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Texas is the Only State That Can’t Spell This Word

It's a common word, but there is one tricky letter combination that trips us up regularly enough that we have to ask Google for help.

Oh, and what's with Oklahoma?  Along with South Dakota and Wisconsin, they have trouble spelling the word "gray."  They must have seen 50 Shades of Grey too many times.

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Convince This Naysayer That Camping is a Good Thing

I just don't get camping.  I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would choose to sleep outside with bugs and critters, when there's a perfectly good bed and a hot shower at home.

Do you love it?  Excellent!  I'd love to learn from you about why it's so awesome, and offer up a few suggestions for places around Texas to help you fuel your love for camping this weekend.  

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These Are the Top Spots to Visit in Texas

If you haven't decided yet on your destination for a Memorial Day Weekend road trip, this will serve as some inspiration.  The Riverwalk in San Antonio is a spot everyone seems to know about, but there are some hidden gems here too.

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Survey Says These Are the Best Places to Get Gas in East Texas

This week might include more stops at the gas station than usual, with the big Memorial Day travel weekend coming up.  Do you have a go-to spot that's your favorite to fill up?

These East Texas gas stations are on the list of the Top 15 in the country.

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East Texas Family Plans To Give Away Home Through Essay Contest

David and Cyndi Wood of Athens purchased a 2,600 sq. ft. home on 25 acres just south of Athens on FM 2494 as their dream home. However, circumstances changed and they now have different plans for the home: They are making it the prize in an essay contest.

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What Food Emoji Is Still Missing?

My dad is getting up there in years, but no teenager is going to out-emoji this guy!  He's determined to fully express himself through pics of beer mugs, corn in the husk, and Christmas trees.

By the way, did you hear what emoji might be coming next?  You and my dad will wonder how you survived without it for this long.

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Torchy’s Tacos are Among the Best in the Nation

According to Delish.com, one of our local taco spots, Torchy's Tacos, is among the best in the country.

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Sleeping With Your Dog Is a Good Thing

The experts say it's a good thing to let the dog sleep in the bed with you.  But does your sig other agree?

See why this "good thing" could also be a deal breaker for relationships.

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A Texas Family is Selling Its Housebroken Bison

If you're going to own a pet bison, I suppose it's key that it's housebroken.

If you don't mind a drive across the state, you can buy a pet bison from one Texas couple that's selling a housebroken one. Just make sure your homeowner's association approves before you add it to your Tyler neighborhood.

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The School Year is Ending. Do You Toss The Kids’ Artwork?

It's always a dilemma for parents.

Kids create art from the heart all year long in school, and although you've trashed some of it here and there, the end-of-the-year stack takes some consideration because there is guilt involved.  Keep it or junk it?

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This Is The Most Common Name for Criminals in Texas

The same names keep coming up over and over on arrest records in Texas, but one name appears more than all the others. See if it's yours.

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Five Reasons to Love the Tyler Farmer’s Market

Some of the best produce comes from the late spring and early summer months, so now is a great time to head to Farmer's Markets around East Texas.

Here are some reasons to really appreciate the Tyler, Lindale, and Longview Farmer's Markets, along with the hours and locations.

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