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We're down the homestretch, but it's not time to give up. We've joined the Family Crisis Center of East Texas in their quest to win a new vehicle. If you haven't voted on the Crisis Center, go do it now at! Francesca Washington will be LIVE at Loving Toyota tonight at 5 and 6 and checking on the totals.

Alexis Spears was in Grapeland today, learning of an elderly man who died while picking tomatoes. Ahead of tomorrow's Caregiver's Conference, Alexis explains what you can do to care for your elderly relatives.

It's important to know how your money is used when you donate to a cause. That's why Nacogdoches County United Way is implementing a new model in its funding application process. Donna McCollum explains at 6.

Next week, the City of Lufkin will be enforcing new rules on outdoor burning. At 10, Francesca Washington will clear some confusion about what you can and can't burn outdoors and when.

Jeff Awtrey

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