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Spooky Stories From Right Here in East Texas

Sure, Halloween is fun with all of the candy, parties, costumes, and stuff; but it isn't all fun and games. Halloween is all about scares and horror too. While all of the things you see at haunted houses and around town are fake, they are based off of true things. We hear ghost stories all of the time, but did you ever stop to imagine what kind of ghost stories were written in your own backyard? Here are just a few of some creepy ghost stories and legends from right here in East Texas. Some may be kind of cheesy and not so believable, but you may never know which ones are fake, and which are true.

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aMANinDESIGN, Flickr
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Pumpkin Patches in East Texas

One of the best things about Halloween isn't the costumes or the candy, it's the pumpkins! Taking the whole family and going to the pumpkin patch to pick out your own pumpkins for Halloween has been a long time tradition of families everywhere.This year is no different.

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Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Fall Colors are Starting to Arrive in East Texas

TV shows are great at making sure we always know what season it is. It's especially noticeable right now with daytime talk shows as we fully transition into fall. The sets are nicely decorated with fall colors, flowers, and vases, and sometimes we can see real live trees and autumn-colored leaves through the windows. It's very cozy, and makes you want to put on a sweater and sip some chai tea while you're watching. The hosts have even been known to dress in fall-colored attire.

Have you noticed the leaves turning yet around East Texas?

Horticulturists say the best colors have yet to arrive. It usually happens in late October, but it could be early November this year because the dry summer and late rains. What East Texas city will the best color display?

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Xaume Olleros, Getty Images
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Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested in East Texas

Daryl Hannah is perhaps best known for her role opposite Tom Hanks in Splash, and she was beloved in Steel Magnolias.

More recently she's become involved in political protests, and that led to her arrest yesterday right here in East Texas, in Wood County. She was released last night from the Wood County Jail in Winnsboro.

What happened?

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Power Outage Forces one Longview School to Cancel Classes Monday

Weekend Storms have forced one East Texas School to cancel classes today.

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TheGiantVermin, Flickr
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Kids Eat Free in Tyler – Best Restaurant Deals

Going out to eat as a family can put a dent in anyone's wallet.Luckily for us, a large number of restaurants offer kids meals for free one or more days a week. Some of these restaurants don't advertise their 'kid's eat free' days,  so you may be surprised by some of the places on this list.

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East Texas Book Fest Features 50 Local Authors

Whether you're an avid reader or just a part-time reader, you won't want to miss out on the East Texas Book Fest coming to the UT Tyler Ornelas Activities Center on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event will feature around 50 Texas authors showcasing their work, and the event is highlighted by basketball great Elvin Hayes.

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Hopes are High for the New High School Football Season

It’s that time of year when movie theaters and restaurants are deserted on Friday nights, because everyone flocks to high school football games. Football in Texas is king, and with the new season upon us, hopes are high that our teams are going to impress and win.

What are the expectations this year for East Texas teams?

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Reasons Why We Need To Support Children’s Miracle Network In East Texas

The Mix With Kid's Children's Miracle Network Radiothon is happening today and Friday here on Mix 93-1 and we set aside this time year after year to help our children right here in East Texas.  If you're

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East Texas Welcomes The Rain

Many parts of East Texas were woken up this morning to a round of strong thunderstorms that produced locally heavy rainfall and quite a bit of lightning and thunder.  That trend will hopefully continue through the weekend and bring cooler temperatures to East Texas too.

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East Texas Town’s Water Supply Vandalized

The City Manager of Clarksville City in Gregg County is calling the act a “Terrorist Threat on a Public Water System” after someone opened a fire hydrant overnight draining the system of more than 300,000 gallons of water, a 90 percent loss.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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8 Tips to Remember to Keep Enjoying Your Summer [POLL]

It’s summertime and it’s already July. It’s the time you think you have scratched everything off your list of things to do before summer ends, but August is next month and you feel that you’re running out of time. No worries! There’s still ample enough time to enjoy some fun in the sun and relax before summer is over!

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