Hopes are High for the New High School Football Season
It’s that time of year when movie theaters and restaurants are deserted on Friday nights, because everyone flocks to high school football games. Football in Texas is king, and with the new season upon us, hopes are high that our teams are going to impress and win. What are the expectations this year for East Texas teams?
Some Texans Are Calling 911 for Mosquito Bites
Yes, West Nile is a huge concern across Texas and 47 other US states right now. At last check, there were 19 confirmed cases of West Nile in East Texas. But it’s not necessary to call 911 when you notice a mosquito bite. Are people really doing that?
Texas 12-Year Old Banned From Playing Football
Six feet tall and 300 pounds sounds like a good size to play football. But apparently that’s too big at age 12, and in that case league rules say the boy will have to stay on the sidelines. Fox Sports Southwest did a story that many media outlets are covering, on the 12-year old boy from Mesquite, near Dallas, who was told after a weigh-in Sunday that he wouldn’t be able to play.
The Average Wedding Costs How Much?!
It’s no secret that weddings can costs big bucks, but are you prepared for the actual number? By the time you add up the flowers, the dress, the food at the reception, and that open bar, and maybe booking a cool place like the Woldert-Spence Manor Bed and Breakfast or other quaint and romantic spot, the tally can reach the price of a small SUV.
Texas Tax Free Weekend Coming in August
Broadway Square Mall in Tyler and other retails stores around East Texas will be packed the weekend of Aug. 17-19. That’s the time frame for this year’s Sales Tax Holiday shopping weekend.
Longview Man Dies After Bar Fight
A night out turned ugly last week, and those involved are still on the loose. Police say the Longview bar fight started inside and spilled outside into the parking lot at Lodge Sports Bar and Grill on McCann Street in Longview early Friday, and that’s where one man was beaten unconscious.
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!
The Actual Risk of Skin Cancer in Texas May Surprise You
Summer is great in Texas, on boats and at the pool. It’s all fun and games until somebody gets a nasty, blistering sunburn. I got one of those several years ago at Lake Travis in Austin. My back was bare while I was on a boat with friends, I didn’t put an ounce of sunscreen on it, and I laid on a raft for about two hours. The next day, if it had been the time period where it was cool to type OMG,
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.
New Scam Targets Military Members, Steals Identities
The IRS is warning of a new scam that targets the military. Perhaps we’ve all been perturbed by a scam at some point in our lives, one that comes in the form of a telemarketing phone call or an email that phishes for personal and financial information. But why bother our military heroes with that type of nonsense? The criminals behind this scam may really tick off a lot of people. We’re supposed t
One of Astronomy’s Rarest Events Will be Visible in East Texas Tonight
When you hear the phrase, “Transit of Venus,” it sounds like it might be a band name or a good club with velvet ropes and a line out the door on a Saturday night. But it has nothing to do with pop culture. It really does have something to do with the planet Venus, and it’s a rare event that we’ll be able to witness tomorrow in Tyler.
Red Light Runners + The Worst Intersections in Tyler [POLL]
With thousands hitting the road this weekend in East Texas, the risk of traffic accidents increases. And it’s not speeders that present the biggest problem, it’s the red light runners. And what are the most dangerous intersections in Tyler?