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Texas May Be Doing Away With State Inspections

You know those pesky state inspections that we're required to do annually? Yeah, the one that if it's not up-to-date, or not displayed at all, it'll cost you over $100 for a ticket? Well, there's a possibility that Texas won't have to worry about that anymore.

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The Pickle Trend Hits East Texas

What's with all the pickles? These little fat free and low-cal wonders are becoming a thing, and East Texas is on board with the trend.  But a popsicle?  There are several spots to get a dill pickle popsicle right now, and even more stores will add it this summer.

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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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House of Representatives Passes Bill to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday in favor of the American Health Care Act, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly known as Obamacare. Congressional Republicans took a step forward in their years-long quest to repeal the Obamacare, the 2010 law that reshaped the country's individual health insurance market.

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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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