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Tyler and Longview School Districts Not Among the Best in Texas

School districts across Texas have been graded using lots of public info, plus reviews from parents, neighbors, and students.  Tyler and Longview schools aren't even among the top 350 school districts in Texas!  What are we doing wrong?  See how low we rank, and start making your case now to give them a boost.

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Your Credit Card Purchase Can Be Denied Without an ID in Texas in 2018

If you really want that new fancy new tablet, take your driver's license with you to buy it.

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To Get a Texas Driver’s License, New Required Courses are Coming

For some drivers needing a Texas license after September 1, there's a new course that you'll have to take. And without it, you can't get a license!

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Fort Worth Officer Gets Hit by a Car During Traffic Stop and Survives

This happened to Fort Worth police officer Matthew Lesell earlier this week. Be forewarned, the video is not easy to watch. And there's more to the story.

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Painted-Rock Trend Prompts a Warning from State Parks

Last summer it was Pokemon Go.  This summer it's a new trend that's getting people outside and on a treasure-hunt-like mission.

So...what's with all the painted rocks, and why isn't all of Texas loving them?  

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If The Concrete is Burning Your Feet, It’s Too Hot for the Dog Too

Running out of the house to get the mail is an adventure this time of year.  It's so hot right now that our bare feet on sidewalks will make us do that quick tip-toe dance that kind of looks like we're trying to sneak up on someone, and also looks a little like Elaine's dance from the TV show Seinfeld. This just in -- hot concrete hurts your dog's feet too!

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McDonald’s is Giving Away Free Ice Cream, One Person Gets Free Ice Cream for Life

The odds of winning free cones for life are about 1 in 13,898.

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West Nile is Found in Panola and Van Zandt Counties

Texas Health and Human Services says we've had positive West Nile activity near Carthage and Canton. Here's what we need to know.

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Texas Boy’s Invention May End Hot Car Deaths

One McKinney boy has invented something that may do the trick, and he's got a patent in the works, and a 3-D model waiting so it can be mass-produced.

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The State of Texas Really Wants You to Catch Rainwater

Not every state gets excited about catching rainwater, but Texas does.

Texas will give us an award for doing it well, and there are tax incentives.  Oh, and we can even drink it.  But there's an art to it.

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Texas Mom Faces Criminal Charges After Kids Die in a Hot Car

Why are Texans missing the message that hot cars can kill?

It's a mystery to me why these hot car deaths keep happening.  In one of the most recent cases, a mom apparently left her kids in the car on purpose, to teach them a lesson.

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This Highway is the Most Dangerous in Texas, Louisiana

When we head out on an awesome summer vacation, the last thing we want to worry about is getting in a nasty wreck. Texas has some crazy traffic, and there's one road in particular where drivers experience the most crashes.  Here's the big heads up.

And while we're at it, we'll give you the most dangerous roads in Louisiana and Arkansas too, in case you're headed that way.  

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