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U.S. Marine Corps Celebrates 235 Years Of Service
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Update: A Texas Town Looks For Ways To Honor a Hero

We posted the story recently about the former US Marine who drowned in the Texas Hill Country trying to rescue two teens, and now the City of Bandera is looking for ways to honor him.  

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Texas Is Not a Great State for Teen Drivers

It could be worse, but it could be better.  Texas ranks in the middle when it comes to teen driving in the US, and here's why.  If you've got a teenage driver, you'll want to check this out.

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Texas is Home to Some of the Best Farmer’s Markets in the US

The Angelina County Farmer's Market didn't win the honor of the best farmer's market in Texas, but it's still a great place for East Texans to stock up on produce, jellies, jams, salsa, and honey.  Any guess which Texas city's farmer's market was voted the best?

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U.S. Marine Corps Celebrates 235 Years Of Service
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Good Samaritan Who Died Turned Out To Be a Texas Military Hero

The Good Samaritan who drowned last week in the Texas Hill Country trying to rescue two teens, has been identified as a former US Marine from San Antonio.

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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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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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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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Score Free Donuts in Lufkin and Nac on Friday

Some obscure little holidays can be overlooked, but not this one.  We wouldn't dare.

Friday is National Donut Day (it's always the first Friday in June), and some East Texas donut shops will be passing out freebies.

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Texas is the Only State That Can’t Spell This Word

It's a common word, but there is one tricky letter combination that trips us up regularly enough that we have to ask Google for help.

Oh, and what's with Oklahoma?  Along with South Dakota and Wisconsin, they have trouble spelling the word "gray."  They must have seen 50 Shades of Grey too many times.

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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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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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A Texas Family is Selling Its Housebroken Bison

If you're going to own a pet bison, I suppose it's key that it's housebroken.

If you don't mind a drive across the state, you can buy a pet bison from one Texas couple that's selling a housebroken one. Just make sure your homeowner's association approves before you add it to your Lufkin neighborhood.

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