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Is Your Car One of the 7 Million Toyota Is Recalling?

Toyota Motor Corporation announced on Wednesday that it will recall more than seven million vehicles to fix a power window issue that the manufacturer says could present a risk for fire.

According to a press release issued by the Japanese automaker, the voluntary recall is to inspect and apply special fluorine grease to the driver’s-side Power Window Master Switch (everyone's favorite car part) because it may become “notchy” when operated.

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via Flickr/okroads
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TxDOT Rebuilds Lufkin N. Loop Interchange

The Lufkin News reports the Texas Department of Transportation is finally launching a long awaited redesign and rebuilding of the U.S 59/Loop 287 interchange on Lufkin's north side.

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Thieves Love the Honda Accord

The Honda Accord seems to be one of the most common vehicles seen on the roads, not only across the US, but right here in East Texas. Driving on the Highway 59 we see tons of Accords, mixed in with several domestic pickup trucks and foreign and domestic SUVs. I’m rockin’ a Chevy Traverse, packed full of car seats, diaper bags, and scattered discarded Cheerios. And you?

If you drive a Tahoe, rest assured, it’s not likely to be stolen. But if you drive a foreign car, you’re chances of having it ripped off are pretty good. Yikes!

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source: TXDoT
source: TXDoT
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Part of US 59 Re-named Interstate 69

The Houston Chronicle reports the first east Texas piece of the trade corridor that will some day run  from Mexico to Canada has been officially designated north of Houston.

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Women More Prone to Road Rage Than Men? Who Knew?

A recent survey of America's commuters has turned up some interesting and surprising facts about America's motorists.  Most of us think of "Road Rage" as a mostly "guy" thing, but this survey says that's not true. You may be surprised -- as we were -- to learn that women drivers are more likely to give in to "Road Rage" and fly off the handle than men.

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via Toyota USA
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Family Crisis Center Wins its Toyota Van

The Family Crisis Center of East Texas in Lufkin is the winner in Day 73 of Toyota USA's 100 Cars For Good national philanthropic campaign. The Center beat the other four nonprofit finalists in the online voting, and it will get a free Toyota van from Loving Toyota of Lufkin.

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via Facebook/TxDot
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TxDOT Has Highway Work Zone Safety Tips

In the aftermath of that fatal five-vehicle crash on State Hwy 7 outside Crockett back on July 16, the Texas Department of Transportation is pointing to that accident as proof of the need to be extra cautious and aware in highway construction zones.

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Bexar County Ranks #1 in Road Rage Accidents

We all know that San Antonio ranks first in several desirable categories related to tourism, but you may not know that it also ranks first in a dubious and undesirable category. The San Antonio Express-News reports that statistically -- Bexar County ranks first in "road rage accidents."

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