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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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Saint Matthews Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch Facebook
Saint Matthews Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch Facebook
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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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Alligator Captured in Texas Pond

If you’re a pet owner like me, you might let your imagination get the best of you, worrying about what all the unmentionables that could possibly get your pets if you let them loose outside. I mentioned to my spouse once that I worried an alligator might eat our schnauzers, and I was laughed at heartily

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East Texas Offers Wine Sampling Festival

Texans love a good festival, and especially one that might offer a little buzz!

In ten days, we’ll have the chance to see what the fuss is all about over East Texas wines, and do a little shopping and sampling too.

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Gas Prices in East Texas Flirting With the $4 Mark

School will be out soon and summer vacations will begin. Will gas prices keep you close to home? For some it’s “gas prices be darned … road trip ON!!”

Most gas prices in East Texas are still below $4 per gallon, but some stations are flirting with that $4 mark. Find out where the cheapest gas is here.

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weather channel via KXAS TV
weather channel via KXAS TV
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Tornado Watch Now In Effect For East Texas Until 10pm

 

 

 

4:30pm, 4/3/2012

Tornado watch for all of East Texas continues in effect until 10pm.  Tornado warnings have been issued over the past hour for the cities of Sulphur Springs and Mt. Pleasant, however those cells are moving north and northeast.

A large line of severe storms extends at this time from Greenville to near Corsicana to Waco.  Hail, high winds, and heavy rain have been reported in this line.  This line continues to develop southward.

Deep East Texas could start seeing storms within the next two hours. 

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World Guy Walks Through East Texas

How far would you walk for a cause?

Erik Bendl has become known as “World Guy,” and just keeps walking and walking to bring attention to diabetes. So far he’s walked more than four thousand miles, including East Texas.

He’s gained quite a Facebook following, and he has fans and followers on his blog. He’s just now passing through East Texas. Did you see him? We’ll recap where he’s been.

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leisure and sports review
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Recent Heavy Rains Have Area Lakes Near ‘Full Pool’

5 short months ago, November 2011, things were looking very bleak for East Texas lakes.  After suffering through last year’s historic drought, many lakes were down at least 10-12 feet.

And the outlook was not promising. 

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