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Sunrise Dog Park Opening Soon

For all of us dog lovers, this will be a great place to hang out with our four legged friends and it's opening next month.

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The Worst Summer Movies of 2016

Be honest: When you clicked on the link to open this page, did you think for a second this article might just say “ALL OF THEM!”

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This is the Poorest Town in Texas

Every state has cities where the money seems to flow more easily than others, and the spot in Texas that has the most trouble getting on its financial feet is in the southern tip, near McAllen and Brownsville.

In other words, there IS opportunity in Tyler and Longview.  We're not the richest cities in Texas, but not the poorest either. 

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Dwayne Johnson Confirms the New ‘Jumanji’ Movie Is a Sequel

This weekend, as he normally does, Dwayne Johnson went on Instagram to say goodbye to his most recent movie shoot and say hello to the next thing in his pipeline (seriously, the only time this guy sleeps must be when he is flying from one movie location to another). And while it’s worth noting that Johnson thanked many of the Fast 8 cast and crew excluding Vin Diesel  —  the feud lives on!  —  it was another small comment about his upcoming production of Jumanji that turned a few heads.

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Tom Cruise’s Salary Negotiations Have Shut Down ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

At this point in his career, there shouldn’t be much cause for behind-the-scenes drama when it comes to Tom Cruise movies. Cruise wants to star in another Jack Reacher movie? Pay the man. Cruise wants to play a special forces operative fighting a centuries-old mummy? Pay the man. Cruise wants to release a movie where all he does is run for two hours? By all that is holy and good in this world, pay the man!

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The 10 Best Summer Movies of 2016

Okay, so it was one of the worst summer movie seasons in recent memory. Trying to find the good blockbusters amongst the last four months releases sometimes felt like trying to find a needle in a stack of s---. But even this year there were diamonds in the rough. Today we’re celebrating the ten best, the summer movies of 2016 that didn’t make us weep for the future of cinema — and note that this list is just movies that got wide releases in at least 500 theaters. We’ll have a separate piece on under-the-radar summer films you might have missed next week on ScreenCrush. In the meantime, let’s celebrate the highlights from a depressing summer before we clear the decks and get ready for the fall.

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Craft Beer Industry is Growing in East Texas

Some say the craft beer industry caters to men, and that the industry should work on attracting a more diverse fan base.  Does it really matter?  We wonder what East Texas craft brewers think.

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Bands That Led Zeppelin Should Consider Suing

Spirit's unsuccessful attempt to sue for plagiarism followed other charges of appropriation by Led Zeppelin, but what about when it's the other way around?

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30 Years Ago: Bon Jovi Release ‘Slippery When Wet’

Bon Jovi doubled down and aimed for the fences on their third album — and the result, 1986's Slippery When Wet, turned out to be a career-defining smash hit.

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40 Years Ago: Roxy Music Releases First Live Album, ‘Viva!’

As Roxy Music went on hiatus, the band released its first live album, 'Viva!', in August 1976.

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Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This

School starts next week in Tyler and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.

How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balance and lead to back problems later on.  Here's the magic number.

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A Texas Cowboy Rides His Horse Into Taco Bell

So a horse walks into a bar...

Or in this case a Taco Bell.

Why did he do it, and do you think we'll see more of this?  

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