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Halloween May Mess Up Texas’ Plans to Control Head Lice

Texas schools now have to notify parents within five days if a classmate has head lice, and the hope is the new rules will help stop the spread. And then Halloween happens!

There's a huge spike in head lice cases this time of year, and wigs and masks may be to blame. Eeww.

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East Texas Restaurants That Stand the Test of Time

Don't you hate it when you love love love a restaurant and it becomes your go-to spot, but it doesn't last? It's worth high-fiving the East Texas restaurants that stand the test of time.

Many of them are Mom and Pop restaurants that are passed down through generations. Can you name some of them?

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Three of the Top Small Town Cafes Are in East Texas

There's an art to becoming a "cafe."

A cafe is not just another restaurant, and could very well serve up its meals with a big scoop that goes splat on a platter. And we love it.

Three of the best small town cafes are in rural communities not far from us, proving that you don't need to sit in the middle of a large population to have lunch or dinner all figured out.

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Are Texas Homecoming Mums Getting Too Crazy?

Mums at homecoming have been a Texas tradition for years, but are they getting too elaborate? One Texas girl spent $600 on her mum.

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The Top Ten Halloween Costume Ideas for Pets

Oh, our poor pups! It's the worst season of their lives. There's nothing dogs dislike more than dressing up like a pumpkin, or a hot dog, or a cat for goodness sakes. But they're gonna do it this Halloween, in the name of fun.

Check out the ten most popular Halloween costume ideas for pets, and tell us what you would add to the list.

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One East Texas Hamburger Joint Has Big Plans to Expand

On a road trip across East Texas, maybe you've had Cowboy Melt, or the Black and Blue burger at this place. Now Jucy's Hamburgers is adding new things to that comfort-food-menu-of-greatness like veggie burgers and chicken sandwiches, and they've got plans to open up more restaurants across East Texas that could bring them to Lufkin. Yum!

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Texas is About to Be Bombarded with Monarch Butterflies

If you only had three months to live, what would you do with your time? Fly to Mexico of course! That's what the monarchs are doing right now, and we've got the scoop on a massive migration through Texas that you can't help but notice.

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Want a Trader Joe’s in Lufkin? Just Ask.

Bring a Trader Joe's to Lufkin.

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The Piney Woods Pumpkin Patch is Popular – Book Now!

One more thing that we can count on about fall in addition to pumpkin spice everything and creepy clowns...pumpkin patches! And this one is popular, so book your spot now, before it sells out.

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Flu Shots in Texas; Should We Get Them At the Doctor or in a Store?

Flu season is coming, and the flu shots are already available to help us stay healthy and kick sickness to the curb this fall and winter.

Is it better to get a flu shot at the doctor's office, or while you're at a store picking up frozen pizzas and toilet paper? Take the poll!

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Harvey Looters Make Problems Worse in one Southeast Texas Town

Some people are so unscrupulous. As one southeast Texas town just tries to get back on its feet after getting sideswiped by Hurricane Harvey, it's having to deal with thieves descending upon neighborhoods looking to pad their pockets.

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Some Killed During Hurricane Harvey were Relatives of Selena

Selena was known as the queen of Tejano music when she was killed in March, 1995, and fans came out of the woodwork after her death to let her family know how beloved she was. The family needs support again, after the loss of six Houston relatives who died during Hurricane Harvey.

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