Why did they travel DFW->Tyler->rentacar drive 3 hours to Woodville? It would be faster (and a few hundred dollars cheaper) to do Houston Intercontinental->rentacar to Woodville. The route would be simpler too. US59 north from the airport (very simple, not sure if the highway goes south of it, its almost like US59 is the airport's driveway), then go east on US190 when you get to Livingston. 45 minutes later you are there.
Except that Tyler, where Chaz had inheited a house, was one of the points of the trip. The other two points (music festival, BBQ with some Texas girl) were the fun parts. the house was duty.
I certainly hope Chaz learned his lesson: "Eat dessert first-- Life is uncertain!"