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How You Can Help an East Texas Pup in Need

All dog owners know one simple fact. Dogs are a member of your family. Just months into owning a pup, they are no longer a pet. They are a part of your family that cannot be replaced. For some, they are like children. This East Texas couple's furry family member needs your help. 

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East Texas School Delays + Closings For Wednesday, February 12th

It appears as if East Texas isn't getting spared when it comes to the wintry mix. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are expected this afternoon through this evening and will most definitely be causing problems tomorrow morning. Some school districts are making decisions now to either delay the start of classes on Wednesday or cancel them all together in addition to affecting athletic plans Tuesday evening.

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East Texas Lucks Out of Round One of Winter Weather — Can We Be Lucky With Round Two?

Many East Texans thought they were going to wake up to a winter wonderland thanks to freezing rain that was expected overnight, but that didn't happen. The morning went on as normal with the exception of a few school districts that opted for a late start this morning. Will we be as lucky this afternoon?

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Educational Home Health Care Videos

Watch the "Understanding Home Health Care" video from ABC news to hear how older adults can feel comfortable and independent at home.

In the video below, from MoveForwardPT, Diane Nichols, PT, runs through home safety tips to keep the elderly at your home safe

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East Texas School Delays + Closings

It appears as if Punxsutawney Phil's prediction is coming true from Groundhog Day, East Texas is once again experiencing cold weather and with that winter precipitation too and threatening to delay or cancel classes on Tuesday.

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Man Accused of Killing His Girlfriend’s 1-Year-Old Son

A mother is in distress after her 1-year-old son passed away while in the care of her boyfriend. Ivan Rose was killed by head trauma allegedly caused by Clarissa Rose's boyfriend while Rose was at work. The man is currently being head by a $1.5 million dollar bond. 

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Dentistry From The Heart Set To Provide Free Dental Services To East Texans Saturday

For the past 9 years, Dr. Smith, a Tyler dentist, has participated in an event called Dentistry From The Heart. The event offers free dental services to those East Texans that can't afford dental care. This years' event is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th at the offices of Smith Dental Care in Tyler.

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Police Officer Breaks Mentally Disabled Teen’s Arm While Escorting Him Off the School Bus [NSFW VIDEO]

The idea of how much force our police officers should be allowed to use while on duty to achieve safety for themselves and others has been a hot topic for a while now. With video cameras nearly everywhere, we are seeing more and more of the behind the scenes actions of our police force. This video does not look as though the amount of force was equal to the actions. 

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Drug Store Chain CVS Caremark Announces It Will Stop Selling Cigarettes
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CVS Pharmacy Stores to Stop Selling Cigarettes + Tobacco Products

In an unprecedented move, CVS Pharmacy announced it will no longer carry tobacco products or cigarettes in its more than 7,600 stores, including those right here in East Texas. The company made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying by Oct. 1, they'll no longer sell the products. This marks the first major national retail chain to pull these products off of their shelves.

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‘Cheer Fest’ Benefit for Lindale Firefighter Joe Yeakley is Feb. 22

Lindale firefighter Joe Yeakley was severely injured fighting a house fire last month. Lindale and all of East Texas continues to pray for Joe's recovery and for his family. One way that East Texas can help with Joe's medical bills is attend a "Cheer Fest" for Joe and his family.

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Girl Scout Cookie Sales Continue

Girls Scouts in Tyler are part of a regional group called Girl Scouts of North East Texas, which covers 32 counties in East and Northeast Texas, including Smith, Wood, Gregg, Henderson and Van Zandt Counties.

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Larry Hodge, Texas Parks and Wildlife
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New Largemouth Bass Record Set at Lake Palestine

Lake Palestine, home of the Big Bass Bash, produced its second Toyota ShareLunker largemouth bass in less than a year Saturday -- and with a new lake record.

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