Memorial Day

Texas is a Top Ten State for Military Members to Retire
These retirees are young.  The average age of someone who retires from the military is 45, and it turns out Texas is one of the best places in America to put down new roots.  If you see military retirees at Memorial Day events this weekend, think they'll agree that they're in a g…
Lufkin Has Free Campsites Nearby
When the campsite is free, we can spend more on food, beverages, and gear.  With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, now is the time to think about where you want to pitch that tent, so we've compiled a list of the best free campsites around East Texas.
Convince This Naysayer That Camping is a Good Thing
I just don't get camping.  I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would choose to sleep outside with bugs and critters, when there's a perfectly good bed and a hot shower at home.
Do you love it?  Excellent!  I'd love to learn from you about why it's…
S’Mores Oreos Are Coming
Because we were all just thinking it's WAY too much work to make an actual S'more, the cookie geniuses at Oreo are putting together something yummy to help us. Just in time for a Memorial Day Weekend barbecue!  But if we wait too long to jump on this greatness we'll miss out.
East Texans Honor Veterans This Memorial Day
Memorial Day is usually a day to relax at the lake, fire up the grill, or take in a baseball game.
But it's more than a day off.  While we're enjoying the festivities, it's important to remember why we're not at work.  To take time to honor military veterans!
A group gathered in Lufkin Saturday at the…
10 BBQ Fails to Avoid on Memorial Day
Got any Memorial Day plans? Maybe you’re heading to a parade and dressing up in those American flag shorts (guilty). Or perhaps heading to the public pool to kick off swimming season is more your style. Whatever you do, there’s one Memorial Day staple that all America…
Lake Levels Are Up, More Boaters Hit the Water

By the end of the summer in 2011, the water levels were dangerously low at many Texas Lakes, and some were completely empty. Remember those images of Lake Travis near Austin? They had dry, cracked dirt where the water had existed before, and docks were left high and dry.
This year, much better!
Lake…
10 Hilarious Barbecue ‘Fails’ for Memorial Day
As Memorial Day opens the gate to summer, we all begin to plan our outdoor activities. Most of us will find a reason to get outside for the long weekend and enjoy food, friends, family and some delicious beverages. And really, it wouldn’t be a summer holiday without some grilling.
Holiday Weekend Means Texans Hit the Road



Triple A says more than 34 million Americans will drive more than 50 miles from home over the three day Memorial Day weekend. In Texas, that's 2.8 million people clogging up the roads. And your plans?
My family plans to skip the road trip and do something totally different....backyard camping! Many…

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