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More Than 40 Chains Won’t Open on Thanksgiving Day

Some stores are opening up at 5 or 6pm on Thanksgiving Day to help you burn some calories after all the turkey and cranberries.  But others have said no, and won't open up until Black Friday.  Check out the growing list of stores that WON'T open on Thanksgiving Day.

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East Texas 2014 Christmas Parades

An excellent way to get into the Christmas spirit is by attending a Christmas Parade!

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Snow Is In The Forecast For Downtown Kilgore

Although there is rain in the forecast with a chance of severe weather for part of Saturday for East Texas, there's also snow in the forecast for one downtown street in Kilgore on Sunday!

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Inmate Weddings Are About To Increase in Texas

Up until now, if an inmate in a Texas prison wanted to get married, someone else had to stand in for the prisoner during a ceremony held somewhere outside the prison.

That's about to change.

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The ‘Polar Express’ Rolls Through East Texas On The Texas State Railroad

When you believe, magical things can happen aboard the Polar Express!

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The Average Ordinary Moments As A Parent Usually Involve Chaos

Parents, these moments happen to you too, right?  I'm not alone with the chaos?

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Who Do You Honor on Veteran’s Day?

Tuesday, November 11th is Veteran's Day, and chances are there is someone in your life you celebrate and honor because they've served in the military in some capacity.

For me, it's my Dad, who's a US Navy Veteran.  That's him in the pic, with my daughter at the County Fair a few years ago when she was 2.  That perfectly captures my dad.  He's the most honest, big-hearted, super-awesome human you could ever meet.  And he loves rural America.

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Someone Pays $50,000 For The Rights To Name A Giraffe At The Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo held a fundraiser last weekend and raised a lot of money for conservation and other efforts.

One bidder paid $50,000 for the rights to pick the name for a new baby giraffe born at the Zoo on October 26th.

That's the same dollar amount as some new SUVs!  So what will that expensive name be?

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What Is Your Favorite Halloween Activity? [POLL]

Tonight is almost the biggest night of the year for kids, second only to Christmas probably, because they'll be going door to door with their cute little catch phrases to get their haul of the candy goodness!

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This Sunday’s Time Change Will Mess Up The Family Life

Early Sunday morning marks the end of Daylight Savings Time, which means we should get an extra hour of sleep.  Cool!  In theory anyway.  If you have kids you might actually lose sleep.

The time change totally jacks up the home routine, for a few days anyway.

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Fast Food Gets Faster At Taco Bell

Here's another reason to fear losing your smart phone.  Our whole lives are on there, and now food is involved!

Taco Bell has a new app that they just unveiled this week, that lets you place an order and skip the line.  And the app knows when you're almost to the restaurant too, so the good people there can start getting that Doritos Locos concoction ready.  

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The Number One ‘Sugar Daddy’ City in America is …

Not Longview.  It's Atlanta.

Some "sugar daddies" in Atlanta make $7 million per year, and spend around $1,000 per month on their ladies. Cool! Wanna move girls?

I think I'd rather date a poor guy! Here's why.

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