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Monday’s Solar Eclipse: 3 Things You Should Know

The total solar eclipse set to take place this Monday, August 21, is a rare, almost magical treat for anyone interested by what's up there in the sky and how it works. NASA has been preparing for the celestial event, and we wanted to share a few key pieces to help you better enjoy and understand what's about to happen.

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Schlitterbahn Offers Free Admission to the Military and First Responders

All Schlitterbahn Water Parks are letting military members and first responders in free at different times this month, and we'll help you plan accordingly.

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At Least 12 Dead, 80 Hurt in Barcelona Terror Attack [UPDATED]

A van rammed into a group of people in a popular tourist area in Barcelona, Spain, injuring many and killing at least one person.

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East Texas has the #1 Burger Joint in the State

Oh, how do we choose just one.

There may be a hundred "best burger joints in Texas" on any given day, depending on our moods for greasy and cheesy, or Swiss and avocado-ey, or bacony. Or all of the above.

But one burger joint in East Texas rises above the rest to take the #1 spot in the state. See if you agree.

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James Alex Fields Charged With Murder in Charlottesville, Denied Bail

Fields, a supporter of the so-called "alt-right," allegedly drove his car through a crowd of people, killing one woman and injuring 19 others.

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Lufkin School District Not Among the Best in Texas

School districts across Texas have been graded using lots of public info, plus reviews from parents, neighbors, and students.  Lufkin schools are some of the highest ranked in East Texas, but still we're not among the top 200 in the state. What are we doing wrong? See how low we rank, and start making your case now to give them a boost.

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Cherry’s Grocery & Deli Bought By Big’s

Local, family owned, Cherry's Grocery just 11 years shy of being around for 100 years, makes a change.

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Your Credit Card Purchase Might Be Denied Without an ID

If you really want a new fancy new tablet or iPad, take your driver's license with you to buy it.

Texas has a new law that kicks in next January, that will allow a store to decline your credit card purchase if you forget your ID. 

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New Law Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted New York Drivers
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To Get a Driver’s License, a New Requirement is Coming

For some drivers needing a Texas license after September 1, there's a new course that you'll have to take.

Without it, you can't get a license!

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Painted-Rock Trend Prompts a Warning from State Parks

Last summer it was Pokemon Go.  This summer it's a new trend that's getting people outside and on a treasure-hunt-like mission.

So...what's with all the painted rocks, and why is Texas not loving them?  

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Lufkin Rocks! Painting Event

Paint some rocks, and there might be some pizza in it for you.

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Outdoor Survival Camp and Lego Camp Coming to Lufkin

Got some kids with some free time?

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