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It's fun to pick on the boys in the office, fun to play music, and fun to talk to you all day at work. Thanks for listening! I grew up in a one-stoplight town in rural Nebraska. My whole family still lives there and I love going back to visit them, but I also love Texas. Barbecue, fajitas, and great live music....it's the place to be. I've lived in Texas for 16 years now. Austin, Dallas, and here. I've worked in radio from the moment I graduated from college. (The University of Nebraska...Go Huskers!) I've been on a hundred stations at one point or another. I just love radio. Other things I love....let's see. Blue ink. Black bores me a bit. I love cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce and anything that the two happen to touch. I fall asleep in almost every movie I attempt to watch I have made it through Eat, Pray, Love and Mr. Wright. I like chick flicks. I have an awesome family and love spending time with them. You'll probably hear me talk about my daughters on the air. They're toddler girls who exhaust me, crack me up, and amaze me because I don't think I was ever that smart. I have two miniature schnauzers too. Thanks for stopping by. Now tell me about you.
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Lufkin Jones Pool is Open Again

Guess what....it's going to be hot this weekend!  This time of year we don't really need a weather forecast do we?  It gets to at least the mid 90's every day and feels like 105 and that's about all we need to know.  That's the forecast we'll have again this weekend.

Time to hit the lake!  Go fishing, swimming, and boating with Dad on Father's Day weekend.

A Lufkin pool that had been shuttered for two years is open again too.  In fact, it had it's grand re-opening yesterday.

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An East Texas American Legion Post Helps a Disabled Veteran

An East Texas American Legion Post is doing their best to help a disabled veteran get a new home, and you have the chance to help in the effort next weekend, just by showing up and having some fun.

On Saturday, June 22, the American Legion Riders Post 134 in Crockett will host their First Annual Bike Show and Poker Run.

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High School Football Players May Have to Take it Easy in Practice

Rule makers for high school football in Texas are doing their best to protect players, and moved a step closer Tuesday to limiting full-contact practices during the regular season.

So the Panthers and Dragons and all of our favorite area teams may have to let up a little bit this fall.

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East Texas Man Killed in Accident Out-of-State

A Diboll man is dead after an accident over the weekend in Louisiana, in Sabine Parish.

It happened Sunday morning, and Louisiana State Troopers say the drivers of the two pickups were both from Texas:  29-year-old Tommy F. Tilley Jr. of Diboll, and 65-year-old Earl John Broussard of Baytown.

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September and July Birthdays are Most Common

Just how popular is your birthday?

If your birthday falls in the months of July or September, you share a birthday months with millions of Americans.  Those are the most popular months to be born in, according to a very ambitious data researcher with NPR.

If you were born on a particular day in mid-September, you have the number-one most popular birthday known to man.  Congrats!  What's the least popular?

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Texas Has Great Tippers

If you dine out at the Olive Garden, or Hole in One Cafe, or another one of your favorite spots in Lufkin, do you tip well?  You just might be boosting the average for Texas.

We've all got cheapskates in our circle of friends and family, but for the most part Texans are good tippers.  On average, we tip 19.7 percent here and that puts us in the top 5.  The best overall tippers are in New York and New Jersey, at around 25 percent.  Those moneybags...that's a quarter of the bill!  Who's the worst?

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Tribute Today in Houston to Honor Fallen Firefighters

Firefighters from across Texas are heading to Houston to honor fellow firefighters killed in the line of duty last week.  East Texas firefighters are among those headed south to fill Reliant Stadium today at 10am for the tribute.

We mentioned yesterday that the Houston Astros wore patches on their uniforms to honor the four lives lost.  Today, the football stadium will be fill with family, friends, supporters, and members of the Crockett and Lufkin Fire Departments at a public memorial.

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