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Rose Festival, Rose Parade, Yamboree & More Happenings In East Texas

There's definitely not a shortage of things to do in East Texas this weekend!

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Student Debt in Texas Isn’t All That Bad

It's not ideal to have a load of debt after college, but students in Texas have less debt than students in other parts of the country.

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The Average Person Spends $77 on Halloween

Have you added up how much you spend on costumes and candy?  The National Retail Federation says those things plus the decorations and pumpkins to carve, add up to $77.52 per person.  That's plenty, but if you have kids doesn't that actually seem a little low?  

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People From This State Are Flocking To Texas

Are you a native Texan, or do you transfer in from another state?  I'm originally from Nebraska and I moved to Texas in 1996.  I have friends who moved here from Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Michigan, and I'm sure you and your friends can add to that list.

The Texas population is always growing it seems, and people are coming from one state more than any other.

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Things To Do In East Texas For Saturday, October 11th

This time of the year there are plenty of great things to be a part of in East Texas and this Saturday is no different. East Texans can find some great deals with garage sales, can support a great cause, head to a festival, catch a free movie and more!

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Here’s How To Turn A Pumpkin Into A Beer Keg

This might be fun at your Halloween party.

The beer comes right out the spigot that's you'll insert when you channel your best artsy, inner Martha Stewart.  Or maybe we don't have to be too crafty on this

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Homes In This Texas City Are Priced Way Too High

We all want our homes to be worth big bucks, right?  But of course with that comes the obligation to pay higher taxes and such.  High home values aren't always a win-win, and sky-rocketing values don't come without a cost.

A new report says one Texas city has the most over-priced homes in the entire country, and those homes are priced about 19 percent higher than they should be.  

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Country Fest is Saturday in Lindale

Lindale's Annual Country Fest is set to take place Saturday downtown in a new location, Picker's Pavillion.

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‘Coats For Kids’ Being Collected Throughout Tyler & Smith County

Thousands of East Texas kids will go without a warm coat this winter, that's the sad truth. Through the Coats For Kids campaign with P.A.T.H. though, many kids will have a warm coat this winter thankfully.

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East Texas Man Makes One-of-a-Kind Knives

It's one thing to make knives.

That's a skill most people just don't have, and something that takes a lot of time, attention, and craftsmanship.  And how about knives made with the steel from American battleships?  Those are truly unique.

Richardson Knives in Lufkin is selling the one-of-a-kind knives, crafted by Perry Richardson, who says on his website he's been making knives since 1989.  

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Stores Know What They’re Doing With The Free Samples

Can you resist the urge to walk by the free samples in grocery stores without indulging?

Sometimes on those days when I'm starving and trying to squeeze in one more errand on the way home, I'll cross my fingers that the store will have some great free samples to take the edge off my growling stomach.  Other days I'll walk right by without sampling.  But the kids always want the free samples.  You know how it goes, parents. They'll eat anything in a store.

How much extra product do the stores sell after offering the free samples?  It's pretty unbelievable!  No wonder they're always offering that one glob of hummus on a pita chip, and the one gulp of that homemade soda.

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Turn Tyler Pink October 14th [PHOTOS]

Turn Tyler Pink hits downtown Tyler from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday October 14th. An event designed to raise awareness and support for all women battling cancer, it's sure to be fun and educational.

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