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Lufkin in June Was the Hottest on Record

If it feels hotter than usual, it's true. Last month was the hottest June on record in Lufkin, and meteorologists don't see any signs of that changing.

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Texas is a Great Place for First-Time Home Buyers

We're lucky in Texas that for the most part, the job market is steady and houses are affordable.

That makes us one of the best places in the country to buy a first home, and it doesn't look like that will change anytime soon.  See which Texas city ranks higher than any other.

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There Are Three Things We Shouldn’t Buy Generic

If you're like me, weekends include a trip to H-E-B to stock up.

Good news...If you came home with an SUV full of a mix of name-brand things and generics, you probably did it right.

There are some things we should buy generic and some things we shouldn't, and there's a key to telling the difference.

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Texas Colleges Aren’t The Best, But Still Good Schools for the Money

This week I heard a co-worker utter the phrase "back to school," and I had to look at my smart phone to check the date.  Really?!  We're on the downhill side of the summer already.

If you're a college student, you may be working all summer to build up some funds for tuition this fall cuz it's dang expensive.  We know we're paying a lot, but are Texas schools worth the money?  You might be surprised about the top Texas school for the price.

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Dressing Up Like a Cow May Get You Free Food Today

Chick-Fil-A is offering free food today (Tuesday, July 12th) if you'll dress up like a cow.  Here are the details. 

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Texas May Be Awesome, But It Lacks Tourist Destinations

We rock the beer and barbecue in Texas, but when it comes to having the biggest draws for tourists, we're left completely off the "best of the best" list.  We don't have Yosemite or Yellowstone, and the closest "best" tourist destination is about 1200 miles away.  BUT, see why this may be a good thing.

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Texas Mugshots Are Not the Happiest Ones

There comes a point during the arrest process where you've got to make a decision.

To smile or not to smile?

It turns out, Texans aren't too cheery in mug shots overall.  See which state does have the happiest ones, and how Texas compares.

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Wal-Mart Heiress Rolls Back Prices on Texas Ranches

When houses don't sell, it's usually the advice of the realtor to drop the price.  And dropping the list price on two houses by a combined total of ten million bucks makes them a bargain.  If you're rich.

See where these pricey Texas homes are, and who is selling them.  Did you even know she lives here?

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Gas is Cheap in Texas, and About to Get Cheaper

Gas prices are averaging just above two bucks a gallon in East Texas right now, and that's about fifty cents cheaper than it was on the 4th of July weekend last year. Road trip on!

Even better news for drivers - gas prices are expected to dip under the two-dollar mark again this fall and they could crater at a level so low we'll be doing a double take.  So how low will they get?

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One Texas Town Fights Over Whether A Cat Can Live at the Library

Sometimes cats become residents in Mom and Pop stores, vet clinics, and apparently libraries.  But one Texas town has evicted the resident cat from the library, and now it's got some people petitioning and calling voters to weigh in.  It's not Nacogdoches or Diboll, although we know you guys love your cats.  The cat controversy is happening a little further north and west.

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Lufkin is Hot, But It Could Be Worse

Texas has 15 of the 30 hottest cities in the US, with more than 100 days each year above 90. Ouch!

The hottest city in America has average temps of 106 in July.  Any guess what city that is?  And see what Lufkin's average summer temp should be.

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Update: A Texas Town Looks For Ways To Honor a Hero

We posted the story recently about the former US Marine who drowned in the Texas Hill Country trying to rescue two teens, and now the City of Bandera is looking for ways to honor him.  

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