Happy Labor Day! It's an awesome day to wind down a totally relaxing three-day weekend away from work.

Unless your job involves hospitals, gas stations, retail stores, babysitting, and dozens of other jobs. Then you're like, "What day off?"

It's a holiday weekend for many, but there are thousands who are working, and maybe it's business as usual for you. Here come the crowds, to make your day busier than it would be on a normal Monday.

Across East Texas the libraries, post offices, and banks are closed. Schools are closed, including UT Tyler. There are some changes to trash and recycling collections schedules if Monday is usually your day, and you can click HERE to see those.

You know what's open? Stores! So let's go shopping. Most grocery stores and retail shopping centers are open today. Broadway Square Mall and the plethora of stores and restaurants on South Broadway are open and that area will be bustling as always.

Labor Day is one of the biggest grilling holidays of the year, and US News has some good ideas about how to pull off the barbecue without spending a whole lot. Like make it a pot luck, and rope your friends into bringing things.

Text them now, and they'll still have time to stop at the store and buy their homemade contribution on the way to your house.

Have a great day "off." And thanks for listening!

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