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  Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

Rather than taking a tax refund check and splurging on a quick shopping spree, NerdWallet advises people make smart spending – or saving - plans.

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts explain the new tax code in simple terms

  Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

  Calculating hate: Federally mandated count leaves out untold number of crimes in America

Punishing hate: Paper tiger laws serve up little to no penalties for attackers

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

Watching Your Wallet: How much could you earn if you invested your coffee money?

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  Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

Lawsuit against DPS alleges corruption, claims cover-ups compromised Longview murder case

  Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

  Mice. Mold. Messes.

  Watching Your Wallet: Will Social Security be there when you retire?

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel More, Spend Less

Brad Barrett took $4,000 Disney trip for a family of four for only $150. Seriously.

  Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending

Planning travel and shopping months in advance can pay off in the long run, financial experts say.

  Report: Customers are overpaying on a quarter of all prescriptions

A new study shows patients are overpaying on prescriptions sometimes because they are using insurance, rather than paying the cash price.

Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

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Attorney representing families in case against accused nurse speaks out

  Texas nurse gets new charges of capital murder, aggravated assault

  Nurse indicted for murder, aggravated assault of patients at Texas heart hospital

  Official: Nurse charged with murder previously worked at Longview hospital

  CHRISTUS Mother Frances patient crisis line for questions regarding former nurse

East Texas nurse charged with murder, Tyler PD discuss investigation

Tuesday night William George Davis, 34, was booked into the Smith County Jail on a charge of murder. His bond is set at $2 million.

The new K2: former East Texas users say current drug formula is deadly

The drug goes by many names and makers claim it has the same effects as marijuana. Those that have used  synthetic marijuana say that notion is false and that they are lucky to be alive.

Documents: State began investigating ex Zavalla coach in July

A former Zavalla baseball coach arrested in October over allegations of improper communication and relationship with two students has been under investigation by a state agency since July.

Document dates ex-Zavalla coach’s behavior to 2010 Woden ISD incident

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office has filed a new criminal charge against a Zavalla coach accused of fondling a student who he had been sending improper emails to.

9 Investigates: Constables cashing in

Texas constables can be as busy as they want to be. While they have full law enforcement authority in their county, they only have one required job: serve civil papers.

KTRE 9 Investigates: Lufkin police report one more movie money case

An 11th Lufkin business has been hit by someone trying to use money marked "For Motion Picture Use Only". According to Lufkin police, officers were called out to Kurth Grocery in the 800 block of Kurth Drive around 8:49 p.m. Tuesday night.

Investigates: Prop money on the rise in East Texas

A new form of counterfeit money is on the rise across the Pineywoods.

Texas on pace to set record for investigations into relationships between students and teachers

With three months left in the fiscal year, the Texas Education Agency has produced numbers showing the amount of investigations into student-teacher relationships is on pace to set a record.

Palestine child dies from abuse days after CPS closes investigation

An East Texas child died from abuse at the hands of his step-father, and the child's grandparents say Child Protective Services had the opportunity to stop it.

Rail regulations investigated after wind topples train cars from bridge

Railroad cars blocking a busy Lufkin highway have been cleared and traffic on Loop 287 began flowing normally Tuesday morning. However, but the majority of the 58-64 rail cars remain grounded after 80mph winds knocked the cars from a railroad bridge to the highway underneath.

Texas judge tells couples: Get married or stay away from each other

An East Texas judge has come under fire for allegedly including a requirement of marriage in his criminal probation. After reports of the unusual marriage order Judge Randall Rogers gave a Tyler man in July, other East Texas residents came forward with similar accounts.

7 Investigates: Keystone Concerns

A different type of oil could soon be flowing through East Texas, with the approval of the controversial TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline. But could it put residents and first responders at risk?