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These Are the Top UT-Tyler Programs That Lead to Jobs

If you're going into college this fall as a computer science major, good for you. That will lead to a job quickly after you graduate, and there are several other hot majors right now that will let you reap benefits later.  Here they are.

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Secret to Marriage Success May be Home Improvements

Texas' own Chip and Joanna Gaines have that wildly successful show on HGTV called Fixer Upper, and their empire is continuing to grow with a new project this fall.

We've seen Tarek and Christina (Flip or Flop) and other happy couples work on home improvements together, and they just might be helping us stumble upon the secret to marriage success.

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Do Texans Still Smoke?

The price of cigarettes has increased. Smoking has been banned from quite a few bars and restaurants. There's a lawsuit that's trying to get smoking removed completely from movies that target kids.  Is smoking so marginalized that we've almost seen the end of it in Tyler?

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Tyler Movie Prices Hit a Record High

The cost of a movie ticket varies of course, depending on the time of day that you go and whether it's showing on a premium screen like an IMAX. But overall, the price to see a flick is going up at Studio Movie Grill and Carmike 14 and others.

Here's how much cash you should have in your wallet for that movie date this weekend.  

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Texas is a Great Place for First-Time Home Buyers

We're lucky in Texas that for the most part, the job market is steady and houses are affordable.

That makes us one of the best places in the country to buy a first home, and it doesn't look like that will change anytime soon.  See which Texas city ranks higher than any other.

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There Are Three Things We Shouldn’t Buy Generic

If you're like me, weekends include a trip to Brookshire's to stock up.

Good news...If you came home with an SUV full of a mix of name-brand things and generics, you probably did it right.

There are some things we should buy generic and some things we shouldn't, and there's a key to telling the difference.

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At Least the Cowboys Win The Off-Season Game

The Dallas Cowboys have had some disappointing seasons and missed opportunities lately, but one thing is sure. They win the "Great Off-Season Headline Race of 2016."

Two big stories came out this week that put the Cowboys in the spotlight, and one of them gives fans a lot to be excited about.  The other one just means anything Cowboy-related will keep costing a lot of money.

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Texas Colleges Aren’t The Best, But Still Good Schools for the Money

This week I heard a co-worker utter the phrase "back to school," and I had to look at my smart phone to check the date.  Really?!  We're on the downhill side of the summer already.

If you're a college student, you may be working all summer to build up some funds for tuition this fall cuz it's dang expensive.  We know we're paying a lot, but are Texas schools worth the money?  You might be surprised about the top Texas school for the price.

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Dressing Up Like a Cow May Get You Free Food Today

Chick-Fil-A is offering free food today (Tuesday, July 12th) if you'll dress up like a cow.  Here are the details. 

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Texas Lottery Players Have Another Big Jackpot to Go After This Week

With a Mega Millions jackpot so huge, you might have hoped that 15 winners would share that insane amount of money, but it turns out one winner gets $540 million after Friday's drawing.  And the winning ticket didn't come from Texas.

But here's why that's a good thing.

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Texas May Be Awesome, But It Lacks Tourist Destinations

We rock the beer and barbecue in Texas, but when it comes to having the biggest draws for tourists, we're left completely off the "best of the best" list.  We don't have Yosemite or Yellowstone, and the closest "best" tourist destination is about 1200 miles away.  BUT, see why this may be a good thing.

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This Is The Best Way To Save A Water-Logged Phone

Oh, the horror when we jump off the boat into Sam Rayburn Lake, only to realize the phone is still in our pockets!  And sometimes it falls into the toilet and gets soaked that way. Besides panic, what is the first thing we should do?  This method is the best one to save a wet phone, according to the experts.

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