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This Early Voting Experience Was Smooth

Part of the idea behind early voting is to help us avoid long lines on Election Day, but early voting has become so popular that we sometimes hit long lines there too.

I think I may have discovered the best time of day to go, to avoid long lines. Oh, and I voted for...

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My Halloween Decorations Won’t Win Any Contest

Good luck today with your office cubicle decorating contest.  You are rockin' those cob webs.

I have failed my children with my lack of Halloween decorations, so my 6-year old decided to take matters into her own hands and make something festive on her own.  And then the sprinkler system hit it.

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Fast Food Deer Meat Could Come to Texas

Cheeseburgers and tacos are the norm at fast food restaurants around East Texas, but soon you could add a deer meat sandwich to the list of options.   One place on South Broadway in Tyler could be adding it to the menu soon.

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Halloween Costs East Texans About $80 Each

Halloween ain't cheap.  Add up the costumes, the candy, and the decorations, and most of us are spending about $80 on the holiday.  And then add the alcohol at the adult costume party and, well, that could double.  

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Special Pokemon Go Is Coming to East Texas for Halloween

The last time around, Pokemon Go invaded East Texas with hundreds of people looking for characters, and police had to issue a warning about resisting the urge to trespass looking for Pikachu.

Now there's a special new Halloween version of Pokemon Go coming that starts today, and here are the details.

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Adult Women Have the Worst Road Rage in Texas

What is the worst spot for road rage around Tyler?  Somewhere on The Loop?  South Broadway because everyone is trying to eat and shop and it's crowded?  Everywhere?

Whether it's a residential street, a highway, or a parking lot, a new study says women are hit the hardest by road rage.  Surely not! But the reason behind it will surprise us, and make us feel better, girls.

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You Might Get a Free Taco at Taco Bell

There sure are a lot of Cubs fans around.  After Chicago advanced to the World Series with the win on Saturday night, I saw jerseys at the grocery store on Sunday, and one guy even wore his Cubs jersey to church.  He's an usher, and he greeted people that way.

Even if you're not a huge Cubs or Indians fan, we've all got something riding on the World Series.  Free food!

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Texas Is Near the Bottom for Voter Turnout

Texas is good at many things, but apparently voting ain't one of them.  Texas ranks near the bottom for voter turnout, and there's only one thing we can do to change that.  Vote!

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Yams, Hot Peppers + Feral Hogs Will Be Celebrated In East Texas This Weekend

It appears as if this weekend is going to be a perfect weekend weather wise to enjoy an outdoor festival in East Texas! There's no shortage of festivals this weekend, there are events celebrating the yam, the hot pepper and feral hog...

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And the Favorite Halloween Candy in Texas Is…

If you ask ten people for their opinions on the best Halloween candy, you might get ten different answers.

Can we at least agree that chocolate is better than a sucker?  Moms are not raiding the Halloween haul looking for Dum Dums.

Most people in Texas agree that the best Halloween candy is the one that best symbolizes the season.  

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Highest Paying Jobs Come From These UT-Tyler Majors

If you are after a high-paying job and you picked an engineering major at UT-Tyler, or one of these degree programs at Tyler Junior College, you're well on your way.

What other college majors will lead to the most money after graduation?

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‘Rock the Square’ Fans Experience The Show Through Smart Phones

Rock the Square in Downtown Tyler on Saturday night was a blast, full of music, frosty beverages, and rock solid music.  And many fans watched it on the small screen.

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