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Texas Kids Choose Their Favorite Spooky Movie
At Halloween, the key for kids' movies might be that they're not too spooky. Just enough cute fright is festive, and it won't keep the kids up in the wee hours with nightmares. Did Texas kids follow the trend? They might have gone a little creepy with their choice for the best spoo…
Got a 4th Grader? It’s a Free Ticket Into National Parks.
The school year hasn't even started yet, and so far it's awesome to be a 4th grader.
And parents, if you're lucky enough to have a 4th grader in the family like me, that's worth a free ticket to places like the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The whole family gets i…
These Are the Quirkiest Baby Names in Texas
Texans can come up with some goodies!  Just look at any kindergarten class list, and high five yourself for stamping your kids with some unique, cool, and creative names.
A new list is out, and please share your thoughts.  Are the quirkiest baby names in Texas really that quirky?
Houston Area Daycare Tells Parents to ‘Get Off Your Phone!’
Signs posted to the door at a daycare is nothing new.  Many times these signs will give instructions to parents about upcoming fundraisers, special hours, or a few set rules...but, a daycare in Rose Hill, Texas (near Tomball), in no uncertain terms, spelled out why parents should 'GET OFF …
Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media
If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started.
As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and ge…
Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This
School starts next week in Lufkin and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.
How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balan…

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