Higher gas prices won't keep Texans from Thanksgiving traveling

Gas prices up about 30 cents from fall 2016

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SAN ANTONIO – AAA Texas said 3.9 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more from home for Thanksgiving despite higher gas prices from a year ago.

The association survey found San Antonio had the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at an average of $2.19 per gallon, compared to $1.89 a year ago.

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AAA Texas spokesman Daniel Armbruster said heavy demand in the fall and the lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey kept gasoline prices from falling as much than usual.

But current prices won't keep Texans from hitting the road.

"More people have confidence in the economy. They have more money to spend, and they are going to spend it on traveling," AAA Texas spokesman Daniel Armbruster said.

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Sharon Skinner-Reynolds said spending a little extra for gas won't keep her from visiting relatives in Georgetown.

"I think family matters more than gas prices," she said.

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