For the second time in six months, the nationwide Powerball lottery reached a record jackpot. Last nights jackpot was the fourth highest in the lottery’s history at $337 million. According to ABC News, there was only one winning ticket sold.
The start of a new school year is just days away and with that bring the return of high school sports and activities. Right now across East Texas many football programs are on the field practicing their plays that will hopefully take them to the state championship. As the football teams prepare, so do the high school bands. Tyler’s Robert E. Lee Red Raider Marching Band has been practicing for something special for a while.
Your final chance to ride two iconic rides at Six Flags Over Texas will be Labor Day. The park will be closing the Texas Chute Out along with Flashback after decades of service to make way for a yet to be announced new attraction for the park.
The City of Tyler is giving offenders a chance to take care of their unresolved warrants before facing jail time. In a program called the “Second Chance Warrant Program“, the Tyler Municipal Court is offering the chance to work out a payment schedule to get the fine paid off.
I want to start this post off with this little disclaimer: I am not making fun or mocking anyone and I definitely do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings with the topic of this post! There were several of us at dinner the other night and the conversation, as with any dinner was varied, but someone brought up the subject of words that are usually pronounced wrong here in East Texas.
When Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened their gates in 1992, the park had one roller coaster, The Rattler. After millions of riders throughout its 20 year history, The Rattler will give thrill seekers their last ride on its nearly mile long track on August 5th.
East Texas had it’s fare share of extreme heat last year and it seems the heat wave and extreme temps have moved up north along the East Coast. I just happened to catch the forecast for this week for Richmond, VA and what we felt last year is nothing to what they’re expecting today and mid-week.
It’s happened to us all at work at some point or another, that lunch you brought in and placed in the office refrigerator somehow disappears by the time you go to enjoy it. That’s happened to me quite a few times here at the radio station but hasn’t happened in a couple of years though thankfully. One guy, at an unnamed company, was tired of his fruit being robbed from his desk, so he took matters into his own hands to find the culprit.
East Texas received its fair share of extreme heat last year and we’re still feeling it now, but other parts of the country are feeling the extreme heat this 4th of July very much like we did. Temperatures are around the century mark in Wisconsin and all that heat is taking a toll on their roads and interstates and you won’t believe what happens when an unaware driver comes up on a buckled section of the highway.
The 4th of July is coming up Wednesday and firework stands have opened up all around East Texas. In my neighborhood alone, there are four stands selling the them and I’m sure I’ll be stopping by one of them soon to buy some because my daughter has asked when we’re buying fireworks! She began asking the day she saw those portable stands show up on the roadside.
Today’s employees are being freed from a 9-to-5 job thanks to smartphones, mobile apps and the cloud. As a result of technology that’s allowing employees to do many things outside the office, many bosses aren’t looking at the time clock that closely any more.
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