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It’s Illegal in Texas to Leave Your Car Running Unattended [UPDATED]

It's tempting to get a head start on the window defrosting and run outside to start the car and run back inside while it warms up, but you may want to rethink that plan.

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One Texas Pilot Walks Away From a Plane Crash

At least two plane crashes made headlines in Texas this week, and one pilot miraculously walked away.  The others weren't so lucky.

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A Lufkin Book Store Is Celebrating ‘Bigfoot Day’ This Saturday

Firewalker Books in Lufkin is having special guests, sales. and displays inspired by Bigfoot.

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Lufkin PD Taking Applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

The Lufkin Police Department announced today (1/5/17) that they are now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy. This program is designed for local citizens to better understand the issues and situations that police officers face each day.

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TxDOT Updates on East Texas Projects, Winter Weather [WATCH]

Rhonda Oaks from the Texas Department of Transportation joined the Merrell in the Morning Show to talk about upcoming and continuing East Texas road construction projects. 

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Bring The Kids Out For A Magical Tea Party At The Ellen Trout Zoo

The Ellen Trout Zoo has great events coming up in February and March.

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Lufkin ‘Big K’ Kmart to Close in March

The Lufkin Kmart, along with many other Kmart and Sears stores are being closed within the first quarter of 2017.

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Texas is Gaining Residents, But Losing Some Too

Overall, people are leaving the East Coast, and flocking to the West.

What does that mean for Texas?

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Shifted Oversized Load Causing Delays on Highway 59

Late this morning (1/4/17), TxDOT officials reported that a tractor-trailer rig had its oversized load shift while in transit on Highway 59 North between Lufkin and Nacogdoches. 

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Therapy Dogs Bring Holiday Cheer to CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial

Show me a dog on top of a roof during Christmas and I'll show you a 'Pup on a House Top'. Sorry for the groaner of a joke, but it seemed the perfect lead in to this wonderful story taken from a press release from CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial.

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Odds of Keeping a New Year’s Resolution are Better in Shreveport?

Folks in Austin will be most successful in Texas when it comes to keeping a New Year's Resolution.

And Shreveport ranks higher than Lufkin?  Surely we're more disciplined and determined than we think. Here's the kicker.

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5 Things Everyone Should Stop Doing For 2017

2017 is here, and I thought we should hold a worldwide intervention with each other to shut down some bad habits that started in past years.

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