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McDonald’s is Giving Away Free Ice Cream

This is a great way to beat the heat.  In honor of National Ice Cream Day, McDonald's will hand you a free vanilla cone one day this weekend, and all you have to do is show up at a participating location. You'll have a chance at winning free ice cream for life too.  

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What You Need to Know about Texas’ Texting and Driving Ban

The new texting and driving ban signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott takes effect in another six weeks, but there are some things we need to know now to prep for it.

Like how high are the fines?

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Jerry Falwell Dies At Age 73
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Dress Up Like a Cow To Get Free Food Tuesday

Chick-Fil-A is offering free food tomorrow  just break out your bells and cow spots.

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West Nile is Found in Panola and Van Zandt Counties, and The Woodlands

Biologists have found positive mosquito samples near The Woodlands, and Texas Health and Human Services says we've had positive West Nile activity near Carthage and Canton too.  Here's what we need to know.

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Texas Has Some of the Nicest Drivers in the Country. Really?!

Here's something to think about the next time a big jerk cuts you off in traffic. Texas has some of the most courteous drivers in the US.  Who knew!

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Texas Boy’s Invention May End Hot Car Deaths

What if there were no more hot deaths in Texas?  One McKinney boy has invented something that may do the trick, and he's got a patent in the works, and a 3-D model waiting so it can be mass-produced.  There's one thing we can do to help.

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Texas Really Wants You to Catch Rainwater

Not every state gets excited about catching rainwater, but Texas does.

Texas will give us an award for doing it well, and there are tax incentives.  Oh, and we can even drink it.  But there's an art to it.

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What East Texas City is Your Hidden Gem?

Several East Texas cities are gaining attention for being cool even though not everyone is aware of how awesome they are.

Lufkin didn't make The 12 Most Underrated Cities in Texas list, but here's why that was a big mistake.

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This Highway is the Most Dangerous in Texas

When we head out on an awesome summer vacation, the last thing we want to worry about is getting in a nasty wreck. Texas has some crazy traffic, and there's one road in particular where drivers experience the most crashes.  Here's the big heads up.

And while we're at it, we'll give you the most dangerous roads in Louisiana and Arkansas too, in case you're headed that way.  

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East Texas Farm Lets You Pick the Blueberries

We're in a prime place to grow blueberries, and the season is peaking right now.  If you're looking for a fun family outing on Father's Day Weekend, take a road trip to this East Texas blueberry farm and come back with a huge bucket full of produce.

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Texas Toddlers Die After Their Mom Leaves Them in Hot Car

The warnings are out, and you would think we would stop hearing tragic stories like these.  But it's still happening. This is unbelievable!

Two kids under the age of 3 were left in a car for fourteen hours last week (intentionally by their mother), fell unconscious, and died later at a hospital.  What in the world was this woman thinking?!

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The Dog Flu Hits Texas

If you think dogs can't catch the flu, think again. Texas has positive cases of canine influenza right now, and there are some things you need to know to protect your pup.  

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