I want to start this post off with this little disclaimer: I am not making fun or mocking anyone and I definitely do not want to hurt anyone's feelings with the topic of this post! There were several of us at dinner the other night and the conversation, as with any dinner was varied, but someone brought up the subject of words that are usually pronounced wrong here in East Texas.
After living in East Texas my entire life, I kind of have a been-there, done-that attitude. It seems like there is nothing new or exciting for me to do that I haven’t already experienced. So, I did some research to see what exciting things East Texas holds that I may not know about, and what I found shocked me. Who knew there were so many interesting things to do right here in East Texas? Check out what we found after the jump.
With the end of school just two weeks away, what's there to do for summer fun in East Texas? Plenty! You do anything - from cooling off in the water to hanging from the tops of trees to hanging out with the big animals.
The weather in East Texas is heating up. While many of us have come to accept our region’s blistering summers, others would prefer to skip ahead to Halloween. If you’re among the latter group, consider one of the many ways to enjoy the sunshine over the next few months.
And when it comes to looking for a great or grossly weird job opportunity in Tyler or East Texas, Craigslist is your savior. Check out these five Tyler/East Texas job postings that might drop your jaw, widen your eyes or shake your head:
It’s been 20 years in the making and it’s growing exponentially! The 2012 Stamp Out Hunger Campaign is feeding families across our east Texas community. Want learn how you can help? Read on to find out.
In an age where bullying has become some what of a nationwide plague, there is nothing more heart warming than hearing about a group of kids coming together to help one of their own. That is exactly what students at Grand Saline High School did when baseball player Erasto Chavez took a baseball to the forehead. Erasto fractured his skull and had a major surgery to piece his skull back together.
What happened to all those rural places in East Texas where early settlers started to build a life, and then somebody else decided the spot where the Tyler loop now sits would be a better place?
Camps became homes, then small school houses joined the homes, then all that was deserted in favor of greener pastures - or should we say more populated areas. And thus, the Texas ghost towns are born.
We came across an interesting website that lists several ghosts towns right here in Smith County.
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