Fit City Tyler celebrates 10,272 pounds lost for 2016 Lighten Up East Texas

Mackenzi Price, of Tyler, was like many who decided at the start of 2016 that they would become healthier and work on shedding a few pounds. However, not everyone with that goal can say they have had the same results as Ms. Price. In order to add extra incentive to her goal, she signed up in January for Fit City Tyler’s 2016 Lighten Up East…

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At the age of 5, Steve Morriss was hard at work in his father’s butcher shop, sacking eggs, carrying out groceries and greeting customers. In the fifth grade, he had a work permit - in elementary school - and he would stand on soda crates to grind hamburger and slice meat.

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Texas mountain lions more common west and south, but can travel anywhere

Want to start a street brawl? You don’t have to mention the names Hillary, Bernie or the Donald. Nope the true magic words to start an old-fashioned donnybrook at least in Texas would be mountain lion, or maybe cougar or panther. They are interchangeable. Cougars have never really been that numerous in Texas because of the nature of the beast.

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