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Military Dad Welcomed Home With Huge Surprise

We always see the heartwarming videos of soldiers returning home as a surprise to their loved ones. But sometimes the soldiers return home to a surprise of their own.

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Ed Yourdon, Flickr
Ed Yourdon, Flickr
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Benefit Baseball Tournament Set for East Texas Boy Fighting Cancer

Collin Boyd, who is eight years old and attends Owen Elementary in Bullard loves baseball. But recently Collin has had to deal with more than any 8-year-old should have to. Collin is suffering from undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma. I can barely spell it, much less say it.

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Keystone, Getty Images
Keystone, Getty Images
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‘True Grit’ is This Week’s Movie at Bergfeld Park

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department continues its “Free Movie In The Park” series this weekend with a showing of a classic, “True Grit“, starring John Wayne will be shown on the big screen at Bergfeld Park this weekend for free!

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Manue@PrettyKiku, Flickr
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Splash Park To Open In Longview

It looks like there will be another place for families to hang out this summer. According to the Longview News Journal, crews have started working on a 10,000 sq. foot splash park in Longview. The addition will be at Lear Park, with sprinklers, fountains, and many more fun things.

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Ready For a Cool Treat? Our Top 5 Places for Ice Cream in East Texas [POLL]

Summer will be here before you know it! If you've experienced and East Texas summer, you know the only way to beat the heat is with a cool treat -- and a swimming pool! Here are my top places to get ice cream in East Texas.

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Returning Soldier Surprises Son As ‘Captain America’ [VIDEO]

When a soldier goes off to war, not only is it tough on them, but also their families. It’s especially tough if they have young children. But nothing is greater than seeing the look on your child’s face seeing their hero come home.

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Category: eBlast, Family, Videos
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Huffington Post
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15 Year-Old Lifts Car, Saves Grandpa’s Life [Video]

You hear stories all the time about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, but you never think that you will become one of those people. That’s exactly how 15 year old Austin Smith felt about two weeks ago when he lifted a 2000+ lb car off of his 74  year old grandfather.

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Category: Family, News, Videos
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New Book Explains That Cheating Has Nothing To Do With Your Genes

It’s no secret that men in relationships are usually on the prowl for some strange but if you plan to cheat on your partner and blame it all on your ‘male make-up’ well you should think again — it’s got nothing to do with your genes.

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Texas Group Calls for Boycott of Girl Scout Cookies [VIDEO]

I will admit up-front that I am a junkie when it comes to Thin Mints, which is why this caught my attention, but I am curious to see how you feel about this. A Texas-based pro-family group is calling for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies in response to the organization’s decision to allow a Colorado boy who identifies as a girl to join a local troop.

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The Best of Tyler and East Texas

From great food joints, to fun outdoor activities, to some interesting traffic, there is a lot to offer folks in Tyler and East Texas. Over the past several months, our staff has compiled some of the best (and worst) lists about Tyler and East Texas. Find them all right here.

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Category: Events, Family, News
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Soldiers Return Home For Christmas Surprise

Watch as loved ones return home from the army to make Christmas wishes come true for their families. Make sure you have a box of tissues nearby.

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Category: Christmas, eBlast, Family
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Christmas Gifts Stolen From Longview Charity [VIDEO]

Christmas is about caring for others, taking care of those in need and bringing smiles to children’s faces.  As of right now that’s going to be a challenge to make one those things happen because a storage unit that housed all kinds of toys for East Texas foster children was broken into and the thieves made off with a variety of toys and electronics.

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