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The Best Haunted Spots in East Texas Are Close to Tyler

Halloween is not far off, and October will be a great time to discover some new "haunts."

One haunted spot not far from Tyler is in a section of a former nursing home. Another haunted space is on the SFA campus in Nacogdoches.  And apparently, he ghost of a 10-year old girl hangs out in Mineola.

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East Texas Pumpkin Patches Are Getting Ready for Visitors

The pumpkin spice lattes are out, so we know the actual pumpkins are not far behind.  East Texas will have plenty of great pumpkin patches up and running this fall, and we've got the first look.

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You Can Drive Further Than You Think on an Empty Tank

If you have a certain type of vehicle, you can drive from Tyler to Nacogdoches with the gas gauge on empty.  It turns out there's more gas in the tank than you think.

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Tyler Gas Prices Are About to Dip

Gas prices have been relatively low all summer, and in Texas we've got some of the lowest prices in the country. They're about to get lower! Here's how low they'll go.

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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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These Are The Most Stolen Vehicles in East Texas

SUVs are the least-stolen. Pickups and passenger cars are swiped the most.  And mini-van drivers, you're not immune. See if you have one of the top ten most stolen vehicles in East Texas.  

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East Texas Wedding Extravaganza is This Sunday

If you're engaged, and planning your wedding you won't want to miss this show! Sunday in Tyler, lots of prizes and an opportunity to meet vendors in person.

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Heat Kills Four In Texas

Texas public health officials are urging residents to take the proper precautions regarding the sweltering heat that is currently bearing down on the state...

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Chicken Purchased in East Texas May Have Dirt In It

To say the least, it's not ideal to lift a freshly sauced and grilled chicken wing to your mouth and taste dirt and sand.  That puts a damper on the back yard party.

There's one company recalling its products now over worries about sand and black soil in the chicken. And there are a few East Texas grocery stores where you may have purchased it.

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Why Is East Texas Home To So Many Patent Trolls?

Are you familiar with the term "patent troll"?

It's a pejorative phrase used to describe a person or company that issues frivolous lawsuits against other companies for violating patent laws...

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WHEN EAST TEXAS WENT NATIONAL

Usually we just keep to ourselves here in Tyler and East Texas, but every now and then something so big happens that the national news media can’t help but pay attention to us...

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Five Reasons to Love the Tyler Farmer’s Market

Some of the best produce comes from the late spring and early summer months, so now is a great time to head to Farmer's Markets around East Texas.

Here are some reasons to really appreciate the Tyler, Lindale, and Longview Farmer's Markets, along with the hours and locations.

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