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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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The Oldest Town in Texas Is One Of The Top Travel Destinations

Maybe the city is so familiar that we take the cool factor for granted, but East Texas has a hidden gem when it comes to travel destinations.

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Alcohol Sales Possible At Gun Shows In Texas

Up until now, if a gun show was held at a venue that allows alcohol, drink sales were suspended during the show, but soon you may be browsing around at a gun show with a beer in hand, if you're so inclined.

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Are Texas Dance Halls A Thing Of The Past?

Central Texas has some dance halls with history behind them, like the Broken Spoke in Austin, and Gruene Hall about 45 minutes to the south.

Those two spots seem to have enough history and tradition behind them to continue drawing a crowd, and they've got that cool factor that attracts both older cowboy boots and young skinny jeans.  But will other Texas dance halls last?

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A Texas Team Is The Most Hated In Texas?

I like to look on the bright side and find the good in things, BUT I couldn't resist passing along this little gem I found online.

I ran across a chart outlining the most hated Major League Baseball teams for particular regions across the country and across the globe, and it turns out that Texas isn't too fond of Texas.

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Longhorns’ Spelling Error Delights Rival Fans

Sometimes and oops happens.  And this is one that Aggie fans are gonna run with!

In the University of Texas' media guide, it didn't take long at Big 12 Media Days to discover that "Texas" was misspelled.  

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