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Avoid a Fireworks-Related Trip to the ER in Tyler This Week With These Tips

It's been a year since Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants injured his hand in a gruesome fireworks accident, and he's been doing quite a few interviews lately about he dangers of fireworks.  Have you seen the pics?  They look like something out of the movies. Don't eat first.

Visits to ERs in East Texas will be up this week because of fireworks-related injuries, but you can protect yourself.  Here's how.

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40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper ‘Goes to Hell’

Alice Cooper released his second solo album, 'Alice Cooper Goes to Hell,' on June 25, 1976.

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30 Years Ago: Steve Winwood Enlists Friends, Hits It Big With ‘Back in the High Life’

An intensely interior solo artist to that point, Steve Winwood shifted to a more collaborative approach on 'Back in the High Life' – and it paid off.

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Willie For President Mural Getting Attention

Travel between Mabank and Gun Barrel City and you will be greeted with a candidate we can all get behind.

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PATH Wants Your Donations of Fans

The heat has settled in over East Texas and some of our neighbors may not have a way to get a small break from the heat.

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Would a Texas Dad Pay For Newspaper Ad To Find A Wife For His Son?

On Father's Day weekend, one dad paid $900 for a full-page ad in a newspaper to find a wife for his son. Without the son's consent! See which paper ran the ad, and could this craziness ever happen in Texas?

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20 Years Ago: Sex Pistols Kick Off Reunion Tour

When asked if they still hated each other, bassist Glen Matlock replied, “Yes, with a vengeance..."

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Update: A Texas Town Looks For Ways To Honor a Hero

We posted the story recently about the former US Marine who drowned in the Texas Hill Country trying to rescue two teens, and now the City of Bandera is looking for ways to honor him.  

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Darth Vader Will Appear in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set betwixt the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and with a story that involves the band of Rebels who stole the plans for the original Death Star (the same plans that Princess Leia gave to R2-D2, sparking the plot of the original Star Wars), it would only make sense that the Empire’s villain supreme, Darth Vader, would be involved somehow. I mean, he has to be right? What is he, asleep at the wheel of the TIE fighter? C’mon.

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Texas Is Not a Great State for Teen Drivers

It could be worse, but it could be better. Texas ranks in the middle when it comes to teen driving in the US, and here's why.  If you've got a teenage driver, you'll want to check this out.

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30 Famous Rock Wedding Photos

A chronological look at the days when our favorite rock stars said "I do."

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The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Didn’t Ruin ‘Ghostbusters,’ The Original ‘Ghost Busters’ Did

When angry fans made the trailer for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters the most disliked movie trailer in the history of YouTube (now at 880,000 thumbs down and counting as of this writing), their accompanying comments repeated the same complaints. The digital effects looked bad. The broad physical comedy didn’t work. The cast was gallingly female. (Recent example, all spelling errors theirs: “why woman ? im not sexist but i think its not good to use them.”) Over and over, they returned to one singular conclusion: The new Ghostbusters would not only ruin fans’ collective childhoods, it would ruin the original Ghostbusters.

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