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A Haunting Story Lives Behind One Texas Gravestone

You know there's a lengthy tale behind every gravestone, and date markers like 1835-1893 just don't cut it. What in the world happened during that little dash?! Our state parks and wildlife folks are telling the stories, and one of those legends from a cemetery in Northeast Texas will make you glad you never crossed Frank Benson.

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Traces of Texas - Facebook
Traces of Texas - Facebook
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A Texas Lake Produced One of the Biggest Fish Ever, And It Will Never Happen Again

If this fish is caught today and posted on social media, it might go viral.

But this monster was pulled out of a Texas lake so long ago no one seems to know about it. Til now!

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Dinosaurs That Used to Roam Texas

These days we might look off to the side of I-20 and see cows and horses, but Texas wildlife managers say dinosaurs used to roam those same pastures. And some of them were huge!

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Credit TxDOT
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Road Crews in Northeast Texas Stumble Upon an Ancient Artifact

When Texas crews are building roads, you have to wonder what odd things they come across while they're moving dirt. The latest discovery was way more than earthworms and compacted beer cans. This was an ancient Indian artifact that some say had a tremendous value for the culture in 900 A.D.

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Flag Day is a Great Opportunity to Show Some Respect

My dad is a US Navy veteran, and he's committed to flying the US flag several days each year.  He hits the obvious ones like Memorial Day and the 4th of July, but the most important day to him might be June 14th.  

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Texas Highway Could Be Named After Chris Kyle

There's already a memorial in this Texas town dedicated to the man that the movie, American Sniper, was based on.  And now Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would name part of a highway after Chris Kyle.

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Bet You Didn’t Know These Things About This Texas Drink

The name Big Red implies that it's straight out of Nebraska, right?  At least to us Husker alums who view all things though the football lens.

Big Red soda is actually bottled in Texas, by the Dr. Pepper folks, and it was first born here in 1937. Did you know it used to be called "Sun Tang Big Red Cream Soda?"

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Don’t Miss This Obscure East Texas Landmark

At first glance it might look like a 10 foot by 9 foot patch of grass.  But the history behind it makes this obscure Texas landmark significant, and if you want to take a pic at that spot, it's not too far from Lufkin.   

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Richard Heathcote Getty Images Sport
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Forget the Groundhog, It’s Armadillo Day in Texas

Each year on February 2nd we have to sit around and wait on Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania to know whether we're going to have more winter, or if spring will come early.  Texas has apparently had enough of that nonsense, and that's why we're answering with Bee Cave Bob, the Armadillo.  

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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There Are More Veterans in Your Family Tree Than You Think

If my dad gets a free hour, we can usually find him digging around on Ancestry.com. He loves it, and he's made some interesting discoveries along the way.

Pop is Navy Veteran that served in Vietnam, and he's learned that the other veterans in our family served in the Civil and Revolutionary Wars.  I bet you've got these veterans in your family too.

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Why Do We Dress Up For Halloween Anyway?

We carry around a secret inner desire to be Flo from Progressive all year long, and finally at Halloween we let her out!  Is that it?

The kids might have questions about Halloween, so I did some research to prep us. 

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Retire Your Old U.S. Flag With The Lufkin VFW Flag Retirement Ceremony

Lufkin (VFW) Memorial Post 1836 is planning a community U.S. Flag retirement ceremony, and now is your opportunity to retire that old flag the right way.

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