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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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Texas Starts To Rebound After Cold Snap

The state's power grid is getting back to normal today after Monday's unseasonably cold temperatures.  Overnight lows this morning were in the upper teens in Lufkin, and today's high will reach about 46.

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Happy New Year!

There are many events planned throughout Texas to ring in the New Year tonight.

Organizers in Dallas say the annual "Big D NYE" celebration will draw tens of thousands of people - perhaps forty thousand or more - and it's billed as the biggest New Year's Eve celebration in the Central Time Zone.

That's at Victory Plaza in Downtown Dallas with live music, food, and fireworks, and it's free to get in with no tickets required.

If you don't feel like driving to Dallas, there are other events happening right here 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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Texas Is Just So-So When It Comes To Health

The rankings came out this week showing which states are the healthiest, and Texas is on the lower third of the list.

But we're healthier than most of the South.

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Lufkin Students Earn Bragging Rights in Magazine

The students at Brookhollow are part of the new issue of Texas School Business magazine's annual bragging rights issue, that comes out every December.

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Rumors Swirl That Nick Saban Will Be The Next Coach at Texas

Some analysts are saying it's a done deal; that Mack Brown will resign as the Texas head coach, and Alabama coach Nick Saban will take over next season.

Other analysts, like Kirk Herbstreit at ESPN, say there's no chance

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