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Goodbye Food Pyramid — Hello MyPlate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has thrown out the "Food Pyramid", which was designed to show Americans how to choose the most nutritious foods.  In its place, the department has adopted a new approach it calls "MyPlate".

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School Superintendents Say Education Will Suffer if School Funds are Cut

The Texas Legislature has passed a new state budget that cuts, among other things, $4 billion dollars out of funding for the state's public schools. School Superintendents around the state say that's a recipe for educational disaster.

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And Baby Makes Eleven. Lufkin Family’s Youngest Child Graduates From High School

2011 will always be a special year for the Aguilar family of Lufkin. They'll look back on it with pride, and maybe a little wistful sadness, because it will be remembered as the year the baby of their family of 11 children graduated from Lufkin High School.

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Junior League Adds Dental and Vision Screening to Back to School Program

The Junior League of Lufkin's annual Back to School Bonanza program will be expanded this year, to include a variety of free health related services, in addition to school supplies.

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ACLU Says Holding School Functions in Local Churches is Unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union has put the Lufkin School District on notice that it's unconstitutional to hold school functions in local churches.

In a letter to the LISD Board, the ACLU says the school district is violating the First Amendment by hosting events such as the National Honor Society induction, senior breakfast, special education graduation and a handful of teacher workshops at First United Methodist Church, and a teacher development workshop at Southside Baptist Church.

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Never Leave A Child Alone In A Car

With hot summer weather getting closer every day, police and child safety experts are pleading with parents to never EVER leave their children alone in a car.  This appeal brings back terrible and painful memories in Lufkin, where a three month old baby girl died last summer in a car parked outside her father's place of work.  Her father forgot his infant daughter was in the car.

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LISD Cuts $1.5 Million Out of Schools’ Budget. Many More Cuts Probable.

The Lufkin School Board is in the process of cutting roughly one and a half million dollars out of the annual budget, and the cuts aren't expected to stop there.

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Angry LSU Students Chase Would-Be Flag Burner Off the Campus

A Louisiana State University graduate student picked the wrong place to announce plans to burn an American flag Wednesday. Nearly a thousand angry LSU students chased him off the campus in Baton Rouge

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