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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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Highway 59 Southbound Connector to Loop 287 Now Open

Big changes have taken place today with the US 59/Loop 287 construction project.  The southbound connector bridge allowing US 59 southbound traffic to have direct access to Loop 287 is now open. 

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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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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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Never Come Between a Mama and Her Young ‘Uns. Here’s Why.

Ladies, if you're anything like me you have a "Mama Bear" streak in ya at times and the adrenalin kicks in, and you'll do anything you need to do to protect your young.  Check out the story of a real live Mama bear, who had some friendly suggestions for a group of tourists at Yellowstone National Park recently.  Like, get out!

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Busy Week Coming Up for Area Work Zones

If it seems like you're seeing quite a few traffic cones in your travels through East Texas...you're right.  As we get deeper into Spring and then Summer, look for the work to only increase on area roads and highways.   

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Truck in the I-35 Accident in Salado was More Than 6 Inches Taller Than the Bridge

Last Thursday's bridge collapse on I-35 between Dallas and Austin had drivers taking a detour through Salado that added at least 30 minutes to the trip.  One person died in the accident.  And now there are more details about what might have caused it.  

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Bridge Collapse on I-35 North of Austin Was Sudden and Deadly

If you've spent any time on I-35 between Dallas and Austin, you know it's one of the most congested stretches of roadway in the entire country.  When any type of accident happens is ties up the roadway for miles.  With Thursday's bridge collapse, drivers were taking a detour through Salado that added at least 30 minutes to the trip.  Here's what happened.

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Your Moment of Zen – The Joy of Traveling With Children (Video)

The holidays mean "Travel Season". Pack your bags, hop in the car and by all means SMILE.

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People in Texas Are Most Likely to Travel to…El Salvador?

Though Texas is arguably the best state, residents still like to leave it for vacation. A new study revealed that El Salvador is the destination of choice for Texans looking to get away from it all.

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Creepy Roadside Ritual Found On Louisiana-Arkansas Border

Sasquatch, Chupacabra, a well behaved 2 year old; myths and legends abound in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Kicks 105 now has photographic evidence of the Bayou Mangler. (Insert scream here.)

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The Last #KicksPartyBoat Of Summer Is This Saturday [WATCH]

It is the last big blowout of the summer and this Saturday it's headed to Lake Livingston!

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