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CVS No Longer Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco Starting October 1

A major company is taking a significant stand against smoking and the move is being applauded by the president.

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Texas Health Officials Are Dropping Rabies Vaccines From The Sky

That's not a ketchup packet, it's a rabies vaccine.

The bait is about the size of a ketchup packet, and it's being dropped from helicopters across much of Texas so skunks will eat it, and be effectively vaccinated against the rabies virus.

Just how close to Lufkin is this unconventional rabies clinic being conducted?

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East Texas Fish Contaminated By Chemicals

There was a warning issued yesterday from the Texas State Health Department not to eat some of the fish caught in East Texas.

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Flu Season Hits Hard in Texas

If you talked yourself into getting a flu shot in September or October when the vaccines first came out, good for you! Hopefully you're flu-free and feeling good right now.

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How to Call In Sick Like a Pro

There will come a time in your career when you have to call in sick. That’s fine. Companies offer employees sick days for a reason. But you should always use your sick days properly and professionally.

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East Texas Students Learn to Make Toothpaste

Ever tried to make your own toothpaste?  I would imagine it's not easy.  That's why we usually leave it to Crest, Colgate, and Aquafresh.

Some Lufkin science students have become toothpaste experts, and made their own!

You might think you'd have to be a high school chemistry student to grasp the toothpaste-making concept, but it's actually Lufkin fifth-graders that have mastered the art.

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‘iPosture’ May Explain Why Tablets and Phones Cause Crippling Back Pain

Mobile devices are supposed to make life easier, but they may actually be making it more painful.

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One East Texas Town May Ban e-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, and another East Texas Town may try to put a damper on that national trend.

Nacogdoches is thinking about moving toward a ban on e-cigarettes, as more towns across our neck of the woods, and across the state and country, continue to research the effects of using them.  E-cigarettes create a vapor that is inhaled, and some call it "vaping."

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