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Crazy Things are Floating in Tyler Pools
Rafts and floaties have come a long way. Instead of thin-ribbed rafts and plain ole tubes, we've got flamingos, swans, avocados floating with us in the pools. And bulls!
Texas Doesn't Mess With Ice Cream Tradition
Who in the world would think "goat cheese and cherry" ice cream is a good idea? Not any East Texas ice cream shops. Several shops around the country are gaining attention for their crazy ice cream flavors, and meanwhile, Texas keeps churning out tradition.
Does Texas Have Too Many Sitting Jobs?
First of all, thank you for listening at work. You know I love you and consider you to be a fantastic co-worker and it's with your well-being in mind that I say what I'm about to say. If your job requires you to sit a lot, it could kill you. This is a lil scary!
Why Are We So Obsessed With Hot Dogs on the 4th of July?
I asked my neighbor Chuck what he had planned for the 4th of July, and he said, "I don't know, but my wife wants a hot dog." Of course, she does! A hot dog craving comes right along with every road trip we'll take this week and every firework we'll see. And there's a…
Free and Cheap Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained
By now the kids have probably uttered the phrase that all parents dread during the summer. “I'm bored.” Now what?!

If you need help plugging up the kids' schedules this summer, we've got some cheap and free ideas.
How to Calm Your Dog's Nerves During Fireworks
Dogs just don't understand Independence Day. We know the loud booms and bangs are to show how much we love our freedom, but dogs must think the world is caving in and they're about to get some shrapnel right in the hiney. We've got some ways to help calm the doggie jitters.
Best Grilling Tip of the Summer; Don't Poke the Meat
If you're not quite a master griller, join the club. But there are a few easy things we can do to improve our grilling skills this summer, and one of those is to quit poking the meat and do this one simple thing instead.
3 Reasons Why the World Cup Will Make You a Bigger Soccer Fan
Watching the early matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup makes you realize that running around for ninety minutes straight sure will keep a body looking fit and trim. Man, those guys are in shape! Bulging calf muscles aside, we've got three reasons why this tournament will make us all bigger soc…
5 Reasons Why You Should Know Your Neighbors
I never thought I'd be great buds with a retired man who rides through the neighborhood every day on a golf cart, but Chuck is awesome! And he's proof that getting to know our neighbors is a really good thing.
Today is Flag Day. Do You Know What it Means?
My dad is a US Navy veteran, and he loves to fly the flag outside his house several days each year. The most important day to him might be on Flag Day, June 14th. Most of us have no idea why today is so significant. Do you?
What Texans Call Their Dads
The first sounds that babies make are usually with p and d, and that's why names like Papa and Dada attach themselves to fathers from the very beginning. What do you call your dad? Texans are falling right into line with the rest of the country, but we are making one huge mistake.