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Lufkin May Crack Down on Tanning and Tattoos

Next time you get a tattoo in Lufkin or hit the tanning beds, you may find new rules and tighter health codes.

Yesterday at the Angelina County Commissioner’s Court meeting a representative from the health department said several health code violations have been discovered recently.

What’s the solution?

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Most Popular Baby Names of 2011 Might Surprise You!

The Social Security Administration has just released the most popular baby names in Texas for 2011.  Jacob  and Sophia  hit the number one spot this year.  My mom would be interested in the rest of the list.  She made some pretty good name decisions back when my sister and I were born.  Both of our names Daniel and Emily, even 30 or more years later topped the list.

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Is Your Long Distance Commute A Health Risk? [POLL]

I feel I am very lucky for one reason, but that reason is mostly my doing.  My commute to work every day is under three minutes and about two miles at the most.  I seem to be the exception, not the rule around East Texas.

I know my sister and many of you have had killer commutes.  If you work in Small Town A (Zavalla) and live in Small Town B (Hudson) the two lane roads in between could be quite hazardous.  That alone could be detrimental to your health, if you got in an accident, but there is even more to it.

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Digital Vision
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Get Child Care In Lufkin This Entire Summer For Just $65!

Everyone has to work, but the kids are out of school for almost 3 straight months.  What are you going to do?  Do what I do and take advantage of the Summer Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Lufkin.  For kids who have completed the first grade through eighth grade, this as a great option.

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East Texas Ranks Low for Health

If you work out and eat right, good for you! Not everyone in East Texas is following your lead.

Overall, East Texas ranks low on a new report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Which East Texas county is the healthiest?

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Season of Hope
Season of Hope
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Equine Therapy Center in Lufkin Looking For Helpful Donations

Equine therapy is an amazing thing.  This is the first time I had heard of the Seasons of Hope Center in Lufkin.  Sounds like an great place.  I have some more details, but they also have a very important and immediate need.

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Courtesy of keep-a-breast.org
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Katy Perry To Auction Off Her Breasts For Breast Cancer Awareness [VIDEO]

Paper mache is a medium almost all of us have worked with in school at one point, and now artists and musicians are putting this skill to some good use. 

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Flickr Creative Commons/forwardstl
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If You Are Taking Birth Control Pills You Might Want To Read This

Uh oh... Not what you really want to see right? Pfizer has recalled 1 million packets of birth control pills including Lo/Ovral, Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol. Apparently, some of the packaging may include too few or too many many of the active pills and they may be out of order.

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pdra, Flickr
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Girl’s Chicken McNugget Fixation Finally Catches Up with Her

We all go through phases of having favorite foods, but for one 17-year-old British girl, it’s gotten a bit out of hand — the teen has eaten almost nothing but McDonald’s chicken nuggets and french fries for the past 15 years.

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Thinkstock
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Can Using Facebook Make You Sad?

Many people use social media sites to relax and unwind from the stresses of the day, but a new study indicates Facebook in particular might actually make us feel worse.

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Jason Derulo Gives Fans an Update on His Condition After Neck Fracture

Good news for Jason Derulo fans! The ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ singer is doing much better than he was last week after he sustained a broken neck during tour rehearsals. Derulo filmed a video updating his fans on his current condition, saying he’s “OK” and that the hardest part of this whole ordeal isn’t the fact that he fractured his neck (an injury that can sometimes lead to paralysis and death), but that he was forced to cancel his world tour.

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Hostess
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Hostess Files for Bankruptcy — Here Are 10 Hostess Snacks You May Have Forgotten [IMAGES, VIDEOS]

It has long been said that a Twinkie would survive a nuclear war. But Hostess, the company that makes the treats, is not so immortal.

In fact, Hostess is expected to file for bankruptcy this week, citing over $800 million in debt. While there is a good chance Hostess will be able to reorganize or be bought out by another company — ensuring Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos will remain in stores — it’s possible that this could spell the end of the line for the tasty snack cakes we all grew up on. 

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