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The Real Cost of Driving Under the Influence in Texas
It sure would be a lot more fun to spend $20,000 on a car than it would be to spend that same amount on fines and legal costs after driving drunk in one. That's the real cost of a DWI in Texas, and it serves as a warning heading into a weekend full of holiday parties.
Your East Texas Holiday Tipping Guide
Most of us don't live buildings with a doorman so we can skip that, but we should be tipping landlords, delivery drivers, and handymen this holiday season.

How much? And how do we get the tip into the hands of the trash collector without getting run over?
Lufkin Salvation Army Needs Volunteers for Red Kettle Campaign
The official kickoff of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign comes tomorrow at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day Game, but the Lufkin Salvation Army has already launched its efforts. And they need volunteers! This could be a great thing to do with your family this holiday sea…
iPad Cash Registers Guilt Us Into Tipping More
I took my daughters to a fast-casual food court the other day and each restaurant had an iPad cash register, which meant that I spent 12 to 20 percent more than I would have with other payment terminals. It's too hard to say no to the tip!
Early Voting Starts Monday
Early voters can go to any location without worrying about the precinct, and the lines may be shorter than they will be on election day. If you're planning on casting an early ballot, you've got four locations to choose from in Angelina County.

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