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Temperature + Electricity Usage on the Way Up in Texas

Electricity usage Tuesday set a record for June. A spokeswoman for the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says power usage eclipsed a June record set Monday of 65,000 megawatts.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Tyler Kids Flocking to Boys and Girls Club

After reading more about the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas, I wish I was a kid again! It sounds like they’re learning some valuable life skills — even how to change a flat tire. That means 9-year olds who hang out at the Boys and Girls Club this summer, will come in handier in a pinch than most adults.

And one super cool new attraction for the Boys and Girls Club just opened!

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Loop 49 Toll Road
TX Dept. of Transportation
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Another Leg of Loop 49 in Smith County to Open This Week

Commuters in Whitehouse and Eastern Smith County will be able to travel on the latest section of Loop 49 Toll Road beginning Thursday afternoon.

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Ziggy_Mo, Flickr
Ziggy_Mo, Flickr
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Tyler Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Car

A man crossing the street in Tyler early Monday morning has died of his injuries after being struck by a car. 

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Supreme Court Building
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Majority of Arizona Immigration Law

The Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's laws on immigration. 

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David Reber's Hammer Photography, flickr
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Lower Gas Prices Mean More Travelers On The Road [POLL]

Gas prices here in East Texas were around $3.82 in mid-April and now two and a half months later prices have fallen around $0.70 here in East Texas.  Now, don’t get me wrong $3.15 a gallon is still on the high side for gas, but it’s cheaper than it was a couple of months ago and with lower gas prices, AAA says there will be more people on the road for the 4th of July holiday weekend than in the past decade.

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Shiner,Texas
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Texas Dad Won’t Face Charges for Beating Man to Death

Authorities in Shiner say a Texas father who beat to death a man who tried molesting his 5-year-old daughter will not be charged.

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Who is Stealing Mannequins Out of Kilgore Stores? [VIDEO]

It’s a rather strange crime that’s left Kilgore business owners and police baffled.  Several faces have seen the culprits but can’t describe the thieves to police, well because, they’re mannequins!

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Ways to Get Involved in East Texas This Summer

When summer hits, people tend to get some extra free time on their hands. Instead of using that free time to be bored or just sitting on the couch watching TV, why not get out and do something? There are plenty of things going on in the community that people of all ages can do.

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Michel Porro/Getty Images
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Major Pot Bust in East Texas

A Texas Department of Public Safety officer pulled over a box truck in Jasper County early yesterday morning for a seatbelt violation, and that led to one of the biggest East Texas marijuana busts in recent history.

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Wood Co Jail
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Suspects Admit to Dozens of Burglaries in East Texas

More than 100 stolen items have been recovered by Wood County Deputies resulting in the arrest of two people including one juvenile.

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Images_of_Money, Flickr
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Credit Card Complaints Going Public Online Today

The government is launching an online database of complaints about credit cards today.

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