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Jim Bell

Jim Bell is a Lufkin native with many years of experience in commercial and public radio news broadcasting.  Winner of many awards for news writing, reporting and news production from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association, Houston Press Club, Dallas Press Club, Harris County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association.   He's been married to the same woman for 35 years,  with four children and six grandchildren.
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via Flickr/Kristo Hunor
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Study: Half of US Doctors Struggle with Burnout

No matter how "burned out" you may feel about your profession, you may be interested to know there is one job that causes more "burn out" than any other.  USA Today reports a national survey shows more medical doctors suffer job burnout than people in any other profession.

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source: United States Government Accountability Office
source: United States Government Accountability Office
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DMV Will Accept Foreign Photo ID’s For One Year

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is changing its identification requirements for registering or transferring vehicle titles. Starting next month, DMV will accept ANY government issued photo ID card, including cards issued by foreign governments.  The temporary rules will expire on August 31st of 2013, when DMV will require an American-issued photo ID.

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via Brazosport ISD
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Brazosport ISD Relaxes Dress Code

Yes indeed the times they are a'changin'. Unlike many school districts across the country, the Brazosport School District near Houston is actually relaxing its dress code. The BISD Dress Code now allows middle and high school boys to have facial hair, wear earrings and -- gasp! -- have shoulder length hair.

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via Houston Public Radio
via Houston Public Radio
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Officials Promote Sex Assault Help-Line

Statistically, at least one person is raped every hour in Texas. Incredibly, more than four out of every five of those rapes -- about 82% -- are never reported to police. Houston Public Radio is reporting that silent rape victims who need confidential help now have a place to turn on a new statewide help-line.

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Category: East Texas News

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