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Father Saves Son From Dry Drowning, Thanks TX Couple for Sharing Their Story

KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

A life may have been saved after another was lost, thanks to the parents sharing their tragic story.

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What is Dry Downing? How You Can Prevent It

After reading a news story about a Texas child who died from 'dry drowning', or 'secondary drowning.' I felt the need to be informed about what that is and how to prevent it.

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Two North Texas Toddlers Die In Hot Car

It doesn't officially have to be 'summer' for it to get hot in Texas.  On any typical day it can get hot and can kill kids and animals that are locked in cars with the windows up. The message is repeated over and over again when it comes to kids or animals being locked in a car with the windows rolled up on a hot day.  They can die from heat exhaustion in this situation.

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Some Texas Schools Triple Recess Time to Help Kids with ADHD Concentrate

With increasing cases of ADHD, is more recess the solution rather than prescription pills?

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Fidget Spinners Are Catching On In East Texas

Most kids have these things and they're supposed to reduce stress and help with concentration, but do they work?

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East Texas is Full of Outdoor Activities for the Kids

If your brood is anything like mine, the first thing the kids do when they walk in the door after school is grab the iPad or the Kindle. Spring is here, kids!  East Texas has plenty of things to do outside, and we're leavin' the house.  Here are just a few ideas.

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These Are the Quirkiest Baby Names in Texas

Texans can come up with some goodies! Just look at any kindergarten class list, and high five yourself for stamping your kids with some unique, cool, and creative name

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How Do You Talk to the Kids When the Dog is Dying?

This is the worst part of pet ownership.  We've learned that Harry has major health issues and he's in noticeable pain, and we're faced with that big decision that no dog owner wants to make.  How do you talk to the kids about what's coming?

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East Texans Snatch Up a New Batch of Hatchimals

A few more Hatchimals made their way to select stores over the weekend, but they're gone again.  What do Hatchimals do anyway?

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Three Reasons Christmas Should Start Before Thanksgiving

It's mean to withhold the magic of Christmas from the kids, and I just couldn't do it any longer. Lights on, tree up.

And I've discovered three big reasons besides these girls, why Christmas should always start before Thanksgiving.

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My Halloween Decorations Won’t Win Any Contest

Good luck today with your office cubicle decorating contest.  You are rockin' those cob webs.

I have failed my children with my lack of Halloween decorations, so my 6-year old decided to take matters into her own hands and make something festive on her own.  And then the sprinkler system hit it.

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Parents Say This is the Best Age to Get Kids a Smart Phone

 

This may be the great debate at your house. The kids are begging for a phone so they can enter the world of Snapchat for themselves, and you're holding off as long as you possibly can.  What's the ideal age to let kids/teens have a smart phone, and how does East Texas compare?

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