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Early Voting Took 8 Minutes
It won't turn out this way for everyone, but my early voting experience was so quick I couldn't believe it. Even with this record turnout so far in Texas, I was in and out in no time. Next week will be a busy one so vote today if you want to save time. You've got five locations to …
Bugs on the Christmas Tree Can Hatch Inside Your House
It may be too early to put up the Christmas decorations, but digesting this little tidbit now can help us ward off problems in December. And if you're on the fence about which kind of tree to put up, this may convince you to go for fake one over the real thing.
Boy Donates $11,000 to Fallen Deputy’s Family
The family of the Nacogdoches deputy killed earlier this month in the line of duty has received an outpouring of support, but this may be the most powerful instance so far. An 11-year old boy took what could have been college money, and gave every bit of it to Brad Jimmerson's family.
Early Voting Starts Monday
Early voters can go to any location without worrying about the precinct, and the lines may be shorter than they will be on election day. Those are two big reasons to get it done. If you're planning on casting an early ballot, you've got five locations to choose from in Smith County.
Kids Who Grow Up Around Books Have An Advantage
If you haven't been to the Tyler Public Library lately, here's some incentive to head that way. There's a big advantage to growing up around books, and it sticks with us for life. But is it the tangible copies or the digital ones?
Don’t Make This Mistake On Your Next Vacation
Famous national landmarks aren't to be messed with, and if you get too close to them, in some cases you can get a ticket. I'll tell you what one man did at a place I visited this summer, so you don't make the same bonehead mistake.
Texas Could Have Another Brutal Flu Season This Year
If you made it through the last flu season without missing a day of work or school, you're one of the few.

The flu vaccine that was supposed to keep us from getting sick was only 36 percent effective last time around, but the CDC says they've tweaked it to be more effective this year. H…

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