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Road Construction Projects Listed for the Upcoming Week

Hot and drier weather means more and more road construction projects around the Deep East Texas area.  Here's the latest from the Texas Department of Transportation. 

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Here’s How Much a Summer Texas Road Trip Will Cost

I found a handy little calculator that will help us plan the cost of a summer road trip across Idaho or beyond.  It's gonna be cheaper than I thought it would be.

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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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Convince This Naysayer That Camping is a Good Thing

I just don't get camping.  I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would choose to sleep outside with bugs and critters, when there's a perfectly good bed and a hot shower at home.

Do you love it?  Excellent!  I'd love to learn from you about why it's so awesome, and offer up a few suggestions for places around Texas to help you fuel your love for camping this weekend.  

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Kids Put a Damper on Memorial Day Weekend Road Trips With These Phrases

It's more than just, "Are we there yet?"  That usually starts in the driveway, and there a dozen other comments and questions that can take the steam out of our Memorial Day Weekend road trips just as quickly.  Here are some of the best zingers from the back seat that stress out parents.

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Survey Says These Are the Best Places to Get Gas in East Texas

This week might include more stops at the gas station than usual, with the big Memorial Day travel weekend coming up.  Do you have a go-to spot that's your favorite to fill up?

These East Texas gas stations are on the list of the Top 15 in the country.

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If You Don’t Buckle Up in Texas, It Can Cost You

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign starts soon, meaning officers will be focused on passing out tickets to those of us that head down the road without seat belts fastened.

The dates cover Memorial Day - one of the busiest and most dangerous weekends to be out on the highway.

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Weekly East Texas Road Construction Update

A forecast of beautiful weather means that road construction projects will be ramping up across the area once again.  Here's a listing of what you can expect in the 9 county region served by the Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation. 

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Texas Uber Riders May Have to Hurry Up

If you're busy finishing up that last drink or conversation with friends and you make the Uber driver wait outside, that's going to cost you.

Here's how long the Uber driver will wait before you rack up an extra charge.

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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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Admission is Free This Week at National Parks

This would be a great week for a trip to Yellowstone National Park, because admission is free for another six days.  How often does that happen?!  Actually, it happens on nine different days this year.

There are some great parks around Texas too, that will be letting you in free this week to celebrate National Park Week.  

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Photo Courtesy TxDOT Lufkin
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Timberland Drive at Railroad Trestle to Reopen Friday

Good news from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)...vehicles will be allowed beginning Friday to travel on Business 59 (Timberland Drive)  beneath the A&NR railroad bridge that is still under construction. 

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