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Wider Panama Canal Means More Texas Truck Traffic

Texas business and political leaders are sending out a serious "heads up" to cities and towns on the major highways that go to and from the Gulf Coast, and, for once, it has nothing to do with hurricanes.

They say the massive expansion of the Panama Canal that's now underway is going to double the canal's ship traffic when it's completed in 2014.  Why is this of any concern in Texas?

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Fixed-Rate Power Contracts in Danger

Officials at several big electricity providers are wondering out loud if changes in wholesale power prices could allow them to break the fixed-rate contracts they have with consumers.

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Lufkin May Crack Down on Tanning and Tattoos

Next time you get a tattoo in Lufkin or hit the tanning beds, you may find new rules and tighter health codes.

Yesterday at the Angelina County Commissioner’s Court meeting a representative from the health department said several health code violations have been discovered recently.

What’s the solution?

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Beware of 281-581-7601 – Unwanted Telemarketing Call From Promark Research

I don’t mind the occasional telemarketing phone call from time to time, whether it be political or business, but I was under the impression that telemarketers were not supposed to call your residence after 8 p.m. Apparently that is not the rule, because my phone rang last night (Sunday) at 10:33 p.m.

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Hundreds of Jobs Available at Chamber Job Fair

Whether you are out of a job, or looking to change jobs, you'll get a chance to meet people who can do either of those things for you at the first Forest Country Job Fair Tuesday May 22nd at Angelina College.  Job hunters will find more than 800 jobs of all kinds in a wide variety of businesses and trades.

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Which Cars Do Americans Refuse to Buy? [PHOTOS]

Americans may have an enduring love affair with cars dating back more than 100 years, but there are some models we refuse to drive off the lot.

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TransCanada Reapplies for Oil Pipeline

The Canadian oil company that wants to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. has submitted a new application for the project, after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska.

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Education Summit Says Schools Must Change

School superintendents, school board members and administrators from around Angelina County and the state held a summit meeting with local business and community leaders earlier this week at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center on Tuesday.  Their goal was to get public schools, state lawmakers, and the business community on the same page in educating children.

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