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Owning a Pet Makes You Happier, Earn More Money
Pet ownership has all sorts of benefits, besides just the warm fuzzy feelings we get when we're snuggled up on the couch with our sweet loyal friends. Pet owners tend to be happier, exercise more, and earn more money. Wanna adopt right now?
With Babies R Us Stores Closed, Another Store Picks Up the Slack
The closure of Babies R Us stores left a huge void in the world of baby products, and other retailers are realizing they've got a big opportunity to fill that need. A big retailer just announced they'll start selling more cribs and playsets in stores on August 30th, and other retailers ar…
Not Out of the Woods Yet With '100 Deadliest Days' in Texas
The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest days of the year on the roads, and there was proof of that earlier this summer in East Texas when a teen driver was killed when his vehicle went off the road and flipped. Just why is the summer so deadly? Turns out there are several rea…
East Texas CASA Programs Need More Volunteers
Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, helps kids across East Texas who need someone to watch out for their best interests in the child protection system, and CASA has a big need for volunteers right now. These abused and neglected kids could use a hero like you!
Dream Job Alert -- Get Paid To Eat Barbecue
The only job better than eating Nutella straight out of the jar with a spoon might be this one --- getting paid $10,000 to travel around and eat barbecue. Wanna do it?
UT Has Its New Leader
They have to wait a few more days before it becomes official, but it looks like the University of Texas system that includes 14 schools has picked its new Chancellor. And he's a New Yorker.
We've Got the Most Attractive Accent in America Y'all
A survey asked for opinions on the most attractive accent in America, and the results show it's not just a southern accent, in general, that's cool. There's one specific part of the South that talks sexier than all the rest, and that's us. Texas is sexy Y'all!
Be Glad the Hot Springs in Texas Aren't THIS Hot
Any guess exactly how hot this "hot spring" is?

We have some great hot springs in Texas that have become swimming holes, but you wouldn't even want to dip a toe into this one. Do you know where it is?
Help Us Find The Most Clever Boat Name in Texas
Thinking of names for kids and pets seems kinda boring compared to the fun people have naming boats. Boat owners can come up with some doozies, and it makes us curious about the best ones you've seen around East Texas. Send 'em in!
Texas Schools Have Among the Lowest SAT Scores in the Nation
School is getting ready to start up again, and students are getting excited about new friends, new teachers, new backpacks, and a brand new start. And there's this not-so-happy news that Texas ranks among the lowest in the US for SAT scores, so we gotta buckle down. There is one bright spot.
Car Coma Helps Solve the Chicken-or-the-Egg Mystery
Long road trips give ya plenty of time to think, and if you're ten years old, road trips make you blurt out solutions to seemingly impossible questions. My daughter may have been lulled into a car coma by road noise and cloudy skies, but during the sixth hour of the road trip, she had a great …
A Texas Company is Hiring Someone to Take Naps
This could very well be your dream job. A Texas-based company is looking for someone to test mattresses and write about the experience on social media. If you want a job taking naps, you've got a few days left to apply.
An East Texas Fall Festival Preview
East Texas seems to be taking a break from the big festivals right now, and that's probably because it's too darned hot to spend much time outside walking around on purpose. When the weather cools off the festivals will get cranked up again, and we've got the preview.
Don't Let a Lufkin Veteran's Grave Go Undecorated
The graves of East Texas veterans will be decorated with wreaths again this December, and now is the time to do the planning to make sure no graves get skipped. Lufkin alone has 600 graves to honor.
JJ Watt Helps a Fallen Firefighter's Family
The very charitable JJ Watt is at it again, this time donating money to the family of a firefighter who died in a blaze that hit very close to home...for both of them.

This GUY. After all of the help during Hurricane Harvey relief, this is one more reason to love JJ Watt.
Why We'll Miss Southwest Airlines' Peanuts
When they pass out those peanuts mid-flight it feels like we've hit the lotto. We might never eat nuts on the ground, but in the air, they taste SO good! As of August 1st on Southwest Airlines the peanuts are gone, and we've got one big reason why they'll be missed.
Rent in Texas is Lower Than Most of the US
Could you imagine spending $3500 per month on rent? That's the average in one U.S. city, and thankfully it's not in Texas. We're getting off cheap here in comparison.
Crazy Things are Floating in Lufkin Pools
Rafts and floaties have come a long way. Instead of thin-ribbed rafts and plain ole tubes, we've got flamingos, swans, avocados floating with us in the pools. And bulls!