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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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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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Payment Kiosk Coming to Tyler Water Business Office

In a progressive effort to give customers as many options as possible to make payments on their water utility bill, the City of Tyler Water Business Office will be closing their drive thru from Thursday, Aug. 18 to Thursday, Aug. 25 in order to install a new electronic kiosk.

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Cowboy and Texan Fans May Not Like This NFL Season

It's just five yards, but it might have a big impact on Cowboy and Texan NFL games this fall.

It's a little rule change that some coaches are saying might make the game more dangerous.

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This East Texas Spot May Have the First Pumpkin Spice Drink of the Fall

You know it's coming.  The pumpkin spice explosion.  It usually happens around Labor Day, but one East Texas restaurant might beat everyone else by releasing the pumpkin spice latte on this August date.

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Texan JJ Watt Is Impressed By Firefighters

If you're a firefighter in East Texas, there's a big, strong, beefy pro football player that has a lot of respect and admiration for you.  JJ Watt of the Houston Texans tried firefighter training, and said it kicked his butt!  

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Watch This Texan Pull Over a State Trooper for Speeding

If a state trooper speeds by with no emergency lights on, can you pull him over?  One man did it in Central Texas, and the video is going viral.

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Five Best Patios to Grab a Cocktail on Broadway

So I realize that it's scorching hot during the day, but in the evening when you're ready for a cocktail, here's a selection of five patios to sip on just off Broadway in Tyler.

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Weinerland Closed after Death of Owners

One of Tyler's most iconic local restaurants, Weinerland, has closed after the death of owners David and Mary Pessink.

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How Far Does a Hundred Bucks Really Go in Texas?

We should feel rich in Texas. Compared to Delaware anyway.

One hundred dollars goes a lot further in Texas than it does in other places.

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Local Blood Drives Need Your Support

In the aftermath of chaos and lives lost in Dallas recently, Carter BloodCare is grateful to loyal blood donors who made sure the blood center could supply local hospitals with blood products required to treat police officers and civilians, injured during an ambush following a protest march.

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