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Texas Schools Triple Recess Time to Help Kids Concentrate

To perform better in school, maybe kids need less time in the classroom.

Some Texas schools are gaining attention for tripling the recess time for students, and we're waiting to see if this growing trend catches on in East Texas.

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White Sandy Beaches in Texas Do Exist

The best white sandy beaches in the world may be in Hawaii, Greece, and Mexico, but Texas has a hidden gem of its own that you don't want to miss.  The secret is out!

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Louisiana is “More Fun” Than Texas

If you have a really fun weekend planned, that might mean you're headed to Louisiana. One site says Texas is just a mediocre place for fun, but Louisiana is a Top 5 spot for amusement. Really?  Ok, why?! 

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New Texas-Flavored Candy Bar Includes Barbecue Sauce

Hershey's has picked a few states to highlight with its new PayDay candy bars, and Texas is one of them.  Can you mix caramel and barbecue flavor and be happy about it?  This may be the best thing ever, or the worst.

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One of the Most Dangerous Cities in America is in East Texas

One East Texas town has enough crime to put it right up there with Miami and St. Louis, in the top 100 crime cities nationwide.  In fact, Lufkin is sitting right in the middle of a large radius of crime-filled cities.

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Jimmy John’s Has Subs for $1 on Tuesday

There are a couple of rules to follow to get the $1 subs Tuesday at Jimmy John's, and here's what you need to know. There will be six different sandwiches to pick from.

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Chipotle’s Payment System Gets Hacked

If you used your credit or debit card at that Chipotle on Tulane Drive in Lufkin recently, watch your credit card statements for some squirrelly activity.  Chipotle's payment systems were hacked earlier this month, and some of your info may have been compromised.

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Check Your Pantry for Recalled Jalapeno Chips

Most Texans could probably polish off an entire bag of spicy chips in one sitting without thinking twice, but before you dig in to some certain jalapeno chips, you might want to check to make sure they're not on the recall list.  

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‘Informed Delivery’ is Starting at Lufkin and Nacogdoches Post Offices

With this new free service, the post office will send black and white pictures of the mail that's coming to you that day.  It's been tested in big cities, and the expansion includes Lufkin and Nacogdoches.

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Today is the Best Day to Adopt a Lufkin Shelter Pet

There are hundreds of pets in shelters across East Texas right now, waiting for an awesome home like yours.  And it's National Pets Day, so today is the perfect day to go get one, like our super cuddly and slightly spazzy Libby.  Have you browsed through these Lufkin shelters?

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If You’re Stressed Out, Don’t Blame Texas

We've got our share of stress, but Texas isn't the most stressed out state.

What's up Louisiana!  You're ranked pretty high for stress, neighbors.  Here's why.

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Produce Prices May Creep Up in East Texas

This might be some extra incentive to grab the local produce at the Angelina County Farmers Market this spring.

Strange winter weather around the US is impacting crops, and that means prices might be going up on the food that's trucked in from other places.  

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