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Weather Could Be Messy This Weekend

I hope you strung up the Christmas lights on the outside of the house last weekend, because this will not be the weekend to do it!  Unless of course you like getting pelted in the face with rain and a ball of sleet while you're up there on the ladder.

We'll avoid the worst of the wintry weather that's about to hit Texas, but the National Weather Service says we'll have the chance of freezing rain by Saturday night.

When will it end?

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Candidate for Governor has East Texas Ties

Lisa Fritsch graduated from John Tyler High School in 1993, and twenty years later is running for Governor of Texas.

She stopped in Tyler over the weekend to talk about the issues she's campaigning on, including the goal to end poverty in Texas. Fritsch aims to beat John Abbott for the Republican nomination for Governor in the March primary.

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Don’t Get Used To the Beautiful Weather. Changes Are Coming!

The weather today will be gorgeous.  The National Weather Service says the high will be around 70 and it should be sunny.  What a perfect fall day!

But then the changes come.  The highs will still be in the 70s on Thursday and Friday, but the chances of rain and thunderstorms will be there, with a 70 percent chance of rain on Friday. Then the big shift happens.

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It’s Cold!

People in Wisconsin might be laughing at us right now.  Thirty-two?  Cold?  Yes!  When you're a Texan, anything below 50 is just too darn cold and some of us start thinking about moving further south.

Are we finished with the freezing temperatures?

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National Site Notices Austin

Austin is a pretty cool city.  Most of us have spent quite a bit of time there, or at the very least we've visited Town Lake and seen the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue.

The Huffington Post gave some ink to Austin on Thursday, and mentioned some places that are a little more off-the-beaten path and perhaps ones we haven't seen.  

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Whitetail Deer Season Kicks Off Saturday

Any luck yet?  The archery season for white-tailed deer is ending today, after kicking off September 28th in all 238 counties in Texas.

Next up, rifle season.

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Seen Any Black Bears Lately? They’re in East Texas.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. put out this video awhile back on Youtube, and it's received several thousand views.  It features SFA students too.  Enjoy, and let us know if you end up with a bear in the backyard!

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A Lufkin Restaurant Closes Its Doors for Good

A fire back in June damaged Ray's Drive-In West in Lufkin, and at that time the restaurant said it would not close its doors permanently.  But that has changed now.

Ray's Drive-In West on the Loop in Lufkin will close, but the original location on Timberland Drive will remain open.  

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