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Tyler State Park is One of the Best for Bikes
Texans are so good at making the most of the outdoors.  In the spring. When it's not a hundred degrees at noon.
State parks can be great places to ride bikes if you know where to go, and we've got a hidden gem right here in East Texas.
These Are the Quirkiest Baby Names in Texas
Texans can come up with some goodies!  Just look at any kindergarten class list, and high five yourself for stamping your kids with some unique, cool, and creative names.
A new list is out, and please share your thoughts.  Are the quirkiest baby names in Texas really that quirky?
Groceries in East Texas are About to Get Cheaper
If your grocery bill is at least a hundred bucks every time you go to the store, soon you might be able to a whole lot more stuff with it.  Two big grocery retailers in East Texas are slashing prices and that means good things for our tortilla chip and granola addictions.
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.  Ok, we're getting our butts kicked.
Citronella Doesn’t Bother Texas Mosquitoes
Soon we'll move this party outside, and we'll be camping and fishing and playing golf even more than we do now. Mosquito season will be cranking up too, and it turns out those bugs are onto us, and not bothered by some of our methods to get rid of them.  But don't fear. There is …
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 Lufkin, we rank among the worst in Texas for overspending.  If you're thinking of buying a new vehicle, you gotta read this!
Girl Scout Cookies Sales Are In Full Swing
You've probably seen the Girl Scouts set up outside different stores across East Texas over the past couple of weeks, and their parents may have passed the order form around the office.  How much longer do cookie sales last?
Fighting Feral Hogs in East Texas is About to Get Nasty
Texas Parks and Wildlife says East Texas has some of the most dense wild hog populations in the state, and they tear up yards and ruin crops every year.  Controlling the feral hog population is about to get real.  Real messy.  See what population control method Texas approved this wee…
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 "…
You’re Probably Doing This With Your Tax Refund
Tax refunds are fun money, right? It depends on how you define "fun." It might surprise you what most people are planning to do with the tax refund this year.
And if you're still looking for free tax help in Lufkin, this is where you can find it.

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