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Texas Governor Rick Perry on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live via YouTube
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Governor Perry Asked By Jimmy Kimmel About Decriminalizing Marijuana [VIDEO + POLL]

Texas Governor Rick Perry appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show Tuesday night in front of a mixed audience in Austin. He was greeted with applause and boos, but ended up laughing the boos off.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live via YouTube
Jimmy Kimmel Live via YouTube
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Jimmy Kimmel Searches for the Best BBQ in Austin for ‘The Barbecue Bachelor’ [VIDEO]

It's no secret that Texas loves its barbecue. And it's no secret we really love our barbecue -- we're even putting on a festival in Tyler centered around the whole thing.

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Caldwell Zoo lion cubs
Caldwell Zoo via Facebook
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Caldwell Zoo Needs Your Help Naming New Lion Cubs

Caldwell Zoo's lion pride increased in size Jan. 22 after their African lion, Njeri, gave birth to five cubs at the zoo. Since then, zoo staff have been caring for the little ones and have been careful as not to disturb them and are letting mom take care of them.

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You Could Be the ‘Funniest Comic in East Texas’

If you think you're hilarious and are just waiting to get discovered with your comedic talents, then you will not want to waste any time because the 'Funniest Comic In East Texas' competition is coming to the Liberty Hall April 26. Or if you've been at a party and have caught the attention of everyone in attendance because of your jokes, this could be something for you!

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UT Tyler’s Women’s Basketball Going to Sweet 16

The UT Tyler women's basketball team will be making its way to Walla Walla, Washington this weekend for the Division III Sweet 16.

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Lawton Man Chasing $20 Gets Stuck in Storm Drain for 2 Days

How far would you go to recover a $20 that you dropped? A Lawton Oklahoma man was stuck in an underground storm drain for 2 days after he chased a $20 bill that he dropped.

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East Texas School Closings + Delays: Tuesday, March 4

Icy, slick roads are still a concern for East Texas school districts for the start of school on Tuesday, March 4th. We have the latest on school closures and delays for Tuesday here.

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Lucky Larry's drive in to work
Lucky Larry, Mix 93-1
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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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The VictoriaPD via YouTube
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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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Southside Park
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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
City of Tyler
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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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