Today is Flag Day. Do You Know What it Means?
My dad is a US Navy veteran, and he loves to fly the flag outside his house several days each year. The most important day to him might be on Flag Day, June 14th. Most of us have no idea why today is so significant. Do you?
What Texans Call Their Dads
The first sounds that babies make are usually with p and d, and that's why names like Papa and Dada attach themselves to fathers from the very beginning. What do you call your dad? Texans are falling right into line with the rest of the country, but we are making one huge mistake.
Tyler Kids Get Legal Help From Country Time Lemonade
East Texas kids who get busted for not having a permit may not have to shut down that lemonade stand after all. There's a national team that's ready to jump in and clear up issues with lemonade stand permits and fees, and it may spare kids a lot of tears and shattered dreams this summer. …
Contaminants Can Ruin Tyler's Recycling Program
Nothing wrecks a recycling stream faster than a dirty diaper. Or rotten food. Contaminants are threatening to ruin recycling programs across the country, including right here in East Texas.
Fast Food Vegetarian Chicken is Coming to Texas
Plant-based proteins are catching on and slowly taking over the grocery store freezer section and deli meat case. And soon, we may be able to get mock chicken at the fast food drive through.
Finally! Texas Army Soldiers Will Have Pizza
If it's a Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) for the troops, it can't spoil, and it has to have a shelf life of two or three years. The average slice of pizza has trouble living up to those standards, but finally, the Army has found a way to make it happen.
What Not to Wear to Work in the Summer in Texas
The rest of the US might have a thing against flip-flops at the office, but those seem to be part of standard operating procedure in Texas. As long as you don't add socks. What else should we NOT wear to work this summer?
70,000 Bees Removed from Walls in a Texas Home
What in the world would it sound like to have 70 to 80,000 honey bees crawling around inside the walls in your house? One Texas woman finally got rid of them after 40 years of bee problems, and if you want to, you can buy some of the honey as a souvenir.
ETX Restaurant Will Host a Wild Food Challenge This Weekend
Are you up for an insane burger challenge? This monster is topped with fried eggs, bacon, and more, and a Tyler restaurant has the chance to stuff your face with it this weekend.
Texas Museums Will Let Military in Free This Summer
Over a hundred Texas museums will let active duty military members and their families in free this summer, and several East Texas museums are on the list.
Why Half Of Us Will Skip the Summer Vacation
If you're not taking a vacation this summer you're not alone. Almost half of East Texas will skip the trip in favor of staying at home for the next three months and there are three big reasons why.
This Online Tool Helps You Pick the Perfect Wedding Date
If you're tossing around a few possible dates for your wedding and you are dying to know which one is historically the most likely to have the perfect weather forecast, you gotta check this out. You could even cheat and use this tool to plan your next backyard barbecue.
Some Students Won't Have to Pass the STAAR Test
Several thousand students who took the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness test, or STAAR, experienced glitches during the test, and because of that the passing requirement to move on to the next grade will be waived.
An East Texas Basketball Team is Headed to Ireland
The Stephen F. Austin basketball team is headed to Ireland! Wanna go? If you do, there's one big reason why you won't want to refer to the team as the "Jacks" while you're there. You could end up in the toilet.
Don't Miss This Free Summer Workshop for Kids
Sending the kids to camps, amusement parks, and arcades during the summer can get expensive, so we're going to help you find some free fun that will save you some money and keep them from getting bored too.
Forget This One Thing and Be Fined $200 or More
More than three million Texans are going to be traveling for the Memorial Day weekend, and it may feel like every one of them is in front of you on I-20. There will be enough road stress, so do yourself a favor and avoid the hassle of getting fined two hundred bucks on top of it.
Could You Eat at the Same Restaurant for 500 Straight Days?
We have some great restaurants around East Texas, and if you had to pick one to be your home base every day for about a year and a half, which one would it be?
East Texas McDonald's Have 9 Things on the Secret Menu
If you think McDonald's doesn't have veggie burgers, think again. That's one of the things on the secret menu. Oh, and they'll put an egg on just about anything too. In fact, there are 9 secret items you might find at an East Texas McDonald's.
This is the New Fidget Spinner
Fidget Spinners caught on like crazy last year, but the newest trend in fiddling might turn out to be even bigger. Enter The Squishy! Co-workers may already have them, and parents may love them just as much as kids do.
Would You Sell Your Texas House for a Buck?
A couple in Oklahoma is selling their home for one dollar. Wanna move?