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Halloween May Mess Up Texas’ Plans to Control Head Lice

Texas schools now have to notify parents within five days if a classmate has head lice, and the hope is the new rules will help stop the spread. And then Halloween happens!

There's a huge spike in head lice cases this time of year, and wigs and masks may be to blame. Eeww.

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Texas Musician Earns a Role in the Upcoming Prince Docu-Drama

A Texas musician missed his chance to audition for the role of Prince in an upcoming film, but he'll still be part the finished product. Or at least one body part will be! See why it's just his hands.

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Are Texas Homecoming Mums Getting Too Crazy?

Mums at homecoming have been a Texas tradition for years, but are they getting too elaborate? One Texas girl spent $600 on her mum.

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Road Crews in Northeast Texas Stumble Upon an Ancient Artifact

When Texas crews are building roads, you have to wonder what odd things they come across while they're moving dirt. The latest discovery was way more than earthworms and compacted beer cans. This was an ancient Indian artifact that some say had a tremendous value for the culture in 900 A.D.

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Help Get Lufkin on the List of Top Exercise Cities

Texas is a pretty active place, but we're missing the boat when it comes to regular exercise. In fact, we stink. But we can change that with a pretty simple routine.

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Flu Shots in Texas; Should We Get Them At the Doctor or in a Store?

Flu season is coming, and the flu shots are already available to help us stay healthy and kick sickness to the curb this fall and winter.

Is it better to get a flu shot at the doctor's office, or while you're at a store picking up frozen pizzas and toilet paper? Take the poll!

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Hurricane Harvey Slams Into Texas Gulf Coast
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Harvey Looters Make Problems Worse in one Southeast Texas Town

Some people are so unscrupulous. As one southeast Texas town just tries to get back on its feet after getting sideswiped by Hurricane Harvey, it's having to deal with thieves descending upon neighborhoods looking to pad their pockets.

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Whataburger Chips in Big Bucks for Harvey Relief

With at least one of its locations under water after Harvey, Whataburger has pledged not only to help its employees but all Texans impacted by the floods.

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In Texas, You Could Be Living in a Haunted House and Not Know It

When you're selling a house in Texas you've got to disclose many things, like whether the oven works and whether you've replaced the roof recently. But you don't have to disclose whether or not you have ghosts! Here's what the law says.

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Watch for Harvey Price-Gouging, and Report It

With a week of high rain chances and heavy flooding for Harvey-impacted parts of the state, the Texas Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau are sending the reminder to retailers that they can't hike the price too much on necessary items. If you see that happening, you can report it.

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An East Texas Woman Escaped Her Kidnapper by Running to Whataburger

A man in Longview is accused of keeping his girlfriend against her will for several hours, beating and choking her, but she eventually escaped. And she had probably never been so glad to see that Whataburger sign.

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Lufkin School District Not Among the Best in Texas

School districts across Texas have been graded using lots of public info, plus reviews from parents, neighbors, and students.  Lufkin schools are some of the highest ranked in East Texas, but still we're not among the top 200 in the state. What are we doing wrong? See how low we rank, and start making your case now to give them a boost.

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