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Is Super 1 Foods Getting Cheaper?

If you've noticed your grocery bill dropping, it may have something to do with a larger trend that's expected to continue.

This is good news for your favorite items that sometimes get a little too pricey.  But why is it happening?

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Choosing This Checkout Line Gets You Out of Super 1 Foods The Quickest

There's a secret to choosing the right checkout line to get in and out of the grocery store quickly, and it's not what you think.  Sometimes getting behind that lady with the full and overflowing cart can be the fastest.  Let me explain.

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The Tyler Public Library Presents Zika Virus Q&A

Join the Tyler Public Library in the Taylor Auditorium for an informational lecture about the Zika Virus on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This

School starts next week in Tyler and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.

How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balance and lead to back problems later on.  Here's the magic number.

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More Zika Virus Cases Reported in Texas

West Nile was discovered in East Texas but, so far, no Zika cases have been confirmed in East Texas. As a state, though, that has number has risen.

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Do Texans Still Smoke?

The price of cigarettes has increased. Smoking has been banned from quite a few bars and restaurants. There's a lawsuit that's trying to get smoking removed completely from movies that target kids.  Is smoking so marginalized that we've almost seen the end of it in Tyler?

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Tyler is Hot, But It Could Be Worse

Texas has 15 of the 30 hottest cities in the US, with more than 100 days each year above 90. Ouch!

The hottest city in America has average temps of 106 in July.  Any guess what city that is?  And see what Tyler's average summer temp should be.

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East Texas Mosquito Trend Mapped Out By The CDC [VIDEO]

East Texas' rainy season is coming to an end and things seem to be drying up, but there's still plenty of standing and pooled water still around that can easily become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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Chicken Purchased in East Texas May Have Dirt In It

To say the least, it's not ideal to lift a freshly sauced and grilled chicken wing to your mouth and taste dirt and sand.  That puts a damper on the back yard party.

There's one company recalling its products now over worries about sand and black soil in the chicken. And there are a few East Texas grocery stores where you may have purchased it.

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It’s Getting Hot in Texas And Here’s Why That’s Scary

After all the rain and thunderstorms last week, it's nice to see the sun and 90 degrees this week.  And we know 100 isn't far off.  Summer in Texas is great for hanging out at pools and lakes, but there are things to watch out for too.  Here's our big heads up.

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Sleeping With Your Dog Is a Good Thing

The experts say it's a good thing to let the dog sleep in the bed with you.  But does your sig other agree?

See why this "good thing" could also be a deal breaker for relationships.

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If You Don’t Buckle Up in Texas, It Can Cost You

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign starts soon, meaning officers will be focused on passing out tickets to those of us that head down the road without seat belts fastened.

The dates cover Memorial Day - one of the busiest and most dangerous weekends to be out on the highway.

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