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Halloween May Mess Up Texas’ Plans to Control Head Lice

Texas schools now have to notify parents within five days if a classmate has head lice, and the hope is the new rules will help stop the spread. And then Halloween happens!

There's a huge spike in head lice cases this time of year, and wigs and masks may be to blame. Eeww.

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Are Texas Homecoming Mums Getting Too Crazy?

Mums at homecoming have been a Texas tradition for years, but are they getting too elaborate? One Texas girl spent $600 on her mum.

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Flu Shots in Texas; Should We Get Them At the Doctor or in a Store?

Flu season is coming, and the flu shots are already available to help us stay healthy and kick sickness to the curb this fall and winter.

Is it better to get a flu shot at the doctor's office, or while you're at a store picking up frozen pizzas and toilet paper? Take the poll!

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Harvey Looters Make Problems Worse in one Southeast Texas Town

Some people are so unscrupulous. As one southeast Texas town just tries to get back on its feet after getting sideswiped by Hurricane Harvey, it's having to deal with thieves descending upon neighborhoods looking to pad their pockets.

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Whataburger Chips in Big Bucks for Harvey Relief

With at least one of its locations under water after Harvey, Whataburger has pledged not only to help its employees but all Texans impacted by the floods.

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In Texas, You Could Be Living in a Haunted House and Not Know It

When you're selling a house in Texas you've got to disclose many things, like whether the oven works and whether you've replaced the roof recently. But you don't have to disclose whether or not you have ghosts! Here's what the law says.

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Watch for Harvey Price-Gouging, and Report It

With a week of high rain chances and heavy flooding for Harvey-impacted parts of the state, the Texas Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau are sending the reminder to retailers that they can't hike the price too much on necessary items. If you see that happening, you can report it.

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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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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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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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