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Hot? You Aren’t Alone — The Past Year Has Been America’s Warmest On Record

Climate-change doubters can continue to deny it’s happening, but the facts don’t lie: the National Climatic Data Center reports that in the US, the past year has been the warmest since record-keeping began more than a century ago.

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New Survey Reveals More Teenagers Try Drugs and Alcohol During the Summer

While the summer months are supposed to fun and a much needed break from the previous school year, a new survey finds that many teens are using their summer vacation to try drugs and alcohol.

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In Texas This Summer, Sunscreen Is Your Friend

Summer is here, and it seems like everyone is hitting the pool or the lake. Who doesn’t love relaxing on a boat with a few close friends, family members, and perhaps drinks with umbrellas in them? It’s all fun and games until somebody gets a nasty, blistering sunburn.

I got one of those several years ago at Lake Travis in Austin. My back was bare while I was on a boat with friends, I didn’t put an ounce of sunscreen on it, and I laid on a raft for about two hours. The next day, if it had been the time period where it was cool to type OMG, that would have been my choice of acronyms. Or perhaps IMBOF (is my back on fire). And yes, I made that up.

What’s our skin cancer risk in Texas?

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Cities Spraying for Mosquitoes Again

After a one year hiatus caused by the drought, mosquito spraying is underway again in Lufkin and Nacogdoches.  Officials in both cities say their mosquito trucks are getting back to business as usual, and there are plenty mosquitoes out there waiting for them.

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Just How Hot Will It Be This Summer?

Last summer was hot. Miserably hot. But meteorologists are predicting that this summer might not be so bad.

Might we actually be able to leave our air-conditioned homes, schools, and offices at 4 p.m. without pain? Will the pools be cool and refreshing, instead of feeling like bath water?

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