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Thanksgiving Turkeys Will Be Cheaper Than Expected This Year — Dollars and Sense

The price of turkey is going to be cheaper than expected this year, largely because many retailers were able to lock in the cost of the birds before the summer’s drought sent feed prices way, way up.

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These Are the Most Haunted Houses in America

Tales of some of the greatest American hauntings emerge this time every year that serve as a darkened overtone to the season of the witch and All Hallows Eve. Frightening stories from the eccentric lunacies of William Winchester’s widow to the infamous Lizzie Borden murders all come to mind when one thinks of the scarier places in the country.

But where exactly are the most haunted houses in America?

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Best Pumpkin Patches to Visit Near Lufkin and Nacogdoches For Halloween 2012

Halloween is quickly approaching, and we found a few great pumpkin patch spots to visit near Lufkin and Nacogdoches this October!

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No Rest for Texas Game Wardens

The Houston Chronicle reports the 500 or so Game Wardens at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are always on the go in the warm weather months, especially on holiday weekends.

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Lufkin Juneteenth Celebration Starts Saturday

Juneteenth -- June 19th -- is the anniversary of the official ending of slavery in the United States.  It was on that date in 1865 that Union Army General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, and proclaimed the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery and freed the slaves in the 10 Confederate states.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Memorial Day

Most of America might look forward to Memorial Day because it gives us a three-day break from our hectic work lives and an excuse to grill great gobs of red meat over an open pit, but it’s intentions are much nobler.

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Galveston Opens Pleasure Pier Amusement Park

Galveston has a new attraction that's definitely designed to draw tourists of all ages to the Island City. It's a $60 million dollar Pleasure Pier on Seawall Boulevard, built by developer and hospitality king Tilman Fertitta.

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TPWD Urges Boaters to Be Safe This Weekend

With the long Memorial Day weekend just days away, and with thousands of people heading for the great outdoors, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is busy promoting safe, responsible and sober boating on the state's rivers and lakes.

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