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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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Where Did That Turkey Come From?

Texas doesn’t have bragging rights in terms of the biggest turkey-producing states, but it does produce its share.

Nine to ten million Texas turkeys are produced each year, and most of those come from Central and East-Central Texas, according to a map from Smithsonian Magazine.

Which state is the biggest turkey producer? I’ll give you the answer so you can impress your friends and family at the Thanksgiving feast today.

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Texas Man Accidentally Donates Shoe With Thousands of Dollars Tucked Inside! [VIDEO]

Just when you've lost all hope in humanity, a great story comes along! A man in Webster, Texas donated some old shoes to Goodwill, the kicker? He didn't realize his wife was using the shoe as a piggy bank! Luckily, there are honest people in the world!

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Should Texas ‘Secede’? Governor Rick Perry Says No [POLL]

Though I don't live in Texas anymore, all I hear about via social media and news outlets is that thousands of citizens from Texas have signed a petition for the Lone Star State to secede from the Union and form their own government.

One person who's not on board with this movement? Texas's governor, Rick Perry.

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Jimmie Johnson Increases Points Lead With Win at Texas

For the second straight week, Jimmie Johnson found himself in victory lane, as he took the checkered flag at the AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. It was Johnson's fifth victory of the season and the 60th of his impressive career.

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Mineola Texas Has Real Haunted House

About 80 miles east of Dallas at the junction of highways 69 and 80, lies the tranquil city setting of Mineola, Texas.

You may want to underscore that word "tranquil", because with Halloween looming, the Beckham Hotel is sure to provide an impromptu gathering of spirits.

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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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