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What to Do on a Rainy Day in Tyler, Texas

The past few days here in the East Texas area have been quite gloomy and soaking wet. But, don't let the weather get you down. There is still plenty to do around town. The city of Tyler has plenty to offer that will keep you entertained and out of the rain. 

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animal.discovery.com
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Animal Planet’s ‘Finding Bigfoot’ Visits East Texas [VIDEO]

Many people swear  they've seen or heard Bigfoot. Most people don't pay much attention because they don't believe in it. A giant ape creature who kinda looks and acts like a human, that no one has ever been able to prove is even real, is hanging his hat in East Texas? Yeah, right. Well it seems that enough evidence has been found and the big dogs want in on the search.

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Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ, Facebook
Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ, Facebook
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The Greyhounds Playing Live Tonight at All-New Stanley’s Famous BBQ

Need plans for your left over party animal energy from New Year's? Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ is the perfect place to be. An all star band, a full bar, and BBQ are on top. Never been to Stanley's? This will be the best night for your first visit. 

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timo_w2s, Flickr
timo_w2s, Flickr
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It’s Cold in East Texas, But Not This Cold [VIDEO]

Our Christmas became, almost in a matter of hours, a white Christmas. Out of no where we are dealing with low, low temperatures and snow sticking to the ground. For all of East Texas, this is quite a change from our 100 degree summers and mild winters. But, we have to keep in mind that we are not nearly close to how cold it can get.

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Andy Manis, Getty Images
Andy Manis, Getty Images
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A White Christmas — Reasons Why it May Be Better We May Not Have One [VIDEO]

This Christmas will not be a white Christmas for East Texans. Some people may be sad for this. With all that comes with snow, this might be a blessing. Watch these hilarious videos to feel a little better about our 60 degree Christmas. 

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Urban Hippie Love, Flickr
Urban Hippie Love, Flickr
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How Much Can You Trust a Restaurant? — The Gross Facts About Eating Out

We have all battled a little food poising at least once in our lives. That lunch date out with friends turn into an evening spent with the toilet. Never a pretty sight, is it? With getting sick from restaurant food so common place, why do we keep chancing it?

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Nora Schreiber
Nora Schreiber
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Tyler’s Art in the Park is Coming Soon and Needs Your Help

This year will be the Goodman Legrand Museum's fourth annual Art in the Park. This year will be even bigger and better, but it can't grow without you. Don't know what is event is? Here is a little introduction, and how you can help. 

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kristin ladström, flickr
kristin ladström, flickr
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Awesome + Unique Christmas Gift Ideas for Tyler + East Texas

As we all know, Christmas isn't all about what you get, but what you give. It's about being grateful for what we have and being a blessing to others. A new trend in Christmas gifts is to give different experiences, something that you can do together. Not only that, but it's something they will remember forever. These gifts are extremely awesome and unique, and unlike what everyone else is getting for Christmas. Here are some awesome and unique Christmas ideas for East Texas.

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KendallWhelpton, Flickr
KendallWhelpton, Flickr
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Spooky Stories From Right Here in East Texas

Sure, Halloween is fun with all of the candy, parties, costumes, and stuff; but it isn't all fun and games. Halloween is all about scares and horror too. While all of the things you see at haunted houses and around town are fake, they are based off of true things. We hear ghost stories all of the time, but did you ever stop to imagine what kind of ghost stories were written in your own backyard? Here are just a few of some creepy ghost stories and legends from right here in East Texas. Some may be kind of cheesy and not so believable, but you may never know which ones are fake, and which are true.

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Facebook: City of Tyler
Facebook: City of Tyler
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Five Things We Would Change About Tyler — NOW.

There’s no question Tyler is a great place to live. I’ve spent most of my life here and I still enjoy all the walking the Azalea District and going to Rose Stadium every Friday each fall. I reflect fondly on childhood memories of fishing in Lake Tyler and riding in the Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour.

Still, I can’t help but think I’ve earned the right to gripe about the city I’ve always called home. There are few things about the Rose Capital I think we all would like to change, such as:

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Ice on Overpass
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Wintery Weather in North Texas

TEXARKANA -- A wintery mix is making travel slow today for motorist on Interstate 30 between Dallas and Texarkana. The Department of Public Safety says some ice has formed on bridges and overpasses in Bowie County and several spots along the interstate. The Tyler-Longview areas will just see rain; no wintery mix is expected in the immediate area.

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Search Continues for Missing Pilot at Lake Palestine

LAKE PALESTINE -- Divers are resuming their search today for a missing pilot of a small plane that went down in Lake Palestine on Wednesday night. Searchers discovered the plane yesterday in about 17 feet of water, the door hatch had been opened and the seat belt undone, according to State Troopers. The plane flew out of Jacksonville before it plunged into the lake. The pilot is believed to be the only occupant of the aircraft.

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