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New NFL Rules on Purses Have Some Fans Upset

Going to a Cowboys or Texans game this fall?

Your wife may have to leave her purse at home.  There are new NFL regulations that only allow the smallest of purses to be carried into the stadium, otherwise the contents will have to be put into a clear plastic bag.

Guys may think "it's about time you got along with less and quit lugging that 25-pound thing around."  Ladies are freaking out!

Check out this new video that's starting to go viral, put together by two ladies who want to carry a purse to the stadium!  And if you're seeing these hashtags on social media today, these are the gals to thank for that.

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Are You Near Sighted? Far Sighted? Screen Sighted?

It's a brand new problem thanks to smart phones.

Since we spend so much time looking at small screens on smart phones and tablets, one researcher says it's ruining our eyesight!  Sort of.  At the very least, more people are having problems seeing things off in the distance.

You can see your apps on your smart phone, but can you still read road signs ahead? Is our screen-centric world ruining our eyesight?

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Pop Culture Has Messed Up the Dictionary

So how do you use the word "literally?"

In the literal sense? That would be the correct way. But it's become so common to use the word incorrectly, it's hard to think of an example of what the correct way would be!

How about this. "I literally ran into your sister this morning," meaning I bumped into her and maybe knocked her down, or possibly crashed my car into her car. Literal meanings are actual and not figurative. You mean it exactly as you say it.

But not anymore!

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Some Guys Actually Like Doing Housework!

Growing up, my mom did all the housework and my dad was in charge of the yard.  What about your family?  It turns out, more and more men are handling the bulk of the inside chores.

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Chili’s Restaurants Help Cousins Battling Cancer Today

Chili's Restaurants across East Texas today are getting together to help two young cousins, who have both been diagnosed with cancer.  They are from Lufkin, and are only 2 and 4 years old.

Four-year old Hannah was diagnosed first with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and a short time later, 2-year old Allison was diagnosed with the same thing.

To help with medical bills, it's a Chili's Give Back Event today from 11am to 11pm.  You can help the girls with their cancer battle, just by eating at Chili's today.  Click through for the list of participating locations.

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Survey Reveals Men Continue to Pay for Dates, But They’d Like Women to Help Out

Who said chivalry is dead?

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East Texas Town Welcomes Filming for a New Bigfoot Movie

Does Bigfoot really exist?  If it does, East Texas might be its home, and many Bigfoot seekers have come here looking for clues, many of which have ended up on Youtube.

Now you may be seeing your friends and acquaintances from East Texas in a new movie about the legend or reality of Bigfoot, depending on which philosophy you subscribe to.  Shooting starts today in Mineola on a movie called "Bigfoot Wars."

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What’s Your List ‘O Fun When You Win the Powerball?

I know YOU are the one who will win the Powerball this Wednesday. But just in case it's me, I thought I'd jot down some of the things I might buy with my winnings. See if you relate.

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Ellen Trout Zoo Hatches New Snakes

Earlier this week - on Monday - two rare Louisiana Pine Snakes hatched at the Ellen Trout Zoo.

The zoo says on it's website that Louisiana Pine Snakes are a moderately large species of harmless snake related to the Bull and Gopher Snakes but are found only in isolated areas of west central Louisiana and East Texas. They are thought to be one of the rarest snakes in the United States and are being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

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Kickball League Launches in Lufkin

If you played kickball in phys ed classes in elementary school, you might be wondering why we can't keep that going now that we're adults. We can!  The Lufkin Parks and Rec Department is making your wish come true.

In fact, the first kickball league games started last night at Kit McConnico Park in Lufkin.

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Monopoly Gets Rid of the Jail!

We have no attention span right now.  We want everything quickly, right now, when we want it.

And that means long leisurely board games like Monopoly have decided to change with the times and come out with fast, turbo, express versions of themselves.

Hasbro has decided to take the jail out of Monopoly to speed up the game, since sitting in jail causes one to lose turns and wait to play.  What's Monopoly without the jail?!

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Local Charities to Benefit From United Way Funds

The local United Way is in the middle of deciding how to divy up about $700,000 this year.

Several local agencies have requested the help, and the Angelina County United Way spent much of Tuesday interviewing those groups and listening to them make their case.

Today they're meeting to start making decisions on who gets how much.

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