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What’s at the Bottom of Broken Bow Lake? [VIDEO]

As the heat rises, it's nice to cool off at some of the lakes around our area. As you and your family and friends are playing close to the surface of the water have you ever wondered what's at the bottom of some of these lakes?

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Food You Just Can’t Live Without in Texarkana

You know every town is known for its food that they're most famous for. It's a type of food you just can't live without when you visit their restaurant.

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Texarkana PokeStops, Tips and Where Not To Go (Updated)

OK, this is a little embarrassing, but I've started playing this stupid little game called Pokemon Go on my Android phone. Maybe you've heard of it?

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Red River Balloon Rally and World Championship July 14-20 in Shreveport

A few years ago I had the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon over Texarkana. Man, what a ride! There's just something surreal about floating through the air with just the sound of the wind surrounding you and of course the occasional blast of hot air gas needed to keep the balloon afloat. Well, get ready because the first-ever Red River Balloon Rally featuring the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship is coming to Shreveport-Bossier July 14-20, 2016.

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Texarkana Loves Its Local Restaurants

Texarkana people, including me, love to eat! I don't mean that in a bad way, I'm just saying that you can't go out on the weekend without finding all the restaurants packed.

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Best Places to Take a Float Trip in Arkansas

I've always been captivated by the beauty of Arkansas with its pristine lakes, mountains, rivers, and hiking trails. There is something for the adventurer in every corner of the state. And nothing is more adventurous than taking a float trip down a lazy river soaking up the sunshine and natural beauty that surrounds you. So let me take you on a little journey down some of Arkansas' best places to take a float trip.

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UPDATE: Mosquito Net Bed Frame For Camp – Jim Weaver DIY

UPDATE:

The Troop 3 summer camp trip to Pioneer is over and first of all we had a blast as a Troop, probably the most fun we've ever had at a summer camp. So who's ready to hear about how the mosquito netting and frame performed? Here we go.

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Jim Weaver’s First Kayak Adventure – The Good, Bad and Ugly

First off let me say this, I love kayaking now. Second, it's a little harder than I thought it was.

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Best States For Summer Road Trips, Texas and Arkansas Didn’t Make The List?

Summer road trips are always fun. Whether you decide to go for a long road trip or a short one there is always something new and fun to discover. I'm just surprised that a recent study showed that the best states for a road trip didn't include Texas or Arkansas.

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Best Places for Adrenaline Junkies to Zip Line in Arkansas

Are you the adventurous type? Are you a thrill seeker looking for something to get your blood pumping and your pulse racing this summer? What better thing to do than to go find some zip lines? There are several zip line adventures awaiting you in the state of Arkansas. Each one offers something a little different for that adrenaline junkie in you.

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A Real Treat For Big Cat Lovers

If you love cats, I'm talking big cats, then you really should check out the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge just north of Tyler, Texas.

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5 Things That Started in Texas You May Have Not Known

You know that old saying that everything is bigger and better in Texas? There's a lot of truth to that statement even though Alaska is the largest state in the United States. However, Texas still remains the largest state in the contiguous 48 states.  Did you know that some of the best things in America started right here in the Lone Star state? Let's take a look at the 5 things in Texas you may have not known about.

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