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Tribute Today in Houston to Honor Fallen Firefighters

Firefighters from across Texas are heading to Houston to honor fellow firefighters killed in the line of duty last week.  East Texas firefighters are among those headed south to fill Reliant Stadium today at 10am for the tribute.

We mentioned yesterday that the Houston Astros wore patches on their uniforms to honor the four lives lost.  Today, the football stadium will be fill with family, friends, supporters, and members of the Crockett and Lufkin Fire Departments at a public memorial.

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East Texans Honor Veterans This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is usually a day to relax at the lake, fire up the grill, or take in a baseball game.

But it's more than a day off.  While we're enjoying the festivities, it's important to remember why we're not at work.  To take time to honor military veterans!

A group gathered in Lufkin Saturday at the Garden of Memories cemetery to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and if you were there you probably saw the multitude of flags.  

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Hudson, Lufkin, and Cushing High Schools Tops in Deep East Texas According to Report

U.S. News and World Report has released its yearly rankings of high schools in America as well as breaking them down state by state. Some of the factors that they base these rankings on include college readiness, math and reading proficiency, and teacher to student ratio. 

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Flu Facts and Prevention + Where to Get Your Flu Shot in Lufkin and Nacogdoches

The U.S. Flu Season of 2012-2013 has now reached epidemic status.  While this may sound like words of doom, taken in context, the bottom line is that you just stay more vigilant at making sure you and your loved ones are taking the proper steps to give you the best chance at avoiding the flu. 

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Unique Christmas Gift Ideas You Can Find in Lufkin

Christmas is less than 20 days away - I guess it would be a good time to start your holiday shopping, right?

If you're looking to avoid finding something at the typical department stores like Walmart and Target, here are a few stores unique to the Lufkin area that could help you find the perfect gifts!

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Lufkin Panthers Head to Third Round of State Playoffs, Support Them This Weekend in Waco

The Lufkin Panthers defeated the Pflugerville Panthers last Saturday and advanced to the third round of the State Playoffs.  They will play Plano West on Saturday, December 1st at 2:00 PM at Waco ISD.  If you want to see the boys in action, tickets are $25.

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Shopping Deals + Business Hours in Lufkin and Nacogdoches for Black Friday 2012

Black Friday 2012 is only a few days away, and many local and national businesses have released store hours, discounts and deals early to get customers ready to shop.

A website called 'The Black Friday' has tons of predictions for this year's deals, if you're brave enough to face the crowds early in the wee hours of the morning!

We'll share more information once we know deals and hours for local businesses. If you've already got the scoop, send us a note!

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Lufkin Veteran’s Day Parade Brings Tears and Remembrance

I'm glad I went to the Veteran's Day parade in downtown Lufkin on Saturday.  The 9th annual event was full of traditional pomp and circumstance, but rightfully so, with the emphasis on those who served and are currently serving our country.

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Lufkin 4th Graders Recognized for Design Skills

Handicapped dogs may soon benefit from the work of some Lufkin 4th graders. Students at Brandon Elementary recently learned that a New Hampshire-based website picked up on their idea of new and improved “drag bags” for dogs, which are those things that handicapped dogs can put on, cool off, and move around the yard with a little easier.

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Kids Eat Free in Lufkin and Nacogdoches – Best Restaurant Deals

My parents have always loved the saying "Free is Good", and let's be honest, who doesn't?! With back to school shopping, upcoming holidays and vacations, it's always nice to save a little money here and there. So, we've compiled a list of great restaurants where kids can eat for free in Lufkin and Nacogdoches! Take a look:

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East Texans Get On Board to Keep the Boat in Lufkin

In an effort that would make Gilligan proud, East Texans have started a campaign to 'Save the Boat' from being moved or demolished during construction of a new business and restaurant near Denman and the Loop in Lufkin. 

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14th Annual Pineywoods Women in the Outdoors This Saturday in Lufkin

Ladies, do you and your friends enjoy outdoor activities such as canoeing, fly fishing, dutch oven cooking, shooting, self-defense techniques or camping?

If you love the outdoors, or if you'd like to try some of these fun activities, the Pine Island Hunting Club and the National Wild Turkey Federation have teamed up to give you a chance to try a variety of classes this Saturday (June 16th) from 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m!

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