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One Lufkin Fast Food Restaurant May Get Cheaper

The dollar menu at Taco Bell may actually be cheaper than that soon.  The company is testing out a new menu where everything is under a buck.

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The Smartest People Don’t Always Stay in Texas

It's a brand new school year and a fresh opportunity to get good grades.  But will the best and brightest in Texas stick around after graduation?  

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Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media

If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started.

As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and get to class

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Craft Beer Industry is Growing in East Texas

Some say the craft beer industry caters to men, and that the industry should work on attracting a more diverse fan base.  Does it really matter?  We wonder what East Texas craft brewers think.

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Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This

School starts next week in Lufkin and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.

How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balance and lead to back problems later on.  Here's the magic number.

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Cowboy and Texan Fans May Not Like This NFL Season

It's just five yards, but it might have a big impact on Cowboy and Texan NFL games this fall.

It's a little rule change that some coaches are saying might make the game more dangerous.

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This East Texas Spot May Have the First Pumpkin Spice Drink of the Fall

You know it's coming.  The pumpkin spice explosion.  It usually happens around Labor Day, but one East Texas restaurant might beat everyone else by releasing the pumpkin spice latte on this August date.

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Texan JJ Watt Is Impressed By Firefighters

If you're a firefighter in East Texas, there's a big, strong, beefy pro football player that has a lot of respect and admiration for you.  JJ Watt of the Houston Texans tried firefighter training, and said it kicked his butt!  

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The Lufkin ISD is Planning a Back-to-School Bonanza

Lufkin starts school in a week and a half and back-to-school shopping is in full swing.

The amount we're spending on school supplies is, well...a good chunk of a paycheck. Ready for the amount?  We've also got a way to score a free backpack.

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Watch This Texan Pull Over a State Trooper for Speeding

If a state trooper speeds by with no emergency lights on, can you pull him over?  One man did it in Central Texas, and the video is going viral.

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Texas is Well-Represented in Rio

Of the 500 athletes competing in Rio, a good portion of them are from Texas.  They're from Houston, Dallas, Texarkana, and College Station, and they're spread out across many of the most popular events.

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Texas Googles This D-List Celebrity Most Often

Maybe you've Googled your own name, or a few hard-to-find Pokemon characters more often than you've looked up a celebrity online.  That might be a good thing.

But if curiosity about Gary Busey or Vanna White's birthday gets the best of you and then next thing you know you're Googling, you're not alone.  There's one name that comes up more than any other in Texas, and I bet you'll never guess what it is.

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