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The Best Kept Secrets in Texas State Parks; Spoiler Alert

The most crowded spots are not always the best places to take the family for some rest and relaxation.  Sometimes the best times are at the hidden gems that are off the beaten path, like these secret spots at Texas state parks.  Did we miss any?

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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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Girl Scout Cookies Are Here! Where to Get ‘Em in Tyler This Weekend

Raise your hand if you can polish off an entire sleeve of Thin Mints in one sitting.  Or if you tend to suck on the Tagalongs until the cookie part melts in your mouth and mixes perfectly with the chocolate and peanut butter.  And then you eat five more.  Some of us might do those things.

Girl Scouts will be at several grocery stores around Tyler and Longview this weekend, with tables set up selling boxes to help us get our fix.  Oh, and which cookie does Texas think is the best?

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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach A Whopping Record-Breaking 1.5 Billion Dollars
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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $255 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

Now is the time to pool the money at the office if you're going for the huge Powerball jackpot tonight. It's a quarter of a billion dollars!

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Try This Hidden East Texas Gem in Tyler For Your Next Picnic

We'll have great weather at times this week, and you might be looking for things to do outside to make the most of it.  Like eat!  Food can be even more fun when it's sunny and 75 and there's a great view to go along with the sandwiches and chips.

See if you agree that this spot is Tyler's best picnic area.

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Do Something Amazing With Thanksgiving Leftovers

One of the repercussions of creating a huge feast is having an enormous amount of leftovers.  You might be bound and determined to eat and eat until you're sick, but even then you and your family might have a little green bean casserole to spare.

So we don't feel totally guilty about our gluttony, here are some unique and productive ideas about what to do with all the leftovers.  

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The Hottest Rapper In The Game Doesn’t Want You Twerking

There is a song sweeping the nation right now that explains what grandmas across the nation will be cooking for Thanksgiving. This "rapper" has become the hottest rapper in the country right now and while twerking is a popular dance among music, this one is not going for it...

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What Do I Look Like I Do?

Yesterday, Twitter was on fire with this one simple post, "What do I look like I do?". Of course, I had to jump in on it because it seemed fun...

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Green Lights in East Texas Support Veterans

Maybe you've seen a few green lights around East Texas this week.  At work, on the front porch, and on college campuses, people are replacing white lights with green bulbs to show support for veterans.  And it's easy to become part of the movement.

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This Just In. Dogs Don’t Want To Go Outside in the Rain!

My dog would high five this dog and say "Amen."

A friend of mine was staring at her phone and couldn't stop laughing, and I asked her what in the heck was so funny.  This dog!  She shared it with me, and I am sharing with you.  Pet owners will relate.

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Watch Shani Scott FB Live

I am so excited about this new feature I do everyday on my radio show, which is Facebook Live. Each day I am amazed at how many of you meet me there and tune in.

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