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Wanna Text 911? It Could Happen Soon in East Texas.

It's usually so much easier to text someone rather than pick up the phone and call.

To your sweetie: "Could you grab some wine on the way home?"  It takes a minute when actually dialing and calling might take five, because your spouse things of a hundred other things to tell you while you're on the phone.  And hopefully the reply is a simple, "Yep!  ;-)"

What about emergencies?  Is texting the quickest way to 911?

It may be coming to East Texas.

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That Stick-Figure Decal on Your Car Could Be Putting Your Family in Danger

They're all over the place—stick figures of a family stuck on the back window or bumper of a car or truck—but are these innocent-seeming decorations actually adding to a family's risk?

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Several Boating Accidents Reported Over the Holiday Weekend

My grandparents had a cabin on a lake in Nebraska, and as I was growing up some of the best memories came from spending Sunday afternoons there swimming, fishing, and learning to ski.

My grandparents lived there year round, but with everyone else flocking to the lake during the summer, my Grandpa would always say Memorial Day marked the beginning of "silly season" at the lake.  The lake was usually pretty quiet, but during the summer months the extra crowds, boaters, and campers changed all that.

Summer is busy for lakes, and it can also be dangerous.  Have you read about all of the boating accidents that happened around East Texas over Memorial Day weekend? One of the accidents involved a Game Warden.

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Texas Guy Gets Youtube Views Smoking Brisket

Who needs Food Network when you have Youtube and a Texan!

This is one minute of a guy's 18-hour brisket smoking process.  He gives some good tips and on having the fat side up and such.

If you want to eat brisket tomorrow, you'd better start this process after work today!

Be safe and have a great weekend

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31-Year Old Woman Accused Of Posing As a High School Student Had Wide Impact

The 31-year old woman posing as a high school sophomore in East Texas fooled many people besides just her classmates.

Charity Stevens (also known as Charity Johnson) was arrested a week ago for failing to provide identification to Longview Police.  It turns out, she had been posing as a student at New Life Christian School in Longview since last fall, and not even her friends or adoptive family knew she was sixteen years older than she said she was.  Click HERE for our original story.

And there's another business in East Texas that was kept in the dark by Stevens.

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The Bees Are Coming

One spring day a few years back I walked out into my back yard and heard a buzzing sound loud enough to be a small saw, and I looked up into my arbor and noticed an enormous bee hive hanging down from the rafters.  I had never seen so many bees in my life!  Small ones, one on top of the other, all layered to form the hive.  I don't know how bees don't get claustrophobic living like that, but the bee keeper told me they're happy like that, crawling all over one another around the queen.

Carpenter bees are coming to East Texas, and if you're not already seeing them you will be soon.

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Nacogdoches Named One of Texas’ Best

The living history in Nacogdoches has been noticed by Cities Journal, which ranks cities across the country for being top in their state.

The Journal is also known to rank the "top cities for starting over," and "top cities with the most Democrats."

So what was Nac honored for?

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Texas Has Some Of the Rudest Drivers

New York City no longer has the least courteous drivers in the country.  The "least courteous" title now belongs to a city in Texas.

I bet you've been there!

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Chances Are You Know A Kid Named Noah

 

Move over Michael and Jacob!

For the first time ever, Noah is the most popular name for baby boys.

What about girls?

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Mom Rules. But Which Mom Is MOST Powerful?

 

The "Most Powerful Moms" list is out, and I don't see your mom's name or your wife's name on the list.  But they deserve it!  Nobody runs a tighter ship, and everyone under your roof listens to the Mom of the house and follows her direction.  I know how this works.  Mom is boss.

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Job Fair Is Coming Up Next Week

If you do a search for the "most productive day of the week," you'll get a lot of results that say "Tuesday."

Human resource managers say Tuesday is a productive day, and workers who have slept off the weekend effects by that day will say the same thing.  Our minds are on the weekend on Mondays and Fridays so those days are shot, but the middle of the week is good for concentrating apparently.

This coming Tuesday, May 13th, you might be so productive you find that dream job.

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One Texas Town Is About to Start Drinking Toilet Water

This is what the drought will do for ya. It becomes necessary to look for other sources of drinking water besides lakes and rivers, and one town in Texas is turning to toilet water.

The water will go from toilets, to the wastewater treatment plant, and back to faucets essentially.

Where is this happening?

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