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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
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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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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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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
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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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It Is Your Constitutional Right to Buy Beer and Wine Locally [OPINION/POLL]

I am two things if nothing else: 1. I am legally old enough to drink. 2. I am tired of driving to Coffee City for beer. It's 2012. Prohibition was repealed in 1933. It's been 79 years since it was repealed because we, as a nation, realized 79 years ago it was a bad idea. So, why nearly 80 years later, does every other county in Texas still cling to their own convoluted forms of Prohibition?

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See-ming Lee SML, flickr
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Taste Of Longview Is Tuesday Evening

If you’re looking to sample a variety of tastes from Longview area restaurants, I have the perfect event for you to attend then – the Taste Of Longview.  Dozens of restaurants will converge upon the Maude Cobb Convention Center Tuesday evening for the annual event beginning at 7p.

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Convicted Lufkin Nurse Awaits Punishment

The sentencing phase is underway today for a Lufkin nurse convicted of killing five kidney dialysis patients by injecting them with bleach. Kimberly Clark Saenz faces a possible death sentence as jurors begin deliberating her punishment in the capital murder trial.

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[BREAKING] Suspect Captured in Tyler Bank Robbery [UPDATED]

TYLER - Police say a person has been arrested in connection with today’s robbery of the Regions Bank located on SSE Loop 323 in Tyler.

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Kimberly Saenz
Kimberly Saenz
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Jury Expected to Decide Fate of Lufkin Nurse

A jury in Lufkin is expected to decide the fate of a Texas nurse accused of killing five kidney dialysis patients by injecting them with bleach. Closing arguments are set for today in the capital murder trial of Kimberly Clark Saenz.

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Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
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Why Certain Areas of East Texas are ‘Dry’ and How to Make Them ‘Wet’ [OPINION]

Yesterday, I talked about my favorite beers for beating the Texas heat. With that being said, there aren’t too many other things that I enjoy more than sitting on my deck on a hot, steamy East Texas summer evening while sipping on a delicious, ice cold brew. There is just one thing that is confusing to me: Why do I have drive 20 miles out of town to get my beer?

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