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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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Is Texas Losing the Drawl?

Are we losin’ our drawl y'all?

A new study says Texas may be losing its twang. Do you agree?

If it’s true, the obvious answer may be because of the number of transplants that live in Texas. When a Chicago native moves to Texas they bring a northern accent and a lot of those people together can sort of squeeze out and disperse the yee haws.

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Taylor Santos
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Outrage After Male Vice Principal Spanks Female High School Student

Springtown (Texas) High School sophomore Taylor Santos had a difficult decision to make after her teacher determined that she allowed a classmate to copy her work: she could either serve two days of in-school suspension, or get paddled.

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Tammy Cooper
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Texas Mom Arrested For Letting Kids Play on Quiet Suburban Street

Tammy Cooper and her husband moved to their house on a cul-de-sac in a quiet La Porte, Texas neighborhood so they would have a safe place for their nine and six-year-old children to grow up.

And Cooper thought she was reaping the benefits of her suburban lifestyle as she sat on her lawn and watched her children play on their scooters. But this tranquility was interrupted when a police car pulled in front of her home and the officer approached her. Cooper asked him what he was here for. "We're here for you," he responded.

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We Cannot Tell a Lie — Here Are America’s Most Honest Cities

Thanks to folks at Honest Tea, we now have a pretty good handle at which are the most honest cities in America.

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What Are the Fittest and Fattest States in the US?

All that fresh mountain air must be a very good thing, because according to a new report from the CDC, Colorado has once again ranked as the thinnest state in the nation.

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Nearby Town Named the Oddest in the US

Texas has its share of strange town names.

The state is dotted with towns with names that stand out like, Nimrod, Bug Tussle, Uncertain, Zipperlandville, and Ding Dong.

But thankfully, none of those were singled out by a new article featuring the most unfortunate town names in the US. Findmypast.com gives us the winner – or perhaps the loser in this case. It’s not far away, so maybe you’ve been there.

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