At last, it's starting to feel like fall in Central Texas. The temperatures are dropping, there's pumpkins everywhere, and some relief at the pump can finally be found.

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Cooler nights and highs in the 80s are a big improvement outside, and the average price of gas per gallon is dropping throughout the state - a big improvement inside our wallets.

Gas Prices in United States

The nationwide average price right now for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.76 per gallon. The state with the cheapest gas prices in the country is Mississippi, with an average of $3.07. A statewide average of $3.10 puts Texas in second place for lowest price per gallon.

The changing seasons are one of the factors in dropping fuel prices. Despite the fact that it's hard to predict the price of gasoline going forward, according to KXII,  AAA spokesperson Daniel Armbruster,

Gas prices will continue to fall, demand is falling which is typical for this time of year now that summer driving season is over. With that usually there’s already been the switch over to winter blend gasoline, which is cheaper than the summer blend by 10 to 20 cents per gallon.

Texas Gas Prices

The highest price recorded by AAA in Texas was earlier this year in mid-June, when regular unleaded hit $4.69 a gallon.

As of this writing, the American Automobile Association (AAA) reports that gas prices are dropping in 22 states, including Texas. The lowest price in Texas for regular unleaded gas is currently $2.35 a gallon in Palestine, Texas, according to

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While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to

Hook ‘Em! 7 Celebrity Graduates From University of Texas at Austin

When you think of the University of Texas at Austin, what comes to your mind first? Is it celebrities? Of course, some celebrities are more vocal than others about their alma mater. Matthew McConaughey lets everyone know where he came from, so no surprises there. The actor is also a Professor of Practice at the university's Moody College of Communication, and graduated in 1993 with a Radio/TV/Film degree from UTA.

Aside from McConaughey, you might be surprised at some of the famous people who picked up a degree in the Lone Star State's capital city.

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