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Driving in East Texas is Very Hazardous [PHOTOS]

If you don't need to get out today, stay home. It's your best option today, unless you want to take a chance and possibly have to end up calling your insurance agent! East Texas roads are still treacherous.

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East Texas School Closings & Delays – Monday, March 3rd

Old man winter rears his ugly head once again bringing rain, thunder, lightning, sleet, freezing rain and some snow flakes to East Texas Sunday afternoon and evening and with temperatures near freezing in some areas and well below in others, some school districts in East Texas are opting to delay the start of classes for Monday or cancel them all together. Get the latest list of school closings right here.

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A Texas Police Department Creates Own PSA For School Zone Safety [VIDEO]

Back in September it became against the law in the state of Texas to be on your handheld cell phone in an active school zone. If you are caught on your cell phone while in an active school zone you could receive a citation for as much as $200.

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Tyler’s Southside Park Approved For New Playground Equipment

One of Tyler's busiest parks could be getting a facelift with new playground equipment as early as June of this year. The new plan was approved by the Tyler City Council yesterday and it includes a new all inclusive playground.

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City of Tyler Releases Plans For Proposed Arts & Innovation Center

The City of Tyler released its plans for the proposed Arts and Innovation Center, a culture center for East Texas. Envisioned to be built at the corner of Broadway and Elm street in downtown Tyler, this will become the mega center of the arts for Tyler. 

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Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival
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15 BBQ Joints, Four Bands on Tap for Tyler’s First-Ever Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

It's been in the works and the buzz has been growing for a few months, but all the details for "The Biggest BBQ Party on Earth" are finally here.

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East Texas Crisis Center to Host 2nd Annual ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

The East Texas Crisis Center invites you to 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,' to raise awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediation's to sexual violence on May 31, in Athens during the Fiddlers Festival.

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Pay Your Fines Or Risk Going To Jail

The City of Tyler Police Department will be working with other law enforcement agencies throughout the month of March in a statewide warrant sweep. This sweep will begin Saturday, March 1st and will unite local agencies as they make arrests and collect fines for outstanding warrants. You can beat the system though!

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Tyler Area Builders Association Home and Product Show
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Tyler Area Builders ‘Home and Product Show’ is This Weekend

It's time for the Tyler Area Builders Association "Home Product Show.' The show gets under way this weekend at Harvey Convention Center. East Texas looks forward to this event every year, especially if you're looking to build or remodel your home.

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Morgan David de Lossy
Morgan David de Lossy
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3 Ways to Make the World a Better Place Today

When you look around at the world today, are you happy with what you see? If you are not happy with the world around you, be the change that you would like to see. Here are three quick and easy ways to change this world we share for the better today. 

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Mark Skalny
Mark Skalny
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Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day

This Saturday (Feb. 22) is National Margarita Day! Don't waste this good excuse to go out on the town. You can't think of any excuse not to have a drink, huh? Well, here are the top five places to go grab that 'rita in Tyler.

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East Texas Shooting Victim Joseph French’s Recovery [VIDEO]

It seems like just yesterday that the horrible news broke that local East Texas man, Joseph French, was shot four times while teaching English in Honduras. The East Texas community rallied around him giving as much help as they could towards his recovery. Here is an update on how this "miracle man" is doing. 

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