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Kids! Mama Got Roped Into Getting Another Pet.

Kids always want a pet it seems. My three daughters seem to rotate the duty of asking for a new pet, even though we have a miniature schnauzer named Harry and he's a good boy and not in danger of losing his role in the family. When I point out that we could just settle in and be content with Harry, they inevitably ask, "Ok, but when Harry dies, can we have a cat?"

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Find Treasures At Canton’s First Monday Trade Days This Weekend

Canton's First Monday Trade Days is an event unlike any other in Texas or the world! This gigantic 'flea market' offers a little bit of something for just about everyone.

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Tyler ISD Shares Graduation Information For Next Week

Congrats to all the high school grads!  The Tyler ISD says there are some things to know ahead of next week's graduation ceremonies.  

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Wanna Text 911? It May Be Coming To East Texas.

It's usually so much easier to text someone rather than pick up the phone and call.

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Pushups for Charity in Tyler

Today, many East Texans teamed up for 90 seconds to do pushups as a way to raise money and awareness for the Boot Campaign. The goal was to have 7,500 pushups done in Tyler and it's safe to say that the goal was crushed.

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Texas Guy Smokes A Brisket

Who needs Food Network when you have Youtube and a Texan!

This is one minute of a guy's 18-hour brisket smoking process.  He gives some good tips and on having the fat side up and such.

If you want to eat brisket tomorrow, you'd better start this process after work today!

Be safe and have a great weekend

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Nacogdoches Has A Home on Texas Endangered List

The list of the Most Endangered Places in Texas is out, and a Nacogdoches structure is on it.

Preservation Texas.org released the list this week, and Nac's Clay House is on the 11th annual list.

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City of Tyler Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

The City of Tyler will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Different subsidies will handle the holiday in a variety ways.

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East Texas Rocker Earns A Big Honor

The best guitarist in the state under the age of 20 lives in East Texas.

He's from Center, and he plays lead guitar for a band that is catching on both in person and online.

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31-Year Old Woman Accused Of Posing As a High School Student Had Wide Impact

The 31-year old woman posing as a high school sophomore in East Texas fooled many people besides just her classmates.

Charity Stevens (also known as Charity Johnson) was arrested a week ago for failing to provide identification to Longview Police.  It turns out, she had been posing as a student at New Life Christian School in Longview since last fall, and not even her friends or adoptive family knew she was sixteen years older than she said she was.  Click HERE for our original story.

And there's another business in East Texas that was kept in the dark by Stevens.

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The Bees Are Coming

One spring day a few years back I walked out into my back yard and heard a buzzing sound loud enough to be a small saw, and I looked up into my arbor and noticed an enormous bee hive hanging down from the rafters.  I had never seen so many bees in my life!  Small ones, one on top of the other, all layered to form the hive.  I don't know how bees don't get claustrophobic living like that, but the bee keeper told me they're happy like that, crawling all over one another around the queen.

Carpenter bees are coming to East Texas, and if you're not already seeing them you will be soon.

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