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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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Three Lufkin Grads to be Honored at 2016 Lufkin Pro Day Banquet

In 2010, the Lufkin Pro Day Group was formed to recognize and honor graduates of Angelina County schools who have enjoyed a successful career with an emphasis on those who have played professional sports.  

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A Lufkin Restaurant Is Giving Away Free Queso

A restaurant in Lufkin is participating in "Free Queso Day" on September 15th.

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Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ TV Series Won’t Happen Until After Movies, Says ABC

Eventually, the cycle of rumors and deflation around a possible live-action Star Wars TV series will resemble the wait for new movies a few years back, but isn’t ending anytime soon. Networks like ABC have had discussions of a possible live-action TV series, though Disney and ABC boss Ben Sherwood doesn’t believe it would happen until after all the planned movies.

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Carrie Ann Inaba Details What You Didn’t See During ‘DWTS’ Ryan Lochte Protest

'...there is a time and a place to exercise that right, and it is not during a television show that hundreds of people have worked very hard to put together,' Inaba wrote.

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Adam Driver Says ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Is Similar to ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Okay, relax, it’s not what you think. The Force Awakens is still one of the most successful movies in box office history. The criticism, when there was any, shared a similar theme: it was way too similar to the very first Star Wars movie A New Hope. There’s even a shot-by-shot comparison video that details every location and scene the sequel borrowed from the original. A lot of people figured this was the fault of the studio, Disney wanting to play it safe rather than give J.J. Abrams his head so he could take the franchise in a new direction. And it’s true, there are so many callbacks to the original in The Force Awakens that at some point you just want to throw your hands up and yell “OKAY! We get it! This is a Star Wars movie!” Today, Adam Driver raised some eyebrows while talking about Episode 8 by drawing a comparison to The Empire Strikes Back, but not in the way you think.

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Meet ‘A Wrinkle in Time’s Meg Murry: Storm Reid

Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time is gaining steam, with seemingly a new cast announcement every week or so. We know who some characters might be played by, but so far the film hadn’t found its protagonist Meg Murry yet. Until today, that is, when it was announced that Storm Reid will be playing the role.

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Stan Lee (Yes, That Stan Lee) to Become 007-Style Hero in 1970s-Set Action Movie

He’s had a hand in creating some of the most beloved superheroes of all time for Marvel, but now comic-book icon Stan Lee is getting the hero treatment. 20th Century Fox has reportedly acquired the rights to Lee’s life story with the intention of turning it into a fictional action-adventure movie set in the 1970s, with Lee as a James Bond-style protagonist — now there’s a series of words you’d never conceive of stringing together.

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John Legend and Stevie Wonder Perform OutKast’s “Hey Ya” on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

Legend and Wonder's rendition of the 2003 song is near-perfect.

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Flying Around with a Dead Partner and Other Fun Lovebug Facts

We're all familiar with the old adage "April Showers bring May Flowers".  In East Texas, perhaps we should add the following: "August Precipitation brings September Infestation".  

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Best Songs We Heard This Week: Rebecca Black, The Pretty Reckless, Ofelia K + More

From The Pretty Reckless to Regina Spektor to Lady Gaga, these are our favorite songs of the week.

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Michael Fassbender Definitely Looks Like an Assassin in New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Photos

As far as assassins go, Michael Fassbender is certainly dressed for success in the latest batch of photos from Assassin’s Creed. Fassbender re-teams with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard for the long-developing adaptation of Ubisoft’s hit video game series — which could very well end up being the first genuinely good video game movie ever released.

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