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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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3 Dead, 20 Injured in Attack Outside U.K. Parliament; Suspect Killed by Police

In a possible terrorist attack Wednesday afternoon, a vehicle rammed into a crowd of pedestrians outside the British Parliament in London. A man then exited the vehicle and stabbed a police officer to death; other officers then shot and killed the assailant.

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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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East Texas Lands Two Cities on the Top 20 List for Best Small Cities in Texas

The #1 overall small city in Texas is also in East Texas.

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ‘Shooting’ Update

Last night just after 10 pm i received a call from my daughter who was at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She called to assure me she was okay. She was worried I had seen reports of an "active shooter" in the carnival area.

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Texas House Passes Texting While Driving Ban, Vote Moves to Senate

Two sides of the story but personally, texting and driving seems like an unnecessary distraction for an activity that already takes too many innocent lives on the road.

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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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