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Texas Has Several of the Fattest Cities in America

We're not the fattest state, but we're not the skinniest either.

And not only is weight an issue here, but Texas has some of the cities near the top of the list for high cholesterol and inactivity too.  Uh oh.

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As Lufkin Stores Close, What Should Move In?

With a few big retail stores closing sites in Lufkin, it creates new opportunity to make use of that space.  If you made the rules, what would you put in the empty Lufkin Mall spots?

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New Law Could Make it Illegal for Dogs to be Chained

Maybe you've driven by a house and seen a dog outside chained to a tree or a stake.  That situation would become illegal under a new bill before Texas lawmakers, in certain situations.

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New Site Launches to Explore East Texas Outdoors

East Texas is full of opportunities to hike and paddle and make the most of spring, and there's a new website that just launched that will help plan the ultimate outdoorsy weekend.  

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The Most Dangerous Animal in Texas is Smaller Than Your Shoe

If you're going to die from an animal encounter in Texas, it will most likely be with this one. It's responsible for more deaths here than any other animal.  

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Don’t Miss Free Cones at Dairy Queen!

More free food!  Free Cone Day only happens once a year, and it's coming up in a few days at Dairy Queen.  Here's what you have to do to score yours.

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Curious? This is the Most Common Last Name in Lufkin.

Most people seem to think the most common last name in America is Smith.  That holds true in Angelina County, but there is a different name that tops the list in Nacogdoches County.  And does your name make the most-common list?

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These Are the Quirkiest Baby Names in Texas

Texans can come up with some goodies!  Just look at any kindergarten class list, and high five yourself for stamping your kids with some unique, cool, and creative names.

A new list is out, and please share your thoughts.  Are the quirkiest baby names in Texas really that quirky?

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Groceries in East Texas are About to Get Cheaper

If your grocery bill is at least a hundred bucks every time you go to the store, soon you might be able to a whole lot more stuff with it.  Two big grocery retailers in East Texas are slashing prices and that means good things for our tortilla chip and granola addictions.

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Texas is Getting Its Butt Kicked By Other States

We love Texas unconditionally, right?  That's good.  Because, to put it nicely, other states are superior in the way they handle certain essential things like roads and jobs, and we've landed at the bottom in several categories.  Ok, we're getting our butts kicked.

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Citronella Doesn’t Bother Texas Mosquitoes

Soon we'll move this party outside, and we'll be camping and fishing and playing golf even more than we do now. Mosquito season will be cranking up too, and it turns out those bugs are onto us, and not bothered by some of our methods to get rid of them.  But don't fear. There is one thing that does work.

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Girl Scout Cookies Sales Are In Full Swing

You've probably seen the Girl Scouts set up outside different stores across East Texas over the past couple of weeks, and their parents may have passed the order form around the office.  How much longer do cookie sales last?

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