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Local Youngsters Review ‘Frozen’

Last week we had a contest on KICKS 105's Merrell in the Morning Show for the chance to win Carmike Cinema tickets to see the new Disney movie, 'Frozen'.  The one stipulation was that the winners had to provide us reviews of the show, preferably from a kid's point of view.

Well, the critics have spoken, or written, and it looks like Disney has another blockbuster (surprised face). 

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Toys for Tots
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Toys for Tots in Full Swing

When the holidays arrive, and actually well before that, you can always count on the Marine Reserves to help area kids with the Toys for Tots program. This year is no exception as Brian Crews and his volunteers have been relentless in making sure that collection boxes are located throughout Angelina and Trinity Counties. 

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Lufkin High School Student is a World Champ

Have you downloaded the QuizUp app yet?  It's a modern day "Jeopardy-type" app that asks over 100,000 questions on hundreds of topics, and it has quickly become one of the most downloaded features on phones and tablets.

And we have a QuizUp world champion in East Texas!

 

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Hudson Coach Vying for Coach of the Year Honors

On December 9th, My Plates will be naming the 2013 Coach of the Year.  7 finalists have been picked and Coach Jimmy Eby at Hudson High School is one of them.  He is the Athletic Director at Hudson and he has also led the Hudson Lady Hornets to back to back state championships in softball.   

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UIL Announces Cut Off Numbers…Lufkin, Nacogdoches Could Be District Foes

A few weeks ago, school districts across the state were required to send in their projected high school enrollment numbers for the next couple of years to the University Interscholastic League of Texas.  These numbers were used to come up with the cut off numbers for conferences 6A down to 1A. 

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Get Ready for Waffles!

How do the Lufkin Rotarians get their waffles to be so delicious every year?

I'll tell you...it's a secret.    The ingredients are so closely guarded that, in fact, no one may know the true recipe...the batter just seems to magically appear each year for the Waffle Bake. 

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Lufkin Christmas Parade Set for 6 Tonight

The holidays are here and tonight the sights and sounds of the season will be in full regalia as the annual Main Street Lufkin Christmas Parade rolls through the downtown sector. 

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Amber Alert Issued for Missing Marshall Girl

The Marshall Police Department is searching for Kylie Dunn , White,  Female,  4 years old, DOB 10/20/2009, 3 feet, 4 inches tall, 35 Lbs, Brown Curly Shoulder Length Hair, Blue Eyes, last seen wearing a purple shirt, Jeans and Black Boots.

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Troopers Are Watching Texas Roads Today

Today is one of the biggest travel days of the year, and state police are out in force making sure everyone is buckled up and not drinking and driving.

Be forewarned!  Drive safely, don't let the other crazy drivers get to you, and get where you're going safely.  And if you're going to get really festive and have a beverage or two because sometimes that makes dealing with relatives easier, have a designated driver!

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SFA Fires Football Coach

Stephen F. Austin State University is looking for a new football coach.

In a press conference Monday, the director of athletics Robert Hill announced that head coach J.C. Harper had been fired, effective immediately.  

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Polar Express Arrives in East Texas This Weekend

Watching the movie starring Tom Hanks has become a holiday tradition for many of us, and it will no doubt appear on TV a few times this holiday season. And kids can experience a very real Polar Express right here in East Texas this weekend.

The Texas State Railroad will have the Polar Express running in Palestine, and kids can even wear their PJ's to really get into the spirit.

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Lufkin CVB
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit Ready for Launch

One of the most endearing Christmas traditions in East Texas is nearing.  The lighting ceremony for Rudolph the Red Nosed Pumping Unit is coming this Saturday in the Lufkin Mall parking lot. 

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