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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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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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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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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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A Man Dies After Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico

Just a few days after we posted the warnings about bacteria levels at some beaches at the Gulf, a man has died from a flesh-eating infection.  See why it may have been preventable.

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If You’re Headed to a Texas Beach, Watch Out for Disease-Causing Bacteria

Not to ruin the fun, but there are some things we need to know before heading to a Texas beach this summer. Galveston, for one, is worried about bacteria, and here's why we should be too.

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