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Tyler’s Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dance is Saturday Night

If you've got a child you know it's all about those little moments, the little moments that have a lasting impression on both you and your child and you have the opportunity to create quite a few of those moments and memories during the annual Mother/Son and Father/Daughter dance.

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Child Gets Suspended for Hello Kitty Bubble ‘Gun’ + School Calls Her a Terrorist Threat [VIDEO]

With all of the school shootings and gun violence lately, Americans are taking guns very seriously. While it is a good thing that people and schools are starting to pay much more attention to gun violence, there is a line that needs to be drawn. Maybe the story of this kindergartener will help shine a light on that line.

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Is A Longer School Year For Students On the Way? [VIDEO]

Growing up, the things that I always looked forward to the most about school was the breaks. I got about a week for Thanksgiving, 2-3 for Christmas, a week for spring break, and then about 2.5 months for summer. Summer break was my favorite for obvious reasons. Well, it's a good thing that I got out when I did because it looks like longer school years will be here before we know it.

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Sandy Hook Survivors Record Song for Charity [VIDEO]

While the tragedy of Sandy Hook elementary shook the nation to its core, there is no way to imagine what the students who survived are feeling. It's hard to find words to describe what they are going through. Instead of finding words to help, they used music. You're going to want to have a box of tissues handy.

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Tree Tyler Day – Volunteers Needed

Barbara Bass, the mayor of the City of Tyler, has a goal of planting 5000 trees within the city in five years and the city is on track to meet that goal, but is in need of volunteers to help obtain it though.

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‘Bringing Home the Browns’ Update — Heather Brown Opens Eyes During Coma

Last fall we brought you the incredible story of Sean and Heather Brown. While Sean was fighting for our country in Afghanistan, Heather was having some strange symptoms she knew she shouldn't be having during her pregnancy. She went to the hospital and ended up having baby John prematurely. and she slipped into a coma. Well four months later, Heather is starting to make great progress.

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Monopoly Plans to Retire One of Its Tokens — Will It Be Your Favorite? [VIDEO, POLL]

I just found out that Monopoly is retiring one of its tokens. What? Yep, Monopoly will be replacing one of its iconic tokens and they're letting us decide. Hasbro, the maker of Monopoly, is calling the campaign, "Save Your Token."

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Call to Arms Blood Drive is Jan. 7-12 in East Texas

Mix 93-1, 101.5 KNUE, Hot 107-3 Jamz and 96X have teamed with Carter BloodCare of East Texas to host the annual Call To Arms Blood Drive from Jan. 7-12 to help save the lives of East Texans and to raise the blood supply levels here in the area.  It's comforting to know that for every pint of blood that is donated, it can help save up to three lives.

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Kansas Wants Sperm Donor to Pay Child Support to Lesbian Couple [VIDEO, POLL]

There is a huge difference between "father" and "dad," correct? Well, apparently the Department of Children and Families in Shawnee County, Kansas doesn't think so. A man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple that wanted to start a family is now being drug into a nasty legal battle to pay child support for the child.

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Starting the New Year With the Flu? You’re Not Alone

Maybe it's not just the effects of the New Year's Eve drinks that you're feeling today. Many people in East Texas are sick with something other than the "brown bottle flu" right now.

Flu cases are up in Texas. Emergency rooms from Dallas to Tyler to Houston are saying they're seeing more flu cases right now, with fevers of 102 to 103 and that yucky, awful, achey feeling. And of course the other pleasantries associated with the flu that we don't need to mention.

With flu cases on the rise, what can be done?

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Sign the Petition to Make Westboro Baptist Church a Legally Recognized Hate Group

Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket the funerals of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. If you agree that this is a horribly hateful protest, please sign this petition to make the U.S. government legally recognize the church as a hate group. 

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How We Can Help the Families of Sandy Hook Elementary

On Friday, the nation stopped as word of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., made its way around the country. The news of the 20 children and six teachers who lost their lives brought our country to a stand still.

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