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Bet You Didn’t Know These Things About This Texas Favorite

The name Big Red implies that it's straight out of Nebraska, right?  At least to us Husker alums who view all things through the football lens.

Big Red soda is bottled in Texas, by the Dr. Pepper folks, and was first born here in 1937. Did you know it used to be called "Sun Tang Big Red Cream Soda?"

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Tyler Police Officer Shane Jasper Featured in Video Humanizing Local Cops

For the past few years, we've all seen police portrayed in less than favorable ways by segments of society, including some high profile community leaders, politicians, & even a few media pundits.

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Man Grades Ex-Girlfriend’s Letter of Apology, Puts It Full Blast on Twitter

Love hurts. Almost as much as getting an "F."

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A Texan Stood Under a Dangling Sign for Two Days, Hoping it Would Fall

UPDATE: He pulled this stunt in gest. Still, Texans have weird senses of humors.

Texas has to claim this story.  A guy stood outside a loose letter "P" at a Walmart, hoping that part of the pharmacy sign would fall on his head so he could sue the store.

Did it work?

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This is the Most Popular Thing Texans Do With a Tax Refund

Tax refunds are fun money, right? It depends on how you define "fun." It might surprise you what most people are planning to do with the tax refund this year.

And if you're still looking for free tax help in Tyler, this is where you can find it.  

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35 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Returns With ‘Death Wish II’ Soundtrack

The death of drummer John Bonham in September 1980 didn’t just spell the end of Led Zeppelin. For a time, the surviving members of the band disappeared completely from the spotlight.

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John Mellencamp Coming To Texas For Two June Shows

His new Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour, just announced yesterday, has 27 dates confirmed so far between June & September.  East Texas John Mellencamp fans can choose to travel to Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston to see him in concert.  

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Every Day is National Random Act of Kindness Day in Texas

Texas does not need a holiday to pay it forward, but it sure doesn't hurt to have a day to celebrate it.

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The Best Kept Secrets in Texas State Parks; Spoiler Alert

The most crowded spots are not always the best places to take the family for some rest and relaxation.  Sometimes the best times are at the hidden gems that are off the beaten path, like these secret spots at Texas state parks.  Did we miss any?

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Metallica Tour Has 3 Texas Stops

Fresh off a "unique" performance with Lady Gaga at last Sunday's "Grammy Awards", Metallica has announced a 25-date North American tour starting in March & rolling through August.  The band will be playing super-size venues, including a 3 shows in 6 nights sweep through the Lone Star state in mid-June. 

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The Art of Texas Architecture: The Whataburger Stadium

Truly, Texas architects of the future.

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Don’t Miss This Obscure East Texas Landmark

It's the only international boundary that exists within the continental US, and it's the only remaining soil still belonging to the independent nation of Texas.

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