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World Wish Day Makes an East Texas Teen’s Wish Come True

For 16-year-old Forest Wagner, the childhood dream of what it’s like to be a helicopter pilot came true today, thanks to the Make-A-Wish organization of North Texas.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Could We Have a Cooler Summer in East Texas This Year?

Last summer was hot.  Miserably hot.  But meteorologists are predicting that this summer might not be so bad.

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John Wayne
YouTube.com
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‘Movies In The Park’ Features ‘True Grit’ – May 5 at Bergfeld Park

What's better than watching a movie in the park? Watching the movie "True Grit" in the park! The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department continues the 2012 Spring Movies in the Park Series on Saturday, May 5 with a free viewing of “True Grit” in the Bergfeld Park amphitheater in Tyler at 8 p.m.

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KLTV
KLTV
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East Texas Six-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand Raises $10,000 For Dad’s Cancer Treatment

Lemonade stands are usually symbolic of the carefree nature of youth. Six-year old Drew Cox, however, has had to grow up fast. That’s because his dad, Randy, was recently diagnosed with seminoma, a rare form of cancer.

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Wendy Kurtz, Flickr
Wendy Kurtz, Flickr
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‘Why Do You Hate Me?’ Free Bullying Seminar Set for April 23 at TJC [VIDEO]

Bullying is a subject that unfortunately my family has had to deal with. The aftermath for the victim is something we know all too well. Our precious daughter was bullied relentlessly in elementary and middle school. We were aware of a few incidents and thought is was taken care of. But it wasn't. The brutal hatred continued and the scary part was that we had no idea. Years later, the effect of that bullying hit my family like a truckload of bricks.

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Roger Penguino,flickr
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Texas Abducted Baby Found Safe; Mother Shot to Death

Authorities say a three-day-old infant was found safe last night after his mother was shot to death outside a pediatric clinic in suburban Houston in Spring. 

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yourFAVORITEmartian, Flickr
yourFAVORITEmartian, Flickr
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Ready For a Cool Treat? Our Top 5 Places for Ice Cream in East Texas [POLL]

Summer will be here before you know it! If you've experienced and East Texas summer, you know the only way to beat the heat is with a cool treat — and a swimming pool! Here are my top places to get ice cream in East Texas.
 

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Davidyuweb, Flickr
Davidyuweb, Flickr
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Memorial Day in East Texas – What is Open and What is Closed?

As Memorial Day 2012 approaches, East Texans are looking for things to do that will help ease the pain at the pump, but will still allow for a fun weekend. Here's a list of openings and closings on Memorial Day, as well as a list of fun things going on around East Texas

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Armed Robbery Suspect
Tyler Police Dept.
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String of Armed Robberies in Tyler Could be Connected

Tyler Police believe at least two of three recent armed robberies of convenience stores may be connected.

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familymwr, flickr
familymwr, flickr
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Longview ISD Special Education Track & Field Day is Friday

Every child deserves the opportunity to earn a medal in competition no matter if they have limitations or not. On Friday morning, Longview ISD will hold the 2012 Special Education Track & Field Day at Lobo Stadium.

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tobyotter, Flickr
tobyotter, Flickr
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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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Patrick Greene
Patrick Greene
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Atheist Activist Becomes Christian After East Texans Show Him Kindness

Patrick Greene was public enemy No. 1 to a lot of East Texans. He was a member of a group fighting to have a nativity scene removed from the lawn of the Henderson County Courthouse last winter that caused nationwide controversy. He stood in the middle of a heated religious debate in the buckle of the Bible Belt.

Not anymore.

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