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You Can Rent These Backyard Pools In Tyler & Flint, TX By The Hour!

We all know that "AirBnB" is the newest way for folks traveling to find a place to stay. But what if you're not trying to blow your summer budget going out of town and want to have some fun closer to home while also not having an entire place to clean up after you're done? Maybe you and your family just want to spend a day by the pool but you don't have one at the crib or you just don't want to deal with crowds in public spaces? Well we've came across a website that allows you to rent backyard pools by the hour and we found a few here in East Texas that we think you're going to LOVE!
FLINT, TX
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[PHOTOS]: Unique Gilmer, TX Ranch on 40 Acres is Waiting for You Right Now

If you've been dreaming of living the ranch life in ETX, this unique Gilmer, Texas ranch sitting on almost 40 acres may just what you've been looking for. Nestled in Upshur County, just looking at the photos of this property may be enough to tangibly feel your stress levels drop. The home offers close to 5000 square feet, including decks where you can sit and take in the lovely view.
GILMER, TX
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Your Toll 49 Bills are About to Become a Little Less Crazy–Here is Why

Wait, does this mean the "powers that be" have been actually listening to us here in East Texas? Well, we shall see. If for some reason you're not familiar with or have chosen to avoid it, Toll 49 is "a corridor that connects residents in Tyler, Longview, and Marshall, in addition to giving an easier route to access the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex," writes CBS 19.
TYLER, TX

Fun! This Southlake, Texas Home For Sale Has It’s Own Bowling Lanes

It’s always fun to think about what would change in your life if you were a multi-millionaire. Most people would upgrade their vehicle and home, and then what extras would you want within your dream home? For lots of people it would be a pool (maybe even a swim up bar), or what about your own bowling lanes? This home in Southlake, Texas is currently for sale with a list price of almost 10 million dollars but it does come with bowling lanes.
SOUTHLAKE, TX

Kids at Chandler Elementary in Kilgore, TX Excited About Book Vending Machine

It's been a few weeks now since I last chatted with Dr. Evan Dolive with the Greater Longview United Way about some of the fun things he had planned but some of those things are already happening. As recently one of his ideas of incorporating book vending machines into local school was implemented. It was Chandler Elementary School in Kilgore, Texas that got the new vending machine and kids were really excited about it.
KILGORE, TX

Russell Simmons Says KFC and Popeyes Are ‘Poisoning Our People’

Russell Simmons wants fans to watch what they eat. Recently, the former Def Jam Recordings founder said that KFC and Popeyes are “poisoning our people.”. To put it in context, on Saturday (May 21), Russell Simmons slid in the comment section of Hollywood Unlocked’s blog post about Kodak Black liking KFC over Popeyes’ fried chicken. The South Florida rapper tweeted his love for KFC on his Twitter account on Friday (May 20).
CELEBRITIES

The 13 Best New Hip-Hop Songs This Week

Week in and week out, there are plenty of brand-new rap songs, no matter the time of year. It can be really difficult to stay aware of what's out and also what's hot, so XXL decided to make things much easier for you. Instead of sorting out nearly everything that released this week, we've narrowed it down to strictly the best of the week, saving you plenty of time.
MUSIC

Win Tickets To The 10th Annual Juneteenth Rodeo & Celebration In Athens, TX

We're getting ready to celebrate freedom and our history with Juneteenth, our newest national holiday! As you know, we don't play behind Juneteenth here in East Texas and while the rest of the nation is just now catching on, communities throughout our area have been celebrating for decades. We're excited to give you an opportunity to win your way in to one of the biggest events in East Texas celebrating Juneteenth!
ATHENS, TX

Need A Job? Jarvis Christian University Hosting Job Fair In Hawkins, TX

Its been called "The Great Resignation", Americans have been quitting in their jobs in droves since the pandemic began and while some see this as a bad thing, I see it as a good thing. Why? Because people are waking up to the fact that life is short and so are opportunities to do what you REALLY LOVE not what you HAVE TO DO to make a living. While many have gone back to school and others gone the entrepreneurial route, there's still some folks who are just looking to make a change and our friends at Jarvis Christian University have teamed up with Workforce Solutions of Texas to help!
HAWKINS, TX

J. Cole Signs Deal to Play in Canadian Basketball League

J.Cole is once again living out his hoop dreams. This time, the North Carolina rapper has signed to play professional basketball in Canada. On Thursday night (May 19), The Athletic journalist Shams Charania broke the news on Twitter that J. Cole will be taking his talents to the Canadian Elite Basketball League for the upcoming season.
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McDonald’s Leaving Russia for Good Amid Ongoing Conflict

After more than three decades of serving Big Macs in Russia, McDonald's is permanently leaving the country following its invasion of Ukraine. In an official statement to the press, the company said their decision to exit Russia was "extremely difficult," however, due to the environmental instability of Russia amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, "continued ownership of the business in Russia is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald's values."
ECONOMY

This Home For Sale in Magnolia, Texas Has The Best Swim Up Bar Ever!

Everyone knows that summertime in Texas means hot temperatures, which means you need a nice shaded area to cool off and you will find that and so much more included in the home for sale in Magnolia, Texas. If you're not familiar with Magnolia, Texas it is located Northwest of Houston and it's much more calm atmosphere compared to what you would find in the big city. While this beautiful home comes with a huge price tag it might also come with the nicest swim up bars you have ever seen in your life.
MAGNOLIA, TX

Severe Texas Drought Causing Part of Rio Grande River to Dry Up

You don't need me to tell you that there hasn't been a lot of rain in Texas so far this year. Sure, we've had storms move through but those storms have moved through quickly with only a brief period of rain. What we need is a several good storms, with three to four days of constant rain each, especially since we're about a month away from the official start of summer.
TEXAS STATE