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Houston Lawyer Sues Daughter’s Cyber-Bullies, And Wins In Court

Here's a sure fire way to get a cyber-bully's attention.  Sue them for defamation.  That's what a Houston lawyer has done.  He sued the school girls who posted a nasty video about his daughter on Facebook.  It worked.

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Which State Has the Most Politicians With College Degrees?

How can a state with so many smart people in charge have so many financial problems?

Nearly 90 percent of all legislators in California have a bachelor's degree or higher, the highest percentage of any state legislature in the US. Of course, considering the well-known money issues plaguing the state, maybe it's time voters elect someone who majored in economics.

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Small College Bans National Anthem – Again

A small pacifist college in Indiana has decided to return to its long standing tradition of not playing or singing the National Anthem at sporting events.

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Library Reading Programs Endangered by State Budget Cuts

Like most other state-funded programs, public library summer reading programs in Angelina County and all over Texas are feeling the pinch of tighter purse strings.

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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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