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Cop Caught Pepper Spraying Terrifying Baby Squirrel

Sure, baby squirrels are a little weird looking, but so's our cousin Jon, and we don't go around pepper spraying him anytime he approaches a bunch of middle schoolers. (Wait, that sounds weird. You get what we mean....)

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Texas Abortion Bill Fails Following Stunning, Late-Night Legislative Chaos

A bill in the Texas legislature that would impose some of the strongest restrictions on abortion in the country failed to pass before a midnight deadline on Tuesday, following extraordinary events in the State Senate that lasted all day.

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Texas Boy Dies After He’s Impaled

Over the weekend, a 14-year-old West Texas was playing hide and seek on the Texas Tech University campus when something went horribly wrong.

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High School Football Players May Have to Take it Easy in Practice

Rule makers for high school football in Texas are doing their best to protect players, and moved a step closer Tuesday to limiting full-contact practices during the regular season.

So the Panthers and Dragons and all of our favorite area teams may have to let up a little bit this fall.

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Texas Has Great Tippers

If you dine out at the Olive Garden, or Hole in One Cafe, or another one of your favorite spots in Lufkin, do you tip well?  You just might be boosting the average for Texas.

We've all got cheapskates in our circle of friends and family, but for the most part Texans are good tippers.  On average, we tip 19.7 percent here and that puts us in the top 5.  The best overall tippers are in New York and New Jersey, at around 25 percent.  Those moneybags...that's a quarter of the bill!  Who's the worst?

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Buckle Up! The Click it or Ticket Campaign is Underway.

This will be a big weekend on the roads, and police in East Texas and across the US are doing what they can to keep us all safe.  Don't forget to buckle up!  Friday will be the busiest travel day, but some folks are starting their vacations now and we can expect the roads to be packed all week.

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Tornadoes Rip Through Texas, Leave Several Dead

Today in Lufkin and Nacogdoches we have the chance of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms, but the situation doesn't appear to be anything like what North Texas saw last night.

As many as ten possible tornadoes ripped through areas west of Dallas-Fort Worth Wednesday night, and left 250 people homeless, 100 injured, and 6 dead.  Changes to those numbers could come today as emergency responders fully assess the damage.

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Two Texas Cities on the Most Redneck List

 

Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesA real estate company put out a blog naming the most redneck cities in America, and Texas has two in the top ten.

We tend to think of redneck cities being here in the south, but there are some northern metro areas that made the list.

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