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Go Here: El Cosmico in Marfa, TX

Ever since I saw Baz Luhrmann's magical 1996 interpretation of 'Romeo and Juliet,' I've romanticized the idea of living in a weird desert trailer park. Now that I'm a grown up, the idea of permanent residence in one is slightly less appealing, but El Cosmico is a communal outpost in the deserts of West Texas that lets you pretend for the night.

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Texas to Remain Part of The United States

Shortly after President Obama's reelection, more than 125,000 folks signed a petition that was eventually received by the White House Office of Public Engagement.

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Have Aliens Been Spotted in the Woods of Texas?
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Is This Really a Photo of an Alien in the Woods in Texas?

Maybe we're just hypersensitive to this sort of thing, but it seems like UFO reports have been pouring in lately. After the possible appearance of UFOs in Google Street View and in the skies over San Francisco and Brooklyn, a man claims to have snapped a photographed of a "Grey" alien in the woods of Texas.

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Lon Morris Dorms in Jacksonville to be Converted Into Apartments

I feel bad for those that attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, but at least there is some positive news to be broadcast concerning the bankruptcy, which shut down the campus last year.

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Flu Cases Up in Texas

If you're feeling ill today, it may not be the lingering effects of a night out on New Year's Eve.

Flu cases are up in Texas. Emergency rooms from Dallas to Lufkin to Houston are saying they're seeing more flu cases right now, with fevers of 102 to 103 and that yucky, awful, achey feeling. And of course the other pleasantries associated with the flu that we don't need to mention.

With flu cases on the rise, what can be done?

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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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