What’s The Best Dive Bar in Texas?
Oh those poor peeps at Yahoo. They were pressed with the tall task of finding the best dive bars in all 50 states, and I'm sure they just hated doing the painstaking research and eating all that great food and drinking interesting concoctions for weeks on end.
What's your favorite dive? &nb…
Alcohol Sales Possible At Gun Shows In Texas
Up until now, if a gun show was held at a venue that allows alcohol, drink sales were suspended during the show, but soon you may be browsing around at a gun show with a beer in hand, if you're so inclined.
The Trailer Is Out For the New Lego Movie
Perhaps your experience with Legos is similar to mine.  You enjoyed playing with them as a kid, but you could never quite build anything as elaborate as shown on the box.  And now you have kids who play with Legos, and they are better at building elaborate things with the toy blocks than y…
Make-A-Wish Helps East Texas Toddler
The Make-a-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to children with incurable diseases for many years, and an East Texas toddler became the most recent wish recipient over the weekend.
Guess where he's headed?
‘Fiscal Cliff’ and ‘Bucket List’ Among Phrases That Need to Go
Every year, Michigan's Lake Superior State University asks people which words and phrases have been so overused that they should be essentially banished from the English language.
Tired of the phrase "Fiscal Cliff?" That makes the new list. What about "boneless wings?"
The new list…
Starting the New Year With the Flu? You’re Not Alone
Maybe it's not just the effects of the New Year's Eve drinks that you're feeling today. Many people in East Texas are sick with something other than the "brown bottle flu" right now.
Flu cases are up in Texas. Emergency rooms from Dallas to Tyler to Houston are saying they're seeing more fl…
Would You Ever Name Your Child ‘Hashtag?’
Seriously. The name Hashtag is on the list of baby name possibilities in 2013, according to one website.
I did grow up in Nebraska with a boy named Tag. Perhaps Tag's parents were just ahead of the curve, and knew that someday Twitter would keep conversations going with that # symbol, and the hashtag…
Houston Texans’ Playoff Game Announced
If you're a football fan, you know that the Houston Texans had a shot at the #1 seed in the playoffs, which would have given them a week off to rest and await their next opponent. But they lost to the Colts yesterday, and the cards fell in a way that drops them to the #3 seed, meaning they have to …
Forest Service Says Be Careful With New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Got your fireworks yet? There are just two opportunities each year to buy fireworks in Texas – near the 4th of July, and new New Year’s Eve. Business is good right now at local fireworks stands with the holiday fast approaching. Our own Leslie Reynolds offered tips on where to get the fireworks in a…
When Do You Take Down the Christmas Tree?
Now that Christmas is over, it's probably time to take down the tree. For most of us anyway. One percent of the population leaves the tree up all year! You know who you are.
How long is too long? Most people take down the tree by early January, and some of us ripped it down as soon as the …