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Texas Highway Could Be Named After Chris Kyle

There's already a memorial in this Texas town dedicated to the man that the movie, American Sniper, was based on.  And now Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would name part of a highway after Chris Kyle.

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Caterpillars Are Taking Over East Texas

If you've noticed more caterpillars than usual this spring, you're not losing your mind. They're everywhere! And if you stand under a tree, that powdery substance around your shirt collar may be caterpillar droppings.  Gross.

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Smoking Costs a Texan Over a Million Dollars in a Lifetime

Texas ranks 27th on the list that highlights real costs of smoking, and some of these numbers are unbelievable!

If you've never wanted to kick the habit before,  the idea that you could have a million dollars leftover might be just what you need.  Holy....um, smokes.

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East Texas Has Five of the Best Food Festivals In Texas

All we really need to be happy in Texas is a food festival.

From pecan pie to tamales, East Texas has several of the best small town food festivals in the state, and they're all coming up in the next two months.  Which one is a must-do?

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Make Your High School Mascot The Best in Texas

We've got some good ones in Texas.  The Mesquite Skeeters. The Texas City Stingarees.

Texas schools have some awesome school pride, and this is your chance to show some love for your high school or college mascot.

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What’s the One Thing Visitors Should Do in Lufkin?

Texas didn't make the Top 10 on the list of bucket list states to visit, but it got me thinking about the big secrets that East Texas does offer, and I have to ask.  What's the one thing that's a must-do for visitors in Lufkin?

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Investigators Identify London Parliament Terrorist, Release Victims’ Names

Authorities in London have identified the man who killed three people outside the British Parliament building on Wednesday as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old born in England.

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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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