The Real Cost of Driving Under the Influence in Texas
It sure would be a lot more fun to spend $20,000 on a car than it would be to spend that same amount on fines and legal costs after driving drunk in one. That's the real cost of a DWI in Texas, and it serves as a warning heading into a weekend full of holiday parties.
Your East Texas Holiday Tipping Guide
Most of us don't live buildings with a doorman so we can skip that, but we should be tipping landlords, delivery drivers, and handymen this holiday season. How much? And how do we get the tip into the hands of the trash collector?
Celebrate National Cookie Day With Grandma's Recipe
December 4th is National Cookie Day, and it's the perfect opportunity to whip up a batch of the peanut butter ones with the criss-cross marks like Grandma used to make.
The Story Behind Vander Esch's Celebration Wolf Howl
When Dallas Cowboys' linebacker, Leighton Vander Esch has reason to celebrate, he does it with a wolf howl and it's not by chance. It turns out he's got a long history with wolves, and that makes a unique celebration even better.
The Best Trees Have Ornaments With a Story
We'll probably walk past a hundred Christmas trees this season and never know the full story behind each ornament. The ones that have been hand-made by a relative can probably tell an important story if we take the time to ask.
You Cannot Go Wrong With This Gift
People that are the hardest to buy for will love this gift, and those that seem to have everything can always use one more. This Christmas present idea could solve all of your gift-giving problems.
Try Making a Fast-Food Favorite At Home
Taco Bell is bringing back its tasty Rolled Chicken Tacos, and I may have stumbled upon an alternative version that we can make at home, without the deep fryer. See what you think.
5 Quick Things You Should Ask Alexa to Entertain Yourself
If you're only asking Alexa for the current temperature in Tyler or the score of the most recent Texans' game, you're totally missing out. The possibilities are endless, and sometimes she fires back some pretty goofy surprises.
One Pacifier Could Send Your Baby to the Hospital
There is one certain food that babies under 1-year old should not have, so don't buy the pacifier that is filled with it! Four babies have been hospitalized with botulism because of it.
Your Odds Of Getting Punched on Black Friday Just Went Up
People in Texas are becoming a lot more ill-behaved over doorbuster deals. Our odds of seeing a fight break out on Black Friday just shot up, and at the same time, shoppers in Louisiana have become a lot more courteous and well-behaved. Prepare yourself.
Tyler Salvation Army Needs Volunteers for Red Kettle Campaign
This could be a great thing to do with your family this holiday season.
Impress Your People With The Perfect Cranberry Sauce
There's nothing wrong with slicing cranberry sauce into discs straight out of a can that makes that "schloop" sound when you slide it out. But if you're looking for a fresh option, this is a good one.
Thanksgiving Dinner is Healthier Than You Think
If you over-indulge on Thanksgiving Day, at least you'll get an extra dose of protein and Vitamin A. There are some nutritional advantages to pigging out, and this might make us feel a little better about it.
Texas Drivers Can Help Break This Awful Streak
TxDOT says since Nov. 7, 2000, at least one person has died on Texas roadways every single day. That's 66-thousand deaths, and many of them could have been prevented. There are at least five things we can do to bring this horrible streak to an end.
Earning a $55,000 Salary in Texas is Enough for a Happy Life
The average American family earns about $55,000 per year, and one website looked at popular cities in each state to figure out if that's enough to live a satisfying life. Is it?
The 3 Biggest Thanksgiving Dinner Mistakes
Forgetting to bring the canned cranberry sauce that you signed up for would be bad, but it's not the worst thing that could happen on Thanksgiving Day. There are three bigger Thanksgiving dinner faux pas that will leave your relatives hungry, grouchy, and well...not thankful.
See Where Texas Ranks for Black Friday Violence
Do you think Texas or Louisiana ranks higher for Black Friday violence?
Texas is Auctioning Rare License Plates
If you want a Texas license plate that says AA, LUCKY, or PLEASE, now is the time to bid! Texas is auctioning off fifty of the most sought-after license plates right now and the bidding ends in two weeks. Single digits like the number 8 are available too.
Thanksgiving Dad Jokes That Will Make You Cringe
Hearing these cringe-worthy Dad Jokes now may help us rehearse our reactions for Thanksgiving Day when we hear them again. Some of them are so goofy we just have to laugh.
Don't Miss These Veteran's Day Freebies
If you're a military veteran, it's all about you this weekend, and rightfully so. With Veteran's Day on Sunday, several East Texas restaurants are planning to offer freebies and deals to say thanks.