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Inmate Weddings Are About To Increase In Texas

Up until now, if an inmate in a Texas prison wanted to get married, someone else had to stand in for the prisoner during a ceremony held somewhere outside the prison. That's about to change.

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Warden Removes 13-Foot Alligator From East Texas Neighborhood

So, if you're 6' 6" tall, the alligator that was found recently in this East Texas town was double your size.

And that big creature may have been the reason that several dogs disappeared.

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Texas Forestry Association Celebrates 100 Years

The Texas Forestry Association is holding its annual conference next week in Lufkin at the Pitser Garrison Conference Center, and speakers will cover everything from the economics of forests to conservation efforts.

It's a landmark year.  This year marks the 100th year that the group has been in existence.

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People From California Are Flocking To Texas

The Texas population is always growing it seems, and people are coming from one state more than any other.

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Good News…Texas Drivers Are Not The Rudest

When you think of the state with the worst drivers in the US, what state comes to mind? I immediately think of New York and California, but it turns out, Idaho is number one.

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Map Of Texas Is Worth $8000

Remember when maps used to be on paper and not on your smart phone?

A paper map discovered recently after it had been stuffed into a library book turns out to be worth four figures.  It was traced to 1844, and was created by the US War Department, with is now the Department of Defense.

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Former Longhorn Coach Mack Brown Loses Home In A Fire

 

After stepping down as coach of the Longhorns, Mack Brown moved most of his Texas memorabilia to his home in North Carolina, not far from Charlotte.  

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Countdown Is On To The Texas State Forest Festival

 

In less than one month it will be time for the 30th annual Texas State Forest Festival in Lufkin.

That means a carnival, foods that you don't see every day (like fried twinkies and meatballs on a stick), a cheerleading competition, and more.

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