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These Amazing Christmas Lights Are In Texas

If you buzz over to San Antonio you can see this unreal light display in person.

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Watch Out For Texas Porch Pirates

The packages you ordered online are on their way to you, and the thieves know that.  "Porch pirates" are those unsavory types who follow delivery trucks through neighborhoods and swipe the packages they leave on your porch.

Here's what you can do to protect yourself.

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Lufkin Shoppers Spent Almost $300 on Black Friday

If you bought a 40-inch flat screen TV over the Thanksgiving shopping weekend, you matched most East Texas shoppers.

Each of us spent a little under $300 over the Black Friday weekend, but that's only a third of what our holiday shopping total will be.

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Ski Resorts Need More Snow

If you're planning a vacation to ski country, you might have to wait.  Thanksgiving weekend is usually a big one for ski resorts, but most of them had to delay openings this year because of a lack of snow.

Some of the projected openings are in mid to late December now.

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Five Things Every Texan Should Be Thankful For

We all have much to be thankful for on this day, but Texas may have more reasons as a state than any other

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Is It Stuffing or Dressing? [POLL]

What do you call that side dish made of cubed bread, chicken broth, and maybe some celery and sausage?

See what other people think about what's right and wrong, and then cast your vote to settle this once and for all.

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‘Secret Sister’ Gift Exchange Scam is Back on Social Media, Illegal in Texas

Do you have a friend on Facebook who's invited you to be part of a Secret Sister Gift Exchange? You'd think this would be a great idea, but before you sign up, you need to know a few things.

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Random Acts of Kindness Are Happening in Texas

Have you noticed anyone being over-the-top nice lately?  I'd love to hear that story. I'm a sucker for random acts of kindness.

There's no prize involved here, because that would defeat the purpose of the "being-nice-just-for-the-heck-of-it" stories.  So, just for the heck of it, I'll share a story about a random act of kindness that might excite some fast food employees in East Texas, and you can see if you notice anything similar.

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Texas Couples Celebrate 70 Years After Double Wedding

It takes a lot of grit and determination to make a marriage last 70 years!  And love too, we imagine.

Two couples tied the knot at a double wedding in Central Texas several decades ago, and they just celebrated that huge milestone this week.

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Texas Doesn’t Always Go For Thanksgiving Classics

It's not all about the turkey and stuffing in Texas.  It's usually on the table at Thanksgiving, but there are also some unique side dishes there that put us right up there with Washington's "Cottage Cheese Roast" for being a little weird.  

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Arby’s is Selling Out of Deer Meat Sandwiches

No other fast food restaurant has ever done it, but Arby's decided to take a risk and rock the fast food world by offering a venison burger. And apparently it's a big success so far.  In the places where they're testing it, they can't keep it in stock.

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What Drives You To The Polls on Election Day?

Doesn't it feel good to vote? I think it does.

There are things that motivate us to get to the polls, besides the obvious.

The kids are talking about the election at school, and if Mama doesn't vote, they will be on my case!  What else encourages you to get to the polls?

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