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Holiday Market Starts Thursday in Tyler

Stats say that at this point in November, about half of us have already begun our holiday shopping. Somewhere in the house we have a box of gifts already stashed away, and many of us started picking up the gifts even before Halloween to stay ahead of the game. Call us crazy, but we consider ourselves geniuses cuz we're not hit with the Christmas bills all at once. It's just effective planning!

There's a great opportunity beginning today in Tyler to do a little holiday shopping at the Holiday Market. It is the largest fundraiser for Junior League of Tyler, the community-service organization of women. You'll be able to find lots of great gifts to stash away, and some things for yourself too.

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Was Jerry Jones Locked Out of the Cowboys Locker Room?

Wives sometimes complain that husbands sink into a terrible funk after a Dallas Cowboys loss. They don't talk much, they're grumpy, they snap and get sassy when asked a simple question.... Goodness. The Cowboys lose and it can take a family a day or two to get back to normal. May be a week, until the 'Boys can get on the field and win again.

Did you hear Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was locked out of the locker room after the loss in Atlanta Sunday night? The word is he didn't take the loss well. He was seen banging on the door, but he couldn't get in. Oh dear. Would you have the nerve to lock out the boss?

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City of Longview to Offer First Ever Recycling Event this Saturday

In honor of "Texas Recycles Day" this Saturday, November 10th, the City of Longview Sanitation Department will offer it's first ever "Longview Recycles Day." The event will take place from 9am to 12noon in the west parking lot of the Longview Mall. In addition, the event will include free popcorn, hot chocolate, and other give-a-ways!

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Area Weight Loss Challenge Kicks Off Today

Here were are, officially in the weight GAIN season.

Those little packs of Halloween candy have been "fun size," but they're not so fun when they're sitting on our thighs and back sides. And looking ahead, there are turkeys and trimmings, pumpkin pies, and Christmas candies, and big steaming mugs of hot chocolate with whipped cream in our future. And perhaps a few festive adult beverages too. Tis the season.

Today is the day to weigh in at Bergfeld Park and gain control of your body!

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Rob Boudon, Flickr
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Life After the Election — How Things Will Change for Us in East Texas

One week from today the ballots will have been cast and a decision made. How will this election affect us? What will the world look like one week from today?

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Dallas Mavericks Kick off Season Tonight

The season opener tonight for the Dallas Mavericks may not look like a typical season opener for the Mavs. Cuz there's no Dirk! When we think of the Mavs we think of Dirk Nowitzki. But he's still recovering from knee surgery and won't play tonight as the Mavs take on the Lakers in Los Angeles.

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Photo by NASA via Getty Images
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Here’s How East Texans Can Help Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy

The weather in Tyler is just fine, so it's hard to imagine exactly how bad it is right now on the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy makes her way into New York and New Jersey. There are blizzard warnings in places like West Virginia, because Sandy is mixing with a winter storm there, and meteorologists say that's the first time in history a storm like that has been created - hurricane meets winter storm. And we look out the window and see nothing of the sort. Wanna help those who need it?

The American Red Cross says there are blood drives up and down the Eastern Seaboard that are being cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy, and they're advising those of us in areas that are unaffected by the hurricane to donate if we're able.

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Dogs Take Over Bergfeld Park Saturday

It was all about the pups on Saturday at Bergfeld Park in Tyler at the 14th Annual Pets in the Park event.

Proceeds went to the Humane Society of East Texas, which you may know is a selective admission, no-kill sanctuary for unwanted animals. Saturday's event helps the Humane Society with their mission of giving the animals a safe place to stay until they can be adopted. The Humane Society also offers low cost spay and neuter services.

It was chilly at times on Saturday, but that didn't stop the masses from bring the pups out to play.

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Palestine Spices Things Up This Weekend

The weather has taken a chilly turn, but Palestine plans to warm up your insides with the Hot Pepper Festival on Saturday.

Texas is GREAT at combining food, live music, friends, and family, and making it into one big festival. The pepper gets the spotlight tomorrow.

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Halloween At The Electric Cowboy

There are many different reasons on why Halloween is such a fun day - you get to go trick or treating, see kids dressed as their favorite characters, check out your co-workers dressed up in funny and weird costumes, scary decorations, haunted houses plus, you get to scare people too! In addition to those reasons and more you could also win $1000 Saturday night!

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Henderson House Built in the 1800′s Offers Haunted Tours

Last year the East Texas Paranormal Group conducted an investigation into the 1855 Howard-Dickinson House in Henderson, and came up with some spooky findings.

Judy Sewell, executive director of the Henderson Area Chamber of Commerce, told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that the group's high tech equipment helped it encounter some spirits that other groups had not been able to detect before when simply spending the night without the high tech gadgets, and she said the spirits they found where friendly and not hostile.

Wanna encounter the spirits for yourself this weekend?

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Early Voting Period Opens Today — Find Out Where You Can Vote Here

Today marks the start of early voting in Texas, and the Presidential election is expected to be a big draw. Voter turnouts are always higher in presidential election years than in years when we're not voting on a US President.

In Tyler, voters also have a big decision to make when it comes to alcohol sales. Do you know exactly what you're voting on?

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