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Christmas Parades Planned Throughout East Texas

At some stores and homes, the Christmas decorations were up before Thanksgiving.

Those of us that did put up the Christmas tree before carving the turkey have been accused of breaking holiday rules, but rather than rebellious it seemed convenient to me. We got the decorating out of the way early, and could concentrate on matters like shopping!

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Stanley's, Facebook
Stanley's, Facebook
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Celebrating Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ Appreciation Day

If you need an excuse to enjoy Tyler's premium BBQ, then today would be the best day to go grab some ribs and a peach or apple cobbler. If you have never visited Stanley's, what is wrong with you? Go today and celebrate Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ appreciation day. 

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City of Longview to Offer First Ever Recycling Event this Saturday

In honor of "Texas Recycles Day" this Saturday, November 10th, the City of Longview Sanitation Department will offer it's first ever "Longview Recycles Day." The event will take place from 9am to 12noon in the west parking lot of the Longview Mall. In addition, the event will include free popcorn, hot chocolate, and other give-a-ways!

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Russell K. Scheid/ Getty Images
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Do You Think Halloween Costumes for Pets Are OK? [POLL]

Well, Happy Halloween my friends. And what better to celebrate a fun evening of candy fun and your pet? Should we dress them up, too?

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Photo by NASA via Getty Images
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Here’s How East Texans Can Help Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy

The weather in Tyler is just fine, so it's hard to imagine exactly how bad it is right now on the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy makes her way into New York and New Jersey. There are blizzard warnings in places like West Virginia, because Sandy is mixing with a winter storm there, and meteorologists say that's the first time in history a storm like that has been created - hurricane meets winter storm. And we look out the window and see nothing of the sort. Wanna help those who need it?

The American Red Cross says there are blood drives up and down the Eastern Seaboard that are being cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy, and they're advising those of us in areas that are unaffected by the hurricane to donate if we're able.

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Halloween At The Electric Cowboy

There are many different reasons on why Halloween is such a fun day - you get to go trick or treating, see kids dressed as their favorite characters, check out your co-workers dressed up in funny and weird costumes, scary decorations, haunted houses plus, you get to scare people too! In addition to those reasons and more you could also win $1000 Saturday night!

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LeagueofWomanVotersofCalifornia, Flickr
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Early Voting Period Opens Today — Find Out Where You Can Vote Here

Today marks the start of early voting in Texas, and the Presidential election is expected to be a big draw. Voter turnouts are always higher in presidential election years than in years when we're not voting on a US President.

In Tyler, voters also have a big decision to make when it comes to alcohol sales. Do you know exactly what you're voting on?

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Buy Local First Holds Fundraiser Concert

Buy Local First is an group of residents and local businesses looking to change the ability of limited alcohol sales in Tyler. You may remember them from outside a large number of businesses in Tyler asking for your signature on the petition to vote for this change. They are looking to spread the word and earn raise some money for the cause. This show will be a great taste of local activities, awareness, and the Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ experience.

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Texas Southern Rockers Uncle Lucius to Play CD Release Show in Tyler on Friday

If you are tired of the drive to Dallas for a good show. Don't. This Friday night there will be a great show right down the street. Austin's own Uncle Lucius is coming to Tyler.

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Monster Trucks Coming to East Texas This Weekend

This Saturday (9/15) at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore it's the Monster Truck Fall Nationals! Before the show, a few of the monster trucks will be making special appearances around East Texas!

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How We Can Help In The Fight Against Hunger

We have all seen the commercials on T.V. of families not having enough food. Parents doing without so their children can have a meal. Hunger is a universal problem. Hunger does not just exist “over there” — every day in every community our neighbors are experiencing this devastating issue. This month in East Texas we are supporting East Texas Food Bank Hunger Action Month. In just thirty days we could stomp out hunger by implementing the three action items below.

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Ink Life Tour Starts Today in Longview

The Ink Life Tour – Tattoo and Music Festival starts today (August 24) and runs all weekend at Maude Cobb Event Center in Longview!

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