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East Texas Bell-Ringer Ties Record

An East Texas man tied this year's record for the longest consecutive bell-ringing streak in the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

Andre Thompson of Tyler joined fellow ringers, Salvation Army Maj. Marcelino "Butch" Soriano in San Diego, and James Brickson of Albert Lea, Minnesota in the record books, by ringing for more than one hundred consecutive hours.

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Anyone Else Feel Bad For The UPS Guy?

If you’re like me, you've done quite a bit of online shopping in the past week or so. I was actually cyber-shopping out ahead of the game and received one package the day after Thanksgiving. Then I shopped more over the holiday weekend and on Cyber Monday, and there are five more orders on the way.  With guilt!

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Hate Crowds? Shop On Wednesday This Week.

Experts say the lightest crowds of the season will be found this Wednesday, December 4th.  If you hate crowds, that's the day to shop!

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Troopers Are Watching Texas Roads Today

Today is one of the biggest travel days of the year, and state police are out in force making sure everyone is buckled up and not drinking and driving.

Be forewarned!  Drive safely, don't let the other crazy drivers get to you, and get where you're going safely.  And if you're going to get really festive and have a beverage or two because sometimes that makes dealing with relatives easier, have a designated driver!

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Polar Express Arrives in East Texas This Weekend

Watching the movie starring Tom Hanks has become a holiday tradition for many of us, and it will no doubt appear on TV a few times this holiday season. And kids can experience a very real Polar Express right here in East Texas this weekend.

The Texas State Railroad will have the Polar Express running in Palestine, and kids can even wear their PJ's to really get into the spirit.

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Iconic Nacogdoches Hotel Shuts Its Doors

It's official.  Hotel Fredonia in Nacogdoches has closed its doors, and all 90 employees are looking for new jobs.

There have been reports of cash flow problems over the years, and the decision was made to close the hotel permanently.  Hotel Fredonia officially closed this week.

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Don’t Get Used To the Beautiful Weather. Changes Are Coming!

The weather today will be gorgeous.  The National Weather Service says the high will be around 70 and it should be sunny.  What a perfect fall day!

But then the changes come.  The highs will still be in the 70s on Thursday and Friday, but the chances of rain and thunderstorms will be there, with a 70 percent chance of rain on Friday. Then the big shift happens.

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Leave It To Texas; Pepper and Bacon Lollipops!

Need a stocking stuffer idea? How about some lollipops flavored with Sriracha chili sauce and bacon?

Lollipop makers in Austin have come up with the idea for mixing spicy pepper sauce and bacon flavor, and putting it on a stick. Is this a good idea?

The reason behind this sucker creation stems from a news story that maybe you heard about earlier this year.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Costs How Much?

Have you tallied up how much your family spends on the turkey dinner at Thanksgiving?

Counting that green bean casserole with the french fried onions on top, cranberry sauce, the bird, and other trimmings, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner is $44.04 this year.

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Do You Regret Your College Major?

What was your college major? SFA students, I hope you're not studying too much history.  A new report says you may regret it later.

My college major happens to be on the list of the most commonly regretted college majors. Woot woot! Apparently you should not follow in my footsteps.

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It’s Cold!

People in Wisconsin might be laughing at us right now.  Thirty-two?  Cold?  Yes!  When you're a Texan, anything below 50 is just too darn cold and some of us start thinking about moving further south.

Are we finished with the freezing temperatures?

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National Site Notices Austin

Austin is a pretty cool city.  Most of us have spent quite a bit of time there, or at the very least we've visited Town Lake and seen the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue.

The Huffington Post gave some ink to Austin on Thursday, and mentioned some places that are a little more off-the-beaten path and perhaps ones we haven't seen.  

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