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Retire Your Old U.S. Flag With The Lufkin VFW Flag Retirement Ceremony

Lufkin (VFW) Memorial Post 1836 is planning a community U.S. Flag retirement ceremony, and now is your opportunity to retire that old flag the right way.

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Texas Colleges Aren’t The Best, But Still Good Schools for the Money

This week I heard a co-worker utter the phrase "back to school," and I had to look at my smart phone to check the date.  Really?!  We're on the downhill side of the summer already.

If you're a college student, you may be working all summer to build up some funds for tuition this fall cuz it's dang expensive.  We know we're paying a lot, but are Texas schools worth the money?  You might be surprised about the top Texas school for the price.

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Dressing Up Like a Cow May Get You Free Food Today

Chick-Fil-A is offering free food today (Tuesday, July 12th) if you'll dress up like a cow.  Here are the details. 

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UPDATED – Silver Alert Issued for Missing Lufkin Woman

UPDATE (4:15 P.M.)

Here is an update on how Hattie Butler was found this morning:

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Texas Lottery Players Have Another Big Jackpot to Go After This Week

With a Mega Millions jackpot so huge, you might have hoped that 15 winners would share that insane amount of money, but it turns out one winner gets $540 million after Friday's drawing.  And the winning ticket didn't come from Texas.

But here's why that's a good thing.

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Hudson’s Brandon Belt Wins Fan Vote, Will Play in All Star Game

'Brandon Belt leap frogs teammates after learning he won All Star Vote'.  Man, that would be a great picture/headline combo if only it were true.   

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Family Fun, Free Food, And Games At Jones Park This Saturday!

Looking for something fun and FREE to do with your kids this weekend? A local non-profit organization is putting together a FUN DAY for kids and families!

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Raw Video Shows Exact Moment Gunfire Erupted at Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest

Video shot by WFAA-TV shows the initial reaction among protesters and Dallas police officers when gunfire rang out Thursday night during a Black Lives Matter protest.

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Texas May Be Awesome, But It Lacks Tourist Destinations

We rock the beer and barbecue in Texas, but when it comes to having the biggest draws for tourists, we're left completely off the "best of the best" list.  We don't have Yosemite or Yellowstone, and the closest "best" tourist destination is about 1200 miles away.  BUT, see why this may be a good thing.

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Texas Mugshots Are Not the Happiest Ones

There comes a point during the arrest process where you've got to make a decision.

To smile or not to smile?

It turns out, Texans aren't too cheery in mug shots overall.  See which state does have the happiest ones, and how Texas compares.

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Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Score Poorly in Best Places for Families in Texas

 

When it comes to the best cities in Texas to raise a family, Lufkin and Nacogdoches both scored in the bottom 10 percent.  At least, that's according to a study commissioned by WalletHub, but, I take this all in with a major grain of salt. 

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Brandon Belt Needs Your Vote to Play in MLB All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is coming up on Tuesday, July 12th.  The biggest stars and best performers in baseball will gather in San Diego...and Brandon Belt could be representing East Texas. 

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