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New Texas Law Could Make it Illegal for Dogs to be Chained

Maybe you've driven by a house and seen a dog outside chained to a tree or a stake.  That situation would become illegal under a new bill before Texas lawmakers, in certain situations.

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East Texas Lands Two Cities on the Top 20 List for Best Small Cities in Texas

The #1 overall small city in Texas is also in East Texas.

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New Site Launches to Help Explore East Texas Outdoors

East Texas is full of opportunities to hike and paddle and make the most of spring, and there's a new website that just launched that will help plan the ultimate outdoorsy weekend.  

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Texas is a Top State for DUI Problems

Texas has improved, but we've go a long way to go.

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Curious? This is the Most Common Last Name in Smith and Gregg Counties

1 in 79 people having this last name in Tyler, and 1 out of every 80 people in Longview.

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Groceries in East Texas are About to Get Cheaper

Two big grocery retailers in East Texas are slashing prices and that means good things for our tortilla chip and granola addictions.

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Texas is Getting Its Butt Kicked By Other States

We love Texas unconditionally, right?  That's good.  Because, to put it nicely, other states are superior in the way they handle certain essential things like roads and jobs, and we've landed at the bottom in several categories.  Plainly speaking, we're getting our butts kicked.

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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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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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