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Roller Derby Girls Help Longview Police

Have you ever seen a roller derby?  Those gals are tough!  They're in shape, they're determined, and any guy in the ring would have a tough time matching their ability to get feisty.  A roller derby is entertaining and amazing at the same time, and an East Texas team recently helped a popular charity with their event.

A Longview roller derby team held an even over the weekend to help the Longview Police Blue Santa program, and it went so well they'd like to make it an annual tradition.

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Polar Express Arrives in East Texas This Weekend

Watching the movie starring Tom Hanks has become a holiday tradition for many of us, and it will no doubt appear on TV a few times this holiday season.  And kids can experience a very real Polar Express right here in East Texas this weekend.

The Texas State Railroad will have the Polar Express running in Palestine, and kids can even wear their PJ's!

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Tyler Library Plans JFK Remembrance

It was November 22nd, 1963 that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, and many are planning ways to pay tribute today and tomorrow.

The City of Tyler says on its website that the Tyler Public Library will host a two-day event Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, in remembrance of John F. Kennedy.

The library will feature oral histories, films and displays, and admission is free.

Click through for the schedule of events, listed on the City's website.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Costs How Much?

Have you tallied up how much your family spends on the turkey dinner at Thanksgiving?

Counting that green bean casserole with the french fried onions on top, cranberry sauce, the bird, and other trimmings, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner is $44.04 this year.

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Live Jimi Hendrix Twitter Q&A Tonight [VIDEO]

PBS American Masters is hosting a live Twitter Q&A tonight.  The twitter event centered around the "American Masters: Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin'".  The conversation will include Jimi's sister, sound engineer Eddie Kramer and the director and producer of the show.  You can see a bit of the video here.

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#1 Dad Award goes to … Mr. Carl Fredricksen [PHOTOS]

Y'all, I just have to take a moment to brag on my dad. His fun-loving personality definitely earned him the #1 Dad Award this weekend at our church's fall festival - and left me with some pretty awesome pictures of a great weekend with Dear Old Dad.

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Rose City Comic Con and Sci-Fi Convention

Do you consider yourself a comic connoisseur or a sci-fi fanatic? Then this is the perfect weekend for you to be in Tyler!

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Steve Vai Talks Guitar Shreddin’, Led Zeppelin, Beekeeping + More [INTERVIEW]

I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Vai on the phone a few weeks ago. You may have heard some of the interview on Classic Rock 96-1. However, that was a small part of the conversation. Here it is in it's entirety.

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We Will Rock You The Music Comes To Texas On First North America Tour

We Will Rock You The Musical is in it's 11th season and is a worldwide phenomenon. Outside of a stop in Las Vegas in 2005 the show has yet to go on tour in North America, until now.  In March 2014 Queen and Ben Elton will be at Dallas Music Hall at Fair Park for a limited engagement!

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Welcome to the All-New Classic Rock 96.1 — Texas’ Best Rock

To our listeners and readers:

Today marks the beginning of a new era in East Texas radio. It pays homage to a rich past, but at the same time points to a new beginning that we think you'll love. So, we hope you take this ride with us.

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Win Family Four-Packs to the East Texas State Fair This Week

The East Texas State Fair is on this week through Sunday.  Listen throughout the week to  win family 4-packs to the fair. You will have to score your own deep-fried something on-a-stick.

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Downtown Tyler Film Festival Kicks Off Sept. 25

Did you know that Tyler has its very own film festival? What started as a small Short Film Festival two years ago has blossomed into an event that draws films from around the world.

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