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Rattlesnakes Will Get You if You Don’t Watch Out

It's not just football season, and it's not just hunting season.  It's also "rattlesnake season."  State wildlife experts say the Fall, with its cool weather, is the favorite time of year for the venomous and deadly Texas rattlesnake, and that means you need to be very careful in areas where they live and breed.

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State Fair of Texas Opens in Dallas

The State Fair of Texas has launched its annual one month run in Dallas.  This is the 125th year for the fair, prompting the theme "125 Years: A Timeless Tradition." 

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Piranha Caught in Houston Lake

Texas lakes and waterways -- that once were good places to fish and swim -- aren't as fun or safe as they used to be.  State officials say more and more dangerous exotic fish are turning up.  The latest is a real live meat-eating piranha, caught, in of all places, a recreational lake at a county park outside Houston.

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Forest Festival Kicks off Tonight

The 27th annual Texas State Forest Festival kicks off tonight at 5 at the George H. Henderson Exposition Center with rides, food and plenty of events for the entire family.

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Tyler Man is World’s Fastest Shooter

It's only right that a Texan would be the last man standing at the annual Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championship in Piru, California.  22 year old B.J. Norris of Tyler has won the title of "World's Fastest Shooter," and we're talking about speed shooting with a handgun.

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Texas Cracks Down on Unsafe Boaters

Starting this year, Texas boat operators — and teenagers taking driver’s education courses — will be introduced to new state laws covering safe boating practices, boat handling and emergency procedures, all in an effort to make recreational boating safer.

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Angelina County Sharpshooter Shows His Stuff on National TV

Dustin Ellerman, a 28-year-old summer camp director from Zavalla, is also a crack shot with a rifle. That's why Dustin will be featured in the upcoming third season of "Top Shot," a History Channel show where marksmen compete for a grand prize of $100,000.

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Monster Crocodile Lunges From Water Near Tour Boat [VIDEO]

If the size of this crocodile is any indication, these tourists are going to need a bigger boat. An 18-foot, 2-ton monster crocodile was photographed leaping from the water near a tour boat in Australia, 'The Early Show' reported.

The croc is known locally as Brutus and was enticed by a tour guide offering kangaroo meat on a pole. The reptile is a star attraction among river tours that run through the Adelaide River.

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