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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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Horseback Riders Patrol Bush Intercontinental Airport [VIDEO]

The next time you go to the airport don't be surprised to see something out of normalcy, and I'm not talking about the TSA asking my 89 year-old wheelchair bound grandmother to "stand up" and take off her shoes for inspection.

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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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Lufkin Toddler Awakens Family Members Moments Before House Burns

Five year old Measia Poole is a little girl with big sounds beaming from her lungs.  She woke up an entire household just in the nick of time, before a blaze tore through the home she was living in with her Mother, Katrina Poole, and three year old brother, Tyler.

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A-1 Party Rentals Saves 2013 Hushpuppy Competition at Texas State Forest Festival

Growing up in the world at least four states to the left of Texas, "hush puppies" was something I wore on my feet.

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Saving Lives + Preventing Crime All Begins With a Call to 9-1-1

When an emergency strikes at home or work, and urgent attention is required, you may not realize how important that first step 9-1-1 call actually is.

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Passing Tow Trucks + TxDOT Vehicles on Highway May Lead to Ticket

There's a new law in the State of Texas, and you can bet that by not adhering to it, will cost you more that a couple six packs.

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Controlled Burn Sparks Wildfire in Nacogdoches [VIDEO]

There was a teensy ency wildfire south of Nacogdoches on Tuesday that barely got media coverage.

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‘Sales Tax’ Holiday Coming in August

The Sales Tax Holiday is only once each year, typically during "back-to-school" time, but it's designed to give all taxpayers an 8.25 percent break when it comes to certain types of purchases.

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Powerball Jackpot Soars To $425 Million [VIDEO]

Lottery alert East Texas!

The "Powerball" jackpot will put some lucky folks on easy street, whereby opening the door for others to take a job that would not ordinarily be available.  Now, that's what I call stimulating the economy.

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20/20 Eye Care in Nacogdoches Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Public Bash

You won't have to read the chart with that big "E" at the top.  You won't have to put your chin on that uncomfortable contraption and try to figure out which eye has the clearer view, while the technician says something like this, "is it better here in #1, or here in #2 (as they turn the dial)...number 1, or number 2 (turn the dial again)".

Sometimes it looks exactly the same to me, and low and behold that's the correct answer!

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We’re Driving Our Cars Longer. How Old is Yours?

There are plenty of new vehicles on the road, but the average age of cars, trucks, and SUV's is higher than you might think.  We're driving our cars longer.

My 2009 SUV is almost paid off, and I'm planning to celebrate that soon and then drive it til the wheels fall off!  More and more people are choosing to have no car payment and are keeping their vehicles longer.

What's the average age among the vehicles on the road?

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