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It’s Getting Hot in Texas And Here’s Why That’s Scary

After all the rain and thunderstorms last week, it's nice to see the sun and 90 degrees this week.  And we know 100 isn't far off.  Summer in Texas is great for hanging out at pools and lakes, but there are things to watch out for too.  Here's our big heads up.

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Summer Makes Me Wish I Was a Kid Again

Summers were so much fun as a kid, with camps, swimming, and sprinklers, and lots and lots of ice cream.

As an adult, there's no break from work and there can be more to do juggling the kids' schedule, and we lose the magic!  But here's a way to get it back.

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Try These Old School Methods To Beat The Heat

East Texas heat may actually be the worst all around. It's not a dry heat, and it likes to sneak up on us when we least expect it. We aren't as prepared as folks living in places that are constantly hot, and with our weather changing every five seconds, we can never be fully prepared.

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Want To Fill 100 Water Balloons In A Minute? [VIDEO]

Here's how to fill 100 water balloons in a single minute.

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Fun Tips for Your Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Trip

We love Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.

For the past 15 years, our family has made an annual Summer trip, and we have come up with a pretty good plan when it comes to getting the most out of the 4 parks that make up Schlitterbahn New Braunfels.

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Why You Should Stop Using Spray Sunscreen on Your Kids Right Now

An ongoing investigation by the Food and Drug Administration has prompted Consumer Reports to urge parents not to use spray-on sunscreen on or near children.

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Vet Sits in Parked Car to Show How Heat Kills (Video)

Living in East Texas we understand how hot a parked car can get in warm weather, and yet people continue to make the mistake of leaving pets in cars.  Dr Ernie Ward is a practicing vet who conducts a dangerous experiment to remind us of the frightening potential of a parked car in the summer.

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National Flip Flop Day

Today is National Flip Flop Day!

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One Last Taste of Summer (Video)

Days are getting shorter and temperatures dropping.  I already miss days of water and sun... and the BLOB!

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July is National Ice Cream Month! Here’s What Your Favorite Flavor Says About You [POLL]

July is National Ice Cream month! Oh, yeah it’s official! It has been since 1984 when Ronald Reagan designated the month of July to celebrate ice cream! He also declared the third Sunday in July to be National Ice Cream Day. Cool that’s this Sunday! Did you know the flavor of ice cream you like says something about your personality?

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A Visitor’s Guide to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels

No one can deny that summers in Texas are HOT! Most people in Lufkin, Nacogdoches and surrounding areas are ecstatic when April and May arrive because they know that the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston and New Braunfels are open for the summer!

Here's a little visitor's guide for you, your family and friends to read before heading out to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels to enjoy the warm sunshine and cool off in the popular water attractions.

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Hi, My Name is Frank and This Is My Robot (Video)

This really looks like a great idea for a summer movie!  When an aging single man is given a robot by his daughter to "improve" his life, interesting things happen.

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