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The First Day Of Summer, Hot Stuff In East Texas

Did you notice that it stopped raining every other day.  Guess what that means. 

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East Texas Farm Lets You Pick the Blueberries

We're in a prime place to grow blueberries, and the season is peaking right now.  If you're looking for a fun family outing on Father's Day Weekend, take a road trip to this East Texas blueberry farm and come back with a huge bucket full of produce.

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East Texas Has One of the Best Cheap Vacation Spots in the State

We all want to have fun and relax on a summer vacation, but we don't necessarily want to pay big bucks for it.  One East Texas city is getting some notice for being one of the best cheap vacation spots in the state.

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Texas Forest Museum - Via Facebook
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Sign Your Kids Up For Camp At The Texas Forestry Museum

Did you know the Texas Forestry Museum, located at 1905 Atkinson Dr., Lufkin, has a varied calendar of summer events for the benefit of our local kids, from kindergartners up to 12 year old?  

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Get The Kids Outside This Summer in East Texas

Kids are already out of school and easing into their summer breaks. At some point, they are going to get tired of their internet capable devices, TV, and air conditioning. Send them out to play!

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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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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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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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photo credit - Schlitterbahn Social Media Team
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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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