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Will You Be Traveling This Thanksgiving? — Survey of the Day

The rush to join the extended family for turkey and stuffing makes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving the busiest travel day of the year. And this year it's going to be a busier than last year.

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What’s The First Thing You do When You Check Into a Hotel Room? [POLL]

A recent survey by Hotels.com asked people "What is was the first thing you do when you get into your hotel room? You might be surprised by the answers!

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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Gas is Cheap in Lufkin, By Comparison Anyway

Sure, California has its benefits. The weather is gorgeous, movie stars abound, and there are plenty of hotties walking up and down the street.

But how can anyone afford to live there? Be glad you live in East Texas, where drivers are enjoying some of the cheapest gas in the country

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Amtrak Trains May Zip Through East Texas

Have you ever ridden on a train? There's something nostalgic about it, not to mention the fact that it saves wear and tear on your own car, and the hassle of fighting with other drivers to get where you're going.

Might East Texas get Amtrak service? There's an Amtrak route now that runs from San Antonio to Chicago.

And there's a push for Amtrak to extend it's service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Dallas-Fort Worth, which would take the trains right through east Texas and give us a fast track in both of those directions.

How close is it to reality?

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via Facebook/Texas Parks and Wildlife
via Facebook/Texas Parks and Wildlife
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Budget Cuts May Force State Parks to Close

Here we go again. The legislative session is coming in January, and we're hearing the usual predictions of budgetary doom and gloom.  This year we are hearing that if the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department doesn't get the money it needs, nearly two dozen state parks may have to close.

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via Flickr/okroads
via Flickr/okroads
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TxDOT Rebuilds Lufkin N. Loop Interchange

The Lufkin News reports the Texas Department of Transportation is finally launching a long awaited redesign and rebuilding of the U.S 59/Loop 287 interchange on Lufkin's north side.

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~MVI~ (goes mirror-less!), Flickr
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10 Fun and Romantic Fall Getaways

We tend to associate the end of summer and the arrival of fall with going back to school or getting back to work, as the vacation season is over. But that doesn’t have to be the case. The northern hemisphere contains some pretty remarkable fall destinations, perfect for weekend adventures or even weeklong getaways

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Jbjelloid, Flickr
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Brussels Plans to Battle Offensive Language With Hefty Fines

Brussels, Belgium, has unleashed a sonic street sweeper into the city, hoping to curb the verbal cesspool coming from the mouths of its citizens and, in turn, make the city a more habitable community for its residents.

According to a spokesperson for Brussels mayor Freddy Thieleman, any form of insult, be it racist or homophobic, offensive language or words used to sexually harass someone in public is now punishable with fines anywhere from $95 to $315.

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