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Texting While Driving Kills Katy Man

Want more proof that sending text messages while driving is not just stupid, but also dangerous?  A Katy man learned that the other day.  Tragically, it was the last thing he ever learned.

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Voters Head to the Polls for Texas Primary

Have you voted yet? Election officials in Angelina County say more than 5600 people voted early, in the two weeks prior to today’s primary.

The race for Angelina County Sheriff is one to watch. On the Republican side voters will choose between Allen Hill and Greg Sanches. Jim Hodges runs unopposed as a Democrat for Sheriff.

The polls are open from 7am to 7pm today, so let your voice be heard. Voting is a good way to get out of the office and stretch your legs, and my political science teachers in high school and college always used to tell me it’s my civic duty to get out there and fill out a ballot. The candidates are waiting for us to decide their fate.

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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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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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‘Homeless Hotspots’ Ignite Heated Debate

The annual SXSW interactive conference in Austin is sometimes plagued with snail-slow internet speeds (when you can connect at all). But this year it’s been a little easier to find a wifi hotspot: just look for a homeless person. Yes, homeless people are now being used as wifi spots.

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Is Your State Paying the Most for Electricity?

Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.

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‘Hairy Crazy Ants’ Invade Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana [VIDEO]

If ants creep you out, this particular breed will truly give you nightmares.

Dubbed “hairy crazy ants,” they move at warp speed and little deters them. In fact, if one is killed, it releases a chemical cue for the others to attack the threat — making standard pesticides nearly useless.

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Teneha “Police Trap” is History

At long last, it appears that law and order is breaking out in the small town of Teneha in Shelby County.  A number of lawsuits against Teneha and Shelby County officials have been certified as "Class Action."

This means any person who has been victimized by Teneha police can be a plaintiff in a Class Action lawsuit against the officials.

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