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Texas Has Great Tippers

If you dine out at the Olive Garden, or Hole in One Cafe, or another one of your favorite spots in Lufkin, do you tip well?  You just might be boosting the average for Texas.

We've all got cheapskates in our circle of friends and family, but for the most part Texans are good tippers.  On average, we tip 19.7 percent here and that puts us in the top 5.  The best overall tippers are in New York and New Jersey, at around 25 percent.  Those moneybags...that's a quarter of the bill!  Who's the worst?

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Texas Legislature Approves New Weapons Bill For College Campuses

It's stunning that on any given day, a new State law can pass, and we may never, ever hear about it.  Unless of course, it makes a cameo television appearance, or has three lines appearing on page 7 of the local newspaper.

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Buckle Up! The Click it or Ticket Campaign is Underway.

This will be a big weekend on the roads, and police in East Texas and across the US are doing what they can to keep us all safe.  Don't forget to buckle up!  Friday will be the busiest travel day, but some folks are starting their vacations now and we can expect the roads to be packed all week.

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Celebrity Clothing Lines Are a Big Hit

Are you into celebrity clothing lines at all?  It's not all about frilly things for girls.  Bono and Matthew McConaughey have their own clothing lines, and many guys say it's good stuff.

Matthew McConaghey spends a lot of time in Texas and went to school in Austin, and he's been known to get real laid back and play the bongos.  How can the clothing line not be cool.

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weather channel via KXAS TV
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Tornadoes Rip Through Texas, Leave Several Dead

Today in Lufkin and Nacogdoches we have the chance of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms, but the situation doesn't appear to be anything like what North Texas saw last night.

As many as ten possible tornadoes ripped through areas west of Dallas-Fort Worth Wednesday night, and left 250 people homeless, 100 injured, and 6 dead.  Changes to those numbers could come today as emergency responders fully assess the damage.

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Texas Cities Makes the Lazy List

Men's Health Magazine ranks cities in the US and has come up with a list of the least and the most active.  One Texas city made the list of the laziest cities, because the activity level of guys is fairly low.
 
Can we blame the heat?  That encourages all of us to stay indoors and sit on the couch with a beer and some french fries.
 
Men's Health says the laziest cities, the capitols of sloth, those whose men would rather stay inside and eat chips and watch golf all day include: 

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Two Texas Cities on the Most Redneck List

 

Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesA real estate company put out a blog naming the most redneck cities in America, and Texas has two in the top ten. 

We tend to think of redneck cities being here in the south, but there are some northern metro areas that made the list.

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Shots Fired at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston

It appears to be the work of one lone gunman as shooting broke out earlier today at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
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No Criminal Intent in West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion [VIDEO]

Fourteen people died with some 200 injured, and less than one week after a fertilizer plant explosion, the city of West is beginning its chapter of moving forward, even though the people of this tiny town will have lingering memories of the devastation that ripped through their community without warning on the evening of April 17.

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Officials Say 12 Bodies Recovered at Texas Fertilizer Blast Site

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the site of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, officials said on Friday.

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Texas To Reconsider Law Easing Graduation Requirements

Boy, has education changed since I attended school.  Can't recollect too much government interference about course curriculum and testing requirements.  What I do remember, is the first bell sounding at 7:45 a.m., and the last bell at 3:20 p.m.

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Houston Texans Cheerleaders ‘Fandangoing’ at Practice

What is Fandangoing? If you've been absent from the internet for the past week, let me catch you up. First of all, Fandango is a new WWE wrestler with a hot gimmick. He debuted victoriously against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 29 on April 7

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