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Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself in Prison

Aaron Hernandez, the onetime star tight end for the New England Patriots, hanged himself in his prison cell, according to the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

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8-Year-Old in San Bernardino Shooting Has Died; Gunman Identified

More details have emerged about the tragedy that shook this small city, including the identities of those involved.

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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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One in Four Texans Will Prank a Co-Worker Today

With April Fool's Day tomorrow, watch out for the tricks and pranks today at the office.

Twenty-five percent of workers are willing to risk getting fired to pull one over on you at work.

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Smoking Costs a Texan Over a Million Dollars in a Lifetime

Texas ranks 27th on the list that highlights real costs of smoking, and some of these numbers are unbelievable!

If you've never wanted to kick the habit before,  the idea that you could have a million dollars leftover might be just what you need.  Holy....um, smokes.

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East Texas Has Five of the Best Food Festivals In Texas

All we really need to be happy in Texas is a food festival.

From pecan pie to tamales, East Texas has several of the best small town food festivals in the state, and they're all coming up in the next two months.  Which one is a must-do?

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Make Your High School Mascot The Best in Texas

We've got some good ones in Texas.  The Mesquite Skeeters. The Texas City Stingarees.

Texas schools have some awesome school pride, and this is your chance to show some love for your high school or college mascot.

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What’s the One Thing Visitors Should Do in Lufkin?

Texas didn't make the Top 10 on the list of bucket list states to visit, but it got me thinking about the big secrets that East Texas does offer, and I have to ask.  What's the one thing that's a must-do for visitors in Lufkin?

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Investigators Identify London Parliament Terrorist, Release Victims’ Names

Authorities in London have identified the man who killed three people outside the British Parliament building on Wednesday as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old born in England.

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East Texas is Full of Outdoor Activities for the Kids

If your brood is anything like mine, the first thing the kids do when they walk in the door after school is grab the iPad or the Kindle. Spring is here, kids!  East Texas has plenty of things to do outside, and we're leavin' the house.  Here are just a few ideas.

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