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The Most Ridiculous Around-the-World Adventure Can Be Yours — For a Very Hefty $1.2 Million

Jules Verne took readers around the world in 80 days, but you really need more time to savor the sites.

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Meeting Planned This Week in Nacogdoches to Talk About I-69

After years of planning, studying, talking, and more studying, I-69 in East Texas is closer to becoming a reality.

The final proposal has been presented to the Texas Dept. of Transportation, and now the project is entering into the public interaction phase.

There's a meeting planned for Tuesday in Nacogdoches to gather more public input and share the plan for the new Interstate.

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What City Are More Americans Moving to Than Any Other?

If you’re looking to put get out of town and put roots down in a new place, there’s one town down South you may want to consider.

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Go Here: El Cosmico in Marfa, TX

Ever since I saw Baz Luhrmann's magical 1996 interpretation of 'Romeo and Juliet,' I've romanticized the idea of living in a weird desert trailer park. Now that I'm a grown up, the idea of permanent residence in one is slightly less appealing, but El Cosmico is a communal outpost in the deserts of West Texas that lets you pretend for the night.

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Dreaming of a Wet Christmas? Santa Delivers.

So it's not white. It's a wet Christmas.

The rumbles of thunder make it seem more like April than December, and if you're traveling today expect the rain showers to continue through tonight. If you're traveling north, the chances of seeing snowflakes increase.

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Busy Travel Weekend Ahead in Texas

By Monday and Tuesday we'll be sitting comfortably around the Christmas tree, sipping egg nog with family and trying to figure out how in the world a Furby really works.

In the meantime, it's a big ole traffic jam! Today and tomorrow are two of the busiest travel days of the year.

Triple A estimates 7.7 million Texans will be traveling more than 50 miles from home between Saturday and January 1. Millions of packages are on their way too, but they may not get here by Christmas.

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Gas Prices Fall Across East Texas

Have you driven by a Lufkin gas station lately and done a double take to make sure you’re not seeing things? Prices at some stations have dropped below the $3 mark.  Good news if you’re traveling for Christmas.

In mid to late November, gas prices in East Texas were about 15 cents higher than they are now. A gallon of gas averages about $3.10 in Texas, down from $3.25 around Thanksgiving.

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FDA Finds Mice, Roaches and Gnats in Your Airline Food

You might want to stick with the sealed bag of peanuts, after an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration recently discovered the presence of mice, ants and roaches in airline food.

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