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Texas Lowes Hires a Veteran and His Dog

In case you missed this viral story this week, a Texas Lowes gets a big high five for hiring a veteran that other companies overlooked.  

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Tyler Cemetery Will Participate in Wreaths Across America

Next Saturday, December 17th, volunteers will get together to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans across the country, and several East Texas cemeteries will be part of it. Here's how you can volunteer.

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Google Tracks Santa Across East Texas

The Google Santa Tracker has already launched, and Bing is not far behind with their high tech NORAD radar tracker. Don't they know he's at Broadway Square Mall already?

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Little Free Library Catches on in Tyler

The Little Free Library works off of the "take a book, return a book" philosophy, and it's catching on across East Texas.

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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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Texas Ranks Near The Bottom of Charitable States

Are we selfish?  Texans don't volunteer time or give as much money as other states do, but we have a chance to change that today.  It's National Giving Day, and that's why you're seeing #GivingTuesday on social media.

And See how low Texas ranks in terms of the most charitable states.  It's not pretty.

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Do Something Amazing With Thanksgiving Leftovers

One of the repercussions of creating a huge feast is having an enormous amount of leftovers.  You might be bound and determined to eat and eat until you're sick, but even then you and your family might have a little green bean casserole to spare.

So we don't feel totally guilty about our gluttony, here are some unique and productive ideas about what to do with all the leftovers.  

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Random Acts of Kindness Are Happening inTexas

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 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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Green Lights in East Texas Support Veterans

Maybe you've seen a few green lights around East Texas this week.  At work, on the front porch, and on college campuses, people are replacing white lights with green bulbs to show support for veterans.  And it's easy to become part of the movement.

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This Might Be Classic Rock 96-1’s Biggest Ear Worm

The experts have figured out exactly why songs get stuck in our heads, and what makes them refuse to leave.

This song might be the biggest earworm song we play on Classic Rock 96-1, and here's why.

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Tyler Veterans Get Free Burritos

Veteran's Day is next week, and stores and restaurants are getting ready to show their appreciation.  More will be added we're sure, but for now let me tell you about one restaurant that will help you snag the veteran in your life a free burrito.

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