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You Can Drive Further Than You Think on an Empty Tank

If you have a certain type of vehicle, you can drive from Nacogdoches all the way to Tyler with the gas gauge on empty.  It turns out there's more gas in the tank than you think.

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A Lufkin Fast Food Restaurant is Mixing Cheetos and Chicken

If your first thought is, "Ew, gross," your second thought might be, "Wait, that might be awesome."

It's Cheetos Chicken Fries, and one fast food restaurant in Lufkin has plans to start cranking them out.  But only for a limited time.

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Blue Bell Creameries Recalls All Products After Listeria Contamination
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Blue Bell Comes Up With Camo Flavor

There are three main flavors that make up the new Camo 'n Cream offering that our neighbors in Brenham have come up with.  Any guess what the green, white, and brown ice cream flavors are?  And better yet, do they go together?

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Recycling Makes Guys in Texas Feel Wimpy

Lufkin offers glass recycling now.  But if statistics are any indication, guys probably aren't going to do it, because being green undermines their ability to feel macho.  Really?  Does going green make you feel like a wimp?

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The Lufkin ISD is Planning a Back-to-School Bonanza

Lufkin starts school in a week and a half and back-to-school shopping is in full swing.

The amount we're spending on school supplies is, well...a good chunk of a paycheck. Ready for the amount?  We've also got a way to score a free backpack.

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Do Texans Still Smoke?

The price of cigarettes has increased. Smoking has been banned from quite a few bars and restaurants. There's a lawsuit that's trying to get smoking removed completely from movies that target kids.  Is smoking so marginalized that we've almost seen the end of it in Lufkin?

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Lufkin Movie Prices Hit a Record High

The cost of a movie ticket varies of course, depending on the time of day that you go and whether it's showing on a premium screen like an IMAX. But overall, the price to see a flick is going up at Lufkin Mall and Cinemark Lufkin 12.

Here's how much cash you should have in your wallet for that movie date this weekend.  

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Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Score Poorly in Best Places for Families in Texas

 

When it comes to the best cities in Texas to raise a family, Lufkin and Nacogdoches both scored in the bottom 10 percent.  At least, that's according to a study commissioned by WalletHub, but, I take this all in with a major grain of salt. 

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Fireworks are No Joke. Avoid a Trip to the Lufkin ER This Week.

It's been a year since Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants injured his hand in a gruesome fireworks accident, and he's been doing quite a few interviews lately about he dangers of fireworks.  Have you seen the pics?  They look like something out of the movies. Don't eat first.

Visits to ERs in East Texas will be up this week because of fireworks-related injuries, but you can protect yourself.  Here's how.

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Chicken Purchased in East Texas May Have Dirt In It

To say the least, it's not ideal to lift a freshly sauced and grilled chicken wing to your mouth and taste dirt and sand.  That puts a damper on the back yard party.

There's one company recalling its products now over worries about sand and black soil in the chicken. And there are a few East Texas grocery stores where you may have purchased it.

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Texas is Home to Some of the Best Farmer’s Markets in the US

The Angelina County Farmer's Market didn't win the honor of the best farmer's market in Texas, but it's still a great place for East Texans to stock up on produce, jellies, jams, salsa, and honey.  Any guess which Texas city's farmer's market was voted the best?

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Lufkin Outback Gets Crazy With the Bloomin’ Onion

Next time you're at the Outback Steakhouse on South 1st in Lufkin, you may notice that signature bloomin' onion has changed. What?!

Did they ruin a good thing?

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