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Citronella Doesn’t Bother Texas Mosquitoes So Break Out That DEET

Soon we'll move this party outside, and we'll be camping and fishing and playing golf even more than we do now. Mosquito season will be cranking up too.

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Texans Are Spending Too Much on Cars

It feels good to have a vehicle that you love, but spending a big chunk of your income on a nice ride creates big personal debt problems. And in Tyler and Longview, we rank among the worst in Texas for overspending.  If you're thinking of buying a new vehicle, you gotta read this!

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Texas Teen Fatally Shot While Protecting Mother During Subway Robbery

A Texas teenager is dead after pushing his mother out of the way of an armed robber who opened fire in a sandwich shop.

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Fighting the Feral Hog Problem in East Texas is About to Get Nasty

Controlling the feral hog population is about to get real. Real messy.

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This is the Most Popular Thing Texans Do With a Tax Refund

Tax refunds are fun money, right? It depends on how you define "fun." It might surprise you what most people are planning to do with the tax refund this year.

And if you're still looking for free tax help in Tyler, this is where you can find it.  

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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach A Whopping Record-Breaking 1.5 Billion Dollars
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See How Texans are Winning as the Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $310 Million

With no winner Saturday night, the Powerball jackpot has rolled over again and they're estimating it will be around $310 million for tonight's drawing.  Are the odds of winning better in Texas?  See why that may be true, especially with the smaller cash prizes.

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A Texas Zoo Is Giving Free Admission to Teachers

If you don't mind the drive, one big Texas zoo is letting teachers in free for the rest of the month, and friends that go along can get big discounts too.  Road trip!

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Flu Season in Texas is Winding Down

There are at least 12,000 new cases of the flu each week across the country, but Texas is much healthier it turns out.  So how much longer will flu season last?

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Now is the Time for All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes at IHOP in East Texas

Oh, we're always thinking food around here.

How many pancakes can you polish off in one sitting?  Now is the time to give it your most determined effort, with all-you-can eat pancakes at IHOP.  But it won't last forever.

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What’s the Most Underrated Restaurant in Tyler?

What's our most underrated restaurant?

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East Texas Football Stars Pick Colleges

This is what they've worked for.  It's the time of year that high school football standouts get offers from colleges, and start to make the decisions on where they'll play football on Saturdays in the fall.

We've got the news on where some of your favorite players might be headed.

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Are Basketball Games Too Long?

Texas A&M has a big game coming up on national television tonight.

While it's great to be in the spotlight, with the TV time outs and regular time outs, are the games too long? Some basketball games might get a whole lot shorter.

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