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Texas Woman Scammed, Buys Fake iPad

Something to keep in mind as the holidays approach: People are selling things everywhere! They're even trying to sell iPads at gas stations. But it doesn't always turn out to be legit.

A Texas woman was scammed out of $200 after a man approached her at a gas station and asked if she wanted to buy "an iPad worth $800 for $200." Apple hasn't even shipped the highest-priced iPads yet, with retail price ranging from $629 to $829, but if you're at a gas station pumping gas, you probably have other things on your mind besides retail releases and ship dates. Did the scammer get caught?

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‘First Monday Trade Days’ Recognized by CNN

First Monday Trade Days in Canton is not exactly a well-kept secret. It's an East Texas highlight every month, and it draws thousands of visitors from miles around. Now the enormous flea market has been picked by CNN as one of the nation's best!

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Thanksgiving Doesn’t Always Mean a Day Off

What's your family tradition on Thanksgiving Day?

For many of us, Thanksgiving means getting up early to put the turkey in, smelling the aroma of baking turkey and coffee-brewing while watching parades all morning, then expecting family to arrive promptly at 11am. The rest of the day is all about grazing over piles of turkey and green casserole and putting black olives on our fingertips to make puppets, and then watching the Cowboys on TV. That's what my family does and I thought perhaps you could relate.

Will you be asked to work on Thanksgiving Day? Heaven forbid! But more and more bosses are expecting it!

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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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Dark Nail Polish is ‘It’ for Fall

Lady Gaga's nails have become part of her persona. They might be painted black, they might be extra long, they might be pointy and sharp. But they will be SOMETHING. They won't be boring, filed off, and plain.

If the rest of us don't want to venture as far out on that limb as Gaga (after all we don't have a stage to perform on, and we might look funny at school or at the office), what IS a good color for fall for us?

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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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Trick-or-Treating Event at the Tyler Airport This Afternoon

Don't you love it as a parent, when you can take the kids to one place and they can trick-or-treat a lot without having to get in and out of the car?

The Tyler Pounds Regional Airport plans to have its second annual Fall Festival this afternoon, and that means Trick-or-Treating from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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Halloween High Heels How-To

Celebrating Halloween early this Saturday, I saw a lot of girls wearing high heels. The ones that did not full out fall down tripped and wobbled down the road. If you are going to wear them, you need to do it correctly. 

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Tyler Kids Can Trade Halloween Candy for a Toy

Over the next couple of days the kids will get piles and piles of candy, so much in fact that they could never possibly eat it all. Some dentists in Tyler hope they don't!

If kids are willing to exchange the candy they rake in trick-or-treating, they can have a toy, thanks to Kool Smiles.

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It’s Official….East Texas is Getting a New Lake

How in the world does one build a brand new lake? East Texas is about to find out.

And how did it get its name?

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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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