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Parents Say This is the Best Age to Get Kids a Smart Phone

This may be the great debate at your house. The kids are begging for a phone so they can enter the world of Snapchat for themselves, and you're holding off as long as you possibly can.  What's the ideal age to let kids have a smart phone, and how does East Texas compare?

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This May Be The Worst Dating App Encounter So Far

If you're on the dating apps, you know things can get a little dicey to say the least. If only they would write "I'm nuts" on their profile pics, it would save so much time!  Has this happened to you?

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This Is The Best Way To Save A Water-Logged Phone

Oh, the horror when we jump off the boat into Sam Rayburn Lake, only to realize the phone is still in our pockets!  And sometimes it falls into the toilet and gets soaked that way. Besides panic, what is the first thing we should do?  This method is the best one to save a wet phone, according to the experts.

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What Food Emoji Is Still Missing?

My dad is getting up there in years, but no teenager is going to out-emoji this guy!  He's determined to fully express himself through pics of beer mugs, corn in the husk, and Christmas trees.

By the way, did you hear what emoji might be coming next?  You and my dad will wonder how you survived without it for this long.

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Texas Uber Riders May Have to Hurry Up

If you're busy finishing up that last drink or conversation with friends and you make the Uber driver wait outside, that's going to cost you.

Here's how long the Uber driver will wait before you rack up an extra charge.

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Old TVs Create Big Trash Problems. Lufkin Offers Help.

Flat screens are everywhere now, and while they look great at our favorite bars and restaurants and on the walls at home, they've created some serious issues for city trash collections.  The old boxy TV sets that have been replaced by flat screens can't just be junked, because they're toxic.  This is what Lufkin is doing about it.  

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More People Now Are Canceling Home Internet

First we got rid of the landline, and now it looks like home internet service might be the next thing to go.  Here's why more people are bailing on the internet subscriptions at home.  

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Your Kindle May Stop Working Without This Update

A Kindle can keep kids occupied for an entire grocery store trip.  I love it!

But if you've got a Kindle an you ignore this mandatory update from Amazon, you may start getting error messages on your beloved e-reader and it will become a blank slate, and suddenly the kids are climbing in and out of the cart and pulling fruity snacks off the shelves again.  Give us that update.

Today is the deadline to install the vital Kindle update.  Here's the scoop if you want to save yourself some headaches.

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Kids Have a Tricky New Way to Cheat

Parenthood is challenging in so many ways.  Add this tricky way to cheat to the list.

Are your kids wearing a new watch that could actually be a glorified cheat sheet?  It's happening.

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Analog Televisions Get Phased Out As US Prepares For Digital TV Conversion
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Our Favorite Show in Texas to Binge Watch Is…

If you're into binge watching drug cartel shows, you're in the norm in Texas.  This one particular drug-related show is the most streamed TV show in our fine state.

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Trouble Staying on Track? Zap Yourself Like a Taser.

It looks like one of those fitness trackers, but this bracelet can send taser-like shocks to your wrist if you overeat, spend too much time on social media, or hit snooze too many times.  In other words, self-torture can be programmed like clockwork.  Would you?

At least you'd be up bright and early and you'd never miss another John Boy and Billy Show.  It might be totally worth it.

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Texas Drivers Are More Distracted by Dialing Than Texting

What could possibly be more distracting than texting behind the wheel? Well, it turns out there are several things that are more likely to send you into a wall, or another vehicle while you're taking a leisurely drive on US 59.  Heads up!

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