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Cherry's Grocery - via facebook
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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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Nac Tx Rocks via Facebook
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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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Marcos Pizza Via facebook
Marcos Pizza Via facebook
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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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O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Set — Watch It Here

O.J. Simpson is set to have a parole hearing on Thursday, with the possibility he could be released from prison.

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Take this 8-Mile Ride on the Most Haunted Road in Texas

East Texas has some great spooky spots, but if you really want to freak yourself out, take this haunted journey on what some say is the scariest road in the entire state. Have you heard what's happening on Bragg Road?

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Shortage Alert — Authentic Mexican Restaurants in East Texas

Texas can brag about a lot of things, but not this.  Chicago has the most authentic, non-chain Mexican restaurants per capita, and other big cities in the US rank higher than places like San Antonio and Houston.  So what's the closest place to us, with the most authentic Mexican food?  A three-hour road trip will get you the best empanadas.  

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Texas Vandals Put Razor Blades on Playground Slides

As a parent, this story might make you crazy.  Who would weld razor blades to a children's slide at a city park?  It happened in a Texas city not too far away.

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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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