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Have You Noticed the ‘Ghost’ Mural in Palestine?

East Texas has its share of hidden treasures, and this is another intriguing link to history that's easy to miss.  Can you spot the 'ghost mural' at this old soda bottling plant?

Internet spoilers ruin all the fun when they sneak up on you, so we'll give you time to study this.  Look for a minute and see if you can spot the hidden message, and when you're ready we'll tell you more about what you're looking at. 

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Texas’ Bishop’s Palace, One of America’s Finest Historic + Haunted Homes

Headed to the coast this summer? Don't miss visiting one America's finest homes in Galveston, Bishop's Palace. Which also happens to be haunted.

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Flag Day is a Great Opportunity to Show Some Respect

My dad is a US Navy veteran, and he's committed to flying the US flag several days each year.  He hits the obvious ones like Memorial Day and the 4th of July, but the most important day to him might be June 14th.  

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Photo by Nicki Losa
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116 Years Ago Today, Texas Named It’s Flower the Bluebonnet

While everyone in the lone star state can point to the state flower out of a lineup, not everyone knows when the bluebonnet was proclaimed the state flower.

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100-Year-Old Longview Clock Sits in Front of Gregg County Historical Museum

The 100-year-old clock that stood in downtown Longview for more than 60 years has moved back to where it originally stood.

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New Orleans Lets The Good Times Roll At Mardi Gras Celebration
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Setting It Straight: Did Mardi Gras in the States Originate in New Orleans?

In short, no.

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Bet You Didn’t Know These Things About This Texas Favorite

The name Big Red implies that it's straight out of Nebraska, right?  At least to us Husker alums who view all things through the football lens.

Big Red soda is bottled in Texas, by the Dr. Pepper folks, and was first born here in 1937. Did you know it used to be called "Sun Tang Big Red Cream Soda?"

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Don’t Miss This Obscure East Texas Landmark

It's the only international boundary that exists within the continental US, and it's the only remaining soil still belonging to the independent nation of Texas.

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Texas Is Better Than Your State

God bless the United States of America. There's 50 of 'em. Each having their own unique contribution to the melting pot that is our great nation...

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There Are More Veterans in Your Family Tree Than You Think

If my dad gets a free hour, we can usually find him digging around on Ancestry.com. He loves it, and he's made some interesting discoveries along the way.

Pop is Navy Veteran that served in Vietnam, and he's learned that the other veterans in our family served in the Civil and Revolutionary Wars.  I bet you've got these veterans in your family too.

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Why Do We Dress Up For Halloween Anyway?

We carry around a secret inner desire to be Flo from Progressive all year long, and finally at Halloween we let her out!  Is that it?

The kids might have questions about Halloween, so I did some research to prep us. 

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Historical Designation for Longview Fire Department In the Works

Longview's Central Fire Station, located in downtown, is currently under review by a local commission seeking historical designation for the property. 

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