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More Texans expected to hit the road this Thanksgiving

Drivers paying less for gas than last year

SAN ANTONIO – According to AAA more than 3 million Texans will travel this Thanksgiving holiday, the most volume since 2007 and a five percent increase from 2013.

Many of those travelers will drive to their Thanksgiving destination, and with gas prices continuing to fall many drivers filling up their cars at Buc-ee's in New Braunfels said Christmas has come early.

"I was paying $2.59 in Sherman. I'm paying $2.42 right now," said Blake Sikes who was heading to San Antonio for the holiday. "It makes the trip a lot easier on us."

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Texas is $2.60. That's about 20 cents cheaper than the national average and 53 cents less than what drivers paid compared to this time last year.

"It's really nice especially over here, but over in San Antonio it's still pretty high," said Ananiah Waldron.(I'm) so glad I work out here because of those prices."

With drivers saving a few bucks on gas the question now is what to do with the extra savings.

"It's more savings for Christmas," said Wesley Hensley.

"I'm going to spend it on my girlfriend to make her a little happy so I can be a little happy," Waldron said.