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iPad Cash Registers Guilt Us Into Tipping More
I took my daughters to a fast-casual food court the other day and each restaurant had an iPad cash register, which meant that I spent 12 to 20 percent more than I would have with other payment terminals. It's too hard to say no to the tip!
Lockheed Martin is Bringing More Jobs to East Texas
A plan to expand a current East Texas facility will create over one hundred new jobs at Lockheed Martin, and that will increase the number of employees by about a third. Check this out to stay on top of the job boom.
How Long Does Halloween Candy Last?
If you didn't eat all of it last night, you can keep enjoying the Kit Kats and Dum Dums awhile longer. But how long exactly?

Halloween candy has a shelf-life, and it's not "til next year."
Kids Get a Free Scary Face Pancake at IHOP on Halloween
This will be another great way to get the kids sugared up on Halloween. Pancakes! IHOP will have that free scary face pancake offer going again this Halloween, and there's only one thing the kids need to do to get it.
Win Halloween With Self-Serve Trick-or-Treating
If you're going to be out trick-or-treating tonight with your own kids but you still want to pass out candy to the neighborhood, this self-serve method will solve your dilemma. And with no potential downsides, this is a total Halloween win.
Are Black Cats Really Bad Luck?
If a black cat crosses your path up ahead and you trip and fall on your face, can you blame the cat? Black cats have a rep for being bad luck, but maybe it's time we debunk that myth once and for all.
Early Voting Took 8 Minutes
It won't turn out this way for everyone, but my early voting experience was so quick I couldn't believe it. Even with this record turnout so far in Texas, I was in and out in no time. Next week will be a busy one so vote today if you want to save time. You've got five locations to …
The 3 Biggest Reasons Texans Wear Shorts All Year
You know it's going to happen. A couple of months from now when most of us are bundled up head-to-toe battling the wind and cold rain with hats, thick coats, and cozy lined pants, some other brave soul will walk by in shorts. What possesses these people?
Chicken Pox Parties Are Still Happening
Even though the CDC says it's not the best idea, parents are still throwing parties to get their kids in the same room with another child who has the chicken pox, to expose them and boost immunity down the road. Is this a good idea?
Texans' QB Took The Bus to Jacksonville
The rest of the team traveled to Jacksonville by plane, but quarterback Deshaun Watson took a 12-hour bus ride to avoid having cabin pressure on his bruised lung and injured ribs. And JJ Watt is totally jealous!
Average Life Expectancy in Texas is Under 80
People are living longer around the globe, but in Texas, not so much. Many of us won't even make it to 80!

If we want to live longer, apparently we need to move to Spain. Here's why.
Bugs on the Christmas Tree Can Hatch Inside Your House
It may be too early to put up the Christmas decorations, but digesting this little tidbit now can help us ward off problems in December. And if you're on the fence about which kind of tree to put up, this may convince you to go for fake one over the real thing.
Boy Donates $11,000 to Fallen Deputy's Family
The family of the Nacogdoches deputy killed earlier this month in the line of duty has received an outpouring of support, but this may be the most powerful instance so far. An 11-year old boy took what could have been college money, and gave every bit of it to Brad Jimmerson's family.
Early Voting Starts Monday
Early voters can go to any location without worrying about the precinct, and the lines may be shorter than they will be on election day. Those are two big reasons to get it done. If you're planning on casting an early ballot, you've got five locations to choose from in Smith County.
Kids Who Grow Up Around Books Have An Advantage
If you haven't been to the Tyler Public Library lately, here's some incentive to head that way. There's a big advantage to growing up around books, and it sticks with us for life. But is it the tangible copies or the digital ones?
The Best Haunted House in Texas is Worth the Road Trip
The best haunted houses in Texas aren't necessarily the ones that creep you out and make you jump out of your skin.

Instead of the fear factor, it's the fun factor that makes a haunted house great. And the best one in Texas is worth the 4-hour road trip.