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Do Texans Still Smoke?

The price of cigarettes has increased. Smoking has been banned from quite a few bars and restaurants. There's a lawsuit that's trying to get smoking removed completely from movies that target kids.  Is smoking so marginalized that we've almost seen the end of it in Lufkin?

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Pokey Making Progress Since Being Found

With some love, a little luck, and a popular phone game, a loving dog now has a new lease on life.

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VHS, Beloved Home Video Format, Dies at 40

Very sad news out of Japan: According to Mental Floss, Funai Electric, the last company making VCRs has announced that it will cease production of VCRs, “due to declining sales and difficulty acquiring parts.” Though effectively on life support for the last several years, the will mark the true and final death of the VCR, or video cassette recorder. It was 40 years old.

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Lufkin ISD Goes to Digital Registration Process

Lufkin ISD is going paperless for registration for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents no longer need to fill out paper packets to register their child.

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Hastings to Close All Stores by October 31

It's official: Amarillo-based retailer Hastings will be liquidated and all 126 of its stores will shutter by October 31, 2016.

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Bar-S Foods Recalls Almost 400,000 Pounds of Hot Dogs and Corn Dogs

Almost 400,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs produced by Oklahoma-based Bar-S Food Company have been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

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Garry Marshall, Prolific TV and Filmmaker, Dies at 81

The entertainment world lost a giant yesterday, when Garry Marshall, creator of some of the most popular television shows in the medium’s history and a director of some of the most beloved movies of the last 30 years, died after what The New York Times called “a series of strokes.” He was 81 years old.

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Lufkin in June Was the Hottest on Record

If it feels hotter than usual, it's true. Last month was the hottest June on record in Lufkin, and meteorologists don't see any signs of that changing.

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