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This weekend more than 50 acts will take the stage at the inaugural Southern Cross Music and Arts Festival. But one of the headliners got his start right here in East Texas. Comedian Tim Banfield was working at Lufkin Mall when his co-workers suggested he try comedy. At 6, Francesca Washington learns how he found his success and is bringing it back to his hometown.

If you're interested in adopting a cat, check out tonight's edition of BFF: Best Furry Friends at 6, when Leigha Hughes introduces you to Minnie.

Also at 6, a Nacogdoches County man and the progression of his lawsuits opposing the Keystone XL pipeline are back in the news. At 6, Donna McCollum explains how Mike Bishop's legal battles against permitting agencies may set precedent for other legal battles up and down the pipeline.

Two East Texas high school sweethearts tried for years to start a family on their own. But they finally determined they had to adopt. We tell you the story of the Hendersons tonight at 10.

And at 5: You may think it's time to quit the gardening and stay indoors. But as Michelle Reed finds out, one master gardener says this is the prime time to grow your plants. And she shows you a most unusual way to keep them warm.

Jeff Awtrey
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