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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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Lake Water
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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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Cessna 182
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East Texas Man Arrested for Stealing Airplane

NACOGDOCHES — A man accused of stealing a plane from an East Texas airport hangar is jailed in Henderson County and being held without bond. Terry Lynn Boozer is charged with theft and evading arrest after Nacogdoches County deputies acted on a tip from an 8-year-old boy who found the plane at a private airstrip. Deputies recovered the plane and arrested Boozer after a short foot pursuit. The boy compared the numbers on the plane to stories posted online. The Cessna 182 was stolen Jan 28th from Athens Municipal Airport.

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Rick Santorum
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Local and National News Headlines 2/8

WASHINGTON —A win Tuesday night for Rick Santorum has given his campaign the momentum he needed. The Republican presidential candidate won caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado and Missouri's nonbinding primary. Mitt Romney sti

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House for Sale Sign
by Kevork Djansezian,getty images
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Local and National News Headlines 2/7

WASHINGTON - Money to help about 1 million homeowners reduce their loans will soon be available. More than 40 states have agreed to a settlement with the five largest mortgage lenders. California and New York are among the states holding out but are said to be moving closer to backing a deal. The money available to homeowners could run as high as $25 billion if all states approve the deal.

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State of Texas
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Local and National News Headlines 2/6

Texas AG Accepts Redistricting Voting Map
SAN ANTONIO — The Texas attorney general has accepted a deal on temporary voting maps that could salvage the state's April 3 date for primary elections. In a statement released today, Attorney General Greg Abbott said that seven minority groups agreed to a plan that minimizes changes to the original redistricting maps drafted by the GOP-controlled Legislature. Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar's lawyer tells The Associated Press the plan gives Texas two new Hispanic congressional seats. But at least one major minority group isn't on board. Attorney Luis Vera of the League of United Latin American Citizens says the new plan "means absolutely nothing." A federal court gave the state and minority groups until Monday to reach a compromise, or see the primaries pushed back for a second time. The groups said the original plan was discriminatory.

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Employment Seekers
Mario Tama,getty images
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Local and National News Headlines 2/3

WASHINGTON – There were less people out of work in January, dropping the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent, the lowest in nearly three years. The economy created 243,000 jobs last month, the most in nine months. Employers have added an average of 201,000 jobs per month in the past three months. More jobs and higher incomes should help consumers boost spending and increase economic growth.

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Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania
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Local and National News Headlines 2/2

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — Six more weeks of winter. But if it stays as mild as it has been in some parts of the country, the groundhog is off the hook. Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to "see" his shadow this morning, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter. Of course it's all scripted. Phil's prediction is determined ahead of time by the Inner Circle, a group who dons top hats and tuxedos to host the event.

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