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This Is Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Your Old Junk

I'm moving to a new house right now and my whole life is in boxes. Well, actually, I'm out of boxes and I'm waiting on a friend to respond to my begging and bring me more because she professes to have some sort of connection to the black market of boxes. I'll wait.

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Dogwood Trails Festival is March 22 in Palestine

Spring officially arrives next Thursday (March 20), signifying the beginning of the Dogwood Trails Celebration in Palestine on Friday!

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Should It Be Illegal to Smoke in a Vehicle With Children? [POLL]

In East Texas, we take great time to protect our children from a lot of things such as bullying, profanity, violence, abuse and so on. All of these represent our highest levels of priority in terms of keeping our children the safe, healthy playful little people who fill our world with boundless joy. With this in mind, should it be illegal to smoke in a vehicle with children?

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What’s Your Best Tipsy Purchase?

Have you ever gone to happy hour and then gone shopping? Yep! What did you buy? I spent $15 on margaritas one time and then went to a store and spent $8,000. No lie.

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Caldwell Zoo Needs Your Help Naming New Lion Cubs

Caldwell Zoo's lion pride increased in size Jan. 22 after their African lion, Njeri, gave birth to five cubs at the zoo. Since then, zoo staff have been caring for the little ones and have been careful as not to disturb them and are letting mom take care of them.

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You Could Be the ‘Funniest Comic in East Texas’

If you think you're hilarious and are just waiting to get discovered with your comedic talents, then you will not want to waste any time because the 'Funniest Comic In East Texas' competition is coming to the Liberty Hall April 26. Or if you've been at a party and have caught the attention of everyone in attendance because of your jokes, this could be something for you!

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This Really Happened to Me on a Date!

I've been doing the online dating thing for about six months, and as you might guess I haven't had that much success with it because I'm still doing it.

It has been a wild ride for sure, but nothing up to this point can compare with the crazy thing that happened Friday night. I'm a little offended and entertained by it at the same time!

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Tyler’s Southside Park Approved For New Playground Equipment

One of Tyler's busiest parks could be getting a facelift with new playground equipment as early as June of this year. The new plan was approved by the Tyler City Council yesterday and it includes a new all inclusive playground.

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East Texas Crisis Center to Host 2nd Annual ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

The East Texas Crisis Center invites you to 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,' to raise awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediation's to sexual violence on May 31, in Athens during the Fiddlers Festival.

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Should Loud Chewing Be A Deal Breaker?

Fellas I have to tell you...if I can hear you chewing your food, I'm grossed out!  If you're wolfing down your burgers and pizza and slurping and smacking all the while, you might be fun for a night, but I don't think we'll be eating mashed potatoes and gravy together when we're seventy!

Even if there are flowers and candlelight and sweet talk to go along with a romantic meal by the fire, if you chew the chocolate covered strawberries with your mouth open and make smacking noises it's a total mood ruiner for me.

Should it be?  The experts say there are many things that we have to let go in relationships and chew noises are one of them.  Help, I will need therapy!  What else is on the list of "overlookable habits?"

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How to Make Ordering a Pizza More Fun

As a child, one of the most exciting things ever was when my parents said we could order pizza for dinner that night - but now that I'm older, why should that excitement not be the same? Fortunately, I've got a few ideas to try to make it as exciting as it used to be.

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Funeral Held For Vietnam War Veteran Killed In Hurricane Sandy
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Navy Dad Surprises Daughter With Best Valentine’s Present Ever [VIDEO]

Videos of soldiers and surprising their families are always heartwarming, and this one is no exception.

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