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Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media

If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started.

As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and get to class

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Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This

School starts next week in Lufkin and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.

How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balance and lead to back problems later on.  Here's the magic number.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Summer Makes Me Wish I Was a Kid Again

Summers were so much fun as a kid, with camps, swimming, and sprinklers, and lots and lots of ice cream.

As an adult, there's no break from work and there can be more to do juggling the kids' schedule, and we lose the magic!  But here's a way to get it back.

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Kids Put a Damper on Memorial Day Weekend Road Trips With These Phrases

It's more than just, "Are we there yet?"  That usually starts in the driveway, and there a dozen other comments and questions that can take the steam out of our Memorial Day Weekend road trips just as quickly.  Here are some of the best zingers from the back seat that stress out parents.

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The School Year is Ending. Do You Toss The Kids’ Artwork?

It's always a dilemma for parents.

Kids create art from the heart all year long in school, and although you've trashed some of it here and there, the end-of-the-year stack takes some consideration because there is guilt involved.  Keep it or junk it?

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Lufkin Mutton Bustin’ Brings Smiles, Big Points, and One Crazy Ride [VIDEO]

4 nights of mutton bustin' at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo provided some wild entertainment for the big crowds at this year's event. 

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Mutton Busters Get Ready for the Angelina Benefit Rodeo

Get ready sheep...here come the mutton busters.

48 young cowboys and cowgirls will be hanging on for points (and dear life) for the chance to be crowned the nightly championship rider at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo.

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Lufkin’s Full Moon This Friday Will Make People Wild

Science may be starting to agree that a full moon does make us all a little more unruly than usual. Here's when you can expect the next full moon in East Texas so you can prepare yourself.  

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Mutton Bustin’ Registration Deadline is Almost Here

The Angelina Benefit Rodeo is coming up April 20th through 23rd at the George H Henderson, Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin.  In addition to the best cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash, 48 youngsters will get the chance to claim their few minutes of fame.

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Nacogdoches School Bus Involved in Minor Accident

According to a press release from Nacogdoches ISD, a school bus was involved in a minor accident today (4/12/16) after school. 

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Not All Bluebonnet Pictures Turn Out Great

It's the time of year in Texas when a bluebonnet patch can draw dozens of freshly bathed kids in their cutest clothes, along with those amazing parents-of-the-year armed with high tech zoom lenses ready to upload the photos to online scrapbooks right away to share with Grandma and Grandpa in Poughkeepsie.  And then there are the rest of us.  This was kind of a disaster. 

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Mutton Bustin’ at the Nacogdoches Rodeo

This past Thursday through Saturday, 30 young cowboys and cowgirls from across East Texas came to the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show to try their hand at mutton bustin'.   

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