, but, like the vast majority of travelers, I see them as a blur.  

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Celebrate Summer Responsibly

Many folks see Memorial day as the unofficial start to the Summer. With a lot of us celebrating our kids' and grand-kids' graduations, or just getting together to barbecue with friends, it isn't unreasonable to assume you'll have a few drinks along with the festivities...

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What Were the Top 100 Baby Names in Texas in 2015?

Every year about this time, the U.S. Social Security Administration releases their list of the top baby names for the previous year.  When folks take a look at this list, the two most common comments are: 

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Premature Celebration Costs Texas Softball Team Championship

I've watched and broadcasted quite a few area high school softball games, but a little over a week ago, a softball game between two Texas high schools produced an ending that was one of a kind.     

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Lufkin Teen Leads Police on 120 MPH Chase Because ‘It Was Fun’

A Lufkin teenager was arrested early Tuesday morning following a chase that spanned 3 counties and reached speeds up to 120 mph.

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Numerous Events on Tap This Weekend for OTT Rally [WATCH]

The annual OTT Rally is rumbling into Nacogdoches this weekend with plenty of fun, food, music, and games, all headquartered at the Nacogdoches Expo and Convention Center.

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Mutton Busters Get Ready for the Angelina Benefit Rodeo

Get ready sheep...here come the mutton busters.

48 young cowboys and cowgirls will be hanging on for points (and dear life) for the chance to be crowned the nightly championship rider at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo.

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Flyover the Completed Highway 59 Project in Nacogdoches

In early 2017, if all goes well, the South Nacogdoches Highway 59 construction project should be completed.  As you drive through that area just south of Loop 224, it's hard to envision exactly what the finished product will look like. 

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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Holding Job Fair for Casino

 

If things go to plan, a new casino will be open in less than two weeks in Dallardsville, near Livingston.  Naskila Entertainment indicates the tribal gaming site on the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation should be open by May 1st. 

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Mutton Bustin’ Registration Deadline is Almost Here

The Angelina Benefit Rodeo is coming up April 20th through 23rd at the George H Henderson, Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin.  In addition to the best cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash, 48 youngsters will get the chance to claim their few minutes of fame.

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Heavy Rains Bring Flood Watches, School Delays, and Accidents

Heavy rain and the threat of more has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Watch for all of East Texas through Tuesday morning (7 a.m.). 

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Leadership Tomorrow Students Chime in on Plan Your Epitaph Day

It has become a welcome yearly tradition in which the Angelina County Leadership Tomorrow students pay a visit to the Merrell in the Morning Show on KICKS 105. 

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